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Sharlot Hall Museum's Blue Rose Theater, 415 W. Gurley, will be performing "They Called Him Buckey," an original play by Jody Drake, based on the life of William O. "Buckey" O'Neill. The play is set in O'Neill's Prescott home on the night before he leaves for Cuba, where he met his end as a Rough Rider in the Spanish-American war. O'Neill was called "Buckey" by just about everyone except his wife, Pauline, who despised the nickname - perhaps because the name was related to O'Neill's infamous gambling activities. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13, and 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 445-3122.

Sharlot Hall Museum's annual yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, under the big white awning on the Museum grounds, 415 W. Gurley in Prescott.

Goodies include furniture, antiques, collectibles, appliances, home décor, housewares, holiday decorations, musical instruments, garden and yard items, sporting goods, tools, records, CDs, books, jewelry, accessories, linens/bedding, toys, and gently used children's clothing. There are also a few interesting de-accessioned items from the museum's collections.

Proceeds from the yard sale will help send museum volunteers to the biannual National Docent Symposium in October 2009.

For more information about the yard sale, call Karen Churchill at 445-3122, ext. 30, or e-mail kchurchill@sharlot.org.

The Prescott Fine Arts Association presents the opening concert of its 2008-09 season with Lynn Drye and Flute Choir in "A Touch of Glass ... and Silver" at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13. Drye will perform selections on the glass harmonica from the times of the instrument's inception - around 1762 - to modern and Broadway hits, as well as tuned glass bowls and glass xylophone. Add to this the sound of flutes of all sizes. Tickets are $12. All proceeds benefit the PFAA scholarship fund. Call 445-3286 for tickets or more information.

The Eagles present their sixth annual car show, benefit, and end-of-summer bash all day Saturday, Sept. 13 on Cortez St. in Prescott. Hot rods line up at 10 a.m. Judges will hand out trophies at 3:30 p.m. The event features barbecue and a beer garden. Live music and a fire show begin at 5 p.m. Sweet Nasty and The High Rollers will perform.

Singer/songwriter and storyteller Utah Green will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Big Bug Station in the Old Mayer Mercantile Building. A native of western North Carolina, Green plays soulful folk with guitar and banjo. Green will play with guest Billy Bodway on mandolin. Suggested donation is $10. Call 632-4177 for more information.

The Prescott Fine Arts Association presents an international beer-tasting party to raise money, 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 15, at Watter's Garden Center in the greenhouse, 1815 W. Iron Springs Road. The event features beers from around the world, hors d'oevres and a silent auction featuring the work of many renowned artists. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required. Call 445-3286 for reservations no later than Sept. 8.

Ten Star AFP's Northern Arizona Chapter 10th annual Mountain Rendezvous is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Prescott College Crossroads Center, 220 Grove Ave. This year's theme is "Staying Tough in Tough Times." The fee is $24 for AFP members and $50 for non-members and includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

The keynote speaker is Bill Harrison. Additional speakers include Buz Davies, Coalition for Compassion and Justice; Kara Rozendaal, founder of Practical Saver; and Jim Robak.

For information, fax to Judy Lewis at 776-5228 or e-mail robakaz@commspeed.net.

The Prescott POPS Symphony announces its European Symphonic Tour Raffle fundraiser now through Dec. 7. The winner of the raffle will receive a two-week, four-city, nine-concert tour in Europe for two.

The event is organized by Aria Tours of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The winner will visit London, Paris, Vienna and Salzburg in 2009. The prize includes first class air fare, five-star hotels, gourmet meals and private tours in the cities they visit along with concert experiences at some of the world's most famous symphonic performance halls.

Raffle entries are $80 each and include a 2009 POPS Concert ticket. Entrants must be Arizona residents and U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older.

To purchase raffle entries for this trip, visit www.prescottsymphony.com.

Friends of the Arts is proposing a booth rental for three artists at Prescott Valley's World Arts Festival, Sept. 13 and 14. The organization is planning to rent a covered booth, 10 by 20 feet, for $145. The cost of the event would be $35 per artist, with FoTA paying the remainder and security deposit. The organization estimates 5,000 to 8,000 attending the event. Contact Steve Parker at steveparker41@msn.com for more information.

Friends of Yavapai College Arts is calling all artists for the second annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at Yavapai College, Prescott Campus, Sculpture Garden, 1100 E. Sheldon St. The event is in conjunction with the Yavapai College 40th anniversary event. Applications are due before Sept. 14. For information, visit www.friendsofyca.org/events/ or call Vivian at 771-9942.

Pianists Liz Story and Jonathan Best will team up in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Raven Café, 142 N. Cortez St., Prescott, to raise money for a Media Resource Center for the Maasai people of Kenya.

Story and Best will play solos and duets. Best will also play Maasai chant in loops, improvising along with the music. He will also show a brief slide presentation and movie of Maasai life and musicmaking and answer questions.

There is no charge for the event. A percentage of all sales of food, etc., during the evening will go to support the center. For more information, call Jonathan Best at 930-4887 or jb@bubblemusic.com.

In its sixth year at Arcosanti, the Different Skies Music Festival presents an opportunity to hear new music performed after a week of intensive, experimental composition and rehearsal. The performers are electronic musicians who join together at Arcosanti to collaborate.

A complimentary tour of Arcosanti starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner. Tickets are $40 each for dinner and the performance or $20 for the performance only; $10 for students. For tickets and information, call 928-632-7135. Maps are available at www.arcosanti.org.

Prescott area blacksmith, jewelry maker and engraver Christ Contos will present his "Contemporary Interpretations of Traditional Blacksmithing Techniques" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Fort McDowell Place in Camp Verde. For more information, visit www.az-blacksmiths.org or call 928-567-2804.

The Capitol Steps troupe returns to Prescott 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Yavapai College Performance Hall to offer a humorous musical perspective on the political issues and stories of the election season. This group of former Congressional staffers delivers topical, up-to-date satire. For more information, visit www.capitolsteps.com. Tickets are available July 29 at 776-2000 or www.tickets.com (search for "Yavapai College").

Prescott Area Arts & Humanities Council presents the fourth annual Fall Arts Festival and Studio Tour. The festivities kick off on Sept. 26 with the Fourth Friday Art Walk and a theatre performance at the Elks Opera House. Events continue through Sunday, Sept. 28, with a free self-guided tour featuring over 80 artist demonstrations, heritage and performing art groups in Prescott.

Artist demonstrations and work for sale at 22 venues include ceramics, jewelry, metal sculpture, paper making, beeswax collage, silk scarf painting, gourd and ostrich egg art, painting techniques, photography, fired glass jewelry, polymer clay, leather work and earth and fiber art. The Phippen and Smoki museums will offer free passes to view their exhibits on Sept. 27 and 28. A sneak preview of work by participating artists is on display in the Prescott Fine Arts Association "Celebrating Prescott Artists" exhibit. Events at Prescott College include the workshopping of poetry readings, music, dance and theatre performances.

Sharlot Hall Museum is host to a variety of heritage and family events on Saturday, Sept. 27, with poetry, music, children's tea with etiquette, Victorian hat contest, children's games, craft demonstrations, Victorian Christmas ornament making and Victorian hairstyling for girls.

Pulitzer Prize winner of 2005 "Doubt: A Parable" will be performed at the historic Elks Opera House on Sept. 26 and 27. Access13 brings the weekend events to a close with its 2009 Film Festival Preview and fundraiser dinner on Sept. 28. Guests will enjoy a rooftop dining experience at the Hassayampa Inn, live shootout by the Prescott Regulators, the movie "Junior Bonner" at the Elks Opera House, and a special guest appearance by Jeb Rosebrook, writer of "Junior

Bonner." Ticket information for both events is available at www.elksoperahouse.com. For more information visit www.prescottarts.com, or call 717-0628.

The Catalyst Info Shop at 109 N. McCormick is now hosting the clean/sober music venue The Village Concert Series open mic nights from 7-10 p.m. the first three Saturdays each month. Signup for 10 minutes of mic time costs $2. Prizes and passes offered to performers voted as audience favorites. Call 445-9518 for more information.

The Temptations perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Yavapai College Performance Hall. The group's precision choreography, sublime harmonies and classy onstage suits made them the male R&B group of the 1960s. For more information, visit www.thetemptations.net/main.html. Tickets are available July 29 at 776-2000 or www.tickets.com (search for "Yavapai College").

Cirque du Soleil's "Saltimbanco" will appear in Prescott Valley at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2,3 at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. The high-intensity acrobatic spectacle features a cast of 49 artists frmo Canada and 20 other countries. The event is full of color, amusement and amazement and is fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Saltibanco tickets are available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com or by calling 1-866-443-8849. Tickets range from $40 to $95 for adults and $32 to $76 for children 12-years and younger.

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