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Cordes Lakes area

Cordes Lakes Library new hours

The Cordes Lakes Library will now be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 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.

Popular Sweetheart Dinner Feb. 13

The popular Sweetheart Dinner will take place on Feb. 13 at the Community Center. This was a "standing room only" event last year, so be sure to make arrangements with your sweetheart and be there for the 5 p.m. Sweetheart Dinner.

Reaching Out in Love Ministry

Reaching Out in Love Ministry offers a helping 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 will be open Jan. 22-23 and 29-30. Flo Lottes of Cordes Lakes won the denim quilt raffle.

Since it is too cold to hold yard sales outside they are in the process of finding an indoor space. Contact Carol Peck at 899-5050 if you have any suggestions.

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 program (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.

A basket auction is planned for January to benefit June Wiley's son, who is seriously ill with leukemia.

Watch for the Tuesday Club's January 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 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.

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. The next hike will be February 2.

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.

Drop off brush on third Saturdays

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

Child Find Screening at Mayer for all kids in area

The Mayer Unified School District will offer a free screening for children ages 3 years 10 months through 5 years old on Tuesday, Feb. 2, by appointment only.

The screening will take place at Mayer Elementary School for children residing within the Areas of Mayer, Spring Valley, Cordes, Cordes Lakes, Black Canyon City, Dewey, Humboldt, Prescott Valley and many surrounding areas.

The screening is free to children between the ages of 2 years 10 months through 5 years.

Screenings include: Speech/Communication; Hearing and Vision; Motor Skills/Coordination; Cognitive/Reasoning; Behavior Issues and Physical Development.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Mayer Unified School District at 928-642-1011.

Mayer Elders Club events and news

Come join the Big Bug Charity Quilters every Monday at the Mayer Senior Center.  We quilt from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. and break for lunch in the Meals on Wheels dining room. You do not have to know how to sew and do not have to have a sewing machine.  Stop by and visit with us. A Quiltathon will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, when there will be a celebration breakfast. Sponsor your favorite Big Bug Charity Quilter. Each quilter will have a signup sheet at the Senior Center so you can pledge for the number of quilts that the member can make in the one month period. Proceeds to go to Mayer Area Meals on Wheels.

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.  Another class will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m.

The Mayer Area Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers for the Cordes Lakes Area.  We have always supplied Cordes clients with five frozen meals delivered on Thursday.  If we can find a few more drivers, we would like to start delivering these meals daily in February.  It not only gives the homebound a hot meal (which would certainly taste better than a frozen microwaved dinner), but also enables the individual to see someone each day. 

 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.

Valentine's Day Dinner

The Mayer Area Meals on Wheels program Valentine's Day dinner will take place on Friday, Feb. 12, at 11:30 a.m.  We will have a signup sheet at the Hostess Desk starting the week of Jan. 19.  On our menu will be barbeque chicken, and for dessert, we'll be having an ice cream social.  The price remains the same as a regular dinner - $5.  We'll  have some raffles, door prizes, and fun. 


Gem & Mineral Show planned in May

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.

Poland Junction

Boots 'n Spurs Saddle Club events

Poland Junction arena is closed until further notice. Boots n' Spurs Saddle Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, 6 p.m. at Charcoal Pit Restaurant, on Highway 69 in Mayer. Agenda includes  Upcoming Events for 2010.

For more information call 928-848-2772 or 928-308-1411.

Black Canyon City

Meals on Wheels

BCC Meals On Wheels Soup Supper will take place on Feb. 2. Soups will include Chili, Tomato Bisque, Chicken Corn Chowder. A raffle will take place.

On Thursday, Feb. 4 The Sidekicks Band from Mayer will entertain lunch guests from 11 a.m. to noon.

Bingo follows our Soup Supper. Early bird Bingo is at 6:30 p.m. and regular Bingo is at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Depression, Bi-polar support

A group meets in Black Canyon City at 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Albins Civic Ctr., 19055 E. K-Mine Road. Contact Julie Pederson for more information at (623) 374-9829.

Call Julie Pederson 623-374-9829 or email

Other Areas

Cactus Club forms in Prescott

A cactus club is forming in the greater Prescott area. Membership is open to anyone interested in growing, observing or photographing cacti and other succulents, including agaves, aloes, euphorbia, sedums and yuccas.

Anyone interested should call Gene Twaronite at 445-6590 ext. 231 or e-mail

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.

The Yavapai Humane Society opened its low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in September and has performed nearly 900 spay/neuter procedures since then.

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

SCORE plans workshop Jan. 23

Northern Arizona SCORE will be offering a new workshop, "QuickBooks," from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Yavapai College, Building 1, Room 203 in Prescott.

Both new and existing QuickBooks users are encouraged to attend. This session covers the basics of using QuickBooks and its key features. Attendees will receive a detailed student guide and helpful reference handouts. The instructor will use PowerPoint and QuickBooks to discuss and demonstrate.

Cost for the workshop is $50 per person and includes a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Seating is limited.

Contact SCORE at 778-7438, or the SCORE website at or e-mail SCORE at for more information and for reservations.

Dementia care workshop

Adult Care Services and The Margaret T. Morris Center, an assisted-living community solely specializing in caring for those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, will sponsor a three-day Dementia Care Mapping workshop Tuesday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Jan. 28, at The Springhill Suites in Prescott.

Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is a method to evaluate the delivery of person-centered care and, in general, to improve the quality of care delivered to persons with dementia in formal-care settings. The workshop is made possible by a grant to Adult Care Services through The Emerald Foundation of Tucson. For more information regarding the course, registration and scholarship guidelines, contact Michael Direen at 441-1030.

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, and recording their responses on paper forms.

Testing sites in the Prescott Valley area have been set up. 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.

For a complete listing of qualifications, job description and a practice test, go to

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

Ask a Kindergarten Teacher! workshop at Yavapai College

The Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College is offering a free parenting workshop entitled "Ask a Kindergarten Teacher!" from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, in Building No. 4, Room 102 on the Prescott Campus.

This workshop can help ease the worries of parents wondering if their child is ready for kindergarten or what a typical day is like for the average kindergartener.

Families can talk with a panel of local kindergarten teachers about the transition from preschool life into the kindergarten atmosphere. Discussion topics may include how to select the right school for your child as well as how to make the transition as smooth as possible for your child.

Parents can ask questions, share thoughts and meet area kindergarten teachers.

The Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center will provide childcare during the workshop, but space is limited.

Anyone interested in more information or in signing up for the workshop should call the Family Enrichment Center at (928) 776-2111.


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