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10/10/2013 3:24:00 PM
What's Happening: 10-11-2013
Rich Danielson as a Wise Man seeks information about the Child born in Bethlehem.
Rich Danielson as a Wise Man seeks information about the Child born in Bethlehem.

Audition Call for Sedona Christmas production

Oct. 20

Potter's Hand Productions has announced upcoming auditions for Northern Arizona's largest and most popular holiday event, the 10th annual Christmas production of Pilgrimage to Bethlehem 2013.

The call is for everyone-actors, singers, drummers, musicians, dancers, families, children and all people with playful hearts!

Please join the fun at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Wayside Bible Chapel, 401 N. 89A, Uptown Sedona 86336. All rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons, in uptown Sedona, then moving to the VOC in November.

For more information, please see

Kudos Folk Music Showcase returns Oct. 26 at OTCA

The second annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase is Saturday, Oct. 26, 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 show.

Tickets are $15 advance, $18 door, $20 priority (Call 928-592-3090). For more information, visit

Open House at Cottonwood Fire Department

Oct. 11

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, Cottonwood Fire Department is hosting an open house on Saturday, 5:30-8 p.m. This event will be at Station 41 located at 191 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. The theme is "Cottonwood Fire Department Supports Our Heroes, Our Military and Veterans." American Legion Post 93 Color Guard will open the event with the posting of the colors. Additionally, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 will have uniforms and flags from each branch of military service on display. Posting of the colors will be followed with a welcome by the Major of Cottonwood, the Honorable Diane Joens.

A raffle will benefit Homes for Our Troops to help build a home in the Verde Valley for Sgt. Jordan Maynard and his family. Please contact Cottonwood Fire Department at 634-2741 if you have any questions.

Marine Corps League Craft Fair

Oct. 12

Verde Valley Marine Corps League is hosting a craft fair at Cliff Castle Casino, Yavapai-Apache Veteran's Park (lower grass area), on the Middle Verde Road on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Apache Crown Dancers have two show times, 10:15 and 1:45. Admission and parking are free. Vendor spaces are still available for $50.00 with setup starting at 8:30. Contact Marvin Redeye, 300-8085, for more details.

Bingo in Camp Verde Tuesdays

Play Bingo every Tuesday at the American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St. in Camp Verde. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. 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 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.

Verde River Basin Partnership community presentation

Oct. 15

ADWR Director Fabritz-Whitney will present "Protecting Arizona's Water Supplies for Its Next Century" at the quarterly meeting of the Verde River Basin Partnership at 4 p.m. The presentation is at Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus, 601 W Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale.

Fabritz-Whitney plans to discuss a number of topics in this presentation and how these topics fit into an overall plan to sustain Arizona's water supplies. She will include an overview of the Water Resources Development Commission's report on Arizona's future water needs and address impacts to the Verde River watershed.

For more information, visit

Cottonwood Public Library Reading 'Drop-In' Clinic

Oct. 15

The Cottonwood Public Library presents a Reading "Drop-In Clinic to help increase your reading skills on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Youth Services program room. Marian Kolb will be the guest speaker.

"The Evolution of a Confident Reader" was written by Marian Joyce Kolb-pen name "The Purple Hare." It teaches small folks to tall folks how to finish up learning how to read.

There's always something new to learn when it comes to reading. Helpful tips and hints can make reading easier for you or your child.

"Drop in" the library at 100 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood or call 928-634-7559 ext. 100.

Dennis Andres to speak at OLLI

Oct. 16

Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for Lunch and Learn with keynote speaker Dennis Andres. Known as Mr. Sedona, he has hiked, on his own or as a guide for visitors, nearly 10,000 miles on the trails of Red Rock Country.

The free presentation and discussion is at 12:30 p.m. at the Yavapai College Sedona Center.

Call Robin Weeks at (928) 649-4275.

Benefit for Adopt-a-Family

Oct. 19

The American Legion of Camp Verde is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the "Adopt-a-Family" program.

Acme Pizzeria benefit for Pink Heals

Oct. 19

Come on out to the Acme Pizzaria fundraiser to benefit the Verde Valley Pink Heals. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Acme will be hosting a Pink Party to benefit the Verde Valley Pink Heals Fund.

This is the second year that this event will take place in the Acme Pizzaria parking lot at 280 S. Main St. in Cottonwood.

The event will include a 2-hour Zumbathon, with 13 instructors. There will also be 30+ craft vendors filling the parking lot, as well as games and a Real Men Wear Pink Contest (men dressed as women!).

The Verde Valley Pink Heals fund is a non-profit foundation in which all the funds raised benefit the women in the Verde Valley dealing with the financial stresses of cancer.

National Friends of the Library Week

Oct 20-26

National Friends of Libraries Week is Oct.r 20 through the 26th.

This is the perfect time for you to sign up to be a member of the Friends of the Library group, the Cottonwood Bookmarks.

The Cottonwood Bookmarks is a fundraising group who uses those funds to augment the library budget.

They support the Youth Service's Summer Reading Program and purchase odds and ends of equipment that the library could not otherwise afford.

To become a member of the Friends of the Library group fill out the membership application found at the circulation desk in the library located at 100 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood. An annual membership is $5 and a lifetime membership is $50.

Besides supporting your local library, Bookmarks members receive 50 percent off books, videos, DVDs, CDs and tapes in the Bookmarks Boutique. Most paperbacks are regularly priced at 50 cents, so you can imagine the amount of books you can afford to purchase.

Call (928) 634-7559.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Oct. 22-Dec. 10

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

This free class will be on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Verde View Apartments, 377 W. 260, Camp Verde for eight weeks. Anyone concerned about falling or interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength should attend.

For more information, call Penelope Cook at (928) 606-5371.

Social Media Marketing I: Facebook and Twitter

Oct. 23

Social Media Marketing I: Facebook and Twitter - Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. Registration is required.

Engagement in Social Media is a vital part of marketing strategy for businesses of every scope. When you join us for this valuable workshop, you will:

· Set up your own Facebook and Twitter accounts in class

· Learn how to integrate social media into your Internet presence

· Learn how often to post

· Learn what components go into crafting posts that will keep your followers engaged

Instructed by Kristine Ketel with Yavapai College. Workshops will be held at Yavapai College, 601 W Black Hills Drive, in Room I-138.

Class is limited to 12 participants. Contact Andrea to reserve your seat: (928) 340-2740.

Ballroom Dance & Desserts

Oct. 25

The dance lesson for fourth Friday of the month at Liberty Performing Arts, 662 E. 89A, Cottonwood, is the Cha Cha. Directions: Hwy 89A towards Jerome. Turn right on 7th Street at the "Bedrock" sign. Cost is $7 per person/$10 per couple includes an hour long dance lesson, beginning at 6:30 followed by open dancing and deserts.

Call (928) 580-4975.

VFW Auxiliary Craft Show/Tool Sale

Oct. 25-26

The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7400, located at 705 E. Aspen Cottonwood, is hosting a Craft Show and Tool Sale on Friday and Saturday at the post. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local crafters will be displaying their specialties. There will be several jewelers,quilts, baby items, knitted shawls and hats, wood carving, cement lawn ornaments and many more items to be enjoyed.

Power and hand tools will be for sale to generate funds to be used to help local veterans in whatever way they possible. Coffee and Donuts will be served in the morning and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a bake sale of homemade goodies and a raffle.

Contra Dance returns to Cottonwood

Oct. 19

The Cottonwood Contra Dance is back. Join us on Saturday at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. in Old Town. Learn a few steps, make new friends, and dance to live music by the Privy Tippers from Tucson. Steeped in the music traditions of the rural southern Appalachian Mountains, the band features fiddle, mandolin, and string bass, and provides a powerful and lively experience. The caller will be Claire Zucker. Contra dancing is moving, active, aerobic exercise--wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The pre-dance lesson begins at 6:30; regular dance is 7:00--10:00 P.M. The cost is $7 per dancer, $5 for students, and $4 for those 16 and under. No experience or partner is necessary but please bring a snack to share. Call 928-634-0486 for more information, email , or visit

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