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Prescott Valley in Brief: Granville students give recognition to veterans Friday

Acorn Montessori Charter School celebrated United Nations Day on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with dancing and singing performances, research projects and food from countries all over the world. (Courtesy)

Acorn Montessori Charter School celebrated United Nations Day on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with dancing and singing performances, research projects and food from countries all over the world. (Courtesy)

Granville students give recognition to veterans Friday

Granville Elementary School invites all veterans to attend a Veterans Day celebration event on Friday, Nov. 9, at the school located at 5250 Stover Drive, Prescott Valley. Two programs take place, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m.

Students will sing patriotic songs and acknowledge each branch of the military with their branch songs. A slideshow of Granville Elementary School family members who have served or are serving in the U.S. military will play, and all veterans in attendance will receive a thank-you card from a student.

Holiday printmaking class Nov. 15

Back by popular demand for the holidays — printmaking! 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, Nov. 15. 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 second floor. For more information call 928-759-6189.

Apply for positions on town boards

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from town residents to serve on several boards. These are volunteer positions filled by appointment of the Town Council.

Building Board of Appeals

The board meets to review and decide appeals of town building staff decisions. The town encourages prospective board members with backgrounds in building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades to apply.

Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Library Board of Trustees

This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures.

Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Corporation (MPC)

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.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The commission provides advisory support on land use matters and makes recommendations to the the Town Council on all land use changes, subdivisions and comprehensive plan proposals.

This position requires some knowledge of and experience with land use planning. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

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

Golf tourney Nov. 11 to benefit veterans

Vision of Vets, a nonprofit group that produces professional portrait photographs and videos of combat veterans, is hosting its first fundraiser, a Veterans Day Golf Tournament, Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Prescott Golf and Country Club in Dewey.

The event includes full breakfast, opening ceremony, 18 holes of golf with cart, playtime with pro golfers, prizes, banquet dinner, contests and entertainment. A silent auction includes items donated by Toby Keith.

Keynote speakers are Sgt. Jessie Keller, U.S. Air Force, speaking on her experience in Iraq and Afghanistan as leader of an all-female K-9 unit; and Terrie Frankel, former USO performer and one of the Doublemint Twins.

Registration remains open through the day of the event, and can be completed online at visionofvets.org or through the mail to Vision of Vets, 5615 N. Ardmore Ave., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Full day event fee is $125. Non-golfers might consider sponsoring a veteran for $125. To attend only the prime rib dinner, speakers and awards ceremony is $50.

St. Germaine Ladies Guild Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale

The 2018 St. Germaine Ladies Guild Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley. Handcrafted items and homemade baked goods will be available. For more information, contact Mary Dahl at 928-379-5907.

Yavapai College to host veterans celebration and resource fair

Yavapai College invites all veterans and the public to join in on a day of celebration to honor those courageous men and women who have served our country. The college will host its annual Veterans Celebration and Resource Fair during the first two weeks of November.

Two separate celebrations are planned, one at each of YC’S Verde Valley and Prescott campuses.

• Verde Valley Campus — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Community Room in Building M. Featuring live band, Electric Swamp Poets

• Prescott Campus — 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Community Room in Building 19. Featuring live band, Mood Swing

The celebrations are free and open to all who wish to attend.

YC veteran alumni are encouraged to attend to catch up with each other and join in the camaraderie.

Giveaways for the college’s 50th anniversary will be available at the door, resource tables from YC and local agencies will be present, and light food and refreshments will be provided. Contributions will also be accepted toward a scholarship for supporting YC Veterans.

For more information, please visit www.yc.edu/vets2018.

Qigong meditation class available

What is beneficial to your health, balance and overall well-being? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle Drive, 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 November meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Crystal Room.

This is a free class with no registration required. For more information call 928-759-3040.

Resources, support offered for grandparents raising children

Throughout the school year, Humboldt Unified School District provides a place for grandparents who are raising grandchildren to meet, learn about resources, and support each other.

This month the group meets at 5:30 p .m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Coyote Springs Elementary School, 6625 N. Cattletrack Drive, Prescott Valley. Free on-site childcare is available. For more information, call Kelly Lee at 928-759-5109 or email Kelly.lee@humboldtunified.com.

Library presents ‘Introduction to Email’

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle, is offering a two week course on “Introduction to Email.”

This class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays Dec. 3 and 10. This course will teach you how to create an account, send and receive messages, attach pictures, avoid spam, create and organize folders and lots more.

The course is based on Gmail, but the concepts are the same no matter what provider you use.

Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net>Attend>Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Enjoy an evening with Banda la Costena, other groups Nov. 10

Banda la Costena y Groupos Invitados is a celebration of music that takes place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

The event includes Las Costena Band with Ramon Lopez Alvarado, Carmen Jara, La Sonora Tropicana, Hermanos Barraza with Tuba, and Arley Carrillo y Los Del Condado.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 on the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. This show is for ages 18 and older.

Residents can join project to send supplies to children overseas

Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week begins Nov. 12-19. This Samaritan’s Purse project partners with churches, organizations, families and individuals to collect shoebox gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. These gifts will then be transported overseas and delivered to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

The Yavapai County team of volunteers and residents sent 6,828 shoebox gifts in 2017 and have set a goal to collect more than 8,000 gift boxes during the 2018 collection week.

“We believe these simple gifts have the ability to send a tangible message of hope to children facing difficult circumstances,” said Chino Valley volunteers Evelyn Ross and Susan Bennett.

Sue Szot, Area Team Coordinator for the O.C.C. Prescott Area Team said drop locations will be at the following churches across the county.

• Calvary Chapel Highway 69 Prescott

• Hilltop Community Church in Bagdad

• First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley

• Trinity Christian School in Prescott

• Agua Fria Church in Dewey/Humbolt

• Generations Church in Cordes Lakes

• Camp Verde Community Church in Camp Verde

• Cornerstone Church in Cottonwood

In 2018, Samaritan’s Purse hopes to collect enough Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to reach 11 million children.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 303-745-9179 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination.

Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Speaker to address water for future developments

More than 16,000 new homes are slated for Prescott and central Yavapai County in the coming decades despite the problem that groundwater pumping exceeds natural and artificial replenishment and has decimated Del Rio Springs, drained wells in Williamson and Chino Valleys, and threatens the Verde River.

Where will the water come from for Jasper, Deep Well, Arizona Eco, and other developments? Gary Beverly, president of the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) will explain how Arizona water law facilitates new development through special exemptions and loopholes that circumvent and weaken intended groundwater protections when he speaks to CWAG from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10., at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.

Beverly holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California. After moving to Prescott in 1974, he taught physical science and alternative energy at Yavapai College, then worked as a farmer, contractor, and business owner. Since retiring, he has been an environmental activist focused on protecting the Verde River. He joined CWAG in 2010.

For more information, call 928-445-4218, e-mail info@cwagaz.org or visit www.cwagaz.org.

Holiday Boutique set for this weekend

The Holiday Boutique will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, at Stepping Stones, 6719 E. 2nd St. (Highway 69; between Prescott E. Highway/Glassford Hill; turn south on Valley View; to 2nd Street; right) in Prescott Valley. The Boutique will be held in the “Step One Coffee House Conference Room.”

All the items for sale are hand-crafted with many holiday items; perfect for gifts.

A raffle quilt will also be on display, and the drawing for that will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. You do not need to be present to win.

Admission is free and there will be free refreshments provided by the LVQG members.

For more information, call Karen at 928-830-2565.

‘The Secret Life of Howard Hughes’ presentation set

Prescott Valley Public Library (PVPL), 7401 East Civic Circle, will be presenting “Author Talk — The Secret Life of Howard Hughes” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the PVPL Auditorium.

Nebraska Air National Guard Major General (Ret.), Mark Musick dedicated over a decade to uncover a story which he never expected, nor sought to tell. Yet, through a strange twist of fate, in which a key figure in the story entrusted him, was the answer to one of the single and biggest mysteries of the late 20th century. You will be taken thru the story of “The Secret Life of Howard Hughes.” Hear about the details of how Howard pulled the wool over the eyes of the public and lived the remainder of his years with the woman he loved. He finally met his maker in November 2001, a quarter of a century later than thought.

It is an incredible true story with the ingredients of fabulous wealth, a reclusive man unable to escape his famous life, assistance from the CIA providing an alternate identify, and a loving wife who knew how to keep secrets.

Monday Night Movie ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 for Monday Night Movies. This month we are showing “Ant-Man and the Wasp” starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Pena.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is about Scott Lang trying to balance being both a superhero and a father. Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Seminar offered for caregivers in LGBTQ community

Prescott Valley Public Library presents “A Planning Guide for Caregivers in the LGBTQ Community,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 in the Crystal Room.

No matter where you are in the journey of caring for a family member or a loved one, having a solid plan to guide you and your loved one will make the process easier. If your loved one identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQ), you will likely face extra challenges around caregiving.

Join the conversation on caregiving and learn more about local support and resources. Light refreshments will be served.

Seats are limited so please register. To register, please call 1-877-926-8300 or 928-759-3040. To register online visit pvlib.net>classes>Prepare to Care.

Meet-and-greet set for potential library volunteers

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering a time to learn about how you can become part of the library family.

Please join us from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Glassford Hill Room, first floor. Learn about all the volunteer opportunities, meet others volunteers and the staff, plus enjoy light refreshments.

For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Livestream of Dave Ramsey’s ‘Smart Money’ offered

Watch a free Livestream of Dave Ramsey’s “Smart Money Event” from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, at Prescott Valley Public Library. Dave Ramsey has spent over 25 years teaching his program Financial Peace University, hosting the third largest talk radio show in the country, and helping people find hope and change their family trees.

Attend and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else. Sign up today at the link below to watch this event at Prescott Valley Public Library. https://fpu.com/1076322.

Prescott Valley Public Library to begin Sunday hours

Starting Sunday, Nov. 18, the Prescott Valley Public Library will begin a pilot project of opening on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The pilot will run until the end of April 2019.

The library will collect data and input from the community to see if opening on Sundays is beneficial to the community.

In order to adjust for opening on Sundays, the library will close an hour earlier Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.

Workshop set on Native American VA services, Veterans Day parade

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle, will be hosting the next in our VA Workshops. The topic is “Native American VA Services & Veterans Day Parade Info.” The workshop will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, in the Glassford Hill Room.

There will be an additional 30 minutes after the presentation for questions. The speakers will be Shawndin Tracy (Native American Services Outreach Coordinator) and Mary Dillinger (Public Affairs Officer). They will be covering:

• What VA services are available for Native Americans

• VA clinics available in northern Arizona

• Other outreach events

• Veterans Day Parade (the whole event)

No registration required. If you have any questions please call 928-759-3040.

Learn to effectively communicate with Alzheimer’s patients

Join us for Alzheimer’s Effective Communication Strategies from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle.

Communication is more than just talking and listening — it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.

As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. The seminar will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, how to learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Registration is required at pvpl.net, Attend, Classes.

Police foundation holding gun raffle

The Prescott Valley Police Foundation is having a gun raffle for a brand new Ruger semi-automatic pistol donated by Ruger.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are on sale through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, when the drawing will be held.

For information or to buy tickets, contact us at pvpolicefoundation@gmail.com or call Kay at 928-775-4002 after 2 p.m.

Workshop to address landlord, tenant rights

What are your rights as a tenant? As a landlord? Do you know the legal responsibilities of each? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle Drive, for advice and information.

This free event will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in the PC Lab.

This is the final workshop in our legal series and will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney.

Space is limited, but no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Hotshot center open 3 days each week

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the lives of each of the individual Hotshots as well as see a portion of the artifacts and memorabilia that people from all over the country and the world left on Fire Station 7 after the June 30 five years ago.

Throughout the center, there are various displays that detail how this small Prescott wildland fire crew from Fire Station 7 eventually earned the title of Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. Other displays in the Center enable visitors to learn about the Doce Fire, the saving of the alligator juniper tree, discover what wildland fires and firefighting are all about, and view photos of the recently opened Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park in Yarnell.

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillard’s).

For more information, visit www.gmihc19.org or info@gmihc19.org or www.facebook.com/gmihc19.