What's Happening: 10-19-14
Warm Winter Clothing Drive
With the help of Mayor Diane Joens, American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary kicked off the fifth annual Warm Winter Clothing Donation Drive for Vets and Kids Oct. 15 and it will run through Nov. 22. Collection boxes are at: the Old Corral in Cornville, Keith's Sports Cafe in Camp Verde, the Maytag Laundry and Annie's (both) in Cottonwood.
Free Youth Empowerment and Anti-Bully Seminar
KC's Family Tae Kwon Do in Cottonwood and in Camp Verde will hold a free seminar recommended for youths Ages 7 & Up. Attendees will learn basic self defense, how to take away a bully's power, how to build self confidence, and how to take part in developing a respectful and safe community in an effort to team up to end bullying in our lives. It will empower our youth to step up and make a difference. All participants will receive a free wristband.
Snacks and drinks will be served afterwards. Parents must accompany their children and sign a waiver upon check-in. Attendants should wear loose fitting clothing. The seminar will be held at the Cottonwood location at 9:30am and at our Camp Verde location at 11:30am. Space is limited. Call or stop by to register. (928) 634-5165 Cottonwood or (928) 554-0140 Camp Verde.
Mini Brew Class in Cottonwood
Wednesday, there will be Mini Brew Class at THAT Brewery Production facility in Cottonwood 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Get a walk-through of how we manufacture beer. Free. Contact (928) 202-3013.
Women's self defense class
Oct. 22 & 27
KC's Family Taekwon-do will be having a Self Defense Confidence class in two locations. Cottonwood Wednesday and Camp Verde on Monday. This class is $15 and will help each person become aware of their own body and how to react when they start feeling uncomfortable and feel like they might be in danger. The class will show some easy to carry & use tools for self defense as well.
Please call Master Conover at (928) 554-0140 for any further information. Please register early as space may be limited.
Southwestern Indian Rock Art
The October meeting of the Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Association will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. The place of the meeting will be the Village of Oak Creek Association Community Center. The speaker will be Allen Dart, MA, Registered Professional Archaeologist, who is sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. His topic will be "Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art." He will be discussing ways that, in petroglyphs and pictographs, the same symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives.
VFW Ladies hosts a 'ghoulish' dinner
In an effort to get folks in the Halloween spirit, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 is hosting a "ghoulish" dinner on Thursday. Dinner will be served 5-6:30 p.m. at the post located at 705 E. Aspen Drive in Cottonwood. The cost is $7 per person and can be paid for at the door.
"Spider cheeseball" and "goulish fingers" will whet diner's appetites, followed by "bloody meatloaf (fully cooked) with sides of mashed potatoes, harvest corn, a roll and a variety of desserts with a Halloween flare! Come in costume - you may win a door prize. Proceeds from the dinner have been earmarked to support the Auxiliary's Christmas Veteran and Family fund.
Lessons from Near-Death Experiences
Every day, all over the world, increasing numbers of people, from all walks of life, report near-death experiences (NDEs). What they discover when they die and are brought back to life has profound implications for everyone's personal and collective existence.
World renowned expert David Sunfellow will discuss what he's discovered as well as present his recommended daily practice at the Yavapai College Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's (OLLI's) "Lunch & Learn" program Wednesday 1-2 p.m. in room 34 of the Yavapai College Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Drive (across Rte. 89A from Red Rock High School). Guests are invited to bring their lunch or come for complimentary coffee, tea, water and a little snack. For more information, call OLLI at (928) 649-4275.
Halloween Charity Ball
The Jerome Elks Lodge 1361 will host a Halloween dance and Charity Ball on Friday. Ghostly Hour 5 p.m. (happy hour). Feeding Time 6 (dinner). Blood and Guts (spaghetti dinner). Eye Ball Salad (Marshmallow Salad). Tombstones for everyone(garlic bread). Grave Yard Dessert (dirt cake). Cost $10. Music by Happy Days.
The Lodge is located at 100 S. Main St., Clarkdale. This event is a fund-raiser for Elks National Foundation. Please contact the lodge at (928) 634-5611.
Fall & Christmas Craft Fair
The Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood, hosts a Fall & Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come early for the best selection of homemade, one-of-a-kind items at this great sale.
For more information call: Mary Nordstrom at 567-6951 or Debbie Moore at 634-5450, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo at Camp Verde American Legion
Play Bingo every Tuesday at the American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St. in Camp Verde. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. All special games you get 75 percent of papers sold. Game 10 Coverall you get 80 percent of papers sold. Game 17 Coverall you win at least $100 up to $500. On the fourth Tuesday of each month if there are 45 players or more they will pay $65 for regular games. Players that have a birthday from the previous Wednesday to the current Tuesday receive a free 6-on Regular Pack coupon for the following week. Bingo players who bring a friend or neighbor that is a new player will receive a 6-on Regular Pack coupon for the following week and the new player will receive a free dauber. In addition to Bingo, the kitchen opens at 6 p.m. serving burgers, quesadillas, chips, popcorn, drinks and much more by the post's Women's Auxiliary.
BYU Ballroom Dancers to perform in Camp Verde
The prestigious and award-winning Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company will perform its showcase Capture the Magic at the Philip England Auditorium in Camp Verde, 210 Camp Lincoln Road, on Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Capture the Magic treats audiences to a spectacular variety of dances, including gliding waltzes, playful swing dances, and dramatic, high-energy Latin dances. This is an event sponsored by the Verde Valley Concert Association. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for youth and $40 for families. To purchase tickets, go to vvca.ticketleap.com/byu
Taste of the Verde Valley
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is proud to present the third annual Taste of the Verde Valley, a celebration of the harvest with wine, food and art. The event at the Stargazer Pavilion is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors alike to sample the area product. In addition to the wonderful wines and food, artists and artisans will display works for sale. They will also have on-site cigar rolling demonstrations and an area for would-be winemakers to get in on the process at ground zero, stomping on grapes in the old traditional style.
Tickets to the event are $25 and include five wine or food tastings, a complimentary wine glass and a $10 Casino Play Check.
The event is Saturday 1-5 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.cliffcastlecasinohotel.com or at the Castle Club.
Women's Veteran Lunch
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25, Cottonwood is having a lunch to honor all women who were in the military with a complimentary lunch at Nate's Cowboy Café, Highway 89A Clarkdale on Sunday at noon. If you would like to enjoy this lunch please contact Lona White (928) 221-2703 before Oct. 18.