Thu, May 23

What's Happening 3-9-2014

Caregivers address VVPOA meeting

March 10

Monday, the Verde Village Property Owners Association will hold its monthly general meeting at the Clubhouse, 4855 Broken Saddle Drive. Members and residents are urged to attend. A short presentation will be given by Natalia Molina of the Verde Valley Caregivers volunteer coalition.

In addition, to the discussion of current items on the agenda, nominations for officers and directors will be taken at this meeting. Nominations will only be accepted at this meeting with elections being held at the April general meeting.

Verde Thumbs Garden Club Meeting

March 11

Thinking about starting a vegetable garden? Come to The Verde Thumbs Garden Club meeting for tips on starting your spring garden. There will be lots of information for Verde Valley gardeners. Everyone is welcome! Meeting is at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Community Room, southwest corner of Willard & Mingus in Cottonwood. Come at 6 p.m. for the "social time' and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Janice Montgomery at 634-7172.

Quail Country Quilters meet

March 13

The Quail Country Quilters will meet Thursday at the VFW Post, 705 E. Aspen St. in Cottonwood at 9 a.m. They will have our normal Business Meeting for the month and Show and Tell. QCQ member Joyce Cook will show a trunk show of her many quilts that she has made. Visitors are encouraged and always welcome.

Call Bev at 634-9411.

International Archaeology Film Fest

March 14-15

As part of Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month, Verde Valley Archaeology Center hosts the International Archaeology Film Fest. A different archaeological documentary will be shown at various locations. The film fest is at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Contact (928) 567-0066 or For film details, see the website at

Joyous holiday of Purim celebrated

March 14

Join the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley for the joyous Purim "spiel" telling the story of Queen Esther who courageously saved the Jewish people in ancient Persia. This story is updated, relevant, and acted out by the JCSVV players in what is called this year "A Long Island Purim." The audience is invited to sing along with the contemporary well-known songs. Rabbi Alicia Magal will chant selections in Hebrew from the Megillah (Scroll of Esther). Following the play and Megillah reading, there will be a bagel brunch including the traditional Hamentaschen, Purim filled pastries.

Call the office at (928) 204-1286 or visit for more information.

Final day to register for Camp Verde Little League

March 15

Camp Verde Little League & Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announce a final day for registration & tryouts for baseball & softball this year. Baseball tryout will be held Saturday at Butler Baseball Field starting at 8 a.m. Softball tryouts will be held at the Camp Verde High School softball field starting at 8:30 a.m. Parents can register their children who will be age 4 by April 30 for T-Ball at the try outs. Children who have not played in the league before will need a copy of their birth certificate.

For additional information contact Little League President Alby Bryant at (520) 730-3716.

Environment for Sinagua at Montezuma Well

March 19

As part of Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month, Montezuma Well National Monument in Rimrock will host a lecture and tour: "Environmental Influences for Sinaguan Settlement at Montezuma Well," starting at 10 a.m. Meet at the first viewing platform. Bring water, wear appropriate shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Montezuma Well, 5525 Beaver Creek Road. Contact (928) 649-6195, ext. 226, or

Cottonwood Gem & Mineral Show at MUHS

Match 15

The Cottonwood Gem & Mineral Show will be Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood. Various vendors from around the region will be selling items from their expansive collections. Come see the unique jewelry designs artists have created. The gem and mineral vendors have both rough and polished specimens that will amaze you! Bead vendors will also be there to show off their goods. Quality raffles will be held both days and food will be available for purchase. Don't miss this event the whole family will enjoy.

Circus of Illusion at Beaver Creek School

March 21

Illusionist Craig Davis brings his Circus of Illusion to Beaver Creek School on Friday at 6:30 p.m. for a community event fund-raiser. This is the only major fund-raiser of the year for the school. To buy tickets go to the school website at and follow the link.

Blood Drive at SOJ

March 21

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church will host a Blood Drive in partnership with Yavapai College Nursing Students and the Red Cross. The drive will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Spirit of Joy Campus, 330 Scenic, Clarkdale, in the Fellowship Hall.

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS. Blood supplies have dwindled this winter, so the need is great.

DOVV to hear about Arizona prisons

March 27

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m, at Randall's restaurant, Diane Post will speak on Arizona prisons at a meeting of the Democrats of the Verde Valley. Post is an attorney and leader of the Arizona Justice Alliance, which has done much research on Arizona prisons.

The topic should be of interest to both Democrats and Republicans, as well as Independents. Refreshments available. Bring an item for the Food Bank. Call 639-3688 or 634-7563 for information or a ride.

Children's clinic and clothing exchange

March 28

Spirit of Joy will hold its free children's clinic and clothing exchange on Saturday. The church campus is located at 330 Scenic, Clarkdale. The scheduled time is 9 a.m.-noon.

Here is your chance to exchange new or gently used clothing for a more suitable size for your children. Bring your child with you. They also have shoes and warm jackets. Call 634-4102 or see www.http://sojaz for further info.

Loven Family Run to Benefit Verde Valley Hospice Home

March 29

The third annual Loven Family Run to benefit the Verde Valley Hospice Home is set for Saturday at the Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood. Sponsored by the Loven family and hosted by Verde Valley Medical Center, the event features a family 2K run/walk, 5K run/walk and a 10K run.

Participants "take their mark' at 8 a.m., and after crossing the finish line will be treated to an old-fashioned country breakfast. For more information or to register, visit or call 877-527-5291.

Cottonwood Public Library Classes for adults

Join Cyndy Ricca on Tuesday, April 8, and June 17, at 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Public Library for Social Media for Small Businesses class. You'll learn promotional tips and resources for social media marketing for your small business. Class size is limited, so call and sign up today.

Another class in April is How to Plan Your Own Trip, led by Velda Bice with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Join Velda on Thursdays, April 3, 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m. to learn the tips and tools to plan the perfect vacation. Again, class size is limited, so sign up today.

While you're attending classes, your children can hone their skills with School Zone, an educational software for children grades 1-3. There are lots of educational games for spelling, phonics, and math.

The library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood. To register for classes, call 928-634-7559, extension 100.

Blueprints & Bluejeans fund-raiser for Habitat

April 5

Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity will be holding a "foot stompin'" fundraising dinner- dance on Saturday 5-11 p.m. at the Verde Valley Moose Lodge 1449 in Clarkdale. There will be a BBQ buffet, Chinese auction and raffles with entertainment by Chet & Steve to support Habitat's continuing effort to provide affordable homes to residents of the Verde Valley.

Tickets are $25 for individuals or may be purchased at a reduced rate for full tables of 8 or 10 people. Tickets are available at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store at 737 S. Main Street in Cottonwood, the Moose Lodge 1449 in Clarkdale or by calling (928) 649-6788.

Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour

May 17-18

The 49th annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year,

the longest running home tour in Arizona boasts never before seen historic and significant homes in this Guided Tour through the mile high town's back streets.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. The tour is not handicapped accessible. Call the Jerome Chamber of Commerce at (928) 634-2900 or buy tickets online at