Friday, May 18
The Fifth Annual Launch Into Summer Fashion Show and Mixer is set for 5 to 8 p.m. at Hotel St. Michael, 205 W Gurley St., Prescott. The fashion show will feature the latest summer looks from local boutiques and salons -- Clothes Hound Clothing Company, Classy N Sassy Boutique, Fancy That! Prescott, French Hen Boutique, The Hike Shack, Salon St. Martin and Lala’s Styling Studio. The event will benefit The Launch Pad Teen Center's summer programs and camps. Admission is $35 or $50 and includes food, drinks, fashion show, a raffle and music. Tickets are available at the website https://give.classy.org/LaunchIntoSummer and at participating boutiques and salons. For more information, call 928-227-0758.
Dave Stamey, recently inducted into the International Western Music Association Hall of Fame, will perform at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center -- 117 E. Gurley St., in Prescott -- at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $24 for seniors, available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-776-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance. For more information, see the website www.davestamey.com.
Self-Empowerment via Your Inner Greek Goddesses, a workshop to help girls and women develop better mental health and wellbeing, will be led by Beverley Danusis on the third floor of the Elks Performing Arts Center -- 117 E. Gurley St., in Prescott -- from 7 to 9 p.m. Danusis also encourages men to attend. Tickets are $12 each; seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation.
Saturday, May 19
National Poppy Day, Prescott American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 will distribute poppies in front of Fry’s food store -- 950 Fair St. in Prescott. Wearing a poppy is a simple way to honor living veterans and those in the military who have lost their lives. Donations are not required, but all donations received will go to support veterans and their families.
Yarnell Daze, the annual community festival that raises money for the Weaver Mountains Chamber of Commerce, is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a parade beginning at 10 a.m. and two stages with live entertainment, featuring Whiskey Kiss and the CheekTones, as well as art and craft vendors, a kids zone, a presentation at the library, a chance to visit the Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains, and the opportunity to sit in a Native American teepee. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle and a beer garden and food court. For more information, call Trish Edwards, 928-277-6674.
Walk for the Animals, an annual fundraiser for the Yavapai Humane Society, will be held at Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite St. in Prescott. Gates open for registration at 8 a.m., and the walk starts around 9 a.m. Registration is also available on Friday, May 18, at the Yavapai Humane Society, 1625 Sundog Ranch Road. Registration at either location is $35 per person. The events includes a one-mile walk along courthouse plaza and a 5k walk along Granite Creek to Granite Creek Park, with vendors along the way. Contests at the event will include “Strut your Mutt,” best dressed, pet/owner look-alike and best dog trick. A kids’ booth is included, and dogs will be available for adoption. Microchips will be sold at a discount. For more information -- www.yavapaihumane.org
Yavapai Heritage in Song ‘n’ Dance. Linda Ogo, director of the Culture Research Department of the Yavapai Tribe, will give a lecture at 2 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum -- 415 W. Gurley, Prescott -- discussing the role of song and dance in tribal history and contemporary community life. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, 928-445-3122 or see the website sharlot.org.
Linda Strader discusses her book “Summers of Fire: A Memoir of Adventure, Love & Courage” at 2 p.m. at Peregrine Book Company, 219A Cortez St., Prescott. The event will include a booksigning. Strader, who works as a landscape architect in southern Arizona and is an expert in the use of desert plants in landscaping, was one of the first women to fight forest fires for the U.S. Government. For more information, PeregrineBookCompany.com.
Fil Kewanyama, an award-winning Hopi artist and U.S. Army veteran, will speak about his life and art, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherd’s Lane, Prescott. Selected pieces of his artwork will be on display. The public is invited, and there is no admission charge. The event is the latest in the church’s quarterly presentations sponsored by its Native American ministry.
Armed Forces Spaghetti Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. at Tony’s Too Bar & Grill, 8172 E. Long Mesa Drive, Prescott Valley. RSVP to 928-759-0377. The dinner is free to veterans and members of the Armed Forces with ID. $5 for guests. Sponsored by AMVETS. For more information, 928-379-6454.
Prescott Tea Ladies’ Royal Tea Party, a grown-up tea party, is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., with a discussion on royal wedding traditions. Seating is limited. Register at the website vwww.prescottlibrary.info or at the Ask a Librarian Desk in the library or call 928-777-1526.
Inaugural Prescott Valley Music Festival. Saturday and Sunday at the Theatre on the Green, 7501 E. Civic Circle. The festival offers two stages and 30 bands, playing from 1 to 11 p.m. An all-girl rock band, Doll Skin, and a band, Co-Op, led by Alice Cooper’s son Dash Cooper headline the festival. Tickets are $15 for one day and $25 for a two-day pass, presale from the website www.brownpapertickets.com. At the gate, admission is $20 for one day and $35 for a two-day pass. For active military personnel, admission is $13 for one day and $20 for two days. The event is free for children under 5 years of age.
The Camerata Singers, under the direction of Dan Boyce, will perform a concert of spirituals and American folk songs at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, in Prescott, 928- 778-4499. Tickets are $21 for general admission, $6 for youth ages 13-18 and free for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available at the website www.prescottchorale.org/American-folk-songs or at the door.
Sunday, May 20
Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Central Arizona presents its Fifth Annual Play It Forward Music Festival at the Holiday Courtyard, 150 S. Montezuma St., downtown Prescott. The event begins with a donor-appreciation event – by invitation only -- from 2 to 3 p.m. The main event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets – available by calling 928-499-0522 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org – are $20 for adults and free for those under age 18. Five talented youth musicians will perform alongside established artists Walt Richardson, Blaine Long, Gigi Gonaway, Marcus Weeden and Drew Hall. The event will also include food, drink and inspirational presentations about the mentoring network.