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What's Happening 9-23-11

Colonel’s Daughter contest Sunday

Sept. 25

The Camp Verde Cavalry is once again planning for the Fort Verde Days Colonel’s Daughter contest, which is comparable to other town’s rodeo queens. This will be the 52nd anniversary of this competition.

The contest is held Sunday at the Fort Verde Parade Grounds starting at 2 p.m. A panel of out-of-town judges will review the competition and select the 2011 Colonel’s Daughter based on their horsemanship, poise and personality.

The young woman that is chosen as the Colonel’s Daughter will receive several nice gifts from our town merchants, which will include a winning buckle and spurs. The winner and all other contestants (the Colonel’s Daughter’s Court) will be riding in the Fort Verde Days Parade escorted by the Camp Verde Cavalry and presented after the parade at 1 p.m. at the town soccer field stage.

For more information contact Jim Meredith, Camp Verde Cavalry event chairman, (9602) 540-0029.

BCAC Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

Nov. 4-5

The 18th annual Beaver Creek Adult Center’s Fall Arts & Crafts Festival will be at the Center, 4250 Zuni Drive, Lake Montezuma, on Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be vendors in Rollins Park. The familiar vendors are back, plus many new ones displaying all quality, hand-crafted items such as stained glass gifts, jewelry, metal sculpture, llama yarn, paintings, cork gifts, etc.

In addition to crafts there will also be a bake sale put on by BCAC’s members to help pay for the mortgage.

For additional information, call the Center at (928) 567-4556 or Jan at 592-0814.

Seniors Slow Pitch Softball

A Seniors Slow Pitch Softball league is starting in the Verde Valley. They need all position players, along with coaches and umpires. For more information, call (928) 202-0422 and leave a message.

Free class on CPR and First Aid for Infants

Oct. 6

Verde Valley Medical Center’s OB Department is offering a free course in the American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR and First Aid for Infants program.

The class is offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at 269 S. Candy Lane, in Conference Rooms B and C. To register, call Cindy at (928) 639-6437.

The program is a two-and-a-half-hour safety course designed for parents, family, friends and caregivers of infants from newborn to 12 months of age.

Cancer Support Groups available

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.

For more information about the “Chat Room” or for other services offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit or call 928 204-4160.

Sunday Lunch with VFW ladies

Sept. 25

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be serving lunch from noon till ?. They will be serving ham, sweet potatoes & lots of sides. The jam session starts at 2 p.m. Come in for great food, fun & good music. Cost is $6 a plate. Proceeds go to youth activities. Members and guests welcome.

Paving on SR 260 in Camp Verde next week

Sept. 26-28

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close lanes on a five-mile segment of State Route 260 east and west of Interstate 17 in Camp Verde from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday (Sept. 26) through Wednesday (Sept. 28). ADOT crews will apply rejuvenating oil to the roadway to protect and preserve the pavement.

The four-lane segment of SR 260 will be restricted to one lane each direction. A wide load restriction will be in effect and drivers can expect up to 10-minute delays.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Rummage sale at BCAC

Oct. 6-8

The Beaver Creek Adult Center is having its annual Rummage Sale on Thursday, Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Donations are now being accepted at the Center.  For pick up of donations please call Karin at (928) 592-9483.  Thank you to all supporters of this event.  Proceeds are used to pay our mortgage and operational costs.

Camp Verde Chamber mixer

Oct. 13

The October Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce Mixer is sponsored by Allied Health/Yavapai College at the Camp Verde Chamber/Visitor Center, 385 S Main St.

The free event is 4–6 p.m. There will be light refreshments.

Door prize tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, donations can be dropped off, mailed to the Chamber office or brought to the event.  Please be sure to include a 30-second advertisement that can be read when your item is raffled.  Please contact Tracie if any questions, or (928) 567-9294. 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group

Oct. 5

A Caregivers’ Support Group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease in the Verde Valley, meets the first Wednesday of every month beginning Oct. 5, 10-11 a.m. at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E Hombre Dr., Cottonwood. It is facilitated by Fran Whetten, Barbara Osher and Diane Griffin.

For information, call Fran at (928) 634-6495 or Barbara at 634-2638.

Verde Valley Senior Center Golf Tourney

Oct. 1

“Tee Off” at the fourth annual Verde Valley Senior Center’s Golf Tournament at the Verde Santa Fe Golf Club. Sign in at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. Shotgun/Scramble Format.

Single player - $95; Foursome - $380, includes green & cart fees, lunch buffet, goodie bags. There will be lots of raffles and silent auction items.

For more information on signing up for golf or to become a sponsor please contact:

Debbie Moore, activities/events coordinator at (928) 634-5450 or

Mingus Swim Team Spaghetti Dinner

Oct. 11

The Mingus Swim Team will hold a Spaghetti/Ziti Dinner hosted by Vinnie’s Pizza from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m..

The price is $7.99 (includes drink). Dessert bake sale with proceeds helping the Marauder Swim Team will also be available.

Come out and support the team by letting them serve you dinner.

Big Band Dance scheduled

Oct. 8

The big band sound dances featuring the great band Sentimental Journey, (a 16-piece band), will again play for your dancing enjoyment at the Clarkdale Clubhouse on Ninth Street in Clarkdale.

This is the next to last dance for the 2011 season. The Clarkdale Heritage Center and Museum continues to host these dances.

Dancing begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. This is a non-alcoholic event and refreshments are available.

Admission is only $7.50 per person. Bring your partner to dance the night away.

For further information call the Clarkdale Town Hall at (928) 639-2441 or Pat Williams at (928) 649-9672. T

he last dance of the 2011 season will be held Nov 5.

Sports Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner

Sept. 30

The Oak Creek Roadrunners Sports Boosters Club will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Also featured will be a dessert sale, games, face painting and music.

Presold tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, and $20 for family. Tickets purchased at the door for $2 more.

Come join the fun with us and help our sports program. For more information call Janet Burrus 301-3575.

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