What's Happening 1-2-13

Help Henry turn 90

Jan. 5

Henry Shill, the last remaining male elder of the Shield Ranch, turns 90 years old on Sunday, Jan. 6. Henry now resides in Lake Montezuma with his family. Henry will be at Babe’s BBQ in Camp Verde on Saturday, Jan. 5, where he has enjoyed his friends present and past for his usual morning coffee and stories since Babe’s opening. In the afternoon he will join Jackie Baker at the Salt Mine Cellar for pizza and a cold beer. All who wish to celebrate Henry’s 90th birthday are welcome to come by and wish him a Happy New Year. Call (928) 274-5892.

Clemenceau membership meeting

Jan. 15

The Clemenceau Museum will hold their General Membership Meeting Tuesday at 1 at the Museum, located at the corner of Mingus Avenue and Willard. Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will be the guest speaker. Lisa is the great-granddaughter of Sedona Schnebly. Among her accomplishments is the book, “Sedona-Images of America,” co-written by Janeen Trevillyan and the Sedona Historical Society. This past year she has published the official book of the AZ Centennial, “AZ 100 Years Grand,” this book has unique history in addition to photos of our great state of Arizona.

For more information, call (928) 634-2868. This talk is free to the public.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Facilitators

Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) of Yavapai college is looking for Volunteer Facilitators for the spring session. Do you have a hobby, special interest subject or something you would like to learn and are willing to facilitate please call (928) 649-5550.

Resources available on many subjects. Requests have been made on global warming, gardening and sustainability living to name just a few.

Winter hours at Camp Verde Historical Society

The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum will be starting their winter hours in January and will continue through March. The Museum, located in Historic Downtown Camp Verde at 435 S. Main Street, will be open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ashtrays from the collection of Claudia Ward will still be on display in January. These are just a few interesting and historical pieces from a collection of over 4,000 ashtrays.

While you are at the Museum, please check out some of the gift shop items that are only available at the CVHS Museum. Admission is free and there is always someone in attendance to discuss the exhibits and history of Camp Verde and it’s environs. Call (928) 567-9560 during Museum hours for information.

Country/Western dance class in Camp Verde

Jan. 14, 2013

Sign up now for Yavapai College’s Country/Wester dance class, which will be Tuesdays from Jan. 14 to Feb. 16, 6-8:30 p.m., at Camp Verde Town Hall complex, rooms 206 & 207. Class CRN 16523. Go to http://www.yc.edu/academics/register.asp.

Sultry dance classes in Camp Verde

March 4, 2013

Sign up now to learn the rumba, cha cha, mambo/salsa and swing dancing, taught through Yavapai College in Camp Verde. Classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at Camp Verde Town Hall complex, rooms 206 & 207. CRN 16520 and DAN136. Go to http://www.yc.edu/academics/register.asp.

Home repair donations for seniors

Donations of hand tools, power tools, cordless electric tools, lawn equipment including mowers and weed eaters are being sought to help volunteers who are helping low-income area seniors with home repairs and yard maintenance. Contact Tom Sizelove at (928) 274-1149 if you can be of assistance.

Archeology in Our Backyard

Jan. 9

Ken Zoll, director of the Verde Valley Archeology Center, is the featured speaker for the Cornville Community Association’s first meeting of 2013 on Wednesday. Zoll is the current president of the Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society and the Treasurer of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

His newest book, “Understanding the Rock Art of Sedona,” is an introduction to the rock art of the Sedona/Verde Valley area.

All proceeds from the sale of his books go to Friends of the Forest and the Arizona Archaeological Society for cultural preservation.

Cornville Community Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except July & December) at 7 p.m. at Oak Creek School 11490 Purple Sage Rd, Cornville. Meetings and are free and open to the public. Contact the association via phone: 928-639-1360; postal mail: PO Box 1452, Cornville; or e-mail: 4nikkij2@gmail.com.

Free support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients

Jan. 2

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight older Americans suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the nation that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. As the disease becomes more prevalent as people live longer, their caregivers often find themselves in need of support and resources. Among the resources offered is a free music website for seniors and caregivers called singathome.org, facilitated by music professional Richard Iacovelli. The website features videos of Iacovelli singing many old songs with lyrics for people to follow along, as well as tips for using music in caregiving.

Each month Verde Valley Presbyterian Church hosts a free support group to address such issues. Meetings for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients are held the first Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. (please arrive by 9:45 a.m.) The next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 2. Verde Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. For information, call Barbara at (928) 634-2638.

or Fran at (928) 634-6495.

Verde Valley Computer Club January Calendar

Jan 03 Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Jan 04 Windows, Etc. SIG 4:00 p.m.

Jan 07 Linux SIG 6 p.m.

Jan 10 Genealogy SIG 6 p.m. (meets at Family History Center, west side Mormon Church 1377 E Hombre Dr, Cottonwood)

Jan 11 Internet SIG 4 p.m.

Jan 19 General Meeting 9:30 a.m. Topic will be “Vehicle Computerization” presented by Justin Beurie from Tim’s Toyota.

Jan 19 PC Tune-up Clinic 11:00 a.m.

Jan 31 Digital Camera SIG 4:00 p.m. (note time change)

Visitors are welcome to attend. With exception of the PC Tune-up Clinic ($25 per hour) the meetings are Free. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Website www.vvcclub.com. Dave 639-0106.

Creative writing class at Cottonwood Village

Cottonwood Village Retirement Community has a new creative writing class that takes place bi-weekly on Mondays at 1 p.m. Barbara Wilson Hahn (penname Barclay Franklin), who is currently working on her 25th novel, volunteers to teach the class.

If you are a senior adult and are a writer or interested in writing and would like to attend the class please call LeAnne Gregory, Activities Director at 634-7019 for information on dates and times.

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