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Dr. Laurel Lacher

Dr. Laurel Lacher

Groundwater and surface water conditions presentation

March 18

At 10:30 a.m., speaker Dr. Laurel Lacher, Principal of Lacher Hydrological Consulting will give a presentation examining the simulated changes in groundwater and surface water conditions in the Verde River Basin over the next 60 years as a result of increasing future pumping. This presentation is free and will be at the Yavapai County Administrative Building in Cottonwood, 10 South 6th Street, in the Verde Room. It is part of the Verde River Basin Partnership's (Partnership) ongoing monthly educational program series for the public. For more information, email info@vrbp.org.

Studio B at OTCA

March

The Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the expansion of its performance and community opportunities to include Studio B. Used in the past as primarily a class space, Studio B is part of the OTCA complex and has watched on the sidelines as theater has grown in popularity and has become one of the premier performance venues in Northern Arizona.

Studio B, is the smaller space, complete with a mirrored wall, wood floor, dressing room, and rest room. Live at Studio B evening performances will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, beginning in March, from 7:00 to 8:15 pm.

Admission is $10 at the door, which open at 6:30 pm. The first performance is March 12.

Anyone interested in scheduling a class, workshop, lecture or other activity at Studio B should contact The Old Town Center for the Arts at (928) 634-0940 or info@oldtowncenter.org.

Grace Lutheran Church Estate Sale

March 3-14

Grace Lutheran Church in Rimrock will hold the final phase of their estate sale at 4290 Navajo Drive in Rimrock starting Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. For more information, contact Darla Melcher at (928) 592-0782 or email RJMEL1@msn.com.

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 6

Windows special interest group meets at 5 p.m. The evening's topic is "Where is the Windows Operating System Headed?" presented by Richard Gohman. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tune-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Town of Clarkdale meeting

March 10

The Town of Clarkdale Common Council will hold a Regular Meeting open to the public on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, Men's Lounge, 19 N. Ninth Street. The Friends of the Verde River Greenway and Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition will give a presentation on invasive plant management. A public hearing will be held before the council considers adopting an ordinance adding language for zone change application requirements. Find the full agenda and information packet at Clarkdale.az.gov.

Red Rock Referral Group meeting

March 11

The Red Rock Referral Group meets for breakfast the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 a.m. at REDS located in Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. The Red Rock Referral Network helps business owners grow their business through personal referrals and recommendations. For more information, call Geri Whaley at (928) 300-3897.

Best Practices: Practical Tips for Women in Business

March 12

Hear what this panel of business leaders from the Verde Valley have to say about what helped them be successful, where they get their ideas, and what you can do today to do business better, faster and smarter.

The meeting is 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday at The Barking Frog Grill in West Sedona.

Tickets available at www.nawbosvv.org by Monday March 9 or at the door. Registration at www.nawbosvv.org/events.php.

El Valle Artist Meeting  

March 12

The next meeting of the EVAA begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Evangel Worship Center,

1380 E. Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. After a short business meeting, Linda Sherman will give a demo of painting an animal in watercolor. This is an introduction to her technique which will be taught at an EVAA workshop on March 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome; for information and directions call (928) 649-0884 or visit http://elvalleartists.org.  

Beaver Creek Historical Society Annual Meeting

March 13

The Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society (BCPHS) will combine their Annual Meeting and monthly meeting on Friday at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Because it is our Annual Meeting, come early at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments. The guest speaker for the monthly meeting will be Bonnie Reay and Carols Pisano regarding the Montezuma/Rimrock Fire Department. Join us to learn about the history of the fire department and their plans for the future. For more information, contact Darla Melcher at (928) 592-0782 or email RJMEL1@msn.com.

Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show

March 14-15

The Annual Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale will be held at the Mingus Union High School at 1801 East Fir Street in Cottonwood. On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday the show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors from around the region will be offering mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many prizes to be offered throughout the show. Food will be offered by the Mingus Union High School Band throughout the show, and part of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to band to assist with their activities. Admission is $3 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free.

Car Show

March 15

Classic Treasures Car Club of Northern Arizona in conjunction with Relics Restaurant will be holding their First Annual Car Show on Sunday. Move-in time is 9-11 a.m., with the show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show will be open to all classes and types of cars. Trophies will be awarded by popular vote. Admission to enter your car, as well as to the event is free. Come bring your treasure so we can all enjoy the classics together. Relics will be offering food and drink specials during the event. Relics Restaurant is located at 3235 W. Highway 89A in Sedona. Call (928) 282-1593 for more information, or visit www.relicsrestaurant.com.

Rummage Sale

March 20-21

The Church of the Red Rocks, at 54 Bowstring Drive in Sedona, is hosting its biannual treasure sale Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Accepting donations. For more information, email Judith Glenn at glennjg@q.com or call her at (928) 399-9565. Drop off dates are Sunday, March 15-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday).

Pickups are available if arranged before March 15.

Find our more or find directions at www.ChurchoftheRedRocks.com.

Camp Verde High School 'Show Your School Spirit' Blood Drive

April 2

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Camp Verde High School Gym. Contact Daria Weir at (928) 567-8040 or visit www.Bloodhero.com (Sponsor code: CVHS).

For His Brother's Crime

April 10, 11

The Lake Montezuma Women's Civic Club is having another play this year as a fundraiser for our community. For His Brother's Crime is one-act melodrama by Leland Price bring performed in the Beaver Creek School Community Auditorium at 4810 Beaver Creek Road. The April 10 show is at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. show on April 11. Tickets are $5 in advance until April 9 and go on sale March 10 at Attitudes and Two Feather's Healing Arts. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Cottonwood American Legion Bingo

Wednesdays

Duane and Kay Olks are back running Legion Wednesday Night Bingo with their door prizes, fun and games. Games start at 7 p.m.

Mingus Mountain Republicans meeting

March 10

VFW Post #7400 located at 701 E. Aspen Street in Cottonwood will host Congressional Rep. Paul Gosar. Lunch will be served prior to the meeting beginning at 11:15 a.m. Please RSVP by email to Mingus_Mountain@hotmail.com on or before Friday, Feb. 6 or call Niles Haton at (928) 649-1643.

Quail Country Quilters meeting

March 12, 26

The Quail Country Quilters meet the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the VFW Post 7400 at 705 E. Aspen, Cottonwood from 9 a.m. to noon. All meetings are open to visitors. The March 12 agenda includes a short business meeting, then members show and tell quilts they have made, then Triangles on a Roll Trunk Show. The March 26 agenda will include a workshop to make items for the upcoming Quilt Show Boutique. 

Verde Valley Computer Club meeting

March 13

Internet special interest group meets at 5 p.m. The presenter is Rob Schottland. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, except for the PC Tune-Up Clinic. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Find out more at www.vvcclub.com, or call Dave at (928) 639-0106.

Lent

March 14, 11, 18, 25

Join the Verde Valley Presbyterian Church in Cottonwood on Wednesdays during Lent at 2 p.m. The Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion will be on April 2 at 2 p.m. Easter breakfast will be on Sunday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m. followed by Resurrection Celebration Worship at 10:15 a.m.

Spring Craft Fair

March 14

The Verde Valley Senior Center is hosting a spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 500 E. Cherry Street in Cottonwood. Come early for the best selection of homemade, one-of-a-kind items. For more information call Mary Nordstrom at (928) 567-6951 or Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450, or email dmoorevents@yahoo.com.

Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show

March 14-15

The Annual Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale will be held at the Mingus Union High School at 1801 East Fir Street in Cottonwood.

On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday the show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors from around the region will be offering mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment.

An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many prizes to be offered throughout the show.

Food will be offered by the Mingus Union High School Band throughout the show, and part of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to band to assist with their activities.

Admission is $3 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free.

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