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5/6/2014 1:11:00 PM
What's Happening 5-7-14
Tom O' Halleran
Tom O' Halleran

VV Computer Club Meetings

May 8-9

The Verde Valley Computer Club Genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. SIG presenter is Marny Zuercher. Some interesting information may be discovered about your past relatives. Meet at the Family History Center, Mormon Church (west side) at 1377 East Hombre Drive, Cottonwood.

The Internet Special Interest Group meets Friday at 5 p.m. SIG presenter is Rob Schottland. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. The meetings are Free. Dave 639-0106

O'Halleran to speak at Chamber Breakfast

May 8

The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce breakfast is Thursday from 7 to 8 a.m. at Verde Valley Medical Center Conference Room. Tom O'Halleran of the Verde River Basin Partnership will speak on "How Will We Meet The Challenge."

Price for the buffet is $9. Coffee only is $2. The 50/50 pot is $1 each.

Pain group to meet

May 10

Fibromyalgia/Arthritis/Other Pain Diseases Support Group will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Conference Room A at the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood. This will be a full sharing meeting. We are a non-profit informal support group - no obligation, dues or collections of any kind. We welcome all who wish to learn from, and share with, others regarding pain, how to cope, what works and what doesn't to relieve pain. Bring your spouses, caregivers, friends, relatives, neighbors. Coffee, tea and water are provided by VVMC. Questions: Call Barbara at 649-0248.

Women's Civic Club to meet

May 13

The Lake Montezuma Women's Civic Club meets at Vintages Grille on Tuesday from 11 to 1 p.m. Presentation of the Woman of the Year Award and club members will share stories about their mothers. Please bring pictures. The menu is Vintages garden salad with curried chicken and strawberry shortcake for dessert, $13. Please RSVP by May 9 to Linda Clark at (928) 634-6292 or


Tap Night at Spur Ventures

May 14

Spur Ventures in Camp Verde announced the upcoming topics for their biweekly "Tap Night" program, scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Tap Night is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to tap into new ideas, new people and new ventures, found here in the Verde Valley.

Meet at the Boler's Building at 325 S. Main St. in downtown Camp Verde, 6-8 p.m. The next topic will be "Doing business with the Government." Topics are often led by Kurt Haskel from Yavapai College Small Business Development Center. For more information about Spur Ventures and tap nights, visit, or contact them by email at

Dr. Livingstone, VVMC Neurologist, to speak in Prescott Valley

May 15

In recognition of May as Stroke Awareness Month, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley invites the public to attend a free special presentation, "Faith vs. Fear in Recovery from Stroke," with Ian Livingstone, MD, board certified neurologist and author. This informative event will occur Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m. RSVPs to 928.759.8800 or will be appreciated.

Chamber Mixer at Country Care

May 15

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce's May Mixer will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at County Care Assisted Living, 3940 E. Cassie Lane, Cottonwood. Enjoy the fine cuisine - guests welcome.

For information email or call 634-7593.

Introduction to Internet, Social Media Marketing

May 20

The use of technology to market your business is an integral part of your overall marketing strategy. Kristine Ketel of Yavapai College will present the free workshop "Introduction to Internet nd Social Media Marketing" on Tuesday at noon at the YC Sedona Center for Arts & Technology, Room 8, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. This seminar focuses on the use and understanding of the internet and how to efficiently employ it for market information and data. An overview of the different web browsers and search engines in use today will be covered.

Contact Andrea at (928) 340-2740. Registration is required.

Post 135 sets Memorial Day program

May 24

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner, but first American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary invites the community to join them at the fourth annual Memorial Day event to be held on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Windmill Park. The park is located at 9950 E Cornville Road in Cornville. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Keynote speaker is Sedona resident Tom Lockhart, a retired USAF colonel.

For more information, call Jeri Strande at 649-3374.

Vendor Call at Beaver Creek Farmers Market

June 4

Vendors who sell or produce garden-related products (produce, eggs, beef, honey, pecans, and other related products) are encouraged to apply to the Beaver Creek Farmers Market. There is no cost for your booth; you keep what you sell. Please call Bob Burke at 928-301-0394 or email at Market will run from June 4 through October, every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Doggy Styles dog grooming on Beaver Creek Road across from the Dollar store.

Camp Verde Summer Trip program

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces the lineup for the Summer Trip Program. This series of weekly Thursday trips get you away for the day to fun filled adventures in the sun and the shade! The trips leave in the morning from the Community Center Gym on Hollamon Street and return there later in the afternoon. On most trips participants must be 8 years old or have a parent with them. Some trips have additional specific requirements.

Scheduled destinations include frontier life at Pioneer Living History Museum, dinosaur skeletons at the AZ Museum of Natural History, the world's largest indoor butterfly atrium at Butterfly Wonderland and a cool urban hike in Flagstaff. Also up are ropes and zip lines in the trees at the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, a mile wide blast zone at Meteor Crater and the science of nature with a giant 3D IMAX movie at the AZ Science Center. Finish the summer by beating the heat at Phoenix's largest waterpark, Wet'n Wild.

Prices are based on age and range from $5 to $32 per person. Pre-registration is required for all trips with Camp Verde Parks & Recreation at 395 S. Main St. For more information call Parks & Rec at (928) 554-0828 or check out or like us on Facebook.

Thurman at Cornville meeting

May 14

Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman will address the Cornville Community Association at their regular monthly meeting at Oak Creek School. With him will be several department directors who will update residents on their plans for the Verde Valley and listen to residents concerns. Please feel free to email Supervisor Thurman prior to the meeting with your thoughts and concerns at

Due to redistricting, Thurman represents only part of Cornville, with some areas being in District 3.  

Cornville Community Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at 6 p.m. at Oak Creek School 11490 Purple Sage Rd, Cornville. Meetings and are free and open to the public. Additional information may be found at Contact the association via phone: (928) 649-1426; postal mail: PO Box 1452, Cornville; or e-mail:

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