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What’s Happening 11-22-09

St. Vincent de Paul Turkey Tuesday in Cottonwood

Nov. 24

Members of St. Vincent de Paul Immaculate Conception conference will be at the entry doors of Food City in Cottonwood and will be accepting donations of turkeys, cash and food for the needy of Cottonwood. The donations will be very helpful and greatly appreciated. Thank you for all the past and continued support. Call (928) 649-3518.

Financial Solutions for Business Owners Seminar

Dec. 8

Kira Golden, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Sedona, is hosting a free educational seminar titled, “Financial Solutions for Business Owners,” at noon at Sedona Community Center located at 2645 Melody Lane in Sedona.

The seminar aims to help business owners learn more about the financial strategies and tools available that can make their lives easier. During the upcoming seminar, participants will learn more about:

 Various banking, retirement plan and insurance options

 Valuable strategies that can help you create value outside your business

 Strategies for building, creating value for and protecting your business

The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call Eddie Mercer. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP so that we can place your lunch order. Call us at (928) 282-1194.

Sunday Supper with VFW Auxis

Nov. 22

The VFW 6739 Ladies Auxiliary, 277 W. 260 in Camp Verde, is having a Sunday supper noon-4 p.m. with baked chicken and lots of sides, for $5.00 and 24 rib eye steaks for $8 with the sides, so come early for a steak before they run out. The donations go to veterans and family support.

Auditions at Verde Valley Theatre

Dec. 9-10

The Verde Valley Theatre will hold auditions for its March production of an original Jane Austen project at 7 p.m. at the Grand Theatre in Clarkdale, located at 919 Main Street (opposite the 10/12 Lounge). Parts for four men and four women are available. For more information call (928) 282-4664.

Pet photos with Santa

Nov. 27

The Verde Valley Humane Society is sponsoring its fourth annual Holiday Photos with Santa.  Location is F-Stop Restaurant patio located in Historic Old Towne at 901 Main St. The hours are noon to 4 p.m. Start the traditional Holiday Shopping with the beloved four-legged members of your family. A $10 donation is requested and all proceeds go to the Verde Valley Humane Society.  Christmas is the time for giving and the animals at VVHS deserve a second chance, plus you will proudly display your quality pictures for years to come.

Bingo for the Food Bank

Nov. 24

Bring a non-perishable food item to Play Bingo on Tuesday and through the month of December at the American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St., Camp Verde, and receive a free early bird card game for Game 1 and Game 2.  Bingo start time is at 7 p.m. Open to the public.  Come and have fun, play Bingo and help support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Camp Verde Food Bank.  The Post’s kitchen opens at 6 p.m. providing you with burgers and chips, quesadillas, drinks and much more by the post women’s Auxiliary.

Lower Your Stress, Send Holiday Cards

Dec. 5

If you’d like to decrease your stress and increase your enjoyment of the holidays, you might want to attend Judy O’Higgins holiday card seminar from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Jerona Café in Cottonwood. Sending holiday cards is a yearly activity that, let’s be honest, most people dread.  Judy will be sharing tips on ways to make the tradition more personal with less work.

The seminar is free to all in attendance.  For questions, or to RSVP, contact Judy O’Higgins at (928) 634-2991.

St. Vincent de Paul Bake Sale

Nov. 22

The St. Vincent de Paul conference will be hosting a bake sale at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 781 Cliffs Parkway, in Camp Verde. The bake sale will be held in the church hall at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 22. Proceeds from the sale will be used to provide aid to the needy in the Camp Verde area.

Public information meeting about new Camp Verde Library

Nov. 24

The Citizen’s Committee for the Camp Verde Library has applied to the USDA Rural Development for funding assistance for development of a new Camp Verde Library. A public meeting will be held on November 24th at 6:00 PM in the Camp Verde Town Council Chambers on Main Street to discuss the specific elements of the application and to give the residents in the local area an opportunity to become acquainted with the proposed project.

The residents may provide comments on such items as economic and environmental issues that may impact the area or discuss any alternatives to the proposed project. Additional information about this public meeting can be obtained by contacting Linda Harkness of CCCVL at (928) 567-7104.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Turkey Tuesday

Nov. 24

Members of St. Vincent de Paul will be at the entry doors to Bashas’ on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and will be accepting donations of turkeys, cash and food for the needy of the Camp Verde and Rimrock areas. The donations will be very helpful and greatly appreciated.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Nov. 22

Handmade Holiday Magic, an arts and craft show and bake sale, will feature handmade seasonal items and Christmas crafts, ceramics, floral arrangements, crocheted and hand knit items, jewelry, children’s items, baked goods, homemade tamales and much more. Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 21 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.22. Location is Mingus Union High School’s Cafeteria, 1801 E. Fir St, Cottonwood.

The show will also feature Rudolph’s Raffle of handmade items, the Sleigh Stop (a full-service snack bar) and special appearances by Santa Claus will take place 10 a.m.-

noon on Saturday and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission and parking are free. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Karen Churchard at or (602) 510-9394.

Rev up for Verde Valley Toy Run

Nov. 22

Registration for the 25th anniversary of the Verde Valley Toy Run is 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot on State Route 260 and Rodeo Drive in Cottonwood. The Toy Run always begins with a blessing once bikers are lined up for the parade and takes off for a great ride and free “poker run” through the Verde Valley. This year’s stops are Rockin’ B in Cottonwood, Sundowners in West Sedona, Stakes & Sticks in Tlaquepaque, Full Moon Saloon on State Route 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, Page Springs Restaurant in Cornville and on to the Verde Valley Fairgrounds where everyone is welcome to celebrate.

The entry fee is $20 per person plus a new unwrapped toy. Participants receive a VVTRXXV anniversary lapel pin, free “poker run,” Bike & Hot Rod Parade through Cottonwood & Clarkdale, entry to the Fairgrounds, Dinner, and the Bike & Car Show.

To make a donation or for more information, call: Lance Spears (928) 308-8457 or Victoria McWorthy 928-451-2217.

Try out for Horse Soccer

Nov. 22

Everyone who would like a chance to try out Horse Soccer, be at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds in Cottonwood and sign up for a scrimmage match 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is Just $10 a match for members or $15 if you are not. his is an open event for anyone who would like to play Horse Soccer or just watch. The Verde Valley Teams practice Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. Bring your horse or family and have a ball. Contact Monika Snyder at or visit

Donate a kennel to the school

Mingus Union High School FFA Agriscience program is seeking a donation of a large chain link dog kennel. Your donation could be tax deductible as a charitable contribution on your Arizona or federal income taxes. You will receive a receipt indicating your donation to the FFA program.  If you have a chain link dog kennel that you are not using and are interested in making a donation, please contact Mingus Union CTE at 649-4426.

Get in on Genealogy Discussions

Genealogy Discussions to be held at the LDS Family History Center located at 1377 Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. The times are 10-11:30 a.m. The Family History Center will be open before and after the meeting. Discussions will continue weekly, except for the last two weeks of November and December.

Nov. 23-30 Thanksgiving holiday, no meetings

Dec. 7 Land Grants & the BLM Website

Dec. 14Case Study

Dec. 21-28 Christmas Holiday, Spring Sessions Begins Jan. 4, 2010

SAL Christmas Food Drive

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 25, 480 Calvary Way, Cottonwood, is helping veterans families in need especially during the Christmas season. A large box is located in the American Legion in Cottonwood for donations. They need turkeys (any size), canned yams, corn, green beans or mixed veggies, gravy mix, instant potatoes - anything that will help to make a traditional Christmas dinner.

Boxes will be delivered to families in time for Christmas. If you know of a veteran family in need please call (928) 634-3004 and tell the Legion. Toys are being donated by the Verde Valley Toy Run.

Host your

holiday party



Having a party this Holiday Season? Have it at our place, we’ll do the cooking and cleaning.

The VVPOA clubhouse can accommodate up to 180 people with a commercial kitchen available. A large party or small, they can handle them all at reasonable rates. Call 646-5598.

Check us out at 4855 E. Broken Saddle Drive, from Del Rio follow the blue clubhouse signs.

Start up your vegetable garden now

Nov. 24

Here’s a great way to get started on your 2010 Vegetable Garden. The Yavapai Master Gardeners Association is offering a free gardening presentation on “Vegetable Seed Sowing and Planting.”

This two-hour presentation is 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, 199 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood.

Call for more information at (928) 445-6590, ext. 222.

presentation on Planning your Vegetable Garden.” Also 6-8 p.m. at the above location.

Celebration of Life/Memorial

Nov. 24

Verde Valley Community Hospice invites you to their Celebration of Life/Memorial to honor the memory of all loved ones who have passed away during the past year. If you would like to remember someone who is gone from your sight but not from your heart, join the autumn Time of Remembrance services led by Verde Valley Community Hospice chaplains and bereavement counselors. The hour-long services will combine readings, poetry and meaningful experience. Enjoy this beautiful event at the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 901 S. 12th St., Cottonwood, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This service is open to anyone in the community, not only hospice survivors. Light refreshments will be served. Call Lisa to RSVP or for more information at (928) 634-1073.

Dances of Universal Peace in Cottonwood

Nov. 28

Dances of Universal Peace are a joyous, multi-cultural way to touch the spiritual essence of love within ourselves and others, using chants and mantras from around the world. These simple Circle dances are all taught as you do them. Old Town Center for the Arts, Studio B, 633 N. Fifth St. at N. Main at 7 p.m. Suggested donation $8. Info: Marianna (928) 204-2608 or Cathryn -

Spruce up your square dance clothing

Dec. 1 & Dec. 8

Attention Square Dancers: Do you need to spruce up your dance wardrobe? Are you a new dancer and would like to dress up a little more? The Cottonwood Roadrunners will hold a sale of gently used square dance clothes, shoes and accessories for guys and gals. The sale will be during the Tuesday night dances at the Cottonwood Civic Center, from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone having square dance clothing items to donate, please call Evelyn at (928) 639-1405.

Extension offers Master Gardener training

Dec. 1

Apply now for the 2010 University of Arizona Master Gardener Training, to be held in Cottonwood, Tuesday mornings, Feb. 16 to May 25. The course provides research-based information on basic botany, soils, fruit tree care, planting, staking, pruning, ornamental trees and shrubs, water/irrigation, wildlife in the garden, insects, integrated pest management, vegetables, turf care, natural resources, plant diseases, pesticide safety, forest health, and fire-wise landscaping. Applications and full program description are available at or call your closest Cooperative Extension office (Cottonwood 646-9113, Prescott 445-6590, ext. 221). Applications must be postmarked by Dec.1. A maximum of 40 applicants can be accommodated.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary promises special gifts

Dec. 4-5

The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7400 are hosting a “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 nearly 30 local valley crafters with crafts such items as handmade quilts, wickless candles (prefect for candle lovers without the mess or danger of traditional candles) and lots of other unique gifts to delight even the most “finicky gift-getter”. Other special items to look for include graphite and colored pencil drawings, cement statues, various types of jewelry and many other treasures for that special person.

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.

Cottonwood Band in holiday concert

Dec. 6

The Cottonwood Community Band, under the direction of Julie Smith, presents its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. at the Mingus Union High School Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

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