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Clarkdale's Corner Gallery

Clarkdale's Corner Gallery

Torch Day at Clarkdale's Corner Gallery

Sept. 21

One of the favorite demonstration events of the Made In Clarkdale Art Show has been Michael Turner's glasswork. This year, the 'Corner Gallery' will be hosting this event as, "Torch Day" on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Turner will demonstrate his glass working techniques along with other special guest glassworkers. Michael will be making marbles, beads, and his mermaids, as well as discussing his process and methods in working with glass. The Corner Gallery is at the corner of 10th Street and Main.

For more information please see and send emails to And see more at For other questions call 928-239-4776.

VV Computer Club Meeting

Sept. 9

Verde Valley Computer Club Linux Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Monday at 4 p.m. (note time change). Topic: 'Windows XP To Linux Migration'. Free and open to the public. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Dave 639-0106.

This Week at Mingus

Sept. 9 -15

Monday, 9th Grade - School Pictures

Tuesday, 10th Grade - School Pictures

Blood Drive 8:30-11:30 Small gym Public Invited

Golf at Bradshaw Mountain - 3 p.m.

Home Swim Meet at Cottonwood Aquatic Center - 4 p.m.

Freshman Home Football Game vs. Paradise Valley - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 11th Grade - School Pictures

Thursday, SR School Pictures

MUHS Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - MUHS Cafeteria

Varsity Football Game vs. Paradise Valley - 7 p.m.

Bennett to speak to Mingus Mtn. GOP

Sept. 10

The public is invited to the next luncheon of the Mingus Mountain Republican Club to meet Secretary of State Ken Bennett, now a candidate for governor, speaking at noon Tuesday. Bennett will explain how his broad-based experience makes him one of the most-qualified gubernatorial prospects Arizona has had in decades. Door open at 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7400, 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood. Lunch & dessert will be available with coffee or ice tea for $11.00. Lunch purchase is not required. Sodas are $1. Reservations are only needed if you are having lunch. Please contact Bob O'Connell at (928) 301-4868 or email him at

Library Open House with Ken Bennett

Sept. 10

Mark your calendar to attend Cottonwood Public Library's Open House on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in The Hideaway, the teen zone in the mezzanine. Secretary of State Ken Bennett helps celebrate the newly refurbished teen zone and the addition of a new computer lab for youth and adult workshops by presenting the library with two promotional checks. The checks represent funds received from two Library Services and Technology Act grants to support the purchase of furniture, equipment, laptops and software.

The workshops are provided at no cost to the public and are supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. You can sign up for workshops at the library Reference Desk in the adult area.

The Cottonwood Public Library is located at 100 South Sixth Street in Cottonwood. Call (928) 340-2785 for more information.

Camp Verde Legion to host Patriot Day

Sept. 11

At noon, American Legion Post 93 will host its annual 9/11 Patriot Day at the Ramada on Hollamon Street.

According to unit president Sharon Doran, Post 93 Commander Ron Embry, Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German, Commander Steve Ganis of the Camp Verde Marshal's Office, Chief Clayton Young of the Camp Verde Fire District and Pastor Rick Carling of the Camp Verde Community Church will participate in the annual remembrance. The color guards of Post 93 will post the colors. Post 93 and VFW Post 6739 will give a rifle salute. Cindy Federer will sing the National Anthem.

Camp Verde Fire District will toll the bell 11 times. Lunch at Post 93 follows the ceremony.

For more information, call (928) 567-6154.

Adult Reading Program annual meeting

Sept. 12

The Camp Verde Adult Reading Program is having its Annual meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday at 3 p.m. And all are welcome.

Free health screening at CVFD

Sept. 13

Verde Valley Medical Center is offering free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Verde Fire District Station 81, 494 S. Main St.

Thanks to VVMC and AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation, these free screenings are available to those with limited access to healthcare. For more information or to learn about additional times and locations, call (928) 853-0879.

Hearing Aid Cleaning & Servicing

Sept. 18-19

Ron Kuglitsch, BC-HIS of Verde Mobile Hearing Solutions will be at the following locations to clean and service all makes and models of hearing aids:

Verde Valley Manor Clubhouse, 3400 E. Godard Road, Cottonwood, on Wednesday, at 10 a.m.

Cottonwood Village, 201 E. Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, on Thursday, at 9:30 a.m.

These services are free of charge. Please call 634-2077 for further information.

Parent/Child Campout

Sept. 20

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces its first Parent/Child Campout! Come set up your tent and enjoy the nearly full moon on the Community Field behind the Gym! Try out camping with the kids with flush toilets and entertainment! The Astronomers of the Verde Valley will be on hand with telescopes to watch the stars and the moon. Find out from them about the stars and planets in the night sky. Before that, enjoy the free double feature movie and popcorn in Room 206/207! Buy pizza for dinner to support the Teen Advisory Board. In the morning, wake up to coffee, donuts and juice inside. This is a great way for parents and their kids to enjoy camping close to home with lights and plumbing. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event, this is a family opportunity. Cost is only $5 and registration is at Camp Verde Parks & Recreation and 395 S. Main St. Call (928) 554-0828 for more information.

Mingus ATORT to perform 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

Sept. 20-29

The Mingus Union A.T.O.R.T. Theatre Company will open their 2013 season with the celebrated characters of Charles Schultz's comic strip as they present the classic musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" in six weekend performances.

Presented in its award-winning Broadway revival version, the musical snapshots Schultz at his best: Schroeder and Lucy at the piano, Charlie Brown and Lucy at the psychiatry booth, Linus with his blanket, Snoopy with his supper dish, and the whole gang at the baseball game. The show will be presented in the Mingus Auditorium at 1801 E. Fir St. in Cottonwood. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Advanced tickets cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children and students. All tickets are $2 more at the door so visit or call (928) 649-4466.

SeptemberFest at Jackpot Ranch

Sept. 21

SeptemberFest will be held Saturday at Jackpot Ranch in Camp Verde from noon to 10 p.m. The family-oriented one-day event features cowboy games, pony & hay rides, live music, scavenger hunt, family fun photos, pony-pie bingo, an outdoor movie, food, beer and more.

Admission is free, suggested donations benefit the Sedona Verde Valley Fire Fighter Charities and the Kara Ford Cancer Fund. Most activities, including the movie Apple Dumpling Gang, are also free of charge.

Budweiser and Western Destinations are sponsoring the event. Live music includes The Chromatics & Harley Davidson.

For more information, visit or email Deb Allenbaugh or Kristi Gagnon, festival directors at

Camp Verde Pioneer Picnic

Sept. 22

The Camp Verde Historical Society's annual Pioneer Picnic is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community Center on Hollamon Street. The Historical Society will provide the meat (barbecued beef and baked chicken) and the beverages. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite side dish with appropriate serving utensil. Be there at 12:30 p.m.

This year, they will honor the pioneering Kovacovich family. For more information contact the Historical Society at 567-9560

Understanding Prostate Changes

Sept. 25

"Understanding Prostate Changes: When to Talk to Your Doctor" is the topic of the next Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series. The Wednesday event will feature Oncologist Deborah Lindquist, M.D., F.A.C.P. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC Conference Rooms B & C, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call 928-639-6551.

Democrats of Red Rocks present movie on hunger

Sept. 25

DORR's free movie for September is "A Place at the Table" starring Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio.

It tells the powerful stories of Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey, " Place at the Table" shows how the issue of hunger could be solved forever if the American public decides that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.

The showing is Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library on White Bear Road off 89A. Please bring a donation of nonperishable food for the Food Bank.

Free screenings for prostate cancer

Sept. 26

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare and Verde Valley Medical Center are sponsoring free prostate screenings. The screenings are 4-7 p.m., Thursday in the Verde Valley Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Room, 269 S. Candy Lane; enter at VVMC's Main Entrance.

Screenings are by appointment and include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination by a physician. To schedule a prostate screening appointment, call (928) 204-4933, walk-ins will be seen as time allows 4-6 p.m.

Submissions sought for 'Big & Little Kids Book'

Sept. 26

The Yavapai County Community Foundation (YCCF) and First Things First Yavapai Regional Partnership Council invites all organizations that provide services to children, youth and their families in Yavapai County to submit information to be included in the 2014 edition of "The Big & Little Kids Book." This free resource guide includes descriptions and contact information for organizations that help children, youth and their families.

YCCF and First Things First also seek photographs of local children of all ages to be featured in The Big & Little Kids Book. Organizations serving Yavapai County children are strongly encouraged to submit photos (300 dpi minimum), and all community members are welcome to participate. Photos must be accompanied by a signed release form.

Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. For the Big Kids Book (ages 6 to 18), please contact Tracey McConnell at or (928) 499-9795. For the Little Kids Book (birth to age 5), please contact Cindy Pemberton at or (928) 776-0062.

Learn about school overrides

Sept. 26

DOVV will host a brief non-partisan presentation about our public school districts:  Mingus Union HS, and Cottonwood Oak Creek SD.  After their presentation, there will be a Q&A session about the upcoming ballot-by-mail election to continue the property tax override.  All are welcome, regardless of party affiliation, to this educational event.  The forum will take place on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Randall's restaurant, 891 S. Main St., Cottonwood. Refreshments.  Bring a nonperishable food item for the food bank. Call 634-7563 for further info.

MATForce wants community coaches

Sept. 27

Join MATForce for a free training that will teach you the skills to make a difference in someone's life. Trained coaches have the choice of working with people in recovery or with those returning to the community from prison. No prior experience, education or qualifications is needed, just your desire to help.

Community Coach training will be held in Prescott on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning on Sept. 27 and continuing through Oct. 25. Classes will be held at the Chapter 5 Recovery House Meeting Room, 709 W. Gurley Street, Prescott. To register please contact MATForce at (928) 708-0100 or by email at

Scouting for Birds

Oct. 4-6

The Verde River Valley Nature Organization (VRVNO) is offering an exclusive camping weekend and workshop for Boy Scouts to earn their Bird Study Merit Badge, at Red Rock State Park near Sedona. Camping at Red Rock is only offered to special groups and a rare opportunity.

Most Boy Scouts can earn Bird Study badges in one or two days. The fun and easy lessons, being led by a qualified BSA Merit Badge instructor, are scheduled in the Hummingbird classroom on Saturday morning, followed by a bird walk in the afternoon. If enough birds aren't spotted, Scouts are able to complete the badge on their own or on another bird walk. If a scout would like to attend the merit badge workshop and not camp for the weekend, he is welcome to register as an individual and does not need to be supervised by an adult. In this case, the troop does not need to be registered by the Scoutmaster. Registration forms can be downloaded from and the forms mailed to POB 2224, Cottonwood, AZ. 86326 by Sept. 26. Space is limited. Before mailing your forms, double check availability for your group by calling (928) 282-2202.

SAL annual Car Show

Oct. 5

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 25 will be having their fourth annual car show beginning at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judging will be at 1 p.m. The event will be held at 480 Calvary Way, Cottonwood.

You can pre-register before Sept. 21 for $15, includes lunch ticket for driver, by calling Carl Whitacre, 567-7409, and request a registration form be sent to you. After Sept. 21 the fee will be $20, includes lunch ticket.

Attendance admission is free. Come on out to this great event and cast your vote for 1st and 2nd place entries. Raffle tickets will be sold for great prizes. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and sodas for purchase. All proceeds from this event will go our Children and Youth programs and Veterans Programs.


Sedona Oktoberfest benefit

Oct. 6

Rock of Ages hosts eight annual Sedona Oktoberfest, a fun event fighting elder neglect, domestic violence and promoting preschool education through awareness and financial support for a better community for all.

This year's event will benefit the Verde Valley Sanctuary, Precious Stones Preschool and Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition. The event, including brats and beer, is held at the Kiwanis Park in the Village of Oak Creek and will start at 2 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. For more information, please call (928) 282-4091 or visit

DORR, DOVV annual picnic

Oct. 13

Democrats of the Red Rocks and Democrats of the Verde Valley will host their annual picnic at Living Springs Camp north of Sedona near the trout farm. The time is 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5/person for lunch and an opportunity to hear great speakers. There will be raffles and a silent auction. All are welcome. Call 203-5858 or 639-3688 for further information.

Red Rocks Oktoberfest

Oct. 19

The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks is hosting the Red Rocks Oktoberfest at the Los Abrigados Resort and Spa. This traditional German celebration of the harvest season features six local brewers showcasing specially made Oktoberfest beer. There will be authentic German food and entertainment.

Tickets to attend will cost $15 per person and all proceeds will support the club's mission of supporting programs for local children's charities. If you'd like to participate by sponsoring the event, contact Rick Wesselhoff at (928) 340-5012 or

Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K

Oct. 19

The Great Arizona Grape Stomp - Verde Valley 5K run is Saturday in Cottonwood, part of a series of runs benefiting the Arizona Wine Growers Association. Registration is $35 and includes a runner's tote bag, T-shirt, wine glass and discount coupons. Visit

Parenting the Love and Logic Way at Camp Verde Elementary

There will be a five-week parenting program designed by Love and Logic® at the Camp Verde Elementary School Art Room. The program helps with Modeling for our kids; Bedtime battles; Establishing limits; Managing time; Establishing empathy; And many other day-to-day parenting challenges. This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately.

Class dates are Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Program facilitator is Jenni Jackson. For more information, Call (928) 567-8039 for this free parenting class.

American Legion flag fundraiser

American Legion Post 135 in Cornville announced a fundraiser that will provide American made United States, state, military service and POW/MIA flags for residential and commercial use. The flags come in a variety of sizes from 8-by-12 inch grave marker flags, 3-by-5-foot and graduate up to the a 10-by-15-foot!

As an added service, and upon purchase of flag/s from the post, they will collect the unserviceable flag and properly dispose of it. Profits from the fundraiser are earmarked to go into the Post Building Fund.

For more information concerning the flag fundraiser or pricing, call project coordinator, Jim Strande at (928) 649-3374.