Sun, Feb. 23

OLLI hosts free double header

On Friday, April 20, members of the community are invited to two free events sponsored by Yavapai College's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Sedona and Verde Valley. OLLI of Sedona and Verde Valley is a one of a kind program at Yavapai College created to meet the needs of intellectually active adults. What makes OLLI a unique learning experience is that there are no grades or tests. Members attend learning groups and workshops for the joy of learning. General topics of offerings include: the arts, dance, world cultures, music, literature, poetry, history, politics, religion and metaphysical arts, science, health & wellness, self-improvement, and much more.

At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20, OLLI Verde Valley invites the public to the Beaver Creek Community Center, 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock for a special presentation entitled, "Dancing with Wolves." Join a panel of involved citizens and meet a young wolf as issues regarding the reintroduction of this native species into the wilderness are discussed. Multiple perspectives shall be presented including that of a rancher, an environmentalist, state and federal officials, concerned citizens and wolf conservationists. Facilitator Doris McFadden has over 30 years of experience in dog training in obedience and for showing. She also serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Wolf Refuge.

That same day, at 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Methodist Church, located at 901 S. 12th St., OLLI Verde Valley invites the public to a special presentation sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. Carolyn O'Bagy Davis will be sharing her experience, pictures and stories of the Navajo and Hopi cultures in her discussion entitled, "Kayenta and Monument Valley: 100 Years of Settlement and Trading in Navajo Indian Country." Both events are free to the public.

For more information, please call (928) 649-4275 in Sedona or 649-5550 in Clarkdale. Also visit OLLI of Sedona and Verde Valley at

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