Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is ready to rock this fall with the Rockober Concert at the Stargazer Pavilion. Featured headliner is Berlin with Terri Nunn, playing their hits “No More Words” and “Take My Breath Away” from the record-breaking film “Top Gun.” The concert also includes performances by Patty Smyth and Scandal playing their chart-topping hit “The Warrior” and the Greg Kinh Band playing the fan favorite song “Jeopardy.”
The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin a 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $30. Stargazer Pavilion is located off of I-17 next to Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Tickets are available online at www.cliffcastlecasinohotel.com, at the Castle Club or by calling (800) 381-SLOT.
Closing reception at White Hills
White Hills Gallery’s current exhibition “Maps of Urban Intervention” continues until Oct. 8 with a closing reception on Fourth Friday, 5-8 p.m. Please stop by the Camp Verde gallery to see the diverse group of works from local artists featuring Larry Linhardt’s mixed media works. Stephanie and the staff also created a large-scale urban graffiti installation. Come on in and have a glass of wine and celebrate good art, good friends and good conversation. For information, call (928) 274-7903.
Free presentation on aging issues
A free presentation covering aging issues and Arizona long-term care services will coincide with the monthly support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church. The presentation begins promptly at 10 a.m. so please arrive early.
Join the JacksonWhite Elder Law Northern Arizona team for this seminar on issues of aging titled “Navigating the Journey.” There also will be a discussion of the importance of advance directives as well as a question-and-answer period. Northern Arizona Elder Care Advisor Bonnie Shimko will facilitate the presentation. Shimko has specialized in senior care for most of her professional career and serves as a resource for Northern Arizona communities, providing education on elder law issues.
This presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church (VVPC), 1500 E. Hombre Drive, in Cottonwood. For information on this event, please contact Shimko at (928) 300-6344.
Area Agency on Aging Conference Highlights Senior Issues
“Creating Caring Communities: Hope for the Challenges Ahead” is a dynamic insightful conference for those working with seniors and persons with disabilities at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. Speakers will be addressing the positive aspects of aging, the importance of hopefulness in these times of serving others, family dynamics in the health care setting, compassion fatigue and much more.
Plenary speakers feature Terri Bowersock, daughter of Loretta Bowersock, who was financially exploited and murdered. Terri discusses the signs and symptoms of elder financial exploitation and what family and friends can do about it. Keynote speaker, Tricia Downing, speaks of her journey as a paralyzed athlete in the sport of women’s wheelchair triathlon.
For registration information, call 1-877-521-3500 or visit the conference website www.regonline.com/nacog_aaa_conference. The NACOG Area Agency on Aging conference is supported with funding from Good Samaritan Society, AARP and NAHEC.
Leonard Cohen tribute at Bent River Books
Bent River Books and Music is excited to announce the inaugural Leonard Cohen birthday bash on Friday at 7 p.m.
Performing will be Alexander, Mike McReynolds and Gary Every in a celebration of Mr. Cohen’s music and poetry.
Of course this idea has been shamelessly stolen from Joe Neri who puts on the Dylan party each year. In our version we are celebrating a literary and musical icon whose career has recently been rejuvenated by the critical and popular success of his latest album.
Cover is $5.
Bent River Books is at 1010 N. Main St., Old Town Cottonwood. Contact: (928) 634-8332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Installation of Pastor David Brandfass at Christ Lutheran
Pastor David Brandfass will be installed as the pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, ELCA, during celebration ceremonies at the church at 3 p.m.
Pastor Brandfass comes to Sedona from West Middleton Lutheran Church in Verona, Wis., where he served for 14 years. He received his Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary and his BS Degree from Cal Poly, Pomona. Pastor Brandfass is married to the Rev. Gwen Brandfass who is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
She served the last 16 years as Senior Chaplain for the Oakwood Lutheran Home, a large continuum care facility in Madison, WI.
Both Pastor David and Gwen have been active in many community organizations in the past and look forward to becoming active in the Sedona community as well. Christ Lutheran Church, ELCA is located at 25 Chapel Road, Sedona.
Free Estate Planning 201 Seminar
Have you planned for the future of your family, the future of your special interests, and the future of your community?
The Yavapai County Community Foundation is offering a free seminar to discuss common questions; no prior knowledge is necessary to attend.
The seminar is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prescott Meals on Wheels Dining Room, Rowle P. Simmons Community Center, 1280 E. Rosser St., Prescott. Seating is limited. RSVP your response to Carol Chamberlain (928) 583-7816, email@example.com.
Blood Drive at Bashas’
Find the hero in you. Bashas’ in Camp Verde is hosting a special opportunity for blood donors from noon to 5 p.m.
Donate blood in September and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $1,500 jewelry piece custom-designed for you, courtesy of Schmitt Jewelers.
Bring a photo ID and donor card to the Bloodmobile at 650 Finnie Flat Road.
Eligibility restrictions apply.
For more information contact Irene Poeble at (928) 567-9227 or visit www.Bloodhero.com, sponsor code: bashas.
Vendor deadline extended for Fort Verde Days
Deadline for applications for vendors for Fort Verde Days has been extended until Sept 26. Please call 928-301-0922 or go online at the new website: www.cvpromos.azmine.com.
This year’s festival will bring in lots of visitors from in town and out of town. Get signed up now to take advantage to sell your wares or get your message to all the visitors.
Mtn. View UMC hosts garage sale
Mission ministries will be among the beneficiaries when Mountain View United Methodist Church has its annual indoor/outdoor garage sale Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the church’s United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men’s groups, the sale will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with Saturday hours from 7 a.m. to noon. Hundreds of items, ranging from books to tools to furniture and clothing will be for sale in the Cottonwood church’s Verde Hall and parking lot at 901 S 12th St.
Among UMMen mission projects are supporting a sister church in Mexico, a moving ministry, scholarships and the Angel Tree ministry for children of parents who are incarcerated.
Celebrate ‘Peace One Day’ at Studio Live
Join in a musical celebration of “Peace One Day” in The Backyard at Studio Live. Tickets for the benefit concert are $10, with gates opening at 6:30pm. This is an outdoor event, please bring a chair or blanket for your comfort.
Special Invitations have been extended to community leaders, war veterans, and individuals involved in recovery.
For more information please contact the Sedona Performing Arts Alliance/Studio Live at (928) 282-0549. Tickets are available online at www.studiolivesedona.com or at the Studio Live box office located at 215 Coffeepot Drive in West Sedona.
Photography Exhibit honoring Mel Copen at James Ratliff Gallery
For several years Mel Copen has been recognized as an award winning professional photographer. As an inveterate traveler, hiker and “off the beaten path” adventurer and explorer, his photographic portfolio represents aspects of Arizona, the Southwest, and the world, that are rarely seen.
His untimely passing in March was a shock to us all. Over the past few months, a wide range of friends and colleagues have been working together to make Mel’s Vision and the Vision Plan, to ensure the Big Park/Village of Oak Creek community remains a special place to live and work, and can become a reality. Prominent Gallery owner James Ratliff has created an extraordinary event to honor Mel, and to benefit the Sedona communities.
This special showing will begin Friday and continue until Sunday. Several of Mel’s most interesting and desired photography pieces have been selected to fill one full wall in the gallery. All proceeds from sales are donated to the Copen Vision Fund.
The James Ratliff Gallery is at Hillside Plaza, 671 State Route179, Suites A1 & A2. Call (928) 282-1404.
Seymour & Cyge perform
Sedona favorites Chris Seymour and Rick Cyge are enjoying the smiles they have been putting on faces with their recent collaboration as the duo Seymour & Cyge.
This weekend, the pair offers up two evenings of music around town. Enjoy their playful banter and nostalgic offerings as they perform their “Synergetic Baby Boomer Classics” and more throughout the evening on Friday, Sept. 21, 6–9 p.m. at The Mesa Grill at the Sedona Airport. Call 284-2400. Then, tell your friends about the fun and catch up with this playful duo again on Sunday evening at The Marketplace Café in Village of Oak Creek 5:30–8:30 p.m., Sept. 23. Call 284-5478.
Dan Fogelberg tribute artist Tim Jessup at Moonpies
Tim Jessup performs at Moonpies Emporium in Camp Verde on Friday evening at 7 p.m. He will be joined by guest guitarist Mark Thomas, who recently performed with Jessup in Lake Tahoe, Calif., during a tribute concert honoring the late Dan Fogelberg.
Moonpie’s Emporium is located at 545 S. Main St., in Camp Verde. The entrance is on the south side of the building. Call 204-0537.
Cover is $5. For information about the Dan Fogelberg 40th Anniversary tribute in Peoria, go to www.thelivinglegacy.net, www.dfpeoria.com, or danfogelberg.com.