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Valley of Lights open through Dec. 30
The 13th annual Valley of Lights at Fain Park will remain open from 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 30. Millions of lights comprise dozens of displays - both stationary and animated.
Call Bev at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, 772-8857, for more information on sponsorships and volunteer opportunities.
Create-A-Tree deadline tomorrow
The 11th annual Create-A-Tree exhibit at the Prescott Valley Public Library and Civic Center is a showcase available to promote groups, schools, organizations and businesses by decorating an indoor "tree" for display that will complement the outside lighting display. In past years participants made trees of ladders, umbrellas, paint cans, record albums, metal and hair curlers.
Submit an application at the town's website, www.pvaz.net, by 5 p.m. on Thursday. There is no entry fee.
PV Festival of Lights is Dec. 7
Prescott Valley's annual Holiday Festival of Lights takes place Friday, Dec. 7, at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.
Liberty Traditional School Chamber Singers will offer festive music from 5-5:30 p.m., followed by Mayor Harvey Skoog's welcome, and Children's Storytime from Chamber CEO Marnie Uhl at 5:40 p.m. Lighting happens at 5:50 p.m., and the Night Light parade starts at 6 p.m. Visit with Santa inside the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m., along with Create-A-Tree viewing at the Prescott Valley Public Library.
Parade entry fee, due by Dec. 3, is $25. Call Bev at 772-8857.
Clothe-A-Child seeks donations
The Yavapai County Shrine Club is hosting its annual "Clothe-A-Child" program in December.
This can only be accomplished through the generous donations of local businesses and individuals. School nurses from Mayer to Prescott identify needy children 5-10 years old. Please send donations to Yavapai County Shrine Club "Clothe-A-Child Program," P.O. Box 10623, Prescott, AZ 86304. For more information, call 778-1977.
Help foster children with gifts
Yavapai CASA for Kids, Inc. is asking for the public's help in purchasing holiday gifts for foster care children. About 380 children are under the care of the Yavapai County Juvenile Court due to abuse, neglect, or both, as well as another 60 youth ages 18-21 who previously were wards of the court.
Christmas trees in several locations contain suggested gift items: Albertson's, 7450 E. Highway 69; Country Bank, 3044 Glassford Hill Road; Granville Community Center, 5643 Granville Parkway; and Yavapai County Health Department, 3212 Windsong Dr. Donors can bring an appropriate gift, unwrapped, back to any of the tree locations by Dec. 15.
To learn more about CASA for Kids, please visit www.YavapaiCASA forKids.org.
Quilt Guild potluck is Dec. 3
The Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will have its annual potluck Christmas party and food collection for the Yavapai Food Bank at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley. Bring a dish to share to serve six and non-perishable canned foods for the Yavapai Food Bank. For additional information, call Mary at 632-8760.
Faith United Craft/Bake Sale Dec. 8
Faith United Community Church will conduct its Christmas Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1061 Old Chisholm in thePrescott Golf & Country Club, Dewey.
(Turn at Hwy 69 and the Maverik station and follow signs.)
Craft and gift items, plants, sewn goods, homemade breads, canned goods, wood products, bakery, holiday decor, jewelry, T-shirts, blankets and more. The church also will have cash and quilt raffles (need not be present to win) and food available for sale. For more information, call Andrea at 775-6866.
Pronghorn Ranch Craft Show Dec. 15
The first annual Pronghorn Ranch Community Craft Sale takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Pronghorn Ranch Clubhouse, 7051 N. Antelope Meadows, Prescott Valley (off Highway 89A and Viewpoint).
Crafts include unique items perfect for holiday gifts, such as handcrafted jewelry, pottery, woodwork, framed artwork, kitchenware, quilts, rustic shabby chic items, and baked goods. Bring a donation to Toys for Tots or Yavapai Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket for vendor items. Free admission, free parking. For more information, call 775-4625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Reserves collect Toys for Tots
The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity created in 1991 to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to underserved children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Toys that are collected in the area, stay in the area.
The campaign will run through Dec. 19.
In Prescott Valley, people can drop off toys at: Prescott Valley Barber Shop, Sally B's Café, Bank of America, Compass Bank, Arizona Credit Union, Albertsons, Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, Colt Cleaners, Walgreens, Jackass Lounge, PV Chiropractic, Fire Station on Yavapai Road, Prescott Valley Library, Pronghorn Ranch Clubhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Roberts Marke, Grayson House, Giovanni's Restaurant, Foot Work Co., Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Stoneridge Clubhouse, Blue Bird Café, L&P Barber Shop, PV Cycle Zone Marine & Auto, Scrubs 4 Less, Sleep America, A Yogi's Center-Varoopa Yoga.
In Dewey-Humboldt, drop off at the Blue Hills Café. Charities for toy request and pick-up:Prescott Valley Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 Valorie Drive (928-775-0260/928-273-5272), St. Vincent de Paul, 928-533-6840: Russ Dodge Foundation in Dewey, Arizona Dept. of Highway, 928-848-1566.
Register now for Stocking Stuffer Bazaar
Registration is now open for booth space at the annual Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prescott Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St. All nonprofit agencies, clubs, school or scout groups are invited to participate. For more information visit www.Stocking-Stuffer-Bazaar.com or call 778-3747.
Jazz Society Birthday/Christmas party is Dec. 16
Prescott Jazz Society conducts Milt's Annual Birthday/Christmas Celebration at the Hassayampa Inn on Marina St., Prescott, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $45. Call 928-237-7908 before Dec. 1 to reserve $38 V. I. P.
Christmas Angel Tree
Absolute Bliss Salon and Anytime Fitness are partnering with local schools for their annual Christmas Angel Tree. Last year they provided clothing and gifts for 90 students in the community. This season, they ask area residents to help provide for the increased number of children who need warm coats, clothing and shoes. For many of these kids, your gifts may be the only presents they will receive.
To help provide for these "angels," stop by Anytime Fitness, 6715 E. 2nd St., Suite A, Prescott Valley, or call 443-5701, or Absolute Bliss at 6594 E. 2nd St, phone 775-4792.
Gifts need to be wrapped with a description of what is in them and taken to the sponsor businesses by Dec. 10.