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10/12/2013 2:15:00 PM
What's Happening: 10-13-2013

Moonlight Hike & Star Gazing

Oct. 18

Red Rock State Park hosts a Moonlight Hike and Star Gazing event on Friday. The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at the Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas. The hike covers a distance of approximately two miles.

At the end of the hike, J.D. Maddy, president of the Astronomers of the Verde Valley, will give everyone the opportunity to do some star gazing from the roof of the Visitor Center. Rangers ask hikers to arrive approximately 30 minutes before starting time to insure participation. No late arrivals can be allowed and reservations are required! When you call 928-282-6907, the arrival time will be given. Wear suitable clothing and shoes (prepare for cool nights) and bring water, a flashlight and insect spray. A $5 per person program fee is charged at the time of the reservation. There is also a $10 entrance fee to the park for a car of up to four adults. Program fees are non-refundable unless the park must cancel the hike after your arrival.



Free health talks in Camp Verde

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces more in our series of Free Health Talks. These informative lectures on various health issues are to help educate and inform residents about how to prevent and live with these conditions. Various health care groups in the Verde Valley will be hosting the talks including Verde Valley Community Hospice and Northern Arizona Health Care. Information will be provided on causes, symptoms, management strategies and prevention. Attendees can ask questions and find resource options to help them. Classes will be held in Room 204 of the Community Center Complex on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and will last about an hour.

Topics include Oct. 15 - Understanding Dementia; Oct. 22 - Medicare Home Health Benefit; and Oct. 29 - Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. Other topics and hosts will follow.

Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation for information on any of these free classes at (928) 554-0828.



Tour the Clark Memorial Clubhouse

Oct. 16

Built in 1926-27, at the bequest of William A. Clark, the Clark Memorial Clubhouse stands as a landmark and symbol of the legacy left to his United Verde Copper Company smelter workers and their families. Enjoy a free tour of this elegant facility designed to host dances, plays, luncheons, sporting events, proms, banquets, funerals, poker games, billiards, swimming and even bowling. A free tour will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Please meet at the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum located at 900 First North to meet up with the guide and join the tour from there.

The next tour will be Nov. 20. The 2014 tours will be announced at a later date. For further information, please call (928) 649-1198.



Free Family Movie Night

Oct. 18

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation and Community Library announces our second Free Family Movie Night! This Friday night enjoy a double feature movie night with free popcorn! An animated Halloween fun feature for all ages at 5:30 and a Tween and Teen adventure at 7:30. Pizza and soda will be available for purchase to benefit the Teen Advisory Board but the movie and popcorn is free. The show will be in Room 206/207 in the Community Center Complex. Come enjoy a night out with the family. Additional movie nights will be Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. Call Parks & Recreation or the Library for movie titles at 554-0828 or 554-8380.



Sedona Gem & Mineral Show

Oct. 19-20

Over 35 vendors are participating with rock, gem and minerals, fossils, beads and unique jewelry designs. The 'Kid's Corner' is always fun and educational for children with games to play, crafts to make and prizes to be won. Each participant in the Kid's Corner will receive a free "rock collection". Displays, demonstrations, quality hourly raffle items and Grand Prizes round out the event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission for adults is $3 and children under the age of 12 are free. Come spend an enjoyable family event in the splendor of Sedona's fall colors.

The Sedona Gem & Mineral Show is at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. Call Gail at (520) 921-0100 or email gayleis@gmail.com. Visit www.sedonagemandmineral.org.



Free Senior Health Information Fair

Oct. 19

A Free Senior Health Information Fair will be held on Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Camp Verde. Come see information from health providers, social service agencies and education providers. A good source of information on many topics and a place to get direction on where to go. This event will be held in Room 206/207 at the Community Center Complex. Exhibitors are wanted.

Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation for information on the Health Fair at (928) 554-0828.



International Archaeology Day

Oct. 19

Saturday is International Archaeology Day, a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. To celebrate International Archaeology Day, the Verde Valley Archaeology Center will offer extended hours (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and will offer free lectures, movies and demonstrations, including children activities and a silent auction to benefit the Children's Discovery Area. Verde Valley Archaeology Center is located at 385 S. Main St. in Camp Verde. For more info, visit http://www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org or call (928) 567-0066.



Archaeology Sunday Lecture at community center

Oct. 20

At Camp Verde Community Center Room 206/207, Dr. John Holmann will discuss his many years of excavating the Q Ranch site on Sunday at 2 p.m. Radiocarbon and archaeomagnetic dating, along with ceramic analysis, suggests site construction began about A.D. 1270 and that site abandonment occurred around A.D. 1385-1390, when a large forest fire burned the structures. The Camp Verde Community Center is located at 395 S. Main St. in Camp Verde. For more information, visit www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org or call (928) 567-0066.



Manheim Gallery announces fall art classes

Oct. 24

The MANHEIM GALLERY has announced its Fall Art Classes.

Drawing Class - Level I with Carol Hildebrand, instructor. A series of six art sessions starting Thursday, Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m. at gallery, located at 747 N. Main St., Cottonwood (the corner of North Fourth and Main Street).

Students will be taught the "classic style" of drawing. They will learn to draw from observation - both live and from photos. Graphite pencils, erasers and blending stumps are the drawing tools used in this class. To Pre-Register please call Carol at (928) 301-7667. Supply lists will are available at pre-registration and at the gallery.



Country Fair for Seniors

Oct. 25

Cottonwood Village, a local senior retirement community, is putting Country back in our seniors' lives with an actual One Day Country Fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the event is open to the public. Roaming through the property guests and residents will enjoy displays of quilts, animals, crafts, jewelry, entertainment, popcorn and other goodies. Please RSVP if you wish to join us for lunch and or a tour. Complementary hay rides and other activities are guaranteed to bring the child out to play in all of us.

Entertainment will include The Old Time Fiddlers, The Cottonwood Oak Creek Middle School "Thriller" Dancers, The Cottonwood Village Bell Choir; known affectionately as "The Ding-A-Ling's" and much more. Craft items will be for sale from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served with RSVP's from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cottonwood Village is located at 201 E. Mingus in Cottonwood. Please contact LeAnne (928) 634-4229.



Get SPOOKED at BC Library

Oct. 26

The Beaver Creek Library and the Verde Valley Spirit Seekers presents SPOOKED! An informative Q&A about paranormal investigations, equipment and personal experiences in Northern Arizona. The event, free to the public, is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road. Call (928) 567-4034 or visit www.yavapailibrary.org/yavapai/beavercreek.asp



Halloween Spooktacular invades Rollins Park

Oct 31

Beaver Creek Kiwanis, LMPOA, Businesses, Organizations, & Neighbors are sponsoring the fifth annual Halloween Spooktacular. The event will Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Just like previous years, the event will feature Trunk 'n Treat, music, games, free hotdogs, popcorn and witch's brew. The event is free and open to all residents of Beaver Creek. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular and join the costume walk. Bring flashlights since the parking is not lighted.

Additionally, more games or Trunk 'n Treat are needed. If you or your business or organization is interested in participating, or to obtain additional information about this year's Spooktacular, please contact Janet at janiol19@aol.com or (928) 592-2839.



National Trails Day in Lake Montezuma

Nov. 2

The public is invited to enjoy the National Trails Day celebration with raffle prizes, desert and lots of trail information. Events will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sycamore Park on Montezuma Avenue in Lake Montezuma.

The Montezuma-Rimrock-McGuireville Trails Coalition is sponsoring this event. Local MRMTC representatives will be available to answer questions. There will be an opportunity to review proposed motorized and non-motorized trails in the Verde Valley and Beaver Creek. Your input is desired!

Raffle prizes will include: T-shirts, hand crafted walking sticks, headlamps, field organizers and much more. Please come and enjoy! Refreshments will include Cowboy Coffee, Hot Chocolate for the kids and Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler.

Please visit the MRM web site: http://www.mrmtrails.org. For more information Contact: Stan Mish at 928 527-3346 or Bella Donna at BellaBHBH@aol.com.



Take Note Sedona: Smoking or Not?

Nov. 14

"Smoking or Not: Is Your Heart Half Full or Half Empty?" is the topic of the November Take Note Sedona lecture series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Thursday discussion will feature interventional cardiologist Samuel Butman, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.



America Recycles Day open house

Nov. 15

Kate Blevins of Verde Earthworks hosts America Recycles Day on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Verde Earthworks, 5150 N. Restoration Loop Rimrock.

Enjoy an Open House Celebration on America Recycles Day. There will be 15-minute tours and educational events at the recycling facility and composting operation starting on the hour at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. This is going to be a fun filled day with music, food and celebration.



Take Note Cottonwood: Are You At Risk for a Heart Attack?

Nov. 21

"Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack?" is the topic of the November Take Note Cottonwood lecture series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Thursday discussion will feature interventional cardiologist Dr. Bruce Peek, M.D. The lecture is 5 to 6 p.m. in VVMC Conference Rooms B and C. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.



Post 135 family seeks warm clothing for vets and kids

Thru Nov. 21

As the temperatures drop, the lyrics of the old song, "Baby its cold outside" are reality to chilly veterans and children. Therefore, until the days start warming up again, the American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary will continue gathering "gently used" clean, warm garments for those in need.

Items sought include all sizes men and women outerwear, plus children's. The drive will run through Nov. 21. Drop off locations include the Cottonwood Food City Store and the Super Clean Laundry (Maytag) located at 790 S. Main, in Cottonwood. A collection container is located in each store.

For more information concerning the clothing drive or to learn more about the Legion call Cmdr. Keith Tucker at or (928) 301-2618.



Participate in NASA study

NASA needs men and women, like you, to participate in a program that helps study the physical changes an astronaut might encounter during micro-gravity conditions of spaceflight. Currently, a Countermeasure and Functional Testing study in the Head-Down Tilt Bed Rest program called CFT 70 is designed to minimize loss of muscle, bone and cardiovascular function through high intensity aerobic and resistance exercises.

For more information on participating in the CFT 70 program, contact the Johnson Space Center's Human Test Subject Facility at 1-866-JSC-TEST or visit www.bedreststudy.com. Call 1-866-JSC-TEST or visit www.bedreststudy.com.



Red Rocks Oktoberfest

Oct. 19

The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks is hosting the Red Rocks Oktoberfest at the Los Abrigados Resort and Spa. This traditional German celebration of the harvest season features six local brewers showcasing specially made Oktoberfest beer. There will be authentic German food and entertainment.

Tickets to attend will cost $15 per person and all proceeds will support the club's mission of supporting programs for local children's charities. If you'd like to participate by sponsoring the event, contact Rick Wesselhoff at (928) 340-5012 or rick@sedona.net



Get trained as Sheriff's VIP

The Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection (VIP) program is looking for individuals in Yavapai County interested in volunteering for the Sheriffs Auxiliary Force, Patrol Group. Members are armed, drive YCSO patrol vehicles, and communicate with and are dispatched by YCSO dispatchers.

A minimum of 16 on duty hours per month is required with a "no maximum hours of service" policy. Uniforms are provided. All Patrol Group candidates must be 21 or older and will be drug tested and polygraphed. For more information visit the VIP website www.ycvip.org or call Richard the VIP Recruiter at (928) 443-0607.



Kudos Folk Music Showcase returns Oct. 26 at OTCA

The second annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase is Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood. Featured this year are Arizona Music Hall of Fame member Joe Bethancourt along with local professional folk artists PK Gregory and Ron McLain. Kudos Editor Dan Engler will host this year's show.

Tickets are $15 advance, $18 door, $20 priority (Call 928-592-3090). For more information, visit www.oldtowncenter.org.




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