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What's Happening 5-21-14

Clarkdale Concerts in the Park kicks off

May 31

Clarkdale Community Services is pleased to announce the 2014 Concerts in the Park series. These concerts are performed from the Town Park gazebo on Saturday evenings and are free to the public. The 2014 season opener will feature Sentimental Journey Big Band. They will perform 7-9 p.m. This concert is sponsored by The Clarkdale Foundation.

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

Cornville Farmer's Market Opens

June 2

The Cornville Farmers Market will open for the season​​ at Windmill Park ​on Monday from 4 p.m., and will continue each Monday through September or 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, with veggie vendors to the left of the entrance and craft vendors to the right at the ramadas. 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.

Mental Health First Aid Class

June 16

A full-day session on Mental Health First Aid training sponsored jointly by the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley, Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, Inc. and Christ Lutheran Church will be conducted at Christ Lutheran Church at the intersection of Hwy 179 and Chapel Road in Sedona. The course is free and open to the public.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency and how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress. Beverages and lunch will be provided.

A free-will donation is appreciated. Class size limited to 24.

Register at 282-1022.

Quail Country Quilters meet

May 22

The Quail Country Quilters will have their Spring Fling Luncheon on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the VFW Post, 705 E Aspen St. in Cottonwood. Members are reminded that last names L-Z are to bring salads and if you are scheduled to bring refreshments that day bring desserts. Wear your spring bonnet or hat and bring your Mystery Quilt to show (blocks or completed quilt). Visitors are encouraged and always welcomed. Any questions, call Bev at 634-9411.

This is the last date to pay your 2014/15 membership dues ($25 for AQG and $15 for QCQ, for a total of $40 for continued memberships or $45 for new members). Make your check out to Quail Country Quilters (QCQ) and turn it in with your completed membership form. After this date it will be $5 more for late fee.

VV Computer Club Meeting

May 23

Verde Valley Computer Club Fourth Friday Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting at 5 p.m. Topic: 'Gmail - For New Users'. SIG presenter Jody Wheeler. Sign up for a new email account and learn the basics. Be prepared with 3 possible email choices in case it has been taken and a password. (minimum 8 characters each and not a word found in the dictionary). WiFi available if you'd like to bring your device. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted to help defray costs. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Dave 639-0106.

Free gift to Class of 2014 (and parents)

Congratulations to the 2014 graduating classes of Sedona Red Rock High School, Mingus Union High School, Red Rock Academy and those of you who are home schooled! The Well Red Coyote bookstore has partnered with Sedona resident, entrepreneur and author, J.R. Parrish, to offer a free copy of "You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way: Making It in the Real World - A Guide for Graduates."

There is one free copy for the graduates and one free copy for his or her parents. All you have to do is come in to the bookstore and pick up your copies. The Well Red Coyote bookstore is located at 3190 W. 89A (at Dry Creek Road) in West Sedona.

Mask-Making Workshop at the Manheim

May 23-24

Noted performance artist and mask maker Pash Galbavy and gifted facilitator Marty Landa will offer a mask-making workshop dedicated to greater personal understanding and perspective at The Manheim Gallery, 747 N. Main St., Cottonwood.

The workshop is Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost is $35-$50 for Saturday's mask-making only or $80-$125 for the complete workshop, on a sliding scale.

For more information or to make reservations, contact (928) 284-4021, pash@unmaskit.com or see www.unmaskit.com.

Annual Catfish Contest at the Legion

May 24-25

The American Legion's 31st annual Memorial Day Weekend Catfish Contest is Saturday and Sunday. Registration is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Post 93 at 286 S. Third St., Camp Verde. Registration is $6. Weigh-in starts at noon on Sunday. Prizes and bragging rights available. Call Ken at 301-1258.

VFW Post 7400 Memorial Day Events

May 24-26

On Friday morning the Cottonwood VFW will be placing crosses and stars of David on more than 900 veteran gravesites in seven local cemeteries.

They will remain until Tuesday morning. If you visit a veteran's grave during the weekend and there is not one placed thereon, please call 634-9769 to report the oversight, and it will be corrected.

The VFW has partnered with Tractor Supply to hold a 'Salute to Veterans' on Saturday, in their parking lot. It will kick off with posting of the Colors and our National Anthem at 8:15 a.m., followed immediately by the serving of an S.O.S. breakfast for a donation of $6.00, or pancakes & sausage for a $4.00 donation. Coffee, juice and water will also be available with the meal. Breakfast will end at 10:00am and $1.00 hotdogs will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Monday, the VFW will conduct their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Valley View Cemetery in Clarkdale beginning at 11 a.m. Shade, seating and water will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own seating, if you prefer. Bring your family and help us salute our fallen veterans.

Introduction to Excel

May 28

For the Business Assistance Center, Kristine Ketel of Yavapai College presents the workshop "Introduction to Excel" at Yavapai College, 601 Black Hills Drive, Room I-138, from noon to 4 p.m. This four-hour hands-on workshop will take the mystery out of this powerful program.

Fee is $25. Registration is required. Contact Andrea at (928) 340-2740.

Camp Verde Relay for Life

May 30-31

To raise money for the fight against cancer, the Camp Verde Relay for Life starts Friday at the Camp Verde High School football field.

The Survivors' Dinner starts at 5 p.m. (catered by Crusty's) and is free to any cancer survivor and a guest.

After dinner is a survivor's lap and then a caretaker's lap, and then the teams will take over, walking throughout the night until 6 a.m. Saturday.

To participate in the Survivors' Dinner, contact Mariah Daniels at cvsurviorchair@gmail.com.

To purchase a luminaria in someone's honor, see Jeanette Helgerson at Curves in Camp Verde.

To make a donation, go to www.cvrelay.org.

For more information, call Irene Peoble at (928) 567-9227.

Clarkdale Concerts in the Park kicks off

May 31

Clarkdale Community Services is pleased to announce the 2014 Concerts in the Park series. These concerts are performed from the Town Park gazebo on Saturday evenings and are free to the public. The 2014 season opener will feature Sentimental Journey Big Band. They will perform 7-9 p.m. This concert is sponsored by The Clarkdale Foundation.

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

Cornville Farmer's Market Opens

June 2

The Cornville Farmers Market will open for the season​​ at Windmill Park ​on Monday from 4 p.m., and will continue each Monday through September or 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, with veggie vendors to the left of the entrance and craft vendors to the right at the ramadas. 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.

Mental Health First Aid Class

June 16

A full-day session on Mental Health First Aid training sponsored jointly by the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley, Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, Inc. and Christ Lutheran Church will be conducted at Christ Lutheran Church at the intersection of Hwy 179 and Chapel Road in Sedona. The course is free and open to the public.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency and how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress. Beverages and lunch will be provided. A free-will donation is appreciated. Class size limited to 24. Register at 282-1022.

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