What's Happening 10-7-09

Fort Verde Days Carnival opens Friday

Oct. 9

Fort Verde Days kicks off Friday in Camp Verde and so does the annual carnival. Camp Verde Promotions, which organized this year's Fort Verde Days, has discounted pre-sale tickets for $18, redeemable for an all-day wrist band at the carnival. This is good for all of the rides at the carnival and is available only until noon on Friday. After that, the carnival will sell for the full price of approximately $25.

This is a fund-raiser for Camp Verde Promotions for expenses for this year's celebration and for next year's Fort Verde Days. You may get your wrist band card at Camp Verde Mercantile at 74 Hollamon St. or at Sweet Grace Restaurant at 37 Hollamon. For more information, call (9280 300-7077.

American Legion Fish Fry

Oct. 9

The American Legion Post 93 will have their monthly Cod Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Rusty Zipper Band.  

Come and enjoy Jackie Hoover's excellent Cod Fish along with music and dancing. American Legion Post 93 is located at 286 S. Third St. in Camp Verde.

Telephone (928) 567-6154.

Kachina Retired Teachers Association meets

Oct. 19

The Kachina Retired Teachers' Association (KRTA) will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at Mulligan's Patio, The Village of Oak Creek Clubhouse, 690 Bell Rock Blvd. in the Village of Oak Creek. Membership in KRTA is open to all former teachers or school employees from Arizona or any other state.

Steve DeVol, president of the Keep Sedona Beautiful organization, will present "Digital Photography with 'Point and Shoot' Cameras."

For information, call Mary Rubel, KRTA president, at (928) 284-9614.

Keep an eye on art

Oct. 10-11

Camp Verde needs you to volunteer to be a "sitter" for the annual Fort Verde Days Art Show, which opens after the parade on Saturday. They need people to welcome visitors, explain about "The People's Choice" award, remind them not to bring in food, remind children (and adults) not to touch the exhibits, answer questions, or find someone who can and just generally be there for any assistance needed.

Both the regular art show and the student show need this help. This is a pleasant way to volunteer an hour or two.

For information, call Twyla Hough at (928) 567-9610.

2010 Verde Historical society Calendars

The Verde Historical Society is proud to present its 2010 calendar, now available for $7 in the Clemenceau Museum gift shop. The new calendar features Verde Valley civic and charitable clubs and organizations, past and present, and is dedicated to the many volunteers that enable them to carry out their good work.

Each month features a different organization with a photo or photo collage and a brief description of its activities. Among the historic photos there's an early 1950s photo of members of the Lions Club, dressed in their wives' clothes for a benefit baseball game to raise money for the Smelter City volunteer Fire Department. There's a photo of Arizona's first Beef 4-H club, formed in Camp Verde in 1928 and a photo from 1939, showing CCC workers putting in the basketball court next to the then new Cottonwood Civic Center, built largely with funds raised by the Women's Civic Club.

Gift shop hours are the same as the Museum: 9-12 Wednesdays and 11-3 Fridays - Sundays.

Airport Appreciation Day launches in Cottonwood

Oct. 17

Cottonwood's inaugural Airport Appreciation Day will honor World War II ace fighter pilot Ralph Wandary. There will be vintage airplanes and classic cars on display at the Cottonwood Airport, 1001 W. Mingus Ave. It kicks off with a balloon launch at 6:30 a.m. and a pancake breakfast at 7:30. Ralph Wandary presentation is at 11 a.m. There will be plenty of food, vendors and fun for everyone. Gate admission $2 adults. Children under 12 free.

'Be Me' night at MUHS

Oct. 7

Parents of Mingus Union High School students will have an opportunity to find out what school is like for their teenagers. The students invite their parents to "Be Me" for one night.

The role reversal takes place at 6:45 p.m. when parents use their students' schedules to attend the same classes the kids do during the day. Classes will be 10 minutes with five minutes between classes. Parents can ask their students for schedules, or schedules will be available in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

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