Make your hospital stay safer
The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend a free educational presentation, "Making Any Hospital Stay Safer - What You Need to Know to Avoid Unexpected Harm" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Drive. Nancy O'Hara Meek, MS, CSA with At Your Side Patient Advocacy, LLC explains the various causes of medical mistakes, and provides valuable information to help prevent an accidental patient death from happening to you, your loved ones and friends. This non-commercial presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 778-3747. Visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html for a complete schedule.
Free backpack giveaway Saturday
Prescott and northern Arizona McDonald's is hosting a backpack giveaway starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 27. The first 100 children who visit any Prescott or northern Arizona McDonald's restaurant will receive a free backpack. The free backpack offer excludes Walmart and mall McDonald's restaurant locations.
Museum building fund to benefit from rummage sale
The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society is hosting a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at the D-H Historical Museum, 12925 E. Main Street, Humboldt.
All proceeds go to the Museum's building fund. Donations can be dropped off at the back of the Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.
Big Bug Mining District meets Thursday
The Big Bug Mining District meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the Mayer Rec Center. Up for discussion is incorporation of the district and applying for non-profit status. The public is invited to attend.
Benefit breakfast & dinner
St. Germaine Roman Catholic Church in Prescott Valley is organizing a dinner and breakfast to benefit the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died Sunday, June 30, while fighting the Yarnell Fire.
The dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and the breakfast is at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21. Both will be in the social hall of the church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley.
For additional information or to RSVP, call 928-772-6350. Donations may be made to St. Germaine, reference FFFR, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 or bring to the parish office.
Learn how to make a living with photography skills
A plethora of opportunities to photograph Arizona result in exceptional finished products, and many wish they could make a living from their work. Very few photographs, however, make it to publication.
"It takes more than a great camera and a stunning image to make it in the world of professional photography," said Joe Webster, member of Prescott Camera Club.
Webster invites the public to hear Chris Marchetti's presentation on the world of professional photography at its meeting Tuesday evening, July 23. Marchetti, who began Marchetti Photography 25 years ago in Prescott, will explore the obstacles that confront the budding professional photographer, tax implications, competition, and marketing.
The Prescott Camera Club meets at the Plaza Bonita Restaurant in the Best Western Prescottonian on East Gurley in Prescott. Dinner (on your own) is at 5 p.m., a competition among members is at 6, and the program begins at 7. The meetings are open to all visitors and guests. For more information, visit the website at www.prescottcameraclub.com.
Gospel concert is July 28
The Mountain View Baptist Church will host a Gospel Music Concert ofrom 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, with "Nehemiah 4:20."
Admission is free but a love offering will be gratefully accepted.
Mountain View Baptist Church is located at 395 Pony Place, Dewey. Take Hwy 69 to Kachina, turn west to Pony Place then to the church. For more information call 928-632-5787.
School district offers free meals for kids
Humboldt Unified School District offers free breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to children 18 and younger at Coyote Springs Elementary School, 8101 E. Highway 89-A, Prescott Valley, 759-4317; Humboldt Elementary, 2750 S. Corral St., Humboldt, 759-4417; Lake Valley Elementary, 3900 N. Starlight Drive, Prescott Valley, 759-4217; and Mountain View Elementary, 8601 E. Loos Drive in Prescott Valley.
Adults are encouraged to have lunch with their children for $3; breakfast for $1.75.
There will also be daily activities including jump rope, musical chairs, balloon volleyball, hula-hoop and badminton. There will be visits from a dentist, ophthalmologist, the Heritage Park Zoo and the health department.
For additional information, call 759-5012.
Learn about hearing loss, more
Jack Clevenger, a well-known advocate for people with hearing loss, has volunteered to facilitate a hearing and vision loss support group twice monthly at Grayson House in Prescott Valley. The Senior Peer Program, in partnership with NACOG (Area Agency on Aging), Grayson House and the Hearing Loss Association of America, is providing this support group free of charge.
Clevenger currently runs a monthly group at Gateway Mall, which strictly addresses the technological needs of the hearing loss community.
Some of the topics the group will address include assertiveness vs. aggressiveness; alcohol/drug abuse and hearing loss; oral interpreting; coping strategies; and of course personal experiences in relation to loss of hearing.
Anyone in the quad-city area and beyond is invited to attend this free support group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month beginning July 24 at Grayson House, 7509 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. The meeting will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
For more information and to enroll, contact Terri Roza at 445-5211, ext 2672 or email T.Roza@wygc.org.