Thursday, December 12, 2019

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MUSEUM PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AT CQL Join Roxandra from the Mining & Historical Museum on Dec. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Copper Queen Library for a fun program that teaches kids about the history of mining and what it was like to be a kid in the early days of Bisbee. In this presentation, kids will learn how to play 19th century games. TOPS MEETS WEEKLY Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets Fridays at 9 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, 500 Arizona St., Warren. All are welcome. TREE DECORATING/FOOD DRIVE CANCELLED The decorating contest and food drive planned for St. Vincent de Paul has been cancelled due to scheduling issues and not enough entries for the contest. We plan to try to hold it next year, but for now we will just have a bake sale after the Masses.


NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY Remember the fallen. Honor those who serve. Teach our children the value of freedom. On Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. the Wreaths Across America ceremonies will be held at Bisbee Evergreen Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. Please join us for Bisbee’s second National Wreaths Across America Day. ZACATECAS HIKE AND POTLUCK Join the Muleteam on Dec. 14 for a hike along Zacatecas Canyon and into the Mule Mountains with views of town and the recent burned area. Loop trail is about 3 total miles with some uphill areas and rough footing. Bring water and a dish to share for an optional potluck lunch after the hike. Back early afternoon. Meet at 9 a.m. by the Old Bisbee courthouse fountain to carpool. Free. For more details contact Charlie at or (607) 435-5041. HISTORY HIKE TO GRAND CENTRAL MILL Meet a docent from the Friends of the San Pedro River for a tour of this historic silver mill site at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14. The docent will discuss the mining history of the area and lead the group on a 3 mile round-trip walk to the mill site. This walk follows a dirt and gravel trail that is uneven in areas. There is limited shade, so it will be hot on sunny days. Please realistically assess your ability to participate. Wear a hat, walking shoes and bring water. Meet at the Fairbank School House in Fairbank, 10 miles east of Whetstone on Highway 82. Look for the sign for the Fairbank townsite parking area on the north side of the highway. SAN PEDRO RIVER INTERPRETIVE WALK The Friends of the San Pedro River conduct an interpretive walk along the river every Saturday at 9 a.m. Walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear trail shoes, and bring a hat and drinking water. Free, but donations are appreciated. For information, call (520) 459-2555 or visit FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS The rescheduled festival will kick off at City Park on Dec. 14 at noon with games, prizes, Santa, entertainment and more. Free and fun for the whole family.


ENJOY A MORNING BIRD WALK The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park, site of the wastewater treatment plant, is open for a bird walk at 8 a.m. each Sunday morning. The walk takes about 2 to 2.5 hours and is led by docents from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory and Friends of the San Pedro River. The walk departs from the viewing platform inside the EOP. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water, a hat and binoculars. The entrance is on the north side of Highway 90 between mile markers 324 and 325.


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Is your life difficult because someone drinks too much? Al-Anon meets every Monday at 1 p.m. in the Trinity Methodist Church, 216 Arizona St., Warren.


WOMEN’S AA Alcoholics Anonymous for women meets at 5 p.m. every Tuesday at Trinity Methodist Church, 216 Arizona St., Warren.


SAN PEDRO RIVER BIRD WALK Birders of all levels are invited to participate in a bird walk at 9 a.m. on Dec. 18 sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River. Bird walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista at the river. There is no charge, but donations are accepted to support FSPR programs. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring drinking water and a snack, wear trail shoes and a hat, and use sun protection. For more information, call (520) 459-2555 or visit COMMUNITY DINNER AT THE SHELTER Please join us every Wednesday for Community Dinner at the Tinton Resource Center, just off Highway 92 in Tintown. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and we serve until 6 p.m. Our food pantry is also open during dinner. Please note that the pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday (except when commodities are distributed), Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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