Parks & Rec Activities: Sept. 11
Free online live homework tutors
The Prescott Public Library presents a "Live Homework Help" program, enabling students K through 12, lower-level college students and adult learners to get help online, seven days a week, from 3 to 8 p.m. The program is a controlled instant messaging service through which students can log on, ask questions, and receive answers through the website. Students can also draw out questions or math problems on a virtual two-way white board. Call the library at 777-1500 or visit http://prescottenews.com/community/prescott/free-on-line-live-homework-tutors-now-available.html.
English Country Dance
Join in this recreational activity that welcomes all levels, including beginners, in learning traditional dances from England. Dress is casual and comfortable. Smooth-soled shoes are recommended. Cost is $4 per class. Classes are 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Mile High Middle School. Call 443-8906 for more information.
Do you keep all your pictures and mementoes in a box? Do you want to learn how to scrapbook those memories? Do you need some new ideas? You are invited to scrapbook day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley. Cost is $10 and includes a techniques handout and scrapbook supplies giveaways. Call 636-6636 for more information.
Yoga with Becky Lind
Becky Lind is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. She teaches this class for developing strength, flexibility and peace of mind. Classes are open to all levels and take place 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at Grace Sparkes Community Center, 824 E. Gurley St. Cost is $35 for September, $30 for October, November or December. Call Becky Lind for more information at 775-2096.
Celebrate Prescott Valley's 30th anniversary
Celebrate the Town of Prescott Valley's 30th anniversary along with the sixth annual World Arts Festival on Sept. 13 and 14. The free country fair-themed event will feature old-fashioned family fun and entertainment. The World Arts Festival venue will include a variety of cultural arts found within the state and from around the world. Three stages of entertainment will be located at the Civic Center, Lakeshore Drive and Lake Valley Road, including an antique and custom car show alongside a ground-level fireworks display. Festival and fair hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Call 759-3123 for more information, or visit www.pvaz.net.
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. Class dates for session 1 are Oct. 2, 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.
The Town of Prescott Valley is sponsoring a blood drive for United Blood Services. All donations will help support our local hospitals. The event is scheduled for Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Council Chambers, Civic Center first floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3009 for more information.
Gardening with Native Plants Workshop
Enjoy a free workshop and join local landscape experts for an informative discussion of how to turn your slice of the "American Dream" into a place that invites others to enjoy the outdoors. Spending more time outside can take a big bite out of America's latest epidemic - Nature Deficit Disorder. The workshop for ages 18 and older is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Civic Center room 331. Call 759-3090 for more information.
A free hiking workshop for ages 18 and up is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to noon in Civic Center room 331. Participants will learn the best places to hike now through the end of winter. This travelogue of hiking across the Southwest will cover cool slot canyons, frosty peaks, and desert vistas both near and far, highlighting selected sites with early wildflowers and fall colors. Presenters will cover trails and tales including encounters with mountain lions and escaped convicts, and offer practical tips for those registered to hike on the Bear Jaw or Abineau loop trail on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks. Register at the parks and recreation 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 softball league
The co-ed league, C/D division, starts Sept. 26. Registration deadline is Sept. 12. Cost is $225 per team and includes seven games and a tournament. Call 636-9780 or visit www.chinoaz.net for more information.
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.
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.