Happenings in Sierra Vista week of October 22 | Arts & Culture
Upcoming Cove Closure:
The Cove will be closed for maintenance from October 29 through November 25. It will reopen on November 26. For more information, please call 417-4800.
Blue Bin Tip of the Week - Check Codes on Plastic Containers and Jugs
Plastic containers are marked, usually at the bottom of most containers, with a resin code number to indicate the type of plastic. There are seven different types of plastics identified under the plastic coding system, but only Plastics #1 and #2 containers and jugs are accepted in the recycling program at this time. Check the bottom of your bottles for the #1 or #2 resin codes before you throw it in your blue recycling bin. If it’s not a #1 or #2 plastic container or jug, throw it away in your green trash container.
Why the emphasis on plastics #1 and #2 containers and jugs? During our inspections, City staff found a variety of plastic materials that cannot be recycled. We found a lot of plastics #3 through #7, plastic wrapping, plastic landscaping material, boat covers, paint buckets, car seats, and so much more. All these non-recyclable items placed in the blue recycling bin create more work at the Recycling Center because they have to be sorted and then taken to the landfill. Also, there is a cost associated with contaminating the blue recycling bin, so remember, “do your part and recycle smart!”
Internet Filters at the Library - Starting November 5
If you access the Internet by public computer or through the wireless service at the Sierra Vista Public Library, you might notice something different soon.
As required by state law, the library will filter the Internet on its public computers and wireless system beginning November 5. The library's policy on computer use and Internet access has not changed, but the filters will block access to child pornography, obscene material, and content harmful to minors.
Material to be filtered, procedures for unblocking websites, and written policies will comply with state and federal laws designed to protect minors from accessing objectionable material, or anyone from accessing unlawful material.
We want you to have a positive experience when using your library so please bring any concerns, comments, or questions to library staff. For more information, visit the Sierra Vista Library website at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/SVLibrary.
City Council Meet & Greet - October 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Cochise College, Student Union
Your City Council members feel it is important to speak with residents and hear their opinions and thoughts on issues involving the community. These Meet & Greets are held monthly. For future dates and locations, check the City’s event calendar at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov.
North Garden Avenue Streetscape Design Open House - October 24, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Garden Place Suites
North Garden Avenue is an entryway into our community and the City is in the process of redesigning this street to improve aesthetics and increase functionality. Join City Planning and Engineering staff at this Open House to view concept plans of the proposed improvements to this street. Staff will be available to receive your comments and answer any questions you may have. For more information, call Dan Coxworth at 458-3315.
2012 Mayor’s Arts & Humanities Award Nominations - Nominations due by October 26
The Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Commission is currently seeking nominations for this year’s Mayor’s Arts & Humanities Awards. Take this opportunity to submit your nominations in the Art categories (Artist, Individual, Corporation/Organization, and Arts in Education) or Humanities categories (individual and Corporation/Organization).
Nomination forms are available at all Leisure Services facilities and online at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search for “mayor awards” on the City’s home page). Nominations must be postmarked or delivered to the Oscar Yrun Community Center, 3020 E. Tacoma Street, no later than Friday, October 26. For more information about this program or about the Arts & Humanities Commission call 458-7922.
5th Annual Sierra Vista Firefighter Charity Biathlon/5K Fun Run - October 28 - Fire Station #3, 675 Giulio Cesare Avenue - Check In and Late Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. • Race starts at 9 a.m.
The Sierra Vista Fire Department is now accepting applications for their Annual Charity Biathlon and 5K Fun Run. What is a biathlon? A biathlon is a 3.1 mile run followed by a 14 mile bike ride. Participants can enter individually or as a two-person team. All proceeds from this event benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Biathlon - $35 per person
Biathlon Relay (2 person) - $55 per team
Fun Run - $20 per person
All participants receive a free raffle entry for the event day raffle. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each or six for $5. You do not have to be present to win!
Special awards will be presented to overall male and female, overall teams, top three male and female teams, top three coed teams, youngest male and female, and the “most seasoned” male and female biathlon participants.
5th Annual Halloween Fall Festival - October 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Veterans Memorial Park
Get the kids into their costumes, get their trick-or-treat bags, and head out to the park for a safe and fun Halloween celebration. There will be lots of candy, a free showing of Scooby Doo, costume contest and professional photos, jumping castle, haunted house, games, and musical entertainment from the Sierra Vista Community Band. For more information, call 458-7922.
Airport Fly-In and Open House - November 3, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Sierra Vista Municipal Airport
Breakfast $5 adults and $3 children under age 12
Join the Experimental Aircraft Association and the City of Sierra Vista Municipal Airport as they host this annual event. Kids ages 8–17 can fly with a local pilot for free! There will be military aircraft displays, local aircraft, a display of items from NASA, Civil Air Patrol, and the Mesquite Modelers. We will be serving our fabulous Mexican/pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Stop by to enjoy eggs and chorizo, potatoes, tortillas and salsa, and pancakes. Need more information? Call Janet Laduke at 458-5775, or email Janet.Laduke@SierraVistaAZ.gov.
Wanted: 2012 Veterans Day Parade Participants - Applications Due by November 5
The 18th Annual Sierra Vista Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 12. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at Fry Blvd. and Seventh Street and will travel east on Fry Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Park. A short ceremony will follow the parade. Applications to participate in the parade are available at all Leisure Service facilities and need to be returned to the Sierra Vista Aquatics Center “The Cove.” Spots are limited and subject to approval. No applications will be accepted after November 5. For more information, contact Laura Dolak at 417-4800.
Wanted: Entertainers of All Ages For the Annual Holiday Variety Show - Deadline: October 31
The City is looking for entertainers to perform at this year’s Holiday Variety Show to be held on Saturday, December 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ethel H. Berger Center. If you have a holiday-themed performance and are interested in participating, call Chris Swan at 417-6980 or email Chris.Swan@SierraVistaAZ.gov by the end of October.
Be a Local Tourist - Keeping busy in October
Put aside the chores and errands this upcoming weekend and enjoy all the events that have been organized for your entertainment and pleasure. More events can be found on the Visitor Center website, www.VisitSierraVista.com.
First, learn about the history of our area at the 7th Annual Brown Canyon Ranch Open House on October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fort Huachuca’s ever-popular B Troop will perform, and there will be nature walks, history presentations, crafts demonstrations, and cowboy entertainment. If you’ve never been to Brown Canyon Ranch, take this opportunity to visit.
You’ll have time to get home, change, and relax before enjoying the evening’s entertainment at the Buena Performing Arts Center at 7p.m. (pre-concert seminar begins at 6:00 p.m.). The Sierra Vista Symphony begins its 18th season with a concert themed “Earthly Thrills and Other Worlds.” Featured works will be by composers Aaron Copland, Ferde Grofe, Maurice Ravel and Gustav Holst.
For information and directions, call the Sierra Vista Visitor Center at 417-6960 or stop by the Visitor Center in the Oscar Yrun Community Center, 3020 E. Tacoma Street.