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Mountain Valley Splash opens this weekend
The Mountain Valley Splash aquatic center opens Saturday, May 24 through Sunday, August 3. The pool also will be open on Sundays.
The pool features a "zero-depth" entry pool, a kiddie fountain, a 75-foot spiral slide, picnic area, concessions and six lanes for lap swimming.
In addition, the Splash Pad area offers a variety of fun with ground sprayers, water cannons, dump buckets and soakers.
Mountain Valley Splash offers Public Open Swim, low-impact aqua aerobics, family night, private pool rentals and swim lessons available Monday through Friday in addition to season pool passes. For more information on the 2014 swim lesson schedule for passes, visit the town's Website at www.pvaz.net or call (928) 759-3090.
DAILY ENTRY FEES
Children (5 & under) $1
Youth (6 - 17) $2
Adult (18 - 54) $3
Senior (55+) $2
Family Day Pass (up to 5 members) $10
SEASON POOL PASSES
Best buy for the frequent visitor.
Can be used Memorial Day to August 3rd.
Children (5 & under) $30
Youth (6 - 17) $60
Adult (18 - 54) $90
Senior (55+) $60
Family Day Pass
John Wayne impersonator to appear May 31 at PV Library
Hollywood actor Ermal Williamson, the John Wayne body double and impersonator, will appear at the Prescott Valley Public Library auditorium, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, along with his wife, Paula, a five-time award-winning yodeler and tribute artist to Patsy Cline.
Because of his physique, as well as his looks and persona, he was chosen by the Wayne family to perform as Duke's body-double in the Coors Light commercials. His forte is in telling the story of John Wayne in front of a live audience with Paula accompanying him in a patriotic salute to America.
Reservations are not required for this free library event. For more information, call Gloria Monreal at 928-759-6190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp begins May 27
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona now offers summer day camp for ages 6 to 18 beginning May 27, open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mon. through Friday.
Registration begins on May 12 after 1 p.m. at both the Prescott and Prescott Valley locations. Camp rates start at $50 a week and may be reduced.
Activities will focus on healthy lifestyles, academic success and character and leadership development to include hiking, swimming, movies, bowling and more!
Download an application at bgccaz.org or call 928-776-8686.
Summer tennis clinics at Bradshaw
Bradshaw Mountain high school tennis coach and two time Courier coach of the year winner, Joe Borzello teaching on BMHS courts. Coach Borzello has also been awarded regional tennis coach of the year twice and enjoyed two undefeated seasons (2012 and 2013) with the BMHS boys team.
Clinics follow the same formula used for the school teams.
1. Break bad habits
2. Develop good technique
3. Footwork, footwork, footwork
4. Lots of repetition, hitting 1000 balls the right way develops muscle memory
5. Player develops an awareness of strengths and weaknesses with an emphasis on building on those strengths and minimizing weaknesses and the affect on the match outcome.
6. Learn how and why to use different hitting techniques under a variety of circumstances.
Beginners through advanced players ages 6-18 welcome.
Enhance your overall game. Learn what shot to use and why during match play. All players put on a mental toughness program.
Every Friday is Funday with games and matches.
Clinics held throughout June and July Monday-Friday, 2 hours per day between 10 am and 3 pm, exact time determined by age and skill level. $30/week or $100/month
1 1/2 hour per day
SPECIAL: $150 for a month includes M-F 2 hour clinic sessions, four private lessons and a minimum of four semi private lessons. Limited spaces available. Call soon to reserve your spot or for more information, Coach Borzello at 415-722-1276.
Pike speaks at PV Library on being an author
New York Times best-selling author Aprilynne Pike appears at the Prescott Valley Public Library at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 23, in the third floor Crystal Room. Her books will be on sale and she will speak and sign books. Pike has written two anthologies, four books in the young adult Wings series, three separate novels, and the first book in the Earthbound series.
St. Germaine Parking Lot Sale is Saturday
Browse and buy an assortment of new and gently used items and crafts from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at 7997 E. Dana in Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928-772-6350.
Prescott Valley Idol competition set
The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce will conduct its Prescott Valley Idol Open Competition at 6 p.m., on Friday, June 6. The competition is open to all ages and even to those who previously competed at another location and did not make the finals.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.in front of Harkins Theater. Competition begins at 6 p.m. Singers must bring a Karaoke-style CD and lyrics must be memorized. There is no video assistance. Judges will determine top finishers to advance and compete in the Prescott Valley Idol final competition at 7 p.m., on Friday, June 13, on the main stage at Prescott Valley Days.
For more information call the Prescott Valley Chamber at 928-772-8857.
Buckle Up Campaign starts Monday
The Buckle Up Arizona Campaign begins Monday in Prescott Valley. The police department recently received $3,000 towards staffing patrols to enforce the Arizona seat belt laws until June 1.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety awarded the grant with the goal that all citizens would take the few seconds to put on their seat belt. According to a PVPD release, a Prescott Valley woman was killed earlier this month as a result of not wearing a seat belt.
IONS meet to discuss importance of dreams
The Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dewey-Humboldt group, meets from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library, lower level, on Prescott Street.
Robert Wiltsey will present contemporary ideas of what dreams are all about and why they are important. Come explore the meaning and purpose of dreams in our lives. Refreshments are served and newcomers are welcome.
Disability advocate to speak at luncheon
Jennifer Longdon, a Phoenix-based disability activist and an advocate for gun control, will speak at the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at Stoneridge Country Club. Luncheons are $15. RSVP to email@example.com by May 21.
Music workshops open for all ages
The Chaparral MusicFest offers five summer music workshops June 2-18 in
Prescott for children and adults, most will culminate in free public concerts. Several scholarships are available through the Amateur Chamber Music Players - Chamber Music Network, and workshop hours are available for teachers seeking certificate renewal.
Chamber Music Workshop is a weekend workshop June 6-8 for piano, string, woodwind and brass players ages 15 and older. Players may come as individuals or with a pre-formed group. The fee of $195 includes coaching by Arizona Artists Roster group Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble, sheet music, T-shirt, Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. Participants will receive 13.5 credit hours. Workshop location is St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott, and culminates in a Celebration Concert on Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m.
The Youth Choral Workshop, under the direction of Arlene Hardy, is for singers ages 11-18 to work on building their vocal technique and choral repertoire. No experience is necessary. Dates are Monday-Friday, June 9-13, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Course fee is $80, and scholarships are available. The Youth Choral Workshop concert is Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Call for location.
Percussion Workshop, led by Henry and Maria Flurry, takes place June 2-6 from 2-5 p.m. at the Suzuki Studio, 406 Arena Dr., Prescott, for children ages 8-11, no experience necessary. Students will learn to play a drum set, Latin and African instruments, melodic percussion, world beats and composition. Course fee is $140. Free concert is Friday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Flurry Music Studio.
Students also will participate in the free Community Drum Circle at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Prescott Public Library, open to public participation.
Composer Owen Davis will lead the Composition Workshop, Monday-Wednesday, June 16-18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and Thursday, June 19, from 1-5 p.m., at the Suzuki Studio, for children of all levels of ability ages 15-20. Tuition is $160. A free public concert takes place Thursday at 6 p.m.
New this year is the Recycled Instruments Workshop on Friday, June 6, at St Luke's Episcopal Church. Participants will make musical instruments out of household cast-offs. Two credit hours offered to teachers. Fee is $10/adults, $5/ages 8-18.
More information is available at chaparralmusicfest.org or phone 480-980-6516.
'Move it or lose it' senior workshop set
Move It Or Lose It - Mental and Physical Health through Motion is a free presentation by Mary Heller taking place from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747.
Heller will explain why it's important for seniors to stay active, physical changes that occur in the body and brain, the benefits of movement and dance, and adaptations for those who have balance issues including difficulty standing.