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What's Happening: 10-25-2013

Friends of the Forest volunteer and naturalist Kevin Harding

Friends of the Forest volunteer and naturalist Kevin Harding

Birding Walk at V Bar V Heritage Site

Oct. 28

The Sedona Friends of the Forest and the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest are hosting a birding walk on Monday 9-11 a.m. at the V Bar V Cultural Heritage Site. Friends of the Forest volunteer and naturalist Kevin Harding will lead the walk. V Bar V is located 2.8 miles east of the junction of I-17 and SR179 on Forest Road 618. Watch for the entrance on your right less than one half mile past the Beaver Creek Campground.

Further details are posted on the Friends of the Forest website or available through the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center at (928) 203-2900.

Building your forgiveness muscles

Nov. 5

Author and forgiveness expert Lori S. Rubenstein, JD, CPC announces her monthly workshop at Unity of Sedona, Building Your Forgiveness Muscles: Politics and Forgiveness: An Oxymoron? On the first Tuesday of each month a new subject about forgiveness will be explored, allowing participants to do what Rubenstein calls "build their forgiveness muscles." This month, the topic will be "Politics and Forgiveness."

Meet at Unity, 65 Deer Trail, Sedona, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to join Rubenstein for this workshop, but Rubenstein warns, "forgiveness work is not for the faint of heart. While it can happen instantaneously and feel miraculous, for many, it's a beautiful, yet intensive soul searching process." Love donations are requested.

For more information, see

Williamsons perform in Old Town

Oct. 25-26

The Ermal and Paula Williamson Show comes to Old Town Cottonwood this weekend. They will be at the Pilsbury Wine Tasting Room on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at Kactus Kate's Saloono n Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. Paula is a five-time yodeling champion and performs as Patsy Cline, Lucille Ball and Katherine Hepburn. Ermal is an actor and author who performs as John Wayne and Gary Cooper.


Humane Society Fall Festival

Oct. 27

Visit adoptable animal friends at the Verde Valley Humane Society at the Fall Festival, Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Enter your pet photo in the Halloween Costume Contest, eat yummy treats and pet furry tummies. Adopt for Life Center for Animals is on Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood.

Making Healthcare Affordable Act

Oct. 29

Cottonwood Village a local Senior Retirement Community, with Independent and Assisted Living apartments, is hosting a free community education seminar to discuss "The Making Healthcare Affordable Act" aka "Obama Care."

Tuesday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the seminar is presented by the professionals; Bonnie Shimko, of ABRiO Care, Ryan Steinert of Kachina Point Rehabilitation, and Kevin Brackin of Brackin Financial Services. With all the recent debate in the news, join a local discussion, with perspective from your health care providers. This discussion will also cover the potential impact on Medicare services and how it may affect you.

Light refreshments will be served complements of Cottonwood Village. Please R.S.V.P. 928-634-4229. Cottonwood Village is located at 201 East Mingus in Cottonwood, the community has ample parking. Cottonwood Village is a Senior Retirement Community of Capital Senior Living.

Take Note Cottonwood: Breast Cancer 101

Oct. 30

"Breast Cancer 101: Causes, detection, diagnosis and treatment" is the topic of the October Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday discussion will feature Medical Oncologist Pamela Miel, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC's Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.

Halloween Story Time at Library

Oct. 30

Kids are encouraged to come in costume to at the Camp Verde Library's Wednesday Story Time with Ms. Nancy at 10 a.m. After the stories Ms. Nancy will lead children on a parade through and around the library to visit librarians for treats. Free plastic pumpkins and cauldrons will be available for any child who wants one.

For additional information about upcoming Children's Programs, contact the library at 554-8380 or take a look at the Library Calendar at

Halloween Party at Cottonwood Public Library

Oct. 31

Cottonwood Public Library is having a Halloween Party on Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There will be lots of games, face painting, crafts and trick or treat throughout the library.  It's for all children and teens. Wear your favorite costume and show it off.  There will be a costume contest with prizes for the most original, the prettiest, most creative and scariest.

The library is located at 100 S. Sixth Cottonwood. For more information call the Youth Services Department at 928-634-7559, ext. 107. 

Mingus ATORT presents 'Rumors'

Nov. 1-10

MUHS A.T.O.R.T. is proud to announce its second production of the season, "Rumors" by Neil Simon, during the first two weekends in November. Audiences are going love this play... it's non-stop laughs from start to finish. Neil Simon sets this up so quickly, gets the comedy going, and then it's madcap laughter all the way through.

Show times are Friday, Nov. 1 and 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 and 9 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 10 at 3 p.m. Ticket are on sale now at or by calling (928) 649-4466 or stopping by the MUHS bookstore. Advanced adults are $8, advanced seniors are $7, and advanced students and children are $6. All tickets are $2 more at the door! This show is Rated PG - younger audiences may not understand the situations.

2014 ONEBOOKAZ Goes Digital eBook Writing Competition

Nov. 1-30

Do you have an eBook waiting to be discovered? The Arizona Center for the Book at The Arizona State Library is excited to announce the 2014 ONEBOOKAZ Goes Digital eBook Writing Competition. Arizona authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically to

One winner from each of three categories will be featured in the statewide community read program ONEBOOKAZ. The three eBook submission categories are: ONEBOOKAZ for kids, ONEBOOKAZ for teens and ONEBOOKAZ adults.

Submissions will be accepted electronically during November at Digital access to the three selected winners will be available for all of Arizona to read on their computer or mobile device during the ONEBOOKAZ month of April. For more information contact Camp Verde Community Library at 928-554-8380 or visit

Facts Keep Gettin' in the Way

Nov. 2

The Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in "The Facts Keep Gettin' in the Way of the Story" on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $6. The museum is at 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. Call (928) 28207038 or visit

Kids Against Hunger packing event

Nov. 2

Kids Against Hunger® Verde Valley Satellite will host a community packing event on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Verde Valley Christian Church Gymnasium.

They plan to package 50,000 meals. Suggested is donation is $25 per person and $40 per family. (This is a tax-deductible suggested donation that helps defray the cost of food supplies and shipping fees to get our meals to those in need at home and abroad).

The church is at 406 S. Sixth St.  Cottonwood. To register send email to

Family Reading Day at McDonald's

Nov. 2

Arizona McDonald's restaurants and Read On Arizona, a statewide public/private collaborative working to improve literacy, are partnering to host Family Reading Day on Saturday to encourage families to pick up a book and read together.

Beginning at 1 p.m. in Cottonwood, the first 100 families that visit the McDonald's restaurant will receive a Free Scholastic book (toddler to sixth grade), ice cream cone and Read On Arizona Early Literacy Guide for Families to help support their child's reading.  A total of 25,000 books and early literacy guides will be given away to families at Arizona McDonald's restaurants. (The free book offer excludes Wal-Mart and mall McDonald's restaurant locations.)

Law Enforcement Heroes Statue Moose Lodge Dinner

Nov. 2

The Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1449 in Clarkdale, will host a dinner and dance Saturday. Proceeds will go to the Cottonwood Police Department's Law Enforcement Heroes Statue Committee. Entertainment will be provided by the Verde Valley's favorite "The Knuckleheads" and will start at 7 p.m.

Dinner will be your choice prime rib or chicken along with a social hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. There will be prizes worth over $2,000 to raffle off along with a 50/50 drawing held during the event including an iphone 5 that will be auctioned off courtesy of AZ Cellular of Cottonwood, Flat Panel TV, Golf Packages and Pink Jeep tours to the Grand Canyon only to name a few of the great raffle prizes.

Tickets are $25per person and that includes five free raffle tickets. Please contact Jim Iacovacci at 928-202-8120 or Cheri Marx at 928-301-4485 for tickets or questions or you can go to the Moose lodge and pick them up.

Historical Society seeking unique objects

The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum is looking for old, unique objects for their popular "What Is It?" themed display.  If you have an object that can be used to test the public's knowledge as to their function, the Museum would like to borrow it for a short period of time to display in their rotating community case.  

This is always a popular theme that attracts a lot of attention.  Objects can be brought in on Tuesdays, when the Historical Society members are on duty at the Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 435 S. Main Street in Historic Downtown Camp Verde or call (928) 567-9560 during Museum hours.  There are permanent displays  of collections from Montezuma Well and local families along with historic quilts that can be seen at the Museum every day the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum/Visitors Center is open, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Stories in stone

Nov. 6

Have you ever wondered about those pictures on the rock faces or cave walls you see when you hike? Would you like to know how they were made or what they mean? If so, join us at the Camp Verde Community Library's Brown Bag Lunch Series on Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Large Print Room. Bud Henderson from the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, will talk about these ancient pictures and the people who made them.

This presentation is part of the yearlong "Geek the Library" public relations campaign. For more information about Bud and his experiences with petroglyphs, or any of the other "Geek the Library" upcoming events, check out our webpage at or contact the Camp Verde Community Library at (928) 554-8380.

The Patriot and the Plough

Nov. 9

Cottonwood resident, Joy Pennock Gage, will launch her latest historical novel, "The Patriot and the Plough," from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Verde Baptist Church located at 102 S. Willard St. The public is invited to attend at no charge. The publisher will be there with books available for purchase.

Family history and the inscription on an ancestor's headstone inspired Gage to write her eighteenth book. She is a descendant of the Pennock family of Vermont, some of whom fought in the Revolutionary War. The book spans the time period from 1775 through 1781 and captures the struggles of a Loyalist town that eventually supports the Patriot cause.

Rook Publishing will release "The Patriot and the Plough" on Nov. 6. It will be available through Amazon or directly from the publishers at

Volunteers needed for Old Town Mission

It is that time of the year again. Old Town Mission in Cottonwood needs volunteers to help out at upcoming food drives.  

They need volunteers for Nov. 15 and 16 and Nov. 25.  They will have barrels out at all three grocery stores and they need to have volunteers at each location handing out flyers and taking donations.  

They could also use some volunteers the week of Nov. 18-22 to help sort all of the food coming in from the food drives.  

Please call 634-7869 or just send an email to and let them know if you are able to help out at any of the food drives or if you are able to help out the week of Nov. 18.  

New exhibits at Clarkdale Historical Society Museum

New history exhibits have been recently installed by the Clarkdale/Jerome Lions Club and the Verde Valley Kiwanis Club at the Clarkdale Historical Society Museum located at 900 First North St. in downtown Clarkdale.

Both social organizations have a long-standing association with generations of folks residing in Clarkdale.  Stop by the museum Wednesday thru Sunday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to view the assembled artifacts and learn what these philanthropic groups provide to the community and the Verde Valley.

Additional exhibits installed by the Clarkdale Historical Society in the history cases at Clark Memorial Library's lobby feature the Clarkdale Woman's Club and the Arizona Federation of Woman's Clubs.

These may be viewed during regular library hours Monday through Friday noon until Dec. 31. The library is located in the Town Complex.

Contact the Museum at 928-649-1198 or

Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day returns

Nov. 17

The seventh annual Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day is set for Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Put your "gratitude into action" - 350 volunteers are needed for a day of community service in Sedona, Cottonwood and surrounding communities. More than 40 projects include indoor/outdoor projects for organizations and elderly neighbors and veterans as well as numerous sewing and cut & paste craft projects to benefit seniors, children, nursing home residents, and hospitalized vets. Choose your project at Volunteer by contacting Barbara Litrell at or 649-0135.

Taste of the Verde Valley

Nov. 2

The 2013 Taste of the Verde Valley and Painted Barrel Auction is Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Stargazer Pavilion at Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel. There will be food, wine, live music and lots of fun as the famous painted barrels that have dotted the Verde Valley go to the highest bidder.

Admission of $20 includes five wine or food tastings, a complimentary wine glass and a $10 casino Play Check. Visit with the Painted Barrel artists before the auction. Auctioneer Jim Scott will start the bidding at 3:30 p.m.

The majority of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Southwest wine Center of Yavapai College. The Painted Barrel program on the Verde Valley Wine Trail is a project of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. Call (928) 634-7593.

Along Old Route 66

Oct. 25

The Arizona Humanities Council and Yavapai College's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present a free community education event by Dr. John Craft titled "Along Old Route 66."

The program will be held at 2 p.m. in Room M-137 at Yavapai College (601 Black Hills Drive) in Clarkdale. He will illustrate his talk with scenes of roadside and historic landmarks along Route 66 as well as with footage from his award-winning documentaries "Arizona Crossroads: Along Old Route 66" and "Arizona Memories." For more information, call 649-4275 or 649-5550.

Luau at Spirit of Joy

Oct. 26

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 330 Scenic Drive, Clarkdale, will hold its annual luau on Saturday, 6-8 p.m.  

The cost will be $13 adults and $6 children.

Hog Wild will cater the meal.  There will be a silent auction, hula hoop contest, and other entertainment/games. All are invited.  See www. or call 634-4102 for further info or to purchase tickets.

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