What's Happening 7-27-12

Call to Artists for Made in Clarkdale Art Show

Aug. 11

The first jurying for the December Made in Clarkdale annual show and sale will take place in August. Artists must live, work, or be taking art classes in Clarkdale to be eligible. All art media will be considered. Art must be original and conceived and created by the artist.

Jurying is held at the Yavapai-Apache Learning Center, 1630 Beecher St. in upper Clarkdale. Applicants should arrive between 9 and 11 a.m. Questions about jurying can be directed to Sandy Boothe at (928) 634-0486 or sandy@ringsforever.com.

No-cost back-to-school shots

July 30-Aug. 3

The Yavapai County Community Health Services will be offering free back to school shots in Cottonwood the week before school starts. Schedule an appointment with one of an immunization specialists during the special no cost, back to school shot week and they will waive the $15 administration fee.

If your child is either entering kindergarten, or the sixth grade (and is 11 years old by start of school), then you must provide their school with an immunization certificate before classes start.  Schools require proof that students have had the immunizations necessary to protect themselves and their classmates from serious vaccine-preventable diseases.

To make an appointment in Cottonwood, call (928) 634-6822.

Camper Breakfast on the Patio

Aug. 12

Cottonwood American Legion Post 25 will host a “Camp Style Breakfast on the Patio” from 7 until 11 a.m. (or until the food is gone). Members and their guests will be able to enjoy Dutch oven biscuits and gravy, pork loin chops, sizzling bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, fried onions, cowboy coffee, juice and live country music with singer/guitar player Dave Joslin. The bar will be offering early bird drink specials to compliment the breakfast. It’s going to be a country good time. A $5 donation will be accepted. On duty police and fire personnel that stop by will be treated to a complimentary breakfast. As always, all Veterans are invited to become members and enjoy the benefits of the Cottonwood American Legion Post 25. Call (928) 634-3004 for information.

GOP supervisor candidates speak at Republican club

Aug. 14

The keynote speakers for the next meeting of the Mingus Mountain Republican Club will be the three candidates for the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors District 2: Martin Pangburn, Thomas Thurman and John McReynolds.

The meeting will be at the VFW Post 7400, Aspen St., Cottonwood. The doors will open at 11 a.m., lunch will begin at 11:30, and the meeting will begin promptly at noon. Lunch is available for $11. Please call (928) 639-4753 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Los Ninos PreSchool Open House

July 29

The Los Ninos PreSchool, located on the campus of Parkside Church, 401 Camp Lincoln, is having Open House next Sunday at 11:15 a.m. at the school/church.  Tour the classrooms, see curriculum, meet the teachers, enjoy refreshments.  The PreSchool is for children ages 3-5.  Teachers are Ms. Sharen Pearson of BabyDYI, BabyFirst TV, and AZ MidDay Channel 12 for ages 3 & 4 and Ms. Rita Folk, Wal-Mart Teacher of the year 2000 and Teacher of the Year 1994 from Aurora, Colo., and 2004 ACSI Outstanding Teacher Award is teaching Kindergarten Preparation Class for 4/5 year olds.   Registration materials will be available at the Open House.  

Janice Paul Quartet in Clarkdale Concerts in the Park

July 28

The Janice Paul Quartet will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main St., Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public. The Janice Paul Quartet, featuring Janice Paul on piano, Randy Carter on Drums, Dave Russell on saxophone and flute, and Denny Garr on bass, combines versatile talent from the Northern Arizona music scene. The group will play straight ahead jazz tunes, Brazilian bossa novas and sambas, and selections from the Great American Songbook.

For additional information please contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490.

Schwab plays Bent River

July 28

William Schwab returns to Bent River Books & Music 6-8 p.m. to display his progressive guitar talents. Also a member of the Black Forest Society, Bill continues those explorations on guitar in his personal music. Great tone and unique technique highlight this concert. Bent River Books & Music is located at 1010 N. Main St. in Old Town Cottonwood, contact (928) 634-8332 for more information.

Salvation Army’s Pack to School Drive at Fry’s

Thru July 31

The Salvation Army’s 2012 Pack to School Drive, in partnership with American Express and Fry’s Food Stores, has begun. The school supply drive runs until July 31 and will benefit local students and The Salvation Army. Donations are being accepted at the Fry’s Food Stores in Cottonwood and Prescott Valley. The Salvation Army is seeking contributions of basic school supplies such as backpacks, crayons, colored markers, pens, pencils and the like.  

For more information about the drive, please visit The Salvation Army’s Web site at www.salvationarmycares.org or contact Abby Rolfs at (602) 267-4289.

A Matter of Balance Class

Manage concerns about falls in A Matter of Balance class at the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood, on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (928) 634-5450.

Support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients meets

Aug. 1

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 U.S. 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 increasingly prevalent as people live longer, their caregivers often find themselves in need of support and resources.

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. Verde Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood.

This support group is open to all.

For information, call Barbara at (928) 634-2638 or Fran at (928) 634-6495.

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