On Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office will be holding a Free VIN Etching Event, in the Bashas Parking Lot, located at 650 Finnie Flat Road in Camp Verde.
Decrease your chances of becoming a victim of auto theft. Deputies and Volunteers of the Marshal’s Office will etch your VIN number on your vehicle windows for free and teach you other ways to avoid auto theft. VIN etching is a great theft deterrent. Along with VIN etching, steering wheel locks will be given away to residents of Camp Verde. To learn more about VIN Etching go to www.azwatchyourcar.com
The Camp Verde Library endowment will be out selling refreshments to help support the Camp Verde Library.
For more information, please call Deputy Freeman at the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office (928) 567-6621.
Sunday lunch at the VFW
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 meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables & lots of sides for a donation of $6 a plate. Come on in & enjoy great food, have some fun and watch the horseshoe tournament. Proceeds go to national military services. Members & guests welcome.
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.
AARP Free Tax-Aide in Verde Valley
Thru April 15
There will be free tax preparation and free E-file service provided in Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Sedona.
In Camp Verde, go to the Camp Verde Senior Center, 263 W. Maryvale Drive. Call (928) 567-6356 for appointments.
In Cottonwood, go to the Verde Valley Senior Citizens Center, 500 E. Cherry St. Call (928) 634-5450 for appointments.
In Sedona, go to the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. This is walk-in only, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All counselors are IRS certified AARP volunteers. AARP Membership not required. Assistance is available to all individual & joint tax filers with low to moderate income Federal and State Tax Returns.
Quail Country Quilters meet
Please join Quail Country Quilters at the next meeting when they will feature “Let’s Strip It,” with Ray from “3 Dudes Quilting.” Plan on a FUN DAY from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lunch and door prizes. 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 (928) 634-9411.
An Evening of Poetry, Prose, and Art
Join the authors and artists of the new book, “The Heart and Soul of Sedona - A Collection of Poetry, Prose, and Art,” for a reading of their work as a way to share with the community and to invite people to donate to an accumulating local artists’ scholarship fund which originated from the sales of the book.
The evening event will feature readings by several of the 40 local writers and artists who are included inside the pages of the book.
The presentation is Friday at 7 p.m. at Unity of Sedona, 65 Deer Trail Drive. Admission is $5 - $10 Love Offering for Art Scholarship Fund.
Call 928-282-7181 or Email email@example.com for more information.
Shabbat Across America
Friday, Rabbi Alicia Magal leads Erev Shabbat services beginning at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Shabbat Across America celebration of several hundred congregations throughout North America, followed by a dinner (advance reservations encouraged). The traditional Shabbat dinner will be prepared and served by our volunteer “Shabbat Across America chefs.” Saturday, March 2, observance of Shabbat continues with a morning service beginning at 10 a.m. led by Rabbi Magal with the participation of many congregants.
The service will include a full Torah service, at which members will chant from this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tissa, Exodus 30:11 - 34:35, the story of the Golden Calf and Moses’ second ascent to Mt. Sinai to receive a new set of tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. This service will be followed by a pot luck dairy / vegetarian luncheon.
For more information, or to make reservations for the Shabbat Across America dinner, call the office at (928) 204-1286 or visit www.jcsvv.org.
Teen Maze returns
The Verde Valley Sanctuary will hold its annual Teen Maze in the Clemenceau gymnasium at 1 N. Willard St. on Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m.
A parent preview will be held March 4. The free event will draw kids in seventh through 10th grades from public school districts and charter schools in Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale and Sedona. Free transportation will be provided through a special grant.
Special guest to visit Alzheimer’s support group
Mary Novar, a Family Care consultant from the Prescott office of the Alzheimer’s Association, will be in attendance at the next meeting for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Novar can answer questions about the disease and programs available to help relatives and caregivers. If you are involved with Alzheimer’s disease or are curious about it, come and get answers to your questions.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. This support group is open to all. For information, call Barbara at (928) 634-2638 or Fran at 634-6495.
Low-cost colorectal screening kits
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are offering low-cost screening kits and lab results, as well as information about colorectal cancer throughout the month of March.
Individuals interested in the take-home screening kit can stop by the Cancer Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to pick up the screening kit and learn more about colorectal cancer. The cost for processing and reviewing the screenings kit by a physician is $25 (cash or check). The Cancer Center in Sedona is located on the Verde Valley Medical Center – Sedona Campus at 3700 W. 89A. For more information about this screening or other cancer-related questions, call the Cancer Center at (928) 204-4160 or visit CCNAH.com.
Relay for Life captains meeting
The next captains meeting for Verde Valley Relay for Life. Our next Captains Meeting is on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Subsequent meeting will be April 8 and April 22 leading up to the Relay on May 10 at Cottonwood Middle School. Call (928) 526-7346.
Community Cleanup in Camp Verde
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors working with the Public Works Department is pleased to announce a community cleanup in Camp Verde. The cleanup will be at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy. 260. The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on March 21, 22, 23, March 28, 29, 30 and April 4, 5, 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Accepted items: household appliances, bagged trash, auto batteries, tires, furniture, and yard trimmings.
Items that will not be accepted: loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and no commercial dumping.
Any questions please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Solid Waste Division at (928) 771-3183.
Loven Family Run to benefit Verde Valley Hospice Home
The second annual Loven Family Run to benefit the Verde Valley Hospice Home is set for Saturday at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood. Sponsored by the Loven family and hosted by Verde Valley Medical Center, the event features a family 2K run/walk, 5K run/walk and a 10K run.
Participants ‘take their mark’ at 8 a.m., and after crossing the finish line are treated to an old-fashioned country breakfast. Registration fees are $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K; fees for the 2K family run are $50 for up to four family members or $20 for individual participants.
There will be awards in seven age categories for the 10K and the 5K. Packets can be picked up in the Run Flagstaff Store on April 4 and at Oxendale Auto Sales in Cottonwood on April 5.
Spectators and bystanders may join participants at breakfast for $8.
For more information or to register, visit virtualroster.com or call 877-527-5291.
Blood Drive at Rainbow Acres
Rainbow Acres will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Palmer Community Center. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. No boring hospital cubicle or stuffy trailer here – relax in a spacious room with beautiful Verde Valley views while you donate, and get free fresh-baked cookies and juice afterwards.
To save time and make it easy on yourself, reserve your appointment by contacting United Blood Services at www.bloodhero.com and entering “Rainbow Acres” as the sponsor code. You may also just drop in and fill out the necessary forms when you get there, but plan to spend a little extra time.
Rainbow Acres is off Middle Verde Road at 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road in Camp Verde. Call (928) 567-5231 for additional information.