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What's Happening, 10-23-15.

City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration

Through Oct. 23

The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation department's Youth Basketball program is now open for registration at the Cottonwood Recreation Center until Friday, Oct. 23.

The program is open to grades 1-9.

Registration fee is $35 for the first child, with a $5 discount for each additional child.

All games and practices are played locally with practices beginning the week of Nov. 30, and games being played every Saturday from Jan. 9, 2016 through March 2016.

Each participant will receive a team shirt as well as a medal at the conclusion of the season. Each Division is separated by current grade year.


Mini Mites - Boys & Girls 1st Grade        

Mighty Mites - Boys & Girls 2nd and 3rd Grade

Boy's Power Division 1 - 4th & 5th Grade

Boy's Power Division 2 - 6th & 7th Grade

Boy's Power Division 3 - 8th & 9th Grade

Girls Division - 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grade

For more information, contact the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation department at 928-639-3200 or email Jak Teel at

Guest speaker at First Southern Baptist Church of Camp Verde

Oct. 25

Bill Elliff, co-author of OneCry-A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening, will be a guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at the First Southern Baptist Church of Camp Verde, located at 299 S. 6th St., at Hollamon Street.

Dr. Elliff is the senior teaching pastor at The Summit Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas. His passion is to see both genuine, spiritual revival and methodological renewal in the church for the glory of God.  

He is a national conference speaker, writer, and consultant to churches drawing from his 45-plus years of pastoring and revival ministry.  

Bill and his wife Holly have eight children, ten grandchildren and five sons/daughters-in-law. For more information call 928-567-3324 or 314-368-3125.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 5

Sedona Parks and Recreation will host its seventh annual Breakfast with Santa event, Saturday, Dec. 5. This two-hour event combines a warm breakfast and Santa Claus. The event will be held at the Sedona Teen Center, located in Posse Grounds Park.

Doors open at 8 a.m. for families interested in enjoying breakfast. Breakfast will be served until 9:45 a.m. and the event will end at 10 a.m. After breakfast, children can enjoy making winter crafts, as well as sitting on Santa's lap - a perfect photo opportunity for the parents. This event is free, so come for the pancakes, come for the crafts and most of all, come to see Santa Claus.

29th Annual Made In Clarkdale Art Show

Dec. 3-6

A Unique Four-Day Art Show, the 29th Annual Made In Clarkdale Art Show featuring more than 60 artists in a wide range of mediums and runs from Dec. 3-6. The show opens at 9 a.m. daily. The Gala event is Friday night, Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Meet the artists - and enjoy refreshments and music.

Made In Clarkdale also offers a variety of art educational workshops for youth on Thursday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 5. Artists' demonstrations will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. Show closes on Sunday at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit

Feeding Yavapai County's hungry

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Lunch and Learn Keynote Speaker series presents Feeding the Hungry in Yavapai County at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Yavapai College Sedona Center. Yavapai Food Council's Executive Director Amy Aossey, and Board of Directors Chair Harvey Grady, will speak on the food council's long series of efforts to feed the county's hungry, including the new Bountiful Kitchens Project.

This project will launch a commercial kitchen to serve meals at schools that have high poverty rates but no kitchen facilities to feed the low-income students. Free and Open to All. Bring a lunch.

Yavapai College Sedona Center is located at 4215 Arts Village Dr. Room 34, West Sedona (across from Red Rock High School). For more information, call 928-649-4275.

Crafts for sale in senior safe zone

Oct. 23

Craft sale to be held at Cottonwood Village from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Vendors will present hand crafted items for sale in a senior safe environment; heated in door carpeted building, with walker safe, electric scooter and wheelchair accessible hallways and wide double automatic doors for easy in and out.

For more information call Sarah at 928-634-4229. Cottonwood Village is located at 201 E Mingus Ave.

Library Book Sale ends Oct. 31

Through Oct. 31

There's only one more week to catch great deals on some fantastic used books at the Cottonwood Public Library. For the month of October, the Bookmarks Friends of the Library group has offered 50 percent off the regular price of all books in their collection. Oct. 31 is the last day of the sale.

For even better deals, become a Bookmarks member and receive an additional half-off the sale price during the month of October. Bookmarks members are entitled to half-off any book purchased from Bookmarks. Cost is $5 for an annual membership and $50 for a lifetime membership. Membership applications are available at the circulation desk in the library. VHS tapes and DVDs are also included in the sale.

Cottonwood Bookmarks is the Friends of the Library group that supports the library through fundraising for special projects and purchases. Cottonwood Public Library is located at 100 S. 6th St.

Constitutional Amendment Boot Camp

Nov. 12

More than 70 percent of Americans want money out of politics, term limits for our elected officials, a balanced budget, equal rights for women and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions - and yet Congress seems unable to act on any of these issues. So the only legal option outside of voting them all out of office is to amend the U.S. Constitution.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley and The People's Convention present a lively and entertaining exploration into proposals to strengthen our American democratic process "Constitutional Amendment Boot Camp."

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Sedona Public Library, located at 3250 White Bear Road.

This is a free event.  To reserve a seat, email

For more information about this program and other League activities, contact the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley at

Rainbow Acres' annual open house and craft sale

Oct. 24

Rainbow Acres' annual open house and craft sale is Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 until 1 p.m. Watching English and Western horse-riding demonstrations; getting close to miniature donkeys, dwarf goats and other unusual animals; celebrating the dedication of Rainbow Acres' 12th rancher home, Oikos House; experiencing the joy of the Rancher Choir; being entertained by the Conchis Grupo Folklorico; enjoying a great cookout lunch on the lawn; and browsing and shopping Rancher-made crafts. New this year are rancher-artist inspired coasters and notecards!

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is $5 per person and includes an ice cream treat.

Rainbow Acres is located at 2120 W Reservation Loop Road in Camp Verde. For more information, call 928-567-5231.

Northern Arizona Watercolor Society meeting

Oct. 23

The next meeting of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) is at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Members of the High Country Critique Group from Flagstaff will show their recent work. Then, there will be a slide presentation of all submissions for this year's Experimental Watermedia Exhibition, in advance of the actual show which runs from Nov. 5-17 at the Special Exhibition Gallery of the Sedona Art Center. 

The public is invited to the awards reception from 5-7 p.m. on Nov 7 at the Sedona Art Center. As always, interested folks may attend the monthly meeting to see if the venue would be just what they need to light that creative spark. Meetings are held at the Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road, off Rt. 179, 9 a.m. until noon. 

For more information, visit

What is acquired perception? A Bahá'í View.

Oct. 24

The meaning of acquired perception from a Baha'i perspective will be explored at the Cottonwood Public Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

The Cottonwood Bahá'í community welcomes questions and participation by the public. Please, bring a quote, poem, or prayer relevant to the topic to share. The Cottonwood Public Library is located at 100 S 6th St.

Wine and Dine in the Vines gala fundraiser

Oct. 24

The public, friends and supporters of Yavapai College are invited to enjoy an epicurean adventure at Yavapai College Foundation's "Southwest Wine and Dine in the Vines" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 on the grounds of the teaching winery on the College's Verde Valley Campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

Hosted by the Yavapai College Friends of the Southwest Wine Center, this year's fundraising event features a festival-like format that showcases Arizona wines and fine foods with a total of 30 wine makers, restaurant owners and chefs providing tastings of their favorite dishes and libations. Guests will enjoy live music, student tours of the winery and the opportunity to interact with some of Arizona's top vintners and chefs.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at Proceeds will benefit the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College. For more information, contact Abby Biro, at or call 928-776-2359.

Yavapai College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Tickets are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Cottonwood Bookmarks to hold October Book Sale


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 $5 and a lifetime membership for $50. Bookmarks members and library patrons are appreciated for all they do in supporting the Cottonwood Public Library.

'That's how we roll'


A new spinal cord injury support group, 'That's How We Roll,' will meet in Sedona-Verde Valley starting Oct. 13 and on the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at VOCA Clubhouse in Village of Oak Creek, located at 690 Bell Rock Blvd. in Sedona.

This new support group is to help meet the needs of spinal cord injury for encouragement, knowledge and resources as well as bring support and awareness to Northern Arizona. Contact Kelly and Corina Taylor for more information at (928) 301-1591 or

Mindfulness 3.0

Oct. 23

Mindfulness 3.0: In expression and interaction is an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Workshop on Oct. 23 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Experience the joy, freedom, and authenticity of self-expression and interacting with another.

Led by Jean Ford and Paul Friedman, this event will be at the Yavapai College Sedona Center, located at 4215 Arts Village Dr., room 34, West Sedona (across from Red Rock High School). For more information: 928-649-4275.

An evening with Joe Wise

Oct. 23

Cottonwood Recreation Center will host 'An Evening with Joe Wise' at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Experience the dimensions of a live reading - and book signing in an intimate setting.

Cottonwood Recreation Center is located at 150 S. 6th St. (off Mingus Avenue) next to the Cottonwood library. Cost is $5 at the door.

For more info, contact Joe at 634 3697 or

Free seed saving class

Oct. 24

Have some great tasting tomatoes growing in the garden? Learn to save seeds from those delicious tomatoes - and lots of other veggies, and grow them again next year.

The Verde Valley Seed Library is offering a free seed saving class from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cottonwood Library, located at 100 S. 6th St. in Cottonwood.

Call 928-634-7559 to register. Class is limited to 20 people. For more information, call Janice Montgomery at 928-634-7172.

Angels' Attic craft sale

Oct. 23-24

With the holidays approaching, Angels' Attic will have its 21st annual craft sale Friday and Saturday, Oct 23-24, at Mountain View United Methodist Church, located at 901 S. 12th St. in Cottonwood.

Quality hand-made goods crafted by the women's group will be for sale both days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the holiday crafts will be aprons, table runners, quilts, needle boxes, adult bibs, wreaths, jewelry, many baby items and hand-painted wood items ideal for gifts.

Baked goods and other homemade edibles also will be featured, as well as a lunch to be served both days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. And a section called Granny's Treasures will feature gently-used items.

Indian taco and fry bread dinner

Oct. 23

Indian taco and fry bread dinner Friday, Oct. 23 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, located at 644 S. 7th St. in Camp Verde. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and also $5 for seniors. Families (4 or more) $28. Chili, dessert and drink included. For more info, contact Karen at 928-274-5914.

Arizona roughriders to commemorate Roosevelt

Oct. 24

On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona's all-volunteer Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

During the morning session, members of Troop 1A will outline Colonel Roosevelt's military career including his recruiting, training, and leading of the First Volunteer Cavalry of the Spanish-American War. The life of Prescott's William Owen (Bucky) O'Neill, the first citizen to volunteer and also the captain of Troop A, will also be addressed. The commemorative group will present informal presentations on the war, the era, social norms, and contributions of northern Arizona's Troop A, the first volunteers in the country to fill recruitment quotas in 1898.

From noon to 3 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to discuss the era with members of Troop 1A, and review period military gear, dress, and accessories of the late 1800s. Ladies of Troop 1A will focus on the social customs and conventions of the era.

Regular admission fees apply, but there is no additional charge for the special program. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and military pass; children age 15 and under are free.

Montezuma Castle National Monument is located off I-17, exit 289 at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road in Camp Verde.

For more information, call 928-567-3322, extension zero, visit

Free bully defense seminar

Oct. 24

For National Bully Prevention month, KC's Family Tae Kwon Do in Cottonwood, located at 280 S. Main St., will hold a free bully defense seminar on Oct. 24. This is recommended for youths ages 7 and up. 

Attendees will learn basic self-defense, how to take away a bully's power, how to build self-confidence, and how to take part in developing a respectful and safe community in an effort to team up to end bullying. 

All participants will get to break a board, receive a free wristband and be entered into a prize drawing for bringing a friend along.  

Pizza and drinks will be served afterwards. Scout groups and clubs are welcomed. Parents must accompany their children and sign a waiver upon check-in.

Attendants should wear loose fitting clothing.  The seminar will be held at 10am. Space is limited. Call (928) 634-5165 or stop by to register.

Wheeling in Nature

Oct. 24

Come join AZ Spinal Cord Injury Association for their second Wheeling In Nature Sedona Event at the beautiful Crescent Moon Ranch Oct. 24 from noon until 4 p.m.

Crescent Moon sits beneath Cathedral Rock and is fully accessible with paved trail around and down to the creek.

Cost is $5 per person, which covers parking, food, drinks and activities. Register by Oct. 16, call (602) 507-4209 or visit or visit and click on link.

Located in Sedona: take Upper Red Rock Loop Road, four miles to Crescent Moon Ranch.

Teen dance

Oct. 24

Teen Dance at the Verde Valley Teen Center, located at 345 E Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Dance is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Oct. 24.

Food and Fun. And a costume contest.  

Annual Fall Festival

Oct. 24

The Verde Valley Fair Association will hold its 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's festival will include new and exciting activities, including a tractor pull, pumpkin patch, family fun rodeo, scarecrow contest, an extensive arts and crafts fair featuring several items from some local vendors and from across the county, as well as food, and more. Admission to the main Festival and most activities is free. On Saturday there will be a Pumpkin Chunkin' contest. Please contact the Verde Valley Fair Association for more information or visit our website for all rules for the events at There will be a rodeo, along with mutton busting, shoe scramble for the kids; horse swap, rawhide race and steer dressing for the adults There is a small entrance fee for some of the events. For more information, visit or call 928-634-3290.

Community Coaches needed: training in Cottonwood

Oct. 24

The Yavapai Reentry Project is looking for community coaches to give people the opportunity for community support, the ability to build healthy relationships and to create hope for their future. 

 Community coaches receive free training to learn needed skills for working one-on-one in helping provide referrals, emotional support and resources for former inmates.  No experience, prior qualifications or education is needed.  All that is needed is the desire to help.

 The next community coach training will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, located at 199 S 6th St. in Cottonwood. To register, call Ivy Rios at 708-0100 or email

Domestic well owner's workshop

Oct. 24

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop that will teach private well owners about geology and aquifers, regulations, well registration, well operation and maintenance, naturally occurring contaminants, when and how to sample well water, and home treatment options for their well water.

Presenters are Dr. Janick Artiola, UA Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist, and Mr. Gary Hix, Registered Geologist and Past President of the Arizona Well Assn. A DVD and water-related publications will also be distributed free to participants of this workshop.

The Domestic Well Owner's Workshop will be held between 9 a.m. and noon on Oct. 24 at the Humboldt Elementary School Library, located at 2570 S. Corral St. in Humboldt.

This workshop is free of charge and is limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call or e-mail Lydia Watts at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office in Prescott at 928-445-6590 ext. 221 or

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting 928-445-6590 ext.221. Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.

Cottonwood Comic Book Show

Oct. 24

The Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association (NAZCA) is sponsoring a comic book show in Cottonwood on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will be held at the Cornerstone Church, located at 412 N. 10th Street in Cottonwood. The event will be a fundraiser for the church's youth group.

Details for the event are still being finalized, but the comic book show will host several Northern Arizona comic book creators who have done work for major comic book publishers such as Marvel & DC Comics on books such as Batman, Green Lantern, Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men. Several comic book stores from the area will be in attendance. Comic book related programming/panels will be held throughout the event as well as a raffle.

For further information contact NAZCA member and Sedona based comic book artist Jan Marc "The Janimal" Quisumbing at or via the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association Facebook page.

Family Fun Rodeo

Oct. 24

In conjunction with the Fall Festival at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds Scarecrow contest, Arts and Crafts Fair, performances, Family Fun Rodeo, Pumpkin Patch, Tractor Pull, BBQ and more.

Saturday there is no entrance fee and most events are free to participate in. 2015-2016 VVFA Queen and Princess Contest ... info posted at

Times and Events Subject to change ... open to everyone, we have events for those of you with or without a horse! 8:00 am Queen and Princess Competition Rodeo Event sign up starts 10:30 a.m.

Queen and Princess crowned 11 am Opening ceremonies Chap Race Horse Swap Boot Race Rawhide Race * Intermission, presentation of VVFA 2015 Queen and Princess Ribbon Roping Steer Dressing Mutton Bustin' Costume Contest (Horse & Rider) the Verde Valley Fair Arena Family Fun Rodeo held Oct. 24 8am-4pm in conjunction with the Fall Festival at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

Fall Festival Scarecrow contest, Arts and Crafts Fair, performances, Family Fun Rodeo, Pumpkin Patch, Tractor Pull, BBQ and more. Saturday there is no entrance fee and most events are free to participate in.

Contact Darcy for more information 928-300-3360.