Peace Lutheran Church, 1450 E. Fir St., Cottonwood, will host the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary men's chorus on Friday at 6 p.m. This free program includes traditional and contemporary religious music. Chorus members are accompanied on organ, piano, violin, saxophone, guitars, brass, and drums.
The Seminary chorus, directed by Prof. James Tiefel, has impressed audiences throughout the country in its 82-year history. Check out the church website: www.peacecottonwood.com or call (928) 634-8727.
Quail Country Quilters meet
The Quail Country Quilters will meet Thursday at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E Aspen in Cottonwood. The Sedona Quilt Store will present what's new at their store. There will be Show and Tell as usual. Guests are always welcome. Any questions, call Bev at 634-9411.
Don't forget there is a bus going Friday, March 28 to the AQG Quilt Show in Mesa. Pick up time is 7:15 a.m. at Wal-Mart in Cottonwood and 7:30 a.m. at Wendy's in Camp Verde.
Greg Lawson Galleries hosts "Meet Your Mayor'
Sedona residents and visitors are invited to meet Mayor Rob Adams at the Greg Lawson Galleries courtyard location in West Sedona at 2679 W. 89A onThursday at 6 p.m. Mayor Adams will be in the gallery to meet constituents and to affirm that he is a supporter of the Arts and Businesses in Sedona.
Questions can be sent to the gallery director Kristina Gabrielle at LawsonEvent@gmail.com or by calling the message phone at (928) 204-4744.
Handverger talks about agriculture at Clemenceau
The Clemenceau Heritage Museum invites the public to hear renowned geologist Paul A. Handverger speak about agriculture in the Verde Valley. Handverger's talk will span a vast portion of the Verde Valley's history, from the early Native American cultures to the Industrial era. He will draw upon his 25 years working with Verde Exploration Ltd. (commonly known as UVX) in Jerome to provide listeners with information relating to the history of Agriculture in the Upper Verde Valley.
This free event will be Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. For more information call (928) 634-2868.
Erev Shabbat at JCSVV
Join the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley for Erev Shabbat services on Friday at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. The service includes traditional prayers, songs, Torah reading, and blessings for healing. The oneg refreshments and flowers are sponsored by congregants Karen and Charlie Schudson, and Phyllis and Cy Elliot.
Call the office at (928) 204-1286 or visit www.jcsvv.org for more information.
Primitive Fire Making
Want to learn how to create fire without a matches or lighters? Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, will be hosting Al Cornell for a primitive skills fire making class starting at 10 a.m. Learn about the four prehistoric fire-making methods - bow drills, hand drills, iron pyrite method, and Arctic/Sub-Arctic Strap-drills. Al will demonstrate and discuss each of these methods then participants will have a chance to learn hands on how to use both bow drills and hand drills. All materials will be provided. There is a $25 fee for this workshop, which include the park entry fees. This class is limited to 14 participants, so please call ahead to make a reservation (928) 282-6907. All participants must be 14 and older.
Surviving Your Loss seminar
Facing spring and summer for the first time after a loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult. Westcott Funeral Home is offering another seminar for those coping with loss of someone close. Surviving Your Loss During This Time of Renewal will be held on Saturday at the Cottonwood Senior Center, Cherry and Sixth streets in Cottonwood. The program will start at 10 a.m. with a presentation, then those attending are invited to divide into small groups where they can share with each other, this is followed by a light lunch.
For further information, please contact Steve Palmer at 634-9566 or 567-3580.
Fund-raising concert to rebuild Yarnell shrine
Be a part of helping the community of Yarnell continue to heal from the devastation from the June 2013 wildfire that destroyed a quarter of the residences in the area. The Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountain, a local attraction, sustained damage not covered by insurance. Al Raitano and Bob Grogan are generously performing a concert to raise funds to help bring the Shrine back. Donations will be accepted during the concert.
They will perform at Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Road, Sedona, on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
All veterans and the general public are invited to the third annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration and picnic at Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde on Sunday at 1 p.m. All motorcycle riders who wish to participate in the Vietnam Veterans Day ride need to meet at the Posse Grounds Park in Sedona at 10:30 a.m. They will depart that location at 11:15 a.m. and take a route through Clarkdale and Cottonwood to the final destination at Fort Verde.
This is a free event for all who attend. For more information, contact John Linn at (623) 688-6410.
Intimacy and Building Trust through Forgiveness
Author and forgiveness expert Lori S. Rubenstein, JD, CPC announces her monthly workshop at Unity of Sedona, Creating Intimacy and Building Trust Through Forgiveness, at 5 p.m. at Unity of Sedona, 65 Deer Trail, Sedona. Donations requested.
For more information, see www.LoriRubenstein.com.
What's Happening at Fort Verde
Fort Verde has been here for many years. It started out as a military outpost and is now an example of life in the late 19th century American southwest. Park Manager Sheila Stubler will discuss its past, present, and her vision of its future. This talk will be from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the ongoing Brown Bag Lunch speakers program at the Camp Verde Community Library.
For more information about any of the other upcoming library events, check out the webpage at www.campverde.az.gov/government/library or contact the Camp Verde Community Library at (928) 554-8380.
History Channel contributor, author to speak
On Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., David Childress and Chris O'Brien will each give a slideshow and talk about their new books at Adventures Unlimited Books, 1020 N. Main St., in Old Town Cottonwood.
Childress will discuss "Vimana: Flying Machines of the Ancients." He is the author of more than 20 books and is seen regularly in History Channel's "Ancient Aliens." O'Brien will discuss his new book, "Stalking the Herd," which goes in a worldwide experience of UFOs and Skinwalkers. The event is free.
The cost for the workshop is $75 per person, $115 per couple and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. Please call 928-451-9482 or email email@example.com to register
Spring Craft Fair at Senior Center
The Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood, is hosting a Spring Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come early for the best selection of homemade, one-of-a-kind items at this great sale.
For more information call: Mary Nordstrom at 567-6951.
Volunteer tax help
Thru April 15
It's getting pretty close to April 15. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offers free tax help on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Call for an appointment (928) 634-4254, ext. 54119. Walk-ins are welcome. Catholic Charities Community Services, 736 N. Main St., Cottonwood.
State Treasurer to speak to Mingus GOP
The public is invited to the next luncheon meeting of the Mingus Mountain Republican Club on Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7400, 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood. The keynote speaker is Doug Ducey, Republican candidate for governor of Arizona.
Ducey is the 32nd state treasurer of Arizona. His campaign will focus on a full-strength economy, results-driven governance, educational excellence. There will be discussions with questions to follow.
The doors open at 11 a.m. Bob O'Connell will introduce speakers starting at noon. Barbecued chicken and dessert will be available with coffee or ice tea for $11. If you are not having lunch there will be a $3 cover charge.
Reservations are needed if you are having lunch. If so, call for (928) 301-4868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drug & Alcohol Awareness Forum at Mingus
The Verde Valley Medical Center and Mingus Union High School will sponsor an informational Drug & Alcohol Awareness Forum on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mingus Union High School Cafeteria. Dr. Stephen Dewey, neuroscientist and Times Herald "Man of the Year in Education," will serve as the event's keynote speaker.
During his presentation Dr. Dewey will: Explain how alcohol and drug use affects the developing adolescent brain and the adult brain; Discuss a range of drugs, beginning with the most addictive from caffeine to heroin; Make information come alive to parents and students through the use of PET slides; Empower parents with the knowledge and confidence to guide their children through the adolescent years.