What's Happening: 2-19-14

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days

March 22-23

The annual V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days are 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. There will be demonstrations and hands-on practice of ancient technology including throwing atl-atls, making fire by friction, spinning and weaving cotton, making and firing pottery, learning about traditional use of plants, watch expert flint-knapping and learn about a wide array of ancient tool technology. Enjoy watching dancers from the Yavapai Apache Nation and more.

Red Rock Pass required for parking. V Bar V is located off Forest Road 618 on the right, just after Wet Beaver Creek. Call (928) 203-2900 for specific directions. No registration is required.

Fire Board to meet

Feb. 20

The Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Board meets at 6 p.m. at the fire station on Beaver Creek Road. Call (928) 567-7428 or visit www.mrfd-fire.org.

Free Movie Night in Camp Verde

Feb. 21

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation and Community Library announces another Free Family Movie Night! Enjoy another double feature movie night with free popcorn! An animated fun feature for all ages at 5:30 and a Tween and Teen adventure at 7:30. Chips, soda & snacks will be available for purchase to benefit the Teen Advisory Board but the movie and popcorn is free. The show will be in Room 206/207 in the Community Center Complex. Call Parks & Recreation or the Library for movie titles at 554-0828 or 554-8380.

VV Computer Club Meeting

Feb. 21

The Verde Valley Computer Club Digital Camera Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Friday, Feb 21, at 5 p.m. (note time change) Free. Topic: 'Picasa 101'. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Dave 639-0106

Kiwanis Chili & Pie Dinner

Feb. 21

The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Chili & Pie Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Station. Each shift at the station is preparing chili in addition to a number of talented individual cooks at the station and in the Kiwanis membership. Kay Nye (Cricket's) is preparing the cobbler. This year donations are dedicated to community safety projects. Donations are requested.

History professor in Clergy Letter Project

Feb. 23

Dr. Amy Ilona Stein, professor of history and humanities at Yavapai College, will participate in the Clergy Letter Project at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood.

Her topic is "The Evolution of Charles Darwin," an historical look at the life, work and faith of the man who is an icon for both controversy and constancy, and whose work "On the Origin of the Species," continues to by a catalyst for ongoing debate.

The lecture, open to the public at no charge, will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. in the church's Worship Center.

United Christian School hosts Patriotic Program

Feb. 27

United Christian School in Camp Verde invites everyone to its Patriotic Program on Thursday at 7 p.m. Come and celebrate America's history at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex in the Phillip England Performing Arts Center. For more information, call (928) 567-0415.

Winter Bird Walk at the Well

March 1

The next Winter Bird Walk at Montezuma Well is Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. starting at the picnic area NPS Ranger Melinda McFarland will help visitors identify birds and their roles in the local environment. Free; bring water and binoculars. Call (928) 567-3322, ext. 221.

Mardi-Paws Pawty

March 1

Saturday from 5 to 8 pm at the Verde Village Clubhouse, 4855 Broken Saddle Drive, Cottonwood. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) kids 5-12 are $10 ($15 at the door). All proceeds to benefit the Verde Valley Humane Society. Tickets are available at the shelter, Paw Boutique, and Petsense.

League of Women Voters hosts forum on Yavapai College Master Plan

March 6

The League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley will host the first of two forums on Yavapai College's Master Plan and Capital Improvements from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Cottonwood Recreation Center. The speakers will be Clint Ewell, vice president, Finance & Administrative Services at Yavapai College, and Herald Harrington, member of Yavapai College's Board of Governors and board spokesperson.

Hear the facts about the 10-year Master Plan and have an opportunity to ask your questions. If you are unable to attend, you may submit your question in writing to: League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley at lwvsvv@yahoo.com.

The Cottonwood Recreation Center is located at 150 S. Sixth St. 

Silent Auction and fund-raiser for SUU

March 9

The Sedona Unitarian Universalist Church will hold its third annual Silent Auction and Fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona. Auction attendees will be treated to "A Night in Italy," featuring complimentary Italian food and wine. Auction items up for bid will include artwork by John Waddell and Joella Jean Mahoney, gift certificates from a multitude of local businesses and restaurants, Diamondback's tickets, and a weekend getaway in Phoenix.

All are invited to join in the fun, food and festivities. For more information contact, Dreama Aldredge, (928) 202-9354.

VVREO to hold Crowd Funding Seminar

Feb. 21

The Capital Creation Committee of Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO) is pleased to announce that they are hosting a seminar on crowd funding on Friday at The Horn, 348 S. Main St., in downtown Camp Verde. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., buffet breakfast will be served at 8, and the panel presentation will start at 8:30.

Crowd funding has become a major new source of raising funds for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. It has become very popular on sites such as Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com by pre-selling new products or offering prizes in exchange for financial support. The cost of the seminar is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You can pre-register on line on the VVREO Web Site, VVREO.org, before Feb. 19.

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