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Chino Valley in Brief: Bunco fundraiser to aid animal groups

Ceramics artist Michael Brown of LizardHill Pottery demonstrates wheel throwing and throws a bowl during the final day of the Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour at his studio Sunday, Oct. 7. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

Ceramics artist Michael Brown of LizardHill Pottery demonstrates wheel throwing and throws a bowl during the final day of the Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour at his studio Sunday, Oct. 7. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

Bunco fundraiser to aid animal groups

Chino Valley Animal Partners is holding a Bunco fundraising event at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road. There is a $10 charge to play. There will be cash prizes, random gifts, free snacks and water.

For more information, contact chinovalleyanimalpartners@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit Companion Animals in Chino Valley and the local animal shelter.

Expo planned for seniors, caregivers

Seniors, caregivers and senior resource providers are invited to the Senior Connection’s “Senior & Caregivers Conference & Expo” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

More than 60 providers of senior and caregiver products, services and support will provide free information.

Presentations by local experts will occur on the hour on some of the most sensitive issues relating to the challenges of being a senior or caregiver. Come for the whole day, or just for topics that interest you.

The location is Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N. Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley. Admission is free.

For an event schedule or more information, visit www.SeniorConnection.us or call Debbie Stewart at 928-778-3747.

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.

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.

Christmas Bazaar set for Nov. 2 and 3

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 2026 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley, will present its popular Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3.

Local artisans will be offering quality, unique, handmade items. The event also will include a classic car show, raffles, prizes and a grand prize of $500; need not be present to win. Tickets will be sold both days. Support local artists; proceeds go back into the community. Visit website www.stcatherinecv.org for more information.

Dance at Chino Valley Senior Center Oct. 25

Chino Valley Senior Center at 1021 Butterfield Road presents “Let’s Dance” with Bryan Keith from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 25. Doors open at 5 p.m. and include a hearty bowl of chili, fixings and beverages. Tickets are $15 each.

Call Mary at 612-790-1351 or Anita at 586-295-0015 for tickets for dancing and socializing.

Walk through the Bible Oct. 20 and 21

First Southern Baptist Church, 1524 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley is hosting two community events:

Walk through the Bible, Old Testament. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, with lunch included. The cost is $10 for a workbook, and registration is required. Register soon, as space is limited. Mail or drop off registration and payment at the church office. For more information, call 928-636-2014.

Walk through the Bible — Old Testament Live Event — Family Day. From 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Break for lunch, not provided. Pre-registration is required, cost is $10 for workbook. Mail or drop off registration and payment at church office. For more information, call 928-696-2014.

Mayor, city manager set community outreach

Community Outreach with the Mayor and Manager of Chino Valley will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17, at the Community Center, 1527 N. Road 1 East, Chino Valley. The forum will be an open discussion.

Breakfast at American Legion Post 40

Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. the first, second and third Sunday at American Legion Post 40, 650 Road 3 South, Chino Valley. The cost is $7.

The fish fry is back from 4:30 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The cost is $10.

Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree applications are available

The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree is to recognize and support current Town of 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.

Complete the application form entitled 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 Sr. Center, Library, Human Resources, or complete 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. State Route 89, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323, or submit online through the Town of Chino Valley website.

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.

Book sale features scary mysteries

If you like creepy, scary mystery stories, this month’s sale is for you. Paperback and hard cover books at just 50 cents each. All proceeds benefit the Chino Valley Public Library. Come into our bookstore located at 1020 Palomino, Chino Valley.

Overlay roadwork underway

Please be advised that Cactus Asphalt, in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing roadwork on Yuma Drive and Pheasant Drive in Chino Valley, Spring Lane in Spring Valley, Western and Eastern Drives in Verde Village, Hogan Lane in Cottonwood, and Wild Horse Mesa and Chavez Ranch Road in Village of Oak Creek. Construction began Monday, Sept. 4, and continue through Nov. 15. Road construction will consist of Asphalt overlays, shoulder work, guardrail installation, new striping and miscellaneous concrete work in a few areas. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times; however, motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations throughout the work zones. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devices when travelling through the work zone.

For additional information, please contact Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit us on the web at www.yavapai.us/publicworks.

Safe Sitter classes available

Safe Sitter classes are scheduled for Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. Safe Sitter class content includes safety skills, first aid and rescue skills, child care skills and life and business skills.

Classes are limited, so sign up today. Call 928-708-7206 or email kshaver@cc-az.org for more information. Visit www.northstaryouth.org/safe-sitter-training to register.

District 4 Town Hall schedule set

Supervisor Craig Brown has completed his scheduling calendar for the annual Town Halls for 2018.

Town Halls provide the community the quality time and opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County Government. The departments represented at the scheduled meetings will be Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Coyote Springs, 6325 Baja Circle, Prescott Valley.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Juniperwoods Land Owners Association, 1108 Folkerts Lane, Juniperwood Ranch.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Williamson Valley Community Organization, 4125 W. Outer Loop Road, Prescott.

For more information, contact Mary Conner, Assistant to Supervisor Brown at 928-442-5132 or visit the website at: Web.bos.district4@yavapai.us.

— Chino Valley Review