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Health & Wellness Fair

June 28

There will be a Health & Wellness Fair Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Verde Valley Senior Center 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. There will be free screenings and information on healthy Living and an opportunity to experience good nutrition.

For more information and to RSVP call Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450.

Shabbat at JCSVV

June 28

Shed the tensions of the week, and enter the peace of the Sabbath. Friday, at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark, Sedona, Erev Shabbat services begin at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.  Oneg refreshments are sponsored by Annette and Bob Lustgarten in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The Shabbat service is a joyous journey of prayer, song, and rabbi's teaching.  All are welcome to join our community.

For information call the office at (928) 204-1286 or visit

Dances of Universal Peace

June 29

The public is invited to attend the Dances of Universal Peace 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at Old Town Center for the Arts, 633 N. Fifth St., Studio B in Cottonwood. These simple and inspirational circle dances draw from a variety religious traditions and paths of faith. The dances and songs include live music and drums.  All dances are all taught each time so no experience or special ability is needed.  A donation of $8 is suggested. Call Elaine Hanson at (928) 282-0593 for more information.

Free support group for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients meets

July 5

According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in eight older Americans suffers from Alzheimer's disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the nation that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. As the disease becomes more prevalent as people live longer, their caregivers often find themselves in need of support and resources. Among the resources offered is a free music website for seniors and caregivers called, facilitated by music professional Richard Iacovelli. The website features videos of Iacovelli singing many old songs with lyrics for people to follow along, as well as tips for using music in caregiving.

Each month Verde Valley Presbyterian Church hosts a free support group to address such issues. Meetings for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients are held the first Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. (please arrive by 9:45 a.m.) The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 5th. Verde Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. This support group is open to all. For information, call Barbara at (928) 634-2638 or Fran at (928) 634-6495.

Library brings Zinghoppers to Camp Verde

July 12

The Zinghoppers, an Emmy Award winning musical and comedy children's show, will perform Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Camp Verde Town Gym on Holloman Street.

The Zinghoppers are a preschool pop band, influenced by hip-hop and electro dance music. Named "Nashville's #1 Kid's Entertainers" by Parent Magazine for the past four years, they tour internationally. The Zinghoppers show is geared toward children ages 2 to 8, and focuses on social and emotional development. The band has one simple mission: to rock the whole globe.

Don't miss out! There are many other Children's Summer Reading Programs and activities planned at Camp Verde Community Library. Registration started in May and runs through July. Please stop by the library and pick up a schedule of events. Visit us at or call (928) 554-8387 for more information.

Swap out your wall art at Cornfest

July 19-20

Camp Verde Promotions will be having a fund-raiser along with the Cornfest. Is it time for a change? We are seeking donations of art work and pictures you have on your walls or stuck in a closet that you are tired of, let us sell them to someone that would also like a new look . Donate the ones you are tired of and purchase a new look at the Cornfest. Money raised will help with expenses for the Cornfest and Fort Verde Days. Donations will need to be in good condition for resell. Please drop of your donations at Sweet Grace Emporium, 74 W. Hollamon. You may also call (928) 301-0922 or (928) 300-0179 if unable to drop off. This art show will help to keep our Festivals alive.

Calling all Bird Watchers

July 20

Please join us for our first "birding excursion" included with all the other events at Cornfest. The excursions will be held Saturday morning.  There will be two tours, one running from 6am to 8am and the other from 7am to 9am. We are currently taking reservations as there is limited availability. Chip Norton is organizing the tours and reservations are being taken by Nikki Miller (928) 592-9137 or Bobbie Tennant (928) 300-0179. Get your reservations early.

Master Watershed Steward class offered

Aug. 22

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension announced a Master Watershed Steward class will be offered in Prescott. The Master Watershed Steward Program is an adult-oriented course that will educate and train participants in multiple aspects of watershed science. Participants will learn the basics of hydrology, geology, ecology, water quality, and water management focusing on the Verde watershed.

Classes will be on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 21 at the Cooperative Extension office located at 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, in Prescott. There will be three Saturday field trips. The cost is $75 which includes the Arizona Watershed Stewardship Guide and all handouts, as well as field trip expenses. Limited scholarships are available. The deadline for registering is Aug. 12.

Application can be found online: For more information contact Pam Denney at (928) 445-6590 ext. 221 or email

Summer Art: Location, Location, Location

Thru Aug. 29

Art in Public Places at the Clark Memorial Library in Clarkdale presents "Location, Location, Location," a summer art show featuring work from or about a favorite vacation location. Display includes two and three-dimensional fine art media, poetry and other literature. Artists in the Verde Valley are invited to exhibit. Call (928) 634-7983,

Clarkdale makes Fourth of July plans

July 4

Independence Day in Clarkdale begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in the Clarkdale Park. The children's parade is at 9 a.m. An ice cream social and a patriotic concert by local orchestra follow the parade.

A festive All-American barbecue luncheon takes place at the Verde Canyon Railroad depot's shaded patio prior to the train's departure. Grilled burgers and hot dogs, baked beans, special recipe potato salad, cupcakes and ice-cold lemonade are served to the tune of rousing patriotic anthems. At 1 p.m. the train pulls out for the four-hour journey as the stars and stripes wave in the breeze and red, white and blue flags decorate this historic train. You'll be back in time for Cottonwood's dazzling fireworks.

Cottonwood Band presents patriotic program

July 4

Come wave your flag and tap your foot as the Cottonwood Community Band plays a patriotic concert at Clarkdale's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. The band will be performing between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on July 4 in the town park. The concert is free and open to the public. Visit the Cottonwood Community Band on the web at

Fourth of July Ice Cream Social

July 4

Ice Cream and tasty baked goods will add to the fun of the annual Clarkdale Old Fashioned Fourth of July.

Volunteers from the Library Advisory Board are gearing up to serve everyone delightful ice cream dishes, cakes, cupcakes, brownies and other treats for all to enjoy.

This event is one of the main fundraisers for the library and all proceeds benefit the Clark Memorial Library. If you would like to make a donation of baked goods, please drop off items at the Ice Cream Social booth anytime between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Clarkdale Park is located at 1001 Main St., Clarkdale. For information please contact or (928) 639-2441.

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