The PRT Newsletter for the Week of September 13, 2023
In the Community
Fall Wildflowers Reign in Eastern Santa Cruz County
Patagonia Clinic Welcomes New Doc
On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, the Patagonia community had a meet-and-greet opportunity to say hello to the new Mariposa Community Health Care physician, Dr. Ricardo Reyes. Click here to read more about the event.
Chavez Named New Deputy County Manager
SCC Manager Jesus Valdez announced this week Finance Director Mauricio Chavez will be the new Deputy County Manager. In an email to his staff, Valdez wrote, “It’s my pleasure to announce that Mauricio Chavez has been promoted to Deputy County Manager, overseeing Human Resources and Administrative Services. The Board of Supervisors supports having an organization of two Deputy Directors to execute the goals and initiatives being planned. Mr. Chavez’s background and skills are a crucial first step in assisting the Board to accomplish their goals. Please help me in congratulating Mauricio in his new position”. Mr. Chavez has worked for the Santa Cruz County government for 10 years, serving as WIOA Director beginning in 2013 until he was promoted to Administrative Services Director in 2016.
CASA Launches New Volunteer Recruitment Campaign
Press Release Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) programs have launched their Fall volunteer recruitment campaigns, “Talk About CASA in Your CASA” and “Get on Board with the FCRB”. The campaign was announced during the Arizona Supreme Court’s, Dependent Children’s Services Division biannual volunteer conference, with this year’s theme being “Volunteers Light the Way”. Volunteers from across the state who share a dedication to the best interests of children in foster care were able to attend. Click here to read more about the campaign.
South32 Hermosa Community Fund Awards $112,000 in Grants to SCC Non-Profits
Press Release The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) announced this week the South32 Hermosa Community Fund has awarded $112,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations in Santa Cruz County. The South32 Hermosa Community Fund, a fund held at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and its geographic affiliate, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation, supports nonprofit organizations based in Santa Cruz County where South32’s Hermosa project is located. To see a fill list of recipients and read more about the grant program, click here.
Grand Opening for CCA in Elgin
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Upcoming Community Events
Sept. 16: 4 – 8pm Fundraiser Event at Tia Nita’s Cantina for Susan G. Koman Foundation. Click here to see flyer.
Live Music and Events
The Patagonia Lumber Co. Sept.15: 5 – 8pm Open Mic Night!
Live at the Sage Stage –Autumn Sage Vineyards Sept. 16: 1 – 4pm Music by Bobby Binegar Sept. 23: 1 – 4 Music by Billy Shaw Jr.
Sonoita Fairgrounds Sept. 16: 2:30 – 4:30pm Johnny and Jack at the SCC Fair – Sonoita
The Cafe In Sonoita All of the dates below are from 5 – 7pm Sept. 14: – Clay Koweek Sept. 21: – Tim O’Connor and Oliver Dewey Sept. 28: – Branden Sanchez Sept. 30: – The James Murphy Band (featuring Rana Murphy)
Empire Ranch Sept. 23: 5 – 10pm Movie Under the Stars: The Empire Ranch “Night of the Lepus” Bring your own seating. Click here to view the event poster. Nov. 4 – 5: Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival, Sonoita. Click here to view event poster.
Mescal Movie Set – End of Summer Tour Schedule. Click here to see event information and dates.
Local Library Events
The Sonoita Library is closed for renovations. The re-open date will be announced sometime in the beginning of 2024.
For Monthly Events at the Patagonia Library, click here
Local Church Events and Schedules
Community School Information
Click here to see the online store of Patagonia LOBO merchandise. A portion of all sales go to support student athletes.
Homework Tutors Wanted – Click here to read more about this paid job opportunity for HS seniors.
Childfind Screenings available. Click here to view the event poster.
Community Interest Items
Friends and family members of Patagonia HS students! Volunteers needed for working the concession stand. Spots available for both student and adult volunteers. Click here to sign up.
8:00a.m. – Every Sunday Community Family Bike Ride. Meet in front of the Patagonia Lumberyard.
Mariposa Youth Community Center is offering virtual and in-person options for help with mental health. Psychiatry and therapy for adults and children 6 and up is available. Click here to view the event poster.
Are you interested in learning more about the Empire Ranch and sharing your knowledge with visitors to the Empire Ranch? Empire Ranch Foundation Docent Training Class on Saturday, Sept. 16: 9 – 2:30 pm.
If you’re interested in participating as a docent, please let us know by Sept. 1. You can register by clicking here or by contacting Alison Bunting at email@example.com The Empire Ranch Foundation is now accepting applications for volunteer photographers to help document the upcoming 2023 Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival. Click here for the application link.
Join the Santa Cruz County Democrats for enlightening talks every 3rd Friday of each month 12 – 1pm Sept 15: Molly Anderson, MD on what is routine preventive health care for adults and how to get it. Full details and the Nogales location will be provided with your RSVP to: mobilize.us/santacruzazdems
A donation of $20.24 covers the talk and a lunch provided by the Santa Cruz Training Program. THIS EVENT IS FREE TO SUSTAINING MONTHLY DONORS TO THE SANTA CRUZ DEMOCRATIC PARTY Join Cochise and Santa Cruz County Democrats from 3 – 5 pm the 4th Thursday of each month at Dos Cabezas for wine and pizza and guest speakers.
The Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Management and Public Works Division is providing sand and sandbags (Bring your own shovel) at the following locations: Patagonia Fire Station 142 N 3rd Ave – Sonoita Elgin Fire District 3173 AZ-83.
Community Employment Opportunities
SCFPA Presents “Zoom Bachs”- Body Moves to Classics – designed to experience and enjoy classical music with movement. Sessions are offered in the courtyard at the center on Thursdays – 8:30a.m. Contact for questions – firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to view event poster.
Community Farmers Market Schedule
Patagonia Farmers and Crafts Market -Thursdays 9am-12pm by Red Mountain Foods. Sonoita Farmers Market – Saturday Mornings 9am-12pm at the Sonoita Post Office parking lot (NW corner of Hwy 82/83) Sierra Vista Farmers Market – Thursday 10am-2pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Click here for more info. Nogales “Little” Mercado – Fridays 4-7pm 163 Morley Ave, Nogales. Click here for more info.
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