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.
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.
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.
Learn new stamping techniques, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 8. You will complete five projects, two of each project. Cost is $25. All supplies are included, and lunch is provided. RSVP at 778-5847.
The Prescott Community Nature Center at 1980 Williamson Valley Rd. will hold a Medicine Wheel Ceremony 2 p.m. Nov. 1. Contact Rebecca Cutehands at 759-9049 or 445-8545 for more information.
Fall Colors Tour
The City of Prescott has organized a van tour of spots in Northern Arizona, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 24. Cost is $20 plus lunch money. The day entails stops for easy and short walks along with lunch at a local restaurant. There will be bumpy roads, steep climbs and switchbacks. Register at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley, or call 777-1551.
Master magician Eddie Siller will instruct this class, giving you the know-how to amaze and mystify your friends and family with a little magic. All registered aspiring magicians will receive a copy of Siller's book "Magic Tricks to Fool Your Friends" and a magic prop. Class is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in room 331 of the Civic Center. Cost is $36. Registration is limited to the first 25 signed up. Registration deadline is Oct. 18. Register at the Parks and Recreation office, fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Astrology: A Blueprint for Life
Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation is offering this course by Karen Underwood on interpreting the horoscope. The course will explore life's potentials and strengths while softening inharmonious experiences. Each student will receive his or her own birth chart. The class is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8., in Civic Center room 406. Register by Oct. 17. Cost is $115. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Evening Tai Chi
Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation presents this class for adults 18 and older. Instructor Dr. Beverly Muffin will assist participants in beginning their journey into holistic health and thinking with ancient tai chi movements. Class is scheduled 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Civic Center room 331. Remaining class dates for session 1 are Oct. 16, 23, and 30; Session 2 dates are Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4 and 18. Cost is $24. Register at least a week in advance. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Designing Your Home
Learn color and creative techniques to make a small room appear larger using paint as an architectural element in this class. In this lecture-based program, the instructor will discuss wall glazing, frottage, Venetian plaster and decorative painting. The class is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in room 331 of the Civic Center. Cost is $45. Registration deadline is Nov. 8. Register at the Parks and Recreation office, 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.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Party
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.