Tue, July 23

What's Happening 9-10-10

American Legion Post 93 Steak Dinner

Sept. 10

American Legion Post 93 in Camp Verde will have its Fish Fry & Chicken Tenders dinner on Friday. Hauser corn on the cob, coleslaw and French fries and dessert will be served. Dinner will be served 5–8 p.m. Music for listening and dancing at 5:30 p.m. will be provided by the Rusty Zipper Band.


Patriot Day in Camp Verde

Sept. 11

American Legion Post 93 in Camp Verde presents the eighth annual remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Starting at noon at the town gazebo on Main Street, the commemoration will begin with the striking of the Four Fives by the Camp Verde Fire District. There will be speakers from the post, the fire district and the marshal’s office.

Meet your new town manager

Sept. 11

The Town of Camp Verde will be hosting a meet and greet at the town ramada on Hollamon Street from 9 to 11 a.m. for Camp Verde’s new Town Manager Russ Martin. Please stop by to welcome him and his family to the Camp Verde Community and enjoy some ice cream.

Chili Cook-off and 911 Run

Sept. 11

Biker Babes & Beyond in Cottonwood will host the third annual Chili Cook-off and 911 Memorial Run. Kickstands go up at 9:30 a.m. at Biker Babes & Beyond located at 15th Street and Main in Cottonwood. Cost is 20 bucks or under. For information, call (928) 649-5995.

Voices of Recovery celebration

Sept. 11

The “Voices of Recovery” Celebration in Cottonwood on September 11 will help raise awareness that addiction treatment works and recovery is possible.

The event will take place at River Front Park in Cottonwood from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The public is invited to the event to learn more about treatment and recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Information will be available as well as speakers, music and food.

For more information contact Marco Benites at or call 928-634-4254 extension 54114.


Fort Verde Days general meeting

Sept. 13

Camp Verde Promotions hosts a general meeting at 3:30 p.m. at Sweet Grace Restaurant, 37 Hollamon St., Camp Verde, for further planning of Fort Verde Days. If you have any ideas, thoughts or want to offer help, come to the Monday afternoon meeting. Oct. 8 is right around the corner. The theme for this yea’s parade is “Fort Verde Days Traditions.”

Verde Thumbs Garden Club


Monthly meeting will start at 6:30 pm at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 51 W. Mingus, Cottonwood. All gardeners and ‘would be gardeners’ are cordially invited to attend!

This month’s topic will be Preserving The Harvest with information on home canning, freezing and dehydrating. Bring your gardening success stories and questions about fall and winter gardening. Next month we will be learning about planting fruit trees. We will also be planning our annual seed exchange for November.

Kyl representative comes to town

Sept. 16

Emily Pitha, a constituent service representative for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, will conduct office hours at several locations in Yavapai County, including Cottonwood and Sedona. 

This is a great opportunity for constituents to have Sen. Kyl help resolve problems they have with a federal agency. Constituents seeking assistance are asked to bring copies of documentation relevant to their concern. This is a free service and no appointment is necessary.

She will be at Country Bank, 597 E. 89A, Cottonwood, from 10 to 11 a.m. She will be at the Sedona Community Center, 2615 Melody Lane, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact the senator’s Phoenix office at (602) 840-1891.

Free prostate screening

Sept. 23

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare at Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring a free prostate screening. The prostate screening will be from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane, enter at VVMC’s Main Entrance. Screenings are by appointment and include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination by an urologist. To schedule a prostate cancer screening appointment, call 928 204-4933, walk-ins will be seen as time allows.

Relay for Life in Sedona

Sept. 24-25

The Relay For Life of Sedona will be at Red Rock High School. Cancer survivors and their caregivers will attend a free dinner at the Relay starting at 5 p.m. Anyone who would like to attend should contact the event chair Sam Blom at (928) 300-4905 or email him at Opening ceremonies for the Relay begin at 6 p.m.

Entertainment includes the Sammy Davis Band, JJ Corcoran and her band, Flip City Gymnastics, Tao Kwon Do Unlimited, Tom and Shondra Jepperson, and even a mime. Many activities and games are planned including a yogurt eating contest, a PJ contest and many more.

The Red Rock High School Key Club members will be selling luminaria bags to honor those who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease.

Here II Here in concert at OTCA

Sept. 25

The popular Florida band Here II Here returns to Cottonwood’s Old Town Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. The passionate and original lyrics of this ‘Conscious Pop’ band will be accentuated by the graceful moves of Holly Luky and the D.O.L.L.S Bellydance Fusion. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

For more information, call (928) 634-0940 or visit

3-on-3 Basketball

Oct. 10

Calling basketball players of all ages. Camp Verde Promotions is sponsoring a 3-on-3 basketball tournament starting at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium downtown. Playing times will be determined by the date of receipt of your application. Registration deadline Sept. 30.

Age groups for teams will be 13-18 years, 19-29 years, 30-40 years, and 41-up. Entry fee is $20 per team. Each team should have 3-5 players. Games will be played to 11 points, must win by two. Officiating will be on the honor system with a 30-minute time limit.

There will be cash prizes for the winning team in each age bracket.

Camp Verde promotions reserves the right to cancel the tournament or an age bracket for lack of participation. If a game is cancelled, funds collected will be refunded by Oct. 15.

Call 300-7077 or e-mail for more information or an application.

Crash course in guitar and piano

Oct. 26

Sedona Parks and Recreation offers two unique workshops, Instant Guitar & Piano for Hopelessly Busy People, for those in our community that are interested in learning to play a musical instrument.

The “Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People” workshop will be Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” is Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to learn to play the piano the workshops are at the Recreation Room located in Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road in Sedona. Each workshop has a $25 registration fee that must be paid in advance at the Parks and Recreation office, as well as a $29 materials fee for the workbook and practice DVD collected in class by the instructor. Everything covered in the class is also covered on this DVD, which is designed for home practice and study.

For more information on the instructor and these workshops, you may want to reference the website Both workshops can be registered for by contacting the Sedona Parks and Recreation office at 928-282-7098 or by walking in at 102 Roadrunner Drive. For more information on upcoming Parks and Recreation events, please reference the City website at