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Dogs on the Catwalk charity fundraiser at Pawz on Main

Don’t miss the fourth annual Dogs on the Catwalk Red Carpet Fashion Show Charity Fundraiser and Adoption Event at Pawz On Main in Old Town Cottonwood. 

High fashion four-legged friends will take to the Catwalk (or should we say dogwalk), strutting their stuff to raise funds for animal rescue.

It’s an all-day, fun-filled event. Adoption Event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Fashion show starts at noon. See you at Pawz On Main, 918 N. Main Street, in Old Town Cottonwood on July 14.

Local musicians perform ‘Music in the Stacks’

The next Music in the Stacks, a free monthly concert series, will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 5:30 pm, in Camp Verde Community Library’s Fireside Room.  Music in the Stacks is a showcase of local and national musicians who entertain regularly in Northern Arizona. There are 5-7 different performers during the show, with a rotating variety each month.

July’s concert features the following talented local musicians:  Christy Fisher, Gary Simpkins, Kenn Trout, Ron McClain and Matt Fabritz.  These free concerts will continue the second Thursday of every month at the same time and location.    

Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ.  For more information about this or any other program at the library, call 928-554-8380.

Quilters group to meet July 9

The Camp Verde Quilter’s Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 8:30 a.m.., at the Denny’s restaurant located at 1630 W. Highway 260, Camp Verde, Arizona.

The group meets monthly to share ideas and plans for the Bi-Annual Quilt Show which is held during the Fort Verde Days Celebration.

The next Quilt Show is on Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13, 2018. We also share quilt projects we are working on or have completed, please bring your projects to share with us. All quilters are welcome. Our next meeting is on Monday, July 9.

Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres Blood Drive

Saturday, July 14, 9a.m. to 1 p.m., Palmer Community Center - 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road, Camp Verde. Contact Christine Walker at 928-554-8458 or visit. (Sponsor Code: RainbowAcres)

Seed library at Cottonwood Public Library

Summer is here and the Seed Library has seeds for plants that love the sun like okra and sunflowers.  So come on in and get your summer vegetable, herb and flower seeds.  Come visit the Verde Valley Seed Library open on July 7 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Cottonwood Public Library, 100 S. 6th St., Cottonwood.

Do you know what a Seed Library is?  It’s a collection of open-pollinated seeds, which are seeds that can be saved.  The free seeds can be checked out so you can grow the plants, let some go to seed, save some of the seeds and donate them back to the Seed Library after the growing season so we can keep the program going.  Then another gardener can check them out for the next growing season.  Eventually, these seeds become adapted to our soil and climate and are more productive.  Come choose some free veggie, herb or flower seeds to grow in your garden.  Planting date guides area also available.  Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. 

 For more information, please email us at 

Free supper and movie July 14: ‘I Can Only Imagine’

The public is invited to a free showing of a movie released in March 2018 and shown in area theaters. It is rated PG due to an allusion to physical abuse but no abuse is shown. Partial cast includes Trace Adkins, J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid.

Free burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be served.

Please join us at Clarkdale Baptist Church on July 14 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Movie showing at 6:00 p.m. 1051 W. SR89A. Phone 928-639-1175 for further details.

A Look at the History of the Clarkdale Cement Plant

Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum will present “A Look at the History of the Clarkdale Cement Plant” at Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum, 900 First North St, Clarkdale, AZ on Saturday, July 14, at 10 am. Don Goddard and Chris Nelson will be giving a free lecture open to the public. 

Don worked at the Clarkdale Cement Plant for 40 years and has some interesting stories and history to present along with Chris, his wife, who will discuss the history of cement.

The plant will soon celebrate 60 years on the Verde Valley horizon. Built in 1959 by American Cement Corporation, it was awarded a contract to supply materials for the Glen Canyon Dam near Page, AZ, which was being built by the U. S. Bureau of reclamation.

Book a librarian for tech time

Do you need more in-depth information about subjects such as:

• learning about your tablet, smartphone or laptop

• setting up email accounts

• online job applications

• building a resume

• exploring library databases

•  searching the library catalog

• downloading free ebooks and audiobooks to your device

Starting in July you can make an appointment for a free 30-minute, one-on-one session with a Cottonwood Public Library staff member. Medical, legal, and investment advice will not be offered, but a staff member can point you in the direction of reputable sources. Troubleshooting or maintenance help with personal computers can also not be offered. To schedule an appointment please call the library at 928-634-7559 or fill out the Tech Time Request form online at Tech Time will be offered on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood. For more information on library services please visit the website listed above.

Abortion Ethics: Finding Points of Agreement

“Abortion Ethics: Finding Points of Agreement” is the subject of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley Philosophy and Politics program on Thursday, July 12, 6PM-7:30PM at Sedona Public Library, Si Birch Community Room, 3250 White Bear Rd., Sedona. The program is a partnership with the Sedona Library and is free and open to the public.

The featured speaker is Bertha Manninen, Ph.D., Arizona State University  

According to Manninen, “In the United States, the abortion issue has permeated public discourse, sometimes violently, for over 40 years.  In this session, we will discuss potential points of agreement between pro-choicers and pro-lifers in order to build dialogue. 

An argument that pro-choice advocates would do well to acknowledge pro-life advocates’ concerns about the value of fetal life will be shared, as well as discussing how it is possible to defend abortion choice without dehumanizing nascent human life.”

Bertha Alvarez Manninen is an associate professor of philosophy in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.  

She was awarded her Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University in 2006.  Dr. Manninen earned her M.A. in philosophy in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Florida International University in 1999.  She joined the faculty at ASU’s West campus in 2006.

Born in Miami of Cuban heritage, Dr. Manninen lists as her scholarly interests applied ethics, biomedical ethics, normative and meta-ethics, philosophy of religion, social and political philosophy.   Her work has been chronicled in such prestigious peer-reviewed professional publications as the American Journal of Bioethics, Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, Hypatia, Journal of Social Philosophy, International Journal of Applied Philosophy, and the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Among the New College subjects she teaches are biomedical ethics, applied ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy and film. She also regularly teaches the Human Event course, and Special Topic courses, for the Barrett the Honors College.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization -- open to both men and women -- whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices. Philosophy and Politics is a regular program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley and is a partnership with Sedona Public Library.  

For information contact Robyn Prud’homme Bauer, .

Summertime Book Sale moved to Clark Memorial Clubhouse July 7

Saturday, July 7, to help the new grass survive in Clarkdale’s town park, Friends of Clark Memorial Library will hold its Summertime Reading Bag-A-Bargain Book Sale on the “View Deck” behind the Clark Memorial Clubhouse in the town complex.

The sale begins at 2 p.m. and continues until the Trotter’s Wake concert begins at 7 (also on the View Deck).

This Bag-A-Bargain offers a broad selection of contemporary novels, spiritual & self-help, health & fitness guides, literary classics, music (including records & CDs), and travel & foreign language books and manuals -- many like new, some collectors’ items, all at super savings.

For only $12 per bag, book lovers can fill large paper shopping bags to overflowing. And as always, all proceeds benefit Clark Memorial Library.

One caveat: “This year,” say the Friends of CML, “we’re asking the community to take book donations to the library. Please don’t bring them to the concert.”

For more information, call the CML Friends Bookstore at (928) 634-5423, email, or visit the Friend’s website (

Volunteer for Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition

Want a rewarding, purposeful experience? Consider volunteering for Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition. Volunteers are critical in helping senior neighbors get to medical appointments, go grocery shopping and other important errands. And it’s up to you when and how often you help. Join us at one of our upcoming volunteer orientation sessions.

Wednesday, July 11th from 11 a.m. to noon at the VVCC offices, 299 Van Deren in Uptown Sedona.

Please RSVP at (928) 204-1238.

Verde Valley Caregivers: creating a caring community for older adults in need.

Verde Ranger Station volunteers needed

The Prescott Nation Forest Verde Ranger Station in Camp Verde is looking for volunteers to help out with some inside work this summer and, perhaps, some outside work. According to customer service specialist Gary Lowrie, there is an immediate need for someone to come in at least one day a week for four or five hours to help process fee collections. Basically, the work would involve opening envelopes, counting cash and logging the receipts.

In addition, the Verde Ranger Station could use some help at the front desk, answering phones and greeting customers. And, there may be additional opportunities assisting in the field, depending on the individual. Please contact the Verde Ranger Station at 928-567-4121 to answer any questions, of feel free to stop in. The ranger station is located at 300 East Hwy 260 in Camp Verde, AZ, just across the Verde River Bridge off McCracken Lane.

Weekly Trauma Support Groups throughout Verde Valley

The Verde Valley Sanctuary is pleased to announce expanded support groups throughout the Verde Valley. Verde Valley Sanctuary Victim Advocates will conduct “A Time to Talk,” Violence Based Support Groups in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona every week.

“A Time To Talk” is open to all individuals who have experienced any form of violence and or trauma in their lifetime. The goal is to provide a safe, open space for survivors of violence and their families to talk about their common experience and enhance coping skills for dealing with trauma. The meeting has a non-judgmental and supportive environment that fosters self-empowerment and emotional healing.

Sessions are free of charge and no registration is necessary.

Cottonwood: Mondays, 10 am to 11:30 am, V.V.S. Outreach Center, 610 W. Mingus Ave.

Spanish Speaking Cottonwood: Mondays, 6 pm, V.V.S. Legal Office, 675 E. Cottonwood St.

Camp Verde: Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 pm, Camp Verde Library, 130 Black Bridge Loop Rd.

Sedona: Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 8 pm, ChocolaTree, 1595 West Hwy 89A

For more information call the Verde Valley Sanctuary Outreach Center (928) 634-6255.

The Verde Valley Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, assisting and empowering victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. All services are provided completely free of charge and funded through charitable donations. For more information or to make a donation, visit

Cottonwood Verde Valley American Legion Post 25

Cottonwood Verde Valley American Legion Post 25 - Summer Events Schedule: HAPPY HOUR - Monday Thru Friday - Noon to 6 PM.  

FREE POOL - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. 

 8 BALL POOL TOURNEY - Saturday 2 PM.

DARTS - Tuesday 7 PM. BAR BINGO - Thursday & Saturday 6 PM. 

FISH FRY - Friday - 5-7 PM   KARAOKE - 7 PM. QUEEN OF HEARTS - Friday - 6:15 PM. POST DINNER - Thursday 5-7 PM. PASTA DINNER - Saturday 5-7 PM.

DANCE BAND - Sunday 2-5 PM. OPEN MIC - Sunday - 6-8 PM - Hosted by Ron Traver  All Events Open to Legion, Auxillary, SAL and ALR Members & Guests.

Fish Fry, Karaoke & Dance Also Open to the Public. Post 25 is a Non Smoking Facility. For More information call 634-3004. Post 25 is located at 480 So. Calvary Way, Cottonwood,AZ 86326.

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