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Parks and Rec: Week of July 31


Tiny Tot Olympics and Diaper Derby

The City of Prescott's Recreation Division is excited to offer the 5th Annual Tiny Tot Olympics and the 3rd annual Diaper Derby events Saturday, Aug. 16, at Granite Creek Park, open to children 4 years of age and younger. In the Tiny Tot Olympic events, Olympians will compete with children within their own age group. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Events are designed to be fun in nature and challenging.

Events Olympians will be competing in are: 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. The cost to enter the Tiny Tot Olympics is $10 per Olympian, and they can register for up to three events.

The Diaper Derby is a crawling event and costs $5 per contestant. Contestants crawl on a mat - not on the grass - to make sure the playing field is fair for everyone. Diaper Derby contestants' parents receive a button.

Both Tiny Tot Olympians and Diaper Derby contestants receive a T-shirt or onesie, a snack and a goodie bag for the price of registration. Parents can register their children for the events at the City of Prescott Recreation Department office, located at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. There will be limited on-site registration available for both events (giveaways are not guaranteed for on-site registrations). Please call the Recreation Division office for additional information at 777-1122.

Summer Courthouse Plaza Schedule

Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. All events begin at approximately 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2: Mile High Square Dancers

Tuesday, Aug. 5: Steve Annibale Quartet (summer jazz series)

Wednesday, Aug. 6: Sharlot Hall Museum

Thursday, Aug. 7: Lynx Creek Cloggers

Prescott Senior Games

The 10th Annual Prescott Senior Olympic games will be held in the Prescott Area Aug. 8 - 24. There will be more than 30 events offered for anyone 50 years of age or older. Cost is $20 for registration and $5 for each event entered (some events require an additional user fee). All entrants receive a Senior Olympic shirt. Games include volleyball, equestrian, shooting, Scrabble, softball, table tennis, tennis, badminton, bocce ball, basketball, poker, pinochle and power-lifting. There is something for everyone. Pick up your registration book today at the Recreation office, or call 777-1551 for more information.

Fort Huachuca Army Band

The 36th Army Band from Fort Huachuca will present a free concert on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. The concert is part of a four-city performance series entitled "Snapshots of America," and will feature pieces that highlight different national landmarks, as well as selections written by American composers. The 36th Army Band is the only active-duty military band in Arizona and is in great demand for parades, concerts and other community events, as well as numerous military functions.

The Band can be reached at 520-533-2515, or visit

This concert is sponsored by the City of Prescott, Parks, Recreation and Library Department.


Movies Under the Stars

You bring the blanket, we'll bring the stars! Thursday, July 31, come to the grassy grounds of the Civic Center, 7501 Civic Circle, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for a showing of "The Sandlot." An informative pre-show programs start at 6 pm and the movie starts at dusk. Arrive early and have a picnic or visit the affordable on-site concessions that will be available serving some of your favorite movie snacks.


Territorial 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.

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