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VV Computer Club Meeting

Jan. 9

The Internet Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Verde Valley Computer Club meets Friday at 5 p.m. Bring your questions or concerns and see if we can help. Clemenceau Building, Willard St at Mingus Ave, Cottonwood. The meeting is Free. Contact Dave for more information at (928) 639-0106.

Beaver Creek Historical Society meeting

Jan. 9

The January meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Lake Montezuma. Our guest speaker will be Frieda Ann Eswonia, a Yavapai tribal member originally from Clarkdale. She will speak about the history of the Yavapai. For more information, contact Darla Melcher at (928) 592-0782 or rjmel1@msn.com.

Shabbat services

Jan. 9

On Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., everyone is invited to join the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley in welcoming in Shabbat. The new Board of Directors will be installed, and new members honored as well at this festive service, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, which includes traditional Shabbat prayers, songs, healing blessings, a Torah reading, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. It is also Simcha Shabbat when members and visitors celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other happy occasion, receive a special blessing. For further information, call the office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (928) 204-1286, or visit www.jcsvv.org.

Sedona Parks and Recreation Outdoor Fitness

Jan. 5-Feb. 12

At 4:30 p.m. at Posse Grounds Park, the outdoor fitness class is a sports performance program for recreational athletes that is designed to prevent injuries, decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass and increase athletic performance including flexibility, core function, balance, power, speed, agility, quickness strength and cardiorespiratory efficiency. Visit sedonaaz.gov for more information. 

Sedona Parks and Recreation Music Together

Jan. 7-March 11

Classes are held from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. in the Recreation room at Posse Grounds Park. Registration is being accepted now through the Parks and Recreation office. Classes are designed to engage children ages birth to five and parents in a delicious smorgasbord of songs, movement and instrument play. Visit sedonaaz.gov for more information. 

Mexican Wolf Experts Will Speak at Forest Service Event

Jan. 9-10

On Jan. 9-10, the Mexican Wolf is the subject of a two-day public program hosted by the Coconino National Forest Red Rock Ranger District and Sedona Friends of the Forest.

The free program will be held at the Red Rock District Visitor Center, located one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek on Highway 179.

At 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, Jeff Dolphin will speak about the history, behavior and role of the Mexican Wolf in Southwest ecosystems.

Dolphin is a wolf technician with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and is associated with the Blue Range Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project.

From noon-1:30 p.m., a refuge wolf traveling as an ambassador from the Nevada-based US Wolf Refuge will be at the Visitor Center.

Experts will be on hand to speak with visitors and present information about the wolf.

The Friday program continues with Bill Chamberlain, director of the US Wolf Refuge, and wolf educator Doris McFadden speaking at 1:30 pm on issues associated with the managed reintroduction of the Mexican Wolf in Arizona and New Mexico.

On Saturday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chamberlain and the refuge wolf will again be present at the Visitor Center.

Registration is not required for the program, however space is limited at the scheduled presentations on a first come basis.

Call (928) 203-2900 for more information.

Chronic Pain Support Group meeting

Jan. 10

Fibromyalgia/arthritis/chronic pain support group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in Conference Room A at Cottonwood's Verde Valley Medical Center.

Meetings are open to all who wish to learn about chronic pain and its ramifications: pain sufferers, caregivers, spouses, friends. 

There are no dues or collections of any kind. Join us to share the good and the bad as we can always learn from others' experiences.

Perhaps you would like to share your lessons learned from the recent holiday season about how to take care of yourself in stressful times.

Coffee, tea and water are provided by our award winning hospital. 


Call Barbara at (928) 649-0248.

Verde Valley Fair Arena Club meeting

Jan. 20

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the fair office board room; everyone is welcome. If you would like to volunteer at an event or learn how to work the ground please contact the fair office at (928) 634-3290.

Free Public Tour of Clark Memorial Clubhouse

Jan. 21

The dates of upcoming tours in 2015 are Jan. 21, March 18, and May 20.  For each tour meet your guides at the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum located at 900 First North in Clarkdale at 9:45 am. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and will include walking a short distance to the historic landmark.  Donations are suggested and welcomed at the museum for this tour.

Sedona Parks and Recreation Fabulous Faux Workshops

Jan. 24

Two different classes being offered, both on Saturday. Held in the Recreation room at Posse Grounds Park, registration is being accepted for these workshops through the Parks and Recreation office. Learn Classic, Tuscan, Metallics at 9:30 a.m. or Suede, Rustic, Modern at 1 p.m. Visit sedonaaz.gov for more information. 

Sedona Parks and Recreation Just ONCE Guitar Workshop

Jan. 24

Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Teen Center at Posse Grounds Park, this crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Registration is being accepted now through the Parks and Recreation office. Visit sedonaaz.gov for more information. 

Information sought on "Friendship" Quilt

On display at the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum is a "Friendship" quilt made in Camp Verde in the 1930's.  The quilt was bought at an auction in Reno, Nevada in 2014 and donated to the Museum. 

Four of the quilters have been identified.  The Museum needs help from the community in discovering who the remaining 28 quilters were. 

Information is needed on Mrs. John Parson, Mrs. Barbara Jones, Cora Derrick, Mrs. Velma Grimes, Mrs. Earl Smith, Mrs. Bertha Bergerson, Mrs. W.L. Powers, Mrs. A.L. Warfel, Mrs. Pauline Jones and 19 others.  The quilt can be seen at the Museum, located at 435 S. Main Street in Historic Downtown Camp Verde, Mon. & Wed. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tues. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For information call 928-567-9560 during business hours.

Sedona Parks and Recreation Water Aerobics

January is the perfect time to try indoor water aerobics and aqua-zumba in a heated pool. These low-impact, high energy classes are great for participants looking for a cardiovascular workout as well as those interested in getting to flex their muscles and move with ease while in the water. Visit sedonaaz.gov for more information. 

Sedona Parks and Recreation Open Gym

Tuesday nights

Ongoing all year long at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Adults will enjoy pick-up basketball and volleyball held in the gymnasium at West Sedona School. Visit sedonaaz.gov for more information. 

Sentimental Journey in Clarkdale

Jan. 10

The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum's first dance of the 2015 season marks fifteen years of dancing to Sentimental Journey. This 16 piece band plays at the Clarkdale Clubhouse on Ninth Street in downtown Clarkdale. Dancing begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. This is a non-alcoholic event and refreshments are available. Admission is $10 per person. Bring your partner to dance the new year in or just sit and listen to great music. For further information, call Lee & Gail Daniels @ (928) 634-9346. 

Free Children's Clinic

Jan. 24

From 9 a.m.-noon, Spirit of joy invites the community to its free children's clinic at 330 Scenic Drive in Clarkdale. Exams for school and sports are available for those who are uninsured or underinsured. In addition, there will be a Grand Re-Opening of Revolve, the children's clothing exchange. Bring an item in good condition that can be exchanged for one that fits better. Shoes, jackets, sweaters are available in sizes from infants to teens. Revolve is also open from 9 a.m.-noon. Call (928) 634-4102 for further info.


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