What's Happening 11-11-12

Sedona Elks serve free Thanksgiving dinner <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Nov. 22<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->&#8220;Elks care, Elks share.&#8221; With this motto, the Sedona Elks Lodge 2291 at 110 Airport Road, invites you to the annual free community Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner includes all the traditional items on the menu, including 40 turkeys, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Last year, they served 1086 meals.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Live music will be provided throughout the day. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Volunteers are still welcome. Call (928) 282-7571.

Sedona Elks serve free Thanksgiving dinner <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Nov. 22<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->&#8220;Elks care, Elks share.&#8221; With this motto, the Sedona Elks Lodge 2291 at 110 Airport Road, invites you to the annual free community Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner includes all the traditional items on the menu, including 40 turkeys, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Last year, they served 1086 meals.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Live music will be provided throughout the day. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Volunteers are still welcome. Call (928) 282-7571.

Ashtray exhibit at Historical Society

With smoking becoming more and more socially unacceptable, what do you do with all the paraphernalia involved with the habit? You start collecting it. The new exhibit at the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum contains a sampling of ashtrays from the collection of Claudia Ward of Camp Verde. This is the first public exhibit of just a few pieces from a collection of over 4,000 ashtrays. The exhibit contains some unusual pieces that will be of interest simply because of their historic value. Located at 435 S. Main St. in Historic Downtown Camp Verde, the CVHS Museum is open to the public every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call 928-567-9560 during museum hours.

Cottonwood water conservation plan

Nov. 13

Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens and the City Council plan a public meeting to talk about water on Tuesday at 9 a.m., in the Council Chambers located at 826 N. Main St.

Natural Resource Director Tom Whitmer will present information about the City of Cottonwood’s Water Management Strategies and the seven key water management policies rooted in smart relations and values. Learn how you can be part of the city’s efforts to implement a water conservation plan. Come prepared to participate in a discussion of water conservation and how it might impact you.

Citizens with questions may call Mayor Joens at (928) 451-4907 or email her at djoens@cottonwoodaz.gov.

Verde Thumbs free seed exchange

Nov. 13

Do you have open pollinated or heirloom seeds from locally grown vegetables and/or flowers? Would you like to exchange seeds with other gardeners?

The Tuesday meeting of the Verde Thumbs Garden Club invites you to the fourth annual free seed exchange. If you have seeds to exchange, package them in sealed envelopes, labeled with the variety, planting information and any interesting information about the plant. Please include your name and contact information in case of questions.

No seeds to exchange? Come learn why it is important to save seeds and why we should save seeds that do well right here in the Verde Valley. Learn techniques of saving so you will have seeds to share next year.

They meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in the Community Room, southwest corner of Willard & Mingus in Cottonwood. 

For more information, call Janice Montgomery at (928) 634-7172.

Community Potluck in Cornville

Nov. 14

Cornville Community Association invites you to participate in the annual Cornville Community Pot Luck on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oak Creek School in Cornville. Friends and neighbors will gather to share a meal to start off the holiday season. This year’s focus will be a Chili Taste-off, so cook up a crock of your favorite and bring it along. Or, you may wish to bring a salad, side dish or dessert to go with Chili. Soft drinks, water & tableware will be provided and there is no cost to participate. There will be raffles for a variety of locally donated items, and a 50-50 raffle.

There is no meeting of the Association in December, just our best wishes for a safe and happy holiday for you and your family.

Eating Gluten Free - The Right Way

Nov. 15

Karen Russell, Certified Health Coach, speaks at New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. 89A, Sedona, on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Why so many people are having problems with gluten? What you can substitute for gluten in recipes? Who should avoid gluten and why? Learn about delicious ways to eat gluten free symptoms that can be related to gluten sensitivity. Karen will also demonstrate a recipe from her book “Gluten Free Living” and provide handouts for all attendees.

Call (928) 282-6311.

Erev Shabbat and potluck

Nov. 16

Friday at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, Family/Community Erev Shabbat services begin at 5:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. A potluck dinner, co-sponsored with Pamela and Ben Boal in honor of their 50th anniversary, follows the service. For more information, visit www.jcsvv.org or call the office at (928) 204-1286.

Friday Night Dances

Nov. 16

The High Desert Kickers invite everyone to the next once-a-month Friday night dance at the Cottonwood Civic Center on Main Street in Old Town. The dance is 7-9:45 p.m. Cost is $5. Dances have been rescheduled to the third Friday of each month.

Line dancers and couples are welcome. Come and watch for free. For more information, call Kent at (928) 202-1603 or Jean at 567-5874.

Family Friday at Camp Verde Middle School

Nov. 16

Family Friday is 7:45-8:30 a.m. at Camp Verde Middle School. Bring a parent (or other adult) and experience school activities together. There are prizes for every student that comes with an adult. See what it’s all about!

Sedona Farmers Market opens for winter at new location

Nov. 18

The Sedona Community Farmers Market opens Sunday in a new location for the winter season, which runs through April 28. The market is at the Wells Fargo Parking Lot, across from Safeway and Sedona Rouge. It runs from noon to 4 p.m.

The market offers fruits, vegetables, breads, pastries, gluten-free honey, eggs, seeds and more. Also look for gardening demos, live music, food and guest speakers. For more information, visit www.sedona-farmers-market.com or contact Katrin Themlitz at (928) 821-1133, sedonamarket@gmail.com.

Christmas decoration contest at Cottonwood Village

Dec. 1

To kick off the holidays, Cottonwood Village is having a Holiday open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a craft show & sale, appetizers, live music, a visit from Santa, the Resident Bell Choir will perform and there will be warm drinks and holiday sweets.

There will also be a Holiday Decorating Contest judged by residents and visitors. For more information email Leanne@cottonwoodvillage.org.

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