The Prescott Valley Historical Society will conduct its first meeting of the year at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Crystal Room, third floor, of the Prescott Valley Library, 7401 East Civic Circle. Carm Staker will speak about the military monument.
The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Darlene Packard at 227-2894.
Use MLK Service Day to beautify middle school
In recent years, volunteers nationwide have used this day to participate in service projects around the community. The Glassford Hill Middle School Campus Beautification Project takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21.
Volunteers will meet in front of the flagpole to sign in. If possible, they can bring shovels, rakes and hoes.
GHMS Principal Terry Matteson said she is looking for donations of crushed granite to fill the dirt islands in the parking lot and concrete paint to repaint the lines on the outdoor basketball court and recreation area.
"We will be refurbishing our outdoor volleyball court, pulling weeds from the front of the school and the fence line along Bison Avenue," Matteson said. "We will also begin work on our outdoor classroom site."
D-H mayor, council candidate forum Jan. 21
The Agua Fria Festival Committee will host a Dewey-Humboldt mayoral and town council candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the American Legion Post 78 on Highway 69. All D-H residents are encouraged to attend this open forum moderated by Bob Greene.
The public can submit questions from 6-6:30 p.m. Candidates will answer four questions from the audience, two questions by other area mayors, and one question from Greene.
Each candidate has two minutes for an opening and a closing statement and two minutes to answer each question. Refreshments will be served.
Join Liberty Traditional's blood drive for Red Cross
The Liberty Traditional School Student Council has been involved in several community service projects this school year. The students want to support the Red Cross organization and are asking for 40 volunteers from the community to give blood on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the school.
"The students decided that in order to help the Red Cross even more - since they are too young to give blood - they would purchase all of the snacks the donors will receive before leaving," said Tim Derickson, Student Council advisor and eighth-grade science teacher. "Our goal is to have 40 donors."
Derickson said several staff members already have signed up, and anyone in the community is welcome to come support the Red Cross by participating in the blood drive. To do so, call Liberty's school nurse at 928-759-4510 or go online at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: LibertyPV, to register.
So far this school year, Student Council students have helped raise $2,100 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients program. One of the kindergarten classes raised almost $350 on their own, Derickson said. In December, students collected more than 4,200 food items for the Prescott Valley Food Bank.
Prescott Valley Candidate Forum is Jan. 31
The Prescott Valley Economic Prosperity Committee and Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation are hosting a candidate forum for the Prescott Valley political hopefuls from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30. The candidate forum will be held at the www.pvaz.net/index.aspx?page=54">Prescott Valley Town Council Chambers located in the Prescott Valley Library. Confirmed candidates include: candidates for mayor Harvey Skoog and Louie Lizza; candidates for council four-year term Michael Whiting, Douglas Bebbs, and Stephen Marshall; candidates for council two-year term Matt Zurcher, Martin Grossman and Craig Arps.
The candidate forum will be moderated by Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas Thurman.
Michael Dailey, chairman of the Prescott Valley Economic Prosperity Committee, said the forum will provide the citizens of Prescott Valley an opportunity to meet and hear directly from the candidates prior to the March election.
Free monthly movies at PV Library
Fourth Friday Flicks resumes in the Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium with the showing of Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. The movie, rated PG-13, starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Future movies are The Odd Life of Timothy Green on Feb. 22, and Trouble with the Curve on March 22.
Bible study to start on Jan. 21
Stonecroft Ministries Prescott Women's Connection on Jan. 21 is starting a Bible Study at the Humboldt Activity Center (next to Humboldt Library) in Dewey-Humboldt, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays.
Group leaders are Karen Jones and Kay Wiskirchen. Jones, a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist LLC, and crises counselor, will lead the Bible study. Wiskirchen serves as coordinator of administrative detail.
Stonecroft Ministries, in existence for 75 years, has 30,000 women in the US and around the world equipped to help other women connect more deeply to God. For more information contact Wiskirchen at email@example.com, or at 928-451-8504.
Fry's 'roundup' campaign to benefit Boys & Girls Club
From Jan. 2 through Feb. 2, customers at Fry's Food Stores are invited to "round-up" their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona. Fry's has partnered with the Club to provide children in need with access to life-changing programs and services that foster their academic, physical and social environment.
All funds raised from Fry's "Round-up" campaign will make it possible for more local youth to participate in the Club's afterschool programming, which includes career and leadership development, healthy life choices, and fitness - all in a safe environment.
Recent studies show that more than a quarter of Arizona's school children are on their own between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. each day. Fry's commitment to the afterschool cause will make it possible for more children to participate in Boys & Girls Club's programs.
Many January activities to choose from at D-H Library
Learn how to download library ebooks on to a tablet or e-reader at the ebook class from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library. Participants will receive a handout with instructions on how to download ebooks to Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers, and iPads.
Microsoft Word 2010 is a four-part class offered at several times. The Tuesday classes will be from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 29, and Feb. 5, 12 and 19. The Wednesday classes take place from 10 a.m.-noon on Jan. 30, and Feb. 6, 13 and 20. The Thursday classes take place from 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 31, and Feb. 7, 14 and 21.
'Tweens and teens are invited to the library's free Calendar Craft, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, where they will create their own calendar for the year and learn about wacky holidays and national and international events. Brunch-type refreshments available.
The library offers free afternoon games on early release Wednesdays for kids ages 7 and older from 3:15-4:30 p.m., with two dozen board games and the Wii on the library's 90" screen. To sign up for library events, call the library at 928-632-5049.