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Briefs: January 15, 2014
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Grantwriting workshop Feb. 4

The Yavapai County Community Foundation will conduct workshops in February to explain its 2014 competitive grant process, including application instructions and eligibility requirements and guidelines. YCCF invites staff from eligible Yavapai County nonprofit organizations to attend one of the workshops to learn about changes in this year's application and distribution process.

The workshop takes place from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona, 335 E. Aubrey, Prescott. The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register by sending an email to Tracey McConnell at yccf@azfoundation.org and provide your name, company name and job title, and indicate which workshop location you'll attend. Grant applications will be accepted beginning Feb. 27 and will be due no later than 4 p.m. March 27.

YCCF accepts requests for funds from qualified nonprofit organizations, public schools, municipalities and Tribal entities in amounts normally ranging from $500 to $10,000. Grant applicants must provide services within Yavapai County geographic boundaries. The grant application will be available online beginning Thursday, Feb. 4, at www.azfoundation.org/grants.

This past year, YCCF awarded nearly $200,000 to 46 Yavapai County community organizations through this competitive grant process. Grant funding may be awarded in interest areas including youth programs, social services, healthcare, eye care, music and art, the environment, law enforcement canines, as well as the unrestricted community fund. For more information, call Tracey McConnell at (928) 499-9795 or email yccf@azfoundation.org.

Workshops at Arcosanti offer hands-on experience

"The Arcosanti Workshop program appeals for a frugal commitment, so as to induce a more equitable and sustainable development of the human experience." Architect, author and artist Paolo Soleri, founder of Arcosanti.

Explore Arcosanti, arcology, and the life and work of Paolo Soleri with intensive one-, two- and five-week hands-on learning programs. The 2014 Arcosanti Workshops begin Feb. 2 and run through Nov. 9.

More than 7,000 people from around the world have participated in the Arcosanti Workshop Program since 1970. They arrive with a wide range of interests, disciplines, ages, backgrounds and skill levels. All workshop prices include room and board.

The one-week Seminar Week introduces the theory of arcology (architecture + ecology) and the history of Arcosanti with lectures, tours, silt-casting, bell-making and a half-day hike. Cost: $550.

Two-week workshop includes a second week with additional hands-on opportunities as well as a multi-day field trip to Phoenix to stay at Cosanti, Soleri's original studios, and visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West and other local architectural interests. Cost: $875.

The five-week workshop adds three more weeks that provide the opportunity for full-time immersion in the current projects and activities at Arcosanti. Those participants who successfully complete the five-week workshop program become Arcosanti alumni and are eligible to apply for residency at Arcosanti. Cost: $1,550.

The 10-week Scholarship program is an opportunity for a limited number of participants to take the full five-week workshop for the cost of the one-week workshop ($550) by spending an additional five weeks volunteering in assigned areas where assistance is needed. You get 10 weeks at Arcosanti for the price of one.

For more information, including application requirements, visit http://arcosanti.org/node/7359.

The 13-week Internship program is an opportunity for qualified five-week workshop participants to stay for an additional eight weeks by utilizing their skills in a specific department. For more information, including application requirements, visit http://arcosanti.org/node/7354.

For more information, or to register for any 2014 workshop, visit http://arcosanti.org/workshops

GHMS seeks board games

Glassford Hill Middle School is looking for donations of gently used or new board games to add to its community commons in the Media Center for students during lunch period. For more information, call 928-759-4600.

Learn about financial aid for college

The Prescott Valley Public Library invites parents and students ages 12-18 to attend "FAFSA 2014" from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the third floor Crystal Room, to learn the ins and outs of financial aid for prospective college students. The Office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school through Free Application for Federal Student Aid in the amount of $150 billion each year. Come learn more about the federal student aid programs and the process for applying for and receiving aid from those programs.

For more information, call PV Library Teen Librarian Jolanta Feliciano at 928-759-3042 or email her at jfeliciano@pvaz.net.

Gun and Knife Show at fairgrounds

Firing Pin Enterprizes, Inc., presents the Prescott Valley Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds, 10401 Highway 89A, east of Fain Road in Prescott Valley.

Vendors from around the state will be in attendance to buy, sell and trade. New, used and antique firearms, knives and western memorabilia will be available to see, touch and buy. Also on hand will be ammunition, books, coins and a variety of shooting, hunting and outdoor accessories.

The public may bring firearms and related items to sell, trade or just show off. All applicable local, state and federal laws will be observed. For more information, call 928-485-0437 or visit www.firingpin.com.

Business offers free hunting trip to wounded veteran

Pawnbroker, Inc., a Prescott Valley business is donating an all expenses paid hunting trip to one Wounded Warrior of the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.

Requirements are that you must have served in the U.S. armed forces in the Afghanistan or Iraq wars and received a Purple Heart.

The Wounded Warrior selected will receive an all expenses paid hunting rip to the Lester Ranch in Southeast Texas near Gonzales, Texas. He will hunt a 155-inch whitetail deer and a 23-inch blackbuck antelope. All transportation, motels and food will be provided. All taxidermy and shipping expenses will be paid. Weapons, ammunition and other gear will be provided if needed. The total value of this hunt is $12,000.

The individual selected will accompany the owner of Pawnbroker, Inc. and one other hunter. Travel from Phoenix to Gonzales, Texas in an SUV will take approximately 1-1/2 days. Total time for the trip, including driving and hunting time will be 7-10 days. The hunt will start on or about Oct. 1, 2014.

To enter, submit a brief resume and DD214 in person or email to Pawnbroker, Inc., 6594 E. Second St., #C, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314; rulman@att.net. Wounded Warrior will be selected Jan. 31, 2014.

Girls' softball league looks to PV, D-H

The Chino Valley ASA Girls Softball League is expanding to the Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer and Paulden areas. League President Jennifer Smith said they are still trying to get parent involvement from the Prescott Valley area.

Smith said the Board is working to get ready for the new season and new volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join.

The league is open to girls ages 4-18. Games will take place at the Chino Valley Community Center and Prescott Valley's Mountain Valley Park.

Registration begins in January and will continue through the last Saturday in February. Practices will take place twice a week, starting in March and the league games begin in April, running through June.

Smith said she is looking for businesses that might be interested in sponsoring the league.

"We had 110 sign-ups last year, we're looking to double that number this year," Smith said.

For more info about registration costs and locations, call Jennifer Smith at 420-1436 or email chinovalleygirlssoftbal@yahoo.com.

Free 'ABCs of Medicare' Workshop

A free educational workshop on "The ABCs of Medicare" will be presented from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

This workshop is open to all those seeking the basics and the most current information. Learn how the Medicare alphabet works, about your choices and rights, and the complex enrollment rules that could cost you money. Ernie Bobel Jr., LTCP, MSAA, the principal advisor and educator of EHB Insurance Group in Scottsdale, is the presenter. For information or a schedule of all the quarterly workshops, visit www.ehbinsurancegroup.com or call toll-free at 877-441-4714.

Free hearing loss classes

For anyone challenged with loss of hearing that affects daily life, People Who Care is presenting a series of free, community-based classes that offer valuable information on the many aspects of hearing loss.

The series objective is to provide greater awareness of hearing and communication skills and to assist with the ongoing management of hearing loss for individuals and their families.

Topics include community resources, causes and types of hearing loss, treatment options, communication skills, dealing with personal adjustments, and assistive technologies available today.

Classes are from 2-4 p.m., Feb. 6, 13 and 20, at the Prescott Gateway Mall Community Room.

Call People Who Care at 928- 445-2480 to register.

Mountain View Baptist hosts gospel concert

On Sunday, Jan. 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mountain View Baptist Church will host a gospel music concert featuring "Sidekicks." Everyone is invited to come and spend a wonderful evening. Refreshments will follow. Admission is free but a love offering will be accepted gratefully.

Mountain View Baptist Church is at 395 Pony Place, Dewey. Take Highway 69 to Kachina, turn west to Pony Place, then to the church.

Hearing Loss explained on Jan. 16

The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend a free educational presentation, "I Can Hear, But I Don't Understand," from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.

Life may be changing because of hearing loss without realizing it. Untreated hearing loss can lead to serious conditions including depression and dementia. Dusty Spitler, Zounds Hearing in Prescott, will explain the causes and symptoms of hearing loss, offer practical tips for better communication, and demonstrate various hearing aids. Don't suffer in silence needlessly.

This non-commercial, educational presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747.

Auditions for Blue Rose

Blue Rose Heritage and Culture Center is having theater auditions at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, and Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7200 2nd Street, Prescott Valley, right behind Ace Valley Home Center. For information, call Jody Drake at 928-899-5472.

They are also looking for teachers in the performing arts field and volunteers in all phases of theater and live music.

Celebrate legacy of MLK at St. Luke Ebony

St. Luke Ebony Church invites the community to attend an evening celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, called "Witness of Old Time's Saints."

In addition to food, music and song, presentations by youth and Yavapai Tribe members, the community is invited to give testimony on how Dr. King affects their lives today.

For more information, call Rev. Cannon at 602-350-7362. The church is located at 12191 E. Turquoise Circle, off Highway 69 and Bradshaw Mountain Road near Dewey.

College admissions info at PV Library Jan. 31

The Prescott Valley Public Library will host a College Fair from noon-4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, for high school students and parents to meet with representatives and collect information about local and state colleges.

Teen Librarian Jolanta Feliciano said she is gathering information on colleges ahead of the Fair for students to study. On Jan. 31, she will pair up students to the colleges that interest them. Feliciano is asking college reps to contact her as soon as possible in order to hold a space. Please call Jolanta Feliciano at 928-759-3042 or email her at jfeliciano@pvaz.net.

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