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What's Happening, 10-4-15
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Casey Rooney from the City of Cottonwood Economic Development Department and Juliana Brutsche from AZ Culture recently accepted the Arizona Association For Economic Development Golden Prospector Award at the AAED conference in Tucson. (Courtesy photo)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

What's Happening 9-30-15
This year, the 12th annual Ghost Walk will be proudly produced by the Jerome Historical Society. Each night begins in Spook Hall and continues on the back streets of town with scenes depicting some events and characters from Jerome's infamous past.

Come and see the sorted story of Sammie Dean and her tragic death in 1931. It's a murder that has never been solved even though there are three prominent suspects.

Other scenes depicted include a mine shaft accident, circa 1911; the Jimenez execution murders, circa 1928; Belgian Jennie, circa 1905; and a shootout in the Balkan Saloon, circa 1912.

Due to the nature of some of the scenes being depicted, this performance is rated PG-13.  

The show includes walking over uneven ground at night, so wear comfortable shoes.  The route is not handicap accessible.

The 2015 Ghost Walk:  "Faces from the Past," Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. both nights, shows start every half hour. Purchase tickets online at or call 634-1066 for more information.  Ticket prices are $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday.  Children 10 years old and younger are free.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What's Happening, 9-25-15
The Manzanita Outreach/Verde Valley Kids Against Hunger community packing event will be Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

What's Happening, 9-23-15
Free guided

canoe paddle

Sept. 27

Sunday, Sept. 27 a free guided canoe paddle will be offered by the River Valley Nature Organization and sponsored by American Rivers and South by Southwest Outfitters.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What's Happening: Sept. 20, 2015
Restore, preserve and protect the Verde River

Sept. 30

Come learn about the Friends of Verde River Greenway and its programs that restore, preserve and promote the Verde River and its tributaries from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Yavapai College in Clarkdale, M-Building Room 137.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

What's Happening, 9-18-15
Real men Pump it up on Oct. 3

Oct. 3

Walk in her shoes against domestic violence and sexual assault. Supportive Verde Valley men will put on heels of their significant others to walk a mile Oct. 3 at the 4th Annual Real Men Pump it Up Men's walk to end sexual and family violence. It is an important fundraiser for the Verde Valley Sanctuary.

The walk is just $25. The route starts at Riverfront Park to RIOT. The registration fee includes a beverage and a T-shirt. Register now to secure a t-shirt in your size.

The Sanctuary offers a safe haven for victims of family violence and sexual assault, providing shelter, community outreach, legal advocacy and education and prevention.

Walk will be followed by silent auction and raffle, all proceeds will benefit the Verde Valley Sanctuary.

For more information, contact Verde Valley Sanctuary at 928-634-2511.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

What's Happening: Sept. 11, 2015
Main Street Trunk or Treat in Camp Verde

Oct. 31

Camp Verde Parks and Rec will host the annual Main Street Trunk or Treat Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What's Happening, 9-9-15
On Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m., Thomas Beauty, Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, will present "As Long as the River Flows, Life Will Be Good." This free public presentation will be at the Yavapai County Administration Building in Cottonwood, 10 South 6th Street, in the Verde Room. This event is part of the Verde River Basin Partnership's (Partnership) ongoing monthly program series for the public.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What's Happening: Sept. 6, 2015
Fort Verde Days Art Show

Through Oct. 10

Artists working in two and three-dimensional fine art, photography, and crafts are invited to enter the 2015 Fort Verde Days Art Show to be held Oct. 10-11.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

What's Happening, 9-4-15
New Zealand singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow will be making an appearance at Clarkdale House Concerts on Saturday evening, September 19, at 7 p.m., accompanied by Australian electric guitar wizard Mark Punch. Both will be making their second visit to Clarkdale, having last performed here in May 2013.
Thursday, September 3, 2015

What's Happening, 9-2-15
Jerona Java Cafe' and Gifts, 677 E. Mingus in Cottonwood, an art show will be presented by two local artists. This show will be an accumulation of years of paintings by Rosemary "Roe" Corneto and Bonnie Jellison. It will be a collection of oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography and pastels. Included in these collections are: landscapes, collages, experimental media, portraits and a photo collection of Antelope Canyon.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What's Happening 8-26-15
Sunday, Sept. 27 a free guided canoe paddle will be offered by the River Valley Nature Organization and sponsored by American Rivers and South by Southwest Outfitters.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What's Happening: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Bell Rock Plaza's Art and Craft Show

Through Aug. 23

After a summer hiatus, the Art and Craft Show at Bell Rock Plaza will resume on August 22-23 with over 40 artists.

There will be many of your favorites, excited to be coming back and some new ones too.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

What's Happening 8-14-15
Verde Valley Ballet will be holding auditions for the Verde Valley Ballet Performing Arts Company on Friday, Aug. 14 at 5 pm for dancers between the ages of 13 to 19. The company is designed to provide opportunities for dancers to perform and shine at their very best through weekly classes, conventions and master classes, competition and community involvement.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

What's Happening 8-12-15
'Considerations on the Journey of Life'

Aug. 13

"Considerations on the Journey of Life" is the topic of the August Take Note: Sedona lecture, which is sponsored by Northern Arizona Healthcare's Verde Valley Medical Center. The lecture will feature interventional cardiologist Bruce Peek, M.D.

It's ironic: The only guarantee in life is death, and heart disease is its leading cause. Dr. Peek will discuss the most commonly asked questions about unexpected health events; how medical decisions are made for you when you can't make your own; and the importance of planning ahead when it comes to your health.

The free presentation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. To R.S.V.P. or for more information about this event, call 928-639-6551.

Verde Valley Medical Center is a member of Northern Arizona Healthcare, which also provides healthcare services through Flagstaff Medical Center, Team Health, Verde Valley Medical Clinic, Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine, Fit Kids of Arizona, Guardian Air, Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona Homecare, Northern Arizona Hospice and Valley View Care.

For more information on Verde Valley Medical Center programs and services, visit "Like" VVMC at

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What's Happening: Aug. 9th, 2015
The Cottonwood Public Library is developing a program for local artists to set up and make art while patrons can watch, ask questions and get inspired by the art making process. All forms of art media will be considered. A small spot will be provided by the parking lot door where they can display some of their art and practice their craft. Two to three hour time slots will be available and there will be three artists throughout the day. The program will be at least one Tuesday a month, possibly twice a month depending on artists' response. Contact Kyle Smith at the library at 928-340-2782 or
Saturday, August 8, 2015

What's Happening: Aug.7, 2015
Volunteers needed at Connections Equine Therapy Program


An exciting opportunity to help others and hang out with horses. Connections Equine Therapy is a non-profit organization located in Cornville, offering Therapeutic Riding and other services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

What's Happening 08-05-2015
Clarkdale Art Show, National Night Out, free school and sports physicals, and more!
Saturday, August 1, 2015

What's Happening July 31, 2015
An exciting opportunity to help others and hang out with horses. Connections Equine Therapy is a non-profit organization located in Cornville, offering Therapeutic Riding and other services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

What's Happening July 26, 2015
Looking for a little bit of rock n' roll and a touch of country music followed by some classic oldies? Join Clarkdale Community Services on Saturday, August 1, and enjoy the music performed by ACES N EIGHTS. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main St. in Clarkdale. This concert is sponsored by the Verde Valley Visionaries and is free to the public.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

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