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Volunteers Wanted at Equine Therapy
Volunteers Wanted at Equine Therapy

Volunteers Wanted at Equine Therapy

Connections Equine Therapy located in Cornville is looking for volunteers to work with our clients and horses. They offer Therapeutic Riding and other services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals facing a wide range of challenges.

Horse Care: Duties include feeding, grooming, and cleaning pasture and barn areas. Right now we especially need people who can do a weekend a.m. or p.m. shift.

Therapeutic Riding Assistants: Assist in tacking horse for sessions and walk along side client and horse during sessions to ensure safety and assist client as needed.

No experience necessary - training provided.

· Minimum age 14

· Must be physically fit

· At least one shift per week

· 8 week commitment required

 For further information call 928-639-0791 or email connections

GMO-Free training session

Feb. 27

GMO-Free Verde Valley hosts a training session in signature gathering for the 2014 GMO labeling initiative. Meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Verde Valley Medical Center, conference room C.

For information, visit

Quail Country Quilters meet

Feb. 27

The Quail Country Quilters will meet Thursday at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post at 705 E. Aspen St. in Cottonwood. The program for this meeting will be a mystery but interesting. Refreshments and Show and Tell will be part of the program. Visitors are always welcome, so come join us.

Remember if you are wanting to join us on the bus trip to the AQG Quilt Show in Mesa, this meeting is the last day to pay your $31 for members and $39 for non-members. The bus will pick up at Wal-Mart in Cottonwood at 7:15 a.m., Friday, March 7, and Wendy's at 7:30 a.m. in Camp Verde.

Any questions, please call Bev at 634-9411.

Shabbat at JCSVV

Feb. 28

On Friday, all are invited to welcome in Shabbat at Erev Shabbat services at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley beginning at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with song, prayers, and a Torah service. The Oneg refreshments are sponsored by the Ave' Family in honor of the birthdays of Marlie Ave' and Pearl Skolnick.

JCSVV is at 100 Meadowlark in Sedona. Call the office at 928 204-1286 or visit for more information.

VVMC Primary Care clinic open Saturdays

March 1

Beginning this week, Verde Valley Medical Clinic - Primary Care in Cottonwood will be open for same-day appointments from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

The clinic, located in Manzanita Plaza at 450 S. Willard St., Suite 115, will be staffed by rotating primary care providers employed by Verde Valley Medical Clinic. New patients are welcome.

For a Saturday appointment, please call (928) 634-5551.

What happened to the American dream?

March 4

NAU Philosophy in the Public Interest hosts Hot Topic Cafe: "What Happened to the American Dream?" on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. People will be invited to discuss the questions: What does the American Dream mean to you? Is the American Dream harder to achieve now than it once was? If so, for whom? Should the American Dream define success in America?

Hot Topics Cafe is a program that creates a forum for civil discourse about matters of significance to our communities. Members of the community are then invited to voice their views on the topic.

Call (928) 523-1618 or email

Brown Bag: Local Kiwanis to discuss Eliminate Project

March 5

The Kiwanis Club of Camp Verde, as part of Kiwanis International, and UNICEF set a goal of eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus from the face of the earth. As part of that effort, The Kiwanis Club of Camp Verde is engaged in a campaign to raise public awareness of the problem and funds to solve the problem. Pat Kaminsky, local chair for the Eliminate Project, using materials provided by Kiwanis International, and personal experience will talk about this terrible disease, why it is important to eradicate it and how we can help the cause. Her presentation will take place Wednesday, at the Camp Verde Community Library from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the library's Brown Bag Speaker Series.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club and the Eliminate Project, or any of the other upcoming "Geek the Library" events, check out our webpage at or contact the Camp Verde Community Library at (928) 554-8380.

Compassionate Friends to meet

March 6

The Verde Valley Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Verde Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 102 South Willard St. in Cottonwood. TCF meets the first Thursday of every month.

The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding and hope to those going through the natural grieving process after losing a child of any age. The support group's motto is, "We need not walk alone."

The national website is TCF Verde Valley is on Facebook:

Mental Health First Aid Classes

March 7

Free classes in Mental Health First Aid are offered the first Friday of every month at the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, 8 E. Cottonwood St. in Cottonwood. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based program, which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help.

The first Friday classes are free of charge. The class is eight hours, and begins at 8 a.m. Many licensing bodies award continuing education units for the course. To register, call Richard at 634-2236.

Shabbat Across America

March 7-8

The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley will be participating in Shabbat Across America on Friday and Saturday. Reservations for the Friday evening combined Shabbat dinner and service should be made by March 3, by calling the office at (928) 204-1286.

Teen Tech Week at Camp Verde Library

March 11-15

Tuesday through Saturday, the Camp Verde Community Library is hosting its first Teen Tech Week. Come meet Sphero, the robot ball, and explore his many talents. They will have specialty kits, models and new technologies available during library hours for you to show off your skills and even learn some new ones.

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. For more information call the Youth Services Librarian, Dianna at (928) 544-8387.

Home Educators meet in Camp Verde

Camp Verde Home Educators (CVHE) will meet on the Third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Camp Verde Community Library. They meet monthly to share on a topic of the members' choosing, with material for children and adults. Home schooled and online school families of all ages are welcome. For more information contact Kelly Cook at or 928-202-6008.

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.

Let neighbors know about your business - "word of mouth" is the best advertising you can't buy! 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. The Showcase will provide one five-foot table, and will include your ​business name in pre-event publicity. You may provide brochures, samples, discount coupons, etc. and you may sell products however, no alcohol is permitted at the school.

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.). The following information is needed: Name & address of Business & contact information; Name of person(s) who will be at the event

with e-mail (if available) and phone. Limited electrical outlets are available on a first-come, first-served basis by reservation date.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact or visit

'Finding & Funding Grants' workshop at Mountain View Prep

March 17-18

Mountain View Preparatory School and Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, No. 6, are co-sponsoring a two-day "Finding & Funding Grants" workshop in the new modular building on the Mountain View Preparatory School campus at 2939 Del Rio Drive in Cottonwood on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Cost for the class is $300, and includes a boxed lunch on both days, as well as a CD and notebook with grant resources and useful handouts.

To register for the class, call or email Ms. Michia Casebier, President, M.G. Tech-Writing, LLC at (928) 369-8241 or Registrations must be made by Monday, March 3.

History professor in Clergy Letter Project

Feb. 23

Dr. Amy Ilona Stein, professor of history and humanities at Yavapai College, will participate in the Clergy Letter Project at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood.

Her topic is "The Evolution of Charles Darwin," an historical look at the life, work and faith of the man who is an icon for both controversy and constancy, and whose work "On the Origin of the Species," continues to by a catalyst for ongoing debate.

The lecture, open to the public at no charge, will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. in the church's Worship Center.

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