News Bursts, August 15, 2007

Fish Fry at the American Legion

The American Legion, 480 Calvary Way, Cottonwood is hosting a fish fry on Aug. 17. Chef Keith Hanson will be serving Alaskan cod, fantail shrimp and chicken tenders with a beverage starting at 5 p.m. Karaoke will follow the fish fry.

Cottonwood Farmers Market Jamboree

The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department announced that JJ & The Blue Notes will perform at the Cottonwood Farmers Market Jamboree Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Old Town Activity Park. JJ & The Blue Notes are regional act and play a large variety of venues in Northern Arizona. The band performs a mix of Rhythm & Blues inspired by the great blues artist of the past. So bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the show.

Elks host Las Vegas Night

The public is invited to Jerome Elks Lodge #1361 on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Jerome Lodge, 100 S. Broadway, Clarkdale, to enjoy a Las Vegas Night event. The cost will be $10 per person and includes food and $1,500 worth of playing chips. More chips can be obtained for $5. This event will benefit the Arizona Elks Major Projects which supports continuing research for children's diseases and the Arizona Elks Youth Camp. Be there for a lot of fun and prizes and support the children.

Spots still available for V Bar V Ranch Explorers Day

Spots are still available for the annual University of Arizona V Bar V Ranch Explorers Day, to be Saturday, Aug. 25.

Ranch Explorers Day is a fun and educational day held at Mahan Park, a green meadow in the pines on the V Bar V Ranch near Happy Jack. Buses transport participants from Prescott and Camp Verde to the V Bar V to learn about ranching, and to enjoy a V Bar V Ranch beef barbecue lunch with fresh-from-the-coals Dutch oven cobbler for dessert.

This year, Ranch educators will present information on the breeds and uses of cattle, and representatives from the Department of Equine Sciences at the University of Arizona will present information on the breeds and uses of horses.

Other activities for the day will include demonstrations of cattle handling on horseback, milking cows, and Dutch oven cooking, plus there will be opportunities to play ranch games and ride in an authentic stage coach.

Cost to attend Ranch Explorers Day is $20 for adults and $12 for students, and includes lunch and bus transportation to the Ranch from Camp Verde or Prescott.

To register or for more information call the V Bar V Ranch office in Cottonwood at 646-9113, ext. 12, or e-mail your name, address, and phone number to dpearson@ag.arizona.edu. A registration form is also available at http://ag.arizona.edu/aes/vbarv/ranchexplorersday.html.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University of Arizona does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.

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