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What's Happening 8-17-12
Musical fund-raiser for Llory McDonald this Sunday at 10/12Aug. 19Friends of Llory McDonald will come together at the 10/12 Lounge in Clarkdale to show their support and to raise money for Llory while she is recovering from breast cancer surgery.  There will be a potluck and a stellar line up of live music.The live entertainment starts at 2 p.m. Scheduled to perform are:  Dan Engler, The Retro’s, Manny & Teddy and The Neon Allstars with guest vocalist Jill Wood.  For those unable to attend the event and want to contribute please send donations to:Llory McDonald, c/o The 10/12 Lounge, 910 Main St., Clarkdale, AZ 86324For further information concerning this event. contact The 10/12 Lounge (928) 639-0800.
Musical fund-raiser for Llory McDonald this Sunday at 10/12

Aug. 19

Friends of Llory McDonald will come together at the 10/12 Lounge in Clarkdale to show their support and to raise money for Llory while she is recovering from breast cancer surgery. There will be a potluck and a stellar line up of live music.

The live entertainment starts at 2 p.m. Scheduled to perform are: Dan Engler, The Retro’s, Manny & Teddy and The Neon Allstars with guest vocalist Jill Wood. For those unable to attend the event and want to contribute please send donations to:

Llory McDonald, c/o The 10/12 Lounge, 910 Main St., Clarkdale, AZ 86324

For further information concerning this event. contact The 10/12 Lounge (928) 639-0800.

New exhibit at White Hills


White Hills Gallery’s opening reception for their newest group exhibit, “Maps of Urban Intervention,” is during Free Fourth Friday, 5-8 p.m. The event is free to the public with hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by the Horn Saloon.

“Maps of Urban Intervention” brings together urban inspired works of art that reflect city life, and the impact urban life has had on rural areas, through both abstract and literal interpretations. The exhibit runs through Oct. 8.

White Hills Gallery is located at 348 S. Main St., in downtown Camp Verde. For more information about upcoming events, see the website at

Home and Business Expo moves

The Verde Valley Home and Business Expo has been moved to spring 2013. Sign up now to participate in the event, produced by the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. It will be at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. Call the Chamber offices and reserve a booth for your business, organization or club, (928) 634-7593.

Val Chanda speaks at Beaver Creek Library

Sept. 13

Author Val Chanda is the featured speaker at Beaver Creek Public Library at 4 pm. Her books are “Psy Mind: Deadly Reckoning” and “Psy Mind: Calculated Risks”. Chanda is a Yavapai College Emeritus professor who taught writing and Shakespeare for YC at the Verde Valley Campus from 1979-2006. She has completed six novels and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Arizona Authors. She will discuss her books, the creative process and how she switched from classics to crime. The Speaker Series is sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek Library and Yavapai County Library District. BC Public Library is 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road. Call 567-4034 for more info.

Sunday Lunch at the VFW

Aug. 19

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 of Camp Verde will be hosting lunch on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. They will be serving taco salad, rice, beans & lots of sides at a cost of $6 a plate. Come on in & enjoy great food, have some fun & watch the horseshoe tournament.

Proceeds go to the National Military Services. Members & guests welcome.

Live Action Role Playing

A local Amtgard LARP group meets every Sunday at 1 p.m. in Cornville’s Windmill Park. It is a day of fun in a not too distant realm of fantasy. For information, visit

Program for young children begins

Sept. 10

Are you looking for a fun, educational program for you and your small child? If so, sign up for a popular Verde Valley children’s program called Power Hour. This program is designed for children ages 1½ to 4. Power Hour is a “Mom & Me” program because a parent or caregiver stays and participates with the child during the one-hour sessions held twice a month. Classes are held on the first and third Monday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. The fall semester begins on Monday, September 10 and ends in December. The cost for each semester is $25, which includes all class materials and snacks.

Classes are held at Peace Lutheran Church, 1450 E. Fir St. in Cottonwood. Register at or call Power Hour Teacher, Johannah Rutschow, at 634-0630. Classes fill up quickly, so please register your child early.

Burnett Family Bluegrass Concert in the Park

Aug. 27

Clarkdale Community Services/Parks & Recreation presents Burnett Family Bluegrass 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo, 1001 Main St., Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public.

After winning the coveted 2004 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, the family was hand-selected by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for a command performance in Nashville. They were showcased at the 2005 IBMA convention held at the end of October. To learn more about Burnett Family Bluegrass visit their website at

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.

Author Marjorie McKinnon at Cottonwood Library

Sept. 12

Cornville author Marjorie McKinnon, founder/author of the REPAIR series, A Program for Recovery, will speak on her new book “REPAIR for Teens” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cottonwood Public Library. “REPAIR for Teens” recognizes the unique issues confronting adolescent abuse survivors including peer pressure, difficulties with school, acting out, the urge to self-soothe with cutting or unhealthy eating behaviors, running away and the possibility of living with an abuser in the family.

For more information go to

New Aqua Yoga class

Aug. 28

A free demonstration class featuring Aqua Yoga is being offered by Nancy Jo Ricca 9-9:45 a.m. at Resource Physical Therapy, 805 W. Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood. Using warm water as a medium and modifying postures, this program makes Yoga accessible to everyone and allows people with physical challenges to participate. Water allows a greater range of motion with less stress to the joints and supports the body thereby promoting more flexibility and better balance.

Please contact Nancy Jo at (928) 451-4949 for more information and to reserve your space. Class is limited to 10 participants.

1967’s Jamie Reynolds at The Horn Saloon

Aug. 26

Jamie Reynolds, lead guitarist and vocalist for one of Phoenix’s emerging hard rock bands, 1967, will be making a special acoustic solo performance at Camp Verde’s Horn Saloon, 5-8 p.m. Reynolds, originally from Washington state, has been performing with 1967 for the past couple of years. Their sound and inspiration ranges similar to Nirvana, Incubus and Metallica.

Reynolds will play an acoustic set of his own original music that boldly blends love, optimism, sorrow, and hope with strong lyrics inspired from his personal life.

The Horn Saloon is located at 348. S. Main St., in downtown Camp Verde. Visit or call (928) 567-7229.

Call for Arts and Crafters

Nov. 3-4

The fifth annual Immaculate Conception Church Arts ‘n’ Craft Fair is Nov. 3-4 this year. If you or a friend is an arts or crafter we are taking applications for spaces. Fair hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Nov. 3 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sun. Nov. 4. The Knights of Columbus will be cooking lunch on the Ramada for purchase from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. Spaces along the walls and with electricity go quickly so don’t delay. You can pick up an application by calling Val Leonard at 639-3233 or Christine Soliz at 634-1960 or going to the church website and click on Arts & Craft. You can also e-mail a request for application or any questions to

Get Your Kicks at Bent River Books

Aug. 25

Travel writer Roger Naylor of Cottonwood and photographer Larry Lindahl of Sedona will be discussing and signing copies of their book, “Arizona Kicks on Route 66” at Bent River Books in Old Town Cottonwood on Saturday. The book was released in April 2012 from Rio Nuevo Publishers and has already gone to a second printing.

The free event will take place 2-4 p.m. Crema Café will provide food and the Candy Corral will supply old-fashioned candy. Music will cover all eras of Route 66 from the Dust Bowl tunes of Woody Guthrie to the early hits of rock and roll. There will also be classic cars on hand, including a 1948 Chevy sedan parked right out front of Bent River Books located at 1010 N. Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood.

For more information, call (928) 634-8332.

Verde Valley Dulcimer Underground meeting

Aug. 24

Do You Play Mountain Dulcimer? Then join the Verde Valley Dulcimer Underground at their first meeting and playgroup this Saturday at Chae’s Coffee + in Cottonwood. No expertise required; everyone—beginner, advanced, just plain curious—is welcome to come and learn more about these uniquely American folk instruments.

So please, take your dulcimer down from the wall, rescue it from the back of your closet or garage, and come out to make a little music, and maybe a friend or three. You won’t be sorry! You can find Chae’s in Fry’s shopping center, 1100 SR 260. Any questions, call Nancy, (928) 451-2722.

Ranch House Grand Opening

Sept. 1

The long awaited historic Ranch House Restaurant of Lake Montezuma will open its doors for a Grand Opening Celebration, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by an outdoor barbecue and all day music. Evening entertainment will be provided by the renowned Dina Preston Band as the restaurant serves up their steak house style dinner menu.

For more information, contact the restaurant at (928) 567-4492 or visit the restaurant website at and the Coalition website at

Mingus Union High School 30+/- Reunion

Sept. 28-29

The MUHS Classes of 1975–1985 will hold a reunion the last weekend of September. Friday night: 5 p.m., Tour the Mingus Campus. At 7 p.m., No Host Casual Gathering at Players Bar and Grill, 1100 SR 89A, Cottonwood.

Saturday: 8 a.m., Best Ball Golf Tournament, Pine Shadows Golf Course, 1480 W Groseta Rand Road, Cottonwood Fee: $21 per player.

At 11 a.m. Bring your own Picnic / Gathering at Clarkdale Park, Main and Clarkdale Parkway. At 6 p.m., Social Dinner / Dance, Verde Valley Fair Grounds, 800 E Cherry St., Cottonwood Fee: $15 per person, includes Mexican dinner and DJ; No host bar – separate fee charged by fairgrounds.

Registration Forms available online at: or to have a form mailed to you contact Debbie Hughes, 300-7967.

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