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What's Happening: 6-25-14

'Cookies for Kids Cancer' Benefit Car Wash

June 28

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denny's Restaurant in Camp Verde is hosting a benefit car wash to raise money for Cookies for Kids Cancer, which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. Founded in California, the organization's focus is to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease, and 25 percent of all children diagnosed with pediatric cancer don't win the battle.

Our goal is to help decrease that number. The store's goal for funds raised is $4,000, and they are about half way there.  There is no set amount to donate to the car wash, which will be in Denny's back parking lot, located on State Route 260 behind Starbucks near the Interstate 17 interchange.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Patsy Hanan at Denny's (928) 567-9505. Check out the Cookies for Kids Cancer  website at

Verde Valley Homeless Coalition meets

June 25

The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition will meet Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to plan the 2014 Point in Time Summer Homeless Count in Yavapai County. This is a great volunteer opportunity. Bring your friends and your ideas.

Meet at the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, 8 E. Cottonwood St., Cottonwood. For more information, contact Eliza Louden at Catholic Charities (928) 592-3932 or

VV Computer Club Meeting

June 27

Verde Valley Computer Club Fourth Friday Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting is Friday at 5 p.m. Topic: 'Is My Machine Safe?'. SIG presenter Jody Wheeler. How to evaluate which protections your computer has and some recommendations. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted to help defray costs. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Dave 639-0106.

Charity Casino Night

June 27

To benefit Camp Verde High School athletics and Sedona Verde Valley Firefighter Charities, the CVHS football team will sponsor Charity Casino Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Camp Verde Community Center. Activities include blackjack, craps, poker, video poker, roulette and a silent auction. Casino winners raffle, and child care provided. A $20 donation at the door will provide each participant with $50 in play chips. For more information, contact CVHS football coach Steve Darby at (928) 399-0553.

Beaver Creek Rock School Fund-raiser Luau

June 28

Saturday's scheduled Luau Fundraiser at Vintages Grill is now SOLD OUT. Those who do have tickets are reminded that the event to raise funds for the repair of the Beaver Creek Rock School House is from 6 to 9 p.m. in the outside courtyard.  Plan on arriving by 5:30 p.m. at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church parking lot to be shuttled to Vintages.

God and poetry

June 28

There will be a discussion and an exploration of nearness to God through poetry and the arts at the Cottonwood Public Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Cottonwood Baha'i community, questions and participation by the public is invited and welcome.

The Last Jews in Iraq

June 29

On Sunday at 2 p.m. the Cultural Committee of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley will sponsor a documentary on "The Last Jews in Iraq" with historical footage about the 2,500 years of Jewish culture in Iraq dating from the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. edited with touching personal stories illustrating the extremely difficult mass emigration to Israel in 1951.

Following the film, Itzhak Magal, husband of Rabbi Magal, will speak about his own experiences as a 7-year-old boy living through that airlifted transport of over 100,00 Iraqi Jews, difficult life in a makeshift tent-camp, and acculturation into Israeli society. There is no charge for the film, which will be screened at the JCSVV, 100 Meadowlark Drive, off Hwy 179 south of the Chapel Road roundabout.  The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley is a welcoming, egalitarian, inclusive congregation which provides religious, educational, social, and cultural experiences to members and visitors.  

Patriotic Music Concert with Cottonwood Community Band

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. in the town park. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Cottonwood Community Band, under the direction of Will Norris, consists of instrumentalists from the Verde Valley and Sedona. The members range in age from high school students to retirees. New Members are always welcomed. Visit the Cottonwood Community Band on the web at

Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade

July 4

The Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade and Celebration will start on Friday at 7 a.m. with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in Rollins Park followed by the Parade at 9 a.m., which will leave from Sycamore Park and head south on Montezuma Avenue.  Sign up at the fire station.  Call (928) 567-7428 to get registered.  Plan on free hot dogs from the Baptist Church, lots of music, and free ice cream cups for the first 100 at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. 

The Beaver Creek Kiwanis are presenting their annual Duck Race as well. First prize is a 30-inch TV; second prize is an i-Pad Mini Air; and third prize is $300 cash. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5.

Kids invited to July 4 Wet-n-Wild Party in Sedona

July 4

SummitLIFE, a Christian faith community in Sedona, is teaming up with the City of Sedona at this year's 4th annual "July 4th Laser Light Show and Concert" to present the new "KidsLIFE Wet-n-Wild Play Area". This is a free and safe area for children birth-sixth grade (moms & dads, plan on hanging out with those toddlers!), featuring Wet-n-Wild slides, activities, & fun. NOTE: Kids should bring swimsuit and towel. There will be a secure area to change into dry clothes.

Wet-n-Wild is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sedona Red Rock High School baseball field (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. Visit

See DBacks battle the Cubs

July 18

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces our next bus trip to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Travel in chauffeured comfort to and from the game and park a short walk from your seat. Seats are field level with a great view! This trip leaves the Community Center at 4 p.m. for the game at Chase Field. Enjoy the game, purchase refreshments and journey home stress free! All this for only $45 per person for game tickets and bus ride.

Sign up by July 7 for best seats. If you miss this trip, join us on our other trips this season Sundays August 10 and September 14. If you have your own tickets you can ride the bus with us for only $10. To register, cash or check payable to Town of Camp Verde, at the Parks & Recreation office 395 S. Main St., M-Th 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 am. For questions call Michael Marshall at Parks & Recreation (928) 554-0828.

Clarktober Fest 2014

Oct. 4

Made In Clarkdale and the businesses in downtown Clarkdale (Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance) are organizing an exciting street event for Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. on Main Street in historic downtown Clarkdale. There will be bands food, games, beer and wine gardens, and vendor booths for artists, arts & craft people, face painters, organization information booths, etc.  It is called Clarktober Fest.

 Vendors are invited to participate in this inaugural event. They will be provided a 10-by-10-foot space on the street - you will bring your own tent, tables, chairs, etc.  The cost of the booth space will be $25 for vendors who live or work in Clarkdale and $35 for all other vendors.  If you are interested in a booth space - please email Robyn at and she will email back to you a vendor application.  If you have any questions, also email Robyn at 

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 for additional information.

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