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Chino Valley in Brief: Classic Car Show in Chino Valley on Sept. 22

Families enjoy one last day of open swim at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center Sunday, Aug. 12. The pool is closed until next year. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Families enjoy one last day of open swim at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center Sunday, Aug. 12. The pool is closed until next year. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Classic Car Show in Chino Valley on Sept. 22

Chino Valley United Methodist Church is hosting the 11th annual classic car show from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Chino Valley United Methodist Church, 735 E. Road 1 S., Chino Valley. Car show admission is free. There is no fee for participants. There will be door prizes and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There will be a BBQ dinner, with an ice cream social, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Donations accepted with proceeds benefiting local charities.

Community Volunteer Program launches new Student Ambassador Program

The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, and its Community Volunteer Program, has teamed up with Arizona Serve of Prescott College to launch its Student Ambassador Program. The program will hire five area high school students to serve as AmeriCorps State members throughout Chino Valley. They will serve with members of the CVACC who utilize the Community Volunteer Program.

“The Community Volunteer Program has been a shining example of how AmeriCorps initiatives can help alleviate poverty with the help of a volunteer workforce,” said Annie Reifsnyder, Training and Program Manager of Arizona Serve of Prescott College.

The program will focus on providing the students with civic engagement, business training, community outreach, and peer-to-peer engagement. Not only will the students be providing direct service for the nonprofits, but they will have the opportunity to shadow local business owners and receive mentoring that aligns with their interests and future career objectives.

“This program provides a great resource to not only the community, but to the students as well. They get to give back while also getting a step ahead in their career search,” says Celia Serrano, Community Volunteer Program Coordinator and AmeriCorps VISTA serving with the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

As an ambassador, the students will encourage their peers to also become more civically engaged by holding information sessions, tabling, and presenting their service assignments at school and other community events. This will engage younger members of the community as well.

After the AmeriCorps state members complete their service, they will receive an education award of $1230.69 and four college credits from Prescott College, resulting in a certificate in Civic Leadership.

Applications are available online at www.arizonaserve.org/apply. For more information please contact americorps@qarizonaserve.org or call 520-230-2155.

Celia Serrano joins the Chino Valley Area Chamber Of Commerce

The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Celia Serrano as their new AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the Community Volunteer Program Coordinator. Serrano will grow and sustain the CVP by implementing the Student Ambassador Program.

“Chino Valley is such a beautiful, close-knit community,” said Serrano. “While it is very different from my hometown, I think the next year will be very transformative for me.”

Serrano received a B.A. in Nonprofit Management from North Park University in Chicago. Having worked a year in the city after graduation, she made her way to Chino Valley ready to serve in this position.

“The past year I’ve been working a lot in youth advocacy and development, and I plan to utilize these skills to exceed expectations with our new Student Ambassador Program,” said Serrano.

The Community Volunteer Student Ambassador Program works to place high school students with local volunteer opportunities. Serrano expects that this program will bring community members closer together and promote volunteerism among youth.

“The Student Ambassador Program will be a great asset to the community,” said Lorette Brashear, director of the CVACC. “Not only will it allow young individuals to grow and learn but they will benefit the community. They’ll bring fresher and brighter ideas to our chamber and town events.”

As the CVP Coordinator, Serrano will build even more relationships within the community, to promote the CVP and the Student Ambassador Program. For more information on the CVP and Student Ambassador Program visit chinovalley.org or contact 928-636-2493 or email chamber@chinovalley.org.

Academic Applications of School Gardens

Slow Food Prescott is excited to announce the launch of the class, Academic Applications of School Gardens, designed for educators on the value of school gardens. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25, at Skyview Elementary School, 125 S. Rush St., Prescott.

The goal of this class is to present current research on school gardens, and to provide concrete examples and tools to apply this knowledge to schools and classrooms. Enrollees will receive a certificate for four hours of professional training.

$15 registration fee for educators and Slow Food members/$30 for others. Includes a delicious local, sustainable Slow Food lunch.

For more information, contact Molly Beverly at 928-308-2687, prescottAZ@slowfoodusa.org. To register email prescottAZ@slowfoodusa.org.

Youth Quilting Program

The Youth Quilting Program offered through Mountain Top Quilters Guild is beginning their 8 week fall quilting classes, which are open to youths ages 10 through 17. Classes are every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 5. Fees are $10 for the annual guild membership and $15 per student for the session, $10 each if there are 2 or more students from the same family. Sewing machines are available for use if the student doesn’t have one to bring. No prior sewing experience required! Class size is limited and filled on a first come basis. Contact Diana Ramsey at 928-499-8792 or liv2quilt@cableone.net.

‘From Still to Spirited: A Contemporary Equine Portrait’

Equine fine art photographer, Jody L Miller will be joining Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery starting Aug. 16, 2018. Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery is located at 156B South Montezuma Street in downtown Prescott, Arizona. Opening reception for Jody L. Miller is August 24 from 5-8pm during the 4th Friday Art Walk.

Jody will be revealing some never before seen horse images at her debut in Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery. Jody’s equine art captures the spirit and essence of the horse. “Every time I look at Jody’s equine images I am mesmerized by the essence of the horse’s energy”.

Jody keeps her portfolio fresh by visiting ranches for photo shoots in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and throughout the west. Her images have been published in Natural Horse Magazine, Back in the Saddle Catalog, Trail Blazer Magazine, Horse and Rider, Western Horseman, The Horse Connection, the Ruger Sportswear Catalog, and Today’s Horse to name a few. Many of Jody’s Equine fine art pieces hang in homes throughout the world.

Jody L. Miller has won many awards including awards from the Prescott Fine Arts Association and the Phippen Museum, where her work appeared in the Emerging Photographic Talent of the West exhibit. Jody supports the community with ongoing donations of services and artwork to Bethany’s Gait Ranch, The Highland Center, United Animal Friends, Yavapai Humane Society and numerous horse rescues.

Visit http://www.jodylmiller.com to see more of Ms. Miller’s work.

Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery remains “home” to over 70+ artists – many of whom are from the Prescott area, itself. Offering some of the most unusual and intriguing artwork in the country, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery is clearly a “must see” for all art lovers visiting the southwest.

‘Unusual Ways to Keep Your Body & Brain Thriving’

“Unusual Ways to Keep Your Body & Brain Thriving” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.

Presenter Joan Baum, New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center, will discuss various unusual ways to promote brain health. She will talk about the way doing some of your daily activities might be contributing to “Senior Moments,” confusion and anxiety, and will explain how simple changes can improve your brain as well as your overall health.

RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.

United States Submarine Veterans meeting

United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Gudgeon Base meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at PV VFW Post 20773, 2375 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley. For more information, call 619-778-4411.

Chino Valley Police Department Citizen Academy

Come learn about the local Police Department. Meet the officers. Experience firsthand some of the training Officers go through in a shooting simulator. See vehicles and equipment used by the department. Learn about Citizens on Patrol Volunteers. See K-9 demonstrations. Gain a deeper understanding of how cases are investigated and processed through the legal system.

The academy meets 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Sept. 26 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, September 29 and October 6 at Police Shooting Range Classroom, 2178 Sgt. Dee Barnes Way.

To register, call Laurie at 928-636-4223 ext. 8.

Library looking for volunteers

Prescott Valley Library Adult Literacy Group seeks volunteer tutors in the Chino Valley area. All tutors attend a one-day group training at the Prescott Valley Library given by the director of the program. At the end of the training, the volunteer tutors must pass a background check conducted by the Town of Prescott. Tutors usually meet once a week for an hour with their adult learner to help him or her learn English. For more information, leave a message line at the Prescott Valley library, 928-759-3049, and the director, Kathy Lewis, will return your call.

2018 Chino Valley Chip Seal Project

On July 23, the Town of Chino Valley began the complete pulverization and reconstruction of the following roads: Reed Road from Road 3 North to Road 4 North, Road 4 North from Reed Road to just west of Road 1 West and Chino Drive from Center Street to the end.

The reconstruction process will take approximately three to six weeks. Expect the roads to be closed to all but local traffic only during this time. The road condition will be a gravel surface during construction. Alternate routes are advised to avoid delays. In addition, the following roads will receive a chip seal surface in mid to late August: Outer Loop Road from Road 1 West to Highway 89, and Road 1 East from Perkinsville Road to Road 4 North. Traffic striping may be eliminated for a time during the seal coating process, but closures will be limited to just a few days. Alternate routes are also advised for these streets.

Please obey all construction signs and workers. The Town of Chino Valley would like to thank the public for their patience during this time. For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at 928-636-7140 with any questions. Chino Valley is also on the web at www.chinoaz.net.

Library book sale is underway

Visit the Friends’ Bookstore located inside the Chino Valley Library, 1020 Palomino, Chino Valley. In July and August, hardback books are being sold for $.50 and paperback books are being sold for $.25. All proceeds benefit the library.

American Legion breakfasts

The American Legion hosts breakfast on the first, second and third Sunday of the month. The cost is $7 and the public is welcome to attend. The American Legion Post 40 is located at 650 E. Road 3 South, Chino Valley.

Yellow Ribbon tree honors military

The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree is to recognize and support current Chino Valley Town Council members and family members; town employees, their spouses or close family members; and other individuals living in the Chino Valley community/area who are currently serving full-time active duty in the military and are deployed; and individuals in the Reserves or National Guard who are currently deployed. A yellow ribbon in recognition of each deployed individual will be displayed on a tree inside Chino Valley Town Hall. The public is welcome to visit the display during hours that Town Hall is open to the public. Each yellow ribbon will indicate the individual’s name, rank and military branch. The yellow ribbon will be on display for six months. Ribbons will then be removed and stored for one year. Contact the Town Manager’s Office to pick up the ribbon. To participate, complete the application form, Town of Chino Valley’s Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree, providing information about the individual who is deployed. Application forms are available at Chino Valley Town Hall, Chino Valley Senior Center, Library, Human Resources, or the application can be completed online at the Town of Chino Valley website, www.chinoaz.net. Submit the completed application form to the Chino Valley Town Manager’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323, or submit online through the Town of Chino Valley website.

Applications for the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree will be available and accepted starting May 1.