Featuring: J.A. Jance

Sunday, April 7 @noon J.A. Jance presents her newest release, The A List

In perennial New York Times bestselling author J.A. JANCE’s gripping new novel, THE A LIST (on-sale April 2, 2019)  broadcast journalist turned amateur sleuth Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished—as a threat from the distant past jeopardizes everything in her future.

When Dr. Edward Gilchrist’s fertility practice hits hard times following his costly divorce, he starts cutting corners, secretly serving as the clinic’s sole “donor.” Years later, former client Alexandra Munsey’s twenty-one-year-old son needs a kidney transplant, and the desperate mother enlists Los Angeles TV anchor Ali’s help to find any potential blood relatives. After the Munsey family’s plea airs across multiple newscasts, a half-brother surfaces and proves a willing match for organ donation.

One life is saved, but countless others are put in jeopardy when more donor-siblings are discovered—many the spitting image of Gilchrist himself. As suspicions mount and a high-stakes trial looms, the disgraced doctor’s ex-wife and longtime accomplice, Dawn, is brutally killed. The case goes cold for years, until a hitman’s confession implicates Gilchrist and lands him in Folsom Prison for first degree murder.

Gilchrist is sentenced to life without parole. But with a wealthy mother who would do anything for her son, a powerful friend on the inside, and a burning desire to destroy those who triggered his downfall, he’s more dangerous than ever. Five freshly-tattooed initials run down Gilchrist’s forearm – this “Annihilation List” an indelible declaration of war, with the letter “D” crossed out to mark his first chilling victory.

Now living in Sedona, Ali has picked up the pieces of a career and marriage that fell apart, but must upend her new life in a race to save herself and the others inked onto Gilchrist’s deadly scorecard.

In 2018, J.A. JANCE was honored with the Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award as “one of the finest practitioners of the suspenseful thriller.” In addition to her Ali Reynolds series, Jance is the author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, a series of Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family, and more. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, she lives with her husband and their two dogs in Seattle and Tucson. Visit her at www.JAJance.com.  

AARP Tax-Aide Services

Thursddays @4:00p-7:00p, February 7 - April 11: No-cost, no appointment needed, tax preparation and e-filing services for tax payers of all ages by AARP Tax-Aide IRS-Certified volunteers.

You need to bring the following items to help you prepare your tax return(s):  

  • Previous year’s tax return(s)
  • Social Security cards and/or ITIN notices/cards or other official documentation that show the taxpayer identification numbers for every individual on your return
  • Government-issued photo ID for each taxpayer
  • Checking or savings account information if you want to direct deposit any refund(s) or direct debit any amounts du,
  • Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) (for each individual if applicable)
  • Income documents such as W-2’s 1099’s, etc. 
  • Deduction documents if doing itemized deductions 
  • 1095-A forms if you purchased insurance through the Marketplace (Exchange).

Camp Verde Business Allance

Monthly on the last Monday @6:00p-7:30p CVBA meets in the Terracotta Room featuring a variety of business-related topics and presentations.

NARJ Support Circle

Monthly on the first Tuesday @5:30p-7:30p Meets in the Founders Room. Northern AZ Restorative Justice and Trauma Lens Care (TLC) sponsors a monthly support and educational group for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families and friends to create hope for the future and help restore and rebuild their lives. Call NARJ at 928-274-6274 with any questions. All are welcome.

For Photographers

Monthly on the 4th Thursday @3:00p-3:30p ABCs of Taking Better Photographs: A fun, itneractive class taught by Bill Helm. Bring your camera and your camera’s instruction manual, and learn not only about photography but to better understand your camera. The classes will help you get to know your camera and learn how to be more creative with your photography. Discover editing tips and learn  how to use photo-editing software. Learn how to email and post photos online.

Monthly on the 4th Thursday @4:00p-5:30p Verde Valley Photographic Society: The science of good photography does not have remain a mystery. Join this group of photographic artists wishing to make a statement with their art. Interested in Photography? All over 18 years old are welcome! Come, share your photos. If digital, bring your flash drive - we'll show them on a screen. If hard copy, bring your photos. Learn how to use your camera, create pleasing compositions – and more! Come, Amateur photographers - Professionals! Learn more about photography. Bring samples of your work, prints or flash drive. We'll share. It's fun!

For Readers & Writers

At Camp Verde Community Library

Tuesday, March 12 Open Book - Book Club:10:00a–noon.

A book club for readers sharing with readers. Come and tell other readers about books you’ve read. Continues the 2nd Tuesday of the Month. Another Group Read? Stay tuned. I’ve requested a book for June.

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Monday, March 18– Writing for Fun & More 10:00a-noon 

Come and share your writing. All forms: short stories, essays, memoir, poetry – all welcome. Bring writing to share. Meet other writers. Continues the 3rd Monday of the Month.

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Ann Metlay Redux Save the date! Ann will be back with more Memory Writing Monday, May 6th - 9:30a to noon   (More later…)

Grief Support Group

1st & 3rd Friday of the Month @9:00a - Northern AZ Hospice Bereavement Group (928) 639-6676. Meets in the Key Lime Room. Are you greiveing the loss of a loved one? Would you like a safe place to

  • meet new people?
  • be with other who understand?
  • talk with others experiencing similar thoughts and emotions?

Northern AZ Hospice Bereavement Groups are open to everyone.

Lions Club of Camp Verde

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month @6:00p - Club Meets in the Key Lime Room New participants welcome!

Mobile Device Users Group

Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday @4:00p-5:00p Meet with PC Helpdesk Library Clerk, Wendy in the Center. You've Got It! Now You've Got to Use It! Wendy, Library Clerk @the PC Help Desk gives one-on-one assistance with your own personal device. This is a group for people helping people. Bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop and get the help you need. Meets monthly, the 3rd Tuesday.

Music in the Stacks

Monthly on the 2nd Thursday @5:30p-7:30p - A FREE montly concert series showcasing local musicians who entertain regularly in Northern Arizona. There are 5-7 different performers during the show, with a rotating variety each month. â€‹June’s concert features the following talented local musicians: Jo Berger, Ray Sealing, Jack Wilden, Mike McReynolds and Matt Fabritz.  These free concerts will continue the second Thursday of every month at the same time and location.    

Parenting Class

Wednesday, Weekly @3:00p in the Copper Room: Do you have questions or concerns as a parent or guardian? Join Wendy McCants, of Human Resources Training: Building Families Strengthening Lives, in a unique parenting support group. Learn about parenting resources, skills and tips while your children enjoy Story Time with Ms. Nadia. 

Spring Chickens Gathering

Monthly on the 1st Wednesday @10:00a-noon in the Terracotta Room: Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for Historical Storytelling led by Jane Goddard. Relive the past, and share your stories over coffee and donuts. This gathering is for those who have a history in the Verde Valley, or want to learn more about the old way of life. We're not Old Timers, we're Spring Chickens!

Verde Rope & Gear Presents

Monthly on the 1st Thursday @5:00p

Learn the strength training secrets of the old time strongmen, use unique tools to build monumental strength, and harness your potential. 1st Thursday of the month at 5 pm in the Terracotta Room.

Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group

Monthly on the 4th Thursday @6:00p Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group: Our children have Downs syndrome, seizure disorder, feeding tubes, premature birth, deafness, autism spectrum disorder, spina bifida, the list goes on. I hated the hard surgeries for my son, but one mother wished her child had a condition that doctors could fix. I struggled with how to respond to strangers that point and stare, but another mother wanted her child's condition to be visibly obvious so strangers would understand why he wasn't doing what other 9-year-old boys did. It is powerful to simply congregate with other parents whose children have special needs, hear the variation in stories, see the experience refracted through the crystal of multiple identities. Because I've learned on this parenting journey, no one is behind me, no one is in front of me. I am exactly where I need to be with my child. A place where we all are students and we all are teachers.

Women's Support Group

Weekly on Wednesdays @6:00p-7:30p in the Key Lime Room: We live in a place where women's voices are often silenced. This group offers a safe and judgment-free environment supporting the richness and complexity of women's lives. A place where your experiences will be acknowledged and honored. A place to give and receive support for the many issues we struggle with as women such as self-esteem, identity, relationships, family, health and so much more. Rediscover your own voice and experience great healing and empowerment. Call 928-593-9528 for more information.

Von's Views

 11-23-2018 Rising Out of Hatred: the awakening of a former white nationalist by Eli Saslow

David Duke, as a caterpillar, was a sheet-wearing, Nazi-admiring Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. As a butterfly, he was a three-piece-suit-wearing political candidate who was elected to the House of Representatives from Louisiana, and very nearly became the Governor of that state. Despite the outward change, the philosophy remained the same. Don Black was Duke's successor as Grand Dragon, and they became lifelong friends....read more