Yavapai-Apache Nation hosts Exodus Day Commemoration
The Yavapai-Apache Nation will host its annual Exodus Day Commemoration Event at the Nation’s Veteran’s Memorial Park located below the Cliff Castle Casino. The event commemorates the forced removal of the Yavapai and Apache People from their homeland in 1876 and the subsequent return of approximately 200 members to their homeland beginning in the early 1900s.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation invites the public to join them during the commemoration event.
There will be a Spirit Run at 6 a.m. starting at the Junction of State Route 87 and 260. A private traditional blessing ceremony in Boynton Canyon is at sunrise.
At 8 a.m. Native American artist/food booths are set up at Veteran’s Memorial Park below the casino in Camp Verde. The Commemorative Walk and March begins at 10 a.m. A traditional luncheon that is free to the public is at noon, followed by the commemorative ceremony and entertainment. The Roger Wathagoma Band plays at 9 p.m. in the Dragonfly Lounge.
For additional information regarding any of the days events, contact the Yavapai-Apache Nation Public Relations Office at (928) 567-1006 or (928) 567-1071.
Exotic and Common Native American feathers exhibit
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center opens a new exhibit on feathers - Exotic and Common - and their role in the Indian culture in conjunction with Camp Verde’s Free Fourth Friday. A Saturday talk at 1 p.m. supplements the new exhibit and will describe how feathers are symbols of strength, carry prayers, represent colors of the cardinal directions and are used in pow wow regalia.
The talk is free at the VVAC, 348 S. Main St., Camp Verde. Call (928) 567-0066.
Pecan Pancake Breakfast
In conjunction with the Pecan, Wine and Antique Festival, the Kiwanis Club of Camp Verde is serving a pancake breakfast. They will be in the Community building kitchen (next to the Gazebo on Main Street) on Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. with pancakes (pecan topping if desired), sausage, piping hot coffee, milk or juice.
The breakfast will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds go to children’s activities in Camp Verde.
Guitar and Piano Workshops
Feb. 20 & 27
Sedona Parks & Recreation is hosting guitar and piano workshops starting at 6:30 p.m. To verify location check the website at www.sedonaaz.gov.
Learn to play these instruments with just one class. Register with Parks and Recreation at (928) 282-7098.
Celebrating Clarkdale’s Centennial
In recognition of Clarkdale’s Centennial, two ongoing programs, Clarkdale Stories and Exploring Clarkdale, present a year-long celebration of the town’s 100th birthday by focusing upon people, places and all things Clarkdale. Programs feature storytelling by residents, old and new, as well as organized guided field trips to investigate interesting locations in and around the town.
Feb. 15 - Guided tour of St. Thomas of the Valley Episcopal Church-100 years
March 21 - Reminiscing About School Days: stories from students and teachers
April 18 - Guided tour and history of Tavasci Marsh
May 16 - Clarkdale: A College Town, the story of Yavapai College, Clarkdale
June thru August - Focusing on the Verde River, an Art In Public Places exhibit of artistic expression and vision for the Verde River in Clarkdale
Sept. 19 - A Historical Perspective of the Clarkdale-Jerome Lions Club
Oct. 17 - Guided tour “Behind the Scenes” at Verde Canyon Rail Road-100 years
Nov. 14 - Stories about Main Street Clarkdale, Then and Now
December: Annual Clark Memorial Library Open House and Historic Home and Building Tour- date to be announced.
Clarkdale Stories and Exploring Clarkdale meet at 1 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room of Clark Memorial Library, 39 N. Ninth St. Call (928) 639-2480.
Freedom from relational drama
Dr. Marta Adelsman, Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness, will teach a class entitled, “Freedom from the Drama Cycle,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 8 E. Cottonwood St. in Cottonwood. Detailed directions will be given upon registration.
The ego loves drama. It ensnares you in relational upset before you’re even aware of what it’s doing.
In this class, you will learn the tactics that the ego uses to trap you in patterns of communication that don’t serve you or your relationships.
The registration fee for the class is $20 per person ($15 for those who have attended the Awakened Communication Workshop). Pre-registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 451-9482.
Kickstands Up for Sweetheart Run
Calling all bikers, trikers and folks who own a “road worthy” motorized vehicle and want to participate in the sixth annual Sweetheart Run. Along with having lots of fun, the purpose of the annual benefit run is to financially assist a Verde Valley resident.
This year’s proceeds will be donated for the existing and future expenses for the medical treatment of Emily Kissick. Emily, a 17 year old, was born with Shone’s Syndrome (a heart defect) and although she has previously undergone heart valve repairs, she still faces more surgeries. Her mother, Denise Kissick, is a veteran of the US Army, member of American Legion Post 135 and serves as a Service Officer at the Cottonwood VFW.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Brandi’s Kitchen (formerly Hobo Joes on Mingus) - kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. There is no early registration. The run will consist of approximately 55 miles throughout the Verde Valley with five scheduled stops. For more information contact Ed Vanlandingham at (928) 300-9046.
UCS performs Patriotic Program
The students of United Christian School in Camp Verde perform a Patriotic Program celebrating America’s History as “One Nation Under God.” The program starts at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel. Call (928) 567-0415.
Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild
The Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will hold their monthly meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Arroyo Pinon Drive in Sedona. Coffee and refreshments will be served until the business meeting at 10. The program will begin at 11.
This month’s program will be presented by Tucson Batik artist Lydia Dillon-Sutton. Lydia will be describing her art, which is a method of using hot wax as a resist in producing dyed designs on cloth.
For more information, call (928) 282-5134.
Alzheimer’s caregivers support group
Alzheimer’s disease is increasingly prevalent as people live longer, and their caregivers are often desperately looking for support and helpful resources. The first Wednesday of each month Verde Valley Presbyterian Church hosts a support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients from 10 to 11 a.m. The next meeting will be at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E. Hombre Drive, in Cottonwood. This valuable community service is open to all.
Love Is the Answer
“Love is the Answer” dinner will be held at the spectacular Indian Creek Ranch, 1385 Loy Road in Cornville, 6-9 p.m. The notorious chef Al Kramer will be serving lamb or chicken, ratatouille, brown rice/potato, salad, vegetables, desserts, and awesome beverages. Live and delightful music will again fill the Opera House, as you are invited to stroll through the local artists’ tables of crafted items donated for our silent auction. Tickets are $50, and seats are limited. All proceeds are tax deductible and will benefit “Hearts for the Hungry and the Homeless” and the Cornville Mission Food Bank.
For tickets or more information, contact Greg Roeller at (928) 254-7069.
Celebrate Arizona Centennial in Beaver Creek
Celebrate Arizona’s 100th Birthday at Beaver Creek Elementary School. Social hour is 5:30-6 pm. With refreshments and music by the bluegrass band Heaven Bound. The Centennial Program starts at 6:30 p.m. with a student presentation the Digital Storytelling Legacy Project and Birthday cake.
Exploring Clarkdale visits St. Thomas
Exploring Clarkdale, a Clarkdale Centennial program offered by the Town of Clarkdale, will meet at Clark Memorial Library located at 39 N. Ninth St. on Wednesday at 1 p.m. to take a field trip to the historic St. Thomas of the Valley Episcopal Church. Clarkdale residents John and Isabel Erickson lead the afternoon adventure. St Thomas was established in 1913 and continues to be an active Episcopal Parish.
Register for this free program by calling the library at (928) 639-2480. Same-day registration will be accepted only if space is still available. Participants will meet at the library to carpool/walk to the location.
Acoustic Valentine at Bent River
Bent River Books & Music, 1010 N. Main St., Old Town Cottonwood, hosts a musical evening of original love songs, Acoustic Valentine, from 6 to 8 p.m. Featured performers are Dan Engler, Chicky Brooklyn, Mike McReynolds and Vyktoria Pratt Keating, plus special guests.
Suggested donation $7 ($10 for couples), includes refreshments (and chocolate).
Sean Williams & Dan Engler at Bent River Books
Cottonwood’s Sean Williams and Cornville’s Dan Engler will provide new original Americana-folk-blues music at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 18, at Bent River Books & Music, 1010 N. Main St., in Old Town Cottonwood.
It is a live acoustic music venue every Friday & Saturday night.