Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, is joining forces with JC Penney in June for the retailer's charitable giving program, JCP Cares. By rounding-up purchases, both in-store and online at jcp.com, customers support maintaining and monitoring long-term mentoring matches to help local children who face adversity in school and life. All funds raised will stay local and benefit Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters serving the Quad Cities, Sedona and the Verde Valley.
The JC Penney store at the Prescott Gateway Mall will invite customers to become friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters by rounding up purchases to the nearest dollar and donating the difference to the nationwide mentoring organization. In addition, they will donate $1 for every $50 gift card sold in June, up to $50,000, giving Big Brothers Big Sisters an opportunity to receive additional funding.
Haggar also will support Big Brothers Big Sisters by running an in-store campaign in all JC Penney locations June 1-30. For any pair of Haggar pants purchased, Haggar will donate $1 to Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, with a contribution of up to $50,000. Customers will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip to the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend in Canton, Ohio.
Dentist provides help for those in need
Prescott Dentistry has been providing the Prescott area with minimally invasive dentistry in a healing environment for over 30 years. On Friday, June 28, Dr. Montes and his staff, along with a few hygienists from the local dental offices, are joining together to donate their time and expertise to give the under-served in our community a day of free teeth cleaning.
This event is being sponsored by Prescott Dentistry through The Smile Project - a Prescott Non-profit Organization. Announcements with sign-up information will be posted at Catholic Services, Quixote's Garage, Salvation Army, Open Door and Stepping Stones, or you may contact 928-445-9690.
National Ham Radio Field Day is June 22
National Ham Radio Field Day is an amateur radio event that has been going on since 1933. It's a picnic, a party, and practice for emergency communications. Ham radio has a long standing record of helping our neighbors during emergency/disaster situations. Field Day is an exercise in emergency deployment.
Come by from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Granite Mountain Middle School, 1800 Williamson Valley Road in Prescott, and see what it's all about. Yavapai Amateur Radio Club will be set up and operating in the Industrial Arts Bldg., Room 404. See radio operators in action. Ask questions of our ambassadors. Take home information about ham radio.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phippen Museum to host Ranch Day
The historic 7Up Ranch near Camp Wood will host the Phippen Museum's 3rd annual Ranch Day on Saturday, June 15. One of the largest ranches in Arizona, the 7-UP encompasses 70,000 acres and is currently owned and operated by Swayze and Kathy McCraine where they run 1,200 head of commercial cows and yearlings.
With a delicious Chuck Wagon barbecue lunch included, this day-long event will entertain guests with amazing demonstrations of horsemanship by accomplished, award-winning 8-year-old rider, Kadence Kasun, a mini calf-branding presentation by seasoned ranch hands and a team-roping competition between cowboys from three local ranches: the 7Up, the YOLO and the ORO. While the road to the 7Up is passable by car, SUV's or pickups are strongly recommended. Lawn chairs and sunscreen are also suggested.
Join the Phippen Museum and the 7Up Ranch as some of the state's most talented ranch hands allow guests a very special glimpse into the everyday operation of a working cattle ranch. A $50 donation per person is requested and a limited number of reservations can still be made by contacting the museum at 928-778-1385. Directions to the 7Up will be provided at that time.
Elder Abuse Awareness event Friday at VA Medical Center
It Takes a Village is an annual World Elder Abuse Awareness free event taking place Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bob Stump VA Medical Center, Theater Building, in Prescott. Sponsored by the Prevention of Elder Abuse Coalition, it offers several presentations throughout the morning: 9:15 a.m. is Demystifying Adult Protective Services with William Velez; 10:15 a.m. is Scams Against Seniors with Mary Hawkes, Better Business Bureau; 11:15 a.m. is It Takes A Village with Ted Evertsen, Attorney General's Office.
Free admission, exhibit tables, door prizes. Shuttles available from the parking lot to the Theatre. For more information, call 928-776-7874.
Summer music, drama classes begin at Volante
Volante Academy of the Arts begins its summer programs in guitar, piano, voice and acting for new students. The acting class starts Thursday, June 20.
In addition, Volante Academy of the Arts is sponsoring a one-hour highway trash pickup event this Saturday, June 15, at 9 a.m., along Highway 69 in front of the Prescott Country Club.
For more information, call Jan Luke, director, at 928-772-1218.