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What's Happening 4-5-13
Live music at Lion’s Club fund-raiserApril 13Camp Verde Lion’s Club is sponsoring an event for raising funds to purchase children’s eyeglasses on Saturday at the American Legion Post on Third & Arnold in Camp Verde. There will be live music, with light show, performed by the band Damokleez and a raffle for a free one-night weekend stay at Cliff Castle Casino.Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the band playing from 7 to 10 p.m. Donations of any level accepted. Event tickets are $10 each, raffle tickets $10 each. Help support our community’s children to see a brighter future.For more information, call (928) 274-3603 or visit
Live music at Lion’s Club fund-raiser

April 13

Camp Verde Lion’s Club is sponsoring an event for raising funds to purchase children’s eyeglasses on Saturday at the American Legion Post on Third & Arnold in Camp Verde. There will be live music, with light show, performed by the band Damokleez and a raffle for a free one-night weekend stay at Cliff Castle Casino.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the band playing from 7 to 10 p.m. Donations of any level accepted. Event tickets are $10 each, raffle tickets $10 each. Help support our community’s children to see a brighter future.

For more information, call (928) 274-3603 or visit

Windows SIG

April 5

Verde Valley Computer Club Windows Special Interest Group (SIG) meets Friday at 4 p.m. Topic ‘Windows Updates. Do I Need Them? Aren’t They Automatic?’ Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. The meeting is Free. Dave 639-0106.

General meeting of VVPOA

April 8

Monday, the Verde Village Property Owners’ association will hold its monthly general meeting at the Clubhouse, 4855 Broken Saddle Drive. Voting for the 2013-14 officers will be held for President, Board of Directors, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Please make a note to attend this meeting to vote for your choices for officers for the upcoming year. This is your Association and your votes are important in selecting who will guide your Association. Call (928) 646-6505.

Free Quickbooks workshop

April 9

On Tuesday, BAC will be presenting another free workshop, “Intermediate Quickbooks” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This workshop will be presented by Elsie Freeman of Yavapai College. This workshop will introduce Quickbooks software and provide an overview of how to perform basic accounting operations for a small business.

Reservations are required as seating is limited. The workshop is in the Public Safety Building, 199 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. Contact Andrea at the BAC to reserve your seat: (928) 340-2740.

Successful Marketing 101

April 9

A new workshop on “Successful Marketing 101,” for startup, small business owners is Tuesday, 4-6 p.m. in the Quiet Room of the Sedona Library on White Bear Road. Learn tools for improved visibility and profitability. Cost is $30 per person. Registrations: 928-202-4300.

Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets

April 9

The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club will be holding their monthly meeting at the Ranch House in Lake Montezuma on Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with Anne Crosman who will be speaking on “Writing Your Memoirs”. Her presentation will be about how to gather your thoughts, diaries, notes, and photos and put them all together in a thoughtful form to produce a memoir written by you. The business meeting will be a review of the play, selecting a slate of officers for the next season, and voting and selecting the “Woman of the Year.” Lunch will be $12 and reservations are necessary. For more information and lunch reservation please call or contact Jo Burke at 928-301-0395 or

Wednesday Night Supper and Bible Study

April 10

Supper is at 5:30 p.m. and Bible Study is at 6:45 p.m. We are learning in the book of Hebrews. Come and feed your body and your soul along with us. All are welcome. The New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene,644 S. 7th St. Camp Verde. For more information call the church at (928) 567-6336.

Can history help us understand immigration in today’s society?

April 12

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) in cooperation with the Arizona Humanities Council invites you to learn the answer to this question on Friday. Dr. Brian Gratton, professor from Arizona State, is OLLI’s guest speaker on many immigration topics at the Yavapai College Clarkdale Campus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room M-137.

Gratton’s presentation is titled, “404 Years of Immigration to America: Ethnicity, Public Opinion and Policy, 1607 - 2011. For more information about OLLI and its programs or the Immigration talk, please call: 928-649-5550.

KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Extravaganza

April 13

Saturday at 3 p.m., KC’s will hold a public display of martial arts at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Auditorium as 10 candidates test for Black Belt and the talented Black Belt staff and top students perform. This public “Black Belt Extravaganza” show will include demonstration of top level martial arts skills, as well as breath-taking showmanship with board and brick breaking and high flying acrobatics. Tickets are available to the public for $7 in Advance and can be purchased at either KC’s location. They will be $8 at the door. Due to the length of the program and quiet/focus needed on behalf of the candidates during the testing portion, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6. For more information, please contact KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do -- Cottonwood 634-5165 or Camp Verde 554-0140.

Free disc golf lessons

April 13

The City of Cottonwood’s Let’s Move program is offering free disc golf lessons for children ages 8-12. Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Children need 60 minutes of play a day, and what better way than learning to play disc golf.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Riverfront Park Disc Golf Course, children will be taught the fundamentals of disc golf. Each participant will receive a free disc. A registration/permission form is required for each child participating in the free lessons. Lessons are limited to the first 40 registrants.

For more information or to register your child please call the Cottonwood City Clerk’s office at (928) 340-2725.


Sustainable Verde Valley meeting

April 16

Sustainable Verde Valley meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Boothill Road in Camp Verde. The meeting is open to everyone. Contact Athena at (928) 567-3290 for more information.

Polk meets with Verde Valley Republicans

April 17

The Verde Valley Republican Women’s April meeting will feature Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, who will speak about “The Holocaust: What YOU do Matters.”

The meeting will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 11 a.m. for meet and greet) at the Los Abrigados Resort located at Highway 179 and Portal Lane in Sedona. Please come, bring a friend, enjoy a delicious lunch for $16 all inclusive and hear from our great speaker. Reservations please call or email 928-284-4248 or You can also visit our website at

Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild meets

April 18

The Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will hold their monthly meeting at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Arroyo Pinon Drive in Sedona. The business meeting will start at 10 a.m., and the program will begin at 11.

This month’s program will be presented by Sedona weaver Wendy Bialik, long-time fiber artist and designer of interior fabrics. For more information, Call: 282-5134.

Willerton to address Democrats

April 18

Democrats of the Red Rocks will hold their monthly breakfast at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill, 1407 W. 89A in Sedona on Thursday at 8 a.m. Dr. Pat Willerton, Assoc. Professor of Political Science at University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy, will speak on “Putin and a Changing World.” Cost of $11 includes breakfast and gratuity. Call (928) 203-5858 or see

Touch a Truck

April 20-21

There will be a free event, Touch a Truck, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Steve Coury’s, 5980 E Coury Drive, Camp Verde, (off the 260). Any questions please call: Marian of Coach You Through Ink at (928) 308-6660.

Earth Day Celebration & Open House

April 22

Please join the students and staff of Verde Valley Montessori, 215 S Main St., in Cottonwood for an Earth Day Celebration and Open House. Activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with Master Drummer, Vusi Shibambo, joining students in a drumming performance. Students will also be sharing songs and poetry they have been learning in honor of the importance of Earth Day.

For more information, please contact the school at (928) 634-3288.

Spirit of Joy hosts Health Fair

April 27

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church invites the community to a free Health Fair on Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 300 Scenic Drive, Clarkdale.

Professionals from health and wellness fields will present information on achieving a healthy lifestyle at any age.

Sponsored by Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church 634-4102, Susan Albright, F.N.P., B.C.A. Yavapai College School of Nursing and Thrivent Financial. See

Kids Against Hunger Verde Valley plans Open House

April 27

In celebration of a new facility, Kids Against Hunger Verde Valley is having an open house on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The new location is 406 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood.

The public is invited to come tour the facility and enjoy live music and great food.

Several events including a yard sale, bake sale and silent auction are planned throughout the day. Additionally, they will have ongoing demonstrations of the assembly line used to package the food we ship and the important part our volunteers play in the process.

The Ribbon cutting ceremony is at 10 a.m.

For more information, check the website

Barrel Racing Clinic & Pole Bending

April 27

There will be a Barrel Racing Clinic and pole bending on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anchor Cross Ranch, 653 W. Fir St., Camp Verde. Clinician is Pam Baldwin with Casey Pouquette assisting. Fee is $95 rider, $15 arena fee, $25 audit fee.

A great clinic for tune-ups, problem solving or even beginners. Individual attention to your specific needs. Help with bit selection & other tack.

Limited Space - make your reservation now at (928) 699-0293 or Visit

Sedona architect’s 90th birthday

May 5

Sedona’s first architect, Howard Madole, is turning 90 years old, and the Sedona Heritage Museum and the Madole family are throwing a public party to help him celebrate on Sunday 2-4 p.m. Admission is free. The Sedona Heritage Museum is at 735 Jordan Road, Uptown Sedona. Call (928) 282-7038.

VVMC hosts 11th Annual Copper Ball

May 25

Verde Valley Medical Center’s 11th annual Copper Ball is set for Saturday. This year’s gala, “Shootout at the Copper Corral,” will have Wild Wild West theme. The black-tie or formal Western attire event will take place at the beautiful Enchantment Resort in Sedona, and will benefit the Complimentary Patient Services at VVMC.

The event kicks off with a champagne reception at 6 p.m., followed by an elegant dinner and dancing. Individual tickets are available for $125; corporate and table sponsorships also are available. To purchase tickets for the ball, become a sponsor or donate an auction item, call the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation at 877-527-5291.

Rhythm-Latin Dance Class in Clarkdale

June 4

Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo/Salsa & East Coast Swing classes will be Tuesdays at 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. from June 4 to July 26 at Yavapai College Clarkdale Campus, I Building Aerobic Room. Cost is $70 per person. DAN136 - CRN 21256. or (928) 634-7501. Registration opens April 22.

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