Free prostate cancer screening at VVMC
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare at Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring a free prostate screening. The prostate screening will be 4:30-7 p.m., at VVMC, 269 S. Candy Lane, enter at the Main Entrance. Screenings are by appointment and include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination by a physician. To schedule a prostate screening appointment, call (928) 204-4933, walk-ins will be seen as time allows 5-6:30 p.m.
Early Settlers’ Day at Clemenceau
Early Settlers’ Day at Cottonwood’s Clemenceau Museum, takes you back in time with hands-on fun and demonstrations of cattle branding, ice cream cranking, corn grinding, bee keeping, woodcarving and whittling, traditional handicrafts of spinning, weaving, and quilting, along with displays of old farm implements, working flywheels, and live animals. There’ll be plenty of activities for kids, toe-tapping music, costumed enactors and yummy Dutch oven biscuits from a real chuck wagon. Bring family and friends for a day of fun and the chance to relive “the good old days.” It all happens between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Museum, located at the corner of Willard and Mingus in Cottonwood, and it’s all free.
Hospice Volunteers needed
The fall 2011 Northern Arizona Hospice Volunteer training classes will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the objective to the subjective. Specific topics include the physical aspects of the terminally ill patient, spiritual concerns, advance directives, the role of the hospice volunteer, and relaxation techniques which can be used for patients, caregivers and volunteers.
The 20-hour series consists of five sessions of four hours each. The sessions are Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-noon; Sunday, Sept. 18, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m.-noon; Sunday, Sept. 25, 1-5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 26, noon- 4 p.m. All classes are in VVMC’s Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane.
Call (928) 639-6676.
Diabetes Support group meets
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all individuals, family members and friends affected by the disease.
This month’s meeting is 5–7 p.m. in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C. The meeting will feature Susan Wilkinson, M.D. Free blood pressure checks available prior to the meeting at 4:30 p.m. This event is open to all members of the community. To RSVP, call (928) 639-6346; walk-ins welcome.
Japanese Cultural Lenses
Larry Rosenberg, Sedona resident and Japan expert, will speak on “Japanese Cultural Lenses – Experiencing New Perspective on Your Life,“ 10 a.m.-noon, at the Sedona Public Library, Community Room.
Integral Sedona sponsors this program. A voluntary contribution will be requested.
This lecture aims to stimulate the five senses with wisdom-laden Japanese practices and art forms; glimpse Japan’s cultural wisdom through engaging photos, art, proverbs and exercises; and contemplate and apply Japanese cultural forms in their lives.
For more information, call Mary Mulcahy, (928) 203-0183.
Breakfast at the VFW
The monthly breakfast at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 at 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood, returns, with the usual menu of eggs, a meat side, hash browns, toast, coffee, & OJ, for a donation of $6. Also on the menu will be biscuits & gravy, pancakes, or SOS. Donations help the VFW to assist veterans and their families.
If you are a veteran, and would like to join the VFW, bring your DD-214 and $30.00 for annual dues, and get your breakfast free, upon signing up.
Come visit Arizona’s Birds of Prey
The Red Rock Ranger District and Arizona Natural History Association invite the community and visitors alike to come meet Arizona’s “Birds of Prey” and other live wildlife critters on display from the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center. Don’t miss this special event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Education & outreach volunteers Nancy and Don Anderson from the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center, will share some interesting wildlife tips and stories concerning their associates and the center’s rehabilitation program. Special guests include: a Great Horned Owl, Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Black Hawk, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk! Additional featured guests include a Striped Skunk, Harris’ Antelope Squirrel, Western Pipistrelle Bats, King Snake, Gopher Snake, Diamondback Rattlesnake and a Gila Monster.
The Red Rock Visitor Office is located at 8375 SR 179, approximately 7 miles south of Sedona and one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. No reservations are necessary.
For additional information, please contact Candice Mark or Genny Riner at the Red Rock Visitor Contact Office, 928-203-2900.
Native American beadwork on display
The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum has an outstanding display of Native American beadwork, from the collection of Ron Brattain, for public viewing during their business hours on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the first time this total collection of beautiful beadwork has been on display for the Verde Valley and visitors to view. Admission is free. The Museum is located at 435 S Main in Historic Downtown Camp Verde. For information call (928) 567-9560 during business hours.
Library launches new program - Clarkdale Stories’
Everybody and everything has a story. Clarkdale Stories, a new program at the Clark Memorial Library, focuses upon storytelling of and by people, places and all things Clarkdale. From 1 to 3 p.m., Kathy Davis, superintendent of Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monuments, will tell the story of how Tuzigoot is managed by the National Park Service through interpretation and discussion of the new National Park Service General Management Plan. Who makes the decisions? How are the decisions implemented? How important is science and research in managing the site? What role do local citizens play? Come to listen and participate in this interesting story.
The Clark Memorial Library is located at 39 N. Ninth St. within the Town Complex. Registration is free and is required due to limited seating. If you would like additional information or to register please contact the library at (928) 639-2480 .
LMWC to meet
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club will be having their first meeting of the season at the “Gathering” located below the Cliff Castle Casino. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with a business meeting, lunch, and featured speaker, Ruth Wicks of the Yavapai College Foundation Board. Ms. Wicks will be providing information about Yavapai College and their fund-raiser “French Flair in the Verde Countryside”. The public is invited to attend. There is a $12 fee for lunch. If you would like to attend, please call Jo Burke at 301-0395 to reserve a space for lunch.