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Chili Dinner during community campout

April 18

Stop by the Camp Verde Community Center Kitchen between 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday to enjoy a hot bowl of chili, a side of tortilla chips or cornbread and a beverage for $5.50. Camp Verde Community Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is cooking and selling the meal during the Parent/Child Campout.

TAB will supply chili with toppings, your choice of chips or cornbread, and a cold beverage. You just need to bring an appetite and $5.50 per meal. For more information about this event or anything to do with Camp Verde Community Library's Teen Advisory Board, call Dianna at (928) 554-8387 or visit our website at

Dedication of new Synagogue sign

April 18

Join the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley for Erev Shabbat services on Friday at 6:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. Everyone present will first walk from the synagogue building to the new sign along State Route 179 for a short dedication ceremony. Afterward, congregants and guests will return to the sanctuary for a joyous Shabbat service, which includes traditional prayers, songs, Torah reading, and blessings for healing. This is also the monthly Simcha Shabbat when all those celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other Simcha - happy occasion - receive a special blessing. The flowers, decorations, and kosher for Passover Oneg refreshments are sponsored by Clare and Milt Small.

For more information, call the office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, at (928) 204-1286, or check the web site which contains the calendar and archived newsletters at

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

April 20

Welcome to Lake Montezuma Chapel combined with Beaver Creek Baptist Church at the Chapel at 6:30 a.m. for Easter Sunday Sunrise Services. Message, testimonies, music, and breakfast following. In Rimrock turn right at Top-O-the-Morning, go to the top, turn right & then down a few yards. All welcome, no charge.


Recognition for Yavapai College students

April 22

An Evening of Recognition event for Yavapai College students on the Verde Valley and Sedona campuses is scheduled for Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. on the Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale, Room M-137.

The college will students from for outstanding achievements in individual academic programs, national competitions and campus activities.

Shakespearean Birthday Party at the library

April 23

Join us Wednesday at the Camp Verde Community Library at 11 a.m. for Shakespeare's 450th birthday party. Library volunteer Von Hatch (a man of many talents), will present a dramatic reading from Henry IV Part 2, an experience not to be missed.

Sit back and see how much you enjoy hearing Shakespeare's words imbued with meaning you miss when reading it silently to yourself.

The celebration will include a birthday cake while it lasts, a trivia quiz all day and a dramatic reading at 11 a.m. in the Large Print Room at the library. For more information visit or call (928) 554-8380.

Gosar office hours in Cottonwood

April 23

The staff of U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) will hold office hours in Cottonwood, Arizona on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. Rep. Gosar will not be in attendance. This event is a chance for members of the public to receive assistance from Rep. Gosar's staff with federal agencies, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, the Small Business Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. It is also a chance for members of the public to communicate any concerns they have about federal and state topics to Rep. Gosar's staff.

Meet at the Cottonwood Fire Department, 191 S. Sixth St. Cottonwood.

Casino hosts Lowrider Motorcycle Show and Concert

April 26

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel presents Arizona's first Lowrider Style Bagger and Custom Motorcycle Show and concert on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. The show will feature custom bikes from all over the Southwest competing for a share of $7,000 in cash and prizes. There will be food available as well as a Beer Garden.

At the Stargazer Pavilion, catch live music from The Dazz Band, Ray Carrion and The Latin All Stars, Sunny Ozuna, Willie G and a special performance by event host MC Magic. Motorcycle Show/Concert Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for youths. Kids 12 & under get free admission. Tickets can be purchased at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel or online at

Spheeris in concert

April 26

During the" Finding the Gift In Shift" Retreat Weekend, Sedona's renowned Chris Spheeris will join best-selling author Gregg Braden and award-winning artist Martha Reich Braden in a soul stirring concert, Music for the Heart and Soul. Together, they will provide an evening for full immersion into inspirational, moving, heart healing music.

The retreat and concert are at Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona. Register at The concert is included in the Full Conference Pass or pay $20 at the door.

Elder abuse presentation at Cottonwood Village

April 29

The public is invited to a free presentation from the Elder Abuse Coalition (PEAC), titled "Victim No More," at Cottonwood Village in the auditorium on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Register with Mara Miller the marketing director at Cottonwood Village, to attend (928) 634-2956. The presentation will be by Bonnie Shimko CSA Elder Care Advisor, ABRiO Care.

Cottonwood Village is located at 201 E. Mingus Ave, Cottonwood. Visit

Sedona Taste now at Jackpot Ranch

June 14

The Boys & Girls Club of Verde Valley and Camp Soaring Eagle proudly presents the 18th Sedona Taste - Saturday, June 14, hosted at Jackpot Ranch. A Premier Event showcasing the finest wine, food, craft beers and entertainment found throughout the Verde Valley. For more information and tickets visit

Become a self-employed family child care provider

Buena Vista Children's Services, Inc. helps people become a certified child-care provider, assisting with everything from the required fingerprints to home inspections.

Applications are processed at no charge. Becoming a "Professional Certified Child Care Provider" allows individuals to work in their own home, caring for as many as four children, plus two of their own.

Not only do providers get compensated for their nurturing and caring services, but also their names are listed with Child Care Resource & Referral and other local Arizona DES offices for referrals.

Call for more information, (928) 451-5755 or email BVCS at

Donate western ware to Cottonwood Roadrunners

Do you have any western ware that you don't wear anymore?

If you do, the Cottonwood Roadrunners Square Dance Club would be happy to take your western ware as a donation. This is are a nonprofit organization and needs your donation for a fund-raiser they will be holding at Cottonwood Civic Center. Square dancing is a wonderful past time and we need your donations to keep the club going.

For more information on where and when you can drop off your donation, you can call Evelyn at (928) 639-1405.

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