What's Happening 11-3-10

ALC School hosts Cultural Festival Nov. 6<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Accelerated Learning Charter School will hold the second annual Fall Cultural Fair on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family and friends can join together to enjoy crafts, games and entertainment from a variety of cultures. Each class has been studying different areas of the world and will incorporate this into fun activities and displays for all ages. They will have a wonderful soup buffet as well as Navajo Tacos and Fry Bread.  The school is at 320 S. Main St., Cottonwood.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

ALC School hosts Cultural Festival Nov. 6<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Accelerated Learning Charter School will hold the second annual Fall Cultural Fair on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family and friends can join together to enjoy crafts, games and entertainment from a variety of cultures. Each class has been studying different areas of the world and will incorporate this into fun activities and displays for all ages. They will have a wonderful soup buffet as well as Navajo Tacos and Fry Bread. The school is at 320 S. Main St., Cottonwood.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

VVMC offers early pregnancy workshop

Nov. 13

Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Women and Infant Services is hosting an early pregnancy informational workshop to promote healthy pregnancies. This class is an opportunity for expecting mothers to learn tips for a healthy pregnancy.

The workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to noon in VVMC’s Conference Room A, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood. The classes will discuss exercise, nutrition, stress management, breast feeding, baby growth and prematurity awareness. The group also will talk about community resources and getting to know your baby. For more information and to sign up for the class, call (928) 639-6597 or 639-6437.

Call for volunteers

The Camp Verde Senior Center Thrift Store needs volunteers. They are also now open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call (928) 567-6356.

Fish fry is back at the Legion

The American Legion 480 S. Calvary Way, Cottonwood, has started the Fish Fry again on Friday nights 5-7 p.m. Karaoke will follow about 8 p.m. Lonnie and Valerie Rogers along with their volunteers will be hosting the Fish Fry. Lonnie has proved his skills in the kitchen with his great spaghetti dinners on the first Sunday of the month. You all come on over and see your friends and take part in the Fish Fry. For members and guests.

Windows SIG

Nov. 5

The Windows Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free meeting. Need help on any Windows platforms? Attend this Special Interest Group and see if they can help. There are several different SIG’s throughout the month. See our website www.vvcclub.com, select calendar.

They are Users Helping Users and meet at the Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Book sale at Cottonwood Public Library

November

The Cottonwood Bookmarks/Friends of the Public Library organization is holding a half price sale during the entire month of November. Their book boutique area is located just inside the door from the library parking lot at 100 S. Sixth Street. Everything in the area will be fifty percent off the marked price. Volunteers will be stocking the area on a daily basis. Bookmarks members will get an additional discount. New and renewal membership cost is five dollars per year and available at any time. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. Holiday closings for the month are Nov. 11, 25, 26 and 27. For additional information please call the library at 928-634-7559 or the Bookmarks at (928) 634-4260.

Old Tyme Country Fair an Oak Creek School tradition

Nov. 20

The annual Old Tyme Country Fair is at 10 a.m. at Oak Creek School 11490 Purple Sage, Cornville. There will be food, gourds, etched glass, soaps, pottery, calligraphy, books, polymer clay jewelry, wood crafts, raffles, silver jewelry, Christmas gifts, games, rides, entertainment and the goat drop. Call (928) 639-5109.

Quail Country Quilters

Nov. 4

This Thursday will be the Business Meeting of the Quail Country Quilters, and the ever popular “show and tell.” Bev Lawrence will show and tell lots about “scrappy quilts.” QCQ meets at the VFW Post, 705 E. Aspen, Cottonwood, at 9 a.m. Please note, because of Thanksgiving, the November meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays. Visitors are encouraged and always welcome.

Fit Kids hosts 5K Fun Run

Nov. 6

In an effort to help children and their family’s lead healthy and active lifestyles, Fit Kids of Arizona is hosting a 5K Fun Run. This fun-filled event is open to the public and all ages are encouraged to attend. The run begins 8 a.m. at the Riverfront Park, 1284 E. Riverfront Drive; check-in is 7-7:45 a.m. Awards will be given to the top-three winners in six different age groups. T-shirts are available for all participants.

To register, visit VirtualRoster.com and select “Fit Kids of Arizona.” Online registration is available through Thursday, Nov. 4. Onsite registration is available the day of the event.

For more information on the Fit Kids of Arizona program, call (928) 639-6343 or visit NAHealth.com/Our Services.

Food, money donations welcome at BC Food Bank

The Beaver Creek Food Bank is always accepting donations for their monthly and emergency distributions. Canned, dry and other non-perishable goods are accepted at all times at Beaver Creek School. Perishable items will be accepted during the week prior to the Second Saturday Food Distribution. Monetary donations are also appreciated. These help to provide meat for the Second Saturday Distribution and help fill the weekly food backpacks for children. Questions? Call Margo at Beaver Creek School at (928) 567-4631.

Preparing holiday food boxes

The Beaver Creek Kiwanis are now collecting food for their Thanksgiving and Christmas food box distributions. Drop off sites are Beaver Creek and Rimrock schools, the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Department, Rask’s Auto Service, Kiwanis Clothes Closet, and the Beaver Creek Adult Center.

City of Cottonwood is seeking Personnel Board applicants

Nov. 19

The five-member Cottonwood Personnel Board is made up of two citizens at large, who are appointed by the City Council, and three City employees, elected by the employees of the City, who will all serve a two-year term.

The purpose of the City of Cottonwood Personnel board is to hear appeals of employees’ grievances, disciplinary actions, and dismissals in accordance with City policy and the policies set forth in the Employee Manual. The Personnel Board is also active in employee recognition programs.

If you are a City of Cottonwood resident who is interested in serving on this volunteer board, please obtain a Board/Commission application from the Human Resources office at 816 N. Main Street, OR from the City’s website: www.cottonwoodaz.gov, and return it by 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Contact the Human Resources Manager, Iris Dobler, at (928) 634-0060, ext. 217, for further information.

Steak fry dinner with the Legion

American Legion Post 93, 276 S. Third St., hosts a steak fry dinner 5-8 p.m. Band to follow.

Senior Commission seeks volunteer

Nov. 19

The City of Cottonwood is seeking two volunteers for three-year terms to serve on the Senior Commission. The Senior Commission promotes services and information resources for senior citizens in the local community.

One seat requires that applicants be a service provider to the senior population, and at least 55 years of age. The other requires applicants be a member of the general public, and at least 18 years of age. Applicants must also be residents of the Verde Valley.

Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources (HR) office at 816 N. Main St., or from the City website: www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Completed applications must be returned to the HR office by 3 p.m. Nov. 19. You may contact Lori Schneider, HR Tech, at 634-0060, ext. 234 for further information.

Republican Club at the VFW

Nov. 9

The Mingus Mountain Republican Club will hold its Tuesday luncheon meeting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. The agenda will include speakers, invited guests, winning candidates, volunteer recognitions, headquarters report, T-Party overview, and a vote on two new committees. A great lunch will be available for $10.00. For reservations, contact Jean Morris at (928) 634-2338 or e-mail jnmorris568@gmail.com.

Parkinson’s support group: Nutrition’s impact on the disease process

Nov. 12

Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is hosting a free Parkinson’s disease support group from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in Conference Room C. The meeting is open to patients, family members, caregivers and anyone interested in learning about Parkinson’s disease.

This meeting, “Nutrition and Its Impact on the Disease Process,” is presented by nutritionist Elaine Fox, Ph.D. Fox has more than 30 years experience in nutrition and has been practicing in the Verde Valley for 20 years.

To learn more about the programs and services offered at Verde Valley Medical Center, visit VerdeValleyMedicalCenter.com. For more information about VVMC’s Parkinson’s support groups or to learn about other support groups held at VVMC, please call (928) 639-6383.

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