Parks & Rec listings this week
Originally Published: July 23, 2008 7:34 p.m.
PRESCOTTTiny Tot Olympics and Diaper Derby - The Recreation Division will hold this event Saturday, Aug. 16, at Granite Creek Park, open to children 4 years old and younger. Kiddie Olympians will compete with others within their own age group, with medals awarded to top three finishers in each event. Events include the 40-foot run (2-year-olds), 60-foot run (3-year-olds), 80-foot run (4-year-olds), long jump (2- and 3-year-olds), baseball pitch, soccer ball kick, football throw and basketball hoop shoot. Cost to enter is $10 per Olympian for up to three events. The Diaper Derby is a crawling event and costs $5. Olympians and Diaper Derby contestants receive a T-shirt (or onesie), snack, and goodie bag with registration. Register at the Recreation Department office at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St. Deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Call 777-1122.Summer Courthouse Plaza Schedule - Bring a lawn chair or blanket for these free live events beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29: Jazz a la Mode; July 30: Sharlot Hall Museum; July 31: Lynx Creek Cloggers; Aug. 1: CrossWind; Aug. 2: Mile High Square Dancers.Prescott Senior Games - The 10th Annual Prescott Senior Olympic games will be held Aug. 8-24. Contestants age 50 and older will compete in more than 30 events including volleyball, equestrian events, shooting, Scrabble, table tennis, badminton, bocce ball, basketball, poker, and powerlifting. Register at the recreation office. Call 777-1551. Scrapbook Night - Want to get your pictures and mementoes out of a box and learn to scrapbook those memories? Come to Scrapbook Night, 6 p.m. to midnight, July 25 at Grace Sparkes Activity Center. Cost is $10 and includes a techniques handout and scrapbook supply giveaways. Call 636-6636. PRESCOTT VALLEYWilderness Survival Skill/Orienteering Workshop - Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation presents a free workshop to help participants gain map and compass reading skills. Knowing where you are or how to find your location will mean that never again will you pack fear into your backpack. The workshop includes a GPS study presentation as well as instruction on how to find water and identify edible plants. The workshop is for ages 18 and older and is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in room 331 of the Civic Center. Register at the Parks office, fourth floor of the Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090.Public Meeting for Prescott Valley YMCA - The Town of Prescott Valley will hold a meeting to gather public interest or feedback regarding a proposed YMCA facility within the town limits. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. in Civic Center room 331, Thursday, July 31. Call 759-3100.Recreation Fall Softball League - Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation is signing up teams for men/women in the 12-inch ball category and coed 12 to 14-inch diameter category. Games start Aug. 4 at Mountain Valley Park. Cost is $180. At least four teams are needed to start any league. A maximum of 32 is allowed for the men's Friday night league. Game times start at 6 p.m. Leagues need umpires. Call 775-3162 or 759-3090 to register. Evening Yoga - Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation will offer Yoga classes from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in August at Bradshaw Mountain High School east campus in the band room. Bring a yoga and towel. Cost is $35. . Register at the parks office, fourth floor of the Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.Hiking and Backpacking Seminar - Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation will present this free workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today (Thursday, July 24) at the Civic Center in room 331, instructed by botanist and hiker Ted Johnson. Johnson will discuss what to bring in your pack, safety, maps, survival kits and water purification tools, as well as tents and sleeping on the ground. Register at the Parks and Recreation Office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. For information, call 759- 3090.CHINO VALLEYTerritorial Days Slow Pitch Softball Tournament - Games are Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 24, at Community Center Ball Fields. Co-ed C&D Leagues and Men's C & D League each allow a maximum of eight teams. Registration is $250 per team and includes pool play and single elimination tournament. Call 636-9780, ext. 7004, or 928-499-1459. Pilates - This fitness class for strengthening and flexibility is great for all ages. Classes are 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Activity Center, 1527 N. Rd. 1 E. Cost is $2 per class. Register by calling 636-9780 or 636-9114. Painting Class - Learn to paint or share your talents during this weekly class. The $2 fee per class includes all supplies. Class is scheduled Thursdays at the Senior Center. Call 928-636-9780.