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Learn about, apply for Forest Service jobs Nov. 4

Prescott National Forest will offer a Forest Service Employment Workshop and Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Prescott Fire Center, 2400 Melville Road, Prescott.

Those interested can visit anytime during the workshop to receive guidance on the hiring process and learn about applying for Forest Service jobs through the USAJOBS website. Forest Service program managers will be available during the workshop to answer questions about working for the Forest Service and answer questions.

The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up for another round of temporary hiring. From Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, the agency will be accepting applications for more than 1,000 temporary spring and summer jobs in New Mexico and Arizona. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology.

For more information on jobs, visit For information on the event, call 928-777-5701 or 928-777-5690.

Dance workshop at Adult Center Saturday

Benji Schwimmer, winner of “So You Think You Can Dance,” returns to Prescott to teach an intensive workshop from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Then he will be the DJ in the dance studio from 7:30 to 10 p.m. His partner, Nicol Clonch, will be teaching a one-hour West Coast Swing lesson from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St.

For more information, call 928-778-3000.

Information from Adult Center of Prescott.

Top crime fiction writer reads at The Literary Southwest Nov. 3

T. Jefferson Parker, one of America’s most celebrated writers of crime fiction, visits The Literary Southwest at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room (Bldg. 19, Room 147) on the Prescott campus. An open conversation, audience Q-&-A session, and a book signing follow the reading.

T. Jefferson Parker is the author of more than 20 novels, all dealing with crime, life, and death in sunny Southern California. His most recent book, “The Room of White Fire,” was published this past August.

His first novel, “Laguna Heat,” was written on evenings and weekends while he worked as a newspaper reporter in Orange County. Published in 1985, it was later made into an HBO movie. His novel “Silent Joe” won the Edgar Award for best mystery in 2001, as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mysteries.

Three years later, “California Girl” won the Edgar again for best mystery, making Parker one of only three authors to ever win more than one Edgar for best novel. In 2008, “Skinhead Central” won Parker his third Edgar, this time for best short story.

He has written six crime novels featuring Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Hood that deal with dangers along the U.S./Mexico border. Lionsgate has bought the rights to bring Charlie Hood to the big screen. His newest series, featuring private investigator Roland Ford, is set in north San Diego County, not far from where Parker lives.

Literary Southwest programs are presented admission free and are open to all.

The Hassayampa Institute presents The Literary Southwest is made possible by Yavapai College and the Yavapai College Foundation, with additional support provided by Peregrine Book Company.

For complete author and series information, visit: or contact Series Director Jim Natal through Yavapai College at 928-776-2295.

Information from The Literary Southwest.

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