What's Happening 9-21-11
Call to Artists Fort Verde Days Art Show
Artists working in two and three-dimensional fine art, photography, and crafts are invited to enter the 2011 Fort Verde Days Art Show. Entries taken on Monday, Oct. 3, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Original artwork in Adult and Student Divisions will be judged for ribbons and cash prizes. In addition, show attendees will have the opportunity to cast ballots for a People’s Choice Award for the Adult and Student Show.
The Fort Verde Days Art Show is one of the oldest art shows in the Verde Valley and attracts people from across the state. Fort Verde Days celebrates the rich western heritage and culture of Camp Verde and the Verde Valley. The art show opens after the Parade.
All art must be delivered to the Camp Verde Town Complex behind the Historical Society. Entry fees are $5 per entry for adults and $2 per entry for students (first grade through high school). See the entry form for complete information.
To obtain an entry form, contact Ray Harvey at email@example.com or (928) 567-9303 or Claudia Ward at 567-0342.
VFW Auxis host POW/MIA dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be serving dinner 4 to 7 p.m. They will be serving ham, sweet potatoes veggies, salad, roll and dessert. Music will be karaoke by Heidi. Cost is $7 a plate. Come in for great food, fun and good music. Proceeds go to Operation Uplink. Members and guests welcome.
JFD Halloween Dance
The Jerome Volunteer Fire Department hosts a Halloween Dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a costume contest with prizes and a full cash bar (21 and older, ID required).
Great music will be provided by the Cadillac Angels. Cost is $10 per person at the door. Proceeds go the Jerome Volunteer Fire Department.
Last Friday at Museum
After a summer hiatus, the Clemenceau Heritage Museum is resuming its series of special programs on the last Friday of each month. Several members of the Northern Arizona Stitchers, a local chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, will demonstrate embroidery and needlework at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
They will also be working on “kissing pillows”, miniature pillows the size of a hand that soldiers can wear in their helmets as remembrances of home. Stitches are contributed by family members and friends, and museum goers are encouraged to add their own stitches to these special pillows to be worked on at this event.
The Clemenceau Heritage Museum is on the corner of Willard and Mingus in Cottonwood. Call 634-2868.
Call for vendors for Ranch House Round-Up
The first Ranch House Round-Up at the Beaver Creek Golf Course in Lake Montezuma requests non-food vendors (commercial and non-profit) of crafts, arts, games, services, and products.
The event is a community fundraiser to help restore the Ranch House Restaurant and Beaver Creek Golf Course. Live music, line dancing, trail and carriage rides, games, birdie golf, Frisbee golf, golf lessons, silent auction and raffle, gifts, vendors, ranch house BBQ and an old west beer bar will be featured.
Vendor applications are available from Ranchhouseco@gmail.com or call (928) 567-4492 for further information. Please contact Sandy Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate items for the silent auction or raffle.
Share the Harvest Day
Saturday is Share the Harvest Day at Verde Valley Farmers’ Market in Camp Verde. As a customer, please donate non perishable food items/money at the Market, which will benefit the Sedona Community Food Bank. The growers will then provide fresh produce for the Food Bank.
The Farmers’ Market is 8 a.m. to noon in the Town Ramada, next to Fort Verde State Park, on Hollamon off of Main Street.
For more information, contact Jane Davie , market manager, (928) 634-7077 or (928) 451-1680.
Festival of Native American Culture
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center announced the third annual Festival of Native American Culture held from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4. The Festival has two tracks that include Native American Culture and Archaeology.
There will be lectures, performances, art show, tours, hikes and more at locations in Sedona, the Verde Valley and beyond.
For more information on the third annual festival call (928) 284-4764, email email@example.com, or visit the festival website at www.NAFestival.org.
Mary Jane Coulter: Ahead of Her Time
Yavapai College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in conjunction and with the Arizona Humanities Council is pleased to present a special presentation. Ann-Mary Lutzick, Director of the Old Trails Museum in Winslow, AZ will be discussing, “Mary Jane Colter: Ahead Of Her Time” at 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at Yavapai College, Verde Campus located at 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, in Building M, Room 137. This event is free of charge to all community members.
As a unique compliment to this event, on Saturday October 22, 2011, OLLI invites both members and non-members to tour the historic La Posada in Winslow. The tour will be guided by one of the original Harvey Girls and will include one of the guest rooms a trunk show with many original pieces of china, silver and crystal not open to the public.
The tour includes round trip transportation, tour of La Posada, lunch, tax and gratuity. It is $62 for OLLI members and $68 for non-members. The tour departs at 8 a.m. from the Cottonwood Fry’s Market and 8:15 a.m. from Camp Verde. Return is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. For more information on these events or to make reservations, please call the OLLI offices a 649-5550 or 649-4275. The cancellation policy on the tour is that there are no refunds after Oct. 10.
Chamber mixer in Clarkdale
Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to a mixer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chamber Visitor’s Information Caboose at the corner of Ninth and Main streets in Clarkdale’s Historic Business District.
Chamber members are encouraged to display information promoting their businesses at no additional charge. Please call Lisa O’Neill at (877) 674-3836 for information. To bring more attention to your business, bring a prize to raffle off.
Delight in the music of Janis Paul while enjoying snacks provided by Chamber members.
Peruse the charming Visitor’s Information Caboose and network with area business people. You need not be a Chamber member to attend; everyone is welcome.
Camp Verde Little League meeting
The Camp Verde Little League announces the 2011 General Meeting and Elections will be at 6 p.m. at Camp Verde Middle School, Room 105. In you are interested in being part of the board, call Coco Minner at 300-6765.
It’s Thriller Time!
Come learn the steps and perform this Michael Jackson Halloween classic in an all-age, community performance of “Ghost Rave/Thriller”. This will be our sixth year of performing it. Rehearsals in Sedona will be on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 20, in The Tlaquepaque Ballroom (above Rene Restaurant) on State Route 179.
Rehearsals in Cottonwood will be on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 21, at Cottonwood Dance & Fitness, 637 N. Main St. All rehearsals will be 6:30-8 p.m.
Performances thus far will be on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Tlaquepaque’s Day of the Dead Celebration, followed by Major Lingo’s Day of the Dead Party at the Cottonwood Rec Center, and on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, in Uptown’s Safe and Fun Trick or Treat.
The cost is $40 (seven sessions including performances) at each location. You may attend rehearsals at both locations for $75. However, no one will be turned away.
For more information, please call Martha Edwards at 821-1037.
Human Resources meeting
The Verde Valley Human Resources Association Meeting is noon to1:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, 199 S. Sixth St.
This month the speaker will be Mary Hawkes of the Better Business Bureau. Mary will be speaking about scams that businesses should be aware of. Get to know some of the other HR contacts in the Verde Valley, and get your HR questions answered. As time allows, they will address other HR topics brought up by members.
For more information, contact Iris Dobler, (928) 634-0060, ext. 217; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt-for-Life board meets
The Adopt-For-Life Center for Animals (previously Verde Valley Humane Society) Annual Board of Directors meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center Public Meeting Rooms, and is open to the public.
For more information, contact Interim Executive Director Sierra Neblina at (928) 634-7387 or President Kyla Allen at (928) 300-0299.
Tax Reform Group meets
Verde Valley Tax Reform Group will meet 5 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors room at 10 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. The meetings is open to the public, and anyone that would like to join is very welcome and appreciated.
Free prostate cancer screening at VVMC
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 4:30-7 p.m., at VVMC, 269 S. Candy Lane, enter at the Main Entrance. Screenings are by appointment and include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination by a physician. To schedule a prostate screening appointment, call (928) 204-4933, walk-ins will be seen as time allows 5-6:30 p.m.
How prescription drug abuse impacts our community
Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Locally our community has suffered the loss of eight young people due to prescription drug abuse during the past year. One out of every three Yavapai County 12th grade students has abused pain medication in order to get high. MATFORCE is working on various programs to reverse this alarming trend.
One such program is a MATFORCE Lunch ‘n Learn, designed to help community members better understand the scope of the prescription drug abuse problem. The Lunch ’n Learn will include a panel discussion featuring speakers from the medical community, law enforcement and treatment providers.
The presentation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 S. Fair St., Prescott and teleconferenced to the Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 S.Sixth St., Cottonwood. It is free and open to the public. Brown-bag lunches are welcome.
For more information contact MATFORCE at 928-708-0100 or visit matforce.org.
See the Diamondbacks in the playoffs
In anticipation that the Arizona Diamondbacks will make it to play-offs, the Town of Camp Verde has reserved a block of tickets for the first play-off game in October. The tickets will be $55. If you would like to reserve tickets please call Parks & Recreation at (928) 567-0535, ext. 136.