Public to hear open space and trails in D-H today
Residents of Dewey-Humboldt and the general public have two opportunities to participate in a community outreach and information gathering meeting with the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee today - the first at 10 a.m. at Sandra and Earl Goodwin's home, 14525 E. Eagle Drive, Dewey; and also at 6:30 p.m. in the J.W. Mitchell Room, lower level of the D-H Town Library.
A regular meeting of the OSAT takes place today at 3 p.m. at Town Hall where members will make a presentation, take comments from the public, and discuss recommendations.
Guest author at D-H Library today
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.
HUSD final public forum Thursday
The public can meet the third candidate in the superintendent search for Humboldt Unified School District on Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Sandra Johnson was unable to attend this past week's forum because of illness.
"In an effort to exercise proper due diligence in its search process, the Board is requesting feedback and comments from administrators, teachers, and the community regarding Dr. Sandra Johnson," said Mariela Bean, HUSD Public Relations director.
Johnson will tour the school sites, beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by a meeting with principals and directors at 4:10 p.m. The community forum takes place at Liberty Traditional School at 6 p.m. Candidate Dr. Paul Stanton will join Johnson at the community forum.
Local artist offers pastel class
Paulette Bedford will teach a three-part Fundamentals of Pastel class on Wednesdays, May 5, 12 and 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Orchard Ranch in Dewey.
Students will start with a still life, then move to individual subjects, exploring the intense colors of the pastel medium. Cost is $45 for all three sessions; deadline to enter is April 28.
To register and for a supply list, call Sid Freeman at 772-1767. Paulette Bedford is the featured artist at the Prescott Valley Samaritan Center and also exhibits her work at the Mountain Artists Gallery in Prescott. The class is sponsored by the Prescott Valley Art Guild.
Two classes for parents on family and adolescents
The Humboldt and Prescott Unified School districts offer two workshops for parents. Beth Dunn presents an interactive question and answer session on issues that affect families in Family Matters, Thursday, April 22, in the Glassford Hill Middle School library, 6901 Panther Path, Prescott Valley (off Glassford Hill Rd.). Childcare is provided. For more information, call 759-5109.
Dr. Marshall Kane, HUSD school psychologist, will conduct Adolescents and Self-Harm, an interactive discussion examining the causes and interventions for such behaviors as cutting on Monday, April 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Glassford Hill Middle School library, 6901 Panther Path, Prescott Valley (off Glassford Hill Rd.). Childcare is provided. For more information, call 759-5109.
Earth Day fest at Prescott College
Prescott College is hosting Earth Day 2010 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, in the courtyard and alley behind the college's main buildings at 220 Grove Ave. The event includes a full day of demonstrations, live entertainment, presentations, product samples and sustainable activities for kids and adults.
Participants can learn how to "go green" and what it means to be fair trade, organic and sustainable.
Participants are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event, where members of
the Prescott College Bicycle Ambassadors will offer bicycle check-ups, tips on bicycle safety and fun demonstrations.
For additional in-
formation, call Tami Reed at 350-4311 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayflower Society to celebrate 55th
The Arizona Mayflower Society will celebrate its 55th Anniversary with a parade (in period clothing) at the Courthouse Square on Sunday, April 25, at 10 a.m. There'll be a working model of "stocks" on display - an early form of punishment in the colonies - as well as a chance to count kernels of corn to win a $100 Target giftcard.
Learn more about the Pilgrims as a people, the Indians who befriended them and the freedoms they sought in the new world. Come live history. For more information, call AMS Governor, Mrs. Lee Nelson at: (928)636-2489.
Bluegrass Gospel concert in Dewey
Mountain View Baptist Church will host a Bluegrass Gospel Concert Sunday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. with the Extra Touch. The five members met in Wickenburg and began playing together in 2003. They focus on gospel music with a bluegrass flavor and music ranging from four-part a cappella to parodies of familiar songs.
Refreshments and Gospel Jam will follow. Bring your voice and instruments. Love offerings will be gratefully accepted.
Mt. View Baptist Church is at 395 Pony Place, Dewey. Off Highway 69 east on Kachina (at the light), left on Pony Place to the church. Info: Karmann Powell 928-899-8956.
PV Library used book sale this week
The Friends of the Prescott Public Library conducts its used book sale Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the spacious third floor Crystal Room.
D-H Library has workshop on scams
The Dewey-Humboldt Town Library will host a workshop on "Avoiding Scams" presented by Cole Hickman from the Arizona Attorney General's Office on Monday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the J.W. Mitchell Room, lower floor of the library.
Hickman will show how to identify a scam and what to do about it. Refreshments by the Friends of the Library.
The library also is co-sponsoring an "Adventures in Astronomy" program at the Humboldt Activity Center on Monday, May 3, at 6 p.m. John Carter of the Prescott Astronomy Club will offer a tour of our solar system and beyond, highlighting the wonders of the night sky. The activity starts in the Activity Center and then moves outside to the library's parking lot at 8 p.m., weather permitting, for views of the night sky through Prescott Astronomy Club telescopes. It will be fun for the whole family!
EPA to present findings on mine/smelter study
Federal and state environmental agencies invite the public to a community meeting at the American Legion Post #78 on Highway 69, Humboldt, on Tuesday, April 27. The presentation is from 6-7:30 p.m., with an open house from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Representatives from Environmental Protection Agency and the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality will discuss the results of the Remedial Investigation that looked at soil, surface and ground water, and air contaminants from the Iron King Mine, the Humboldt Smelter, and waterways in Dewey-Humboldt.
The RI report is available online and at the D-H Town Library. For more information, visit EPA and DEQ websites at: www.epa.gov/region09/ironkingmine and www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/sps/statesites.html#ironking.
'Making of America' seminar May 1
The National Center for Constitutional Studies presents "The Making of America" a constitutional seminar on Saturday, May 1, at Camp Pinerock in Prescott.
The seminar cost $15 per person and includes a study guide, inspiring stories, lectures and audience involvement. Lunch will be available on site.
"Developing America's Great Success Formula," an exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Washington and others made in order to rediscover the keys to the creation of the first free nation in modern times is from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. "The Perfect Plan of Liberty," a refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the Preamble through the Amendments to the Constitution is from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets ahead by calling 928-277-4926. Some student scholarships may be available.
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.
Relay for Life seeks teams for event
Organizers for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in the Quad City Community are seeking teams of people to participate in the overnight event on June 11 and 12, from 6 p.m.-8 a.m. at Prescott High School.
Teams camp out on the football field and members take turns walking or running around the track, so that at least one representative is on the track at all times. This signifies that cancer never sleeps.
Teams collect pledges, which go toward cancer research.
The Relay for Life begins with a Survivors Lap, where cancer survivors walk with relay participants to show there is progress in the battle against cancer.
Also, for the first time at the event, people between 30 and 65 who never have been diagnosed with cancer can sign up to participate in a new research study - the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). It involves a 20-30 year commitment and completing periodic follow-up surveys.
For more information on the Quad Cities Relay for Life, visit the Website at www.qccrfl.com, or contact: Kristi Jones, event chair, 928-710-1021, or email@example.com;
Kathy Lathrop, event chair, CPS-3 coordinator, sponsorship chair, 928-708-0213 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ellen Lopez, team development chair, 928-899-0578 or email@example.com, or
Jayne Herman, survivorship chair, 928-777-8420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.