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What's Happening 8-14-15

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.

VV Cyber Connection meetings

Aug. 14

The Verde Valley Computer Club is now doing business as [dba] Verde Valley Cyber Connection. The Second Friday Workshop meets Friday, Aug 14 at 5 p.m. Topic: 'Spreadsheets - Pivot Tables'. Presented by Rob Schottland. The General Meeting is Saturday, Aug 15, at 9:30 a.m. Topic: 'Difference Using PC And Tablets'. Presented by Alissa Carlson, Technology Specialist from Office Depot/OfficeMax.

Meetings are no charge. Bring a friend. Donations accepted to help defray costs. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Dave 639-0106.

Camp Verde Adult Learn Center seeks new director


We are a free learning center for adults (ages 16 years and older), who are not currently enrolled in a school. We help people prepare for their GED and beyond, teach Adult Education Basic Skills, work with English as a second language students and teach basic computer skills. We also help students prepare for a job and advance in their job.

The director must have a college degree and be able to work 30 hours a week. Possess the ability to oversee staff and travel to Arizona Education trainings instate, plus have the ability to work with budgets and write grants. Anyone interested should contact Kathy at 928-567-3187.

Beaver Creek Historical Society meeting

Aug. 14

The Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society (BCPHS) regular meeting will be held Friday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Creek Adult Center at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. The guest speaker this month will be Judy McBride, who owns the historic Rimrock Ranch aka the Mafia House and the castle. This is a teaser for a tour which will be held this fall.   

Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group meeting

Aug. 14

Sue Robinson, speech-language pathologist, will lead the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group when it meets on August 14. Guest speaker Debra Kildahl, an occupational therapist, will present "Exercises to Maximize Continence Control," interventions that benefit many adults, including those with Parkinson disease. She will provide information about an exercise progression for lower back, core and pelvic floor musculature, all aimed at decreasing frequency of leaking and urgency, back pain, and loss of balance. Both therapists treat patients at EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine Experts.

Individuals with Parkinson disease, their family, care partners and friends are always invited to attend the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group monthly meetings. The group meets the second Friday of every month, 3:00-4:30 PM, at the Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ. For more information, please contact group facilitator and American Parkinson Disease Association Arizona Program Director, Judy Talley at (928) 202-7952 or

Craft Fair at the Verde Valley Senior Center

Aug. 15

Craft Fair at the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St. in Cottonwood (Corner of E. Cherry & 6th St.) from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Come early for the best selection of homemade, dne-of-a-kind items at this great sale.

And don't forget to stop by the snack bar for doughnuts and coffee at 9 a.m. Hot and cold sandwiches, sweets and beverages at 10:30 a.m.

For more information call Debbie Moore at 634-5450 or email:

For booth information and vendors call Mary Nordstrom at 567-6951.

Kiwanis Club of Camp Verde presents Bret Fox - It's Magic!

Aug. 15

The Camp Verde Kiwanis' next Special Interest Saturday will be: "It's Magic!" Children 8-14 years of age are invited for an introduction to the interesting hobby of magic illusions. The fun begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Old School Gymnasium. Children ages 8-10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This program is presented by Bret Fox, coordinator of the Camp Verde Adult Reading/G.E.D. Program. Fox became interested in the world of magic illusion at age 8 and loves performing for audiences. He continues to present shows for local organizations and restaurants.

The program will be approximately an hour long. For admission, attendees should bring one non-perishable food item which will be donated to local charities.

To register for this program, please send your name, and age; your parent/guardian's name, a contact phone number and/or e-mail address to: Camp Verde Kiwanis: It's Magic! - P.O. 974; Camp Verde, AZ 86322. You also may phone: 928-567-7137. Please speak very clearly when you phone and leave a phone number for a return call. Space is limited to 30 children, so please register early.

Mathews Resale Auction

Aug. 15

Mathews Resale will hold an auction on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. A preview will be available earlier in the day from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Items for auction include house hold items, furniture, vintage collectibles, and tools. Mathews Resale is located at 348 S. Main Street in Camp Verde.

Sock Hop

Aug. 15

The Jerome Elks Lodge will be hosting a Sock Hop. Dinner will be a Blue Plate Special: Jim's Stuffed Chicken $12.60. Music will by Jox in the Box to follow. Dinner at 6 p.m. The evening will have games and contests including best dresses, hula hoop and car races. All are invited to attend. Call 928-634-5611 for advance tickets.  Dress in your best '50s and bring your dancing shoes.

A Community Seed Library is ready to grow

Aug. 15 and Aug. 29

Do you know what a Seed Library is? It is both a collection of free, open-pollinated seeds, (which are seeds that can be saved), and a community of gardeners coming together to celebrate their hobby. 

Won't it be interesting to check out seeds you can plant while you check out library books about growing your own garden? 

This is what a seed library is: a program to check out seeds, grow the plants, save some of the seeds and return them after the growing season.

Then someone else can check them out next growing season! Eventually these seeds become adapted to our soil and climate and are more productive. Classes will be offered in seed saving on Aug. 15 at the library and again on Aug. 29 at the Recreation Center. They will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 928-634-7559 to register or visit the reference desk in the library.

Classes are free but limited to 20 people. They will be offered on an ongoing basis.

Grand Opening will be September 12th and free seeds will be available to be checked out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Volunteers will be available to answer questions and help with seed selection. Regular hours of operation will be Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Verde Valley Seed Library will provide a variety of free seeds appropriate for growing in the Verde Valley, where agriculture has a long, historic legacy. 

Citizens are invited to grow, save and return the seeds from plants that are adapted to our area.

VVPOA's quarterly pickup

Aug. 15

The VVPOA will do its quarterly Highway 260 cleanup on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The VVPOA cleans the highway from milepost 207 to 209 and will meet at 7 a.m. at the One in Christ Church, across the highway from the Verde Valley Fire Station. They have some grabbers and nail sticks. ADOT provides the bags and vests.

They recommend wearing gloves, long pants and long sleeved shirts.

They suggest bringing water.

The more volunteers they get the faster the job gets done.

Join your neighbors and friends to help keep Arizona beautiful.

If you have any questions please call Mal at 634-9785.

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