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3/2/2013 1:01:00 PM
What's Happening 3-3-13
Roadrunners, Quail and Other Sedona BirdsDena Greenwood presents “ Roadrunners, Quail and Other Sedona Birds” at KSB’s Speaker Series Wednesday. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., with complimentary offerings of appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and wine provided by KSB. The presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m. For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please call (928) 282-4938, or visit
Roadrunners, Quail and Other Sedona Birds

Dena Greenwood presents “ Roadrunners, Quail and Other Sedona Birds” at KSB’s Speaker Series Wednesday. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., with complimentary offerings of appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and wine provided by KSB. The presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m.

For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please call (928) 282-4938, or visit

Bingo at the VFW

March 3

The VFW has Bingo today and every Sunday, with special games, door prizes, and fun for all. Doors open at 11 a.m., the kitchen starts selling at 11:30, warm-ups begin at 12:30 p.m., and the regular session kicks off at 1. Come enjoy a fun afternoon.

Sedona Men’s Republican Club

March 7

Sedona Men’s Republican Club; meets at 11:30 a.m. at Los Abrigatos. Two members of the Sedona Rescue Squad will discuss the emergency response services they provide and explain what each can do to assist a debilitated individual after we call 911 and before the emergency crew arrives.

Sedona Tea Party

March 7

The Sedona Tea Party meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Meet at the Cowboy Church on Dry Creek Road; Program will be a one-time showing of “Behold a Pale Horse”, a film about the U.N.’s influence on American, Agenda 21, fusion centers, RF ID’s, the Bilderberg Group, and more; Website:

Mountain Lions in our Backyard

March 11

David Mattson, Ph.D., research wildlife biologist, USGS, presents “Mountain Lions in Our Backyard” for the Sedona Lecture Series, 7 p.m. at the Sedona United Methodist Church, at 110 Indian Cliffs Road and Highway 179 in Sedona.

This talk presents an optimistic picture of coexistence between people and lions, drawing on years of ecological and human safety research on the Colorado Plateau. Tickets are $6 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call (928) 282-9781.

Craft Show at Verde Valley Senior Center

March 9

On Saturday, the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St. Cottonwood, will have a Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come early for the best selection of homemade, one-of-a-kind items at this great sale.

Call Debbie at (928) 634-5450.

Class on Communication

March 16

Dr. Marta Adelsman, Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness, offers the following class for March: Saturday, 1-2:15 p.m. Awake & Aware Class: Communication Tips. Bring communication challenges to the class, ones that you face with friends, spouses, family members or work colleagues. Receive coaching with Dr. Marta to learn how you might handle communication issues in ways that support your peace and authenticity. If you have no situation of your own to discuss, then you will benefit from support that others receive. Jerona Java Café, Cottonwood. $10 per person. Pre-registration requested. Call (928) 451-9482 or email

Mingus Mountain Republicans

March 12

The Mingus Mountain Republican Club meet at noon at Cottonwood VFW Post. Doors open at 11, meal is served at 11:15, and the meeting begins at noon; Cottonwood VFW Post; Scott DeArman will discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury; Website:

Verde River Republican Club meets

March 14

Verde River Republican Club meet at 11:30 a.m. at American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St., Camp Verde. Doors open at 11. Speaker will be Jonathan Paton, Republican candidate against Ann Kirkpatrick in Congressional District 1; Contact the Verde Valley Headquarters for more information or to make reservations.

Friday Night Dances with High Desert Kickers

March 8

The High Desert Kickers would like to invite everyone to join us at our next once-a-month Friday night dance at the Cottonwood Civic Center building on Main St. in Old Town. The time is 7 to 9:45 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Please join us at our next dance of the new year. Additional dances will be held the second Friday of each following month through May.

For more information call Kent at (928) 202-1603 or Jean at (928) 567-5874.

Camp Verde Promotions public meeting

March 9

Camp Verde Promotions will be holding another informational meeting which is open to the public. Anyone interested in helping with the Cornfest and/or Fort Verde Days is welcome to attend. Also if you have ideas on what we can do better, or should or shouldn’t do different are also welcome. We strive every year to make your events better, but would like the input from those that attend. Meeting will be held at the Sweet Grace Restaurant on Saturday at 10 a.m.. Refreshments will be served.

No-fee week at animal shelter

March 1-8

Adopt For Life Center in Cottonwood is having a no fee week. They have five dogs and five cats that are ready to be adopted and go to a real home.

The Bible 30-Day Church Experience

March 3-31

Camp Verde Community Church will be presenting a new series entitled “The Bible” for the five Sundays in March through Easter Sunday.

The Sunday messages will bring the hearers through the greatest story ever told, starting from Genesis through Revelation. Each Sunday message will be followed up Sunday evening with a two-hour dramatization on the History Channel. The TV miniseries is produced by Emmy Award winning husband and wife team of Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) and Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel).

Everyone is invited to attend this special series beginning Sunday at 10 a.m. The Camp Verde Community Church is located on the corner of First and Head streets in downtown Camp Verde.

Sultry dance classes in Camp Verde

March 4

Sign up now to learn the rumba, cha cha, mambo/salsa and swing dancing, taught through Yavapai College in Camp Verde. Classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at Camp Verde Town Hall complex, rooms 206 & 207. CRN 16520 and DAN136. Go to

Learn about plant medicines

March 6

At the next Camp Verde Community Library Brown Bag Lunch Session, Athena Wolf enlighten us on the centuries old healing tradition of Ayurveda Plant Medicines, and how it continues to enrich our lives today. Meet at the library, 130 Black Bridge Loop Road, at noon, and feel free to bring a lunch.

For more information, contact Gerry Laurito at the Camp Verde Community Library at (928) 554-8384 or email

America Sings

March 7

The Second Grade and Friends at Camp Verde Elementary School will present a musical evening called,

“America Sings!” on Thursday at 7 p.m. The performance includes famous folk songs, patriotic songs, spirituals, musical show tunes, and classical music at the Multi-Use Complex Theater.

Jim Buchanan in Concert

March 3

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church is proud to host a concert by Jim Buchanan on Sunday at 3 p.m. Come to the church campus at 330 Scenic Drive, Clarkdale, and bring your friends.

A freewill offering will be accepted for the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission at Rock Point.

Call 634-4102 or see for further information.

Courtyard Sale at Spirit of Joy

March 14-16

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church will hold a courtyard sale Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be many estate items, such as furniture, collectibles, jewelry, household items, office desk and chair, an much more! Large items can be delivered locally.

Come to spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 330 Scenic Drive, Clarkdale. Call 634-4102 or see www. for further information.

Yavapai College offers astronomy class

March 25-May 1

The Verde Campus of Yavapai College in Clarkdale will offer an astronomy class Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be a total of 12 sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Telescopes are not required but you will want binoculars. Learn about the greater “Cosmos”, constellations, comets, view planets and many deep sky phenomena. Large binoculars and telescope will be supplied by the college. The course also has planned field trips to dark sky sites and an astronomical observatory. Enroll online or at the college campus admin office in “Sky Watching for Beginners, VCE 106, Doug Ostroski, at

Cornville Merchant Showcase

March 13

Did you know there are over 150 businesses based in Cornville? Come out and meet some of them at the fourth annual Cornville Merchant Showcase. The event will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oak Creek School, Cornville. This event is free and open to the public to attend. Merchants signed up include authors, soap makers, crafts, massage therapists, equestrians, restaurants, and many more.

For merchants, pre-registration requests may be submitted by e-mail to or (928) 649-0539. Deadline March 6 (Calls only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.) Please provide the following information: Name & address of Business & contact information; Name of person(s) who will be at the event with e-mail (if available) and phone.

Protect Your Identity Day

March 4

Monday is Protect Your Identity Day at the library. There will be a presentation at 11 a.m. in the Youth Services Program Room. You’ll find out how you can protect your identity and what to do if someone steals your identity. Free pamphlets and booklets will be available to take home as reminders.

Identity theft is a serious crime. It happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. Identity theft can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and take time, money, and patience to resolve.

The library is located at 100 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood. Call (928) 340-2785.

Teen Maze returns

March 5-6

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 support group

March 6

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.

Take an expedition at the hospital

March 7

The Verde Valley Medical Center’s Hospital Expedition focuses on medical and clinical experiences. It provides participants an opportunity to personally observe the daily practices of VVMC’s healthcare professionals. The 2013 dates for the VVMC Hospital Expedition are Thursday, March 7; Thursday, June 6; Thursday, Sept. 5; Thursday, Nov. 7. The morning begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast brief introduction to VVMC and concludes with a lunch (noon to 1 p.m.) with VVMC’s Senior Management Team. If you would like to join us for this valuable experience or for more information, please call (928) 773-2202 or by e-mail at

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