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Community Calendar: Oct. 12-23

Ongoing

Day of the Dead Art Exhibit, through Oct. 30 at Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery at the corner of Willis and Marina streets. Featuring 2-D and 3-D artwork by local artisans. 928-445-3286.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Writing Workshop Series: “Putting Literary into Nonfiction,” 2 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Elements of story in memoir or personal essay adds intrigue. Learn how developing character and creating a structure makes this happen. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.

Ghost Feast, at El Gato Azul World Bistro. A dinner-theater-inspired evening of tapas, dessert and “Ghost Talk” teasers to whet patrons’ appetites for premiere of the annual show that opens the following week. Tickets are $30 per seat. Reservations required. 928-445-1070.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Fall Colors on the San Francisco Peaks Field Trip, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet in the Prescott Valley Public Library parking lot. Take in the fall colors along the Weatherford Trail on the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff. All ages. $10. Jessica, 928-759-3090; or Ted, 928-759-3036.

Local and State Issues, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Yavapai College. Part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Munch & Lunch Lecture Series. Free. Seating is limited; RSVP to 928-717-7634.

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

Citizens’ Tax Committee candidate forum, 6 p.m. at Prescott Resort and Conference Center. Invited are the candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressional District 4 and Arizona Legislative District 1. Social hour at 5 p.m.; dinner with the candidates at 6 (limited to the first 140 reservations). $45. Nettie, 928-277-4010 or mamalamerson@yahoo.com.

Crystal Bowl Meditation, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 3755 Willow Creek Road, across from Embry-Riddle. All are welcome to join the meditation gathering. Karen, 928-710-1908.

Friday, Oct. 14

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, noon to 9 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber's Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. Call ahead to confirm. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org.

Senior Connection’s “Senior & Caregivers Conference & Expo,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations by local experts and more than 60 local providers of senior products and services. Free admission. Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N. Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley. Info: www.SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747.

Resume and Cover Letter Basics, 1 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Discover how to create a professional resume and cover letter using the Career Transitions database in this 90-minute presentation. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.

Annual Oktoberfest, 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, 20135 Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Lakes. Live music by the Sidekicks, a German menu, white elephant sale, door prizes, raffle items. Proceeds benefit Mayer Meals on Wheels and beautification of the church. $6.50 adults, $3 children 12 and younger.

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.

VFW Post 541 Fish Fry, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 202 N. Arizona, Prescott. All you-can-eat. Support your local VFW. Information: 928-776-1125.

Waltz Dance Lessons, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With Chad and Marie Burson. Ballroom dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. $10. 928-778-3000.

“December ’63 – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons,” 7 p.m. at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. $22 - $25. 928-777-1370; www.prescottelkstheater.com.

Saturday, Oct. 15

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

25th annual Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, 9 a.m. on the Yavapai Prescott Indian Reservation. Parking and shuttle from Prescott High School, 1050 N. Ruth St., begins at 7 a.m. stepoutdiabetes.org.

2016 Cordes Area Heritage Festival, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the High Desert Heritage Museum, 19600 Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction. Speakers on the history of the Cordes area and the Agua Fria National Monument, welcome stations, self-guided tours, exhibits and activities for children. 928-632-4633; cjhdvic@gmail.com

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber's Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. Call ahead to confirm. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org.

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.

Open house celebrating the 100th anniversary of the laying of the Yavapai County Courthouse cornerstone, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prescott Courthouse, 120 S. Cortez St. Tours of the courthouse, including an exhibit area showcasing historical items used in the courthouse throughout the last 100 years. Shelly, 928-771-3168.

Community Open House for WYGC’s Crisis Stabilization Unit, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8655 E. Eastridge Drive, Prescott Valley. Tour West Yavapai Guidance Clinic’s new CSU and see firsthand how mental health treatment is advancing. 928-445-5211.

Meet and greet with Pascal Marco, author of “Render Safe,” 2 p.m. at Peregrine Book Company, 219 N. Cortez St.

Prescott Chorale presents “Messe in D Minor,” 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane. Tickets $18 adults, $5 students 13-18. www.prescottchorale.org.

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

Lincoln Brewster, 7:30 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. Join one of Christian music’s most innovative performers for an evening that fuses powerful musicianship with inspirational song. $25-$38. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com

Sunday, Oct. 16

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber's Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. Call ahead to confirm. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org.

Yavapai College Music Department presents: A Symphonic Spectacular, 3 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. The Yavapai College Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band present an evening of Brahms, Dvorak, film scores and more. $8 for adults; under 14 free. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.

Monday, Oct. 17

Opening of exhibit featuring artists Maryhelen Ewing and Fil Kewanyama, at The Raven Café, 142 N. Cortez St. Art up through Nov. 20. 928-717-0009.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Coffee Chat with Supervisor Jack R. Smith, 8 to 9 a.m. at Step One Coffee House, 6719 E. 2nd St., Prescott Valley. Cynthia, 928-771-3209.

Free Seminar, “Required Minimum Distributions,” 10 to 11 a.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With Darren Vilardo of DaVinci Wealth. 928-778-3000.

Free Seminar, “Depression, Suicide and the Older Adult,” 11 a.m. to noon at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With Terri Roza, courtesy of YRMC. 928-778-3000.

Free Seminar, “Cooking 101-Halloween Cookies,” at Brookdale Prescott. By chef from Brookdale, via Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. 928-778-3000.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library’s PC lab. Do your resume and cover letter need an update? Get up-to-date with the current trends for using Microsoft Word templates and learn how to create effective cover letters that respond directly to the job posting. Stand out from the crowd. First of two sessions. Registration required. Michele, 928-759-6196.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Avoiding a Legacy Nightmare, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser St. Presented by The Retirement Institute and Judy Southstone of Wolf Creek Guarantee Financial. Free. RSVPs strongly encouraged. 928-379-6458.

ABC’s of Medicare educational workshop, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, Founders B. Know how the Medicare alphabet works, your choices and rights. Presented by Ernie Bobel Jr., Medicare adviser-educator. Free. 877-441-4714.

People Who Care Volunteer Information and orientation, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at People Who Care, 505 W. Gurley St. People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and enrolled Neighbors live. 928-445-2480.

Territorial Talent: Pat McCrossan, 5 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Enjoy songs, tunes and stories of Ireland with Pat and his “strings and things.” Presented with funding from Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

Meet the Artists: Maryhelen Ewing and Fil Kewanyama, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Raven Café, 142 N. Cortez St. Ewing likes to paint and draw from life; Kewanyama makes what he calls Hopi art. 928-717-0009.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age, 6 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. Young love in a brawling, seaside town. Shostakovich’s score is danced impeccably by the Bolshoi, via satellite $15 for adults; $10 for youth. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com

Thursday, Oct. 20

Economic Outlook 2016-17, 9 a.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With an emphasis on Arizona and the Greater Prescott Area, Arizona State University economics professor Lee McPheters will review current economic conditions, historical background and obstacles to overcome on the road to recovery. Presented by Prescott Area Commercial Group and ASU Foundation.

"Keeping Your Mind Fit - Activities to Boost Brain Health," a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation, noon to 1 p.m. at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Drive. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.htm

Basic Word Processing Skills workshop, 1:30 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Learn basic word processing by editing a pre-existing document, making some format changes and saving the newly updated document to a flash drive. Mouse, keyboard and some typing skills are necessary. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.

Third Thursday Star Talks, 6 to 8 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., Founders Suite. Speaker: Rik Hill. Program: Moondance. www.prescottastronomyclub.org.

Tech Talk Workshop, 6 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts. This technical theater workshop is for scout troops and students ages 8 through college. $5 charge includes “Ghost Talk” full dress rehearsal as the “power point presentation,” followd by a Q-and-A panel discussion about the high-tech show with major members of the tech crew. 928-445-3286.

Friday, Oct. 21

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, noon to 9 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber's Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. Call ahead to confirm. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org.

Art Days at the Library, “Artists and Autumn, It’s not all Leaves and Pumpkins,” 1 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. With Prescott Art Docent Molly Clark. For children ages 6 to 12. Call the Youth Desk to reserve a space, 777-1537.

Online Job Searching, 1 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Find the best websites for local job openings in this 90-minute presentation. Learn to navigate and submit online applications with ease. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.

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.

Teen Artists Gathering (TAG), 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott. For teenage artists working in any medium; teens do not need to be a member of St. Luke’s to participate. Each meeting will feature an established artist sharing his or her wisdom and encouragement. Sophie, 703-980-5314.

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

Ninth Annual Ghost Talk, 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. “Spirits” of Arizona’s ghostly past enact their tales. Adult, $15; child, $12. Available online at www.pca-az.net or by phone, 928-445-3286.

“Ghost Talk” Costume Contest, Prescott Center for the Arts. Get a ticket to the ninth annual Ghost Talk and enter the Ghost Talk Costume Contest. Prizes and bragging rights for the winners selected before the start of each show.

AZ Two-Step Dance Lesson, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With Thomas Felix and Joyce Kolbrener. Country and Swing Dance Party 7:30 to 10 p.m. $10. 928-778-3000.

Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star Party, 6:45 to 8 p.m. at Acker Park. Join the Friends of Acker Park and City of Prescott Recreational Services as local stargazer and naturalist docent John Mangameli leads a fun trek through the fall sky constellations. Best suited for ages 10 and older. Meet at main trailhead entrance, 421 S. Virginia St. Bring a flashlight. Portable chair of sitting cushion optional. Dense cloud cover or inclement weather will cancel the event. 928-777-1122.

Matt Baker & The Trio, 7 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. YCPAC kicks off its intimate Cabaret series with the versatile keyboard skills of this Manhattan jazz club favorite. $45. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber's Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. Call ahead to confirm. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org.

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

MET Opera: Don Giovanni, 9:55 a.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. Mozart’s dark tale of a villainous nobleman and his reckoning, aired via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. $24 for adults; $20 seniors; $12 for youth. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.

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.

Historic Cemetery Walk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Citizens Cemetery on Sheldon Street. The “spirits” of Arizona pioneers share their true stories at their gravesites. Tickets $5 per child, $10 ages 13-adult, $15 per couple. 928-713-8807.

American Legion Post 78 Auxiliary Fall Festival, 4 to 7 p.m. at 2201 N. Highway 69, Humboldt. Oktoberfest-type meal; music by Greenwood Hill. $8.

Lindy Hop Dance Lesson, 6 to 7 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With Monique and Michael McConnell. Noteworthy Big Band Concert and Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. $7. 928-778-3000.

Ninth Annual Ghost Talk, 6 and 7:30 and 9 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. “Spirits” of Arizona’s ghostly past enact their tales. Adult, $15; child, $12. Available online at www.pca-az.net or by phone, 928-445-3286.

“Ghost Talk” Costume Contest, Prescott Center for the Arts. Get a ticket to the ninth annual Ghost Talk and enter the Ghost Talk Costume Contest. Prizes and bragging rights for the winners selected before the start of each show.

“’56 - A 1950s Rock n roll Review,” 7 p.m. at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. $22 - $25. 928-777-1370; www.prescottelkstheater.com.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber's Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. Call ahead to confirm. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org.

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.

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop, noon to 3:30 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery on the corner of Willis and Marina streets. Workshop for all ages. $3 per skull (includes supplies). 928-445-3286.