Prescott Valley in Brief: People Who Care seeking volunteers
People Who Care seeking volunteers
People Who Care plans a volunteer informational meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the People Who Care office on the campus of Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St.
People Who Care volunteers provide non-medical assistance for adults who are unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This allows an individual to continue living in their own home and remain independent as long as safely possible.
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 clients live. The majority of the group’s clients live alone.
People Who Care offers volunteer assistance with a one-to-one situation by helping with:
• transportation to health care/business appointments
• grocery shopping
• personal paperwork
• caregiver relief.
Reaching out and assisting neighbors is a “feel good” opportunity for both the person volunteering and the one receiving the assistance.
AARP volunteer meet-and-greet events planned
AARP will host meet-and-greet events on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2 to 4 p.m., Prescott Valley Library, Crystal Room 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley, and on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Prescott Meals on Wheels Dining Room, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott. Attendees can learn about the impact of volunteering in Yavapai County and sample ways you can help make a difference in our communities.
At AARP, one of our most valuable assets is our amazing team of volunteers. AARP volunteers and staff work together to address community needs. Volunteers may get involved in:
• Bringing valuable information to our communities at special events and fairs by offering resources at an AARP resource table.
• Presenting important information to community groups, including ways to protect yourself from ID Theft and scams, or sharing resources to help support family caregivers.
• Participating as a team in local community service projects.
• Partnering with AARP staff to influence important legislative issues impacting health and financial security.
Pre-registration is required. Call 877-926-8300 or visit https://aarp.cvent.com/ PrescottValley VolunteerMeetGreet.
Call the Prescott office at 928-445-2480 to enroll.
What’s on the agenda for Town Council?
The Prescott Valley Town Council has a full agenda for its 5:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, including:
• Stand With Me, Be Drug Free Proclamation
• Consideration of reading Ordinance No. 859 by title only on two separate occasions then place the same on final passage amending Town Code 2092-04 (G) to specifically add to the mayor’s emergency powers the ability to open up evacuation routes during declared emergencies
• Consideration of authorizing the mayor to sign Resolution No. 2803 approving FDP18-018 and to sign any agreement under Proposition 207 — Crown Pointe Lofts
• Consideration of authorizing the mayor to sign Resolution No. 2084 approving FDP19-002 and to sign any agreement under Proposition 207 — Ocean Blue Car Wash
• Consideration of authorizing the mayor to sign Resolution No. 2085 approving FDP19-003 and to sign any agreement under Proposition 207 — Windsong Senior — amended
Teen leadership training program offered
Yavapai County 4-H Youth Development Program presents MyPI, an Arizona Youth Preparedness Initiative. My PI fosters emergency preparedness, civic responsibility and leadership in teens.
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Certification Training is free to youth ages 13 to 19.
The program is offered March 11 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension office, 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C in Prescott.
Pre-registration is required, and applications are available at mypiarizona.org. The program is free with a $50 deposit (refundable upon program completion).
For more information, call 928-445-6590, ext.229.
Civics class on citizenship begins Feb. 28
Beginning in February, the Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E. Skoog Blvd.) will host free civics classes for those applying for U.S. citizenship.
Starting Thursday, Feb. 28, the class will meet every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the library’s second-floor PC Lab. Classes will end in 10 weeks.
Registration is required. To register go to pvlib.net>attend>classes. For more information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.
Learn all about Humboldt schools Feb. 23 at Expo 2019
Bouncy houses, laser tag, play area and other entertainment make for a fun-filled way to learn more about what the Humboldt Unified School District has to offer.
School Expo 2019 will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Entertainment District near Freedom Station in Prescott Valley. More than 25 booths will offer information, a school bus will be open for tours, and current students from various schools will give performances throughout the event.
Food and other attractions, including a climbing wall and mini-bowling, will be available.
Future kindergartners can register with the elementary schools. All district departments will be available for any questions parents may have.
For more information, contact Kelly Lee at 928-759-5109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town of Prescott Valley seeks volunteers for board positions
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of Parks & Recreation programming, special events, and parks maintenance. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.
ARTS AND CULTURE COMMISSION
This 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.
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council. This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.
Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the fourth floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parents, future kindergartners can tour schools
Tour a kindergarten classroom and meet with teachers and staff at any of the four elementary school campuses in the Humboldt Unified School District.
Each school will conduct tours from 6 to 7 p.m. on its designated evening and will showcase what the district has to offer.
• Monday, Feb. 25: Coyote Springs and Lake Valley.
• Tuesday, Feb. 26: Liberty Traditional.
• Wednesday, Feb. 27: Granville and Humboldt.
• Thursday, Feb. 28: Mountain View.
Nature paintings, jewelry create newest art exhibit
Opening Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Yavapai College Art Gallery is a new exhibit, “Organic Explorations,” by Hyewon Yoon together with the Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists. The exhibit runs through March 30.
Hyewon Yoon, a Phoenix artist, explores and organizes natural organic landscapes, capturing nature with her drawings and painting. She will be giving an artist’s talk on her work at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, during the opening reception.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
An art opening reception will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, during the 4th Friday Art Walk, with a second reception taking place during the 4th Friday Art Walk the following month on March 22.
The Granite Mountain Jewelry artists are local.
Visit the gallery in Building 16, Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, or call 928-776-2031.
Democratic Women offer spring scholarships
In its annual effort to promote the college educations of young people, the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) plans to award three high school college-bound seniors a $1,000 scholarship each. This year the same application will be used to award both general and DACA scholarships.
Applications will be provided to all high school counselors in the Prescott area, including in the Prescott Valley and Chino Valley city limits. To be eligible, the high school student must be applying or has been accepted to a college or university, be a registered Democrat or reside in a home where one parent or a guardian grandparent are registered Democrats. (This does not apply to DACA students.)
The senior will also need to provide a completed application, reproducible picture, two letters of recommendation as well as a complete a one-page, double-spaced essay on, “How I Would Change the World.”
“The DWPA Scholarship was established with hopes to encourage our youth to become active participants in our community and to have a positive impact in our country’s future,” commented Maria Lynam, DWPA chair for 2019.
Graduating seniors are encouraged to pick up an application in their high school counselor’s office or they may contact the DWPA at email@example.com for an application to be emailed. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, March 29, 2019 to qualify.
Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, March 29, 2019 to qualify.
Legal series planned at the library
Do you have a will? What is a Power of Attorney? Is there an alternative to these documents? What are the pro and cons of each? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., for our Legal Series — Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Alternatives.
This program will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 5 p.m. in the PC Lab. Space is limited. This is a free event and registration is required. 928-759-3040.
Event to discuss making a difference at the end of a life
“A Legacy of Love — Making a Difference at the End of Life” is a free Senior Connection presentation with Kelly Paradis and Sarah Twombly, Good Samaritan Hospice, from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.
RSVP to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747.
Prep academy seeks tool donations
Canyon View Preparatory Academy is seeking tool donations for its industrial technology program. Donations of woodworking tools, metalworking tools, and scrap metal can be dropped off at the school at 9030 E. Florentine, Prescott Valley. For drop-off times, please call 928-775-5115 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you want to donate to the shop program, but are not able to deliver these tools, the school may be able to pick some items up after hours. Canyon View Preparatory Academy is nonprofit 501(c)3. Donations are deductible under Arizona State Tax Credit.
Over $2.5 million in scholarships available for students
The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications, making scholarship funding opportunities available to students across Arizona for the 2019-20 school year.
As Arizona’s largest private provider of scholarship funding, ACF provides access to more than 100 scholarship awards with a single online application, a news release states. Completing one general application matches applicants with scholarship opportunities within the system for which they may be eligible.
High school seniors, current college students, or graduate students attending accredited schools anywhere in the United States may apply. Scholarships are available for two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational and technical schools. Application deadlines for scholarships vary, ranging from early spring to the end of May. Students are encouraged to apply early to maximize their opportunities for scholarship awards.
The awards available serve a diversity of students. Some scholarships are given based on merit or financial need, while others are awarded to students in a particular geographic region or with specific demographic characteristics. Visit www.azfoundation.org/scholarships to access over $2.5 million in scholarship awards and to find out more about scholarships available through ACF.
Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 20 community foundations in the nation with more than $961 million in trust and endowment assets, and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.
Since inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $719 million in grants, scholarships and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at www.azfoundation.org.