The Sedona Heritage Museum’s spring exhibit has inspired them to host workshops on how to care for your family’s historic textiles. The first of these will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Museum and will focus on quilt preservation.
Reservations are required for each workshop. Fee is $10 for each. Call (928) -282-7038. The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona.
STEM Extravaganza at Beaver Creek School
Beaver Creek School is hosting a STEM Family Night Extravaganza on Thursday in the cafetorium. The evening begins with dinner at 5:15, followed by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities.
Beaver Creek School will be receiving a plaque designating the school as a STEM Focus school, one of only a dozen so selected for the APS Foundation grant.
Call (928) 567-4631.
Exodus Commemoration in Camp Verde
The Verde Valley community is invited to the annual Exodus-Return Commemoration event at the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Veterans Memorial Park below Cliff Castle Casino on Saturday.
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.
There will be food booths and arts & crafts booths. Booth space is available to the general public for $50.
There will also be traditional dance groups throughout the day and the end of the 178-mile relay from San Carlos.
For the Exodus Walk, Montezuma Castle Highway will be closed between 8 to 11 a.m. from Interstate 17 to Camp Lincoln Road, with traffic detoured through Arena Del Loma.
For more information regarding the road closure, contact the Camp Verde Roads Department at (928) 567-0534 or the Yavapai-Apache Nation Public Relations Office at 567-1006.
Get connected at open séance
Spiritualist medium Debbie “Amber” Osborn will lead an Open Séance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Meet at the Sedona Creative Life Center. Cost is $20; reservations suggested. Call (928) 202-3759.
Grasshopper Playoffs & Finals
Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces the start of Grasshopper Basketball Playoffs & Finals for the first thru fourth grade league. The Finals game for the first–second grade Division is Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Community Gym on Hollamon Street. Third and fourth place have been determined and this is for the championship position.
Trophies will be awarded after the game followed by the start of playoffs for the third–fourth grade Division. Two games at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. will start the six teams in a single elimination playoff followed by two games Wednesday night, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Final game for the championship is scheduled for Thursday night, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. Trophies will be awarded as each position determining game is played. Come see if the undefeated Devils can beat the competition for the top prize. Admission is free and refreshments, including pizza, are available to benefit the Library Endowment starting each night at 5:30.
Contact Michael Marshall, Parks & Recreation Coordinator at 554-0828 with any questions.
Are you interested in growing fresh produce to sell? This four-session workshop is appropriate for individuals simply growing their gardens for their own use as well as those wishing to grow fresh produce for market.
Three classroom sessions will be held at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds at 840 Rodeo Drive, #C (in Prescott) on Feb. 26, March 12, and March 26 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The fourth session will be a Field Day devoted to constructing a hoop house and the date will be announced at the first session. There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is required and class size is limited. To RSVP, please call the Prescott UA Extension Office at (928) 445-6590 and enter 221. The office is open between 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., M-F.
Pre-Columbian agaves at Archaeological Society meeting
The February meeting of the Verde Valley Archaeological Society will be held on Thursday at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Wendy Hodgson, curator of the Herbarium, and Research Botanist at the Desert Botanical Garden. Her topic will be “Pre-Columbian Agaves in the Southwestern U.S.”
Arizona Flywheelers Show
The Arizona Flywheelers’ 29th annual Engine & Tractor Show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at Verde Valley Fairgrounds, 800 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. There will be small-engine displays, tractor pulling, garden tractor pulling, model engine display, model train display, swap meet, silent auction and book sale. For more information, call Gary at (928) 639-1453.
Special VNRCD meeting
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 http://www.verde.org or at the Cottonwood Public Library the Thursday before each meeting. Call (928) 554-0463 for more information or to make special arrangements.
Contra Dance in Cottonwood
Dance away the winter doldrums at the Cottonwood contra dance. This month they have a new band from Flagstaff, Contrapelli, with Terry Samples on fiddle, Mike Dunham on dulcimer, Laura Shearin on keyboard and accordion, and Mike Reddig on mandolin. Caller will be Deb Comly. Come alone or with friends; all ages and skill levels are welcome. If you can walk you can contra! The pre-dance lesson is a must for beginners at 6:30; the regular dance is 7-10 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The dance is at the Cottonwood Civic Center and we encourage all to bring a snack to share. Cost is $7 adults, $5 students, $4 age 16 and under. Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. in old town. Call 634-0486 or email email@example.com for more information.
Leap Frog litter pick-up event
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 FolksvilleUSA@gmail.com so those needing and wanting help can be united.
VVPOA Highway Cleanup
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.
League of Women Voters Candidates’ Forum
The League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley is holding a Cottonwood City Council candidates’ forum on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood.
There are five candidates running for three city council seats– Linda Norman, Karen Pfeifer, Tim Eliniski, Randall Garrison and Darold Smith.
For more information about the candidates’ forum or about the League of Women Voters, contact the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mingus Softball Spaghetti Dinner
Come out and support the Mingus High School Softball team from 5 to 8 p.m., at Vinnie’s New York Chefs Pizzeria, 1675 E. Cottonwood St., in Cottonwood. Mingus Softball Players will be serving up spaghetti along with a drink for $7.99.
A side salad can be added for $1 more. To complete the delicious meal, the Lady Marauders will be selling baked goods for dessert.
For more information about the dinner or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the team please contact Dawn Norman at (928) 274-0662 or email: email@example.com.
Join TIP and help the traumatized
Are you interested in helping traumatized victims? If it’s not in your nature to walk away from someone experiencing the worst moment of their life and if you would like to work with police officers, firefighters, and nurses on emergency scenes, consider becoming a Certified Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) Volunteer. TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events.
Volunteers are called to a crisis by authorized police officers, firefighters, and hospital personnel. Training starts Thursday in Cottonwood. For more information visit www.TIPofAZ.org, email info@TIPofAZ.org, or call Sue at (928) 445-4655.
Healthy Kidneys, Healthy Lives
“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.
DuVal to address Democrats
Democrats of the Verde Valley (DOVV) will meet on Thursday at Randall’s restaurant, 801 S. Main St., Cottonwood. The time is 6:30 p.m., with special speaker Fed DuVal, who began his career under Gov. Bruce Babbitt, helping design AHCCCS, Phoenix freeways, state parks, and education. He also served in the Clinton White House and was chair of the Arizona Board of Regents. 2014 elections will be discussed. Bring canned food for the food bank. Call 639-3688 or see www.dovv.org.