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What's Happening 8-5-12
Swim N BBQ Luau at Cottonwood Pool
A Swim N BBQ Luau for children is planned at the Cottonwood outdoor pool from 2 to 4 p.m. The pool is located at 100 Brian Mickelsen Parkway. There will be swimming, music and games. This special event will focus on the Let’s Move and Fit Kids themes of healthy living for children and their families.
It’s all free, but tickets are limited. Tickets are available at the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Center. For more information call (928) 639-3200 or email Mayor Joens at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cottonwood Recreation Center is located at 150 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood.
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Quail Country Quilters
After a July vacation we are ready to start our new fiscal year. Attendance is important, since our new membership directories with “everything you need to know” will be handed out. We will begin with a business meeting and “Show and Tell.”
Two of our members, Jody Gagnon and Judy Bishop will tell us “All About Needles and Thread.” The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E. Aspen in Cottonwood. Visitors are encouraged and always welcome! Any questions, call Bev at 634-9411.
Small Business Workshop Aug. 15 at Sedona Rouge
The Yavapai-Apache Nation CDFI will partner with Northern Arizona Business Networking Events and Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa to present the “Small Business 1-On-1” workshop, focusing on the needs of small businesses throughout Northern Arizona.
This is a FREE event and will be held at Sedoan Rouge Hotel & Spa, 2250 West Highway 89A in Sedona on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m,, and is open to all small businesses and those aspiring entrepreneurs in Northern Arizona.
The following topics will be presented – but not be limited to:
· Technology for Small Businesses
· Human Resources for Small Businesses
· Marketing/Advertising for Small Businesses
· Tax Strategies and Merchant Services for Small Businesses
· Credit Coaching for Small Businesses
· Networking Tips for Small Business Owners
The “Small Business 1-On-1” workshop will feature keynote speaker, Jamie Fuller, former Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation and the President/CEO of the Blue Stone Strategy Group, a Native American owned, nationally recognized strategic planning firm that focuses on the economic, financial and leadership development of Indian tribes throughout the United States. Mr. Fullmer will discuss “Celebrating the Entrprenuerial Spirit.”
Admission to the event is free, and is open to the general public. Space is limited to the first 20 participants.
For more information or to register for this FREE event, contact the Yavapai-Apache Nation CDFI office at 928-554-0100.
12th annual Thunder Valley Rally returns to Old Town Cottonwood
The City of Cottonwood with sponsor Cliff Castle Casino Hotel presents the 12th annual Thunder Valley Rally Sept. 14-16 in Old Town Cottonwood. Over $6,000 in prize money to be given away, with live music and many vendors.
On Friday, Sept. 14, riders can tour Jerome, Page Springs and the Verde Valley on the Barley & Grapes Ride at 4 p.m. Locals and non-locals alike head to Old Town and enjoy live music by ACES N EIGHTS, Cadillac Angels and Major Lingo. While there, check out the professional motorcycle builder exhibits, vendors, Poker Run pre-registration and history of Arizona’s Bootlegging Capital.
Thunder Valley Rally kicks off early Saturday, Sept. 16, with a pancake breakfast offered by the Knights of Columbus at 7 a.m. Also starting at 7 a.m., register for the poker run at the Cottonwood Civic Center at 805 N. Main Street. The first 280 registrations will receive a FREE Thunder Valley Rally mug. The poker run begins at 10 a.m. in Old Town Cottonwood. The run tours the bi-ways of Northern Arizona’s most beautiful country through Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff and Clint’s Well. When you return from your ride enjoy live music in Old Town by the 74th St. Band, Rudy “Boy” Experiment, The Mods, HARDRIDE and Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles.” For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists. All of the Main Stage entertainment is free to event visitors.
Clarkdale’s Concerts in the Park will feature Aces N Eights
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Clarkdale Community Services - Parks & Recreation is proud to present ACES N EIGHTS. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public.
ACES N EIGHTS is a popular cover band based in northern Arizona. The professional four-member group performs a repertoire ranging from ‘60s to today’s favorites, with a little blues, funk and country thrown in to satisfy everyone.
Each of the members has brought their own flair to the stage. Martin Etcheverry would be considered the leader of the group, playing lead guitar and also adding vocals, he is considered the “blues man.”
Tim Myers on drums is the “funk soul brother.” Marc Franquero on the bass, is the “soul man” and Laurie Etcheverry, lead vocal and rhythm guitar, is the “rocker girl” but she can sing a country song to make your heart melt.
They have a combined experience of over 38 years, and they love what they do! With a diverse variety of music, they strive to please everyone in their audience. Visit their website http://www.acesneights.org/ for the latest news, appearances and contact information.
The park is located in the center of the town’s historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th Streets. There is a playground for the kids to enjoy while the adults listen and dance to the music. Vendors will be on site. There is a 50/50 raffle which all proceeds benefit the Concerts in the Park.
Remember to bring your own seating and that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park. Vending spaces are available and can be arranged by contacting Community Services at (928) 639-2460. For additional information please contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490 or by email: email@example.com. Concert information can also be found online at: www.clarkdale.az.gov/concerts_in_the_park.htm.
diseases in the elderly
Common Infectious Diseases in the Elderly is the topic of the next Take Note Lecture Series in Cottonwood, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The free lecture features Infectious Disease Physician Joel Terriquez, M.D. The Take Note lecture is 5 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, in VVMC’s Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood.
To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call 928-639-6551.
As a certified internal medicine physician who specializes in infectious disease, Dr. Terriquez will discuss the types of infectious diseases many elderly people are exposed to and prevention measures to avoid these illnesses.
The Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series offers various health-related educational topics to benefit the community.
The lectures feature prominent speakers who are experts in their field.
To learn more about the programs and services offered at Verde Valley Medical Center, visit VerdeValleyMedicalCenter.com or call 928 634-2251. Become a friend of VVMC at Facebook.com; follow VVMC at Twitter.com.
Legion Post 93 Bingo supports
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
Play Bingo every Tuesday during the month of August at the American Legion Post 93 to support St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. They need your help to help support those in our community that are in need of Food. Bingo is helping those in need of Food by providing to our Bingo players the following special games FREE.
Bring two non-perishable food items and receive a free early bird card game for Game 1. Bring 3 or more non-perishable food items and receive a free early bird card game for Game 1 and Game 2. Bingo start time is 7 p.m. and is open to the public. The Post’s kitchen opens at 6 p.m. providing you with burgers, quesadillas, chips and popcorn, drinks and much more by the post women’s Auxiliary.
Verde Natural Resource meeting
The Board of Supervisors of the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District now meets on the second Friday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce, 385 Main St., Camp Verde. All are welcome.
Agendas can be viewed at http://www.verde.org or at the Cottonwood Public Library the Thursday before each meeting. Call (928) 554-0463 for more information or to make special arrangements.
Coffee with Arizona Optimists officers
Have coffee with the governor and lieutenant governor of the Arizona Optimists and learn what it takes to build a strong Optimist club in the Verde Valley. Learn what a club can do.
Meet at Sweet Grace Restaurant, 37 Hollamon St., Camp Verde at 11 a.m. or at Beaver Creek Golf Course in Lake Montezuma at 2 p.m.
For more information call Mark Manelli at (928) 474-5957.
Chess Club for Adults and Children
The Sedona Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Chess Club for adults and children on Saturdays, Aug. 11 through Nov. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Experienced chess players will enjoy the camaraderie of joining others in this intricate game of strategy, while new players will have the benefit of learning from their experience.
Classes will be held in the Recreation Room at Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road. Call (928) 203-0340.
Display your family quilts
If you have a quilt, or quilts, that you have made or any that have been passed down through your family, we’d like to display them at this year’s Fort Verde Days Quilt Show in Camp Verde. The show will be at the old “downtown” gym at Main St. and Hollamon.
We’re excited to showcase the work of quilters in the Verde Valley/Sedona area. So get those quilts out of drawers and cupboards, and finish those you’ve started long ago.
Please call Jeannette Teets at 567-6891 for an entry form or if you have any questions. Entry forms must be filled out and returned by August 25th so we know how many quilts we will have to display. General guidelines and return information can be found on the form.
Verde Valley Computer Club August Calendar
Aug 06 Linux SIG 6:00 p.m.
Aug 09 Genealogy SIG (meets at Family History Center, Mormon Church)
Aug 18 General Meeting 9:30 a.m. Topic ‘Linux Evaluation Project’
Aug 30 Digital Camera SIG 6:00 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to attend these free meetings. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Visit www.vvcclub.com Dave 639-0106.
Davis hosts community meeting
County Supervisor Chip Davis will be hosting a community meeting in Cornville at the Oak Creek School, 11490 Purple Sage Road at 7 p.m. Joining him will be Nate Auvenshine, area commander for the Sheriff’s office, Terri Nelson, GIS and Verl Cook, Area Roads Superintendent.
Page Springs Cellars preps Harvest Festival
For Page Springs Cellars’ seventh annual Harvest Festival, doors open at 2:30 p.m. and music starts at 3 p.m. The band Wicked Koalition headlines, with music also provided by Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd, Decker; City Folk and Redland. For the kids there will be hay bale mazes, face painting, magicians, clowns and balloon twisters. Also look for games of horseshoes and bocce. The event is at the Estate Vineyard on Cornville Road.
Tickets for this year’s event are $28 for Page Springs Cellars wine club members, $38 for the general public – all of which include a reusable GoVino glass. If available, tickets will be $10 more on the day of the event. Admission for children 12 and under is free.
Tickets can be ordered online at http://store.pagespringscellars.com or by calling Etta at (928) 639-3004.
Mingus Union High School starts school
School at Mingus Union starts for freshmen only on Aug. 6 and for the entire student body on Aug. 7. Registration is ongoing in the school bookstore at 1801 E. Fir St. in Cottonwood.
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