Starting Friday, Camp Verde Librarian Gerry Laurito will offer his popular series of Beginning Computer classes at Camp Verde Community Library. The classes run through Dec. 14. Those who want to participate do not have to attend every class in the series. Call Gerry at (928) 567-3414 for more information about times and topics he is covering. The Library will be open on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for access to Library materials, reference services, and job-searching support/resources, but the Internet computers will be reserved for classes and other training purposes.
Steak dinner at the Legion
The American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St., Camp Verde, presents a great steak dinner by Randy and Suzie Bruce. Marinated steaks grilled to perfection with all the fixin’s from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. For your listening pleasure we have Dave Joslin starting at 5:30 p.m. Members and guests are welcome.
Invasive Plant Removal at Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Come join with Friends of the Verde River Greenway on Saturday at 8 a.m. to remove the invasive Giant Reed (arundo donax) from the banks of the Verde River. They will meet near 10th Street bridge at the entrance of Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Wear long sleeves and bring gloves. Snacks provided. Late-comers welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club will be holding their monthly meeting for October at the Historic Ranch House located in Lake Montezuma. The meeting will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. The program will feature Bella Donna, who will discuss her herbal products usage, and there will also be a representative from the Verde Valley Care Givers, and an update on the “Beaver Buggy”. Discussion and committee sign up will be held about their next community project, a dramatic presentation in the spring. For more information and lunch reservations, please contact Jo Burke at email@example.com or (928) 301-0395.
Allie Ollie Boutique Fall Shawl Soiree
A Sedona Fashion Event: Allie Ollie Boutique’s Fall Soiree, featuring Phoenix Fashion Week’s “Shawl Dawls.” The Fall Soiree will feature the Los Angeles-based designers, Shawl Dawls, from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy live demonstrations illustrating how one shawl can convert into 15 unique looks. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres & door prizes at this outrageously fun event. Limited seating, please RSVP at 284-1592. Details here: http://bit.ly/ND6GjA or contact (928) 284-1592 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaver Creek Kiwanis Community Yard Sale
Thursday-Saturday, The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Community Yard Sale will be set up in the Baptist Church parcel behind Sedona Recycles. Parking is at the church parking lot, 3705 Beaver Creek Road, behind the Rimrock Post Office. Please, no parking in the recycling area. Your donations will be used to help fund community programs in the Beaver Creek area. Thank you for helping make this a special event.
NAWBO’s October Luncheon
The Sedona – Verde Valley chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBOSVV) will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at Heartline Cafe in Sedona. Patricia Drain will speak to business women on the topic of “Show Me The Money I Deserve.” In addition to the incredible networking, NAWBO will shine its spotlight on member Holly Luky of Sedona Conscious Magazine.
For information on joining NAWBO SVV with its networking opportunities, go to www.nawbosvv.org and click Member Benefits.
Square Dance Fall Festival
The Cottonwood Roadrunners Square and Round Dance Club will be holding a Fall Festival Friday and Saturday. Jerry Jestin will be calling and cueing the round dancing. Friday prerounds start at 7 and Mainstream and plus squares altermating at 7:30 with two rounds between tips. Saturday they will have a potluck from 1-2 and Fun plus squares at 2:15-3:45. They start dancing again with pre-rounds at 7 and Mainstream and Plus alternating at 7:30 with 2 rounds between tips. Location is at the Cottonwood Civic Center at 805 Main St. Cottonwood. For more information call (928) 646-9182.
Cliff Caslte Casino-Hotel presents Fort Verde Days Bull Bash
The 15th annual Bull Bash will be held back at its original location at Cliff Castle Casino Stargazer Pavilion on Friday and Saturday during Fort Verde Days weekend. Proceeds go to the Camp Verde High School Wrestling Program and Camp Verde Wrestling Scholarship fund.
Bullriding is at 7 p.m. each night. Pre-sold tickets for adults are $8 and for children under 12 $3. Tickets at the gate will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. This year an added attraction will be the Miniature Bull Riding for kids 9 to 11 years old. It will be held each night during the bullriding.
The Kids Rodeo is Saturday at 1 p.m. Events include Sheep riding, stick horse race, calf riding, steer riding, and Junior Bull Riding
Tickets for the Cliff Castle Casino Ft. Verde Days Bull Bash are on sale at Camp Verde Feed Store, Camp Verde High School and Bashas in Camp Verde and the Cowboy Shop in Cottonwood. For more information, call Bob or Daria Weir at (928) 567-2674.
Spannagel performs at Grasshopper Grill
John Spannagel is doing his favorite selections of old classic rock, and Top 40 Country and Western during dinner from 5:30 -8:30 on Friday at the Grasshopper Grill at Casey’s Corner in the Heart of Downtown Cornville. Contact (928) 649-9211, 1160 South Page Springs Road, Cornville.
Dancing with Sentimental Journey
It’s the first dance of the 2012 season, dancing to the music of the great band, Sentimental Journey. This 16-piece band will once again play for your enjoyment Saturday at the Clarkdale Clubhouse on Ninth Street in Clarkdale. This the first dance of the 2012 season. The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum continues to host these dances. Please note the following changes: Dancing begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. This is a non-alcoholic event and refreshments are available. Admission is $10 per person. Bring your partner to dance the night away or just sit and listen to great music. For further information call Lee & Gail Daniels at (928) 634-9346.
Wells book signing at Desert Dancer
Desert Dancer is having a book signing for Jane (J.I.) Wells and “The Blue Messiah’s Scribe” at their store in Cottonwood on Saturday, 1-3 p.m. There will be assorted cookies and cider. It’s a wonderful way to meet the author on a lovely autumn afternoon.
Bent River Books hosts cookbook signing
Bent River Books & Music, 1010 N. Main St., Cottonwood, hosts chef Jeff Smedsted of Sedona’s very popular Elote Café. He will sign copies of his book “The Elote Café Cookbook,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Snacks will be provided by Jeff. For more information, call (928) 634-8332.
The public and members are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Fibromyalgia, Arthiritis and Other Related Pain Diseases Group. The monthly meeting will be Saturday at the Verde Valley Medical Center in Conference room A, from 10 a.m. to noon.
A former speaker to the group, Dr. Shaida Sina will be speaking on Gluten Awareness at noon at Mt. Hope. Members and visitor wishing to attend this very interesting presentation will be dismissed from the Fibro/Arthriyic meeting early in order to attend.
For further information, please contact Barbara at (928)640-0248 or Bea at (928) 649-3465.
Verde Ditch Shareholders meeting
The Verde Ditch Annual Shareholders Meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Town of Camp Verde’s Community Building Rooms 206-207. SRP will give a presentation followed by a brief question-and-answer period. Refreshments will be provided. Call (9280 567-4212 if you need assistance.
Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild
The Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild will hold their monthly meeting at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Arroyo Pinon Drive in Sedona. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 10 and the program will start at 11.
This month’s program will be presented by Batik artist, Lydia Dillon-Sutton, one of the featured artists at the Sedona Arts Center in September. Lydia will be discussing her work and the process of using wax as a resist in painting dyes on fabric. She will also talk about her experiences as a woman in the arts.
For more information, call 282-5134.
VVPOA Spaghetti Dinner
Verde Village Property Owners Association offers a complete spaghetti dinner for $7 at the clubhouse, 4855 Broken Saddle Drive. You need not be a resident. Funds help support the VVPOA.
4th Friday Happy Hour Book Club
In Cottonwood, join us for the first monthly meeting of the new Happy Hour Book Club – sponsored by Bent River Books & Music with Crema Café and hosted by Carla Wykoff from 6 to 8 p.m. We’ll meet at Crema (917 N. Main St.) and share some great ideas in a convivial setting over great food and drink.
For the fall of 2012 we will be reading and discussing the wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by E. L. James. You can pick up your book and reading lists at Bent River. Be sure to stop and chat with Carla about what you would like to read and share over the next few months. For more information call Carla at Bent River (634-8332) or Leta at Crema Café (649-5785).