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2/12/2014 8:30:00 AM
Roundup: February 12, 2014
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Art Center seeks artists

The Art at the Center program needs participants for its outdoor public art project.

Interested artists must request and submit an application form, along with high quality photos, to the Parks and Recreation office by March 27. Call 928-759-3090 or download the form from the Town of Prescott Valley Website at www.pvaz.net under Arts and Culture.

Selected artists will deliver their durable outdoor sculpture works to the Prescott Valley Civic Center for installation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the weeks of April 7-May 2.

The work will remain on display, on the Civic Center grounds, from late May to April 2015.

A formal artists' reception takes place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Civic Center.

For more information visit the town's Website or call the Arts and Culture Division at 928-759-3090.

CASA Valentine's luncheon

The CASA Senior Center will have a Valentine's Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, and the first 30 seniors to make reservations eat free. Cost is $4.50.

All senior veterans eat free, but still must make reservations.

Each guest will receive a special treat, and enjoy the music of David Ratzlaff.

Call 928-772-3337 to make reservations. CASA is at 9360 Manzanita Circle in Prescott Valley.

Valentine food drive

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting a "Hearts for Hunger" inaugural Valentine's food drive through Feb. 13 to benefit the Yavapai County Food Bank.

Cash or non-perishable donations may be dropped off at the Chamber office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 7120 Pav Way, Suite 102.

For more information, call the Chamber at 928-772-8857.

Historical Society meets Feb. 13

The Prescott Valley Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, on the third floor of Town Hall, 7501 Civic Circle.

Nigel Reynolds will speak about mapping Arizona Trails.

For more information, call Barbara at 928-772-8582.

D-H Library activities

Dewey-Humboldt Town Library offers Story Time for children in preschool through second grade (and their parents) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Arts & Crafts for kids in grades 2-5 takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. The theme for both activities is hearts and Valentines. Register by calling 928-632-5049.

Introduction to the Internet, a two-part class that teaches the basics of using the Internet, takes place the last two weeks of February, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 19 and 26, or Thursdays at 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 20 and 27. Signup is required.

The library's "U.S. Fans of U.K. Entertainment" activity continues on Saturdays in February from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The group celebrates the 50th anniversary of the BBC program, Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction television program of all time. No signup is required.

Learn about cyber-bullying

The Humboldt Unified School District and MATForce offer a free workshop for parents, educators and community members for a discussion on cyber-bullying and sexting. Fifth-grade and older students may attend with their parents.

Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney presents The Dark Side of the Information Highway from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Glassford Hill Middle School library, 6901 Panther Path, off Glassford Hill Road. Child Care and refreshments are provided. RSVP to Sylva Ducharme at 928-759-5109.

MATForce video contest

MATForce announces its annual "My Voice Makes a Difference" Youth Video Contest. Area youths ages 11 to 18 are invited to let their voices be heard by creating an original short video that makes a positive statement about reducing drug and alcohol abuse. Winning videos will be used by MATForce at community events and as a public service announcement on TV and in other venues.

A first, second and third place will be awarded in each of two categories: middle school and high school. First-place winners will receive $300, with second- and third-place winners receiving $200 and $100 respectively. Honorable mention winners receive $25.

Video entries can be up to two minutes in length and are easily submitted online at matforce.org.

Contest deadline is March 28. For contest guidelines and entry form, visit matforce.org or call 928-708-0100.

Workshop by Master Gardeners

The Prescott Valley Community Garden offers a two-hour workshop from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the garden behind Albertson's on Lake Valley and Florentine roads.

Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to prune fruit trees, and offer information on starting an early garden with seeds and cold frames, soil preparation and composting.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Bring a folding chair. For more information, call 602-402-7404 or email jannkpamperspets@gmail.com.

Heroes & Horses for Veterans

The public is welcome to an open house for the Heroes & Horses program at Horses with Heart from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on March 1 to learn about this new program for veterans. The program is in alignment with the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Program in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project and in partnership with the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic.

Learn more about the program, visit one-on-one, have some coffee and snacks, watch our Special Olympics riders at their first sessions of the year, tour the facilities, and stay for 10 minutes or two hours.

Open to veterans of all ages and veterans organizations plus veteran volunteers. Visit www.horseswithheart.org for more information.

Hearing Loss program

Confident Living with Hearing Loss, a free community-based education program for adults, takes place at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 13 and 20, in the Community Room at Prescott's Gateway Mall.

To register call People Who Care at 928-445-2480. Seating is limited to those registered.

Topics include: Overview of Treatment Options; Communication Strategies; Hearing Loss Causes/Types; Dealing with the Emotions of Hearing Loss; and Assistive Technology, with time for Q & A in each session.

CART (Computerized Real Time Captioning) will be provided. Funding is provided by Yavapai County Community Foundation.

TIP seeks volunteers

Are you interested in helping traumatized victims? If it's not in your nature to walk away from someone experiencing the worst moment of their life and if you would like to work with police officers, firefighters, and nurses on emergency scenes, consider becoming a Certified Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) Volunteer.

TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events. Volunteers are called to a crisis by authorized police officers, firefighters and hospital personnel.

Training starts Feb. 20 in Cottonwood and March 20 in Prescott. More information at www.TIPofAZ.org or call Sue at 928-445-4655.

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