“Rock Art - Getting Beyond What it Means” will be the topic at Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc.’s monthly Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., with complementary offerings of appetizers donated by El Rincon and local wine donated by Norris and Carolyn Peterson. The presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m.
The evening’s presenter, Michael Peach, will offer meaningful insights as to why human beings in primitive societies would produce pictorial images and what role, if any, did their locations play.
For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please call 928.282.4938, or visit http://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/.
Fibro/arthritis group meeting
The speaker at the next Fibro/Arthritis group meeting will be Aurora Adonai. Her presentation will be “The Harmonizing Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu” a 4,000-year-old practice.
She will guide us on how to place our hands on the body to open up energy flows to relieve discomfort and promote healing.
Our meetings are open to the public and members alike at no cost. The meeting and presentation will take place Saturday, May 12th at 10:00 am until noon, Conference room “B” at Verde Valley Medical Center. Please use the Entire Care entrance. For more information please contact Barbara, 649-0248 or Bea, 649-3465.
Movie Night at the Ranch House
Movie night at the Ranch House starts at 6:30 p.m. with soft drinks, popcorn and snacks. Kung Fu Panda 2 will begin about 7:20 p.m. after sundown. The $4 admission includes two food and/or drink items; free admission for children under 6. Seating is on the golf course driving range, so please bring your own blankets or chairs. Movie nights, which are co-sponsored by the Ranch House Coalition and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and Key Club, will be held monthly through September. Contact Janet Aniol at 592-2839 for more information.
Beaver Creek Fourth of July Vendor Call
The Beaver Creek Fourth of July Celebration is from 7 a.m. to noon in Sycamore Park in Lake Montezuma. Both non-profit and commercial vendors are welcome to have display or sales booths in the park for this occasion at no cost. To reserve your spot or for further information, please call Carol Keeton, Beaver Creek Kiwanis President, at (928) 606-4050.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Jerome Elks
The Jerome Elks located on 100 S Main St., Clarkdale, invites Moms to brunch on Mother’s Day. A brunch of pancakes, eggs, home fries, bacon and sausage will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. Come and join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day. Cost is $5 each. Call 634-5611 for more information.
Movie Night with the Dems
Democrats of the Red rocks will host a free movie night at 6 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road in West Sedona. The Age of Stupid stars craggy-faced British actor Pete Postlethwaite as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from the devastated future from our present time. Directed by Franny Armstrong, the film asks, “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had a chance?” London underwater? Sydney burning? Las Vegas buried in sand? For more information call 203-5858.
Fry Bread Fund-Raiser for Karate Kids
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do Competition Team will be washing cars and selling Fry Bread at the Camp Verde Bashas’ to raise funds for their next State Level Competition. The cost to compete per person is usually over $100, plus travel expenses, and the students compete every other month until Championships in October. So come on down to help the kids, meet some friendly people, get your car squeaky clean and to try some yummy treats. For more information, contact Karen Conover, head instructor, (928) 634-5165.
Look for Sedona soap opera
Shiksa Productions, headed by award winning screenwriter Dev Ross (Disney, Action in Television Award, Humanitas for Screenwriting Excellence, Emmy Award winner), and former actress and Victoria Secret Model turned producer Summer Helene, is teaming up with Red Rock TV and Hollywood’s AFS Productions to create Sedona’s very first home grown soap opera. “The Rocks,” a soap opera of a very different kind, will feature local actors as well as special guest stars from Los Angeles.
Legion Post sets Memorial Day observance
The American Legion Post 135 in Cornville proudly announces their second annual Memorial Day weekend event, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Cornville Windmill Park.
The public is invited and welcome to attend. Keynote speaker is Chip Davis, Yavapai County Supervisor for District 3.
Old Corral Bar is permitting participants to park at 11375 E. Cornville Road. The Verde Valley Veterans Van is providing a shuttle.
For more information contact Merl Floyd at 399-0901 or Jim Strande at 649-3374.
Dinner at the Camp Verde Legion
The American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St., Camp Verde, presents a fish or rib dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
And for your listening and dancing pleasure, you will be entertained by Charlea and the “Happy Days Band “at 5:30 p.m. Members and guests are welcome.
Yavapai College will have commencement ceremonies this week on both the Prescott and Verde Valley campuses:
Friday at 6 p.m. is the Verde Valley campus commencement in the pavilion, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale.
Saturday at 6 p.m. is the Nursing program graduation at the Verde Valley campus.
Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Gathering, and this will be their final meeting until September.
The meeting will install new officers, thank all of the participants who donated their time and efforts and award the honor of Woman of the Year.
The current officers have a special program for the members.
The 20-year celebration of the clubs existence will be honored with their anniversary cookbook that will be on sale in September or members may place orders now. The ladies will also be donating money earned throughout the year to two deserving organizations in the community.
Members are reminded that the annual dues are $15 and are now due.
For more information and lunch reservations please contact Jo Burke at 301-0395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Farmers Market in Lake Montezuma
Growers are wanted for a new Farmers Market beginning in May at the historic Ranch House Restaurant in Beaver Creek.
No charge for grower vendors.
Contact Bob Burke at email@example.com or at (928) 301-0394.
Together We Dance
The Art of Motion presents “Together We Dance VII” featuring; Cottonwood Parks & Recreation Dance Classes, Copper Canyon Academy Dancers, and Guest Artist – Cassandra’s Belly Dance, Directed by Pamela Zahnzinger. The event is at 4 p.m. in the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex Theater, 410 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door - $6 for Seniors, Students and Children (6-15), Children 5 and under are admitted free. For information and reservations, please call (928) 592-9114.
Pottery and artifacts from Brattain collection
The collection of North American Indian pottery and artifacts from the collection of Ron Brattain will be on exhibit at the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum until the end of May.
This is the first time the collection has been shown to the public.
The Museum is located in Historic Downtown Camp Verde at 435 S. Main St. and is open free to the public Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is always someone in attendance who would love to discuss the exhibits and the history of the area. For information call (928) 567-9560 during Museum hours.
Camp Verde Relay for Life
The Relay for Life of Camp Verde gets started at 6 p.m. at Sam Hammerstrom Football Field at Camp Verde High School. The annual relay through the night is a community coming together to raise money to fight cancer. Start a team, join a team, become a sponsor and/or invite a cancer survivor.
For more information on how to participate, contact Event Chair Latahna Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cvrelay.org.
Teneia Sanders House Concert
Teneia Sanders will be performing her original music live in the Clarkdale back yard of the Kinnamon/Travis residence, 560 Rancho Villa Lane. The house concert is 7-10 p.m.
For more information, contact email@example.com, or call (928) 852-0513.
Tuzigoot Night Under the Stars
On Saturday evening, the National Park Service will host an astronomy talk and star party at Tuzigoot National Monument, located at 25 Tuzigoot Road in Clarkdale.
The monument will open at 7 p.m., and Ranger Sharlot Hart will kick off the night’s events with the astronomy talk at 7:30. Tuzigoot pueblo will be lit for the evening, though the pueblo and Tavasci Marsh trails will be closed.
The program is free. For more information, please call Park Ranger Case Griffing at (928) 567-3322, ext. 230.
Cornville Showcase returns
The Cornville Community Association will hold its third annual Vendor Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Creek Elementary School. The school is located at 11490 E. Purple Sage Drive in Cornville, off Page Springs Road. The Showcase is an opportunity for Cornville businesses to show their products and services, and about a dozen spots are still available. Pre-registration for show space is required by May 4.
The event is free and open to the public. Please join us and see who and what’s happening in Cornville.
Companies interested in participating may contact event chair, Debbi Segall at 649-0539 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids against Hunger packaging
The Verde Valley Fire District and the Cornville Community Association are rounding up donors and volunteers in order to take part in a packaging of complete meals for Kids Against Hunger. The Verde Valley program sends the packaged meals to Haiti, but a percentage of the meals also remain in the Verde Valley for local use for the needy here.
The project needs 44 volunteers who can donate $40 each or a combination of donors and volunteer workers. Call (928) 634-2578.
Historic markers at Cornville PO sites
There will be a dedication of historic markers at the original sites of the Cornville Post Office & Store at 1 p.m. at Windmill Gardens, 9550 E. Cornville Road, Cornville. Guest speaker is Chip Davis, Yavapai County supervisor, with honored guests Margaret Chick Miller and Chick Family Members. There will be refreshments. The event is hosted by Cornville Historical Society in cooperation with Windmill Gardens and Banker Insulation.