What's Happening 1-4-13

Martin Luther King Celebration downtown<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Jan. 21<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Yavapai County AmeriCorps in collaboration with Chandler Plante and Serve Yavapai will hot the Martin Luther King Celebration in Camp Verde from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting with the second annual march on Main Street there will be performances by the Yavapai-Apache Crown Dancers and KC&#8217;s Family Tae Kwon Do at Town Hall and a sign-up for a Day of Service, with several local projects.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Contact Adrienne Martin at amartin@CommunityCountsAZ.org.

Martin Luther King Celebration downtown<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Jan. 21<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Yavapai County AmeriCorps in collaboration with Chandler Plante and Serve Yavapai will hot the Martin Luther King Celebration in Camp Verde from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting with the second annual march on Main Street there will be performances by the Yavapai-Apache Crown Dancers and KC&#8217;s Family Tae Kwon Do at Town Hall and a sign-up for a Day of Service, with several local projects.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Contact Adrienne Martin at amartin@CommunityCountsAZ.org.

Veterans can get military escort home

The American Legion Riders of Post 93 in Camp Verde would like to escort any returning military veteran to his or her home, legion post or VFW post. We are honored that they have taken up the flight to keep all of us at home safe. We would like to parade them through their hometown in the Verde Valley, showing them how proud we are of them.

Call or e-mail with dates of return: John Linn (623) 688-6410, aldriector@yahoo.com, or Larry Robran (928) 646-9326, lrobran@mns.com.

Free Adult Education Classes

Jan. 7

The Camp Verde Adult Education and Enrichment Center is pleased to announce the following Free Adult Education Classes starting Monday in Camp Verde at 395 S. Main St., Room 305.

“English as a Second Language Class” will begin enrollment and continue enrolling students through Thursday, January 17. This class will continue until May 23. Call the Center at 567-3187 to register.

“Citizenship (Civics) Preparation Class” Enrollment and dates are the same. Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Roadrunners Recycle Sale

Jan. 8 & 12

The Cottonwood Roadrunners of Cottonwood is having a Recycle Sale where you can purchase square dance and some western apparel. They have a huge selection of petticoats for a fraction of the cost for new. They are really “in” right now so don’t miss your chance to get one now. The sale will be Tuesday and Saturday at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St., Cottonwood, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. If you need any further info or if you would like to sell any apparel, please call Evelyn at (928) 639-1405.

Lake Montezuma’s Women’s Club meets

Jan. 8

The Lake Montezuma Women’s Club will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday.  The meeting times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ranch House in Lake Montezuma.  The program will be individuals from OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) who will review the classes being offered for the spring term, and discussion about the ladies spring project of a play entitled “Devine Stella Devine.” Lunch is $12 per person and a reservation is required.  For more information and reservations, please contact Jo Burke at (928) 301-0395 or at joburke@swiftaz.net.  

It’s a New Year! Time for a New Joint?  

Jan. 10

“It’s a New Year! Time for a New Joint?” is the topic of the January Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday event will feature orthopedic surgeon Geoffrey H. Cook, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.

Camp Verde Marshal’s Office Rabies Clinic

Jan. 12

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office has its first 2013 Rabies Clinic to be held at the Ramada on Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. Local veterinarians will be there along with Camp Verde Animal Control to make this event a success.

In addition to the Rabies Clinic, 2013 dog licenses will be on hand. Any additional questions please our updated Animal Control number at (928) 554-8353.

Paintless Paintings & Creative Torn Paper Workshop

Jan. 12

Artists Deborah Gallagher and Karen Sellers lead the workshop “Paintless Paintings & Creative Torn Paper” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Heritage School. El Valle Artists Association is sponsoring the workshop, which will teach participants how to create paintings using only torn paper. For more information on how to participate, see the El Valle website elvalleartists.org/wp/rsvpmaker/torn-papercollage/.

Sustainability – Living Life Vibrantly

Jan. 12

Residents of the Verde Valley are invited to join photographer Janise Witt, artist Ellen Kamerling and certified Shiatsu massage practitioner Sybil Larney at a delightful wine tasting at the beautiful Alcantara Winery on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. They come together to share their passion for the life enhancing aspects of the Slow Food Movement – a term coined by Italian food journalist Carol Petrini. He encouraged people to think of Slow Food as a creative and wholly enjoyable phenomenon.

Please RSVP to vintner Barbara Predmore at barb.predmore@commspeed.net or (928) 649-8463.

Catch Your Breath: Asthma and Sleep Apnea

Jan. 15

“Catch Your Breath: Asthma and Sleep Apnea” is the topic of the January Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday lecture will feature Pulmonologist Jeffrey E. Arnold, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC’s Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.

Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild

Jan. 17

The Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Arroyo Pinon Drive in Sedona.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., the business meeting will begin at 10. The program will start at 11.  This month’s program will be presented by Sedona resident Julie Reichert, whose subject will be an extensive over view of the creation and production of a rare fiber and cloth produced by Cambodians for the exclusive use of the highest Buddhist monks.  This fiber is called “Lotus” cloth and is an extremely labor intensive process using silk and lotus flowers.

For more information, call (928) 282-5134.

Breakfast with the Democrats

Jan. 17

Democrats of the Red Rocks (DORR) will hold its next monthly breakfast on Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Olde Sedona Bar ad Grill, 1407 W. 89A in West Sedona.  Fred DuVal, former chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, will discuss his assessment of the challenges facing Arizona and the country in “2013-The State of Our State.”  Everyone is welcome at this event, which costs $11 and includes tax and gratuity.  For reservations, call 203-5858 or e-mail breakfast@democratsoftheredrocks.org   DORR breakfasts are held on the third Thursday of each month.

Call for Artists

Jan. 20

Ambiguous Color: White Hills Gallery is looking for works of art that are strong in color; focusing primarily on color and brush strokes rather than representational or realistic values of a composition. This exhibit challenges artists to see color as a tool to express emotion, power, feeling, etc.  Think Fauvism and Abstraction. Extended deadline is Jan. 20 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, check out the call for artists page at www.whitehillsgallery.com/call-for-artists.html. The opening reception will be Friday, Jan. 25, part of the gallery’s one-year anniversary celebration weekend.

DORR hosts free movie night

Jan. 23

Democrats of the Red Rocks (DORR) will also sponsor its next Free Movie Night on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road in West Sedona. “Slavery by Another Name,” a documentary broadcast on PBS in 2012, is introduced by Laurence Fishburne, who says that after the Emancipation Proclamation African-Americans “were no longer slaves, but not yet free.”  The film depicts how slavery or forced labor persisted as a practice until 1945.  Everyone is welcome at this event.  For more information, call 203-5858.

Art supplies yard sale

Jan. 25-27

White Hills Gallery will help host a garage art supplies yard sale in the gallery’s parking lot at 348 S. Main St., Camp Verde, during their one-year anniversary weekend celebration. If you would like to participate and sell your art supplies (easels, paints, brushes, clay, etc) please contact Jeni O’Callaghan at (928) 821-0468.

Artists take to the river

March 29-31

Verde Valley Land Preservation (VVLP) is creating a river trip for artists on the Verde River. They will float the Verde and capture its essence to communicate this experience through their art.

Artists of all ages are eligible to participate. Eligible artists will come from the Verde Watershed and will submit a sample of their work by Jan. 31. Twenty-five artists will be selected to participate in the Verde River trip that will take place March 29-31. Artists’ work will be displayed in a traveling exhibition which will move between communities in the watershed beginning in the summer of 2013.

Artists who are interested in participating should email verdeartistchallenge@gmail.com for information and applications.

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