Sat, Jan. 18

What's Happening: 11-23-14

MATFORCE Dump the Drugs Event <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Dec. 6<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->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.

MATFORCE Dump the Drugs Event <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Dec. 6<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->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.

Meet The Author & Book Signing

Dec. 5

Best Selling Amazon Author Linda Deir will be discussing her new book, GUIDED, a True Story - Her Spirit Guide Angels Were Her Best Friends and Life Coaches. At National Bank of Arizona, 1470 W. Hwy 89A in West Sedona, from 3-6 p.m.

Bingo at the VFW

Nov. 23

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400, at 705 E Aspen Street, has Bingo every Sunday. Warm-ups begin at 12:30 p.m., and the regular session starts at 1 p.m. There will be 10 regular games, with cashball, based on attendance, and seven special games, including a progressive blackout beginning at $300 in 50 numbers or less and increasing by $10 and one number each week it does not go, and our giant $1,000 blackout in 50 Numbers or less.

Our Ladies Auxiliary sells grilled items, fries, chips, soft drinks, candy and other snack items. The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. and closes after the first bingo break at 2 p.m. The bingo hall is smoke-free, but we have two 10-minute breaks for our smokers.

UCS annual pie sale at Bashas'

Nov. 26

United Christian School is again having its annual pie sale at the Camp Verde Bashas'. This year, the pie sale will be on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. until all pies are all sold. Pies cost $15 to $20; all proceeds help support United Christian School. All pies are made by the family and friends of United Christian School students and can be pre-ordered at (928) 567-0415.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner & Kirtan

Nov. 27

The Center of Vedic Center in Cornville is sponsoring a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner and kirtan starting at 2 p.m. at the Vedic Ranch located at 1775 Equestrian Way. Reservations for the $10 dinner can be made by calling (928) 204-4455.

Camp Verde High School Silent Auction Fundraiser

Dec. 2

Meal includes spaghetti, salad, garlic toast, drink and dessert at $7 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds benefit the CVHS junior class prom. Contact Daria Weir at (928) 567-8040 with questions.

Verde Valley Homeless Coalition Winter Meeting

Dec. 3

The meeting features COCSD Homeless Youth Liaison Barbara Amato, the results of this summer's unsheltered homeless county, and a discussion of upcoming volunteer needs for various efforts to assist our homeless neighbors. In the community room of the Spectrum Healthcare Office 8E Cottonwood Street, from 1-2:30 p.m. Contact Catholic Charities case manager Eliza Louden at (928) 634-4251 for more information.

Psychic Readings

Dec. 3

Cottonwood Eclectic Discussion Group presents a demonstration by the Holistic Arts Institute's Department of Psychic Development.  There will be psychic readings, mind reading and more. $5.00.  Call Fred at (928) 202-3759 for directions. 

Made in Clarkdale Art Show

Dec. 5-14

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

Taste of Christmas

Dec. 6

Spirit of joy Lutheran Church 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.

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.

Breakfast with Santa & Jingle Bell Run

Dec. 6

The 6th annual Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Sedona Parks and Recreation, will be held at the Sedona Teen Center from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and includes a free pancake and egg breakfast, various seasonal crafts for kids and the chance to have your picture taken with Santa Claus.

The Jingle Bell Run begins at 7:45 a.m., starting and ending at the Teen Center, and is led by the owners of the Sedona Running Company. The Sedona Teen Center is located at 525-B Posse Ground Road in Posse Grounds Park. For more event information, please visit or call (928) 282-7098.

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

Santa's Workshop

Dec. 6

Cornerstone Church in Cottonwood is opening its doors from 2:30-6:30 p.m., after the parade, to offer the public free activities, including access to a DIY photo booth, cookie decorating, letter writing to Santa, story time with the Claus's, ornament making, and hot cocoa. Located at 412 N. 10th Street. Contact Pastor Sam and Sandra Lundgren at (360) 355-5773 for more information.

Annual Toy Drive

Dec. 7

The Verde Valley Toys USMC in conjunction with Walmart Super-Center on Rodeo Drive and Hwy 260 will be having their annual toy drive on from noon to 4 p.m. Marines Reservists will be collecting new unwrapped toys for this event. Local law enforcement agencies and fire departments will be in attendance as well. Bring a toy to donate and see the new equipment. As always the toys collected stay right here in our communities. KASM Radio will be on hand as well. Visit for more information.

Sold Out: Cornville Historical Society Fundraiser

Dec. 7

The event at D.A. Ranch is sold out. Those ordering tickets by mail will be notified and payments will be returned as soon as possible.

Rainbow Acres Annual Christmas Worship

Dec. 9

The annual Christmas worship service, Candles and Carols, will be held in the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres. Call Betsy Perkins at (928) 567-5231 for more information.

Social Media Event

Dec. 10

This first-ever "Tweet-Up" in the Village of Oak Creek will be at 6101 Hwy 179, Sedona, AZ 86351 (between Absolute Bikes and Blue Moon Café). A Tweet-Up is a meet-and-greet event in which people who are following each other on one or more social media platforms can connect in person to know each other better. Find out more at, or contact Village Rock Shop of Sedona at (928) 284-4220 or

Parade of Lights submissions

Dec. 10

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is looking for entries for its annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 13. Register as an individual, or as a civic, church, business, or neighborhood group to be in the parade. The parade runs through Downtown Camp Verde on Main Street from Turner St. to General Crook Trail starting at 6 p.m. Registration is free, but must be turned into Parks & Recreation by December 10. Contact Michael Marshall at Camp Verde Parks & Recreation with questions. 395 S. Main Street in Camp Verde or (928) 554-0828.

Beaver Creek Food Bank Annual Holiday Meat Drive

Dec. 13

Beaver Creek School is accepting donations of turkeys and hams to distribute at the food bank. Please drop off donations at the school, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Karin Ward at Beaver Creek School for more information at (928) 567-4631 or (928) 713-0484.

Benefit Golf Tournament

Dec. 13

The 2nd Annual Zunitch-Thornburg Benefit Golf Tournament to help out the families of Michael "Chuck" Zunitch and Danny "Bugsy" Thornburg will take place at Verde Santa Fe. All proceeds will go to their families. There will be many prizes given out and items for raffle. Cost is $80 per player or $300 per foursome. Contact Brandon Wacker at (928) 821-2317 to register or to donate prizes or raffle items.

Camp Verde High School "Show Your School Spirit" Blood Drive

Dec. 15

To make your appointment, call the school office at (928) 567-8040 or visit (Sponsor Code: CVHS). December donors receive a voucher for a free 10" cheese pizza, donated by Native Grill and Wings.

Memorial Library Annual Book Sale

Through December

Open during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m.-noon. Shop a huge inventory of lightly used books for readers of all ages, with proceeds benefiting the Clark Memorial Library. Call (928) 639-2480 or email for more information.

Free Slash Drop Off

Through December

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is continuing its free slash drop-off program at County transfer stations through Dec. 31. County transfer stations are located in Black Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman and Skull Valley. Free slash drop off will be held during normal operating hours. The following items only will be accepted: brush, branches, grass, leaves and yard trimmings. Items not accepted are: lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal and garbage. Small, loose items must be bagged or covered. All slash must be removed from bags when dumping at the transfer station. For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

Red Rock District Visitor Center accepting certain items for recycling

The Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center is now a community drop off site for used batteries and other items for recycling purposes. Household batteries, printer ink and toner cartridges and cell phones will be collected at the Visitor Center located one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek on Highway 179.

Recyclables may be dropped off during regular business hours, seven days a week from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please do not leave items outside the building after hours. Car batteries or any kind of battery that is corroded or leaking will not be accepted. For more information, please call the visitor center at (928) 203-2900.

Made in Clarkdale Art Show 2014

Dec. 5-14

"More than just an Art Show," the 28th annual Made In Clarkdale Art Show opens Friday 6 p.m.-9 p.m. with its free Gala Event at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. It continues daily from 9 am - 9 pm through Dec. 14. The show proudly presents the original artwork of 60+ Clarkdale artists.

The Gala Opening Event is a time to dress up for a party, meet neighbors for pre-holiday cheer and enjoy Clarkdale art and music. Visit to see the complete event schedule, the 2014 Artist Program, and support Made In Clarkdale with your tax deductible donation, email:, or call 928-239-4776.

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