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Chino Valley in Brief: Taco dinner, silent auction benefits band

Chino Valley's band takes the field before the Cougars take on Sedona Red Rock Scorpions in Chino Valley. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file photo)

Chino Valley's band takes the field before the Cougars take on Sedona Red Rock Scorpions in Chino Valley. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file photo)

Taco dinner, silent auction benefits band

The Chino Valley Band-Aides are sponsoring a taco dinner and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Del Rio Elementary School cafeteria, 1036 North Road 1 West Chino Valley.

The Chino Valley High School band will be performing at the event, which benefits all band programs in the Chino Valley Unified School District. Tickets are $5 per plate and includes two tacos, sides, dessert and drink.

Taco, fry bread, rummage sale benefits ministry

A rummage sale, Navajo taco and Indian fry bread sale will be held Saturday, April 27, with the rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m. The taco and fry bread sale starts at 11 a.m. Proceeds will benefiting the women’s ministry at Chino Valley Church of the Nazarene.

Contact Katherine for more details, 805-717-8407.

Pinwheel Party, Grandparents Expo slated for April 27

The Pinwheel Party and Grandparents Raising Grandkids Expo will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Civic Center lawn, 7501 E. Civic Circle.

There will be several activities featured at the event including the planting of 3,000 pinwheels at 11 a.m. The pinwheel is the national symbol of healthy, happy children. Families can enjoy a bounce house, a firetruck and tables with resource information from local family service organizations. Free $10 gift cards will be distributed to parents who fill out a community survey. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.

Pancake breakfast to benefit Firefighter Angels on April 28

Bring your family and your appetite to the annual Firefighter Angel Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. Enjoy fun activities, fire truck tours, food, music, and T-shirts at the fire station where you can suit up like a firefighter.

The event will take place at three locations: Central Arizona Regional Training Academy, 9601 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley; Prescott Fire Department Station 71, 333 White Spar Road, Prescott; and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Station 61, 1133 W. Road 3 North, Chino Valley.

Suggested donation is $5 per person.

Young adult career, job fair in Prescott on May 1

Local residents age 16 to 24 are invited to the Young Adult Career and Job Fair on Wednesday, May 1, at the Yavapai Juvenile Justice Center lawn area in Prescott, 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Attendees will learn about careers; will have the opportunity to apply for full-time, part-time, temporary and summer jobs; and meet with representatives from business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations.

Job fair exhibitors include Yavapai College, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, NACOG, Superior Industries and Fann Contracting. The job fair is coordinated by Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center, Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center, Goodwill of Central and Northern AZ, ARIZONA@WORK, and NACOG.

For high school age attendees, prior to the job fair, a free job fair preparation class will take place on Monday, April 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Launch Pad Teen Center, 302 Grove St. in Prescott, presented by ARIZONA@WORK. Professional attire is strongly recommended. For information, contact Katherine Anderson at 928-776-2008 or

Chino Valley youth football, cheer signups start on May 11

Chino Valley Youth Football and Cheer onsite registration dates will be on Saturday, May 11, at Chino Valley Safeway; June 8 and July 13 in the Lantana Plaza parking lot across from Ace Hardware.

To register online, visit

Nighttime work on 69 in Prescott Valley rescheduled

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use Highway 69 in Prescott Valley that three days of lane restrictions scheduled for this week will be rescheduled due to weather conditions. ADOT will announce the updated work schedule when it becomes available. Work was scheduled to repair the pavement from Truwood Road (milepost 287) to Glassford Hill Road (milepost 289).

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to except while driving.

Library features spring book selection

The Chino Valley Public Library bookstore features a spring selection of books on topics including gardening, vegetables, flowers, and landscaping.

All proceeds benefit the library, 1020 W. Palomino Road, Chino Valley.

For more information, call 928-636-2687.

Citizen’s Academy on Thursdays

The Town of Chino Valley in partnership with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering public information sessions every Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through May 9 as part of its Spring Citizen’s Academy program.

The sessions will take place at Chino Valley Town Hall, 202 N. Highway 89. The public is invited to attend any one or all sessions.

Register online at or call 928-636-2493.

Coffee with Cops on April 24

Come meet and enjoy casual conversation with local law enforcement at the Coffee with Cops event from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

Meet Chief Wynn, Lt. Chapman and other police department employees.

Town seeks board and committee applicants

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking applicants interested in sharing their talents, expertise, and enthusiasm to serve on the following Town Council-appointed boards and committees: Board of Adjustment; Industrial Development Authority; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; Roads and Streets Committee; and Senior Center Advisory Board.

Visit to obtain a Public Body Appointment Application or to view committee descriptions, desired qualifications, residency requirements, terms of office, meeting days and times to see where you best fit in.

Applications must include a brief resume or summary describing relevant experience. Applicants must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. First review to occur April 29.

For questions and to obtain and submit applications, write to Town of Chino Valley, Attention: Town Clerk’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, call 928-636-2646, ext. 1052, or email

Dinner 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.

American Legion to host Spring Fling

The American Legion Auxiliary at Highway 89 and Road 3 South in Chino Valley is sponsoring a Spring Fling featuring a craft show and bake sale on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Anita at 586-295-0015 or Darlene at 602-670-6830.

Clothing giveaway on May 3 and 4

First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley, 1524 N. Highway 89, will have a clothing giveaway on May 3 and 4.

The event includes clothes, outerwear, shoes, linens, and more for all members of the family.

It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at noon, both Friday and Saturday.

There will be a free drawing for a used bicycle at 10 a.m. Saturday. One entry per person.

Look for the signs.

TOPS meets Tuesdays in Chino Valley

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club #9168 meets each Tuesday in Chino Valley at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church at 725 E. Road 1 South, in Remp Hall (the building between the church and the food bank).

Weigh-in is from 7 to 8 a.m. and the program and meeting are from 8 to 9 a.m. National dues are $32 per year and local dues are $2 per month. For more information about TOPS go to The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 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

Community cleanup set in Paulden

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, has announced a community cleanup in Paulden.

The cleanup will be at the Paulden Transfer Station, 23750 N. Marblehead Avenue.

The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents at no charge on May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Accepted items: Household appliances, bagged household trash, automotive batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings.

Items that will not be accepted: Loose trash will be refused, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries and dead animals.

Wildfires are never out of season and now is the time to create defensible space around your home. Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home. Please remember to be cautious of sparks as you are cutting and trimming. All yard trimmings will be accepted at the cleanup.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

For information, contact the Public Works Department at 928-771-3183.

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