Originally Published: September 11, 2018 5:50 p.m.
Prescott Valley Job Fair is Sept. 12
The Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) is one of the sponsors of the Prescott Valley Job Fair from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Military veterans, individuals 55 and older, and job seekers with disabilities may take advantage of early admission starting at 4 p.m.
Attendees will learn the latest information about careers and employers that are hiring. Apply for part-time, full-time, temporary, or seasonal jobs and meet with representatives from business, healthcare, non-profit, and military organizations. Professional attire is strongly recommended.
Exhibitors include Fann Contracting, Yavapai County, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Mountain Valley Regional Rehab, and Lamb Chevrolet Cadillac.
“For those looking for a job opportunity, we are expecting more than 350 opportunities for part-time, full-time, seasonal and internship positions,” said Yavapai College REDC Programs Specialist Katherine Anderson. “Bring your resume and meet your next employer! Job seekers, do your homework before you arrive at the job fair. A complete listing of businesses attending is available at www.yc.edu/redc. Surprise the organizations in attendance with your knowledge, and that you took the initiative to research their company before meeting them face-to-face.”
Seniors transition workshop is Sept. 17
Downsizing or relocating? There will be a transition workshop for seniors at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at Prescott Valley United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley, 928-772-6366.
This is a program to help seniors downsize or relocate. You are invited to come hear three trained senior advisers (Care Patrol, Caring Transitions and Connolly Real Estate Connection) from our community who will share their expertise on relocating, downsizing or clearing a house. They can relieve some of the stress of transitioning by helping you plan for the next chapter of your life. Pastries, juice and coffee will be available.
Civics classes for citizenship
Beginning in October, the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, will host free civics classes for those applying for U.S. citizenship. Starting on Oct. 2, the class will meet every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s second-floor PC Lab. Classes will end in 10 weeks on Dec. 4. Registration is required. To register go to pvlib.net > attend > classes > civics. For more information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.
This LSTA project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Vendors sought for Gold Fever Day
The Town of Prescott Valley will host Gold Fever Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fain Park to celebrate the rich history of the Prescott Valley area with a focus on pioneer era living and mining for gold.
Vendors are welcome to apply for space at this event. Visitors will have an opportunity to try their hand at gold panning as well as tour historical sites at Fain Park, enjoy live entertainment, shop with local artisans and vendors, play games, enter contests, learn survivalist skills and more.
Food trucks will be on site and there will be a free fishing clinic between 10 a.m. and 1p.m.
For more information, call 928-759-3090.
October computer class: Windows 10
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is again offering Windows 10 (Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Registration is now open.
Windows 10 represents a new approach to computing between devices for Microsoft. This course covers the innovative changes introduced with Windows 10. Each student in a lab setting will learn the basics of managing Windows 10 settings, how to navigate and customize the Start menu, quickly find and install apps from the Microsoft Store, add User Accounts, enable and personalize Cortana, and use OneDrive to save files to the cloud.
This Windows 10 class assumes the student has some experience of a previous version of Windows. 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 second floor of the library.
Master Gardener series: Xeriscaping
Lesley Alward, Master Gardener since 2005, is retired and volunteering is her passion: giving talks about landscape design, native plants, creating habitat and saving precious water.
Alward will be giving a presentation at the Prescott Valley Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, on the subject of Xeriscaping (how to best eliminate or reduce the need for supplemental watering in home gardens). The course covers the concept of xeriscape, plant selection, effective watering techniques and tips for a garden to thrive.
Cordes Lakes Day is Sept. 15
The Cordes Lakes Day Parade starts at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, and will end at the carnival with music, games, prizes, food and drinks being held at the ’50s Diner Backseat Bar.
Town hall on criminal justice Sept. 12
Members of the Prescott-area community are invited to attend a town hall event to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The event will address the question “What is the best way to create and maintain safe, productive communities?”
The Prescott Community Town Hall on Criminal Justice in Arizona begins at 8 a.m. (check-in), with the program from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Embry-Riddle Student Union (directional signs will be posted on campus).
The cost is $15, which includes breakfast.
Visit aztownhall.org/event-2977875 or call Alexandra Sedillo, Arizona Town Hall, at 602-252-9600.
Next YC 50th event showcases healthcare
The Yavapai College Prescott Valley Center and its healthcare career training programs will take center stage for the second of six distinct community celebrations commemorating 50 years of life-changing education at Yavapai College.
At the Prescott Valley Center, 50th anniversary celebrants will be treated to health and wellness services, activities and some fun and games. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 15, attendees can stay busy giving blood, checking their blood pressure, watching bed-making contests and wheelchair races or tackling the obstacle course challenge. The center is located at 6955 Panther Path, Prescott Valley.
The 50th anniversary celebration at the Prescott Valley Center also will feature mini health, safety and fitness classes and a complimentary lunch. Chair massages, law enforcement vehicle displays and information tables also are included in celebration plans.
All are welcome to join in the festivities at no charge. Additional details about the YC Prescott Valley Center 50th anniversary celebration are available on the YC 50th website, 50th.yc.edu.
The website also spotlights celebrations later this summer and fall at YC campuses in Clarkdale, Chino Valley, Sedona and at CTEC near the Prescott Airport. The website also houses a historical photo gallery, oral histories, a historical timeline and the newly released 50th anniversary commemorative video.
In remarks during a keystone presentation at the Prescott campus celebration, Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services Clint Ewell noted that more than 100,000 people have accessed education, training and cultural resources at YC in the last 50 years.
Those lives “have been enriched in some way by Yavapai College,” he said.
The numbers reflect the college’s commitment to its founding vision — “that people shouldn’t have to travel far or have to spend their life savings to receive a quality education,” Ewell said.
College President Dr. Penny Wills also lauded the college’s legacy of lifting the lives of so many. “When I think of Yavapai College now 50 years old, I don’t think of the buildings… I think of people, of new careers and talents discovered and lives that have changed for the better because of what your college has offered.”
Wills, who is retiring at the end of the year, invited the anniversary kickoff audience to continue to celebrate with and connect with the college. “I hope you will remember that this is your college. Use our resources to fortify your own life and come back often.”
Future YC 50th anniversary celebration dates around Yavapai County include:
• Sept. 29, Career and Technical Education Center;
• Oct. 20, Verde Valley Campus;
• Oct. 27, Chino Valley Agribusiness and Science Technology Center;
• Nov. 3, Sedona Center.
Nominees sought for Heroes Among Us
The Heroes Among Us Awards recognize the “heroes among us,” men and women who served in uniform and now continue to serve the community through volunteering.
The program will also recognize spouses of these heroes and an organization that serves veterans and/or first responders. Nominations of those who are volunteering with organizations related to military, first responders and/or horses are especially encouraged.
Awards categories are: Military Veteran, First Responder, Military Veteran Spouse, First Responder Spouse, and Organization.
Forms and information can be found on our website https://www.bethanysgait.org/ or by calling 928-499-9442
Please return forms to email@example.com or PO Box 12945, Prescott, AZ 86304. Nominations are due by Sept. 30.
The Heroes Among Us Awards luncheon will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Granite Creek Vineyards, 2515 N Road 1 E, Chino Valley.
Safe Sitter classes ahead
There will be three upcoming Safe Sitter classes on Sept. 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit www.northstaryouth.org/safe-sitter-training to register.
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 that the church has to offer.
Bring your kids to have fun with a bounce house, water slide and more!
Trinity Lutheran Church-God’s World building is at 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928-772-8845.
Town seeks volunteers
The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the following:
Municipal Property Corporation (MPC) Board of Directors - This is a volunteer position appointed by the Town Council. 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.
Building Board of Appeals - This is a volunteer position filled by appointment of the Town Council. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits. 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.
Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the fourth floor of the Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Alzheimer’s talk: basics of memory loss
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it is time to learn the facts. Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley.
This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
Registration is required at pvpl.net, Attend, Classes. Call 928-759-3040 for more information.
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 p.m. Sept. 13, Ash Fork Development Association, 450 W. Lewis, Ash Fork.
• 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Seligman Library, 54170 Floyd Street, Seligman.
• 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.email@example.com.
Social Security Seminar Sept. 21
There will be a Social Security Seminar from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Prescott Valley Public Library, Glassford Hill Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive. This is a free event.
This seminar will answer frequently asked questions about this complex topic. Audience: Participants 55 and older (ideally within five years of retirement).
Key messages: discusses steps toward maximizing this important benefit, describes how Social Security will fit into their retirement income strategy, provides clear next steps for those ready to file.
Registration is required. Register online at pvlib.net > Attend > Classes or 928-759-3040.
Legal series to begin
Do you have questions: Who is a “debt collector?” Who is a “consumer?” What can a “debt collector” legally do to collect a debt from a “consumer?” Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, for advice and information on federal and state Fair Debt Collection. This legal series will have different topics monthly and will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney. This event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month starting Sept. 27, in the PC Lab.
Space is limited. This is a free event. No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Qigong begins Sept. 14
What is beneficial to your health, balance and overall well-being? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, to try Qigong — a guided meditation that contains 12 movements letting your spirit flow. Qigong is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month starting Sept. 14, in the Crystal Room.
This is a free class. No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Creative Aging-Beginners Watercolor Class
Are you interested in learning how to Watercolor Paint? Then join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, for a fun and creative experience. The library is offering a watercolor class for beginners or any level of experience from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Children’s Program Room.
You will learn and practice specific techniques and have a go at creating a simple landscape painting.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online at pvlib.net > classes > creative aging classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Rockin’ Ukes in concert at library
On Sept. 25 at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, the Rockin’ Ukes will perform.
The Rockin’ Ukes are part of the Prescott Ukulele Guild, “PUG.” The Rockin’ Ukes is a ukulele-centric band that plays an eclectic mix of classic rock, folk, country and whatever they feel like playing, according to a news release.
They will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and have you tapping your toes and singing along before the hour is done. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Seating is limited so come early to get a seat.
No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Introduction to email class available
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is offering a two-week course on Introduction to Email in September. The class meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 and 25.
This course teaches 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.
3-week class: Complete job search
Successful job searching requires preparation. Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering a three-week course, “The Complete Job Search,” in September.
The class will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. This course will guide you through an assessment of your personal strengths, and teach you how to complete effective applications, resumes, and cover letters.
You also will learn to use the internet to search for jobs and learn effective skills for interviewing and follow-up. Prior to taking this course, you should already have basic Windows, Word, internet and email skills.
Registration is required, visit pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For information, call 928-759-3040.
Movie Mondays: ‘Overboard’
Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 for Monday Night Movies. This month they are showing “Overboard,” starring Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and John Hannah — a comedy about a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner who is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. (PG-13)
This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
— Prescott Valley Tribune