What's Happening 2-18-11

Sherry Rossman book-signing<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->March 2<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Author Sherry Rossman, a resident of Prescott Valley who grew up in the Beaver Creek area, will be at the Camp Verde Public Library, 130 N. Black Bridge Loop Road, to sign copies of her Christian children&#8217;s book, &#8220;The Miracle of Rain.&#8221;<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->From hiding under the table to dancing in a storm party, join Nora and Molly as they learn that their greatest fears can turn out to be their biggest blessings in &#8220;The Miracle of Rain.&#8221;<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->For more information, contact James Branscum at (888) 361-9473 or james@tatepublishing.com.

Sherry Rossman book-signing<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->March 2<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Author Sherry Rossman, a resident of Prescott Valley who grew up in the Beaver Creek area, will be at the Camp Verde Public Library, 130 N. Black Bridge Loop Road, to sign copies of her Christian children&#8217;s book, &#8220;The Miracle of Rain.&#8221;<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->From hiding under the table to dancing in a storm party, join Nora and Molly as they learn that their greatest fears can turn out to be their biggest blessings in &#8220;The Miracle of Rain.&#8221;<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->For more information, contact James Branscum at (888) 361-9473 or james@tatepublishing.com.

Rainbow Acres hosts self-improvement seminar

May 16-17

Rainbow Acres is hosting Stephen R. Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” seminar at the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres. At this event, participants work on skills like breaking ineffective tendencies, creating high levels of trust, unity and synergy, and developing strong, interdependent relationships.

Rainbow Acres is excited to make this event available at a discounted rate to area business leaders, ministry leaders, church groups and individuals. The cost of the seminar is $239 for the first member of your team and $199 for each additional member. The registration fee covers a “Seven Habits” book and a course packet. It also includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments during the seminar. To register please contact Kristi Swilley at Rainbow Acres at (928) 567-5231 or by email at kristi@rainbowacres.com. To learn more or to register online, visit http://www.rainbowacres.com.

Sunday Super-Bingo

Feb. 20

The VFW Post 7400 will hold their special Bingo at 1 p.m. at 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood. Regular games will pay $100 each, with 50 or more players ($75 with less than 50). There will also be the $1,000 blackout, two progressive games, and four other special games, plus the cash-ball on all regular games. In addition, there will be speed-bingo for warm-up, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open, serving burgers, grilled cheese, cheese crisps, fries, cakes, candy, coffee, soft drinks & popcorn from noon to 2:15 p.m. Proceeds help the VFW provide assistance to valley veterans and their families. Bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon of bingo. Free dauber to first-time players, with this news item.

Furlong, Bell to address Democrats

Feb. 24

Democrats of the Verde Valley will present Ben Furlong, past chair of Yavapai County Democrats, and Lindsay Bell, new chair, at 6:30 p.m. at Randall’s Restaurant, 891 S. Main St., Cottonwood. Topic will be “Goals and Plans for Yavapai County and Arizona.” Also there will be results and a discussion of the recent DOVV survey. We welcome all those interested. Call (928) 649-0847 for information or a ride. Also see www.dovv.org.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary holler ‘come and get it’

Feb. 19

With the holidays over and many exhausted cooks looking for a break, the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW 7400 are hollering “come and get it” at their “Just Because Dinner.” With tickets limited to “first come, first served” basis, you may still be able to give your favorite cook the night off by reserving tickets for the VFW monthly special dinner. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW hall located at 705 E. Aspen St. in Cottonwood. Featured Auxiliary chef is Pam Van Winkle.

Served in buffet style, Pam’s home cooked pot roast (with gravy) or lemon peppered chicken, special red taters, a veggie, roll and cherry crisp is bound to receive raves like “tastes just like my mom used to make” and at $10 per person, it’s almost as inexpensive as mother used to make, only without the dirty dishes!

Purchase tickets from the lounge weekdays from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; ask an Auxiliary member or call Van Winkle at (928) 202-3660. Reserved seating is available for tables of 8 or more persons. If the tickets are not sold out in advance, they will be available at the door.

Mayors March-A-Mile for Meals

March 19

The Verde Valley Senior Center is holding its third annual “Mayors March-A-Mile for Meals” at the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. Sign in time is 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m.

Entrants should be prepared to walk a distance of a little less than two miles (round trip) from the Verde Valley Senior Center at 500 E. Cherry St. along 89A to the Chase Bank/Walgreen intersection and then back to the Senior Center.

A scrumptious pancake and sausage breakfast, prepared by the Clarkdale-Verde Kiwanis Club, will be provided gratis based on the following qualifications: Entrants submitting pledges of $25 or more will receive a complimentary breakfast. All others will be charged $5. Reservations for breakfast must be made in advance, by non-participants.

Pledge and registration deadline is March 9. Please contact Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450 for more information.

VVMC’s Diabetes Walking Group

Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Department is encouraging those with diabetes to live a healthy, active lifestyle by sponsoring a walking group twice a week. This activity provides an opportunity for all individuals to exercise on a regular basis and meet others who also enjoy walking.

The walking group meets at the VVMC track, located near the southwest parking lot of VVMC, 269 S. Candy Lane. The walks are to encourage exercise and to help prepare those interested in participating in the Brian Mickelsen Memorial Run/Walk on Saturday, April 16.

VVMC’s walking group meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Exercise physiologists Joy Marimon, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Bridget Taddonio, Fit Kids of Arizona, will attend the walks to help with stretching and answer questions. Additionally, Mary May, R.N., Certified Diabetes Educator will be at the walks to answer questions about blood sugar control, exercise and diet. For more information about VVMC’s Diabetes Education or about the walking group call (928) 639-6346.

Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament and Chili Cookoff

Feb. 20

An Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament and Chili Cookoff to benefit the Old Town Mission is set for Sunday at Riverfront Park. It starts at 9 a.m. and there are three divisions. The entry fee for beginner/rec players is $10, amateur/advanced is $15, and open/pro is $20. Five dollars from each entry goes to charity; the rest goes to pay out the top third of each division.

They will have a temporary back nine holes set up to play two full rounds of 18! Anyone is welcome to bring a pot of chili. Five judges will be selected randomly, and the winner will get a $50 cash prize. Afterward, bowls of chili with all the fixings will be sold for $5, with all that money going to the Mission. Everyone is also encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate as well.

Spring Planting Festival returns

March 12-20

Gardens for Humanity presents the third annual Spring Planting Festival. Opening the 2011 Festival on March 12 at 7 p.m. is a concert, Rhythms of Spring Planting, at the Cottonwood Old Town Center for the Arts, evoking the traditional joy of the rebirth of the planting season.

On Sunday, March 13, two of the world’s leading visionaries of the slow-food and agricultural renaissance movements, Gary Paul Nabhan, PhD and Toby Hemenway, will set the stage for the week’s activities. Their keynote address, From Land to Mouth - Connecting People to Place, Taste and Story will take place at 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church in Sedona. They will present their latest thoughts on the state of our food supply, climate change and progress in new regenerative farming strategies.

The Festival will present workshops, cultural events, food and garden expos, films, and panel discussions around the common theme of connecting people to place through cultivating and learning about the various ways we interact with the natural world to improve our quality of life.

Contra Dance in Cottonwood

Feb. 19

Everyone is welcome at the Cottonwood Contra Dance; come alone or with friends, no experience needed. Contra dancing is moving, active, aerobic exercise... it’s dancing to live traditional fiddle music (such as jigs and reels...) as a caller teaches and calls each dance. This month, dance to the sounds of “Pick and Holler” with Flagstaff’s Deb Comly calling.

There is a pre-dance lesson at 6:30, with dancing from 7 until 10 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Cost is $6 per dancer. Dance takes place at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 Main St., Old Town Cottonwood. Call (928) 774-5936 for more information or email azwedance@gmail.com.

Head Start Open House

Feb. 18

Camp Verde Head Start hosts an Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Come enjoy free popcorn, jolly jumper, free child ID fingerprinting cards, art show, frybread and dance instruciton by “Light Vibe” with Eric Aglia.

They will also be havinga book drive, so bring some new or used books. Head Start is at 353 Apache Trail.

Learn to use eBay

Feb. 19

Placing items on eBay to sell takes some know-how. The Verde VAlley Computer Club will have Isabelle Lace to describe the best use of this electronic oppornity. This general meeting is free and open to the public. Meet at the Clemenceau Building, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood.

For additional information, email info@vvcclub.com or visit www.vvcclub.com.

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