What's Happening: 12-24-14

Christmas Eve service

Dec. 24

Service starts at 6 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship located at 3605 Zalesky Road in Cottonwood.

FREE Day after Christmas Grief Support Group

Dec. 26

Cottonwood Village and Dale Morgan, bereavement specialist of Hospice Compassus, is facilitating a free group grief counseling, Friday at 2 p.m. Contact Mara Miller at (928) 634-4229 for more information.

2015 Annual Dinner and Board Installation

Jan. 30

The 2014 board members will be honored and new board members will be welcomed at the annual Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce Dinner. The tailgating social hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by cork and catch and 6 p.m., and awards at 7 p.m. Register at the chamber's website. Contact Karen or Christian at (928) 634-7593 for more information.

Free Women's Workshop

Jan. 4

Certified life coach Elizabeth Cornell and business expert Grace Kirkwood are holding the first meeting of a monthly women's group at 7 p.m. at the La Luna Birth and Women's Center, located at 703 S. Main Street in Cottonwood. Call (928) 593-9528 for more information.

Cottonwood One Stop Center offers free GED classes

Beginning Jan. 5

Cottonwood One-Stop Center will offer free classes to help you prepare for the GED exam. Classes are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 5, 2015. Cottonwood One-Stop Center is located in the DES Building, 1500 E Cherry St. Call (928) 567-3187 for more information.

Join the Cottonwood Community Band

Jan. 5

Dust off your instrument and come join the Cottonwood Community Band, a forty-member concert band that rehearses Monday beginning January 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Cottonwood Middle School band room (Room 301). The band has several performances planned for spring 2015. All instrumentalists who read music, especially trumpeters, percussionists, and clarinetists, are welcomed. There is no audition. For more information about the band, email cottonwoodcommunityband@gmail.com or visit the band's website at http://cottonwoodcommunityband.org.

Mentoring Circle & Networking

Jan. 5

'The Bottom Line in Business: Keeping the Books" to be held 4:30-7 p.m. on Monday at Jerona Café in Cottonwood, hosted by NAWBO - Sedona Verde Valley Chapter. Register at www.nawbo-svv.org by January 2. $5 for NAWBO members; $20 for all others.

Cottonwood Idol II

Jan. 11

Cottonwood Idol competition begins Sunday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. and continues Jan 18 and 25. This event is a fundraiser for the scholarship fund for the Susan J Rheem, Adult Care Center here in Cottonwood. The events will be held at Emmanuel Fellowship Church on Fir Street. Tickets are available at Country Bank, Mount Hope Foods and the Adult Care Center at 636 N. Main Street. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. 30 local singers are competing for the titles of Cottonwood Idol, Rising Star and Jr. Rising Star. (928) 300-9860 or cholcombe114@gmail.com.

Shabbat serviced this Friday

Dec. 26

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., everyone is invited to join the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley in welcoming in Shabbat. The service, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, includes traditional Shabbat prayers, songs, healing blessings, a Torah reading, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. For further information, call the office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday, at (928) 204-1286, or visit www.jcsvv.org. which contains the calendar and archived newsletters.

Bahá'í Faith monthly meeting

Dec. 27

Held the fourth Saturday of each month, the Cottonwood Bahá'í community meets at the Cottonwood Public Library. December's meeting will go from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Weekly Ballroom Class

Jan. 7

Liberty Performing Arts, located at 662 E. Hwy 89A in Cottonwood, is starting a ballroom class on Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. and every Wednesday thereafter. $7 per person, per class.

Sedona-Verde Valley NAWBO monthly meeting

Jan. 15

Susan Brooks, the founder of Life Solutions for Professional Women, will speak on "How Professional Women Can Stop Juggling and Struggling and Thrive at Work and at Home" at the NAWBO-Sedona Verde Valley meeting. West Sedona. Tickets are available for members for $30, and non-members for $40 at www.nawbosvv.org by Monday, Jan. 12; or at the door for $40/members and $50/non-members.

Movie Night 'Vitality' the Documentary

Jan. 21

Karen Russel of Recipe 4 Wellness is hosting the movie night, from 6-8 p.m. at 140 Schuerman Drive in Sedona. Cost is $8 per person, or half price with a friend. Call Russell at (928) 282-8918 to reserve a spot.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Dec. 24

Verde Valley Christian Church is holding three services: 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each candlelight service will be about 40 minutes long and will consist of Christmas carols, a Christmas story presentation that will be enjoyable to young and old alike, and concluding with a beautiful candle lighting experience in which everyone will participate. Verde Valley Christian Church is located at 406 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood. 

City of Cottonwood Seeking Members for its Board of Adjustment

Jan. 30

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Council- appointed five-member Board of Adjustment. One seat is for a two-year term, and two seats are for a three-year term. These are volunteer, non-paid opportunities. This Board is a quasi-judicial decision-making body that hears variance requests and appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator. Training is available. The Board meets on an as-needed basis throughout the year. If you are a resident of the City of Cottonwood interested in serving your community, please considering volunteering. Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources office, 816 N. Main St., or by calling 340-2713, or on-line at www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Completed applications should be returned to 816 N Main St. no later than 3:00 PM, January 30, 2015. For further information, contact Community Development Manager Berrin Nejad at (928) 634-5505, x3322.

Enjoy STEAM activities at the Camp Verde Community Library

Camp Verde Community Library's youth library invites kids to drop by to spend some unstructured time with STEAM activities. Ask Ms. Dianna to use one of the STEAM kits centered on science, technology, engineering, arts and math themes.

STEAM kits are designed to spark interest in the sciences and arts through interactive learning, and to encourage self-initiated learning, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. The STEAM kits include Bionic Blox, Kaleidoscope Gears, Magnetic Science, Roominate, Snap Circuits Lights, Tegu Blocks, T-Rex Skeleton Model, and MaKey MaKey. If you don't know what any of these are, come to the Library this week and find out.

In addition to STEAM kits, kids can interact with Shpero - the robot ball, use the microscope, use an iPad to access learning apps or read Tumblebooks, or work on an art or craft project.

Camp Verde Community Library received STEAM kits from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. For more information about this or other Youth programs at Camp Verde Community Library, contact Youth Services Librarian, Dianna Manasse at (928) 554-8387 or visit http://www.campverde.az.gov/government/library/.

Beaver Creek rock school needs repair

Thru Jan. 1, 2015

Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society is seeking estimates from licensed contractors to repair the cracks in the 1932 rock school building on the Beaver Creek School campus. There is an engineer's report that is being used as a guide to what needs to be done. Interested? Contact Judy McBride at (928) 567-4648 on or before Jan. 1, 2015.

Celebrating the 3 R's ... Reunion, Retirement and Restoration

May 2, 2015

Beaver Creek School reunion for former students, faculty and staff. Reconnecting with fellow Creekers. Honoring Mrs. Cowan, Mr. Clifford, Mrs. Sandell, and Jimmy Womack. Highlighting the historical importance of the 1932 Rock Schoolhouse on campus. Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society needs volunteers for various committees and contributions to fund this event. Donations can be mailed to BCPHS, P.O. Box 5402, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342. Contact Judy McBride, (928) 567-4648 or jamcbride1@hotmail.com.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Dec. 24

Starts at 5 p.m. at Parkside Church, 401 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde. All ages welcome to celebrate Christmas at Parkside to focus on the Reason for the Season. For more information, visit www.parksidecampverde.com or email info@parksidecampverde.com.

Coffee with a cop

Dec. 29

Camp Verde Marshal's Office will hold its monthly Coffee With a Cop from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Thanks a Latte. Join your neighbors and police officers for conversation - and a hot cup of joe. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Coffee With a Cop is held the last Monday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Thanks a Latte, located at 348 S. Main St. in Camp Verde.

Free GED classes

Beginning Jan. 5

Camp Verde Adult Learn Center will offer free classes to help you prepare for the GED exam. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 5, 2015. Camp Verde Adult Learn Center is located at 473 S Main St., room 305. Call (928) 567-3187 for more information.

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