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What's Happening 5-15-09

New Visions art on display
May 19
Art students of New Visions Academy, with the help of instructors David Woof and Len Bustos, exhibited their artwork at the annual Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) Student Art Show May 9-10 at Sedona Red Rock High School. Four of the students, Dillon Davies, Kerstin Hand, Raymee Henton, and Chelsie Wright, were awarded Honorable Mention for their pieces. Davies was further honored with an award of second place for another of his submissions. The work of these students will be on display at the Cottonwood Public Library from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please stop by to see the creations of these talented young artists.

New Visions art on display May 19 Art students of New Visions Academy, with the help of instructors David Woof and Len Bustos, exhibited their artwork at the annual Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) Student Art Show May 9-10 at Sedona Red Rock High School. Four of the students, Dillon Davies, Kerstin Hand, Raymee Henton, and Chelsie Wright, were awarded Honorable Mention for their pieces. Davies was further honored with an award of second place for another of his submissions. The work of these students will be on display at the Cottonwood Public Library from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please stop by to see the creations of these talented young artists.

CV Historical Society trekking to Perkinsville

May 26

Members of the Camp Verde Historical Society and anyone who would like to join the Society are invited along for a tour of the historic Y Bar D Ranch in Perkinsville, on the upper reaches of the Verde River. The tour will leave from the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum, 435 S. Main St., at 8 a.m. The trek will be led by Jerry Mondell and hosted by ranch owners Dr. George and Sharon Yard. Bring along a lunch, water, chair, camera and sun protection. Car poling is available for those without a high clearance vehicle. Non-members who wish to join ($15 per family per year) may do so at the museum prior to leaving. For additional information contact Jan at (928) 567-6916.

Overcomers Bible Study

May 19

Overcomers Bible Study is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. All are welcome at New Beginnings Church of Nazarene, 644 S. Seventh St., Camp Verde. For information call (928) 567-9489.

Learn to Swim in Cottonwood

June 15

Opening Day for the 2009 Season at the Cottonwood Aquatics Center is Monday, June 15. Cottonwood Parks & Recreation is currently taking registrations for this year's American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" program at the pool.

Four levels of swimming are available for children ages three to 15. Sessions are two weeks long and start June 16, June 30 and July 14.

The half-hour classes start at 8:30 am, 9:15 am or 10:00 am. All classes cost $35 (additional children of the same family are $30 within the same session).

More detailed information is available in the 2009 Cottonwood Aquatics Center Guide. Register with payment at the Cottonwood Parks & Recreation office, 791 N. Main Street in Old Town, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5pm. Space is limited. Registration deadlines for open classes will be the Thursday before each session begins. Please pick up a pool guide at the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation office, City Hall or Library for more information. For specific questions call the office at 639-3200 or e-mail rbabbitt@ci.cottonwood.az.us.

Kids Yoga Workshop

June 19

Learn how Yoga can be fun for ages 6-12. Join Cottonwood Parks and Recreation for a five-week program with Carol Oveross, a gentle yoga instructor. In today's mechanized modern society --- with TV, video games and competitive sports --- it is becoming difficult for some children to get the exercise they need in a natural, healthy and enjoyable way. This summer's theme is the 5 Elements. Children will learn different fun poses that help to increase muscular coordination, maintain flexibility and provide a balance of quiet and relaxation. Yoga is essentially non-competitive with no physical peak or goal to be reached. Children of widely differing physical abilities can enjoy doing it together. This is a fun way to let out their energy in a safe, health-promoting way.

The Kids Yoga Workshop is every Friday from June 19 through July 17 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. in Old Town. Cost is $40 for the 5-week workshop and is due by the first class.

To pre-register or get more information on this class, contact Carol Oveross, RYT, yoga instructor, at (928) 646-0148.

Summer Keiki Hula Workshop for ages 6-12

June 3

Participants in this Cottonwood Parks and Recreation 4-week program will learn a simple hula, Hawaiian words and song. Class exercises emphasize understanding the story that students are dancing, body movement and rhythm coordination.

The Summer Keiki Hula Workshop is every Wednesday from June 3 through June 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St., in Old Town. Cost is $25 for the four-week workshop and is due at the first class. Register by coming 10 minutes early to the first session to complete registration form and pay fee.

For more information on this class or other hula classes, contact Kuma Hula Kehau Chrisman, at (928) 639-4683.

Summer Day Camp

June 1

Create lifelong memories, have fun and even learn something at Cottonwood Parks & Recreation's Summer Day Camp for ages 7-12. This year's camp is being run by the Cottonwood Youth Advisory Commission. The camp will include canoeing and horseback riding at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, educational ventures to the Cottonwood Library and Clemenceau Museum and daily swimming trips to the Cottonwood Aquatics Center.

Two 2-week Sessions are being offered: June 1 through June 12 or June 15 through June 26. Times are 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Cost is $140 per child per session. Register at the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation office, 791 N. Main Street in Old Town. Camp is staged at Garrison Park. Sessions are limited to the first 20 campers who register and pay - so sign up NOW!

For more information, contact Cottonwood Parks & Recreation at (928) 639-3200 or e-mail Hezekiah at hallen@ci.cottonwood.az.us.

Daddy Daughter Date Night

June 19

Express your love and appreciation for your special father by taking him out for an evening of fine dining and dancing. Las Palapas Bar & Grill and Cottonwood Parks & Recreation present the ninth annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night from 6 to 8:30pm. This event is for girls ages 5 to 17 and their dads. This year's event will be held at Las Palapas Bar & Grill, 1481 E. 89A in Clarkdale. Tickets are on sale at the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation office, 791 N. Main Street in Old Town, for $30 per couple. Ticket price includes meal, photo and corsage for the young ladies. Chef Christopher Smith is providing this year's amazing dinner choices. They are Roasted Pork Loin, Stuffed Acorn Squash or Grilled Salmon. Each meal is accompanied by a fresh field green salad, side dish and chocolate torte with berry sauce for dessert.

Seating is limited and advance ticket reservations are required. Please call (928) 639-3200 or stop by the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation office for more details or to purchase your tickets.

Parent and Tot Water Awareness Classes

June 6

Help your child, ages 6 months to 3 years old, learn to enjoy the water while having a safe aquatics experience at the Cottonwood Aquatics Center, 100 S. Paula Street. Classes will be offered Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, June 13 at noon. Pre-registration required at the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation office, 791 N. Main Street, Old Town Cottonwood. Cost is $7.50 for each parent/child couple per class. Sign up for one or both class dates. Fee is payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Please pick up a pool guide at the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation office, City Hall or Library for more information. For specific questions, call the office at 639-3200 or email rbabbitt@ci.cottonwood.az.us.

Artifacts from Yavapai-Apache Archives

For those who have not yet had the chance to view the artifacts from the Yavapai-Apache Archives at the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum, they will be on display through the end of May.  This is a rare opportunity to view such items as a cradle board, war club, Apache fiddle, yucca sandals and much more.

The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum is located at 435 S. Main St. and is open to the public free of charge.  The Museum is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For information call (928) 567-9560.

Verde Valley Post 25 to Honor Local Heroes

May 17

The American Legion Verde Valley Post 25 will honor the winners of the Law Enforcement, Firefighter, and E.M.T. of the year.  The ceremony will be held at the American Legion Post 25, Cottonwood at 11a.m.

The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year went to Chief Allen L. Muma, Jerome Police Department. The Firefighter of the Year went to Mike Rauton, Verde Valley Fire District. The E.M.T. of the Year went to Jeff Boyd, Cottonwood Fire Department.

The American Legion would like to congratulate all the candidates that were nominated for this prestigious award.  We would also like to thank all the departments that nominated candidates for these awards. If there are any questions, please contact Brian "Taz" Gehling at the American Legion Post 24, (928) 634-3004.

Verde Valley Farmers Market starts

June 13

The fifth annual Verde Valley Farmers Market runs from June 13 until Oct. 3. The hours are 8 a.m. to noon at the ramada next to Fort Verde State Park, off of Main Street on Hollamon in Camp Verde. The Market provides fresh seasonal produce grown within a 50-mile radius of Camp Verde.

Market Manager is Jane Davie. Call her at (928) 634-7077.

Democrats Hold General Meeting

May 28

At 6:30 p.m., Democrats of the Verde Valley will meet at Pine Shadows Clubhouse (Card Room), 2050 W. 89A in Cottonwood. For further directions call (928) 649-0847.  Topics will include: Rep. Kirkpatrick's accepting applications for Service Academies, AZ Education & Economy, Land Trust Annexation and Environmental issues, Cottonwood City news, and AZ legislature update.  All are welcome.  Bring a non-perishable food item for local charities.

CASA needs your ideas

May 20

The Central Arizona Sports Association has its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting room on Sixth Street. The Director's meeting starts at 6:15 p.m. They will have a discussion of upcoming activities for the Shooting Range and they need your ideas. If you are a hunter, sportsperson, shooter or enthusiast, they need you. Questions? Call Wes Lance, president, at 567-6709, or Skip Heyer, vice president, at 639-4205.

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