What's Happening 4-19-13

Reel in fun at Catfish Contest<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->May 25-26<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) Squadron 93 of Camp Verde is sponsoring its 30th annual Catfish Contest. The two-day tournament will have first, second and third prize for heaviest fish caught. You may fish anywhere in the Verde River. (The 2010 winner came in with a 25-pounder.)<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Sign-in is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Post 93 at 286 S. Third St. Registration fee is $6. Weigh-in is Sunday at noon sharp at the post. For more information, call (928) 567-6154.

Reel in fun at Catfish Contest<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->May 25-26<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) Squadron 93 of Camp Verde is sponsoring its 30th annual Catfish Contest. The two-day tournament will have first, second and third prize for heaviest fish caught. You may fish anywhere in the Verde River. (The 2010 winner came in with a 25-pounder.)<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Sign-in is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Post 93 at 286 S. Third St. Registration fee is $6. Weigh-in is Sunday at noon sharp at the post. For more information, call (928) 567-6154.

Verde Valley Water Users meeting

April 24

The 2013 Annual Meeting of Verde Valley Water Users, Inc., is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex, 280 Camp Lincoln Road.

The membership will receive a adjudication update from legal counsel Duane Wyles. Dr. Richard Tinlin will discuss “Our Ditches: Expanding Viability of Verde Valley.” There will also be an election of the Board of Directors.

For more information, call (928) 567-3119.

Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival

April 25-28

This year the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival has added new opportunities for birding and nature study. The theme of “Finches and Flowers” takes us into backyards of local homeowners who have created habitats that allows for great bird watching. Few trips remain open, but that doesn’t mean you’re too late to participate. Registration for field trips ends April 19.

Keynote speaker, David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation, will present “Wildlife Gardening” at the Cottonwood Recreation Center on Friday 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 or you can sign up when you register for any field trips.

For trip details, festival information and registration for these exciting field trips, workshops, and adventures, go to www.birdyverde.org or call Jeri at (928) 282-2202.

Rummage & Treasures Sale to benefit Museum

April 27

The Sedona Heritage Museum will hold a Rummage & Treasures Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum.  Proceeds will benefit the Museum’s services, educational programs and the current Telegraph Office relocation and restoration project.

Anyone who would like to donate to the sale can bring their items directly to the Museum at 735 Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 25 or 26 only. No clothing please. Tax receipts available.

For more information call 928-282-7038.  

MATForce Dump the Drugs events

April 27

A Dump the Drugs event will be held on Saturday at seven locations county wide, including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde and Clarkdale. MATForce and area law enforcement are joining with the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Campaign to gather and safely dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication.

In the Verde Valley, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations: Sedona Police Department, 100 Roadrunner Drive; Cottonwood Police Department, 199 S. Sixth St.; Camp Verde Marshal’s Office at 646 S. First St.; and the Clarkdale Police Department, 49 N. Ninth St. For more information call (928) 708-0100 or visit the website at matforce.org.

Big Book Sale Before the Move

May 2

The former Camp Verde Marshal’s Office where the Camp Verde Library has been having its monthly books sales is readying for demolition around the end of May.

The last book sale to be held at this location is Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be the biggest sale ever because they do not want to move a lot of books.

Every item in the building - books, videos, audio cassettes, CDs - will be 10 cents. Please do not bring any donations!

The June sale will be at the new location in the Rio Verde Plaza at Main and Fain streets, Suite 6 on June 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This sale will have a donation drop.

Compassionate Friends chapter hosts balloon release

May 4

The Verde Valley Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will sponsor its sixth annual picnic and balloon release on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oak Creek Valley Park in Cornville. The Compassionate Friends is a bereaved parents self-help support group whose motto is, “We need not walk alone.” The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a non-profit, self-help grief group helping families after the loss of a child of any age – for any reason, with special assistance to parents, grandparents and siblings.

For more information, contact Barb Prats at 274-1687.

Fallen Heroes Golf Tournament

May 11

The City of Cottonwood Police and Fire departments present the Fallen Heroes Golf Tournament at Seven Canyons, 755 Golf Club Way, Sedona, to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona. The organization provides financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are killed or injured in the line of duty.

Registration if $150 for individuals and $600 for a foursome. Cost includes entry, range balls, golf cart, lunch and 18 holes of golf. There will be prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and a putting contest.

Call Steve Trautman at (928) 634-2741, ext. 330.

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