What's Happening 8-29-10

Photo Credit: Mark McFeely/Desert Star<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Ava Russell runs through the parachute game at Desert Star Community School.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Desert Star Opens New Full-Day Kindergarten Site<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Desert Star Community School is pleased to announce the opening of a new, full-day kindergarten for Verde Valley families. The school signed a 3-year lease on the 1,152-square foot commercial building located at 1175 Fuller Lane, Cornville; across from Loy Road on Cornville Road. Improvements were made over the summer to transform the property, nestled between Windmill Gardens and Windmill Park, into a safe, secure, park-like environment for kindergartners.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Enrollment applications are now being accepted for the 2010-11 school year that began Aug. 11 for children 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Parents can call the school at (928) 282-0171 to request enrollment materials and learn more about Desert Star Community School&#8217;s low-tuition kindergarten and tuition-free grades 1-6 at the school&#8217;s website: www.DesertStarSchool.org

Photo Credit: Mark McFeely/Desert Star<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Ava Russell runs through the parachute game at Desert Star Community School.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Desert Star Opens New Full-Day Kindergarten Site<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Desert Star Community School is pleased to announce the opening of a new, full-day kindergarten for Verde Valley families. The school signed a 3-year lease on the 1,152-square foot commercial building located at 1175 Fuller Lane, Cornville; across from Loy Road on Cornville Road. Improvements were made over the summer to transform the property, nestled between Windmill Gardens and Windmill Park, into a safe, secure, park-like environment for kindergartners.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Enrollment applications are now being accepted for the 2010-11 school year that began Aug. 11 for children 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Parents can call the school at (928) 282-0171 to request enrollment materials and learn more about Desert Star Community School&#8217;s low-tuition kindergarten and tuition-free grades 1-6 at the school&#8217;s website: www.DesertStarSchool.org

Paws for Patients training

Sept. 18-19

Recognizing the healing benefits of animals, Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) developed the Paws for Patients program, which offers inpatients special visits with therapy dogs. The Delta Society Pet Partners is sponsoring a two-day team training course for handlers to learn the skills needed to safely visit in hospitals, retirement and nursing homes, schools and other facilities. Successful completion of this course or the home-study training course is required for registration as a Pet Partner.

The next two-day course is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19, in VVMC’s Conference Room B. The cost of the course is $100 and includes the Pet Partners Team Training Course Manual.

Additionally, VVMC is hosting 30-minute team evaluations 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in Conference Room A, by appointment. The cost of the evaluation is $20.

To register for the two-day training, schedule an evaluation appointment or for more information, contact Dee Chadwick at 928 284-5757 or by e-mail at chadee@esedona.net. To learn more about programs and services offered at Verde Valley Medical Center, visit VerdeValleyMedicalCenter.com or call (928) 634-2251.

Faculty Exhibition at Verde Gallery

Thru Sept. 30

David Woof is happy to join an invitational exhibition of art works created by fellow Yavapai College Faculty and Staff at the Verde Gallery on the Verde Valley Campus.

Virginia Pates, Gallery Manager and 3D Department Head, in concert with her gallery management team, Catherine Kubu and Taylor Hellmann, is bringing together the creative vision of the Art Faculty as well as delightful and diverse contributions from the Faculty and Staff of all disciplines on the Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College.

Visit the new Vineyard flourishing just up the path behind the Gallery.

For additional information please contact: Virginia.Pates@yc.edu or (928) 649-5466

Jazz It Up

Sept. 17

Get in touch with your body again by getting those dancing/exercise shoes ready , and join us for dance and exercise routines performed to the oldies of the ‘50s and ‘60s. No previous experience is necessary to attend the class at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Lake Montezuma. Cost of the class is $5 per class or $25 for a series of six classes. We meet Friday mornings at 8:00 am. Commit your body and begin to feel “nifty after fifty.” Class is lead and instructed by Jo Burke. For enrollment information call Jo at (928) 301-0395.

Free martial arts classes offered

Sept. 3-4

KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do in Cottonwood will offer free self defense lessons, cardio fitness classes and tae kwon do classes, along with providing highflying performances and board breaking demonstrations at the Grand Opening of their second family-oriented school location. The event will take place Sept. 3, 4-7 p.m., and Sept 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by to receive two free classes, spin the prize wheel, and to get information on self defense programs, tae kwon do, cardio fitness and more. KC’s is located on Main Street in Cottonwood next to Acme Pizzaria. For more information call (928) 634-5165 or visit the website at www.kcfamilytkd.com.

9/11 Memorial Service

Sept. 11

There will be a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America. This is sponsored by the Verde Valley District of the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Poker Run.

The memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. outside of Players in the Fry’s shopping center parking lot in Cottonwood. It will feature a Scottish bagpiper and representatives from the various emergency services throughout the Verde Valley.

Following the memorial, the public is invited to browse the vendors and the chili cook-off area at no charge. There is a $10 charge to participate in the chili tasting. Vendors, Raffle, Chili Tasting & Judging and Bike Show, noon to 4 p.m. The 911 Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. Music by the Cadillac Angels, 2-6 p.m.

Camp Verde Relay For Life

Sept. 10

The Camp Verde Relay for Life invites the community to come out to the fun-filled family event starting at 6 p.m. at the Community Soccer Field behind Town Hall. The Relay for Life is a Community Event where they celebrate survivors, remember those lost to the disease and fight back by raising money for a cure. Teams will be walking the track overnight in the Relay. The community is invited to walk with us, or just come to hang out in the grass and listen to music, browse our food booths, and enjoy the evening. Live performances by KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do, Black Out, Parkside Community Church Worship Band, and Hired Hands. DJ music will be provided by Pure Entertainment DJ. If you’re a cancer survivor, come at 5 p.m. for a dinner in your honor where you can share your story, find others who understand the struggles you’ve faced, and find a community with open arms of support. Remember, if you survived the diagnosis, then you are a survivor. For more information on Relay or to RSVP to the Survivor Dinner, contact Latahna Fulton at (928) 301-2582 or visit our website at www.cvrelay.org.

 

Last-chance GED prep

Sept. 13

Yavapai College is offering the last chance to sign up for free G-E-D preparation classes before spring. Orientations will be held the week of Sept. 13 in Prescott and Clarkdale. Classes are free, but registration is required. Call (928) 776-2320.

Free English as a Second Language class

Sept. 20

Yavapai College is offering the last chance to sign up for free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for this fall. Late orientations will be Sept. 20 and Sept. 22 from 5 to 8 in the evening at the NAU/Yavapai College campus in Prescott Valley. Classes are free, but orientation sign-up is required. For More info on ESL classes this fall call (928) 776-2088.

Early-bird tickets to 2010 Harvest Moondance

Oct. 2

Dust off your dancing slippers and prepare to learn the latest grooves as Verde Valley Presbyterian Church celebrates its 25th anniversary with the “2010 Harvest Moondance” 7-9 p.m. This all-ages community outreach gala coincides with the inaugural “Bright Heart Awards” to be presented to two Verde Valley residents (and one posthumously) who have provided outstanding examples of volunteerism or acts of humanitarianism to area citizens. Several local dignities are expected to attend the awards presentation to be held during the Harvest Moondance.

Early-bird tickets to the Harvest Moondance are still available but going fast. Suggested donation is $5 and up ($10 at the door, if space is available). For advance tickets, call (928) 649-6599. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to each of the three award recipient’s charity of choice.

All events will be held at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E. Hombre Drive, in Cottonwood. For more information, contact the church office at vvpchurch@gmail.com or (928) 634-0019.

Olde Tyme Country Fair

Nov. 20

The annual Olde Tyme Country Fair is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oak Creek School, 11490 Purple Sage Road in Cornville. This is a fun day for the whole family, with arts and crafts, entertainment, games and food. Call (928) 639-5109, brossiter@cocsd.k12.az.us.

Verde Valley Computer Club September Calendar

Sept. 2 Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 Windows SIG 4 p.m.

Sept. 10 Internet SIG 4 p.m.

Sept. 17 Spreadsheet SIG 4 p.m.

Sept. 18 General Meeting 9:30 a.m.

Sept. 30 Shutterbug/Photography SIG 6 p.m.

All meetings are free and held at the Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Visit www.vvcclub.com. Contact Dave (928) 639-0106.

High School Photography Contest

Sept. 24

Sedona Photo invites you to enter your special summer photos in a student photography competition for Sedona, Cottonwood and Camp Verde high schools. The subject is “Summer Fun.” There is no entry fee,

Entries are to be matted color or black-and-white, 5-by-7 or 8-by-10 photos. Please print your name, address, phone and title on the back of the photo.

First place is a 20-by-30 print. Second place is a 10-by-15 matted print. Third place is a 10-by-15 unmatted print.

Submit your entries by Sept. 24. Judging will be Sept. 28. Photos will be on display at Sedona Photo until Oct. 22. Contact Sedona Photo Express at 150 SR 179 Suite 9, (928) 282-6606 or sedonaphoto@adayinthewest.com.

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