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Angel is an inquisitive and enthusiastic 9-year-old. She has been patiently waiting for her Big Sister for quite some time now and she can’t wait to get out and learn new things with a Big Sister of her own. Angel would love to go swimming or fishing with a Big Sister.

Angel is an inquisitive and enthusiastic 9-year-old. She has been patiently waiting for her Big Sister for quite some time now and she can’t wait to get out and learn new things with a Big Sister of her own. Angel would love to go swimming or fishing with a Big Sister.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Child of the Month

Do you remember that person from your childhood who made an impact on you? Maybe it was a friend of your family, a teacher or an uncle who went the extra mile for you. At Big Brothers Big Sisters there are many children right here in the Verde Valley and Sedona waiting for a "Big."

Meet our Child of the Month, Angel!

Angel is an inquisitive and enthusiastic 9-year-old. She has been patiently waiting for her Big Sister for quite some time now and she can't wait to get out and learn new things with a Big Sister of her own. Angel would love to go swimming or fishing with a Big Sister. She's excited to experience photography, hiking to new places that have water and a lot of trees, or learning about horses. She says when she's home alone with her mom she likes to bake cookies, dance and make play dough crafts for family or her teacher.

She and her family live in Camp Verde. She would do great with a Big Sister who has pets or likes to bake and make crafts.

Becoming a Big Sister or Big Brother is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. Of the kids waiting for a Big right now, there's one wanting to go on a hike, ride bikes, bake cookies or just hang out with someone like you. Some have been waiting for almost a whole year.

Start Something this spring and sign up today by calling Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters at (928)-634-9789 or visit us online at www.azbigs.org.

Two Nights of Dancing

Oct. 16-17

Jerome Verde Valley Club is hosting its 63rd Annual Scholarship Fundraisers. The first night of dancing will be Friday, Oct. 16 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. with a cocktail hour before the dance from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dress in western attire. Attendees are asked to pay a donation of $12 per person.

Saturday, Oct. 17, attendees are asked for a donation of $15 per person. The attire is dress to impress. Cocktail hour will be from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the dance to follow from 8 p.m. to midnight. Both events will be held at Jerome Elks Lodge 1361, located at 100 S. Broadway in Clarkdale. Must be 18 or older to attend.

For more information contact Bea Cuaron at 928-634-8367.

Cottonwood Public Library seeks board member

Through Oct. 16

The Cottonwood Public Library is seeking applicants to fill one partial term on its Advisory Board. This board member will finish a term ending Jan. 21, 2018 and must reside within the city's corporate limits.

This board consists of seven members, at least five of who shall reside within the city's corporate limits.

The Library Board is advisory in nature, except in the area of adopting policies concerning patron/staff interaction, including a system of fines, developed by the library manager and presented to the board for a majority-vote approval.

Tto accomplish the above tasks successfully, it is necessary for board members to stay current with library events.

The manager reports happenings of the previous month to the board on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. from September through May.

Most board members are or have been active library volunteers. This is a volunteer position; board members serve without pay.

Board application forms may be obtained from the City website: www.cottonwoodaz.gov. or from the Human Resources office located at 816 N. Main St., or by calling 928-340-2711.

Applications must be received by 3 p.m. Oct. 16.

Quail Country Quilters meeting

Oct. 8

The Quail Country Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Cottonwood VFW, located at 705 E Aspen. Please be sure to attend as final plans for the Oct. 16-17 Quilt Show will be discussed.  The program for Oct. 8 is 'How to Make a Quilt Sleeve,' with Karen Crowder and Mary Beth Groseta. Also, bring one or two patterns for the 'Great Pattern Challenge.' Visitors are welcome.

For more information, contact Janet Berry, president of the Quail Country Quilters, at 928-821-2921 or at djberry981gmail.com.

Annual harvest celebration at Cliff Castle Casino

Oct. 17

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel will host the fourth annual Taste of the Verde Valley event from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Stargazer Pavilion.

Taste of the Verde Valley, an annual celebration of the Verde Valley wine harvest, will include culinary creations from new Cliff Castle Casino Executive Chef Patrick Jochim, paired with wines of the Verde Valley.

The Verde Valley Wine Trail Painted Barrel auction returns to the Taste this year with proceeds benefiting the Verde Valley Humane Society and Yavapai County Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The event will feature food and wine tastings and music. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. Tickets include five wine or food tastings, a complimentary tasting glass and a $10 casino in casino Free Play. Additional tasting tickets will be on sale inside the event.

Stargazer Pavilion is located off of I-17 next to Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Tickets are available in advance at the casino cashier or online at CliffCastleCasinoHotel.com. Tickets are also available at the gate.

Cottonwood Bookmarks to hold October Book Sale

October

For the month of October, the Cottonwood Bookmarks Friends of the Library group will be holding a half-off book sale at the Cottonwood Public Library, located at 100 S. 6th St. Cottonwood Bookmarks members are entitled to an additional 50 percent off the sale

Cottonwood Bookmarks is the organization that supports the library through raising funds for special projects and purchases. Dues and book sales from the boutique area are the major income sources.

An annual membership can be purchased at the library for five dollars and a lifetime membership for $50 Bookmarks members and library patrons are appreciated for all they do in supporting the Cottonwood Public Library.

Local cartoonists' art show

Oct. 10

Local cartoonists' art show featuring Jan Marc "Janimal" Quisumbing, Ricky Killingsworth and Dave Beaty at the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Art Show. Artist Reception is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at North Bend Studio in Old Town Cottonwood, located at 1124 N. Main St., Suite C in Cottonwood.

Many original one of a kind pieces from both nationally published comic books (DC Comics) and local independent comic books will be for sale.

A large collection of original art sketch cards from major publisher sets will be on display (featuring such well known characters as Superman & Batman) will be on display. This is a rare opportunity to meet and support local cartoonists from Northern Arizona.

During the reception, Jan Marc "Janimal" Quisumbing and Dave Beaty will be doing demonstrations of their cartooning styles. The reception and the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Art Show is a family-friendly event and open to the public. The NAZCA show runs from Oct. 10-25, and is located at the North Bend Studio 1124 N. Main St., Suite C. North Bend Studio is a new gallery in old town Cottonwood with a distinctive collection of vintage, reclaimed, and locally handmade art, décor, and gifts.

For more information please call (480) 593-4449

Dinner at American Legion Post 25

Oct. 8

On Thursday, Oct. 8 at American Legion Post 25, dinner will consist of a delicious Wisconsin Applewood smoked bratwurst with old world flavor in tender natural casings, roll, sauerkraut, potatoes, with a variety of mustards and a pie-like desert. All for a modest $7.00 donation. American Legion Post 25 is located at 480 S. Calvary Way in Cottonwood. All Veterans, their families and guests welcome. Served from 5 - 7 p.m. unless the 80 Brats run out earlier.

National Fire Prevention Week open house

Oct. 9

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department is hosting an open house on Oct. 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Station 41, located at 191 S. 6th St. in Cottonwood.

The National Fire Protection Association's theme for 2015 is Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Smoke alarms are needed in each bedroom, as well as outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms save lives.

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Fire House, to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week and recognize Veterans and active military members. There will be good food, door prizes, live fire demonstrations and much more.

Contact Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department at 634-2741 for more information.

Cottonwood Youth Center's Grand Opening

Oct. 9

This Friday, Oct. 9, join Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens in celebrating the new Cottonwood Youth Center's Grand Opening between 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The new center is located at 215 E. Pima St., in the facility formerly known as the Boys & Girls Club.

Refreshments and tours of the new home for the After School Program and Summer Camps, hosted by the Cottonwood Parks & Recreation Department, are available.

The first official day the After School Program will be relocating from Cottonwood Recreation Center to the upgraded facility will be Monday, Oct. 12.

Frontline to play free concert

Oct. 9

The Christian blues, rock, country and praise group Frontline presents a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at The River Church, 497 South Willard in Cottonwood, the church on the hill by the water towers.

They will be welcoming their new Pastor.

Frontline is extreme worship, featuring Kent Mason, music pastor on piano and lead vocals, Susan Holms, Holms Glass female vocalist delivering praise with a strong blues concept, Barry McCoy behind the Hammond B-3 organ formerly with Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Lee Greenwood, Mike Caviness, retired NFL player and football coach on drums, Steve Horton, a member of the Vegas Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame on bass, and Miles Siedow, virtuoso guitar and blues vocals,  with years of experience in Nashville and praise bands.

Frontline is a fresh concept of praise music with renditions of classic rock like the Doobies, Jesus Is Just Alright, ZZ TOPS, Jesus Just Left Chicago and Susan, vocalist, leaves you breathless with her version of The Old Rugged Cross. Their set is also filled with classic favorites in praise music.

For further information call Pastor Kent at 649-9983.

Faces from the Past

Oct. 9-10

Faces from the Past is the 12th Annual Ghost Walk, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10 from 6:30-9 p.m. Both nights, shows start every half hour.

Purchase tickets online: JeromeHistoricalSociety.com or call 634-1066 for additional information.  

Ticket prices are $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday.  

Children 10 years old and under are free.

This will be the 12th Annual GHOST WALK proudly produced by the Jerome Historical Society.  

The night begins in Spook Hall and continues on the back streets of town with scenes depicting some events and characters from Jerome's infamous past.

Contact Steve Pontious at (928) 634-5072 for more information.

Town of Clarkdale Hosting NAZBA Blues Competition

Oct. 10

Northern Arizona Blues Alliance (NAZBA) has partnered with Clarkdale Community Services to host the first NAZBA Blues Competition on Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Clarkdale Town Park. 

The competition will feature seven bands competing for $1,000 and an entry to compete in the 32nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, that will be held Jan. 26-30. This is a free event to come out and experience a variety of blues performed by local and statewide bands, including the RD Olson Blues Band, Blues Dawg, Mother Road Trio, and Sweet Baby Ray. 

Sponsors who made this event possible include: Four Eight Wineworks, That Brewery, Verde Valley Discount Music, Northern Arizona Blues Alliance and the Town of Clarkdale.

In addition to an afternoon filled with great musical entertainment, there will be a beer and wine garden featuring Four Eight Wineworks and That Brewery and a 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds will benefit Clarkdale Community Services and Northern Arizona Blues Alliance.

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th streets.  Remember to bring seating and that outside alcohol is not permitted in the park.

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