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Prescott Valley in Brief: Coffee with a Cop Thursday at Leff-T’s Steakhouse

The Gadabouts perform country, folk, bluegrass and old-time mountain music for an audience of about 70 in the Prescott Valley Public Library on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

The Gadabouts perform country, folk, bluegrass and old-time mountain music for an audience of about 70 in the Prescott Valley Public Library on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Coffee with a Cop Thursday at Leff-T’s Steakhouse

Leff-T’s Steakhouse and Grill is saying “Happy Holidays” to the Prescott Valley Police Department and the community by hosting Coffee with a Cop from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The restaurant is located at 150 S State Route 69, Suite 12, Dewey.

Opportunities for positive interactions between law enforcement and residents have proven effective in promoting the community-based policing philosophy that Police Chief Bryan Jarrell wants to emphasize for town residents, according to a PVPD release.

The coffee is free and everyone is invited.

This is also an opportunity for preschool children to have interaction with police officers. In addition to law enforcement personnel being present, Town of Prescott Valley leaders will also be available for community interaction, the release state.

Prescott Center for the Arts plans auditions for shows

Auditions for “Art” at Stage Too! will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11. Scripts are available at the box office.

Performances of “Art” will be from Feb. 21 to March 10 under the direction of Paul Epoch.

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? Lines are drawn as old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. “Art” was Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and has been described as “…wildly funny, naughtily provocative.”

“Peter and the Starcatcher” performances on Mainstage will be from March 14 to 31. It will be directed by Bruce Lanning. Auditions are on the Mainstage from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18. The ensemble includes: sailors, seamen, seafarers, orphans, pirates, mermaids, mollusks and narrators.

This is a musical with group songs available at the box office.

Tony-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unlikely heroes, “Peter and the Starcatcher” playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

At each audition when the director and his/her crew are all there, is a good time to come to help with putting on a play. Each play needs actors, but also back stage helpers, set builders, carpenters, seamstresses, make-up/hair, tech people, etc. If these plays sound interesting, come to the audition and see how you can help. It’s fun, it helps, and you learn.

For more information, call 445-3286 or visit pca-az.net.

Monday night movie: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 for Monday Night Movies. This month we are showing “Crazy Rich Asians” starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh. This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller written by Peter Chiarelli. The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

Please note the new start time is 5 p.m. not 5:30 p.m.

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

Town of Prescott Valley seeking volunteers for boards

Building Board of Appeals

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from town residents to serve on the Building Board of Appeals.

This is a volunteer position filled by appointment of the Town Council. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

The board meets to review and decide appeals of town building staff decisions. The town encourages prospective board members with backgrounds in building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades to apply.

Library Board of Trustees

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from town residents to serve on the Library Board of Trustees.

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council. This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Corporation

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Corporation (MPC).

This is a volunteer position appointed by the Town Council. The MPC facilitates financing of selected capital projects for the Town. Related experience is desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits, but applicants living outside the town limits will also be considered.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from Town Residents to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission.

The Commission provides advisory support on land use matters and makes recommendations to the Town Council on all land use changes, subdivisions and comprehensive plan proposals.

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some knowledge of and experience with land use planning. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Applications are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Executive Management Office on the fourth floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Windows 10 classes set for January

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering Windows 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, January 12, 19 and 26.

Windows 10 represents a new approach to computing between devices for Microsoft. This course will walk participants through the changes introduced with Windows 10. Each student in a lab setting will learn the basics of managing Windows 10 settings, how to navigate and customize the Start menu, quickly find and install apps from the Microsoft Store, add User Accounts, enable and personalize Cortana, and use OneDrive to save files to the cloud.

This class assumes the student has some experience of a previous version of Windows. Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information call 928-759-3040.

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

Exploring Google at your library

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering Exploring Google from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, January 15, 22 and 29. Explore some of the most helpful apps that Google offers.

This course will introduce participants to storing and backing up files in Google Drive, finding their way around and viewing the world in a new way with Google Maps, and keeping their personal and professional life scheduled in Google Calendar. These apps are all free to use and are available for both desktop and mobile devices.

This class will introduce participants to the desktop versions of each app. Students will need a Google account. Class numbers are limited, so register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information call 928-759-3040.

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

Donate food, have your library fine reduced

From Dec. 1 to 21, library patrons can bring any amount of unexpired, non-perishable boxed or canned food to the Prescott Valley Public Library, and $1 worth of library fines will be waived per item. All food are donated to the Yavapai Food Bank.

Patrons also may bring in lost PV library books and all fines associated with those items will be waived.

For more information or questions call Joslyn at 928-759-3042.

Phippen Museum presents bull rider Chris Navarro’s art

A constant fact in bull riding is not if you’re going to get hurt, but rather when and how bad. And for Chris Navarro, it was often and pretty bad.

His front teeth were knocked out, he dislocated both shoulders, broke both collarbones, suffered 12 broken ribs and a collapsed lung, busted his left thumb and right hand, broke his left shoulder blade and had five concussions -- all by the time he was 21. But the sense of fearlessness and tenacity he developed through his rough, rodeo background served him well as he began his pursuit to become a bronze sculptor.

In the years since, Chris has amassed an amazing body of work that includes everything from small works to monumental pieces. And through April 21, the Phippen Museum will present an extensive collection of Navarro’s artwork in the exhibition and sale, “Embrace the Struggle: The Art of Chris Navarro,” in their James Gallery.

From both Casper, Wyoming, and Sedona, Arizona, Chris describes his artwork as a gift.

“I have been blessed with a great passion,” he explains. “I really love what I do and hope others see that through the works I have created. When you love what you are doing, the real reward is in the experience of doing it. In the end, it is not about how many years you lived in this world but what you leave behind that truly matters. Family, horses, rodeo and art have been the driving passions of my life.”

The exhibition will include more than 30 small-scale works and many large-scale photographs of Navarro’s bronze monuments, giving museum visitors a sense of his rugged, rodeo background and the focused tenacity he summons when creating these unique works of art.

As a bonus feature of this retrospective, Chris will be at the museum at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 to provide an in-depth look at his personal journey. This special presentation is free for museum members and included in the price of general admission for guests.

The Phippen Museum is located north of downtown Prescott at 4701 Highway 89 North. Along with this latest exhibit, the museum is also offering Local Color, on display in the Marley Gallery through Feb. 17.

For additional information on this or any other event at the museum, please call 928-778-1385, or visit its website at www.phippenartmuseum.org.

Yavapai County Free Library District proposes new policies

New and improved policies, ranging from confidentiality of patron information to computer usage, are up for review. These policies will provide a consistent patron experience across all 15 Library District branches.

The Library District Board of Directors will be considering these policies at the Dec. 19 County Board of Supervisors meeting. A courtesy hearing is also scheduled for the Dec. 5 meeting. The public is encouraged to comment on the policies at either meeting. The Library District will also accept comments directly via email. Send all comments to corey.christians@yavapai.us.

The new policies are available on the Library District website at http://ycfld.org/node/141. Should the new policies be approved, they will go into effect Jan. 1.

Celtic/folk jam session planned at library

A Celtic/folk jam session will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle. Every month we are getting together to play (mainly acoustic), hang out, and enjoy each other’s company.

The Celtic/folk jam session welcomes all levels of musicians and is a mellow and non-judgmental group. People of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

For more information, contact Bill Cadwallender 928-848-6000.

‘Short Creative Writings’ sessions scheduled

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering a two-week session on creative writing.

This class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 6 and 13.

What are the basic elements to a story? How do I brainstorm an idea? Where do I start? You will be writing and sharing in each session.

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

Help the library, buy raffle tickets

Help the Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library raise money for the library, 7401 East Civic Circle. Come to the library and purchase raffle tickets to win a delightful Christmas basket.

Raffle tickets are $1 per tickets or six tickets for $5. Sales will start Dec. 1, and tickets will be available at the library front desk. The winner will be announced at the Friends Christmas Tea at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 in the library’s Crystal Room.

For more information, please call 928-759-3040.

Hotshot center open 3 days each week

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the lives of each of the individual Hotshots as well as see a portion of the artifacts and memorabilia that people from all over the country and the world left on Fire Station 7 after the June 30 five years ago.

Throughout the center, there are various displays that detail how this small Prescott wildland fire crew from Fire Station 7 eventually earned the title of Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. Other displays in the Center enable visitors to learn about the Doce Fire, the saving of the alligator juniper tree, discover what wildland fires and firefighting are all about, and view photos of the recently opened Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park in Yarnell.

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillard’s).

For more information, visit www.gmihc19.org or info@gmihc19.org or www.facebook.com/gmihc19.

Free food pantry open at library

The Prescott Valley Public Library now offers a free Community Food Pantry, created for anyone in the community to take what they need or donate what they can. The free food pantry is located on the second floor behind the reference desk.

The library staff requests donations be non-perishable food items that are not past their use-by date. The pantry is open during library hours.

The library is at 7401 Skoog Blvd.