What's Happening: 3-1-15

Understanding Einstein - The Thought Experiments

March 5

This free presentation as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's "Brown Bag Brain Buzz" series will be on "Understanding Einstein - the thought experiments" presented by Shri Srikanth, a management consultant to Industrial companies for over thirty years and OLLI facilitator. Every Thursday, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. people are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or get a lunch from the college cafe and participate in the discussion at the Clarkdale Campus (Room G-104). Water, coffee and iced tea will be provided. The sessions are free and open to the public. For more information call (928) 649-5550.

Jerome Artist Co-op Featured Artist Show

March 6

"Up Our Sleeves," a show of new works by mixed media artists Michele Naylor and Marjorie Claus, opens the day before the First Saturday Art Walk in Jerome. There will be refreshments and live music provided during the art walk from 5-8 p.m., and Janice Paul will be playing inventive interpretations of the Great American Songbook and other classic jazz tunes on the keyboard. The gallery is at 502 Main Street in Jerome.

2015 Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraising event

Feb. 27-28, March 21-22

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters asks the community to get involved with the 2015 Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraising event in Camp Verde. Bowl for Kids' Sake, a national campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters, has opportunities for all members of the community to get involved. Over 300 Team Captains invite 4-5 friends or co-workers to secure a minimum of $125 in pledges, each. Then the team members celebrate their fundraising efforts with a bowling party! It is an easy and fun way to support the mission of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. To get involved, call (928) 634-9789 or visit www.azbigs.org/bfks. Bowling parties feature the "Be a Super Hero" theme and offer prizes from many local businesses for different fundraising categories.

Bahá'í Faith meeting

Feb. 28

There will be an exploration of the role of education in the creation of the unity of humanity, a Bahá'í viewpoint at the Cottonwood Public Library from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Cottonwood Bahá'í community. Questions and participation by the public is invited and welcome.

Music of Charleah and her Happy Days Band

March 1

Dance to the Music of Charleah and her Happy Days Band, 2-5 p.m. at the Cottonwood American Legion. Public welcome.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 2

The Linux special interest group will meet at 5 p.m. Rob Schottland will present. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tun-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

National School Breakfast Week coupon

March 2

From 6 to 9 a.m. Monday, Cottonwood and northern Arizona McDonald's restaurants will extend a special "Lovin' Our Egg McMuffin" offer to kick off National School Breakfast Week and raise awareness of the importance of breakfast before school.  Parents who purchase an Egg McMuffin for their child will receive a FREE Happy Meal bookmark coupon, while supplies last.

Yavapai College governing board meeting

March 3

The Yavapai College governing board is meeting at 1 p.m. on the Sedona campus, located at 4215 Arts Village Drive. The meeting agenda includes a presentation on the college's proposed tuition and fees for fiscal year 2016, consideration of the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee (VVBAC) operating guidelines, a report from VVBAC Chair Paul Chevalier on committee activity, a Verde Valley Campus update and presentation of the proposed FY16 budget for the District Governing Board itself (not the college). Find out more at yc.edu.

Camp Verde Historical Talks

March 3

Mark your calendars for the first in a series of historical talks, to be held at the museum located at 435 S. Main Street, on March 3 at 4 p.m. The subjects will be John and George Hance. For more information, call (928) 567-9560.

Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee meeting

March 4

Starting at 8:30 a.m., the VVBAC will hold their meeting at the Verde campus at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clardale, building M, room 137. The agenda includes speakers from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, presentations and recommendations form Leona Wathagoma regarding the Yavapai-Apache Nation, and Amber Merchant-Lee, superintendent of Verde Valley Public Schools. The next meeting will be March 18 on the Verde Valley campus with the Yavapai College Foundation. Find out more at yc.edu.

Wordy Ones meeting

March 5

The Verde Valley Writers Workshop, meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Thursday of each month at the Business Assistance Center, 821 North Main. A $2 donation covers assorted printing and other special costs. At the meetings, each person reads 5-6 pages of their work of any genre. Recent readings have included pages from a novel, a memoir, a travel series, and an educational series for young children, and a variety of personal essays. Occasionally someone reads poetry. The other attendees critique the work, with positive focus on its overall appeal, voice, point of view, coherence, and consistency. Guests are not expected to read or critique (or contribute a donation) at the first meeting they attend. All writers invited. For more information, contact Cybele Sieradzki at (928) 713-7105.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 5

Board meeting at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tun-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 6

Windows special interest group meets at 5 p.m. The evening's topic is "Where is the Windows Operating System Headed?" presented by Richard Gohman. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tun-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Senior Safety: Fraud, Schemes and Scams

March 6

Verde View Senior Apartments hosts a free presentation to learn about fraud, schemes, scams and safety and how it affects the seniors in the community. Presented by Camp Verde Marshall, the event starts at 10 a.m. in Verde View Senior Apartments located at 377 W. Hwy 260, Camp Verde. Contact Penelope Cook at (928) 567-7280 for more information.

Erev Shabbat service

March 6

at 7:30 p.m., join the community for Erev Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. The Oneg refreshments are sponsored by Karen and Charlie Schudson, and by Phyllis and Cy Elliott. For further information, call the office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday, at (928) 204-1286, or visit www.jcsvv.org to see the week's full listing of events.

Mingus Mountain Republicans meeting

March 10

VFW Post #7400 located at 701 E. Aspen Street in Cottonwood will host Congressional Rep. Paul Gosar. Lunch will be served prior to the meeting beginning at 11:15 a.m. Please RSVP by email to Mingus_Mountain@hotmail.com on or before Friday, Feb. 6 or call Niles Haton at (928) 649-1643.

Red Rock Referral Group meeting

March 11

The Red Rock Referral Group meets for breakfast the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 a.m. at REDS located in Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. The Red Rock Referral Network helps business owners grow their business through personal referrals and recommendations. For more information, call Geri Whaley at (928) 300-3897.

Jerome's History Then & Now

March 11

The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting the next in its Living History speaker series on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Museum when Jay Kinsella of the Jerome Historical Society will speak on "Jerome's History - Then & Now". The Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona and is open daily 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, call (928) 282-7038.

Hospice and Palliative Care: How to Know When the Time Is Right

March 12

"Hospice and Palliative Care: How to Know When the Time Is Right" is the topic of the March Take Note: Sedona lecture, which is sponsored by Northern Arizona Healthcare's Verde Valley Medical Center. The lecture will feature Deanna Marques, R.N., who specializes in hospice and palliative care nursing. The free presentation will run from 5-6 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. To R.S.V.P. or for more information about this event, call (928) 639-6551.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 13

Internet special interest group meets at 5 p.m. The presenter is Rob Schottland. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tun-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Spring Craft Fair

March 14

The Verde Valley Senior Center is hosting a spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 500 E. Cherry Street in Cottonwood. Come early for the best selection of homemade, one-of-a-kind items. For more information call Mary Nordstrom at (928) 567-6951 or Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450, or email dmoorevents@yahoo.com.

Lent

March 14, 11, 18, 25

Join the Verde Valley Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays during Lent at 2 p.m. The Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion will be on April 2 at 2 p.m. Easter breakfast will be on Sunday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m. followed by Resurrection Celebration Worship at 10:15 a.m.

Get your Irish on at the Clubhouse

March 14

The big band dances featuring the great band Sentimental Journey will play at the Clarkdale Clubhouse from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum has hosted these dances for 15 years on the biggest dance floor in the Verde Valley. This is a non-alcoholic event and refreshments are available. Admission is $10 per person for this last dance until October. For further information call Lee & Gail Daniels at (928) 634-9346.

Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show

March 14-15

The Annual Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale will be held at the Mingus Union High School at 1801 East Fir Street in Cottonwood. On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday the show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors from around the region will be offering mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many prizes to be offered throughout the show. Food will be offered by the Mingus Union High School Band throughout the show, and part of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to band to assist with their activities. Admission is $3 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free.

Historical Society to Feature Guest Speaker Leon Girdner

March 18

The Cornville Historical Society will hold its eleventh annual meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cornville Fire Station, 1120 S. Page Springs Road, in Cornville. Girdner's topic will be "Growing up in Cornville from 1931 to 1951".

For the Love of Sedona Free Community Presentation

March 19

The City of Sedona invites Sedona and Verde Valley residents to attend a free community presentation, "For the Love of Sedona" by Peter Kageyama on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be approximately one hour with time afterward for Q&A. In addition, there will also be a free half-day workshop for Sedona residents and businesses on Friday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Agave of Sedona Event Center. This workshop is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for those in Sedona that pre-register. RSVP for the workshop no later than March 6 at (928) 204-7127 or by email to DSpringfield@SedonaAZ.gov. For more information, please contact the City Manager's office at (928) 204-7127.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 20

Digital camera special interest group meets at 5 p.m. with presenter Jody Wheeler. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tun-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 21

General meeting at 9:30 a.m. The topic is "Identity Training" presented by Reanna Buss from the Verizon Store. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tun-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 21

PC Tune-Up Clinic starts at 11 a.m. Bring a laptop with power cord or twoer. No hardware work will be done. Software issues will be addressed. Fee is $25 per hour, one-hour minimum, with additional time rounded up to the next hour. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

St. Joseph School groundbreaking

March 22

Immaculate Conception Parish will be having ground breaking for the new St. Joseph School on Sunday at 10:15 a.m., with Bishop Thomas J Olmsted presiding over the ceremony.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 27

The Fourth Friday special interest group meets at 5 p.m. The presenter is Jody Wheeler. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tun-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Craft show at Mathews Resale

March 28

Mathews Resale Shop is holding a craft show on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mathews Resale Shop is located in downtown Camp Verde at 348 S. Main St. For more information, call Mary Nordstrom at (928) 567-6951.

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