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What’s Happening 12-4-09

Win a countertop at Chocolate Walk

Dec. 5

Coombs Countertops in Old Town is donating a set of custom countertops, including measure, delivery and installation, up to $1,000, and plumber Mike Midkiff is donating a sink and faucet, up to $300 to be raffled off at the Chocolate Walk in Old Town Cottonwood from 4-8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Old Town Mission.

The tickets will be $5 each or five for $20. Bryan Detwiler, CEO of Old Town Mission will pick the winning ticket at 8 p.m. at Coombs Countertops on Saturday night.

Tickets are available at Coombs Countertops, 921 N. Main St. (634-3402), the Old Town Mission, 116 E. Pinal St. (634-7869) and at the Mission Thrift Store, 1400 E. 89A (634-1644).

MUHS hosts One-Act Play Festival

Dec. 11-12

Mingus Union High School choir and theater One Act Play Festival will be held for two nights, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all ages each night and are available only at the door. Go online to or call (928) 649-4466. Advanced-sale tickets are $6 for students, $8 for seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets at the door will cost an additional $2. Ticket price includes the catered dinner.

Salt Miners perform at BC Books

Dec. 4

The Salt Miners entertain with their eclectic blend of music, 7 p.m., at Beaver Creek Books and Artisans Gallery, 545 S. Main St., Camp Verde. Vocal leads and two and three part harmonies alternate between Mike McReynolds, Patty Hoisch and Patricia Fonsecca, with Tom Hoisch on cello. Their selections feature folk, blues, rock and Latin rhythms, mixing original works with familiar selections.

Also Dec. 9, Vyktoria Pratt Keating play selections from her Christmas CD and other original songs from her collection, all at the Artisans & Book Store Open House. There will be refreshments and fun. Artist Debbie Gallagher is raffling off one of her originals that has made a very popular greeting card. No cover. Donations appreciated.

Visit Hopi without leaving Sedona

Dec. 11

Enjoy a talk and lunch with Hopi silversmith, Ruben Saufkie Sr. at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the Sedona Center for Arts & Technology at 11:30 a.m. Saufke will discuss Hopi culture and the significance of the Winter Solstice. Visitors may also enjoy Hopi Second-Mesa style arts and crafts. OLLI members pay $25, non-members $35. The Sedona Center for Arts & Technology is located in West Sedona at 4215 Arts Village Drive near the former Sedona Cultural Park. For information call (928) 649-4275

Sweats for Vets

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 480 Calvary Way, 634-3004 is collecting SWEATS for Veterans. A program to obtain new sweats for vets that have become disabled with a lot of a limb. They will be delivered to the VA Hospital Prescott or where the need exist. Please drop of your contribution at Post 25 there is a large box located in the Bingo Hall


New Year’s Eve with the Legion

Dec. 31

Come celebrate the coming of 2010 with the third annual New Year’s Eva Gala at the American Legion Family Post 25, 480 Calvary Way, Cottonwood. Due to the economy they are reducing ticket prices this year to $16.50 per ticket. The night includes prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, Live music with Quick Draw. There are only 200 tickets available. Get them now while they last. Call (928) 634-3004.

Law Officer Night at Elks Lodge

Dec. 11

Law Officer Appreciation Night at Sedona Elks Lodge #2291 begins at 5:30 p.m. and everyone is invited. Members of local Police and Sheriff’s Departments will be honored for their service protecting Sedona and Cottonwood. Dinner will include your choice of steak or chicken, sweet potato fries or baked potato, vegetable, salad, rolls and dessert, all for only $10 per person. Call Don Waggoner at (928) 282-7571.

Elks Holiday Party

Dec. 18

The Sedona Elks will celebrate their annual holiday party at the Lodge, 110 Airport Road. This year will be a potluck supper, with the meat dish provided by the Lodge. Bring a salad, vegetable, bread, or dessert, and join us to celebrate the season. There is no charge, but donations are always gratefully accepted. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Call Don Waggoner at (928) 282-7571.

Made in Clarkdale an art adventure

Dec. 4-13

The 23rd annual Made in Clarkdale exhibit, featuring the work of artists living or working in Clarkdale returns to the Clark Memorial Clubhouse and will be a cornerstone of all of the town’s Christmas festivities. The opening reception is Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

Moose Lodge Annual Holiday Dinner

Dec. 6

The Verde Valley Moose Lodge in honoring all Senior Citizens of the Verde Valley with a free holiday dinner. Seating begins at noon. This 30-year tradition is a gift to Senior Citizens and will include a full turkey and ham holiday dinner, including pumpkin pie furnished by the Women of the Moose. Shut-in delivery of the holiday meal will be provided by Meals On Wheels. Note: There will be no Dec. 4 Fish Fry in order to prepare for the dinner. Call (928) 634-8668 to schedule delivery of your Holiday meal if you are unable to attend the celebration. The Verde Valley Moose Lodge #1449 is located at 1051 S Broadway in Clarkdale.

Get Ready, Get Set, Shop

Dec. 4-5

With less than 30 days until Christmas, the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7400 are lining up Valley crafters for the “just in time for Christmas Arts and Crafts Show” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VFW hall located at 705 E. Aspen St. in Cottonwood.

Featuring lots of long-time, local crafters with crafts such items as handmade Indian jewelry, Christmas angels, wickless candles (prefect for candle lovers without the mess or danger of traditional candles) and lots of other unique gifts to delight even the person “who has everything.”

VVPOA highway cleanup

Dec. 5

The next Arizona 260 highway cleanup will be at 8 a.m. at the One in Christ Church parking lot, across the highway from the Verde Valley Fire Station. ADOT will provide the blue bags and vests. All volunteers should bring their own gloves and should wear long pants. They have several nail sticks. The more volunteers they can get the cleaner the highway gets and the quicker the job gets done. Join your neighbors and help keep Arizona beautiful. If you have any questions please call Mal at (928) 634-9785.

Savor another Chocolate Lovers’ Walk

Dec. 5

The 16th annual Chocolate Lover’s Walk is 4-8 p.m. in Old Town Cottonwood. This special evening of holiday lights and a bag full of homemade chocolates, presented by the Old Town Association of Cottonwood, will take place along Historic 89A.

Old Town Main Street merchants stay open late, the shops are full of the scents of hot cocoa and mint, and the glow of holiday cheer abounds. Stroll down the avenue as merchants compete for the best chocolate award. The Cottonwood Community Band plays at 5 p.m., followed by the choir from Cottonwood Elementary School and then the Verde Valley Voices and the Christmas Tree lighting at 6 p.m.

For Chocolate Walk details and ticket purchase, please contact: or call (928) 639-0676 or visit the Web site

Marines host Toys for Tots

Dec. 5

Marine Corps Verde Valley Toys for Tots hosts its annual Wal-Mart Toy Drive on from noon to 4 p.m. They will have representation from all the local law enforcement, fire departments, and Marines with their HUM-V to fill up with toys. Toys for Tots has many drop off boxes in banks, firehouses, grocery stores, offices, and other businesses in Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cornville, Clarkdale, and Jerome. The following additional businesses have boxes/cans for $10 toys and/or donations: Cliff Castle Casino, Community Tire, Larry Green, Cottonwood Super Storage, Wells Fargo, Arizona Credit Union, Camp Verde Fire, Family Dollar of Camp Verde and Lake Montezuma, Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District, Clarkdale Fire District, Oak Creek School, The Barber Shop, Chase Bank of Cottonwood, Metro Hair, Vaughn & Vaughn Law Firm, Rent-a-Center, Country Bank, Hansen Enterprises Fleet Repair, KC’s Corner, Merchantile Market, Cornville Fire, Acme Pizza, Verde Valley Senior Center, Cottonwood Police Department, Cottonwood Fire, Fry’s, Sherwin Williams, National Bank, Verde Valley Fire, Maurice’s, Verde Valley Hospice and Reece’s Tire. They especially need toys for the 7-12 year old group this year, and anticipate over 1400 children receiving toys at our toy parties in December or by delivery. Every child deserves a little Christmas - see

Cottonwood Christmas Parade

Dec. 5

The 55th annual Cottonwood Christmas Parade starts at 11 a.m. with the theme “Old-Fashioned Christmas.” Non-perishable food items will be collected along the route, starting from the Verde Valley Fairgrounds parking lot and proceeding to Main Street and on to Old Town Waterworks. Entry Fee is $25. Nonprofits pay $5. Check in at 9 a.m. Call (928) 634-7593.

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