What's Happening 12-10-10

Moose Lodge hosts annual Holiday Dinner

Dec. 12

The Verde Valley Moose Lodge is honoring all senior citizens of the Verde Valley with a free holiday dinner. Seating begins at noon. This 30-year tradition is a gift to senior citizens and will include a full turkey and ham holiday dinner, including pumpkin pie furnished by the Women of the Moose.

Shut-in delivery of the holiday meal will be provided by Meals on Wheels.

Note: There will be no Dec. 10 Fish Fry in order to prepare for the dinner. Call (928) 634-8668 to schedule delivery of your meal if you are unable to attend the celebration. The Verde Valley Moose Lodge 1449 is located at 1051 S. Broadway in Clarkdale.

Fibro Group hosts presentation by Dr. Seth Black

Dec. 11

The regular meeting of the Fibro/Arthritis and Other Pain Related Diseases is at the Verde Valley Medical Center, conference room B, from 10 a.m. to noon. Use the old Out Patient entrance.

Members and visitors are encouraged to attend this special presentation by Dr. Seth Black, a naturopathic MD. His practice is with a group of similar doctors located in Phoenix. His interests include autoimmune disorders, pain syndromes and addition. He will be speaking about a study-trial his group conducted with fibro patients taking liquid CMO and the results. He will also conduct a question and answer period following the presentation.

For more information, call Bea (928) 649-3465 or Barbara 649-0248.

Chester Newton to perform Nutcracker Suite

Dec. 15

Chester Newton/Sunnyside Charter and Montessori Schools will mount a production of the Nutcracker Suite at 6 p.m. at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex auditorium on Camp Lincoln Road. Santa will visit, and everyone is invited. For more information call (928) 567-2363.

Meet Mayor Joens at Mingus Mountain Republican Club

Dec. 14

The Mingus Mountain Republican Club will hold its Tuesday luncheon with the doors opening at 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood.  Mayor Diane Joens will be the speaker and will present her candidacy for 2011 election. Following her presentation, there will be a time for questions. The public is invited and lunch will be available for $10.  If you plan to eat lunch, contact Jean Morris at (928) 634-2338 or e-mail jnmorris568@gmail.com for reservations no later than noon on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Family Christmas at Vineyard Christian

Dec. 19

The Cottonwood Vineyard Christian Fellowship will have a Family Christmas Service at 10 a.m. Families are invited to a special Christmas Hand Bell performance by Go Bellistic from Sedona.

AARP Driver Safety Class offered

Jan. 8

The American Association of Retired Persons has scheduled a driver safety class from 8 a.m. to noon at the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. It is open to all licensed drivers.

A driver safety program is a four-hour refresher that is available to drivers of any age. The class focuses on the physical changes that accompany aging, and teaches drivers to compensate for these changes. There is a $14 charge for this class, and AARP members get a $2 discount.

Class participation is limited to 25. Call Liz Roland at (928) 567-5288.

Head and neck cancer support group

Dec. 16

Cancer patients, survivors and families and caregivers are invited to participate in the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare's "Heads Up!" support group. Heads Up! is a monthly informal head and neck cancer support group.

The next meeting is 1:30-3 p.m. at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare - Sedona Campus, 3700 W. 89A.

This month's meeting will cover "Energy Conservation" and features Occupational Therapist Carol Luhmen, O.T.L. During the meeting Luhmen will discuss energy conservation, how it is benefits patients and the importance of not pushing our bodies to the limit. Energy conservation is a multi-layered approach which teaches patients how to preserve physical function, maintain sense of personal efficiency, promote wellness and enhance athletic ability.

Heads Up! meets the fourth Thursday of each month, providing support and encouragement for those affected by head and neck cancers. For more information about Heads Up! or for other services offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit CCNAH.com or call 928 204-4160.

Celebrating Clarkdale: Making Art & History

Dec. 11-12

The e-Go Gallery, 921 Main St., Clarkdale presents the Yavapai College Verde Valley campus arts faculty and students in "Celebrating Clarkdale: Making Art & History," an out of the ordinary opening, from 9 am. to 4 p.m.

Featured will be Janice Paul at the keyboard and David Woof at the Raku kiln firing pots for you.

The show continues through Jan. 3, 2011. The exhibit is supported by the Yavapai College Verde Valley Fine Arts Club.

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