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What's Happening 5-19-13

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 19-25

During the month of May, Doggone Safe Inc., Camp Verde Animal Control and other organizations will be calling attention to one of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems: dog bites. By the age of 12, half of all children will be bitten by a dog. The majority of these bites are by the family dog, or a dog known by the child.

Doggone safe, a non-profit organization dedicated to dog bite prevention through education, offers free information at its website, to help promote safety messages during Dog Bite Prevention Week, scheduled for May 19-25.

Friday steak fry at VFW

May 24

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be hosting dinner on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. They will be serving steak, baked potato, salad and roll for a donation of $12 a plate.

Come on in & enjoy great food, good company & have some fun. There will be music by Frank.

Proceeds go to veterans & family support. Members & guests welcome.

Class on resolving conflict

May 28

Join Dr. Marta Adelsman, Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness, for her monthly Chat ‘n’ Chew discussion on Tuesday, May 28, 3-4 p.m., entitled “The Eye of the Hurricane.” It will be held at Jerona Café in Cottonwood (Mingus Avenue across from the Post Office).

Learn how to make the emotional and psychological shifts necessary to allow conflict to teach you, thus creating a peaceful existence. The fee for the event is $10 per person. Jerona requests that participants purchase their delicious beverages or food. Please arrive 15 minutes early to purchase. Call (928) 451-9482 or e-mail for more details.

Farmer’s Market opens in Cornville

June 3

The Cornville Farmers Market will open for the season Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., and will continue each Monday through September or until the veggies run out. The event is at Windmill Park where vendors may begin to set up at 4 p.m. and must supply their own tables, chairs, shelter, cooler, ice, etc. and must set up, take down, and clean their own area. Set up spaces are available on a first-come, first- served basis. After unloading, vendor vehicles are to be parked outside the park. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Vendors of locally grown produce and locally created non-food crafts are invited to contact Jan Tomlinson at 928-301-2161 or

Quail Country Quilters

May 23

Please join Quail Country Quilters at the annual Spring Luncheon - starting at 10 a.m. Some interesting (??) entertainment is planned, and they will have Show and Tell of this year’s Mystery Quilts. They normally meet on the second and fourth Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E. Aspen in Cottonwood. Visitors are encouraged and always welcome! Any questions, call Bev at 634-9411.

Town closes for an hour

May 21

The Town of Camp Verde is announcing a one-hour closure of its non-emergency facilities from noon to 1 p.m.

Notices will be posted on the exterior door of each facility with a cell phone number so you may contact a staff member in an emergency.

Learn how to harvest rainwater

May 21

Would you like to know how to harvest/collect rainwater and then be able to use that water around your home and garden? It’s free - and free of chlorine and other additives found in tap water. You’re invited to join the community of all the Verde Valley on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. at the Seventh-day Adventist meeting room at 1406 Boothill Drive, Camp Verde. This is a free presentation and open to the public. For more information, call Merle or Michele Herrick at 567-8687.

Thursday music at Thanks A Latte

May 23

Gary Simpkins and Gregg Gould are scheduled to play at Thanks A Latte in Camp Verde on Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m.

Reel in fun at Catfish Contest

May 25-26

Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) Squadron 93 of Camp Verde is sponsoring its 30th annual Catfish Contest. The two-day tournament will have first, second and third prize for heaviest fish caught. You may fish anywhere in the Verde River. (The 2010 winner came in with a 25-pounder.)

Sign-in is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Post 93 at 286 S. Third St. Registration fee is $6. Weigh-in is Sunday at noon sharp at the post. For more information, call (928) 567-6154.

Safe driving for mature drivers

May 22

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church will host a course in Safe Driving for Mature Drivers on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church campus, 300 Scenic Drive, Clarkdale. This AAA sponsored course is aimed at keeping senior drivers safe, while enabling them to earn a discount on their auto insurance. You can fine-tune your driving skills, update your knowledge of the rules of the road, and reduce your chances of an accident. The course cost is $11.95 for AAA members and Spirit of Joy members, a little more for others. Bring your own lunch. Call 634-4102 or see for further info.

Verde Valley Woodcarvers exhibit at the Library

Art in Public Places at the Clark Memorial Library, 39 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale, is pleased to host an exhibit by the Verde Valley Woodcarvers Club throughout the month of May.

For more information or to participate in Art in Public Places at Clark Memorial Library, stop by the Library or visit the Library’s page on the Town of Clarkdale website at

Legion Post 135 sets Memorial Day program

May 25

Come one; come all to the family orientated American Legion Post 135 third annual Memorial Day event to be held on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Cornville Windmill Park. The park is located at 9950 E Cornville Road in Cornville. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

Keynote speaker is Commander, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Verde Valley Composite Squadron 205, John D. Rosenthal. Due to traditionally warm temperatures, participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and umbrella. Please contact Cmdr Sherie Mercier at 928-856-2437 or event coordinator, Jeri Strande at 649-3374.

1 God 1 Church 1 Night worship

May 19

The annual 1 God 1 Church 1 Night worship service will take place Sunday, 7 p.m., at the Mingus Union High School stadium. This is a community event sponsored by Verde Valley churches.

The best and worst food choices for diabetes

May 20

“The Best and Worst Food Choices” is the topic of the May Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5-7 p.m., Monday, in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269 S. Candy Lane. The group is open to all members of the community. Please RSVP to (928) 639-6346; walk-ins welcome.

Learn how AHCA will affect your business

May 21

The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon is Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. Sixth St. Do you have questions about how the new Affordable Health Care Act will affect your business? They will have an expert explain how your business will be affected and the important dates that you need to be aware of.

Luncheon Price: $16 Members; $18 Non-Members.

Help with MUHS Operation Graduation

Mingus Union High School’s graduation is right around the corner (May 24th)! Don’t have time to serve on the Operation Graduation Planning Committee? That’s OK! We still need your help! Operation Graduation is an annual commitment from the community to provide a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment for our graduating seniors and their friends.

To volunteer to work a two-hour shift on the night of the event, contact Windy Mickle at (928) 301-2104. To make a cash donation, make your check payable to “MUHS Operation Graduation” and mail it to: ATTN: Operation Graduation, 1801 E. Fir Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. To donate an item that can be used as an event prize, contact Daniel Elliott at (928) 300-6516. If you’d like to donate a Gift Certificate, you can mail it to the address listed above. To help sell raffle tickets or to buy some (for a chance to win $2,013!), contact Vikki Church at (928) 821-3457. If you or your business would like to become a sponsor of the event, contact Tim Wills at (928) 300-3810 or Jan Wills at (928) 300-3820.

To get the latest Operation Graduation updates, visit our Facebook page at

Caregiver Support Group meeting

May 28

Feeling alone, isolated, exhausted? Take time for you! Meetings of the Caregiver Support Group are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Cottonwood Village, 201 E. Mingus Ave, Cottonwood. Open to the public and all Caregivers of the Community. Info: Call Hospice of the Pines at 1-877-632-0111. Info: Call Hospice of the Pines at 1-877-632-0111.

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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

Eleanor Roosevelt carried a gun permit.Wake up ladies.

Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Article comment by: Greg Battisti

Old Town Cottonwood Flea Market
187 East Pima/Old Town Activity Park
Market runs every Saturday through June
8:00 am-2:00 pm
All types of vendors welcome
Come out and support our local artists, crafters and vendors!

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