Prescott Valley Little League opening is Saturday
Baseball fields around Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humobldt will resound with the crack of the bat this Saturday as local Little Leagues start their 2010 season.
Opening ceremonies for Prescott Valley Little League are from 10-11 a.m. at Mountain Valley Park, with games following for the rest of the day, including a 3-way T-ball game.
Each of the PV league's 14 baseball and three softball teams have put together a gift basket (value at least $35) to raffle.
People can buy tickets for the dunk tank, raffles, maybe a bouncy house, and the barbecue featuring pulled pork and hot dogs.
Also during the afternoon the league will conduct an auction for Arizona Diamonbacks tickets for a family of 4 in the all-you-can-eat seats.
League organizers are asking for volunteers to come out Friday night starting at 6 p.m.
to prepare the fields for the 150 kids who are anxious to play.
Dewey-Humboldt Little League ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. followed by games until 3 p.m., at the Humboldt Elementary School field.
Pitch, Hit & Run event is April 17
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona and the Town of Prescott Valley's Parks and Recreation Department invite youth ages 7-14 to take part in the 2010 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Saturday, April 17, at Mountain Valley Park.
The free event begins with 9 a.m. registration. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate to register, as competition is divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14, with their age as of July 17 as determinant.
No metal spikes are allowed.
Prescott Valley volunteer fair is tonight at library
The town government will host a Volunteer Expo from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Crystal Meeting Room in the library, 7401 E. Civic Circle.
The neighborhood services division, which Lily McCormack heads, organized the event to enable residents to gather information on volunteer opportunities. The event on Wednesday will feature a number of town departments.
For more information, call McCormack at 759-3107, or send her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monument committee to serve spaghetti dinner
The Military Service Monument committee is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer, Prescott Valley. Cost is $7 and all proceeds go towards the monument. For information, call 772-9563.
Daddy/Daughter Night April 23
The Town of Prescott Valley is sponsoring a "Daddy/Daughter Date Night" for girls ages 5- to 12-years-old from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the Civic Center, on the third floor. The event will include a dinner, dancing, fun activities and lots of prizes. Cost of the event is $32 per couple; $15 for additional daughter.
Attire for the event is semi-formal (dresses for the girls) and sport coats or suit and tie for their attendant. A professional photographer will be there taking photos at an additional fee to be paid the night of the event.
Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. April 15. For additional information, call Kathy Wise at 759-3090.
Taking Care of Business at Catholic Church Saturday
St. Germaine Catholic Church is hosting a community wide Taking Care of Business event this Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More than 30 businesses will show their wares or services in the church's Great Hall, along with raffles from each business, music and food from Arturo's Mexican Restaurant.
The church gave up its annual Tea event, and instead is offering space for local businesses with a hope that residents will shop locally and help out these organizations, said Cindy Ksenzulak, vice regent of Catholic Daughters.
Some of the businesses are: Olsen's Grain, Star Graphics and Web, Ave Maria Pharmacy, Legends Investments, Stitching Post Leather, Heritage Mortuary, Sandy Smith Arts, and many others.
For more information, call Cindy at 710-8003.
St. Germaine Catholic Church is at 7997 E. Dana Drive, off Robert Road.
Soroptimists offer program for girls
Soroptimists International of Prescott Valley will offer the program for girls, "Choices Not Boundaries" on May 1 and 8 at Park View Middle School, 8300 Dana Drive, Prescott Valley.
Choices Not Boundaries is an interactive hands-on program created to help girls in grades 6-8 develop their decision-making skills. The goal is to demonstrate how the choices girls make in life result in consequences, positive and negative.
For more information call Chairwoman Fran Schumacher at 928-925-0530.
Fry Bread at Dewey-Humboldt Activity Center
Every Tuesday in April the Kate Garber Activity Center offers Fry Bread for $5 with all the fixins' - ground beef, cheese, beans, lettuce, sour cream and salsa, plus a beverage. Also available is fry bread with honey or powdered sugar and a beverage for $3.
Proceeds help sponsor the Pioneers Picnic in June.
Heart of a Dragon benefit premiere
Grammy award-winning David Foster, film producer Mark Gordon, director Michael French and OMNI BC in conjunction with Yavapai County's New Horizons Independent Living Center are conducting a special movie premiere screening and lunch featuring the true story of Rick Hansen portrayed in "Heart of a Dragon," at 12 noon on Saturday, April 10 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 4499 E. State Route 69.
Tickets are $50 per person.
"Heart of the Dragon" tells the story of Rick Hansen, who lost his legs in an accident. Hansen pushed himself up the Great Wall of China in a desperate search to find meaning in an odyssey that changed everyone it touched.
Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 15 that paralyzed him from the waist down. He is most famous for his Main In Motion World Tour.
Anyone interested in attending the screening can call Deborah at (928) 772-1266 to RSVP and to purchase tickets by April 7.
Prescott Valley schedules annual spring cleanup day
The Prescott Valley town government has scheduled its annual spring cleanup for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 and May 1.
The town is accepting yard clippings, furniture, other household items and recyclable trash, which includes old appliances, newspapers, plastic containers and aluminum. The town will not accept hazardous or toxic materials, which include medical waste and explosives.
Participants may follow directions to the drop-off site near the town's sewer treatment plant off East Valley Road.
The fee schedule is $1 for Department of Transportation tires that are not mounted, $2 for small cars, $3 for mounted tires, $5 for pickups and off-road heavy truck tires, $10 for vehicles with trailers and $25 for appliances with Freon.
The town is also seeking volunteers for the second day of the cleanup. Volunteers need to check in from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the command center at 3001 N. Main St. to pick up trash bags.
Residents who cannot drive to the drop-off site because of disabilities may call the Public Works Department at 759-3070 a week in advance to arrange for someone to pick up their trash.