Join the Lions for great cause
The Clarkdale/Jerome Lions Club, Cottonwood Lions Club, Camp Verde Lions Club need your help and new members for these activities in our community.
Clarkdale/Jerome Lions Club does White Cane days (money collected goes toward eye glasses for children and adults), Concerts in Clarkdale Park (selling pop, water, brownies), Halloween (selling pop, hot cocoa, water, and give away candy). Monies from these fund raising programs goes back into the community.
Donations are made to Police Department, Fire Department, Mingus Union High School Graduation Party, flags to Clarkdale, Oak Creek School on Veterans Day, Camp Tatiyee (a camp for special needs children and adults), Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of Arizona, Arts and Crafts Summer Program in Jerome.
For more info on Clarkdale Lions Club call Dave Andrews at 634-8207, Cottonwood Lions Club call Ron Black at 639-4602, Camp Verde Lions Club call Gary Greeson at 567-0342 or Wesley Girard at 567-5343.
Host your holiday party at VVPOA clubhouse
Having a party this Holiday Season? Have it at our place, we’ll do the cooking and cleaning. The VVPOA clubhouse can accommodate up to 180 people with a commercial kitchen available. A large party or small, they can handle them all at reasonable rates. Call 646-5598. Check us out at 4855 E. Broken Saddle Drive, from Del Rio follow the blue clubhouse signs.
SAL Squadron starts Food Drive
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 25 at 480 Calvary Way, Cottonwood, is having its seventh annual Food Drive for the needy in the Verde Valley during the Christmas Holidays. They have a box at the American Legion in Cottonwood for donations of food. They need turkeys (any size), canned yams, canned corn, canned green beans, mixed vegetables, gravy mix, instant potatoes, anything you think would go with a turkey dinner.
The Sons of the American Legion will take these boxes out to the families before Christmas along with toys that will be donated by the annual Toy Run that is held in Cottonwood every year.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
Handmade Holiday Magic, an arts and craft show and bake sale, will feature handmade seasonal items and Christmas crafts, ceramics, floral arrangements, crocheted and hand knit items, jewelry, children’s items, baked goods, homemade tamales and much more. Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 21 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.22. Location is Mingus Union High School’s Cafeteria, 1801 E. Fir St, Cottonwood.
The show will also feature Rudolph’s Raffle of handmade items, the Sleigh Stop (a full-service snack bar) and special appearances by Santa Claus will take place 10 a.m.-
noon on Saturday and 2-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission and parking are free. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Karen Churchard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 510-9394.
Meatloaf dinner with the Elks
Fresh baked apple cobbler - you can have that for dessert if you eat all of your meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, salad and dinner rolls. This comfort food of our youth will be served at Sedona Elks’ Lodge #2291, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A real old-fashioned stick-to-your-ribs meal is only $9 per person. Sedona residents and visitors, Elks and guests are welcome.
All-you-can-eat, build-your-own tacos plus dessert for $5 per person are served every Wednesday in the Lounge, from 6 p.m. until they are gone. Don’t forget Bingo every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (doors open at noon), and Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. (doors open at 6). Sixteen games per session, including progressive and specialty games. Free popcorn, water and coffee, plus a snack bar selling hamburgers, fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, dessert and candy bars.
All events take place at the Lodge, 110 Airport Road in Sedona, and everyone, is invited. Did you know that the Elks’ Lodge is available for private parties, weddings, dinners, and other events? Schedule your group’s holiday party NOW – the most desired dates fill up fast! To lease the Lodge for an event, call Jim Hutchins at 282-3030.
Sedona Elks need names of sons, daughters, relatives and friends who are serving with the armed forces overseas. We will mail support boxes as a reminder that we care and have not forgotten them. Please contact Don Waggoner, Sedona Elks Lodge Secretary at (928) 282-7571, with a complete address, and as quick as that, a box will be on its way. Drop off your donations at the Lodge, 110 Airport Road, Sedona.
St. Vincent de Paul’s Turkey Tuesday
Members of St. Vincent de Paul will be at the entry doors to Bashas’ on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and will be accepting donations of turkeys, cash and food for the needy of the Camp Verde and Rimrock areas. The donations will be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
Noted Artist to Speak at Tlaquepaque
Bonnie Hartenstein, a nationally noted artist, lecturer, and teacher, will present a lively public lecture and discussion in Tlaquepaque’s Sala de Milagro ballroom at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Her free presentation will be given in conjunction with the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition annual art exhibit currently on display in the same venue (Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 SR 179 at the Oak Creek Bridge, Sedona).
Hartenstein’s talk will be an interactive discussion of the theme of the exhibit, “Beneath the Surface.” She will consider how various art works in the exhibit reflect the depth and meaning of that theme.
Be Green during Walkin on Main
Stop by the Old Town Jail in Cottonwood and visit the businesses and event that are a part of the Clarkdale Chamber’s “Be Successful Be Green” during Walkin’ on Main from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Old Town Jail parking lot.
Join in the environmental games, riparian tours, paint murals, help clean up the Jail Trail and learn about Green Businesses in your Community. The Jail Trail Clean up is at 9 a.m.
For information about Tours and Activities call Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce at (928) 634-9438 or Elizabeth Gerstner (928) 301-3184.
Baby Brain Time at Cottonwood Libarary
Cloy Dellaripa presents Baby Brain Time in the Cottonwood Library Kids Zone every Tuesday at noon. Bring your baby to play, socialize, learn and have lots of fun. Baby Brain Time is a program designed to enhance your baby’s sensory development and to promote attention, bonding, and communication between babies and toddlers, from birth to 24 months, and their parents or caregivers. It’s free. No registration required.
After-School Reading Club at the library
Join the After-School Reading Club at the Cottonwood Public Library. You don’t even have to read ... they’ll read to you! Mondays 3:30-4:15 p.m. all elementary school-age children are welcome. For more info, call Youth Services at (928) 634-7559.
Marines host Toys for Tots
Marine Corps Verde Valley Toys for Tots hosts its annual Wal-Mart Toy Drive on from noon to 4 p.m.
They will have representation from all the local law enforcement, fire departments, and Marines with their HUM-V to fill up with toys.
The Christmas parties will be Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Lodge at Cliff Castle, with Santa arriving by plane to greet children from Camp Verde, Rimrock, Cornville, Cottonwood, Clarkdale/Jerome, and at 1:30 a.m. for the Yavapai-Apache Nation.