Sedona Dances of Universal Peace
Dances of Universal Peace are spiritual meditative circle dances, inspired by chants and mantras from the world’s spiritual traditions.
These simple dances, accompanied by live music, are all taught as we do them.
Suggested donation $8. 7 to 9 p.m., at Unity of Sedona, 65 Deer Trail Drive.
More info: www.dup-naz.org.
Gilbert Book Signing Event
Author Celia Gilbert, a resident of Phoenix, will be available to sign copies of her book, “Mama’s Lullaby,” from 11 a.m. to noon at the Cottonwood Library, 100 S. Sixth St., during the summer reading program.
Celia created this unique lullaby in 1977 for her children, and they now sing it to their children.
These soothing verses offer folklore, wisdom, and glimpses of God that are woven through the fabric of our lives and culture. Come be a part of Mama’s Lullaby.
Tommy & Chicky return
Tommy Bronx and Chicky Brooklyn return 6-8 p.m. at the Bent River stage with their own brand of love songs. Their songs, tinged with a bit of New York attitude, always get enthusiastic support from the audience. Come out and have some fun with the ‘boys’.
Bent River Books & Music is located at 1010 N. Main in Old Town Cottonwood, contact (928) 634-8332.
Clark Memorial Library Fourth of July Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream and homemade baked goods will add to the fun of the annual Clarkdale Old Fashioned Fourth of July. Volunteers from the Library Advisory Board are gearing up to serve everyone delightful Ice Cream dishes, cakes, cupcakes, brownies and other treats for all to enjoy. This event is one of the main fundraisers for the library and all proceeds benefit the Clark Memorial Library. If you would like to make a donation of baked goods, please drop off items at the Ice Cream Social booth anytime between 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Clarkdale Park is located at 1001 Main St., Clarkdale. For information please contact Margie.Hardie@clarkdale.az.gov or (928) 639-2441.
Become a child-care professional
Become a self-employed professional child care provider working in the comfort of your own home. Find out about becoming an Arizona Department of Economic Security Certified Child Care Home Provider. Attend a free presentation to learn more about the certification process, benefits and services offered. Presentation is 10a.m. at the Cottonwood Public Library meeting room, 100 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. To register contact Joanne Schloeman at Buena Vista Children’s Services at (928) 451-5755.
Sign up for youth football
Camp Verde Youth Football will have sign ups on July 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Bashas’ and on July 21 at the old high school in room 207 from 8 to 11 a.m. at which time they will have a doctor doing physicals for a fee.
For more information, contact Marylee at (928) 451-2557.
Verde Valley Computer Club July Calendar
July 02 Linux SIG 6:00 p.m.
July 05 Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
July 19 Genealogy SIG (meets at Family History Center, Mormon Church)
July 21 General Meeting 10:00 a.m. Pot Luck Lunch, bring a side dish, open to public
July 26 Digital Camera SIG 6 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to attend these free meetings.
Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood.
Website www.vvcclub.com Dave 639-0106.
Literature reading night at Bent River
On Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Bent River Books and Music will be hosting a reading of literature, poetry and prose about the United States of America.
This reading will celebrate our democratic heritage and the first amendment to the Constitution by being run open mic style. If you have something to share about our American heritage or the direction of its future please get up onstage at Bent River Books and spend eight minutes sharing it.
Readers are encouraged to share famous ideas and words from our history. If the words of Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Malcom X, General George S. Patton or anyone else have moved you please get up and share those words with others so that they are moved as well.
Performers are absolutely encouraged to share the words of Davey Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Ed Abbey, or any other hero who inspires them.
Performers will also be sharing why America is important to them in their own words and many of the Verde Valley better known poets and authors pouring their hearts out onstage.
With such a large body of American literature and speeches to choose from we are curious and enthusiastic to see what pieces our performers will choose to share.
Bent River Books & Music is located at 1010 N. Main in Old Town Cottonwood. Contact (928) 634-8332.
VFW Honor Guard serving community
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 Honor Guard is made up of a cross-section of over twenty veterans ranging in age from 90 down to 23, and covering combat service from WWII to Afghanistan. These men volunteer to provide Military Honors for all deceased, honorably discharged veterans, regardless of where or when they served. They are also available for Flag presentation ceremonies supporting community activities. They have, over the last year, conducted more than eighty services, over half of which were Honors for deceased veterans here in the valley.
On July fourth, these men will again be prominent in the community, beginning with the 7 a.m. flag raising in the Clarkdale park and ending at Cottonwood’s Children’s park, with a Salute to Veterans Flag ceremony at 7:45 p.m. In between, they will lead the Clarkdale Children’s Parade beginning at 9:00am and hold an 11 a.m. flag raising at the Post at 705 E Aspen.
Candidates at Democrats Grand Opening
Democrats of the Verde Valley would like to invite all interested persons to their Office Grand Opening, Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The location is 134 S. Main St. There will be candidates present, as well as great refreshments and cold drinks/water. Candidate information is available, and t-shirts and other promotional items will be available for sale. Call 639-3688 (leave message) or Jan at 634-7563 or see www.dovv.org for further information.
VVMC’s New Stroke Program
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Camp Verde Lecture Series. The July lecture, VVMC’s New Stroke Program, will feature Elwood Hopkins, M.D. The lecture is 4:30–5:30 p.m. at the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office Training Room, 646 S. 1st St., Camp Verde. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call 928 639-6551.
Dr. Hopkins will discuss the programs and services through VVMC for those who have suffered strokes or who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), traumatic brain injury, brain tumors and other neurological diseases.
How to Help the Mentally Ill
July 20 & 27
It’s easy to tell when someone might be suffering from a heart attack, is choking, or is unable to breathe. But what does depression look like? Or anxiety? Have you met people experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors?
Over 100 people have now received training in Mental Health First Aid at the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, and a new class is now forming. The next class will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00pm two successive Fridays, July 20 and 27.
The free classes are offered at the Clinic’s Cottonwood campus, 8 E. Cottonwood St. To register for this class, call Sharon Stingerie, 634-2236.