Notices

NOTICES:

Prescott VA Toastmaster Club, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., VAMC, 500 N. Highway 89, Building. 28, Room 207. Nervous talking in front of others? Want to improve leadership and speaking skills? Become a charter member with the Prescott VA Toastmaster Club and help yourself and others grow. Contact Aalt Brouwer at aalt.brouwer@va.gov for more information.

 

Are you seeking something useful to do that would help your community and stimulate your brain cells? Why not consider learning how to write grants on behalf of a nonprofit of your choice?” Nonprofit Grants To You has been providing classes in Yavapai County since 2002 and has graduated over 420 volunteers who have won in excess of $1.4 million for nonprofits of their choice ($3.8 million nationally). The next two-session class is scheduled for Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Class information is posted on the grantstoyou.org website under Classes. Sign up now while seats are available. For more information and response to questions contact founder Paul Baskin at 928-458-7796.

 

The Prescott Police Department's Citizen on Patrol Program is recruiting individuals who wish to join a team of dedicated citizens willing to donate their time to better our community. Citizens on Patrol assist with traffic control, crime scene security, vacation watches, city code enforcement, radar deployment, school watches and park patrols. Volunteers will also respond to occasional emergency call outs and volunteer for major city event details. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Arizona driver’s license and have no felony convictions. Applicants must also pass a background investigation and be willing to serve a minimum of four hours per week on patrol duties plus special event detail duties. Interested citizens should contact Sergeant Casey Cook at 777-1927. Application packages are also available for pickup at the police station located at 222 S. Marina St., Prescott.

 

Woman with a Southern background? We are a National Hereditary Society that meets four times a year here in Prescott. Great programs! Learn more by calling Kay at 928-717-7246.

 

Chino Valley Head Start Center is accepting applications for enrollment for the Chino Valley/Paulden area. NACOG/Head Start offers quality services at no cost for all income-eligible families, which include classroom and home learning, healthy meals, and services for children with special needs. We have programs to fit your family: Early Head Start for ages 0-3, Full or Half-Day Head Start for ages 3-5. Pick up an application today and give your child a Head Start!

 

The Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library are in need of a Treasurer. This volunteer position requires only about 4-5 hours per month. Responsibilities include: maintaining and balancing our bank accounts; making deposits; paying bills; creating monthly financial reports and presenting them at our monthly Board Meeting; and overseeing tax audits and preparation. To qualify, you must have knowledge of Quickbooks and be (or become) a patron of the Prescott Valley Public Library and a Friend of the PV Library. If interested, please email the Friends at friendsofpvlib@yahoo.com or call Diane Milinkovich of the Friends at 928-759-3096.

 

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Corporation (MPC), Building Board of Appeals, Library Board of Trustees, and Arts and Culture Commission.

·         Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Corporation (MPC). This is a volunteer position appointed by the Town Council. The MPC facilitates financing of selected capital projects for the Town. Related experience is desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits, but applicants living outside the town limits will also be considered.

·         Building Board of Appeals. This is a volunteer position filled by appointment of the Town Council. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits. The board meets to review and decide appeals of Town building staff decisions. The Town encourages prospective board members with backgrounds in building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades to apply.

·         Library Board of Trustees. This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council. This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

·         Arts and Culture Commission. This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on matters pertaining to the visual and performing arts and culture within Prescott Valley. This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture. First priority for membership is given to those who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits; however, persons residing outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment.

Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, on the 4th floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Independent Living Skills Training for Visually Impaired and Blind, a free Arizona state program, provides in-home skills instruction in communication, home and personal management, use of low-vision aids and other resource information for adults who are blind or visually impaired. The program is provided through the state of Arizona and has been serving the area since 1990. There is no cost to the client. For more information, call Georgeanne Hanna, certified vision rehabilitation therapist and certified low-vision therapist, 928-775-5857.

 

Have you heard of Moose Lodge 319 in Prescott Valley? Stop in and see what we are all about. We do local and international Charity Fundraisers. We have indoor smoking in social quarters and nonsmoking areas also. We have a deck/patio with great views. We also have a shuffleboard, two pool tables, jukebox and dartboards. Active military and first responders stop in and see what we can do for you. We are located at 6501 E. 6th St., overlooking Fain Park. Lodge phone: 928-772-3700.

 

Join our ongoing Writer's Support Group held each Thursday, except for the last Thursday of any month. We meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 505 S. Cortez St., WYGC, Prescott. Bring any kind of writing you have been doing, or would like to do. We support each other in our writing efforts, share our writing in the group, and talk about writing and writers. There is no cost for participation in these meetings and they make a big difference in motivation to begin or continue writing projects. People at any skill level are welcome. Call Victoria Smith at 928-533-4290 if you would like more information and to confirm that we are meeting that week.

 

Do you miss the challenge? COS, CI, ONI, SDR, MIC, PICKLE FACTORY, THE COMPANY … If you find these terms familiar, perhaps you should look into joining the Phoenix chapter of an outstanding national organization, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers! We will be holding meetings and events in the Prescott area. For additional local information, please email us at paia301@yahoo.com. Inquiries will be kept confidential. Vetting required.

 

Calling all Cold War and peace time veterans living in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Yavapai County: AMVETS Post No. 3 of Central Yavapai County now meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays at the American Legion in Chino Valley, Highway 89 and Third. AMVETS provides support for veterans and active military in procuring earned entitlements as well as community services that enhance citizens’ quality of life. AMVETS accepts all veterans who have served honorably in the U.S. armed forces, active guard or reserves.

 

Tri City Singles is a group of fun-loving singles in the Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Central Yavapai County who like getting together and enjoying each other’s company. The schedule includes a variety of fun-filled activities from which you may choose. There is a “Meet and Greet” social at 11 a.m. every Saturday at the Prescott Gateway Mall, in the food court area. For calendars and newsletters, visit www.tricitysingles.org.

 

Prescott Hiking Club is a hiking and social organization formed for the pleasure of hiking with others and enjoying the out of doors. For information about joining the club and about our hikes, visit www.prescotthiking.com or email prescotthikingclub@gmail.com.

 

Prescott Elks Lodge #330, 6245 E. Second St. in Prescott Valley meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. They offer Bingo at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, fish fry at 5 p.m. on Fridays, tacos for $1 at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and burgers and fries for $7 at 4 p.m. on Monday. For information on these or other events and rentals, call 928-772-8660.

 

Skull Valley School District will be participating in the National School Lunch Program. They will offer healthy meals every school day for a cost of $1. Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price is 35 cents for lunch. Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced price meals include belonging to a household whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance, or if the child is homeless, migrant, runaway, foster or participates in a Head Start or Even Start pre-Kindergarten program. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households can complete the application, available at the Skull Valley School office, and return it to the school.

 

Life Connections Pregnancy Help Center: If you are pregnant, or know who is and may be struggling and in need of help, Life Connections offers free confidential pregnancy tests, resources, referrals and “Earn While You Learn” classes on pregnancy, childbirth, child rearing and post abortion healing. Earn "baby bucks" with each class to spend at our Baby Boutique. Located at 7875 E. Florentine Road, Suite C, Prescott Valley; open Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 928-227-3130 or just stop in! Volunteers (training provided) always welcome and donations (monetary or baby items) gladly accepted.

 

Prescott Art Docents have shared their love of art with children and adults since 1971 by offering classroom and community art presentations. Docent training is provided, so it’s not necessary to have artistic skills or a background in art history or teaching. Continuing education is offered through our Monday morning program series, held during the school year and open to the public. For more information call Andrea at 928-636-7207 or contact Joslyn on email at ejcandh@msn.com. Visit the Prescott Art Docents calendar at google.com.

 

Child Find - Do you suspect that a child you know may have a disability? Does this child: have trouble seeing people and objects; have difficulty hearing voices and other sounds; remain unusually quiet for long periods of time; have difficulty talking or pronouncing words properly; move about with difficulty when crawling, walking or running; learns slowly … and have difficulty understanding; have trouble playing with children or getting along with adults; have other special health problems? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, call your local school district today. Learn about screenings and special services that are available for all children from birth through age 21. If this child is younger than 3 years old, call the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) at 602-532-9960, toll free in Arizona 888-439-5609. If this child is 3 to 5 years of age, call the CVUSD Territorial Early Childhood Center (TECC) at 928-636-3842 and set up an appointment for a screening. If this child is 5 to 21 years of age, call your child’s school or the CVUSD Special Services Office at 928-636-0363.

 

High Desert Artists, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization looking to become a leader in improving the lives of people in northern Arizona, has implemented a new HDA Community Outreach Program benefiting seniors, youth and nonprofits in the area. HDA's Scholarship Fund will become part of this program. In the near future, HDA grant money will be available to nonprofits with an emphasis on art enrichment, education and art therapy. For information, call Judy at 928-636-0358.

 

Volante Academy of the Arts, a nonprofit Fine Arts School, is accepting new students of all ages, including adults, in guitar, voice and piano. To schedule or for further information, call Jan Luke at 928-772-1218.

 

Child Haven, a division of Arizona’s Children Association, 440 N. Washington Ave., Prescott, has free diapers and wipes available to families in need. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call Jan at 928-443-1991, ext. 2010.

 

Prescott Unified School District offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages 3 through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 who have a suspected disability. Children from birth to age 3 with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law. Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, cognitive, academic and/or social emotional development. Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health impairments, developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries. A free appropriate public education with a full continuum of services is available for eligible children with disabilities. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact the principal or counselor of your local school or call Special Education Director Terry Gorman at 928-717-3236.

 

NAZCARE is now offering Warm Line Services for the deaf and hard of hearing! The Warm Line operates from 5 to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week. The Warm Line is a friendly, supportive person to help and support another when a person is dealing with stress, issues in recovery, and to alleviate loneliness and isolation. It operates after business hours when NAZCARE Wellness Centers are not open and in the dark hours to increase a person's support system. If you need a friendly, supportive person, get in touch through the Warm Line. Telephone for Hearing: 888-404-5530; Videophone for the Deaf and H/H 888-404-5530; Purple VP: 928-239-2500; Sorenson VP: 928-515-2396; Text Message: 928-351-1099.

 

The Yavapai Food Council is looking for volunteers to serve as Neighborhood Coordinators to mobilize their friends and neighbors in alleviating hunger in our community by participating in the Food Neighbors Project. This involves only 4-6 hours every two months and is immensely satisfying in knowing that you are doing your part in supplying our local food providers, such as Community Cupboard, with nourishing food for all age groups. This project has become extremely effective in the Verde Valley over the past 12 months and has recently expanded to the quad-city area. Call Bob Painter, area coordinator, at 928-443-5069 or go to yavapaifoodneighborsproject.org.

 

All are invited to join an Interdenominational Christian Family Worship Co-op. Families will take turns planning and leading the group in a wide variety of worship services. For information and location, contact Mary Halvorson at 928-778-2267.

 

The Community Pregnancy Center is in need of maternity clothes. Clothes can be dropped off at 1124 E. Gurley St., Prescott, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For information, call Sherry at 928-778-7654.

 

Donate online at prescott.va.gov to support Veterans’ programs. The donation is made through a secure site at the Department of Treasury’s www.pay.gov. A minimum of $5 is required for online donations. Donors can be sure 100 percent of their donations go to the veteran patients. For additional information, call 928-776-6013.

 

Head Start is a free preschool program serving income-eligible families and children with special needs. The focus is on education, nutrition and health. Head Start promotes literacy, child-centered activities, nutritious meals/snacks and medical/dental assistance. Applications are available at Prescott Valley Head Start Center, 6955A Panther Path, behind Yavapai College, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or by calling 928-772-7726; or in Chino Valley at 1985 Road 1 West, across from the library, phone: 928-636-1076.

 

“Caregiver Connection” is a monthly newsletter for seniors, family caregivers and senior services providers. Available for free, the newsletter includes information about support groups, meetings and other local events, as well as articles on relevant topics. To read the current edition, visit www.caregiverconnection.us. To request a subscription, email Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or call 928-778-3747.

 

The Optimist Club of Yavapai County is looking for new members to help the local community charities and youth organizations. For more information, call Butch Miller at 928-277-6974.

 

Boys to Men Mentoring Network of North Central Arizona offers twice-monthly group activities for teenage boys 13-17 from rock climbing, hiking, paintball and field games, to service days. Screened and trained mentors get together with teenage boys to play, eat and share through conversation. If you are a parent who would like your son to have positive male role models, call Tom at 928-362-0276.

 

Project Aware, Inc. is in need of donations for the men’s shelter. Items needed include twin-size pillowcases, shampoo, conditioner, razors, socks, men’s underwear, soap, sugar, coffee creamer, coffee and toilet paper. Project Aware Men’s Shelter is a local, community funded nonprofit that has been serving the needs of the homeless for more than 20 years. Located at 217 W. Leroux in downtown Prescott, they are open for donations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment. For information, call 928-778-7744 during the hours mentioned.

 

Prescott Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the First Lutheran Church, 231 W. Smoke Tree Lane, Prescott, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For information, contact Kay at 928-778-2242.

 

Project Aware, Inc., 217 W. Leroux St., Prescott, is in need of a few families, groups or service organizations willing to prepare a well-balanced hot meal once a month for the 11 gentlemen staying at the shelter. Please contact Rhonda from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays at 928-778-7744.

 

The Prescott Valley Food Bank has been in operation for more than 25 years providing food to needy families in our community. Nonperishable food and financial donations are the only way they can succeed. During these difficult times, open your hearts to the needy. Call 928-772-4490 for information or to give a donation.

 

Sharlot Hall Museum has speakers available to address area clubs and organization about the museum’s unique role in our community. If you would like to book a speaker, call 928-445-3122.

 

Cat and Kitten Adoptions are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Miss Kitty’s Cat House, 302 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart in Prescott, next to Costco. For information, call 928-445-5411.

 

Prescott Area Celtic Society (PACS) promotes the preservation and education of Scottish and Celtic culture. They also put on the Highland Games at Watson Lake in Prescott every year. Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. For location and questions, call 928-642-0020.

 

United Animal Friends (UAF) is looking for volunteers to change the lives of local cats and dogs. UAF needs foster homes and will pay vet bills. UAF has a variety of animal-related and administrative volunteer opportunities available. Interested animal lovers should call UAF at 928-778-2924 or visit www.unitedanimalfriends.org.

 

Operation Gratitude continues to send care packages to our troops. Operation Gratitude is a 501c3, nonprofit volunteer organization (established in 2003) that sends care packages of items and letters addressed to individually named U.S. Service members deployed in combat. This is done to let our troops know that they are not forgotten and that we care about them and support them. You can help by: writing letters of support, (letters written by children are especially enjoyed) recycling cellphones and ink jet cartridges (drop-off locations are at Master’s Touch Tours located at 6550 E. 2nd St, Suite A, Prescott Valley, and the Hair Salon at 943 A Fair St., Prescott.) Donations of Beanie Babies are given to children in patrolled areas to create goodwill, neck scarves to keep them warm in severe winter conditions, cool ties for hot weather are needed in the hot climates of the Middle East. Financial donations to help pay for shipping or for purchases of needed items are always appreciated. It costs $15 to ship each box. For more ideas on how to help, email OpGrat@gmail.com, visit OperationGratitude.com or call Rose at 928-776-1454.

 

NABA (Northern Arizona Bird Association) is looking for people willing to give their home to a companion bird. We assist in adopting out birds to qualified and pre-approved, permanent homes. Please call 928-533-8152 and leave a message.

 

Friends of the Prescott Public Library needs donations of gently used books, DVDs, CDs and magazines for its ongoing Book Sale. Your excess books can find appreciative new homes and aid the Prescott Public Library’s special programs and purchases. Small donations may be placed in any library book drop around town or at the library, 215 E Goodwin St., in the book drops or at service desks. Boxes may be dropped off at the desk just inside the door on the library’s lower level entrance on Marina St. If you have a large donation, call 928-777-1521 to arrange for pickup. Your donations are always appreciated and are tax-deductible -- just ask for a receipt.

 

NARFE, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, is a 90-plus-year-old organization that is 300,000 members strong. NARFE preserves the earned economic and healthcare security of active federal employees and current and future federal retirees, and guards against any adverse proposals. Contact the Prescott chapter at 928-541-1614 or the Prescott Valley chapter at 928-710-7470, or visit www.narfe.org.

 

FBC Prescott Soup Kitchen is open at 4:30 p.m. every Monday for those needing a meal. The Master’s Clothes Closet, 114 Union St., is open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday to help anyone in need of clothing. Call 928-771-7592.

 

The Chino Valley and Paulden Area Ministerial Association works in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army to help people in need. The association helps people with critical housing and living conditions. Referrals are strictly confidential. The office is located behind the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 N. Highway 89.

 

Buena Vista Children’s Services Inc. in Cottonwood recruits and helps people in the Yavapai County area become a Department of Economic Security-certified child care provider. If you are interesting in becoming a provider in your own home, call 928-451-5755 or email yavapai.bvcs@gmail.com.

 

“Answers to Questions My Survivors Need to Know After I am Gone” is a 49-page free booklet designed to be personalized with your individual entries. This is not-for-profit and is sponsored by the Hope and Care Foundation. To schedule a presentation or for information, call June at 928-445-2739.

 

Yavapai Area Narcotics Anonymous hotline is available for anyone with a drug problem who needs to talk with someone confidentially. Information is available at www.arizona-na.org.

 

New Horizons Independent Living Center, 9400 E. Valley Road, is a nonprofit agency providing services and advocacy to persons living with disabilities. They provide the following support groups: brain injury, diabetes, living with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, pain management, hiking, and Parkinson’s. Call Mary at 928-535-2529 for more information.

 

Prescott High School's AFJROTC is adding names to the list of people who attended PHS and died in a foreign war. If community members know of people to add to this list, call Col. Denny A. Peeples at 928-445-2322, ext. 164.

 

Prescott Area Women's Shelter (PAWS) currently needs disinfectant wipes, full-size shampoos and conditioners, gas vouchers, bleach, gloves, creamer, thank-you cards, stamps, laundry detergent, bus tickets, sunscreen, paper towels, general breakfast food like cereal, juice, milk, etc., toilet paper and trash bags. Contact paws.outreach@gmail.com or call 928-778-5933.

 

Rotary Youth Exchange offers exchange opportunities to high school students. Students can spend a year studying in Europe, Asia or South America. Students from those areas also can spend a year studying in Arizona. Anyone interested in becoming an exchange student or hosting one should contact Norm at 928-273-0471 or Norm@NormSamuelson.com.

 

The Alzheimer's Association offers ongoing support groups for families and friends impacted by dementia. For those in the early stages of Alzheimer's, we have a variety of programs, including early-stage support groups in 10-week sessions. We also provide educational seminars and individualized guidance and support. Prospective participants should call 928-771-9257 for further information.

 

Become a “blanketeer.” Make a blanket and donate it to Project Linus, which provides new homemade quilts and afghans to more than 63 agencies for children in trauma situations. We meet the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Quilters, knitters and crocheters are invited. Donation of yarn and fabrics (cotton, fleece and flannel) welcomed. Call Julie at 928-759-2760 for more information.

 

Peace4Kids is looking for host families in the local area to host foreign exchange students. These young ambassadors are between 15 and 18 years of age and all speak English. Profiles are arriving for students from various countries. Students will come with their own spending money and medical insurance. Call Carol, Susan or Tom Berger, community supervisors, at 877-381-4739 for more information or visit www.peace4kids.net.

 

The American Red Cross is offering a backcountry first aid training course called Wilderness and Remote First Aid. The 16-hour certification course has been widely accepted by hunters, hikers, SAR personnel, rangers and backpackers. If you spend any time in the wilderness and away from normal EMS response, you need this course. Contact Ron Anderson at 928-533-6530 for details.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Alateen have regular meetings in the tri-city area. AA has meetings daily in the tri-city area and Al-Anon meets Sundays through Thursdays in Prescott and four days a week in Prescott Valley. Alateen meets Fridays in Prescott. Times and locations can be found by calling the AA Intergroup office at 928-445-8691, or for a list, visit the website at www.prescottaa.org.

 

Grandpa’s Farm, 7117 E. Addis Ave. in Prescott Valley, offers a food program for children age 12 months to 11 years old. Household income determines the amount of money USDA will reimburse to provide meals to enrolled children. For income eligibility guidelines, call 928-772-8009.

 

Children’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry at the SDA Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Children’s clothing or food donations are also welcome. For information, call Shirley at 928-273-3252.

 

Arizona Crisis Team works in cooperation with local emergency service providers, including hospitals, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and districts to support crime victims, family members after a death, survivors of a suicide, children left alone after a death or injury to their parents, disoriented persons, or in any situation where emergency responders feel there is a need. For more information, email sue@azcrisisteam.org.

 

Senior Peer Program is a no-cost program for tri-city elders focused on achieving and maintaining a healthy emotional life. Participants are matched one-on-one with a trained peer. Support groups are also available. Those who are over age 60 and are feeling stressed, depressed or withdrawn should call the program at 928-445-5211, ext. 2672, to learn more.

 

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore (home supply store) needs donations of household items. Donors may take items (except clothing) to the ReStore at 1061 Commerce Drive in Prescott between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. To make arrangements for pickup of large items, such as working appliances and furniture, call the store at 928-771-1777.

 

Donate valuables to Batterman’s Auction, 400 W. Gurley St., Prescott, to raise money for the Yavapai Silent Witness crime prevention program. Mention that your donated item is for Silent Witness. For more information, call Steve Skurja at 928-777-7266.

 

The Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society invites people interested in archaeology to join its organization. The objectives are to foster interest and research in the archaeology of Arizona, encourage better public understanding and concern for archaeological resources, and increase knowledge and skill of members by offering monthly meetings with lectures, field trips and hikes, and a variety of courses and fieldwork opportunities. Visit azarchsoc.org for further information, or call 928-772-6006.

 

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary invites citizens to become docents. Work with people and learn about the animals. Docents provide tours, participate in special events, contribute to outreaches and give positive experiences to kids. If interested, call Leah Wacks at 928-778-4242, ext. 18, lwacks@heritageparkzoo.org or visit HeritageParkZoo.org for an application. Applications are also available at the gift shop.

 

The High Mountain Chordsmen are looking for male singers for their local barber shop chorus. They meet 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. Call Richard at 928-710-0311. jrludwigson@gmail.com.

 

Prescott Fire Department in conjunction with the American Heart Association offers CPR classes monthly to the public and health care professionals. Prescott Fire Department paramedics or RNs teach the classes. Classes offered include: Heartsaver/AED – a four-hour, 2-year certification for ages 10 and up, $40; BLS/Health care provider certification for health care professionals, a four-hour, 2-year certification, $45; Community First-Aid Training, a four-hour, 2-year certification for ages 10 and up, $30. Group rates may apply for more than 10 people. Private classes are available for agencies and offices. Call 928-777-1700.

 

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Northern Arizona has volunteers on duty to meet with community members interested in the pre-planning of a simple, dignified and affordable funeral. This free information is made available through the group's affiliation with the Funeral Consumers Alliance, recognized by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as an unbiased source of funeral information. They meet on Wednesdays. Information available at FCANA.org; TucsonFunerals.org.

 

Four-County Conference on Disabilities is a nonprofit agency providing services and advocacy to persons living with disabilities. The goal is to find ways to help individuals with disabilities realize their dreams and aspirations and achieve maximum independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in the community. 4CCDD provides training in order to increase skills, helps in finding services, employment and housing, and works with all state and federal agencies to help individuals with disabilities. We offer support groups, transportation, networking with other families and other individuals with disabilities. 928-778-3391.

 

Used ink cartridges may be dropped off at the CASA Senior Center, 9360 Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley, for recycling and to raise money for CASA. Information: 928-772-3337.

 

The Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization, is seeking men, women and youth with an interest to help and train in the areas of emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and pilots meet the first, second and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Civil Air Patrol Hut at the airport, 6508 Janine Lane. Cadets meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building at the airport. Call 928-415-1506 or 928-445-3745 for more information.

 

The Moose Lodge, 6501 6th St. in Prescott Valley, has live music and dancing with affordable dinners on Friday nights and Bingo on Thursday. Open to all Moose members and their guests. For additional information, call the Moose Lodge at 928-772-3700.

 

Learn to be a professional working dog trainer. Trainers are in demand in the police, border patrol and military as trainers or handlers. Michael Charlap focuses on the training of working dogs, particularly those who do protection work and assistance for the disabled. If you are interested and have one to two hours twice a week, call Michael at 928-443-0386.

 

The Scottish American Military Society, Post 1297, “The Arizona Highlanders” meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. during the summer months. In October, we meet the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. For location, call 928-443-1422. The purpose of SAMS is to honor, preserve, promote and perpetuate the proud tradition of American military service, with particular emphasis on the military contributions of those of Scottish origins. Call Post Commander Larry Lamper at 928-308-5143.