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Roundup: February 13, 2013
Debbie Gessner works on the clay version of the “Not-So-Gentle Tamer” statue. The Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery invites the public to visit on statehood day to see it.
Photo courtesy Les Stukenberg
Debbie Gessner works on the clay version of the “Not-So-Gentle Tamer” statue. The Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery invites the public to visit on statehood day to see it.
Photo courtesy Les Stukenberg

D-H park, town to unveil Centennial markers Feb. 14

The Town of Dewey-Humboldt will unveil two Centennial monuments on Thursday, Feb. 14. The Butte Street Park monument unveiling begins at noon and includes light snacks, followed by the unveiling of the Humboldt Station Centennial monument at 1:30 p.m.

The park recently received an animal waste station donated by Dr. Lynn and Cindy Ross from Kachina Animal Hospital.

See 'Gentle Tamer' on Valentine's Day

Feb. 14 is not only Valentine's Day, but a day to celebrate our 48th state, Arizona. The Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery invites the public to visit on statehood day to see the 10 ft. clay original of the "Not-So Gentle Tamer," its Arizona Centennial Monument.

The Open House will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission and a tour with the excitement of a bronze pour will begin at 11 a.m. Buy a raffle ticket to win a 24" limited edition bronze sculpture. Meet Deb Gessner, the sculptor of Bob Boze Bell's original watercolor of the "Not-So-Gentle Tamer." Learn how you can contribute to this historical monument that will honor the women who helped tame the West and be a lasting tribute to the great state's centennial.

Bronzesmith is located at 7331 East Second Street, Prescott Valley. For information call 928-772-2378 or visit or

Archeology is subject of historical society meeting

The Prescott Valley Historical Society meets at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Crystal Room (third floor) at the Prescott Valley Public Library. The guest speaker is from the Verde Archaeology Center in Camp Verde. The public is welcome to attend the free presentation.

Prescott Valley Historical Society members volunteer their time on weekends at Fain Park at the Chapel of the Valley. It is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. This beautiful church building, built in 2002, was a dream of the late Johnnie Fain, and is one of the town's treasures.

February activities at D-H Library

'Tweens and teens are invited to a free calendar craft from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The kids will create their own calendar for upcoming months that they can take home and fill with their own appointments, special occasions, and holidays. They will also learn about special wacky holidays and international event days, and enjoy refreshments.

To sign up for library events, call 928-632-5049.

Register for Prescott Valley Little League

There's still time to register for 2013 Prescott Valley Little League baseball and softball. Registration takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room, 3rd floor.

Players will need to show a copy of their birth certificate dated on or before Feb. 1, 2013, and proof of residency.

Fees per player for the season are: $65 for T-ball; $75 for Farm, Minors, Majors and Juniors; and $35 for Challenger League. Family discount is available for multiple players in the same household. Fees must be paid by check or money order only, no cash or credit cards will be accepted at registration.

Registrations received after Feb. 16 will incur a $10 late fee.

Opening ceremonies take place April 6.

PVLL seeks business support for team sponsorships, as well as volunteers including managers, coaches, scorekeepers and team parents, along with umpires. Sponsors or players who wish more information should call PVLL President Kell Palguta at 533-5979.

Potential umpires should call Dave Bronson at 928-830-2042.

PVLL is part of Arizona District 10, and potential managers and coaches can take advantage of a free coaching on-line resource at:

D-H Little League registration Feb. 16

The Dewey-Humboldt Little League will have its 2013 Spring Season Registration from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Quailwood Community Center in Dewey-Humboldt and Wagner's General Store in Cordes Lakes. Registrations will be taken at both locations.

Registration fee is $70 with a $5 sibling discount. Scholarship program applications are available. Online registration also is available at through March 2.

Tryouts and late registration will be Saturday, Feb. 23 starting at 9 a.m. at Quailwood Community Ballpark. There is a $15 late fee added to all registrations submitted after Feb. 23.

For more information contact Michelle Bressler at, Scott Beaudette at 928-273-5754 or, or visit the website at

Hear candidates for D-H mayor at forum Monday

A mayoral candidate forum takes place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Dewey-Humboldt Activity Center, for candidates running for the D-H mayor seat. Yavapai County Supervisor Tom Thurman will moderate the event, which is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Uncontested candidates for council seats will make a brief statement at the beginning of the forum. The Activity Center is next to the D-H Town Library, at 13000 Prescott Street, Humboldt.

League of Women's Voters plans meet on water

Join local Geochemist Patrick O'Hara and Citizens Water Advocacy Group representative and chemist Gary Beverly as they explain the basics of water, as well as an in-depth presentation on the current state of the Verde River on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Las Fuentes Retirement Resort, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.

The League of Women Voters' annual water update will provide the community with the current facts about the local water supply as well as a vision for future sustainability.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan community group that gathers monthly to discuss local issues that affect our citizens.

The public is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. For questions, please contact the League program coordinator at 928-830-5768.

Optimist Club meets every other Thursday

The Optimist Club of Yavapai County is a non-profit organization that meets twice a month on Thursdays at Macayo's Restaurant in Prescott Valley. Its purpose is to help local youth organizations and community charities, in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the wellbeing of community life and humankind. For more information, call Michael Whiting at 928-899-8680.

Learn how to achieve your Bucket List

A free, educational presentation on travel tips for seniors takes place from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, noon-1 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive. Anita Speed and Noeline Everett of Hometowne Cruise and Tour Center will cover group and single travel, cruises, how to stay safe and healthy while traveling, and how to accomplish your travel dreams before it's too late.

Sponsored by the Senior Connection, this non-commercial, educational presentation is open to the public. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie Stewart at or 778-3747.

Call for artists for studio tour

The Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour is now accepting applications for the 6th Annual Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour on Oct. 4, 5 , and 6.

The Studio Tour is open to all artists in the Quad City area: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt and the near surrounding areas.

This is a juried show and applications will be accepted until April 5. Entry fee is $150 or $125 if application is received by the Early Bird deadline of March 8.

You may choose to have your own studio, be a host studio with participating artists, or be included in another studio.

Applications can be picked up at Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott or download from their web site:

The 6th Annual Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour is sponsored by the Mountain Artists Guild.

Art Guild Tea is Feb. 22

The Prescott Valley Art Guild will host an Afternoon Artists' Tea from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, to launch its new venue at Windsong Villas, 3386 N. Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley (the apartment building behind the Good Samaritan Society). The public is invited to join Guild members for light refreshments and art talk. The exhibit will run through June.

For further information, call Kay Demski at 775-4989.

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