Historical Society plans evening with local authors
The Dewey Humboldt Historical Society invites the public to an evening with local authors from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Museum on Main Street in Humboldt. The program includes readings from Nancy Burgess, Garry Rogers, Betty Joy, Kevin Leonard, Jane Ryan, Betty Dickinson Kent, Jim Orr, Pat Catlin and Gisela Gminder.
Hot cider and cookies provided. Suggested donation of $5 benefits the museum. For more information, call Bart 928-710--7691 or email Sandy at sandy.geiger@gmail
Republican Women holiday lunch Dec. 11
The Republican Women of Prescott Holiday Luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Highway 69, Prescott.
For reservations call 928-778-0235.
Arizona Old Time fiddlers elect new officers
The Mile High Chapter of the Arizona Old Time Fiddlers has elected new officers. John Kennedy will serve as president, and Oscar Gray as vice president, both having previously held those positions. Secretary/ membership is Patty Hughes and treasurer is Mary Leavitt.
The Mile High Chapter invites the public to a free concert from 1-3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at the Orchard Ranch R. V. Park, 11250 Highway 69, between Prescott Valley and Dewey.
The goals of the organization are to promote and perpetuate the art of old time fiddling. A scholarship program is open to anyone interested in learning. Call for more information. 928-772-5737. Everyone welcome.
Auditions for Music Man are Dec. 21
Lonesome Valley Playhouse will hold auditions for its production of "The Music Man" at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Franklin Phonetic School in Prescott Valley.
The Music Man - fast-talking traveling salesman "Professor" Harold Hill - arrives in fictitious River City, Iowa, on July 4, 1954, to sell band instruments and uniforms. He convinces the townspeople the only way to avoid corruption of the town's youth is to start a band with himself as leader. Along the way he courts skeptical librarian Marian. Rehearsals begin Jan. 8.
For more information, call Clyde at 928-583-4684, or Tamee at 928-499-8664.
D-H IONS meeting looks at Mayan calendar
The Dewey-Humboldt IONS Community Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the lower level of the D-H Town Library, 12980 Prescott St., Humboldt.
The public is invited to join a conversation about 2012 and Beyond. We will explore the teachings of the philosopher Pythagoras and the system of life planning known as numerology. This may include an exploration of the Enneagram and allow for discussion of the Mayan calendar, astrology and astronomy.
The question is: What do you think about the possibilities for the transformation of global consciousness that is predicted, and what opportunities do you see for yourself as part of the global community? The meeting is free and visitors are always welcome.
Because of a scheduling conflict, the day and time of the meeting was changed from the regular first Tuesday of the month.
Guidance Clinic seeks tax donations
Guidance Clinic will Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Law allows taxpayers to earn up to $400 for married couples or $200 for singles by donating to qualified nonprofit organizations. West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, Inc. is one of those.
This is a state credit opportunity, not just a deduction. You can take advantage of the State School Tax Credit too; you do not have to do one or the other. West Yavapai Guidance Clinic provides critical mental health, crisis and addiction services. The deadline to make this donation and take the credit for this year is December 31. To learn more, call the Clinic at 928-445-5211, ext 3615, or go to the Arizona Department of Revenue website at www.azdor.gov.
Prescribed burn planned south of Prescott this week
Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed burn on 270 acres south of Prescott Tuesday through Thursday if weather conditions are favorable. The Ponderosa Park burn will be located east of Highway 89, north of Indian Creek Road and northwest of the Ponderosa Park subdivision.
For more information check the forest's fire information hotline at 777-5799 or its website at fs.usda.gov/Prescott.
Optimist Club sponsors essay contest for students
The Optimist Club of Yavapai County encourages local students to write an essay on the topic "How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value" as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2013. The essay must be between 700-800 words and the deadline is Feb. 28, 2013. The top three area winners will receive local club awards and the winning essay will be sent to the Arizona district level where the top winner will receive a $2,500 college scholarship.
The Optimist Club of Yavapai County became active in the community this year, and recently held its first fundraiser, a haircut-a-thon, raising $500 for Turning Point, Yavapai County's youth crisis center and shelter.
Carrying the motto "Bringing Out the Best in Kids," Optimists International conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about the Optimist Club of Yavapai County, please call Michael Whiting at 899-8680 or visit www.arizonaoptimists.com.