Today at the Cottonwood Civic Center, it’s a massive Zumbathon to benefit the after school programs of the Cottonwood Boys and Girls Club. Join special guest jammer Eric Aglia and many popular Zumba instructors from 2 to 4 p.m. with a $5 minimum donation. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club, a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation may be tax deductible.
Spaghetti Dinner at the VFW
On Tuesday, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400, at 705 E Aspen St., will be serving up their world-famous spaghetti dinner.
For a donation of $7, you will be treated to a very generous portion of spaghetti (with or without meatballs), garlic toast, salad, dessert, and coffee or iced tea. The lounge will be open for other beverages.
These monthly dinners are open to anyone wishing to assist us in providing aid to our local veterans.
Kindergarten Come & See Day
United Christian School’s Kindergarten Come & See Day is Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. for student-centered activities. There will be also be a parent-focused Open House that day from 5 to 7 p.m.
Pre-K students and parents are invited for a day packed full of fun. Any questions? Call us at 567-0415 or visit our website: www.cvucs.org.
Camp Verde Arts Council to meet
The Camp Verde Arts Council is holding a meeting to discuss this year’s Fort Verde Days Art Show and future community art opportunities in Camp Verde. Open invitation to anyone who wants to help participate. Meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the Parks & Rec Conference Room 295 S. Main St. For more information contact (928) 274-7903, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.campverdeartscouncil.com.
VFW hosts Sock Hop
The Camp Verde VFW is hosting a Sock Hop on Friday. There will be a hula hoop contest, jitterbug contest, limbo contest and a best costume contest. Hamburgers and dogs will be served up at 5 p.m. There will be live music by Country Joe starting at 6 p.m. Members and guests welcome.
Erev Shabbat at JCSVV
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. The Schoen and Magal families are sponsoring the Oneg refreshments in honor of the birthdays of Diane Schoen and Itzhak Magal. JCSVV is at 100 Meadowlark in Sedona. For more information call the office at (928) 204-1286 or visit www.jcsvv.org.
Library’s Telemessage service expanded in Verde
The Yavapai Library Network is expanding its automated telephone messaging and answering service to the Verde Valley. Library users in Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Sedona, Camp Verde Beaver Creek, the Village of Oak Creek, Jerome and the Verde Village will now be able to call the Telemessage service and receive information about their library account, including fines, fees, items currently checked out and items waiting to be picked up. The service is accessible by calling (928) 649-6250.
Beer Day at the VFW
VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde is having a 50-cent Draft Bud Lite All Day Fest, going on Saturday starting at noon. There will be hamburgers for a $5 donation. Come and have fun. Members and guests welcome.
Cactus Cats play at Sedona Museum
‘Music at the Museum’, with Cactus Cats western duo, music in a historic setting, starts at 1 p.m. at Sedona Heritage Museum’s Fruit Packing Shed. They will have new songs, sing-alongs, terrible jokes and good family fun. Plus, a special audience participation surprise. The event is free. Call (928) 282-7038 for more info.
Get your fertilizer here
Hickmans Egg Farm has again donated 200 bags of “The Farmers Choice” fertilizer to the Camp Verde Library Endowment. These normally sell at nurseries for about $7 per bag. We will be selling these for Dick Tinnlins “Summer Place Pecan Farm” on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. for $4 per bag.
Take a bus trip to Botanical Gardens
The exquisite desert flora is coming to life and there’s no better time than now to get your art and nature fix all at once in the same place. OLLI (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) invites you to join its tour to the Desert Botanical Gardens on Saturday.
The tour’s cost is $58 to OLLI members and $65.00 to non-members. It includes roundtrip transportation, entrance fee and guided tour. The bus will depart from Cottonwood and Camp Verde. A stop at Traders Joe’s is planned for the return trip. To register call the OLLI office at (928) 649-5550.
Post 135 sets Joint Membership Initiation
The American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary announced that both memberships will join together for the first Initiation Recognition Dinner. The event will be held at Brandi’s Kitchen, 660 E. Mingus Ave. on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. Guests have a choice of two entrees: Lasagna or Chicken Divan. The per person plate cost is $15 which includes tax and gratitude and paid at the event.
Prior to the dinner, each organization will have a short separate initiation into each organization. This event is by reservation, therefore, members or eligible Legion/Auxiliary individuals interested in attending the event are asked to call Jeri Strande NLT April 17 at 928-649-3374 to make reservations and menu selection.
Buena Vista Children’s Services Parenting Class
Become a Love and Logic Parent. This free parenting program will help you make parenting and teaching your child fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. Class meets weekly on Mondays for 6 weeks beginning April 22. Class will not meet on Memorial Day. This free class includes free child care for those who register. Childcare space is limited. Location: Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School 1615 Main St. in Clarkdale 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Please contact Joanne Schloeman at Buena Vista Children’s Services, (928) 451-5755 or register on-line at bv-cs.org/parenting.
‘Simply Stated and Simply Played’ at Clemenceau Museum
Cornville singer-songwriter Dan Engler will provide the musical fare at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum Last Friday of the Month gathering Friday, 1-3 p.m. Engler’s program is called “Simply Stated and Simply Played.” He will perform his original folk music and talk about folk music origins and his own song-writing process.
This is a free event, open to the public, with refreshments. The Clemenceau Heritage Museum is located at 1 N. Willard St. in Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-2868.
Northern AZ Watercolor Society Meeting
The next meeting of NAWS (Northern Arizona Watercolor Society) will be on Friday at 9 a.m. with an art demonstration plus a display by the featured critique group, The Aquarelles, all following a short business meeting.
Monthly meetings are usually on the fourth Friday of each month, at the Sedona United Methodist Church, located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road, just off State Route 179 in the Chapel area. Visit the website at www.NAWS-AZ.org.
‘Grapes of Wrath’ at the Big Read
Camp Verde Community Library is hosting a screening of the 1940 classic movie The Grapes of Wrath, starring Henry Fonda, on Friday at 7 p.m. in Rooms 206-07 on the Camp Verde Town Hall Campus. The movie is an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from 1939.
Following the movie, there will be a discussion of the book, the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. For more information about The BIG READ contact the Camp Verde Community Library at (928) 554-8380.
Bullying documentary at Spirit of Joy
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church will host a film, “Bullied to Silence” at 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the church campus, 300 Scenic, Clarkdale. This is a must-see film that focuses on hateful and hurtful words and cyber-bullying, and features “American Idol’s” Brett Loewenstein and Australian Casey Heynis. It provides tools to stop verbal and cyber-bullying by addressing the needs of the bullied and the bully while creating a strong support network for bystanders, parents, teachers, and staff. Bring your friends and neighbors to this feature documentary. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 634-4102 or see http://sojaz for more information.
World Peace Dance in Sedona
Sedona’s inaugural World Peace Dance is Sunday, 5-7 p.m. This is a fund-raising party to support a new project, Elaine Hanson Dances 501(c)(3). The evening includes performance and workshops.
Elaine Hanson Dances is scheduled for February 2014 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Come learn more about it and enjoy a preview of World Peace Dance at the home of Barbara and Michael Litrell, 75 Lolomi Drive, Sedona. Refreshments will include an array of international treats.
Please RSVP by April 25 649-0135 or email@example.com.
Kindergarten Registration at DDB
April 30-Ma 1
Kindergarten Registration at Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School is Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. (April 30 only, 5-7 p.m.)
Please Bring: *Current Immunization; *Utility Bill w/Physical Address; *Birth Certificate. Child must be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2013. Note: Child will not be enrolled without up-to-date immunization record.
Fiesta at Spirit of Joy
Spirit of Joy will host its annual Fiesta on Saturday at their Clarkdale campus, 300 Scenic Drive. Tickets are $15 adult, and children 10 and under are $7. The fiesta will feature a traditional Mexican dinner, a Silent Auction, and a 50/50 drawing. The proceeds benefit Spirit of Joy Ministries and World Hunger. Doors open at 5:30, with dinner served at 6 pm. Call 634-4102 or see http://sojaz for further information.
Verde Valley Voices in Concert
The Verde Valley Voices Spring Concert “Power of Song” is Saturday at Mingus Union High School Auditorium. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. with the concert starting at 3 p.m. Purchase advance tickets at Planet Video and Verde Floral in Cottonwood or from any choir member, Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.
Cruisin’ for Critters Ride
Help benefit the Adopt-for-Life Center for Animals. Ride or support the second annual Cruisin’ for Critters Motorcycle Ride. The Poker Run and Ride will be May 4 will start at the 10/12 Lounge in Clarkdale, cruise through Northern Arizona to return to the 10/12 for fun and entertainment. See Livas/Martinez perform Live. Participants receive an event pin, coffee and doughnuts, lunch and raffle and 50/50 drawing.
Register from 8 a.m. - 9:45 at the 10/12 Lounge, 910 Main Street in Clarkdale. It’s kickstands up at 10 a.m. The ride is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. All proceeds directly benefit the homeless pets at the Adopt for Life Center for Animals.
For ride, event or sponsorship opportunities, call Barbie at928-634-7387 (PETS) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.