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What's Happening 2-13-13

Quail Country Quilters meet

Feb. 14

Quail Country Quilters will begin with a business meeting, followed by Show & Tell, and Cheri Good Quilt Design.  They meet on the second and fourth Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E. Aspen in Cottonwood. Visitors are encouraged and always welcome! Any questions, call Bev at 634-9411.

VV Computer Club Meetings

Feb. 14

The Verde Valley Computer Club Genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. Meet at the Family History Center, Mormon Church (west side) at 1377 East Hombre Drive, Cottonwood. The General Meeting is Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Topic ‘Computer Technology Conference [overview]’ presented by a Conference team member. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. The meetings are Free. Dave 639-0106.

Valentine’s Day at the Ranch House

Feb. 14

Thursday, the Ranch House Restaurant, 4250 N Montezuma Ave - Lake Montezuma, will have a special Valentine’s Day menu from the staff. This includes surf & turf, mediterranean chicken breast, and sw shrimp puff.  however our featured desserts are what many of you may want to experience:  Decadent chocolate heart with crème Anglaise and fresh berries, Chocolate mousse with port ganache and whipped cream, and raspberry cream tart.

Call (928) 567-4492.

Valentine’s Day at the Senior Center

Feb. 14

The Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood is holding a Valentine’s Day Party on Thursday.

Special VNRCD meeting

Feb. 15

The Board of Supervisors of the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District has a special meeting for the month of February. The board will meet the third Friday of the month to review the two-year plan, at the Cottonwood Middle School, 500 E Mingus, Room 809, Cottonwood. All are welcome.  Agendas can be viewed at or at the Cottonwood Public Library the Thursday before each meeting. Call (928) 554-0463 for more information or to make special arrangements.

Dinner at the VFW

Feb. 15

Friday the General Crook Chapter of the VFW Riders will have a dinner at VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be stuffed bell peppers, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad & rolls. Donation of $7 per person. Live music by Steve Hicks.

Simcha Shabbat at JCSVV

Feb. 15

Friday, Rabbi Alicia Magal leads Erev Shabbat services beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.

This is Simcha Shabbat, when people with birthdays, anniversaries or other joyous occasions receive a special blessing. Oneg refreshments prepared by the men of the JCSVV in honor of all the hard working women volunteers of the synagogue. Come for a joyous service of traditional and contemporary prayers, readings, songs, and a Torah reading. Guests are welcome!

For more information, visit or call the office at (928) 204-1286.

Jerome Elks Lodge Sweetheart Dinner Dance

Feb. 16

Jerome Elks Lodge, located at 100 S. Broadway in Clarkdale will host their Annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance on Saturday.

The Lounge will open at 5 p.m., a pork loin dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and dancing to Jox in the Box will follow dinner. 

Jox in the Box is a popular DJ from the area who plays hundreds of tunes, and requests are always welcomed. 

Call Ed or Steve at 634-5611 at the Lodge for questions. 

Tickets will be $15 at the door.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Arizona Elks Association which provides support to the Steele Memorial Hospital in Tucson where they are pioneering treatment for premature baby’s lungs

Music at the Museum

Feb. 16

The Plein Aire String Quartet returns to the Sedona Heritage Museum on Saturday for Music at the Museum.

Their program continues their exploration of Haydn’s quartet zoo with “The Donkey” (Op. 76, no2).  

This very late quartet of Haydn was written when a young Ludwig van Beethoven was writing his first batch of quartets (Opus 18).  

Plein Aire will play one of those, also (No. 5 in A Major) to help listeners compare.  

This concert is at 1 p.m. at the Museum, 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. Charge is $5. Call (928) 282-7038.

Leap Frog litter pick-up event

Feb. 16

There is a quarterly “Leap Frog” highway litter event scheduled for Saturday. Many Adopt-A-Highway groups will be on Highway 260 and Highway 89A during this “Leap Frog” litter event to restore the beauty to “America & Arizona the Beautiful.”

Any Adopt-A-Highway groups that wish to have a helping hand or residents wishing to be a helping hand should contact Gary Chamberlain at (928) 202-1186 or email so those needing and wanting help can be united.

VVPOA Highway Cleanup

Feb. 16

The VVPOA will be doing a highway cleanup on Saturday. They will meet at the One in Christ Church at 8 a.m.

This church is across highway 260 from the Verde Valley Fire Station. All volunteers should bring their own gloves and wear long sleeved shirts and pants. There are thorns out there.

Also bring your own water. Nail sticks and grabbers will be available. ADOT provides the bags and safety vests.

Come join your neighbors and help keep Arizona beautiful. For any questions please call Mal Otterson at (928) 634-9785.

Sunday lunch at the VFW

Feb. 17

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be hosting lunch on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

They will be serving pork loin, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables & lots of sides for a donation of $6 a plate. 

Come on in & enjoy great food, have some fun, enjoy good company. Proceeds go to VFW National Home for Children.  Members & guests welcome.

MMA Sweetheart Run for Treakle children

Feb. 17

Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona’s 14th Annual Sweetheart Run is Sunday, with registration starting at 9:30 am. at the 10/12 Lounge in Clarkdale.

The end party is at Pub & Grub. The Dice Run is $15 single rider/$20 with passenger.

Proceeds benefit the Treakle and Martinez children, whose mother was recently killed.

Food, games, raffle, 50/50, live music from The Mods.

Rainbow Acres presents free Meadowlark concert

Feb. 17

Musical duo Meadowlark, with guitarist Rick Cyge and flutist Lynn Trombetta, creates unique sounds and tunes in a free concert this Sunday at 2 p.m. This part of the Fine Arts Series.

“Original New World Music” is the next performance in the Rainbow Acres Fine Arts Series. It will include influences from Celtic, African and Mediterranean music, as well as popular favorites from artists such as The Beatles and Van Morrison. This concert is open to the public at no charge, with light refreshments to follow, at the Palmer Community Center on the campus of Rainbow Acres, located at 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road off Middle Verde Road in Camp Verde.

Contact Margie Beach at (928) 567-5231 or

BVCS hosts Early Childhood Education Conference

Feb. 23

Buena Vista Children’s Services and Yavapai College are holding their 18th annual Early Childhood Education Conference entitled “Arizona on the Move” on Saturday at the newly reconstructed Clarkdale Campus of Yavapai College. The conference, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., will feature a keynote address by Nadine Mathis Basha.

Healthy Kidneys, Healthy Lives

Feb. 25

“Healthy Kidneys, Healthy Lives” is the topic of the February Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5-7 p.m., Monday in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269 S. Candy Lane. The meeting will feature guest speaker Thomas Neumann, M.D.

Dr. Neumann will discuss the effects of diabetes and high blood pressure on kidney function, and how to manage diabetes and high blood pressure to prevent kidney damage. The group is open to all members of the community. Please R.S.V.P. to 928-639-6346; walk-ins welcome.

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