What's Happening: 8-2-14

Full Moon Flute Concert at Montezuma Castle

Aug. 9

Native American artist Wolfs Robe will be playing music by moonlight at Montezuma Castle National Monument on Saturday. Wolfs Robe is committed to the preservation of the Native American flute as well as his own ancestral connections. His work has been credited with helping sustain the art of traditional flute music.

Park gates will open at 7 p.m. The 45-minute concert begins at 8 p.m. and the early-rising moon is expected to illuminate the cliffs all evening. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and flashlights. There is no charge for admission or for the concert. For additional information, call the Montezuma Castle visitor center at (928) 567-3322, ext. 0.

Have Instruments - Need Players

Aug. 4

The Cottonwood Community Band invites area instrumentalists from Sedona and throughout the Verde Valley to join the band when it resumes rehearsals on Monday, Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m. in the Cottonwood Middle School band room (Room 301). There is no audition and the band welcomes all instrumentalists who read music, especially trumpeters, percussionists, trombonists, French horn players, and clarinetists.

Thanks to generous donations from members of the community, the Cottonwood Community Band has several instruments available to musicians who used to play in a band but no longer own an instrument. The band has two trumpets, two French Horns, a trombone, a tuba, and a flute to loan to members of the community interested in joining the band. Members of the band range from high school age to retirees. For more information about the band, email cottonwoodcommunityband@gmail.com or visit the band's website at http://cottonwoodcommunityband.org.

New Hours for the This and That Thrift Shop

Aug. 5

The 'This and That' thrift Shop located in Cottonwood Village Independent and Assisted Living at 201 E. Mingus, will have new hours starting Aug. 5. The shop will open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 'This and That' shop can be found next to the elevator on the 3rd floor, in East wing of the Cottonwood Village community. The welcome desk will provide directions if needed.

Cottonwood Village, a Capital Senior Living Community has had a volunteer resident managed thrift shop for over 13 years. Open to the public items are donated by the public and residents for re-sale at super value pricing. All proceeds go to the Resident Fund of Cottonwood Village. For more information call (928) 634-4229.

Support group for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients

Aug. 6

Each month Verde Valley Presbyterian Church hosts a free support group for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. (please arrive by 9:45 a.m.) VVPC is located at 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. Mary Novar, a Family Care Consultant from the Alzheimer's Association, will be presenting at this meeting. She can answer your questions about the disease and the programs available to help those living with ALZ and/or caregivers. Call (928) 771-9257 for more information.

Jackpot Barrels & Poles

Aug. 8

The Verde Valley Fair Arena in Cottonwood will be the site of the Jackpot Barrels & Poles competition Friday starting at 5 p.m. with Time Onlys at $3 each. No office or arena fees. Running at 7 p.m. are Open ($40); Senior ($35); Youth ($20); and Poles ($20). Books won't close until each event starts. Visit www.vvfair.com for more information.

Talking Book Presentation at Cottonwood Library

Aug. 8

Are you unable to read the printed word? Or perhaps you can't hold a book? The Arizona Talking Book Library might be for you.

A representative from the Arizona Talking Book Library will be at the Cottonwood Public Library to discuss their free audio listening services on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The talking books program is free to people who are unable to read the printed word or cannot manage to hold a book.

For more information on this event, contact Vanessa Ward, Library Manager at (928) 340-2780.

Free concert featuring the Sierra Silverstrings

Aug. 8

The Sierra Silverstrings Family group will perform at Cottonwood Village Fridayat 1:45 p.m. An all-children string group from Reno, Nevada, they range in age from 5 to 16.

The group is managed by Eve McNeil, and inspired by Mama's Wranglers, aka Kid Fiddlers, from Las Vegas.

These fiddling kids travel to perform their folk music for all ages.

Founded in June 2012 the group has performed over 150 times.

Timothy, age 16, sings, plays fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Brigit, age 13, sings, dances, plays fiddle and cello.

Maureen, age 10, sings, dances, fiddles harmony, plays cello, and mandolin. Fiona, age 8, sings, dances, hula hoops, and plays violin. Little Liam, age 5, plays violin and sings. For more on performances see http://sierrasilverstrings.com

Parkinson Support Group meets

Aug. 8

Brandon Baxter, family caregiver coordinator for the Northern Arizona Council of Governments(NACOG) and the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), will speak at the next meeting of the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group. He will provide information about NACOG - its purpose, its structure, the services it offers and how to access them. In addition, there will be time for those attending to share information, informally discuss topics of interest, and get to know each other.

Individuals with Parkinson disease, their family, care partners and friends are always invited to attend the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group monthly meetings. The group meets the second Friday of every month, 3-4:30 p.m, at the Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ. For more information, please contact group facilitator Judy Talley at (928) 202-7952, or judytalley@ernesthealth.com.

Summer Craft Fair at the Senior Center

Aug. 9

There will be a Summer Craft Fair at the Verde Valley Senior center Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come early for the best selection of homemade, one-of-a-kind items at this great sale.

The center is at 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. For more information, call Mary Nordstrom at (928) 567-6951.

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