Upcoming local events for Sierra Vista | Events
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Thank You, Sierra Vista - Annual Turkey Drive Successful Because of You!
The City’s Department of Public Works employees would like to thank the community for their generous support of the annual Turkey Drive. With your help we collected 272 turkeys, two hams, and two boxes of dry goods. The turkeys and food were given to the Forgach House, Good Neighbor Alliance, Fort Huachuca Food Bank, Salvation Army, and St. Vincent De Paul. Together we were able to help our friends, neighbors, and families have a brighter holiday season. Sierra Vista truly is a City with a Big Heart.
Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics - December 3, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Vinny’s New York Pizza, 1977 Frontage Road
Join Special Olympic Athletes as they pay tribute to the late Vinny Ferrara, owner of Vinny’s New York Pizza, for his many contributions to the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Participants can dine-in or take-out, just leave a tip in the jar for the outstanding service you receive from one of Sierra Vista’s finest! Let’s fill up the jar for our Special Olympic athletes! It’s all for a great cause! For more details or questions, call Officer Tracy Grady at 452-7500.
2012 International Residential Codes (IRC) Q & A - December 4, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
City Hall, City Council Chambers
Contractors, builders, and designers are invited to this forum to ask questions about the recently adopted 2012 IRC. This is your opportunity to ask questions and to find out more about the new building codes. The newly adopted codes will go into effect on January 1, 2013. Please call Adelina Frye at 417-4413 to reserve your spot. Refreshments will be served.
Amazing Arizona - Thornton Wilder’s Arizona Days - December 4, 2 p.m.
Sierra Vista Public Library, Mona Bishop Room
Author Thornton Wilder (Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth) was weary of being a public intellectual and eventually settled in Douglas in May, 1962. Eighteen months later he returned east with his literary skills re-energized. Explore this unknown slice of our state’s recent past with author Tom Miller, as he reveals the unexpected connection between a small border town and the American literary establishment.
This program is made possible through a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council. For more information, call Susan Abend at 458-4225.
Fire Department Toy Drive Application Information
For those wishing to be considered to receive donated Christmas gifts, applications are being accepted at SVFD Station #3, Training Room (675 Giulio Cesare) on December 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until noon. Applicants must be residents of the Greater Sierra Vista area (surrounding communities including Hereford and Palominas are welcomed). A photo ID and proof of residence (utility bill) are required. For more information, call 417-4400.
Sierra Vista Firefighters’ Annual Christmas Toy Drive - December 5, 12, and 19 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Food City Parking Lot
Santa’s firefighting elves will be in the Food City Parking Lot on select Wednesdays in December to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys, cash, and checks. If you wish to donate and don’t have a chance to come to these scheduled events, please bring your donation to any of the local SVFD stations. Donations are being accepted until Friday, December 21 when the gifts will be bagged-and-tagged. Along with donations, the SVFD needs volunteers to help with their “bag-and-tag” on Friday, December 21 beginning at 2 p.m. and delivery of gifts on December 22 beginning at 8 a.m. Both of these events are held at Fire Station #1 on Fry Boulevard.
If you need to make arrangements for the pickup of large donations, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Fire Station # 3 at 417-4400.
Children’s Holiday Party - December 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Mall at Sierra Vista, 2200 El Mercado Loop
Free admission and activities!
Join us for holiday festivities and family fun. There will be games, face painting, cookie-decorating, entertainment and plenty of excitement for all the little ones to enjoy. Please bring a camera to take a picture with Santa or for a small fee, the professionals can take one for you. For more information contact Ken James at 458-7922 or Ken.James@SierraVistaAz.gov.
Sierra Vista Community Band - December 9, 2 p.m. - Ethel H. Berger Center
Free and open to all
Join our community band for their annual holiday concert. Enjoy these talented musicians as they perform all kinds of music. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. For more information call 417-6980.
Holiday Variety Show - December 15, 5 p.m. - Ethel H. Berger Center
Free with two cans of food to be donated
Last year’s Holiday Variety Show was such a success that we had to do it again. So get ready to be entertained by your friends, family, and neighbors at this year’s event. If you missed last year’s show, plan on coming—you will not be disappointed. Admission is free; but please bring at least two cans of food to be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. As seating is limited, please stop by the Ethel H. Berger Center to pick up your tickets. For more information, please call 417-6980.
Unique and Locally Inspired Gifts Offered At Museum
Add the Henry F. Hauser Museum Gift Shop to your holiday shopping stops as a place to find special and distinctive gifts for friends and family. In addition to jewelry, fine art, memorabilia, and a large variety of Folkmanis® puppets, you can find books and children’s stories from local authors. New this year, discover the history and frontier days of Hereford as told by author Suzanne Arnold.
The Museum Gift Shop is located inside the Ethel H. Berger Center at 2950 E. Tacoma Street, and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 417-6980.
Winterhaven Festival of Lights - December 18, Bus departs at 3 p.m. - Ethel H. Berger Center
$30 per person (21+)
Join us on this trip to visit the famous Winterhaven subdivision to see their spectacular Christmas lights. Normally driving through this subdivision is not allowed, however, the City has obtained special permission to drive our bus through the subdivision. We are taking our travel coach and the windows have been redone so you will have no trouble seeing all the beautiful Christmas displays. Dinner will be at Mimi’s Cafe on your own. The fee includes round trip transportation from the Ethel H. Berger Center. To register or for more information, call 417-6980.