Quad Cities in Brief: City offers free cooking oil drop-off

City offers free cooking oil drop-off

In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, the City of Prescott is reminding local residents that trash/recycling containers and the wastewater collection system are not the appropriate places to dispose of used cooking oil after frying a turkey.

“To help you with your disposal needs, the City of Prescott Solid Waste Division will be accepting used cooking oil from City of Prescott residents at the transfer station, which is located at 2800 Sundog Ranch Road,” states a news release from the city.

The transfer station is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Bring your cooled oil in its original container to the Transfer Station for recycling,” the news release added. “Cooled oil drop-off is also available year-round for City of Prescott residents during the Transfer Station’s normal business hours. Commercial or business drop-off will not be accepted.

Residents should check in at the fee booth for instruction on disposal locations.

More information is available by contacting the City of Prescott Transfer Station at 928-777-1116.

Northland Cares art exhibition

Northland Cares, Prescott’s HIV Specialty Clinic is hosting a community art show, “Art Connects Us All,” from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday Dec. 1, on the third floor of the ‘Tis Gallery (105 S. Cortez Street in Prescott). Original artwork by our supporters in the community will be on display to view and purchase. Sponsored by Clayote Studios in Prescott Valley.

Please join Northland Cares and sponsor, Clayote Studios, in celebrating the art that connects this community. This event will take place at the ‘Tis Art Center and Gallery on Friday, Dec. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will be open until 9 p.m. Artwork by Northland Cares’ supporters will be on display to view and purchase. Light refreshments provided by El Gato Azul will be served throughout the evening.

Northland Cares HIV Clinic provides a full range of outpatient services for people living with HIV/AIDS in northern Arizona. We are committed to improving the quality of life for those affected by HIV/AIDS through care and education in the communities we serve.

Free clothing giveaway

First Southern Baptist Church plans to offer a free clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, at the church, 1524 N. Highway 89. Look for the signs and join us! Everyone welcome.

Training to prevent opioid OD

Learn to end overdose deaths by carrying Naloxone/Narcan, a life-saving medication, at a free training open to anyone in the Prescott community.

Prescott Community Overdose Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Training will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., Founders Suite A and B.

Attendees will learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, including how to use Naloxone/Narcan. People who use or have a history of using opioids, people in recovery, friends and family members, health care professionals, behavioral health and treatment providers are encouraged to attend.

The training is hosted by Sonoran Prevention Works. Free Naloxone kits will be provided.

RSVP to Turiya Coll at tcoll@spwaz.org or 602-435-4233.

Information from Sonoran Prevention Works.

Jingle Bells coming to town

“Jingle Bells” Christmas Gift Faire and Bake Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. Great variety of arts and crafts from Prescott, Chino Valley, Dewey, Cornville,

Prescott Valley and delicious bake sale items too. Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley. Nearest cross streets: Navajo Drive/Sommer Drive. Contact Jeannie 928-772-6760.

Third annual Cash for College Scholarship

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County partnered with Yavapai College and multiple community groups to present the Third Annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night. The event will provide opportunities for area students, their families and local educators to learn more about post-secondary scholarships available for both traditional and non-traditional college students.

2017 Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, Yavapai College Gymnasium, 1110 E. Sheldon St., Building 2

Through the Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship system, students are matched with more than 100 scholarships for which they qualify. Application requirements for scholarships that were established specifically for area students will be explained during the events.

The Arizona Community Foundation is the largest private provider of scholarships in the state.

Local community groups as well as staff from ACF of Yavapai County will be available to answer questions and share information.

This event is free and open to the public. There is no need to register.

Contact Lisa Sahady at 928-583-7815 or LSahady@azfoundation.org for more information regarding the Prescott event.

Founded in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide philanthropy with regional offices serving communities across Arizona.

Last year, the Arizona Community Foundation distributed over $55 million to more than 7,500 nonprofit organizations, schools, and faith-based organizations, including over $7.5 million in scholarships and School Tuition Organization funding.