What's Happening 8-31-12
Verde River Canoe Trips
Experience the Verde River from a canoe as part of a second day of Verde River Days. Guided canoes depart from Dead Horse Ranch State Park at 8 and 10 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Patsy at 300-9063.
Humane Society annual meeting
The annual meeting of the Adopt-For-Life Center for Animals (also known as the Verde Valley Humane Society, LLC) will be at 6 p.m. at the City of Cottonwood Public Safety Building, located at 199 S.Sixth St., Cottonwood.
This is the annual public meeting and you are encouraged to attend. Let them know how we can make this community shelter thrive and better serve your needs. For more information, contact Executive Director Gary DeGeronimo Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at (928) 634-7387 or you may contact President Kyla Allen at (928) 300-0299.
BBQ Sauce Cookoff at Fort Verde Days
New this year, Fort Verde Days planners are looking forward to having a “BBQ Sauce Cookoff.” They are looking for interested parties and those who really want to participate. The Cookoff will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, last day of the festival. Entry fee will be $5 and the prize will be the total of the entry fees. So the more entries they have the higher the prize. They have two judges lined up who “love BBQ sauce.” So if this is something you would be interested in please call 928-301-0922, leave a message and one of the “I also love BBQ sauce” volunteers will call you back with the plans.
Virtual visual tour of Verde River with CWAG
Gary Beverly, Ph.D., chemist, college instructor, farmer, photographer, and environmental activist will present a visually stunning photographic tour of the upper Verde River - so close to Prescott but seen by few - from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Beverly will display the ecological and human values along the upper Verde River, reveal the threats to the longest free-flowing river in Arizona, present the Citizens’ Proposal for the Upper Verde Wild & Scenic River, and suggest what each of us can do to help protect our river.
This free program is the first of a three-part series presented by the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG). For more info, call 445-4218, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.cwagaz.org.
Free prostate screening at VVMC
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are sponsoring a free prostate screening. The screening is 4-7 p.m. at the Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane; enter at VVMC’s 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 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Sedona Lecture Series focuses on Alzheimer’s
“Alzheimer’s or Dementia: Telling the Difference” is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The event will feature neurologist Elwood Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.
The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona Library, 3250 White Bear Road., Sedona.
To RSVP or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.
Sedona Sing Out for Verde Valley Caregivers
The community is invited to attend “Sedona Sing Out for Verde Valley Caregivers,” a music-filled afternoon benefiting the Verde Valley Caregiver Coalition.
This concert event will take place at 2 p.m. at the Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road in Sedona.
The concert will feature some of Sedona’s best known performers, including The Harmony on the Rocks Barbershop Chorus and the Red RockAppella Chorus. Sedona’s own Jeanie Carroll, Toni Munoz, Paolo, Eli Torok-Bachar, Josh Torok-Bachar, and Laura Lizak will also perform. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Verde Valley Caregivers.
Pre-sale tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door.
For more information, please contact the Verde Valley Caregiver Coalition at (928) 204-1238 or Sedona United Methodist Church at 282-1780.
Free cleaning and service of hearing aids
Ron Kuglitsch, BC-HIS of Verde Mobile Hearing Solutions will be at the following locations for free cleaning and service of all makes of hearing aids:
Sept. 13: Beaver Creek Adult Center in Lake Montezuma beginning at 10 a.m.
Sept. 26: Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Camp Verde Senior Center on Maryvale in Camp Verde beginning at 10 a.m.
Oct. 10: Verde Valley Manor on Godard Road, Cottonwood beginning at 10 a.m.
For further information please call Verde Mobile Hearing Solutions at 634-2077 or contact the facilities listed above.
Call for vendors for Ranch House Round-Up
The Ranch House Round-up at the Beaver Creek Golf Course, 4250 N. Montezuma Ave. in Lake Montezuma, requests non-food vendors (commercial and non-profit) of crafts, arts, games, services, and products for Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 8 p.m. (No fee for vendors.)
The festival is a community fundraiser to help restore the Ranch House Restaurant and Beaver Creek Golf Course.
Vendor applications are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 567-4487 for further information.
Toys for Tots golf tournament set
The Verde Valley Toys for Tots Committee announces its 2012 golf tournament at a new venue, Oak Creek Country Club, in the Village of Oak Creek off State Route 179.
Note also that they are playing on a Sunday this year. Entry fee of $90/player includes scramble format, green fees, cart, range balls, promotional items, and lunch.
There will be individual and team cash prizes awarded, raffles, and an incredible silent auction with trips, art items, wine and handmade items.
There is a $10 discount for uniformed police, fire, and military.
Win a car from Larry Green Chevrolet in Cottonwood with a hole-in-one in the featured par three, and win other large prizes for holes-in-one on other par threes.
Bring a new unwrapped toy of over $10 value(for ages 7-12) and receive a raffle ticket. Enter as a foursome, or if you are a single, we will put you in a group.
Check in at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. Beverage cart will be available.
Call (928) 634-3747 or see email@example.com for forms or more information. Also check the main website at www.toysfortots.org, select our state, then Yavapai Cty.
The tournament is limited to 60 players.
Cancer dinner benefit at VFW
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be hosting dinner on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
They will be serving prime rib, potatoes, vegetables, green salad, roll & desert for a cost of $12 a plate.
Music will be provided by Dave Joslin starting at 5 p.m.
Come on in for great food & music. Proceeds go to Cancer Aid & Research. Members & guests welcome.
Steak dinner at the Legion
The American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St., Camp Verde, presents a great steak dinner by Randy and Suzie Bruce. Marinated steaks grilled to perfection with all the fixin’s for a great dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. For music they will have Dave Joslin starting at 5:30 p.m. Members and guests are welcome.
Children’s Ballet Classes Begin
New children’s ballet classes are starting Tuesdays and Thursdays, the first week in September.
Pre-ballet 4 1/2 - 6, Elementary 7 - 9, Intermediate 9 thru teen. A new class this year is pre-pointe for girls who have completed 3 years of dance and 1 year of Intermediate ballet. This class is on Wednesdays.
Classes meet at Camp Verde Parks and Recreation, room 204, on Main Street, Camp Verde. Call for class times and information, please call Lucy Couch (928) 567 4778.
Page Springs Cellars preps Harvest Festival
For Page Springs Cellars’ seventh annual Harvest Festival, doors open at 2:30 p.m. and music starts at 3 p.m. The band Wicked Koalition headlines, with music also provided by Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd, Decker; City Folk and Redland. For the kids there will be hay bale mazes, face painting, magicians, clowns and balloon twisters. Also look for games of horseshoes and bocce. The event is at the Estate Vineyard on Cornville Road.
Tickets for this year’s event are $28 for Page Springs Cellars wine club members, $38 for the general public – all of which include a reusable GoVino glass. If available, tickets will be $10 more on the day of the event. Admission for children 12 and under is free.
Tickets can be ordered online at http://store.pagespringscellars.com or by calling Etta at (928) 639-3004.
KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do hosts fund-raising carwash
KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do is starting a college mentoring program - KC’s Upward Bound - which includes regular visits to college.
It’s first visitation will be to Arizona State University in Tempe on Sept. 8.
The kids will visit the campus and attend the ASU vs. Illinois Football Game.
The students will be holding a fundraiser carwash this Saturday to raise money for their game tickets.
The carwash is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will be held at the KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do Cottonwood location, 280 S. Main St., right next to Acme Pizzeria.
The community is invited to help keep these kids inspired for college, by stopping by to make a contribution and get their car squeaky clean.
For more information on KC’s Upward Bound or KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do Programs, please contact Karen Conover at (928) 634-5165 or visit the KC’s website at www.kcfamilytkd.com.
Labor Day Ribfest at Post 25
Cottonwood American Legion Post 25 will be hosting Vince’s third annual Ribfest and potluck for members and guests on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. (or until the food runs out).
Donations will be accepted.
Bring your favorite potluck dish to go along with the ribs and be ready to have some fun.
There will be live music from the duo Livas/Gonzalez.
Call (928) 634-3004 for information.
Alpha Course at Spirit of Joy
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church invites all in the community to an Alpha Course.
The class begins at 10 a.m. with a continental breakfast and ends at noon each Wednesday for 10 weeks.
Alpha is a course that covers the basics of Christianity and answers questions like “Who is Jesus?” and “Why did he die?”
Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon and is found in over 160 countries.
To register, call the church office at 634-4102, or a registration form can be found on the website at http://sojaz.co.
The new church campus of Spirit of Joy is located at 330 Scenic Drive in Clarkdale (corner of Old Jerome Hwy and Scenic Drive).
Homeless Coalition meets
The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition meets at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Verde Valley Guidance Clinic on 8 E. Cottonwood St.
A coalition Focus Group is prepared to present their finding to all at the September meeting.
Your presence and your responses are what will determine the success of this meeting and of this Coalition and it will be your opportunity to make your thoughts known.
They will also take a close look at the progress of the Severe Weather Shelter and how their plans are taking place.
Mingus Union High School 30+/- Reunion
The MUHS Classes of 1975–1985 will hold a reunion the last weekend of September. Friday night: 5 p.m., Tour the Mingus Campus. At 7 p.m., No Host Casual Gathering at Players Bar and Grill, 1100 SR 89A, Cottonwood.
Saturday: 8 a.m., Best Ball Golf Tournament, Pine Shadows Golf Course, 1480 W Groseta Rand Road, Cottonwood Fee: $21 per player. At 11 a.m. Bring your own Picnic / Gathering at Clarkdale Park, Main and Clarkdale Parkway. At 6 p.m., Social Dinner / Dance, Verde Valley Fair Grounds, 800 E Cherry St., Cottonwood Fee: $15 per person, includes Mexican dinner and DJ; No host bar – separate fee charged by fairgrounds.
Registration Forms available online at: ifindproperties2.fmgateway.com/ifind/add_mingus_union_registration.php or to have a form mailed to you contact Debbie Hughes, 300-7967.