Parks & Rec
Do you keep all you pictures and mementos in a box? Do you want to learn how to scrapbook these memories? Do you need some new ideas? Come to Scrapbook Day, 6 p.m. to midnight, 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 for more information.
Fall Colors Tour
Join in a City of Prescott-sponsored colorful tour of Northern Arizona. Vans will depart at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m., stopping periodically for easy and short nature walks along with lunch at a local restaurant. The drive will entail bumpy roads, steep climbs and switchbacks. Cost is $20 per person plus lunch money. Group size is limited. Register at the Grace Sparkes Community Center, 824 E. Gurley. Call 777-1551 for more information.
A Morning with John Muir
Doug Hulmes will play a Chautaugua (a scholar who portrays historical characters) - in this case, John Muir - representing an 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.
Hulmes, a professor of environmental studies at Prescott College, has won several awards and was invited to perform as Muir at the American International School in Paris, France, last spring.
The Town of Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation is offering a ballet class for children ages 6 to 8 entitled Creative Movement at Liberty Traditional Elementary School in the gymnasium 5 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Participants will perform a small piece of choreography to music at the end of the six weeks.
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. Register at the Parks office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Non-Slumber Slumber Party
Ready for a fantastic slumber party without the ZZZs? Girls ages 8 to 12 are invited to don their PJs and bring favorite nighttime items (pillow, blanket, slippers, etc.) to this event, 9 to 11:30 a.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 20. The itinerary includes party games, makeovers, a movie and snacks. Cost is $5. Registration is required. Deadline is Dec. 5. Register at the Parks and Recreation office, fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Introduction to Ballet
Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation is offering this class for ages 9 to 12 at Liberty Traditional School in the gymnasium, Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Oct. 20, 17 and Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Cost is $42. 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.
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. Businesses, families and individuals can contact the Parks and Recreation office for booth information or to be a sponsor. Call 636-9780, ext. 7004.
Costume Give-A-Way Day
Chino Valley Parks, Recreation and Senior Services is offering free costumes for kids up to 8 years old. First come first serve. For every costume, please bring a non-perishable item (limit three per day). The event is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Recreation Activity Center, next to Head Start.
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.