What's Happening: 2-25-15

Cottonwood Meteorite Added to Exhibit

March 1-Aug. 31

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center located at 385 S. Main Street in Camp Verde will add the Cottonwood Meteorite to an exhibit running from March 1 to Aug. 31. The loan of these meteorites from the Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies was arranged with the cooperation of Dr. Lawrence Garvie, Research Professor at the ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration. The Center will be hosting Dr. Garvie for a free talk on meteorites on March 3, at 7 p.m., in the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde. The Center will also give monthly talks on the importance and uses of meteorites among ancient Native American cultures during the span of the exhibit. Visit verdevalleyarchaeology.org or call (928) 567-0066 for more information.

Latin Dance and Desserts

Feb. 27

Friday's Latin Dance and Desserts event will feature the Rumba. The $10 class starts at 6:30 p.m. and lasts for an hour and a half, followed by dancing, goodies and socializing. Liberty Performing Arts is located at 662 E. Highway 89A in Cottonwood. Call (928) 580-4975 for more information.

Caring for Caregivers meeting

Feb. 25

The first meeting of the Caring for Caregivers group will meet at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Clarkdale at 2 p.m., and continue to meet at the same time every fourth Wednesday of the month after that. For more information or to arrange respite care while attending the meeting, call St. Thomas at (928) 634-8593.

Cottonwood Eclectic Discussion Group meeting

March 4

A 6:30 p.m. at Pine Shadows, speaker is alien abductee, Travis Walton. $5. Call Fred at (928) 202-3759 for directions.

Arizona Flywheelers Annual Engine & Tractor Show

March 20-21

The event will be held at the Verde Valley Fair Grounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the course of two days.

Hit and miss engines, tractor pulls, tractor displays, indoor displays, and sterling engines, as well as a tractor parade and flea market. For more information, call Jim Mager at (928) 282-7626 or Gary Covert at (928) 639-1453.

Spring Craft Fair

Aug. 9

The Verde Valley Senior Center is hosting a spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 500 E. Cherry Street in Cottonwood. Come early for the best selection of homemade, one-of-a-kind items.

For more information call Mary Nordstrom at (928) 567-6951 or Debbie Moore at (928) 634-5450, or email dmoorevents@yahoo.com.

Vendors needed

March 28-29

Camp Verde Promotions is accepting vendor applications for the Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, especially anyone in the pecan industry.

There are currently 14 wineries scheduled to participate in the wine-tasting event.

Visit campverdepromotions.org for registration forms.

Northern AZ Watercolor Society Meeting

Feb. 27

The next meeting of NAWS (Northern Arizona Watercolor Society) will be at 9 a.m. After a short business meeting the Camp Verde critique group will present their recent work, followed by NAWS member Joyce Killebrew sharing how to include gouache in watercolors.

Monthly meetings are held at the Sedona United Methodist Church, located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road. Artists and guests of all skill levels are welcome to attend, and encouraged to become a part of the Watercolor Society's activities.

Additional NAWS information regarding meetings, workshops, and activities, as well as webpages of members' art displays, can be found on our website at www.NAWS-AZ.org.

Cottonwood Meteorite Added to Exhibit

March 1-Aug. 31

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center located at 385 S. Main Street in Camp Verde will add the Cottonwood Meteorite to an exhibit running from March 1 to Aug. 31. The loan of these meteorites from the Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies was arranged with the cooperation of Dr. Lawrence Garvie, Research Professor at the ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration. The Center will be hosting Dr. Garvie for a free talk on meteorites on March 3, at 7 p.m., in the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde. The Center will also give monthly talks on the importance and uses of meteorites among ancient Native American cultures during the span of the exhibit. Visit verdevalleyarchaeology.org or call (928) 567-0066 for more information.

NAWBO Mentoring Circle

March 2

Participants will work on "Demystifying Social Media" during a Mentoring Circle hosted by the Sedona-Verde Valley Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners at 4:30 p.m. at the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in Camp Verde. The session is followed by a networking session through 7 p.m. at the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in Camp Verde. The session is followed by a networking session through 7 p.m. The session, which stresses the sharing of information between women entrepreneurs in the Verde Valley, will be led by senior mentors Laura Schappert, Sedona Virtual Assistant, and Virginia Mizuno, Mystical Marketing. Registration is available at info@nawbosvv.org and is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is encouraged; walk-ins are allowed.

Dinner Night at the Museum

March 4

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center inaugurates the first Wednesday of the month evening hours, starting on March 4, from 5-8 p.m. at 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde. Visitors receive a 10-percent discount at the new Corner Bistro Restaurant across the street. Visit www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org or call (928) 567-0066 for more information.

Blood Drive

March 7

Donate blood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres, at 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road in Camp Verde. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. Get free fresh-baked cookies and juice afterward. Drop in, or register for an appointment and save time by visiting United Blood Services at www.bloodhero.com and entering "Rainbow Acres" as the sponsor code. Call (928) 567-5231 for additional information

Arizona Town Hall

Feb. 26

Yavapai College is hosting an Arizona Town Hall event from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 601 Black Hills Dr., Building M - Room 137. Cost is $15 for those having lunch, free for those who are not. The subject is Arizona's Economy Highlights. Register and pay online atwww.aztownhall.org/Events_Calendar.

Chateau Tumbleweed Release Party

Feb. 27

Chateau Tumbleweed is releasing seven new 2013 red wines in the next couple months. The first three will be corked starting at 5 p.m. in Clarkdale at Four-Eight Wineworks, 907 Main Street in Clarkdale. Call (928) 649-2007.

Benefit and Bike Run for Doug Cannon

Feb. 28

Doug Cannon had a serious motorcycle accident and, after surgical complications, he has had his leg amputated. The Chaparral Bar, friends of Cannon and the Verde Valley MMA is hosting the run, starting at Nate's Cowboy Café in Clarkdale. Registration at 9 a.m. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. $15 per poker sheet. Run ends at the Chaparral bar in Cottonwood at noon, followed by a party. Everyone welcome. Music at 1 and 6 p.m. by the Cheap Sunglasses & Friends. For donation or run information, contact Beth at (928) 274-3443.

Clarkdale Poker Stroll

March 14

This home-town event will be held in conjunction with the popular Lions Club Car Show on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Pick up an entry form and playing card at the Copper Art Museum on the corner of Main 9th Streets. Collect seven cards, make the best possible hand and turn it in at the Main Street Café and Pizzeria by 5 p.m. The best hand wins a terrific Clarkdale gift basket. There is no charge to participate in this family-friendly event, but poker players must be at least 21 years of age.

Free children's clinic

Saturdays

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church continues to provide free exams and treatment for children who are not insured or who are under-insured on Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. On Feb 28., shop in the newly-organized Revolve, which has children's clothing for infants to teens. Bring a new or gently used item you can no longer use and trade it for something extra-nice. We have shoes, dressy clothes, warm winter wear and much more. Call (928) 634-4102 or see www.http://sojaz for further information. Spirit of Joy is located at 330 Scenic Drive in Clarkdale.

American Pickers

The Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum was recently contacted by the production staff of "American Pickers" to help get the word out that Mike and Frank will be in our area mid-March. To be considered for the program, email them at: americanpickers@cineflix.com or leave a message at: 1-855-old-rust or 1-855-653-7878. Be sure to include: your name, contact number, and description of your items. No retail shops or flea markets. They are not looking for farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves, or country primitives.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

Feb. 26

The City of Cottonwood is offering bi-monthly tours of its utility facilities. These tours involve quite a bit of walking, climbing stairs and going through tight hallways so please dress comfortably. We can also change the route to accommodate wheelchairs, canes and walkers. We have no facilities to accommodate very young children, infants and strollers at this time. Wastewater tours will be Feb. 26, April 30, and June 25, and of the water well March 26, May 28 and July 30. For more information about the tours, please contact Kyla Allen at Cottonwood City Hall phone number (928) 634-5526 or email her at kallen@cottonwoodaz.gov

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