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What's Happening: June 4, 2017

Camp Verde Community Library (Photo by Bill Helm)

Camp Verde Community Library (Photo by Bill Helm)

Goals for the Joy of It at Camp Verde Library

FREE series at Camp Verde Community Library. Mondays, June 5, 12, 19,— 5:30 –7:30 p.m.

Want to feel the wind beneath your wings? Learn how to set goals that can lead to who you want to be, how you want to feel, what you enjoy doing and what you want to have when you succeed! Asking the right questions greatly helps when setting and achieving goals.

Honey Judith Rubin is a life-long educator, a degreed psychologist and learning specialist, and master storyteller. She enjoys touching hearts, helping to expand minds, and teaching people how to live powerful, purpose-filled lives. “Life’s like a movie, write your own ending,” says Rubin, whose long-term vision and mission is to make a difference.

Registration is appreciated: Call Honey Rubin at 404.626.5535 or Carson Ralston, CVCL—Library Specialist 928-554-8391

Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group

At the June 9th meeting of the Verde Valley Parkinson Support Group, 3-4:30 p.m., at Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, Arizona, the meeting discussion will focus on care partners - their important role, how care takes a team effort, how it’s not only care for the person with PD, but also helping people with PD to care for themselves.

The group discussion will be led by Margie Gray, PMDAlliance Coordinator and group co-facilitator, and Pamela Cregger. Community Liaison and Home Health Specialist for Kindred at Home in Cottonwood. Cregger is highly regarded among her senior care and services peers and a popular speaker in the greater Prescott-Yavapai County area.

Pamela has spent most her career in the senior health industry with work in skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living environments, as well as in private duty caregiving and hospice. She knows well how care partners and families often struggle to balance caregiving responsibilities with the need to also take care of one’s self.

As Pamela and her husband cared for a family member with a long-term illness, she experienced first-hand the many ups and downs of caregiving and now works diligently to help those seeking resources to prevent caregiver fatigue and 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, 3:00-4:30 PM, at the Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ. For more information, please contact group facilitator and Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance Program Director, Judy Talley at (928) 202-7952 or

Vacation Bible School at Clarkdale Baptist Church

Dust off your telescope and discover the incredible mysteries of the final frontier-right from your backyard!

Join Clarkdale Baptist Church for a week of searching the visible to discover the invisible at Galactic Starveyors. Kids will begin each day at Worship Rally. From Worship Rally, kids will gather at the Starveyors Clubhouse where they will explore God’s Word.

Each day kids will encounter amazing and wonderful things designed by a Creator who is even bigger than the vastness of His creation, as well as make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions. Kids will discover that the God who created everything there is-the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible-wants a relationship with them,

It’s Vacation Bible School at Clarkdale Baptist Church like you’ve never experienced before! Children age Pre-K through 6th grade are admitted free the week of June 19-23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Clarkdale’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 4th, for Clarkdale’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July.  The festivities kick off at 7 a.m. in the Clarkdale Town Park located at 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale, Arizona, and will conclude at 11 a.m.  Clarkdale will offer the traditional Independence Day activities throughout the morning.  You’ll want to make sure you get to the park early so you don’t miss any of the special activities. 

The event begins at 7 a.m. with the raising of the Colors presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 and the welcome address by Mayor Doug Von Gausig.  Directly thereafter, enjoy the acoustic sounds of Marie Jarreau and Mark Fabritz at the gazebo until 9 a.m.

The pancake breakfast will be 7am-9am and is hosted by the Clarkdale Police Department and Verde Valley Fire District. Cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $4 for 12 years and under.  Credit and debit cards will be accepted. 

The accustomed 4th of July event activities will take place - beginning at 7:30 a.m. the Verde Valley Fire District will offer free fire truck rides on the antique Parade Fire Truck and the Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum will be offering the traditional ice cream social!  At 8 a.m. the children’s carnival games hosted and sponsored by the Clarkdale-Jerome School will open for service and at 9:30am the Cottonwood Community Band will perform their annual patriotic concert. At 10:30 a.m. the winners of the annual 4th of July Kids’ Parade will be announced and presented at the gazebo. 

The annual Kids’ Parade will start at 9 a.m. beginning at the Clarkdale-Jerome School.   Prizes will be issued for:  Best Decorated Pet, Best Decorated Bicycle, Best Decorated Wagon, Most Patriotic, and Most Original.  Those interested in participating must register beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Clarkdale-Jerome School.  There is no pre-registration prior to the day of the event nor a cost to enter.  The parade is limited to children age sixteen years and under.  Parade rules and registration forms are available online at:  Please review the Parade Rules so that you’re not turned away at registration.  The parade route will head down Main Street and turn at Town Hall.  Additional seating for observers will be available along the business fronts on Main Street. 

The Town of Clarkdale is seeking volunteers to assist with the event.  There are various tasks and time commitments ranging from 1.5 hours through 6.5 hours of service.  The list of volunteer opportunities are available on the Town’s website.

10’ x 10’ vending spaces are available.  The fee for a vendor space is $15 with a current Clarkdale Business License.  For an additional $5 you can purchase a one day business license to participate. The deadline to secure a permit and space is Monday, June 26th.

If you would like to secure a vendor space, would like to volunteer or find out more on Clarkdale’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July contact Clarkdale Community Services at 928-639-2460, email or visit the town’s website:

‘Your Health and Your Insurance’ June 14

Northern Arizona Healthcare will present a free forum, “Your Health and Your Insurance” at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Rooms B and C, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood.

Attend a forum to learn how your health insurance works. An NAH patient advocate will help you:

Understand your health insurance.

Ask the right questions before seeking medical treatment.

Debunk healthcare billing myths; and know the difference between deductibles.

The forum will include Q&A time, so please bring your questions.

R.S.V.P. is encouraged, but not required. To R.S.V.P., please call Julie Kuhns at 928-213-6674 or email

For more information on Northern Arizona Healthcare programs and services, visit “Like” NAH at

‘Madams, Moonshiners, Murder and Mayhem’ lecture at library

Join local author Peggy Hicks in the Cottonwood Public Library Meeting Room B on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a presentation entitled Madams, Moonshiners, Murder and Mayhem as she presents some of the more sinister history of Jerome, Arizona. This is a special presentation for the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Jerome’s glory days were packed with hard rock miners, bootleggers, dope peddlers, crooked bureaucrats, and prostitutes. The town was so filled with vice that in 1903 the New York Sun’s newspaper dubbed Jerome as the “Wickedest Town in the West.” With all this dangerous living, tragic deaths were sure to follow.

People died in mining accidents, gunfights, opium overdoses, alcoholism and murder, along with a number of other unnatural events. With its violent past, it comes as no surprise that this “Ghost City” on the hill is purportedly filled with wandering spirits. Included in her presentation will be some very interesting relics and antiques from that time period which are currently on display in one of the Library’s display cases.

This lecture is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood.

Learn more about Catholic Faith

Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish will begin sessions starting on June 15th at 6:30pm and on June 18th after the 9am Mass for all adults who would like to continue their faith journey through Sacred Scripture Study and/or to become an active member of the Roman Catholic Church. Come join us for a Spirit-filled new life. Please contact the Parish Office at 634-2933 or email Janis Cassiere at for more information.

Reservations now accepted for Historic Clear Creek Church 

The Camp Verde Historical Society is accepting reservations for use of the Historic Clear Creek Church.  The church is is an ideal venue for weddings, memorials and family gatherings.  Construction of the church began in 1898 with limestone quarried from the nearby White Hills.  The structure was finished and dedicated in 1903.  It was the only church in the Verde Valley at that time.

Information and applications for the use of the church can be obtained at the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum/Visitor’s Center located in Historic Downtown Camp Verde, 435 S. Main Street, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or call 928-567-9560 during business hours.

Artist call for 2017 Experimental Water Media Exhibition

Artist Opportunity: Northern Arizona Watercolor Society invites artists to submit entries for the 2017 Experimental Water Media Exhibition which may be 2 or 3 dimensional with emphasis on the artist’s concept of innovation. Entries may be submitted June 1 - Sept. 9. Exhibition dates Nov 3 – 13. Please find Fall Prospectus at or contact Jeanne Jones 928-301-6375 or

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