What's happening in and around Sierra Vista this week | Events
Events in and around Sierra Vista for the next few weeks. Interested check the list over and don't forget to mark your calendars.
Construction on 7th Street, from Buffalo Soldier Trail to SR90, will continue for the next several weeks. The project will consist of milling and pavement overlay, ADA ramp upgrades, and utility adjustments. Construction time is scheduled from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will last throughout the month. Immediately after the completion of this project, improvements to Wilcox Drive, from 7th Street to Calle Portal, will begin.
Drivers are asked to modify travel times or travel routes, as speeds in the construction area will be lowered to 25 mph. This work will involve some temporary lane closures; however, two way traffic will be maintained at all times. Roadway intersections may also be temporarily blocked as construction crews work past intersections. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.
For more information, please call ADOT at 459-5080 or the City’s Public Works Department at 458-5775.
Exhibitors Needed for the 8th Annual Cultural Diversity Fair
Local residents from another country are invited to share aspects of their ethnic background. Applications are now being accepted for exhibitors, ethnic food vendors, and performers for this year’s Cultural Diversity Fair. Exhibited items can include clothing, books, maps, fabrics, and pictures. It is important that the exhibitor have first-hand knowledge of the culture they are representing and be willing to talk and share their knowledge so others may learn. This year's theme is “Toys from Around the World.”
The fair will be held on Saturday, April 20, at Buena High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications are due April 5. If you are interested in participating, or need more information, call the Ethel Berger Center at 417-6980.
Sierra Vista Community Band - February 24, 2 p.m.
Ethel H. Berger Center - Free and open to all
Don’t miss out as our community band performs all kinds of music for your enjoyment. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 417-6980.
Seniors…the State of Arizona wants your input!
2014 Arizona State Plan on Aging Focus Group Meetings
February 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Ethel H. Berger Center
The Department of Economic Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services (DES/DAAS) in partnership with Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Healthy Aging (ADHS/A-HA) wants your help to identify issues affecting the quality of life and well-being of older adults and their caregivers. Your input will be used to help shape strategies and directions for the next Arizona State Plan on Aging for 2015–2018 and will help strengthen aging services throughout Arizona.
The Arizona State Plan on Aging serves as a valuable tool for planning aging programs and tracking efforts on behalf of older adults. By the year 2020, one out of four Arizonans will be over the age of 60. The State Plan on Aging helps to ensure that Arizona has the necessary infrastructure to support the growing aging population. If you are unable to attend the focus meeting but would like to participate, you can complete a survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/agingstateplan.
Child Identification and Bike Registration Day
March 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sierra Vista Police Department - Free
Join the Sierra Vista Police Department and volunteers from the Cochise County “CHIP” Program at this event. “CHIP” is a process of gathering information—DNA swab, color photo, fingerprints, and a recorded interview—on children and providing a package to parents that is Amber Alert ready. To ensure safety, the software is designed to not retain the child’s information on the computer. There is no residency requirement for this program.
Anyone living within City limits can bring their bikes to the Police Department and have them registered. This will help get the bikes back to owners if they are lost or stolen. The registration will be done by recording the serial number and personal information into the Sierra Vista Police Department computer system. No additional numbers will be placed or stamped on the bike.
In order to provide a neat, orderly appearance for our community, both permanent and temporary signs are permitted and regulated by the City’s Community Development Department. To help businesses advertise, the City allows for different types of temporary signs. One such temporary sign is the “feather flag” or banner. Please remember that feather flags with advertisement or letters are limited to one sign per street frontage and can be up to 6 feet tall. All temporary sign permits are free and valid for 70 calendar days. An application and easy to follow instructions are available online at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “etrakit”). To learn more about sign permits, please call Jeff Pregler at 458-3315.
Amazing Arizona Presents: Oh, the Shape We Are In! How Arizona and the Western States Got Their Borders
March 5, 2 p.m.; Ethel H. Berger Center
It is impossible to look at the how the boundaries of Arizona were determined without an understanding of the formation of the United States. So, what are the reasons for states’ shapes? What role does the U.S, land survey begun back in the 1800s have to do with the shape of states? What and who determined the shape of Arizona’s border? How is the name “Butterfield” associated with the borders for Arizona? These and other questions will be answered in this PowerPoint presentation.
New Water Conservation Codes
Effective February 25
The City’s new water conservation codes affecting new development will go into effect on February 25. These codes will allow future homeowners in newly constructed homes to save water and energy! For more information, please call Community Development at 458-3315.
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