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Arizona's Open Meeting Law

Nov. 13

Want to know more about Arizona's Open Meeting law?

Anyone interested is invited to attend a presentation at 9 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Town of Camp Verde's council chambers, located at Camp Verde Town Hall, 473 S. Main St., suite 106.

Kathryn Marquoit, from the office of the Arizona Ombudsman, will be the speaker. This meeting is sponsored by the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District.

For more information: or 602-903-2436.

Camp Verde Kiwanis sponsors Yavapai-Apache attorney

Oct. 22

At 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Jennifer Ruben, attorney for the Yavapai-Apache Nation, will discuss tribal youth programs at LaFonda Mexican Restaurant in Camp Verde. This is a public meeting sponsored by the Camp Verde Kiwanis. Anyone interested in asking questions or just learning about the Nation's youth programs is encouraged to attend. LaFonda Mexican Restaurant is located at 2750 W. Horseshoe Bend Dr. For more information, call 567-9135.

Big Bang Theory at Yavapai College's Verde Valley campus

Oct. 22

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present a free lunchtime presentation called the Brown Bag Brain Buzz at Yavapai College's Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale, room G-106. Lou Camp will present a review of the current Big Bang theory of the birth and evolution of the universe.

The theory and the amazing ideas, verified assumptions and predictions, scientific breakthroughs, and new technologies that went into its development will be discussed.

Lou Camp majored in physics at Brown University. Come ask Lou questions on the Big Bang. Coffee and tea are provided and the Yavapai College snack bar is open for lunch food. OLLI is a local, volunteer, peer-to-peer, adult education program (part of Yavapai College) that offers many learning groups and workshops each term for a nominal fee. Its fall term is underway beginning, and many workshops are still available.

For more information about OLLI or the Lunchtime programs, call 928-649-5550 or visit

Yavapai College's Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale is located at 601 W Black Hills Drive.

Beaver Creek Fall Arts and Crafts Sale

Nov. 6-7

Beaver Creek Adult Center will host its annual Fall Arts and Craft Festival and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7.

Vendors will display in the center and outside at Rollins Park. Regular vendors, plus new ones, will display their homemade gifts and artwork ideal for holiday shopping.

For additional info, call the Center at 567-4556 or Diane at 592-9139.

Beaver Creek Adult Center is located at the 4250 Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.

Morning Starr Animal Sanctuary Golf Tournament

Nov. 7

Morning Starr Animal Sanctuary Golf Tournament will be held to benefit the Affordable Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held at Verde Santa Fe Golf Club on Saturday, Nov. 7. Some of the many activities will be prizes for the longest drive, closest the pin, 50/50 prizes, as well as a gift bag with a sleeve of Titleist golf balls, silent auction and lunch at the clubhouse. Entry fee is $75 per golfer and $300 per foursome. Sponsorships packages are still available.

Sign up forms are located at Verde Santa Fe Golf Club front desk or contact Jan at

Registration at 7 a.m. Shotgun starts at 8 a.m. sharp. Scramble Format. Lunch and awards will follow at 12:30. Morning Starr Animal Sanctuary has been a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization since 2001 and is committed to improving the lives of animals in the community.

The Affordable Spay/Neuter Clinic, located at 257 Justin Dr, Suite A in Cottonwood, provides help to pets in the Verde Valley and Sedona areas.

Free bully defense seminar

Oct. 24

For National Bully Prevention month, KC's Family Tae Kwon Do in Cottonwood, located at 280 S. Main St., will hold a free bully defense seminar on Oct. 24. This is recommended for youths ages 7 and up.

Attendees will learn basic self-defense, how to take away a bully's power, how to build self-confidence, and how to take part in developing a respectful and safe community in an effort to team up to end bullying.

All participants will get to break a board, receive a free wristband and be entered into a prize drawing for bringing a friend along.

Pizza and drinks will be served afterwards. Scout groups and clubs are welcomed. Parents must accompany their children and sign a waiver upon check-in. Attendants should wear loose fitting clothing. The seminar will be held at 10am. Space is limited. Call (928) 634-5165 or stop by to register.

Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest

Oct. 31

On Saturday, Oct. 31, join the Verde Valley Humane Society at its first Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest at the shelter from 11 a.m. until noon. Contest entry fee is a $5 donation.

For all details go to the Verde Valley Humane Society's events page at Verde Valley Humane Society is located at 1520 W. Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood.

For more information, call 634-7387.

Is human trafficking a problem in the Verde Valley?

Oct. 21

Is Human Trafficking a problem in the Verde Valley? Join this presentation on Wed. Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m. at Mingus Union High School, located at 1801 E. Fir St. in Cottonwood, where Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher, and members of the newly-formed Verde Valley Coalition Against Human Trafficking will present the issues.

This is a unique opportunity where every citizen can make a difference. RSVP (preferred) to or for more information, call 928-592-3040.

Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Nov. 7

The Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Sedona Elks Lodge, located at 110 Airport Road in Sedona. All U.S. veterans are invited. Festivities will begin with a social hour, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Entrée choices include salmon or prime rib.

The featured speaker is Marine Corps veteran Monte MacConnell, who will talk about his recent experience returning to Viet Nam years after having been there during the war. Musical entertainment will also be provided by the dance band Happy Days. The event concludes at 9 p.m.

Cost for this event is $35 per person. Proceeds go toward the local Marine Corps League charities, such as Toys for Tots.

Reservations can be made by calling Monte MacConnell at 208-860-2902 (or email at or Ray Stueve at 928-821-3300.

Mindfulness 3.0

Oct. 23

Mindfulness 3.0: In expression and interaction is an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Workshop on Oct. 23 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Experience the joy, freedom, and authenticity of self-expression and interacting with another.

Led by Jean Ford and Paul Friedman, this event will be at the Yavapai College Sedona Center, located at 4215 Arts Village Dr., room 34, West Sedona (across from Red Rock High School). For more information: 928-649-4275.

Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Children

Oct. 29

The Oct. 29 MATFORCE Lunch 'n Learn will help people learn more about the long-term effects of early childhood trauma on brain development and children's behavior.

Beth Dunn, a counselor for the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, will provide information on how to recognize and address the effects of this kind of trauma. She will provide an umbrella strategy anyone can use in approaching disruptive behaviors.

Audience members will also learn specific and effective ways to address problems such as cheating, lying, aggression, and nighttime disruptions. The need for advocacy with schools, medical and community interactions will also be discussed.

The Lunch 'n Learn will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Administration Building, located at 1015 S. Fair St. in Prescott and will also be teleconferenced to the Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, located at 10 S. 6th St. in Cottonwood.

This is a free workshop and open to the public. Brown bag lunches are welcome. For more information, contact MATFORCE at 928-708-0100 or online at

Walkin' on Main

Nov. 14

The City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic 89A and the Verde Valley with Walkin' on Main, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. A juried art show surrounded by the charming galleries, shops and local restaurants of Old Town Cottonwood will fill the streets of this historic section of town. Walkin' on Main also includes wine tasting, Cottonwood Historic Home Tour, classic car show and jazz/blues music.

Also, on Nov. 14 is the Zeke Taylor Barbeque, hosted by the Clemenceau Heritage Museum just up the road at Willard Street and Mingus Avenue.

For more information, contact Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 639-3200 or visit at

Indian taco and fry bread dinner

Oct. 23

Indian taco and fry bread dinner Friday, Oct. 23 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, located at 644 S. 7th St. in Camp Verde. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and also $5 for seniors. Families (4 or more) $28. Chili, dessert and drink included. For more info, contact Karen at 928-274-5914.

Arizona roughriders to commemorate Roosevelt

Oct. 24

On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona's all-volunteer Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

During the morning session, members of Troop 1A will outline Colonel Roosevelt's military career including his recruiting, training, and leading of the First Volunteer Cavalry of the Spanish-American War. The life of Prescott's William Owen (Bucky) O'Neill, the first citizen to volunteer and also the captain of Troop A, will also be addressed. The commemorative group will present informal presentations on the war, the era, social norms, and contributions of northern Arizona's Troop A, the first volunteers in the country to fill recruitment quotas in 1898.

From noon to 3 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to discuss the era with members of Troop 1A, and review period military gear, dress, and accessories of the late 1800s. Ladies of Troop 1A will focus on the social customs and conventions of the era.

Regular admission fees apply, but there is no additional charge for the special program. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and military pass; children age 15 and under are free.

Montezuma Castle National Monument is located off I-17, exit 289 at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road in Camp Verde.

For more information, call 928-567-3322, extension zero, visit

Hamlet to appear at Yavapai College - Clarkdale

Nov. 9

Benedict Cumberbatch of 'Sherlock' fame will play Shakespeare's tortured Hamlet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at Yavapai College's Verde Valley campus.

Satellite broadcast from London's National Theatre, with the screening in room M-137 on campus, located at 601 Black Hills Dr. in Clarkdale. Purchase tickets at or by calling 877-928-4253, up to four hours prior to the event. On the day-of-show, patrons can purchase tickets in person at M-137, beginning one hour before curtain time.

Tickets cost $9-$15. Series ticket receives a 10 percent discount, and tickets purchased in groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

Angels' Attic craft sale

Oct. 23-24

With the holidays approaching, Angels' Attic will have its 21st annual craft sale Friday and Saturday, Oct 23-24, at Mountain View United Methodist Church, located at 901 S. 12th St. in Cottonwood.

Quality hand-made goods crafted by the women's group will be for sale both days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the holiday crafts will be aprons, table runners, quilts, needle boxes, adult bibs, wreaths, jewelry, many baby items and hand-painted wood items ideal for gifts.

Baked goods and other homemade edibles also will be featured, as well as a lunch to be served both days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. And a section called Granny's Treasures will feature gently-used items.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Feb. 8

A new play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo, 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' will show at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at Yavapai College's Verde Valley campus.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale with design from Tony Award winner Katrina Lindsay.

Satellite broadcast from London's National Theatre, with the screening in room M-137 on the Verde Valley Campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale). Purchase tickets at or by calling 877-928-4253, up to four hours prior to the event.

On the day-of-show, patrons can purchase tickets in person at M-137, beginning one hour before curtain time.

Tickets cost $9-$15. Series ticket receives a 10 percent discount, and tickets purchased in groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

Coriolanus at Yavapai College - Clarkdale

March 14

Features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston, 'Coriolanus' will be showing via satellite broadcast at Yavapai College's Clarkdale campus at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14.

The performance is Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter de Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Elliot Leavey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley, and Dwane Walcott.

The satellite broadcast will be from London's National Theatre, and will screen in room M-137 on the Verde Valley Campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

Purchase tickets at or by calling 877-928-4253, up to four hours prior to the event. On the day-of-show, patrons can purchase tickets in person at M-137, beginning one hour before curtain time.

Tickets cost $9-$15. Series ticket receives a 10 percent discount, and tickets purchased in groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

The Beaux' Strategem

April 11

Simon Goodwin directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash with Jamie Beamish and Pippa Bennett-Warner in 'The Beaux' Strategem' at 6 p.m. Monday, Apr. 11, at Yavapai College's Verde Valley Campus.

The Beaus, Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to province Litchfield. The Strategem: to marry for money.

The performance is a satellite broadcast from London's National Theatre, with the screening in room M-137 on the Verde Valley Campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

Purchase tickets at or by calling 877-928-4253, up to four hours prior to the event. On the day-of-show, patrons can purchase tickets in person at M-137, beginning one hour before curtain time.

Tickets cost $9-$15. Series ticket receives a 10 percent discount, and tickets purchased in groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

Treasure Island at Yavapai College - Clarkdale

Jan. 11

Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money, and mutiny is brought to life in a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 at Yavapai College's Verde Valley Campus.

It's a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in-and her dangerous voyage begins.

The satellite broadcast is from London's National Theatre, and will screen in room M-137 on the Verde Valley Campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

Purchase tickets at or by calling 877-928-4253, up to four hours prior to the event. On the day-of-show, patrons can purchase tickets in person at M-137, beginning one hour before curtain time.

Tickets cost $9-$15. Series ticket receives a 10 percent discount, and tickets purchased in groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

An evening with Joe Wise

Oct. 23

Cottonwood Recreation Center will host 'An Evening with Joe Wise' at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Experience the dimensions of a live reading - and book signing in an intimate setting.

Cottonwood Recreation Center is located at 150 S. 6th St. (off Mingus Avenue) next to the Cottonwood library. Cost is $5 at the door.

For more info, contact Joe at 634 3697 or

Free seed saving class

Oct. 24

Have some great tasting tomatoes growing in the garden? Learn to save seeds from those delicious tomatoes - and lots of other veggies, and grow them again next year.

The Verde Valley Seed Library is offering a free seed saving class from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cottonwood Library, located at 100 S. 6th St. in Cottonwood.

Call 928-634-7559 to register. Class is limited to 20 people. For more information, call Janice Montgomery at 928-634-7172.

Lt. Tom Boelts to address GOP

Oct. 22

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, the Verde Valley Republican Women's October meeting will feature guest speaker Lt. Tom Boelts, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Boelts will speak about human trafficking, the second-most prolific crime in the world.

The meeting will be held at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, located at 2250 W. Highway 89A in Sedona. Doors open at 11 a.m. for meet and greet.

Please come, bring a friend, enjoy a delicious lunch for $17 all inclusive (including dessert) and hear from Lt. Tom Boelts.

Reservations needed. Call 928-284-4248 or email

Or visit (Click on Arizona Clubs and then Verde Valley Republican Women).

City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration

Through Oct. 23

The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation department's Youth Basketball program is now open for registration at the Cottonwood Recreation Center until Friday, Oct. 23. The program is open to grades 1-9. Registration fee is $35 for the first child, with a $5 discount for each additional child.

All games and practices are played locally with practices beginning the week of Nov. 30, and games being played every Saturday from Jan. 9, 2016 through March 2016. Each participant will receive a team shirt as well as a medal at the conclusion of the season. Each Division is separated by current grade year.


Mini Mites - Boys & Girls 1st Grade

Mighty Mites - Boys & Girls 2nd and 3rd Grade

Boy's Power Division 1 - 4th & 5th Grade

Boy's Power Division 2 - 6th & 7th Grade

Boy's Power Division 3 - 8th & 9th Grade

Girls Division - 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grade

For more information, contact the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation department at 928-639-3200 or email Jak Teel at

Church of the Nazarene hosts Annie Noland

Oct. 18

In the morning service, Church of the Nazarene in Cottonwood will host Annie Noland, a 15-year-old who had much pain as an infant. She suffered with a hip disease that ate away her hip bone, also a pelvis that was out of line. The doctors said they could do nothing until she reached adulthood. She was in pain for years. She said God would heal her.

She will show how her prayers were answered, and she was healed. We will follow the service with an anointing service (healing service). All are welcome.

Church of the Nazarene is located at 1705 SR 260 in Cottonwood. Service starts at 10:45 a.m.

Verde Valley Little League elections

Oct. 19

The Annual Meeting and Board Member Elections of the Verde Valley Little League will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 at the Cottonwood Rec Center. The annual meeting of the Members of the Local Little League will be held for the

purpose of electing a Board of Directors and Members, receiving reports and for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the meeting.

After the Board of Directors is elected, the Board shall meet to elect the officers. The Cottonwood Rec Center is located at 150 S 6th St, Cottonwood. Call (928) 639-3200 for more information.

Alzheimer's Association Care Partners reaching out

Beginning Oct. 19

Alzheimer's Association Care Partners are reaching out on the following Mondays: Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 30 and Dec.14 at Verde Valley Education Building, located in Cottonwood at 269 S. Candy Lane, Suite 103 (next to hospital off Willard St., Parking Lot F) Ocotillo Room. Meetings are from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Call Joan to register by Oct. 12 at 928-771-9257 or e-mail

Cottonwood Bookmarks to hold October Book Sale


For the month of October, the Cottonwood Bookmarks Friends of the Library group will be holding a half-off book sale at the Cottonwood Public Library, located at 100 S. 6th St. Cottonwood Bookmarks members are entitled to an additional 50 percent off the sale

Cottonwood Bookmarks is the organization that supports the library through raising funds for special projects and purchases. Dues and book sales from the boutique area are the major income sources.

An annual membership can be purchased at the library for five dollars and a lifetime membership for fifty dollars. Bookmarks members and library patrons are appreciated for all they do in supporting the Cottonwood Public Library.

'That's how we roll'


A new spinal cord injury support group, 'That's How We Roll,' will meet in Sedona-Verde Valley starting Oct. 13 and on the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at VOCA Clubhouse in Village of Oak Creek, located at 690 Bell Rock Blvd. in Sedona.

This new support group is to help meet the needs of spinal cord injury for encouragement, knowledge and resources as well as bring support and awareness to Northern Arizona. Contact Kelly and Corina Taylor for more information at (928) 301-1591 or

Introduction to Life Coaching

Oct. 19

Rebekah J. Simpson, Owner of Sedona Coaching Company, invites you to join us for a fun, educational and free event. Are you interested in learning more about life coaching, becoming a coach, refreshing your life coaching skills, adding life coaching techniques to your current therapy, or counseling practice, or to invest in your own personal growth?

Rebekah has been practicing and teaching life coaching since 2007. Her knowledge and experience in the field has inspired her to educate the world about life coaching. She will answer all your questions and share a powerful life coaching exercise during the event. It will be fun!

September 21 and October 19 from 6-8 p.m. in the Art Cabin.

Contact Rebekah J. Simpson for more information 928-284-8267 or visit: or

Paint Out at Jerome

Oct. 20

The Sedona Arts Center presents a week-long celebration of Sedona's extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes and talent of 22 of the finest painters in the country. "En Plein Air," a French term that translates to "in the open air," describes paintings that have been created outdoors rather than in a studio.

From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, plein air artists will paint throughout scenic Jerome and Gold King Mine with lunch sponsored by Jerome Chamber of Commerce and Jerome Art Walk. Learn where the favorite artist is painting at the sponsor tent (setup at 8 a.m.) in the main parking area.

For more information or to get involved, call 928-282-3809. Sedona Arts Center is located at 15 Art Barn Road in Sedona.

Arizona transportation is topic at community outreach forums

Oct. 22

Residents in Verde Valley are being asked to share thoughts and reactions during discussions of transportation needs and trends in their area.

The forum, sponsored by Arizona Town Hall in collaboration with Arizona Deliberates, is scheduled for Verde Valley at Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Speakers for the program will be: ADOT Representative; Blaise Caudill, Program Coordinator, Arizona Deliberates; Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Mary Mallory, Councilmember, Town of Prescott Valley; Patrick McDermott, Community Affairs Manager, Arizona Public Service; Lori Poloni-Staudinger, Chair of the Department of Politics and International Affairs, Northern Arizona University.

To register online, visit Or call the Arizona Town Hall office at 602-252-9600 for additional information. The location, host and pricing are as follows: Verde Valley Thursday, Oct. 22 from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Dr., Building M - Room 137, Clarkdale. Lunch $15. HOST: Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus.

Layered cadences closing reception

Oct. 22

Yavapai College's Verde Art Gallery will hold a Closing Reception With The Artists from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Come relax, enjoy and meet the artists behind the art as they gather their exhibit and move on to their next location. Light refreshments will be served in the gallery.

This event is free and open to the public. Yavapai College's Verde Art Gallery is located at 601 W Black Hills Drive in Cottonwood. Call for more information, (928) 649-5479.

VVCC masquerade fundraiser

Oct. 22

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition is gearing up for its Fourth Annual Art. Wine. Dine. on the Rocks Masquerade-themed fundraiser on Thursday, Oct., 22 in the Canyon Ballroom at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, 90 Ridge Trail Dr.

The public is invited to attend this exciting event to help raise funds for older adults in need. Proceeds will help VVCC provide services such as transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other services that allow older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes.

The Masquerade will begin with a wine reception and entertainment on the patio, an elegant dinner, and songs from Stage and Opera performed by Northern Arizona University Classical singers. VVCC encourages all guests to come dressed to impress in Venetian-style costumes to compete in contests for Best Mask, Best Costume, and Best Couple Costume. Cost is $100 per person. Invite your friends and neighbors to share a table for 10.

Live and silent auctions will be held, featuring pieces from renowned Verde Valley artists. The live auction includes bronze pieces from Susan Kliewer, John Soderberg, Michael Trcic. The silent auction will feature pieces from Carol Gandolfo, Shey Khandro, Betty Carr, Lisa Danielle, Adele Earnshaw, and more.

Visit the Hopi mesas

Oct. 22

The Sedona Muses of the Museum of Northern Arizona will offer a special opportunity to visit the Hopi Mesas on Thursday, Oct. 22. Participants will depart the Sedona Safeway at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m.

Karen Stupak will be the tour guide. Stupak has made many trips to Hopi and has friends among the people who live there. Stupak has enough knowledge to keep everyone interested for the entire day. The visit will include villages on First and Second Mesa, and a traditional foods lunch at the Hopi Cultural Center.

Cost is $100 per person and includes transportation, the guide and lunch. Reservations and payment are due by Oct. 8. Please make checks payable to Chris Kagawa and send to her at 105 Saddlerock Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336. For more information please call Kagawa at 928-203-0632

While this is not a shopping trip, purchases from artists can may be made by cash only. Wear comfortable walking shoes, a jacket, sunscreen and water.

Queen and Princess Contest

Oct. 23-24

2015-2016 VVFA Queen and Princess Contest ... application at The competition is scheduled for October 23-24. There will be a mandatory meeting at 5:00pm to check in. The VVFA Royalty Court will consist of one Queen (age 16-25) and one Princess (age 5-15). Subject to change based on participation. All contestants must fill out an application and submit with required signatures to the Verde Valley Fair office no later than October 9 to be able to compete in the competition.

Contestants under the age of 18 must have parents' consent and be accompanied by an adult during the entire contest. Every contestant will provide a horse and tack for the horsemanship phase of the contest and during presentation of contestants.

Western attire consisting of blue or black western style jeans, long sleeved western blouse with collar, cowboy hat, and boots, is required for all parts of the contest.

Contestants must be paid members of the VVFA and have signed the VVFA Liability release Waiver. Judges decisions are final. Contestants will be judged on: Appearance, Prepared Speech topic of your choice 2-3 minutes in length), Judges Interview, Horsemanship (NHSRA Queen Contest Pattern).

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VVFA Queen will mentor the VVFA Princess and make sure the "Royalty Court" is present and ready to ride in each event. Contact Darcy for more information 928-300-3360.

Wheeling in Nature

Oct. 24

Come join AZ Spinal Cord Injury Association for their second Wheeling In Nature Sedona Event at the beautiful Crescent Moon Ranch Oct. 24 from noon until 4 p.m.

Crescent Moon sits beneath Cathedral Rock and is fully accessible with paved trail around and down to the creek.

Cost is $5 per person, which covers parking, food, drinks and activities. Register by Oct. 16, call (602) 507-4209 or visit or visit and click on link.

Located in Sedona: take Upper Red Rock Loop Road, four miles to Crescent Moon Ranch.

Teen dance

Oct. 24

Teen Dance at the Verde Valley Teen Center, located at 345 E Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. Dance is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Oct. 24.

Food and Fun. And a costume contest.

Annual Fall Festival

Oct. 24

The Verde Valley Fair Association will hold its 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's festival will include new and exciting activities, including a tractor pull, pumpkin patch, family fun rodeo, scarecrow contest, an extensive arts and crafts fair featuring several items from some local vendors and from across the county, as well as food, and more. Admission to the main Festival and most activities is free. On Saturday there will be a Pumpkin Chunkin' contest. Please contact the Verde Valley Fair Association for more information or visit our website for all rules for the events at There will be a rodeo, along with mutton busting, shoe scramble for the kids; horse swap, rawhide race and steer dressing for the adults There is a small entrance fee for some of the events. For more information, visit or call 928-634-3290.

Community Coaches needed: training in Cottonwood

Oct. 24

The Yavapai Reentry Project is looking for community coaches to give people the opportunity for community support, the ability to build healthy relationships and to create hope for their future.

Community coaches receive free training to learn needed skills for working one-on-one in helping provide referrals, emotional support and resources for former inmates. No experience, prior qualifications or education is needed. All that is needed is the desire to help.

The next community coach training will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, located at 199 S 6th St. in Cottonwood. To register, call Ivy Rios at 708-0100 or email

Domestic well owner's workshop

Oct. 24

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop that will teach private well owners about geology and aquifers, regulations, well registration, well operation and maintenance, naturally occurring contaminants, when and how to sample well water, and home treatment options for their well water.

Presenters are Dr. Janick Artiola, UA Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist, and Mr. Gary Hix, Registered Geologist and Past President of the Arizona Well Assn. A DVD and water-related publications will also be distributed free to participants of this workshop.

The Domestic Well Owner's Workshop will be held between 9 a.m. and noon on Oct. 24 at the Humboldt Elementary School Library, located at 2570 S. Corral St. in Humboldt. This workshop is free of charge and is limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call or e-mail Lydia Watts at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office in Prescott at 928-445-6590 ext. 221 or

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting 928-445-6590 ext.221. Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.

Family Fun Rodeo Oct. 24

Oct. 24

In conjunction with the Fall Festival at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds Scarecrow contest, Arts and Crafts Fair, performances, Family Fun Rodeo, Pumpkin Patch, Tractor Pull, BBQ and more.

Saturday there is no entrance fee and most events are free to participate in. 2015-2016 VVFA Queen and Princess Contest ... info posted at

Times and Events Subject to change ... open to everyone, we have events for those of you with or without a horse! 8:00 am Queen and Princess Competition Rodeo Event sign up starts 10:30 a.m. Queen and Princess crowned 11:00 am Opening ceremonies Chap Race Horse Swap Boot Race Rawhide Race * Intermission, presentation of VVFA 2015 Queen and Princess Ribbon Roping Steer Dressing Mutton Bustin' Costume Contest (Horse & Rider) the Verde Valley Fair Arena Family Fun Rodeo held Oct. 24 8am-4pm in conjunction with the Fall Festival at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

Fall Festival Scarecrow contest, Arts and Crafts Fair, performances, Family Fun Rodeo, Pumpkin Patch, Tractor Pull, BBQ and more. Saturday there is no entrance fee and most events are free to participate in.

Contact Darcy for more information 928-300-3360.

Cottonwood Comic Book Show

Oct. 24

The Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association (NAZCA) is sponsoring a comic book show in Cottonwood on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will be held at the Cornerstone Church, located at 412 N. 10th Street in Cottonwood. The event will be a fundraiser for the church's youth group.

Details for the event are still being finalized, but the comic book show will host several Northern Arizona comic book creators who have done work for major comic book publishers such as Marvel & DC Comics on books such as Batman, Green Lantern, Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men. Several comic book stores from the area will be in attendance. Comic book related programming/panels will be held throughout the event as well as a raffle.

For further information contact NAZCA member and Sedona based comic book artist Jan Marc "The Janimal" Quisumbing at or via the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association Facebook page.

Free hearing aid cleaning and servicing

Oct. 29

Ron Kuglitsch, BC-HIS of Verde Hearing Solutions, will be at the following locations during the month of October to clean and service all makes and models of hearing aids:

October 15 - Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood 12:30 p.m.

October 29 - Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Rd., Sedona (VOC) 10:00 a.m.

Kuglitsch is a member of the Hearing Healthcare Providers of Arizona and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. He has been serving the needs of Arizona and Verde Valley residents for the past 10 years. These services are free of charge.

Please call 634-2077 for more information.

20th Annual Fall Carnival

Oct. 31

Come celebrate the fall season at the City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department's 20th Annual Free Fall Carnival, Saturday evening, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Old Town Activity Park. Everyone is welcome, in costume or not. Lots for the kids to enjoy: bouncy rides, costume contests, and as always, lots and lots of candy. The contest will be held on the stage in the park at 7 pm. This contest has prizes for first, second and third place winners in each of three categories for two age groups: 2 to 7 and 8 to 12.

For even more candy, take the kids to the Old Town Association's Safe Street. Walk along historic 89A in Old Town and Trick or Treat at the participating merchant shops from 5 p.m. until 7 pm.

Bring the whole family down to Old Town and enjoy an evening of fun fall family festivities. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-639-3200.

Halloween Spooktacular in Lake Montezuma

Oct. 31

Halloween Spooktacular returns Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk 'n Treat, music, games, free hotdogs, popcorn and witches brews are featured. Free and open to all. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. Also, more games or Trunk 'n Treat are needed. If interested in participating, contact Janet at 928-592-2839 or Grace at Cricket's, (928) 567-5761.

Items to know about before clicking on that Windows 10 icon. Meetings are no charge. Bring a friend. Donations accepted to help defray costs. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. Call Dave at 639-0106 for more information.

Main Street Trunk or Treat in Camp Verde

Oct. 31

Camp Verde Parks and Rec will host the annual Main Street Trunk or Treat Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Main Street will be closed from Circle K to Camp Verde Feed Store. Businesses, organizations, and individuals will pass out candy.

The candy is supplied by parks and recreation by accepting donations to purchase the candy. South Verde High School is having a haunted house and AZ Central Land Realty will be doing their Halloween decoration extravaganza.

For more information or to donate money for candy, contact Michael Marshall at Camp Verde Parks and Recreation at (928) 554-0828.

Halloween dinner and dance

Oct. 31

Halloween Dinner and Dance, Oct. 31 at the Verde Valley Moose Lodge. A Dinner of Mexican chicken, fried steak, rice and beans will be served from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Wright Brothers Band will play from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. A cash prize costume contest will also take place. Costumes are optional to attend. Open to all members and guests.

Tickets cost $15.00 each and may be purchased at the lodge, located at 1051 S. Broadway in Clarkdale.

Immaculate Conception arts and crafts fair

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

This year marks the eighth year for the Immaculate Conception Arts 'n' Craft Fair. Shop for those unique one of a kind gifts for holidays and special events. As usual there will be a variety to choose from including pottery, jewelry, glasswork, cards, artwork, soap, lotions and so much more. Dates of the show are Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Call Rose Benassi at 634-9596 or Lynda Kuglitsch at 634-2968 for more information. Immaculate Conception is located at 700 N. Bill Gray Road in Cottonwood.

Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treat in Uptown Sedona

Oct. 31

From 5 - 8 p.m. Merchants welcome ghouls and ghosts at storefronts for treats! Free event coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program plus Costume Contest in partnership with City of Sedona.

Book Club Special Event with Maggie Anton

Nov. 1

The book club from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley will host well-known author Maggie Anton, who will speak about her most recent books on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Her books include "Rashi's Daughter," "Rav Hisda's Daughter." Enchantress.

Anton will make the book available prior to the Nov. 1 meeting for $15, for those who wish to purchase the book. She will ship the book prior to the meeting to assure adequate time for participants to read the book. Visit her website at www.maggieanton to order the book.

For more information, call (928) 204-1286. The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley is located at 100 Meadowlark Drive in Sedona.

Yavapai County Adult Probation open house

Nov. 4

Yavapai County Adult Probation is having an open house on Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. The event is at the Cherry Park Professional Plaza located at 411 S. 14th Street in Cottonwood. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP email by Oct. 16.

Animal fostering can make a world of difference


Most people equate late summer/early fall with vacations, barbecues, and relaxation. The Verde Valley Humane Society (VVHS) looks forward to that as well. But this is the time of the year when the shelter usually reaches a space issue and is in need of foster homes.

Sometimes the greatest gift for an animal is time, love and a place to call home. Foster homes are essential to the VVHS as they give the shelter the ability to open up their kennels and cages for even more animals in need. The VVHS always require foster homes for animals with special needs, including animals too young to be adopted; animals recovering from a medical condition or a surgical procedure; animals who are long-term residents who need extra TLC and a break from the shelter environment; animals who are shy, scared and stressed in the shelter and who need extra love, attention, and socialization; and senior animals who have a tendency to be less hopeful than younger ones when they find themselves confined to a shelter and they may become depressed. They need to be in a home to help them maintain good emotional and physical health.

Every animal is unique and the time in a foster home will vary depending on the needs of the animal. Some may only need a week or two, while others may need a few months.

For more information about becoming a foster parent to an animal, please call Angie Hare, Shelter Manager, at (928) 634-7387 or send an email to Or apply in person at the shelter at 1520 W. Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood, Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.



Camp Verde Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) group meets every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. but weigh ins begin at 7:30 a.m. TOPS is a support group that helps people take off the weight they want to lose, and keep it off. The meetings are held at Camp Verde Christian Church Annex, located at 621 E. Howards Road. For more information, call Suzanne Carlson at (928) 821-3184.

Clark Memorial Clubhouse public tours


Free public tours of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse begin Oct. 14, and will continue on Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 16, April 20 and May 18.

Meet at the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum, located at 900 First North Street at 9:45 a.m. to meet the guides and get a short welcome. The tour is handicapped accessible.

Donations are suggested at the museum before or after the tour. Call 928-649-1198 for more information.

Built in 1927-28 at the request of William Andrews Clark to honor his United Verde Copper Company employees, this beautiful building stands as a monument to the lives of countless workers who transformed copper ore into copper anodes.

William Clark built the town in 1912 to provide housing, schools, a clinic, a hospital, town park, churches and businesses; everything his workers would need to live comfortably in his "city beautiful."

Toys for Tots private family signups


Verde Valley Toys for Tots provides holiday gifts for children in need throughout the Verde Valley. Evidence of AHCCCS, free-lunch or similar eligibility is required. Must bring this proof to any signup location. If any eligible children are attending public school, Verde Valley Toys for Tots will receive all age 12 and younger children's names from the school.

Check with day care or private school provider to see if they are submitting an applications. Those with children not in a participating school or day care may also apply on line at

In-person applications will also be accepted on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center or on Monday, Nov. 23 from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at 435 S. Main St., room 206 in Camp Verde. Eligibility evidence must be presented with applications.

Please only apply on line or in person if children are not being submitted by any other agency this Christmas season.

Flu shots through county community health services


Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) is offering several opportunities to get your flu shot between October and December.

Here is the complete list of area locations to get free flu shots"

Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rimrock Fire Station

Oct. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at Oak Creek School in Cornville

Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Village of Oak Creek Fire Department

Influenza is a serious illness that claims lives every year. Symptoms are similar to the common cold except the flu comes on quickly and is more physically draining. In most cases, the best care is to stay home, drink plenty of fluids and rest.

Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima in Camp Verde

Nov. 7

Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima will present the 12th annual Ho`ike (hula exhibition show) presented by Kumu Hula Kehau on a Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, located at 280 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. for the 1 p.m. show.

At the show, take advantage of purchasing reasonably priced Hawai`i themed items for sale and as well as several special items in the silent auction - just in time for holiday gifts. Money raised will be used to support our educational activities such as making cultural presentations at schools and traveling to the Festival of the Pacific Arts. It will also support future performances at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix and at the 2016 Arizona Aloha Festival to be held at the Tempe Beach Park, March 12-13, 2016.

Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima, based in Cottonwood, is under the direction of Hula Master Kehau Chrisman. Chrisman, formerly of Hawaii, is now a Cottonwood resident. For more information about Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima, visit

Pre-Sale Tickets are on sale now. Adult pre-sale: $18; ages 7 to 17 pre-sale: $9; 6 and under: free. Pre-sale tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 2. After Nov. 2, all tickets are $20.

To purchase tickets, send checks payable to "Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima" to: Wanda Billings-Reber, 2703 N. First St., Flagstaff AZ 86004. For additional ticket information, please email Wanda at

Fit Kids 5K Fun Run

Nov. 7

Fit Kids 5K Fun Run is Nov. 7 at Riverfront Park. This 5K fun run is for all ages and benefits Fit Kids of Arizona. Cost is $15 for adults online ($20 late) $5 for youth ages 6-17 and free for kids 5 and under. Online registration available at

Hemapik Day at the Treasured Mound

Nov. 14

Corinna and Jonah Ray, along with the Arizona Museum of Natural History are pleased to present Hemapik Day at the treasured mound. All are welcome to this festivity to connect, share and appreciate art and culture.

This event will be held from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Mesa Grande Cultural Park and will feature Akimel O'otham artists' basket weaving, clay pottery making, shell etching demonstrations, singing and dancing. Joined by a special visitor from Haridwar, India, Ma Deva Sri Kavitananda will exhibit her meditation art and holistic insight. Children will be able to enjoy stations including hands on explorations. Carh's Kitchen Food Truck will offer freshly cooked multi-cultural foods.

Traditional highlights to experience are Kom'mo (fanning-off), Hua'atm Cudk (Ak Chin basket dancers), Nei:c (songs honoring the Hohokam and the area) and Cudk (songs that invite social dancing or singing). Traditional Maricopa will also share their songs and dances.

Mesa Grande Cultural Park is located at 1000 N. Date St. in Mesa, at the corner of Date and 10th streets.

Free parking is available at this alcohol and drug free celebration. Call (480) 644-3553 for more information.

Verde Valley Senior Center Craft Fair

Nov. 14

Verde Valley Senior Center is hosting a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be at the senior center located at 500 E. Cherry St. in Cottonwood. For more information call Mary Nordstrom at (928) 567-6951.

Verde Valley Idol

Nov. 18

Auditions for Verde Valley Idol (formerly Cottonwood Idol) are from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 18 and from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov 21.

Come try out for this very fun fundraiser for the Adult Center Scholarship Fund. Actual competition dates are Jan 17, 24 and 31. Audition fee is $10 and only $5 to come watch auditions.

Come out to pick favorites at the auditions and follow them to the competition in January. This event is for all ages, 8-80+.

Anyone who likes to sing and wants an opportunity to sing on stage and wants the opportunity to win some fun prizes, come out to support this fun competition.

Contact Cindy at 300-9860 for an audition time. Auditions held at the Susan J. Rheem Adult Care Center, located at 636 N. Main St (just across from Riverfront Park turn).

Sedona Turkey trot

Nov. 26

The annual Sedona Turkey Trot 5K run will be Thanksgiving morning starting at 9 a.m. at Posse Ground Park.

Entry fee is $30 through Oct. 31. It is $35 from Nov. 1 to Nov. 25. On race day, the fee is $40 cash.

Registration and packet pick-up will be Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sedona Running Company in the Bashas' shopping center and again on race day at Posse Grounds Park from 8 to 9 a.m.

The race is from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., with the awards ceremony to follow.

For more information,

Sedona's Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa Visit

Dec. 4

From 5 - 7 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown. Enjoy the Tree-lighting, entertainment and Santa visits with children. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and City of Sedona.

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