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Parks and Recreation Events

  1. Registration for Brian Mickelsen Memorial Run

    December 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - April 18, 2018, 5:00 PM

    Registration begins Friday, December 1, 2017 for the 10th Annual Brian Mickelsen Memorial Run. The four scenic courses of this tribute race showcase the beauty of the Verde Valley. Be a part of this growing Verde Valley tradition! Save the most money by registering by January 1, 2018. Rates also go up on March 1, 2018. Get more information & register online at: You can also call Parks & Recreation at 928-639-3200 or email

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  2. Registration Now Open for Looking Good Cottonwood 2018

    December 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - February 21, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Looking Good Cottonwood is your 12 week step-by-step lifestyle transformation journey. It is more than a weight loss plan, it is a full body transformation program with access to health seminars, group exercise classes & weekly weigh-ins. The program begins Wednesday, 2/21 & runs through Wednesday 5/16/18. Come by the Cottonwood Recreation Center to sign up now. For more information contact Trevor Faust at or call 928-639-3200.

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Recreation Center Classes & Programs

  1. Kapuna Hula (for seniors)

    January 17, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Recreation Center - Party Room B

    Class is conducted at a nice, easy pace. Get exercise while enjoying the beautiful music and dance of Hawaii. Classes are progressive with one lesson built upon the previous one. Learn basic hands and feet motions and to speak some Hawaiian words. This is not a beginners class. Please contact instructor before starting. Recommended: completion of New For Beginners Hula class. Taught by Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman from Hawaii.

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  2. Women's Hula Intermediate

    January 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Recreation Center - Party Room B

    This class is for women ages 15 and older. Participants must have had prior hula training and be familiar with various hula steps and hand and body movements. Some knowledge of Hawaiian language is very helpful, as most dance songs are in Hawaiian. Classes are progressive and ongoing with each lesson built upon the previous week's lesson. Prerequisite: 5 years of prior hula training and instructor approval. Taught by Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman from Hawaii.

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  3. Men's Hula Class Level II

    January 17, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Recreation Center - Party Room B

    This class is for gentlemen ages 16 and older. Participants learn hula movements that are similar to some martial arts moves, perhaps linking hula to the training of warriors in ancient times. Hawaiian culture, values and language are part of the hula training. Hula dances may include modern hula known to many today, as well as the old-style hula done to chants. Classes are progressive and ongoing, with each lesson built upon the previous week’s. Prerequisite: some dance experience extremely helpful but not necessary; please call to discuss with instructor. Taught by Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman from Hawaii.

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