The second annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase is Saturday Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood. Featured this year are Arizona Music Hall of Fame member Joe Bethancourt along with local professional folk artists PK Gregory and Ron McLain. Kudos Editor Dan Engler will host this year's .
Tickets are $15 advance, $18 door, $20 priority (Call 928-592-3090). For more information, visit www.oldtowncenter.org.
Turkey donation sought for Hearts for the Hungry and Homeless
Hearts for the Hungry and Homeless (HHH) is operating a food pantry in one of the classrooms at Mingus Union High School and is serving about 150 meals per week to students.
A large percentage of students at Mingus High are separated from their immediate family and are living in poverty. In our ongoing effort to serve these students, HHH would like to provide turkeys for Thanksgiving. The goal is 200 turkeys.
In order to do this, we need the help of friends and neighbors. Please consider supporting this Mission. HHH is a non-profit 501-C3 and donations are tax deductible.
We also have the ongoing need to stock the food pantry and your monthly donation will help provide a cup of soup, lunch meat, bread, granola bars, fresh produce, hot dogs, peanut butter and hygiene items to those in need.
Please send donations to "Hearts for the Hungry and Homeless" 1125 S. Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ. 86325. 928-254-7069
Verde Thumbs Garden Club explores Heirloom seeds
The Verde Thumbs Garden Club, a club for anyone interested in vegetable gardening and healthy living, invites you to attend our monthly meeting. Steven Scott from Underwood Gardens in Chino Valley will be the speaker. He will be talking about the importance of saving and using Heirloom seeds versus GMO seeds. There will be tips on how to save your own seeds in preparation for our November Seed Exchange. His web site, UnderwoodGardens.com has some great information. Bring your questions for a great question and answer session.
Social time is 6 pm & meeting at 6:30 pm. We meet at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, southwest corner of Willard and Mingus. Call Janice Montgomery at 634-7172 for more information
Quail Country Quilters
The Quail Country Quilters will have their business meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 9:00am. There will be Show 'n Tell and Karen Crowder will talk about preparing our quilts for the Quilt Show. Remember members that all Boutique items need to be turned in so they can be priced for the upcoming Quilt Show. The Guild will be having their biennial Quilt Show A Covey of Quilts IV at Cottonwood Middle School October 18 and 19.
The Guild meets at 9am on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at 705 E. Aspen Street in Cottonwood. Visitors are always welcome. For information call Bev at 634-6411.
Camp Verde Arts Council to present Fort Verde Art Show
The Camp Verde Arts Council is pleased to present this year's Fort Verde Days Art Show, on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, during Fort Verde Days.
The C.V. Arts Council invites everyone to attend the opening reception scheduled for Friday, October 11th starting at 5:30 p.m.
This year's art show is located in the Town classrooms 204-206 located behind Camp Verde's Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center, at 435 S. Main St. The art show will be open after the parade until 6pm on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The annual Fort Verde Days Art Show brings together the regions artistic talents in two unique shows: a professional and a student exhibit. The professional show will include sculptures, paintings, drawings, and more by local artists.
Students from around the region were invited to submit their work for the student show.
Every year the show is judged by professional judges who award prizes and ribbons. This year's show will be judged by four local gallery owners: Christopher Mull from Jerome's Zen Mountain Gallery, Patt Manheim from the Manheim Gallery in Cottonwood, Peggy Lanning from Lanning Gallery, and Ken Rowe from Rowe Art Gallery in Sedona.
The Opening Reception on Friday, October 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. will be the first opportunity to see the show and meet with participating artists. There will be refreshments and the event is open to the public.
For more information or questions about the show, please contact Stephanie Peters at 928-567-7033 or at Campverdeartscouncil@gmail.com.
Dan Engler to perform at Living Room Music Series
On Oct. 16, the Living Room Music Series at CPL Sedona will feature Cornville singer-songwriter Dan Engler with his program 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. In addition, Engler will share songs from the deepest corners of the Americana-Roots-Folks music treasure chest.
Engler pens his own original story-telling songs that reflect his life experiences over the past 40 years in Arizona.
His songs combine wit, wisdom and an uncanny knack for expressing real-life-truths. His straight-forward guitar playing adds a folksy counterpoint to his "down home" lyrics.
An avid student of music and the icons of folk, rock, and blues, Dan's observations are reflected in the crafting of his songs, flavored with metaphor and experience from his 40 years in Arizona and the Southwest.
"My music is simply stated and simply played," said Engler. "They are more stories than songs and the hope is they are shared in a way through which the listener can see some aspect of their own life."
The Center for Positive Living Sedona is located in the Village of Oak Creek at 45 Castle Rock Road.
For more information, visit CplSedona.org.
Every Wednesday, the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for tea and coffee with the concerts starting promptly at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 cash only and because seating is limited it is highly recommended to arrive early since tickets are available only at the door the night of the concerts.
BAC offers free October workshops with evening hours
Business Start-Up Lab - Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5-8 p.m. Registration is required.
Designed for individuals interested in starting a business as well as those in business for less than two years.
This new entrepreneur course will cover: Business concept evaluation, Marketing, Market research,
Startup costs and sources of capital, Insurance, Cash flow analysis and cash management, Business legal structure options, Licensing, Tax and permit requirements, Employee/employer requirements, Protecting your business ideas (intellectual property)
Business Plan Writing - Thursday, Oct. 17, 5-8 p.m. Registration is required.
A must for any business interested in developing a viable business plan! Topics include:
Organizational and market objectives, Market analysis, Competitive comparison, How to prepare a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities and threat) analysis for both your business and the competition, Business environment, Customer profile, Operational infrastructure, Supplier development, Business legal structure, Personnel, Intellectual property issues, i.e. trademarks, copyrights and patents, Start-up costs and cash flow projections, Profit and loss statements, Balance sheets and cash management.
Both classes instructed by Kurt Haskell with SBDC at Yavapai College. Workshops will be held at BAC at 821 N Main Street in Cottonwood.
Class is limited to 12 participants! Please contact Andrea to reserve your seat: 928-340-2740
VV Computer Club Meeting
Verde Valley Computer Club Linux Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Monday, Oct 7, at 4 p.m. (note time change). Topic: 'Desktop Environments and Choosing a File Manager'. Linux is an open source free operating system which can be configured much like Windows. Free and open to the public. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Dave 639-0106.
Get on your mark, get set, go at Fit Kids 5K
In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona is sponsoring the 4th annual Fit Kids 5K Fun Run. This year's event is set for Saturday, Nov. 2 in Cottonwood's Riverfront Park.
Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend this fun-filled event. This year, the run will feature special guest and honorary race starter, John Rhode, winner of NBC's Season 12 Biggest Loser.
The run begins at 9 a.m. check in and same-day registration is at 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. To pre-register, visit VirtualRoster.com and select Fit Kids of Arizona or call Fit Kids - Cottonwood at 928-634-1880. T-shirts are provided for all registered participants.
After the run, participants will be treated to a free lunch, activities and award ceremony, as well as information about Fit Kids of Arizona programs, services and upcoming events.
Additionally, there will be free onsite BMI and body composition testing.
Class on Spiritual Awakening
Dr. Marta Adelsman, Life Coach in Communication and Spiritual Consciousness, will conduct a class entitled "Now I Get It! An Awakening Conversation" on Saturday, October 19, 1:00-2:00 PM, at Jerona Java Café (on Mingus Ave. across from the Cottonwood Post Office).
If you long for spiritual awakening or have ever wondered what it is; if you're not sure you're "there" or have felt like you've "had it and lost it;" if you want to be in the company of others interested in or have experienced the "gateless gate," then come join this class.
Dr. Adelsman holds a doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her Life Coach training from The Institute for Global Listening and Communication.
$10 per person suggested donation. To pre-register, call 928-451-9482 or e-mail email@example.com. Please arrive 15 minutes early to purchase from Jerona's delicious variety of food or drinks, which the establishment requests of participants.
Pain disease support group meeting Oct. 12
FIBROMYALGIA/ARTHRITIS & OTHER PAIN DISEASES SUPPORT GROUP
will meet on Saturday, October 12 at 10 am in Conference Room A
at the Verde Valley Medical Center. Our Facilitator, Barbara, advises that
this will be a SHARING MEETING. We learn from each other as we
share our experiences with pain and how we cope with pain and it's side
effects so we can go forward with renewed hope. Networking works! If you
arrive a little early, we can get started at ten o'clock and have a full
two hour meeting. Water, coffee and tea will be available. If you
have any questions, please call Barbara @ 649-0248.
Slice of Hope
Acme Pizzaria - will be donating funds to The Verde Valley Pink Heals Foundation, Through a Slice of Hope Fundraiser.
100 % of proceeds will benefit women with cancer related issues throughout the Verde Valley. The community is invited to join Acme on Oct 19th for a Parking Lot Pink Party. Enjoy a 2 hour Zumbathon, with 13 instructors; the Light Vibe, the Verde Valley Ballet Performing Arts Company; the Mingus Union Varsity Cheerleaders; and demonstrations from KC's Family Tae Kwon Do and Smith Academy of Self Defense. There are over 80 raffle items, 30+ craft vendors filling the parking lot, as well as games and a Real Men Wear Pink Contest. Join Roland at 2pm to strut the red carpet in THE "Dress Sassy for a Cause" Contest, Cash prize to Best Dressed Man as a woman. Acme will be donating 10% of all sales from this day, but wear your 2013 Slice of Hope T-shirt, and they'll make yours a 20% donation.
Join the fun and activities from 9am - 6pm, at Acme Pizzaria, 280 S. Main St. Cottonwood. For more information please contact Acme at (928) 634-2263
Slice of Hope T-shirts can be purchased for only $15 at Acme Pizzaria
The Cottonwood Roadrunners will be hosting our Fall Festival Square and Round Dance on 10/11/13 thru 10/12/13 at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Nasser Shukayr will be calling & Chuck and Sandi Weiss will be cueing. On Friday and Saturday, Prerounds start at 7:00 pm with alternating mainstream & plus tips from 7:30 - 9:30 pm with 2 rounds in between and a free lunch at 12:30-1:30 and fun level Rds & Sqs at 1:45-3:15 on Saturday. Come out & have some fun. For more info call Mari 928-300-5679.
BINGO IN CAMP VERDE - TUESDAYS
Play Bingo every Tuesday at the American Legion Post 93, 286 S. 3rd St in Camp Verde. Bingo starts at 7:00 pm and is Open to the Public. There are 17 games - a Winner at every game. Game 10 cover-all, is a progressive game that starts at $200 and increases each week by $10. Game 17 cover-all, you win at least $100 up to $500. In addition there is a Legion Cash Ball increases each week to reach $500 cash pay-out. On the 4th Tuesday of each month there are special larger pay-outs for all games if we have 45 players or more. Players that had birthdays from the previous Wednesday to the current Tuesday receive a free dauber that night and receive a free 6-on Regular Pack coupon for the following week. Bingo players bring a neighbor or a friend that is a new player to our Post and the new player will receive a free dauber and you will receive a free 6-on Regular Pack coupon for the following week. In addition to bingo the kitchen opens at 6:00 pm serving burgers, quesadillas, chips, popcorn, drinks and much more by the Post's Women's Auxiliary. Come enjoy playing Bingo every Tuesday night at the Legion.