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    Village of Oak Creek Blood Drive

    Sedona Athletic Club and Verde Valley Medical Center VOC Clinic are sponsoring a Village of Oak Creek Blood Drive to help with post Holiday blood donations. The holidays typically bring a 25% decrease in blood donations yet blood usage goes up January-March. The drive takes place at Sedona Athletic Club at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock – 90 Ridge Trail Drive. All January 1 – 15 donors will receive a voucher for a free general admission ticket to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, courtesy of The Thunderbirds (up to a $40 value).

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    The Collective has your magical holiday merriment all wrapped up

    In addition to all the fine dining & shops, The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek is proud to host many festive holiday happenings for you to enjoy this December!

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    Potter's Hand Productions presents 'The Perfect Tree'

    Part of Holiday Central Sedona, "The Perfect Tree" is a brand-new FREE Community Musical performed at both Historic Wayside Bible Chapel, Uptown Sedona on December 8, 9 & 10, 2017, and again at the Village of Oak Creek Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive, Sedona 86351 on December 15 and 16.

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    End of Year Memorials: Remembering Villagers who have passed on

    As our year draws to a close, we look back at those Village friends, neighbors and co-workers who have passed on. The Villager honors each of them.

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    Creating art through the Potter's Hand

    If you’ve been to a Sedona theater production around the Christmas or Easter season you’ve seen Lynne’s handiwork. A private person, Lynne is an accomplished musician, watercolor artist (displayed in the VOCA clubhouse), former homeschool mom of three, and theatre graduate from the University of Arizona.

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    New golf course superintendent coming to Oakcreek Country Club

    Oakcreek Country Club is proud to introduce its new golf course Superintendent, Robert Walton. Robert has worked in the golf maintenance field for the past 28 years, serving most recently for nine years at Double Arrow Golf Resort in Seeley Lake, Montana.

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    Want to know about your community? Attend Big Park Council meetings

    If you want to know what is happening in your Community (the word “Community” for this article means if you live or own property in what is variously called “Big Park”, “Village of Oak Creek”, “VOC” or “Sedona Village”), the best thing to do is attend the monthly meetings of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council (normally referred to as the “Big Park Council” or just the “Council”).

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    Still time to make donation to Sedona Kids Tax Credit Initiative

    Winter is definitely here! Big Park students are busy with homework, sports and after school programs. The holidays are close and it is getting closer to tax season!

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    Donors support scholarships for early childhood learning at Big Park School

    Two years ago, our community’s prestigious public Big Park School created a separate early-childhood learning center, the Sedona Integrated Preschool at Big Park. While the school itself continues to be a public school with Arizona State funding, the preschool program receives no state funding for typical preschool children.

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    It's time to make your fur family resolutions for 2018

    With 2018 upon us comes New Year Resolutions. Now would be a great time to include your fur family in these resolutions and start 2018 off right. Below I will discuss some resolutions that you can do with your fur baby.

    Red Rose a small organixzation making a big difference

    Red Rose Inspiration For Animals a local Sedona based 501c3 nonprofit is a very small group of volunteers. Inspired by a determined, independent, full of life, rescue pup named Rosey.

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    Experience peace and hope of Christmas at VOC Community Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    Christmas is a special time for those in the Christian faith. It’s one of the major church holidays and the time of year when they celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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    Majestic Theatre Speakeasy Supper Club a welcome addition to Village

    The Dunnery welcomes the Majestic Theatre and Speakeasy Supper Club to the Village of Oak Creek. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Nothing in Sedona or Northern Arizona is like it.

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    Arizona’s Wild, Wild West: Get the lowdown on its myths and legends

    Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and John Wayne: what do these famous men have in common? To learn the answer to this question and many more interesting facts, you won’t want to miss Arizona Humanities program “Arizona’s Wild West Myths and Legends” on Monday, December 11, 1:30 p.m., at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek.

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    It's time to review your investment strategy for 2018

    As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to review your progress toward your financial goals. But on what areas should you focus your attention? 


    Verde Valley Imagination Library receives Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant

    Dollar General District 496 Manager, Rhonnie Tilton, Corporation presented Verde Valley Imagination Library a $5000.00 grant to support Verde Valley youth literacy.

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    An Artist's Portrait: Scotti Ruhlman

    From early childhood in Pennsylvania, taking photographs with her mother's Kodak Brownie camera and sketching her pets and classmates, Scotti Ruhlman aspired to be an artist and photographer.

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    Constant focus on fitness best way to always be visible

    Invisible? I once felt invisible. Fortunately, it lasted just long enough for me to understand how horrible it is to not be there while you still exist.

    Verde Valley School adventure: Defeating fear on the mountaintop

    One way Verde Valley School stands out is its outdoor adventure education program, engaging students with the natural environment, developing self confidence by challenging personal limitations.

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    Sedona Vista Village Mall presents 23rd annual holiday model train show

    The Sedona Railroaders will kick off the holiday season on December 15th and continue through December 30th (closed December 24th & 25th). This traditional holiday event will take place in the Sedona Vista Village Mall in the Village of Oak Creek on the corner of Highway 179 and Jacks Canyon Road. Hours will be daily 11 AM to 4:30 PM. The show is free to the public.

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    The Collective kicks off holiday season

    Give help & thanks at these Village fundraisers

    The Collective Sedona is proud to partner with impactful organizations that benefit a wide variety of important community issues including school programs, animal conservancy, fighting hunger, health and wellness initiatives this November and December.

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    The Village’s 'Main Street' is Arizona’s 1st All-American Road

    How did this happen, what’s the vision, mission?

    During last month’s Big Park Council meeting, there was a monthly report from the All-American Road Committee (AARC). During a Q & A it became obvious that many people do not know what the AARC is and what it’s does. This month’s column is devoted to shine some light on the AARC and its vision & mission.

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    MEET YOUR BIG PARK COUNCIL REP: Dave Norton

    Who do you represent on Big Park Council and what kind of member is it: RAM (Residential), BOA (Business Owner) or EIM Educational Institution)? Briefly describe its character or if anything makes it unique.

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    Thanksgiving dinner with Leah Kolb

    While lunching with Leah Kolb and other neighborhood coordinators of the Yavapai Food Neighbors Project, Leah got to talking about the chicken salad she was going to make for dinner She had everything she needed on hand and it would take about 20 minutes to make — all from shelf stable foods. What???

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    Now is good time to join VOCA Board

    And catch ' The Rounders filmed here!

    Thursday, November 16, the VOCA Activities Committee has planned a dinner and movie night that will take place in the VOCA Community Center banquet room. “The Rounders” will be the featured film, starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda.

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