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Free prom attire for teens

The Priceless Prom Project sponsored by North Star Youth Partnership and Tri-City College Prep High School makes it possible for area high school students to select free prom outfits and accessories. Dresses, purses, shoes and jewelry are available as well as some tuxedos suits, dress shirts and ties for boys. The event will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 through Friday, March 28 at the Bulleri Professional Building, 122 N. Cortez St., Suite 306, in Prescott. For more information, call Krystal Koons at 713-2306 or

Education's Impact on Poverty

The League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County is offering a discussion on the impact of education on poverty at their April 5 general meeting, which is open to the public. Are our kids in school getting the education to help them out of poverty, or are the opportunities only available for those who have the money to succeed?

The panel of experts are Gerry Garvey, Executive Director of Prescott Area Shelter Services; Duane Howard, Superintendent of the Chino Valley School District; and Kathleen Murphy, Executive Director of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. There will be time for dialogue, questions and answers.

The League meets at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott from 9- 11:30 a.m., the first Saturday of the month September - May. They welcome everyone to attend.

Homeowners can apply for grant

The Town of Prescott Valley is seeking funding in the amount of $275,000 for an Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation grant from the Arizona Department of Housing. Staff is applying for the grant in June and is looking for qualified homeowners in need of housing rehabilitation services.

The purpose of the OOHR program is to assist low-income households with essential repairs to their homes. The work must remedy building code violations or health and safety issues to qualify for assistance. Homeowners must have incomes below the area median income; for a single person household, income must be at or below $19,250 or $27,450 for a household of four. Certain populations such as households with minor children present, the elderly, or the disabled are eligible for priority consideration.

Homeowners may download an application from the Community Development page of the town's Website: Applications also are available at the Community Development Department on the second floor of the Civic Center. Contractors interested in bidding on projects also may contact the department for bid dates.

The town has received and invested more than $3 million in funding from the ADOH for various housing programs and nearly $1.4 million from the OOHR program, assisting 70 households with necessary repairs; more than half were mobile homes.

'Pinwheel garden' coming April 1

Please join us for the Town of Prescott Valley and Prevent Child Abuse Arizona's First Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Pinwheel Garden at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, on the Prescott Valley Civic Center lawn. Volunteers will be "planting" 2,700 pinwheels in the lawn by the Military Monument earlier that day. The pinwheel is the symbol of a happy and healthy childhood, which we want to promote for every child in Yavapai County. The program will include remarks by Mayor Harvey Skoog, PV Police Chief Bryan Jarrell and Rebecca Ruffner, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona. For more information, call Heidi Dahms Foster at 928-759-3123.

Spring into Action for Seniors

Learn to make the most of your retirement years at a free Senior Expo. The event will feature a range of exhibitors and informative presentations all with the goal of helping those 60+ manage and enhance all aspects of life. Lunch will be provided. The event happens at Trinity Lutheran Church in the multi-purpose room, 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. Please RSVP at 928-772-8845.

Arbor Day poster contest

The Arts and Culture Commission invites all fifth-graders residing within the Town of Prescott Valley to submit their entry to the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's theme "Trees and Me" seeks artistic representation of "how are we alike and what we have in common." All entries must be received by the Parks and Recreation office (7501 Civic Circle, 3rd floor) prior to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 9.

Sci-fi Anime Fantasy event

The Prescott Valley Public Library will host a free S.A.F.E. Con Sci-Fi Anime convention for all things geek from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mar. 29, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Participants may enjoy Game On, martial arts, refreshments, cosplay contest and interact with professional artists Dave Beaty, Moses Siregar, Alec Kozak and Match Stick Rush. A live radio remote will be on the premises. For more information about the event, contact Roy Jenkins at 928-759-6192 or Jolanta Feliciano at 928-759-3042.

Community Garden workshop

The Prescott Valley Community Garden's presentation on amending soil, planting a garden and cold frames takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the community garden behind Albertson's on Lake Valley and Florentine roads.

Gardeners are needed to rent plots (all produce is yours) or volunteer (produce goes to the Food Bank).

Plots are $75 plus a $25 refundable deposit for two 4x15-foot plots, or $40 plus $15 deposit for one 4x15-foot plot. Rent includes the automatic drip watering system.

For more information call Gina at 480-206-5834 or e-mail

Parks and Rec classes for the taking

The Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department offers a plethora of classes starting next week. For class times and more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-759-3090.

Ballet Beginner

Participants between the ages of three to six will learn proper terminology and basic ballet moves, which will increase their self-esteem and coordination.

Classes take place April 3-24 at the Civic Center Activity Room, third floor. The cost is $32 per student.

Ballet Intermediate

Participants between the ages of seven-14 may enjoy this class, perfect for the dancer with a basic understanding of ballet technique. Ballet Beginner is highly recommended before registering for this class that takes place April 3-24 at the Civic Center Activity Room, third floor. The cost is $32 per student.

Beginner Tap

Participants age 3-7 and new to tap dancing may enjoy this class that begins at 3:30 p.m., April 3-24 at the Civic Center Activity Room, third floor. The cost is $32 per student.

Mom and Me Tap Class

Children of all ages may sign up for this program for moms and children to learn progressive moves in both tap and jazz. This class is open to all ages; you do not have to be in a pair to participate. Classes begin April 3-24 at the Civic Center Activity Room, third floor. The cost is $32 per student.

Football skill development camps

Sign up for fun football skills camps from from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays in March, April and May at Antelope Park for girls and boys ages seven and older. The cost is $30.

Participants that sign up for three or more camps receive a $10 discount, $20 discount for four or more camps.

For more information on MAKEMBREAKEM Football Performance Camps please visit their website at

Be a Better Basketball Player

This class is designed for ages 7-16, a great opportunity to improve your game. Classes take place April 3-21 at Bradshaw Mountain High School, East Campus. The cost is $24 per individual.

Start Smart

For more information on the Start Smart activities that take place in March, April and May, designed to introduce organized baseball, tee ball, softball and soccer to children ages 3-5.

The cost is $30 per individual.

Guitar and Ukulele

Pete West offers guitar and ukulele lessons for all ages. Learn techniques to play your favorite song or lead from your favorite guitar idol on either acoustic or electric guitar.

The ukulele is commonly associated with island breezes, surf and sandy beaches.

Classes begin Mondays, April 7-28 or Wednesdays, April 9-30 at the Civic Center.

Cost is $75 per student.

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