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Patrick Schweiss Speaks at OLLI

Feb. 4

Sedona International Film Festival Executive Director Patrick Schweiss will give a talk on "Backstage at the Sedona International Film Festival: Stories and Suggestions for Enriching Your Film-Viewing Experience" before answering questions. From 12:30-2 p.m., this presentation is part of OLLI's "Lunch & Learn Keynote Speaker Series." For more information, call (928) 649-4275.

OLLI World Wide Web presentation

Feb. 5

At 12:15 p.m., The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Yavapai College is offering a free lunchtime presentation about the history and background to something that now affects all of our lives - the world-wide web. The Thursday Brown Bag Brain Buzz will be in room G104 of the Verde Valley Campus (601 Black Hills drive, Clarkdale).

Calvary Chapel Installs New Pastor

Feb. 1

Everyone is invited to Calvary Chapel this Sunday to witness the installation of Pastor Scott Evans as the new pastor. Pastor Kevin O'Neil has retired. There will be only one worship service that day at 10 a.m. You are also invited to stay after the service, or return, for fellowship and a Pot Blessing meal. The church is located at 514 Main Street in Camp Verde. For more information call the church at (928) 567-2171 or visit

Friends of the Verde River Greenway fundraiser

Feb. 2

Join the Friends of the Verde River Greenway at happy hour from 5-8 p.m. at RIOT in Old Town Cottonwood. There will be live music and drink specials, as well as raffle prizes from many of Old Town's restaurants, tasting rooms and retailers.

Mingus alumni baseball game

Feb. 7

Support Mingus baseball players in their annual alumni game at MUHS at noon. Cost is $3 for adults, $2 for children, free for kids 3 and younger. Entrance fee will include one raffle ticket to win Scentsy, Avon, a stuffed Olaf, gift certificates, etc. More tickets will be available to purchase. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and hot dogs and burgers. All funds raised will go to support the athletes.

Valentine's Day at the Clubhouse

Feb. 14

The big band dances featuring the great band Sentimental Journey will again play for Valentine's Day at the Clarkdale Clubhouse on Ninth Street in downtown Clarkdale. The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum has hosted these great dances for fifteen years on the biggest dance floor in the Verde Valley. Dancing begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m.  This is a non-alcoholic event and refreshments are available. Admission is $10 per person.

For further information call Lee & Gail Daniels at (928) 634-9346.

Aquaponics Master Class

Feb. 19-21

The Fish's Garden in Camp Verde will host an Aquaponics Master Class in its greenhouse. BJ and Cat Davis, owners and operators of The Fish's Garden Aquaponic Farm, will host the class and be available to all students to answer questions and share insight on the startup and operation of their aquaponics business. The Aquaponics Master Class is ideal for anyone interested in growing food in aquaponics, whether it be for home food production, a social or mission project or for a commercial farming venture. Anyone interested in attending the Aquaponics Master Class in Arizona should email, or call (608) 297-8708.

AARP TaxAide Service

Through April 15

TaxAide Volunteers will be available this tax season to provide free tax preparation and e-filing services here in the Verde Valley for taxpayers of all ages. This service is available to all clients, not just senior citizens or AARP members. Low income tax payers and the elderly are priorities for this free service, but all clients are welcome. There are three locations here in the Verde Valley: The Camp Verde Senior Center, the Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood, and the Sedona Public Library. Find appointment information, hours of operation, addresses and phone numbers of all sites at the following website:

Learning Express Library

Feb. 5

The Camp Verde Community Library is demonstrating another valuable online resource available free through the library at 4:30 p.m. February's class  introduces the Learning Express Library, an incredible resource with information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to achieve your educational and career goals. These free online resources cover topics from auto repair and legal forms to business tools and current events, and much more. Library staff will use the public computers to teach hands-on classes so participants can follow along with each session. For more information about this program or other library events, visit our website at or call us at (928) 554-8380.

Early Photography in Arizona

Jan. 30

The Arizona Humanities Council and Yavapai College's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present a free community education event, "Silver Images on Glass Plates: Early Photography in Arizona, 1850-1920" by Jeremy Rowe. The program will be held at 2 p.m. in Room M-137 at Yavapai College (601 Black Hills Drive) in Clarkdale. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Sedona and the Verde Valley is a dynamic organization within Yavapai College created to meet the needs of intellectually active, mature adults. For more information, call (928) 649-4275 or (928) 649-5550.

Administrative Hearing Officer appointment

Jan. 30

The Cottonwood City Council is seeking applicants for a two-year administrative hearing officer appointment. Applicants must submit a resume or list of their qualifications to the human resources office, located at 816 N. Main Street, by 3 p.m. on Jan. 30. Visit or call (928) 340-2711 for more information.

Clemenceau Heritage Museum free general membership meeting

Jan. 30

The Clemenceau Heritage Museum would like to invite the public to its free general membership meeting from 1-3 p.m. Roger Every will be speaking about his experience traveling with the circus around North America, Canada, and Cuba. The Clemenceau Heritage Museum is located at 1 N. Willard, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326. Phone number is (928) 634-2868.