Jan. 2 community events and announcements
Fall prevention training at Camp Verde library
CAMP VERDE — Join Arizona Care Hospice at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 in the Founders Room of the Camp Verde Community Library for a free class for seniors on fall prevention.
Learn how to improve core muscle strength for better balance and reduce falls. Strength programs and balance greatly help reduce falls in the elderly.
Discuss the stages of a fall and major causes and what works best in prevention. Also learn about advanced directives.
Camp Verde Community Library is at 130 Black Bridge Road.
For more information, visit cvlibrary.org or call 928-554-8380.
Aid Station help sought for RunSedona event
SEDONA — The RunSedona event, set for Saturday, Feb.1, needs an organization to operate an aid station. A minimum of 10 to 12 volunteers are needed to assist with the station.
The organization’s group sets up the aid station and provides encouragement and supplies to the runners. For information, call Donna Retegan at 928-254-1049.
Through March 6
VVREO hosting ‘Shark Tank’-type event
CAMP VERDE — The Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization provides access to resources for regional business creation, attraction, retention and expansion.
Anyone who feels they have a breakthrough idea or an existing business with ideas on how to expand should contact the VVVREO to see what assistance they can obtain.
The Verde Valley Pioneer Pitch Competition includes four pre-workshops in February, and concludes March 5-6, 2020. Applicant participation cost is $35, but finalists are eligible to receive scholarships and prizes to assist in their business development.
During this unique “Shark Tank”-inspired pitch contest, each entrepreneur will have the opportunity to receive instruction and advice from multiple industry experts on how to start or accelerate a business or ideas while competing to win prizes and scholarships.
Applicants will need to explain their start up idea, what they feel their unique selling proposition is, and why the product or service is better than what is already on the market.
Contestant pre-workshops, hosted by the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center, will be held Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2020.
A public event, with a finalist presentation, is set for Friday, March 6. Kiersten Hathcock, winner of ABC’s Shark Tank, will be a keynote speaker, instructor, coach, and mentor during the three-day event.
Follow event updates on Facebook, join an email list or visit the website vvreo.com.
Tell your taxes where to go – literally
VERDE VALLEY — Want to tell your taxes where to go? You can, with a donation to the United Food Bank.
While helping families facing hunger, you can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of as much as $400 for individuals or as much as $800 if filing jointly.
Did you know that $400 can provide 80 backpacks of food to feed hungry kids on weekends? Or that $800 can help feed a family of four for nearly an entire year?
Help end hunger in your community by making a donation to the United Food Bank.
Visit give.unitedfoodbank.org for more information.