Prescott Valley in Brief: Tai Chi, Qigong Day is April 27
See what Tai Chi, Qigong is all about Saturday
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be celebrated from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, in the Bradshaw Mountain Middle School gym, 12255 E. Turquoise Circle in Dewey.
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, in its 20th year, 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 with demonstrations of various forms of Tai Chi and Qigong and an opportunity for audience participation. Many local Tai Chi and Qigong instructors will be available to answer questions.
Nighttime work on Highway 69 rescheduled
The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled pavement repair work on Highway 69 near Truwood Road (milepost 287) and Sundog Ranch Road (milepost 290) during overnight and early morning hours, April 21 through 26.
This work was re-scheduled from last week.
Drivers should plan for the following lane restrictions while work is underway:
• Northbound 69 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane closed) near Truwood Road from 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.
• Southbound 69 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane closed) near Truwood Road from 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, to 5 a.m. Thursday, April 25.
• North- and southbound 69 will be narrowed to one lane (left- and center-lanes closed) near Glassford Hill Road from 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, to 5 a.m. Friday, April 26.
The speed limit in the work zone is reduced. Drivers should obey traffic control devices and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.
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 visit azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.
Pinwheel Party, Grandkids Expo is 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.
Police Foundation ball drop April 28
The Prescott Valley Police Foundation Ball Drop will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Stoneridge Golf Course, to benefit the Foundation.
The balls will be dropped from a Central Arizona Fire and Medical ladder truck. Balls cost $10 each. Winner receives half of the proceeds. To buy tickets or for more information, call 928-772-0498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain date is May 5.
Young adult career and 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 Street in Prescott, presented by ARIZONA@WORK.
Professional attire is strongly recommended. For information, contact Katherine Anderson at 928-776-2008 or email@example.com.
Buttons club meets on May 1
YavaButtons Club will meet Wednesday, May 1, at 9 a.m. in Room 3 at Stepping Stones Coffee House, 2nd Street, Prescott Valley. Membership is open to anyone interested in the collection, history, or preservation of clothing buttons. For more information, call 928-443-9831.
Ranch to Table culinary event during PV Days May 9-12
Ranch to Table, a culinary event, will take place on Thursday, May 9, the first day of Prescott Valley Days, which is May 9-12, in the Entertainment District in Prescott Valley.
Prepared by Chef Jim Cabral, the PV Chamber of Commerce signature event is presented by Fain Land & Cattle Co. Locally-raised beef carving stations, farm-grown vegetables, wines and beers will be featured.
Cost is $75 per person. To RSVP and learn more about the schedule of events, call 928-772-8857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming PV library happenings
The Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley, is hosting the following events:
• Master Gardener Talk: Vegetable Garden, Summer, May 14, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Free.
• Monday Night Movies: “A Dog’s Way Home,” May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free.
• Alzheimer’s Presentation: Effective Communication Strategies, May 23, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Registration required at pvlib.net.
For more information, call 928-759-3040.
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.
Kind Defined free workshops continue
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.
The workshops began April 19; registration is open for the remaining workshop: 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 KindDefined.org.
If you are interested in joining the kindness movement, call 928-582-1012.
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.
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 pvaz.net.
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 grantstoyou.org 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-Humboldt
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.
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.
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 pvlib.net>attend>classes.
For information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.