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10/9/2013 8:15:00 AM
News Briefs: Week of October 9, 2013
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This Week

Saturday, Oct. 12

Meals on Wheels will host a Wine and Appetizer Event in Old Town from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in front of the Junque Hound Store.  Cowboy poetry by Don Fernwalt, and Nancy Burgess will be speaking on the history of Mayer and signing copies of her books. Various wines and appetizers will be available. Tickets are $15 and include wine and appetizers.

Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church in Cordes Lakes is having its Annual Oktoberfest from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Fun for the whole family. German menu - $6.50/adults, and $3/children 12 & under. Music, door prizes, raffle items and white elephant sale. The church is located 20135 E. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Lakes.

Monday, Oct. 14

Game night is from 4-7 p.m. every Monday night at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S Cordes Lakes Dr. Ice cream cones are 50 cents and hot dogs or pizza slice are $1. Free board games, card games, puzzles, etc. This event is open to all ages, so bring the kids for a night of fun with your neighbors.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mayer Meals on Wheels will have a Cajun Swamp Romp.  It is a combination of Duck Dynasty & Swamp People for a Louisanna Swamp ambience! Come dress up to get in the spirit. MAMOW will be serving soup favorites like Crocodile Jambalaya, Batwing Surprise, Slime Soup, Gator Eyes, Swamp Reeds, Spider Eggs, along with other devilish delectable treats. 

Cordes Lakes

There will be a costume sale from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Oct. 19 Made-To-Order-Breakfast at the Community Center. This is the regular third Saturday breakfast at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S Cordes Lakes Dr. There will be many Halloween costumes available at very reasonable prices, so come for breakfast and get a costume for your little ones.

Oct. 19 is the Costume Dance at the Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Dr. Wells Fargo Band will play from 6-10 p.m. This is a BYOB and you must be over 21. Cost is $15 per couple or $8 for single.

Oct. 31 is Trunk or Treat at the Baptist Church at 20172 E. Pinto Drive. This is a combined effort of the church and the Community Center. The church also will be having its Fall Festival.

Decorate your car and dress yourself in costume (optional) and drive your vehicle (with the trunk full of goodies for the neighborhood children) to the church parking lot.

Children's games will be included at this event.

Breakfast cooked to order is available from 7 - 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month. The menu features the "full plate" for only $5. There are eight separate choices, as well as a la carte items.

Cordes Lakes Brush Yard is open again from 7 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month.

Storytime at the Cordes Lakes Public Library is at 3 p.m. once per month on the first Friday of the month. Miss Tina will read a story geared to preschoolers.

The weekly Jam Session continues on Wednesday. It is still at Bill Teahon's house, 20273 East Quail Run, starting at 1:30 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in the fun. Contact Bill at 928-772-6044 for more information.

AL Anon open meetings are on Monday, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Contact Len at 928-632-9064.

Big Bug Gem & Mineral Club meets at 7 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Community Center. Contact Art Frame 928-713-5492 for information. The club is on vacation now until September.

Love Ministry is located at 14720 S. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction in the mobile at the Extra Self Storage. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m the 3rd and 4th weekends of the month. Call Carol Peck at 928- 899-5050.

The American Legion Post 122 meetings are at 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Commander Johnson states he will be resigning as commander in May, so attend meetings to determine who you want to vote for to replace him in this capacity.


Mayer Community Church, 10001 S Fifth St, Mayer, offers several weekly studies and events. The public is welcome free of charge.

Men's Bible Study - 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Jr. and Sr. High Youth group. Enjoy fun times with friends and learn something that might change your life! 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Women's Bible Study. Join us as we begin a new study in the book of Acts starting Sept. 18. 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays

Moms in Prayer. Christian Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts, neighbors - any woman interested in praying for children and schools, whether public, private, or homeschool, from preschool through college. Pray for your own children as well, from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

For more information call 928-632-9533.

The Springs Church offers Project Friday throughout the school year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month. Project Friday is for children kindergarten - sixth grade. It is a safe place for children to do a variety of projects together. Make creative things, build construction (KNEX), learn how to bake yummy snacks and do fun indoor and outdoor activities together. Lunch is provided and parents and children are invited to come participate or observe anytime.

The next Project Friday will take place on Sept. 20 at the Springs Church Ministry Center, 10051 S. Second Street, Mayer, directly behind the Mayer Post Office on 2nd Street.

For more information call or text Jill Metcalf at 928-925- 3067.

Big Bug Charity Quilters meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Monday at the Mayer Activity Center, 10051 Miami St, Mayer.

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels has a van to transport individuals to doctors, lab appointments, and shopping.  The van has an electronic lift for wheelchairs.  A reservation can be made by phone at 928-632-7511. The van driver stays with the individual rather than simply dropping off.  He will assist riders in boarding and departing the van and with grocery shopping.  The price has risen to $30 round trip to Prescott and/or Prescott Valley. 

If riders wish to travel within the service area of Cordes Lakes, Spring Valley, Mayer, Poland Junction, or Dewey-Humboldt, the cost is free. It pays to plan ahead and call as soon as your appointment is scheduled. The van also does one day of free grocery shopping in Prescott and Prescott Valley and one free day for just fun such as thrift store shopping, the Hummingbird Festival in Sedona, yard sale shopping, picnics, etc. We're open to new ideas for the free trips. For more information call MAMOW at 928-632-7511.

Carpenter's Pantry Food Bank is located at 10051 South 2nd Street in Mayer. Fresh produce is scheduled for every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The food bank will be open from 9-10 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month.

The program is sponsored by Springs Church and is free for those living in the Highway 69 corridor. For questions, contact Art or Sharon Frame 928-713-5492.

Other Areas

Yavapai County Republicans will host a Family Cook-Out from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Mortimer's Family Farms in Dewey-Humbolt. Meet and greet politicians. Games for the family. Entertainment by the Rusty Pistols. Raffle for a Ruger SR22. Barbecue. $25 per person, children under 12 half price. Vendors are wanted for this event. Call 928-776-4500.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Arizona taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns.

Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance. There is also a need for those with management or marketing skills to assist in providing leadership support.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities. In addition to completing tax returns, volunteers are needed to serve as greeters and client facilitators.

For more information on volunteering with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, visit www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 or call toll-free 888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for volunteer applications is Dec. 15, 2013.

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