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6/27/2013 11:48:00 AM
What's Happening: 6-28-13
Mike Peach
Mike Peach

Facts keep getting in the way

Michael Peach presents the cowboy poetry show, "The Facts Keep Getting' in the Way of the Story," on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. Cost is $6 per adult. Call (928) 282-7038 or visit

CERT Basic Training this weekend

June 28-30

Yavapai County Emergency Management is sponsoring a free CERT Basic Training class this weekend. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team and is a FEMA-developed program implemented at the county level to train citizens in basic emergency preparedness and response, with the objective of creating resiliency and self-sufficiency in communities.

Friday class is 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday class is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Central Yavapai Regional Training Academy, 9601 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley.

In an emergency people may have to rely on each other to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. One trained, organized, and calm person is worth several others in an emergency situation.

Contact Eric Lash, County CERT Coordinator, Yavapai County Emergency Management, at (928) 443-0302, (928) 420-4413 or

Car Wash for Boys & Girls employee

June 29

The Boys and Girl's Club is holding a benefit car wash Saturday morning at the 76 Gas Station, across from Wal-Mart. The car wash is to benefit a Boys & Girls Club employee who was injured while he volunteered at the Brian Mickelson Marathon. He fell and seriously broke his ankle while distributing water to participants at the marathon. He incurred lots of medical bills and was out of work for several weeks.

Trotter's Wake Irish Band in Clarkdale

June 29

Time to practice your Irish Jig! On Saturday, Clarkdale Community Services/Parks & Recreation is proud to present Trotter's Wake Irish Band. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo. This concert is free to the public.

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th Streets. For more information please visit: or contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490 or email:

What are you passionate about?

July 2-6

Camp Verde Community Library is setting aside the week of July 2-6 to include you in our Geek the Library campaign. Stop by the library during open hours, tell us what you geek (what you are passionate about) and we'll take your picture to create a poster to hang in the library. Everyone is passionate about, or geeks, something and the library is here to support your passion, interests and hobbies.

Geek the Library is a national campaign funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to raise awareness of the value libraries bring to communities. We would like to personalize our geek campaign with local faces and interests. We've already started with a few, so stop by and let us add your geek to our poster collection.

All are welcome, but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and each person participating will need to sign a photo release form provided by the library. Camp Verde Community Library is open Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information about "Geek the Library" contact us at 554-8380.

Fourth of July Patriotic Celebration

July 4

The Camp Verde Community Church volunteers are putting together a fun-filled event in conjunction with the Town's Fourth of July celebration. Decorated, non-motorized wagons, tricycles, bicycles, strollers, walkers, individuals and/or groups are welcome. Prizes will be given to infants through 10 years of age (must be accompanied by an adult). Parade entrants are to meet in the church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. They will join the Town's parade at 10 a.m. at First and Main streets. Immediately following the parade and return to the church parking lot, the festivities will begin.

There will be a patriotic program, games and music, a watermelon-eating contest and hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snow cones will be served. Registration forms are available at the church office or forms may be picked up at the courtesy/customer service desk at the Camp Verde Bashas' store. Please return registration forms prior to the event.

Everyone is welcome to participate or join in this fun-filled celebration. For additional information, call the church office, (928) 567-3447, or Chairperson, Alan Emory at (602) 687-2606 or visit our web site:

Church Rummage Sale

July 5-6

Cornerstone Church, 412 N. 10th St. in Cottonwood, is having a two-day rummage sale this weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Corporate Structure law seminar

July 9

Vaughn Law Offices presents a free seminar series this year. The first seminar is on "Corporate Structure: The Government Minefield" on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jerona Café, 677 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood. Topics include selecting a corporate form, forming your business entity, important components of by-laws, operating agreements and partnership agreements, confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, annual reports and non-profit limitations.

Register online at or call the Chamber of Commerce at 634-7593.

Sunnyside Ice Cream Social

July 10

Sunnyside Middle School 6th-8th invites the public to an Open House/Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. The social is being held on the campus at 30 E. 260, next to the Shell Station. Plenty of parking down the driveway.

The purpose is to demonstrate Sunnyside's new "blended" Distance Learning system, an online, in the classroom academic program. Call 567-2363.

Christian Open Mic Night

July 12

On Friday 6-8:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel will be hosting a "Christian Open Mic Night." They welcome any group or individual who has a talent or gift to sing or play a hymn, current popular Christian song, worship song, or an original. The event is free. There will be coffee (Thanks A Latte), pie, and ice cream available for a donation. The stage will have an electronic keyboard and drums available along with microphones. Any other instrument will have to be supplied by the artist. 

They are located at 514 Main St, Camp Verde. Call (928) 567-2171.

Cancer Center Lunch & Learn

July 20

"Coping with Cognitive Changes Following Cancer Treatment" is the topic of the July Lunch & Learn, sponsored by the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare - Sedona. The Saturday event features Judy Talley, M.A., rehabilitation specialist. Tally will discuss the changes related to memory, judgment and reasoning that occur during and after cancer treatments.

The free event is noon-2:30 p.m. in Conference Room B at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 Candy Lane; lunch is provided. To reserve your seat for the Lunch & Learn, call (928) 204-4175.

Cooler Golf Challenge

July 27

The 11th annual Cottonwood Cooler Golf Challenge is Saturday, with check-in at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start/scramble format at 8:30 a.m. Single players are $75; foursome $300. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 634-7593.

See DBacks take on the Mets

Aug. 11

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces another bus trip to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play the NY Mets on Sunday, Aug. 11. This is the third this year of the popular trips. Travel in chauffeured comfort to and from the game and park minutes from your seat. This trip leaves the Community Center at 10:15 a.m. for the game at Chase Field. Enjoy the game, purchase refreshments and journey home stress free! All this for only $44 per person for game tickets and bus ride. Must sign up by Monday, July 29. If you miss this trip, join us Sept. 15 against Colorado. For questions call Michael Marshall at Parks & Recreation (928) 554-0828. To register come to the Parks & Recreation office at 395 S. Main St., M-Th 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 7 to 11 a.m. Cash or check payable to Town of Camp Verde.

Register for dance class

Aug. 19-Sept. 21

Registration is now open at Yavapai College for Country-Western dancing in downtown Camp Verde in the Town Hall complex, rooms 206-207. Learn the two-step, swing, waltz, shuffle and more.

Register at

Cornville Farmers Market expands

Thru Sept. 29

The Cornville Farmers Market has been such a success in its first month that the hours will be expanded.

Now opening from 4 p.m. until dusk continuing each Monday through September or until the veggies run out. Recently there were 26 vendors with an amazing array of products.

The event is held at Windmill Park where vendors may begin to set up at 3:30 p.m. and must supply their own tables, chairs, shelter, cooler, ice, etc. and must set up, take down, and clean their own area. Set up spaces are are available on a first-come, first- served basis. After unloading, vendor vehicles are to be parked outside the park. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Vendors of locally grown produce and locally created non-food crafts are invited to contact Jan Tomlinson at (928) 301-2161 or

Aqua Yoga at Camp Verde Pool

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces Aqua Yoga at the Camp Verde Heritage Pool.

In cooperation with Wendy Davis Ph.D. of Rising Star Academy, a 501c3 non-profit, the benefits of Aqua Yoga will be available immediately on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 7:15 a.m.

Aqua Yoga is great for burning calories as well as reducing stress and increasing relaxation. The supportive water environment decreases weight and stress on bones joints and muscles.

This makes Aqua Yoga great for those with arthritis and other mobility issues. Dr. Davis says "Most of the class is done using the side of the pool to stabilize poses (asanas) and ends with gentle floating or deep relaxation supported with noodles".

The first class is free, $8 drop in and discounts are available for multiple visits. Contact Wendy Davis at (928) 592-3188 or Classes are at the Camp Verde Heritage Pool 290 Apache Trail in Camp Verde behind the High School complex.

For questions call Michael Marshall at Parks & Recreation (928 )554-0828.

Clarkdale makes Fourth of July plans

July 4

Independence Day in Clarkdale begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in the Clarkdale Park. The children's parade is at 9 a.m.

An ice cream social and a patriotic concert by local orchestra follow the parade.

A festive All-American barbecue luncheon takes place at the Verde Canyon Railroad depot's shaded patio prior to the train's departure. Grilled burgers and hot dogs, baked beans, special recipe potato salad, cupcakes and ice-cold lemonade are served to the tune of rousing patriotic anthems.

At 1 p.m. the train pulls out for the four-hour journey as the stars and stripes wave in the breeze and red, white and blue flags decorate this historic train. You'll be back in time for Cottonwood's dazzling fireworks.

Cottonwood Band presents patriotic program

July 4

Come wave your flag and tap your foot as the Cottonwood Community Band plays a patriotic concert at Clarkdale's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. The band will be performing between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on July 4 in the town park. The concert is free and open to the public. Visit the Cottonwood Community Band on the web at

Fourth of July Ice Cream Social

July 4

Ice Cream and tasty baked goods will add to the fun of the annual Clarkdale Old Fashioned Fourth of July. Volunteers from the Library Advisory Board are gearing up to serve everyone delightful ice cream dishes, cakes, cupcakes, brownies and other treats for all to enjoy. This event is one of the main fundraisers for the library and all proceeds benefit the Clark Memorial Library. If you would like to make a donation of baked goods, please drop off items at the Ice Cream Social booth anytime between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Clarkdale Park is located at 1001 Main St., Clarkdale. For information please contact or (928) 639-2441.

Fourth of July fund-raiser for Post 135

July 4

The American Legion Post 135 in Cornville is currently conducting a fund-raiser with the proceeds earmarked for a post home and several reoccurring annual programs. The fund-raiser is a collection of everyday items and services that have been generously donated by local merchants. The total value of items is over $500 and will be divided into two separate drawings.

Each drawing will be held on the Fourth of July at the Cottonwood annual fireworks located at the fairgrounds at 800 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood; also known as the Kids Park. At approximately, 7:30 p.m., following the Patriotic Salute, but prior to the fireworks, the first winning ticket will be drawn. Winners do not have to be present. Tickets can be obtained at $2 each or 3 for $5 in advance by contacting Post 135, 1st Vice Cmdr, Ken Johnson at (928) 649-0711 and/or Jim Strande at 649-3374 or can be purchased at the event prior to the drawings.

Ballroom Lesson and Dance

June 28

Learn the Fox Trot during the fourth Friday ballroom dance lessons and dance party this month at Liberty Performing Arts, 662 E. 89A, Cottonwood. (Turn right just before Sixth Street and the "Bedrock" sign. Liberty is on the left).

Fee is $7 for the class and $5 for the party or $10 for both. Call (928) 580-4975.

AARP Driver Safety Class

June 28

AARP has scheduled a Driver Safety Class for Friday. The class location is at the Verde Room, Yavapai County Building, 10 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood.

This is a four-hour refresher course and it is open to drivers of any age.

The class focus will be on the physical changes that accompany aging and teaches how to compensate for these.

They will meet from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch, so please bring a sack lunch.

Fee for this class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Check with your insurance company for a possible discount for attending this class.

Health & Wellness Fair

June 28

There will be a Health & Wellness Fair Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Verde Valley Senior Center 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood.

There will be free screenings and information on healthy Living and an opportunity to experience good nutrition.

For more information and to RSVP call Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450.

Dances of Universal Peace

June 29

The public is invited to attend the Dances of Universal Peace 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at Old Town Center for the Arts, 633 N. Fifth St., Studio B in Cottonwood.

These simple and inspirational circle dances draw from a variety religious traditions and paths of faith.

The dances and songs include live music and drums.  

All dances are all taught each time so no experience or special ability is needed.  

A donation of $8 is suggested. Call Elaine Hanson at (928) 282-0593 for more information.

Vacation Fire School

July 11-12

Boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 12 will participate in a wide variety of fire and life safety skills at the Cottonwood Fire Department, to include CPR, fire safety, physical fitness/obstacle courses, water safety and instruction in leadership and team building. Registration is $25.00 and includes a tee shirt and lunch prepared by the Cottonwood Firefighters on both days.

Call Cheryl Miskiel at (928) 634-2741.

Volunteer training at Northern Arizona Hospice

July 13

Northern Arizona Hospice announces its summer training program for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The 20-hour program is taught over the course of several days. The first class is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, and includes a presentation by Devin Mikles, M.D., Northern Arizona Hospice medical director.

The remaining classes are two- to four-hour sessions with graduation on Tuesday, July 23. Each class builds upon previous classes, and potential volunteers must attend all classes to graduate. Classes will be in Conference Room B at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood.

For more information about the Northern Arizona Hospice Volunteer program, or to request an application, please call volunteer coordinator Marguerite Lauri at 928-639-6676.

Tea Party at Verde Valley Senior Center

July 13

The Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood, invites you to attend an

"Old Bags" Tea Party & Fashion Show on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

There will be live & silent auctions, raffles, door prizes and a fun filled fashion show by Cindi Bee Bling. There will also be a prize for Best Dressed Tea Party Attire.

A variety of hot teas, iced teas, lemonade, finger sandwiches & desserts will be offered.

This unique fundraising event benefits the Meals-on-Wheels Program.

Tickets are $12 in advance. Tickets are available at the Verde Valley Senior Center or via Pay Pal

Please R.S.V.P. to Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450 or by e-mail

The Legends Dinner Theater

July 13

The Verde Valley Moose Lodge is hosting "The Legends Dinner Theater" on Saturday at 6 p.m., where you might meet Elvis, Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Dean Martin or Roy Orbison. All proceeds benefit 50 local needy families for the holidays.

Tickets are $29 per person and includes a prime rib dinner. First come first served, with assigned tables. Call (928) 821-2116 or (928) 301-4485.

Cottonwood seeks Parks & Rec commissioners

July 19

The City of Cottonwood is accepting applications from individuals who would like to serve on the seven-member Parks & Recreation Commission. One opening is to fill the remainder of a three-year term that expires Aug. 16, 2014. The second opening is for a three-year term that expires Aug. 16, 2016. These are volunteer appointments; commissioners serve without pay, and are appointed by the City Council.

If you are a Cottonwood resident living within city limits, and are interested in serving your community as a member of the Commission, please consider volunteering. Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources Office, 199 S. Sixth St., or by calling 340-2713, or on-line at Completed applications should be returned to 199 S. Sixth St., and must be received no later than 3 p.m. on July 19. Call 639-3200.

Volunteer training at Northern Arizona Hospice

July 13

Northern Arizona Hospice announces its summer training program for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The 20-hour program is taught over the course of several days. The first class is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, and includes a presentation by Devin Mikles, M.D., Northern Arizona Hospice medical director.

The remaining classes are two- to four-hour sessions with graduation on Tuesday, July 23. Each class builds upon previous classes, and potential volunteers must attend all classes to graduate. Classes will be in Conference Room B at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood.

For more information about the Northern Arizona Hospice Volunteer program, or to request an application, please call volunteer coordinator Marguerite Lauri at 928-639-6676.

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