Prescott Valley in Brief: Library hosting GED series
Prescott Valley library hosting GED series
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is hosting a GED Series. The GED is a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test-taker has U.S. high school-level academic skills. The GED is for people who are no longer an appropriate age to enroll in high school.
The library will have a session of math assistance Oct. 8 and 2 sessions of basic help for the test as a whole on Oct. 4 and 11.
No registration is required. If you have any questions, call 928-759-3040.
Reception for juried art show Oct. 13
There will be a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, of a juried art show by Prescott Valley Art Guild. The best artists in the area will be showing in this private viewing.
Admission is free. More than $1,500 in prize money will be awarded.
Abraham Lincoln presentation Oct. 20
“AZ Speaks — How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle.
Like all great men and women, he was a mixture of talents and motivations. Yet, the one quality of Lincoln, above all else, that allowed him to achieve greatness was his humble ability to tell stories. The goal of this presentation is to equip audiences with the methods that Lincoln used to tell stories, such as mimicry, self-effacing humor and adding a moral to the story.
Terry Sprouse, author of the book “How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones,” also illustrates how he uses stories in his daily life to connect with employees, co-workers, children, doctors and complete strangers.
Sprouse is a self-proclaimed Lincoln-ologist. Since reading Carl Sandburg’s “Abraham Lincoln,” which fell into his hands as a literature-starved Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras in 1986, he has been captivated and inspired by this legendary figure. Sprouse now writes books and delivers speeches and seminars to groups about Lincoln and storytelling.
Sprouse and his wife, Angy, live in Tucson with their two teenage boys.
Bethany’s Gait fundraiser Oct. 7
Bethany’s Gait (501 c) nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing horses and restoring lives of veterans/first responders/families is hosting a fund raising event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at Sidekicks Saloon in Prescott Valley.
There will be live music by Bug Bowen and Friends, a silent auction, dancing, chips/salsa/taco bar. Admission is free, and families are welcome. Please come and support Bethany’s Gait.
Roesler next in aviation history speaker series
Alan Roesler, author of “An Arizona Aviator in France,” a complete biography of Prescott’s own WWI Aviator Lt. Ernest A. Love, will speak at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as part of their Aviation History Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Davis Learning Center (DLC) auditorium on the Prescott campus.
The presentation is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact Jerry Kidrick at 928-777-6985, or KIDRICKJ@erau.edu.
Clean Elections Commission debate set for Oct. 5
The Arizona Clean Elections Commission is sponsoring a debate at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 for candidates for Legislative District 1. The debate will be held in Prescott City Council Chambers, 201 S. Cortez St.
Confirmed participants include incumbent Sen. Karen Fann, Democratic Senate candidate Jo Craycraft, and Democratic candidates for Arizona House of Representatives Ed Gogek, and Jan Manolis. Rep. Noel Campbell has not yet confirmed, and Rep. David Stringer has declined.
After each candidate makes a 60-second opening statement, the debate is in two parts. First, all the candidates get the same question with two minutes to respond. After each has responded, the candidate who speaks first has an opportunity for a 30-second rebuttal. Each candidate has a turn to speak first and offer a rebuttal. In the second part, candidates get a unique question with one minute to respond. Candidates then have 60-seconds for a closing statement. Questions for the debate are generated by the audience.
For more information regarding the debates, contact: Gina Roberts: 602-364-3536.
Debate info web page: https://www.azcleanelections.gov/en/arizona-elections/debate-information.
VA workshop to cover home-based care, medical foster homes
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle, will be hosting the next in our VA Workshops. The topic is “Home Based Primary Care & Medical Foster Homes.”
The workshop will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Glassford Hill Room. There will be an additional half-hour after the presentation for questions. The speakers will be Roxanne Carlson, Home Based Primary Care Program, and Melonie Blair-Fabian, Medical Foster Home Program. They will be covering:
No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Taste of the Wild tickets on sale
Tickets are now on sale for Taste of the Wild at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Local restaurants, wineries and breweries will be offering tastings from their menus. There will be music provided by Sugar & the Mint and other entertainment, a silent auction, special animal encounters and much more.
Tickets are $75 per person and must be purchased in advance. This is an adult event.
All proceeds from this event support the animals and programs at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.
For more information on Taste of the Wild, visit www.heritageparkzoo.org. You may purchase tickets online or call 928-778-4242 Ext 10 or stop by Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.
Taste of the Wild is sponsored by The DeLano Family, Great Circle Radio, Prescottnightout.com, N.O.A.H. Thrift Store, Prescott Media Center and Prescott Animal Hospital.
HPZS is a local not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) wildlife sanctuary and education facility dependent on our community for support. We are open to the public year-round and are available for educational out-reach programs on request. We are also conservation triage staging to more than 200 injured wild animals every year.
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. The drawing will be done at that time.
For information or to buy tickets, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kay at 928-775-4002 after 2 p.m.
Program to address talking about dementia
Dementia Conversations will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members. The presentation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley.
This program will help with going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans and more.
Registration is required at pvpl.net, Attend, Classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Monday Night Movie: ‘Show Dogs’
Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 for Monday Night Movies. This month we are showing “Show Dogs” starring Will Arnett, Stanley Tuccci and Ludicris. “Show Dogs” is about a police dog named Max who reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show. Max goes undercover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers.
This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Presentation Oct. 18 on inflammation
The Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is partnering with the YRMC (Yavapai Regional Medical Center) Speakers Bureau to bring a double event: Inflammation and Nutrition & Exercise Concepts.
Inflammation has been an indicator of illness and injury for thousands of years. Mary Treasure, DTR, will help you learn the role of chronic inflammation in the development of the disease process and review food nutrients in promoting and inhibiting inflammation. Plus, Tami Tuma, YRMC Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach and Personal Trainer, will discuss the recommendations of exercise, exercise benefits and guidelines.
The presentation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in the library’s 3rd floor Crystal Room. Please register online at yrmc.eventbrite.com or call 928-708-4636.
Talk to cover wills, powers of attorney
Do you have a will? What is a Powers of Attorney? Is there an alternative to these documents? What are the pro and cons of each? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 East Civic Circle Drive, for advice and information. This is the second in our legal series and will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney. This event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in the PC Lab.
November’s Topic will be: Tenant & Landlord Rights and Alternatives
Space is limited. This is a free event no registration is required. For more information call 928-759-3040.
Find wellness resources on the web
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is again offering Wellness Resources on the Web, from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Oct. 8 and 15.
This course is an introduction to the types of web-based resources there are to discover health information and use that information to improve one’s health. Sample websites from government, nonprofit, educational and research facilities, and blogs are introduced, as are alternative and healthy eating sites. The course includes several mobile apps that the student can use to track fitness activities and food reference, and YouTube where one can find lots of videos to work out with. This class assumes the student has some experience with computer searches.
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 2nd floor of the library.
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, AZ.
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 email@example.com or www.facebook.com/gmihc19.
Family fest set for Oct. 6
Family Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. This free family event at Trinity Lutheran Church will feature Octoberfest food, musical entertainment, booths highlighting Christian organizations and opportunities the church has to offer. A bounce house, water slide and more will be available for kids.
Trinity Lutheran Church-God’s World building is at 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928-772-8845.