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January 22,2006

Ballet classes

Enrich your child's life with the world of ballet offered through the Cottonwood Parks & Recreation department. Improve your child's strength, coordination, balance and rhythmic musicality. Classes are taught with integrity by professional instructors Pamela Zahnzinger (Pre-ballet and Elementary Ballet) and Carla Renard (Intermediate Ballet and Pointe/Advanced classes).

Have fun learning ballet's technical foundation while experiencing the joy of movement. Classes are held at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main Street in Old Town on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please contact Cottonwood Parks and Recreation at 639-3200 for specific class times or call the instructors for more detailed information: Pamela Zahnzinger, 592-9114 or Carla Renard, 649-3281.

Sewing for Kids

Quilter's Quarters, 1675 E Cottonwood St., Cottonwood in the Safeway Shopping Center, hosts "Mommy Sew with Me" for ages 6-9 on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a fee of $10 for the Pillowcase Fun and kit.

They will be making a bright and fun pillowcase for your bed. Or maybe you want to make it for someone else. It's fun to see how colorful these turn out.

Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, it's a Fun Colorful Apron. Kitchen Aprons are fun to make and wear. They will have fabric for you to choose from and a pattern for you to complete this project. The class is for girls ages 10 and older; fee is $10 plus kit.

Quilter's Quarters will have a Quilt Block per Month. They will be making a different block each month and at the end of the year they will have 12 blocks to put together into a quilt. This will be a fun project to work on all year. Fee is $10 per class plus kit.

Times are:

Friday, Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sign up today and reserve your space. Your own sewing machine is not required, but you may bring your own to get used to working on it. Call 634-8161 for more information and a supply list.

Get Career Skills at Yavapai College

Join successful students who have gained essential workplace skills for more than a decade in the Career Skills Program at Yavapai College. Many students have succeeded on the job and in the classroom as a result of this innovative program designed to help prepare students for work and college.

Learn computer and job readiness skills, networking, goal setting and resume writing while earning four college credits. The Verde Valley Campus Career Skills Program begins Feb. 6 and continues through March 17 with classes held Monday­Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuition assistance is available and some students are eligible for free enrollment. Call 634-7501 and ask for the Career Skills Program on the Prescott campus or go to www2.yc.edu/content/careerskills to learn more.

Drop-in advising at Yavapai College

Registering for college couldn't be easier with the one-stop process available Jan. 23 to Feb. 3 at the Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale in the Community Learning Commons, Building M. Get your questions answered, pre-requisites checked, match classes with your degree and get registered all in one visit. Drop-in advising is available Monday­Thursday beginning Jan. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Feb. 3. Classes begin January 30. For more information, call- 634-7501 or visit www.yc.edu and click on the register now button.

Indigo children

The Indigo Evolution documentary by James Twyman will be presented at The Purpose of Life Foundation on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The Foundation is located in the Clemenceau Plaza building, 516 E. Highway 89A (corner of 6th Street), Suite 111, in Cottonwood. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. Call 634-2316.

Fifth annual Heart Fair at VVMC

Verde Valley Medical Center hosts it fifth annual Heart Fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m.-noon in the Outpatient lobby on Candy Lane

There will be vouchers for free lipid profiles (to be performed at a later date), sleep disorders screening, physician lectures, tours, children's activities, diabetes and other healthcare information, raffle, complimentary refreshments.

Genealogy Meeting

On the fourth Wednesday of the Month the genealogy club is "Writing Our Personal History -- One Story At A Time." This week's topic (Jan. 25) is A Family Tradition. You can write a paragraph, a sentence or pages. Pick something you do that you want to pass on to the next generation.

It's hard to write about ourselves, so we are writing our story, one topic at a time (favorite teacher, etc.). It's fun to share our stories with others.

Join the discussion groups, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the LDS church, 1377 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood.

Young Women's Day

Female students in grades 9­12 discover a world of career opportunities during Yavapai College Young Women's Day Thursday,Feb.16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale. With a panel of six guest speakers featuring women in careers as diverse as marine biology and law enforcement to entrepreneurs and construction, the free event is designed to inspire and inform young women about all types of careers and how to plan for their future. Lunch is included. To learn more, or to register please call Cathy Gertsch at 634-6563.

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