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6/16/2012 1:01:00 PM
Sunday lunch at the VFW
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde is hosting lunch on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. They will be serving BBQ ribs, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables & lots of sides a for a cost of $6 a plate.
Jam session starts at 2 p.m. Come on in and enjoy the great food, have some fun, watch the horseshoe tournament and listen to good music. Proceeds go to Cancer Aid & Research. Members & guests welcome.
HAM radio emergency communications demo
Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications.
On the weekend of June 23-24, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Yavapai County’s ham radio operators.
This annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio.
In the Yavapai County area, the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at the top of Mingus Mountain, at the Summit Picnic Site (turnoff to Forest Road 104) directly off of Highway 89A on June 23 through mid-afternoon on June 24.
To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to www.emergency-radio.org, and to learn about the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association go to www. vvara.org.
Support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients
Alzheimer’s disease is increasingly prevalent as people live longer, and their caregivers are often in need of support and helpful resources. The first Wednesday of each month Verde Valley Presbyterian Church hosts a support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients from 10 to 11 a.m. Even though the Fourth of July is a federal legal holiday, the next meeting will still be held on Wednesday, July 4, at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E. Hombre Drive, in Cottonwood. This support group is open to all. For information, call Barbara at (928) 634-2638 or Fran at (928) 634-6495.
Techniques for Home-Based Businesses
Anyone starting a home-based business or wanting to know what to look out for while operating from home, is encouraged to attend this workshop, presented by Bill Bolin from STS. “Techniques for Home-Based Business” is Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. It is designed to ask you questions that you will need answers to while working from a home-based office.
Wednesday, 11:30-1:30, “Introduction to Quickbooks” is presented by Elsie Freeman from
. This workshop will introduce QuickBooks software and provide an overview of how to perform basic accounting operations for a small business.
Seating is extremely limited for both workshops. Reservations are required. Please contact Andrea at the BAC to reserve your seat, 634-0260, ext. 216.
Spivak, Zinn speak to Concerned Citizens group
Loren Spivack and Brad Zinn will be speaking Saturday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at VFW Post 7400, 705 Aspen St., Cottonwood. Concerned Citizens of the Verde Valley will be hosting this event.
Loren Spivack, founder of Free Market Warrior and author of “The New Democrat,” is dedicated to teaching patriots how to take control of our destiny as the forces of statism and socialism destroy the vestiges of freedom in America.
Brad Zinn, a speaker on “True the Vote,” makes concern on voter fraud and ballot integrity all the more meaningful. “True the Vote” makes clear just how high the stakes are at this next election.
This event is free. For further information please contact Jacque at (928) 634-7376 or Bob at (928) 300-7282.
Nominations sought for scholarship board
Individuals from the greater Verde Valley interested in serving on the board of directors for the Education Scholarship Endowment-Yavapai County are asked to submit letters of interest no later than July 15.
ESEYC provides scholarship support to aspiring teachers from throughout Yavapai County. The primary purpose is to grant scholarships to students from Yavapai County who aspire to teach, preferably in a Yavapai County school.
Send letters of interest and resumes to ESEYC, 1015 Fair St., Suite 324, Prescott AZ 86305. The deadline for submissions is July 15. Board terms are for three years. For more information, visit www.education-scholarships-yavapai.org, or contact Katie Granger at (928) 442-5139.
Cut-a-thon to benefit cheerleaders
There will be a benefit Cut A Thon for the Camp Verde High School Cheer team Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Simplicity Salon. All haircuts are $15, and all money raised goes toward the cheerleaders. Come help get these girls to camp!
Spaghetti Dinner at the VFW
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400, at 705 E Aspen St. in Cottonwood, will be serving up their renowned spaghetti dinner beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For your donation of $7 you get salad, a substantial plate of spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and coffee. You may also purchase a drink in the post lounge to enhance your dining experience.
If you are an eligible veteran not yet a member of the VFW, and would like to become a part of this fine organization, bring in your DD-214, and, upon signing up, your dinner will be free. The VFW is dedicated to helping our fellow veterans, and, if you want to aid in that endeavor, we can use your help.
New Farmers Market in Lake Montezuma
Growers are wanted for a new Farmers Market beginning in May at the historic Ranch House Restaurant in Beaver Creek. No charge for grower vendors.
Contact Bob Burke at email@example.com or at (928) 301-0394.
Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
On Independence Day in Beaver Creek, the celebration starts at 7 a.m. with a Kiwanis donation pancake breakfast. The parade will leave the Ranch House in Lake Montezuma at 9:30 a.m. and travel Montezuma Avenue to Sycamore Park (4170 E Beaver Vista Road) next to the bridge. This year the Grand Marshals are Michael and Sheila Van Dyke, who invite all to join them in celebrating Independence Day. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats) can sign up at the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Station or call 567-7428. The festivities and the noon Kiwanis Duck Race will be in Sycamore Park. For inquiries about food, display tables, entertainment and activities, please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Coordinator, at (928) 606-4050.
Beaver Creek Fourth of July Vendor Call
The Beaver Creek Fourth of July Celebration is from 7 a.m. to noon in Sycamore Park in Lake Montezuma. Both non-profit and commercial vendors are welcome to have display or sales booths in the park for this occasion at no cost. To reserve your spot or for further information, please call Carol Keeton, Beaver Creek Kiwanis President, at (928) 606-4050.
New hours at BC library
The Beaver Creek Library at Beaver Creek Elementary has the new hours of Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Audition for The Secret Garden
Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Secret Garden at the Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex theater beginning at 9 a.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 8:45 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
All students who have completed kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production. There will also be workshops available for all students.
The Secret Garden will be performed June 23 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, call Helen Freeman at (928) 567-9220.
Clarkdale’s 2012 Concerts in the Park Series:
• June 23, 7-9 p.m., Sentimental Journey sponsored by the Clarkdale-Jerome Lions Club
• July 14, 7-9 p.m., Knuckleheads
• July 28, 7-9 p.m., Janice Paul Quartet
• Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m., Aces N Eights
• Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m., Burnett Family Bluegrass
• Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m., Cadillac Angels - Sponsored by The Clarkdale Foundation
Fill your baskets with CSA
Through Oct. 17
Spaces are now available for the Verde Valley Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season. Shareholders meet every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Windmill Park in Cornville to pick up their basket of locally grown, freshly picked produce from area family farms. This is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization. Shareholders may pay for the season up front for $474 or make two payments of $242 preseason and midseason.
For more information, call Sandy Boyce at (928) 203-1100 or visit www.localharvest.org/verde-valley-csa-M19008
Musical gathering, song sharing at Cornville Food Bank
Every Sunday, 2-4 p.m., the Cornville Mission and Food Bank will host a musical gathering and song-sharing of Gospel and Christian music.
The Cornville Mission and Food Bank is located at 1155 S. Page Springs Road.
A Cowboy’s Wife
Author and Arizona native, Mary Wyatt will be speaking at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. Mary has written two books, “Momma’s Diary” and “A Cowboy’s Wife”, both of which are available for purchase at the Clemenceau Museum Bookstore.
This is a free presentation and should prove to be fun and informative. The Clemenceau Museum is located at 1 N. Main St. For further information you can call the Museum at 634-2868.
Kids Against Hunger host packing event
Verde Valley Kids Against Hunger will host a Verde Valley community packing event in Verde Valley Medical Center Conference Rooms A & B.
The cost to participate in the event is $25 per person and there will be two packing times, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m.
To register, visit kahverdevalley.com, click on the tab titled “Upcoming Events” then “Community Packing Event,” where you can select between the Session 1 or Session 2.
Meet new director of Old Town Mission
The Old Town Mission, 116 E. Pinal St., Cottonwood, is hosting an open house to allow the public to meet new Executive Director Mark Pelletier.
Gather from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be remarks at 3 p.m.
For more information, call (928) 634-7869 or visit www.oldtownmission.org.
Chat ‘n’ Chew with Dr. Marta
Dr. Marta Adelsman hosts the Chat ‘n’ Chew session, “Peace Maintained,” 2:45-4 p.m. at Jerona Java Café in Cottonwood.
In this world of financial uncertainty, natural disasters, wars, etc., Marta believes you can maintain a continual sense of inner peace.
Learn ways that you can nurture inner calm that stays with you through times of fear and stress. Cost is $10 per person. Call (928) 451-9482.
New Verde Valley Writers’ Workshop set to begin
A new writers group, the Verde Valley Writers’ Workshop is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the meeting room at the Business Assistance Center, 821 N. Main St., in Old Town Cottonwood (next to City Hall).
The Verde Valley Writers’ Workshop will be held the second and fourth Thursday of each month and will last approximately two hours.
Please bring two copies of a writing sample no longer than five pages that will be read to the group and critiqued.
Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry are welcome, as are new writers.
The workshop is limited to 10 people.
Please call to register at 301-2663 or email Geraldine Birch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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