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What's Happening July 17, 2016

Cadillac Angels to rock Clarkdale Concert in the Park

Saturday, July 23, Clarkdale Community Services is proud to present Cadillac Angels. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo. This concert is free.

Cadillac Angels is one of the best rockabilly bands in the land. Although based in Arizona, the Cadillac Angels hail from Santa Barbara and have left their mark on the music scene since the early '80s. The band, formally known as the Roadhouse Rockers with front man and creative genius Tony Balbinot, energizes the crowd with a kind of music that has managed to survive 50 years of semi-obscurity and a few bursts of popularity. The roots, rockabilly, and surf-rock outfit recently released Two Blocks Off Main, their 15th recording. To learn more about the Cadillac Angels visit their website at:

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th Streets. There is a 50/50 raffle which all proceeds benefit the Concerts in the Park. Remember to bring your own seating and that alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Vending spaces are available and can be arranged by contacting Community Services at (928) 639-2460. For more information please visit: or contact Clarkdale Community Services at (928)639-2460; email: For up to the minute updates on the status of scheduled concerts visit the Clarkdale Parks & Recreation/Clark Memorial Library Facebook page or call the Concert Hotline: (928) 639-2492.

Registration begins for Cottonwood-Oak Creek

Cottonwood-Oak Creek schools will open next Monday, July 18, and will begin taking early registrations at all of our campuses?

Dr. Daniel Bright

Cottonwood Elementary

Cottonwood Middle School

Oak Creek Elementary 

Mountain View Preparatory (Waiting List)

Offices will be open from 7:30-4pm daily, M-F.

School will resume on Wednesday, August 3rd.  

2016 Chamber Golf Tournament and sponsorship opportunities

It's tee time! Planning for the 14th annual Cottonwood Cooler Golf Challenge is well underway. Committee members are inviting area businesses to join as major sponsors.

Sponsorships available: Gold $750-includes one foursome with company name on a Tee or Green, exposure on all marketing promotions, opportunity to hang advertising banner and place a table to promote your business at the event and two flyer inserts in the Chamber Newsletter. Silver $400-includes one twosome with company name on a Tee or Green, exposure on all marketing promotions, opportunity to place a table to promote your business at the event and one flyer insert in the Chamber Newsletter.

There are opportunities for non-golfers as well. The Community Partner Sponsorship $250-includes exposure on all marketing promotions, opportunity to place a table to promote your business at the event and one flyer insert in the Chamber Newsletter. Tee or Green Sponsor $100-sign placed with your logo and company name on a Tee or Green the day of the event! In addition to sponsorship opportunities, Chamber volunteers will be calling community businesses for donations for the raffle & silent auction. Business are also invited to include promotional items or coupons in the golfer goodie bags at no cost.

We would like to thank our Current Sponsors: Northern Arizona Rehab and Fitness, Larry Green Chevrolet, Lawler Construction, Crazy Tony's Cornville Market, UniSource Energy Services, LaserLyte, Edward Jones-Amy Brown, Coldwell Banker-Mabery Real Estate, Big-O Tires, Colonial General Insurance Company, Butler-Leavitt Insurance Agency, SpeedConnect, SpectrUm Healthecare, Jones Ford, David Herald DDS, Jennifer Griffin-State Farm, Yavapai Title Agency, Arizona Drive Guide Magazine, Galpin Ford, The Sweeterie and Meadowbrook Insurance Group.

"We hope that area businesses will see this as an excellent marketing opportunity," explains committee Co-Chair Lori Mabery. "In addition to the application, prospective golfers will be sent a list of other things to see and do in the Verde Valley, so they'll be encouraged to make a family weekend out of it."

Verde Santa Fe Golf Pro, Mike Wright, is once again offering new and exciting changes for this year's tournament that we're sure you will enjoy. Last year, we donate $1000 to support Junior in the Verde Valley through the CMS Junior Golf Program.

The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 6, at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course. If history is any indication, the tournament is expected to sell out all 112 spots so get your team registered now. For 14 consecutive years the outpouring of generosity from the business community has been incredible, allowing nearly every participant to go home with a raffle or silent auction prize. For more information about the tournament, to participate as a sponsor, to donate raffle and silent auction items or to include you item in the golfer goodie bag contact Christian at the Cottonwood Chamber office at 928-634-7593. Register on-line at

Author visit with Rev. Tony Galbicka at Cottonwood Library

The Protestant Reformation was one of the most significant revolutions in history. Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation reveals the context, content, and consequence of the Reformation. The reader will discover the six prime events that contributed to the success of the Reformation, the seven major players in it and its fourfold consequences. This work provides both a clear and understandable view of the grainy truths of the Bible as well as a unique and fresh focus on pragmatic Christianity. Reverend Anthony Galbicka is a board-certified life coach and author residing in the Verde Valley. He spent 27 years in the youth ministry and started two non-denominational churches. His mission statement is: To advance the world. Galbicka will be at the Cottonwood Public Library on Saturday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Free back-to-school backpacks

Camp Verde Community Church announces the 7th annual Back to School Backpack drive for children in 1st through 12th grades. Donations of school supplies, back packs or money will be collected through July 29th, the cutoff date.

To register and receive a filled backpack, parents or guardians must call (928) 300-3165 and leave the following information: their name, contact phone number, email and physical address, child's name,grade and school they will be attending. Packs will be filled on a first come basis and we'll fill as many backpacks as we can with the supplies that are donated. We will accept any new backpacks, school supplies or cash with 100 percent of all cash donations going to the children in the form of supplies.

Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m., the church will provide a breakfast for the children and families at 480 S. 1st St. (corner of 1st and Head St.) Backpacks will be given out after breakfast.

Candidate forum on mental health legislation

The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley has invited the five candidates running for Arizona Senate and House seats from District 6 to participate in a candidate forum addressing mental health issues in Arizona on Monday, July 25, 9:30-11 a.m., at Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. The forum will be moderated by Jim Dunn, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Arizona. Invitations have been extended to incumbents including State Senator Sylvia Allen and Representatives Bob Thorpe and Brenda Barton, and new candidates seeking election. Alex Martinez and Nikki Bagley. 

According to Mental Health America, Arizona's overall ranking is 50 out of 51 when including 50 states and Washington, DC.  A high overall ranking indicates lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care. A low overall ranking, such as Arizona's, indicates higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care. The Coalition is interested in understanding how the Arizona Legislature has addressed and plans to address the mental health needs of Arizonans. 

The public is invited and there is no charge. For more information, contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135 or 

Coffee with a Cop July 25

Join your neighbors and Camp Verde Marshal's Office police officers for coffee and conversation with Coffee with a Cop, Monday July 25 at 8 a.m. Coffee with a Cop is open to the public and is held the last Monday of each month at Thanks a Latte, 348 S Main St. in Camp Verde.

Inside Out Youth Camp July 29

Inside Out Youth Camp takes place July 29 through Aug. 1 at the Nelson 4H and Training Camp on Mingus Mountain. Although this is a faith based program, it is non-denominational and campers do not have to have any church affiliation. Economic and social pressures are forcing more and more parents into the workplace at a time when children appear to most need adult guidance and supervision. Sometimes they are able to resolve these problems by themselves and sometimes they are not. Many of these "latchkey kids" experience stressful, even dangerous, situations without ready access to adult guidance and support. The cost is $120 per student. Contact Greg Roeller at 928-514-3708 or e-mail

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