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Prescott Valley in Brief: Meeting to update local economic development efforts

Meeting to update local economic development efforts

The Greater Prescott Regional Economic Partnership (GPREP) will be holding its quarterly board meeting and community member spotlight on Prescott Valley at 2 p.m. Dec. 13.

The meeting will include presentations on the latest economic development efforts for the town of Prescott Valley from Ben Hooper, Economic Development Coordinator for the Town; Mike Parades, Director of Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation and Marnie Uhl, President/CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting will be held in the Crystal Room on the third floor of the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle. There is limited seating.

RSVP required by calling GPREP at 928-772-4883.

Friends of Library Bookstore sale

Support the Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library. During the month of December, all items in the Friends of Library Bookstore with a blue dot on them are only 25 cents.

Archaeologist to discuss Southwestern Indian rock art

Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves?

Allen Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives.

This presentation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Prescott Valley Public Library’s Crystal Room.

Dart is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and has worked in Arizona and New Mexico since 1975. He is a state cultural resource specialist/archaeologist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and volunteer director of Tucson’s Old Pueblo Archaeology Center nonprofit organization, which he founded in 1993 to provide educational and scientific programs in archaeology, history, and cultures.

Dart has received the Arizona Governor’s Award in Public Archaeology, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s Victor R. Stoner Award, and the Arizona Archaeological Society’s Professional Archaeologist of the Year Award for his efforts to bring archaeology and history to the public.

If you have questions, please call 928-759-3040.

Library hosting Yoga Nidra meditation series

Join us at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, for Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is a meditation practice, where individuals who previously have had trouble getting their mind to slow down, find this practice extremely beneficial. It has all of the benefits of meditation, plus it is a strong healing modality. Yoga Nidra gets the mind to slow, so your body can heal itself.

This class will be offered the first Thursdays of every month from noon to 1 p.m., in the Crystal Room. The first class will start Thursday, Jan. 3.

Find employment, attend ‘Complete Job Search’

Successful job searching requires preparation. Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is offering a three-week course, “The Complete Job Search,” on Thursdays in January. The class will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 17 and 24.

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

Creative Writing: Fractured Fairy Tales

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle, is offering a three-week session on Creative Writing Fractured Fairy Tales. This class will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays — Jan. 9, 16 and 23.

What is a fractured fairy tale? It is a fairy, or other folk tale, that has been modified in such a way as to make us laugh, or cry, at an unexpected characterization, plot development or contrary point of view. This course is for fun. Come and rewrite your favorite fairy tale.

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

Town of Prescott Valley seeks to fill volunteer board positions

Arts and Culture Commission

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Arts and Culture Commission as a non-voting member.

This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on matters pertaining to the visual and performing arts and culture within Prescott Valley. This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture.

First priority for membership is given to those who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits; however, persons residing outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment.

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.

Municipal Property Corporation Board of Directors

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.

Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the 4th floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Learn to make prints for gift cards

Are you interested in printmaking and making your own greeting cards? Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle Drive, is offering a class from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.

The class is for beginners and all experience levels. You will learn to create images on blocks to be printed for holiday greeting cards or beautiful original prints to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Space is limited and registration is required. Classes are designed for adults. Please register online at pvlib.net>attend>classes. Creative aging classes are held in the Children’s room on the 2nd floor. For more information, call 928-759-6189.

Coffee chat scheduled with Yavapai County Supervisor Smith

Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith will serve as your host for monthly Coffee Chats at the Step One Coffee House located at 6719 E 2nd St, Prescott Valley. The December chat is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Join Smith to learn about important local issues and initiatives facing Yavapai County. These informal gatherings are held in a casual friendly-environment giving residents the opportunity to ask questions and engage in open-discussions about community issues of importance, such as county budget, taxes and upcoming events.

This is an open event and all are welcome to attend.

If you would like to enjoy a good cup of coffee and talk about issues, ask questions, discuss concerns, offer comments or suggestions, or just have a chance to meet Smith, please take the time to come out to the coffee chats at Step One Coffee House.

Holiday wreath-laying to honor veterans

Prescott National Cemetery (PNC) will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s veterans at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at 500 Highway 85 N., Prescott.

PNC, Veterans Service Organizations (VSO), and citizens are coordinating the event to honor veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marine as well as prisoners of war and those still missing in action (POW/MIA).

The Worcester Wreath Co., through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to veterans laid to rest at VA’s national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries in 2006.

Since 1992, it has donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Cemetery Administration are coordinating wreath ceremonies around the country as a part of Wreaths Across America.

For more information on this event, visit the website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Architect to discuss preservation projects

Join us at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the National History Institute (NHI), 126 N. Marina St., for architect Bill Otwell’s talk on the preservation of historic structures as sustainable design as part of the 2018 NHI Speaker Series – One Building, 90 Years, Many Stories: The Natural History Institute of Prescott.

Otwell’s examples of local preservation projects will include the Natural History Institute’s home, which was rehabilitated in 1983 for use as an office building and again in 2013 for its current use, incorporating Bill’s architectural vision.

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.

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.

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