Due to the decline of influenza and RSV cases nationally and locally, Verde Valley Medical Center has lifted its annual visitation restrictions. Effective today, children 12 years and younger will be allowed in the hospital to visit patients. In general and depending on the unit, hospital visitation guidelines allow two visitors at a time in a patient's room between the hours of 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and are not to be left unattended in any area of the hospital.
Talent Showcase at Cottonwood Public Library
Do you have a talent or interest you are eager to share? Don't miss the Talent Showcase at the Cottonwood Public Library. The next scheduled Talent Showcase will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today.
The Talent Showcase (a creativity workshop) is a perfect opportunity to develop skill and confidence for presenting one's special talent or interest. Participants are encouraged to prepare a 3 to 5 minute presentation to offer in a fun and friendly atmosphere of supportive peers and professionals. Someone may sing a song, another may read poetry and others may share their art or discuss an exciting hobby. A sound system, TV monitor and microphones will be provided. All interests and skill levels are welcome in this workshop setting.
For more information on this event, call or visit the Cottonwood Public Library, 100 S. Sixth St., (928)634-7559.
Special meeting of Ranch House Coalition
Beaver Creek Community Development Corporation President Maggie Holt is calling for an informal meeting of the Board of Directors and Members of the Ranch House Coalition to be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. on the back patio of the Ranch House Restaurant. The rear driveway will be closed for driving or parking.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss where we have been, where we are today, where we want to go, and how to get there. All opinions are welcome and will receive community attention.
Clarkdale Car Show rescheduled
The rain postponed the March 9 show, but the Saturday field of cars looks very good as the date draws near. A number of "30s, "40s and "50s cars and trucks are expected, as well as newer models. Also registered is a 2003 Harley Road King, Firefighter (Special Edition) cycle. There will be 30 to 35 raffle items available, as well as 15 to 18 silent auction items for bidding. Everyone can participate on these. Food available for all to purchase, coffee, pop, water, chips, donuts, hot dogs subs. Come out and see the 75 to 100 vehicles and enjoy the beautiful weather in "Beautiful Downtown Clarkdale." Call for info, 634-8207.
Corned Beef and Cabbage at the VFW
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400, at 705 E. Aspen St., will be serving up their delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner for a donation of only $8 a plate. Your donations aid the VFW in helping local veterans and their families. So come on by, enjoy an excellent Irish meal, and visit our military memorabilia museum.
Presentation on Tim's Cave
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center (VVAC) will host a special presentation on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yavapai College-Sedona Campus in Room 34. This is a community presentation put on by the VVAC that is open to members and the general public. There is no charge.
The presentation is by Andy Seagle, who will talk about Tim's Cave, which was featured in a 2010 article in the Camp Verde Bugle describing the Seagle's discoveries of archaeological sites around Sedona.
Say Yes to the Dress!
Are you planning a wedding? You won't want to miss the Budget Bridal event happening at the Mission Thrift Store, 810 Mingus Ave., in Cottonwood on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when all wedding dresses and prom dresses will be on sale. There are 67 dresses ranging in sizes from small to extra-large. There will be wedding vendors on hand to help plan the perfect wedding on a budget. Cake and refreshments will be offered throughout the day.
The benefits of reiki
"The Benefits of Reiki" is the topic of the March Lunch & Learn, sponsored by the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare - Sedona. The Saturday event features facilitator and teacher Debra Karpek. The free event is noon-2:30 p.m. in Conference Room B at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 Candy Lane; lunch is provided. To reserve your seat for the Lunch & Learn, call (928) 204-4175.
Polynesian Dance Classes in Camp Verde
Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces Polynesian Dance classes at the Community Center starting Monday. These classes are offered in partnership with Kathy Reay, a long time dance instructor who is returning to offer classes at Parks & Recreation. These "Hula" classes include traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand. The classes are for children ages 3-13 arranged in different age groups. Classes will meet once a week on Monday or Wednesday nights at 5 or 5:30. Tuition is $5 for a 30-minute class and $10 for a 1 hour class. For registration or information contact Kathy Reay at (928) 274-1172 or email email@example.com. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday March 20 at 5:30 pm in Room 204 of the Community Center - the parking lot next to town hall.
Outdoor Flea Market opens
Old Town Cottonwood Flea Market will be located at the Historic Old Town Activity Park, 187 E. Pima. On its opening weekend, the market will be open both days from 8 a. to 3 p.m. with free admission. The Old Town Cottonwood Flea Market will run April-November on the second and fourth weekends. All types of vendors are welcome; please call Greg at (928) 254-9713.
Trade beads rotating exhibit
The Rotating Community Exhibit at the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum is a display of various beautiful Trade Beads.
A major source of glass beads used in the fur trade was Venice, Italy. Examples of these are included in this exhibit.
The display can be viewed during the Museum's winter hours on Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
While at the Museum check out the gift shop offerings of unique cards, bookmarks, cups and various items only available at their location in Historic Downtown Camp Verde.
The Museum is located at 435 S. Main St. and admission is free. For information call (928) 567-9560 during Museum hours.