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What's Happening 2-5-12

Celebrate Arizona Centennial in Beaver Creek

Feb. 14

Celebrate Arizona’s 100th Birthday at Beaver Creek Elementary School. Social hour is 5:30-6 pm. With refreshments and music by the bluegrass band Heaven Bound. The Centennial Program starts at 6:30 p.m. with a student presentation the Digital Storytelling Legacy Project and Birthday cake.


Quail Country Quilters

Feb. 9

Quail Country Quilters will begin with a business meeting and computer report; followed by “Ask the Experts Panel” - Long Arm Quilting.  Be prepared with questions for the experts.  Show and Tell will be “Anything Red” plus anything else you want to show.  If you are interested in taking the bus trip to the Arizona Quilters Guild show on March 9, please sign up.  Nonmembers call Judy at (928) 634-7189.  We meet on the second and fourth 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 (928) 634-9411.

Vegetable Gardening Class - From Artichoke to Zucchini

Feb. 11 & 18

Time to plant your veggie garden! Learn about soil amendments, correct varieties for this area, seed starting, transplanting tips, organic insect and disease control, correct watering and harvesting methods. Teacher, Janice Montgomery, a lifelong gardener, has taught vegetable gardening classes at Scottsdale Community College and for several years in Cottonwood. Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $40 for two class sessions. Location: 1049 S. Fifth St., Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-7172 or email to register. Class is limited to 15 students.

Furlong to address DOVV

Feb. 23

Democrats of the Verde Valley will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Randall’s Restaurant, 891 S. Main St., Cottonwood.  Featured will be former chair of Yavapai County Democrats, Ben Furlong.  He will speak on “Who’s in Charge in 2012 and Whatever Happened to ‘We the People’?”  There will be complimentary refreshments.  All are welcome.  Please bring non-perishable food for the Food Bank.  Call 634-7563 or see for further info or a ride.

NRCS State Conservationist to Visit Verde Valley

Feb. 13

The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District will include a special visit from Keisha Tatem, AZ State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  Tatem wishes to become better acquainted with the local conservation community and is inviting comments and questions about the NRCS, on the local, state and national levels.  

The NRCD will meet at 9 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 385 Main St., Camp Verde. The meeting is open to the public. Agendas can be viewed at or at Camp Verde City Hall the Friday before the meeting.

Individuals are invited to submit comments and questions for Tatem to (or call the office at (928) 554-0463) by noon Thursday, Feb. 9, so that they can be compiled and submitted.

Mascher, Polk to address Republican Club

Feb. 14

The Mingus Mountain Republican Club meets at VFW Post 7400, Aspen Street, Cottonwood. Speakers include Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher, who has been with the Sheriff’s Department since 1986, and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, who is serving her third four-year term.

The doors will be open at 11 a.m., lunch is served at 11:30, and the meeting begins at noon. Cost for the lunch is $11. Please call (928) 639-4753 for reservations or more information. Everyone is welcome.

Northern Arizona Hospice announces spring volunteer training in March

Northern Arizona Hospice announces its spring training program for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The 20-hour program is taught over the course of five days with four-hour sessions taking place March 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12. Each class builds upon previous classes, and potential volunteers must attend all five classes to graduate. Classes will be in Conference Room B at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood.

The 20-hour program covers a wide range of topics including but not limited to the physical, spiritual and emotional experience of the terminally ill patient; effective and compassionate communication; legal and practical matters; infection control; and self-care for caregivers.

For more information about the Northern Arizona Hospice Volunteer program, or to request an application, please call 928 639-6676.

Trips and talks by the VV Archaeology Society

Feb. 23

The February meeting of the VVCAAS will be at the Sedona Public Library at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Deni J. Seymour. The title of her lecture will be “Geronimo’s Wikiu,” Dr. Deni Seymour is a leading regional authority on protohistoric and historic Native American archaeology and ethnohistory. Now she is a full-time research archaeologist affiliated with two academic institutions. Two future field trips in February, both led by Jerry Walters include: Lost Wilson Canyon, Old. No.7 Ruin, on Saturday February 18, and several sites on Loy Butte on Saturday February 25. Both moderately strenuous, approximately 6 miles, with 1000ft elevation gains. Spaces are limited, Contact John or Lisa Ward for more information.

Centennial Photo Exhibit at County Attorney’s Office

Feb. 10

The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office has collaborated with several local museums to celebrate Arizona’s Centennial and to preserve a piece of history of the Verde Valley. An exhibit of historical photographs between 1870 and 1930 depicting Cottonwood, Rimrock, Camp Verde, Sedona, Clarkdale and Jerome has been created for the Camp Verde offices of the Yavapai County Attorney, located at the criminal justice complex at 2830 N. Commonwealth Drive, Suite 106.

The exhibit will be unveiled to the public at an Open House on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office in Camp Verde. The public is invited to attend. Guided tours and refreshments will be available during the Open House.

Verde Valley Human Resources Association

Feb. 15

Verde Valley Human Resources Association Meeting is noon-1:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. This month the speaker will be Julie Ward from Northern Arizona Healthcare. Her presentation is, “Creating an Organizational Wellness program.” During this presentation, members will learn how to implement a wellness program for their employees. Employees are asking for these types of programs and studies show that issues such as obesity are increasing workers compensation costs.

Meet other HR contacts in the Verde Valley, and get your HR questions answered. As time allows, we will address other HR topics brought up by members. Guests are always welcome.

More Info: Iris Dobler, (928) 340-2717;

Inaugural Verde Valley Leadership Summit

April 13

Verde Valley Leadership is pleased to announce the first of its kind in the Verde Valley: the Inaugural Verde Valley Leadership Summit. This event will be at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, where they will celebrate leadership in the Verde Valley at this special event and award a youth and adult leader in the community.

To nominate a community leader for the Verde Valley Leadership Summit Award please visit and fill out the nomination application, or download the application and email to:

Accepting applications for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program

Feb. 29

The City of Sedona has received federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the Arizona Department of Housing to provide housing repair services to approximately ten low-to-moderate income homeowners within the City of Sedona, with repairs for each home ranging between $3,000 and $15,000.  The City and Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) are administering the grant.  NACOG and the City of Sedona are currently accepting applications to participate in the program.

The income limit for a single-person household in Yavapai County is $32,350; for a 2-person household is $36,950; and for a 4-person household is $46,150.  Income limits may vary if your home is located in Coconino County; please contact Tracy Bouvier, NACOG CDBG Program Specialist, at (928) 213-5240 for further information.

Applications are available from the City of Sedona Community Development Department, 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona AZ 86336, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or by contacting Tracy Bouvier, NACOG CDBG Program Specialist, at (928) 213-5240 or

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 29 to be considered for this round of funding. Priority will be given to the elderly, disabled, and families with children under 18 years of age.

Call for exhibitors, sponsors for Celebration of Spring

April 7

The City of Sedona is now accepting registration forms for businesses interested in being and exhibitor or sponsor at the Celebration of Spring event begin held on April 7. Promote your business or organization through participation. Last year over 1,600 community members attended this event and they could have seen your booth! They also need volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Parks and Recreation at (928) 282-7098.

Country & Western Dance class

Feb. 21-March 27

Yavapai College Verde Community Education hosts a new country and western dance class Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Camp Verde Town Hall complex, Room 206, 435 S. Main St.

Learn the two-step, swing, waltz and boot scoot. You have chosen a dance style that is easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun. As an informal and relaxed style of dance, county and western dances emphasize smoothness, often scooting or gliding across the dance floor.

Wear a smile, boots or smooth-soled shoes that sty on your feet (no flip-flops, loafers or mules). And dress for comfort.

Registration is required. Cost is $55 per person for six weeks of instruction. Instructor is Chandra Tenley. For more information, call (928) 592-7399, email or visit

How diabetes is a risk factor for coronary heart disease

Feb. 27

Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all individuals, family members and friends affected by the disease.

The February support group is 5­-7 p.m. in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C and features guest speaker Kenneth Bescak, M.D. Dr. Bescak will discuss the INTERHEART study which looks at the risk factors associated with coronary heart disease including diabetes. The group is open to all members of the community. To R.S.V.P., call 928 639-6346; walk-ins welcome.

NRCD Supervisor Vacancy/Nomination

April 15

Pursuant to the provisions of the Natural Resource Conservation Districts Law of the State of Arizona, the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District is soliciting qualified individuals for the office of Supervisor for a six-year term beginning June 1, 2012, and expiring on May 1, 2018. For more information, or to obtain the Nomination Form and Affidavit of Qualification, call (928) 554-0463 or e-mail  Nominations close at 5 p.m. April 15, 2012 and are due to the Verde NRCD at that time.

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