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Calendar of Events: Dec. 8 - 19

The Prescott Farmers Market offers a variety of goods, including fresh vegetables and fruit. (Courtesy)

The Prescott Farmers Market offers a variety of goods, including fresh vegetables and fruit. (Courtesy)

Saturday, Dec. 8

  • The Cookie Walk and Heavenly Fudge Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Social Hall of All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 Savage Lane, Prescott. Upon entering, you will be given a pair of disposable gloves and walk down a long aisle with tables featuring a large variety of cookies baked by the Ladies' Guild. http://www.allsaintsprescott.org.
  • Prescott Harvest of Care Gardens, 9:30 a.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 3755 Willow Creek Road. This regional initiative of Arizona Interfaith Power and Light is committed to engaging the faith community in the spiritual act of caring for the earth, the community and those experiencing hunger through the hands-on act of growing vegetable gardens. 480-262-7827.
  • The Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) 10 a.m., Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.
  • The Prescott Mac User Group (PMUG) monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Yavapai College, Bldg. 4, Room 102. Topics will include tips and tricks for utilizing accessibility features on your iPhone, iPad and Mac. www.pmug.us.
  • Art of Abstract Art and Painting in 3-D, 10 a.m., 2950 W. Stampede Drive, Chino Valley. Space is limited to 12 participants. 928-771-8064.
  • YMCA Youth Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker," 10 to 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. A cast of approximately 35 young dancers, ages 5-15, will delight the audience with their 40-minute rendition of the different characters in the ballet. For children of all ages.
  • Prescott Farmers Market seed exchange, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Yavapai Regional Medical Center, 1003 Willow Creek.
  • Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillard’s). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.
  • A December to Remember, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m. children’s activities, 4 p.m. Santa appears, Memory Park, Palomino Road and North Road 1 West, Chino Valley There will be Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and we will light up our town Christmas tree and park. www.chinovalley.org.
  • Yavapai Flute Circle, noon to 2:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Children’s Program Room.
  • Embrace the Struggle: The Artwork of Chris Navarro, 1 p.m., Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 North. 928-778-1385 or www.phippenartmuseum.org.
  • Prescott Computer Society December Meeting, 1 p.m., Grand Lodge, Touchmark at the Ranch, 3180 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. www.pcs4me.com. Guests are welcome.
  • Walk through Bethlehem, 1:30 to 3:30 and 6 to 8 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive. 928-445-4348.
  • Celebrate the Holidays with Gypsy Soul, 2 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. 928-445-3286 for tickets. www.folksessions.com/gypsy-soul-holiday/4594425796.
  • Chino Valley Community Choir Concert: "A December to Remember in Memory Park,” 2 p.m., Heritage Middle School Cafeteria, 1076 N. Road 1 W., Chino Valley.
  • Restoration Church and Bought Beautifully are excited to host “Give With Impact,” 3 to 8 p.m., American Warehouse, 226 N. Montezuma St., Prescott. A holiday marketplace featuring handmade goods that transform lives.
  • Stockton at Northern Arizona Suns, 7 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.
  • A Candlelight Christmas, 7 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave, Prescott. Presented by the Yavapai Youth Choirs.
  • A Christmas Story, 7 to 9 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. www.pca-az.net/ticket-information or www.pca-az.net/family-theatre.html.
  • The Three International Tenors Christmas, 7 p.m., 117 E. Gurley.
  • World Championship Ice Racing, 7:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St. 928-772-1819.
  • Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley, Prescott. Dance to the music of Traditional Blend, featuring fiddle genius Bill Cummings. Calling by Steve Elliot. Teaching at 7 p.m., all dances taught, no partner needed. http://FolkHappens.org.

Sunday, Dec. 9

  • Art of Abstract Art and Painting in 3-D, 10 a.m., 2950 W. Stampede Drive, Chino Valley. Space is limited to 12 participants. 928-771-8064.
  • Flash Mob Christmas Caroling, 1 to 2:30 p.m., US Vets VIP Center, 1113 E. Gurley, Meet at 917 E. Gurley, Prescott. Give your song and heart to a few of our Homeless Veterans who could use your joy and smile. 917 E. Gurley.
  • A Christmas Story, 2 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. www.pca-az.net/ticket-information or www.pca-az.net/family-theatre.html.
  • Coffeehouse Concerts Presents: Eric Ramsey, 2:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Prescott Pops Symphony "Jingle All The Way" Concert, 3 to 5 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. www.YCPAC.com, www.prescottpops.com or 928-776-2000.
  • “Candlelight Service of Solace and Hope,” 3 p.m., Agape Hall, Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 West Gurley St., Prescott. Presented by the Stephen Ministers of Prescott United Methodist Church and the Prescott Chapter of The Compassionate Friends.
  • Esteban Christmas Concert, 3 and 7 p.m., Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley.
  • Restoration Church and Bought Beautifully are excited to host “Give With Impact,” 3 to 8 p.m., American Warehouse, 226 N. Montezuma St., Prescott. A holiday marketplace featuring handmade goods that transform lives.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Prescott Valley Stake is hosting their 7th Annual Community Christmas Concert and Nativity Display, 5:45 p.m. doors open to view nativities, 7 to 8:30 p.m. concert, Pronghorn Stake Center, 7073 E. Pronghorn Ranch Parkway, Prescott Valley.
  • Nashville-based New Legacy Project in concert, 6 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 2010 South Highway 89, Chino Valley. Formerly known as the Blackwood Legacy, ground-breaking Nashville-based New Legacy Project blend an edgy Southern-Gospel sound with contemporary worship, while staying true to their Gospel calling. www.NewLegacyProject.com.

Monday, Dec. 10

  • Prescott CLSC Reading Circle, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Crochet One, Knit Too, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Crystal Room.
  • PAL, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Alliance Bible Church, 2601 W. Iron Springs Road, Prescott. PAL provides hope through education and support to parents of loved ones who are suffering with addiction and alcoholism. 928-778-0379 www.palgroup.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

  • Technology and eBook Help Hour, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Tuesday Morning Book Club, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. “Standard Deviation.”
  • Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.
  • 5/6 Book Club, 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Grades 5-6.
  • Queen of Hearts, 6 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave. 928-776-1125; vfw541prescott.org.
  • ESL, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Children’s Program Room.
  • Anger Solves Nothing, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org, 928-637-6232.
  • Meditation & Buddhism for Inner Peace, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org or 928-637-6232.
  • Capital City at Northern Arizona Suns, 6:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.
  • Prescott High School concert bands and orchestra concert, 7 p.m., Ruth Street Theater, 1050 Ruth St.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

  • Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith monthly Coffee Chat, 8 a.m., Step One Coffee House, 6719 E. 2nd St., Prescott Valley.
  • Writing Workshop Series: Protagonist Speaks, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Modern Board Gaming, 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Beginners Conversational French, 4 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Glassford Hill Room.
  • VFW Post 541 Surprise Dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave, Prescott. 928-776-1125.
  • Mark Musick – Author Talk – “The Secret Life of Howard Hughes,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium, 7401 E Civic Circle. https://www.pvlib.net/.
  • NDE (Near Death Experiences) stories shared and explored, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, Elsie Room, 215 E. Goodwin St. We will be reviewing NDE accounts as this can bring new meaning and direction to your life. Facilitated by Karl Krumins and friends.
  • Movies at the Elks: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m., Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley.
  • A Christmas Story, 7 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. www.pca-az.net/ticket-information or www.pca-az.net/family-theatre.html.

Thursday, Dec. 13

  • Touchmark Trekkers beginning hiking club, 8 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. Please RSVP to this free event by calling 928-632-7800
  • You Too! Mentor Session, 10 or 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Traiing on iPads with hearing and vision accessibility apps.
  • Beginning Meditation & Mindfulness, 11 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Genealogy Room. 928-759-3040.
  • Genealogy Mentor Session, 1 or 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. 928-777-1526.
  • Grief: A Journey of Healing, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Granite Gate Senior Living, 3850 N. Highway 89, Prescott. Sponsored by Maggies Hospice Palliative Care Services.
  • GPREP Quarterly Board Meeting and Community Spotlight-Prescott Valley, 2 p.m. Crystal Room, Prescott Valley Public Library, 3rd floor, 7401 E Civic Circle. RSVP required by calling GPREP at 928-772-4883.
  • Women of Wellness (WOW), 4 p.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. WOW is for women 50+ that focuses on health, education, comradery and support. Please RSVP to 928-708-3110.
  • Holiday Shopping Fundraiser for Save The Dells, 4 to 7 p.m., Lefebvre's Boutique, Corner of Gurley & Cortez. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Save The Dells. Music Provided by Singer Songwriter Mike Lewis
  • WORDS Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. “A Tale of Two Cities.”
  • A Christmas Story, 7 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. www.pca-az.net/ticket-information or www.pca-az.net/family-theatre.html.
  • 2018 NHI Speaker Series - One Building, 90 Years, Many Stories: The Natural History Institute, 7 p.m., 126 N Marina St., Prescott. Architect Bill Otwell's talk on the preservation of historic structures as sustainable design. His examples of local preservation projects will include the Natural History Institute's home which was rehabilitated in 1983 for use as an office building and again in 2013 for its current use, incorporating Bill's architectural vision.
  • A Christmas Carol, A New Musical, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.

Friday, Dec. 14

  • Lapsit Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Qigong Class, 9:30 a.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Crystal Room.
  • Conversational Spanish, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Microsoft Word 101, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillard’s). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.
  • Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Drop in Tech Help, 1 to 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, 2nd Floor PC Lab. 928-759-3040.
  • Third Friday Chamber Music Series, 3 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • All-you-can-eat Fish Fry $9/Shrimp $11, 4:30 to 7 p.m., VFW-Buckey O’Neill Post 541, 202 N Arizona Ave.
  • A Christmas Story, 7 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. www.pca-az.net/ticket-information or www.pca-az.net/family-theatre.html.
  • A Christmas Carol, A New Musical, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.
  • In the Christmas Mood-A Holiday Music Spectacular, 7 p.m., Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley.
  • “Agni Yoga: Education for the Soul,” 7 to 8 p.m., WMEA Izvara Center, 1720 West McIntosh Drive, Prescott. RSVP at 928-778-0638 or staff@wmea-world.org.

Saturday, Dec. 15

  • Touchmark Trekkers beginning hiking club, 8 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. Please RSVP to this free event by calling 928-632-7800.
  • The annual nationwide ceremony "Wreaths Across America" will take place simultaneously at all National cemeteries across the Country, 10 a.m., staging time 9:15 a.m., Prescott National Cemetery, Intersection of Highway 69 and 89, Prescott.
  • The Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) 10 a.m., Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.
  • Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grace Sparks Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St., Prescott. More than 50 non-profit vendors. Free admission. www.Stocking-Stuffer-Bazaar.com or 928-778-3747.
  • Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillard’s). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.
  • Family Storytime, 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Holiday photos of Santa with pets and family members, 1 to 4 p.m. Petco, Frontier Village, Highway 69, Prescott. UnitedAnimalFriends.org or 928-708-0212.
  • Old-Fashioned Cowboy Christmas, 1 to 5 p.m., Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) Equine Center, 3731 N. Road 1 W. Chino Valley. The YHS Equine Center turns into a holiday oasis complete with sleigh rides, Santa Claus, holiday vendors, caroling and more. Wear your best holiday or cowboy attire. www.yavapaihumane.org/cowboychristmas.
  • Cocoa and Crafts for Kids, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Enjoy the holidays making crafts and sipping cocoa. For all ages.
  • A Christmas Carol, A New Musical, 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.
  • A Christmas Story, 2 and 7 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. www.pca-az.net/ticket-information or www.pca-az.net/family-theatre.html.

Sunday, Dec. 16

  • Holiday photos of Santa with pets and family members, 1 to 4 p.m. Petco, Frontier Village, Highway 69, Prescott. UnitedAnimalFriends.org or 928-708-0212.
  • Cocoa and Crafts for Kids, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Memphis at Northern Arizona Suns, 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.
  • A Christmas Carol, A New Musical, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.

Monday, Dec. 17

  • Monday Night Movie: Crazy Rich Asians (PG13), 5 to 7 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Crystal Room.
  • PAL, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Alliance Bible Church, 2601 W. Iron Springs Road, Prescott. PAL provides hope through education and support to parents of loved ones who are suffering with addiction and alcoholism. 928-778-0379 www.palgroup.org.
  • Prescott High School choir concert, 7 p.m., Ruth Street Theater, 1050 Ruth St.
  • Holiday Swing, 7 to 9 p.m., Yavapai College Bldg. 19 Rm. 147. The Yavapai College Jazz Ensembles host an evening of swing dancing fun that will warm up the winter this holiday season.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

  • Technology and eBook Help Hour, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.
  • Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Leadership, 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Queen of Hearts, 6 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave. 928-776-1125; vfw541prescott.org.
  • ESL, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Children’s Program Room.
  • Anger Solves Nothing, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org, 928-637-6232.
  • Meditation & Buddhism for Inner Peace, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org or 928-637-6232.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

  • Prescott Valley Art Guild, 9 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Crystal Room.
  • Water Wednesdays: Water Smart—Drop by Drop: Summary of the Water Education Series, noon, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Answers to Questions My Survivors Need to Know After I am Gone, 1 to 3 p.m., Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Presented by June Sherod, Certified Hospice Volunteer.
  • People Who Care volunteer informational meeting, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., People Who Care office, Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley. 928-445-2480.
  • Interviewing with Confidence, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • Beginners Conversational Spanish, 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Glassford Hill Room. 928-759-3040.
  • Open Office Hours with City Manager Michael Lamar, 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • VFW Post 541 Italian Dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave, Prescott. 928-776-1125.
  • NDE (Near Death Experiences) stories shared and explored, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, Elsie Room, 215 E. Goodwin St. We will be reviewing NDE accounts as this can bring new meaning and direction to your life. Facilitated by Karl Krumins and friends.
  • Movies at the Elks: Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7 p.m., Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley.