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What's Happening 3-5-14

Sedona Museum hosts Oak Creek Canyon Tours

April 24-26

Sedona Heritage Museum's popular Oak Creek Canyon history tours are slated for April, with Paul Thompson, pioneer descendant. He will explain 20-some homesteads, squatters' sites, campgrounds and other historic locations. A comfortable 14‑passenger luxury coach will stop at historic places from Uptown Sedona to upper Oak Creek Canyon and back.

Tours are 9 a.m. to noon, departing from the city parking lot on Schnebly Road in Uptown Sedona. Cost is $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Call (928) 282‑7038 or visit www.sedonamuseum.org.



Health insurance presentation

March 6

A free presentation on health insurance is scheduled for the Beaver Creek area on Thursday. Learn how to apply for several options. Yavapai County Community Health Services will also have counselors to assist some attendees with online counseling. If you are interested in applying at the event, please reserve your spot by calling (928) 442-5208.



Car Seat Clinics

March 7-8

There will be car seat clinics on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Verde Valley Fire Station 31, 2700 Godard Road, Cottonwood, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Cottonwood Fire Station 41, 191 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood.

Families are encouraged to bring their car seats and the child must be present for proper installation. Car seats will be available for families who qualify and cannot afford to buy one. Thanks to a grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety and a generous donation from the Cottonwood Walmart.



How to Make Adobe Bricks

March 8 & 22

Fort Verde State Historic Park hosts workshops on "How to Make Adobe Bricks" at 2 p.m. Saturday for Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month. Learn about the basics of making adobe bricks as well as the history of Fort Verde. The fort is at 125 E. Hollamon St. Regular entrance fees apply. Contact (928) 567-3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov.



Fund-raiser for Steve Weston

March 9

Old Corral Bar in Cornville presents a Steve Weston fund-raiser with barbecue and music, featuring Aces & Eights. The event starts at noon Sunday.

Steve lived in the Verde Valley for many years and now resides in Utah. He needs to get to Arizona to undergo a stem cell research program to strengthen his heart. Recently his insurance was canceled and he has $200,000 in medical bills. For more information or to donate, call Pam White at (928) 963-1289 or 649-3386.



Food Drive at Curves

March 10-22

Curves at Cottonwood, 1560 E. Cherry St., Suite 101, Cottonwood, will be sponsoring the annual Food Drive. Curves is a women's fitness, weight loss, and strength training facility with personal coaching for all ages, to include Jillian Michael workouts. Participate in this community event by bringing in a $30 check or a bag full of non-perishable food items and receive $0 Service Fee. Donations will go to The Mission. Please call (928) 639-0039.



Movement disorder specialist to speak

March 14

Dr. Virgilio Evidente, MD, a neurologist and movement disorder specialist who practices in Scottsdale, will speak 3-4:30 p.m., at the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group's monthly meeting. Evidente has spent over 15 years diagnosing and treating all types of movement disorders

Individuals with Parkinson disease, their family, care partners and friends are always invited to attend the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group monthly meetings. The group meets the second Friday of every month at the Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood.

For more information, please contact group facilitator Judy Talley at (928) 202-7952 or judytalley@ernesthealth.com.



VV Republicans host Tom Horne

March 19

The Verde Valley Republican Women's March meeting will feature guest speaker Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.

The meeting will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 11 a.m. for meet and greet) at the Old Sedona Bar & Grill located at 1405 W. 89A in Sedona. Please come, bring a friend, enjoy a delicious lunch for $17 all inclusive.

Reservations please call (928) 284-4248 or email or sesek@q.com. You can also visit the website at www.Azfrw.com.



Recipe 4 Wellness movie night

March 19

Karen Russell of Recipe 4 Wellness hosts movie night featuring "Vitality." Meet at 75 Sedona View Drive, Sedona, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come join us for an awesome movie about how to live a vital life full of energy and fantastic health.

Cost is $8, or bring a friend for half price. Call (928) 282-8918 to register by March 17.



New writing class at Yavapai College

April 7-May 12

"Writing for the Digital Age," a class about crafting the personal essay, is being by Yavapai College's Community Education program. The six-week class will be held at the college's Verde campus in Clarkdale on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m.

The essayist, in the age of Facebook and Wikipedia, must make sense of the world to offer ideas on how best to live in it. The class will teach how to expand writing skills to critique or to make a larger point about American culture. In addition, this course will teach how to use research and observation to write and publish. The non-credit class fee is $90. To enroll online, please go to http://www.yc.edu/commed. To register by phone, please call (928) 717-7755. To prevent course cancellations, please register early.



Art at Chae's Coffee Plus

Art mixes with coffee like your favorite creamer at Chae's Coffee Plus, 1100 S. 260, Cottonwood. Just check out the contemporary art by Alice Daena. Come in and have a cup of coffee, sit back and encounter dynamic color displays wherever you sit.

A child prodigy taking her first art class at the age of five in St. Louis, Mo., she continued studies at ASU and NAU, perfecting her work. Her work is presently showing in Sedona, Prescott, Cottonwood and New York. Alice has shown nationally and internationally across the United States, and has won several awards including Easter Seals, Dell Webb exhibit, NLAPW Bicentennial exhibit. You may visit her on Facebook or on the Web at daenaarts@gmail.com.



National Night Out in Cottonwood

Aug. 5

Neighborhoods and citizens throughout the City of Cottonwood and the Verde Valley are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "31st annual National Night Out" (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Children's Park (12th and Cherry Street) the Cottonwood Police Department will be hosting a variety of special events at the Children's Park once again this year.

Contact James Iacovacci, NNO coordinator, at (928) 202-8120 for more information or Sgt. Monica Kuhlt at 634-4246.


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