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Community calendar: Sept. 14-20

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. The Third Thursday Star Talks this week will be about "The Curiosity Rover at Gale Crater, Mars: Deciphering the Environmental History of the Red Planet," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Courtesy)

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. The Third Thursday Star Talks this week will be about "The Curiosity Rover at Gale Crater, Mars: Deciphering the Environmental History of the Red Planet," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Courtesy)

Friday, Sept. 14

Lapsit Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Qigong Class, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Prescott Valley Public Library-Crystal Room, 7401 East Civic Circle Drive.

Conversational Spanish, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Greeting Card Workshop, 10 to 11 a.m., CASA Senior Center – PV Active Adult Center, 9360 E. Manzanita Circle. 928-772-3337.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours "Where It All Began,” 10 a.m., Chamber's Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org.

Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillards). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

You Have The Power To Prevent a Fall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pendleton Center-YRMC, 930 Division St., Prescott. To find out more about Falls Prevention Awareness Day, go to www.ncoa.org/FPAD.

Art Day for Kids, 1 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. For ages 6-14. Register online, at the Youth Desk or call 928-777-1537.

Coloring Class for Adults, 1 to 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, Glassford Hill Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle Dr.

Pony Canasta, 1 to 4 p.m., CASA Senior Center – PV Active Adult Center, 9360 E. Manzanita Circle. 928-772-3337

Drop in Tech Help, 1 to 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 2nd floor PC Lab, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

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Turn the Page, the “ultimate” tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, is returning to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center Friday, Sept. 14. (Courtesy)

Turn the Page; The Bob Seger Experience!, 7 p.m., The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St. www.prescottelkstheater.com or 928-777-1370.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Prescott Farmers Market seed exchange, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.

Western Extravaganza, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Santori Ranch, 955 W. Road 2 North, Chino Valley. Proceeds benefit Horses with Heart.

Equifest, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott.

Naturalist Walks, 8:30 a.m., Highlands Center for Natural History, James Learning Center entrance, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott.

Ham Radio Licensing Test, 9 a.m., Jeep Posse Building, 1200 Commerce Dr. in Pioneer Park, Prescott. The building is behind the outdoor Hockey Rink. Pre-register at http://www.w7yrc.org/arrl-vec/.

Wildlife & Bug Prevention, 9:30 a.m., Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Road, Prescott. 928-445-4159.

Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillards). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.

Recovery Day Celebration 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Prescott Unified School District (formerly known as Washington Elementary School), Gurley Street, downtown Prescott. This event includes music, entertainment, children's activities, door prizes and food, all at no cost. Sponsored by Prescott's Recovery Day Committee and MATForce.

Yavapai College PV Center healthcare career training programs’ celebration, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 6955 Panther Path, Prescott Valley. Attendees can stay busy giving blood, checking their blood pressure, watching bed-making contests and wheelchair races or tackling the obstacle course challenge.

Family Storytime, 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Caldecott Books and Art for Kids, 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Grades K-2. “What Do You do with a Tail Like This?” Register online, at the Youth Desk or call 928-777-1537.

Cordes Lakes Day, 11 a.m. parade starts, Cordes Lakes Community Center and ends at the carnival with music, games, prizes, food and drinks being held at the 50’s Diner Backseat Bar.

Free BBQ and Tent Sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Art Store, 537 6th St., Prescott. Come get a free hot dog, color in our coloring books or make an art trading card to trade or keep!

Yavapai Flute Circle, 12 to 2:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, Children’s Program Room, 7401 E Civic Circle. 717-1000.

Shrine Circus, 3 and 7 p.m. Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St. ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

Quest Storytelling Theater: 'The Kindness of Strangers,’ 6 to 8 p.m., Thumb Butte Distillery, 400 N. Washington St. Prescott.

Dogs Love the Dells, 6 to 9 p.m., Barley Hound’s back patio, 234 S. Cortez St., Prescott. Bring your hound to the Barley Hound. The Barley Hound will donate part of their proceeds from the back patio bar to the Forever Dells campaign. If you dine, please let your server know that you’d like to support Forever Dells. No cover fee. http://www.ecosa.org/donate.

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Diners at the Farm to Table event at Mortimer Farms in 2017 begin their dinner experience with a first course of vegetable medley hors d’oeuvres. (Jason Wheeler/Courier, file)

2nd Annual Farm to Table: A Local Dining Experience community event, 5:30 p.m. Business Expo, 5:30-6:30 p.m. wine tasting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 to 9 p.m. dancing, Mortimer Farms, 12907 AZ-169, Dewey, AZ 86327. The purpose of this event is to bring families and the community together through a taste-full country experience and to support local businesses. Prescott.org or call 928-445-2000.

Red Molly, an Americana vocal trio, 7 p.m. The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St. www.prescottelkstheater.com or 928-777-1370.

Saturday Night Talk Series: Learning to Open to Higher Qualities in Ourselves through Sacred Art, 7 p.m., Vigraha Gallery, Courtyard Bldg., 115 E. Goodwin St., $5 donation. Talks are open to anyone on a spiritual path.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Western Dressage Clinic with Cliff Swanson, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santori Ranch, 955 W. Road 2 North, Chino Valley. Proceeds benefit Horses with Heart. $30 includes continental breakfast and lunch from El Charro’s. www.westernextravaganza.info and www.wdaaz.org.

Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillards). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.

Peace Festival in the Park: Building a Culture of Kindness in Everybody's Hometown, 3 to 6 p.m., Granite Creek Park, 554 6th St. prescottpeacebuilders@gmail.com.

Monday, Sept. 17

Prescott Art Docents Free Public Talk, “Connections in Art,” by local artist Mary Schulte, 10:30 a.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina. prescottartdocents.net.

Knee High Naturalists - Fall 2018, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott.

Transition Workshop, 10 a.m., Prescott Valley United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall, 8944 E. Sommer Dr., Prescott Valley, 928-772-6366.

Genealogy Research Series: Military Records, 2:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Monday Night Movie-Overboard (PG-13), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library-Auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle Dr. 928-759-3040.

“They Will Inherit the Earth,” by John Dear: A Facilitated Book Discussion, 10 a.m. to noon, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Prescott

Supervisor Rowle Simmons hosts Town Hall, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Clubhouse, 910 W. Clubhouse Dr., Prescott.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Touchmark Trekkers beginning hiking club, 8 to 11 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. Please RSVP to this free event by calling 928-632-7800.

Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Technology and eBook Help Hour, 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.

Falls Prevention, The Impact of Medications, 2 to 3 p.m., Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley. http://mvrrh.ernesthealth.com.

Understanding Annuities, 3 p.m., Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. B, Prescott.

Compassionate Communication: A Language for Peace, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Prescott. prescottpeacebuilders@gmail.com.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Leadership, 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. For grades 6-12. 928-777-1518.

ESL, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, Genealogy Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Meditation & Buddhism for Inner Peace, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org or 928-637-6232.

Queen of Hearts, 6:30 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave. 928-776-1125; vfw541prescott.org.

Anger Solves Nothing, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org, 928-637-6232.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Prescott Valley Art Guild, 9 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle Dr.

“Singing in the key of life,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., Prescott United Methodist Church, Deborah Room, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott. This group is focused on people 60 and older. No special talent required. 928-445-5211, ext. 2605 or 2601, or seniorpeerprogram.org.

Water Wednesdays: Drop by Drop: Big Chino Water Ranch, noon, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

People Who Care volunteer informational meeting, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., People Who Care Office, Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley, 928-445-2480.

Writing Effective Resumes, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Beginners Conversational Spanish, 3 to 4 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, Glassford Hill Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Open Office Hours with City Manager Michael Lamar, 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Movie Night: “The Sultan & the Saint,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Prescott. An itinerant Christian preacher and the ruler of a Muslim Kingdom confront a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground. A discussion, facilitated by Jane Cheek, will follow the viewing. prescottpeacebuilders@gmail.com.

VFW Post 541 Italian Dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave, Prescott. 928-776-1125.

Thursday, Sept. 20

You Too Mentor! 10 or 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Training on iPads with hearing and vision accessibility apps. To register, contact the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928-777-1526 or ask.librarian@prescott-az.gov.

Home Sweet Home, 10 to 11 a.m., The Margaret T. Morris Center, 878 Sunset Ave., Prescott. Practical Ideas for your home to help you age in place.

Arizona Attorney General’s Prescott Satellite Office, 10:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Contact 602-542-2123 or CommunityServices@AZAG.gov.

PVPL Book Club: “Before We Were Yours,” 10:30 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, Genealogy Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle Dr.

CASA Birthday Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CASA Senior Center – PV Active Adult Center, 9360 E. Manzanita Circle. Entertainment: Jerry Cotter. 928-772-3337.

"Stroke Prevention & Recovery - What You Need to Know" is a free Senior Connection presentation with Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, noon to 1 p.m., Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747.

Yavapai College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Munch and Learn: Just Let Me Hear Some of That Rock-n-Roll Music, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Yavapai College Prescott Campus Building 3 Room 119. Call the office to sign up (free) 928-717-7634.

Genealogy Mentor Session, 1 or 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Call to schedule an appointment at 928-777-1500.

Chino Valley Farmers Market, 3 to 6 p.m., Olsen’s Grain, 344 S Highway 89, Chino Valley.

Whiskers Barkery and Dandy Dawgs are offering a “Facts About Service Dogs” seminar, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Whiskers Barkery, 225 W. Gurley St. Call 928-778-8700 to reserve a seat.

Third Thursday Star Talks: The Curiosity Rover at Gale Crater, Mars: Deciphering the Environmental History of the Red Planet, 6 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Horseshoes Tournament, 6:15 p.m., Watson Lake Park, 3101 Watson Lake Park Road, Prescott. Sponsored by Mile Hi Horseshoe Club.

Live Lively-Square Dance, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 201 Park Ave. 1st class free, $5 thereafter. 805-444-0440 or 928-759-9193.