Black Canyon City area
Annual BBQ Challenge Saturday
Rock Springs Cafe will present its Annual Hogs in Heat BBQ Challenge on Saturday and Sunday. BBQ categories include chicken, pork ribs, pork, and beef brisket. This "official" Arizona Triple Crown of BBQ event will feature more than $5,000 in cash, prizes and trophies. For more information or an entry form visit www.rockspringscafe.com and click on events, or call Rock Springs Cafe at 623-374-5794.
Cordes Lakes area
Church Rummage/Bake sale May 1
The Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church in Cordes Lakes will conduct its Annual Rummage & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lots of goodies for everyone!
AA, Al-Anon meets 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. You 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. You can also purchase your cruise tickets to go cruising with the group.
Mystery Theater on May 15
May 15 is the date for the Mystery Theater. This is not just an "eat and run." Plan to sit back, relax, enjoy the entertainment and be first to solve the crime for a prize. Pre-sale starts April 7.
Tickets are $10 per person and includes dinner, dessert, beverage, and entertainment. Seats are limited, so get your tickets early. Contact Pat Williamson 632-8965 or Phyllis Willman 632-8010.
Legion Casino trip is May 26
May 26 is the date for the American Legion Bus to Mazatlan Casino in Payson. For $10 you get transportation to and from the casino (starting at the Community Center), and $10 in gambling chips on arrival at the casino.
Contact Caroline at 632-7819 to reserve a seat on the bus.
Hiking Club: next hike is May 3
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. Due to the warmer weather, the hikes will start earlier. The next hike is May 3.
Contact 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.
Cordes Lakes Library hours
The Cordes Lakes Library is now 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.
Programs to benefit troops
The Cordes Lakes Library has ended the KASTOFF program. Thanks to everyone who supported this effort.
The American Legion is still accepting donations for the "Something From Home" program. Contact Ron Johnson 928-632-7819.
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.
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 April 28 and 29 this month, 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, 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 Cordes
TOPS will follow the exercise class on Fridays 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.
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 open date is May 15.
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 Water District rate hearing on May 12
The Mayer Water District will hold a public hearing on a proposed rate restructure at its next regular meeting on May 12 at 6 p.m. at the District office. 13193 Central Ave in Mayer. For information call 928-632-4113.
Mayer Food Bank offers help
Mayer Food Bank is located at 10051 South 2nd Street in Mayer. It is open the last Saturday of the month from 8-11 a.m. Everyone in need is welcome. Springs Church sponsors the food bank. For information contact Art or Sharon Frame 713-5492.
Mayer Daze Parade & Festival
Save the date for the 48th Annual Mayer Daze celebration on May 8. The festival and parade will take place on Wicks St. in Mayer. Parade begins at 10 a.m.
Enjoy a pit BBQ at 11 a.m., crafts booths, carnival games, climbing wall, pit barbecue, craft booths, carnival games, car show, climbing wall and an 8 p.m. dance. For more information call 928-632-9193.
Meet Grandma at the Library
Join us for story time. All preschool and kindergarten aged children are welcome. Mom and Dad, too. Come to the library at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Next story time is May 13.
Mayer Elders Club events and news
Mayer's Emporium will be having a rummage sale on Saturday, May 1. Come see all the items on sale and enjoy the Mayer Elder's Club bake sale also. Shopping starts at 8 a.m.
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.
Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, the Southwest Tractor Show will be held in the lot next to Albertson's in Prescott Valley. The Big Bug Charity Quilters will have a booth. Please come support them.
Saturday, May 8, MAMOW will be serving breakfast from 6:30-9 a.m. before the parade at the Mayer Elder's Center. Come enjoy the band, The Sidekicks, and eat a hearty breakfast that will last until the Mayer Daze Barbeque at noon.
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.
Mayer Library Used Book Sale
All used books at the Mayer Public Library will sell for 10 cents each during the month of April. Bargains galore! For more information call 632-7370.
Boots 'n Spurs Saddle Club events
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.
Boots n' Spurs Saddle Club will be hosting a Horse Show, at the Big Bug Stables Grand Opening at the Creekside Preserve & Lodge on Highway 69, Mayer. The show will take place Saturday, May 15, with a 9 a.m. signup. Judging starts at 10 a.m. Entry fee $10, ribbons and belt buckles awarded. Two competition classes, Western Pleasure, & Trail Class. Age groups, 4-9, 10-15, & 16 over. Free ice cream cones! 928-308-1411
May 28, 29, 30 Dippity Do Trail Ride in the pines. For information call 928-273-6461 or 928-308-1411.
Neighbor to Neighbor seeks volunteers
Neighbor to Neighbor is recruiting volunteers for a variety of opportunities to assist seniors and adults with disabilities who are no longer able to drive due to a medical or age related reason. If you are interested and live between Prescott Valley and Cordes Lakes please contact Neighbor to Neighbor.
Neighbor to Neighbor needs volunteers to assist with transportation to and from medical appointments from Prescott Valley to Cordes Junction.
Responsibilities include picking up our clients and taking them to their doctor's appointments, waiting through the visit and driving them back to their homes.
This opportunity is on call and always based on your schedule. Please call 775-6145 or email email@example.com for more information about our next informational orientation.
Astronomy Club 'space tour' May 3
The Prescott Astronomy Club (PAC) presents Adventures in Astronomy in a joint venture between the Dewey-Humboldt Public Library and the Dewey-Humboldt Activity Center on May 3 at 6 p.m.
PAC member John Carter will take you on a space tour through the Solar System and beyond, highlighting the wonders of the night sky. PAC members will bring their telescopes to be on hand after the talk at 8 p.m. for public viewing, weather permitting.
The talk will take place in the Activity Center at 13000 E. Prescott Street, Humboldt. For more information, call the library at 928-632-5049 or the Activity Center at 928-632-0699 or visit the Prescott Astronomy Club website at http://www.prescottastronomyclub.org
County offers free slash dropoff
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors announces the continuation of a three-month free slash drop-off program at all county transfer stations beginning March 1 and continuing until June 1.
County transfer stations are located in Bagdad, Black Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Seligman and Skull Valley.
Free slash drop off will be during normal operating hours.
This free slash drop-off program will help residents in developing necessary defensible space around their homes and other structures that could fuel fires.
Keeping fuels down is absolutely necessary to help avoid uncontrolled fires that can and do become extremely damaging.
For additional information, contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at 928-771-3183.
Seat open on County P&Z Commission
Yavapai County Supervisor Carol Springer seeks a volunteer for a seat on the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission.
If you are interested and a resident of District One, you may send her your resume by mail, fax or e-mail.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Attention: Supervisor Carol Springer, 1015 Fair Street, Room 310, Prescott, AZ 86305.
Fax (928) 771-32-57 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water test kits available
The University of Arizona, Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Office is offering affordable well water testing kits. Test kits can be ordered by mail or they can be purchased and picked up at the office in Prescott at 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C or at our Cottonwood Office at 2657 Village Dr. in Cottonwood.
Order forms can be found on our website www.ag.arizona.edu/yavapai. For more information about the kits or other water related questions, contact Edessa Carr, Water Education Program Coordinator, at 445-6590, Ext. 227
If you are a property owner whose water supply comes from a private well it is up to you to make sure your water meets safe drinking water standards.