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Prescott Valley in Brief: People Who Care volunteer informational meeting today

People Who Care volunteer informational meeting today

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.

Cowboy poetry, music event set for Feb. 16

The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society will present its Cowboy Poetry & Campfire Music event on Feb. 16, and wants residents to mark their calendars and save the date.

Presenters will include Mayer’s Don Fernwalt, Gail Steiger and Amy Hale-Auker, Joe Konkel & Friends, and campfire songs by Bob Wood. Special presentations by the Western Poetry winners from Humboldt Elementary School also will take place during the event scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Little Dealers Little Prices, 2757 N. Truwood Drive in Prescott Valley.

Tickets are $15, with those 12 and younger free, and may be purchased at the door; at Gifts and Games on Main Street, Humboldt; by check payable to DHHS, P.O Box 85, Humboldt, AZ 86329; or through PayPal.

For more information, call 928-499-9972 or visit deweyhumboldthistoricalsociety.org.

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.

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.

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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