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Calendar of Events: Nov. Nov. 19 - Dec. 5

Saturday, Nov. 19

Craft Faire and Bake Shoppe, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, 8340 Leigh Drive. Handcrafted items and home-baked goods.

Bake Sale and Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 600 W. Hillside Ave. Delicious baked goods, handmade knits, needlework, vintage treasures and lots of books. 928-778-6018,

Cottonwood Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds, 800 S. Cherry St. Vendors from around the state will be on hand to buy, see, and trade. New, used and antique firearms available. 928-485-0437 or www.firingpin.com.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Christmas Bazaar, Quilt Raffle and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church’s fellowship hall, 1202 Green Lane. Cookies, cakes and pies for the bake sale will be refreshed daily and a luncheon of Sloppy Joes and all the fixin’s will be available for purchase. 928-778-9122.

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 charlesstroh@yahoo.com.

Family storytime, 11 a.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Thirty minutes of stories, songs and activities for the whole family. 928-777-1500.

MCSO Spiritual Fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mountain Spirit Co-Op, 107 N. Cortez St., Suite 100, Prescott. Enjoy a day of healing and intuition with MCSO members. Spiritual readings, mediumship and several modalities of energy work – even yoga moves for those who have places needing to be stretched and strengthened. Cost depends on practitioner. 928-445-8545.

Scandia Lodge Bake Sale and Bazaar, noon to 3:30 p.m. at Unity Church Fellowship Hall, 145 S. Arizona St. Info: 928-899-3682.

Membership Drive for American Legion Ernest A Love Post No. 6 and VFW Bucky O’Neill Post No. 541, noon to 4 p.m. at Post No. 6, Goodwin and Pleasant streets in Prescott. If possible, potential members should bring a copy of their DD214 report for verification. Lunch will be served to anyone who applies or renews a membership. 928-778-6628.

“The Mighty Colorado: From Its Sources to the Sea” with James Turner, 1 p.m. at Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89. Author and historian Turner traces the Green and Colorado rivers from their beginnings as clear, bubbling glacial springs through roaring canyons in Utah, Arizona and Nevada, and finally to the salt flats in Mexico. Stunning photographs tell the story of the rivers’ 2,000 miles of scenic wonders, geography, wildlife, history, recreation, politics and local culture. Free with museum admission.

“Women of the Pleasant Valley War,” 2 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum, West Gallery, 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Lecture by Jayne Peace Pyle describing how women “stood by their man” during one of the bloodiest range wars in American history. Free. www.sharlot.org.

Contra Dance, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. Michael Barraclough calls the dances to live music of Just Desserts. $10 per dancer, $7 for students. Sandy, 928-634-0486 or sandy@ringsforever.com.

“The Nine Houses of Mila,” 7 p.m. at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Davis Auditorium. Produced by the Baul Theater Company, “The Nine Houses of Mila is a musical theater production about one of the most beloved stories in Tibetan Buddhism. $15, $10 for those younger than 18. Tickets available at Vigraha Gallery, 115 E. Goodwin St.; Allan’s Flowers, 1095 E. Gurley St.; or by phone at 928-771-0205 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday).

Windham Hill Winter Solstice concert, 7:30 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Master musicians who made their name on the Windham Hill label, including pianist Liz Story, singer/instrumentalist Barbara Higbie and Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne – bring their acoustic skills together to joyfully mark the most special season of the year. 928-776-2000.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Cottonwood Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds, 800 S. Cherry St. Vendors from around the state will be on hand to buy, see and trade. New, used and antique firearms available. 928-485-0437 or www.firingpin.com.

Phoenix Symphony Concert, 3 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. Mark Kosower, principal cellist with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, performs Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto in B Minor.” $28-$39; available at Yavapai Symphony Association, 228 N. Alarcon St. 928-776-4255.

Monday, Nov. 21

Prescott Art Docents Art Talk, 10:30 a.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts Theater, 208 N. Marina St. Presentation by photographer and Road Scholar Matt Turner. Reception in PCA gallery at 10 a.m. Open to the public. Andrea, 928-636-7207; Joslyn, ejcandh@msn.com; or visit Prescott Art Docents Calendar at google.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. For toddlers and their grownups, 20 to 30 minutes of simple stories, songs and fingerplays with plenty of parent-child interaction. 928-777-1500.

Coffee with a Cop, 2 p.m. at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive. Join several members of the Prescott Police Department for coffee and light refreshments. Ask questions, voice concerns and get to know each other.

Newbery Book Club, 4 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. For children, grades 4-6. Discuss Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora and Ulysses,” then investigate the fun and mysterious properties of a vacuum. First 15 to register get a personal copy of the book. Register online, at the Youth Desk or by phone, 928-777-1537.

Thursday, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Dinner, 10:30 to 2 p.m. at Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite St., Prescott. Served by the Salvation Army. All are welcome. 928-778-0150.

Friday, Nov. 25

VFW Post 10227 Specials, 4 to 7 p.m. at 2375 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley. 928-759-0095.

Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Humboldt American Legion Post 78, 2201 N. Highway 69, Humboldt. $10 per person. 928-632-5185.

Live Music and Dancing, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 6501 6th St., Prescott Valley. 928-772-3700.

Saturday, Nov. 26

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 charlesstroh@yahoo.com.

Family storytime, 11 a.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Thirty minutes of stories, songs and activities for the whole family. 928-777-1500.

Sunday, Nov. 27

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

Monday, Nov. 28

Prescott Art Docents Art Talk: “The Armory Show of 1913,” 10:30 a.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts Theater, 208 N. Marina St. Presented by Prescott Art Docent Jeri Shaffer. Reception in PCA gallery at 10 a.m. Open to the public. Andrea, 928-636-7207; Joslyn, ejcandh@msn.com; or visit Prescott Art Docents Calendar at google.com.

Bill Weiss Historical Lectures: “The Rosenbergs: Guilty or Not Guilty?,” 2:30 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Historian Bill Weiss looks at the Rosenberg case and examines the trial transcripts, FBI files and newly declassified archives. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage more than 60 years ago, but the controversy surrounding their conviction and subsequent execution continues. 928-777-1500.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Public Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St, Community Room. To make an appointment, call 877-UBS-HERO (877-827-4376) toll free or visit www.BloodHero.com.

Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. For toddlers and their grownups, 20 to 30 minutes of simple stories, songs and fingerplays with plenty of parent-child interaction. 928-777-1500.

“Critical Mistakes Retirees Make and How to Avoid Them,” 10 to 11 a.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. A free seminar by Darren Villardo of DaVinci Wealth. 928-778-3000.

“Answers to Questions My Survivors Need to Know…,” 1 to 3 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Free seminar with June Sherod. 928-778-3000.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Public Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Thumb Butte Room. To make an appointment, call 877-UBS-HERO (877-827-4376) toll free or visit www.BloodHero.com.

Lunch n Learn Seminar, “City Fees: The Cost of Doing Business,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Presented by City of Prescott Public Works Department and Yavapai County Contractors Association. Seating is limited; reservations required. Sarah at 928-777-1130 or Sandy at 928-778-0040.

“SOS – Secure Options for Seniors,” 1 to 2 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Free seminar with Joni Solon. 928-778-3000

Thursday, Dec. 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 YavapaiFirewise.org.

30th Annual Made in Clarkdale Artists’ Showcase, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale. More than 40 artists. Purchase original art and handcrafted items for the holidays. Madeinclarkdale.org.

Prescott Center for the Arts’ Stage Too presents “On Golden Pond,” 7:30 p.m. at Stage Too, 208 N. Marina St. Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. $17.

Friday, Dec. 2

Coloring Class for Adults, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room. Coloring artist and expert Elizabeth Urabe will present her meditative artwork and have an informal discussion about her creative process with attendees. Free. Michele, 928-759-6196 or mhjorting@pvaz.com.

VFW Post 10227 Specials, 4 to 7 p.m. at 2375 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley. 928-759-0095.

Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Humboldt American Legion Post 78, 2201 N. Highway 69, Humboldt. $10 per person. 928-632-5185.

Live Music and Dancing, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 6501 6th St., Prescott Valley. 928-772-3700.

“In the Christmas Mood,” 7 p.m. at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. $22 - $25. 928-777-1370; www.prescottelkstheater.com.

30th Annual Made in Clarkdale Artists’ Showcase, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale. More than 40 artists. Purchase original art and handcrafted items for the holidays. Madeinclarkdale.org.

Kids Carnival, 6 p.m. in Spook Hall, Jerome. Cookie decorating, ornament making, games, letter-to-Santa writing while kids wait for the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Jerome girl band The Lepardz will perform. Tickets $5 per person. Available in advance by calling 928-634-2604 or purchase at the door.

Saturday, Dec. 3

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 charlesstroh@yahoo.com.

Blankets 4 Kids Collection Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Goodwill,7620 Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. Accepting donations of blankets, hats scarves, comfort items and yarn. Ron, 928-541-0483.

Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DHHS Museum, 12925 E. Main St., Humboldt. Crafts, baked goods, Christmas items. Santa arrives at 11 a.m. Kids can have a FREE picture with Santa and make a free Christmas ornament.

StoneRidge Community Holiday Arts and Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1300 N. StoneRidge Drive in Prescott Valley. Handmade items by local artists. Carolyn, 928-848-2265.

Book signing with Kathy Lopez, author of “Williamson Valley Road,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Stage Stop Store, 4155 Outer Loop Road. The Arcadia Publications “Images of America” book contains 240 images and descriptions of the history of Williamson Valley Road. Proceeds support Morgan Ranch Nature Park. 928-533-5183; williamsonvalleyroad.com.

30th Annual Made in Clarkdale Artists’ Showcase, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale. More than 40 artists. Purchase original art and handcrafted items for the holidays. Madeinclarkdale.org.

34th annual Christmas Parade, 1 to 3 p.m. in downtown Prescott. Kick off the holiday season with Arizona’s Christmas City’s Christmas Parade. 928-445-1230.

Inaugural Cañon Arizona History Book Festival, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Black Canyon Heritage Park, 33955 S. Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City. Meet authors of books on Arizona history, including David E. Brown, Reba Wells, Marcy J. Miller, Richard L. Powers and Michael Sandford. canonarizonabookfest@gmail.com or 623-293-8628.

62nd annual Courthouse Lighting, 5 p.m. Festivities begin with singing at 5 p.m. Lighting ceremony starts at 6 p.m. 928-445-1230.

Frontier Christmas Open House, 6 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. Enjoy an evening of 1800s yuletide charm throughout the museum grounds. Warm cookies, hot apple cider, strolling carolers, holiday activities for kids. Begins immediately after the downtown Courthouse lighting. $5 adults; free to members and youths 17 and younger. www.sharlot.org; 928-445-3122.

Prescott Center for the Arts’ Stage Too presents “On Golden Pond,” 7:30 p.m. at Stage Too, 208 N. Marina St. Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. $17.

Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Featuring the band Traditional Blend with caller Seth Levine. No partner needed, all dances taught, newcomer instructions at 7 p.m. $8, with discounts for members, students, newcomers, etc. Bruce, 928-925-5210; folkhappens.org.

“Meeting the 4 o’Clock Train” exhibit, Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. Exhibit chronicling railroading in early Arizona opens Dec. 3. Features HO-scale model train layout of historic, downtown Prescott. Daily. www.sharlot.org.

Sunday, Dec. 4

30th Annual Made in Clarkdale Artists’ Showcase, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale. More than 40 artists. Purchase original art and handcrafted items for the holidays. Madeinclarkdale.org.

Prescott Center for the Arts’ Stage Too presents “On Golden Pond,” 2:30 p.m. at Stage Too, 208 N. Marina St. Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. $17.

“Messiah” concert, 3 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. The joy of the season rings through loud and clear with Yavapai College’s combined choirs, special guest soloist and live small orchestra in a fresh performance of this timeless, inspirational holiday classic. 928-776-2000.

Monday, Dec. 5

Monday Night Movie: “Pete’s Dragon,” 5:30 p.m. at Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium. After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man who wants to hunt down Elliot. Stars Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford. A remake of the 1977 children’s movie of the same name. Rated PG. 928-759-6193.