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Black Canyon City

BCC Meals on Wheels needs volunteer driver

BCC Meals on Wheels needs a food delivery person (or couple), on Fridays only. It only takes a hour out of your day. Call Eve at 623-374-5004.

Water District positions open

Two positions on the Black Canyon City Water Improvement District Board in Black Canyon City will be on the November ballot. The position of board chair currently held by Bob Marley and board member-at-large, currently the position of Harry Putnam, will be up for election. Candidates must submit a completed packet to Yavapai County between July 5 - Aug. 4. Packets will be available at the BCCWID office or at the Elections Department in Prescott during the month of June. Interested citizens can contact the BCCWID at 623-374-9408 for more information.

Cordes Lakes area

Cordes Exercise class time to change

The Cordes Lakes Exercise Class takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays, now at 7 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Call Kimila, 713-3782, for information.

TOPS Club Cordes

TOPS will follow the exercise class on Fridays at 8:15 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will take place at Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, 20135 Stagecoach Trail, Cordes Lakes from 6-8 p.m. June 7-11.

We will have Bible stories, music, crafts, Jolly Jump and snacks. Kids are invited to come and learn about Jesus and the Bible.

Community Association to meet June 10

The next Cordes Lakes Community Association General Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive. The speaker will be County Treasurer Ross Jacobs. He will speak on property taxes, budgets, etc. Bring your questions.

Family Cookout June 19

Cordes Lakes will conduct its Second Annual Family Cookout on June 19 with Bill Slankard cooking hamburgers and hot dogs at the outdoor grill. Your choice will be available with all the fixin's for $7 per person. This was a great family activity last year.

Library has resource directory

New at the library is a Community Resource Directory developed by the Friends of the Library. It lists churches, food services, organizations, and many other resources available to the community. You can look up information in the library's copy, or use the copy services at the library to make a copy for yourself.

Kids Summer Reading Program

The theme for the Summer Reading Program at the library is "Make a Splash at Your Library." You can sign up any time and get details of the program. And be sure to sign up for the free computer classes.

AA, Al-Anon meet in Cordes Lakes

Alcoholic Anonymous and Al-Anon Women's Meeting is every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Baptist Church Cordes Lakes. The first Wednesday of each month will be Step and Tradition Study. Call Len 632-9064 for more details.

Get a raffle ticket for a Baja cruise

Raffle tickets for the Cordes Cruiser's November Baja Cruise are on sale. Anyone can buy a raffle ticket for this cruise from any CLCA member. Tickets are $5 and provide an inside cabin for two. Contact Pat Williamson 632-8965 for the cruise information and Bill Slankard 632-9473 for raffle tickets. Cruise tickets to go cruising with the group also will be available for purchase.

KASTOFF program begins again

The KASTOFF Program has restarted with a new innovation. The knit scarves are still being made for winter, but for the summer head bands and helmet head-toppers are being created from camo fabric and filled with an agent that remains cool when wet. To learn more, contact the library at 632-5492.

Hiking Club

Cordes Lakes Hiking Club meets the first Monday of the month at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, at 8 a.m. Because of the warmer weather, the hikes will start earlier. Call Bill Slankard 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.

Third 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. If you have any questions, or would like to join, contact Ron Johnson at 632-7819.

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. The ministry will be open June 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location is 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 program (age and income restricted) is also on the second Wednesday. Commodities are on the third Wednesday, with produce on the fourth Thursday, May 27.

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 with no dues or formal membership; anyone can submit ideas for new events and projects. Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 9 at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

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. Next date is June 19.

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

Chamber sponsors blood drive

The Hwy 69 Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a blood drive on June 10 from 1-5:45 p.m. at the Mayer Rec Center. Donors will receive a voucher for a free pint of Bluebell Ice Cream. Potential donors need to show a photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome, but organizers prefer to set appointments. Call 928-632-8997 for an appointment.

Horse show at Big Bug Stables

Horse Show, June 26, 9 a.m at Big Bug Stables. Sign-ins 10 a.m. Show, Halter, Western Pleasure, Western Trail, also English Pleasure, and Hunter Hack. Entry fee is $10.

Call Cat for information 928-273-3470.

Vacation Bible School, bake sale

First Southern Baptist Church, 12791 E. Main St., Mayer, will conduct Vacation Bible School for kids through sixth grade June 14-18 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

This year's theme, Route 254, involves "taking a trip" across the US and experiencing God's riches along the way.

For more information, call 928-899-0143.

First Southern Baptist Church, 12791 E. Main St., Mayer, will conduct its first annual rummage and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds go to the building fund.

For more information, call 928-899-3414.

Mayer Elders Club events and news

The Mayer Elder's Club will have its monthly fish fry/chicken BBQ on Friday, June 11, starting at 4:30 p.m.  Salad, entree, dessert and a drink will be served for $7 for adults and $4 for children. 

Saturday, June 19 will be the Poker Run to benefit Mayer Elder's Club starting with registration from 6-9 a.m.  During that time, breakfast burritos will be served along with a danish, muffin, coffee and juice for $4.  The run starts at the Mayer Elder's Club to Goodwin, Cleator, Crown King, Old Cordes and back to the Mayer Elder's Club.  There will be four categories - 4 wheel drive Jeeps, SUV's and Pickups; motorcycles; side-by-sides; ATV's.  There is a $20 poker hand with prizes.  A mid-afternoon lunch from 2-5 p.m will served for $3 - sloppy joes, chips and a drink. 

 On Saturday, June 26, Mayer Elder's Club will have a 50s Bash.  Come enjoy grilled hamburgers, french fries and a root beer float for $5 adults, $3 children.  The best 50s costume will receive a prize.  There will be classic cars to help everyone reminisce. 

 Wednesday, June 30, from 12:30-1:30 Mary Beals-Luedtke and Kurtis Kegley from NACOG will present a program on the Older Americans Act and the Health Care Reform.  This will NOT be a debate on health care but rather an informative overview of both programs.  Come for lunch at 11:30 a.m.  The coffee pot is almost always on!

The Exercise Class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be cancelled for the month of June.  We'll let you know about July or call 632-7511 late in June.   

Mayer Elder's Club will have a Fifties Bash on Saturday, June 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Pig out on hamburgers, fries and root beer floats.   Pull out your 50s clothes, bring out  your pony tails and fat tops.  Be the best dressed and win a prize.  Classic cars will be on display, and guests can enjoy groovy music and cool raffles. 

Mayer Elder's Club will have a turn around trip to Mazatzal Casino in Payson, Arizona, on Thursday, July 15.  The cost is $10 payable when signing the sheet which is on the bulletin board.  Received will be a $10 or $20 casino money reimbursement upon arrival to the Casino.  And you will receive an extra $10 if it is your birthday month.  Be sure to bring current photo ID plus another form of ID.  Bus will leave from the Mayer Elder's Center at 7:30 a.m.  Get a Scratch Ticket when you leave the Casino for the next time you return (worth from $4 to $100).  There are 400 slots (starting at 1 cent), card games and a 10 percent senior discount at the Gift Shop and Restaurant & Grill.  Complimentary soda, coffee, tea all day.  Boarding for the return trip will be at 3 p.m. and the bus returns to the Mayer Elder's Center at 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Beth at 237-9123.

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.   

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 7 a.m. at the Mayer Senior Center. For information, call Virginia at 442-5480.

Join the Mayer Area Meals on Wheels for lunch first and then attend the class.

Boots 'n Spurs Saddle Club

      Boots 'n Spurs Saddle Club will sponsor a Gymkhana on Sat. June 19 at Cherry Creek arena in Dewey.  Sign ins are 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. No late entries please!

      Time only runs at  9-10 a.m., cost $2.  Race starts at 11 a.m. with Barrels, Poles, and Hair Pin.  Cost $3 per event for club members,  $5 per event non-members.   Lead line event $1.  For more information call Eileen Sharp at 928-632-0691 or Barbara Myers 928-308-1411. Next Gymkhana date is Saturday July 17, time to be announced.

Boots 'n' Spurs Saddle Club meets the third Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Charcoal Pit Restaurant, Mayer. The Club is open to all ages. Membership $7 individual, $15 family. For information call 928-273-6461 or 928-308-1411.

Other Areas

Guild to Host Jean Biddick

The Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will host nationally-known lecturer, teacher, and quiltmaker, Jean Biddick, at their Monday, June 7 meeting. Jean will present a lecture and a trunk show of her complicated tile-floor-pattern quilts.

The meeting will be held at the Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive (Hwy. 69; 2 miles N. on Robert Road to Manley), Prescott Valley, with social beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.

The meeting is FREE and all levels of quilters are welcome.

On Tuesday, June 8 Jean will hold a LVQG-sponsored workshop at Central Sewing, 8532 E. Hwy. 69 in Prescott Valley. The workshop will be on "Piecing Mosaic Tile Designs" in a quilt. The fee for the workshop is $25. For more information on the workshop (or the meeting), call Jan Smith, 493-2461, or Mary Paully, 632-8760.

Program helps child care providers

Buena Vista Children's Services, Inc. recruits and helps certify professional childcare providers for the Yavapai County area and is now seeking people interested in becoming provides in their own homes.

Buena Vista helps people become a Department of Economic Security (DES) Certified Child-Care providers, everything from the required fingerprints to home inspections.

Applications are processed at no charge. A "Professional Certified Child Care Provider" allows people to work in their own home caring for as many as four children. Providers receive compensation, and their name is listed with Child Care Resource & Referral and other local Arizona DES offices for referrals.

Buena Vista Children's Services, Inc. does not provide licensing with Arizona Department of Health Services, but rather assists providers through the certification process for DES.

Buena Vista is a non-profit 501(c)3 Arizona corporation, the leading children's agency serving the Yavapai, Navajo and Apache counties.

For more information, call Buena Vista Children's Services, Inc. at 928-451-5755 or 1-866-646-5200; or email js.bvcs@gmail.com.

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