What's Happening: 6-20-13

Three Members of the Mingus Gem & Mineral Club Showcase Exhibits

June-July

Three members of the Mingus Gem & Mineral Club have installed two exhibits at the Cottonwood Public Library that will be on display for the months of June and July 2013. Exhibits include jewelry made from minerals and fossils similar to the field specimens illustrating each lapidary application; a display designed for children who love fossils, bones and stones. It is a display of unusual mineral specimens, polished carvings and colorful agate slabs. There are models of dinosaurs and a saber-tooth cat to spark the imagination of all visitors who appreciate earth science and natural history.

For more information about the Mingus Gem and Mineral Club, visit http://mingusclub.org/

Garden Club Tea Party

June 22

 The Beaver Creek Garden Club is hosting a Garden Tea Party to raise money toward acquiring the 501(c)(3) for the newly formed Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society. The party will be Saturday at 10 a.m. inside the Beaver Creek Adult Center, which will be transformed into an English Tea Room.

Enjoy finger sandwiches, fruit, scones, sweet treats and some delicious teas and a presentation about the History of the BC area by Judy McBride.

Tickets are $20.

Only 40 are available and can be purchased from Verna Shafer at 567-3269, Ruthann Kroese at 567-9619 or Candy's Creekside Cottage.

Cleaning up before the parade

June 23

Sunday, a Montezuma Avenue Path Cleanup in preparation for Beaver Creek's July 4 Parade is sponsored by the MRM Trails Coalition. Meet at 8 a.m. in Rollins Park for equipment, instructions, and safety briefing. For more information, please contact Jeff at advnomad1@hotmail.com or call Janet at (928) 592-2839.

Sunday lunch at the VFW

June 23

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 in Camp Verde will be hosting lunch on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. They will be serving steak sandwiches & lots of sides for a donation of $6 a plate. Come on in & enjoy great food, good company & have some fun. Watch the horseshoe tournament & listen to some good music from the jam session.

Proceeds go to Cancer Aid & Research. Members & guests welcome.

Chamber mixer at Blazin' M

June 25

On Tuesday, Sedona and Cottonwood Chambers of Commerce again partner to present the Annual Regional Mixer at Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood (6-8 p.m.). One of the most anticipated parts of the event is the raffle drawing and we are seeking your contribution to the fun. Please contact Catherine at the Chamber office (928-204-1123) to bring in your raffle prize for the Mixer.

Cost is $10 per person for entrance. Blazin' M Ranch is at 1875 Mabery Ranch Road in Cottonwood, just past the Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

Talk on Bahá'í faith

June 26

You are invited to an introductory talk on the Bahá'í Faith at the Cottonwood Public Library Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This week they will continue to explore Baha'u'llah's position relative to Judaism and Christianity, that is: "To Israel He was neither more nor less than the incarnation of the "Everlasting Father," the "Lord of Hosts" come down "with ten thousands of saints"; to Christendom Christ returned "in the glory of the Father,"..." (Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 93).

They will conclude the meeting with healing prayers and prayers for the world.

Summer Archaeology Film Fest

June 28

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center continues its free Summer Archaeology Film Fest on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Sedona Public Library with "The Secret of the Snake Goddess."

The Minoan civilization is regarded as the very cradle of European culture. Every year thousands of tourists travel to Crete to gaze at the imposing Palace of Knossos.

The few existing Minoan relics are eagerly protected in great museums.

But could it be possible that the Minoan culture - as we know - is actually a fake?

A spectacular discovery made by Canadian archaeologist Alexander McGillivray challenges everything.

Information is on the Center's website at www.VerdeValleyArchaeology.org or by calling (928) 567-0066.

Open House Ice Cream Social at Sunnyside

July 10

Sunnyside Charter and Montessori Middle School in Camp Verde invites the community to an Open House/Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. on campus to preview the Distance Learning Program.

Enrollment is now open for the fall term for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Visit the office at 30 E. 260 (beside the Shell station) in Camp Verde or call (928) 567-2363.

The Legends Dinner Theater

July 13

The Verde Valley Moose Lodge is hosting "The Legends Dinner Theater" on Saturday at 6 p.m., where you might meet Elvis, Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Dean Martin or Roy Orbison.

All proceeds benefit 50 local needy families for the holidays.

Tickets are $29 per person and includes a prime rib dinner.

First come first served, with assigned tables. Call (928) 821-2116 or (928) 301-4485.

Cottonwood seeks Parks & Rec commissioners

July 19

The City of Cottonwood is accepting applications from individuals who would like to serve on the seven-member Parks & Recreation Commission.

One opening is to fill the remainder of a three-year term that expires Aug. 16, 2014.

The second opening is for a three-year term that expires Aug. 16, 2016. These are volunteer appointments; commissioners serve without pay, and are appointed by the City Council.

If you are a Cottonwood resident living within city limits, and are interested in serving your community as a member of the Commission, please consider volunteering.

Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources Office, 199 S. Sixth St., or by calling 340-2713, or on-line at www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Completed applications should be returned to 199 S. Sixth St., and must be received no later than 3 p.m. on July 19. Call 639-3200.

Coin Club forms in Verde Valley

New Numismatic Club looking for new members. The Verde Valley Coin and Currency Club has no dues. They meet once a month. Every few months they have taken a trip, carpooling to coin shows in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. The Arizona trips have been down and back to Phoenix or up to Flagstaff.

There is no age limit. Our members range in age from 10-70 years. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. For more information; please call Jerry (928) 254-7000.

Cash'd Out to play Casino

June 28-29

The Johnny Cash tribute band Cash'd Out will perform at Cliff Castle Casino Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Dragonfly Lounge, 555 W. Middle Verde Road in Camp Verde.

The show is for ages 21 and over. Visit www.cashdout.com.

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