|Kingdom Rock VBS at St. John Vianney|
A summer kids’ camp called “Kingdom Rock” will be hosted at St John Vianney Church, 180 Soldiers Pass Road, Sedona, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
At Kingdom Rock, kids stand strong for God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong for God, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.
The cost for the week is $10 per child or $15 per family. Scholarships are available. Sponsoring churches for this event are St. John Vianney, Christ Center Wesleyan, Sedona United Methodist, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church. For more information, call Laura at (9280 451-4415.
Margaret Wingfield Hallett Plaza celebrates 25th anniversary
The Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 25-year celebration for the Margaret Wingfield Hallett Plaza on May 31 at 4 p.m. at the corner of Main and First streets.
The Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce board of directors invites members of the community who were significantly involved with the project to celebrate the 25th anniversary.
For more information, call Chamber secretary Stephanie Peters at 703-868-4634.
Shabbat at JCSVV
Shed the tensions of the week, and enter the peace of the Sabbath at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Friday, Erev Shabbat services begin at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.
Oneg refreshments are sponsored by Dawn and Harvey Bershader in honor of their anniversary.
The Shabbat service is a joyous journey of prayer, song, and rabbi’s teaching.
All are welcome to join the community.
For more information call the office at 928 204-1286 or visit www.jcsvv.org.
Prime Rib with the Auxis
The VFW Post 6739 Ladies Auxiliary is having a prime rib dinner on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
The cost will be a $12 donation. There will be live music by Tad and Company from 5 to 8 p.m.
Members and guests welcome.
Summer Food Service at C-OC District
June 3-July 26
The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.
Meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and under, without charge.
There will be no discrimination on the course of the meal served.
Meals will be provided at Cottonwood Elementary School, 301 N. Willard St., Cottonwood.
Lunch Only: service begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
Clowning Around class for kids
Smokey Rain (Laura McCuistion) is a resident of Cottonwood who is teaching classes for both children and adults this summer at Yavapai College’s Verde campus. Smokey is a new instructor for the College for Kids program and for the Community Education program as well.
The class for kids is called “Clowning Around,” and it is a Performance Art class that introduces the kids to the rare art of clowning. They will learn about make-up, costumes, balloon-sculpting and the basics of comedy acting. For the Community Education program Smokey’s class is “Laughter Is The Best Medicine.” It is a health class that focuses on gelotology, the psychology and physiology of laughter
There are two three-week course available for kids, one in June and the other in July, beginning June 3. Scholarships are available.
For the adult class, a five-week course is offered which begins June 5. Visit www.yc.edu/collegeforkids and yc.edu/commed and go to register online to see the Verde catalog. To register by phone, please call (928) 634-6577 or 717-7607.
Supper & Bible Study
Wednesday Night Supper and Bible Study is at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, 644 S. Seventh St., Camp Verde. Supper is at 5:30 p.m., Bible Study at 6:45 p.m. They are in the book of Hebrews. Everyone is welcome. For questions contact Karen at (928) 567-6336.
Cornfest - last call for early registration discount
The Verde Valley has remarkable talent. Let’s show it off. Join us for the 22nd annual Cornfest. Town community block, July 19 and 20. Vendors: Early Registration discounts until June 5.
Check out the website www.campverdepromotions.org. Forms can be downloaded from our website or call (928) 301-0922 or (908) 300-0179. Along with vendors the weekend promises to be a busy one. Enjoy old-fashioned family fun events, with activities for all ages. In the planning stages, are live music, games for kids, kite making contest, tethered balloon rides, “corniest” joke contest, WOW Bubbles, street dance, guided “birding excursions”, farmers market and anything else we can get together, along with the most popular fire roasted, buttered sweet corn in Arizona, grown right here in the Camp Verde. We will also sell uncooked corn by the dozen. Come join the fun!
Verde Ditch meeting
The Verde Ditch Commissioners Quarterly Meeting is to be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the ditch office, 432 S. First St., Camp Verde. For more information, email email@example.com.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Men’s Prayer Breakfast at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, 644 S. Seventh St., Camp Verde, starts at 8 a.m. Men and boys of all ages are welcome to join together for a wonderful fellowship of food and prayer. For questions contact Karen at (928) 567-6336.
Democratic perspective on ‘State of the State’
A Democratic Perspective, “State of the State,” a free forum and open discussion on education, the environment and health care, is Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, at the corner of Highway 179 and Meadowlark Drive, Sedona.
The evening is moderated by Mike Cosantino and Steve Williamson.
Legislators scheduled to speak include Sen. Katie Hobbs, District 24, Rep. Martin Quezada, District 29, Rep. Jamescita Peshlaki, District 24, and Rep. Stefanie Mach, District 10. It is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
What parents and teens need to know
What parents and teens need to know is the topic of the June Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday event will feature Andrea Gonzalez, M.D.
The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona. 928-639-6551.