What's Happening 1-14-08

Parenting your baby to 4 years old

Jan. 19-Feb. 9

Learn how to discipline your child without violence, prevent problems such as tantrums, build a loving bond with your child, child proof your home, care for your child at different ages and stages, and care for yourself with a free parenting class with free childcare.

The class is Mondays for four weeks, 6-7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2021 E. Fir St., Cottonwood. To Register or For Information , call Rosalie at (928) 639-1227.

KSB Awards Luncheon nears

Feb. 8

Keep Sedona Beautiful Awards off Excellence Luncheon will take place at Los Abrigados Resort from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Tickets are $35 per person for Keep Sedona Beautiful members or $40 for non-members.  Call Jan, (928) 282-4938, for reservations and information, or visit the KSB Web site at www.keepsedonabeautiful.org.

Medical student discusses naturopathy

Jan. 20

Andras Bucsinszky will be guest to the Beaver Creek Kiwanis regular weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m. at the Ranch House in Lake Montezuma.

Andras is a fourth-year medical student at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe.  His presentation to the local community is titled  "What is a  Naturopathic Physician?" He will talk about his education, what naturopathic medicine is, how it fits in with other modalities and the general health care picture, how to determine if it is right for someone, and what to expect when you visit an ND.  There will be time for answering questions.

Dems preview state meeting

Jan. 22

Democrats of the Verde Valley will meet at their usual time, the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Pine Shadows clubhouse (turn off 89A and go to second stop sign).  Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank, and your enthusiasm.  The meeting will feature a preview of the Jan 24 state meeting in Phoenix, and a call for participants for a candidate-search committee for those interested in running for any office.  Call (928) 639-3688 or see www.dovv.org

Verde Valley Computer Club hosting Smart Computing presentation

Jan. 17

Smart Computing Magazine will have a presenter available at the General Meeting of the Verde Valley Computer Club at 9:30 a.m. The presenter will offer a visit through the magazine pointing out the valuable and timely information for all skill levels of computer users.

The magazine is written in plain English reducing the confusion of technical language found in other sources. Also Smartcomputing.com will be shown to put powerful tools that work for you in the quest for knowledge.

A free 'goodie' bag and door prizes will be available. Visitors are welcome to attend. The free presentation is at the Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Visit the Web site at www.vvcclub.com.

Yoga Day USA In Cottonwood

Jan. 24

Healing Arts Center, at Fourth and Main St. in Cottonwood, is this year's sponsor of Yoga Day USA.  The event will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  There are eight local yoga teachers giving free classes throughout the day, as well as four hours of videos of famous teachers.  All classes and videos are free, but donations are gratefully accepted and will go to benefit the Yoga Alliance, a national organization that certifies yoga teachers and training programs.  For details of the program, contact Carol Oveross at (928) 646-0148 or e-mail her at carolsgentleyoga@ yahoo.com.  If you think you can't do yoga, here's an opportunity to learn more about it.  There will be classes for all levels of fitness.

David Syme in concert

Jan. 24

David Syme, international pianist and entertainer, performs at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex at 7 p.m. for Verde Valley Concert Association. For information call (928) 639-0636.

Chris Coder to speak to VV Archaeology Society

Jan. 22

The January meeting of the Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will be held at the Sedona Public Library at 7 p.m.  The speaker will be Chris Coder, archaeologist for the Yavapai-Apache Nation. He has worked as an archaeologist in the West since 1980.  

His career has been focused on the Colorado Plateau, with field experience on the High Plains and across the Intermountain West.  He was project archaeologist for the Colorado River Corridor in Grand Canyon National Park from 1990 through 1996, and has worked for the Yavapai-Apache Nation since 1997.

 Chris specializes in the evolution of landforms and their effect on cultural change as well as Yavapai and Apache history.  The Sedona Public Library is located at 3250 White Bear Road.

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