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Prescott Valley in Brief: Boutique at AAEC Saturday benefits students, horses

Boutique at AAEC Saturday benefits students, horses

Handcrafted items from local artists are offered for sale at the eighth annual Fall Boutique from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center High School, 7500 E. Civic Circle, across from the Prescott Valley Civic Center.

Proceeds and donations benefit students, teachers and horses on the school campus.

Vendors include gifts for the holiday season, jewelry, candles, home décor, homemade sauces, and eco-friendly home products.

Expo set for Oct. 12 for seniors, caregivers

Seniors, caregivers and senior resource providers are invited to the Senior Connection’s free Senior & Caregivers Conference & Expo taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N. Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley.

More than 60 providers of senior and caregiver products, services and support will offer free information. Presentations by local experts occur on-the-hour on some of the most sensitive issues relating to the challenges of being a senior or caregiver.

At 10 a.m. Pamela Cregger will speak on “The Caregiver Emotional Roller Coaster.”

At 11 a.m. Dr. Sam Downing presents “Aiming High – 10 Steps Toward Quality Living as We Age.”

At 12 p.m., Dr. Wayne Bennett speak about “Keeping the Rust Out of Your Golden Years – Tips for Avoiding Chronic Pain.”

At 1 p.m. Clent Walker presents “Pre-Planning – One of the Best Decisions You Will Ever Make.”

The final presentation at 2 p.m. is Chip McLaughlin speaking on “What is Probate – When is it Necessary and What Has to be Done?”

Come for the whole day or just for topics that interest you. For an event schedule or more information, visit www.SeniorConnection.us or call Debbie Stewart at 928-778-3747.

Senior Connection’s goal is to connect seniors and family caregivers with products, services and support within the local community.

Alzheimer’s Effective Communication Strategies

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.

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.

Course offers keys to accessibility options on iPhones, iPads

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering “Mobile Accessibility for iPhones & iPads” from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Nov. 5 and 19.

This course is an introduction to the accessibility options built into Apple phones and tablets including how to: use voice commands, make text larger and reduce background clutter, use magnification features to see objects on the screen, increase contrast and use color inversion to enhance readability, configure audio for clarity, turn on captions, set up features that can help with dexterity and motor coordination issues and more.

This class assumes the student has some experience with computer searches. Class numbers are limited so 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.

Forum on independent voters Saturday

Who are Arizona’s independent voters? “We are not a party. We are a mindset.”

Independent voters are the largest “party” in Arizona. If Arizona’s independent voters become frequent voters, they could be a more moderate voice on Arizona’s political landscape (MorrisonInstitute.asu.edu).

This forum is the last in the Fall Seminar Series presented by the League of Women Voters Central Yavapai County and OLLI. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, building 3, Room 119.

The presenter, Dr. David Daugherty, is a Senior Research Fellow overseeing polling and helping to manage on-going and single-project research studies and projects conducted by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Daugherty will present a clear picture of the makeup, mindset, and the possible impact of this group of independent voters on the political structure of Arizona, including discussing the questions: Why be independent? Why is voter turnout so low? How similar are established parties to independents? What are the important issues in Arizona?

For more information, see LWVCYC.org.

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.

Hearing to address legislation to protect freshwater sources

Why are freshwater ecosystems so important, how are they threatened and what can we do to protect them?

Questions and answers about a new state-level legislative proposal to secure the viability of Arizona’s rivers, streams and springs will be addressed at a citizen-organized public hearing presented by the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) and partner organizations at 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.

Ecological water, the water needed to sustain freshwater ecosystems, is a central focus of the proposed legislation, which recognizes ecological water as a beneficial use and creates a state program to study and manage waters that support and insure the health of freshwater bodies, their wildlife habitats and the livelihoods of the people who rely on them.

This People’s Public Hearing, the fourth in a series held around the state to inform officials and the public about water-related issues and to record valuable perspectives and reactions from the audience, is presented by CWAG, the Arizona Sustainable Water Workgroup, and the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club. Speakers are Gary Beverly (CWAG), Sandy Bahr (Sierra Club), Tricia Gerrodette (Tucson Audubon Society), and Vincent Randall (Yavapai Apache Nation). The event is free.

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

Don Felder plays Prescott on Saturday

A peerless rock guitarist — whose iconic riffs can be heard on “One of These Nights,” “New Kid in Town,” and the Grammy-studded “Hotel California” — hits central Arizona with a critically-acclaimed show and a musical story to tell. It all comes to Prescott at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, when former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder lights up the YCPAC stage.

A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder played guitar for The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on many of the group’s milestones. His lyrical, signature guitar work highlights The Eagles’ biggest hit “Hotel California,” along with many fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.”

Felder’s feel for a melody helped establish “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” as timeless rock classics. “The Eagles Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was named the top-selling album of the 20th century.

He left The Eagles in 2001 and became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir “Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles” was published in 2008.

Tickets for Felder start at $38. For reservations or more information, please contact the YCPAC Box Office, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 928-776-2000 (or 877-928-4253 toll free) or visit www.ycpac.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 pvpolicefoundation@gmail.com or call Kay at 928-775-4002 after 2 p.m.

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.