Tue, July 23

What's Happening 10-7-12

Local author George R. Warren at Cottonwood Library

The Cottonwood Library will host a book signing by local author George R. Warren. He will speak about his book First Cause: The Beginning of Wisdom on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Youth Services Program Room.

On the path to the discovery of life’s authenticity, Warren learned to think more carefully, intelligibly and more thoroughly after his study of Art in college and Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He began to observe life with an improved appreciation.

This book examines “topical subjects of interest to many pertaining to their life’s adventures, and questions of a deeper value like who am I and where am I going to? These are subjects topical to contemporary, Christian, and New Age interest… Truth is essential, elegant, simple in conception, transcendent in movement. It is the omnipotence of all life is and is to be.”

The Circus (Showman) is coming to town!

Roger B. Every is on hand Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. to share his experiences as a circus showman in the Youth Services Program Room. at the Cottonwood Libary on 6th St.

Mr. Every has been involved with the circus since 1957. He’s been an elephant handler, a clown, an animal trainer, a magician, a stage coach driver, a hot dog vendor, and he promoted and booked shows. In short, he’s run the circuit of the circus!

He has worked with the Ringling Show and many other circus shows, the rodeo circuit, the pow wow circuit, carnivals, amusement parks, fairs and zoos.

In 1992 Roger Every and partner Fred Hilenbrandt built The Circus Museum in Altamont New York.

During fair week in August, Every makes the trip to Altamont for the six-day fair to operate the museum along with eight other museums at the fairgrounds.

Mr. Every is called upon from time to time to give talks about the circus. He taught a class at Yavapai College for 15 students wanting to learn about circus history in North America.

In conjunction with Mr. Every’s talk and presentation, you’ll find his display of circus posters on the wall in the sixty-minute patron computer area. Also, Library Manager, Vanessa Ward displays her elephant collection in the foyer of Youth Services.

Jerome Elks plan Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 3

For the past 18 years, the Jerome Elks have presented an Arts and Crafts Fair which features quality handmade items.  The Fair adheres to strict rules about the items presented for sale.  The items must be handmade and of the finest quality. Some of the items include; beautiful colorful quilts, unique silver and gold jewelry, knitted items, Christmas items, darling gifts for children, Fresh Apple Butter, Homemade Breads and a variety of other delicious  homemade foods, crochet rugs and great gift ideas for all ages for the Holidays.   The Elks are proud to present the crafters displaying their handmade items and the Fair is a tradition in the Verde Valley.  

The Crafts Fair opens at 8 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Elks Lodge, 100S Broadway in Clarkdale.

  The snack bar will be open at 8 a.m. serving breakfast and lunch,  take a break from the shopping for a great economical meal sponsored by the Elks.

Any questions on the Fair, please call Jo Krieger at 634-7792.  

If you are interested in being an Elk, stop by at the Fair and let the Kitchen Help know. Jerome Elks phone 634-5611.

Auditions set

for Pilgrimage

to Bethlehem

Announcing auditions for Pilgrimage to Bethlehem, a community Christmas production performed at Tequa Plaza Dec. 14-16.

Singing auditions for the chorus and soloists will take place at Wayside Bible Chapel, Uptown Sedona, 401 N. 89A on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

Acting, dancing and drumming auditions for a variety of parts will take place Sunday, Oct. 28, at Wayside Bible Chapel at 2 p.m. All ages and all levels of experience welcome!

For more information, contact Potter’s Hand Productions: 928-300-8882 or

Let’s have a parade! Ft Verde Days almost here 

There is still room for more Fort Verde Day parade entries.

Entry into the parade is $10 and late entries will be accepted until 6 p.m. Oct. 9. You may pick up entry forms at Bashas’, Chamber of Commerce and Camp Verde Town Hall, Room 102 or you may print out your own by checking out our New website:

Please call Sharon Doran at 928-300-6826 for more information. Just a reminder about carnival tickets - $18 now, $25 at the gate. You may purchase them now at Bashas’, Laid Back Jewelry, Healthy Thymes Thanks A Latte, Sweet Grace Restaurant and Emporium, Tae Kwan do, all in Camp Verde and Tae Kwan do, Cowboy Shop and Brandi’s Kitchen in Cottonwood. Come join the fun!


Quail Country Quilters meeting

set Oct. 11

The Quail Country Quilters will meet Oct. 11 with a business meeting, followed by Show & Tell.  

Bev Lawrence will present the quilts to Morning Star Ranch that were made by the “Scrap Rats.”  Carla Armstrong will give a report on some interesting Computer Websites for Quilters.

The quilters meet on the second and fourth Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E. Aspen in Cottonwood.

Visitors are encouraged and always welcome!  

Questions: call Bev at 634-9411.

Sheriff Joe coming to Cottonwood 

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce will speak to the Cottonwood Tea Party Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m., at the VFW Post 7400 on Aspen St. in Cottonwood.

Call Bob Windsor at 928-300-7282 .

Mingus Gem & Mineral Show returns Oct. 12-14

The Mingus Gem & Mineral Club will hold their 37th Gem & Mineral show at the Jerome Elks Lodge, 100 S Broadway, Clarkdale Oct. 12-14.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $2 per person, children free with paid adult admission.

There will be indoor & outdoor dealers, mineral identification on Friday and Saturday, a children’s area with free rocks & fossils, a spinning wheel, and jewelry & lapidary products from around the world.  There will also be a limited lunch menu available for your purchase.

Book signing at Bent River

Bent River Books and Music in Old Town Cottonwood is hosting an author talk/book signing by chef Jeff Smedsted of Sedona’s exceptionally popular Elote Café on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2-4 p.m.

Jeff will present his cookbook named for the Café. The highly successful “Elote Cafe Cookbook”, released in 2009, has sold over 20,000 copies.

His award winning cuisine has been featured in many media outlets including the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Toronto Star, Chicago Tribune and Sunset Magazine among others.

Jeff Smedstad, the owner of Elote Cafe, focuses his style on the cuisine of Mexico. He spent over 20 years traveling Mexico to learn more about the food by going to markets, eating in restaurants across the country and sharing time with families in Mexico to help broaden his knowledge and gain inspiration and insight.

He also incorporates sustainable, local, healthy and organic products into his restaurant to showcase his passion for food as well as responsible cooking.

The snacks for this event will be provided by Jeff and copies of his book will be available for signing. Bent River Books and Music is located in Old Town Cottonwood across from the Ledbetter Law Offices.

Call (928) 634-8332 for more information or to reserve your copy of Jeff’s book.

Democrats to discuss ballot measures

Democrats of the Verde Valley invite all interested persons to discuss the ballot propositions on the November ballot.  The group meets at 144 S. Main St., Cottonwood Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments are provided.  Bring a food item for the Food Bank.  See or call 639-3688 for information.

BCAC Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

The Beaver Creek Adult Center will host their annual Arts & Crafts Festival on Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Center is located at 4250 Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma, & will have vendors inside & in Rollins Park. Many new vendors have joined this year, plus the familiar ones you love. There will be a huge selection of affordable Holiday items to chose from - stained glass gifts, homemade soaps, jewelry, cork art and more. There will also be a bake sale & Irene will be selling her homemade Apple Fritters - YUM! For additional information call Jan at 592-0814 or the Adult Center at 567-4556. See you there!