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11/14/2012 9:50:00 AM
Holiday Happenings: November 14, 2012
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Decorate cookies today at PV Library

Children's Librarian Anne Pieszak calls all children ages 7-11 to join her at the Prescott Valley Public Library this afternoon at 4 p.m. to decorate cookies for the PV Gingerbread Family Tree. Each cookie will be tagged with the child's name for the display. Register today at 759-3044; the activity is limited to 10. Cost $2.

Letter Carrier Food Drive is Saturday

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier Food Drive is Saturday, Nov. 17.

Drop off food donations at Safeway store parking lots in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., where KPPV will conduct live remote broadcasts. Or leave food by your mailbox for letter carriers to collect for various food banks.

AAEC High School Holiday Boutique Saturday

Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center High School conducts its second annual Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $25 for vendors selling handcrafted items such as quilts, painting, carvings, jewelry, pottery, etc., and a limited number for sales of home-based businesses such as Mary Kay, Tupperware or Avon.

The event is free to the public. For more information, call or email Barb Cass (928) 533-8540 or falconsfan@cableone.net or Kim Moon at kmoon@pvaz.net.

Good Sam Bazaar/Bake Sale Saturday

Good Samaritan Society's Prescott Village will conduct its annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1030 Scott Drive, Prescott. Proceeds from the sale of gift items, holiday housewares, decorations, baked goods and more go to the resident activity fund. For more information, call Amy Stegall at 778-2450.

Prescott Jazz Society Celebration Sunday

Prescott Jazz Society conducts Milt's Annual Birthday/Christmas Celebration at the Hassayampa Inn on Marina St., Prescott, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $45. Call 928-237-7908 before Dec. 1 to reserve $38 V. I. P.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child of Northern Arizona will celebrate collecting its 100,000th gift-filled shoebox this year with help from communities all around Northern Arizona.

The Flagstaff-based branch has operated for the past 14 years with relay centers this year in Humboldt, Prescott, the Verde Valley, Showlow, Payson, Springerville, Sedona and Winslow.

Community members fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene products for distribution to children in more than 100 countries torn apart by famine, war, poverty, natural disasters and disease.

Local relay center to drop off the gift-filled shoeboxes is at Agua Fria Christian Church, 2880 S. 2nd St., in Humboldt. Contact is Kara Erway, 928-632-7304, or ekerway@msn.com.

In Prescott, Las Fuentes Care Center Resort, 1035 E. Scott Dr. Contact is Cindy Schubert, 928-445-9300, ext. 21, or actfun@cableone.net.

Organizations wishing to help can call 1-800-353-5949 for free brochures. For more information visit: www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

13th Annual Valley of Lights opens on Thanksgiving

The 13th annual Valley of Lights opens Thanksgiving evening at Fain Park, and will remain open through Dec. 30 from 6-10 p.m. Millions of lights comprise dozens of displays - both stationary and animated.

Call Bev at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, 772-8857, for more information on sponsorships and volunteer opportunities.

Annual PV Holiday Festival of Lights, Parade is Dec. 7

Prescott Valley's annual Holiday Festival of Lights takes place Friday, Dec. 7, at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.

Sponsors are the Town of Prescott Valley and the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Liberty Traditional School Chamber Singers will offer festive music from 5-5:30 p.m., followed by Mayor Harvey Skoog's welcome, and Children's Storytime from Chamber CEO Marnie Uhl at 5:40 p.m. Lighting happens at 5:50 p.m., and the Night Light parade starts at 6 p.m.

Visit with Santa inside the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m., along with Create-A-Tree viewing at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce still is seeking entries for the Night Light Parade. Groups and individuals are invited to participate with lighted entries. Entry fee is $25. Deadline to enter is Monday, Dec. 3. Entry forms and information are available at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, 3001 N. Main Street, Suite 2A or online in the Chamber newsletter at www.pvchamber.org/newsletter. For more information call the PV Chamber at 928-772-8857.

PV offering skating over Thanksgiving holiday

The Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department will offer open-skate lessons on Thanksgiving Day in Tim's Toyota Center.

Parks and Recreation will offer open skate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the arena, 3201 N. Main St.

In addition to the holiday session, the town will offer a number of open-skate sessions during the month with Saturday being the 1980s-theme night for November.

The town posts its iceskating schedule on its website at www.pvaz.net/Index.aspx?page=436. Skaters also may call the iceskating hotline at 775-3165.

Parks and Recreation rents a wide range of sizes in both hockey and figure skates, and offers helmets for those who want to use them and skate trainer aids for youngsters. The town does not charge for use of helmets and trainer aids but quantities are limited.

Admission fees are $2 for children 12 and under, $4 for children 13 and older, $5 for adult open hockey for those who bring their own skates, $7 for adult hockey for those who rent skates, $3 for skate rentals and $5 for skate sharpening.

Stocking Stuffer Bazaar is Dec. 15

Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Prescott Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley.

More than 50 nonprofits will offer high quality, low-cost gifts, crafts, baked goods, raffle chances and more. Santa will be there from noon to 2 p.m. with free gifts for children accompanied by an adult.

Get your last-minute gifts while supporting the organizations that do so much for our communities. Admission is free.

For additional information, call 778-3747 or visit www.stocking-stuffer-bazaar.com.


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