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What's Happening 4-3-13

Special cantor soloist at JCSVV

April 5

Friday, Erev Shabbat services at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley begin at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. If you love music, come to this service, featuring special guest Todd Herzog, cantorial soloist, composer, and performer. The Oneg refreshments are being sponsored by the Religious Affairs Committee.

For more information call the office at 928 204-1286 or visit

Lymphedema Therapy: Reducing Pain

April 5

Cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers are invited to participate in the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Heads Up! support group. Heads Up! is a monthly informal head and neck cancer support group. The next meeting is 1 – 2:30 p.m., Friday, at Verde Valley Medical Center’s Conference Room C, 269 S. Candy Lane. Contact Sue Robinson, speech language pathologist, EntireCare, at (928) 639-6326; or Virginia Viol, social worker, Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona, at (928) 204-4175.

Cowboy Cookout benefits Clarkdale Museum

April 6

The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum hosts a Cowboy Cookout fund-raiser on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Grant Smith will be cooking cowboy fare in Dutch ovens, and there will be entertainment by the Gray Village Band and cowboy music with Ray.

Bring a lawn chair and listen to stories of how Clarkdale was “way back when” from those who lived it.

Tickets are limited and cost $25.

Call (928) 649-1198 or email

‘Clip and Chip’ River Clean-up

April 6

On Saturday, Friends of Verde River Greenway will  join with VVPOA to complete a major clean-up project along river in Verde Village. Until recently, the area was a real dump. Most of the trash is gone, and barriers have been set up to keep litter and motor traffic out. Everyone is invited to “clip and chip” the remaining invasive plants, and do whatever else is needed to return this area to a pristine showcase of native riparian habitat. Work will begin at 8:30. Follow signs from Del Rio to Comanche Drive. Bring gloves, sunhats, and loppers if you have them. Snacks provided. Call 634-8738 for more information.

Roller Derby benefit for Molzan family

April 7

Sunday, the Dirty Verde Roller Derby girls have invited teams from Flagstaff, Prescott and Phoenix to join in a scrimmage at 1 p.m. at the Riverfront skate park at 1203 E. Riverfront Drive to benefit Marci and Chance Molzan, who were seriously injured in a car accident.

A requested donation of $5 for every girl participating to benefit the Molzan family. The benefit will continue with an after-party. Friends may also donate at Wells Fargo Bank, Account # 1484996481.

Holocaust Remembrance at the synagogue

April 7

At 2:30 p.m. the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley hosts the entire community for a Holocaust Remembrance program, “Remembering the Past; Creating Hope for the Future,” co-sponsored by Congregation Heichal Baoranim of Flagstaff and the Martin-Springer Institute of Northern Arizona University.  Holocaust Survivors and Children of Survivors will light memorial candles.

Guest speakers, including Pastor David Brandfass of Christ Lutheran Church, will offer readings. Creative expressions of tribute will be presented in music and dance by the Arizona Mountain Chorale of Flagstaff, the FALA Dance Group (Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy), and the NAU Woman’s Choir.

For more information call the office at 928 204-1286 or visit

Parkinson’s: Keep It Moving

April 9

“Parkinson’s: Keep It Moving”  is the topic of the April Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday discussion will feature neurologist Elwood Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC’s Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.

Successful Business Marketing 101

April 9

A two-our workshop facilitated by Results Marketing will give participants tangible tools for successful marketing. This workshop is for all business owners: small business, start up, medium to large size businesses. Any person who has a business or considering opening their own business will benefit being able to implement the tools learned. The workshop will have an interactive format. Participants can share their visions, brainstorm with the facilitator and other business owners.

The workshop will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library in the Quiet Room. Cost is $30. Call (928) 202-4300 or email

Free Healthy Arizona Worksites Program Training

April 9

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will offer Verde Valley employers the new Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) training, free of charge. The HAWP training is split into two sessions: one half-day session, and (six weeks later) one full-day session.

The first session is scheduled for: Tuesday, 1-5 p.m., Modules 1-3, Public Safety Building, Room A, 199 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. The program is designed for “small businesses,” and can benefit employers of a couple of employees on up to 2,000 plus.

For more information about HAWP, visit:

Horne speaks at Mingus Mountain Republican Club

April 9

The next luncheon meeting of the Mingus Mountain Republican Club will be will be Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7400, 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood. The doors open at 11 a.m. At noon, Attorney General Tom Horne will be speaking on what he is doing to protect Arizonans from criminals and from the federal government. Verde Valley residents are invited.

Lunch will be French Dip, with French Fries, salad and dessert with coffee or ice tea for $11. Lunch purchase is not required. Sodas are $1. For reservations for lunch, please contact Bob Molloy at (928) 202-2764 or email him at

NAWBO hosts Town Hall with mayors and Chip Davis

April 11

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 West Sedona. Meet with local government leaders in an intimate “town hall” setting to learn how to participate in and influence the interests of small business.

Come spend some time with Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis, Sedona Mayor Rob Adams, Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens, and Camp Verde Mayor Bob Burnside

Please make your reservation by visiting and click on Events for more information and to purchase your ticket.

History of the Soldier event at Fort Verde

April 13-14

Fort Verde Historic State Park is hosting the annual History of the Soldier for two days in Camp Verde. Enjoy speakers, military encampments, weapons demonstrations, fashion show and kids’ games. There will be a Dutch oven demo at 8 a.m. and noon both days, with a flag-raising at 9 a.m.

Sunday includes a non-denominational church service at 10 a.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children age 7-13. Children age 6 and under get in free. Call (928) 567-3275. The fort is at 125 E. Hollamon St.

Relay For Life Benefit Dance

April 13

The Cottonwood Roadrunners will be hosting the 11th Annual Benefit  Square and Round dance for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life on Saturday at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St, Cottonwood. There will be no charge for admission to dancers & guests. They rely on donations to support the cause.  Bob Jones will be calling & Barbara Lopez will be cuing. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. with alternating mainstream & plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with 2 rounds in between. Spectators  welcome at no charge.  For more info call (928) 649-0211.

Mars Hillbillies pickin’ at Beaver Creek

April 13

Popular Flagstaff Bluegrass Band “The Mars Hillbillies” will be featured at the Ranch House Barbecue and Pickin’ Party, at Beaver Creek Golf and Country Club. A full day of music will be performed outdoors on the grounds of the Ranch House Restaurant.

They will be performing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-12, and free for kids age 5 and under.

Ranch House Restaurant on Beaver Creek Golf Course is at 4250 N. Montezuma Ave., Lake Montezuma. Call (928) -567-4492.

Free Verde Valley Health Screening

April 14

Personal trainer Carla Gardner of Carla’s Fitness Paradise will be available for free fitness consultations at the second annual Free Verde Valley Health Screening Fair at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors to the Fitness Paradise booth can experience a quick and painless body fat composition and BMI analysis as well as a flexibility and muscular imbalance test.

Carla Gardner can be reached at (928) 254-0149, by email at or find out more by visiting her website at

Zumbathon for Boys & Girls

April 14

The Cottonwood Civic Center plays host to a Zumbathon to benefit the Cottonwood Boys & Girls Club on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Doors open at 1:30. All proceeds go to the club and are tax deductible.

Special guest Zuma Jammer Eric Aglia joins local instructors Hande Tufte, corrie Aglia, Melissa Najera Alleyne, Sara Woolsey, Rockin’ Roxy, Rose Ortiz and more. Minimum donation is $5.

Bags, Brews and Wine Event to support Sanctuary

April 16

It’s a girl’s night out alert for loads of fun for a great cause. Closet organization mavens Aileen Smart, Smart Window & Image Creations and Tracey Shadley, Organize A-Z want your handbags, purses and clutches. Why? So they can be auctioned off at the upcoming Bags, Brews and Wine event. Proceeds from the evening will help support abused and battered women being cared for at Verde Valley Sanctuary.

Save the date for a rollicking evening of fun, music, prizes and more at the Rendezvous in Old Town (RIOT) in Cottonwood, Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Bags can be dropped off prior to the event at Rendezvous or bring a bag the day of the event to get a special discount.

For more information contact Aileen Smart at 928-300-3033 or email:

Free childcare training

June 17

Yavapai College, in conjunction with Arizona Department of Economic Security, will conduct a no-cost intensive introductory course, titled “Early Child Care Professional Training.” The class will meet on the Verde Campus, Bldg. L Room 216, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale.

The 60-hour course is designed for those interested in pursuing careers working in child-care centers, pre-schools, Head Start programs or in-home child care. The classes meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Seating is limited to 20 participants. Call toll free 1-866-219-1021 or email:

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