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Prescott Valley in Brief: Dec. 26, 2018

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The Whiskey Row Boot Drop rings in New Year's with fun and entertainment.

Courier file photo<br> The Whiskey Row Boot Drop rings in New Year's with fun and entertainment.

Town of Prescott Valley seeks to fill 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.

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.

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

8th annual ‘Boot Drop’ set to ring in New Year in downtown Prescott

Those on Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott at the stroke of 10 p.m. or midnight will be thrilled to the original spectacle of the Whiskey Row New Year’s Eve Boot Drop.

Thousands will welcome 2019 on Monday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This will be the eighth annual event and is free to all ages.

The festive 6-foot illuminated cowboy boot lowers down a 40-foot flagpole atop the historic Palace Building with two drops; the first at 10 p.m. and the second at midnight. As the crowd cheers both drops, fireworks will light up the night sky. The earlier drop occurs simultaneously with the traditional “ball drop” in New York City.

The event is especially popular with young families and those who wish to retire early, although many stay to cheer for both drops in a fitting closing celebration in Arizona’s Christmas City.

Prize are given throughout the night with DJ music by Magic 99.1 FM, rides on a Ferris wheel, and food and drink from local vendors.

For more, contact Matt Brassard at 928-848-4182 or go to bootdrop.com.

The art of brewing your own kombucha

Do-it-yourself winter tonics will be explored in a unique and timely workshop that explores the whys, how-to’s and benefits brewing your own kombucha, an ancient elixir.

The Art of Brewing Your Own Kombucha workshop includes a taste-testing, starter kit ($25 value), step-by-step instructions and recipes for creating twists to your brew are included.

A $30 pre-registration required by Jan. 3 to 928-445-4565, at 219 W. Gurley St., Prescott, or online at: https://nectarapothecary.com/product/art-of-brewing-your-own-kombucha/.

Class set on Qigong, guided meditation

What is beneficial to your health, balance and overall well-being? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Skoog Blvd, Prescott Valley, to try Qigong — a guided meditation that contains 12 movements letting your spirit flow. Qigong is offered the second Friday of every month. The January meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday Jan. 11 in the Crystal Room.

This is a free class. No registration is required, but space is limited. For more information, 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.

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.

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.

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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