What's Happening June 15, 2016

Movie Night Fundraiser to Benefit the Animals

Ever wonder what the pets we love do when we leave? Join the Verde Valley Humane Society for a private screening of "The Secret Life of Pets" at Harkins Sedona on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are pre-sale only. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children, and are on sale at the Verde Valley Humane Society at 1520 W. Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, and also at Sedona Paint Center (next to Big O Tires, W. Sedona - 203-9500).

All proceeds will directly benefit the animals and will serve to enrich the lives of the animals and make their stay cleaner, healthier and happier.

Please call the shelter at (928) 634-7387 for details. The VVHS look forward to seeing you at this fun event.

Democrats of the Red Rocks meet June 16

The next critical issues breakfast of Democrats of the Red Rocks  will be on Thursday, June 16, at 8 a.m., at Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar and Grill, 1405 West Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ. 

Admission is $12 per person, including a lavish buffet breakfast and gratuity.

The guest speaker is Dr. Harriet Young, retired professor of political science at Northern Arizona University. Young is a dedicated activist and Democrat and is the Vice President of Coconino County Democratic Party.

She will discuss the making of bad laws in Arizona and how these laws take away decision making power from the people.

Questions are welcomed and Dr. Young will offer solutions to stop the erosion of voter rights in Arizona. This event is open to all. 

Doors open at 8 a.m. RSVP by phone (928-274-6541) or e-mail to democratsoftheredrocksrsvp@gmail.com 

Visit our website at democratsoftheredrocks.org for more information.

Camp Verde Library presents local magician and funny man Brett Fox June 16

Thursday, June 16, 1 p.m., Camp Verde Community Library presents local magician and funny man, Brett Fox. Mr. Fox will tickle your funny bone just before he makes it disappear during this sports-themed magic show. The show is for ladies, gentlemen and boys and girls of all ages. In addition to the entertainment, pick up valuable points in the Summer Reading Program. The magic words are, "Ready, Set, Read!!" Meet in the Children's room at Camp Verde Community Library, 130 Black Bridge Road. For more information about this or any library program call (928)-554-8380 or go to www.cvlibrary.org.

Food Tour for Teens visits Schoolhouse Restaurant in VOC June 21

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. teens are invited to board the bus at the Camp Verde Community Library: for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Schoolhouse Restaurant in the Village of Oak Creek.

Conducted by Executive Chef and owner Christopher Dobrowolski, the tour will get teens participating in a mini cooking session and introduce the benefits of growing organic micro-greens. The bus leaves the library at 2 p.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration and permission slips are required. Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 Black Bridge Road. For information on this or any other library program call (928)-554-8380 or visit www.cvlibrary.org.

Trotters Wake Irish Band to perform in Clarkdale's Concerts in the Park

Time to practice your Irish Jig. Saturday, June 18th, Clarkdale Community Services presents Trotters Wake Irish Band.

They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo. This concert is FREE to the public.

Formed in 2006, Trotters Wake is a five-piece acoustic band consisting of Drew Monasky - acoustic guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Sandy Lineweaver - keyboard and vocals, Bonnie Teplik - fiddle, David Schramm - banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals and Tracy Haddad - upright and electric bass.

Trotters Wake performs a high-energy mix of "pub/traditional" Irish, Scottish, and English drinking songs, rebel songs, ballads, and traditional instrumental tunes.

They are located in Glendale and play in the Phoenix area and throughout Arizona. They have more fun playing Irish music than should be legal, and they want listeners to experience the same thing. Visit their website: trotterswake.com for the latest news, appearances and contact information.

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th Streets. There is a 50/50 raffle which all proceeds benefit the Concerts in the Park. Remember to bring your own seating and that alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Vacation Bible School at Calvary Chapel July 11-15

Children in grades K-6 are invited to attend this summer's Vacation Bible School at Calvary Chapel in Cottonwood. This year's VBS theme is B.O.O.T. Camp (Biblical Outlook & Outreach Training). Our VBS will be held during the evening hours, 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15.

This will be a fun and stimulating time of learning the Bible, and participating in exciting activities. Parents are encouraged to attend on the final evening, Friday, July 15, in order to share in their children's achievements.

Calvary Chapel is easy to find. The church is located at 465 Calvary Way (near the Quality Inn), off the 89A bypass in Cottonwood. For answers to questions, just call the church at 634-4100

Celebrate America: 1940s USO Holiday Radio

Remember the fun swingin' music of the 1940's? Well, it's back! EF Productions presents the 16th Annual Celebrate America: 1940s USO Holiday Radio Show, June 24-26 at 7pm nightly. Join us as we take you back in time to December in the 1940s. The show recreates a World War II USO canteen where soldiers would be fed and entertained. The production is done in the style of a live radio broadcast to the troops overseas. The show features a full cast and crew of over 75, live big band orchestra, swing dancers, and comedy acts.

This year's show has been updated with some new scenes you will be sure to love! Back again by popular demand will be our special Dinner Theater Show on Saturday, June 25 at 7pm. Tickets for the dinner theater event are only $25 per person and include a 1940's dinner, live big band orchestra, dancing, and the presentation of the show.

Be sure to check out our multiple levels of seating that makes the show affordable for anyone. There are four levels of seating for all three performances- Gold Circle, Silver Circle, Bronze Circle, and Copper Circle.

Please refer to the seating diagram online.

Gold Circle are special reserved assigned seats for $15 (ages 4+), Front Orchestra Left & Right sections on the dance floor and guarantees your seat no matter what time you arrive. Children 3 and under are free when they sit on a lap of a paying adult.

Silver Circle are special reserved assigned seats for $12 (ages 4+), Mid House Left & Right sections on the dance floor and guarantees your seat no matter what time you arrive. Children 3 and under are free when they sit on a lap of a paying adult.

Bronze Circle are special reserved section; non-assigned seats for $9 (ages 4+), Rear House Left & Right sections on the dance floor. Children 3 and under are free when they sit on a lap of a paying adult.

Copper Circle are special reserved section; non-assigned seats for $6 (ages 4+), Rear House & Front House Left & Right sections. Children 3 and under are free when they sit on a lap of a paying adult.

Gold Circle, Silver Circle, Bronze Circle, & Copper Circle seats eliminate the need to wait in long lines prior to the doors opening. Tickets can be purchased through the box office, over the phone (888)-71-TICKETS, or on the web at www.efproductions.org. Cash, check, and major credit cards are accepted.

There are no additional fees or taxes on top of the ticket price. Ticket prices are now all inclusive. Get your tickets now at these special "early show" discount prices. Tickets prices will increase $2 per ticket when you purchase them the day of show at the door.

Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food donation to give at the door to benefit local foster children. Suggested items are bottled water, granola bars, fruit snack, pudding cups, apple sauce cups, microwave able macaroni and cheese cups, etc.

For more information please call the box office at EF Productions at (928)-634-3034 Ext 102 Monday through Thursday 9am to 3pm. EF Productions is located at 1580 East Fir Street in Cottonwood (1 block west of Mingus Union High School). Be sure to visit on the web at www.efproductions.org for lots more information about the show, seating diagram, and to watch the trailer and don't forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

July 4 Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade & Celebration 2016

Monday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave the Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9 a.m. and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. This year the Grand Marshals are Pat and Karen DuFresne who invite all to join them in celebrating Independence Day. The first Junior Marshal is Briana Buchert. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats) should sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or call 928-567-7428. The festivities (until 11:30 a.m.) and pancake breakfast (from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will start at noon on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park.  For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Event Coordinator, at 928-606-4050.  Special needs parking will be provided at the entrance to the Village Square.

Magic show at Camp Verde Library

Camp Verde Community Library: Thursday, June 16, 1 p.m., Camp Verde Community Library presents local magician and funny man, Brett Fox. Mr. Fox will tickle your funny bone just before he makes it disappear during this sports-themed magic show. The show is for ladies, gentlemen and boys and girls of all ages. In addition to the entertainment, pick up valuable points in the Summer Reading Program. The magic words are, "Ready, Set, Read!!" Meet in the Children's room at Camp Verde Community Library, 130 Black Bridge Road. For more information about this or any library program call (928)-554-8380 or go to www.cvlibrary.org.

Panel on Law Enforcement and Mental Illness 

To paraphrase Stanley Adams' popular 1934 song, "What A Difference A Day Makes," the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is hosting a panel discussion on "Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Mental Illness: What A Difference A Year Makes." The panel will be part of Mental Health Monday on June 27 at 9AM at Yavapai College Sedona. According to Barbara Litrell, facilitator of the Coalition, "It's been very exciting to see the many new programs and changes implemented in the Yavapai County Detention System over the past year, ranging from Mental Health Court to a Behavioral Health Unit at the jail and other significant programs that address law enforcement's understanding and handling of situations and cases involving someone with mental illness. Our community needs to know about this good news." 

The panel will include Capt David Rhodes of the Yavapai County Sheriff's office; Steve Gesell, Police Chief of Cottonwood;  Mike Jordahl, Cottonwood City Prosecutor; Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Cele Hancock;  Kennedy Klagge, Deputy Public Defender; April Razo, CEO of Spectrum Healthcare Group; and Angie Lozano of Angie's House in Cottonwood. The group will share the new programs that have been implemented and expanded over the past year to address the issues that occur at the intersection of criminal justice and mental illness in Yavapai County.  According to Capt. Rhodes, "Each day we are getting closer to the decriminalization of mental illness, we have a long way to go but we are moving in the right direction" 

For more information contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135 or blitrell@aol.com. 

Board vacancies in Clarkdale

Volunteers are needed to apply for Board and Commission vacancies. Now is your chance to make a difference in your community and help guide the future of Clarkdale. We are requesting applications for the following Board and Commission appointments:

Board of Adjustment - Three (3) positions

Design Review Board - Two (2) positions

Community Services Commission - Four (4) positions

Planning Commission - Two (2) positions

Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board - Four (4) positions

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