Sat, Jan. 18

What's Happening: 12-5-14

‘Revealed’ book launch <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Dec. 14 <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Cottonwood author Pamela Oxendale’s newest book, “Revealed,” will be released at her 6:30 p.m. book launch at her family’s Oxendale car dealership at 920 E State Route 89A, Cottonwood.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->“Revealed” is the sequel to her debut effort, “Displaced.”

‘Revealed’ book launch <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Dec. 14 <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Cottonwood author Pamela Oxendale’s newest book, “Revealed,” will be released at her 6:30 p.m. book launch at her family’s Oxendale car dealership at 920 E State Route 89A, Cottonwood.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->“Revealed” is the sequel to her debut effort, “Displaced.”

The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec. 13-14

Verde Valley Ballet is excited to announce its eleventh annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet. This celebrated holiday production will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m., and on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Theatre located on 280 West Camp Lincoln Road just past the Camp Verde High School.

For ticket information call (928) 203-6999. Please email Our website is

Charity Auction

Dec. 6

The VFW Post 6739 Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Charity Auction Saturday from noon-4 p.m. A spaghetti

lunch will be served during the Auction for a $5 donation. All proceeds go to Cancer Aid & Research and Veterans & Family Support. Members and guests welcome.

Legion Post 25 hosts musical group FRONTLINE

Dec. 6

The American Legion Post 25 will host a free Christian rock, classic rock and blues and R&B band FRONTLINE for a special Disabled Veterans of Northern Arizona benefit. The smoke free concert is at 7 p.m. Post and non-member guests are welcome. The post is located at 480 Calvary Way. For more information call Post 25 at (928) 634-3004. Light refreshments will be provided - donations welcomed.

EF Productions "Celebration of Christmas" Homecoming

Dec. 6

EF Productions is hosting its 20th Celebration of Christmas. Any former cast and crew members that have been a part of the show in the last 20 years are invited to join us for the reunion and grand finale on Saturday at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, please visit us online at

Jerome ribbon cutting: 300 Level Parking Lot and Sidewalk

Dec. 11

At 1 p.m., the Town of Jerome will officially open its new sidewalk to the public, and mark the completion of a public parking area at the 300 level by providing safe access between the parking lot and Main Street. Officials from Yavapai County and Freeport-McMoRan will be participating in the event, along with town officials. The public is invited to join the celebration, and refreshments will be served at the firehouse following the ribbon cutting.

Beaver Creek Historical Society meeting

Dec. 12

The Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society's December meeting will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Lake Montezuma. The program will be an oral history demonstration featuring interviewer Judy McBride and Pat DuFresne, a 45-year resident and 25-year businessman of Beaver Creek. Contact Darla Melcher at for more information.  

Christmas Music Presentation

Dec. 12

Starting at 7 p.m. at 3450 E. Rusty Spurs Road in Rimrock, Pastor Scott Worden will lead the Montezuma Chapel Choir in "Candles & Carols," a cantata by Mark Hayes. There will be special narrations, solos and guitars. Refreshments following. Contact Paula Drake at for more information.

Celebration of Lights

Dec. 13

The event features a full-scale drama production, Christmas music performed by the Verde choir with orchestral accompaniment, and 50,000 lights strung in the 1,100-seat auditorium. Pick up complimentary tickets for the 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. shows at the Verde Baptist Church office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or on Sunday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. at the information booth. Childcare is available in the nursery during both shows for kids 3 year old and younger. For more information visit or call the church office at (928) 634-3645.

Burning Desire to Feed the Hungry Food Drive

Dec. 12-13

Volunteers needed for the Old Town Mission's last food drive of the year at Safeway, from noon-7 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Call (928) 634-7869 to participate.

Post/Auxiliary 135 distributes clothing

Dec. 20

As the 5th annual warm clothing drive for veterans and children draws to an end, American Legion and Auxiliary 135 have announced that the children's gently used clothing will be distributed from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cornville Fire Station located at 1120 S. Page Springs Rd. in Cornville.

Veterans who are financially stressed or homeless wishing to attend this lunch need to call Janet or Ed Leuer at the Elks Lodge at (928) 634-5611. For more information concerning the drive or donations, please call, Jeri Strande at (928) 649-3374.

Camp Verde Blood Drive

Dec. 22

Monday from noon-4 p.m. at the Verde Ranger District Station on 300 E Highway 260 in Camp Verde. If you would like to make an appointment, you can either go online to and hit the sponsor link for the ranger station or call Irene Peoble at (928) 567-9227.

Mentoring Circle & Networking

Jan. 5

'The Bottom Line in Business: Keeping the Books" to be held 4:30-7 p.m. on Monday at Jerona Café in Cottonwood, hosted by NAWBO - Sedona Verde Valley Chapter. Register at by January 2. $5 for NAWBO members; $20 for all others.

MATFORCE Dump the Drugs Event

Dec. 6

From 10 a.m.-noon, this Dump the Drugs event gives local community members a chance to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication. The event will be held at 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. For more information call (928) 708-0100.

Victorian-style Christmas at the Fort

Dec. 5-Jan. 5

Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde will be decorated for the holidays. Visitors can glance into the past and see how those who once resided at Fort Verde celebrated Christmas on the Frontier. Christmas trees and fireplace mantels will be adorned with unique Victorian decorations, while wreaths and garlands help spread the holiday cheer. On Saturday, Dec. 6, Fort Verde will host a Victorian ornament-making workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call (928) 567-3275 for visit Fort Verde State Historic Park is located at 125 E. Holloman Street in Camp Verde, Arizona. Park Entrance Fee is $5 per person for those aged 14 and older, $2 for youths aged 6-13 and children 6 and younger are free. Entrance fee for candlelight tours is $6 per person.

Miss Holiday Pageant

Dec. 6

The Miss Holiday Pageant at Cliff Castle Hotel in Camp Verde goes from 2-7 p.m. Registration starts at 1 p.m. Call (928) 592-3856 for more information.

Made in Clarkdale Art Show 2014

Dec. 5-14

The 28th annual event's gala opening will be Dec. 5 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse auditorium, and continuing daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The show is free, with the exception of evening events on Dec. 11-12. Find out more at

Santa in Clarkdale

Dec. 6

From noon-2 p.m. children of all ages can visit with Santa, have their photo taken with the guest of honor, drink hot chocolate and eat cookies, and create an ornament to hang on the Town's tree. This free event will be in the Men's Lounge located in the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 19 N. Ninth Street. Doors close promptly at 2 p.m. For additional information contact Community Services - Parks and Recreation at 639-2490 or email

Taste of Christmas

Dec. 6

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church at 330 Scenic Drive in Clarkdale is hosting the event from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Taste and buy lefse, abelskivers, and many home-made breads, cakes, cookies, candies, and much more.  Make an ornament and shop the boutique and craft items and wood carvings. There will also be fair trade coffee and tea for sale. Thrivent financial will provide matching funds. Proceeds go to Matthew 25 fund to help those in need. Contact Jan Graham at (928) 634-7563 with questions.

Arcosanti at Made in Clarkdale

Dec. 7

Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein, Arcosanti Resident Architect and Ceramist Nadia Begin will lead seminars at Made In Clarkdale at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 19 N. 9th Street, Clarkdale, on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. They have prepared two presentations, "Arcosanti and Urban Alternatives" and "The Notion of Craft." The Made In Clarkdale Art Show is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 6-13. www.

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