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What's Happening 7-22-12
7/21/2012 1:01:00 PM
Cara Marie to perform at Bent River
Recent Austin, Texas, transplant Cara Marie brings her uplifting music back to the Bent River stage from 6 to 8 p.m.
Cara can sing the heck out of her songs and has a surprising blues delivery that you wouldn’t expect. Having recorded her last CD at Willie Nelson’s studio Cara brings professionalism plus a sunny disposition to her shows.
Bent River Books & Music is located at 1010 N. Main in Old Town Cottonwood. Contact (928) 634-8332 for more information.
Mark your calendar for Sedona Arts Festival
The 22nd annual Sedona Arts Festival, a premier fine arts and fine crafts festival featuring juried artists in a range of media, is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. It is the primary fund-raiser for arts programs and scholarships. Since 1989, nearly $300,000 in scholarships and grants has been donated.
Media include ceramics, drawing, fiber art, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. There will also be food, a Kidzone and a raffle.
The festival is on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, West Sedona.
Gate admission is $10/adults, $9/seniors (60+) and students with ID. Children under 12 get in free. Online tickets are $8 in advance beginning Aug. 15
For more information visit www.sedonaartsfestival.org or call (928) 204-9456.
Dump the Drugs
Safely and easily dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions or over the counter medications and keep them out of the wrong hands at MATForce’s Dump the Drugs event at Cottonwood Kid’s Park at 12th and Cherry streets in Cottonwood. The event is 5:30-8 p.m.
Medications flushed down your toilet end up in our lakes, rivers and ground water.
Clean out your medicine cabinet. Bring your expired or unused medication for proper disposal.
For information, contact (928) 708-0100. firstname.lastname@example.org or matforce.org.
VVMC offers sports physicals in Camp Verde
High school and middle school student athletes in Camp Verde are invited to attend an extensive sports physical clinic coordinated through VVMC’s EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine.
Local cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, family care physicians, optometrists, nurse practitioners and physical, occupational and hand therapists donated their time to provide the low-cost screenings.
For just $10, students who are planning on playing sports during the next school year can receive comprehensive physicals.
The clinic is set for Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Camp Verde Health Center, 460 Finnie Flats Road.
No appointment is necessary; for more information call, (928) 639-6383.
Los Ninos PreSchool Open House
The Los Ninos PreSchool, located on the campus of Parkside Church, 401 Camp Lincoln, is having Open House next Sunday at 11:15 a.m. at the school/church.
Tour the classrooms, see curriculum, meet the teachers, enjoy refreshments.
The PreSchool is for children ages 3-5.
Teachers are Ms. Sharen Pearson of BabyDYI, BabyFirst TV, and AZ MidDay Channel 12 for ages 3 & 4 and Ms. Rita Folk, Wal-Mart Teacher of the year 2000 and Teacher of the Year 1994 from Aurora, Colo., and 2004 ACSI Outstanding Teacher Award is teaching Kindergarten Preparation Class for 4/5 year olds. Registration materials will be available at the Open House.
Sunnyside Middle School Open House
An Open House and BBQ will be held 5-7 p.m. All families and friends are invited to visit the Sunnyside Middle School and Chester Newton Pre-School & Kindergarten for Fall 2012 Open Enrollment. Sunnyside is at 360 E. 260, Camp Verde. For more information call (928) 567-2363.
Read a poem, win a prize
The fourth in a series of six public literary readings for the 2012 season will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the historic Sedona Pump House. The Pump House is part of the Creekside Plaza property, 251 State Route 179, Sedona, located in a sycamore grove near Oak Creek at the rear of the complex. Refreshments will be served. Poets Elizabeth Oakes and Anne Crossman will be reading. There will be an open mic at the end. Prizes will be awarded in December for first $100, second $75 and third $50.
For more information, call (928) 282-6404.
Soft Opening of Ranch House Restaurant
During a soft opening starting Wednesday, residents of Beaver Creek and the Verde Valley are invited to visit the newly renovated, historic Ranch House Restaurant to test the dinner menu. The restaurant will be open daily at 4 p.m. for dinner only.
The grand opening is Sept. 1, with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.
The Ranch House is at 4250 N. Montezuma Ave., Lake Montezuma, at the Beaver Creek Golf Course. Call (928) 567-4492.
Davis hosts Bridgeport Community Meeting
Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis will host a community meeting in the Bridgeport area at 6:30 p.m. at the Vineyard Church, 3605 Zalesky Road.
Joining Supervisor Davis will be Nate Auvenshine, new area commander for the Sheriff’s Office, Verl Cook, Area Roads Superintendent and Terri Nelson, GIS. For more information call (928) 639-8110.
Verde Valley Regional Chamber Mixer
All chambers of commerce from Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Sedona and Jerome are invited to the Verde Valley Regional Mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel’s Conference Center.
It’s Fiesta Night, with margaritas, select beers and wines, soda and water.
There will also be raffle prizes. Admission is $10 and includes appetizers and two drink tickets.
For information call (928) 567-9294.
Local Work Group to set conservation priorities
Ranchers, farmers, conservationists and others interested in obtaining Federal technical assistance and/or funds to improve their private land in the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) are invited to participate in a Local Work Group meeting to identify priority land and water conservation issues.
The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station, 300 E. 260 in Camp Verde.
The Verde NRCD will host the meeting and snacks will be provided.
Please RSVP to the NRCD office at (928) 554-0463 or email@example.com by Monday, July 23, if you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may still request a form to fill out to ensure that your voice will be heard.
Janice Paul Quartet in Clarkdale Concerts in the Park
The Janice Paul Quartet will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main St., Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public. The Janice Paul Quartet, featuring Janice Paul on piano, Randy Carter on Drums, Dave Russell on saxophone and flute, and Denny Garr on bass, combines versatile talent from the Northern Arizona music scene.
The group will play straight ahead jazz tunes, Brazilian bossa novas and sambas, and selections from the Great American Songbook.
For additional information please contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490.
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