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What's Happening: June 12, 2015

Horticulture Science course offered at Verde Campus

Yavapai College Verde Campus located in Clarkdale is offering AGS 250 Horticulture Science for the Fall Semester starting Aug. 24, 2015.

Greenhouse production activities including cuttings, seedlings, sowing, tagging, fertilizers, sanitation, nutrition, and elements of container grown crops. Emphasis on production of tomatoes, lettuce, flowers, foliage plants, and bedding plants. Operation of industry standard computer control systems for greenhouses. Emphasis on the ARGUS system for environmental control, watering, fertilization, and shipping.

Classes will be held on Tuesday nights from 5:30-8 pm, with an online component. Extensive hands on work in the greenhouse provides an excellent learning environment for students.

Register today for the Fall Semester at www.yc.edu. For more information please call 928-717-7720.

'Magical Jubilee' at Verde Valley Senior Center

The Verde Valley Senior Center celebrates 35 years of service with a "Magical Jubilee" Saturday, June 27:

Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres: 6-7 p.m.

Unique Spellbinding Dinner: 7 p.m.

Silent Auction: 6-9 p.m.

Live Auction: 8- 9:30 p.m.

Presenting mind-blowing magic & comedy by Robert Ray, magician extraordinaire. Live entertainment by

Michael's Elevator, the ultimate guitarist.

Tickets are $50 a person and may be purchased online via PayPal at www.verdevalleyseniorcenter.org, at the Verde Valley Senior Center or the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

Proceeds benefit the V.V.S.C.'s Nutrition and "Meals-on-Wheels" program.

Contact Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450

Summer hiatus for Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Fibromyalgia Support Group has suspended its meetings for the summer.

We will resume our second Saturday meetings at the VVMC conference room A from 10-12 a.m. on Sept. 12, 2015. Hope everyone takes time to enjoy the summer vacation.

New season for Verde Valley Farmers' Market

The 12th season of the Verde Valley Farmers' Market continues through Oct. 30.

The Farmers Markets will be every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Town Ramada, next to Fort Verde State Park, on Hollamon off of Main Street, in Camp Verde.

The Market offers fresh seasonal produce grown within a 50-mile radius of Camp Verde. The season begins with garlic, onions, radishes, peas, beets, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, salad greens, flowers, herbs, honey, delicious baked items and breads, jams, eggs, beef. As the season progresses, vendors move on to tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, corn, fruits of all kinds, okra, and potatoes.

Also on hand are the Master Gardeners of Yavapai County to answer all of your gardening questions. Local musicians round out the flavor of the Market.

For more information, contact Jane Davie, market manager, 928-634-7077, 928-451-1680, jcdavie18@msn.com.

'Quit Smoking Tobacco' Support Group

Community members wishing to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes are invited to attend the first meeting of the Vapor Club Support Group on Wednesday, July 1st from 7-8pm in Cottonwood.

Whether you're currently trying to quit, or have recently done so, come for support and camaraderie in a laid-back, no-pressure environment.

No charge to attend - everyone welcome. Location: Spindrift Vape House, 280 S Main Street, Suite H. For information, call (928) 634-7746.

Escape the Ordinary at Camp Verde Library

Camp Verde Community Library is celebrating summer with Every Hero Has a Story, by choosing to introduce kids to local heroes rather than comic book superheroes.

The adult summer reading program, Escape the Ordinary, goes a step further with a series of talks focusing on ordinary people who have made an extraordinary contribution to our community.

Library Specialist Gerry Laurito, invites you to join him and special guests on the following Fridays at 10 a.m. in the library for informal storytelling with intimate friends and family of three exceptional ladies:

June 12, 2015 - Bea Richmond

June 19, 2015 - Dorothy Wood

July 10, 2015 - Kay Watkins

If you have a story to share about Bea Richmond, Dorothy Wood or Kay Watkins don't keep it to yourself. Join Gerry and in the Large Print room at Camp Verde Community Library and share what you remember.

Adults are encouraged to sign-up for the adult summer reading program and beat the Library staff to the prizes this year by out-reading, out-listening, out-viewing, and attending more events than staff.

Take the Librarian's challenge. Choose a book in a genre you don't usually read, listen to classical music, try a Playaway audiobook, learn about local heroes, or enjoy a game with friends.

Attend a Camp Verde Historical Society lecture or any library sponsored event to earn points in the adult summer reading program.

Be an example to a child in your life by indulging your love of reading. Register for the summer reading program so you can track your progress and win prizes. Registration began May 20 at Camp Verde Community Library at 130 Black Bridge Road.

The Summer Reading program runs through July 24, 2015. For more information and a complete calendar of activities, stop by the library, call (928) 554-8380 or visit us at http://www.campverde.az.gov/government/library/.

Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group meeting

June 12

Tomas Winn is a music therapist who understands Parkinson disease from a personal perspective. On June 12 he will bring his expertise and musical instruments to the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group meeting to share his musical knowledge and personal story.

In addition to a BS in Music Therapy, Winn has a BS in Psychology and an MS in Counseling. When not working as a music therapist, he can be found at the Sanctuary of Sedona counseling people seeking rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addictions. As a volunteer, he teaches drumming to seventh graders.

After growing up in eastern Oregon and graduating from the University of Oregon, Winn spent five years in Los Angeles painting sets and backdrops for NBC and CBS productions. He then returned to Oregon to work as a business owner-operator until he found himself walking away from the passenger seat of an airplane crash, his only injury a broken tooth. This pivotal event sent Winn to Willamette University to study music therapy and in 2001, he moved to Verde Valley. Three years ago, a tremor in his right arm prompted a visit to a neurologist, there to hear the diagnosis that he had Parkinson disease.

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, 3-4:30 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 jtalley@apdaparkison.com.

Splash into the cinema Dive-in-Movies

June 13

The Cottonwood Youth Advisory Commission Partnered with Jennifer Griffin State Farm is hosting the first of three free Dive-in-Movies at the Cottonwood Aquatics Center on June 13, directly across the parking lot from the Cottonwood Recreation Center, where we will be laughing with some of the funniest Minions of all time in Despicable Me 2.

On July 11, we will be catching some waves with Surf's Up, and on August 8, we have Big Hero 6 coming to town. Tickets will be available one week prior to each event. You can pick up your tickets at the front desk of the Cottonwood Recreation Center for No Charge; tickets are limited so get them while they last.

Gates open at 7:45 pm and the movies start at dark. Concessions will be sold on site. All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No Outside food or drink.

Benefit dinner for Steps to Recovery Homes

June 13

A benefit for Steps to Recovery Homes will take place June 13, 5 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 1051 S Broadway, Clarkdale. $30 per ticket

Come enjoy a fun filled night with us. Nothing better than eating prime rib, watching an awesome performance, and winning some great raffle prizes while donating to a cause that is cleaning up our neighborhoods. These tickets are tax deductible. Purchase tickets at www.stepstorecoveryhomes.com

This event will include: Prime Rib Dinner and salad bar, Performance by Tony K. Success Stories from Graduates Door Prize -Verde Canyon Railroad and a Dinner for 2 at Dahl & Diluca's Amazing Raffle Prizes - over 30 items. Silent Auction

Summer Day Camp for Girls June 24-26

Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is hosting a summer day camp for girls entering kindergarten through 6th grade in fall of 2015. We will make toys, learn more about the science all around us and make new friends.

Located at Cottonwood Elementary from 10-11:30 on June 24, 25, and 26 in room 507. Cost is $5.00 per girl. Financial assistance available to anyone who needs it, no questions asked. Girls do not need to be currently registered to participate.

Please contact Makenzie Collie for more information, 480-318-7148. RSVPs essential.

13th annual Cottonwood Cooler Golf Challenge

Aug. 1

It's time to clean off your clubs, tally up your tees and brush up on your birdies!

The 2015 Chamber Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course.

7 am - Check-In, 8 am Shotgun Start, 4-Person Step-A-Side Format. Entry Fee: $100 per player, a portion of the proceeds are donated to sponsor Junior Golf in Cottonwood. Entry Fee Includes: Foot Joy Golf Shoes, Golf & Cart, Range Balls, Continental Breakfast & Lunch, $25 VSF-Golf Voucher, Drink Ticket, $100-Test Drive Gift Card, Goody Bag with Cap & Gifts ($275 value) Also Prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt. Don't forget your: Team Mulligan's, Raffle Tickets & Silent Auction.

For more information and to register visit www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org.

Clarkdale Concerts in the Park

Through Sept. 5

Clarkdale Community Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Concerts in the Park series.  Clarkdale Community Services annually hosts a series of concerts in the Clarkdale Town Park which run throughout the summer months.  These concerts are performed from the Town Park gazebo on Saturday evenings and are FREE to the public. 

Clarkdale's 2015 Concerts in the Park Series:

June 13, 7-9 p.m., Jonathan Levingston & JWhite

June 27, 7-9 p.m., Missouri Opry Duo

July 18, 7-9 p.m., Cadillac Angels

Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m.,   Aces N Eights

Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m., Cheap Sunglasses Band

Aug. 29, 7-9 p.m. Trotters Wake Irish Band

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th Streets.

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