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2/15/2014 11:51:00 AM
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Walking the Dog Event
Walking the Dog Event

Walking the Dog event

Feb. 22

Walking the Dog Day will be Sedona's first Pet Holiday gathering for 2014. Meet at Tlaquepaque, 336 SR 179, in the large dirt parking lot across from Secret Garden. All well behaved dogs on leashes with loving parents are welcomed.

Please bring: water for your canine and you, poop bags, and spray bottle to dilute urine. Contact Glo at with any questions.

Tap Night at Boler's

Feb. 19

Spur Ventures invites everyone to attend their next "Tap Night" event, scheduled for Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Each Tap Night is designed for participants to tap into new ideas, new people and new ventures, found here in the Verde Valley. The free event is in the Boler's Building, 325 S. Main St., Camp Verde.

Judy Sulltrop, a staff member of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, will give a talk about constituent services for small businesses. Afterwards, participants are invited to share their ventures and network over beer provided by Verde Brewing Company and flatbread pizza provided by The Horn.

Grasshopper Basketball playoffs begin

Feb. 19

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces the start of Grasshopper Basketball Playoffs & Finals for the 5th thru 8th grade League. Four Co-ed teams are competing in a Double Elimination Tournament starting Wednesday night at 6 p.m. with the Hawkeyes playing the Blue Devils. The Warriors will play the Sun Devils at 7 p.m.

Games will continue the next night, Feb. 20, and finish up the following week on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The action starts each night at 6 p.m. with doors open at 5:30. Thursday's game, Feb. 27, will be for the championship. Trophies will be awarded as each position determining game is played. Games are open to the public and the kids enjoy the roar of the crowd. Admission is free and refreshments, including pizza, will be available to benefit the Camp Verde Library Endowment. All games will be at the newly refurbished Community Center Gym on Hollamon St. Schedules and follow-up are posted on Facebook at Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recreation and on-line at Contact Michael Marshall, Parks & Recreation Coordinator at 554-0828 for more information.

Meet Rotellini in Cottonwood

Feb. 21

Join Bill Regner and Jim & Rita Ledbetter in an opportunity to meet Arizona Attorney General candidate

Felecia Rotellini. There will be a gathering at 675 N. Green River Road, Cottonwood, on Friday at 7 p.m.

RSVP to Jim at or (928) 649-8777.

The indestructible soul

Feb. 22

There will be a discussion of the indestructible nature of the soul and its continued progress through "all the worlds of God" at the Cottonwood Public Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sponsored by the Cottonwood Baha'i community, questions and participation by the public is invited and welcome.

GMO-free meeting at Mt. Hope

Feb. 23

The next GMO-Free Verde Valley meeting is Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Mount Hope Foods, 853 S. Main St., Cottonwood. They will be discussing plans and what they are working on for this year in educating all of the Verde Valley communities about GMOs and the right to know what is inn our foods. Everyone is welcome.

Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages

Feb. 27, March 6

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is presenting a workshop at the Beaver Creek School boardroom for two weeks on Thursdays (10 a.m.-noon). Explore the customs and realities of love, sex, and marriage in 14th century England at different levels of medieval society, from kings to peasants. To register, call OLLI at 649-5550.

Spaghetti & Wine Tasting at St. Thomas

Feb. 28

St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Clarkdale is continuing their celebration of their 100th birthday with a spaghetti and wine tasting event. The Men of St. Thomas (the MOST) prepare and serve the dinner. The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) serve the wine.

The event begins with wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. A spaghetti dinner with salad, toast and cheese will be served at 6:30. Dinner is $8 per person, wine tasting is $1 for three tastes. St. Thomas is located directly across from the Post Office in Clarkdale on First South Street. Please call Jim Gemmill, 634-5121 if you have not made reservations through the church.

Awakened Communication Workshop

March 1

Dr. Marta Adelsman, Life Coach in Communication and Spiritual Consciousness, will present her "Awakened Communication Workshop" on Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Jerona Java Café, 677 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood. She will collaborate with Dr. Cheryl Kasdorf, ND, Naturopathic Physician, who will present a segment of the workshop based on her experience teaching meditation techniques. Lunch is included.

This workshop will benefit those who are tired of here-we-go-again communication patterns and who want to keep others from pushing their buttons. Early bird registration is $79 per person/$119 per couple (includes lunch). After Feb. 25, pricing is $89 per person/$139 per couple. To register, email or call (928) 451-9482.

Museum hosts Gala for movie building restoration

March 15

Billed as "The Return of Angel and the Badman Gala & Show", the Sedona Heritage Museum will host Sedona's social event of the season with a gala dinner on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Reds at the Sedona Rouge Hotel. The evening begins with a happy hour and silent auction. Proceeds of the event will go toward the relocation and preservation of the movie set piece, the 100-year-old Telegraph Office building.

Gala tickets are $100/person ($60 may be a charitable tax deduction), and are available by calling the Sedona Heritage Museum at (928) 282-7038, or going to the Museum's website

A perspective on women's history

March 15

Take a journey with Pat Miner back through time to ancient history and uncover how women's image has been transfigured from Sacred Being to Sex Object. The journey will be a workshop, "Women Reclaiming R.E.S.P.E.C.T: From Sacred Being to Sex Object and the Media's Collaboration," facilitated by Miner. Experience how history vs. herstory has been written in a way that negates the importance of women and respect for women.

The workshop will be Saturday at Jerona Café, 677 Mingus Ave., Cottonwood from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $60 per person. Register by March 3 and save $10. Materials are included. To register, call 300-5565.

Friends of Beaver Creek Library to host 5K fun run/walk

April 13

Friends of Beaver Creek Library are hosting a 5K fun run/walk from 2 to 4 p.m. The fun run/walk will begin and end in the parking lot of the Ranch House Restaurant, 4250 N. Montezuma Ave. Funds raised from the walk will help the group continue supporting computer education classes held at the Beaver Creek Public Library. All participants will be entered into drawings for prizes. Participants who collect $100 or more in donations will be entered in an additional drawing for a valuable prize. Entry fee for adults is $10. Entry fee for participants ages 17 and younger is $5, with parental permission required.

For more information, contact Judy McBride at (928) 567-4648.

Volunteer Coalition to 'Lend a Hand'

April 26

Hope will shine through as the Amigos del Verde Valley Volunteer Coalition reaches out to help elderly and disabled residents with yard care and minor exterior home repairs at no cost. Repairs may include addressing code violations for weed abatement; fixing ramps, including wheel chair ramps, rails and fences; applying exterior paint to homes in disrepair, and weather stripping.

Elderly or disabled residents in need of assistance with their yards or minor exterior repairs can call Sherry at (928) 639-1666 or send a request to Volunteers can sign up to help at

Ultimate spring birdhouse event in Jerome

April 26

Do you love birds? How about art? On Saturday, Jerome Art Walk hosts an event that merges the two. Fifty artists will create birdhouses, most from the same basic kit, each with its own theme and personality. The masterpieces will be sold at Spook Hall in Jerome from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds for the sale have been earmarked for advertising the Art Walk event on Public Radio. The price will be $55 for most birdhouses with a few special custom designs selling for more. The sale coincides with the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival in Cottonwood on April 24-27.

Sign up now for Sedona Chili Cook Off

May 3

Area restaurants are invited to compete at the next Great Sedona Chili Cook Off - a featured event during Tlaquepaque's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. This year the Cook-Off will have space for 14 booths and a beer garden in the Calle de Independencia at Tlaquepaque.

The working definition of chili is: any kind of spicy, stew-like dish cooked with chili peppers, meat (optional) and/or beans (optional). Various other spices and ingredients may be added with the exception of rice or pasta. There will be three trophies - People's Choice, Judges Award and Best Booth Decoration.

Join the fun by March 15

Proceeds benefit the Rotary's charitable projects. The Rotary Club of Sedona, P. O. Box 2170 Sedona AZ 86339.

Blood Drive in Camp Verde

Feb. 17

United Blood Services will have a blood drive Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in the Community Room, 781 S. Cliffs Pkwy.

For more information contact Irene Peoble at (928) 567-9227 or visit (sponsor code: StFrancisCabrini).

VVREO to hold Crowd Funding Seminar

Feb. 21

The Capital Creation Committee of Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO) is pleased to announce that they are hosting a seminar on crowd funding on Friday at The Horn, 348 S. Main St., in downtown Camp Verde. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., buffet breakfast will be served at 8, and the panel presentation will start at 8:30.

Crowd funding has become a major new source of raising funds for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. It has become very popular on sites such as and by pre-selling new products or offering prizes in exchange for financial support. The cost of the seminar is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You can pre-register on line on the VVREO Web Site,, before Feb. 19.

Verde River Poker Run

April 19

The Town of Clarkdale and the Verde River Valley Nature Organization are dealing up a chance to win $1,000 if you have the winning poker hand. Verde River Poker Run is part of the 2014 RiverFest, a month of river recreation and education events beginning in March. The launch site is at TAPCO RAP (river access point), located at 3900 Sycamore Canyon Road. The take-out is located at Tuzigoot RAP, 15 E. Tuzigoot Road.

Drop off your canoe, kayak or SUP at TAPCO RAP between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., drive your car to Tuzigoot RAP and catch the shuttle back to the launch area. Paddle leisurely, stopping along the way to collect cards for your poker hand. Registration is $50 and limited to just 150 players. Go to or for a link to the online registration, event details and updates. The earlier you register the better. The deadline for signing up without paying a late fee is April 6.

Cornville Merchant Showcase

March 12

Cornville Community Association invites Cornville businesses to participate in the fifth annual Merchant Showcase. The event will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oak Creek School, Cornville.

There is no fee to participate, but reservations are required. Tables are guaranteed for the first 30 Cornville businesses. If you live in Cornville OR have a business in Cornville, you are eligible to participate. We will provide one five-foot table, and will include your business name in pre-event publicity.

Pre-registration requests may be submitted by e-mail to or 928-649-0539. The registration deadline is March 5 (please don't call between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.).

Verde Valley Republicans meet

Feb. 19

The Verde Valley Republican Women's February meeting will feature Martin Sepulveda, candidate for Arizona State Treasurer, and Gary Kiehne, candidate for Arizona Congressional District 1.

The meeting will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 11 a.m. for meet and greet) at the Los Abrigados Resort located at Highway 179 and Portal Lane in Sedona. Please come, bring a friend, enjoy a delicious lunch for $16 all inclusive and hear from our great speakers. Reservations please call or email (928) 284-4248 or You can also visit the website at

TIP: Learn to help trauma victims

Feb. 20

Are you interested in helping traumatized victims? If it's not in your nature to walk away from someone experiencing the worst moment of their life and if you would like to work with police officers, firefighters, and nurses on emergency scenes, consider becoming a Certified Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) Volunteer. TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events. Volunteers are called to a crisis by authorized police officers, firefighters, and hospital personnel. Training starts Feb. 20 in Cottonwood and March 20 in Prescott. For more information visit or call Sue at (928) 445-4655.

IC Winter Dance

Feb. 22

Got the winter blahs? Break out and enjoy yourself at the Immaculate Conception Ladies Auxiliary Winter Dance! It will be held at the Jerome Elks Club, 100 S. Broadway in Clarkdale (look for the big elk statue) from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased in the parish office, from members or after Masses on the weekends of Feb. 8/9 and Feb. 15/16. We are asking that you bring a snack/appetizer to share.

Music will be provided by Jox in the Box and a cash bar is available in the Elks Club. Call Lynda Kuglitsch at 634-2968 for further information.

Square Dance with the Roadrunners

Feb. 22

The Cottonwood Roadrunners Square Dance Club will be hosting a Square Dance at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St, Cottonwood. Mike Wilder will be calling & Annie Brownrigg will be cueing. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. with alternating mainstream & plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with two rounds in between. Come out and have some fun and meet new people. For more info call Mari at (928) 300-5679.

DOVV hosts legislative candidate

Feb. 27

Democrats of the Verde Valley (DOVV) will provide our community with a chance to meet Lanny Morrison, candidate for State Legislature for LD 6. All are welcome at Randall's restaurant, 891 S. Main St. Cottonwood at 6:30 p.m.

Morrison is a resident of Flagstaff and has served 35 local, state and national governing and advisory boards in the areas of Child Welfare, Health Care containment costs, and Federation of American Hospitals. Also presenting will be Sandra Kennedy, candidate for AZ Corporation Commission.

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. Call 639-3688 or 634-7563 or see for further info.

Clemenceau has new exhibits including Godard

The Clemenceau Museum in Cottonwood has some new exhibits for all to enjoy. Among them are a beautiful display of perfume bottles, some dating back to the early 1900s. A private collection of tortoises have been on loan for all to enjoy. Also, there is a collection of "Lone Ranger" hard cover books written in the 1940's. These are just a few of the many items to view.

Verde Valley resident Don Godard will be at the Museum every Sunday through February from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Godard is a true cowboy, born in a house across from the Dairy Queen in Cottonwood in 1936 and rich in history of the area. The Museum is located in the historic Clemenceau Building at 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. Further information call 634-2868.

A Woman's Hand at Blazin' M

March 2, 9, 16, 23

Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood presents a dinner and live musical production of "A Woman's Hand" each Sunday in March. The show is in honor of the many brave women who shaped Sedona and the Verde Valley during Women's History Month.

For information, call (928) 634-0334 or visit

Red Molly at OTCA

March 6

The female Americana trio Red Molly performs at Old Town Center for the Arts on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. They play roots/Americana/bluegrass featuring three-part harmonies. Opening act is Robby Hecht.

Tickets are $20-$25. OTCA is at 633 N. Fifth St., Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-0940.

Men's Hula Classes

March 12

Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman from Hawai`i is now accepting new students into the Men's Hula Class. The class meets Wednesdays 7:30-8:45 p.m. starting March 12 at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N Main St. The cost of each class is $8. Participants will learn basic hula movements plus Hawaiian values, culture and some language. Participants should bring notepaper and a pen or pencil to class. This class is open to all males 15 and older. And no one is too old for hula.

For more information, visit, call Chrisman at (928) 639-4683 or email her at

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