What's Happening 10-23-09

Verde Valley Area Iris Society 
Oct. 28
The Verde Valley Area Iris Society (VAIS) will sponsor its last meeting of the year on Wednesday at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building (corner of Sixth and Aspen) at 5:30 p.m. The speaker for the meeting is Ted Schofield, an avid gardener and vintage car restorer from Camp Verde. He will share with us his techniques for turning the desert landscape into some green, including the iris he grows among his vegetables. There will be some iris available for sale. It is not too late to plant iris in the Verde Valley. Please wear your Halloween gear and dress for a fun evening of learning what makes an iris flower the treat it is for our environment. Yes, there are iris that even bloom in the fall. RSVP: Linda Smith (928) 567-7470 or e-mail irisgrower@cableone.net.

Verde Valley Area Iris Society Oct. 28 The Verde Valley Area Iris Society (VAIS) will sponsor its last meeting of the year on Wednesday at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building (corner of Sixth and Aspen) at 5:30 p.m. The speaker for the meeting is Ted Schofield, an avid gardener and vintage car restorer from Camp Verde. He will share with us his techniques for turning the desert landscape into some green, including the iris he grows among his vegetables. There will be some iris available for sale. It is not too late to plant iris in the Verde Valley. Please wear your Halloween gear and dress for a fun evening of learning what makes an iris flower the treat it is for our environment. Yes, there are iris that even bloom in the fall. RSVP: Linda Smith (928) 567-7470 or e-mail irisgrower@cableone.net.

Beaver Creek Kiwanis move to new digs

Due to the closure of the Ranch House Restaurant in Beaver Creek, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis Club will be meeting at Montezuma Chapel, 3450 Rusty Spur Road in Rimrock. The community club for kids meets every Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m., with the exception of the last Tuesday when they meet at 6:15 p.m. For information on the Kiwanis call Don Rotta at (928) 300-6950.

Page Springs Road goes historic

Oct. 26

Page Springs Road in Cornville will be dedicated the first Yavapai County Scenic Historic Route. A celebration and dedication will take place at the Page Springs Hatchery at 10 a.m. Supervisor Chip Davis will preside over the dedication and will unveil the new County Scenic Historic Route signs. There will be four signs placed on Page Springs Road indicating the scenic historic route. A group of volunteers worked for three years to have the road nominated as a State Historic road and when that didn't work out they went to the County and asked if they could designate it. Two County representatives and a volunteer from each County District evaluate the applications for the road designation. The group hopes that Page Springs Road is the first of many roads in the County to receive the designation.

Join river week workshop

Oct. 31

The Verde Natural Resource Conservation District is hosting a river weed workshop at 8 a.m. They will be learning about Salt Cedar, Giant Reed and Tree of Heaven, and how to safely remove them for rivers edge. We will have funding info as well. This will be at Fort Lincoln estates. Go down Oases to Salt Mine Road and follow the signs 4 miles. Wear work clothes if you're going to help. For more information call (928) 567-3107.

Verde Valley Voices on the move

The Verde Valley Voices has a new practice venue. They now meet each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 East Hombre Drive, in Cottonwood. They are a non-audition choir, open to all; for more info, call (928) 649-3172.

Chili Taste off for a good cause

Oct. 27

The Sedona/Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR) announces the Chili Taste Off to benefit the SVVAR Humanitarian Fund.

The Chill Taste Off will be held at the Blazin' M Ranch from 5 to 8 p.m. Chili and cornbread will be provided by area restaurants. There will be many great raffle prizes, and the photography studio will be open at the Blazin' M Ranch for attendees to get their old-time pictures taken. Join the fun and vote for the best chili and cornbread. Tickets for adults will be $12, children, $5. Includes samples of the chili, cornbread, and drinks.

The SVVAR Humanitarian Fund is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity, set up by SVVAR to help SVVAR Realtor's and Affiliate members experiencing crisis or catastrophes. Funds are made available to members through the Arizona Realtor Disaster Assistance Foundation.

BC Kiwanis host yard sale

Oct. 24

The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Community Yard Sale is in the Rimrock Mercantile lot across the street from the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Station. They have something for everyone, including a Crusty's Pizza (in Camp Verde) coupon for a large pizza with two toppings for those who make purchases of $20 or more. Your donations will be used for youth scholarships and children's programs. In addition, Kiwanis could use more gently used items other than large appliances or clothing. Please drop these off on Oct. 22 or 23.

BBQ ribs and Mr. Country

Oct 24

American Legion Post 93, in Camp Verde, will be having a country style barbecued rib dinner Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. In addition Nashville recording artist Joe Garihan, "Mr. Country," will be performing 6-10 p.m. In 2004 he was an Inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2006 he was CCMHF Male Vocalist of the year. The American Legion Post is located at 286 S. Third St. in Camp Verde.

Do you appreciate firefighters?

Oct. 30

Fire Fighters Appreciation night at Sedona Elks Lodge #2291 starts at 5:30 p.m. Four members of the Sedona Fire Department will be honored for exceptional service.

A shrimp dinner will be served, and everyone is invited. The menu will be fried butterfly shrimp and baked shrimp scampi, with baked potato or sweet potato fries, vegetable, salad, dinner rolls, and dessert, all for only $9 per person. Come help honor those who protect our community

Sedona Elks still need the names of troops overseas to send them a special care package. Also, they could use donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste and, of course, cash to help with postage. If you have questions about this, contact Don Waggoner at (928) 282-7571.

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 - 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, 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.

Surviving and Thriving in Troubled Times

Oct. 24

As part of its commitment to fostering community collaborations and addressing the critical needs of individuals and families, the United Way of Yavapai County is gathering a wealth of human-service resources under one roof for the first time for the inaugural "Surviving and Thriving in Troubled Times" Community Resource Fair.

The purpose: Helping people who are struggling in one or more aspects of their daily lives to conveniently access the resources and information they need to survive and even thrive.

Thanks to the generosity of Bridgeway Health Solutions, this free event will feature workshops, presentations and panel discussions throughout the daylong fair inside the LDS Church Cultural Hall, 1101 Sandretto Drive in Prescott.

Along with a full slate of learning opportunities, outlined below, the fair features FREE supervised children's activities, free infant care and a free lunch. State Rep. Lucy Mason, R-Prescott, is addressing fair participants during the lunch period, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m.

A number of the Community Resource Fair sessions scheduled in the morning are repeating in the afternoon to help participants get the most out of the day.

A complete fair workshop and presentation schedule will be available on the United Way of Yavapai County web site at UnitedWayYavapai.org

Elks Annual Craft Sale

Nov. 7

The Jerome Elks Lodge will present their 16th annual Arts and Craft Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 26 crafters from the Verde Valley displaying handmade articles on 34 tables for your early Christmas shopping.

The snack bar will be serving pancakes and sausage for breakfast and a large variety of lunch items from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the rental of tables goes to Clothe a Child Christmas Project.

Dancing in Clarkdale to Sentimental Journey

Nov. 7

The Clarkdale Heritage Conservancy Board and the Clarkdale Heritage Center host a dance featuring the big band sound of Sentimental Journey, a live 16-piece orchestra, in the Clarkdale Clubhouse on Ninth Street in Clarkdale.

Dancing begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. This is a non-alcoholic event and refreshments are available. Admission is only $5 per person and you can dance the night away.

For further information call the Clarkdale Town Hall at (928) 634-2400 or Pat Williams at 649-9672.

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