Join MLK Day of Service projects
On Monday, Jan. 21, volunteers from many local organizations will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by participating in a number of projects. Morning kickoff and registration begins at 10 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott.
SERVE YAVAPAI, a project of Prescott College and the Yavapai County AmeriCorps Project of Community Counts, will coordinate volunteer projects at various schools in the Prescott and Humboldt Unified School districts, the Coalition for Compassion and Justice, US VETS, and other local nonprofits. For more information, contact Yanina Rivera at 928.848.7870 or visit www.servearizona.org.
D-H mayor, council candidate forum Jan. 21
The Agua Fria Festival Committee will host a Dewey-Humboldt mayoral and town council candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the American Legion Post 78 on Highway 69. All D-H residents are encouraged to attend this open forum moderated by Bob Greene.
The public can submit questions from 6-6:30 p.m. Candidates will answer four questions from the audience, two questions by other area mayors, and one question from Greene.
Each candidate has two minutes for an opening and a closing statement and two minutes to answer each question. Refreshments will be served.
Prescott Valley Candidate Forum is Jan. 31
The Prescott Valley Economic Prosperity Committee and Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation are hosting a candidate forum for the Prescott Valley political hopefuls from 6 - 8 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 30. The candidate forum will be held at the www.pvaz.net/index.aspx?page=54">Prescott Valley Town Council Chambers located in the Prescott Valley Library. Confirmed candidates include:
Candidates for Mayor are Harvey C. Skoog and Louie Lizza. Candidates for Council, four-year term are Michael Whiting, Douglas S. Bebbs, and Stephen Marshall. Candidates for Council, two-year term are Matt Zurcher, Martin Grossman, and Craig S. Arps.
The candidate forum will be moderated by Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Supervisor Thomas Thurman.
Michael Dailey, Chairman of the Prescott Valley Economic Prosperity Committee said the forum will provide the citizens of Prescott Valley an opportunity to meet and hear directly from the candidates prior to the March election.
Veterans Creative Arts Festival opens to applicants
The Bob Stump VA Medical Center is gearing up for the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival that takes place Feb. 11-13 in the Theater, Building 15. Inpatients and enrolled outpatients can submit their artwork entries from Jan. 31-Feb. 7 to the Occupational Therapy or Recreation Therapy departments.
The Festival hosts more than 50 categories of art including music, drama, creative writing and dance. Videotaping for those categories will take place the first week in February.
The winner of the commemorative "Military Combat Experience" category will have his/her work showcased on the Veterans Day posters, which are distributed nationwide.
For applications, to reserve a time for videotaping, or for more information, call Paul Moran at 717-7402 or Sharla Peterson at 445-4860 x6243.
PV Historical Society to hear about monument
The Prescott Valley Historical Society will conduct its first meeting of the year at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Crystal Room, third floor, of the Prescott Valley Library, 7401 East Civic Circle. Carm Staker will speak about the military monument.
The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Darlene Packard at 227-2894.
Free monthly movies at PV Library
Fourth Friday Flicks resumes in the Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium with the showing of Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. The movie, rated PG-13, starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Future movies are The Odd Life of Timothy Green on Feb. 22, and Trouble with the Curve on March 22.
Opera idol to introduce himself, sing at A&C meeting
A guest presentation by Darrell Rowader will take place at the beginning of the Prescott Valley Arts and Culture Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the auditorium at the Prescott Valley Library.
Rowader will talk about his musical career and experiences as an operatic tenor, and also treat commissioners and audience to a sample of his singing talents. He has sung in 25 operatic roles in seven languages worldwide, including Carnegie Hall in New York; Paris, France; Naples, Florence and Rome, Italy; St. Petersburg, Russia; Austria; Ireland and Wales.
Currently a music educator at Liberty Traditional School, he also is a guest conductor and a Metropolitan Opera audition judge.
Blue Star Mothers to meet
Yavapai County Blue Star Mothers is having their monthly meetings, 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Quailwood Community Clubhouse, 12725 E. Bradshaw Mountain Road, Dewey.
Blue Star Mothers is a group supporting our troops, helping veterans and the community to Honor and Remember the Gold Star community.
Fry's 'roundup' campaign to benefit Boys & Girls Club
From Jan. 2 through Feb. 2, customers at Fry's Food Stores are invited to "round-up" their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona. Fry's has partnered with the Club to provide children in need with access to life-changing programs and services that foster their academic, physical and social environment.
All funds raised from Fry's "Round-up" campaign will make it possible for more local youth to participate in the Club's afterschool programming, which includes career and leadership development, healthy life choices, and fitness - all in a safe environment.
Recent studies show that more than a quarter of Arizona's school children are on their own between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. each day. Fry's commitment to the afterschool cause will make it possible for more children to participate in Boys & Girls Club's programs.
Parents can learn about ADD and ADHD
An interactive discussion for parents and caregivers on Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder led by Beth Dunn takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Glassford Hill Middle School Library. Refreshments and childcare available. RSVP to Sylvia Ducharme at 759-5109.
Support Arizona non-profits on Arizona Gives Day
A chance for Arizonans to raise as much money as possible in 24 hours for the state's non-profits will take place on March 20, Arizona Gives Day. An informational training takes place in Prescott from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Yavapai County Community Foundation, 300 E. Willis Street, Suite B. The training will help non-profits create their profile on the azgives.org website, and learn how to make the most of the AZ Gives Day toolkit materials.
On March 20, supporters of Arizona nonprofits can go online, connect with causes they care about, and make a tax-deductible donation, which stays local. For more information, email email@example.com or call (602) 279-2966. If you wish to attend the Prescott training, please register at www.arizonanonprofits.org.
Learn about keeping mental abilities Jan. 17
A brown bag presentation on Strategies to Resist Cognitive Decline by Judy Talley, with Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, takes place from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive (near corner of Long Look and Loos drives).
Arts and Crafts returns to D-H Library
The Dewey-Humboldt Town Library brings back a favorite activity - Arts and Crafts Activities - in 2013 for children ages 8-12. The first event is from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, with a winter craft and snacks.
Wordsmiths, a program for teens and 'tweens meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, to learn about and make calendars for the New Year. Fun games, refreshments and prizes provided.
Afternoon Games, for ages 7 and older, happens from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Learn about elder investment scams
A brown bag presentation on the Ten Most Common Investment Scams Aimed at Seniors and How to Avoid Them by Will Hepburn of Hepburn Capital Management takes place from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the American Lutheran Church, lower level, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott (off Ruth Street, near Prescott High School).
Learn about 'no fuss, no fights' at mealtimes
Humboldt Unified School District offers a free presentation on how to approach mealtimes for hard-to-please children with an emphasis on distinct roles for parents and children from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the HUSD Family Resource Center, behind the District Office at 6411 N. Robert Road.
Pam Liuzzo will lead the discussion called Happy Mealtimes and Healthy Kids.
Training to help others improve reading skills
The Prescott Valley Library Adult Literacy program offers its yearly tutor training in three sessions in February. Volunteers should be self-starters who will help beginning English learners improve their reading and writing.
Training sessions run from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 13, and from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Although volunteers may tutor in Prescott or Chino Valley, the training sessions take place at the Prescott Valley Library. For more information and to register, email Cathie Mount at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your phone number. Registration is limited; the deadline is Monday, Jan. 28.
Guild to display Last Supper quilt
The Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will present this month for the first time in Northern Arizona "The Supper" quilt, a replica of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper.
Don Locke, a retired dentist, crafted the quilt, which is more than feet wide, and 5 foot 6 inches tall. The quilt took 1,200 hours of work and two and half years to sew together. It contains 51,816 half-inch squares of fabric, and 350 different fabrics, some hand dyed. Linda Taylor of Melissa, Texas did the final quilting.
The quilt will be shown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 in the Pueblo Building of the Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott. Admission is $5, with proceeds going to the Quilt Guild's community projects.
For more information, call Carol at 928-772-3947.
Elk, pronghorn hunt apps online
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced that the online application service for Arizona's 2013 elk and pronghorn antelope hunt draw is now available.
Hunters who haven't yet submitted an application for a hunt permit-tag now have the option of applying online by visiting https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the "Apply for a Draw" link.
The 2013 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information Booklet is available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Printed copies of the booklet are anticipated to be at department offices and license dealers around mid January.
A 2013 hunting license is required of all applicants to apply in the draw. If you haven't already purchased your license, you can do so through the draw application process. Licenses are also available for purchase from Arizona Game and Fish offices and from more than 300 license dealers statewide.
For those not using the online service, paper applications can still be mailed to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052.
The application deadline is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. For more information, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.