LDS Christmas concert is Dec. 9
The public is invited to attend a free Christmas concert and singing celebration hosted by the Prescott Valley Arizona Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
This musical celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 in the new LDS Stake Center chapel located at 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway in Prescott Valley.
The program will include a choir under the direction of Glynnis Miller and Dr. Marlen Dee Wilkins, accompanied by a musical ensemble made up of piano, organ, vibraphone, brass and strings. The public will be invited join the choir in the singing of traditional Christmas carols.
Come early at 6:30 or stay after the concert to view a spectacular gallery of nativity scenes on display from around the world. Holiday cookies will be served.
Toys for Tots sign ups for PV residents Thursday, Friday
Prescott Valley parents can sign up for Toys for Tots gifts Thursday, Dec. 6, from noon-4 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 Valorie Drive. Bring photo identification for all adults, birth certificates for all children, proof of Prescott Valley residence, and proof of income. Recipients must not have applied elsewhere for Christmas assistance. Call 772-8845 for more information.
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.
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.
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 the Prescott 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.
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.
Salon and gym host Christmas Angel Tree project
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.
Blue Christmas event helps those who are grieving
Each year, some people are grieving, lonely, feeling hopeless and dreading the approach of the Christmas season. They have no heart for the cheer and the anticipation and the excitement.
Prescott Valley UMC will be having a "Blue Christmas" service for friends, family and community to provide an embracing light around the hearts of those who are grieving at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14 at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Dr.
This will be a very casual service, all are welcome and come as you are. Refreshments following. For more information call 928-772-6366.
Stocking Stuffer Bazaar is Dec. 15
Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Prescott Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley. More than 50 nonprofits will offer high quality, low-cost gifts, crafts, baked goods, raffle chances and more. Santa will be there from noon to 2 p.m. with free gifts for children accompanied by an adult. Get your last-minute gifts while supporting the organizations that do so much for our communities. Admission is free. For additional information, call 778-3747 or visit www.stocking-stuffer-bazaar.com.