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What's Happening 2-3-12
Free fruit tree pruning demonstrationsFeb. 25It’s fruit tree pruning season, and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Yavapai County is offering a free deciduous fruit tree-pruning demonstration conducted by Extension Agent Jeff Schalau. Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees. The demo will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed. The demonstration will be at 10 a.m. at the Marmaduke Orchard, 3435 S. Silver Road, Camp Verde. Maps and directions are available on the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension web site: cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/pruning/. Signs will also be posted to help participants find the locations. Follow Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau on Twitter (jeffschalau) and receive up-to-the-minute information of any cancellations due to inclement weather.
Free fruit tree pruning demonstrations

Feb. 25

It’s fruit tree pruning season, and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Yavapai County is offering a free deciduous fruit tree-pruning demonstration conducted by Extension Agent Jeff Schalau. Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees. The demo will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed.

The demonstration will be at 10 a.m. at the Marmaduke Orchard, 3435 S. Silver Road, Camp Verde.

Maps and directions are available on the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension web site: cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/pruning/. Signs will also be posted to help participants find the locations. Follow Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau on Twitter (jeffschalau) and receive up-to-the-minute information of any cancellations due to inclement weather.

CV Promotions group to meet

March 3

Camp Verde Promotions annual board meeting is at 10 a.m., followed by a regular board meeting at 11 a.m. at Sweet Grace Restaurant, 37 Hollamon St., Camp Verde. Anyone interested in the group is encouraged to attend this meeting.

They are seeking board members as well as people to serve on various committees that make it possible for the Cornfest and Fort Verde Days to continue.

For more information, call (928) 301-0922 or 300-7077.



BAC to Basics training

Feb. 7

The Cottonwood Business Assistance Center is hosting the free workshop “Intermediate Excel” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday. This is part of the Lunch-n-Learn Series. The Verde Division of BAC is at 821 N. Main St., Cottonwood. For more information, call (928) 634-0260.



February’s Free Fourth Friday

Feb. 24

The next Free Fourth Friday in downtown Camp Verde is 5-8 p.m. Features in February include music around the camp fire at Fort Verde Historic Park; a digital storytelling presentation for the Arizona Centennial at the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum; and an exhibit of Native American ceremonial feathers at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

There will again be hayrides, hot chocolate, special presentations, music and specials at participating restaurants. For more information, call (928) 567-9294 or visit www.visitcampverde.com.



Training for wannabe school board members

Feb. 16

Have you ever thought about running for your local School District Governing Board and wondered what it entailed? The Yavapai County Education Service Agency (YCESA) in conjunction with the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) has designed a training that will help answer that question and many others.

The next training is 4-8 p.m. at the Mountain Institute JTED District Office, 3003 Centerpointe East Drive, Prescott. From State Route 89, exit south on Granite Dells Parkway, south of the Prescott Airport.

Members of the public who have an interest in running for local Governing Board in November 2012 are encouraged to attend. The four-hour training block has been created for “Newly Appointed Governing Board Members.” Those “Prospective Governing Board Candidates” are also welcome and encouraged to attend. They provide a certificate of training upon completion.

Please RSVP to Robin Bascom at (928) 442-5138 or robin.bascom@co.yavapai.az.us. They will provide dinner and drinks and volumes of information, along with some excellent networking opportunities.



Hear about election reform at LWV Meeting

Feb. 11

The League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley will have former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson, chairman of the Arizona Open Elections-Open Government Committee, as guest speaker at its anniversary luncheon Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Agave of Sedona Event Center, 1146 W. 89A, in West Sedona.

Johnson will explain a citizen-led effort to place an initiative on the 2012 Arizona ballot that will reform the Arizona election process. “This meeting is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about the Arizona primary system and consider possibilities for changes,” said Ellie Bauer, LWV-SVV president. The public is welcome.

Cost of the luncheon is $30 (or $25 for League members). To reserve a place contact Donna Pratt at (928) 282-6428 or dlpratt@esedona.net; or Liz Danbury at 282-5061 or ldanbury@esedona.net.



Get information on aging issues

Do you need a home delivered meal? Are you unsure about placing a loved one in a nursing home? Need assistance with a will? Are you a caregiver needing information and assistance? Do you need assistance with Medicare? Do you need resources or services to help a senior be more independent?

Finding the right resources to meet your needs, or the needs of a family member, can be overwhelming. NACOG Area Agency on Aging-Central Intake serves as the central information and resource center for finding services and assistance for older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers, providers and community members. A Certified Information and Referral Specialist will assist you in identifying a resource to meet your needs and pre-screen for home services.

Call Area Agency on Aging-NACOG Toll-Free at 1-877-521-3500.



Sedona Mayor Rob Adams to address GOP

Feb. 15

The Verde Valley Republican Women’s February meeting will feature Sedona Mayor Rob Adams who will speak about the Facts on Home Rule and Sedona City Finances. Everyone is welcome. The meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 11 a.m. for meet and greet) at the Los Abrigados Resort located at Highway 179 and Portal Lane in Sedona. Please come, bring a friend, enjoy a delicious lunch for $16, all inclusive, and hear from Sedona’s mayor along with receiving information about all of the other upcoming events planned this year. Reservations please call or email 928-284-4248 or sesek@q.com  You can also visit the website at http://azfrw.org/clubs/verdevalley.htm



Lecture Series highlights historic trading posts

Feb. 13

The second in a series of four lectures presented by the Sedona Muses and the Museum of Northern

Arizona (MNA) will feature Jim Babbitt speaking on “Historic Trading Posts of the Western Navajo

Reservation” at 7 p.m. at the Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road at State Route 179.

 Babbitt is a Flagstaff native and a graduate of Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the boards of the Grand Canyon Trust, Arizona Historical Society, and Western Parks Association and is a frequent contributor to The Journal of Arizona History as well as a trip leader in MNA’s Ventures programs. His work in his family’s businesses for nearly 30 years includes his years of operating the Babbitt trading posts on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

Historic trading posts were a prime example of barter and in today’s vernacular could have been termed “swap meets on the rez” as Native Americans traded their silver jewelry, baskets, rugs, and pottery for the trading post’s varied inventory of canned goods, kerosene lamps, flour, tobacco and other necessities.

 The Babbitt family established and operated a network of trading posts across the Navajo, Hopi,

and Apache reservations of northeastern Arizona and western New Mexico. Their posts and others endured for more than a century. However, by the l960s and ‘70s, roads were improved, Native Americans were more mobile, supermarkets were common, and the surviving trading posts began to evolve into tourist-oriented enterprises.

Tickets for the lecture series are $7 at Bashas’, Weber’s IGA, at the door or by calling (928) 282-9781.



Verde Food Council to meet

Feb. 10

The February 2012 Verde Food Council annual meeting is Partnership Appreciation with special thank you’s to organizations who support VFC and the programs we have all created.

The meeting is at 3:30 p.m. in the Yavapai County Building in Cottonwood Corner of Sixth Street and Mingus, Verde Room on the second floor. Call (928) 282-8738.



Furlong to address Democrats

Feb. 16

Democrats of the Red Rocks will hold its next monthly breakfast at 8 am at Old Sedona Bar & Grill, 1407 W. 89A in West Sedona. Former chair of Yavapai County Democrats, Ben Furlong, will explore how money in politics and economic inequality is endangering American democracy. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $11, including tax and gratuity. Call (928) 203-5858 for info or email breakfast@democratsoftheredrocks for reservations.



Free fruit tree pruning demonstrations

Feb. 25

It’s fruit tree pruning season, and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Yavapai County is offering a free deciduous fruit tree-pruning demonstration conducted by Extension Agent Jeff Schalau. Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees. The demo will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed.

The demonstration will be at 10 a.m. at the Marmaduke Orchard, 3435 S. Silver Road, Camp Verde.

Maps and directions are available on the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension web site: cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/pruning/. Signs will also be posted to help participants find the locations. Follow Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau on Twitter (jeffschalau) and receive up-to-the-minute information of any cancellations due to inclement weather.


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