What's Happening 4-25-12
STEM Night at Cottonwood-Oak Creek
Cottonwood Oak Creek School District will be hosting the first ever STEM Night. This exciting night of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Middle School.
Teachers throughout COCSD will have booths set up in the CMS gym showcasing some of the fantastic educational opportunities that our students get to participate in throughout their school year.
Teddy Bear Clinic at VVMC
More than 700 first graders will get the opportunity to learn about Verde Valley Medical Center in the Teddy Bear Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. During the clinic, students are given a Teddy Bear; the student and their bear will travel through stations where they will have their height, weight, temperature and oxygen levels taken and recorded on a certificate. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore a medical helicopter, ambulance and fire truck.
For more information, call the VVMC Volunteer Services Director Diane Hunt at (928) 639-6550.
Cottonwood Community Band concert
Julie Smith leads the Cottonwood Community Band as it celebrates Arizona with a concert of music that describes the roots of our great state. The concert will be presented in Cottonwood at 3 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. Sixth St. Concerts are free. The concert includes a performance of Sy Brandon's "Arizona Centennial Overture." For more information, visit cottonwoodcommunityband.org.
Dump the Drugs countywide
A Dump the Drugs event will be held in eight locations county-wide, including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Williamson Valley, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde and Beaver Creek.
In the Verde Valley, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations: Sedona Police Department, 100 Roadrunner Drive ; Cottonwood Police Department, 199 S. Sixth St.; the Camp Verde Marshal's Office at 646 S. First St., and the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E. Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma.
MATForce encourages everyone to look through your medicine cabinet for expired or unwanted medication and bring it to one of the drop-off locations. For more information call (928) 708-0100 or visit matforce.org.
Digital Camera SIG
The Verde Valley Computer Club will hold their Digital Camera Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. Topic will be 'Attaching Pictures to Email'. Should you need help with your camera bring your questions, camera and manual.
The public is invited to attend this free meeting at the Clemenceau Building, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. Call Dave at (928) 639-0106.
League of Women Voters Annual Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley will hold its annual meeting at Las Carretas Restaurant, 1481 E. 89A, in Clarkdale. Registration at 10 a.m. will be followed by brunch at 10:15. Annie Sandoval, prominent member of the Hispanic Community and the Yavapai-Apache Nation, will speak on "Cinco De Mayo - History and Practice." The business meeting will include annual reports, followed by board elections, budget, bylaws and program approvals for the coming year.
Cost of the brunch is $15; and pre-registration is required. Contact Donna Pratt at (928) 282-6428 or firstname.lastname@example.org before April 27. Send payment to the League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley, P.O. Box 966, Sedona, AZ 86339.
Open House for Dr. Laursen
Dr. Mark Laursen will host an Open House at his new office location at 10 View Drive, Sedona, on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. All Sedona residents who would like to meet Dr. Laursen are welcome to gather. Free gifts will be available for those who attend.
Dr. Laursen earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1982. Dr. Laursen moved to Sedona in 1994. Dr. Laursen is licensed in Arizona by the Arizona Medical Board of Homeopathy. He is the creator of The Golden Weight Loss Program, using Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Nutritional and Lifestyle Change Therapy. For more information, call (928) 282-0774, or attend his open house on Saturday.
Get ready for Farmer's Market in Cornville
The Cornville Farmer's Market opens in June. Hours are 5-7 p.m. at Windmill Park on Cornville Road. Vendors can start setting up at 4 if they wish. Vendors supply their own table, chairs, and other provisions needed. Only requirement is to set up, take down, clean up. The market includes produce locally grown, no arts and crafts.
For more information, call Lois Hook (928) 649-3190.
Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Cottonwood Police Officers will again participate in the annual Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics this Wednesday. Officers will receive the torch from representatives of the Sedona Police Department at Taco Bell located at the intersection of State Routes 260 and 89A at approximately 11:15 a.m. From there, officers will carry the torch approximately 13 miles to Camp Verde.
Further information can be found at www.arizonatorchrun.com.
Natural Health Fair
The Natural Health Fair is an all-day event, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cottonwood Quality Inn, 301 W. 89A. Admission is free. The fair includes Zumba, chair yoga, standing yoga, a health forum, psychic readers, booths of health practitioners and more.
The fair is sponsored by the Cottonwood Networking Group. For information, call (928) 634-4207, email email@example.com or visit www.intheverdevalley.com.
MUHS Title I Parent Meeting
There will be a meeting at Mingus Union High School at 4 in room 301, which is located next to the tennis courts in the west parking lot. Please join with us to evaluate Title I programs offered, and to discuss possible changes to next year's programs. Parents will be able to review the results of the Title I Parent and Student surveys. We will also review our Title I Parent Involvement Policy. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please call Teresa Gorder at 649-4418.
Verde Valley Wine Symposium
The Verde Valley Wine Symposium begins at 10 a.m. with a discussion of the Verde Valley wine industry. At 2:30, the wine barrels that have been on display throughout the valley will be auctioned off, and there will be wine and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with a keynote speaker and silent auction.
The symposium is at the Hotel at Cliff Castle, 333 W. Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde. Cost of an entire day's ticket is $100 for consortium members ($125 for non-member) or tickets can be purchased separately for the wine tasting and auction ($20) or the symposium ($30). Tickets are available on line at www.yc.edu/winesymposium2012.
Sedona Home Tour
The Sedona Heritage Museum will host a Sedona Historic Homes & Sites Tour on Saturday in celebration of Arizona's Centennial. Twelve historic places within the Sedona city limits will be open for tour and interpretation. The tour sites open at 9 a.m. Guests should pickup their tickets and souvenir books with maps at the Museum before proceeding. The tour is self-guided; tickets are $25.
The Sedona Heritage Museum is located in Jordan Historical Park at 735 Jordan Rd. in Uptown Sedona. The Museum is housed in historic structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Call (928) 282-7038.