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Prescott Valley in Brief: Yavapai Flute Circle’s Native American Flute Demonstration & Performance

A look to the northeast of Prescott Valley on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, reveals thunderclouds over Mingus Mountain and lush weed growth. The weather forecast from meteorologist Curtis James, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, for this week shows monsoon rainfall in the Quad-cities ranging between 7 and 12 inches so far this year. Likely weather for the coming week through the weekend indicates more thunderstorms, including isolated severe storms, the possibility of flash flooding, winds of 10 to 20 mph, with high temperatures around 84 degrees. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

A look to the northeast of Prescott Valley on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, reveals thunderclouds over Mingus Mountain and lush weed growth. The weather forecast from meteorologist Curtis James, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, for this week shows monsoon rainfall in the Quad-cities ranging between 7 and 12 inches so far this year. Likely weather for the coming week through the weekend indicates more thunderstorms, including isolated severe storms, the possibility of flash flooding, winds of 10 to 20 mph, with high temperatures around 84 degrees. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Yavapai Flute Circle’s Native American Flute Demonstration & Performance

Join us at the Yavapai Flute Circle’s Native American Flute Demonstration & Performance in September! Learn about flute history, stories, traditions, and even get the opportunity to play if you so desire. This free event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Prescott Valley Public Library’s Crystal Room. No registration is required. If you have any questions, call 928-759-3040.

Legal series

Do you have questions: Who is a “debt collector?” Who is a “consumer?” What can a “debt collector” legally do to collect a debt from a “consumer?” Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ) for advice and information on Federal and Arizona State Fair Debt Collection. This legal series will have different topics monthly and will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney. This event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month starting Sept. 27, in the PC Lab.

Space is limited. This is a free event. No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Qigong

What is beneficial to your health, balance and overall well-being? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ) to try Qigong – a guided meditation that contains 12 movements letting your spirit flow. Qigong is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month starting Sept. 14, in the Crystal Room.

This is a free class. No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Container Gardening

Steve McIntyre, Master Gardener since 2009, will be giving a presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, on the subject of Container Gardening. If you’ve ever wanted to have a beautiful container garden, this is a must attend presentation. All aspects of container gardening will be touched on and you’re sure to learn some great tips and tricks.

Creative Aging-Beginners Watercolor Class

Are you interested in learning how to Watercolor Paint? Then join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E Civic Circle Dr. Prescott Valley) for a fun and creative experience. The library is offering a watercolor class for beginners or any level of experience from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 27 in the Children’s Program Room. You will learn and practice specific techniques and have a go at creating a simple landscape painting.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online at pvlib.net>classes>creative aging classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

AARP Disrupt Aging

Aging? Everyone is doing it! Join us from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, September 7, at Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley). In this workshop we will examine how the way we are aging is changing, mostly for the better. Our ability to live longer, healthier, more productive lives is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments. However, we don’t always see it that way. Are you interested in exploring new perspectives of living and aging? Join AARP Arizona as we discuss and explore new choices to age and live life on your terms. This workshop is open to individuals, families and caregivers, anyone who is interested in celebrating life through creativity and reimagining opportunities. A check-in table and door will open at 9:30 am.

Seats are limited so please register. To register, please call 1-877-926-8300 or 928-759-3040. To register online at aarp.cvent.com/CelebrateAging or pvlib.net>classes>Disrupt Aging.

Yavapai College marks 50 years of learning and exploration

Yavapai College is making a big deal of its 50th anniversary and for good reason.

When YC’s golden anniversary celebration kicks off Aug. 24-25, the college will be honoring everyone who has left their DNA in a classroom, on an athletic field, in an art gallery, a vineyard, a library, a sidewalk or theater seat. Every student, every teacher, employee or visitor has a story - of reaching for and hopefully finding more of the good things life has to offer. “In that sense, we have a lot to be proud of and ample reason to celebrate,” said Yavapai College President Dr. Penelope Wills. YC’s 50th anniversary year is also Wills’ last year as president. She is retiring after presiding over multiple events affirming the life-changing and community-lifting power of education.

“I am grateful and honored that my path led me here,” Wills said. “I take pride in knowing how our communities have and will continue to grow with every future step taken across the threshold of your community college.”

Everyone is welcome at every YC 50th anniversary celebration and all activities are free. Here is the celebration schedule:

• Aug. 25, Prescott Campus

• Sept. 15, Prescott Valley Center

• Sept. 29, Career and Technical Education Center near the Prescott Airport

• Oct. 20, Verde Valley Campus

• Oct. 27, Chino Valley Agribusiness and Science Technology Center

• Nov. 3, Sedona Center

Every celebration detail, as well as some YC history, nostalgic photos, souvenir shopping and registration for 50th anniversary activities and classes, is available on the anniversary website: 50th.yc.edu.

Here’s a look at the YC 50th kickoff celebration at the Prescott campus Aug. 24-25:

YC’s highly regarded nursing program takes center stage on Friday, Aug. 24, hosting a faculty and student reunion. The High Tea With Florence Nightingale gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. in the YC Community Room is followed at 5 p.m. with a YC Art Gallery Reception for art faculty and alumni.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, celebrants are invited to spend all day, sunup to sundown, on the Prescott campus. The energy will flow from the “Dollars for Scholars” fun run starting at 7 a.m. to an afternoon block party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring live music with the rising local band, “Sugar And The Mint,” local business exhibits, food trucks, children’s activities and a “Prescott’s Got Talent” competition.

The Roughrider Soccer team directs your attention for a 2018 season home opener at nearby Ken Lindley Field at 2 p.m. The Prescott celebration finale has everyone’s favorite comic entertainer, Jay Leno, under the spotlight for a sold-out show on the YC Performing Arts Center stage at 7 p.m. Tickets for a YC gymnasium screening of Leno’s performance may still be available at www.ycpac.com.

Art Show and Fundraising Sale

An Art Show and Fundraising Sale of artwork by the late Wendy Barbara Zaro will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St.

Before her death, Zaro, who had no children, requested of her good friend, Mike Hayden, that proceeds from the sale of her paintings would help pay for a service dog for the blind. With the help of the Prescott Noon Lion’s Club, The Art Legacy Association, and the Prescott Valley Art Guild, Hayden hopes to fulfill Zaro’s last wishes.

Wendy Zaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, and owned a graphic design business in Manhattan. She retired to Prescott in 2004, and traveled the world photographing her adventures, from which she created vivid oil paintings. For her friends, she also painted images of their pets, and gave them as gifts.

Zaro’s paintings are priced at 50 percent of their value, and 100 percent of all sales goes toward funding needed to train a service dog for the blind.

To view the paintings, visit http://5-michael-hayden.pixels.com.

For more information, call Michael Hayden at 928-541-9314 or 303-434-8498 and email MikeHayden39@gmail.com.

Rockin’ Ukes in concert at library

On Sept. 25 at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, the Rockin’ Ukes will perform.

The Rockin’ Ukes are part of the Prescott Ukulele Guild, “PUG.” The Rockin’ Ukes is a ukulele-centric band that plays an eclectic mix of classic rock, folk, country and whatever they feel like playing, according to a news release.

They will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and have you tapping your toes and singing along before the hour is done. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Seating is limited so come early to get a seat.

No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Library offers computer classes

Prescott Valley Public Library is offering two computer classes in August — Going Wireless: How to Use Wi-Fi, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28; and Google Photos, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Class numbers are limited, so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes as soon as possible. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

All computer classes are in the PC Lab on the second floor of the library.

In September, the library is also offering computer classes — Introduction to Computers Windows, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Windows 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Introduction to email class available

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is offering a two-week course on Introduction to Email in September. The class meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 and 25.

This course teaches how to create an account, send and receive messages, attach pictures, avoid spam, create and organize folders, and lots more. The course is based on Gmail, but the concepts are the same no matter what provider you use.

Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

3-week class: Complete job serach

Successful job searching requires preparation. Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is offering a three-week course, “The Complete Job Search,” in September.

The class will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. This course will guide you through an assessment of your personal strengths, and teach you how to complete effective applications, resumes, and cover letters.

You also will learn to use the internet to search for jobs and learn effective skills for interviewing and follow-up. Prior to taking this course, you should already have basic Windows, Word, internet and email skills.

Registration is required, visit pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For information, call 928-759-3040.

Movie Mondays: ‘Overboard’

Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 for Monday Night Movies. This month they are showing “Overboard,” starring Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and John Hannah — a comedy about a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner who is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. (PG-13)

This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Slow Food Class: School gardens

Slow Food Prescott has announced 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, Aug. 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.

Murder Myster Dinner set for Sept. 8

The Prescott Valley Police Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Murder Mystery Dinner at StoneRidge at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

The event includes dinner, play, raffle and silent auction. Join us for a fun evening of mayhem, mystery, murder, humor and hilarity. Reserve your seat because it sells out.

Call Kay at 928-775-4002 after 2 p.m. or email pvpolicefoundation@gmail.com.

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