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Teen Driver Clinic on Saturday

Autoworks Service and Repair is sponsoring a Teen Driver Clinic on Saturday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Young drivers will learn basic diagnostics and troubleshooting, under the hood and tire care, how to handle emergency situations, and noises, smells and fluids. RSVP now at 775-3332. Lunch served at 1 p.m.

Soroptimists offer program for girls

Soroptimist International of Prescott Valley presents "Choices not Boundaries" Saturday, May 1 and 8 at Park View Middle School, 8300 Dana Drive in Prescott Valley.

This program is designed for girls in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades to participate in an interactive hands-on program created to help them develop their decision-making skills. The goal is to demonstrate how the choices they make in life result in consequences, positive and negative.

For more information, contact Fran Schumacher at 925-0530.

Guest author at Dewey-Humboldt Library

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Library will host the 2010 OneBook-AZ award-winning author Jana Bommersbach on Wednesday, April 21, from 1-3 p.m. OneBookAZ is a program that encourages communities across the State of Arizona to read the same book at the same time and participate in discussions and programs centered around that book.

Jana Bommersbach will discuss her book The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd. The library has multiple copies of the book available to check out prior to the author's visit.

The library also will have a Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 20, at 1 p.m. to talk about the book with fellow readers.

The Story & Activity Time will present All About Elephants for children ages 4-7 on Saturday, April 17, from 10-11:15 a.m. The youngsters will listen to elephant stories, sing elephant songs, play fun elephant games, and create an elephant bank. Plus, there will be elephant eggs for snack. Parents may sign up by calling 928-632-5049 or by stopping in the library.

Kids ages 7 and older are welcome to attend Afternoon Games every Tuesday after school from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Participants can play on the library's Nintendo Wii system on the 80" screen. Plus, board games such as Connect 4, Battleship, checkers, Uno, Parcheesi, Sorry! and more are available. No sign up necessary, just show up for fun.

D-H duct tape event to raise money for community picnic

Dewey-Humboldt residents are planning their first Humboldt Homecoming Picnic for all community members who have ties with Dewey-Humboldt, and the first fundraising event is this weekend.

On Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the picnic committee is hosting a "Stuck for a Buck" event that also includes a rummage sale, barbeque and bake sale. Visitors can purchase a 3-foot long strip of duct tape to fasten a volunteer - could be the mayor or a council member - to an outside post at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

The June 5 picnic will include a barbeque, music, games and activities for the kids.

"This will be a great opportunity for our local people to get to know each other and have a lot of fun," said Stacey Morgan, director of the Kate Garber Activity Center in Humboldt.

Scout summer camps for girls

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council offers two local summer camps specializing in different programs to girls of all ages.

Camp Willow Springs, Prescott - specific features include high and low ropes course, ceramics, theater and dance, as well as unique leadership opportunities including counselor in training, Discover Aviation and Oxford Leadership Youth Program.

Camp Marapai, Prescott - specific features include horseback riding, gardening, composting, geo-caching and the Wrangler-In-Training leadership program.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Girls do not have to be members of a Girl Scout troop to attend camp. For more information visit http://www.girlscoutsaz.org/summer-camp/general-info/ or contact Katie Daily at katiedaily@girlscoutsaz.org.

Historical societies to meet in Ash Fork

The Historical Societies from the Prescott and surrounding areas will meet in Ash Fork on Saturday. The Prescott Valley Historical Society will carpool at the Civic Center to attend this meeting.

If you wish to attend call Ann Musarra at 443-9827. The event will run from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

We will have information tables set up and give a 10-minute talk on our group. There will be entertainment, food, and a vintage car show.

Pitch, Hit and Run competition in PV

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.

E-RAU offers free classes to teachers, students

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers short, interactive online classes for teachers and students through the internet. The classes are free.

Registered participants will receive login instructions prior to the workshop(s) and a certificate of participation following the workshop(s). Contact Stacey DeVeau at deveaus@erau.edu to register.

Clear Skies Ahead: Clearing up the Confusion on Clouds takes place this Saturday, April 17, from 9-10:30 a.m. Learn about the science of clouds and how your students can report cloud observations through NASA's S'COOL or GLOBE Programs.

Environmental Education's Day in the Sun takes place Saturday, April 24, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Participants will learn how other educators have successfully used environmental education in their classrooms and schools.

PV cleanup days April 30, May 1

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.

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 also is 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. They can return for lunch (hot dogs, chips and soft drinks) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Event organizers urge volunteers to bring gloves. Volunteers will receive free T-shirts (while supplies last).

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.

Superintendent public forum at BMHS West

Bradshaw Mountain High School West hosts a public forum for residents to meet the HUSD superintendent candidates on Thursday, April 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in rooms F109, F112, F113, F114. Candidate Vivian Egbert has withdrawn her application because of family health reasons.

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