|Special to the PVTrib|
Earth Day arrives at NAU/Yavapai
A community Earth Day event takes place Tuesday, April 22, with activities beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Northern Arizona University/Yavapai College campus and the Prescott Valley Public Library.
The event showcases the college's Community Development and Sustainability program, and encourages student and community involvement.
Films begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Crystal Room of the PV Public Library and continue throughout the event. Films include Chasing Ice, Inequality for All, and Growing Cities.
CoMMusiKey provides musical engagement by Aaron Whitlatch, plus traditional Native American Rain Dance performances.
Demonstrations include an Energy Saving demonstration and CFL light bulb giveaway, and Steve Read showing the difference between CFL and incandescent light bulbs. Students plan to offer earth/sustainability-related activities such as composting, solar cooking, and natural soap making.
Cheer for Special Olympians April 26
The Bradshaw Mountain Special Olympics will host the Northern Arizona Special Olympics 20th Annual Regional Games on Saturday, April 26, at the Bradshaw Mountain High School track and field, located at Glassford Hill Road and Long Look Drive.
Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. and the events run until about 3 p.m. Events include various races from 25 meters to 1,500 meters, power lifting, softball throwing, shotput, long jump, high jump and more.
There are many opportunities to volunteer. Check in with the Volunteer Table on your arrival and stay for a couple of hours or the whole day.
Rummage sale benefits D-H Museum
The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society spring rummage sale takes place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in the D-H History Museum lower level.
Shindigs in store for D-H Historical Society
The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society announces its Chaparral Barbecue and Mine Tour fundraiser for Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. On the menu: hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, beans, desserts and drinks.
The group plans a historic walk-through mine tour, country-gospel band, horseshoes, mule rides, trick roping, and activities. Please bring lawn chairs. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended to reach the party located off Highway 69 and the Iron King Mine Road. Signs will lead to the destination six miles from the highway.
Tickets are $15 individual, $25 couple, $5 children age 10 and younger. All proceeds benefit the D-H Historical Society. RSVP by May 10 to 928-632-7491. Visit the Historical Society's website at www.dhhsmuseum.org.
Wizard of Oz at Playhouse
Lonesome Valley Playhouse brings the timeless classic "The Wizard of Oz" to Prescott Valley. This classic play will entertain the entire family.
Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays, May 2-3 and 9-10, at 7 p.m. and matinee performances on Saturdays, May 3 and 10, and Sunday, May 4, at 2:30 p.m. Two school performances take place at 10 a.m. on Fridays, May 2 and 9.
All performances will be at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive. Tickets are on sale now at $12 general admission, $10 seniors, and $8 students. Call Clyde for more information at 928-583-4684.
Faces of Africa Art in the library
The free Art in the Library presentations continue with the Faces of Africa discussion from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Public Library. For details, call Mary Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Estate Planning
Learn what it takes to take control of your financial affairs in this informative, free class that takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium at the Prescott Valley Public Library. No reservations required. For more information, call Ted Johnson at (928) 759-3036.
Art lovers welcome at Step One
The Prescott Valley Art Guild has created a new Fourth Saturday program where artists and art appreciators can meet together and learn something new.
From 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in Meeting Room 2 at Step One Coffee House, guest artist Leland Morse will present a demonstration on watercolor technique. The public is invited to watch or participate by bringing one's own supplies.
For more information, call Sandy Cole at 928-632-2918.
Boy Scouts at Heritage Zoo May 3
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary hosts its annual free admissions day, open to the whole family, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.
The Boy Scouts of America Old Capital District will have a booth where interested families may register their boys ages 6 to 17. BSA also will give out a patch to all Scouts who attend the zoo in uniform on May 3. Scouts can attend without their units.
Learn the teachings of Buddha
The Dewey-Humboldt IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community Group meets from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the D-H Town Library, lower level.
The group continues its study of The Meaning of Life from The Great Course, Lecture 17: The Teaching of the Buddha with Professor Garfield. Guests are welcome.
Dine out to support AIDS
Northland Cares invites community members to dine out on Thursday, April 24, to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds from each meal to Northland Cares.
For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.NorthlandCares.org, www.DiningOutforLife.org or call Erika Stone at 714-865-2502.
Northland Cares invites community members to dine out on Thursday, April 24, to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds from each meal to Northland Cares. For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.NorthlandCares.org, www.DiningOutforLife.org or contact Erika Stone at 714-865-2502.
Keeping your balance as you age
The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend "Keeping Your Balance As You Age - A Balanced Approach to Prevent Falling" on Thursday, April 17 from noon to 1 p.m., at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.
Learn about the three biological mechanisms for maintaining balance and positional sense, and 10 ways to safeguard against falls. The myths of aging will be dispelled and the reality of laws that govern your health revealed. Dr. Andy Nelson will demonstrate exercises to improve balance, and will offer a Fall Risk Assessment for improved stability.
This non-commercial presentation is free and open to the public.
RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 778-3747. For a complete schedule, visit www.seniorconnection.us/SpeakersBureau.html.
'Don't be a victim' safety tips for seniors
The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend "Don't Be a Victim - Home, Vehicle and Personal Safety Tips for Seniors," Thursday, April 24 from noon to1 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott.
Marsha Douglas, ABRiO Care and Corrine Spaulding, Hospice of the Pines will cover typical and prevalent types of crimes against seniors, and provide prevention strategies for seniors and their families.
This non-commercial, educational presentation is free and open to the public.
RSVPs appreciated to Debbie Stewart at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747.
For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.
ADOT hosts transportation plan meetings
The Arizona Department of Transportation invites public comment on the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization's transportation plan during two meetings scheduled at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in the Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium.
ADOT staff will collect comments from residents about land use and existing conditions during the meetings.
Officials will present the five-year update to the 2040 ADOT plan that takes a look at growth and land use projections made since the last update. The five-year updates include the most critical projects.
ADOT requires regular transportation plan updates to receive federal money to complete the projects. The land use components illustrate to municipal planners where they need to focus traffic projects by looking at where hospital, jobs, education and shopping may be placed, and to identify immediate traffic needs.
Time to dump drugs April 26
A Dump the Drugs event will be on April 26 at six locations county wide, including Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. MATFORCE and area law enforcement are joining with the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Campaign to gather and safely dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication. Medications can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Prescott Police Department, 222 S. Marina; or the Prescott Valley Police Department, 7601 E. Civic Circle.
For more information call 708-0100 or visit the MATFORCE website at matforce.org.
Properly disposing of unwanted medication keeps potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands. Among youth who report abusing prescription pills, 30 percent say they took the pills right out of their own homes. Safe disposal also keeps drugs from getting into our water systems.
In the greater Prescott area, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Prescott Police Department, 222 S. Marina; Prescott Valley Police Department, 7601 E. Civic Circle; and the Chino Valley Police Department, 1950 N. Voss Drive.
In the Verde Valley, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Sedona Police Department, 100 Roadrunner Drive; Cottonwood Police Department, 199 S. 6th Street; Camp Verde Marshal's Office at 646 S. First Street.
For more information call 708-0100 or visit the MATFORCE website at matforce.org.