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Rural Roads Community News

Reports and photos of events or happenings that have occurred in the smaller towns of SW New Mexico and SE Arizona will be posted here. Send them to mabm@grantcountybeat.com 

Bisbee, Arizona is the place to be Thanksgiving weekend! On Friday and Saturday, families can enjoy live entertainment, unique shopping experiences, and even visit with Santa Claus. With many time-honored traditions, such as the Festival of Lights, Small Town Holiday, the Bisbee Home Tour, and the Art Chairs Auction, the city is filled with its unique brand of charm.

Friday & Saturday
The 29th Annual Festival of Lights is an all-day celebration the day after Thanksgiving held in City Park. Beginning at noon on Friday, November 24, 2017, you can find wonderful gifts from vendors at the Craft and Food Fair. Join in the fun with a free Ornament-Making Workshop for kids of all ages from noon until 2 pm. Live music and dance performances, games, contests with prizes, and even a visit from Santa Claus are part of the festivities. The Festival of Lights ends at 8 pm with the ceremonial lighting of the trees in the park. For more information about Festival of Lights, contact Lorena Valdez at Public Works at 520-432-6002.

The December 2017 meeting of the Cochise County Corral of the Westerners will be at Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in Tombstone's Schieffelin Hall, Fremont at 4th St. We will be having an artifact, heirloom, and antique show and tell. Bring your favorites from home to show off to the Corral.

The Corral meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Schieffelin Hall. Come and see this wonderful, historic theater built in 1882. There is an optional 5-ish pre-meeting dinner at the Longhorn Restaurant, Allen St., Tombstone. Call or email ahead so we can tell the restaurant how many to expect.

This is Cochise County's corral and all are welcome. For more information contact Sheriff Doug Hocking (doug@doughocking.com), 378-1833, or Christine Rhodes at 432-5836. Everyone is invited. The Corral is growing. Join us for a good time.

Andy Ward will be speaking about "Pottery in Prehistoric Cochise County" at 7 P.M., Thursday, November 2, before the Cochise County Corral of the Westerners in Tombstone’s Schieffelin Hall, Fremont at 4th St. Cochise County was home to many different cultures and they’ve left behind bits of their pottery. Come and learn to tell them apart so you can guess ‘who lived here?’ The Corral meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Schieffelin Hall. Come and see this wonderful, historic theater built in 1882. There is an optional 5-ish pre-meeting dinner at the Longhorn Restaurant, Allen St., Tombstone. Call or email ahead so we can tell the restaurant how many to expect. This is Cochise County’s corral and all are welcome. For more information contact Sheriff Doug Hocking (doug@doughocking.com), 378-1833, or Christine Rhodes at 432-5836. Everyone is invited. The Corral is growing. Join us for a good time.

doug hocking in characterDoug Hocking in characterI've done my portrayal of General William Emory twice now and it's been very well received both times. I'll be doing it again on October 20 for the Sierra Vista Historical Society and in November for the Prescott Corral of the Westerners. I'd like to do it for you through the AZ Humanities Speakers Program. Information about how that program works is available at http://azhumanities.org/programs/az-speaks-2017-2019/ (The warning about lack of money was for last year). AZ Humanities pays my travel expenses.