|Happy 75th Birthday, Tuzigoot National Park Service Ranger John Reid puts up a 75th anniversary banner at the Tuzigoot National Monument. The ancient Sinagua culture pueblo of Tuzigoot was proclaimed a national monument in 1939, and 75 years later park employees are celebrating with a fee-free open house Friday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuzigoot was excavated from December 1933 through June 1934 by a team of graduate students in anthropology from the University of Arizona. The purpose of the excavation was to improve scientific knowledge of the Native people who lived in the area before European contact, share this information through published reports and better interpretation, and develop Tuzigoot as a local attraction. VVN/Vyto Starinskas|
Lunch with the VFW Ladies
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be hosting lunch on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. They will be serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad and lots of sides for a donation of $6 a plate.
Come on in and enjoy great food and good company. Proceeds go to VFW National Home for children. Members and guests welcome.
VBS: Hero Valley Ranch Goes to the Big Apple
July 28-Aug. 1
New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in Camp Verde will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from 5:45 to 8 p.m. The theme of this year's Vacation Bible School is Hero Valley Ranch Goes to the Big Apple, a follow-up to the 2012 Vacation Bible School theme Hero Valley Ranch.
The children, known as tourists, will be led by tour guides for a Big Apple adventure, to learn how to be like Jesus and meet their L.I.F.E. Challenge: Living It Faithfully Everyday. For more information about the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene's Vacation Bible School, call (928) 567-6336. New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene is located at 644 S. Seventh St. in Camp Verde.
Deadline to register to vote in Primary Election
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 26 Primary Election in Arizona or to update voter registration. You may register to vote by mail, in person or online: Mail-in registration forms are available on line from the Yavapai County Voter Registration/Elections at http://www.yavapai.us/electionsvr/forms/. Simply, fill in the form, print the form, sign and date it, affix the proper postage and mail the form to the Yavapai County Recorder, 1015 Fair St., Prescott AZ 86305.
In-person registration is also available at the County Recorder's Offices at, 1015 Fair St., Prescott or 10 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. Residents may also register to vote or update voter registration online at www.ServiceArizona.com. Call the Yavapai County Recorder/Voter Registration at (928) 771-3248.
Arts & Culture Candidates Forum in Sedona
Concerned citizens of the Arts and Culture community have organized an Arts & Culture Candidates Forum moderated by Russell Fox, an active member of Sedona's performing arts community on Thursday, 4-6 p.m., at the Mary D. Fisher Theater. Winnie Muench First, Judy Reddington, Ed Wade, Mei Wei Wong, Nancy Robb Dunst, and Patrick Schweiss have worked together on the "forum committee" in order to achieve a fair and informative process.
The format of the debate allows each of the candidates to give personal consideration to their views of how the city interacts with arts organizations and to reflect on their values regarding cultural life in Sedona. They have received the questions in advance of the discussions and are encouraged to give thoughtful consideration, research and write out their answers.
Make it a hot night on the town for Jerome Art Walk
A warm and sultry night filled with art, music and gallery hopping is in store for First Saturday Art Walk in Jerome. Visit 25 galleries and studios from 5 to 8 p.m. A free shuttle runs during the walk, from the newest studios at The Old Jerome High School to Patrick Lincoln and Janie Anderson in The New State Motor Company, the wonderful Made in Jerome Pottery at the top of Main Street and on the next level, The Adorn Collection, high desert style home decor with a flair for the unusual.
For more information on Jerome Art Walk, visit jeromeartwalk.com or call Donna at (928) 301.3004.
Rim Country Bowhunters Archery Shoot
Rim Country Bowhunters will be having their 23rd annual Archery 3-D Shoot on Saturday and Sunday, This will be the last Archery Shoot in the Pines and the last shoot before archery season. The shoot will be held at the Long Valley Work Center. There will be signs.
There will be 60 3-D Reinhart Targets - four courses. There will be a smoker course and long shot. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Shoot competitive or non-competitive. For more information, contact Steve Dockray at (928) 821-0239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back-to-School Backpack Drive
Through Aug. 5
The Camp Verde Community Church announces the fifth annual Back to School Pack-A-Backpack Drive. Last year, they distributed more than 125 backpacks to children in nine different schools in Camp Verde, Beaver Creek/Rimrock and Cottonwood. In addition to new backpacks, suggested supplies that are needed include scissors, rulers, markers, highlighters, calculators, loose-leaf notebook paper, glue sticks and of course, crayons.
To register to receive a filled backpack, a parent or guardian needs to call the Camp Verde Community Church at (928) 567-3447 and speak with Tina. If she is not available, please leave a message with your name, the child's name, school name and grade and a contact number. Backpacks will be provided on a first come basis.
Any backpacks, school supplies or a monetary donation can be dropped off at the church campus, located at 480 First St., Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. All donations go to the children in the form of supplies. The drive will run through Tuesday, Aug. 5. For more information, or to make a donation, call Tina at (928) 567-3447.
Clarkdale National Night Out
The Clarkdale Police Department invites you to the annual National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. a the Main Street Park. Meet your local police officers and neighbors and join us for free food, soda and ice cream. Plenty of fun activities are planned including a dunk tank, tug of war, three-legged races, burlap bag races and face painting. See demonstrations by Flip City Gymnasts and KCs Family Tae Kwon DO students. Help design our police vehicle graphics. 50/50 & other raffles with proceeds going toward the Bullet Proof Vest fund. Please call Debbie at 928-649-7700 for more info.
Summer Craft Fair at the Senior Center
There will be a Summer Craft Fair at the Verde Valley Senior center 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.
The center is at 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. For more information, call Mary Nordstrom at (928) 567-6951.
VVAC hosts guided day-tours
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has launched a program called VVAC Explorations of guided day-tours to various locations in Arizona. The next exploration, on Thursday, is to the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The museum presents the Hall of Mesoamerican Cultures because there are links between the high cultures of Mexico and Central America and the ancient Native American civilizations of the Southwest, particularly the Hohokam. Included in the tour is a reproduction by noted Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero of an Olmec (1400-400 B.C.) colossal head. Travel on an air-conditioned mini-bus with high-back bucket reclining seats. Lunch is on your own, but reservations will be made at a nearby restaurant before the return trip. The bus will leave the VVAC parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return about 2:30 p.m. Cost is $95 per person and is open to all. Reservations can be made before Aug. 1 at www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org. For more information, call (928) 567-0066.
Yavapai College dance classes in Verde Valley
Week of Aug. 18
There will be two dance classes offered to the Verde Valley community through Yavapai College, Aug. 19-Oct. 7. In Camp Verde, learn to Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing - 38363 - PHE 171 - 220. Classes are Tuesdays, 6-7:40 p.m. at Camp Verde Parks & Recreation.
In Clarkdale, learn to Fox Trot, Waltz and Tango - 38365 - PHE 170 - 201. Classes are Aug 20-Oct 8, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:10 p.m. at the Verde Valley campus, Clarkdale, I Bldg., Room 137
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