|Dance to Sentimental Journey|
The third and final dance of the 2012 winter season, dancing to the music of the great band, Sentimental Journey, will once again play for your enjoyment at the Clarkdale Clubhouse on Ninth Street in Clarkdale.
The Clarkdale Heritage Center and Museum continues to host these dances.
Dancing begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30. This is a non-alcoholic event and refreshments are available. Admission is $10 per person. Bring your partner to dance the night away. For further information call Gail and Lee Daniels at (928) 634-9346 or Pat Williams at 649-9672.
Camp Verde Relay For Life Caregiver Dinner and Dance
Camp Verde Relay for Life is honoring those who have taken it upon themselves to care for a loved one facing cancer with a special dinner and dance. The caregiver dinner starts at 6 p.m., at the Red Barn (formerly Boler’s Bar), 325 S. Main St. Dinner will be catered by Navajo Tacos provided by Farm Bureau Insurance Trapper Moore Agency, and appetizer trays provided by La Fonda Restaurant. The dance begins at 7 p.m. Entertainment provided by Dr. DJ from Wickenburg. The dance will run until 10 p.m.
All ages welcome, 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Horse drawn carriage rides, provided by Dancing Draft Horse Carriages, will be available through the evening. You don’t want to miss out! Caregivers are welcome to bring a guest. Please RSVP with Tami Teague at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CV Promotions Board Meeting
The annual Board Meeting of Camp Verde Promotions is at 10 a.m., followed by a regular board meeting at 11 a.m. at Sweet Grace Restaurant, 37 Hollamon St. Anyone interested in our 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.
Bike MS Arizona ride in Verde Valley
Cyclists from across the country are gearing up for the new Bike MS Arizona ride in the Verde Valley. The Arizona Chapter hopes to raise over $500,000 through Bike MS: Ride the Vortex – Sedona Verde Valley to support research and local programs for more than 8,000 Arizonans living with multiple sclerosis.
Registration is only $50 through Feb. 29, a savings of $25. Fees pay for the full weekend and include: five full meals, full support on the route, frequent complimentary rest stops, and more. There is also a minimum fund-raising requirement of $250, which helps the Arizona Chapter continue its mission of finding a cure for MS and providing Arizonans affected by MS the programs and services they need to live quality and fulfilled lives.
The ride will begin and end at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on both days and cyclists can choose from multiple route options. On day one, cyclists have their choice of a 45-mile route, a 65-mile route, or 100-mile route; while on day two, a 30-mile route or 50-mile route will be available.
The new route will take participants through Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale and Sedona, exploring a few wineries in Verde Valley along the way. Another new feature to the ride this year will be an expo on Friday and Saturday night of the event at the campsite located at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The expo will feature local businesses, artists and vendors showcasing their talents, products and services.
Participants will also have the option of joining a team or creating a new team. Any group of four or more people can form a team by visiting www.bikeMSarizona.org or by calling 1-800-344-4867.
Readers’ group meets at Camp Verde Library
Share your joy of reading and learn about books from other booklovers. The Camp Verde Library will offer two more meetings of the Winter Readers’ Group. Tuesday, Feb, 28, and Tuesday, March 27, from 2 to 4 in the afternoon.
Each meeting will give readers a chance to tell others about books they’ve enjoyed. Unlike some book clubs, attendees will not be asked to all read the same book and any adult may come to one or all of the meetings.
Come prepared to tell others about books you’ve read recently and would recommend to others and to share how you find and select the books you read. Attendees will also learn new ways to select their next favorite book.
All meetings will take place in the Camp Verde Library’s Meeting Room (Children’s Room), 130 Black Bridge Loop Road. Light refreshments will be served. No children please. For more information call Alice at the Camp Verde Library 567-3414.
Diamondback Bus Trip
Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is hosting a bus trip to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ game against the Atlanta Braves. Game time is 1:10 p.m. and the cost is $43 per person for bus trip and ticket. Seats are in section 112 and only 40 tickets are available, so hurry and reserve your seat today.
For more information call Parks & Recreation at (928) 567-0535, ext. 136.
Arizona Archaeology Awareness and Heritage Month Activities
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments have scheduled many activities throughout March to coincide with Arizona Archaeology Awareness and Heritage Month.
March 1 - Archeology Talk at 10:30 a.m. by Archeology Tech Melissa Philibeck
March 3 - Kids Day at Montezuma Castle.
March 15 - Archeology Tour at 10:30 a.m. with Park Archeologist Matt
March 31 - Archeology Talk at 10:30 a.m. by Archeology Tech Melissa
Visitors may call the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center at (928) 567-3322 ext. 221 or Tuzigoot Visitor Center at (928) 634-5564 for more information.
Supervisor Davis hosts Bridgeport meeting
Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis will be hosting a community meeting in Bridgeport at the Vineyard Church, 3605 Zalesky Road in Cottonwood at 6:30 p.m. Joining him with updates will be Leslie Hoffman, County Recorder; Verl Cook, Area Roads Superintendent; Jody Nickerson, OHV Program Coordinator for Coconino National Forest; Scott Mascher, Sheriff and Bob Burke, Master Gardner.
Verde River Growers Class
The Growing Season is here and Verde River Growers offers free classes throughout the spring. Upcoming class schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9:30 a.m. “Manage Soil & water For Your Garden”
Saturday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. “Fruit Trees for the Verde Valley”
Saturday, March 3, at 10:45 a.m. “Fruit Tree Pruning”
Saturday, March 10, at 9:30 a.m. “Fruit Tree Grafting”
Saturday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. “Flowering Shrubs”
Saturday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m. “Tomato Talk”
Please refer to www.verderivergrowers.com for all class details and upcoming events.