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The Cochise County Historical Society (CCHS) will be commemorating the once-in-a-lifetime 150th Anniversary of the peace treaty forged between the great Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise and Brigadier General Oliver O. Howard. The ceremony is set for Monday, October 10 at the East Stronghold in the Coronado National Forest, beginning at 10:00 am. This famous event took place in 1872 in the Cochise Stronghold of the Dragoon Mountains and (temporarily) ended the Apache's war with the Whites. It also established the Chiricahua Indian Reservation, which was disbanded by the government four years later. Descendants of both Cochise and General Howard will be present at the ceremony, as well as other Chiricahua Apaches. There is no charge to attend, nor is it necessary to RSVP. It is recommended that you bring your own lawn chair, since there is no seating in the area. Specially minted coins, commemorating the anniversary, will be available at the site for purchase, for $5 each. Location: The ceremony site is eight miles off Highway 191 in the Coronado National Forest: Directions: From the small town of Sunsites on Highway 191, take Ironwood Road westbound. After a few miles, the pavement ends. The road becomes dirt but is well-graded, even for low-clearance vehicles. At eight miles from the highway, you will see an open meadow on the left side. This is the location. Be sure to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime special event, sponsored by the Cochise County Historical Society! For more information, call CCHS president Bill Cavaliere... (More)
Jen Dorris
Community Fine Arts Advocate
Come down to GrooveLab (88 S. 1st Street Sierra Vista) on Sunday October 9th from 1pm - 4pm for "Family Music Day" in partnership with national non-profit, Keep Music Alive!

Lots of things to do and see for the whole family!
Come dressed as your favorite music star! Watch a performance, be a part of a hands-on class, chalk art, rock painting, crafts, giveaways, raffles and karaoke!

Performance times:
- 1:30pm: performances/demos by our Encore Winds & Strings Pop Ensemble; Encore Brass Ensemble
- 2:30pm: performance by our Taiko Thunder ensemble
- 3:30pm: performance by our Thunder Pan Steel Band
WILLCOX - Rex Allen Days 2022 parade took place in Willcox Saturday, October 1. This year’s theme, "How the West is Fun '' played out along Haskell and Railroad as the parade went through the city’s historic downtown district. Splendid weather graced parade viewers this year while more than 50 entries, floats, horses n' wagons, Rex Allen Jr., the Willcox High School Band and many other dignitaries and stars. The parade kicks off a day of events in Willcox celebrating their hometown hero, Rex, and the arts, culture, and cowboy life of the area. Those that remained at Windmill Park were treated to old time fiddler exhibitions, live music, gunfights, vendors, wine tasting, and Rex Allen Jr as master of ceremonies shared wonderful stories about his dad and played for the crowd. At Quail Drive Sports Park Rodeo Arena there are full days of rodeo action Saturday and Sunday. Rodeo slack, team roping, and a kid’s pre-rodeo contest, before the rodeo 2-5 p.m. Keiller Park keeps the celebration going until Sunday with a carnival and fair until 2 p.m. On Saturday, the park was the location of the Cars for Kids AYSO No.1231 annual benefit car and truck show. The music didn’t stop all day, with the Rex Allen Days Concert Series show sponsored by KHILradio.net at Willcox High School Auditorium. Jana Jae led the day with a concert at 3 p.m. Sylvia played later in the evening and John Schneider came on at 8:30 p.m. to headline the musical... (More)
"There’s nothing like a robust German festival to kick off the fall!

A large crowd showed up Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park for an annual Bavarian-style celebration as the community devoured bratwurst, sauerkraut and schnitzel while dancing to polkas, waltzes and the all-time favorite, the chicken dance.

In an environment of lederhosen, dirndls and frothy beers served in Der Biergarten to the sounds of an ompah band, many reminisced of years spent in Munich.

“Oktoberfest got its start in Munich in October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen,” said Cal Downey, who spent seven years in Germany. “The celebrations were repeated in subsequent years and later extended into September to take advantage of warmer weather.”

Check out Dana's report from this weekend's festivities at https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/community/oktoberfest-serves-up-old-world-fun-and-flavor/article_fe962958-36c3-11ed-90b0-0bb2441a8451.html