What's Happening 8-28-09

Walk-A-Thon benefits seniors, disabled

Sept. 19

There will be a Benefit Walk-A-Thon from 9 a.m. to noon at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds as a fund-raiser benefiting participating Verde Valley nonprofit corporations providing services and/or programs for seniors and/or disabled individuals.

Mobility challenged individuals using wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, electric scooters, assistive animals, etc., are encouraged to participate along with all seniors and disabled persons who are not mobility challenged. No walking distance is required.

Al Slusser, 70-yar-old Coast-to-Coast walker, will lead the walk around the track.

Only Verde Valley nonprofit corporations providing services or programs for seniors and/or disabled persons are eligible to set up information tables or receive donations. Participating nonprofit organizations must register no later than Aug. 31 by call (928) 451-6859.

Gaming Days at Sedona Public Library

Sept. 3

The first Gaming Day for the school year at Sedona Public Library will take place in the Si Birch Community Room from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tweens and teens, ages 10-18, can play individually or form groups and compete with each other using X-box, X-box 360 and Wii electronic games. Teens may choose to play from a number of games on X-box or Wii that are rated appropriate for teens and younger. Games rated for "Mature" audiences will not be accepted for play. Tournament play will take place at future monthly gaming day events. Additional gaming days will take place the first Thursday of each month from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Sedona Public Library.

Any teens interested in participating with the Teen Advisory Council to help plan other events and activities for teens throughout the year or to become a teen volunteer, please contact Pam Comello, Youth Services Librarian or Daryl Lusher, Youth Assistant in the Youth Dept. at 282-7714, ext. 19 for more information.

VVHS announces annual meeting

Sept. 4

Verde Valley Humane Society CEO Cyndi Sessoms and the Board of Directors announced their annual meeting for interested community members at 5:30 p.m. Location is in the community room of the Verde Valley Guidance Center, Cottonwood. This meeting is open to the general public. Updates on the new Adoption Center will be given and the floor will be open for questions from the audience. (928) 649-3233.

Friends of the

Sedona Library Fall Book Sale

Oct. 17-25

It's autumn, the days are getting shorter, the leaves are starting to turn colors and the book crew volunteers are hard at work preparing for the Fall Book Sale. Preview Night for Friends members, volunteers and invited guests is Oct. 16, 5 p.m. The sale opens to the general public at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 and will run through Oct. 25. The sale promises to have lots of goodies for every taste and budget, including music and movies.

Call the library at (928) 282-7714 and leave a message for Char if you are able to help.

Changed hours at county Public Works

Sept. 8

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a change in the operating hours for the Yavapai County Public Works Department. This new hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Public Works facilities at 1100 Commerce Drive in Prescott and 4000 N. Cherry Road in Camp Verde will be closed to the public on Fridays.

Response to emergencies such as flooding and snow removal will not be compromised by this schedule.

Computer

classes for

seniors

Sept. 9

The Verde Valley Computer Club is once again planning for the popular Senior Classes, now renamed Beginners Classes, fall and winter sessions.

There are five or six weekly classes in each series. Our first series begins Sept. 9. The classes are designed for beginning computer users and are at the hands-on learning center at Cottonwood Middle School on Mingus Avenue. Classes are on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. There is a small refundable charge for the textbook and donations are gratefully accepted to benefit the learning center. For more information and to register, please contact either Barbara Wall at (928) 567-4222 or Sharon Skinner at 649-2993 after 3 p.m.

Coppertown Ball on hiatus

The Jerome Historical Society along with The Jerome Chamber of Commerce thanks the public for their support and interest in The Coppertown Ball scheduled for Sept. 12. However, due to slow anticipated ticket sales, the decision has been made to postpone the event. The Coppertown Ball will be rescheduled for September of 2010. All ticket holders will receive a full refund through the mail. For further information or questions, please call The Jerome Historical Society at (928) 634-1066.

Meet the Professionals

Sedona Professionals is a nonprofit business referral organization that provides a relationship-building and networking environment to its members each week. The group meets every Wednesday morning at Orchards for a breakfast meeting at 7:15 a.m.

Judicial

opening in Yavapai County

Sept. 1

Arizona Gov.Jan Brewer announced she will appoint a new judge to the Superior Court of Yavapai County. Applications for the open seat are currently being taken and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Sept. 1. On or about that date, a list of applicants will be announced, with public comment accepted until Sept. 18. A copy of the application and instructions for applying can be downloaded from www.azgovernor.gov.

Yavapai Cattle Growers 77th

annual Calf Sale & BBQ

Sept. 26

The Yavapai Cattle Grower's Association will hold their Annual Calf Sale & BBQ for the 77th year. The roster of activities is enormous this year. Activities begin in Peeples Valley with the Maughan Ranches quarter horse sale at 8 a.m. A 4-H and FFA Calf Judging Workshop will begin with sign-ups at 8 a.m. Western art, crafts, and jewelry as well as industry information booths will open at 10 a.m. Arizona Game & Fish in cooperation with Adobe Mountain Wildlife Rehab Center is providing kids sunfish fishing and an Arizona Wildlife Display. In addition there will be gold panning, a petting zoo, mutton busting (for kids 60 pounds and under), a horseshoeing demonstration, roping demonstration, KDDL radio live remote, a quilt drawing and of course the best BBQ beef in the state.

Take a scenic drive to beautiful Peeples Valley, bring a chair or blanket, spend the day at a historic ranch, meet a real cowboy and get to know your political candidates. From Prescott take Highway 89 for 30 miles to Peeples Valley and Maughan Ranch West Fork, look for the white fencing and banners-you can't miss it. Admission is free; the BBQ is $10 and $5 for children 12 and under. Contact Gretchen Groseta at (928) 634-2366 or ggroseta@gmail.com.

DES Certified Child Care Home Provider

Program in Yavapai County

Family child care providers care for children in the provider's own home. They play an important role in children's development by caring for them when their family is at work, school or away for other reasons. In addition to attending to children's basic needs, family child care provider's encourage children's physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth.

Become a professional child care provider working in the comfort of your own home. Complete the requirements to become a DES Certified Home Provider with the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Certified providers, provide professional care for up to 4 children at one time, meet or exceed health and safety standards, provider quality child care and early childhood learning activities in their home and are professionally self- employed.

A Recruitment Specialist will help you through the process, from fingerprints to home inspections. For more information and to request an application, contact Buena Vista Children's Services at (928) 451-5755 or 1-866-646-5200.

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