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Rev. Norman Moore

Rev. Norman Moore

Revival services planned at Verde Valley Church of the Nazarene

Nov. 1-4

The Verde Valley Church of the Nazarene, 1710 S. Highway 260, Cottonwood, will host revival services with Rev. Norman Moore Nov. 1-4. He will speak during the Sunday morning service at 10:45 a.m. and again Monday through Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Rev. Moore is a tenured evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. His ministry is provided in local church revivals, multiple-church area-wide crusades, camp meetings, university retreats, missions and through radio and television.

His objectives in ministry are to win the lost to Jesus Christ, assist Christians in sanctified discipleship, lead the church in genuine revival and encourage the pastor and spouse in their ministries.

Trick or Treat for Troops

Through Oct. 22

Camp Verde FFA & PALS are running their second Trick or Treat for Troops, through Oct. 22. Feel free to leave a bag on your porch or somewhere visible with this flyer to be picked up. FFA & PALS will pack the boxes and send them through any soldier to military serving overseas.

Any questions, call Kalea Taylor at 928-203-2659 or email at

Items to include in the bag: granola bars, beef jerky, hard candies, gum, trail mix, roasted nuts, laundry pods, individual powdered drink mix (energy drinks, hot cocoa, tea bags, instant coffee), ramen, individual packets of mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, small size snacks, travel size toiletries, disposable hand warmers, word games and puzzles, writing materials (pens, letters, envelopes), and playing cards. Or donate towards postage. Last year, FFA spent about $760 to send 500 pounds of items.

Wine and Dine in the Vines gala fundraiser

Oct. 24

The public, friends and supporters of Yavapai College are invited to enjoy an epicurean adventure at Yavapai College Foundation's "Southwest Wine and Dine in the Vines" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 on the grounds of the teaching winery on the College's Verde Valley Campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

Hosted by the Yavapai College Friends of the Southwest Wine Center, this year's fundraising event features a festival-like format that showcases Arizona wines and fine foods with a total of 30 wine makers, restaurant owners and chefs providing tastings of their favorite dishes and libations. Guests will enjoy live music, student tours of the winery and the opportunity to interact with some of Arizona's top vintners and chefs.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at Proceeds will benefit the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College. For more information, contact Abby Biro, at or call 928-776-2359.

Yavapai College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Tickets are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

The five wishes

Oct. 22

Please join Hospice of the Pines & Cottonwood Village for a valuable and informative presentation on "The 5 Wishes ... What Should Your Love Ones Know About You and Your Care Wishes?"

The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Place: Cottonwood Village Senior Community, located at 201 E. Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood.

The 5 Wishes lets people say exactly how they wish to be treated if they get seriously ill.

This is truly something you want to add to your "Must Do List"

Call to RSVP at 928-899-9498 or email:

This event is hosted and sponsored by Hospice of the Pines & Cottonwood.

Northern Arizona Watercolor Society meeting

Oct. 23

The next meeting of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) is at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Members of the High Country Critique Group from Flagstaff will show their recent work. Then, there will be a slide presentation of all submissions for this year's Experimental Watermedia Exhibition, in advance of the actual show which runs from Nov. 5-17 at the Special Exhibition Gallery of the Sedona Art Center.

The public is invited to the awards reception from 5-7 p.m. on Nov 7 at the Sedona Art Center. As always, interested folks may attend the monthly meeting to see if the venue would be just what they need to light that creative spark. Meetings are held at the Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road, off Rt. 179, 9 a.m. until noon.

For more information, visit

What is acquired perception? A Bahá'í View.

Oct. 24

The meaning of acquired perception from a Baha'i perspective will be explored at the Cottonwood Public Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

The Cottonwood Bahá'í community welcomes questions and participation by the public. Please, bring a quote, poem, or prayer relevant to the topic to share. The Cottonwood Public Library is located at 100 S 6th St.

Sorcery, Love, and ... Talmud?

Nov. 1

The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Book Club invites the entire community to attend a talk by acclaimed author Maggie Anton.

From 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 in the synagogue social hall, Ms. Anton will discuss her book Rav Hisda's Daughter: Apprentice. Anton is a Talmud scholar and award-winning author of the historical fiction trilogy Rashi's Daughters, and most recently, the two-volume set Rav Hisda's Daughter.

Learn about the influence and status of Jewish women in Third Century Babylon, as well as the use of sorcery, incantations, and women's customs in this distant time and place. And learn a bit of Talmud.

After the talk, Ms. Anton will stay to sign and personalize her books, which will be available for purchase.

No charge for attending. The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley is located at 100 Meadowlark Drive in Sedona. For more information about the talk, call Anita Rosenfield at 928-284-2750. For more information about Ms. Anton's books, check out

Midkiff to play guitar for a worthy cause

Oct. 22

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, guitarist Michael Midkiff will perform at Studio B, located at 633 N. 5th St. and Main in Cottonwood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 cash only at the door. For more information, call 928-634-0940.

Midkiff will use his portion of the ticket sales, and matching that amount with his own funds to make a donation to the Verde Valley Senior Center for the Meals-on-Wheels program.

Midkiff performs at the Senior Center & other places around the Verde Valley on a regular basis, and all of the money from his music for the last three years has been donated to charity.

Alzheimer's Association Care Partners reaching out


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

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.

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).

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.

The Big Bang Theory at Yavapai College - Clarkdale

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.

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.

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.

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