National Day of Prayer
The New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene would like to invite everyone to pray with them on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer. They will be meeting at noon at the flag pole in front of the town hall on Main Street in Camp Verde. All are welcome to join in prayer. For questions please call the church at (928) 567-6336.
Join Public Safety Personnel Board
Cottonwood’s Public Safety Personnel Board is seeking applicants to fill a voting member term that will expire July 1, 2016. This position is voluntary and non-paid.
The purpose of the City of Cottonwood Public Safety Board is to administer the Police and Fire Departments’ retirement system benefits, approve new members, handle actions on claims for retirements and disability claims, and analyze annual reports with respect to the administration of the system.
The Board/Commission application form may be obtained from the Human Resources office at 199 S. 6th Street, OR from the City’s website: www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Applications must be returned to the HR office no later than 3 p.m. May 3. Contact the Human Resources Department, at 340-2713, for further information.
Tuberculosis testing available at YCCHS
Tubersol®, used in the testing for Tuberculosis (TB), is once again available at Yavapai County Community Health Services. TB tests are available to anyone that requires one.
For further information, contact the Yavapai County TB Control Program at (928) 771-3134.
AZ We Dance ‘May Madness’
AZ We Dance invites the public to its contra dance weekend in Clarkdale. There are still openings for singles as well as couples. The dance event falls on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Two bands and two callers will help dancers celebrate Southwestern style with a theme of “Cinco de Madness.”
The traditional program of mostly contras will be in the main hall of Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The weekend also will feature a concert at the gazebo in the Clarkdale Town Park. In addition, the weekend will offer a sampling of workshops for dancers and musicians.
For information or to register contact Deb Comly at (928) 853-7985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sidewalk & parking lot sale for VBS
Are you a bargain hunter? Then come out, browse and buy items at the Camp Verde Community Church’s Side-Walk & Parking Lot Sale on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 480 First St., in downtown Camp Verde.
There will be something for all ages and all items sold will benefit the church’s VBS. Vacation Bible School will be held June 3-7, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the church. Applications are being accepted now, please call the church office for additional information at (928) 567-3447.
Plant A Vine service day
With a goal of planting 3,000 new grapevines in its expanding vineyard, Yavapai College invites community members and businesses to be part of its annual “Plant-a-vine” community service day on Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the college’s Verde Campus vineyard, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale. U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar will be among the volunteers who will be planting vines.
Cornfest General Meeting
Camp Verde Promotions, along with the Heritage Committee of the Town of Camp Verde will host an open meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Sweet Grace Restaurant at 35 W. Hollamon St. They will be planning the Cornfest for the third weekend in July. They are looking for more ideas, your input on what you think the public will enjoy, and mostly more help to plan and carry out the ideas. They need many, many volunteers just to roast and sell corn. They need about nine volunteers per shift. They are trying to keep shifts at two-hour intervals due to the heat. If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to help with the event, please contact Bobbie at 928-300-0179.
JCSVV Havurah Women’s Health Forum
The Havurah (Women’s Club) of the JCSVV is sponsoring a “Crone Medicine” Health Forum and Tea Party - For Women of a Certain Age and Those Who Love Them on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona.
Events for the afternoon include panel presentations with six local health professionals. After the panel presentations, attendees will be able to “talk shop”, without making an appointment. Organic tea and cakes to suit most dietary restrictions will be served during the round table discussions.
Please RSVP by May 1, to Susie Harmon at 928-284-8985 or email@example.com. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple (please pay the JCSVV office by calling 928-204-1286).
‘The Biggest Loser’ open casting call
“The Biggest Loser” is holding an open casting call on Saturday at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete to win $250,000. If you cannot make the open casting call, you can apply now by pre-registering online or by mailing in an application and video. The video and application submissions deadline via email or mail must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on May 13. Deadline is subject to change as determined by the producers. For more information, go to: http://www.thebiggestlosercasting.com or contact Melissa Bilchik at Melissa@castingduo.com.
Geology Hike at Red Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park’s next Geology Hike is Sunday at 2 p.m. The hike includes the Eagle’s Nest Trail for great views while learning about the geology. More than a guided hike, it’s an interpretive experience for beginners and advanced geologists. The hike lasts approximately two hours and has a 250 feet elevation climb. Bring water and wear suitable shoes.
Red Rock State Park is at 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona.
Yavapai College Invites Community Ideas on Future Needs
Community members are invited to share their ideas for Yavapai College’s future facility and infrastructure needs at a pair of public meetings on Wednesday. The meetings will be held simultaneously from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Prescott campus (1100 E. Sheldon St., in the Rock House) and the Verde Valley campus (601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, Bldg. M, Room 137) for people in each community.
The college is working in partnership with SmithGroup JJR to create a Campus Master Plan that will guide facility and infrastructure activities for the next 10 years. SmithGroup facilitators have held similar sessions with college faculty, staff and students. For more information, call the Yavapai College facilities department, (928) 776-2180.
Jewish Community Goes Italian
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley is hosting a delicious homemade all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The meal includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, drinks & homemade dessert (gluten free available). This night will be special with entertainment by Katherine LaTorraca including an Italian Sing-Along
Cost is $18 Adult JCSVV members, $25 Non-Members (At the Door Price is $30); Children 12 and under—Free.
Funds benefit JCSVV operating expenses. Make reservation by May 15 at www.jcsvv.org/event_signup.htm or call (928) 204-1286.
Caregiver Support Group meeting
Feeling alone, isolated, exhausted? Take time for you! Meetings of the Caregiver Support Group are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Cottonwood Village, 201 E. Mingus Ave, Cottonwood. Open to the public and all Caregivers of the Community. Info: Call Hospice of the Pines at 1-877-632-0111. Info: Call Hospice of the Pines at 1-877-632-0111.
Summer Food Service at Camp Verde
The Camp Verde Unified School District is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program for Children in June. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under at the Multi-Use Complex cafeteria.
Breakfast is 7-8 a.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Bus trip to see D-Backs game
Take the Diamondbacks Bus trip Sunday for a game against the Giants.
Bus leaves Camp Verde Community Gym at 10:15 a.m. Tickets are $44 for bus and game admission.
Registration due by May 24. Sign up early for best seats. Call Michael Marshall at Parks & Recreation (928) 554-0828 for questions.