What's Happening: 2-22-15

Mingus board meeting

Feb. 24

The Mingus Union High School governing board is holding its regular board meeting for February at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Members will discuss the governor's budget and how it impacts "dollars in the classroom," as well as consider and possibly adopt a resolution refinancing the district's bond debt. This is estimated to save taxpayers $325,000. Find the full agenda at MingusUnion.com.

Clarkdale council meeting

Feb. 24

Members of the Clarkdale town council will meet at 3 p.m. in the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. They'll hear results from a survey conducted by the Community Services Department to obtain residents' feedback on the town's events, programs and activities. Staff will also present additional data on collected last year as a result of actual programming and attendance, and hands-on, daily operations. Find out more at clarkdale.az.gov.

Arizona Town Hall

Feb. 26

Yavapai College is hosting an Arizona Town Hall event from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 601 Black Hills Dr., Building M - Room 137. Cost is $15 for those having lunch, free for those who are not. The subject is Arizona's Economy Highlights. Register and pay online atwww.aztownhall.org/Events_Calendar.

Chateau Tumbleweed Release Party

Feb. 27

Chateau Tumbleweed is releasing seven new 2013 red wines in the next couple months. The first three will be corked starting at 5 p.m. in Clarkdale at Four-Eight Wineworks, 907 Main Street in Clarkdale. Call (928) 649-2007.

Erev Shabbat service

Feb. 27

At 7:30 p.m., join the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley for Erev Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. For further information, call the office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday, at (928) 204-1286, or visit www.jcsvv.org.

Vegetable Gardening Class

Feb. 28, March 1

Learn about soil amendments, correct varieties for this area, seed starting, transplanting tips, organic insect and disease control, correct watering and harvesting methods from, Janice Montgomery, a lifelong gardener who has taught vegetable gardening for many years in Cottonwood. TIme: 10 a.m. - noon. Cost: $40 for two class sessions. Location: 1049 S. 5th Street, Cottonwood. To register call (928) 634 -7172 or email jmontgomery@cableone.net. Class is limited to 15 students.

Alzheimer's Support Group

March 4

Meetings for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients are held the first Wednesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Verde Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. This support group is open to everyone, especially to people who have not been able to attend before. For information, call Barbara at (928) 634-2638 or Fran at (928) 634-6495.

Dinner Night at the Museum

March 4

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center inaugurates the first Wednesday of the month evening hours, starting on March 4, from 5-8 p.m. at 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde. Visitors receive a 10-percent discount at the new Corner Bistro Restaurant across the street. Visit www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org or call (928) 567-0066 for more information.

Legal Services Workshop

March 18

At 4:30 p.m., Ruth Szanto of Community Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm, will present a free workshop at Camp Verde Community Library about Legal Aid and Library Specialist, Gerry Laurito will demonstrate how to access free legal forms. The purpose of this program is to increase awareness of legal resources available to everyone regardless of economic factors. For more information about this or any other programs or events at Camp Verde Community Library, call (928) 554-8380.

Talking Book Library Workshop

March 24

Christine Tuttle of the Arizona Talking Book Library department of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, will discuss free audio listening services for people who have difficulty reading the printed word. This program will take place in Camp Verde Community Library's Children's Room. For more information about this or any other programs or events at Camp Verde Community Library, call (928) 554-8380.

Native Plant Workshop

March 28

Keep Sedona Beautiful is sponsoring the 36th annual Native Plant workshop at the West Sedona School, 570 Posse Ground Road from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance ticket price is $35 for the general public. Admission the day of the event is $45. For more information and to register, please visit http://keepsedonabeautiful.org/ or call KSB at (928) 282-4938.

Seeking volunteers for Mounted Unit Search and Rescue

The Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team's ( YCSRT ) Mounted Unit is looking for experienced equestrians who own a trailer and well-trained horse.

Applicants will undergo background checks and attend the Basic Search and Rescue Academy. The Mounted Unit holds monthly meetings and/or trainings which include beginner through advanced GPS use, map reading, first aid, wilderness survival, tracking and many other facets of search and rescue. For more information please contact Craig Stevens, Mgr. YCSRT Mounted Unit, at (928) 300-2723 or by emailing craigstevens224@gmail.com.

EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine Stroke Survivor Support Group

March 5

Northern Arizona Healthcare's EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine department sponsors a free Stroke Survivor Support Group the first Thursday of each month.

The March meeting, an open session to discuss stroke-related frustrations and methods of stress management, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane, Conference Room C. The group is open to patients, family members, caregivers and anyone interested in learning about stroke prevention, treatment and care options.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information about EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine's Stroke Survivor Support Group, call (928) 282-6775.

To learn more about the programs and services offered at Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit NAHealth.com.

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