Saturday is Music at the Museum, with Cactus Cats. They’ll be performing a rollicking patriotic sing-along and salute to our Armed Forces at Sedona Heritage Museum at1:30 p.m, free. Call (928) 282-7038 for more info.
Camp Verde Optimist Club now forming
An informational and organizational meeting for a Camp Verde Optimist Club will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Sweet Grace Restaurant, 37 Hollamon St. Statewide representatives of the club including the Governor and Assistant governor will be in attendance to answer questions and explain the club’s mission. They will explain what the club can do for the children of Camp Verde, how the club will get started and what other Optimist clubs are doing throughout the state. For additional information contact Mark Manelli, (928)-474-5957.
Cash for Candy
What to do with so many sweets after a night of trick-or-treating? Share it with our troops and get some money to boot. Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Cottonwood Children’s Dentistry and Woodford Orthodontics and receive $1 per pound. All candy will be donated to our troops serving overseas.
Candy will be collected at Cottonwood Children’s Dentistry located at 10 N. Alamos Drive in Cottonwood, just off Black Hills Drive, Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The candy must be unopened. For further information contact Cottonwood Children’s Dentistry at 634-6641.
Election Night on the big screen
Democrats of the Red Rocks and Democrats of the Verde Valley invite you to their election night party with big-screen TV on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill, 1407 W. 89A in West Sedona. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $10 cover for non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and desserts. Drinks available at the bar. Call 203-5858 for further info.
Where do you stand on climate change?
Hot Topics Cafe, sponsored by NAU’s Philosophy in the Public Interest, will focus on Climate Change on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3150 White Bear Road, Sedona. The program is free and open to the public.
Dr. John Devlin of NAU’s Franke College of Business will facilitate the discussion, one in a series of forums addressing matters of significance to our communities.
Unbiased information sheets present arguments on competing sides of a question, and give legislative histories or other relevant factual data.
Members of the community are then invited to voice their views on the topic. Participants learn about the issues, and about alternative viewpoints in the community. Refreshments will be served.
Supper and Bible Study at New Beginnings
Wednesday Night Supper and Bible Study: Come and feed your body and your soul. Supper at 5:30 p.m.; Bible Study at 6:45 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, 644 S. Seventh St., Camp Verde.
For more information call the church at (928) 567-6336 or Karen at 274-5914.
Open House at remodeled VOC sub-station
Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher is pleased to announce an “Open House” event at the newly remodeled Village of Oak Creek Sub-Station. There will also be an opportunity to meet and greet the newly formed patrol squad assigned to the VOC now serving public safety needs in the area. The Open House event will take place Wednesday between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The sub-station is located in the Castle Rock Plaza, 6446, Hwy 179, Suite 217. Refreshments will be served. The Sheriff welcomes all local residents, business owners, and community members to tour their new facility.
Meditation and Forgiveness
Lori Rubenstein, forgiveness teacher, is joined by meditation expert Sarah McLean, to guide you into meditation and forgiveness practices that are sure to increase your emotional, mental, and physical health. The 1.5 hour event will take place at the Cottonwood Recreation Center on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will cost participants $10.
If there are any questions about the workshop, contact Lori Rubenstein at LoriRubenstein@gmail.com.
Teens: Read a book, then watch the movie
Teens 12 -17 years old are invited to Camp Verde Community Library on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to join in a lively discussion of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Volunteer Jeri Higgins has games and activities related to the book planned. Then, on Friday at 6:30 p.m. participants will gather at the library to watch the movie together.
VFW’s Veterans Day Observance & Buddy Poppy Campaign
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 will be conducting their annual Buddy Poppy campaign on Friday and Saturday. All proceeds are used to aid local veterans and their families. When you see the volunteers handing out the red poppies, please take one and wear it to show your support for our veterans. Donate what you can, if you can. Also, on Saturdayat the Post, 705 E Aspen St, they will be holding the semi-annual S.O.S. breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The menu includes pancakes and sausage for the less adventuresome.
Saturday will also be the Veterans Day Open House from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with an extremely large collection of military memorabilia ranging from WWI to the present.
On Sunday, at 11 a.m. the Post 7400 Honor Guard will hold a Flag-raising ceremony in honor of our veterans, both young and old. Everyone is invited to come to any or all of these events to help in honoring those who stepped forward to protect our freedoms.
Legal planning and Parkinson disease
The Five Most Important Legal Planning Issues to Consider for Someone with Parkinson Disease
Chester “Chip” B. McLaughlin, a private practice attorney in Prescott who has practiced almost exclusively in the area of elder law since 1995, will speak about “The Five Most Important Legal Planning Issues to Consider for Someone with Parkinson Disease” at the next meeting of the Verde Valley Parkinson Disease Support Group.
Individuals with Parkinson Disease, their family, care partners and friends are always invited to attend the Verde Valley Parkinson Disease Support Group monthly meetings. The group meets the second Friday of every month, 3-4:30 p.m., at the Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ. For more information, please contact group facilitator Judy Talley at (928) 202-7952 or email@example.com.
Be Arizona’s first Poet Laureate
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is looking for the state’s first Arizona Poet Laureate. Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 9 for the newly created position that comes with a $2,500 annual honorarium to offset travel throughout the state. The honorarium is generated from private donations to the Arizona Poet Laureate Fund from individuals, organizations or businesses.
The appointed poet laureate, to be selected by an independent panel, will serve a two-year term during which he or she will offer public readings throughout the state and will pursue a major literary project over the course of the term.
Individuals may nominate themselves or others for Arizona Poet Laureate. To review details and information regarding the nomination/application and selection process, visit http://www.azarts.gov/azpoetlaureate.
Dinner and a Movie Night.
Join New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene for a meal and the movie, “The Secrets of Jonathan Speery.” Dinner starts serving at 4:30 p.m. and the movie is at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation only. The church is at 644 S. Seventh St. Camp Verde. For more information call the church at (928) 567-6336 or Karen at 274-5914.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Saturday at 8 a.m. come join in some fine food and fellowship. Men of all ages welcome at the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, 644 S. Seventh St. Camp Verde. For more information call the church at (928) 567-6336 or Karen at 274-5914.
Free lunch for veterans at Elks Lodge
All Verde Valley veterans and their spouses are invited to a free lunch at the Jerome Elks, 100 S. Broadway, Clarkdale on Sunday.
Lunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m.
The menu includes burgers, brats, hot dogs, beans, potato salad and cake.
For non-veterans a donation is suggested.
The Elks are dedicated to remembering the sacrifices of all veterans who served to keep our country free.
This event is open to all veterans who served our country regardless of whether they are an Elk or not. Call the Lodge for more details at 634-5611.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this active organization, stop by the Lodge.
Sedona Heritage Museum veterans tribute
The Sedona Heritage Museum’s annual Veteran’s Day tribute will be on Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Museum.
The program will honor veterans and active service people.
This year’s program includes dignitaries, special program features, music and a buffet.
All veterans of all countries and active military will be special guests. Come to pay honor to them and stay to say ‘Thank you.’
This event has become Sedona’s official Veteran’s Day tribute.
The program, refreshments and Museum admission will be free.
For more information call (928) 282-7038.
The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona.
Dave Culkin and Drake Mitchell to Address GOP
The Verde Valley Republican Women’s November meeting will feature speakers Dave Culkin, Verde Valley Coordinator for Republican Headquarters in Cottonwood, and Drake Mitchell, First Vice President of the Coconino County Republican Party, to discuss the 2012 election results. The meeting will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Los Abrigados Resort located at Highway 179 and Portal Lane in Sedona. Reservations please call or email (928) 284-4248 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.Azfrw.com.
Post 135 continues annual clothing drive
Thru Nov. 15
The American Legion Post 135 is mid-stream in gathering “gently used” clean, warm garments for veterans, men and women, plus children. Due to this year’s limited children’s donations, the drive has been extended through the evening of Nov. 15. Drop off locations remain at the Cottonwood Food City Store and the Super Clean Laundry (Maytag) located at 790 S. Main, in Cottonwood. A tub with a sign identifying the collection container is located in each store.
To learn more about the clothing drive, call Jeri Strande at (928) 649-3374 or the American Legion, please call Keith Tucker, Post 135 1st Vice Cmdr at (938) 301-2618.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Food City
A free Thanksgiving dinner, complete with all the trimmings, will be served Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. in the Food City parking lot at 1501 E. 89A, Cottonwood. Cornville Food Bank and Old Town Mission are partnering with area churches at Food City to provide the meals. There also will be entertainment for the kids, such as a jump house and maybe face-painting.
For information, call the Old Town Mission at (928) 634-2977 or the Cornville Food Bank and Mission at (928) 254-7069. Donations also may be dropped off at the Old Town Mission at 116 E. Pinal St. in Cottonwood or at the Cornville Food Bank at 9375 E. Cornville Road.
Motorcycle Toy Run for the kids
The 28th annual Verde Valley Toy Run benefit ride is Saturday with registration from 8 to 10:15 at Wal-Mart, and the kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. The first 50 riders who register qualify for a free Toy Run T-shirt. The run returns to the Verde Valley Fairgrounds, where all the Cadillac Angels lead the entertainment, along with the Dirty Verde Roller Derby Girls. There is also a Bike, Trike and Car Show and Raffle.
You can join the fun, even if you don’t ride for $10 and an unwrapped toy. This year’s Verde Valley Toy Run benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Arizona and gifts benefit Catholic Charities. For more information, cal (928) 300-7256. Pre-register at
Breakfast with the Democrats
Democrats of the Red Rocks hosts its next monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday at 8 a.m. at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill, 1407 W. 89A in West Sedona.
This victory breakfast will feature those elected from LD 6. Cost is $11 and includes tax and gratuity.
For reservations, call 203-5858 or see email@example.com DORR breakfasts are held on the third Thursday of each month.
Call 203-5858 for further info.
Movie Night with DORR
Democrats of the Red Rocks will sponsor its next free movie night on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, West Sedona.
“Too Big to Fail” is based on Anrew Ross Sorkin’s best-selling non-fiction book about the 2008 financial crisis.
This HBO original movie portrays the players and processes that contributed to the collapse of the US economy and led to a lingering recession. A discussion led by Chuck Williamson will follow.
Call 203-5858 for further info.
Inaugural Bea Richmond ‘Walk with a Child’
Camp Verde Kiwanis Club invites you to participate in the inaugural Bea Richmond Memorial “Walk with a Child”; motivating children to get out and exercise for one morning to help start a new good habit.
Bea Richmond was a model for her teaching and belief in enriching children’s/people’s minds so they carried their learning throughout their lives.
Bea walked 3 miles a day. All proceeds from this event will be awarded to fund the Camp Verde Kiwanis Children’s Music Program. Come out and support your music program
For more information, contact Ele Espinoza at (928) 300-8088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer training at Red Rock State Park
The mission of Red Rock State Park is to preserve the riparian habitat associated with Oak Creek, to serve as an environmental education facility, and to promote limited passive recreational opportunities.
To accomplish that mission, the Park’s rangers partner with a large support group of volunteers to assure the continuation of many important programs.
A training class is scheduled to begin in January 2013 for those interested in actively participating in programs that provide inspiration to both children and adults, and also create personal rewards for those who serve as volunteers.
An orientation for potential volunteers is scheduled at the Park on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Hummingbird Room.
The introductory orientation program will last 60 to 90 minutes.
Classes will be held on the following six consecutive Wednesdays.
Attendees can expect to spend from 1 to 5 p.m. in class.
Those interested in attending the training classes can call (928) 282-6907 and leave a message for Brenda Robinson, Volunteer Coordinator.
Veterans Day Concert
Thursday, the students of Beaver Creek School will present their annual Veterans Day Concert at the school at 7 p.m.
The community and especially veterans are invited to attend.
Post 135 starts third annual clothing drive
The American Legion Post 135 recently began gathering “gently used” clean, warm garments for veterans, men and women, plus children.
The drive will run through Nov. 3. Drop off locations include the Cottonwood Food City Store and the Super Clean Laundry (Maytag) located at 790 S. Main, in Cottonwood.
A tub with a sign identifying the collection container is located in each store.
To learn more about the American Legion, please call Keith Tucker, Post 135 1st Vice Cmdr at 928-301-2618 or attend a meeting held every second Wednesday of the month at the Cornville Fire Station located at 1120 S. Page Springs Road in Cornville starting at 6:30 pm.
Legion Post 135 offers voting transportation
The American Legion Post 135 recently announced that the post would provide transportation to the closest Voting Center for Cornville residents only on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With voting requirement changes and the ability for voters to cast their vote at any Vote Center in their vicinity, individuals requesting rides will be transported to the closet center; unfortunately, no handicapped vehicles are available.
Cornville residents needing transportation should call Ken Johnson at 805-714-9369 or Jim Strande at 928-301-7273 or Jeri Strande at 928-301-9581, NLT Nov. 5th for reservation.