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Calendar of Events: June 16-27

Ongoing

“Meeting the 4 O’Clock Train” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., chronicling the boom-to-bust railway legacy that almost cost Arizona its statehood. 928-445-3122.

Prescott Historical Walking Tours, featuring strolls through history to learn of “Prescott’s storied past,” 10 a.m., on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. Donations appreciated.

The eighth annual Prescott film Festival is underway through June 17, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Musicals (“That Day We Sang,” “Alive and Kicking, Score: A Film Music Documentary,”) sneak previews (“Burn Your Maps,” “This Beautiful Fantastic,” “The Tiger Hunter”), foreign films (“Lost in Paris,” “Past Life”) and poignant documentaries anchor a festival that includes free workshops, celebrity guests, wine tasting and gourmet dining — all honoring the latest and greatest in film. Full schedule and tickets online at PrescottFilmFestival.com.

Save Our Summer Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 23-25, Prescott Gateway Mall, 3250 Gateway Blvd., in the former PAC Sun store. For an appointment, call 877-827-4376 or visit bloodhero.com.

Elevate 2017, June 23-25, Prescott Valley Event Center. Three-day Christian music festival in its fifth year, featuring acts like Matthew West, Phil Wickham, Aaron Shust, Matt Maher and Justin Unger. elevatemusicfestival.com.

Friday, June 16

Skull Valley Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Skull Valley Elementary School.

Arizona SonShine Health Care Event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center. Free medical, dental and vision services for indigent, underserved, homeless and college students on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by Arizona Conference Corporation of Seventh-Day Adventists. 480-991-6677.

Craigslist 101, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. 928-777-1526.

Conversational Spanish, 10 a.m. to noon, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. 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. 928-777-1500.

Republican Women of Prescott Candidate Forum, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive (downstairs in Social Room). Featuring Republican candidates for mayor and city council.

Third Friday Chamber Music Series, 3:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 W. Goodwin St. This month: Sax Appeal Quartet. Bruce or Suzanne, 928-778-6965.

Jason Donne and the Open Graves, 5 p.m., Faith United Community Church, 1061 Old Chisholm Trail, in the Prescott Country Club neighborhood in Dewey. Bluegrass, gospel and Americana instrumentals and vocals. $20 includes concert, complimentary wines and appetizers. Loretta, 928-533-4256.

Community Reads Series, 6 to 8 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle. Fernanda Santos, author of “The Fire Line,” will lead a discussion on the book about the Granite Mountain Hotshots, her writing process and more. 928-759-3040.

“Noises Off,” 7:30 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts Mainstage, 208 N. Marina St. $22. 928-445-3286; pca-az.net.

Saturday, June 17

Prescott Summer Market, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Yavapai College Parking Lot B, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Fresh fruits, veggies and more.

Chino Valley Music Saves Lives Community Drive, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walgreen’s, 1020 N. Highway 89. For an appointment, call 877-827-4376 or visit bloodhero.com.

Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moose Lodge 319 Banquet Hall, 6501 E. Sixth St., Prescott Valley. For an appointment, call 877-827-4376 or visit bloodhero.com.

Biker Dudes for St. Jude Motorcycle Charity Run, presented by the Loners Motorcycle Club, Prescott Chapter. Starts at 11 a.m. at Far From Folsom and then continues to the Kirkland Bar and Grill for food, auction, raffles, life music, bike games and more, at 1 p.m. For more information, call Alan Holt, 928-277-6038.

Pet and Livestock Adoptions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tractor Supply Company, 8740 E. Eastridge Drive, Prescott Valley. Visit with adoptable animals and learn about the joys and responsibilities of owning dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, pigs, horses and more. Participating groups include Brittany Rescue AZ, Polka Dot Farm, Erik and Cyrille LeBlanc. 928-772-5579.

Walker Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walker Fire Department, on Walker Road, just 8 miles south of Highway 69. The department’s biggest fundraiser of the year. With free face painting and supervised games for the kids, live music by Noteworthy, an old-fashioned cake walk, silent auction, community yard sale (starting at 8 a.m.), Artist Market (starting at 10 a.m.), and complete grilled lunch for $5. Free admission, easy parking. walkerday.org.

Veterans Town Hall, noon to 3 p.m., Orchard Ranch Resort Roundhouse, 11250 E. Highway 69, Dewey. Find out what you’re eligible for. With presentations by Arizona Veterans Services, Soldiers Best Friend and more. Door prizes, refreshments. 602-592-4636.

Underground Prescott with Patricia Ireland-Williams, 1 p.m., Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 N. Review the catacombs, tunnels, speakeasies, opium dens and bordellos of Prescott’s past. 928-778-1385.

Community Reads Panel Discussion, 1 to 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle. Panelists include author Fernanda Santos, Granite Mountain Hotshots family members, first responders and Memorial Trail crew members. 928-759-3040.

Saturday Night Talk Series: “Grief & Gratitude: The Courage to Face the Cultural Taboo against Death,” 7 p.m., Vigraha Gallery, Courtyard Building, 115 E. Goodwin St., $5 donation. Talks are open to anyone on a spiritual path. 928-771-0205.

“Noises Off,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts Mainstage, 208 N. Marina St. $18-$22. 928-445-3286; pca-az.net.

Sunday, June 18

Father’s Day Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Club at Prescott Lakes. Jazz, Latin and pop favorites with Larry Kantor and an all-star band. Open to the public; $29.95 per person. RSVP required: 928-443-3523.

19th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: Father’s Day Jazz Splash, noon, Arcosanti. Two separate shows: 1 p.m. cabaret in the lounge with the Billy Mitchell Trio and Meet and Greet Buffet for $35; and 3:30 p.m. concert in the amphitheater with the Milt Cannon Quartet and Yuko Mabuchi Trio. arcosanti.org.

“Noises Off,” 2 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts Mainstage, 208 N. Marina St. $18. 928-445-3286; pca-az.net.

Monday, June 19

Art in June, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. This exciting program provides art education and hands-on experience with artists and their mediums. For children ages 6-12. Presented by the Prescott Art Docents. Registration required: online, at the Youth Desk or by calling 928-777-1537.

Genealogy Research Series: “Back to the Basics,” 2:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Presented by Barbara Wich from the Northern Arizona Genealogical Society. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.

Tuesday, June 20

Technology Help Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly, drop-in service. No registration required. 928-777-1526.

Build a Spaghetti Tower, 1 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Use spaghetti and marshmallows to design and construct free-standing towers. For children ages 5 and up. Presented with funding from Friends of the Prescott Public Library. 928-777-1500.

Prescott Valley Summer Market, 2 to 6 p.m., Harkins Theatres parking lot, Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue. Fresh fruits, veggies and more.

Peak Business: Training Employees Workshop, 5 to 7:45 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle. Free but registration is required. Casey, 928-759-3061.

Movie Night: “Lego Batman,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Prescott Valley Public Library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Free Jazz on the Square, 6:30 p.m., courthouse plaza, downtown Prescott. Featuring Rosemary Chavez and Jazz A’la Mode. Part of the 2017 Prescott Summer Concert Series.

Wednesday, June 21

Law Day, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Volunteer lawyers will answer your questions for free to improve access to justice and show that lawyers care about helping others in need.

Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Meadows of Northern Arizona, 809 Gail Gardner Way, Suites A&B. Sponsor Code: meadowsnaz. To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code.

Computer Basics: Internet I, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Learn how to use a web browser and access Google to find information on the Internet. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.

Build a Better Smoothie, 1 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. For teens, grades 6-12. Register online, at the Youth Desk or by phone, 928-777-1537.

People Who Care Volunteer Information and Orientation Meeting, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., People Who Care offices at United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott. PWC volunteers provide non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive. 928-445-2480.

Prescription Medications and the Older Adult, 2 to 3 p.m., Glassford Place, 7509 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. Presented by Connie Boston, senior peer prevention program at WYGC. Learn about the potential risks when taking prescription medication, mixing meds with alcohol and herbal supplements, sharing medications, and more. Free. RSVP: Stefanie, 928-778-3302.

Territorial Talent Series: Rick Jordan, 5 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Jordan presents a repertoire of styles and genres expressed through voice and guitar. Presented with funding from Friends of the Prescott Public Library. 928-777-1526.

Thursday, June 22

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Symposium, Yavapai College Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Building 19, Room 147. Sponsored by MATFORCE, the symposium covers current trends in substance abuse, effective prevention and enforcement strategies, and unintended consequences in the community. Registration required: shana.rushing@yc.edu or james.tobin@yc.edu.

Build a Better World with the Gurley Girls, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Local musicians The Gurley Girls will sing, dance and entertain us all. Seating for these popular programs is on a first-come basis and fill up fast. 928-777-1500.

Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Fellowship Hall. For an appointment, call 877-827-4376 or visit bloodhero.com.

“Medicare: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” noon to 1 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. A free Senior Connection presentation with Ryan Steinert. RSVPs appreciated: Debbie@seniorconnection.us; 928-778-3747.

Genealogy Mentor Sessions, 1 and 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Get assistance with your research from a member of the Northern Arizona Genealogy Society. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by phone, 928-777-1526.

Weekly Book sale, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dewey-Humboldt Library, 2735 S. Corral St. Gift-quality, bestseller books. Paperbacks 25 cents; hardbacks $1. 928-632-5049.

Chino Valley Summer Market, 3 to 6 p.m., Olsen’s Grain parking lot, 344 Highway 89. Fresh fruits, veggies and more.

Prescott Idol, 6:30 p.m., courthouse plaza, downtown Prescott. Each week, up to 20 contestants will vie to see who advances to the Sept. 7 finale. Audience can vote at the show or online at koltcountry.com. Top two acts each week move on.

Friday, June 23

Skull Valley Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Skull Valley Elementary School.

Prescott Historical Walking Tours, featuring strolls through history to learn of “Prescott’s storied past,” 10 a.m., on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 through Oct. 29, Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. Donations appreciated.

Conversational Spanish, 10 a.m. to noon, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. 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. 928-777-1500.

International Travel Resources, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., Learn about free travel resources on the library’s website. 928-777-1526.

Saturday, June 24

Prescott Summer Market, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Yavapai College Parking Lot B, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Fresh fruits, veggies and more.

Amateur Radio Field Day, Pioneer Park Jeep Posse building. All are welcome to visit, learn about ham radio and maybe even get on the air.

Willow Lake Pit House Archaeological Site Tours, 10 a.m. to noon at Willow Lake Park. Yavapai Chapter Arizona Archaeological Society docents discuss the area’s prehistoric people and the preserved, ancient pit houses. charlesstroh@yahoo.com.

Gardening Talks: Container Gardening, 10:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Learn all about container gardening with Yavapai Master Gardner Steve McIntyre. 928-777-1526.

Go Skateboarding Day Competition, 12:30 p.m., Mike Fann Community Skate Park, 799 E. Willis St., Prescott. Beginner, intermediate and sponsored divisions. Skating, food and clothing companies from around Arizona, as well as games and prizes for participants. Preregister at 928-533-7985, prescottskatestop@gmail.com or 617 Miller Valley road. Same-day registration at the skate park by 11 a.m.

Yavapai County Farm Bureau Annual Policy Development Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Provide direction for the future of Farm Bureau, Arizona agriculture and your food. Amber, 480-323-6832; ambermorin@azfb.org.

36th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival on the Courthouse Plaza. Bands, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Evening Concert, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday only. Admission is free. There will be raffle prize drawings, jamming around the plaza, food tents and more. More information: PrescottBluegrassFestival.com.

Trinity Golf Classic, 11 a.m. tee time, Capital Canyon Club in Prescott. Benefits Trinity Christian School’s Next Steps Campaign (immediate need: land purchase). $125 per person; $500 per foursome. 928-445-6306, ext. 304.

Saturday Night Talk Series: “Making Friends with Impermanence: Transitional States in Everyday Life,” 7 p.m., Vigraha Gallery, Courtyard Building, 115 E. Goodwin St., $5 donation. Talks are open to anyone on a spiritual path. 928-771-0205.

Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Featuring Updraft, Flagstaff’s finest contra dance band, and calling by Kari Usher. No partner needed, all dances taught. Newcomer instructions start at 7 p.m. $8, with discounts for members, students, newcomers and more. Bruce, 928-925-5210. folkhappens.org

Sunday, June 25

Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus-St. Germaine Catholic Church, Reiser Hall, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley. For an appointment, call 877-827-4376 or visit bloodhero.com.

Bloodmobile Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kohl’s 3280 Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley. For an appointment, call 877-827-4376 or visit bloodhero.com.

36th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival on the Courthouse Plaza. Bands, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Evening Concert, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday only. Admission is free. There will be raffle prize drawings, jamming around the plaza, food tents and more. More information: PrescottBluegrassFestival.com.

Go Skateboarding Day Competition, 12:30 p.m., Mike Fann Community Skate Park, 799 E. Willis St., Prescott. Beginner, intermediate and sponsored divisions. Skating, food and clothing companies from around Arizona, as well as games and prizes for participants. Preregister at 928-533-7985, prescottskatestop@gmail.com or 617 Miller Valley road. Same-day registration at the skate park by 11 a.m.

Grapes 4 Grades, 5 to 7 p.m., Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Road. Sponsored by Prescott Frontier Rotary to benefit Prescott Unified School District’s Summer Reading and Math Program. $50 per person; tickets available at Watters or online at prescottfrontierrotary.com.

Monthly Gospel Concert, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mountain View Baptist Church, 395 Pony Place, Dewey. This month: The Braggs, an upbeat, high-energy, Phoenix-based bluegrass duo. Free, but a love offering is accepted. 928-632-5787.

Monday, June 26

Art in June, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. This exciting program provides art education and hands-on experience with artists and their mediums. For children ages 6-12. Presented by the Prescott Art Docents. Registration required: online, at the Youth Desk or by calling 928-777-1537.

Tuesday, June 27

Technology Help Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly, drop-in service. No registration required. 928-777-1526.

Children’s Craft Time, 1 p.m., Founders Suite, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Arts and crafts stations are designed with varying age groups in mind, so children of all ages are welcome. Presented with funding from Friends of the Prescott Public Library. 928-777-1500.

Prescott Valley Summer Market, 2 to 6 p.m., Harkins Theatres parking lot, Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue. Fresh fruits, veggies and more.

Free Jazz on the Square, 6:30 p.m., courthouse plaza, downtown Prescott. Featuring Yavapai College Jazz Bands. Part of the 2017 Prescott Summer Concert Series.