Register now for Zumba® classes at Yavapai College. Zumba® exercise classes are "fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. These one-credit courses at Yavapai College begin Aug. 19 and run twice weekly through Dec. 9. Choose from a variety of time slots: Mon & Wed. 4:30 p.m., Tues & Thurs 8 a.m., or Tues & Thurs 6:30 p.m. Register now at www.yc.edu.
Labor Day Reggae Festival at Cliff Castle Casino
Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel presents the "Jamaica Me Crazy" Labor Day weekend party featuring a day of world class Reggae on Sunday with Steel Pulse, The Wailers and Tribal Seeds live in the Stargazer Pavilion. Gates open at 2 p.m., and the show starts at 3. Tickets prices are $35 for bleacher seating and $45 for lawn seating in front of the stage. Low-back lawn chairs and blankets are allowed on the lawn. No umbrellas or high back chairs please. The island-themed celebration starts Friday and runs through Monday and features casino promotions with cash, prizes and live reggae all weekend.
For more information about Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, visit www.cliffcastlecasinohotel.com.
Benefit for David Keebler
The Verde Valley Moose Lodge is hosting a benefit for David Keebler, a Vietnam veteran who recently had major surgery and needs help with medical bills. The event is Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the lodge, 1051 S. Broadway, Clarkdale.
Rock with Llory McDonald, Roger Curry and Ronnie Appleman. There will be raffles, plus BBQ chicken with all the fixin's for a $10 donation. Call Lary Wascak at (928) 592-2483.
We need lady bowlers
The Bowlettes will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and are invited to members to join their women's bowling team.
All levels of experience welcome.
They are meeting at Shake, Rattle & Bowl at Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel. Sign up now, at the lanes or call 567-3883 for more information.
Summer Shabbat at JCSVV
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley begins early summer Friday evening services at 5:30 p.m., with an Erev Shabbat service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, followed by an Oneg of wine or grape juice and challah bread.
For information on the High Holy Day services call the office at (928) 204-1286 or visit www.jcsvv.org.
Yavapai-Apache Nation hosts Community Yard Sale
The Yavapai-Apache Nation Culture Program will host a Community Yard Sale beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Yavapai-Apache Cultural Resources Building located on Montezuma Castle Highway.
The sale will feature general items from the community, as well as traditional crafts.
For more information on the Yavapai-Apache Community Yard Sale, please contact the Nation's Culture Office at (928) 649-6945.
Tree Trimming Workshop at Fort Verde
Fort Verde State Historic Park presents a Tree Trimming Workshop Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Learn about Selecting the Right Tools For The Job; The "3-Cut" Method of Pruning; Shaping for Aesthetics and Structure; Identifying Basic Tree Culture Issues; Safety Precautions To Use When Pruning Trees.
Call (928) 567-3275 to register or for more information.
Space is limited to 16, so register early. Bring water, tools if you have your own and loppers.
Be prepared to be outdoors. Fort Verde State Park is at 125 E. Hollamon St., Camp Verde.
New hours at Humane Society
The Adopt for Life Center for Animals, Verde Valley's Humane Society, is trying out new hours to better serve our community. The shelter is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Clarkdale needs Library Board member
The Town of Clarkdale is seeking an applicant to fill one vacant seat on the Library Advisory Board.
The Library Advisory Board advises the Town Council and staff regarding the general priorities of the Clark Memorial Library and suggests/promotes fund-raising ideas to finance projects in relation to the library operations.
The Board consists of five representatives. The Board currently meets on the first Thursday of every other month beginning in January.
Applications are being accepted for the term beginning Oct. 1, 2013. Clarkdale residents interested in serving should submit an application to the Town Hall Administration Building.
Applications are available at the Town Hall Administration Building, 39 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale, or may be printed from the Town's website: http://www.clarkdale.az.gov/forms.html.
Applicants must be a resident of the Town of Clarkdale. For information, please contact Community Services at 639-2441 or email: Margie.email@example.com.
Children's Ballet classes in Camp Verde
New children's ballet classes are starting Tuesday.
Pre-ballet 4 1/2 to 6 and Elementary 7-9, Intermediate class 9 thru teen and Bunhead class for pre-pointe class on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Classes meet at Camp Verde Parks and Recreation, Room 204 on Main Street, Camp Verde. Very reasonable rates. Please call Lucy Couch for times and information (928) 567-4778.
Baby Program at Camp Verde Library
Camp Verde Community Library (CVCL) Children's Library invites parents, caregivers, moms-to-be and babies 0-18 months to join us for our first Baby Program at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Children's Room. Parents and babies, birth - 18 months) will enjoy songs, rhymes, music, books and more. Be ready to bounce your baby on your lap, cuddle, and enjoy a rich learning environment for your child. These parent-child engagement programs will be offered twice a month on Tuesday mornings and will last about 45 minutes to an hour. Older siblings are always welcome! For more information call the CVCL Children's Librarian at (928) 554-8387.
Sedona Marathon launches T-shirt Design Contest
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce, for the first time ever, is offering the opportunity for all ages and abilities to enter a t-shirt design for the ninth annual Sedona Marathon Event on Feb. 1, 2014.
Designs must be submitted by Sept. 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to five design finalists will be chosen by the Sedona Marathon Event Leadership Team.
Once the finalists have been selected, Sedona Marathon Facebook fans will vote for the winner.
The chosen art design will appear on over 2,500 T-shirts given to registrants at Packet Pick-Up and on race day.
The winning art design will be featured on the website, social media outlets, and e-newsletters.
The winner will be recognized at the Award Ceremony on race day and be given a prize of $250 cash.
To view the criteria, please visit www.sedonachamber.com (middle of the homepage).
John & Mary Music Ministries at Rainbow Acres
Rainbow Acres' Fine Arts Series concert this month is John & Mary Music Ministries performing at 3 p.m.
John and Mary Geiger promise an hour of uplifting music from gospel favorites to Broadway tunes.
Light refreshments will follow the performance in the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres.
All Fine Arts Series concerts are open and free to the public. Visit www.rainbowacres.com.
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 www.yc.edu
Promising futures at Rainbow Acres
You are invited to attend a 50-minute presentation to learn about Rainbow Acres. See and hear for yourself how Rainbow Acres is creating Promising Futures for its nearly 100 Ranchers (residents).
Add a tour and enjoy lunch in the dining hall if you wish. No obligation.
The presentation is at 10 a.m. both days in the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres, 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road, Camp Verde.
RSVP to Margie Beach at (928) 567-5231 or email@example.com. Visit www.rainbowacres.com.
WHVVD meeting at American Legion Post 93
At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, American Legion Post 93 (Camp Verde) will host the first meeting to plan the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration. The 2014 WHVVD is scheduled for March 30. If you or someone you know might like to be a part of this team, please invite them to attend. Please come prepared to take notes and to share ideas.
For more information, contact event chairperson John Maddox at (760) 964-2651 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit dance for veterans
A benefit dance for veterans will be held at the Jerome Elks Lodge #1361 located in Clarkdale. A pork loin dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and dancing to Happy Days starts at 7 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets are $12.50. Purchase cost at the door is $15 and for your dancing pleasure only cost is $8 a ticket. For more information please call the Elks at (928) 634-5611.
Shri Blues in Clarkdale Concert
On Saturday, Clarkdale Community Services - Parks & Recreation is proud to present the Shri Blues Band. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. 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. There is a playground for the kids to enjoy while the adults listen and dance to the music. Vendors will be on site. There is a 50/50 raffle which all proceeds benefit the Concerts in the Park. For more information please visit: http://www.clarkdale.az.gov/concerts_in_the_park.htm or contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490 or email: email@example.com.
Camp Twilight for Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts are having Camp Twilight "The Wild West" in August. The camp will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. Activities will include camp songs, crafts and activities related to our theme of "The Wild West." The cost is $15 for the whole week; this includes snacks.
If you have a girl that is currently in Girl Scouts or wants to be in Girl Scouts, this is the place to be. They will have activities for all ages of girls and then on Friday they will have a training session for adults to become leaders. The older girls will have classes to learn a skill such as crochet, knitting and others. If you are able to teach girls to knit or crochet they need your help, or if you are able to teach other classes please let them know.
Registration will be on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m. Girls can attend one or all nights for the one low cost of $15.
For information or to help out, call Coleen Gilboy at 300-3914.
Rotellini to speak to Democrats
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 www.dovv.org.
The Art of Leadership
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.
Quail Country Quilters meet
At the Quail Country Quilters' next meeting Thursday they will be working on projects for the Boutique for our Quilt Show this fall, Oct 18 & 19. Bring sewing machines and sewing supplies or be ready to help with cutting and pressing. QCQ members remember to bring your completed quilt show entry registration forms. This is the deadline to get them in for our fall quilt show. QCQ meets the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E. Aspen in Cottonwood. Visitors are encouraged and always welcome! Any questions, call Bev at 634-9411
PBS hosts community information event on upgrade
Eight, Arizona PBS will be conducting a community information event for Verde Valley area residents to learn about the expanded PBS programming available to them courtesy of the recently upgraded digital broadcast signal via newly installed rural repeater transmitters. The event, presented by General Manager Kelly McCullough and PBS support staff, will also highlight specific instructions on how to receive the new digital signal and a public Q&A.
The event will be Friday at the Cottonwood Recreation Center (Cottonwood Room), 150 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This service upgrade will bring television viewers within the expanded signal areas free over-the-air access to Eight HD (DTV 8.1) programming in full high definition video. Area residents wishing to attend should RSVP for the event by Aug. 20 by contacting Sherry at sherry@azpbs or (602) 496-5870.