Free bullying workshop at Glassford Hill MS Thursday
On Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6-7:30 p.m., at Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley, Kirk Smalley will talk about bullying and the devastation it can cause. Smalley's son was bullied and took his life at age 11. This free presentation is for parents of children of all ages, staff and community members. Students fifth grade and above are welcome to attend with their parents. Childcare and refreshments are provided. RSVP to Sylva Ducharme at 759-5109.
On Friday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m. at the Elk Theatre in Prescott, Kirk Smalley will show the documentary film "Bully"(rated PG-13) that follows the stories of five kids and their families, and features Smalley's son. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children 18 and younger. Call Dan Kinley at 760-902-1550 for more information.
These workshops are made possible in conjunction with Humboldt Unified School District, Ann Sult, MATForce, Arizona Parent's Commission, Association of American University Women, Elks Theater, and the Prescott Film Festival.
Harvest help needed at Community Garden
Now in its third season, the Prescott Valley Community Garden provides fresh produce for needy people through St. Vincent de Paul. The Yavapai Food Bank was the recipient of 2,686 pounds of produce the first year and 6,663 pounds in 2012. Ten additional community plots were added this year.
Volunteers are currently harvesting sweet bell peppers, chili peppers, green beans and okra. The watermelons and tomatoes are ripening quickly. All produce is organic, with most grown from heirloom seeds.
More volunteers are needed on harvest days: 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 7 a.m. on Saturdays; and also with weeding. For more info contact Jann Kemp at (602) 402-7404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award-winning photographer presents "The Grandest Ride"
For more than one hundred years, mules have carried people and supplies up and down the steep trails of the Grand Canyon. Award-winning photographer, Tom Brownold, will be on hand for a very special art and heritage conversation, The Grandest Ride, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 N, Prescott. He offers a very special glimpse into the amazing world of Grand Canyon mules, including the livery operation at the South rim, the experience of a trail ride with its jaw-dropping scenic views, and the everyday lives of the mules themselves.
Tom currently lives in Flagstaff, Ariz., where he has owned and operated his own photography business since 1995. His work has won numerous awards and been featured in many books, magazines and calendars. However, this unique presentation is offered to enhance the museum's current exhibit, Trappings of the American West, where several of Tom's pieces are currently on display. Admission to this special heritage conversation is free for museum members and included in the price of general admission for non-members, $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members and $5 for students with ID.
For additional, call 928-778-1385, or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide seeks volunteers
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Arizona taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns.
Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance. There is also a need for those with management or marketing skills to assist in providing leadership support.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities. In addition to completing tax returns, volunteers are needed to serve as greeters and client facilitators.
For more information, visit www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 or call toll-free 1-888-687-2277. Deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2013.
Computer Class at New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center
Computer class will be from 10 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center (formerly New Horizons Independent Living Center), 8085 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley starting Sept. 10. Classes are for all skill levels from beginners who want to learn the basics to those with computer skills who need extra assistance with internet, email, job search and more. Sign-up sheet is available at the office or you can call and leave your name and phone number. Please remember this is a fragrance-free facility. Please do not wear fragrance or scented products to our office or events. This free class is popular, so please call Deborah at 928-772-1266 Ext. 301 to sign up.
Don't Let the Arizona Legislature Write Your Will
The Senior Connection invites Seniors and Family Caregivers to attend our next free educational presentation, "Don't Let the Arizona Legislature Write Your Will!" on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 12-1 p.m. Chuck Walker, Walker & Walker Attorneys at Law, PLC, will explain how to make sure your estate is passed to your heirs according to your specifications. Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. This non-commercial presentation is open to the public. RSVPs appreciated. Info: Debbie Stewart at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747 or visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.
Open Ear workshops for music students
The Prescott Jazz Society has received a grant from the Yavapai Community Foundation to expand its "Open Ear" workshops from an annual to a bi-monthly program that includes music education and mentorship for underserved youth in grades 7-12.
Inspired by the 5 Promises (caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to help others) of America's Promise Alliance, the national non-profit founded by General Colin Powell, the Open Ear program is designed to provide several significant benefits to its teenage participants: 1) Education: increase knowledge, appreciation and skills in music history, theory and performance, particularly the uniquely American jazz tradition; 2) Professionalization: connect to careers in music through personal instruction by masters and through public performance; 3) Community: provide access to a safe, caring and creative environment of mentors and peers.
The first music clinic will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley, Prescott. Instruments covered include saxophone, guitar and trumpet. Featured clinicians include saxophonist Milt Cannon (www.pjazz.org) and Dmitri Matheny (www.dmitrimatheny.com). For more information call The Prescott Jazz Society at 928-237-7908.
Cattlegrower's Annual event is Sept. 28
The Yavapai Cattle Grower's Association Annual Calf Sale & BBQ will take place on Sept. 28. The event began in 1932. This Week in Agribusiness host Orion Samuelson as well as many local, county, state, and national elected officials and candidates will be in attendance. A portion of all proceeds made through this event will be given to the residents of Yarnell to help with efforts to rebuild in the wake of the Yarnell Hill Fire in June. Proceeds will be donated in the Yarnell account through National Bank in Wickenburg. Activities begin with the Maughan Ranches Quarterhorse sale at 8 a.m. A 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Clinic will be provided by the University of Arizona Livestock Judging Team. Western art, crafts, and jewelry as well as industry information booths will open at 9 a.m. Arizona Game & Fish in cooperation with Adobe Mountain Wildlife Rehab Center is providing a sport shooting trailer and an Arizona Wildlife Display. Mutton busting for kids 60 pounds and under, weigh-in begins at 10 a.m. A KVRD radio live remote with "Mark in the Morning," the historic Yavapai Cowbelles Scholarship Brand Quilt drawing and a barbecue beef lunch also are part of the event.
From Prescott take Highway 89 30 miles to Peeples Valley and Maughan Ranch West Fork, look for the white fencing and banners.Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Resort seeks craft fair vendors
Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort is seeking outside vendors to sell their handmade items at the Craft Fair scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Orchard Ranch is located at 11250 E. Highway 69 in Dewey. For information, call the activity director at 928-772-8266.
Girls & Sports Day is Sept. 28
Girls ages 7-16 are invited to attend the Girls & Sports Day Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Prescott YMCA. The event empowers girls to live healthier lives by introducing them to a variety of sports and to make healthy, positive choices.
Girls & Sports Day offers a variety of activities designed for girls of every level, including gymnastics, karate, zumba, yoga, hip hop, obstacle course, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting. This year marks the 12th anniversary of Girls & Sports Day.
Cost is $15 and includes lunch.
Pre-registration is available online at northstaryouth.org or prescottymca.org. Late registration is available from 1 to 1:15 p.m. on the day of the event. Space is limited so it's best to pre-register.
The Prescott YMCA is located at 750 Whipple St. in Prescott. For more information, contact Diane DeLong at 708-7214 or email@example.com.