On Saturday, Tohono O’odham weavers Fred and Della Cruz will be demonstrating traditional basket making at Montezuma Castle National Monument from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no additional charge for the special program. The fee for Montezuma Castle National Monument is $5 per adult 16 years of age or older; children 15 and younger visit for free.
For additional information, call 928-567-3322, ext. 0.
There’s a Monster in My Closet
May 16 & 18
The Beaver Creek School Drama Club presents the play “There’s a Monster in My Closet” on Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students.
VVPOA hosts spaghetti dinner
The VVPOA will be holding its spaghetti dinner on Friday. Serving will start at 5 p.m. and end at 7:30. Diners are allowed to bring their own beverages or purchase our soft drinks for 50 cents. Coffee and tea will be available at no charge.
Dinner will consist of meat or no meat spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. Cost is $7 per person, children 5 and under are free. This will be the last dinner until September. Come join your neighbors for an enjoyable evening.
VV Computer Club Meetings
The Verde Valley Computer Club Digital Camera Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Friday at 4 p.m. Free. Topic: ‘Advanced Photo Editors’. The PC Tune-up Clinic is Saturday at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 per hour (min 1 hour). Cash or check. Focus is Internet Privacy. Owner must stay with computer, No hardware work will be done. Other software concerns can be addressed. The General Meeting is also May 18 at 9:30 am. Free. Topic ‘Your Call’ presented by Cassandra Killinsworth of AZCellular/Verizon. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Dave 639-0106.
Jester Run for motorcycle safety
The Verde Valley District of the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona presents the 18th annual Jester Run to benefit Motorcycle Safety Awareness and Down-Riders Fund on Saturday. Registration is at 9 a.m. at Food City in Cottonwood. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.
Dedicated to Pat Fitzgerald, the run will go to Kactus Kate’s, the 10/12 Lounge, Auto Motion, Up the Creek, Grasshopper and The Bar @ Strombolli’s, where the end-party will begin around 1 p.m. with raffles, live music and more. Email email@example.com.
VVPOA conducts highway cleanup
The VVPOA will be doing another (quarterly) highway 260 cleanup on Saturday. The cleanup will start at 7 a.m. at the One in Christ Church parking lot, across the highway from the fire station. Bring your own water and gloves. It is suggested that volunteers wear long sleeves and pants - some of the vegetation is not people friendly. ADOT provides the bags and vests. They have some grabbers and nail sticks.
If you have any questions please call Mal at 634-9785.
Leap Frog litter cleanup
The quarterly “Leap Frog” Highway Litter Pickup event is scheduled for Saturday. Many Arizona Adopt-A-Highway groups will be on our highways on this date and throughout the year as we collectively restore the beauty to “America & Arizona the Beautiful” and her highways.
Any Adopt-A-Highway groups that wish to have a helping hand or residents wishing to be a helping hand should contact them at (928) 202-1186 or email FolksvilleUSA@gmail.com so they can connect the Adopt-A-Highway groups needing help with those wanting to help.
Cycle and Safety Celebration
Yavapai County Community Health Services hosts a Cycle and Safety Celebration on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Garrison Park in Cottonwood. There will be a drawing for two free bikes, helmet decorating, bike maintenance, free helmets, a bike skills course, Cottonwood Fire Department CPR info and car seat inspection, Sheriff’s Office cyberbullying information and a n MVP Unicycle Club demonstration. Call Heather at (928) 634-6857.l
1 God 1 Church 1 Night worship
The annual 1 God 1 Church 1 Night worship service will take place Sunday, 7 p.m., at the Mingus Union High School stadium. This is a community event sponsored by Verde Valley churches.
Learn how to harvest rainwater
Would you like to know how to harvest/collect rainwater and then be able to use that water around your home and garden? It’s free - and free of chlorine and other additives found in tap water. You’re invited to join the community of all the Verde Valley on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. at the Seventh-day Adventist meeting room at 1406 Boothill Drive, Camp Verde. This is a free presentation and open to the public. For more information, call Merle or Michele Herrick at 567-8687.
Sinagua Mortuary Practices
The May meeting of the Verde Valley Archaeological Society will be held at the Sedona Public Library, White Bear Road, Sedona, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. John W. Hohmann, who will speak about Sinagua Mortuary Practices.
Junior Ranger Camp at Montezuma Well
Montezuma Castle National Monument’s Summer Junior Ranger Camp for ages 8-11 is Tuesday through Friday at Montezuma Well. Children will learn about the prehistoric Sinagua culture, geology, archaeology, and preservation through hiking, discussions, and hands-on activities.
Camps will take place from 7:30am to 11:30am. All camps are free. Camp reservations can be made by completing the registration packet. Call (928) 567-3322, ext. 1.