Quad Cities in Brief

Barley Hound, Clothes Hound join to help UAF

Some people believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but this year, “Eat Shop Rescue” is hoping to turn that idea around by helping dogs and cats looking for forever homes.

The Barley Hound and Clothes Hound Clothing Company have partnered to present “Eat Shop Rescue” from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, to benefit United Animal Friends. During the event hours, 13 percent of the businesses’ proceeds will benefit UAF.

UAF will have adoptable dogs at both downtown Prescott locations during the event. The Barley Hound is located at 234 S. Cortez St. and Clothes Hound is at 122 S. Montezuma St.

Deep Well Ranch, impact on aquifer topic of meeting

The Deep Well Ranch 1,800-acre development proposes to add over 10,000 homes, 20,000 residents, and new commercial activity. Water for the development raises significant issues in both the Prescott Active Management Area (AMA) and the Big Chino Valley.

How much water is needed? Where will it come from? What are the impacts on our aquifer, on safe yield, and on the Verde River?

On Saturday, Oct. 14, Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) Public Policy Committee Chair Gary Beverly will answer these questions and more when CWAG meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.

Beverly will describe the proposed development in the context of state and local water policy, water use in both the Prescott AMA and the Big Chino Valley, and the potential impacts on sustainability and the Verde River.

Founded in 2002, CWAG is a local citizens group advocating for a sustainable water future for the Quad Cities and for protection of the Upper Verde River.

For more information, call 928-445-4218 or visit www.cwagaz.org.

Fashion show Oct. 14 aids veterans

A fashion show benefiting local veterans is Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. in Chino Valley at the American Legion at Highway 89 and Road 3 South.

Tickets cost $15 and include lunch, raffles and a 50/50. Call Kathie 602-421-2833, Debbie-928-899-6924 or Anita 586-295-0015 to buy tickets. Tickets are limited.

Costumed runners raise funds for kids in foster care

Minions, princesses and super heroes will all be coming together for a cause on Sunday, Oct. 15 as Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation holds its annual Costume for Kids 5k at courthouse plaza.

The community is invited to come out too to support the cause and join in on the fun. Around 100 runners and walkers will dress up in costume and circle Courthouse Square to raise money for the organization. All funds raised will benefit children in foster care through grants for basic necessities, clothes, a family visitation center, Christmas gifts and celebration cards.

“This is the most fun event for families every year,” said Jennifer Whittemore of Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation. “The money raised allows us to serve more kids and give them just a little bit of normalcy while they are in a tough situation in foster care. Our programs are designed to make them feel special and this event allows us to keep our programs going.”

There are currently more than 400 kids in foster care in Yavapai County. Each have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

The 5k starts at 10 a.m. and costs $25 per adult runner. Children under the age of 16 and foster or kinship families are free. For more information and to pre-register visit http://bit.ly/2fpH4sx.

Last year’s participant, Christie Burnett from Prescott said, “It was fun to see everybody out there in costume having a good time and to run downtown with friends and bring attention to the needs of the children in our community.”

For more information on the event, call 928-445-0800 or visit YavapaiCASAForKids.org.

Pam Pearsall to speak about her book Oct. 17

Local author and former Yavapai County Assessor Pam Pearsall will discuss her memoir, Whispers of Truth, from 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the third floor Crystal Room at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Pearsall’s book describes how she grew up as an abused child and was elected County Assessor in her hometown of Prescott where she confronts the pressure and corruption of politicians.

This is a free event with no registration required. For more information, call 928-759-6188.