Calendar of Events: Feb. 8 -13
“The Four Elements” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery, 208 N. Marina St. On display through Feb. 11. The classical four elements are earth, water, air and fire. The main elements of art include form, shape, line, color, space and texture. Artists represent one or all of the classical four elements in all mediums, using the main elements of art to create their pieces. Gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 928-445-3286.
“Meeting the 4 O’Clock Train” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. The lure and lore of train travel to Prescott was a long-sought dream realized in 1882. This new exhibit chronicles the boom-to-bust railway legacy that almost cost Arizona its statehood. Featured highlight is a 20-ft-by-12-ft HO-scale model train depiction of early Prescott. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m., 938-445-3122.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Free Seminar: “How to Postpone Taking a Portion of Your Portfolio Until Age 85 – IRS Approved!,” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With Gene Zilliox, Mass Mutual. 928-778-3000; adultcenter.org.
Free Seminar: “Disciplined Investing,” 1 to 2 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. With John Farmer, Taylor and Padgett Financial Group. 928-778-3000; adultcenter.org.
Women in Business Luncheon, noon to 1:15 p.m., Hassayampa Inn.
Writing Workshop Series: “Your Genre Strength,” 2 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Writing categories have expanded from genre to “sub” and “cross” genres. Whether you’re inclined toward fiction or nonfiction, discover the best fit for your writing with Carol Levin. Register individually or for all the sessions. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Coffee Chat with Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith, 8 to 9 a.m. at Step One Coffee House, 6719 E. Second St., Prescott Valley. Discuss the important issues facing our community. All are welcome. Cynthia, 928-771-3209.
Community Nature Series, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road in Prescott. Topic: Winter Birds of the Prescott Area,” with Felipe Guerrero, bird enthusiast and education coordinator for Highlands Center. Registration required. $22 (or $145 for the entire series). 10 percent discount for Center members. 928-776-9550 or highlandscenter.org/programs.
Granite Gate 5 Star Senior Living presents Your Life Matters’ speaker series at 1:30 p.m., 3850 N. US Hwy 89, Prescott. Speaker will be Lucy Mason, who has served many years in Arizona Legislature, and is the secretary for Rhonda’s Stop Bullying Foundation. Please join us to hear her fascinating life’s story. She’s also touching on current AZ issues.
Lunch with a Librarian at the Community Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center, 1280 E. Rosser St. Check out books or movies, learn to place holds, get a new library card or get answers to your burning reference questions.
OLLI Munch & Learn: “Photography During the Civil War,” 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Yavapai College’s Prescott Campus, Building 3, Room 119. Yavapai College professor Brandelyn Andres will discuss photography and its effect on cultural attitudes during the Civil War. Free, but seating is limited. Call 928-717-7634 to reserve a spot.
Genealogy Mentor Sessions, 1 and 2 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Get assistance with your genealogy research from a member of the Northern Arizona Genealogy Society. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.
“Long Term Care Solutions,” a free Senior Connections presentation, noon to 1 p.m., Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 East Long Look Drive. Presenter will be John Tillotson, Freedom Financial Services. RSVP: Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or call 928-778-3747.
Mile-Hi Square Dance Club offers beginning square dance lessons at Lincoln School Cafeteria, 201 Park Ave., Prescott, on Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The new session begins Feb. 9. Instructor will be Dan Nordbye. Contact: Farrish, firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-899-3631, or Jack, email@example.com, 602-751-3147.
“Empire of Borders: The American Homeland is the Planet,” with author Todd Miller, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott. Miller is the author of “Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security,” “Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security” and “Empire of Borders: The American Homeland is the Planet.” His essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Al Jazeera English and other publications. Free, but donations are welcome to help fund continuing research. Hanne, 928-710-4899.
Yavapai County Democratic Party County Committee Meeting and Winter Fundraiser, 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Meals on Wheels room at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. $20; $10 if you bring a dish. Call 928-541-0413 if you plan to bring a dish.
Sister Cities: Caborca, Mexico, 6 p.m.in the Founder’s Suite, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Learn about Prescott’s Sister City, Caborca, Mexico, through a slide presentation and discussion on a program that fosters international ambassadorship. Information: www.PrescottSisterCity.com.
WORDS Book Club, 6:30 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. The Garden of Burning Sand (2014) by Corban Addison. We are the WORDS Book Club (We Often Read Delightful Stories)! Join us in lively discussions of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction.
Friday, Feb. 10
Art Days for Kids, 1 p.m. at Prescott Public Library. Learn about the seven wonders of the world and then create versions of them as pop-up art. Presented by Prescott Art Docent Joslyn Anderson. For children ages 6-14. Register online, at the Youth Desk, or call 928-777-1537.
Lapsit Storytime, 9:30 a.m. at Prescott Public Library. Bring your baby for some cozy active time on your lap. Storytime lasts about 20 minutes, but you’re invited to linger and play.
Introduction to Email Class, 10 a.m. to noon in the PC Lab at Prescott Valley Public Library. Second week of three-week class that continues Feb. 10 and 17. Learn how to create an account, send and receive messages, attach pictures, avoid spam, create and organize folders, and lots more. Free, but registration is required. Michele, 928-759-6196.
Conversational Spanish, 10 a.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish with conversation and camaraderie. Sessions may include targeted grammar discussions, subject-specific vocabulary practice and handouts. Basic Spanish skills needed.
Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Thirty minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays especially for children ages 3-5 and their grownups. Siblings are always welcome.
Art Days for Kids, 1 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Learn about the Seven Wonders of the World, then create versions of them as pop-up art. The Prescott Art Docents is a volunteer organization dedicated to sharing a love of art. For children, ages 6-14. Register online, at the Youth Desk or by phone, 928-777-1537.
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. Learn about local employment resources with time for individual questions at the end. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.
Meditation Workshop, 1 to 2 p.m. in the Crystal Room at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle. 928-759-3040.
Zhineng Qigong Presentation, 6 p.m. at Peregrine Book Company, 219 N. Cortez St., Prescott. Former Prescott resident Deborah Lucas will present. Lucas has studied qigong for more than 20 years and is the author of “Aloha Qigong, Practice of the Heart.” Free. 928-445-9000.
Salsa Dance lesson with Chandra Tenley, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Dance Party, 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. 928-778-3000; adultcenter.org.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bloodmobile, Fry’s Shopping Center, 3198 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. Due to limited space, participants need to call Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters’ office, 928-778-5135 to reserve a time. All blood donors will receive a T-shirt that will display “Gave Blood out of Love.” Specify T-shirt size when making reservation.
First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar, 10 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Library. Presentations and information will be given by a lender, a title company, and home protection and home warranty providers. More information: Debbie Gatto, Realty One, 928-237-1100 or 928-200-1570,
Ham Radio Licensing Class, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jeep Posse Building, 1200 Commerce Drive in Pioneer Park, Prescott. Second day of two-day class; first day is Feb. 7. Prepares students for the next license exam on March 11. Optional study guide available for $15. Free, but registration required. Brian, firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-583-7572.
Prescott Water Resource Manager Leslie Graser will speak to the Citizens Water Advocacy Group, 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset, Prescott. Information: call 928-445-4218, email email@example.com, or visit www.cwagaz.org.
Willow Lake Pit House Archaeological Site Tours, 10 a.m. to noon at Willow Lake Park. The park entrance is 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prescott MAC Users Group (PMUG), 10 a.m. to noon, Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Building 4, Room 102. Jeff Ian, owner of Think4Ink in Prescott, will discuss his views on how to achieve reliable and cost-effective printing for Apple devices. First meeting is free. More information, visit www.pmug.us.
Prescott Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Yavapai Regional Medical Center parking lot, 930 Division St. Find fresh local produce, eggs, chicken, beef, pickled goods, baked goods, herbs, live plants, prepared foods and more ― all direct from area farmers. 408-616-9121.
Mile High Mystics Spiritual and Healing Arts Event, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley St. Chair massage, body work, vendors, energy healing, aura photography, free lectures throughout the day. Free admission, cost for services. Portion of the proceeds donated to Project Men’s Aware Shelter. For entertainment purposes only. Nancy, 928-443-5325; www.milehighmystics.com.
Prehistoric Tea Party, 10:30 a.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Tea-Rex is here and he is ready to party! Join us for a prehistoric tea party with award-winning author Molly Idle. Peregrine Books will be on hand to sell copies of “Tea Rex” for autographs. Hosted by the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). For children of all ages. Seating is limited so be sure to reserve a seat for each member of your party! Register online, at the Youth Desk or by phone, 928-777-1537.
Tea Time with Author Molly Idle, 1 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Spend time with beloved Caldecott award-winning children’s author and illustrator Molly Idle over a cup of tea! Molly will share stories, talk about her career and answer questions. Peregrine Books will be on hand to sell copies of her books for autographs. For all ages. Check the library’s online events calendar at www.prescottlibrary.info, or call 928-777-1500 for more information.
Line Dance Party, with various dance lessons, by Bob and Ann Wood, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Adult Center of Prescott, 1208 E. Rosser St. $10. 928-778-3000; adultcenter.org.
Saturday Night Talk Series, “Women of Wisdom: Great Women Practitioners and Feminine Energy in Transformational Work,” 7 p.m. at Vigraha Gallery, Courtyard Bldg., 115 E. Goodwin St., $5 donation. Talks are open to anyone on a spiritual path.
Sons of the Pioneers, 7 p.m. at the Elks Theater, 117 E. Gurley St. For over 80 continuous years, the Sons of the Pioneers have been “the premiere Western singing group of all time,” as described by the Western Music Hall of Fame. Designated a National Treasure by the Smithsonian Institution, the Pioneers have become as legendary as the American West they represent. Their signature songs “Cool Water” and Tumbling Tumbleweeds” were placed in the Grammy Hall of Fame. 928-777-1359.
Rhythm of the Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. Three tenors and 20 dancers combine to tell the epic tale of the Irish Celts in dance and song. Tickets: $35 - $56. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.
Sunday, Feb. 12
“The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest,” 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in the choir room. This free 10-week session of the docu-series, facilitated by Dr. Dayana Leclair, will cover how the ordinary person can prevent cancer effectively and/or greatly improve their general health. Sessions continue each Sunday for 10 weeks. 928-778-4499.
“Brothers at Odds: the Fight for the Superbomb,” 2 p.m. at Temple B’rith Shalom, 2077 Brohner Way, Prescott. Historian Bill Weiss will discuss one of the most controversial decisions of the 1950s ― whether the U.S. should develop hydrogen bombs. Refreshments will be served. 928-708-0018.
Four Chaplains Memorial Ceremony, 2 p.m., at Post 6, 202 S. Pleasant St., Prescott. Sponsored by Ernest A. Love American Legion Post 6 Honor Guard. The Four Chaplains, also known as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains, were four U.S. Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on Feb. 3, 1943. Dan, 928-772-7382.
Passion for Life Music Adventure, 2 to 4 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott. Walk through the building to hear a variety of musical genres. Among those scheduled to appear: Song of the Pines Women’s A Capella Ensemble, the cast of Park Avenue Theater’s “Elf Jr,” Kenny James and ALC’s vocal and handbell choir, as well as its instrumental ensembles. Appetizers will be served. Proceeds will go to ALC’s Passion for Life ministry and will be used to host future events at ALC. 928-445-4348; www.americanlutheran.net.
Monday, Feb. 13
Prescott Art Docents Art Talk: “The Armory Show (1913): Battleground for Modern Art in America,” 10:30 a.m., at the Prescott Center for the Arts Theater, 208 N. Marina St. Presented by Prescott Art Docent Jeri Shaffer. The public is invited. Reception in PCA Gallery at 10 a.m. Andrea, 928-636-7207; Joslyn at email@example.com or visit Calendar at prescottartdocents.net.
“The World of Miniature” Exhibit, at Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. A grand event of tiny proportions, bringing together artists who create miniature art. On display through March 25. Gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 928-445-3286.
Prescott CLSC Reading Circle, 2 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. participants choose any one of the 200+ books from the CLSC list to read and then share their chosen book with the group. Marjory Sente, facilitator, is a member of the CLSC Class of 2010 and has read over 60 books from the list and completed the Parnassian level.