Mon, Oct. 18

Verde Valley in Brief: Cornville Community Association to host blood drive Oct. 15

The Cornville Community Association, along with Desert Star School and Vitalant, are sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 15, according to a news release.

The Cornville Community Association, along with Desert Star School and Vitalant, are sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 15, according to a news release.

The Cornville Community Association, along with Desert Star School and Vitalant, are sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 15, according to a news release. The blood drive will be held at Desert Star School, 1240 S. Recycler Rd., Cornville from 1 to 6 p.m. Advance appointments are recommended to help maintain social distancing and face masks will be required. To schedule an appointment, call 877-25-VITAL (258-4825) or visit (Blood Drive Code: Cornville). To thank those who donate blood, Acme Pizzeria will be handing out vouchers for a free 10-inch cheese pizza. Please consider donating blood to support the health and well-being of your community.

Supervisors Michaels, Gregory to visit Cornville Community Association meeting Oct. 12

The Cornville Community Association is hosting District 2 Supervisor James Gregory, District 3 Supervisor Donna Michaels, and Red Rock District Ranger Amy Tinderholt at their upcoming general meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, according to a news release. The meeting will be held at the Oak Creek School in Cornville at 7 p.m. and all Verde Valley Residents are welcome to attend. There will be several discussions including the status of the land exchange between Yavapai County and the Nation Forest Service, which will be used to add up to 80 acres to Windmill Park in Cornville. This land exchange has been approved by Congress and signed by into law by the president. It is now in the hands of the National Forest to iron out the details of this exchange.

The meeting agenda also includes issues that are impacting local national forests in Cornville and beyond. These issues include illegal use of ATVs going off trail and damaging tender desert areas, illegal and long-term camping that has also destroyed sensitive areas, and illegal dumping of trash and human wastes. These problems have profound effect on our natural landscape and will take years to remedy. These are serious issues that if not resolved may lead to closures of the national forest to public use. Come hear what our county and forest service plan to do to remedy these issues and what members of our community can do to assist in this endeavor. The floor will be open for community input, questions, and comments.

For more information, please go to the Cornville Community Association website at

Cottonwood PD changes ‘National Night Out’ to Oct. 12 due to weather

Cottonwood Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Chad Sinn has announced a date change for the 38th annual National Night Out. Due to expected weather, Cottonwood PD moved the National Night Out event to Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood Kids Park on the corner of 12th Street and Cherry Street.

Designed as a community-building campaign that promotes police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make the Verde Valley safer. Citizens throughout the City of Cottonwood and the Verde Valley are being invited to join forces with more than 16,000 communities nationwide for the crime and drug prevention event. In all, 36 million people are expected to participate and help with “America’s night out against crime.”

Cottonwood PD is scheduled to host the free event with several martial arts demonstrations, Taser deployment, SWAT and K9 demos. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, snow cones, soda and water will also be available to those who attend.

For more information, contact Sgt. Monica Kuhlt, NNO Coordinator, at 928-340-2113 or for more information.

Mingus Mountain Republican Club to host luncheon Oct. 12

The Mingus Mountain Republican Club is hosting a luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood. Scheduled to speak is 2022 Senate candidate Blake Masters. The Tucson native attended Stanford University and Stanford Law. He currently runs a multi-billion dollar firm that invests in new technology companies, and the Thiel Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes science and innovation. Masters will talk about the economy, K-12 education and big-tech companies. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and lunch is served at 11 a.m. Lunch includes entrée, salad, desert, coffee or iced tea, and is $12. There is a $5 fee if no lunch. Sodas are $1. An RSVP is required before Oct. 8 to, or call 928-295-8769.

Quilters Guild to host show Oct. 15-16 in Cottonwood

Quail Country Quilters Guild presents its 2021 Quilt Show at the Cottonwood Community School, 500 E. Mingus Ave., according to a news release. The Quilt Show is held in the gymnasium Friday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and, Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for ages 9 to 18; ages 8 and younger and ages 80 and older are free. “A New Dawn” is the name of this year’s raffle quilt. It will be on display during the show and tickets can be purchased for $1 each or $5 for six. It measures 91 inches by 101 inches (Queen/King) and the winner will be announced at the end of the show. Proceeds are partially used to fund our charity quilting projects. There will be approximately 150 quilts and quilting projects on display. In addition there will be a boutique with hand-crafted items and quilts for sale. Vendors will be available selling fabric, quilting related supplies, kits, etc. For more information call Bev Lawrence, Quilt Show co-chairperson, at 928-300-7891.

‘Monday at the Museum’ to teach whisk broom making Oct. 18

The Sedona Heritage Museum is scheduled to host a "Monday at the Museum" event that will feature a class on Appalachian Folk Art Broom making Monday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release. Taking place at the Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, your instructor, Carolyn Grebenstein from Bearcat Studio, will teach you how to make your own turkey wing whisk broom and a cob-webber broom at this highly popular workshop. Each participant leaves with the broom they make. This class does require an RSVP and it costs $20 per person. No children under 10. This craft does require some light pulling but no sewing at all. “Monday at the Museum” is a workshop/demonstration held every Monday from September through May. The Museum is always looking for participants who are willing to share their knowledge of “old time” crafts and skills. For details, call the volunteer coordinator at 928-282-7038.

Cottonwood Toastmasters to host open house Oct. 18

The Cottonwood Toastmasters Club makes learning to speak in front of an audience comfortable and fun. The club invites the public to attend an open house on Monday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at On the Greens Community Room, 969 On the Greens Blvd., Cottonwood. Guests are welcome to attend as non-members for as long as they wish before joining. With a minimal financial commitment, members reap maximum results. Guests will have an opportunity to observe how meetings are conducted and to participate if they wish. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and gate code, contact us at 928-900-3439 or email the club at

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