Quinn Eaker, author of “Full Spectrum Health,” will be giving a lecture on health and wealth from what he calls a New Paradigm Perspective. The lecture will take place on Sunday, 4-7 p.m., at Unity of Sedona, 65 Deer Tail Drive, West Sedona. This event is open to the public and admission is $20 for one 90-minute segment on either Health or Wealth, or $35 for both sessions.
Call (817) 405-4011 or visit www.quinneaker.com.
VV Computer Club Meetings
Jan. 31-Feb. 1
The Digital Camera Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Thursday at 4 p.m. Topic: ‘Introduction to Digital Photography’. The Windows SIG is Friday at 4 p.m. Topic ‘Maintaining Your Computer’. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. The meetings are free. Dave 639-0106.
Quinn-tessentials of Being workshop
Quinn Eaker presents the workshop “Quinn-tessentials of Being” on Thursday, 2-4 p.m., free, at Chocolatree Organic Eatery, 1595 W. 89A, West Sedona, 817-405-4011.
Veggie Tales movie night
Saturday, the Camp Verde Community Church (a United Methodist Church) young adult/youth group, “Rampage,” is sponsoring a Matinee Day in support of local missions. Two feature films will be shown at the church, 480 First St., downtown Camp Verde. It’s a Meaningful Life (a lesson in being confident), will be shown at 1:15 p.m. and The League of Incredible Vegetables (a lesson in handling fear), will be shown at 2:30 p.m.
Cost is one canned food item per person and all canned goods will benefit the local Bread of Life Mission. Door prizes will be given out after each move, snacks will be provided and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, call the church at (928) 567-3447.
Axes of Personal Power workshop
Quinn Eaker and Inok Alrutz present the workshop “Axes of Personal Power & New Paradigm Relationships” on Saturday, noon-7 p.m., $15 per one hour segment, $25 per three hour half-day, $45 per full-day workshop, Sedona Zen Den, 50 Skyview Road, West Sedona, 817-405-4011.
Audition for new musical about Esther
Potter’s Hand Productions invites Sedona and Verde Valley residents to audition for a brand new, original musical production, “Esther! For Such a Time as This,” based on the Book of Esther. Acting, dancing and singing auditions will take place for a variety of parts this Sunday at 3 p.m., at Wayside Bible Chapel in Uptown Sedona, 401 N. 89A. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.
The production will be performed April 19, 20 and 21 at Tequa Plaza. A simple, young Jewish girl surprisingly finds herself a Queen in Persia and uniquely destined for such a time to save her Jewish people.
For more information, please visit www.pottershandproductions.com or call (928) 300-8882.
Book release party for Teri Bays
Teri Bays, Sedona resident, liturgist and church musician, writer, actor, artist/designer is hosting a celebration of the release of her new book, “Through Stained Glass: The Priests of My Life.”
The book signing party, which will include readings of excerpts, poetry, music and refreshments, will take place Tuesday, 4-7 p.m., at The Fireside Room of Heartline Café, 1610 W. 89A, Sedona.
The book is a true and intimate memoir about finding God in and out of the Catholic Church.
There is no charge for attendance and all are invited.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenting local author Sandra Moore Bernsen
On Wednesday, you’ll want to be sure to visit local author Sandra Moore Bernsen at the Cottonwood Public Library in the Youth Services Program Room at 11:30 a.m. She will be speaking about her book “Free My Heart of Grief to Love,” an exceptional book about losing oneself in the trials of life and ultimately finding the path through survival to living again.
Join Sandra as she shares her life’s journey from her earliest childhood experiences to the events that took her to complete and unimaginable heartbreak and sorrow. To find out more, visit: Sandra@SandraBernsen.com. The library is located at 100 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood.
Hope Through the Arts
On Thursday evening from 4 to 8 p.m., the local food banks of Cottonwood and Cornville will host “Hope Through the Arts,” a celebration of individual and community hope conducted by a wide variety of performance and visual arts at the Food City parking lot on 89A in Cottonwood.
Musical artists as well as painters, sculptors, dancers and other gifted people, talented groups from as far as Australia and across Arizona will use their skills to communicate a spirit of hope.
There will be a silent auction, face painting, readings, dance, BBQ, sno-cones and beverages. Donations will be received for the sponsoring food banks.
For further information call Greg Roeller, director of Hearts for the Hungry, (9280 254-7069, Mark Pelletier, director of Old Town Mission, 301-8495, or Bill Voss of the Cornville Food Bank, 300-2833.
Meeting of Cottonwood Bookmarks
The annual meeting of the membership of the Cottonwood Bookmarks/Friends of the Library will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Cottonwood Public Library conference room at 100 S. Sixth St. Everyone interested in supporting the library is invited to attend and share ideas. The annual cost of a Bookmarks membership is $5, which gives members a 50 percent discount on all purchases from the sale area.
Chili & Pie Dinner for MRFD
A chili & pie dinner, Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Road, is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis. Proceeds will support the M-R Fire District, and school and community projects. Donations of $3 to $5 are suggested.
VNRCD meeting change for February
The Board of Supervisors of the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District meeting has changed for the month of February. The board will meet the second Friday of the month, at the Camp Verde Parks and Recreation building, 395 S. Main St., Camp Verde, in classrooms 206/207. All are welcome. The meeting is at 9 a.m. Agendas can be viewed at http://www.verde.org or at the Cottonwood Public Library the Thursday before each meeting. Call (928) 554-0463 for more information or to make special arrangements.
Beaver Creek Library Yard Sale
Friends of Beaver Creek Library invites everyone to the FBCL Yard Sale on Saturday. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ranch House Restaurant in Lake Montezuma. Many new and quality items are featured. Shop and have lunch at one easy location. Please, no early birds. All proceeds go to the new Beaver Creek Library.
Alpha Course at Spirit of Joy
Alpha is a course that covers the basics of Christianity. It answers questions like: Who is Jesus? and Why Did He Die? The next Alpha course begins at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church on Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m. and lasts 10 weeks. Each week an informal meal is offered, guests listen to a talk on how Christianity approaches the question at hand, then small groups gather for discussion.
To register, call the church office at (928) 634-4102, or email email@example.com. A registration form and brochure are also available on the website at http://sojaz.co. The church campus of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church is located at 300 Scenic Drive in Clarkdale.
MATForce announces annual Youth Video Contest
MATForce announces its annual “My Voice Makes a Difference” Youth Video Contest. Area youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to let their voices be heard by creating an original short video that makes a positive statement about reducing drug and alcohol abuse.
There are lots of chances to win cash prizes. Video entries can be up to two minutes in length and are easily submitted online at matforce.org. Winning videos will be used by MATForce online, at schools and at community events.
The contest deadline is March 28. For contest guidelines and entry form visit matforce.org or call (928) 708-0100.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Clubhouse
The big band sound dances featuring the great band Sentimental Journey will again play for your dancing enjoyment on Saturday at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse on Ninth Street in Clarkdale. The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum continue to host these dances. 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 sweetheart and dance the night away or just sit and listen to the great music of Sentimental Journey. For further information call Lee and Gail Daniels at (928) 634-9346.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Facilitators
Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) of Yavapai college is looking for Volunteer Facilitators for the spring session. Do you have a hobby, special interest subject or something you would like to learn and are willing to facilitate please call (928) 649-5550.
Resources available on many subjects. Requests have been made on global warming, gardening and sustainability living to name just a few.
Business Plan Workshop
Northern Arizona SCORE’s four-session Business Plan Workshop will be on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Business Assistance Center, 821 N. Main St., Cottonwood. The series provides both the training and guidance for you to create a comprehensive business plan for your business, a task than can be overwhelming if you have not worked through the process of writing a business plan.
For more information go to northernarizona.score.org or call 800-410-2260.
Mingus Baseball & Softball Alumni Games & BBQ
Come out and support the Mingus High School Baseball & Softball programs on Saturday at the Varsity fields as the Mingus Alumni showcase their talents and take on the 2013 Mingus Baseball and Softball players.
The event will kick off with the Baseball Alumni game at 11 a.m. and the Softball Alumni game will take place at 2 p.m. There will be a BBQ to satisfy your cravings, serving hamburgers and hot dogs for sale throughout the event. In addition, donations will be accepted at the gate as well as a 50/50 raffle will be taking place. All proceeds will benefit the Mingus Baseball and Softball programs.
For more information contact Baseball Coach Bob Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or Softball Coach John Brown at email@example.com.
Boy Scout leader recognition dinner
The Verde District Recognition Dinner of the Grand Canyon Boy Scouts of America is Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood LDS Church, 1377 Hombre Drive, Cottonwood. The dinner is Italian, with the main dish provided. Guests with last names A-M are asked to bring a salad to share; N-Z please bring a dessert to share.
Cost is $5 per person. All scouts are asked to be in uniform.
Register online at www.grandcanyonbsa.ord/event/district-recognition-dinner/1245691.
Enter annual Theme Competition at Manheim Gallery
The Manheim Gallery’s 2013 Theme Competition is quickly approaching, and the call is out for artists. Eligible work will include original concept and design in any medium or media, with the theme “Inside Out.” Artists should take a bold interpretation of subject matter and approach. Liberal use of imagination and humor is encouraged. Works previously shown or produced under supervision, such as in workshops or classes, are not eligible.
Deadline is Feb. 8. Entry fee is $35 for one work and $45 for two or more. For specifics, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Patt Manheim at (928) 649-0130. The Manheim is at 747 N. Main St., Cottonwood.
Cardiovascular Research in the Verde Valley
“Cardiovascular Research in the Verde Valley” is the topic of the February Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC).
The Wednesday lecture will feature interventional cardiologist Samuel Butman, M.D., M.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269 S. Candy Lane. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.