There is a Short Supply of Life Saving Blood. Please give blood and help save lives! Please donate from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. After you donate, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our ranch. Sample our fresh-baked cookies, coffee and juice. To save time and make it easy on yourself, reserve your appointment by contacting United Blood Services at www.bloodhero.com and entering “Rainbow Acres” as the sponsor code. You may also just drop in and fill out the necessary forms when you get there. Rainbow Acres is a 50-acre ranch-style community that provides loving homes and lives of purpose for adults with developmental disabilities. You will find it just two miles from I-17, off Middle Verde Road at 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road in Camp Verde. Give the gift of life at Rainbow Acres on Saturday, March 4th. Call 928-567-5231 for additional information. Visit: www.RainbowAcres.com
Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead for Verde Valley SCITECH Festival
Author Sarah McLean hosts reception for her new release Sunday, Feb. 19, 4-6 p.m., the public is invited to a reception hosted by best-selling author, Sarah McLean to celebrate the release of her third book, The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation.
In honor of President’s Day, all National Parks will be fee free. Sacred Scarlets will be at Montezuma Castle National Monument at 1pm on Monday, February 20th for a lecture and demonstration featuring a young, beautiful captive-bred scarlet macaw, Sedona Rose.
Want to get involved in the re-enactment of the historic 1928 Clarkdale Bank Robbery? We are looking for actors, production crew, and even an experienced director.
Get your toes tapping and your body swaying at the next Cottonwood Contra Dance, Saturday, Feb. 18th, at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. in old town. Flagstaff’s Just Desserts will play and Kari Usher will teach and call all the dances.
The Arizona Flywheelers 33rd annual Engine and Tractor Show will be March 17-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds, 800 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. The event will feature tractor pulling, antique gas engine displays, garden tractor pulling, model engine display, swap meet, silent auction and a book sale. Admission is a $5 donation; AZFlywheeler.com
Camp Verde Community Library: The weekend before Valentine’s Day, the Library’s 2nd Floor Fireside Room will host Music in the Stacks. Two separate musicians, two distinct styles, two different days, two ways to celebrate. Friday, February 10 from 6:00-7:30pm local vocalist and guitarist Marie Jarreau presents “Love Leaves a Memory” concert. Celebrate the loves in your life this Valentine’s Day with familiar cover songs as well as original love songs from Marie’s vast repertoire. Originally from New Orleans, Ms. Jarreau has been part of the local Verde Valley music scene for over five years. With two CDs to her credit, she is a familiar performer from Sedona and Cottonwood to Camp Verde. Monday, February 13 from 6:30-8 pm nationally musician, Marc Berger presents selections from his album, RIDE, capturing the vastness and romance of the West’s wide open spaces. Celebrate Arizona’s statehood day with Mr. Berger, whose lifelong love affair with the American West inspires his music. Marc has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and has opened shows for Bob Dylan, and other national acts. His song “The Last One”, was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for over twenty five years, and has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News. Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 Black Bridge Road. For more information about this or any other program at the library, call 928-554-8380 or check the website at www.cvlibrary.org.
Lace up your shoes and start training for the 6th annual Loven Family Run happening on March 25, 2017, in Cottonwood.
Yes, folks, your Cottonwood Community Band will begin spring rehearsals starting on Monday, February 6. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7-9 PM at Cottonwood Middle School, Room 301.