Fri, July 19

What’s Happening 2-19-10

Home Arts Demos at the Clemenceau<br/>Feb. 26<br/>The second in the series of Home Arts Demos at the Clemenceau Museum will take place on Feb. 26. This month knitting and crocheting are the featured arts as practiced by our forebears. The Clemenceau Museum is at the corner of Willard and Mingus in Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-9271 or visit on the Web.

Home Arts Demos at the Clemenceau<br/>Feb. 26<br/>The second in the series of Home Arts Demos at the Clemenceau Museum will take place on Feb. 26. This month knitting and crocheting are the featured arts as practiced by our forebears. The Clemenceau Museum is at the corner of Willard and Mingus in Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-9271 or visit on the Web.

Third Friday Folk Music

Feb. 19

In-Folk-Us. They are not the Kingston Trio, they just sound like them. Meet the newest folk band from the Prescott area. They are the scheduled band for the regular Third Friday Folk Music event at the Beaver Creek Book Store in Camp Verde.

Ron, Bud and Maxine fell in love with folk music when it started in the late ‘50s. They bring back many of the folk standards of the era from artists like the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, and Woody Guthrie all the way to Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffett, Gordon Lightfoot and others. Chloey (the group’s youngest member) brings a peppy bluegrass banjo to the mix and proves you don’t have to be fifty years old to love or play folk music.

If you would like to take a little stroll back in time and hear a sampling of their music style visit and be sure to join In-Folk-Us for some live fun at Camp Verde’s Beaver Creek Books and Artisan’s Gallery, 545 Main St. from 8:10 until 9:10 p.m.

Local musicians are encouraged to sign up for the open mic from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information contact Perry Haddon (928) 567-4377 Beaver Creek Books.

Jump into Teen Maze

March 2-4

Verde Valley Teen Maze will take place March 2 through March 4. Students from across the Verde Valley will be attending this educational event, coordinated by Verde Valley Sanctuary and Yavapai County Community Health Services. A parent preview (no children please) will be offered on March 1, 4-6 p.m. The event will take place at the Historic Clemenceau Building, 1 N. Willard St. Please call 634-2511 for further details.

Weston Price chapter meeting

Feb. 28

The Weston Price Foundation, Verde Valley Chapter meets 1-4 p.m. at the Yavapai College Complex, Camp Verde, Room 801, at 321 W. Apache Trail. They will continue discussion on fats with Sally Fallon Morell presenting a two-hour DVD lecture on cholesterol.

Following the lecture they will demonstrate making traditional condiments, i.e.,

mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and salad dressing.

RSVP to Dena (Anne) Greenwood at or (928) 567-3007.

Join the Cottonwood Community Band

The Cottonwood Community Band would welcome new members at anytime. The band rehearses Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Mingus Union High School band room. The band is preparing for its May concert of music by Arizona composers and music with an Arizona theme. All instrumentalists who read music, especially percussionists, are welcomed. For more information, contact Sy at 239-4541.

Get help with your taxes

For 26 years AARP/IRS has provided a program for those in our community to have their taxes prepared and filed. They will be at the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP. Call (928) 634-5450 or you can just drop by the Senior Center and make the appointment in person.

Gem & Mineral Show returns

March 12-14

The Mingus Gem and Mineral Club will be hosting the 35th annual Verde Valley Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry show at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. There will be free gifts and activities for children, silent auctions, daily raffles, free mineral identification, and many vendors. For more information, call (928) 282-0074.

Craft Show at Senior Center

March 6

There will be a craft show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500

E. Cherry St., Cottonwood, on the corner of East Cherry and Sixth Street. Come share the Easter and spring colors.

SAL for Breakfast

Feb. 21

Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 93, Camp Verde, would like to invite all members and guests to Sunday Breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m., at American Legion Post 93, Third Street and Arnold, Camp Verde. Breakfast will be chicken fried steak, eggs to order, biscuits & gravy, milk, juice, and coffee, for $5 per person. If you leave hungry, it’s nobody’s fault but your own.

Free Cat Spay Month

Feb. 23-March 21

WTPC Rescue is sponsoring the first Free Cat Spay Month in the Sedona and the Verde Valley. All female cats, as young as eight weeks old as long as they weigh in at one pound, qualify for the program. To make an appointment with Dr. Bertch at the Bell Rock Veterinary Clinic please call (928) 284-2840. The clinic is located at 45 Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek. To make an appointment with Dr. Adrienne Mulligan please call (928) 567-9400 The clinic is located at 100 S. Montezuma Castle Highway, Camp Verde.

Free slash drop-off

March 1-June 1

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the continuation of a three-month free slash drop-off program at all county transfer stations. County transfer stations are located in Bagdad, Black Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Seligman, and Skull Valley. Free slash drop off will be held during normal operating hours.

This free slash drop-off program will assist residents in developing necessary defensible space around their homes and other structures that could fuel fires. It is important for citizens to maintain defensible space around their property. Keeping fuels down is absolutely necessary to help avoid uncontrolled fires that can and do become extremely damaging. Please take advantage of the free slash drop off program and clean up around your properties.

For additional information, please contract the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

Roadside cleanup in Cornville

Feb. 27

Meet at Windmall Park in Cornville for road cleanup from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Cornville Community Association will provide: Trash bags, safety vests & grabbers; Safety instructions & First-aid kit; and trash bag pick-up

What you need to provide: Long pants and long sleeve shirt (recommended); Sturdy shoes (no sandals or thongs please); Gloves, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen; Water & snack

MATForce announces annual Youth Poster Contest

April 8

MATForce invites area youth to help raise awareness about substance abuse risks by participating in its annual Youth Poster Contest. Yavapai County youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to participate in the contest by creating a poster that depicts an anti-drug message.

There will bee $25 cash gift cards awarded for the winner of each age category. All entries will receive a participation prize. An overall winner will be selected and will receive a game system or cash equivalent. The winning poster will also be used in MATForce’s 2010 promotional materials.

For contest guidelines, call Renee Pirante of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 777-7230 or visit the MATForce Web site at Contest deadline is April 8.

Time to Contra Dance

Feb. 20

Contra dance continues at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main Street, Old Town Cottonwood. As always, the dance will feature a live Celtic-style band. There is a pre-dance lesson from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with the regular dance from 7 to 10 and it is not necessary to bring a dance partner. There is a walk-through for each individual dance.

Contra dancing is easy; lessons aren’t required and beginners are always welcome. Dances include many of the same steps as square dancing. If you can walk and follow directions, you can contra dance. Contra dancing is moving, active, aerobic exercise, so wear comfortable clothing like T-shirts, shorts, skirts, and tennis or dance shoes.

Families are welcome. No smoking - no alcohol. Suggested donation is $6 per dancer. Call Deb Comly at (928) 774-5936 to learn more.

Diabetes Support Group meets

Feb. 22

Verde Valley Medical Center is hosting a diabetes support group 5-7 p.m., in VVMC Conference Room A. This group welcomes individuals, family members and friends whose lives have been affected by diabetes.  

The presenter for the February meeting will be Diabetic Educator and Support Group Facilitator Mary May, RN. She will be sharing information on reading labels and how to make good choices when grocery shopping. For more information, please call (928) 639-6346. For easiest access to Conference Room A, please park in the visitor lot on Candy Lane, and enter through the EntireCare Services entrance.

Sign up for concealed weapons class

March 20

American Legion Post 135 in Cornville is hosting a Concealed Weapons Permit Class at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (BCAC) starting at 8 a.m. and running through approximately 5:30 p.m. The BCAC is located at 14250 E. Zuni Way in Beaver Creek, across the street from the Beaver Creek Golf Course.

The price of the prepaid (non-refundable) class is $65 or $75 at the door. Remit checks to: American Legion Post 135, PO Box 172 Cornville, AZ 86325. Cutoff for prepaid registration is March 17.

Unfortunately, the classroom size is limited to 24, so all interested persons (both men and women) are urged to register as soon as possible by calling Drake Mitchell at (928) 451-1697.