Alzheimer’s Caregivers meeting
Caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients are invited to participate in an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church Dec. 1. The Mission Committee of the church chose this project as a way of offering service to the community. Mission Committee members who will serve as facilitators of the group have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Association. Confidentiality will be an essential part of the process as caregivers are given the opportunity to share concerns and experiences carrying for patients with Alzheimer’s.
The caregivers support group will meet at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E. Hombre Drive, Cottonwood, on Wednesdays 10-11:30 a.m., starting Dec. 1.
For more information or to register to participate, please call either Fran at 634-6495 or Diane at 634-8034.
A Merry Made-In-Clarkdale Mixer
The holidays are always bright in Clarkdale. This year, celebrate the season at a holiday mixer hosted by the Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. It will be held right in the middle of the annual Made In Clarkdale art show, and the art will be for sale. Artists are invited to come and talk about their work. Mingle with your neighbors and get some shopping done at the same time
Food will be provided by local restaurants, and the incomparable Vyktoria Pratt Keating will perform. There will be a raffle featuring fine art, attractions and a Laughlin getaway. Everyone is welcome to this Chamber mixer. The cost is $8.
The last cleanup
It is that time of the year again for the last State Route 260 cleanup of the year. Meet at the One in Christ Church across from the Verde Valley Fire Station at 8 a.m. ADOT provides the blue bags and orange vests. Bring your own gloves and water. They have some nail sticks. The more willing volunteers they get the quicker the job will go. Join your neighbors and help keep Arizona beautiful. If you have any questions please call Mal at (928) 634-9785.
Hands on Writing Clinic
Writing Out the Storm Workshop, “Journaling from gray skies to blue,” is hosted by author T’Eileen Liggins all day starting at 8 a.m. You are invited to discover how emotional-release writing ushers in physiological healing and therapeutic outcomes. Learn from top motivational speakers and how they overcame difficulties through strategies and journaling.
Cost of $65 includes lunch, (Reserve your space now.) LaQuinta Inn, 6179 SR 179, Sedona (VOC). Phone (817) 896-7679 or (928) 399-0946.
Cottonwood Area Networking Lunch moves to new location
The Cottonwood Area Networking Lunch, which has been meeting since August, is moving to a new location as of Thursday. The group meets at noon on first and third Thursdays of each month at the Jerona Java Café, 677 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, across from the post office. The group is free (except for cost of your food) and open to all business people in the Cottonwood area. Their goal is to increase business through building relationships. For more information, contact the group’s coordinator, Rosalie Malter at (928) 649-9343 or email her at email@example.com.
Verde Valley Computer Club Meetings
Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. the Shutterbug/Photography SIG will meet, Friday 19 Nov at 4 p.m. the Spreadsheet SIG meets and Saturday 20 Nov at 9:30 a.m. will be the general meeting with the topic of ‘Introduction To Windows 7.’ All events are free and will be held at the Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Visit our website www.vvcclub.com, call Dave (928) 639-0106.
Horse Soccer Fun Day
The Camp Verde Gymkhana Association www.mycvga.com will be hosting a Horse Soccer Fun Day open to everyone at 10 a.m. at Arena Del Loma in Camp Verde.
They will be doing an introduction to Horse Soccer, drills, and scrimmages.
Cost is $10 ($15 for a family) for an entire day of equine fun. All ages and levels of riders welcome, bring your horse and have a ball.
Contact Holly Shanahan (928) 300-4132 for more information.
Dance classes return to Camp Verde
Yavapai College registration for ballroom and country western class is open. Schedule:
Beginning level Rhythm Dances - Rumba, Cha Cha, and East Coast Swing. DAN 136 210 CRN 13479. Class is held on Wednesdays, Jan 19-May 10, 2011, 6-7:55 p.m. Class is held at the Camp Verde American Legion, Post 93 on Third Street in downtown Camp Verde.
Beginning level Country & Western Dances - 2 Step, C&W Waltz, and C&W Swing (East Coast Swing). DAN 198 210 CRN 13526. Class is held on Tuesdays, Jan 19-May 10, 2011, 6-7:55 p.m. Class is held at the Camp Verde old school on Main Street in downtown Camp Verde.
Please contact Yavapai College on Black Hills Road in Clarkdale for more information at (928) 634-7501. Please register online. Space is limited.
Head and neck cancer support groups
Patients and survivors, as well as families and caregivers are invited to participate in the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s “Heads Up!” support group. Heads Up! is an informal head and neck cancer support group meeting 1:30–3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare Sedona Campus, 3700 West 89A.
This month’s meeting features EntireCare Physical Therapist Lisa Zublionis, P.T. During the session, Zublionis will discuss and demonstrate stretches, exercises and edema reduction techniques.
Heads Up! meets the fourth Thursday of each month, providing support and encouragement for those affected by head and neck cancers. For more information about Heads Up! or for other services offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit CCNAH.com or call (928) 204-4160.
Wal-Mart hosts food drive
Nearly one-in-five American households reported the inability to afford enough food in the past year. The Wal-Mart stores in Cottonwood will participate in the retailer’s first nationwide in-store food drive to help combat the growing hunger problem in Arizona and throughout the country.
Customers are invited to donate nonperishable food items such as protein-rich canned tuna, nuts or 100 percent juice boxes to the Salvation Army through Nov. 22. Cottonwood residents can make nonperishable food donations at 2003 E. Rodeo Drive.