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What's Happening 9-7-12

General meeting of Camp Verde Senior Center

Sept. 11

The Camp Verde Senior Center will have its general meeting after lunch on Tuesday. Nominees for offices should be submitted at this time. For more information, call (928) 567-6356.

Free Prostate cancer screening

Sept. 13

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are sponsoring a free prostate screening. The screening is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane. Enter at VVMC’s Main Entrance.

Screenings are by appointment and include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination by a physician.

To schedule a prostate screening appointment, call (928) 204-4933, walk-ins will be seen as time allows 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Northern Arizona Business Networking

Sept. 12

Northern Arizona Business Networking Events (NABNE) and co-sponsors Verde Valley Business Resources, Sedona Golf Resort, Inclination Studios, The Business Speed Network, and Moore Creative Marketing are pleased to announce the Northern Arizona Business Networking Event on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sedona Golf Resort, 35 Ridge Trail Drive in Sedona.

The Northern Arizona Business Networking Event will provide Northern Arizona communities and residents with an opportunity to network with other business owners and members of the community, create beneficial relationships and promote a healthy and prosperous business community. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Advance Registration is $10 2-For-1 or $10 per person or $15 per person at the door. The event will feature complimentary finger foods and reception display, a cash bar, welcome bags and a special raffle that benefits Camp Soaring Eagle.

To register as an event vendor, contact Verde Valley Business Resources at (928) 634-2033 or email:

Camp Verde Community Library Open House

Sept. 21

To celebrate the Camp Verde Community Library’s (CVCL) new hours of operation, library staff members invite the community to visit the library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Check out the improvements made since Library Director Kathy Hellman began in August. Staff offices were moved, beautification projects undertaken, collections of books and media have been relocated, services such as color printing/copying were added, and much more.

Stop by and talk with library staff and sign the giant thank-you cards for the Camp Verde Town maintenance crew and the Library volunteers. Children under the age of 12 may choose one free book from a couple of titles available while supplies last. Public Internet computers will be reserved for demonstration of the library’s online resources. Library staff and Thanks a Latté will provide light refreshments on the Library patio between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

New library hours in Camp Verde

Starting Sept. 18, new library hours will go into effect: Tuesday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. CVCL will begin opening on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Oct. 5 for access to Library materials, reference services, job-searching support/resources, computer training and e-reader help. All public Internet computers will be reserved for training on Fridays through December 2012.

Weekly Storytime to resume at Camp Verde Community Library

Sept. 19

The Camp Verde Community Library (CVCL) children’s library invites parents and pre-school children to a brown-bag picnic lunch and patio beautification planting at the library Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Storytime begins inside the library at 10 a.m. followed by hands-on planting of flowers in patio pots at 10:45 a.m. The patio pots will remain on the library patio as part of a Library Beautification project undertaken by library staff and library patron Diane Scantlebury.

Parents should pack their own picnic lunches to share with their kids after the planting. Tables and benches will be available on the patio for lunch. Child-sized gardening tools may be useful, but not necessary. Hands work just fine, in most cases. Soil and flowers will be provided. Bubbles are also welcome!

CVCL will accept donations of patio pots and window boxes in good condition for the Library Beautification project. If anyone has a patio plant that has outgrown its patio, please give us a call at 567-3414 and we’ll see if we can find a home for it on the Library patio.

CVCL Children’s Storytime will resume a weekly schedule on Wednesday mornings from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 25.

Sunday lunch at the VFW

Sept. 9

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be hosting lunch on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. They will be serving french dip sandwiches with lots of sides for a cost of $6 a plate.

Come on in and enjoy great food & good company. Proceeds go to Operation Uplink. Members & guests welcome.

Class in Life Transformation

Sept. 15

Dr. Marta Adelsman offers “Awake & Aware Class, Teachings of Eckhart Tolle: Moving Deeply into the Now,” 1-2:15 p.m. A discussion that identifies the greatest obstacle to spiritual awakening and looks at Tolle’s description of how to move out of identification with pain. Jerona Java Café, Cottonwood. $10 per person. Pre-registration requested. Call 928-451-9482 or email

Call for arts and crafters

Nov. 3-4

The fifth annual Immaculate Conception Church Arts ‘n’ Craft Fair is north of Mingus Avenue on 89A. If you or a friend is an arts or crafter, they are taking applications for spaces. Fair hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. The Knights of Columbus will be cooking lunch on the ramada for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Get an application by calling Val Leonard @639-3233 or Christine Soliz@ 634-1960 or going to the church website and click on Arts & Craft. You can also e-mail a request for application or any questions about the event to

2012 Verde Valley Range Wars

Sept. 21-23

Come watch Wild Bunch and Cowboy Action Shooters in period costumes, sponsored by Arizona Yavapai Rangers and SASS.

Wild Bunch Action Shooting begins at 9 a.m. on Friday. Cowboy Action Shooting begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Eye protection is required and hearing protection recommended.

For more information and location of the shoot, log onto Hope to see you there.

BCAC Rummage Sale

Sept. 28-29

The Beaver Creek Adult Center will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for the sale are being accepted now at the Center, 4250 E. Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma. Thank you for your support.

Pioneer Picnic Potluck

Sept. 16

Newcomers and longtime residents are invited to the annual Pioneer Picnic potluck on Sunday, hosted by the Camp Verde Historical Society. The Society strives to carry on a tradition that began decades ago by Verde Valley Pioneers.

This event will take place at the Community Center on East Hollamon Street in Historic Downtown Camp Verde.

Bring your favorite dish and serving utensils and come join them for the socializing and reminiscing.

The doors will open at 11 a.m. If you plan to have lunch, be there by 12:30. Chicken, barbecued beef, drinks and tableware will be provided by the Historical Society.

This year the Society will pay tribute to the Harbesons, a pioneer family with roots stretching from Cottonwood to Camp Verde.

Camp Soaring Eagle Annual Affair

Oct. 20

Camp Soaring Eagle, a camp for seriously ill children in the Village of Oak Creek, will be having its 2012 Annual Affair at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

It will be hosted by actress, philanthropist and CSE spokesperson Jane Seymour.

The theme of the 2012 Camp Soaring Eagle Annual Affair is ‘Candy Land,’ featuring décor, cuisine and entertainment based on the popular children’s board game.

The event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a golf tournament, followed by a VIP Reception at 5 p.m., and then the ‘Candy Land’ Gala beginning at 6 p.m. Among the highlights of the event are live entertainment, ‘Candy Land’ games where one can win a diamond ring or Jane Seymour’s Open Heart jewelry, a silent auction, a multi-course dinner, ‘CANDY LAND’ food stations, and a live auction.

For more information and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit

Square dance in Cottonwood

Sept. 22

The Cottonwood Roadrunners will be hosting a Square Dance at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St, Cottonwood.

Rick Gettelman will be calling, and Barbara Haines will be cuing. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. with alternating mainstream and plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with two rounds in between.

For more info call Robert Efros at (928) 646-9182.