Feb. 21, 2010, edition

Adobe-making workshops

March 12 & 26

Fort Verde State Historic Park again hosts the workshop "How to Make Adobe Bricks" at 1 p.m. The fort is at 125 E. Hollamon St., Camp Verde. Call (928) 567-3275.

Torah Walk and Talk

Feb. 21

Many people have visited the sanctuary of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, gazed out at the red rocks, and exclaimed at the beauty of the view. We are now introducing "Torah Walk and Talk," a program that extends our spiritual experience to the outdoors. Most of the world's great religious revelations were received out in nature. The Jewish faith arose in a desert environment, much like our own. The Ten Commandments were received, and Elijah heard a "still, small voice," out in the wilderness. The words of the earliest prayers and psalms were inspired by nature, and only later written in a book. Many people today connect better with God among the rocks and bushes, clouds and winds of the Sedona environment than they do indoors. At 2 p.m. join a group of people interested in Jewish ideas and being outdoors for a walk and conversation among the red rocks. This is planned as an easy hike on mostly level ground. We'll walk for half-an-hour, doing a few spiritual exercises along the way, then sit, snack, and schmooze for a while, and walk back to our starting point, hopefully feeling enriched by our time together.

Rabbi Alicia Magal and Paul Friedman will facilitate the conversation. Wear good walking shoes, and bring water, sunscreen, and a small snack. Please RSVP to the office (928) 204-1286 to indicate your interest.

Legion seeks Girls and Boys State candidates

March 1

American Legion Post 25 and Auxiliary Unit 25 are seeking applicants for the coming 2010 Girls and Boys State program. The program is open to juniors (11th grad) who will complete their senior year of high school. The week-long course for the boys is held at Northern Arizona University, while the girls are instructed at the University of Tucson, both sessions will be held June 6-12.

For more information on the programs or applications, students at Mingus HS should contact Councilor Susan Grant at 649-4402, all others should contact Post 25 Boys State Chairman, Brian Gehling, no later than March 15 at 399-0274; girls should contact Unit 25 Girls State Chairman, Jeri Strande, at 649-3374 no later than March 1.

Storytime and book signing with Susan Lowell

March 26

ONEBOOKAZ Author Susan Lowell will be presenting a Storytime and Book Signing at the Cottonwood Library Kids Zone at 9:30 a.m. "The Three Little Javelinas/Los Tres Pequeños Jabalíes" written by Susan Lowell and illustrated by Jim Harrisis the kids' selection and the second bilingual ONEBOOKAZ title. The book was chosen by Arizonans through an online vote that took place during the month of

September. "The Three Little Javelinas" is the story of wild, southwestern pig cousins, not the typical story of

the three little pigs. Living in homes built of tumbleweeds and cacti, the first two javelinas are soon running from the hungry coyote, who had hoped to eat them with red chili sauce.

Davis hosts Bridgeport meeting

March 2

At 6 p.m., Supervisor Chip Davis will be hosting the Bridgeport Community meeting at the Verde Valley Christian Church, 3605 Zalesky Road. Suzanne Ehrlich, Environmental Health Specialist III, will do a presentation on septic tanks, Bob Burke, Master Gardner, will give a presentation titled "Year round gardening", and Lt. Jay Parkison will give an update on the Sheriff's Office. Davis and Verl Cook, Area Roads superintendent, will give general updates.

Tony K entertains for scholarships

Feb. 26

Recording artist Tony "K' will entertain at Sedona Elks Lodge #2291 at a benefit dinner-dance for the Elks' Scholarship Fund, which presents monetary awards to two Red Rock High School seniors every May. The menu will include spaghetti with red or clam sauce, vegetarian cheese lasagna, vegetables, salad, garlic bread and dessert, plus entertainment and dancing, all for $13 per person. Tony "K' sings music of the 1940s, "50s, "60s, and "70s, including big band sound, rock "n' roll, and country/western. Recently returned from a year performing in the Hawaiian Islands, he has added Hawaiian music to his repertoire. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m. and dancing after that. Be sure to glide, rock, two-step or hula on down to the Elks' Club that night for a truly memorable evening. The lodge is located at 110 Airport Road in Sedona.

Elks host fish fry

March 5

Join Sedona Elks' Lodge #2291 for an old-fashioned Fish Fry on Friday, March 5, 5:30-7 p.m. The menu includes all-you-can-eat fried and baked fish, french fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, vegetable and dessert, all for only $9 per person. It's the best deal in Sedona, and the best fish around.

Rabies Clinic in Camp Verde

Feb. 27

There will be a rabies clinic hosted by the Camp Verde Marshal's Office, in conjunction with Montezuma Veterinary Services, at 100 S. Montezuma Castle Highway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All dog vaccinations will be $15, and licenses will be available for the Town of Camp Verde, as well as Yavapai County. Most cat vaccinations will be $15. All dogs must be on leashes; all cats must be in carriers. For further information contact the Montezuma Veterinary Services, 567-5515, or the Camp Verde Animal Shelter, 567-7855.

Presentation on Trends in Youth Substance Abuse

Feb. 25

MATForce invites parents, caregivers and anyone concerned about substance abuse to learn more about the trends in drug abuse among youth at Lunch "n Learn 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Obsidian Larson DeLeau, M.A. DSAT Therapist at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, will provide an overview of youth substance abuse including underage drinking, marijuana, prescription drugs, inhalants and abuse of legal substances such as salvia and spice. Prescott and Cottonwood Locations: Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 Fair St., Prescott. Also teleconferenced to Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. Brown bag lunches are welcome. For more information visit www.matforce.org.

Davis hosts Verde Village meeting

March 4

At 6 p.m., Supervisor Chip Davis will be hosting the Verde Village Community meeting at the Verde Village Clubhouse, 4855 E. Broken Saddle Drive. Suzanne Ehrlich, Environmental Health Specialist III, will do a presentation on septic tanks, Bob Burke, Master Gardner, will give a presentation titled "Year round gardening", and Lt. Jay Parkison will give an update on the Sheriff's Office. Davis and Verl Cook, Area Roads superintendent, will give general updates.

Camp Verde Relay for Life to Start '10 Planning

Feb. 22

It's that time again...time to start planning the Camp Verde Relay for Life. We had huge successes in last year's Relay for the American Cancer Society and no one let anything stand in our way, not even the rain! We've all been touched by cancer at some point in our lives, so the Relay event is a great way to fight back for a cure and a touching way to remember those lost. Come to a meeting this Monday at 7 p.m. at KC's Family Tae Kwon Do in Camp Verde if you are interested in being a part of it all, participating as a Team Captain or in volunteering with the Planning Committee. Call Alyssa at the American Cancer Society for more information (928) 526-7346. It's gonna be a great 2010!

Bring the chili for Buzzard Day

April 10

Beaver Creek Kiwanis is hosting the fourth annual Buzzard Day Rendezvous and would like chili cook-off contestants to register to compete for a $100 first prize and trophy. They would like vendors interested in a booth for the event to contact them as well. Call Lorin at (928) 567-2620.

Living History at the Fort

March 5 & 19

Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St., Camp Verde hosts Living History presentations at 1 p.m. for Archaeology Month. Call (928) 567-3275.

Field trip to the salt mine

March 27

Visit the prehistoric and historic salt mine site on a field trip sponsored by the Prescott National Forest 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Verde Ranger Station, 300 E. 260, Camp Verde, and carpool to the Salt Mine, known to the Hopi as "Place of the Blue Salt." Reservations are needed as tour is limited to 15 people. Dress for unpredictable weather, wear hiking boots, and bring water. Call Mary at (928) 567-4121.

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days

April 16-18

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days run 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., sponsored by Coconino National Forest's Red Rock Ranger District. Learn about ancient Indian cultures of the Southwest by watching demonstrations of ancient technologies including fire by friction, weaving yucca fiber sandals, firing pottery, throwing with atl-atls, and flint-knapping. Taste roasted agave and acorn stew, then watch the Yavapai Apache Bird Singers perform. Located at the V-V Heritage Site. From Interstate 17 north, take exit 298 and turn right; go 2.5 miles on Forest Road 618. Go past the Beaver Creek Campground then turn right into site. Contact Terrilyn Green at (928) 203-2909 or tgreen01@fs.fed.us.

Dinner with the Auxis

Feb. 21

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 6739, at 277 W. 260 in Camp Verde, is having a Sunday supper of pork chops or chicken and potatoes with lots of sides from noon to 4 p.m. for a donation of $5 that goes to vets and family support. They always serve a great meal for the price, so come and enjoy.

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