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Kornukopia Calendar: Aug. 3-13

To the delight of a lively audience gathered in the courthouse plaza, Prescott Idol contestant Al Slade sings and dances to the classic Engelbert Humperdinck song, “Quando Quando Quando,” on June 14, 2018. The Idol competition is part of the 2018 Summer Concert & Movie Series being offered in downtown Prescott through the end of August. (Richard Haddad/WNI)

To the delight of a lively audience gathered in the courthouse plaza, Prescott Idol contestant Al Slade sings and dances to the classic Engelbert Humperdinck song, “Quando Quando Quando,” on June 14, 2018. The Idol competition is part of the 2018 Summer Concert & Movie Series being offered in downtown Prescott through the end of August. (Richard Haddad/WNI)

Ongoing

Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering – brings the best in authentic Cowboy Poetry and Music to the stage once again at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. This year, Aug. 9, 10 & 11 with more than 50 of the finest group of reciters and singers. Catch many of the performances during day sessions or the night performances. Free daytime sessions in five locations begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Reserved seating starts $20 per ticket on up at the Performing Arts Center. azcowboypoets.org.

“Savannah Sipping Society,” at Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. Performances continue through Aug. 5 – Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $17. 928-445-3286 or www.pca-az.net.

15th annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.

44th annual Watson Lake Car Show, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Prescott Antique Auto Club at Watson Lake Park, 3101 Watson Lake Park Road, admission is $5 per person for both days and free for youth 15 and younger with an adult. Parking is free. The car show itself ends at 2:30 p.m. both days though the other portions of the event continue through 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3

Skull Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Skull Valley Elementary School, 3150 Old Skull Valley Road, Skull Valley.

PV Library Quilters, 9 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours “Where It All Began,” 10 a.m., Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org.

Touchmark Trekkers Walking Group, 7 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. This walking group is open to the public.

It’s a Mystery Book Group, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. “Before the Fall.”

Barn Dance at Mortimer Farm, 6 to 10 p.m. Mortimer Farms, 12907 highway 169, Dewey. Dinner, show and dance, $20 per person or $10 for just the dance. 928-830-1116.

Live Music Concert: Vacation Day, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Prescott courthouse plaza.

Saturday, Aug. 4

Prescott Farmer’s Market, 7:30 a.m. until noon, Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.

Prescott Photography Group, 9 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Naturalist Walks, 8:30 a.m., Highlands Center for Natural History, James Learning Center entrance, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott.

Woof Down Lunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, Prescott. UnitedAnimalFriends.org or 928-778-2924. All proceeds benefit animals in need.

15th Annual Western History Symposium, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Prescott Centennial Center, 1928 Clubhouse Drive Presentations include “Arizona Territory’s Greatest Con Man,” “Mickey Free and the Apache Wars” and “Rowdy: A Brave Yavapai Scout.” 928-445-3211 or www.sharlot.org/symposium.

AZ Speaks: Celebrities, Artists…and Good Places to Drink, 1 to 2 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

“South of Winslow-Eagles Tribute Band,” 7 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. 928-445-3286 or www.pca-az.net.

Square Dance & Line Dance, 6 to 9 p.m. courthouse plaza. 928-444-0440

Mile-High Square Dance Club holds courthouse plaza dance

The Mile High Square Dance club invites the public to join them on courthouse plaza to square and line dance on between 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Lee Hailey from Phoenix will be calling and teaching both square and line dancing.

The dance is free and donations are accepted. Lessons will begin in September.

For more information, visit www.mile-hisquares.org.

Sunday, Aug. 5

Historic Downtown Walking Tours “Where It All Began,” 10 a.m., Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org.

Prescott Origami Fanatics-Sail Away! 1:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Learn to make sailboats. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or call 928-777-1526.

Monday, Aug. 6

Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild hosts Helen Frost, a renowned author, teacher, quilter and an Arizona Quilter’s Hall of Fame inductee, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive (corner of Long Look/Loos off Glassford), Prescott Valley. Helen will give a presentation on Lone Stars: A Galaxy of Quilts. 928-830-2565.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.

Master Gardener Series - Growing & Using Herbs, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Jazz on the Square: Jeff Weisel & the Cool Azul, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Prescott courthouse plaza.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

“Singing in the key of life,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., Prescott United Methodist Church, Deborah Room, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott. This group is focused on people 60 and older. No special talent required. 928-445-5211, ext. 2605 or 2601, or seniorpeerprogram.org.

“Mamma Mia,” 7 p.m., Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. 928-777-1370 or www.prescottelkstheater.com.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Chino Valley Farmers Market, 3 to 6 p.m., Olsen’s Grain, 344 S Highway 89, Chino Valley.

Horseshoes Tournament, 6:15 p.m., Watson Lake Park, 3101 Watson Lake Park Road, Prescott. Sponsored by Mile Hi Horseshoe Club.

Prescott Idol, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Prescott Courthouse Plaza.

Friday, Aug. 10

Skull Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Skull Valley Elementary School, 3150 Old Skull Valley Road, Skull Valley.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours “Where It All Began,” 10 a.m., Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org.

Greeting Card Workshop, 10 a.m., CASA Senior Center – PV Active Adult Center, 9360 E. Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley. 928-772-3337.

“Prescott’s Got Talent” highlight of Yavapai College 50th anniversary kickoff - Yavapai College is encouraging resident of Yavapai County to show off their talents in the inaugural “Prescott’s Got Talent” competition, one of multiple kickoff events for Yavapai College’s 50th anniversary.

The show itself takes place at noon Saturday, Aug. 25 on the Prescott campus. However, the contestant application deadline is Friday, Aug. 10 and the preliminary auditions are Thursday, Aug. 16.

All ages are welcome to try out, contestants must be Yavapai County residents, the performance must be suitable for a family audience, it must be less than five minutes in length and the use of knives, fire, pyrotechnics, smoke effects or other dangerous material is prohibited. Contestants will be evaluated on creativity, difficulty of act, stage presence, technical ability and overall performance.

For more information and an application, visit www.50th.yc.edu.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Prescott Farmer’s Market, 7:30 a.m. until noon, Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.

Naturalist Walks, 8:30 a.m., Highlands Center for Natural History, James Learning Center entrance, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott.

How to Grow Iris in the Quad Cities, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Mortimer Nursery, 3166 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. Free demonstrations by Prescott Area Iris Society. RSVP to attend: Mortimer Nursery 928-776-8000. http://prescottirissociety.org/.

Yavapai Flute Circle, 12 to 2:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, Children’s Program Room, 7401 E Civic Circle. 717-1000.

Walt Richardson & Blaine Long with Rosas del Rey and the Cheektones Trio, 7 p.m., Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St. Tickets are $18 with two $22 ticket seats left. 928-777-1370 or www.prescottelkstheater.com.

Sunday, Aug. 12

“Woody in the Woods Fest” from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott. A celebration of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River songs. Brad Newman, The Robertson Sisters, Greg Lacrosse, Garrick Rawlings, Tom and Christa Agostino, the Columbia River Ramblers, and special guests. Tickets: $15, $10 for members, $5 youth. Presented by the Highlands Center and Folk Sessions. Highlandscenter.org or folksessions.com.

Monday, Aug. 13

Meet the Masters with the Prescott Art Docents, a free introductory reception for people looking for a chance to volunteer with kids or in the community, learn about art, and participate in exciting field trips to galleries, museums and artists’ studios. The new membership reception will be held in the Founders’ Room of the Prescott Public Library at 10 a.m. Theme for the event is “Meet the Masters.” It will showcase docent members dressed as artists Frida Kahlow, Andy Warhol, Diego Rivera, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Mary Cassatt, who will greet visitors and tell about their art. This will be followed by explanation of the Prescott Art Docents, their mission and operation. Email prescottartdocents@gmail.com if you are interested in coming.