What's Happening 9-30-09

First Bloom program at national parks

Oct. 3

Montezuma Castle National Monument will host a kick-off event for its First Bloom program as part of the national celebration of the parks from 10 a.m. to noon. First Bloom is a National Park Foundation program that connects kids between fourth and sixth grades to nature and national parks. The Central Arizona Boys and Girls Club and the Yavapai-Apache Nation are partners in this First Bloom project with the park.

The kick-off event introduces children to Montezuma Well, featuring ceremonial blessings for a future pollinator garden the children will plant during the monthly program. They will engage in outdoor, hands-on activities and learn to appreciate the outdoors and their national parks.

For more information on First Bloom, visit www.first-bloom.org. For more information on the Montezuma Castle National Monument event call Sharon Kim, CHIEF of Natural Resources, at (928) 649-6196.

Verde Valley Computer Club October Calendar

Oct. 1, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 2, Windows SIG, 4 p.m.

Oct. 5, Shutterbug SIG, 6 p.m.

Oct. 9, Internet SIG 4 p.m.

Oct. 16, Spreadsheet SIG, 4 p.m.

Oct. 17, General Meeting, 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 22, Photography SIG, 6 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to attend all events. Visit the website at www.vvcclub.com. All events will be at the Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood.

Book sale at Cottonwood Public Library

Oct. 1-31

The Cottonwood Bookmarks/Friends of the Library is holding a half-price sale on all fiction books in their area located just inside the door from the parking lot at 100 S. Sixth Street. All paperback and hard cover fiction will be half off the marked price during the entire month of October. Bookmarks members receive an additional discount. Call 634-7559 for more information.

To Tweet or not to Tweet

Oct. 8

The Sedona -Verde Valley chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. located at Agave of Sedona, with catering by Rosalie's of Sedona. This is an educational luncheon on Social Media featuring the EcoDiva, Lita Cox. Lita has been using Social Media since 2006, considered one of the "early adopters" when Social Media was a blip on the radar screen. Lita will demonstrate how Twitter can be used effectively and successfully, when applying it as a marketing piece for your business.

The program will include member presentation from Patricia Wheat, owner of About Face, Sedona Spa Facials. The Corporate Sponsor presentation will be Shelley Williams with Bank of America Home Loans.

Tickets purchased one week in advance are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Please make reservations by visiting www.nawbosvv.org and click on Events for more information and to purchase tickets.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Oct. 24

The American Association of Retired Persons has scheduled a Driver Safety Class for from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all licensed drivers, the course will take place at the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood.

The Driver Safety program is a four-hour refresher that is available to drivers of any age. The class focuses on the physical changes that accompany aging, and teaches drivers to compensate for these changes. There is a $14 charge for this class, and AARP members will get a $2 discount.

Please call instructor Liz Roland at 567-5288 if you are interested in attending this class.

'Country Legends' coming to Camp Verde

Oct. 10

The Legends of Country Music Show is coming to Camp Verde for two shows. The show was originally scheduled to be at Mingus Union High School, but problems reserving the MUHS auditorium caused a change of venue to Camp Verde High School.

The Legends Show is billed as the number one fund-raising country show in the United States. According to Larry King, who has been performing the Legends Show for more than 25 years, the show is a community fund-raiser. Any nonprofit organization can sell show tickets and keep up to 75 percent of the tickets sold.

Tickets may be purchased at the Camp Verde High School Office at 1326 N. Montezuma Castle Highway or at Little Lisa's at 1012 N. Main St. in Old Town Cottonwood. Ticket price in advance is $20 or $35 at the door. Shows are scheduled for 3 and 7 p.m.

The format of the show is tribute to 30 legends of country music, such as Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Marty Robbins, Dolly Pardon, Hank Thompson and Kitty Wells.

Plan for Verde Valley Relay For Life

Oct. 5

The next meeting of the Planning Committee of the Verde Valley Relay for Life will be at 6.30 p.m. at VVMC, meeting room C. If you would like to be a part of this great community effort, have fun while doing it and feel that you are really making a difference in the fight against cancer, please join them next Monday.

The 2010 Verde Valley Relay For Life will be held at the end of April as usual at MUHS. To maximize the potential and ensure that this remains a true community event, they need more volunteers to help with the planning. There is very little difficult about this and the more people they have helping, the more new ideas they can work into the program. In 2006, Verde Valley Relay For life raised over $100,000 to help the fight against cancer. In the last couple of years that has slipped a little but they feel there is the potential to raise that and even more if they get enough volunteers involved.

For further information, please call Muriel Bostrom, (928) 300-7061, or Ed Middleton at 649-0211.

Seasonal Flu Shots available in September & October

Yavapai County Community Health Services is offering walk-in clinics for seasonal flu shots. Clinics will be scheduled throughout Yavapai County. Visit the Web site at www.yavapaihealth.com for flu consent forms and vaccine information sheets. They recommend that you take the opportunity to fill out necessary forms before coming to our walk-in clinic.

Upcoming walk-in clinics include:

Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., CASA Senior Adult Center, 9360 E. Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley

Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Central Yavapai Fire Station, 2780 Valley View Drive, Prescott Valley

Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 W. Butterfield Road, Chino Valley

Oct. 2, 1-4 p.m., Prescott Health Department, 1090 Commerce Drive, Prescott

Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Prescott Valley Department, 3212 N. Windsong, Ste. 200, Prescott Valley

Oct. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m., BOS Room, County Complex, 10 S. Sixth St, Cottonwood

Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Yarnell Adult Activity Center, 22302 S. 89, Yarnell

Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m., Skull Valley General Store, 3030 S. Iron Springs Road, Skull Valley

Oct, 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Yavapai College Health Fair, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott

Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Central Yavapai Fire Station, 8555 E. Yavapai Road, Prescott Valley

If you cannot attend one of the scheduled walk-in clinics, please call 928-583-1000 in Prescott/Prescott Valley or (928) 639-8132 in Cottonwood to make an appointment. Appointments are limited.

VVPOA to vote on raising dues

Nov. 9

Verde Village Property Owners Association (VVPOA) will vote on an amendment to the Organization Bylaws in reference to raising annual membership dues. Voting will take place during the monthly general meeting in November.

For more information please attend the Oct. 12 meeting, call 646-6505 or contact a board member using the provided links on the vvpoa.org Web site.

All meetings are held at the VV Clubhouse at 4855 E Broken Saddle Drive, Cottonwood

See Historical Society collections

Visit the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum during the month of October to view the permanent collections and the rotating exhibit and learn about the history of Camp Verde and the Verde Valley. Regular hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During Fort Verde Days the Museum will be open extended hours. Stop by for a visit. The Museum is currently searching the community for old office equipment for their next featured display. If you have any old office paraphernalia you could loan the Museum please contact Vada Lovato at (928) 567-0660 or the Museum at 567-9560. The Museum is located at 435 S. Main St. and is open to the public free of charge.

Cottonwood Airport Day debuts

Oct. 17

The City of Cottonwood hosts the inaugural Airport Appreciation Day at the Cottonwood Municipal Airport, 1001 W. Mingus Ave.

The Airport Appreciation Day will be fun for the entire family with entertainment including a hot air balloon launch at 6:30 a.m., a pancake breakfast ($5 single and $10 family) starting at 7 a.m., hang gliders, vintage airplanes, classic cars, food, vendors and much more. Admission is $2 for adults and children under 12 are free.

Sponsored by Country Bank, Larry Green Chevrolet, Cottonwood Hyundai, Starr Aviation and Yavapai Broadcasting.

For information contact Tim Costello at (928) 634-8033 or Jim Moeny at 649-2255

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