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Calendar of Events: Aug. 27 - Sept. 1

Saturday, Aug. 27

Prescott Farmers Market, 7:30 a.m. to noon at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. 928-713-1227;

Prescott Valley United Methodist Church Annual Used Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive. Fundraiser for church activities and support for community. Free coffee!

Free Clothing Giveaway, infants to adults, 9 a.m. to noon at First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley, 1524 N Highway 89.

St. Germaine’s Annual Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reiser Hall, 7997 E. Dana Drive in Prescott Valley. Wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. St. Germaine’s Ladies Guild.

Beat the Heat Belly Dance Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Courtyard, 150 S. Montezuma St. in downtown Prescott. Sponsored by Prescott dance troupe Why? Not Bellydance. Workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., games from 3:30 to 4 p.m., performances from 7 to 9:30. Vendors all day. $10 registration fee for workshops, plus $5 per workshop.

Grand opening of Kayla’s Hands Playground, 10 a.m. at Pioneer Park, 1200 Commerce Drive (above the hockey rink). ADA-compliant playground built in memory of Kayla Mueller, the foreign aid worker from Prescott killed by the Islamic State in 2015. Grand opening ceremony to feature Sen. John McCain, other dignitaries.

2016 Sweet Corn Harvest Party, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mortimer Family Farms in Dewey. Corn eating, tossing and shucking; fresh farm food; produce market; hay rides; corn crazy competitions; petting zoo; straw maze; water activities; bounce houses; tractor display; live entertainment; prizes and giveaways. $3. 928-830-1116 or

Willow Lake Pit House Archaeological Site Tours, 10 a.m. to noon at Willow Lake Park. The park entrance is just past the Heritage Park Zoo parking lot. Yavapai Chapter Arizona Archaeological Society docents are available to discuss the area’s prehistoric people and the preserved, ancient pit houses. A map and information are available from

United Animal Friends reunion and picnic for UAF adopters and their pets, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the ramada next to the Prescott Dog Park on Willow Creek Road.

Underground Prescott talk, 1 p.m. at the Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 North. Patricia Ireland-Williams and Bobbi Jane Tucker review the catacombs, tunnels, speakeasies, opium dens and bordellos of Prescott’s past. $7 adults, $6 AAA members, $5 students with ID, free for museum members and children 12 and younger. 928-778-1385 or

Skull Valley School celebrates 100 years, 2 to 7 p.m. at the school, 3150 Old Skull Valley Road. 100th birthday celebration organized by the school and historical society. Tours of the school buildings, Santa Fe Depot and Section House museum from 2 to 4 p.m. Skull Valley School Parents Group will host a barbecue, bounce house, face painting and other activities from 4 to 7 p.m. Josie, 480-221-7424.

Northern Arizona Geological Society meeting, 2 p.m. at the Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1001 Ruth St. in Prescott. Brandelyn Andres, a professor of art history at Yavapai College, presents on The Photography of the American Civil War.

AZ Speaks: Honky Tonks, Brothels and Mining Camps: Entertainment in Old Arizona, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library auditorium.

“One of These Nights – Eagles Tribute,” 7 p.m. at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. $22 - $25. 928-777-1370; SOLD OUT.

16th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit, various locations. Annual jazz festival with international stars and Phoenix-based and local musicians includes the best of Arizona high school musicians. 928-830-2462 or

Sunday, Aug. 28

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. 928-445-2000;

Korean War Veterans Association, H. Edward Reeves Chapter 311, Inc. Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 6, 202 South Pleasant St., Prescott. 928-777-0660.

Mountain Spirit Co-Op Day of Service, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MSCO, 107 N. Cortez St., Suite 100, downtown Prescott. Members give their services to the community by donation. Experience different forms of energy work, spiritual readings or mediumship, yoga moves. All donations help fund the printing of “The Intuition” newsletter. 928-445-8545.

16th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit, various locations. Annual jazz festival with international stars and Phoenix-based and local musicians includes the best of Arizona high school musicians. 928-830-2462 or

Tuesday, Aug. 30

“Answers to Questions My Survivors Need to Know After I am Gone,” a free seminar, 1 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. By June Sherod, certified hospice volunteer. 928-778-3000.

Free Jazz on the Square, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the courthouse plaza. Featuring “The Goodwin Street Gang.”

Thursday, Sept. 1

Prescott Area Wildland Interface Commission meeting, 8 a.m. at the Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive in Prescott. Public always welcome for discussion of wildfire threats and solutions across Yavapai County. Agenda and guest speaker details available at

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road. Give now; your donation is critical.

Basic Computer Skills workshop, 1:30 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Learn to use a mouse, keyboard and some basic skills. 90-minute workshop with hands-on practice to reinforce new skills. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or call 928-777-1526.

Chino Valley Summer Market, 3 to 6 p.m. at Olsen’s Grain, 344 S. State Route 89, Chino Valley. 928-713-1227;

Popcorn and Pages book club, 4 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. For children, grades 2-4. This month’s book: “The Chocolate Touch” by Patrick Skene Catling. He has the touch-and everything is turning into chocolate. Register online, at the Youth Desk or call 928-777-1537.

Arizona Humanities Lecture: “Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers,” 5 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 2015 E. Goodwin St. Award-winning poet Laura Tohe, ASU professor and Poet Laureate for the Navajo Nation, discusses the development of the code, the Code Talkers and the aftermath of the war. 928-777-1526.

Prescott Idol Finale, 6:30 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. 928-443-5220;

Town Hall meetings with Supervisor Brown, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paulden Area Community Organization, 165 E. Aspen, Paulden. 928-771-3207;; Mary at 928-442-5132.

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