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What's Happening: Blues Dawg at Clarkdale's Concerts in the Park

<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Free cowboy poetry show with Mike Peach<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->July 26<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->The Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in two special performances of his original show, “The Facts Keep Gettin’ in the Way of the Story” on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. These free shows are part of Sedona’s celebration of National Day of the Cowboy and will be held in Jordan Hall at Wayside Chapel, 401 N. 89A, in Uptown. Peach’s show features his unique blend of original cowboy poetry with a tongue-in-cheek look at the history of cowboying and the greater Sedona area.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Call (928) 282&#8209;7038 or visit www.sedonamuseum.org.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

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Blues Dawg at Clarkdale's Concerts in the Park

July 26

The contemporary electric blues band Blues Dawg will perform for Clarkdale's Concerts in the Park series on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Concerts are at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo and are free to the public.

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th Streets.

Remember to bring your own seating. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park.

For more information please visit: http://www.clarkdale.az.gov/concerts_in_the_park.htm or contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490 or email: dawn.norman@clarkdale.az.gov.

Let's go to Wet 'n' Wild!

July 24

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces the finale of the Summer Trip series on Thursday to Wet 'n' Wild. The trip leaves from the Community Center Gym on Hollamon Street at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 3 that afternoon. Enjoy the thrills and excitement of Phoenix's largest water park. Enjoy over 30 thrilling rides and attractions. Challenge the Constrictor, ride the Mammoth Falls or hit the surf at Monsoon Bay. Some rides have height restrictions.

Cost is $39 for adults, $34 for kids and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required for this and all trips with Camp Verde Parks & Recreation at 395 S. Main St. Call (928) 554-0828.

Geek Talk from the VVMC librarian

July 25

Friday, 10-11 a.m., at Camp Verde Community Library, as part of the Summer Reading Program Geek Talks, Daphne Platt, librarian at the Verde Valley Medical Center, will share her knowledge of medical information and the Internet. Daphne has been here since November 2013 and comes from Kentucky. She holds an associate's degree in Business Administration. She is a Navy veteran and was a dental assistant.

Call (928) 554-8380.

Magdalena Celebration honors Divine Feminine

July 26

The 11th annual Mary Magdalene Celebration will be held at The Sedona Creative Life Center on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This interfaith celebration uses the model of Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles, to bring forth and honor everyone's Divine Feminine aspects, regardless of gender.

The cost of admission to this all-day event is $50 including lunch. Registration is available online at www.magdalenecirclesedona.org/magdalene-celebration/ and in the bookstore at Unity of Sedona, 65 Deer Trail Road, Sedona. For more information, call 928-282-7181.

Local families needed for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.

Those persons interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family should call toll free: 1-800-733-2773 or go to host.asse.com.

Cottonwood McDonald's to host Backpack Saturday

July 26

The first 100 children, accompanied by parent, who visit Cottonwood and northern Arizona McDonald's restaurants at 8 a.m., on Saturday will receive a free backpack to help families prepare for school .

The free backpack offer excludes Walmart restaurant locations.

Children will also receive a free Go-GURT low-fat strawberry yogurt, in celebration of McDonald's new Happy Meal choice.

In addition, a special educational bookmark from Expect More Arizona's "Today I Will" initiative will be distributed to parents.

Ice Cream Social at Spirit of Joy

July 19

Come to Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 330 Scenic Dr., Clarkdale, on July 19 for a free ice cream social. The event starts at 3 p.m. and includes a cake walk with live music by Dell Vogel. All are welcome to enjoy this family event and enjoy many choices of delectable toppings for the ice cream.

Call 634-4102 for further info or see http://sojaz.

Camp Verde Adult Reading Program annual meeting

Aug. 14

The Camp Verde Adult Reading Program's Annual Board Meeting for Fiscal Year budget 2014-15 will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at 473 S. Main St., Room 305 Camp Verde.

The public is welcome. For more information, call (928) 567-3187.

Aquaponics greenhouse open house in Camp Verde

July 19

Come see the largest aquaponics greenhouse in central Arizona. Tours at the Fish's Garden, located at 393 W. Grippen Road in Camp Verde, on Tuesday and Saturday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call (928) 301-5373 or visit www.TheFishsGarden.com.

Cornville Farmers Market

The Cornville Farmers Market ​continues weekly​​ at Windmill Park ​every ​Monday from 4 p.m. until the veggies run out. Set up is available from ​3:30 p.m. and vendors must supply their own tables, chairs, shelter, cooler, ice, etc. and must set up, take down, and clean their own area. Spaces are available on a first-come, first- served basis. After unloading, vendor vehicles are to be parked outside the park or as directed by the Market Manager. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.

​Farmers of locally grown produce and creators of locally made non-food crafts are invited to contact Manager​ ​Jim Lyons at 317-408-7851 or thejbbeach@yahoo.com for additional information.

Birthday Bash for homeless pets

July 20

The Verde Valley Humane Society is hosting a Birthday Bash for all the homeless dogs and cats at the shelter, Sunday 2-5 p.m. Join them for hot dogs, cupcakes, dog smooches and more. The event is free, but bring some cash as they are featuring a Super Silent Auction and valuable raffle prizes. The VVHS is located at 1520 W. Mingus in Cottonwood, or call (928) 634-7387.

Expanding organized 'doubles' tennis in Cottonwood

If you are a tennis player with a tennis skill level between 3.5 and 4.0 consider joining a growing tennis group where matches are 'scheduled' via e-mail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Cottonwood public tennis courts. (November through April at 1 p.m. and May thru October mid-morning). If interested, and/or you have questions please call or text 928-301-9268. This is not drop-in tennis! If you are scheduled you are always guaranteed to play three sets. Also, you determine which day(s) you are available to play.

Call / text the coordinator at 928-301-9268 and provide your skill level & e-mail address.

Beaver Creek Transit sponsors car wash

July 19

Bring your vehicle to Beaver Creek Transit's vehicle wash on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Dept. Beaver Creek Transit will accept your donation, which will benefit Beaver Buggy and Beaver Pup. Thank you for supporting of our transit system. For more information about Beaver Creek Transit, call (928) 592-9483.

McGuireville History/Mystery Tours

Aug. 7-28

The Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society presents Arizona historian Bill Cowan conducting McGuireville History/Mystery Tours every Thursday in August. Morning tours are Aug. 14 and Aug. 28 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Evening tours are Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tours are $15 per person and group size is limited. Call 567-4648 to reserve your space today.

The goal is to educate and share our rich history with others. We are going to tell the stories these buildings would tell if they could talk. You will learn who gave McGuireville its name, how the roads have changed and why, even bootlegging. The money collected goes to the development of the newly formed BCPHS. This is a great opportunity for a hands-on tour where you will feel history come alive.

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