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What's Happening: 7-3-13

VFW observes Independence Day

July 4

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 Honor Guard will conduct the 7 a.m. flag-raising to open Clarkdale's Old-fashioned Fourth of July. They will then carry our Nation's Colors in leading the Clarkdale Children's Parade.

The Honor Guard will then conduct an 11 a.m. Flag-raising at the Post located at 705 E Aspen St. At 5 p.m. they will have a Patio Picnic of burgers & hotdogs and plenty of side dishes prepared by members of our Ladies Auxiliary. The Honor Guard will then present their Salute to Veterans at 7 p.m. at Cottonwood Kids Park.

Parks and Rec offers swim lessons

July 8

Camp Verde Parks and Recreation announces the next round of swim lessons at the Camp Verde Heritage Community Pool starting Monday, July 8. Classes are taught Monday through Thursday mornings for two-week sessions. A two-week session costs $24 and could help save a life as well as allow years of enjoyment and exercise. Class placement is determined by ability and starts with Parent/Child classes designed for introducing very young children to the water. Accidental drowning is a major cause of death for children in Arizona. Help to protect your child by teaching them to swim. Also, check out Parks and Recreation's other classes: Aqua Zumba (Mondays and Wednesdays evenings at 6 p.m. as well as Tuesday & Thursdays at 7 a.m.) and Aqua Yoga (Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m.) First class is FREE. Come to the Camp Verde Pool at 290 Apache trail to register or call the Pool at (928) 567-0288.

NAWBO's July Networking Extravaganza

July 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 Café in Sedona. Attendees will experience a unique and exciting Networking Extravaganza with the opportunity to network and mastermind.

To make reservations and for more information, visit and click on "Events."

Verde Valley Computer Club July Calendar

July 11 Genealogy SIG 6:00 p.m. (meet at Family History Center, west side Mormon Church 1377 E Hombre Dr, Cottonwood).

July 11 Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

July 19 Digital Camera SIG 4 p.m.

July 20 General Meeting 10 a.m. Pot Luck Luncheon. Open to the public, bring a dish to share. Meat dish provided. Free.

Public is invited to attend the meetings at no cost. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Website Dave 639-0106.

A trip to Wet'n Wild Water Park

July 11

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces a trip to the Wet'n Wild Water Park in Phoenix on Thursday. Spend the day in the pools, slides & rides of Arizona's largest water park. The bus leaves at 8:15 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. from the Town Gym on Hollamon Street. Slide the Constrictor! Survive the Tornado! Ride the Raging River! Bring a lunch to enjoy or pre-order one at the park. Only $32 covers the bus and water park admission. Don't miss out, register now at Camp Verde Parks & Recreation, 395 S. Main St. in Camp Verde. Other scheduled trips include the Phoenix Children's Museum and Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott. Call Michael Marshall at Parks & Rec (928) 554-0828 for more information.

The Sign on the Stone

July 12

The next film in the Verde Valley Archaeology Center's free Summer Archaeology Film Fest is "The Sign on the Stone: The unknown Sahara of the Peoples with no name." The age-old history of the Sahara is characterized by alternating phases of climatic extremes: periods of great dryness, of heavy rains, and in the background the stories of men whose luck it was to choose this land as their home. From the end of the Pleistocene to the Holocene and up to the last desertification, through their cave paintings the shelters that gave them refuge became the place of abode and conservation of a culture. In these books of stone is revealed and recorded a human story that today still displays intact its fascinating and extraordinary magic.

The free screening is at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road.

For more information visit or call the Center in Camp Verde at (928) 567-0066.

Fineman at Library's Author Talks

July 12

Camp Verde Community Library is continuing a series of presentations by local authors, as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program. On Friday, at 1 p.m. Bette Fineman will discuss her latest book, "Patterns: Tales of Flying and of Life." Fineman has been a writer/editor since 1959. She worked exclusively for author Richard Bach until 1970, including his aviation series, the collection, "Gift of Wings and Jonathan Livingston Seagull."

From 1970 on, Ms. Fineman has been listed with Writer's Magazine as a "book doctor" with multiple individual clients. Her articles appeared in local newspapers, aviation magazines and online aviation sites until her semi-retirement. She designed and produced newsletters for various groups, owned a wildlife notecard company using original sketches, which led to doing pet portraits for several years. She has been a licensed pilot for 50 years, and wrote "Patterns: Tales of Flying and of Life" in 2007.

 For more information about any of our upcoming adult programs and "Geek the Library" checkout the library's webpage on or contact the Camp Verde Community Library at (928) 554-8380.

A River Runs Thru Us opening exhibit

July 27

The opening exhibit of the Verde Valley Land Preservation's inaugural "A River Runs Thru Us" Verde Artist Challenge will be at the MANHEIM GALLERY, 747 N. Main St., Cottonwood.

The reception is Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The 25 participating artists took an educational trip down the Verde River this spring and created art from their experience.

For more information, visit or email

Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

July 4

On Thursday, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave the Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9:30 a.m. and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square.

This year the Grand Marshals are the whole Rask Family, who invite all to join them in celebrating Independence Day. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats) should sign up at the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Station or call (928) 567-7428.

The festivities and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park.

For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Event Coordinator, at 928-606-4050.

Ranch House Coalition Meeting

July 6

The semi-annual meeting of the Ranch House Coalition is Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Ranch House Restaurant in Lake Montezuma.

The agenda includes the Beaver Creek Community Development Corporations Board status, election of an RHC representative to the BCCDC Board, election of a BCGC representative to the BCCDC Board, bylaw amendments, a treasury report, liability and income projections, P&L balance sheet and a proposed increase in member dues.

New business includes joint venture status details on sale/partnership of the Ranch House and status report on the golf course restoration.

Fourth of July Parade in Camp Verde

July 4

The American Legion Family of Post #93 Camp Verde will once again be hosting the Fourth of July parade. The event is called the "FREE"dom Parade. It will start at 10 a.m. from ACE Hardware. There is no entry fee for the parade because it is free. The American Legion will also be doling out free hotdogs, chips and water. This will be by the Town Ramada. The Lions Club will be having a free ice-cream social at the same place. You can also mosey over to 480 First Street to the Camp Verde Community Church where they will also be serving free hot dogs, etc. They will also be providing children's games and many other fun activities. And the Lions Club will be having an antique show. Parade applications can be found at Town Hall and the American Legion Post #93 on Third and Arnold streets. Any questions, please feel free to call Sharon Doran at (928) 300-6826 after June 12.

Camp Verde Lions Club Car Show

July 4

Bring your classic vehicles, motorcycles and custom cars to the Camp Verde Lions Club Car Show on the Fourth of July at Fort Verde Plaza on Main Street in Camp Verde. The show runs from 8 alm. to 2 p.m. Registration fee is $25.

For more information Contact Camp Verde Lions Club at (928) 274-3603 or at Visit

Christian Open Mic Night

July 12

On Friday 6-8:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel will be hosting a "Christian Open Mic Night." They welcome any group or individual who has a talent or gift to sing or play a hymn, current popular Christian song, worship song, or an original. The event is free. There will be coffee (Thanks A Latte), pie, and ice cream available for a donation. The stage will have an electronic keyboard and drums available along with microphones. Any other instrument will have to be supplied by the artist. 

They are located at 514 Main St, Camp Verde. Call (928) 567-2171.

Clarkdale Fourth of July

July 4

Independence Day in Clarkdale begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in the Clarkdale Park; $4 for adults and $3 children 12 and younger. The children's parade is at 9 a.m. An ice cream social and a patriotic concert by local orchestra follow the parade.

A festive All-American barbecue luncheon takes place at the Verde Canyon Railroad depot's shaded patio prior to the train's departure. Grilled burgers and hot dogs, baked beans, special recipe potato salad, cupcakes and ice-cold lemonade are served to the tune of rousing patriotic anthems. At 1 p.m. the train pulls out for the four-hour journey as the stars and stripes wave in the breeze and red, white and blue flags decorate this historic train.

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