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Chino Valley in Brief: Week of May 31

Seventh-grader Mackenzie Shumate of Heritage Middle School said she really gets into art. She is shown here working on her Chalk It Up piece on May 22 that she titled “Adventure Time.” This was the fourth annual event that corresponds with honoring the late Kalen Earle, a Chino Valley High School student.
Photo by Sue Tone.

Seventh-grader Mackenzie Shumate of Heritage Middle School said she really gets into art. She is shown here working on her Chalk It Up piece on May 22 that she titled “Adventure Time.” This was the fourth annual event that corresponds with honoring the late Kalen Earle, a Chino Valley High School student.

‘Love and Logic Way’ parenting class

“Parenting the Love and Logic Way” is a six-week class offered this summer by Territorial Early Childhood Center in Chino Valley.

The free class designed by Love and Logic, is for parents, grandparents, educators and caregivers of children ages 2-14. It will tackle many day-to-day parenting challenges, such as:

• “How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?”

• “How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?”

• “How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?”

• “How do I talk to my children about drugs?”

Classes will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29, and July 6 and 13, at TECC. They will be facilitated by Sandra Cheney. Free child care is available.

The same program will be offered in Spanish on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21.

Reserve a space in either class by calling Pam, 928-583-5416.

Help send Paulden kids swimming

Summer swimming makes for fun and memories for youth and the “Paulden Plunge” looks to send children for a day of swimming.

The fundraising effort — sponsored by the Town of Chino Valley, the Paulden Foundation, and Yavapai Regional Transit — for every $5 donation one Paulden child will be transported to and from the Chino Valley Aquatic Center, including pool admission, June 5 through Aug. 4.

All donations are tax deductible, according to a news release. Make donation checks payable to Yavapai Regional Transit Inc., P.O. Box 1157, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323.

For more information, call 928-458-5885 or visit

Head Start accepting applications

Chino Valley Head Start Center is accepting applications for enrollment for the Chino Valley/Paulden area. NACOG/Head Start offers quality services at no cost for all income-eligible families, which include classroom and home learning, healthy meals, and services for children with special needs. They have different options to fit families, including: Early Head Start for ages 0-3, Full or Half-Day Head Start for ages 3-5.

How to paint

Acrylic painting classes at Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 W. Butterfield Road, every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. Upgraded paints and other professional supplies furnished; with structured lessons and one-on-one personal assistance by highly skilled artists — all for only $3. Just bring your enthusiasm; have fun creating art and display it at the Senior Center. For more info contact Chino Valley Senior Center, 928-636-9114. Sponsored by High Desert Artists, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Town seeking volunteers

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking applicants interested in sharing their talents, expertise, and enthusiasm to serve on the following Council-appointed boards and committees: Board of Adjustment, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Roads and Streets Committee, Senior Center Advisory Board, Industrial Development Authority, and Municipal Property Corporation.

Visit to view committee descriptions, desired qualifications, residency requirements, terms of office, and meeting days and times, and see where you best fit in!

Obtain a Public Body Appointment Application from the link above or address below. Application must include brief resume or summary describing relevant experience. Applicants must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

First review to occur in mid-May.

Submit application or direct questions to:

Town of Chino Valley

Attention: Town Clerk’s Office; 202 N. State Route 89; Chino Valley, AZ 86323; Phone (928) 636-2646, ext. 1052; Fax 928-636-2144;

Youngsters can meet tiny ponies June 6

Meet the Itty-Bitty Ponies event takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, in Memory Park. This program is sponsored by Desert Rehab Physical Therapy through the Chino Valley Children’s Library.

For more information, call 928-636-9115.

Four days of cheer camp starts June 5

The Chino Valley High School Cheer Team is conducting a Mini Spiritline Camp for kids ages 5 and older. It takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 5-8.

Participants will learn cheers, stunts, tumbling, pyramids and a dance. Family and Friends can watch their final presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. Cost is $55 and includes T-shirt, pompoms and snacks.

For more information, contact Coach Heiner at or Coach Carey at, or call 928-636-2298.

Fun at the Library all summer long

The Chino Valley Summer Reading Program has a plethora of events and activities scheduled, beginning Wednesday, June 7, with a science presentation by Mark Carter.

Carter’s demonstration, Wow! Science to Help our World, takes place at 9:30 a.m. for children with last names beginning with A-M. Children’s names beginning with N-Z are welcome at the 10:45 a.m. show. This event is sponsored by Chino Valley Family Dental and Elks Lodge No. 2842.

On Wednesday, June 14, magician Eddie Siller involves the audience with magic, asking volunteers to participate on stage. Same time and name categories. Sponsored by Trend Setters Salon and Day Spa, Pet’s 1st Choice, and Elks Lodge No. 2842.

The Garden Club and Beekeepers offer a presentation on the importance of bees and plants, with something for participants to take home. The event takes place only once at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, in Memory Park. Sponsored by Mary Barnes.

Wednesday, June 21, brings the ever-popular Wildman Phil and his collection of animals to the Library. Children will enjoy meeting his python, alligator and hedgehog. Two performances, A-M at 9:30 a.m. and N-Z at 10:45. Sponsored by Saving Grace Lutheran Church and Kiwanis Club of Prescott.

The final performance takes place on Wednesday, June 28, at the same two times. Tom and Shondra offer fun stories and songs that will stretch the imagination. Sponsored by Chino Valley Lioness Club and Bowen Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

For more information, call 928-636-9115.

Harvest America Crusade is June 11

First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley will sponsor the Harvest America Crusade simulcast at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 11. All are welcome. Those who want to be part of the action and serve during the simulcast, the church will need volunteers to help as prayer warriors, ushers and counselors. Contact Carlene Gillo at 928-710-3912 or The church is located at 1524 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley.

Library Friends continue sale

Due to an overstock supply the Friends of Chino Valley Library is continuing its hard back fiction sale through the month of June.

Many great notable authors at only 50 cents each and all proceeds benefit the library, according to a news release.

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