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Head Start signups are underway

The Prescott Valley Head Start program is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year for children 3- to 5-years-old.

Head Start is a free preschool program serving income-eligible families and children with special needs. The focus is on education, nutrition and health. Head Start promotes family literacy, developmentally appropriate child centered activities, nutritious meals/snacks and medical/dental assistance. Prescott Valley Head Start is Nationally Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Applications are available at Prescott Valley Head Start Center, 6955 Panther Path, behind Yavapai College on Glassford Hill Road and Panther Path, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 772-7726.

Healthy Kids Day will be Saturday

On April 12, the Prescott YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids to get moving and families to get healthier. As the school year draws closer to an end, it is crucial for kids to stay active and maintain a certain level of physical activity.

Healthy Kids Day starts at 10 a.m. with a scavenger hunt. Kids will visit several parts of the Y's campus and get involved with gymnastics, dance and obstacle course and water safety. At noon, a healthy snack is offered to all participants and the day will end with free swimming starting at 1 p.m.

To learn more about the Prescott YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, contact Mary Byrne at 445-7221 or

Art Smart camps set for Granville

Two separate, weeklong Art Smart camps for children ages 6-11, will take place at Vista Point Community Center, 4401 N. Tuscany Way, Granville, Prescott Valley.

The first one is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9-13. The second camp is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14-18. The camps include discussions of different artists such as Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and native desert artists. Following each discussion children will create an art project of their own in the medium they studied that day. The four-hour daily camp is taught by Arizona certified teacher Jennifer Woods. Class size is limited to 20 students. Currently enrolling for both sessions.

The cost is $85 for the weeklong camp and includes a daily snack and all the art supplies. For information, call Jennifer Woods at 775-4600, email or visit

Old papers target of Shred Event

Get rid of old papers and documents at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce's Spring Shred Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, May 2, through Sir Speedy's shredding truck in the Chamber's parking lot at 7120 E. Pav Way. 

The first box is free with a $1 charge for each additional box. The event is not limited to business documents; people are encouraged to bring in personal records and documents for shredding, too. Shredding is the easiest way to keep sensitive business and personal information from getting into the wrong hands. For more information call the Chamber at 928-772-8857.

Hearing group seeks participants

Terri Roza, coordinator of the Senior Peer Prevention Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, is seeking participants for the hearing loss group.

The group meets at Samaritan Windsong Villas on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The group is meant to address the emotional well-being of those who lose their hearing later in life. Call 445-5211 for information.

'Enjoying the Good Life' is parade theme

"Enjoying the Good Life" is this year's theme for the Prescott Valley Days parade, chosen by the PV Early Bird Lions Club Board of Directors.

"Enjoying the Good Life" opens up so many opportunities for creative float options and entries. How do you enjoy the good life?" Parade Chair John Riley said.

The Prescott Valley Days Parade takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, along Florentine Road between Yavapai Road and Main Street.

Applications are available at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce office and visitor center.

For more information call Beverly at 928-772-8857, or email the Early Bird Lions at

Historical meeting is Thursday

The Prescott Valley Historical Society's monthly meeting is at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, on the third floor of Town Hall on Civic Circle Drive.

The program will be an "antiques roadshow." The public is welcome to attend.

Clean-up effort will be on May 3

Statewide recognition was bestowed on Prescott Valley through the Arizona Clean and Beautiful organization in 1997. The prestigious award was presented to our community for the "Team Up to Clean Up" program, which resulted in an unbelievable removal of over 700 tons of trash, litter, debris and rubbish from town limits.

On Saturday, May 3, the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce will be teaming up with the Town of Prescott Valley for its annual Dump Day and Team Up to Clean Up.

Everyone is invited to meet at the Chamber Clean-up command post located at 7120 E. Pav Way at 9 a.m. to pick up trash bags and T-shirts. Maps will be provided for areas to pick up trash as well as a scavenger hunt list.

At noon, lunch will be provided for all working volunteers which will consist of hot dogs, - cooked by the crew at Central Yavapai Fire District - chips, soft drinks and cookies, compliments of Safeway, Fry's Food and Drug, Albertson's, Sam's Club and Pepsi.

There will be a live remote with KVRD 105.7FM and awards for the most participants, team spirit and the scavenger hunt will be presented.

Marnie Uhl, president/CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, said, "It's time to spring clean and we are out to beat last year's removal of trash! Through our continuing efforts and awareness campaigns, we fully intend to make Prescott Valley the cleanest community in Arizona."

First Things First offers free books

Children ages birth to 5 years old can receive a free book from the First Things First organization from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the children's area, second floor, of the Prescott Valley Public Library.

Workshop focus is 6th-graders

Sixth-grade students and parents are invited to a question-and-answer workshop to learn ways to make a successful transition to middle school from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at Glassford Hill Middle School Library, 6901 Panther Path. The presenter will be Sandra Clark. Call Sylva Ducharme for more information at 928-759-5109. Childcare will be provided.

Class to help with getting radio license

Here is your chance to get your entry level amateur radio license. A one-day class is coming up to prepare interested people for the "Technician" amateur license.

The class will be on Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This class is offered free of charge by the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club.

For more information or to pre-register, visit the club website Scroll down the tabs on the left to "Classes," and look for the pre-registration link. Class will be at the Jeep Posse building, in Pioneer Park, Prescott.

Testing for all levels of FCC amateur radio license will be conducted Saturday May 3, at 9 a.m. Tests will be at the Jeep Posse Bldg., in Pioneer Park. For information or register for tests (required), email

Free tax help is available in PV library

The AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation and e-file services are offered in Prescott Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays in the Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic

Circle. Services also are available in Prescott and Chino Valley areas.

Call 277-1560 or email

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