2016: February & Beyond

Hi, Friends!

We’ve had a busy winter, and spring looks like it’ll be every bit as fun! Firstly, I want to thank all of you for your support of my music. So many times I look out over the audience and think to myself, “Wow, I’ve got the best friends on the planet.” You make it very fun for me, as I pray I do the same for you. I’ve been learning some new tunes, based on your requests. Complete with my new Roland piano, we are ready to rock, rock, rock.

Secondly, here’s my schedule for the next couple weeks (only public events are posted!):

February 12, 2016 – Elk’s Lodge 2160, Wickenburg, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. This is family friendly and dinner is served at 5pm.

February 19th, 2016 – THIRD FRIDAY BIRTHDAY NIGHT at the Yarnell Family Diner.

Free Dessert for Birthday Babies, Trivia and dancing!

Happy birthday to:

  • Phillip Snyder Feb. 1st
  • Walt Eckes Feb. 4th
  • Gerald Montgomery Feb. 16th
  • Chaz Shane Feb. 21st
  • Samir Rafeedie Feb. 21st
  • Chuck Tidey Feb. 28th

After these two events, I’m focused on school. Wish me luck as I finish up my Grant Writer’s Certification in Orlando, Florida. (Don’t you feel sorry for me? Haha!) The last part of this course is in person rather than online, with March 2nd being the big writing test. So, I’ve hit the books.

March and April are filled with entertainment. I’ll keep you posted.

Otherwise, we have two major events coming to Yarnell that you need to get in on! Yarnell Daze, May 14th and the Yarnell Memorial Run, June 4th. Both are huge events for our small town.

My event blaster, partner in crime and friend, Leah Tidey provided all the following information as well, with every local event she could find. Check it out!

Have a wonderful week,


Feb 9 – Movie at the Presbyterian Church, 6pm.  The movie “God Is Not Dead”, coffee, and popcorn are FREE.  More info call 427-0259.

Feb 12 & 13 – HUGE yard sale to benefit Petey’s Playground.  9am-4pm both days (or I guess until they are sold out) at the Muleshoe Animal Clinic.  If you didn’t make the sale last year, well, you are in for a treat.  Just remember not to buy the stuff you donated.  And if you have stuff to donate call Kim Lytle at 928-713-1375.

Feb 12 – Friday night dinner and dancing at the Family Diner 5pm-8pm.  “Strings Attached”, a wonderful blend of Blues, R&B, Rock, and Country.  Friday night special at the Diner is “all you can eat fish and chips.”

Feb 12 – 2nd Friday at the Wickenburg Elks w/ yours truly!

Feb 13 – Community Garden meeting at noon at the Community Center.  It’s time to get ready for Spring planting so come on by and see what the Garden is all about.  You don’t need green thumbs to grow a garden so no worries if you are lacking in that department.

Feb 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!   At the Lighthouse Bible Church – a free concert featuring Bost Family Traditions. Enjoy a traditional bluegrass folk country Christian musical group. If that isn’t enough, the church is also hosting a free, again free, potluck after the concert.  Hey, if you don’t have to buy concert tickets and a scrumptious meal you’ll have lots of money for flowers for your Valentine.  For more info call 928-232-0679.

Feb 16 – Yarnell Community Center annual meeting and potluck.  Elections to the Board will take place at this meeting.  Like all Boards around town, the Center needs your help so think about volunteering.  Potluck is at 5pm, meeting begins at 5:45.

Feb 17 – Chamber of Commerce meeting at the CC at 5:30pm.  The Chamber has been up to some wonderful things lately and is currently busy with Yarnell Daze planning, thanks to Trish Edwards again this year.  Want to help, come to the meeting and find your best fit.  BTW, I will not be coordinating Buzzard’s Bash this year so you are needed!!

Feb 18 – Paint a Painting evening at the Community Center @ 6:30pm.  Call Jerry Florman at 602-399-1679 or jerryflorman@gmail.com for more info.  Or sign up at the CC.  This is a fundraiser for the CC AND you get to walk away with a fabulous one of a kind painting….yours!

Feb 19 – Birthday Night at the Diner.  Dance to the tunes of Denise Roggio from 5-8pm.  Chow down on fish and chips and test your trivia IQ (I do the questions so you KNOW they aren’t that hard…).  Birthday babies get a free dessert.  Chuck’s birthday is this month and I think he’ll be in town so come celebrate with us.

Feb 20 – Community Leadership Breakfast at 8:30am at Model Creek School.  This is an informative gathering and opportunity to network AND enjoy a FREE breakfast prepared by the Peeples Valley Fire Auxiliary.

Wow, you can just eat your way through this month….

Feb 22 – Dessert Day at the Community Center.  YUM!!   From 11am-12:30 pm enjoy lunch for $6, $5 (if you’re older than me) and ice cream sundaes for $3.

Feb 23 – Yarnell Fire Auxiliary meeting 2pm at the Fire Annex Building.  The Auxiliary is the fun-raising portion of the Fire Department.  You like to have fun right?


Upcoming Fun – Mark your calendars

Mar 14 – Yarnell Memorial Run meeting, 10am at the Fire Annex Building.  Planning for the 5k, 10k, 19k, and fun walk on June 4.   Volunteers are needed in so many ways.  Promise, we won’t make you run, unless you want to and in that case sign up at www.yarnellmemorialrun.com.

Mar 19 – Yarnell Water Improvement Association annual meeting and FREE dinner.  4pm at the Community Center.  You must be a member of the YWIA (that means you get a water bill).  Three BoD seats are up for election this year – one could be you.  Please RSVP no later than March 7 to info@yarnellwater.com or call 928-427-3321.

Apr 2 – 3rd Annual Spring Gourmet Dinner Dance sponsored by the Peeples Valley Fire Auxiliary $15.  Tickets go fast and will NOT be available at the door.  5pm-8pm at Model Creek School.  Live entertainment provided by Denise Roggio. For tickets call Judy Garner 928-899-7355, Pam Kellman 928-273-4413, Marcie Theokas 623-910-0338.

Apr 9 – Trivia Event fundraiser for Petey’s Playground 5pm.  Get your teams together soon and brush up on your trivia – it’s way harder than what I do at the Diner on Birthday Night.  Last two years teams have consisted of 8 people – the smartest you know.  This is a way cool and fun event and the venue always packed so be ready to get your tickets.  More details will follow.

May 14 – Yarnell Daze.  Wahoo!!  This annual event is in full swing and you can help.  Lots of work is involved in pulling this event together – prior to the day, of the day, and cleanup after the day.  Lots of volunteer positions are available and you are needed.  Call Trish Edwards, fabulous event organizer at 928-277-6674.

Miscellaneous Stuff

The Red Cross is planning a smoke detector installation event for our area on March 19.  the Yarnell Fire Auxiliary is involved with planning the event (see what I mean about fun-raiser??)  If you need assistance with your smoke detectors or would like to VOLUNTEER  call 427-6578.

Huge, huge sale at BWear Chic Boutique.  Till the end of February Stacy has some GREAT deals going on.  And yes, our beloved Stacy is staying in Yarnell and will keep her fabulous shop open and continue to dress all of Yarnell single handedly.  She’s got some new “jeggings” which are adorably cute – jean leggings.


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