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Diane Kaplan
Diane Kaplan

Diane Kaplan at JCSVV

Aug. 11

The Cultural Committee of the JCSVV continues with its mission of bringing cultural events to the Verde Valley in August by hosting Diane Kaplan on Sunday at 7 p.m. Diane is an Israeli/American singer songwriter, who returns for an encore performance following her well received concert in 2012. Diane's performances are peppered with stories of her personal journey to understand her fate as a child of survivors.

This program will be at the Jewish Community of Sedona an d the Verde Valley which is located at 100 Meadowlark Drive in the Chapel area of Sedona. There is no fee to attend but donations are encouraged to help Diane defray her expenses on her trip to America. A reception with the artist will follow the presentation.

See more about Diane at

Verde Valley Computer Club August Calendar

Aug 1 Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Aug 5 Linux SIG 6:00 p.m. Topic: 'General Information'.

Aug 8 Genealogy SIG 6:00 p.m. (meet at Family History Center, west side Mormon Church 1377 E Hombre Dr, Cottonwood).

Aug 16 Digital Camera SIG 4:00 p.m. Topic: 'Basic Editing of Photos'.

Aug 17 General Meeting 9:30 a.m. Topic: 'Choosing A Printer' presented by Jeffrey Ian of Think 4 Inc.

Public is invited to attend the meetings at no cost.

Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Website, Dave 639-0106.

Parkinson Disease support group

Aug. 9

People with Parkinson disease who make the effort to learn about how to cope with the symptoms of Parkinson Disease usually experience a higher quality of life, maintain better health and remain more independent that those who isolate themselves and don't seek out support. The Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group's meeting, 3-4:30 p.m., in Conference Room B of the Verde Valley Medical Center will focus on sharing information, tips and experiences, discussing medical resources, and learning more about how to maintain an optimum quality of life while living with PD.

For more information, please contact group facilitator Judy Talley at (928) 202-7952 or

Pink T-shirts are in

Aug. 10

T-shirts are here! They are available at Food City Cottonwood, and the Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Sedona, Montezuma-Rimrock, Camp Verde and Verde Valley Cottonwood fire departments. Small to large are $15 and 2XL and 3XL are $20. Show your support for the women of the Verde Valley, and don't forget to attend the fund-raising event on Aug. 10 at Windmill Park in Cornville. The event starts at 4 p.m. and continues till the last person leaves and the park is cleaned up. T-shirts sizes 4XL to 6XL can also be ordered for $25 per shirt.

Blood Drive at Rainbow Acres

Aug. 10

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 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.

Promoting your business on Facebook

Aug. 14

The Business Assistance Center in Cottonwood hosts a free workshop, "Promoting your Business with Facebook" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn hands-on how to create or enhance your Facebook page. Bring a thumb drive loaded with your business image or logo and any photos you want to include on your timeline cover.

Meet at Yavapai College, Room G-103. Reservations are required. Please contact Andrea at the BAC (928) 340-2740.

Rotellini to speak to Democrats

Aug. 22

Democrats of the Verde Valley (DOVV) invite you to hear Felicia Rotellini, candidate for AZ Attorney General, at their meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Randall's restaurant, 891 S. Main St., Cottonwood.

Rotellini was a previous candidate for State Attorney General, working in the Attorney General's office. She will give us an update on legal issues facing Arizonans at this time. All are welcome. Refreshments.

Bring a can of food for the food bank. Call 639-3688 (leave message) or see

The Art of Leadership

Aug. 22

The Business Assistance Center in Cottonwood hosts a free workshop, "The Art of Leadership for Non-Managers" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Who should attend? Individuals who are not currently formal supervisors or managers but have an interest in developing the skills necessary for becoming a successful leader in your workplace.

Meet at the Cottonwood Rec. Center. Reservations are required. Please contact Andrea at the BAC (928) 340-2740.

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