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What's Happening: 9-22-2013

Foreigner to perform at Stargazer Pavilion

Foreigner to perform at Stargazer Pavilion

Foreigner to perform at Stargazer Pavilion

Oct. 5

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is proud to present Foreigner live in concert Saturday. With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. Joining Foreigner on stage will be one lucky high school choir from northern Arizona.

The concert is at Stargazer Pavilion, gates open at 7, show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35/$45/$60, available online at or at the Castle Club.

Superintendent candidate to talk to Patriots

Sept. 26

The Verde Valley Patriots will host guest speaker Diane Douglas. She is a candidate for the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, the office currently occupied by John Huppenthal. She has served on the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board from 2005 to 2012 and Board President in 2008 and 2009.She will be covering topics such as teacher discipline, $$ to the classroom, parental involvement, student achievement and Common Core. Her presentation should be of interest to all area educators. The meeting will be held at the VFW Post 7400, 705 E. Aspen St. Cottonwood from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. For more information and reservations please call (928) 639-4753.

First Grade Music Program

Sept. 26

The Camp Verde Elementary School First Grade Music Program is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex.

Quail Country Quilters meet

Sept. 26

Please join the Quail Country Quilters at the next meeting when they will feature a presentation from the 35th Ave Store. Also a reminder for all our guild members paperwork for consignments for the quilt show need to be turned in at the meeting. QCQ will be having their biennial Quilt Show "A Covey of Quilts IV" Oct 18th and 19th at the Cottonwood Middle School. QCQ meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E Aspen in Cottonwood. Visitors are encouraged and always welcome! Any questions, call Bev at 634-0411.

Zane Grey presentation at Last Friday

Sept. 27

September's Last Friday of the Month event, held at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum, will feature Julie Flatt speaking about beloved author Zane Grey. Julie first fell in love with Grey's work when she was given the novel, "30,000 On the Hoof." Grey's novels made Flatt, a New York native, long to travel to the West. Flatt currently lives in the Verde Valley, volunteers on the Museum's exhibit committee, and has read most of Grey's novels.

Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio and published his first novel in 1903. During her talk, Flatt will focus on his early life, his family, careers, the controversies surrounding Grey, and his legacy. Julie Flatt presents 1-3 p.m. at Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. Call (928) 634-2868.

Living in a Place of Grace

Sept. 27

"Living in Place with Grace" is a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom. Natalie Molina will teach about the resources available from the Verde Valley Caregivers to allow elders to remain in their homes. Registration for the class is through OLLI at (928) 649-4275. Scholarships are available.

Fee Free days at Fort Verde

Sept. 28-29

Saturday is a "Fee Free Day" at Fort Verde State Historic Park. They will have re-enactors dressed in period clothing throughout the day and a presentation at 1pm with the Victorian Lady and the contents of her carpet bag.

On Sunday at 10 a.m. they will host an 1880s period church service; to be followed in the afternoon with the Colonel's Daughter contest at 2 p.m. There is no charge to watch the Colonel's Daughter Contest, however, the regular park fee applies to those wishing to tour through the buildings. Park fees help keep Fort Verde open to the public.

Square Dancing in Cottonwood

Sept. 28

The Cottonwood Roadrunners Square Dance Club will be hosting our Square Dance Saturday at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St, Cottonwood.Dale Dockery will be calling & Barbara Lopez will be cueing. Pre-rounds start at 7:00 p.m. with alternating mainstream & plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with two rounds in between. Come out and have some fun and meet new people. For more info call Mari at (928) 300-5679.

Espinoza bring Cuba presentation to Camp Verde

Oct. 2

Is visiting Cuba on your bucket list? Are you interested in hearing about Cuban culture? Would you like to learn more about the historic features of Cuba? If so, join Camp Verde Community Library's Brown Bag Lunch Series in the Large Print Room of the library when Camp Verde resident Elena Espinosa, who was born in Cuba and has been back to visit many times over the last decade, will talk about the Cuban experience in an up close and personal way. Elena will show slides of both Cuba's dazzling city and exotic countryside while telling stories about her family's journey from Cuba to the United States in the 1960s and how the island has evolved from then to now.

For more information about Elena and her Cuban heritage, 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.

9/11 quilt on display

Even though it is not ancient, the 9/11 quilt donated to the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum is nonetheless "historical." The quilt was started the week of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. by the Camp Verde Beginning Quilting Class taught by Sue Gordon. It was finished in three weeks and raffled off to raise money for the New York Firefighters 9/11 Disaster Fund. A $1,000 gift was donated to the fund from the proceeds of the raffle. The quilt, called "Stars Across America," is signed on the back by then Governor Jane Hull and has been donated to the Museum by Mary Lou Evans. This special quilt will be on display at the Museum during the months of September and October. The museum is located in Historic Downtown Camp Verde at 435 S. Main and, along with the Visitor's Center, is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (928) 567-9560 for information.

Governor candidate, local education leaders to speak to GOP

Oct. 8

The Public is invited to the next Mingus Mountain Republican Club luncheon meeting Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7400, 705 E Aspen St., Cottonwood. Hugh Hallman, the Republican Candidate for Treasurer of Arizona in the 2014 election, will be one of the keynote speakers. He will be available of questions. The second speakers will be Dr. Paul Tighe, the new superintendent of Mingus Union High School, and Barbara U'Ren who are presenting a factual overview on what the process of the override is and how those monies are used in the education of our students in Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District and at Mingus. The doors open at 11 a.m. Jay Parkison will introduce speakers starting at noon. Lunch & dessert will be available with coffee or ice tea for $11.00. Lunch purchase is not required. Sodas are $1. Reservations are only needed if you are having lunch. Please contact Bob O'Connell at 928-301-4868 or email him at

Oh, My Aching Head

Oct. 10

"Oh, My Aching Head" is the topic of the October Take Note Sedona Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday discussion features neurologist David "Mark" Llewellyn, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call 928-639-6551.

Join Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission

Oct. 18

The City of Cottonwood is seeking volunteers to fill three seats on its Historic Preservation Commission. All three are for 3-year terms that will expire November 2, 2016. It is desirable that applicants have professional experience in the fields of architecture, planning, history, archeology, or construction.

The commission consists of seven members, five of whom shall be residents of the city, and two of whom need not be residents of the city, provided that the city council finds at the time of their appointment that they have substantial ties within the corporate limits of the city, such as owning real property, owning a business, being employed within the city limits, or based on any other factors deemed relevant by the city council.

Commission and board volunteer application forms and a copy of the powers and duties of the commission are available at the City of Cottonwood website:, or from the Human Resources office, 816 N. Main St., or by calling 928-340-2713. Applications will be accepted at the HR office until 3 PM Oct. 18.

Celebration of Artwork Donation

Oct. 17

The Clark Memorial Library is proud to host a reception in honor of a recent gift (made by anonymous donor) of an original pastel created by local artist Ruth Waddell. The public is invited to attend the event where you will have the unique opportunity to visit with the artist. Three additional pieces by Ms. Waddell will also be on display, all in the same genre and depicting the subject, Grainne, in different poses enjoying a good book.

The event is Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Clark Memorial Library, 39 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Clark Memorial Library at (928) 639-2480.

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