What’s Happening 2-26-10

2010 Verde River Canoe challenge<br/>March 27<br/>The 11th Annual Verde River Canoe Challenge will take place at 10 a.m. The 10-mile Canoe/Kayak Challenge will begin at White Bridge Park (Verde River and State Route 260) and end at Beasley Flats Recreation Area. A free shuttle service will be provided between White Bridge Park and Beasley Flats from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.<br/>The event is sponsored by the Salt River Project and co-sponsored by Northern Arizona University Parks and Recreation management&#8217;s Special Event Planning Class.<br/>Competitive and Recreational Event Categories: Men&#8217;s Solo canoe, Women&#8217;s Solo Canoe, Men&#8217;s Tandem Canoe, Women&#8217;s Tandem Canoe, Co-ed Tandem Canoe, Family Canoe (adults & youth 12 years or under), Men&#8217;s Kayak, Women&#8217;s Kayak, Recreational Inflatable Solo or Tandem, Recreational Sit-On-Tops, and Recreational Open (OR).<br/>Trophies will be given to the 1st and 2nd place category.<br/>There will only be Online pre-registration at www.active.com/outdoors/camp-verde-az/verde-river-canoe-challenge-2010 or search for &#8216;Verde River Canoe Challenge&#8217; on Http://active.com.<br/>The pre-registration period ends on March 17, and costs are $20 per adult and $15 per child. The fees include a Verde River Canoe Challenge t-shirt and a one-day participant insurance. Participants must check in at the White Bridge Park between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.<br/>For more information, please contact Charles Hammersley, NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program, Phone (928) 523-6655 Fax: (928) 523-2275, e-mail: charles.hammersley@nau.edu.<br/>In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this agency/event does not discriminate on the basis of an individual&#8217;s disability. If special accommodations are required to participate, please notify Charles Hammersley.

2010 Verde River Canoe challenge<br/>March 27<br/>The 11th Annual Verde River Canoe Challenge will take place at 10 a.m. The 10-mile Canoe/Kayak Challenge will begin at White Bridge Park (Verde River and State Route 260) and end at Beasley Flats Recreation Area. A free shuttle service will be provided between White Bridge Park and Beasley Flats from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.<br/>The event is sponsored by the Salt River Project and co-sponsored by Northern Arizona University Parks and Recreation management&#8217;s Special Event Planning Class.<br/>Competitive and Recreational Event Categories: Men&#8217;s Solo canoe, Women&#8217;s Solo Canoe, Men&#8217;s Tandem Canoe, Women&#8217;s Tandem Canoe, Co-ed Tandem Canoe, Family Canoe (adults & youth 12 years or under), Men&#8217;s Kayak, Women&#8217;s Kayak, Recreational Inflatable Solo or Tandem, Recreational Sit-On-Tops, and Recreational Open (OR).<br/>Trophies will be given to the 1st and 2nd place category.<br/>There will only be Online pre-registration at www.active.com/outdoors/camp-verde-az/verde-river-canoe-challenge-2010 or search for &#8216;Verde River Canoe Challenge&#8217; on Http://active.com.<br/>The pre-registration period ends on March 17, and costs are $20 per adult and $15 per child. The fees include a Verde River Canoe Challenge t-shirt and a one-day participant insurance. Participants must check in at the White Bridge Park between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.<br/>For more information, please contact Charles Hammersley, NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program, Phone (928) 523-6655 Fax: (928) 523-2275, e-mail: charles.hammersley@nau.edu.<br/>In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this agency/event does not discriminate on the basis of an individual&#8217;s disability. If special accommodations are required to participate, please notify Charles Hammersley.

Arizona Diamondback Bus Trips

April 5

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is currently taking sign-ups for the opening game of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks verses the San Diego Padres at 2:10 p.m. Cost of the trip is $43 and includes bus ride, ticket and an all-you-can-eat buffet of hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts, soda and water.

Sign-ups are also taking place for the June 23 game against the New York Yankees. The cost of this game is also $43 and includes the all you can eat buffet. Seating is limited to 42, so get your reservation in early.

For additional information or to receive Parks & Recreations bus schedule to monthly games contact Lynda at (928) 567-0535 ext. 136.

Meet Davis in Beaver Creek

March 9

At 6 p.m., County Supervisor Chip Davis will be hosting the Beaver Creek Community meeting. It will be held at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 3705 E. Beaver Creek 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. As always, Davis and Verl Cook, area roads superintendent, will give general updates. Please come join us for an evening of information sharing.

Heritage Dance with Sentimental Journey

March 13

The third dance of the 2010 season with the big band sound featuring Sentimental Journey, a live 16-piece orchestra, will be at the Clarkdale Clubhouse on Ninth Street in Clarkdale. The Clarkdale Heritage Conservancy and the Clarkdale Heritage Center continue to host these dances. 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 $7.50 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.

AZ Game & Fish Clinic

March 6

Join Arizona Game & Fish and Camp Verde Parks & Recreation for a fun filled, free day of fishing at White Bridge Recreational Site off State Route 260 and Quarterhorse Lane in Camp Verde. Arizona Game & Fish will be on site from 8 a.m. to noon for your assistance with fishing, along with free use of fishing poles and bait. Game & Fish will also be providing educational hand-outs and explanations of the Verde River and its native fish. The Clinic is open to all ages. Free hot dogs and soda will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information call Parks & Rec. at (928) 567-0535.

Yard sale for firefighters charities

March 20-21

The Sedona-Verde Valley Firefighter Charities is planning a local yard sale at Verde Valley Fire District station #31 off of State Route 260 in Cottonwood. Proceeds will be raised for the SVVFC non-profit organization, with a portion donated to the Tempe Firefighter Skylar Stock, killed last fall near Camp Verde during a hunting trip. He has left behind a wife and three children and we are looking for a way to assist his family during their time of need. SVVFC will be BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers for all who stop by. For more information or to donate to SVVFC, please contact Jordan Baker at jbaker3690@hotmail.com. David Rodriguez at drodriguez@local3690.org or Sean Chartier at SChartier@commspeed.net.

Arizona Bike Blessing Event

March 27-28

There will be a motorcycle blessing event at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds, 800 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood, hosted by the Knights of Columbus. This is a fund-raiser for Breast Cancer Research. Events start at 9 .m. March 27 and end March 28 at 3 p.m. All makes and models, multi-denominational, entertainment, vendors, motorcycle rodeo. Call (928) 649-0413.

Do You Need Career Skills?

March 24

Join a six-week session on the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus to explore learn computer and networking skills, explore networking opportunities, choose a career, prepare for a new job, establish short and long-term goals, and earn college credit. By participating in the Career Skills Program from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 to May 7 you’ll get practical experience that can be applied to job or career goals immediately.

Make sure to call (928) 717-7920 to see how to attend this program free of charge or receive tuition assistance.

Free showing of new Alice in Wonderland

March 5

The Cottonwood Youth Advisory Commission in collaboration with the Cottonwood Cinema is providing Tim Burtons “Alice and Wonderland” free to all youth under the age of 18.

The showing will be at 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood Cinema.

The show will be free to the first 210 viewers. Enjoy a place which is unlike any place on earth as you travel with Alice through a magical land where in order to survive you have to be as mad as a hatter.

For more information contact the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 639-3200.

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