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Chino Valley in Brief: Take a free picture with Santa Claus on Saturday

Take a free picture with Santa Claus on Saturday

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Chino Valley Community Center, 1527 N. Road 1 East, for free photos from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

Anyone can bring their kids or pets, except snakes, for the photo.

Hot chocolate will be provided.

Hope Lutheran Church sets new service time

Hope Lutheran Church has a new worship time — 9 a.m. Sundays. Please join us for a timely message from the Bible that will enable and empower you to live with blessing and peace.

Our campus is at 1010 N. Road 1 East in Chino Valley, behind the Safeway. You will be welcome.

People Who Care volunteer informational meeting

There will be a People Who Care volunteer informational meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at People Who Care office at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley.

People Who Care volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This allows an individual to continue living in their own homes and remain independent as long as safely possible.

People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and enrolled Neighbors live. The majority of our Neighbors live alone.

People Who Care offers volunteer assistance with a one to one situation by helping with: transportation to healthcare/business appointments, grocery shopping, personal paperwork, visiting, caregiver relief and more.

Reaching out and assisting our neighbors is a “feel good” opportunity for both the person volunteering and the one receiving the volunteer assistance. For your consideration, you may call the Prescott office at 928-445-2480.

United Daughters of Confederacy offers scholarship

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Johnny Reb Chapter 2674, offers a scholarship of $500 for female students with a 3.0 GPA. The applicant must be a lineal descendant of a Confederate ancestor.

The application deadline is March 1. Contact Kay Harlan, president, at 928-717-7246 for more information.

Advent worship services planned

Advent worship services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, and a 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candelight Service is set for Monday at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 440 W Palomino Road, Chino Valley. 928-636-9533.

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.

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

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly Club meeting

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets each Tuesday in Chino Valley at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church at 725 E Road 1 South, in Remp Hall (the building between the church and the Food Bank).

Weigh-in is from 7 to 8 a.m. and the program and meeting begin at 8 a.m. National dues are $32 per month, and local dues are $2 per month.

For more about TOPS, go to The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

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