Mental Health First Aid available starting today
A full-day, evidence-based curriculum known as Mental Health First Aid has been offered locally free of charge since October 2013, and since then 175 adults have completed the course.
Mental Health First Aid provides education that makes people more informed regarding mental health disorders and more confident to intervene when someone needs help. The next classes begin today, Aug. 27, and another is Sept. 24; both will be held in Prescott Valley, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
At the end of Mental Health First Aid, participants are asked to complete an evaluation. Adults who would like to register should email L.Norman@wygc.org, or call 445-5211 ext 3615; www.wygc.org.
And, if you would like to read more about this nationally-recognized model, go to http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/
Highlands' native plant sale continues through Sept. 3
The Highlands Center for Natural History's members' pre-order plant sale began Aug. 20, and members can download a form from the website and place orders until Sept. 3 for pick up on Sept. 13 or 14. This will be the only time native plants are offered until the spring plant sale returns in 2015.
A preliminary list with information on the plants offered, sizes, prices and temperature tolerances is posted on highlandscenter.org under "Events." The list has been finalized and posted online for download, or pick up a hard copy at the Highlands Center's Benson Family Nature Store.
For more information, visit www.highlandscenter.org or call 776-9550.
Car Show of the Pines event will be on Aug. 31
ABC Motors Prescott LLC and All 'Bout Cars are teaming up with many supporting businesses from the tri-city area to put on the first "Car Show of the Pines." The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 31, at Frontier Village in Prescott.
The purpose of this car show is to benefit families affected by cancer. One hundred percent of the donations will go straight to the family. This year the family will be the Nichols family, who just lost their 13-year old angel, Sarah. While Sarah was in her last days, her father suffered a brain hemorrhage and the future is uncertain.
Show entry is free for your car, motorcycle, truck, off-road vehicle or anything with wheels!
Live music with Sky SkyDaddy Conwell, Belly Dancers at noon and other activities including a smash car.
There will be trophies for Classic, Late Model, Import, Off-Road, Rat Rod, Truck, Motorcycle, Most modified, Incomplete, Best STOCK, Most club participation and several others.
For updated information, go to http://www.tinyurl.com/csotp2014.
Sponsors include Prescott Flower Shop, Hill Top Information Technology, Great Circle Media, Lone Spur Cafe, Action Automotive Repair, Twin Lakes Auto Service, Hold Fast Tattoo, Footework Auto License & Title Service - Prescott Valley, Raskin's Jewelers Trophies, Snap-On Tools, Cornwell Tools, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, El Charro, Bill's Grill, Orielly Auto Parts, JB's Restaurant/Prescott, Ariz., Waffle Iron, Nicholson Autofab, and Adams Specialty Automotive Repair.
Also, Chino Glass, Bower Dental Care, Macco, The Flooring Shack, Bennett Oil, Mama Rosa's, Red-Line Motorsports, Hot Rod Hounds Fans & Friends, Don Small, Pasquale's Place and MADShirtz, Budget Batteries, Cycle Zone Motorsports & Marine, MHA Creations Fab & Off Road, Prescott Napa, Knoxys Finish Line Upholstery, Mike Nache, Nastowtowing, Grady B Carroll Jr., www.taragrady.com, Leroy Sutliff and many others.
Why do an annual review of your estate plan?
The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend our upcoming free, educational presentation, "Why Do An Annual Review Of Your Estate Plan?" on Thursday, Aug. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott.
Chuck Walker, Walker & Walker Attorneys At Law, P.L.C. will cover the importance of reviewing your Estate Plan annually. He will explain who takes charge of your affairs if you can't; the sale or gifting of personal possessions upon death; how to deal with difficult assets such as timeshares and unimproved property; funeral/cremation arrangements; pet care, and more.
This non-commercial, educational presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie Stewart at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.
FUNdraiser to focus on uncorking your creativity
The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers is having an "Uncork Your Creativity" FUNdraiser event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 12 in Prescott Valley, 3407 N. Windsong Drive, and Sept. 19 in Prescott, 826 Sunset Ave., and at the Cottonwood location on Sept. 26.
Artist Kimber Scott will instruct these fun "wine and painting" nights. Tickets are $45 with only 40 seats available at each event. All monies raised will go towards participant scholarships.
Since 1982, the organization has continued its mission to provide "Quality Care, Quality Service and Quality of Life" to adults 18-years and older who are dealing with health issues and various disabilities and provides time-off and respite for caregivers.
For more information or to reserve your palette, visit your local Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center or call Meredith at 441-1018.
Sponsors include American Family Insurance, Rummel Eye Care, Arizona Stronghold Wines, Sprouts and Cork and Cuisine.
Blankets 4 Kids will collect items on Sept. 6
"Blankets 4 Kids" will be in front of the Kohl's Department Store in Prescott Valley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, collecting blankets, hats, scarves and stuffed animals for the needy kids in the quad-city area.
Yarn is also needed for the ladies to make hats for the kids.
For information, call 541-0483.
Arts, crafts, baked goods sale slated for Sept. 20
One of the first holiday craft sales of the season takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Villages at Lynx Creek off Highway 69 south of Fain Road. Vendors are welcome to contact Linda Miller at 928-515-3852 for more information.
Sponsored by the Village Crafters, proceeds will support local charities such as Clothe-a-Child, Shop-with-a-Cop, and Yavapai Food Bank. Items for sale already include wood, glass, jewelry, quilts, soaps, lotions, household items, and edible goodies, along with a quilt raffle. Lunch is available for purchase from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free parking and free admission.