What's Happening 11-5-10
Protecting family farmland
Central Arizona Land Trust and Yavapai County Cooperative Extension present “Protecting Family Agricultural Lands in the Verde: Past, Present and Future,” a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing agricultural landowners, as well as strategies and tools for land protection. The free event is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lacy Farm, 700 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Speakers and panelists include Dan Campbell, Steve Ayers, Kevin Hauser, Edward Martin, Jeanne Trupiano, Rita Riley, Bob Rothrock, Kelly Cathcart, Shirley Millar, Richard Tinlin and Andy Groseta.
RSVP to(928) 899-4595, email@example.com.
Verde River Restoration Project
Coconino National Forest, Prescott National Forest, and Friends of Verde River Greenway are working together to remove invasive Tamarisk trees from the Verde River Greenway at Beasley Flat, south of Camp Verde, and they need volunteers to make it happen.
Work will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
Volunteers are welcome to join at any time. Long pants, long sleeves, and gloves are suggested. Snacks and water will be available.
Questions can be directed to Marsha (928) 634-8738.
Pathways - A Visual Journey
The annual art show by the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition. SVAC’s premiere exhibition, featuring diverse recent works of more than 80 imaginative local artists. Don’t miss the Gala opening reception 5-8 p.m.; free to the public.
The event is at the Sala de Milagro Ballroom, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, 336 SR 179 (at the Bridge), Sedona.
For information, call Julee Norton Cohen, 928-203-0275
Verde Valley Soccer Club Tryouts
The Verde Valley Soccer Club will host tryouts for its U-13 Girls Team, its U-10 Girls team, and its U-14 Boys team. Girls tryouts are at 4 p.m. at the Sedona Red Rock High School Stadium Field.
Boys Tryouts are at Posse Ground School at 2 p.m. These teams are part of the Verde Valley Soccer Club and will participate in tournaments throughout Arizona.
All interested soccer players and their parents are invited to attend. Please bring shin guards, water, and a soccer ball.
For more information, contact Will Geurts, U-13 Girls Coach at 300-6288, Shawn Brady, U-10 Girls Coach at 821-2163, or Cindy Hauserman, U-14 Boys Coach at 274-0982.
For more information on the Verde Valley Soccer Club please see our website at vvsoccerclub.org.
Spaghetti Dinner at the Legion
The Sons of the American Legion in Cottonwood are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 1 to 4 pm. They will have Lonnie’s best spaghetti with Texas toast and it’s all for $5.
Come on down and enjoy Sunday music and have some lunch with your friends.
For members and guests.
Yavapai-Apache Nation honors all veterans
The Yavapai-Apache Nation will be hosting a Veterans Commemoration event beginning at 11 a.m. at the Yavapai-Apache Nation Veterans Memorial Park.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation would like to take this opportunity to invite the general public to join them in a day to honor past and present soldiers.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation encourages the community to bring photos and flowers of veterans who have served on behalf of the United States. The commemoration event will include prayers, songs, and a flag rising.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation Veterans Memorial Park is located in Camp Verde, on Middle Verde Road below Cliff Castle Casino, just east of I-17 at exit 289.
For questions regarding the event please contact the Public Relations Office at (928) 567-1071 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Day at the Legion
Jerona Java Cafe There will be free tacos and burritos for all veterans at the American Legion, 480 S. Calvary Way, Cottonwood.
Come in and enjoy a little lunch from 11:30 to 2 p.m.
For members and guests.
Dances of Universal Peace - Sedona
The Dances of Universal Peace are multicultural in nature, celebrating the Unity within the diversity of world-wide spiritual traditions. These simple, meditative circle dances are taught each time we do them. All welcome at 7 p.m. Sedona Community Center, 2615 Melody Lane. Suggested donation $8. Info: Cathryn - email@example.com or 634-1696.
Walkin’ on Main marks Cottonwood’s 50th
The Verde Valley is celebrating Historic 89A and the City of Cottonwood’s 50th Anniversary with “Walkin’ on Main” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a juried art show, live music from The Sugar Thieves, Knuckleheads, Tommy Dukes, The Cruisers, The Retros, Quick Draw and William Eaton, wine-tasting from Verde Valley winemakers and vineyards, a self-guided historic tour and much more.
For more information, contact Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 639-3200. Artist applications can be picked up at the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Office.
Look into International Baccalaureate option
Are you interested in school choice and an alternative to traditional public education? If so, then the Cottonwood Oak-Creek School District wants to hear from you. The district is interested in developing a new school with a different philosophy. Think about an educational setting that would have a global perspective, a strict dress code, mandatory foreign language classes, and a focus on thematic teaching fully intertwined with the latest technology.
The Cottonwood Oak-Creek School District is exploring the creation of an International Baccalaureate Candidate School as a complement to the already highly performing schools. If you are interested in such a school, please come to the first informational meeting to be held at the Clemenceau Gym located at 1 N. Willard Street starting at 6 p.m.
For further information please contact the Cottonwood Oak-Creek School District at (928) 634-2288 to ask about International Baccalaureate Candidate School program.
Simpatico artists group displays at Jerona
“Simpatico” is a local group of artists who first got together to paint, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company. Adell LeGendre, Karen Sellers, Jill Upton and Lynette Kovacovich will be displaying their very individual work in watercolor, multi-media, oil and photography at the Jerona Java Cafe at 677 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, Nov. 24 through December. There will be a” Meet the Artist” reception on Nov. 27, 11a.m.-1 p.m. with live music. Their award winning work may also be seen at the Art Mart in Sedona and The Beaver Creek Book store in Camp Verde.
Free self-defense classes
As part of the school’s Community Outreach program, KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do is holding free Cardio Self Defense Classes weekly for the month of November. Free classes are offered in Cottonwood every Tuesday from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. and in Camp Verde every Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The goal is to give you a sense of confidence and security that empowers you to face any situation.
Includes a light warm-up and stretch, a moderate cardio workout, and personal safety instruction in a powerful 45 minute class geared for students Ages 14 & Up. Call (928) 634-5165 in Cottonwood or 554-0140 in Camp Verde.
Senior Center seeks volunteer aerobics instructor
The Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood, is seeking an energetic and committed volunteer to lead a low impact, stretching, aerobic class for seniors on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
For more information please call Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450.
Cancer support groups offered
Cancer impacts many individuals within our communities, either as a patient, family member or caregiver. When someone is coping with a cancer diagnosis they can find support and encouragement from others who have encountered similar situations. Patients, survivors as well as their families and caregivers are invited to participate in the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s “Chat Room.” The “Chat Room” is an informal gathering of individuals meeting at 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Cancer Center of Northern Arizona Healthcare Sedona Campus, 3700 W. 89A.
The “Chat Room” is designed to support and encourage those affected by cancer. It is facilitated by clinical social worker Virginia Viol, L.C.S.W.
For more information about the “Chat Room” or for other services offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit CCNAH.com or call 928 204-4160.
Affordable Stress Relief Massage
If you are faced with economic challenges and finding that the stress is taking over your life, consider getting away from it all with a massage. The Arizona School of Integrative Studies (A.S.I.S.) is pleased to announce a new Student Clinic offering low cost massages to the public. Come get a full inflation buster massage for only $25 or $20 for seniors and students.
Massages will be offered to the public Monday through Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m., by appointment. All Massage Clinics are held at the A.S.I.S. facility at 701 S. Broadway, Clarkdale. To schedule an appointment call the school at (928) 639-3455.
Dances of Universal Peace - Cottonwood
The Dances of Universal Peace are multicultural in nature, celebrating the Unity within the diversity of world-wide spiritual traditions. These simple circle dances are taught each time we do them at 7 p.m. Old Town Center for the Arts, Studio B, 633 N. Fifth St. at North Main. Suggested donation $8. Info: Cathryn - firstname.lastname@example.org or 634-1696.
The Verde Thumbs Garden Club Meeting
The Verde Thumbs Garden Club hosts its second annual Seed Exchange during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 191 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. Bring seeds you have saved in sealed envelopes with product name, date and any interesting information about the plants.
Bill McDorman will speak on Seeds of Sustainability - What Does It All Mean? Fee: $10, reservations required. Email to email@example.com.