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Prescott Valley in Brief: Gold Fever Day set for April 27

Gunner Miller and Chris Gosch try their hand at prospecting during the annual Prescott Valley Gold Fever Days event. The event highlighted the gold that prospectors have found in the past century in Lynx Creek, which feeds Fain Lake in Prescott Valley. (Tribune, file)

Gunner Miller and Chris Gosch try their hand at prospecting during the annual Prescott Valley Gold Fever Days event. The event highlighted the gold that prospectors have found in the past century in Lynx Creek, which feeds Fain Lake in Prescott Valley. (Tribune, file)

Gold Fever Day set for April 27

Kids can learn about fishing from local police officers and firefighters during Gold Fever Day at Fain Park on April 27.

The Badges and Bobbers fishing event will be one of the activities featured in Prescott Valley from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Families can enjoy food, games, history re-enactments, gold panning, contests, drawings, survivalist demonstrations, live music and more.

For more information, call 928-759-3090 or visit

Prescott Valley seeks volunteers

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Arts and Culture Commission as a non-voting member.

This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on matters pertaining to the visual and performing arts and culture within Prescott Valley. It is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture. This is a physical commission that requires lifting, bending and the ability to set up and tear down events.

First priority for membership is given to those who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits; however, persons residing outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment. Applicants are required to attend at least one Arts and Culture Commission meeting prior to an interview being scheduled.

Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the 4th floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Skoog Blvd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PV Library upcoming happenings

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., offers free educational programs for the public:

• Cyber Security Awareness Workshop for Parents and Young Adults, Wednesday, April 24, 5 to 7 p.m.;

• Creative Writing Time, Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.;

• Coping Skills, Addiction Workshop Series “Communication,” May 4, noon to 2 p.m.;

• AARP Presents ‘A Caregiver’s Guide to Preparing to Care for Your Loved One, Tuesday, May 14, 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration required; Call 877-926-8300 or register online at;

• Master Gardener Talk: Vegetable Gardening, Summer, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

For more information call, 928-759-3040.

Kind Defined offers free workshops

Kind Defined, a local nonprofit that wants to bring noticeable ripples of kindness to the Quad Cities, is offering free workshops specifically designed for children ages 7 to 10.

Registration is open for the following workshops:

• Prescott workshop, being held at Skyview Elementary on Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

• Goods from the Garden at the Gateway Mall, Monday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

• Prescott Valley workshop, being held at the Prescott Valley Public Library on Monday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To register, visit

“We raise awareness in children by showing actions that they are currently taking or ones they can take to make a difference,” said Kara Peterson, executive director of Kind Defined. “We encourage the children to become leaders in kindness in their communities and within their spheres of influence.”

If you are interested in joining the kindness movement, call 928-582-1012.

The Last Supper dramatization set

A dramatization of The Last Supper will take place on Friday, April 19 (Good Friday) at 5 p.m. at Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 East Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley.

AARP sponsors free movie screening

The public is invited to AARP’s movie screening of “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m. at Harkins Prescott Valley, according to a news release.

The screening is free.

Town begins work at Viewpoint, Spouse

The Town of Prescott Valley has begun construction on the Viewpoint Drive/Spouse Drive intersection. The project will include roadway, underground storm drain and sidewalk improvements, along with expanding the Viewpoint and Spouse Drive intersection, according to a news release.

This work is part of a multi-year project to provide a connection between the Civic Center and Highway 89A. The $3.45 million project is expected to last six and half months, with an approximate completion date of September 2019.

The town is paying for it through the one-third cent sales tax, dedicated to street improvements. The town awarded the contract to Earth Resources Corporation. Temporary delays, road closures and detours may be experienced as this project progresses. Please use caution if traveling in the area.

For information, contact 928-759-3035 or email

Library offers May computer classes

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., offers several computer classes in May:

• Computer Class, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon;

• Windows 10, a three-week class, Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, 10 a.m. to noon;

• Exploring the Internet, a three-week class, Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 1 to 3 p.m.;

• Going Wireless, Thursday, May 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.;

• Android Essentials, a two-week class, Tuesdays, May 7, 14, noon to 2 p.m. Free, 18 and older.

For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Spring fling at Emmanuel Lutheran on May 4

Emmanuel Lutheran Church will host a Spring Fling in the parking lot of its property on Saturday, May 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.

This free event is open to the families of Prescott Valley. There are games for all ages, music, food, prizes and a drawing, plus participation by community first responders as they are able.

Since many of the families have limited means for entertainment, this event is held to bring neighbors some family fun with no stress added to their lives.

United Way awards grant to PASS

United Way of Yavapai County awarded Prescott Area Shelter Services an $8,000 grant for its education to employability program, a part of its case management program.

Prescott Area Shelter Services, a homeless shelter for women and children, helps them overcome the challenges of poverty and homelessness with extensive case management, connection to resources, a warm and safe place to stay, and support from dedicated volunteers and staff. Since opening in the winter of 2007 PASS has served more than 2,400 homeless women and children and provided more than 48,000 bed nights. The transition rate from homelessness into permanent housing at PASS is 88 percent.

Horse, burro adoption, sale April 19-22

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking good homes for wild horses and burros during its adoption and sale event planned for April 19-22, at the Yavapai Humane Society Equine Center, 3731 N. Road 1 W, Chino Valley.

The event, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 19 to 22, will feature horse and burro training demonstrations on Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Florence Inmate Training Program, a collaboration between the BLM and the Arizona Department of Corrections, will conduct the demonstrations.

Through the new Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) qualified adopters are eligible to receive $500 within 60 days of the adoption date and an additional $500 within 60 days of titling for each animal, which can be applied for one year from the adoption date.

All untrained animals are now a minimum of $25. All trained animals, whether adopted or purchased, are a minimum of $125. The incentive is only available for untrained animals that are eligible for adoption at BLM facilities, off-site events or on the agency’s Online Corral website.

To qualify to adopt or buy, you must be 18 years old, have approved facilities to keep the animal(s), and proper transportation home for the animal(s) from the event site. BLM staff will load each animal, with the new owner’s halter and lead rope, into a BLM-approved trailer provided by the adopter.

BLM offers wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in the West to qualified individuals who must demonstrate humane care for the animal. Wild horses are known for their sure-footedness, strength, intelligence and endurance. With kindness and patience, these animals can be trained for many uses. All animals available have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, and have a current negative Coggins test.

For more information and adoption/purchase qualifications, call 866-4MUSTANGS or visit

Learn how to write grants

Grants To You offers grant research and writing classes for volunteers who would like to assist a nonprofit organization of their choice. The next scheduled class in Prescott Valley will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, April 27 and May 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Grants To You is an 18-year-old nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide grant writing training to volunteers. Since 2002, Grants To You has held 337 classes and trained 1,275 volunteer students. These volunteers have won 181 grants totaling $4.1 million nationally. In the Prescott area, 41 classes have been held involving 458 volunteer students who have won 125 grants worth $1.5 million in funding.

For more information see our website at or call Paul or Shirley Baskin at 928-458-7796.

AMVETS invites public to Auxiliary officer installation

AMVETS Post #3 invites the public to its Auxiliary installation of officers on Sunday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at 9400 Valley Road, Prescott Valley.

National AMVETS Auxiliary volunteers provided more than 147,000 hours of service at 99 veterans administration medical centers across the U.S. in 2016.

Book sale in Dewey-Humbolt

Dewey-Humboldt Friends of the Library Book Sales will take place Thursdays, from noon to 4 p.m. at 12980 Prescott St., Humboldt. Choose from current gift quality westerns, cooking, mysteries, romance and more. Hardbacks, $1, paperbacks, 25 cents. For more information, call 928-632-5049.

People Who Care seeks volunteers

People Who Care volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This allows an individual to continue living in their own homes and remain independent as long as safely possible.

To learn more about volunteering, plan to attend the People Who Care volunteer informational meeting, Wednesday, April 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. in Prescott.

People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and enrolled Neighbors live. Volunteers provide help with transportation to healthcare and business appointments; grocery shopping; personal paperwork; visiting; caregiver relief, and more.

For more information, call 928-445-2480.

Murder Mystery to benefit Sheriff’s Auxiliary volunteers

A Murder Mystery Dinner and play event hosted by the Prescott Noon Lioness club will benefit the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force volunteers. The cost of much-needed equipment and supplies used in their search and rescue work is borne by the volunteers.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the American Warehouse, 226 N. Montezuma St. in Prescott. Ticket price of $75 includes two tickets for adult and non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and the audience-participation murder mystery “who dunnit” play.

There will be a silent auction and 50/50 drawing as well, with all net proceeds of the evening benefiting the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force volunteers - Yavapai Search and Rescue Team (4x4 Unit, Quad Unit, Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, Back Country Unit and the Southern Unit); Volunteers in Protection (VIPs), Yavapai County Jeep Posse; and Verde Search and Rescue.

For ticket sales, contact Lioness Cathy Dressler at 714-495-0359.

World Tai Chi, Qigong Day celebration on April 27

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Bradshaw Mountain Middle School gym located at 12255 E. Turquoise Circle in Dewey.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is in its 20th year and is celebrated on the last Saturday of April in more than 85 countries around the globe.

This event is free and open to the public. Many local Tai Chi and Qigong instructors will be available to answer questions. There will be demonstrations of various forms of Tai Chi and Qigong with an opportunity for audience participation.

For information, contact Patti Daughtery, 928-899-5252 or

Citizenship classes begin in May

Starting on May 9, the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will host free civics classes for those applying for U.S. citizenship.

The class will meet every Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s second floor PC lab. Classes will end in 10 weeks on July 25. Registration is required. To register go to>attend>classes.

For information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.

AARP accepting applications for challenge grants

AARP Community Challenge 2019 program is accepting applications for grants that will provide funds for community-based “quick-action” projects related to housing, transportation, smart cities and public spaces. The grant application period closes on April 17.

The program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative that helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The program is intended to help communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress in support of residents of all ages.

In 2017, the AARP grant program received nearly 1,200 applications and chose 88 winning grantees. In 2018, AARP received almost 1,600 applications and funded 129 quick-action projects.

To read more about the grant opportunity, the application process and to view a short video highlighting previous grant-winning projects, please visit:

Register for Police Foundation golf tourney and ball drop

The Prescott Valley Police Foundation is having its third annual Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at StoneRidge on Sunday, April 28. The tournament includes a free-car Hole-in-One prize, opportunity to golf with a police officer, lunch, and other special features.

Deadline to register is April 19. The Ball Drop is open to anyone, and you need not be present to win. Anyone can purchase drop balls for $10 each. Winner gets 50 percent of the Ball Drop proceeds.

For more information, call 928- 772-0498 after noon or email

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