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What's Happening: June 13, 2014
Enchilada Dinner fund-raiser for Lady MaraudersJune 17Mingus Unionís Lady Marauders will be having a fund-raising event to be held at Randallís Restaurant Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. The Lady Marauders take pride on helping out in the community by visiting local schools, youth, community service, and helping out whenever they can. They are inviting the community to help out by joining them at Randallís restaurant for an Enchilada Dinner with the works. All proceeds will go to the Lady Marauder Basketball fund to help out the program. Please come on out to join the Lady Marauders Basketball Team and help build a strong and lasting program. Call (928) 639-5115.
Enchilada Dinner fund-raiser for Lady Marauders

June 17

Mingus Unionís Lady Marauders will be having a fund-raising event to be held at Randallís Restaurant Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. The Lady Marauders take pride on helping out in the community by visiting local schools, youth, community service, and helping out whenever they can. They are inviting the community to help out by joining them at Randallís restaurant for an Enchilada Dinner with the works.

All proceeds will go to the Lady Marauder Basketball fund to help out the program. Please come on out to join the Lady Marauders Basketball Team and help build a strong and lasting program. Call (928) 639-5115.

Grand opening of Children's Discovery

Area at VVAC

June 28

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center presents the Grand Opening of their Children's Discovery Area on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is located at 385 S. Main St, Camp Verde. The Children's Discovery Area will provide kids of all ages the opportunity to learn about the prehistoric past of the Verde Valley in fun and interactive ways. The first 100 kids will receive a Junior Archaeologist badge and a copy of the Center's Kid's Guide to Archaeology.

There will be free face painting starting at 11 a.m. Uqualla, a member of the Havasupai Tribe in the Grand Canyon, will perform and do children storytelling. For additional information about the free event, contact the Center at (928) 567-0066 or by email at

Simple remedies for shoulder and knee pain

June 25

"Shoulder and Knee Pain" is the topic of the June Take Note: Cottonwood lecture, which is sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Wednesday lecture features board-certified orthopedic surgeon Brian Duggan, M.D. The free presentation is from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. Sixth St. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this event, call (928) 639-6551.

Sedona's 5K Summer Series

June 26 & July 31

Be a part of the 5K Summer Series hosted by Sedona Parks and Recreation and the Sedona Running Company. Dates include Thursday, June 26, and Thursday, July 31, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the dirt and paved trails through scenic Posse Grounds Park.

You may register ahead of time at Sedona Running Company or arrive early the day of the race. On-site registration and the races themselves will begin and end at the Sedona Community Pool, located at 570 Posse Ground Road behind West Sedona School. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Each race is $10 per person. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at (928) 282-7098 or visit our website at

Get your sweet corn at Cornfest

July 18-19

Camp Verde's annual Cornfest celebration is back with loads of roasted sweet corn from Hauser & Hauser Farms, live music, vendors, food, fun and very corny games. You can also buy raw corn by the dozen. It all starts Friday at 3 p.m., followed by a full day on Saturday.

Saturday will also include a vintage baseball game at Fort Verde State Historic Park, where you can also learn to make Victorian ornaments during "Christmas in July." For more information, visit

Free Fishing Day

Get outdoors for a free day of fishing at the annual "Verde Valley Fishing Fun Day." This event is on Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood.

Co-sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Prescott National Forest, and Arizona State Parks, the event is free to everyone. Participants should check-in at the Dead Horse Ranch State Park office the day of the event.

The day includes free fishing with no fishing license required and several hundred pounds of channel catfish stocked into the lagoon. Fishing poles and fishing bait will be available to those who do not have their own equipment.

If you have any questions please contact Albert Sillas at (928) 567-4121.

Pink Fire Trucks and Sedona Fire District support women with cancer

SEDONA -As part of a national Pink Heals Tour - Cares Enough to Wear Pink campaign, the Sedona Fire District will be hosting the Pink Fire Trucks on Wednesday, June 18.

The event starts with a BBQ lunch at Sedona Fire District Fire Station #1, 2860 Southwest Dr, Sedona AZ from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The public is invited have lunch and visit the Pink Fire Trucks. Donations will be accepted for lunch with all donations staying in our community. The event will travel to the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona, Sedona Campus at 3700 West State Route 89A. On Wednesday evening the Pink Fire Trucks will be at Tlaquepaque from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Donations, the purchase of t-shirts, and a wealth of project related information can be accessed at

For additional information please feel free to call the Sedona Fire District at (928) 282-6800.

Cottonwood Library hosts 'Food for Fines'


During the entire month of June the Cottonwood Public Library will offer "Food for Fines." They will waive up to $10 in fines in exchange for current dated, unopened non-perishable items of food. One food item equals $1. "Food for Fines" applies to fines only-no collections, no lost or damaged items. The library is partnering with Mountain View Methodist Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Old Town Mission by supplying them with what you give back to your community.

The library is located at 100 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood. For more information, call (928) 634-7559, ext. 100.

Verde Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet

June 14

There will be a Verde Valley Friends of NRA Banquet on Saturday from 4:30 to 10 p.m. The event, to be held at the Clarkdale Elk's Lodge, 100 S. Broadway Road, will feature a prime rib dinner, bucket raffles for prizes, early bird drawings for special prizes, live auctions, silent auctions, and multiple games for guns, optics, extra raffle tickets, etc. Seating is limited to just 200 participants but there are still some tickets still available.

Pick these up at Smoke-N-Guns, 322 S. Main St. or Pawn Palace at 401 S. Calvary Way both in Cottonwood, or contact Gari Basham at (928) 451-1251. This year there will be at least 59 guns given as prizes or awards so hurry and get your tickets while they are last.

MCT performance of Rapunzel

June 14

Missoula Children's Theatre presents more than 60 local children in a production of "Rapunzel" on Saturday at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Show location is the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. in Old Town, Cottonwood. Tickets are $6 for an adult, $4 for youth, or $16 for a party of four.

"Rapunzel" is presented by the Verde Valley Concert Association. Let you hair down and support the kids. For more information contact Cottonwood Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-3200, ext. 3207, or email

Lunch with the VFW

June 14-15

The VFW Post 6739 will have lunches on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. On Saturday, they will serve hot pastrami sandwiches and lots of sides. On Sunday, they will serve ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and lots of sides for a $6 donation each day.

Saturday's proceeds will go to Cancer Aid and Research, and Sunday's proceeds will go to Veterans and Family Support. Members and guests welcome.

Bingo at the VFW

June 15

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400, at 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood, hosts Bingo every Sunday, warm-ups begin at 12:30 p.m. and regular session starts at 1 p.m. They offer 10 regular games with payouts based on attendance, and seven specials, including a progressive blackout starting at $300 and the $1,000 blackout on 50 numbers or less. Come enjoy the benefits of our new coolers compliments of The Home Depot, in our smoke-free hall. For smokers, they have two 10-minute breaks for you to fire up on a shaded patio. Call (928) 634-9769 for additional information.

Hawaiian Day at Cottonwood Village

June 17

Cottonwood Village celebrates its annual Hawaiian Day on Tuesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Cottonwood Village seniors will travel to Hawaii without leaving their building. Visitors will be greeted with love and aloha and Hawaiian leis. Roasted pig, almond rice and curry are being offered as a free buffet served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hula instructions by Kumu Hula Kehau Chrisman of Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima will be offered at 12:30 and that evening at 6pm the dancers will perform a traditional Hula and Fashion show in the auditorium at Cottonwood Village located at 201 E. Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-4229 for more information or to RSVP.

Free workshop on Microsoft Word

June 20

Cottonwood Public Library hosts a free workshop on Microsoft Word, hands-on introduction to using the Microsoft Word program. The class is Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library at 100 S. Sixth St.

Reservations are required. Please contact the Library Reference Desk to register: (928) 340-2785.

Death Monologues to premiere at Main Stage

June 20-22

"The Death Monologues" will make its world debut at the Main Stage in Cottonwood and go straight to the stage of New York! This is a unique and powerful one-woman show that dives right into life's greatest taboo, death and dying, written and performed by Giselle Suarez and directed by Cathy Hartenstein..

Performances Friday and Saturday are at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $13 presale, or $15 at the door; available at and at Crystal Magic in Sedona and at Jerona Cafe & Mainstage in Cottonwood.

Golden Bone hosts Lady & the Tramp Spaghetti Dinner

June 21

Golden Bone Rescue Rehab (non-profit 501c3) hosts its inaugural Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser The cost for the dinner is $25 per person. The first 40 tickets sold will get their own dog bowl made by Dennis Ott and the students at The Sedona Arts Center. The dinner will be held at 2710 W. 89A, Sedona - just outside Bad Kitty Koffee and Golden Bone Pet Products on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Please get your tickets SOON to secure your dog bowl. Please consider donating items for the silent auction. Call (928) 567-3451 or email

Movie Night at Vineyard Christian

June 21

Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Cottonwood has a monthly family movie night. This month is on Saturday at 5 p.m., showing The Nut Job. Free admission, free popcorn, free candy. Bring a chair to sit on or blanket to lie on, and a drink. The Vineyard is located on the corner of Zaleskey Road and 89A in Cottonwood (Bridgeport) at the light. Everyone is welcome.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

June 23-27

Camp Verde Community Church welcomes children from kindergarten through fourth grade to join in awesome adventures and learning experiences at a Vacation Bible School week-long session where Jesus' love is a one-of-a-kind environment. VBS will be held at the church, 480 First St. in downtown Camp Verde Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Children will meet new friends, participate in amazing experiments, play untamed games and enjoy lip-smacking snacks. There will be surprising adventures and incredible musical events.

And it is a free, no cost, five evenings of fun-filled activities. To register your children, please call the church office, (928) 567-3447, Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration will also be taken the first evening session.

Gangway to Galilee VBS

June 23-27

Ahoy, Mateys! It's time to Gangway to Galilee with Amazing Grace Adventures. This year's Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran Church will be Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Stories and activities will focus on Jesus' calling and equipping the twelve disciples and teaching them (us) of His unfailing Love and Grace.

Faith Lutheran is at 2021 E. Fir St., Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-7876.

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