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Spring Events in Cochise County, AZ

February 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Cochise County, AZ – The small communities sprinkled throughout Cochise County celebrate events in uniquely colorful ways that reflect the heritage and energy of the southeastern Arizona. Blues, Cowboys, Astronomy, the Arts, and Wine all blend together for a great mix of weekend getaways.

February

Sulphur Springs Valley 19th International Miniature and Small Works Art Show – Willcox
February 1-29
Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, 1500 Circle I Road
Their hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, but please call first to be sure they are open at 520-384-2272.Refreshments will be served, please come join us.

24th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering – Sierra Vista
February 5-7
Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
Once a year, for three days, Sierra Vista becomes the center for all that’s wonderful and Western in poetry, music, storytelling and song. Artists from all over the U.S., Canada, and Australia converge on Cochise County for three major stage performances and mini-concerts. This year’s theme is “Outlaws and Lawmen…Tamin’ the West”.
When: Headline performances 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Multiple Poetry and Music Sessions, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Headline performance $20. Students (grades 1-12) $6. Saturday daytime performance $10. Purchase tickets at the Sierra Vista Visitor Center, Spur Western Wear, Safeway and online.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-9359, or www.cowboypoets.com

Huachuca Astronomy Club of Southeastern Arizona (HAC) – Sierra Vista
February 11
6:30 PM Public Night at the Patterson Observatory on the campus of the University of Arizona Sierra Vista. Located at 1140 N. Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista. See the wonders of the night sky through a research grade astronomical and other telescopes. For more information, contact Rose Sueskind at the University South Foundation office 520-458-8278 Ext 2129. Admission is free. Event is weather dependent; clouds will force last minute cancellation.

Mata Ortiz Weekend – Dragoon
February 12-14
Show and Sale at The Amerind Foundation 520-586-3666

25th Annual Chocolate Tasting – Bisbee
February 13
Central School Project
Fundraiser for the Friends of the Copper Queen Library. www.bisbeechocolatetasting.com

Wine and Chocolate at Coronado Vineyards – Willcox
February 13

Bisbee After 5
February 13
“Date Night”- Join us every second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 8 pm to enjoy a unique artwalk experience. More than 30 galleries and shops keep their doors open until 8 pm, offering special discounts, refreshments, and entertainment. www.bisbeeafter5.com

For The Love of Music – Bisbee
February 20-21
“Robert Simonds” violinist in concert.
Robert Simonds is the Principal Second Violin of the Louisville Orchestra and a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA. Both ensembles are renowned for their devotion to new and adventurous music. As solo recitalist and chamber musician, Rob continues this commitment to contemporary music with an emphasis on American styles. www.artentree.net/loveofmusic.html

Bisbee Obscure Productions
February 26 – March 6
Honk! Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe, Music by George Stiles
This delightful adaptation of one of the most beloved fables of all time is a quackingly good time.
Since it first hatched in 1993 Stiles & Drewe’s musical Honk! has winged its way around the world in over 8000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heart-warming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on adventure of self discovery all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Haunted Weekend – Bisbee
February 19-21
Spend a spooktacular weekend in one of the most haunted buildings in Arizona, the Oliver House. For more information or to make your reservations call the Oliver House B&B at 520-432-1900

Top Travel Trips Around Arizona – Benson
February 28
The Singing Wind Bookshop
Book Signing – Authors Voices expressing travel adventures in Arizona. 520-586-2425

March

Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show and Sale “Quilts of the Huachucas” – Sierra Vista
Mar. 5-6
Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
This popular annual show and sale features over 200 quilts on display, vendors, a boutique, quilts for sale, a raffle, appraisals and more. Admission $5. Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. 520-508-9044

Marty Robbins Tribute – Willcox
March 4-6
Featuring the Music of Marty Robbins

Pocket Sketching with Kath Macaulay – Dragoon
March 7-11
5 day course at The Amerind Foundation 520-586-3666

23rd Annual High Desert Gardening & Landscaping Conference – Sierra Vista
March 10-11
Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, 901. N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Enjoy this special opportunity to learn about gardening, landscaping, native plants and environmental stewardship in our unique high desert environment. Enjoy speakers, education sessions, vendors and more. For information and registration please call 520-458-8278 x2141.

Public Night at the Patterson Observatory – Sierra Vista
March 10 at 7:00 PM
Public Night at the Patterson Observatory on the campus of the University of Arizona Sierra Vista. Located at 1140 N. Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista. Observe galaxies and craters of the moon through large telescopes. For more information, contact Rose Sueskind at the University South Foundation office 520-458-8278 Ext 2129 or email Ted Forte [email protected] Admission is free. Event is weather dependent; clouds will force last minute cancellation.

2016 SACA Home & Garden Show – Sierra Vista
March 11 and 12
Friday, March 11, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Buena High School, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista
Cochise County’s premier Home & Garden Show will be bigger and better than ever before featuring displays, demos, exhibits, vendors and more. Free. 520-417-6960

Bisbee After 5
March 12
“Art Madness” Join us every second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 8 pm to enjoy a unique artwalk experience. More than 30 galleries and shops keep their doors open until 8 pm, offering special discounts, refreshments, and entertainment. www.bisbeeafter5.com

Kartchner astronomy program at Kartchner Caverns State Park – Benson
March 12
Solar viewing begins at noon (view the sun safely through properly filtered telescopes). Stargazing begins about 7PM. There will be a guest speaker presentation in the Discovery Center Theater at 5:30PM. See www.azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/index.html for program details. Regular park admission fees apply and outdoor portions of this event are weather dependent.

Kartchner Caverns State Park Solar Viewing and Stargazing – Benson
March 12 & March 19
2-5pm Solar Viewing. 6:30-9 pm Stargazing
Come and spend an evening with your family and friends at the park, and observe the wonders of the night sky through astronomer’s telescopes! Bring a red light, sweater or jacket, enthusiasm to enjoy and conserve our beautiful night skies. Entrance fee $7 per vehicle. 520-586-2283

For The Love of Music – Bisbee
March 19 & 20
Summer Thunder, Chinese ensemble. www.artentree.net/loveofmusic.html

D Hill 5k Run/Walk – Douglas
March 19
Airport Park
Registration opens at 8am. Discounts for early registration. Individual entry $40, organizational entry $35 per participant (5-10 per team). Proceeds to go to Light the D Project. Register here.

Wild West Days – Tombstone
March 19 @ 8am – March 20 @ 5pm
The Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League are proud to present the Annual Tombstone Wild West Days – A salute to the Brave Men and Women of the Armed Forces. For any additional information contact W.F. “Bronco Bill” Pakinkis at (520) 266-5266.

Quilting Talk – Benson
March 19
Singing Wind Bookshop
Book signing – authors will talk about their quilting books. Bring your own brown bag lunch. 520-586-2425

7th Annual Make Youth Arts Festival – Bisbee
March 26 10am – 4pm (all ages)
Make is an annual all-day festival that provides immersive arts experiences to local children and their families, all free of charge. A wide range of activities are taught by locally-based creative professionals. These include workshops in various visual arts media, writing, theater, dance, film, etc., as well as performance opportunities. MAKE provides interactive, multicultural, and multidisciplinary arts experiences.
www.centralschoolproject.org/#!make-fest/c1vll

April

Amerind’s Texas Canyon 10k Trail Run – Dragoon
April 2 – starts at 9am
520-586-3666

Traditional Armenian Cooking – Dragoon
April 9
The Amerind Foundation
$100 per person – to register contact Chef Debbie. 520-586-3666

Americana Music Festival – Bisbee
April 9
2nd annual with 3 stages, amazing bands, cars, music, bikes, brews. www.americanamusicfestusa.com

Bisbee After 5
April 9
“Spring Fling” Join us every second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 8 pm to enjoy a unique artwalk experience. More than 30 galleries and shops keep their doors open until 8 pm, offering special discounts, refreshments, and entertainment. www.bisbeeafter5.com

Public Night at the Patterson Observatory – Sierra Vista
April 14
7:30 PM on the campus of the University of Arizona Sierra Vista. Located at 1140 N. Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista.
See the wonders of the night sky including galaxies and planets through telescopes. For more information, contact Rose Sueskind at the University South Foundation office 520-458-8278 Ext 2129. Admission is free. Event is weather dependent; clouds will force last minute cancellation.

Bisbee Obscure Productions
April 15-24
Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

7th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament – Bisbee
April 16-17
Historic Warren Ballpark in Bisbee, Arizona
The Friends of Warren Ballpark are starting to plan the 7th Vintage Base Ball tournament.
Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. on both days. Games will be played all day. Watch teams play by 1860 rules in old-time uniforms. Cheer for the local team, the Bisbee Black Sox. Added attraction Post Game Blues: James “Mudcat” Grant, 21-game major baseball winning pitcher and noted Blues singer, will return to the tournament in 2016, Bisbee loved Mudcat and Mudcat loved Bisbee. We look forward to spending time with him again.
Cost: Two-day ticket: $15 | One-day ticket: $10

Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra – Spring Concert
April 16
Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista
Pre-concert seminar 6 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
The Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its 21st season and Conductor, Toru Tagamea, for the Spring Concert. Admission: General admission $25; reserved seating, $30; family with children, $30. Tickets available at Oscar Yrun Community Center, Safeway, Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, Dillards, and Box Office, Buena High School. 520-417-6960, 520-458-5189, and www.sierravistasymphony.org

Thunder Mountain Games – Sierra Vista
April 16-17, races start at 7am
Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista
Promoting health, fitness and quality of life for adults and children, the Thunder Mountain Games feature 5K and 10K races, an Aquathon, a kid’s triathlon, and a Wellness Expo with demonstrations. On April 17, the Games include a bicycle event/race called The Surge. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. Info and registration: www.svtmg.weebly.com/thunder-mountain-games.html

Southern Tribes Tour – Dragoon
April 18-22
The Amerind Foundation 520-586-3666

For The Love of Music – Bisbee
April 23-24
Zoran Stilin Trio. www.artentree.net/loveofmusic.html

Rising Sun Run – Sierra Vista
April 30
Huachuca Elementary School, 3228 St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista
Half marathon starts 6:15 a.m., other races/walks follow.
Sponsored by the Sierra vista Sunrise Rotary, this event features a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk.
Discover year round activities in Cochise County at www.ExploreCochise.com

Details

Start:
February 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Organizer

Cochise County
Website:
www.ExploreCochise.com

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