What's Happening; 2-18-15

Cottonwood Meteorite

Cottonwood Meteorite

Cottonwood Meteorite Added to Exhibit

March 1-Aug. 31

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center located at 385 S. Main Street in Camp Verde will add the Cottonwood Meteorite to an exhibit running from March 1 to Aug. 31. The loan of these meteorites from the Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies was arranged with the cooperation of Dr. Lawrence Garvie, Research Professor at the ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration. The Center will be hosting Dr. Garvie for a free talk on meteorites on March 3, at 7 p.m., in the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde. The Center will also give monthly talks on the importance and uses of meteorites among ancient Native American cultures during the span of the exhibit. Visit verdevalleyarchaeology.org or call (928) 567-0066 for more information.

Highway 260 Clean-Up

Feb. 21

The Verde Village Property Owners' Association will meet at the One in Christ Church parking lot at 8 a.m. It is recommended that volunteers bring their own water, wear long sleeves, gloves and long pants. There will be grabbers and nail sticks, and ADOT is providing plastic bags and vests. Call Mal at (928) 634-9785 for more information.

vVerde Valley Archaeological Society meeting

Feb. 22

February's 7 p.m. meeting features speaker J. Scott Wood, Forest Archaeologist and Heritage Program Manager, Tonto National Forest at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. Scott attended U of A and ASU, and received his MA from ASU. He is currently retired from the Tonto, after spending nearly 40 years in the Forest Service. Scott will speak about Goat Camp Ruin: Excavation, Stabilization, and Interpretation. Included will be material on what is being learned about the prehistory of Payson. For further information, please contact Dr. Ron Krug, at rskrug@npgcable.com.

Red Earth Auditions

Feb. 22

On Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Sedona for original 'Shakespeare Jazz' production. Plays April 24-26. Seeking 4-5 female actors and 4-5 male actors, age 15-60s. Also seeking musicians. Prepare to read a Shakespearian piece, musicians prepare a jazz-style piece. Cold readings from Shakespeare texts. Rehearsal process will include Shakespearian acting workshops. Contact Kate at (928) 399-0997 or email: info@redearththeatre.org for location and to book a time.

Pawz on Main Customer Appreciation

Feb. 28

Pawz on Main is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a customer appreciation day, and a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Light lunch will be served. The storefront is located at 918 North Main Street in Cottonwood.

Montezuma Avenue Bridge Closure

Feb. 23-24

The installation of the new Wet Beaver Creek Pedestrian Bridge will require a full closure of the vehicular bridge on Montezuma Avenue. The closure will commence at 10 p.m. Monday and will be closed until about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Creating Capital in the Verde Valley

Feb. 19

Hosted by the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization, this event includes economic development experts, the role small businesses have in the Verde Valley economy, and information on resources for start-ups. Space is limited for the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the M-137 at Yavapai College's Verde campus. Cost is $25, including lunch. Register at www.vvreo.com. For more information, email administration@vvreo.com or call (928) 274-3167.

American Pickers

The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum was recently contacted by the production staff of "American Pickers" to help get the word out that Mike and Frank will be in our area mid-March. To be considered for the program, email them at:  americanpickers@cineflix.com or leave a message at:  1-855-old-rust or 1-855-653-7878. Be sure to include:  your name, contact number, and description of your items. No retail shops or flea markets. They are not looking for farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves, or country primitives.

Cottonwood Area Networking Lunch

Feb. 19

The group holds its free meetings on the first and third Thursdays of the month at noon to give local businesses an opportunity to network with one another. The meetings have been held at Jerona Java Cafe on Mingus Avenue in the past, and are coordinated by Rosalie and Rick Malter of the Malter Institute, a stress management and natural health organization. Those interested in attending should call Rosalie at (928) 649-9343 or email royoga@cableone.net.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

Feb. 26

The City of Cottonwood is offering bi-monthly tours of its utility facilities. These tours involve quite a bit of walking, climbing stairs and going through tight hallways so please dress comfortably. We can also change the route to accommodate wheelchairs, canes and walkers. We have no facilities to accommodate very young children, infants and strollers at this time. Wastewater tours will be Feb. 26, April 30, and June 25, and of the water well March 26, May 28 and July 30. For more information about the tours, please contact Kyla Allen at Cottonwood City Hall phone number (928) 634-5526 or email her at kallen@cottonwoodaz.gov

Latin Dance and Desserts

Feb. 27

Liberty Performing Arts is hosting Latin Dance and Desserts starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. at 662 E. Hwy 89A in Cottonwood. The featured dance is Rumba. $10 per person includes a 90-minute session followed by open dancing, socializing and snacks. Contact (928) 580-4975 for more information.

Cottonwood Seeks Board of Adjustment Members

Feb. 27

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 340-2711, or on-line at www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Completed applications should be returned to 816 N Main St. no later than 3 p.m., Feb. 27. For further information, contact Community Development Manager Berrin Nejad at (928) 634- 5505, x3322.

Benefit and Bike Run for Doug Cannon

Feb. 28

Doug Cannon had a serious motorcycle accident and, after surgical complications, he has had his leg amputated. The Chaparral Bar, friends of Cannon and the Verde Valley MMA is hosting the run, starting at Nate's Cowboy Café in Clarkdale. Registration at 9 a.m. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. $15 per poker sheet. Run ends at the Chaparral bar in Cottonwood at noon, followed by a party. Everyone welcome. Music at 1 and 6 p.m. by the Cheap Sunglasses & Friends. For donation or run information, contact Beth at (928) 274-3443.

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