Wed, June 26

What's Happening 2-19-12

Homeless Coalition to meet

March 7

The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition meets at 2 p.m. in the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic’s Community Room at 8 E. Cottonwood St. in Cottonwood.

The coalition meets quarterly to discuss how to reduce and assist the homeless population in the Verde Valley.

The coalition welcomes input from interested citizens, businesses, agencies and churches.

Karia Basta, special needs administrator for the Arizona Department of Housing, will share the Continuum of Care vision and her thoughts on homelessness. Mike Worden, director of For Our City-Cottonwood, will share the status of Mayor Diane Joens’ project on homelessness. For more information and to reserve a seat, call Marilyn Williams at Catholic Charities Community Services, (928) 634-4254 ext. 54118

The Rock Art of Sedona

March 11

In the Red Rock State Park Theatre at 2 p.m. Peter J. Pilles Jr., forest archaeologist for the Coconino National Forest, will be presenting a program on The Rock Art of Sedona.

He has spent 30 years documenting the rock art of the Verde Valley with volunteers from the Arizona Archaeological Society, the Sierra Club, the Forest Service Partners in Time program and Elderhostel. The first rock art recording field schools began in the early 1980s on the Coconino National Forest.

Backpacks for

Kids fund-raiser

Feb. 25

Help the Beaver Creek Backpacks for Kids program during a special event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Montezuma Village Square. They need your help in this vital program, as funds and food are limited. Help local needy youth stay nourished and healthy.

‘Backpacks for Kids’: a program in a response to an identified need – children lacking adequate food during weekends. Participating youth pick up a backpack filled with food each Friday and return it empty the following week. Each backpack contains enough food for the children in their family.

To help, donate food: Fruit cups, snacks in individual packets, microwave cups such as spaghetti, mac and cheese, etc. soup cups, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, oatmeal packets, fruit bars, individual juice cartons. etc.

Purchase a raffle ticket: $1 each or 6 for $5, Prizes from Local Merchants

Donate money: Make a donation of money or backpack food and receive a hand massage from Diana Foltz at Two Feathers.

Get a Haircut: Melissa Maine’s Attitudz will provide haircuts or shampoo/dry for only $10. Proceeds go to ‘Backpacks for Kids’.

Retirement party for Kathy Davis

March 9

Come celebrate with Kathy Davis as she says good bye to the National Park Service after 34 years and enters the next chapter in life. The celebration will take place at The Red Barn (old Boler’s Bar), 325 S. Main St., Camp Verde.

The open house is 3-6 p.m. There will be a “Roast and Toast” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and cake will be provided. Bring a memory, story or photo to share.

A no-host, informal celebration will continue at The Horn Saloon, 348 S. Main St., Camp Verde at 6 p.m. Adult beverages and dinner are available. If interested in dinner, please RSVP so the proprietors can prepare. RSVP to or (928) 567-5276, ext. 222 no later than Wednesday, March 7.

A Return to Camelot

Feb. 19

Rainbow Acres Fine Arts Series 2012 presents “A Return to Camelot. The evening of music features Linda and Darrell Rowader, with David Knight and Peter Bower, accompanied by Barbara Knight on piano and Pam Bower on harp.

The event is at 2 p.m. in the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres, 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road, Camp Verde. Refreshments will follow.

For more information, call Kelli Kowalski at (928) 567-5231.

Country & Western Dance class

Feb. 21-March 27

Yavapai College Verde Community Education hosts a new country and western dance class Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Camp Verde Town Hall complex, Room 206, 435 S. Main St.

Learn the two-step, swing, waltz and boot scoot. You have chosen a dance style that is easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun.

As an informal and relaxed style of dance, county and western dances emphasize smoothness, often scooting or gliding across the dance floor.

Wear a smile, boots or smooth-soled shoes that sty on your feet (no flip-flops, loafers or mules). And dress for comfort.

Registration is required. Cost is $55 per person for six weeks of instruction. Instructor is Chandra Tenley. For more information, call (928) 592-7399, email or visit

Love Is the Answer

Feb. 25

“Love is the Answer” dinner will be held at the spectacular Indian Creek Ranch, 1385 Loy Road in Cornville, 6-9 p.m.

The notorious chef Al Kramer will be serving lamb or chicken, ratatouille, brown rice/potato, salad, vegetables, desserts, and awesome beverages.

Live and delightful music will again fill the Opera House, as you are invited to stroll through the local artists’ tables of crafted items donated for our silent auction.

Tickets are $50, and seats are limited. All proceeds are tax deductible and will benefit “Hearts for the Hungry and the Homeless” and the Cornville Mission Food Bank.

For tickets or more information, contact Greg Roeller at (928) 254-7069.

Sweetheart Run

Feb. 19

Calling all bikers, trikers and folks who own a “road worthy” motorized vehicle and want to participate in the sixth annual Sweetheart Run.

Along with having lots of fun, the purpose of the annual benefit run is to financially assist a Verde Valley resident.

This year’s proceeds will be donated for the existing and future expenses for the medical treatment of Emily Kissick. Emily, a 17 year old, was born with Shone’s Syndrome (a heart defect) and although she has previously undergone heart valve repairs, she still faces more surgeries. Her mother, Denise Kissick, is a veteran of the US Army, member of American Legion Post 135 and serves as a Service Officer at the Cottonwood VFW.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Brandi’s Kitchen (formerly Hobo Joes on Mingus) - kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.

There is no early registration. The run will consist of approximately 55 miles throughout the Verde Valley with five scheduled stops.

For more information contact Ed Vanlandingham at (928) 300-9046.

International Diamond Buyers to host special event

Feb. 21-25

Currently on a global tour, the International Gold, Silver, and Diamond Buyers (IGSDB) will be making a stop in Cottonwood at the Quality Inn, located at 301 W. 89A.

The IGSDB will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday-Friday hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information contact the corporate office at (217) 726-7590 or

Free cleaning and service of hearing aids

Ron Kuglitsch, BC-HIS of Verde Mobile Hearing Solutions will be at the following locations for free cleaning and service of all makes of hearing aids:

Feb. 22: Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood beginning at 12:30 p.m.

March 28: Verde Valley Manor, Godard Rd., Cottonwood beginning at 10 a.m.

These services are free of charge. Verde Mobile Hearing Solutions provides hearing services to clients in their homes, businesses and other facilities in the Verde Valley. Mr. Kuglitsch is a member of the Hearing Healthcare Providers of Arizona and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce.

He has been serving the hearing needs of Arizona and the Verde Valley for the past eight years.

For further information please call Verde Mobile Hearing Solutions at 634-2077 or contact the facilities listed above.

Furlong to address DOVV

Feb. 23

Democrats of the Verde Valley will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Randall’s Restaurant, 891 S. Main St., Cottonwood.  

Featured will be former chair of Yavapai County Democrats, Ben Furlong.  He will speak on “Who’s in Charge in 2012 and Whatever Happened to ‘We the People’?”  

There will be complimentary refreshments.  All are welcome.  Please bring non-perishable food for the Food Bank.  

Call 634-7563 or see for further info or a ride.

Freedom from relational drama

Feb. 23

Dr. Marta Adelsman, Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness, will teach a class entitled, “Freedom from the Drama Cycle,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 8 E. Cottonwood St. in Cottonwood. Detailed directions will be given upon registration.

The ego loves drama. It ensnares you in relational upset before you’re even aware of what it’s doing.

In this class, you will learn the tactics that the ego uses to trap you in patterns of communication that don’t serve you or your relationships.

The registration fee for the class is $20 per person ($15 for those who have attended the Awakened Communication Workshop).

Pre-registration is required. Please e-mail or call (928) 451-9482.

Last Friday of the Month at the Museum

Feb. 24

Have you ever wondered how leather work is done? Stop by the Clemenceau Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. and watch Jack Tinnell illustrate his leather craft.

Feel free to ask questions and get up close and personal.

Also, demonstrating a unique craft will be Linda Dettman. She will be weaving a rag rug on a loom. Linda is a member of the Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild.

All is free to the public. The museum is located at the corner of Mingus and Willard, for questions call (928) 634-2868.

Square Dance with the Roadrunners

Feb. 25

The Cottonwood Roadrunners Square Dance Club will be hosting a Square Dance at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. Rick Gettelman be calling and Nancy Mouser will be cuing. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. with alternating mainstream and plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30 pm with two2 rounds in between. Come out and join the fun.

How diabetes is a risk factor for coronary heart disease

Feb. 27

Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all individuals, family members and friends affected by the disease.

The February support group is 5­-7 p.m. in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C and features guest speaker Kenneth Bescak, M.D. Dr. Bescak will discuss the INTERHEART study which looks at the risk factors associated with coronary heart disease including diabetes. The group is open to all members of the community. To R.S.V.P., call 928 639-6346; walk-ins welcome.

Chat ‘n’ Chew at Jerona

Feb. 28

Dr. Marta Adelsman’s Chat `n` Chew discussion for this month is entitled “Say What you Really Mean.” It will be 2:45–4 p.m. at Jerona Café in Cottonwood (on Mingus Ave. across from the post office).

Fee for the event is $10 per person, and the establishment requests that participants purchase at the door. Discussion begins at 3, with the first 15 minutes available to order coffee/food. (928) 451-9482 or e-mail

Join the Verde Valley Voices

It’s not too late to join the Verde Valley Voices this semester as they practice for their upcoming Spring Concert honoring our Arizona Centennial to be presented the latter part of April. This promises to be such a fun-filled concert program for all ages, and the choir is having a wonderful evening learning the music. They always welcome new members so, if you love to sing and can carry a tune, please consider joining the non-audition choir of now more than 100 singers from throughout the Verde Valley and beyond (you do not have to be able to read music).

They do have dues per semester that assist in paying for all the music. The dues are $40 per adult, $35 each for members of the same household, and $20 for students. Practices are held at the Presbyterian Church on Hombre Street in Cottonwood every Tuesday evening 6:30-8:30.

For additional information please call: (928) 649-3172 or (928) 639-2611.