Thursday, 12/14 1:00p Essential Oils: Make & Take Sprays FREE Class
Using essential oils and innovative recipes, create refreshing uplifting, soothing, or calming misting sprays! Hands-on class — make & take gifts! Fee is required for actual take-home sprays to cover cost of supplies. Pre-registration is advised. Call or text Honey Rubin 404.626.5535 or Sarah Jensen 928.451.4847.
Thursday, 12/14 5:30p Music in the Stacks in the Fireside Room
Camp Verde Community Library announces the next Music in the Stacks, a free monthly concert series, which will take place on Thursday, December 14th at 5:30 pm in the library’s Fireside Room. Music in the Stacks is a showcase of local and national musicians who entertain regularly in Northern Arizona. There are 5-7 different performers during the show, with a rotating variety each month.
December’s concert features the following talented local musicians: Jack Wilden, Larry & Leslie Latour, Kenn Trout, Matt Fabritz and Patty Hoisch. These free concerts will continue the second Thursday of every month at the same time and location.
Thursday, 12/21 1:00p-4:00p Early Childhood Development Screening
Make an appointment for your child's early childhood development screening ASQ-3 Ages & Stages Questionnaire
Who - Children 1 month - 5.5 years.
What - FREE developmental screening to give your child the best start.
Why - 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age 5
Thursday, 12/21 4:00p the Verde Valley Photographic Society Meets in the Key Lime Room
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.
Thursday, 12/21 6:00p Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group
Our children have Downs syndrome, seizure disorde, feeding tubes, premature birth, deafness, autism spectrum disorder, psina 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 strangest 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.
Wednesday, 01/17 10:00a Being Mortal: FREE Film Screening & Discussion
"Hope is not a plan." If you thought you were dying what would matter most?
Join a national dialogue taking place in your community concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Gather with friends, neighbors and peers to watch the FRONTLINE documentary, Being Mortal, which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. For more information, call Susan: 928-278-4134.
Wednesday, 01/17 2:00p Basic Computer Classes
Join Library Specialist, Gerry Laurito, to learn basic fundamentals of understanding and using a computer or laptop. Sign-up at the PC Help Desk in the library or call 928-554-8380.
Friday, 01/26 10:00a Begin Classes in Word Processing, Spreasheets, and other Software
Sign up, to learn how to create resumes, letter, flyers, budgets, sortable lists and more. Watch for details to follow. Sign-up at the PC Help Desk in the library or call 928-554-8380.
Wednesday, 01/24 - 03/28 4:00p to 7:00p The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
This is a 10-week series of 10 DVDs showing weekly on Wednesday afternoons through the end of March. The series will kickoff with pizza and beverages provided for those participating in the program. After that, attendees are encouraged to bring their own food to enjoy during the program.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore one of the most consequential, most misunderstood, and divisive events in American history: the Vietnam War. Through the testimony of nearly 80 eyewitnesses, they bring us a fresh look at this painful conflict. They interviewed those who fought in the war and those who fought against it, grunts and officers in the army and Marines, prisoners of war, medics, a fighter pilot, a helicopter crew chief, a Gold Star mother and sister, a nurse, college students, anti-war activists, deserters, CIA officers, diplomats, and journalists.
Too often, when Americans talk about the Vietnam War, they are talking only about themsleves. In this film, you will get to know dozens of Vietnamese witnesses from the North and the South – soldiers, civilians, spies, artists, diplomats, politicians, and journalists – who were willing for the first time to share their stories about the war as it really was. There is no single truth to be extracted from the Vietnam War. On all sides, questions remain that will never be fully answered. Who was right? Who was wrong? What does it mean to be a citizen, and a patriot? Were the sacrifices in blood and bone too high? Could it have turned out differently?
Join us for this important viewing and conversation. We will be showing and discussing the following episodes:
January 24, Episode 1. Deja Vu (1958-1961): After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided.
January 31, Episode 2. Riding the Tiger (1961-1963): As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with the US involvement in Vietnam.
February 07, Episode 3. The River Styx (01/1964-12/1965): With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ bombs the North and sends troopst to the Souths.
February 14, Episode 4. Resolve (01/1966-06/1967): US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike ther fathers' war as the antiwar movement gorws.
February 21, Episode 5. This Is What We Do (07/1967-12/1967): President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.
February 28, Episode 6. Things Fall Apart (01/1968-07/1968): Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.
March 07, Episode 7. The Veneer of Civilization (06/1968-05/1969): After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, wins the presidency.
March 14, Episode 8. The History of the World (04/1969-05/1970) Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia the anitwar movement reignites.
March 21, Episode 9. A Disrespectful Loyalty (05/1970-03/1973) South Vietnam fights alone as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. POWs return.
March 28, Episode 10. The Weight of Memory (03/1973-Onward) Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans & Vietnamese from all sides seek reconciliation.