Library looking for volunteers
Prescott Valley Library Adult Literacy Group seeks volunteer tutors in the Chino Valley area.
All tutors attend a one-day group training at the Prescott Valley Library given by the director of the program. At the end of the training, the volunteer tutors must pass a background check conducted by the Town of Prescott. Tutors usually meet once a week for an hour with their adult learner to help him or her learn English. For more information, leave a message line at the Prescott Valley library, 928-759-3049, and the director, Kathy Lewis, will return your call.
‘Reverse Mortgage 101 - Dispelling the Myths’
“Reverse Mortgage 101 - Dispelling the Myths” is a free Senior Connection presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott.
Rob Kanyur, Reverse Mortgage Planner - Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, will explain how the Reverse Mortgage is being utilized as a retirement planning tool, and why it is no longer considered the loan of last resort.
RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.
Free clothing giveaway
There will be a free clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. until noon, Aug. 3 and 4, at First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley, 1524 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley.
There will be clothing for all ages. Everyone is welcome. Follow the signs.
Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild meetings
On Monday, Aug. 6, the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will host Helen Frost who is a renowned author, teacher, quilter and an Arizona Quilter’s Hall of Fame inductee. Helen will give a presentation on Lone Stars: A Galaxy of Quilts.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive (corner of Long Look/Loos off Glassford), Prescott Valley. It is free and there will be free refreshments. For more information, contact Karen at 928-830-2565.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, Helen Frost will teach a class on Lone Star Sparkler. The class will be held at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, 8340 E. Leigh Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information on the class, contact Sue at 415-271-5740.
‘How Dynamic Movement Scientifically Heals Disease’
“How Dynamic Movement Scientifically Heals Disease” is a free presentation from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Mary Heller, owner of Mary Heller Dance Arts, will explain how dynamic movement, and dancing in particular, has been shown to significantly improve our physical health, as well as our mood, outlook and memory.
She will also discuss the triggers, assumptions and beliefs that most people have that stop them from feeling good about the dance experience. For more information or to RSVP, call 928-445-9300.
2018 Chino Valley Chip Seal Project
On July 23, the Town of Chino Valley began the complete pulverization and reconstruction of the following roads: Reed Road from Road 3 North to Road 4 North, Road 4 North from Reed Road to just west of Road 1 West and Chino Drive from Center Street to the end.
The reconstruction process will take approximately 3 to 6 weeks. Expect the roads to be closed to all but local traffic only during this time. The road condition will be a gravel surface during construction. Alternate routes are advised to avoid delays.
In addition, the following roads will receive a chip seal surface in mid to late August: Outer Loop Road from Road 1 West to Highway 89, and Road 1 East from Perkinsville Road to Road 4 North.
Traffic striping may be eliminated for a time during the seal coating process, but closures will be limited to just a few days. Alternate routes are also advised for these streets.
Please obey all construction signs and workers. The Town of Chino Valley would like to thank the public for their patience during this time.
For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at 928-636-7140 with any questions. Chino Valley is also on the web at www.chinoaz.net.
Chino Valley Police Department Citizen Academy
The Chino Valley Police Department Citizen Academy meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 5 to 26.
Come learn about the local Police Department, meet the Officers who patrol the streets and neighborhoods, experience firsthand some of the training Officers go through in the shooting simulator, see vehicles and equipment used by the department, learn about the Citizens on Patrol Volunteers, see K-9 demonstrations, gain a deeper understanding of how cases are investigated and processed through the legal system.
Library book sale is underway
Visit the Friends’ Bookstore located inside the Chino Valley Library, 1020 Palomino, Chino Valley. In July and August, hardback books are being sold for $.50 and paperback books are being sold for $.25. All proceeds benefit the library.
American Legion breakfasts
The American Legion hosts breakfast on the first, second and third Sunday of the month. The cost is $7 and the public is welcome to attend. The American Legion Post 40 is located at 650 E. Road 3 South, Chino Valley.
Yellow Ribbon tree honors military
The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree is to recognize and support current Chino Valley Town Council members and family members; town employees, their spouses or close family members; and other individuals living in the Chino Valley community/area who are currently serving full-time active duty in the military and are deployed; and individuals in the Reserves or National Guard who are currently deployed.
A yellow ribbon in recognition of each deployed individual will be displayed on a tree inside Chino Valley Town Hall. The public is welcome to visit the display during hours that Town Hall is open to the public.
Each yellow ribbon will indicate the individual’s name, rank and military branch.
The yellow ribbon will be on display for six months. Ribbons will then be removed and stored for one year. Contact the Town Manager’s Office to pick up the ribbon.
To participate, complete the application form, Town of Chino Valley’s Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree, providing information about the individual who is deployed. Application forms are available at Chino Valley Town Hall, Chino Valley Senior Center, Library, Human Resources, or the application can be completed online at the Town of Chino Valley website, www.chinoaz.net.
Submit the completed application form to the Chino Valley Town Manager’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323, or submit online through the Town of Chino Valley website.
Applications for the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree will be available and accepted starting May 1.