Calendar of Events - Benson | San Pedro Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Party
06/24/20 - 06/28/20
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Events in the month of October 2019
10/15/2019
A large portion of our Chamber Membership is made up of Non-profits who are supporting worthy causes.  Come hear the differences these dedicated members are making.


Kathryn Williams
St. Jude Tuition Fund



Diane Johnson
BCRC - Benson Community Resource Council

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10/2/2019 - 10/30/2019
This month’s Art Around Town at the Cochise College Benson Center is set for our Fall Open Photography Show/Sale.

Show opens 2 Oct.  Lobby opens at 8am.  Judging and critique begin at 2 – 5 pm.

Reception and awards will be held 12 Oct, 1-3 pm.  Refreshments, awards, a raffle, a chance to meet and talk with lots of fellow photographers, and live music at the reception!!

Show/sale will be on exhibit throughout the month of October.   Cochise College Benson Center, Lobby Hours: M-Th 8am-8pm   Fri  8am-4-pm





 

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10/5/2019 - 10/6/2019
Celebration of Arizona's fine wines's
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10/8/2019
San Pedro River Valley Word Crafters
Writers helping writers!

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10/12/2019 - 10/13/2019
Butterfield Days is an amazing 2 day event which features Benson  "A Living History." Come walk through the outside gallery and learn of Benson's history.  Hear it live from the mouths of the Buffalo Soldiers and the Mormon Battalion; experience the history of clothing throughout the years, the history of the trains; numerous displays and so much more.  Of course there will be great vendors and lots of food to enjoy while enjoying the music of several groups.
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10/12/2019
FREE admission, FREE parking.


Photography Open Show reception and awards ceremony.   Refreshments, awards, a raffle, a chance to meet and talk with lots of fellow photographers, and live music at the reception!! The Butterfield Stage Days celebration will be ongoing in Benson that weekend, so there will be lots to see and do...
 

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10/14/2019
Ambassadors are devoted to promoting businesses.  We handle grand openings, re-openings, and take an active role in most Chamber sponsored activities.  We are always looking for volunteers.
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10/17/2019
This month's presenter for our Artists Share Program will be professional artist and San Pedro River Arts Council member Jill Dredge, who will be coming over from Pearce to discuss and demonstrate the materials and techniques involved in the creation of Scratchboard Art! Jill is a "master" at working in many media, but says that she really loves doing scratch work and finds it to be relaxing and almost meditative. Come see for yourself this very unusual medium and see what the process is. Hope to see you there!!!
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10/19/2019
The Western Passport Center in Tucson is conducting its annual Passport Day on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 and the public is invited! Please help us get the word out about this community service event by posting a flyer to your organization’s bulletin board, Facebook page, or website, as you deem appropriate.
 
On Passport Day only, no appointment is needed and the expedite fee will only be charged at the Western Passport Center if the passport is needed within three weeks; all other fees will apply.
We will be sending an email with the flyer attached. Learn more at www.travel.state.gov. 
 
If you have any questions regarding the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you in advance for your support!
 
Western Passport Center
U.S. Department of State
(520) 733-8279
 

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10/19/2019
You do not want to miss out on seeing the world's largest steam locomotive, Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014, the world's only operating Big Boy. Join in the celebration by heading over to the City Of Benson Visitor Center on October 19th from 8:45-9:15 AM and after the train departs why not spend the day Hanging Out in Benson. The Benson Visitor Center will be open to get your official Train Engineer certification and operate the "G" scale railroad set up. The Benson Visitor Center will be opened an hour early (8AM).
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10/19/2019

Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Kartchner Caverns, an International Dark Sky Park, for a star party!

Star parties are popular draws for people who want to take advantage of the chance to learn from knowledgeable and experienced local astronomers. Who knows what will be in the sky?

Volunteers from the Huachuca Astronomy Club will be setting up telescopes in the bus loading zone of the parking lot.


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10/22/2019 - 10/23/2019
 Are You Ready?
The 2019 ADOT DBE and Small Business Conference is October 22-23, 2019 to Tucson.
This year, The Spotlight Is On YOU!
 
The Conference will help set the stage for your success. 
 October 22:  Pre-Conference day packed with opportunities to get you ready for your starring role
  • Dress Rehearsal – Orientation program for new DBEs or companies considering becoming DBEs
  • Casting Call- Popular 15-minute speed appointments with agencies and primes
  • Meet the Crew -Speak with ADOT DBESS team members and discover ADOT programs designed to help you build your business
  • Intermission – Mix and mingle at the Networking Mixer
  • Awards Reception – Honor acclaimed performers and Business Development Program graduates

October 23:  The stage is yours! 
  • 300 attendees expected
  • Nine workshops focus on People Power, Smart Transportation and Finding Projects
  • A Prime panel discussion includes Q&A
  • A special networking session for Primes
  • Keynote speaker shares success on the big stage
  • Networking opportunities galore
  • And more surprises

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10/22/2019
San Pedro River Valley Word Crafters
Writers helping writers!

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10/22/2019
Relax after work with Tai Chi For Health.

Learn Tai Chi - Strengthen your Mind, Body, and Spirit

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10/26/2019
Help Pick Up Trash in Benson. You can make a difference!

Saturday, October 26, 7:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 11:00 for our volunteers. 



 

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10/26/2019
dining, gunfights, Wild West Witches Medicine Man show and more
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10/28/2019 - 3/13/2020

Sun Style Tai Chi For Beginners
Improve Your Health, Strength, Balance And Flexibility 

Ongoing Classes, Three Days a Week Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Beginning October 28th - 10:00 a.m.
$48.00 per Month
Butterfield RV Resort 251 S. Ocotillo 


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10/29/2019
Chamber of Commerce Board Meetings are open to the public.  If you have items you wish to discuss with the Board please call Najayyah at (520) 265-8031 to be placed on the agenda.
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