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3/3/2010 8:36:00 AM
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Cordes Lakes area

Legion Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

American Legion Post #122 will conduct its annual spaghetti dinner on March 6 at 5 p.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Cost is $7 per person and includes beverage and dessert.

Church adds Lenten services

Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church, 20135 Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Lakes, will conduct Mid-week Lenten Services on March 3, 10, 17 & 24. Soup supper will be at 5 p.m. followed by worship service at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner: help send kids to camp

A Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner will take place at the Community Center on March 20.

The Cordes Lakes Community Church is sponsoring the dinner. Profits go to Youth Haven to sponsor summer camp in Tucson for children. The church camp is free, but the money goes toward transportation for the children from Cordes Lakes area to the Tucson camp. The dinner is $7.

Two benefit quad runs in Cordes area

There are two quad runs scheduled for the Cordes Lakes area. One is March 20, sponsored for the High Desert Heritage Museum. This will be a Poker Run and the cost is $20 each with a poker hand. Passengers are free unless they want to buy their own poker hand at $20. This run will start at Henry Cordes Park with registration from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The second run is April 10, sponsored by the American Legion with profits going to their building fund.

Save the dates

Mark your calendars for April 15 for the Ladies Luncheon with the theme of "Through the Looking Glass." and May 15 for the Mystery Theater. More information to come.

Chamber to sponsor Microsoft seminar

The Highway 69 Chamber will sponsor a Microsoft Community Connections seminar about Windows 7 on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mayer Fire Department on Highway 69.

Contact the Chamber office, 632-4355, or Hwy69Chamber@commmspeed.net.

Cordes Lakes Library hours

The Cordes Lakes Library now will be open Tuesday through Friday from 1-6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Knitting program to benefit troops

The Cordes Lakes Library is starting a new program to benefit troops in Afghanistan. KASTOFF stands for "knit a scarf to our fighting forces" or it can be CASTOFF for Crochet.

The scarves must be all wool and a certain size. There is no "meeting" so you can knit or crochet at your leisure. Just make it per directions and take it to the library. Lynn Hummel at the library has details. Call her at 928-632-5492 during library hours.

3rd Thursday Fun

Fun Night in Cordes Lakes is every third Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Entry is free, but please bring a finger-food snack to share. There will be coffee and iced tea available. Please put a few coins in the kitty to pay for the cups, ice, and coffee. Get your card groups together and enjoy the company of your neighbors at the center.

Legion Post #122 meets third Tuesdays

American Legion Post #122 meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

Reaching Out in Love Ministry

Reaching Out in Love Ministry offers a help- ing hand to those in need of clothing, shoes, and other items, at no charge. If you would like to help, stop in with your donation of cash or gently used clothing. Love Ministry is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at 14720 S. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction in the mobile at the Extra Self Storage.

Cordes Lakes Food programs

There are four food programs in Cordes Lakes. Value Club is the second Wednesday and is payable at the Library the previous Friday. The 60-plus pro- gram (age and income restricted) is also on the second Wednesday. Commodities are on the third Wednesday, with produce on the fourth Thursday.

Tuesday Club open to new members

The Tuesday Club hosts many events in the community to raise money to maintain the community center and pay for other worthy projects as the baseball field, lake improvements and repair, etc.

This is an OPEN group, there are no dues or formal membership.

We would like your ideas for new events and projects.

Watch for the Tuesday Club's February dinner information, coming soon. Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 9 at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

Cordes Exercise class

The Exercise Class is on Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Call Kimila, 713-3782, for information.

TOPS Club hours

TOPS will follow the exercise class on Fri- days at 9:15 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Now you can make twice the effort on the same day to achieve your goals.

Hiking Club meets first Tuesday

Cordes Lakes Hiking Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, at 10 a.m. Call Bill Slankard at 632-9473 for the location of the next hike. Carpools will drive from the Center to the hike location. No registration necessary, just meet in the parking lot.

Drop off brush on third Saturdays

The Brush Yard, located on Fremont (west of Brahma and east of Cordes Lakes Drive) will be open on the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Remember, this is NOT a trash dump, just burnable brush. This is IN Cordes Lakes for Cordes Lakes residents only, and you will be asked for your name and address, as a count of users is being kept. If you are unable to make it on the available day and hours, contact Ron Giguere at 632-7552 to make an appointment to drop off your brush.

Mayer area

Community Church service times

Mayer Community Church at 5th and Main St. in Mayer will change service times beginning Sunday, Feb. 21, as follows:

9 a.m. - Adult Enrichment Hour and Children's Sunday School, nursery provided; 10 a.m. - Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service, nursery provided.

Bible Study on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Meet Grandma at the Library adds kindergartners

Join us for storytime!  All preschool and kindergarten aged children are welcome!  (Mom and Dad too!)  Come to the library at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, April 15 and May 13.

Mayer Elders Club events and news

 The Hospice of the Pines Loss Support Group meets at the Mayer Elder's Center each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  Come and enjoy lunch at 11:30 a.m. provided by Meals on Wheels.  Please join us if you've lost someone either recently or years ago, or if you are a full time caregiver.   

On March 3 a 10 a.m. the Nitty Gritty group meets to plan Mayer Elder's Club events.

Every Thursday afternoon, a beading class takes place at the Mayer Senior Center. Classes are taught by Myrna Bouchey and cost $3, which includes supplies. Beading is done from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and we enjoy lunch at the Center.

Mayer Exercise classes provided by Yavapai County Health Services are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Mayer Senior Center. For information, call Virginia at 442-5480.

The Center is open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Join the Mayer Area Meals on Wheels for lunch first and then attend the class.

The Mayer Area Meals on Wheels needs substitute drivers for the Cordes Lakes Area.

The National Walkathon will take place Saturday, March 20, corresponding with an early breakfast. More information will be coming. Proceeds benefit Mayer Area Meals on Wheels.

Gem & Mineral Show in May

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 30, May 1 and 2, Mayer will host the Mayer Miner Madness at the Emporium parking lot. This will be a rock, gem and mineral show. There will be food booths and other booths, plus a mining tour on Sunday.

The food booths will be manned by Meals on Wheels for their benefit. For more information, contact Gina at 928-420-3205.

Living with Loss Support Group

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels has started a "Living with Loss Support Group" through Hospice of the Pines. Adam Bissell, M.DIV of Hospice of the Pines leads the group starting at 12:30 p.m. The group is free and open to the public. Come join Mayer Meals on Wheels for lunch at 11:30 a.m. (salad bar), 12 noon main course. The coffee pot will be on.

Boots 'n Spurs Saddle Club events

Boots 'n Spurs Saddle Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. at the Charcoal Pit Resturant, Mayer.

Club is open to all ages. Membership $7 individual, $15 family. The club will host a Field Day and Western Trail Class Competition on Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The club will award prizes for Best Horsemanship Performance. Cost is $10 individual and $25 family. Stage at Goodwin Rd. and National Forest boundary. Parents/Guardians must sign in their children.

Bring sack lunch. No dogs please!

A fast action Gymkhana is planned for May 1 at the Cherry Creek arena. Then a "Dippity Do" Trail ride May 28, 29, and 30.

The club elected officers for 2010. They are vice president - Deziree' Davison; secretary - Emma  Lopresti; treasurer - Jerry Sharp; trailmaster - Roy Comesrunningbuck; gymkhana group head - Eileen Sharp. 

Info: 928- 308-1411 or 928-273- 6461.

Black Canyon City

Head Start Rummage Sale Saturday

Black Canyon City Head Start is having a rummage sale to benefit its parent fund. The money in the parent fund helps to purchase extra items for the children and staff to use in the classroom. The rummage sale will take plac on Saturday, March 6, 8 a.m. - noon on the dirt lot between Byler's Kitchen and Granny's Thrift Store on Old Black Canyon Highway in Black Canyon City. Head Start is accepting new or gently used items for the sale. Contact Trish at 623-374-0417.

BCC Soup Supper Tuesday

BCC Meals on Wheels Famous Soup Supper will take place on Tuesday, March 2, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. This is a Meals on Wheels fundraiser - come join in the fun.

Rock Springs helps BCC flood Relief Fund events

Rock Springs Cafe in Black Canyon City provided pies to a Phoenix Salon (Camelback & 44th St) who will be on Channel 15 promoting the sale of the pies with proceeds going to the relief effort. (The Salon owner has an employee from BCC whose mother lost her residence in the park.)

On Saturday Hogs n Heat will host a group of western enactors (Gunfighters of Elk County) who will perform from 5-7 p.m. in historical costume and donate their proceeds to the BCC Relief Fund.

Spring Valley

Program to feature Neighborhood Watch

The Spring Valley Property Owner's Association meeting on March 9 will feature Dwight D'Evelyn, the Yavapai County crime prevention coordinator. He will explain the Neighborhood Watch Program. There have been many robberies in our community and this is a chance for ALL residents to take part in a program that will help alleviate the problem. There will NOT be the usual potluck at 6 o'clock. Instead there will be dessert and coffee along with a short association meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Community Church Annex in Spring Valley. The Neighborhood Watch program will also be held in the Church Annex.

This meeting is sponsored by the Spring Valley Property Owner's Association and resident Don Huntley, a victim of robbery in Spring Valley.

Other Areas

Watershed Partnership to meet Tuesday

The Upper Agua Fria Watershed Partnership will meet Tuesday, March 2, 10 a.m. at Arcosanti.

Draft Agenda includes BuRec Special Study Draft Plan discussion, Feb 26 meeting report; Together Green Grant; PNF Plan; Recreation Strategy; Community Stewardship Forum; Wet/Dry Mapping planning; and a presentation about Isotope Aging of Water by Kristine Uhlman.

State Treasurer to speak at Anthem

State Treasurer Dean Martin will speak about Arizona's budget situation at the Tuesday, March 9 New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Christian Fellowship (42425 N. New River Road).

If you have questions for Dean Martin, you may submit them in advance by emailing NR/DHCA at nrdhca@gmail.com.

Photo contest to benefit wildlife preserves

Do you believe that Daisy Mountain's uniqueness and beauty can be captured in photos and/or art? North Country Conservancy (NCC), leader of efforts to preserve the natural landscape and wildlife habitat in the Daisy Mountain/Anthem/New River/Desert Hills/North Phoenix region, is conducting its third annual contest to give you a chance to do just that.

The North Country Conservancy 2010 Photo - Art Contest has two components.

1. Photo Contest - Open to all photographers regardless of age, whether professional, amateur, artist, student, or hobbyist.

2. Art Contest - Open to all participants 18 years of age or younger. Parent/legal guardian consent is required.

The contest begins on March 1. Photos and art must be created after March 1 and provided to NCC on or before Oct. 1. Each participant may have up to three entries. NCC will award the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Photo winners and 1st Place to the under-18 Art winner with various prizes at their award celebration event in October.

For the residents of Anthem, Desert Hills, north Phoenix, and New River, Arizona, Daisy Mountain is the treasure right in their own backyard. This is your chance to capture the beauty and uniqueness of this landscape while also helping to preserve it for current and future generations to enjoy. The creative focus is to depict the sereneness of Daisy Mountain or the plants, topography, geology, and/or animals that are native to the community. Sponsorship opportunities at various levels are available. To sponsor or to participate, visit www.daisymountain.org or call 623-742-6514 for entry forms, sponsorship forms, and more information.

Humane Society offers spay/neuter, vaccinations

The Yavapai Humane Society's new Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic now has pet vaccination clinics from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. every Friday.

Vaccinations for rabies, kennel cough, canine four-in-one, and feline three-in-one are $12 each and no appointment is necessary. Micro-chipping and heartworm testing also are available during the vaccination clinics.

Spay/neuter procedures start at $40 for cats, depending on gender, and $65 for dogs, depending on size.

The clinic is located at 2989 Centerpointe East, Suite B, in Prescott, just off Highway 89A at the Side Road exit.

For more information, contact the YHS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at 771-0547 or visit www.yavapaihumane.org.

Census Bureau seeks workers

The US Census Bureau is currently accepting applications for temporary Census Takers for the 2010 Census.

Census Takers will be conducting personal interviews with respondents who failed to return their 2010 Census questionnaire. You may qualify for a position with the Census if you are a US Citizen, at least 18 years old at the time of hire, pass a written 28-question test and pass a background check.

To schedule yourself for one of the upcoming testing sessions, you must call 1-866-861-2010 and follow the prompts.

AARP Tax-Aide for 2010

On Feb. 1, AARP Tax- Aide began offering free tax counseling and tax preparation assistance for people of middle and low incomes, with special attention given to people over 60. The program will operate through April 15, the deadline for filing 2009 tax returns.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and offer help with personal income tax returns at various locations throughout Arizona.

For more information about AARP Tax-Aide call 1-888 867-2277 or visit the AARP web site at www.aztax-aide.org.

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