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Quad Cities in Brief: Monday Night Movie – Nights in Rodanthe (PG13)

Monday Night Movie – Nights in Rodanthe (PG13)

The next Monday night movie will be “Nights in Rodanthe” (PG-13).

An unhappily married woman retreats to an inn on the North Carolina coast, where she meets a doctor who’s struggling with his own crisis of conscience. Based on Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel.

Runtime - 97 minutes. Cast: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Scott Glenn.

It will show at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22, in the Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium. Call 928-759-3040.

Rating the state legislature’s environmental record

Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Director and Designated Capitol Advocate Sandy Bahr will share how well the Arizona legislature is doing to govern the environment by presenting the 2017 Report Card on the legislature’s environmental record at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave. The Report Card rates legislator’s votes on important issues, according to the Sierra Club website.

The presentation will also cover legislative plans for 2018 and how citizens can help protect arizona’s air, land, water and wildlife.

Bahr has more than a decade of experience as chapter director, conservation advocate and legislative watchdog and will share information, stories and take questions. It is open to the public with no registration required.

For more information, contact the Sierra Club – Yavapai Group at yavapaisierra@gmail.com or at 928-308-1003.

New York Times bestselling author to speak

Bestselling multi-genre author Mike Rothmiller will speak at the Professional Writers of Prescott’s monthly meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Prescott Library/Founders Suite (first floor), 215 E. Goodwin Street. Mike’s presentation will cover three “how-to” topics for authors:

• How to generate publicity for your book by creating your own press releases.

• How to gather normally unavailable documents and government records by use of the Freedom of Information Act.

• How to weave government documents and records into a creative nonfiction book. (Mike’s New York Times Bestselling novel, “L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network” is a great example of creative nonfiction writing).

Mike Rothmiller is a New York Times bestselling author, nominee for the Pulitzer Prize, historian, a former cop, and Army medic. He’s authored 23 books and his most recent, “Secrets, Lies, and Deception…. And Other Amazing Pieces of History” was featured on Fox News and over 40 television news stations across America. He’s also served as a TV reporter, an award-winning documentary producer and television host for ESPN, PBS, and other international television markets.

Professional Writers of Prescott, a 30-year-old organization, also known as Prescott Writers, is a network of published authors and non-published writers and editors who reside in the “Quad-Cities” - Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey/Humboldt. We aim for the highest expression of our craft and we are dedicated to sharing our expertise with less experienced writers.

MatForce Lunch ‘n Learn

MatForce is sponsoring a “Lunch ‘n Learn” that will explore the reasons why youth report that they use drugs and alcohol. According to the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey, 44 percent of youth in Yavapai County who report using drugs and alcohol say the reason they use is to deal with stress. This lunch and learn will explore the causes of youth depression, anxiety and stress and how to teach children effective coping skills.

This presentation will be a panel discussion of five professionals: Lisa Blythe, regional director, First Things First; Courtney Osterfelt, executive director, The Teen Launch Pad; Obsidian DeLau, family and child counselor, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic; and Stephanie Hillig, principal, Prescott High School. The discussion will be facilitated by John Schuderer, chair of the Suicide Prevention Coalition. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions to the panel members.

The presentation will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Verde Room, second floor of the Yavapai County Building, 10 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood and the Board of Supervisor Building, 1015 Fair Street in Prescott.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information contact MatForce at 928-708-0100 or online at matforce.org.

Introduction to meditation for older adults

Research has shown that the practice of meditation provides significant physical and emotional health benefits. “Introduction to Meditation for Older Adults” is an opportunity to get to know more about it with a group of your peers. The Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic is offering a free four-week class 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesdays starting Jan. 24, and ending Feb. 14, at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 505 S. Cortez St. Space is limited; registration required: Connie Boston, 928-445-5211 ex. 2672 or email c.boston@wygc.org.

Prescott Audubon presentation

Our upcoming Windows on Nature presentation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. The program will be “The White Mountains of Eastern Arizona.” The speaker, David Moll is a photographer, naturalist, birder and longtime PAS member. David’s presentations are always filled with facts, exceptional photos and personal antidotes of his wildlife experiences. The meeting will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Avenue. For more information, visit www.prescottaudubon.org.