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Chino Valley in brief: History book sale this month at library

A barn and patchwork display by the Chino Valley Quilters, originally put up at the December to Remember at Memory Park event, Saturday, Dec. 8. It was kept on display through the holiday season. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

A barn and patchwork display by the Chino Valley Quilters, originally put up at the December to Remember at Memory Park event, Saturday, Dec. 8. It was kept on display through the holiday season. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

History book sale this month at library

The January history book sale at Chino Valley Library includes biographies, events, interesting places, and more. It will be a good buy and great books, with all proceeds benefitting the CV Library.

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly meets on Tuesdays

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) club meets each Tuesday at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church, 725 E. Road 1 South, Remp Hall. The building is 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 additional information about TOPS, visit www.tops.org. The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

Presentation to address how to prevent falls

“Balance Recovery Strategies — How to Prevent a Fall” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott.

Karen Russell, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, will explain three strategies used in balance recovery and fall prevention, and demonstrate a variety of exercises that can be done at home to build strength and flexibility, and help prevent falls.

RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.

Learn the art of brewing your own kombucha

DIY winter tonics will be explored in a fun, unique and timely workshop that explores the whys, how-to’s and benefits of this ancient elixir and helps save money.

The Art of Brewing Your Own Kombucha workshop includes a delicious taste-testing, starter kit ($25 value), step-by-step instructions and recipes for creating marvelous twists to your brew are included. $30 pre-registration required by Jan. 3 to 928-445-4565, at 219 W. Gurley St., Prescott, or online at: https://nectarapothecary.com/product/art-of-brewing-your-own-kombucha/.

‘America’s Got Talent’ favorite Mandy Harvey to play Prescott

Mandy Harvey is a songstress with a marvelous touch for ballads, jazz and blues, and she backs her talent with a remarkable story that began in silence and then blossomed on national television.

The former “America’s Got Talent” sensation will light up the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The performance will be captioned for the hearing impaired.

A deaf American singer-songwriter, Harvey found the spotlight in 2017 on “America’s Got Talent.” After telling the judges her history — as a promising Colorado music student who lost her hearing to a connective tissue disorder — and sharing her arduous journey to reclaim her music through instinct and hard work, Harvey brought a tearful audience to its feet and won Simon Cowell’s coveted “golden buzzer,” with a powerfully heartfelt performance of her own song, “Try.”

Harvey’s triumph gave her a national profile, and she has performed around the country.

Harvey was a Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University with dreams of becoming a choir director when she lost her residual hearing at the age of 18 to Ehlers-Donlos syndrome. She was devastated, but she discovered that her sense of timing and pitch — as well as her passion for music — were still intact. She learned American Sign Language, worked tirelessly on her music, and began playing small jazz clubs in Fort Collins, then in Denver.

Harvey has been profiled by “NBC Nightly News” and CNN’s “Great Big Story.” She is a spokesperson for No Barriers USA and the Invisible Disabilities Association, and travels the country working to heighten disability awareness, challenge stereotypes and inspire others.

Mandy will hold a 5 p.m. pre-show discussion on the day of her Prescott performance, talking to young people about facing down their fears and achieving their dreams.

Tickets for Harvey’s show start at $25, with $15 student tickets available.

For reservations or more information, please contact the YCPAC Box Office, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 928-776-2000 (or 877-928-4253 toll free) or visit www.ycpac.com.

Windows 10 classes set for January

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering Windows 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, January 12, 19 and 26.

This course will walk participants through the changes introduced with Windows 10. Each student in a lab setting will learn the basics of managing Windows 10 settings, how to navigate and customize the Start menu, quickly find and install apps from the Microsoft Store, add User Accounts, enable and personalize Cortana, and use OneDrive to save files to the cloud.

This class assumes the student has some experience of a previous version of Windows. Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information call 928-759-3040.

All computer classes are held in the PC Lab on the second floor of the library.

Archaeologist to discuss Southwestern Indian rock art

Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves?

Allen Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives.

This presentation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Prescott Valley Public Library’s Crystal Room.

Dart is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and has worked in Arizona and New Mexico since 1975. He is a state cultural resource specialist/archaeologist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and volunteer director of Tucson’s Old Pueblo Archaeology Center nonprofit organization, which he founded in 1993 to provide educational and scientific programs in archaeology, history, and cultures.

Dart has received the Arizona Governor’s Award in Public Archaeology, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s Victor R. Stoner Award, and the Arizona Archaeological Society’s Professional Archaeologist of the Year.

If you have questions, please call 928-759-3040.

United Daughters of Confederacy offers scholarship

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Johnny Reb Chapter 2674, offers a scholarship of $500 for female students with a 3.0 GPA. The applicant must be a lineal descendant of a Confederate ancestor.

The application deadline is March 1. Contact Kay Harlan, president, at 928-717-7246 for more information.

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