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2/15/2012 8:31:00 AM
Roundup: February 15, 2012
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Highway cleanup this Saturday

Those interested in cleaning up Highway 69 between Dewey-Humboldt and Prescott Valley can meet at Starbucks Coffee in the Albertsons Shopping Center on Sheldon in Prescott at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Volunteers will pick up litter between mileposts 283 and 284, a section adopted by the Volante Academy of the Arts, said Gary Chamberlain, leader of Folksville USA, a group of volunteers who aim to remove trash from highways. Prescott Litter Lifters told its members about the event; Home Depot in Prescott donated equipment; and High Gear Bicycle Shop in Prescott is helping connect volunteers with groups looking for help, Chamberlain said. Volunteers must be 12 or older to participate in this ADOT Adopt-A-Highway group effort. For more information on the event, call (928) 202-1186.

BMHS hosts Future Freshman Night

Bradshaw Mountain High School will host its Future Freshman Night in the school's main gym on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The event begins with a general assembly at 6 p.m., followed by campus tours and opportunities to meet with teachers, coaches and club sponsors to learn about the many opportunities available to students. The event is open to all area eighth-graders - Class of 2016 - and their parents.

Learn about composting

Our Prescott Valley Community Garden offers a free workshop on composting from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Stepping Stones, room 2.

Master Gardener and composting expert Merle Herrick will discuss how composting works, different methods, materials, and how to get started. Seating is limited to 25, RSVPs are required. Call Bonnie, 772-3308, to reserve a seat or for more information.

Enter for a chance to win a plethora of prizes

The Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library announces a Valentine's Gift Basket Raffle that includes an IHOP gift certificate; a suite at Tim's Toyota Center including 10 Sundogs hockey tickets, hockey puck and surprise; a $50 gift certificate at Buffalo Wild Wings; $25 gift certificate redeemable at Streets of New York; green fees at StoneRidge Golf Course; a gift certificate for lunch for two to Steph's Café Magic; a gift certificate to the Library Friends' bookstore; a gift certificate from Pony Espresso Café; membership from Curves; $40 gift certificate for Donya Marie's Beyond chocolate restaurant; and more.

Tickets are $1 or 6/$5 at the Friends of the Library bookstore. The drawing is at noon on Feb. 24. The gift basket is on display at the library. Call 759-3048 for more information.

Historical Society to meet Saturday

The Prescott Valley Historical Society general meeting is 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 18, in the PV Library Crystal Room. Cindy Grasser, director of the Smoki Museum, is the featured speaker. There will be a silent auction for a Hassayampa golf package and one night at the Comfort Inn. The public is welcome.

The Prescott Valley Historical Society office is located on the first floor of the Civic Center and is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon. Visitors are welcome.

Learn how PVPD works at Citizens Police Academy

The Prescott Valley Police Department invites residents to get an inside look at how law enforcement operates by attending the Spring 2012 Citizens Police Academy.

Participants will receive an overview of the various functions and services offered by the agency.

Participants must be 18 or older, a Prescott Valley resident, and a legal resident of the United States. The deadline to apply is Feb. 24.

Classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 20 and continuing for seven weeks. For information, visit prescottvalleypolice.net or call (928) 772-5150.

Family Legacy Writing workshop at PV Library

Learn the most important elements of writing your family history, autobiography or develop your writing skills. Each of us has a story from our ancestors or even our own story to tell. Make your ancestors come alive on paper. Make your family legacy something your children will be proud of. This workshop is sponsored by the library and is free to the public.

Linda Weaver Clarke, lecturer and author, flies throughout the United States presenting her workshop to libraries.

Clarke will be teaching at the Prescott Valley Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for their generous sponsorship. The Author's award-winning novel will be available after the event. To learn more about her classes, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com

Blankets 4 Kids at PV Kohl's

Blankets 4 Kids will be partnering with Kohl's Department Store in Prescott Valley for the collection of blankets, hats, scarves and teddy bears on Saturdays, March 3, April 7 and May 5. Bring your comfort items to the entrance of the store between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donated items will be given to support the kids in the Quad-City area.

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