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What's Happening: Aug. 9th, 2015

Call to local artists


The Cottonwood Public Library is developing a program for local artists to set up and make art while patrons can watch, ask questions and get inspired by the art making process. All forms of art media will be considered. A small spot will be provided by the parking lot door where they can display some of their art and practice their craft. Two to three hour time slots will be available and there will be three artists throughout the day. The program will be at least one Tuesday a month, possibly twice a month depending on artists' response. Contact Kyle Smith at the library at 928-340-2782 or

The Verde Thumb Gardeners

Aug. 11

Do you know how to save seeds so they can be planted the next year and become more adapted to the Verde Valley with each season? Janice Montgomery will present information about seed saving at our August 11th meeting.

Our group is sponsoring the Verde Valley Seed Library at the Cottonwood City Library where you will be able to check out free seeds, grow them and then return some seeds for the next gardener to check out. If you would like to be a volunteer at the Seed Library, this is your chance to learn how to help fellow gardeners choose what seeds they would like to grow and save.

More in-depth Seed Saving classes will be offered on Aug. 15 at the Cottonwood Library and Aug. 29 at the Cotton Rec. Center.  Both classes will be from 10:30 to 12:30. 

Sign-up at 928-634-7559 or at the library reference desk.

Come join The Verde Thumbs Gardeners to share and learn about gardening in the Verde Valley. Beginners and experienced gardeners will discuss care of our summer gardens. Bring your questions and solutions. Get acquainted time is at 6 pm and meeting is at 6:30 pm.

Meet at Pine Shadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 2050 W. 89A in Clarkdale, across from Nate's Cowboy Café. Bring a friend and we'll see you on August 11th.

Questions? Call Janice Montgomery, 634-7172.

Potluck for Michigan Friends in Arizona

Aug. 12

Michigan Friends in Arizona will hold a potluck lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Camp Verde home of Michigan/Arizona residents Dennis and Cheryl Cassady. Former Michigan residents or current/seasonal residents from Michigan are invited to attend. Please bring a potluck dish and your favorite beverages and enjoy the company of other Michi-Zonans. Asking for $2.50 per person to help cover paper products, ice and water. Please RSVP by: Aug. 9 with your name(s), address, email, phone number and city/cities where you lived in Michigan to:, Cheryl Cassady, Michigan Friends in Sun City Club President. For more information, please call Dennis or Cheryl at (928) 567.3270.

Also, we are forming a Michigan Friends group/club in mid-Arizona. For more information, email:

Cottonwood Chamber breakfast meeting

Aug. 13

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly breakfast meeting from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at Verde Valley Medical Center's Conference Rooms B and C.

The speaker will be Jody Fanning, Cottonwood Chief of Police, who will talk about, "Where are we at? And where are we going?"

RSVP is required. Please register at

Verde Valley Medical Center is located at 269 S. Candy Lane in Cottonwood.

'Considerations on the Journey of Life'

Aug. 13

"Considerations on the Journey of Life" is the topic of the August Take Note: Sedona lecture, which is sponsored by Northern Arizona Healthcare's Verde Valley Medical Center. The lecture will feature interventional cardiologist Bruce Peek, M.D.

It's ironic: The only guarantee in life is death, and heart disease is its leading cause. Dr. Peek will discuss the most commonly asked questions about unexpected health events; how medical decisions are made for you when you can't make your own; and the importance of planning ahead when it comes to your health.

The free presentation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. To R.S.V.P. or for more information about this event, call 928-639-6551.

Verde Valley Medical Center is a member of Northern Arizona Healthcare, which also provides healthcare services through Flagstaff Medical Center, Team Health, Verde Valley Medical Clinic, Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine, Fit Kids of Arizona, Guardian Air, Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona Homecare, Northern Arizona Hospice and Valley View Care.

For more information on Verde Valley Medical Center programs and services, visit "Like" VVMC at

Quail Country Quilters meeting

Aug. 13

Quail Country Quilters business meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Cottonwood VFW, located at 705 E. Aspen. Please be sure to attend as continued plans will be made for our quilt show on Oct. 16 and 17. Packets for the Christmas Block Exchange will be available for $2, and members who participated in the Mystery Quilt will receive their instructions. Visitors Welcome.

Verde Valley Ballet auditions

Aug. 14

Verde Valley Ballet will be holding auditions for the Verde Valley Ballet Performing Arts Company on Friday, Aug. 14 at 5 pm for dancers between the ages of 13 to 19. The company is designed to provide opportunities for dancers to perform and shine at their very best through weekly classes, conventions and master classes, competition and community involvement. The Performing Arts Company performs in all styles of dance so dancers should have experience in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, or Contemporary dance.

Auditions will also be held for the Mini Performing Arts Company on Saturday August 15th at 10:30 am for dancers between the ages of 7 to 9 years. Immediately following will be the Junior Performing Arts Company auditions at 11:00 am for dancers between the ages of 10 to 13 years. No experience is required.

Dancers will be required to be present for all required classes, rehearsals, and performances. Also, all dancers will be required to purchase a team uniform, pay monthly tuition, costume fees, and convention and competition fees.

Auditions will be held at Verde Valley Ballet, located at 470 South Main Street Suite A in Cottonwood. If you are interested in auditioning for the company, but cannot make the auditions, please contact the studio to arrange an audition time.

Information is available on our website at or by calling the studio at 928.203-6999.

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