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Vacancy on the Kirkland Elementary School District Governing Board

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has announced a vacancy on the Kirkland Elementary School District Governing Board, with expectations to fill the position in November.

Carter said, “Due to the timeline that filling this vacancy would require, it is in the best interest of all involved to wait until the nomination/election process is concluded to make an appointment. The appointment, expected to be in mid-November after the canvass of election, will be of the non-incumbent candidate who receives the highest number of votes from the voters.”

Registered voters who are interested in running for election to the Kirkland Elementary School District Governing Board, and anyone who has questions about the vacancy, can contact Jenn Nelson, Yavapai County School Elections Coordinator, 928-771-3326 or or Carter, at the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, 2970 Centerpointe East, Prescott, AZ 86301, or by telephone, 928-925-6560, FAX, 928-771-3329, or email,

‘White Cane Day’ and glasses collection

The Early Bird Lions Club of Prescott Valley will observe “White Cane Day” Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at several businesses in Prescott Valley. The donations received will be used locally to help those with vision problems. Glasses that are no longer needed will also be collected. For questions, call Carm Staker, 928-848-8378.

Jazz Splash Juneteenth Celebration

The Twentieth Annual Juneteenth Jazz Festival and Art Fair will be held at Arcosanti Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, to celebrate the anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. The event will feature a wide range of jazz players put together by the Prescott Jazz Society and Milton DeLove Cannon. Jazz all-stars will perform all day and into the evening in the extraordinary architecture and natural environs of Arcosanti. Jazz Ahead clinics and workshops will also be held both days. For more information, contact Cannon at 928-237-7908 or Arcosanti is located at the junction of I-17 and Highway 69 (exit 263, then follow the signs).

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Expo

Area Agency on Aging Northern Arizona Council of Governments presents its first Grandparents Raising Grandkids Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Prescott Valley Civic Center in the Community Room #331, 7501 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register by calling 1-877-521-3500. Lunch will be provided.

The event offers “kinship caregivers” — grandparents, aunts/uncles, older siblings and other relatives — as well as non-relative caregivers information on programs, services, resources and various local organizations, including the Area Agency on Aging-NACOG, the Department of Child Safety and other family service providers.

If you have questions about raising a child or children – including questions on financial, behavioral or academic issues — attend the EXPO. Information about foster care licensing will also be available.

For more information, see the website

Volunteer fire department fundraiser

Fundraiser for Walker volunteer fire department, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Walker Road, eight miles south of Highway 69, with a yard sale that opens at 9 a.m. The family-friendly event benefits the only remaining all-volunteer fire department in the greater Prescott area. No tax dollars are used for the department’s patrol of and service to more than 10 square miles of forest south of Prescott. The event will include free face painting and supervised games for children, as well as live music, courtesy of the local band “Walker Road Project,” as well as an old-fashioned cake walk, (win and choose from a variety of homemade cakes), and a classic car corral. Grilled lunches will be available for $5 each (burger/dog, chips, beverage and desert). Admission is free. For more information, see the website

Benefit for Prescott Unified School District

To celebrate the second anniversary of Public House – 218 W Gurley St, Prescott — a family-friendly, all-day, carnival-themed event will be held to benefit the Prescott Unified School District, with games and door prizes. Game tickets will be available for a $5 donation or the donation of school supplies in lieu of cash. For more information, see the website

Tilted Earth seeks donations for auction

The Tilted Earth Festival, annually scheduled near the summer solstice, is set this year for Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Page Springs Cellars in Cornville.

All proceeds from the festival — which includes a popular silent auction — will again benefit Prescott Creeks and Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters along with a new beneficiary this year, Friends of the Verde River.

With a goal of raising at least $20,000 at the 2018 festival to support these groups, donations are sought for the Tilted Earth Silent Auction. To donate, email Earth was created to foster the growth of culture, community and the economy in the Verde River Watershed of Arizona.

Prescott Creeks invites volunteers for clean-up event

From 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, volunteers working with Prescott Creeks, a local nonprofit, will gather at the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, at the Rosser St. trailhead — Rosser St. and HWY 89 in Prescott — to clean up the riverside habitat. All are welcomed and encouraged to participate. For more info. or to RSVP, call 928- 445-5669 or send email to Prescott Creeks holds clean-up events on the first, third Thursdays of every month.

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