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February fun in Cochise County

Whether you’ve got a romantic partner or you want to go solo, try some of Cochise County’s events this February.

Feb. 6-8, 17th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry Music & Poetry Gathering, Sierra Vista

Once a year, for three days, Sierra Vista becomes a Western wonder of poetry, music, storytelling and song. More than 60 artists from all over the United States and Canada will converge on Sierra Vista for three major stage performances and free mini-concerts on Saturday, Feb. 7. Learn the history of the Arizona Territory through song and poetry.

Details: free events plus headline shows at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 & 7 and 1 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 Buena School Dr. in Sierra Vista.Admission is $6 for high school students; $16 for seniors and military and $18 for adults. Info at 520-417-6960; www.cowboypoets.com.

Feb. 6-8, Sierra Vista Municipal Fly-Inn, Sierra Vista

Thinking of flying South? Interested in old west history? Come on down to Sierra Vista for the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering and Municipal Airport Fly-In. Hotels, restaurants and rental car companies are offering great discounts. The City of Sierra Vista is providing tie-down services at no charge for the weekend. Info at 520-452-7091 or 520-458-5775

Feb. 14, Chocolate Tasting, Bisbee

Serious chocoholics will melt for this fundraiser to benefit the city of Bisbee’s public library. A ticket buys you entrée to a spread of decadent chocolate desserts at Arizona’s oldest library, the Copper Queen. This is Valentines Day, after all, so pick up a to-go box of exquisite chocolates created in Bisbee kitchens to share later with your darling.

Details: 6 – 8 p.m. at the Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St. in Bisbee. Admission is $12 at the door. Info at 520-432-4232 or www.discoverbisbee.com.

Feb. 14, Friends of Marty Robbins Fundraiser, Willcox

Live entertainment, auction, a dance and chili supper fundraiser for the Marty Robbins exhibit.

Details: 5-10 p.m. at the Willcox Middle School Gym, 360 N. Bisbee Ave., Willcox. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and children. More info at 520-766-1404.

Feb. 21, Guided Tour of Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites, Fort Huachuca

Learn about the accomplishments and history of Fort Huachuca’s Buffalo Soldiers from members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers.

Details: Tour departs at 11:15 a.m. Info on location, admission charge and other details at 520-417-6960 or 1-800-288-3861.

Note: Fort Huachuca is an active military installation. Visitor passes are available to US citizens at the post’s main gate with a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance (or rental car agreement). All passengers over 13 must have photo identification.

Feb. 21 & 22, “Quilts Galore!” Sierra Vista

Every year, hundreds of Arizonans travel to Sierra Vista view finely handcrafted quilts of all sizes and patterns created by Sierra Vista’s Hummingbird Stitchers.

Details: 9 a.m. – 5 pm. Sat.; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. at the Buena High School, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children younger than 12.Info at 520-417-6960 or 520-803-1420; www.geocities.com/hsqg2002/HSQG.html

Feb. 22, Historic Preservation Symposium at Singing Wind Bookshop, Benson

Country-western music, munchies, valet parking and authors expounding on their works about preserving the Old Southwest make for “a real fiesta-everybody has fun,” says Winn Bundy, whose been running the internationally acclaimed bookstore out of her ranch home for more than 30 years.

Detials:  1 p.m. at the Singing Wind Book Shop, 700 W. Singing Wind Road in Benson.Admission is free. Call 520-586-2425 for more info.

Feb. 26, Tucson Symphony Orchestra with the Bisbee Community Chorus-Latin Flair, Bisbee

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra comes to Bisbee for a special performance of “Latin Flair,” as part of its Southern Arizona Residency. The Bisbee Community Chorus, presenter of the event, will join the symphony for part of the program. The concert is made possible in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, with funding from the state of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Details: 7 p.m. at the Bisbee High School Auditorium, 325 School Terrace. Admission is $12.50 (free for K-12 students in Cochise County). More info at 520-432-3523 or 520-432-8885

Through Feb. 25, Tombstone Association of the Arts 27th Annual Quilt Show, Tombstone

Every corner of Cochise County is represented in this display of original modern and traditional quilts of all sizes and patterns. Some are for sale, and others are family heirlooms displayed for viewing only. Visitors will be encouraged to vote for three People’s Choice Awards. Leatha Draden, event organizer with the Tombstone Needle Nuts, said 140-plus quilts will be hung in the gallery: “We fill that place up and then some.”

Details: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily at the Tombstone Association of the Arts Gallery, 317 Allen St., Tombstone. Admission is free.Info at 520-459-7960.

Through February, Miniature Art Show, Willcox

Stop by the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture to admire a nationally judged show of artwork no bigger than 35 square inches. The mini show and sale, sponsored by the Art League of Willcox, features artists from all over the country.

Details: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sun. at the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, 1500 N. Circle Road. Admission is free. Info at 520-384-2272 or 520-384-5317.

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Love/romance: Valentine’s specials in Cochise County

Cochise County‘s Valentine’s Specials

Romance is not a crowded affair. You and your special someone can find a getaway in Cochise County’s wide open spaces. The following are just some of the events and specials in Cochise County to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

Valentine’s Day/President’s Day special at Battiste’s Bed, Breakfast and Birds

Battiste’s Bed, Breakfast and Birds is offering a special for Valentine’s Day/President’s Day. Love birds can book three nights for the price of two and receive a gift basket of wine and cheese. Or, guests can receive a gift certificate good for dinner for two at Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant with a two-night paid stay. Visit www.battistebedandbirds.com for more information on the inn. The offer is good Feb 5-28. Call 520-803-6908 for reservations. *Specials cannot be accepted through web reservations.

February Romance Package at Birders Vista Bed and Breakfast

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, the day for love, during the entire month of February. The Romantic Package includes flowers, a two night stay with a full breakfast, and a romantic dinner for two at Delio’s Italian Restaurant, The Peacock Vietnamese Cuisine or La Casita Mexican Restaurant for $205. The same package with dinner at Café Roka in Bisbee is available for $250 on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays.


Birders Vista Bed and Breakfast

5147 South Kino Road

Sierra Vista, AZ 85650




Feb. 14, Chocolate Tasting, Bisbee

Serious chocoholics will melt for this fundraiser to benefit the city of Bisbee’s public library. A ticket buys you entrée to a spread of decadent chocolate desserts at Arizona’s oldest library, the Copper Queen. This is Valentines Day, after all, so pick up a to-go box of exquisite chocolates created in Bisbee kitchens to share later with your darling.

When: 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., Bisbee

Admission: $12 at the door

Info: 520-432-4232 or www.discoverbisbee.com

Artisan chocolates now in Bisbee

Find hand made chocolates at Chocoláte – Spirited Artisan Chocolates, a new shop in Bisbee. The shop features chocolate made from cacao beans grown in Madagascar, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico and other countries. Gordon and Kim Terpening care for the cacao beans just as vintners pamper their grapes. They hand roast and grind them before blending them with sugar.

Chocoláte – Spirited Artisan Chocolate

134 Tombstone Canyon Road

Bisbee, AZ 85603

Phone: 520-432-3011 or toll-free at 1-866-221-9722

Website: http://spiritedchocolate.com/ (under construction)

Owners: Gordon and Kim Terpening

Bisbee Hotel specials

Stay at The Jonquil Motel or the Letson Loft Hotel in February and receive a $10 gift certificate good at Chocoláte. Book a two-night stay on Valentine’s Weekend (Feb. 13-15) and you’ll get a free bottle of bubbly!

The Jonquil Motel


317 Tombstone Canyon

Bisbee, AZ 85603

The Letson Loft Hotel



26 Main Street

Bisbee, AZ 85603

Valentine’s Day at Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat

Treat your loved one and yourself (or your parents, friends, or your adult children!) to an exclusive evening including one night’s stay at Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat, a special dinner at Coronado Vineyards, a dozen roses for your loved one, a box of heavenly chocolates, and a gourmet breakfast the next morning, for an all-inclusive price of $320. It is recommended that you make reservations for this package early, so if interested, please call as soon as possible. We do all the planning and work for you! Relax, enjoy, and make it a special time with your loved one.

The offer is good for either Friday, Feb. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. Only one package each night is offered!

Dos Cabezas



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Mmmm… Chocolate!

Say this in your best Homer Simpson voice. CHOCOLÁTE, Spirited Artisan Chocolate, will open this weekend in Bisbee. This new shop will feature hand made chocolates! Is there anything better? Maybe wine… but I digress.

On Saturday, December 13 from 5-9 p.m., CHOCOLÁTE will hold its grand opening. The shop is located at 134 Tombstone Canyon Road, Bisbee. It’s just down the road from the Iron Man sculpture if you’re familiar with Bisbee.

I’m going to be there. Will you?

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