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Chino Valley in Brief: Chamber hosts business, networking luncheon on May 1

Yanick Hicks, a speaker, coach and trainer, is the guest speaker for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce business and networking luncheon Wednesday, May 1. Hicks will discuss “Becoming A Person Of Influence.” (Courtesy)

Yanick Hicks, a speaker, coach and trainer, is the guest speaker for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce business and networking luncheon Wednesday, May 1. Hicks will discuss “Becoming A Person Of Influence.” (Courtesy)

Chamber hosts business, networking luncheon on May 1

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business and networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Grace Baptist Church, 2010 Highway 89, at 89 and Outer Loop Road in Chino Valley.

Guest speaker Yanick Hicks — a speaker, coach and trainer — will discuss “Becoming A Person Of Influence.” He will explain why “Everything rises and falls on leadership,” and will give some solid, actionable steps to take to increase leadership ability in order to improve overall effectiveness.

Cost is $16 for members and $19 for non-members. Cash or checks accepted at the door. For more information, call 928-636-2493 or visit chamber@chinovalley.org.

Yavapai College Giant Agripalooza plant sale on May 4

The Yavapai College Chino Valley Campus Giant Agripalooza plant sale starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the campus, 2275 Old Home Manor Drive, Chino Valley.

Cash or check only. Perennials, bedding plants, color baskets, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, grape vines, trees, berries and more. Greenhouse tours available.

Acorn Montessori Charter School taking applications

Acorn Montessori Charter School is now accepting kindergarten through eighth grade applications for the 2019-20 school year.

Acorn is an A-rated free public charter school that has expanded opening two classrooms this school year and one additional classroom. The school offers a free-to-play sports program, a state-of-the-art new gymnasium, many afterschool clubs, and an abundance of field trips and hands-on small group learning.

For information, visit acornmontessori.com or call 928-775-0238 or 928-775-5778.

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.

Professional attire is strongly recommended. For information, contact Katherine Anderson at 928-776-2008 or katherine.anderson@yc.edu.

Ranch to Table May 4 culinary event during PV Days

Ranch to Table, a culinary event, will take place on Thursday, May 9 — the first day of Prescott Valley Days, May 9 to 12 — in the Entertainment District in Prescott Valley.

Prepared by Chef Jim Cabral, the Prescott Valley 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 gloria@pvchamber.org.

Kentucky Derby party set for May 4 at Arizona Downs

There will be free general admission to the public during a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 4, starting at 11 a.m. at Arizona Downs, 10501 E. Highway 89A in Prescott Valley. Doors open at 9 a.m.

An all-day Southern buffet will be available for $40 in the restaurant and bar. Attendees are invited to wear Kentucky Derby fashions. There will be prizes for best ladies hats and best dressed couples.

For more information, call 928-227-1996 or visit arizonadowns.com.

Governor accepting applications for court vacancy

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Yavapai County that will be created by the retirement of Judge Patricia A. Trebesch on July 31.

The Office of the Governor will review applications and interview selected applicants for the vacancy, and Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint the new judge pursuant to Article VI, Section 12 of the Arizona Constitution.

Applicants must be at least 30 and younger than 65, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Yavapai County for the past year — pursuant to Article VI, Sections 22 and 37 of the Arizona Constitution.

A signed original application with all attachments, and a searchable PDF version of the application and attachments, must be submitted to Anni Foster, General Counsel, Office of Governor Doug Ducey, Executive Tower, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007, by 5 p.m. Friday, May 24. The judicial application is online at azgovernor.gov/judges.

All interviews are open to the public. The interview date will be announced.

Explore Arizona offers day trips to key destinations

Explore Arizona, in partnership with Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation, offers day trips to new destinations each month from May through December.

Upcoming trips include: Red Rock Tour in Sedona, May 23, $75; Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, June 20, $50; The Arboretum in Flagstaff, July 25, $40; Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot in Verde Valley, Aug. 22, $35; Grand Canyon National Park, Sept. 26, $40; Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Oct. 24, $55; Shopping Trip at Tanger Outlets in Glendale, Nov. 7, $15; Desert Botanical Garden, Tempe, Dec. 12, $70.

Trip price includes transportation in a

12-passenger van, admission fees and lunch. For more information, call 928-759-3090 or visit pvaz.net.

Dewey-Humboldt Library annual Star Wars Day is May 4

Dewey-Humboldt Library will host a Star Wars Day event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 2735 Corral Street.

Activities will include a Stormtroopers Stomp, Bubbleppalloza, Wii game contest, Darth Vader and prizes. Volunteers are also needed for the event.

For more information, call 928-632-5049.

AARP offers free presentation at PV Library on May 14

“A Caregiver’s Guide to Preparing to Care for Your Loved One” will be presented by the AARP on Tuesday, May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.

AARP volunteers will be sharing local resources and checklists that are available in the AARP “Prepare to Care” publication. Attendees will also receive a copy of the “Yavapai & Coconino County Caregiver Resource Guide.” In addition, other community partners will be sharing their resources at information tables around the room.

There are more than 800,000 family caregivers in the State of Arizona. Whether a person is just beginning to anticipate a need or taking care of a family member or a good friend full time, having a good framework can help guide the caregiver and their loved one on their caregiving journey.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Please call 877-926-8300 or visit aarp.cvent.com/PVPrepareToCare.

May 11 topic is WaterSmart strategies for living in Arizona

What can you do to use water efficiently in Prescott and central Yavapai County? Leslie Graser, Water Resource manager for the City of Prescott, will provide conservation tips and information about the city’s WaterSmart programs for water customers at a presentation on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.

This free program is presented by the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG).

Graser’s talk will include a brief look at where water supplies for Arizona’s Central Highlands come from and will discuss how those supplies have sustained the area. She will also explain the city’s water management strategies, established with regulatory oversight by state law.

Graser works on scientific contracts related to the future Big Chino water supplies, the maintenance and execution of contracts associated with present water supplies, and ongoing water conservation planning.

CWAG is a local citizens group advocating for a sustainable water future for Prescott and central Yavapai County and for the protection of the upper Verde River. For more information, visit www.cwagaz.org, call 928-445-4218, or email info@cwagaz.org.

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 http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/cvyfc.

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 chinovalley.org or call 928-636-2493.

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 http://www.chinoaz.net/222/Boards-Commissions 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 clerks@chinoaz.net.

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 www.tops.org. The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

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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