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What's Happening 10-28-11

Gosar to address Mingus Mtn. GOP<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Nov. 8<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->The featured speaker at the November Mingus Mountain Republican Club meeting will be Congressman Paul Gosar.  Dr. Gosar will discuss the &#8220;Fast and Furious&#8221; scandal that is getting national publicity, border security problems, efforts by House Republicans to reduce spending, and other issues being discussed in Congress.  Meetings are held at the VFW, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and a lunch is available.  Please call 639-4753 for more information and to make reservations.

Gosar to address Mingus Mtn. GOP<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Nov. 8<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->The featured speaker at the November Mingus Mountain Republican Club meeting will be Congressman Paul Gosar.  Dr. Gosar will discuss the &#8220;Fast and Furious&#8221; scandal that is getting national publicity, border security problems, efforts by House Republicans to reduce spending, and other issues being discussed in Congress.  Meetings are held at the VFW, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and a lunch is available.  Please call 639-4753 for more information and to make reservations.

Solar Block Party

Nov. 5

Clarkdale Solar Ambassadors Karen & Brian Daniels, Pat & Carrie Kinnison, Nick & Debbie Hunseder and Vic & Ann Viarengo are having a get-together celebrating Clarkdale’s first ever “Solar Block Party” for people thinking about solar power. Come take a closer look at the solar panels and controls to learn more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gather at the Daniels home at 1565 Cholla Lane, Clarkdale.

From 89A, turn onto Scenic Drive, right on Old Jerome Hwy, left on Mescal Spur,  then right on Cholla Lane.

Please RSVP to Aparna (amohla@smartpower.org) or 480-219-4395 (office) or 480-258-8373 (cell) by Nov. 4.

Gaming Day at Cottonwood Library

Nov. 12

Cottonwood Public Library joins with more than 1,000 libraries across the country to showcase gaming programs and services as part of the American Library Association’s National Gaming Day @ your library.

No longer just a place for books, Cottonwood Public Library is a gathering place for all ages and we will have various games for those that love board games and traditional games like chess as well.

Starting at 11 a.m., they will have a few classic games: Chess, Parcheesi, Scrabble, Backgammon, Yahtzee, Monopoly and Dominoes.

In addition they will have The Great Coin Caper, Twister, Chutes and Ladders, Pictureka, Hangman and Charades.

Free Parenting Class with Buena Vista

Nov. 5

Buena Vista Children’s Services will offer a free parenting class from 9 to 11 a.m.

Instructor Rosalie Malter, RM Parenting, will share which are the best foods for your children and which food and additives should be avoided. Workshop includes hands-on practice of reading food labels and games for getting your children involved in trying new foods. Free child care for those who register. This workshop is hosted by Buena Vista Children’s Services and funded by Community Counts through a grant from First Things First. Class is located at Bright Futures Child Care 19 E. Beech St. Cottonwood. To register, contact Joanne Schloeman at Buena Vista Children’s Services. Call (928) 451-5755 or email us a parenting.bvcs@gmail.com.

Grand Opening of Sedona Meditation Center

Oct. 31

The Sedona Meditation Center (SMC) will officially open its doors at the end of the month and invites the community to its Grand Opening on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m.

The opening-day festivities, held at SMC at 340 Jordan Road in Uptown, will feature a Halloween costume party, along with performances by belly dancer Aziza Isaac, drumming by Sedona’s Rhythm, and Ki-Gong by Haejung Jung, SMC Sedona project director of SMC.

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Sedona Mayor Rob Adams will hold the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m., and Incan healer Wachan Bajiyoperak and his wife, Martika Gomez, will perform a blessing.

For more information, including the SMC class schedule and upcoming events, please call Haejung Jung at (928) 282-3600, email info@sedonameditationcenter.org, or visit www.sedonameditationcenter.org.

Val’s Halloween Party at the Legion

Oct. 29

The American Legion Post 93 in Camp Verde will be having Val’s Halloween Party, Saturday starting at 6 p.m.  Dress up in your favorite costume.  Prizes will be given to the Best Costume plus other special prizes.  

Bring a finger food potluck item to share.  Music will be Karaoke by Heidi.  

Bring your best or less than best voice to entertain everyone.  American Legion Post 93 is located at 286 S. 3rd St. in Camp Verde.  

Members and guest will be having a great time.  

Sunday Lunch with VFW Auxi

Oct. 30

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be serving lunch on Sunday starting at noon.

   They are having meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy and lots of sides all for a donation of $6 a plate.

   The jam session starts at 2 p.m. Come and enjoy the great food, fun and music. Proceeds go to VFW National Home for Children. Members and guests welcome.

UMC joins Trunk or Treat

Oct. 31

Camp Verde Community Church, a United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Town of Camp Verde and Main Street businesses invites the community children and folks to a Trunk or Treat celebration at 6 p.m. on Monday.

The festivities will include spiritual sweets, angelic apple cider and heavenly hotdogs served in the church parking lot at 480 First Street, Camp Verde.

Car trunks and pickup truck beds will be decorated for this fun-filled event to provide a safe outing for this Halloween holiday. Bring the kiddies and come join us!

For additional information, call the church office: (928) 567-3447, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Food drives in Cottonwood

There will be food drives at Wal-Mart and Safeway in Cottonwood Nov. 18-19. They need lots of volunteers to man tables and collect food in three-hour shifts. Turkeys will be distributed at Old Town Mission on Nov. 21, and they need volunteers to help distribute the food.

Also on Nov. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. will be the “Flying High” Turkey Drive by Yavapai Broadcasting and Fry’s. They need volunteers to man tables and collect food in three-hour shifts.

Call the Old Town Mission at (928) 634-7869.

Sedona Turkey Trot benefits Camp Soaring Eagle

Nov. 24

The third annual Sedona Turkey Trot 5K will be held on Thanksgiving at 8 a.m. This year’s event will start and end at Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona. The course will head north on Soldiers Pass Road, circle around the top section of the neighborhood, and head back south to the park. Registration for the race is $25 before Nov. 1 and $30 between Nov. 1 and the day of the race. Online registration can be found at www.virtualroster.com.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to Camp Soaring Eagle. This year’s event will also feature an option called the Iron Turkey Challenge where runners can opt to carry their Thanksgiving turkey the entire length of the race. If you have any questions about the event please feel free to contact Adam Gifford at adam@sedonarunning.com or call Sedona Running Company at (928) 282-6956 for information about Camp Soaring Eagle please contact Executive Director Jennifer Perry at 284-2644 or e-mail, jperry@campsoaringeagle.org.

Learn to help traumatized victims

Nov. 10

Are you interested in helping traumatized victims?

If it’s not in your nature to walk away from someone experiencing the worst moment of their life and if you would like to work with police officers, firefighters, and nurses on emergency scenes, consider becoming a Certified Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) Volunteer. TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events.

Volunteers are called to a crisis by authorized police officers, firefighters, and hospital personnel. Training starts in Cottonwood. For more information visit www.TIPofAZ.org or call Christine 515-4172.Bible class at the Synagogue

Nov. 2

The Hebrew Bible or the Tanakh (The Old Testament) is the most influential piece of literature ever written. In addition to forming the foundation of Judaism, it is also the basis of the Christian and Muslim faiths.  It is cited on the Senate floor, from the courtroom bench, and in innumerable creative works from medieval mystery plays to modern novels, and in art, music, theater, film, and dance.  

A monthly class on the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) will begin at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. until about noon.  Everyone is welcome.

The class is free to members of the JCSVV. The fee for non-members is $40 for all the sessions in 2011-2012. This class will explore all of the Bible’s varied formats, ranging from myth and saga to law and proverb, from military history to love poetry.  

The class will be conducted by Rabbi Alicia Magal and Dr. Paul Friedman, based on videotaped lectures presented by Professor Amy-Jill Levine, of Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School, each followed by extended group discussion.

For information or to register, call (928) 204-1286.

Roadrunners host square dance

Nov. 12

The Cottonwood Roadrunners Square Dance Club will be hosting a Square Dance at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St, Cottonwood. Dale Dockery will be calling & Ronnie Fontaine will be cuing. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. with alternating mainstream & plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with two rounds in between. 

This will be the only dance in November so come out and have some fun.

Living Day to Day with Alzheimer’s

Nov. 2

The Alzheimer’s Assoiation, Desert Southwest Chapter, Northern Arizona Region, presents the workshop “Living Day-by-Day with Dementia” from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E. Hombre Drive, Cottonwood.

The workshop is presented by Kris L. Wang, MSN, PMH CNS-BC, and Laurie McCoy, FNP, BC, nurse practitioner CLC of the Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System.

Registration is $15.

The workshop is designed to present care partners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for those with Alzheimer’s and/or related dementias.

For more information, call (928) 771-9257 or visit www.alz.org/dsw.

Beaver Creek needs drivers for Meals-On-Wheels

Meals-on Wheels drivers are a necessity for Lake Montezuma, Rimrock, and McGuireville seniors. At least five drivers and substitutes for them are needed 52 weeks a year. The Beaver Creek area now needs 20-22 meals delivered on Mondays through Fridays.

Drivers pick these hot meals up in Beaver Hollow (near the Mexican food restaurant), thus it is not necessary to drive out of the community.

If you can drive once a week for a couple of months or substitute occasionally, call 634-5450 to get further information.

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