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What's Happening: 10-19-14
Warm Winter Clothing Drive

With the help of Mayor Diane Joens, American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary kicked off the fifth annual Warm Winter Clothing Donation Drive for Vets and Kids Oct. 15 and it will run through Nov. 22.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kudos Folk Music Showcase returns Nov. 1 at Old Town Center for the Arts
Verde Valley Newspapers once again will team with the Old Town Center for the Arts for the third annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase Nov. 1.


Friday, October 17, 2014

What's Happening: 10-17-14
Oct. 17

Theodore Roosevelt was the face of America for three decades: Powerful, opinionated, intensely loyal and devoted to the ideal of a just, honorable, and muscular America.

Actor Derek Evans energetically brings President Roosevelt back to life in performances from the White House Visitor Center to grade school classrooms, museums and theaters across the United States.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

What's Happening: 10-15-14
Expressions in Clay at Gallery 527

Thru Oct. 31

Gallery 527 in Jerome presents "Expressions in Clay," new work by Mary Phoenix. The centerpieces of the collection are unique suns with fascinating faces and intricate details of metal, gold leaf and rustic finishes.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More What's Happening: 10-15-14
New start time for Grape Stomp 5K

Oct. 18

The Verde Valley 5K Grape Stomp race will take place through Historic Old Town Cottonwood on Saturday. The race will begin on Main Street adjacent to the Cottonwood Lions Park in Old Town, 7:30 a.m. The race originally was scheduled to begin at 9.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sgt. Moore is celebrated for work on cold case murder
Sgt. Tod Moore was hailed Tuesday as Employee of the Quarter for his work in the 17-year-old double murder of young Marisol Gonzalez and her unborn son, Andrew.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ace gives Clarkdale Fire smoke detectors
Jill and Joel Zaske, the owners of Ace Verde Valley Hardware in Cottonwood, shake hands with Clarkdale Fire Chief Joe Moore as they present 100 smoke detectors to the department for the Clarkdale Fire District Open House on Oct. 18.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cottonwood's Sy Brandon invited to Wisconsin for award
The composition "Connecticut Yankee" by Cottonwood's Sy Brandon will be performed by the River Falls Brass on Oct. 26.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

What's Happening: 10-12-14
Taste of the Verde Valley

Nov. 1

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is proud to present the third annual Taste of the Verde Valley, a celebration of the harvest with wine, food and art. The event at the Stargazer Pavilion is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors alike to sample the area product.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

What's Happening: 10-10-14
Sedona Gem & Mineral Show at SRRHS

Oct. 18-19

The annual Sedona Gem & Mineral Show will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Show will be held in the Cafeteria at the Sedona Red Rock High School located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kudos Folk Music Showcase returns Nov. 1
Verde Valley Newspapers once again will team with the Old Town Center for the Arts for the third annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase Nov. 1.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the performances beginning at 7 at OTCA, located on the corner of 5th and Main streets in Old Town Cottonwood.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What's Happening: 10-8-14
Final Call to Artists for Made In Clarkdale Art Show 2014

Oct. 11

The final jurying for Made In Clarkdale Art Show 2014 will take place Saturday. Artists must live, work, or be taking art classes in Clarkdale to be eligible. Previously accepted artists do not have to re-jury if they still live or work in Clarkdale. Those eligible only as students taking art classes must re-jury each year.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oak Creek Valley celebrates 40th anniversary
Did it really happen? Was it a dream ... or a miracle? The 40th Anniversary Event in Oak Creek Valley was scheduled for months. Plans were in place for a full-day event, including bird walks, guided trail hikes, kids fishing derby, neighborhood art walk, a history presentation, capped off by a catered barbecue in the park, anniversary cake, home-made ice cream and music.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

What's Happening: 10-5-14
Buy Pies & Pickles at Hance House during Fort Verde Days

Oct. 11

Gourmet sweet pickles from Lynne Sweitzer's secret family recipe and all kinds of pies will be available for sale at the Hance House on Saturday during Fort Verde Days, 10:30 a.m. until sold out. Homemade by the Verde Valley Questers, the pies will sell for $10 and the gourmet pickles $8.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

What's Happening: 10-3-14
Local author signing books at fair

Oct. 11

Ann Metlay will be signing copies of her new book "It Happened in the Cottonwood Library Parking Lot" at the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Arts

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

World War I Symposium at Yavapai College
In recognition of Veterans Day, the public is invited to attend Yavapai College's "The First World War Symposium: A Series of Interdisciplinary Lectures Presented by the Faculty of Yavapai College."
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Valley pioneer gives history lesson on Cottonwood Roadrunners
Verde Valley resident, Don Godard, recently re-joined the Cottonwood Roadrunners square dance club after a 29 year break.

Godard may be the square dancer with the most historical ties to the club. He recently sat down with his daughter, Connie Phillips, and explained his experience with this cultural past time.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What's Happening: 10-1-14
Glorious GEMS: From Beginning to End

Oct. 10

Come Wednesday at 10 a.m., to a free program with The Sedona Women. Hear Dr. Kennard Bork, geologist, and DeNise Bowers, gemologist, provide a broad understanding and appreciation of gems, from their ground-based genesis to their transformation into dazzling pieces of jewelry.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time for Fall Colors
The beginning of October is the time to see the spectacular fall colors Arizona's upper elevations have to offer. The Coconino and Prescott national forests in particular have plenty of places to see the leaves turning from the road or the trails.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

What's Happening: 9-28-14
Meet and greet local artist at Jerome Art Walk

Oct. 4

As a participant in the Jerome Art Walk on Saturday, Western Heritage Gallery, located at 208 Main St, is featuring a 'meet and greet' with local artist, Karie Thull of Sweet Sister Designs.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Will mining return to Jerome? (Part One)
It's easy to speculate about the return of mining to Jerome. Everyone does. I still do. The wealth of mining and its ravages are in your face and under your feet.

When I roamed around Jerome and its mountains, I ran into big holes with fences around them and landslides of tailings. I loved throwing rocks down the holes to see how long they would take to hit bottom (seven seconds was the longest). My pockets filled with unusual rocks. I was in leaverite heaven.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

What's Happening: 9-26-14
Take a tour of the school facilities

Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Parents and the public are invited to tours of each of Cottonwood-Oak Creek schools. The tours will be led by the school principal, fire marshal and police officer. All tours will start at 8 a.m. lasting about 45 minutes. Homemade cookies and coffee will be served.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

What's Happening: 9-24-14
Enjoy the fall evening in Jerome during the first Saturday Art Walk. Once again, the magical mountain town will be hosting a night filled with music, art and food fun. From one end of town to the other, Jerome is filled with exciting and original art. For more information, call Donna at (928) 301-3004.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What's Happening 9-21-14
Sedona mayor's State of the City Address

Oct. 16

Sedona Mayor Rob Adams will present the 2014 State of the City address on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Sedona City Hall Council Chambers, 102 Roadrunner Drive. In his fourth and final annual State of the City address, Mayor Adams will highlight the major challenges and accomplishments that have occurred in the City during the six years and a half years of his term as Mayor.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cottonwood Fire Department Visits "Yes the Arc'
On Thursday, Sept. 11, Cottonwood Fire Department personnel visited "Yes the Arc."
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Business alliance hosts first Clarktoberfest
A growing group of downtown Clarkdale businesses formed an alliance early this year and is setting the stage for what Robyn Prud'homme-Bauer said will hopefully become an annual event.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

EntireCare uses grant to reduce falls at Cottonwood Village
With the help of an evidence-based practice grant from the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation, the EntireCare Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Experts Department succeeded in lowering the number of falls at Cottonwood Village, an assisted- and independent-living facility in Cottonwood.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

What's Happening: 9-19-14
Square Dance lessons begin

Sept. 23

The Cottonwood Roadrunners Square and Round Dance Club is once again offering beginning square dance lessons starting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Civic Center in Old Town. Square dancing is not only a great way to get some low impact exercise, while simultaneously stimulating the brain, but also a super way to meet new people, and have a heck of a lot of fun.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

What's Happening: 9-17-14
Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association hosts Camp Verde demonstration

Sept. 20

The Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association (AABA) will hold an art blacksmithing demonstration on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 195 Ft. McDowell Place in Camp Verde.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What's Happening 9-14-14
Get trained in kayaking

Oct. 4

Verde River Valley Nature Organization (VRVNO) is partnering with the American Canoe Association (ACA) to bring you five of their qualified instructors for an instructional day on the Verde River. This discounted ($50) workshop is the start of formal education on the river.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

5 reasons to attend Verde River Day
Verde River Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, is an annual refresher on why it is so good to live on a river in Arizona and why it is so important to treasure and relish that opportunity; it could vanish if not protected. Verde River Day teaches the strengths of a riparian habitat. Besides the human kind, there are numerous other fauna and flora that make the area home. Here are five good reasons to go to Verde River Day this year:
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's Happening: 9-12-14
Slide Rock Fall Festival

Oct. 4

Slide Rock State Park in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon is holding its annual Fall Festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Homecoming at the Homestead."

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dress a scarecrow for the Fall Festival
The return of the Fall Festival at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds this year brings, for the first time, a Scarecrow Contest.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

OLLI celebrates 10th anniversary at "A Taste of OLLI' Open House
Yavapai College's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Sedona and the Verde Valley will kick off their fall semester with a 10th Anniversary Celebration at the fall "A Taste of Olli" Open House. Thursday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sedona Center (4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona), Room 34.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's Happening: 9-10-14
Rotary hosts Red Rock Octoberfest

Oct. 25

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 9+ local brewers showcasing their finest beers. Tickets to attend will cost $25 per person and all proceeds will support the club's mission of supporting programs for local children's charities.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What's Happening: 9-7-2014
VV Computer Club Meeting

Sept. 8

The Verde Valley Computer Club Linux Special Interest Group (SIG) meets Monday at 5 p.m. Topic: 'LXLE'. SIG presenter is Rob Schottland.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mingus grad Colton Elmer serves as state FFA president
Colton Elmer has been traveling and serving as president of Arizona's Future Farmers of America since June, but he got his start in agriculture much earlier.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Verde Valley Rotary continues to grow
The Rotary Club of the Verde Valley is excited to announce the induction of two new members Tania Simms (executive director at Habitat for Humanity) and David Yarger (Worship Pastor, Verde Baptist Church) and is also pleased to announce that Connie Bullock has rejoined the club after taking some time off.
Thursday, September 4, 2014

What's Happening: 9-5-14
Verde Valley Ballet auditions

Sept. 5-6

Verde Valley Ballet is announcing auditions for its Performing Arts Company. Dancers need to be prepared to dance in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary. However, you do not need to have experience in all styles.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

At $1.50 a pound, this is the best deal in town
CAMP VERDE -- It may be strange to think that tomatoes fill a void in David Stutzman's life.

But it only takes one visit to Stutzman Gardens on Salt Mine Road in Camp Verde to know that his tomatoes have magical power to bring people together.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014


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