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What's Happening: May 28, 2014

Annual Cornville Chili Cook-Off<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->June 7<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->The Cornville Community Association presents the sixth annual Chili Cook-Off at Windmill Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prepare your special chili. Watch the preparation. Taste the chili and vote for your favorite. The competition is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International Yavapai Chili Society. Proceeds benefit Cornville Community Association<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Cooks: Pre-registration required contact Jerry at 623-388-9748 or alchemistchili@gmail.com. $10 entry fee Red Chili Chefs only. <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->No fee for preparing People’s Choice chili. $3 for tasting cup and spoon to taste All the chili.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->For additional event info Contact Jim Lyons at 317-408-7851 or e-mail thejbbeach@yahoo.com.

Annual Cornville Chili Cook-Off<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->June 7<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->The Cornville Community Association presents the sixth annual Chili Cook-Off at Windmill Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prepare your special chili. Watch the preparation. Taste the chili and vote for your favorite. The competition is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International Yavapai Chili Society. Proceeds benefit Cornville Community Association<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Cooks: Pre-registration required contact Jerry at 623-388-9748 or alchemistchili@gmail.com. $10 entry fee Red Chili Chefs only. <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->No fee for preparing People’s Choice chili. $3 for tasting cup and spoon to taste All the chili.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->For additional event info Contact Jim Lyons at 317-408-7851 or e-mail thejbbeach@yahoo.com.

The equestrian arena at Verde Valley Fairgrounds, 800 E. Cherry St. in Cottonwood, is now under the leadership of the Verde Valley Fair with an elected board. They want to involve the community in efforts to see equestrian events grow in the Verde Valley.

Roping practice is Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. until dark. Fee. $30. Contact Travis at 928-300-6651.

Barrel and pole time onlys are Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Fee $10 unlimited, $5 arena fee. Contact Hollyat 928-300-4132.

The warm-up arena is open seven days a week. The main arena is open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. Day use fee $5, or get an annual membership for $25.

For rental information, call 928-634-3290. Visit www.vvfair.com for current events.

Northern Arizona Stitchers at Clemenceau

May 30

The Clemenceau Heritage Museum invites the public to participate in their Last Friday of the Month event featuring the Northern Arizona Stitchers.

The Stitchers welcome people of all ages to learn the art of embroidery. The group will provide materials for each person in attendance to create a piece of embroidery to take home.

Don't miss the chance to get involved and visit the museum.

This will be the Last Friday series until September. This Free event will be 1-3 p.m. at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum. 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. For more information call (928) 634-2868.

Sustainability Circle forming

June 1-2

A sustainability circle is a free meet-up of local people who are interested in sharing resources outside of the money economy, to facilitate sustainable and off-grid living, both individually and as a community. Come to hear what they are doing, and share your ideas.

Meet Sunday at 3 p.m. or Monday at 7 p.m. at The Field Café, 1370 W. 89A, Sedona, next to New Frontiers. Email WoodlandMist8@gmail.com.

Free support group for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients meets

June 4

Each month Verde Valley Presbyterian Church hosts a free support group for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients first Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. (please arrive by 9:45 a.m.)

Verde Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. This support group is open to everyone, and they are extending an invitation especially to people who have not been able to attend before. For information, call Barbara at (928) 634-2638 or Fran at (928) 634-6495.

Joan Hunter to speak at Solid Rock Church

June 6-8

Joan Hunter is a world renowned speaker, prophet, author, and teacher of financial freedom and healing (www.joanhunter.org). She will be the guest speaker at Solid Rock Church of Sedona on Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Sunday at 10 a.m. If you need healing, it's yours to have. Come out for three dynamic days of Supernatural Power Infused Time of Ministry.

Solid Rock is located at: 2301 W. 89A, #101 (next to All State in the Chimney Rock Plaza), Sedona. Registration fee for this event is $25/pp and $35/per couple. You may register online at www.solidrockchurchofsedona.com.

New office grand opening for DORR

June 8

Join fellow club members and guests to celebrate the new Democrats of the Red Rocks office at 1 p.m. in La Posda Plaza, 40 Soldier Pass Road, Suite 17, next to Judi's Restaurant, Sedona. Help launch the election year here in Sedona. 

Speakers include Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, candidates and organizers.

Refreshments will include finger food, drinks and desserts. Email info@democratsoftheredrocks.org. New phone after June 8 will be 852-7744.

Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day

June 21

Red Rock State Park will be hosting Yavapai-Apache Cultural Awareness Day on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gourd Dancers, Bird Dancers, and Crown Dancers, three dance troupes, will perform throughout the day. There will also be several craft vendors, fresh fry bread, and guest speakers representing the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

The Yavapai-Apache Learn more about that first settled in this area and observe their traditional dance routines. Though there is no reservation fee for this event, parking is limited.

Entry fees for Red Rock State Park are $5 per adult (14 and up), $3 per youth (7-13), and free for children (0-6). For additional information please call the Park at (928) 282-6907.

Donations are suggested to support the dance troupes.

For more information about Red Rock State Park call (928) 282-6907. Red Rock State Park is located at 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road.

Archaeology Center hosts talk on Kennewick Man 

June 24

Kennewick Man is the name for the skeletal remains of a prehistoric man found on a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, on July 28, 1996. It is one of the most complete ancient skeletons ever found; bone tests have shown it to date from 7300 to 7600 B.C. One of the team members who worked with the remains is Dr. Nancy Odegaard, of the University of Arizona and Arizona State Museum, an expert in conservation.

She will be visiting the Verde Valley Archaeology Center to conduct a conservation assessment of the Center on a grant from the National Institute for Conservation. While in Camp Verde for this assessment, she has agreed to give a presentation on the conservation aspects of the Kennewick Man project. This talk will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sedona Ballroom of the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 555 W. Middle Verde Road. Admission is free but a $5 donation per person is suggested to help offset the cost of the room rental.

Children's free clinic and clothing exchange

June 28

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church will hold its Children's Free Clinic and Revolve Clothing Exchange on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

This clinic is designed to serve uninsured and underinsured families.

Remember, school physicals and sports physicals are also available. The clothing exchange includes all types of shoes, jeans and tops for infants-teens.

Bring in clothing that no longer fits and exchange it for something newer in the right size. Bring the children for whom the clothing is intended.

Come to 330 Scenic Drive, Clarkdale.

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

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 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.

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