Parks & Rec
Do you keep all you pictures and mementos in a box? Do you want to learn how to scrapbook these memories? Come to Scrapbook Day, 6 p.m. to midnight, on Friday, Oct. 24, at Grace Sparkes Community Center, 824 E. Gurley. Cost is $10 and includes a techniques handout and scrapbook supplies giveaways.
Bring supplies such as photos, paper, stickers, etc. Contact Tonya Gray at 636-6636.
Teen Zone Fall Break Program
The Teen Zone will be open during fall break for teens age 11 to 17. Play games, go on fun field trips and more. The Zone is free. Field trips are to be determined and pre-registration is required with parental waivers signed before all field trips. Call 777-1591 or 777-1587 for more information.
A Morning with
Doug Hulmes will play a Chautaugua (a scholar who portrays historical characters) - in this case, John Muir - representing a historical perspective in the West, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Prescott Community Nature Center. Muir will help bring to life the ideas that began during the past century in response to the wide-scale destruction of public lands by some of the early pioneers. The character of Muir will make a 35-minute presentation and then take questions from the audience first in character, then as a scholar of Muir.
A Scottish immigrant, Muir promoted the designation of Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Petrified Forest National Parks, and was a founder and first president of the Sierra Club in 1892.
The Town of Prescott Valley is offering ice skating again at Tim's Toyota Center starting Oct. 12. Skate schedules will vary each afternoon and evening. Open skate is offered to all ages with admission prices ranging from $2 to $4. Adult open skate is an opportunity for those 21 years of age and older to skate, with admission costs of $4 to $7. Adult open hockey is available for ages 18 and older and requires full hockey equipment, with admission ranging from $5 to $8. Skate rental is available for all ages for $3. For schedule details, visit www.pvaz.net or call 775-3165.
Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation is offering both beginning and pop string violin lessons with instructor Natalie Basile. Students will learn proper violin posture, basic musical terminology and a development of beginning and intermediate repertoire. Intermediate students may learn duets. The class will also cover the string player's role in the band, electronic sound reinforcement and performance techniques. Classes will meet Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the music room at Liberty Traditional Elementary School. Register at the Parks office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Gold Fever Daze
Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation invites the public to celebrate Gold Fever Daze at Fain Park, 2200 N. 5th St. in Prescott Valley, Saturday, Oct. 11. Activities include Western performances by the Prescott Regulators and their Shady Ladies, gold panning, fishing, Civil War battles, food, arts and crafts and more, beginning with a free fishing clinic for kids at 8 a.m. and continuing through 5 p.m. A bluegrass festival begins at 1 p.m
Fall Clean-Up Day Event
The Town of Prescott Valley is hosting a free two-day fall clean up event Oct. 3 and 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the wastewater treatment plant, east on Valley Road past the Ace Distribution Center. Signs will be posted. Items include batteries, yard clippings, furniture, old appliances, plastics, aluminum, newspapers, tires and auto batteries. Non-acceptable items are free liquids (oil, antifreeze, paint, etc.), medical waste, explosives/ammunition, and hazardous items. Be prepared to show proof of residency. Call 759-3070 for more information.
Morning Tai Chi
Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation is offering this program for adults 18 and older. Instructor Dr. Beverly Muffin will assist participants on their journey into holistic health and thinking with ancient tai chi movements leading to improved wellness, balance, serenity and performance. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays in separate sessions in October, November and December, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., in Civic Center room 331. Cost is $54 for October, $36 for November, and $42 for December. Register at the Parks office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090.
Don't have anything to do on a Friday night? Hang out at teen night, 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17. The event, for ages 11 to 15, includes a skate park, volleyball under the lights, music, food, and games - including Wii and Dance Dance Revolution - at the Recreation Activity Center. Cost is $3.
Come in costume and get all the candy you want at this event for the whole family. Enjoy decorated booths, the Haunted Swamp, carnival, Halloween hayride and more, 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the Community Center. Call 636-9780, ext. 7004.
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 636-0162.
Learn to paint or share your talents during this weekly class. The $2 fee per class includes all supplies. Class is Thursdays at the Senior Center. Call 636-9780 for information.