Parks & Rec Activities: Week of May 21
Trekabout Hiking Club
Trekabout Hiking Club meets from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. every Thursday for guided hikes. Locations vary and trails are rated from 1 to 4 for difficulty. Cost is $12 for annual membership. Visit the recreation office at 824 E. Gurley for a monthly schedule, or call 777-1122.
Prescott Senior Olympics
Prescott Parks and Recreation will hold Senior Olympics events for men and women 50 and older. Events are scheduled from July 10 through July 26. Cost is $20 for registration and $5 for each individual event. To request a booklet, call 777-1122 or visit www.cityofprescott.net/services/parks/Olympics.
Roughrider Soccer Camp
Roughrider Soccer Camp is 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 8 - 11 at Ken Lindley Field. Yavapai College soccer players conduct the camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Cost is $75 per child and includes instruction, soccer ball, camp shirt and Roughrider souvenirs. Register by calling 777-1122 or sign up at the activity center, 824 E. Gurley St.
Yoga with Becky Lind
The City of Prescott is sponsoring yoga classes by certified instructor Becky Lind. All levels are invited to participate in this activity that is practiced to develop strength and flexibility, and to reduce stress. Classes are scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Grace Sparkes Community Center, 824 E. Gurley. Cost is $30 or $35, depending on sessions. Call 777-1122 for more information.
Prescott Parks and Recreation will hold Scrapbook Night from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 30, at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley. The event offers creative alternatives to keeping pictures and mementos in a box. Cost is $10 and includes a techniques handout and scrapbook supply giveaways. Participants should bring supplies such as photos, paper and stickers. Register with payment by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the activity center, or call Tonya Gray at 925-3801.
Big Chino Water Ranch and Bus Tour
The Town of Prescott Valley and City of Prescott have organized a bus tour designed to inform and educate citizens on the Big Chino Water Ranch Project. The tour is 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday, June 1. Tickets are $20 and cover the cost of tour bus administration fees and fuel. The tour will include several stops along the way to the ranch located about 18 miles northwest of Paulden. Organizers suggest bringing water, sunscreen and a hat. Buy tickets at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle, second floor, or at Prescott City Hall, 201 S. Cortez. Interested participants can also mail payments to: Town of Prescott Valley, Attn: Lea Duke, 7501 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Organizers request ticket purchase by Wednesday, May 27, and will meet at the Manzanita Grille parking lot, 1 Perkins Dr., for the 7:30 a.m. departure.
Swimming Lesson Registration
Prescott Valley will hold swimming lesson registration 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23, for session 1 (June 1-11) of its four-session series. Cost is $20 per session. Discounts are available for multiple siblings within the same session. Sign-ups will also begin at this time for Mountain Valley Splash's youth recreational swim team, and continue through the first day of practice on June 1. Practices are scheduled from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 8 with swim meets taking place on Saturdays throughout the summer. Cost is $120 and $100 for each additional sibling. For more information, call 775-3165 or download dates and times at www.pvaz.net/index.aspx?page=434.
Hike Around Fain Park
Jerry Munderlog will lead this exhibition following the old toll road to Indian ruins from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28. The hike offers a look at what prospectors used to mine gold and investigates authentic gold mining artifacts, including the reconstructed stamp mill. Hikers will meet under ramada #1 in Fain Park at 8:15 a.m. Registration is required and limited to a maximum of 20 hikers. Organizers recommend a hat, sunscreen and hiking shoes. Register at the Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation office, fourth floor of the Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Hiking Workshop - Canyoneering
This free workshop runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, in room 331 of the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Canyoneering involves floating in ponds, swimming in cold water, understanding seasonal events such as flash floods, boulder-hopping, and the risk of committing to a route with a "no turning back" attitude. The workshop covers food, clothing and essential gear, and is limited to a maximum of 30 attendees. Register by May 26 at the Parks and Recreation Office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Roy Jenkins will lead "Be a Better Basketball Player," a series focusing on learning fundamentals and key aspects of the game. Classes are June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Bradshaw Mountain High School east campus gymnasium. Cost is $25. Kids 7 to 9 years old work out from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Ages 10 to 14 will work out from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Register at the Parks and Recreation Office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
This program encompasses areas of self-discipline, respect, coordination, stranger awareness, self-defense, light sparring, forms and strengthening the body. Weapons training is not part of this class. Uniforms are required. Sessions continue through August, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Bradshaw Mountain High School west campus gymnasium wrestling room. The monthly fee is $40 and does not include a uniform. Uniforms may be purchased at Shinpu-Ren Family Karate. Register one week before starting at the Parks and Recreation Office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
The Town of Prescott Valley is collaborating with StoneRidge Golf Course to offer golf instruction to boys and girls ages 6 to 17. The program offers professional instructional on fundamentals of the game. Cost is $40 per student for four lessons. Sessions are scheduled Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 6 to 10, and from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 11 to 17. Session 2 begins June 6. Session 3 begins July 11. Register at the Parks and Recreation Office, Civic Center fourth floor, 7501 E. Civic Circle. Call 759-3090 for more information.
Sixth Annual Springfest
Chino Valley will hold this event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Community Center Park. Activities include 5K and one-mile road race, car show, box races, hula-hoop competition, skate jam competition, cup-stacking contest, duct tape fashion show, and building a sky sculpture. Entertainment includes bands Shasta Daylight, Forgotten Remembrance, and the Retro Tones. Other events are the Academy of Performing Arts, a talent show, CVHS Quartet, Troupe Salamat, a jazz quintet and Es Flamenco. Call 636-9780, ext. 7004, for more information.
Youth Theatre Summer Program
This program costs $100 per child and takes place June 29 through July 24, from1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Shows are scheduled July 28 through Aug. 1 at the CVHS Black Box. The program is for ages 6 and older and is held at CVHS. Call 636-2007 to sign up.
Play poker, scrabble and other board games, or bring your own, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Aquatic Center Conference Room, 1615 N. Road 1 E in Chino Valley. Call 636-9114 for more information.
Register for these cheap classes. Sculpt and Tone Class, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, is held at the Recreation Activity Center. Cost is $3 per class. Participants should bring a mat, pair of light hand weights, and athletic shoes. Pre-registration is required. Call Linda at 636-0162. Beginning line dancing is 2 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center. Cost is $2 per class. Call 636-9114 to sign up.
Youth and Adult Dance Classes
The Academy of Performing Arts will teach jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet and creative movement at 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Cost is $45 per month and there is a $25 registration fee. Call 636-2007 for more information or go to www.apaprescott.com.