What's Happening 10-31-10
Habitat collecting Toys for Tots
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity will be supporting the Toys for Tot toy drive again this year. You are encouraged to drop off your new Un-wrapped toys at Habitat’s Home Improvement ReStore, 250 E. Cherry St., that’s just off of Sixth Street and Cherry in Cottonwood.
Toys may be dropped off now through the 10th of December.
For more information contact the Habitat office at 649-6788.
Verde Baptist Choir sings Celebration of Hope
The Verde Baptist Church Choir will be holding it’s second annual “Celebration of Hope” benefit concert on Saturday at the Verde Baptist Church sanctuary. The program will start at 3 p.m. The doors will open at 2:15. There will be a mix of contemporary, Southern Gospel and bluegrass music with a surprise or two thrown in. Groups performing will be the Verde Baptist Church Choir, Gospel Praise, a mixed ensemble, Golden Boys and the James Gang. There is also a Southern Gospel Quartet singing along with several soloists.
The band that will accompany the groups is made up of members from the community. This is a free concert. A freewill offering will be taken with all of the proceeds going to the Old Town Mission and Rainbow Acres. If anyone would like to make a specific donation to one of the groups, they should write a check to that group. These donations are a tax credit for your Arizona income tax of up to $200 for a single filer and $400 for those filing joint.
Verde Valley Computer Club November Calendar
Nov. 1, Genealogy SIG, 6 p.m.
Nov. 4, Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 5, Windows SIG, 4 p.m.
Nov. 12, Internet SIG, 4 p.m.
Nov. 18, Shutterbug/Photo SIG, 6 p.m.
Nov. 19, Spreadsheet SIG, 4 p.m.
Nov. 20, General Meeting, 9:30 a.m.
Visitors are welcome to attend these free events. Visit the website at www.vvcclub.com. Meet at Clemenceau Building, 1 Willard St., Cottonwood. Call Dave (928) 639-0106.
Arts & Crafts at the Elks
The Jerome Elks Lodge will present their 17th annual Arts & Craft Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will be 22 crafters from the Verde Valley displaying a large variety of hand-made articles on 33 tables for your early Christmas shopping.
The snack bar will be open at 8:30 and will be serving pancakes and sausage for breakfast and a large variety of lunch items at lunchtime.
Proceeds from the table rental will go to Clothe a Child Christmas Project. Call Jo at (928) 634-7792.
SOS at the VFW
On Veterans Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 at 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood, will be cooking SOS (chipped beef on toast) on an authentic Mobile Field Kitchen Unit, as well as pancakes and sausage. For a $5 donation for the SOS or pancakes and sausage, or $8 for both, beginning at 8 a.m., you can relive memories or experience what your veteran family member enjoyed. The lounge will be open with a limited drink menu.
Following breakfast, stay and enjoy the Open House, which features an impressive display of military memorabilia and reminders of our history. There will be a Bake Sale by our Ladies Auxiliary, plus hourly door prizes, a raffle and silent auction.
A recruiting table will be manned for anyone who wishes to join the organization. There will also be representatives from the Sedona Library, seeking veterans to record their war experiences, to be sent to the Library of Congress for permanent retention.
If you are a veteran or family member of a vet, and have memorabilia you would like to display, call (928) 634-9769 or 649-2129.
Walkin’ on Main returns to Old Town
The annual Walkin’ On Main on Historic 89A in Old Town Cottonwood is also the 50th anniversary of the City of Cottonwood’s incorporation. The Art and Music Festival starts at 11 a.m. and there will be transportation up to the Zeke Taylor BBQ at The Clemenceau Museum, too. Don’t miss the Historic Walking Tour through the Cottonwood Hotel.
Stronghold hosts JAMbalaya at OTCA
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards presents JAMbalaya! Enjoy the bluegrass band Muskellunge, Cajun food and Arizona wine. Tickets are $25 for Arizona Stronghold and Page Springs Cellars Wine Club Members and $35 for the general public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Old Town Center for the Arts. Call (928) 639-3004, ext 222 for more information or to make reservations. For location information visit www.OldTownCenter.org.