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Community Calendar: Jan. 8-12

Play modern board games, like Ticket to Ride and Splendor on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of every month. Come to play any time between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This group is hosted by the Prescott Area Board gamers and is open to anyone age 14 and over. Individuals 10-13 may participate if accompanied by an adult. Contact David Eagle at 928.592.5699 for more details. (Courier file photo)

Play modern board games, like Ticket to Ride and Splendor on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of every month. Come to play any time between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This group is hosted by the Prescott Area Board gamers and is open to anyone age 14 and over. Individuals 10-13 may participate if accompanied by an adult. Contact David Eagle at 928.592.5699 for more details. (Courier file photo)

Tuesday, Jan. 8

  • Touchmark Trekkers beginning hiking club, 8 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. RSVP to this free event at 928-632-7800. Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.
  • Queen of Hearts, 6 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave. 928-776-1125; vfw541prescott.org.
  • Monthly Trout Unlimited and Prescott Flycasters, 6 p.m., Lamb Chevrolet Conference Room. http://www.grandcanyontu.org.
  • Anger Solves Nothing, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org, 928-637-6232.
  • Meditation & Buddhism for Inner Peace, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org or 928-637-6232.
  • Free Seminar: ‘Considering Cremation?’ 1 to 2 p.m., by Rozanne Charington, AZ Pre-Needs Licensed Counselor. Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser Street.
  • "How Dynamic Movement Scientifically Heals Disease", free presentation, 2 to 3 p.m., at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Mary Heller, Owner - Mary Heller Dancer Arts, will explain how dynamic movement, and dancing in particular, has been shown to significantly improve our physical health, as well as our mood, outlook and memory. She will also discuss the triggers, assumptions and beliefs that people have that stop them from feeling good about the dance experience. For info or to RSVP call 445-9300.
  • Technology Help Hour: Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

  • VFW Post 541 Surprise Dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave, Prescott. 928-776-1125.
  • NDE (Near Death Experiences) stories shared and explored, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, Elsie Room, 215 E. Goodwin St. We will be reviewing NDE accounts as this can bring new meaning and direction to your life. Facilitated by Karl Krumins and friends.
  • Introduction to GED Series, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, PC Lab, 7401 East Skoog Blvd. The GED is a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test taker has United States high school-level academic skills. We know that the GED is not academically easy and PVPL wants to help. The GED is for people who are no longer an appropriate age to enroll in high school. The first meeting of this series is an ‘Introduction to the GED’ and will cover what PVPL will be offering to help those in need. The PVPL will then have GED Open Support Sessions every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the PC Lab. No registration required. If you have any questions, call 928-759-3040.

GED Open Support Sessions – Every Wednesday starting January 16, 2019 – 5:30 to 7 p.m., PC Lab.

  • Coffee Chats, with Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith, 8 a.m., the Step One Coffee House, 6719 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley. Join Supervisor Smith to learn about important local issues and initiatives facing Yavapai County. These informal gatherings are held in a casual friendly-environment giving residents the opportunity to ask questions and engage in open-discussions about community issues of importance, such as County Budget, Taxes and upcoming events. This is an open event and all are welcome to attend.

If you would like to enjoy a good cup of coffee and talk about issues, ask questions, discuss concerns, offer comments or suggestions, or just have a chance to meet Supervisor Smith, please take the time to come out to the Coffee Chats at Step One Coffee House.

  • Modern Board Gaming: Play modern board games, like Ticket to Ride and Splendor on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of every month. Come to play any time between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This group is hosted by the Prescott Area Board gamers and is open to anyone age 14 and over. Individuals 10-13 may participate if accompanied by an adult. Contact David Eagle at 928.592.5699 for more details.

Thursday, Jan. 10

  • Grief: A Journey of Healing, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Granite Gate Senior Living, 3850 N. Highway 89, Prescott. Sponsored by Maggies Hospice Palliative Care Services.
  • The Art of Brewing Your Own Kombucha workshop, 5 p.m., 219 W. Gurley Street. Pre-registration required. 928-445-4565 or https://nectarapothecary.com/product/art-of-brewing-your-own-kombucha/.
  • Miller Valley Road and Hillside Avenue Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) Site Community Informational Meeting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
  • The WQARF program supports the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in identifying, prioritizing, assessing and resolving the threat of contaminated soil and groundwater sites in the state. Please join us to find out more about the Miller Valley Road and Hillside Avenue WQARF site, meet those involved and find out how you can get involved. http://azdeq.gov/miller-valley-rd-notices.
  • "How to Identify, Prevent & Stop Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults", is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation, 12 to 1 p.m., Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.

Financial exploitation of vulnerable adults is rampant. Chip McLaughlin, Law Offices of Chester B McLaughlin, will explain how to identify, prevent and stop it when it happens. He will cover: What is financial exploitation and who are the perpetrators and potential victims; Ways to prevent or reduce likelihood of exploitation through estate planning; Signs that may indicate financial exploitation is occurring; and, steps to take to stop exploitation and recover stolen funds. RSVPs to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

Friday, Jan. 11

  • Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillard’s). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.
  • All-you-can-eat Fish Fry $9/Shrimp $11, 4:30 to 7 p.m., VFW-Buckey O’Neill Post 541, 202 N Arizona Ave.
  • “Agni Yoga: Education for the Soul,” 7 to 8 p.m., WMEA Izvara Center, 1720 West McIntosh Drive, Prescott. RSVP at 928-778-0638 or staff@wmea-world.org.
  • Free Movie: ‘Ocean’s 8’, 4:30 to 6 pm, Comedy/Mystery, rated PG-13, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchet, Anne Hathaway, Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser Street.
  • Ballroom Dance Party with Chad & Marie Burson, East Coast Swing dance lesson at 6:30 p.m., Dance party at 7:30 p.m., $10 for both. Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser Street.
  • Lap sit Storytime: Bring your baby for some cozy active time on your lap. The Storytime will last about 20 minutes, but you are invited to linger and play. 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott.
  • Preschool Storytime: 30 minutes of stories, songs, and finger plays especially for children ages 3-5, and their grownups. Siblings are always welcome. 10:30 a.m. to 11 am, Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott.
  • Conversational Spanish: Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish with conversation and camaraderie. Sessions may include targeted grammar discussions, subject-specific vocabulary practice, and handouts. Basic Spanish skills needed. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott.

Saturday, Jan. 12

  • Memory Café, 9 to 10 a.m., Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, 3407 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley. It is designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and their caregivers, whether that is a family member, companion, friend or professional.
  • Highlands Center Volunteer Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott. Meet with current volunteers and staff to learn how your interests and talents can support our mission to bring the wonders of nature to children and adults. https://highlandscenter.org/upcoming-event/volunteer-fair-2019/.
  • The Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) 10 a.m., Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.
  • Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prescott Gateway Mall, #120 (near Dillard’s). www.gmihc19.org. info@gmihc19.org. www.facebook.com/gmihc19.
  • Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank’s annual meeting, 11 a.m., American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive. 928-778-4622.
  • Yavapai Flute Circle, 12 to 2:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, Children’s Program Room, 7401 E Civic Circle. 717-1000.
  • Prescott Area Woodturners January general meeting, 1 – 3 p.m., member Walt Spencer will demonstrate coring: the method of releasing several bowl blanks from one large piece of wood. Guests are welcome. Bring a chair.
  • Saturday Night Talk Series – Traps on the Spiritual Path. 7 p.m., Vigraha Gallery, Courtyard Bldg., 115 E. Goodwin Street. Talks are open to anyone on a spiritual path, $5 donation.
  • Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S Walker Rd (2 miles past Costco), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Looking for something to do in the New Year? Come volunteer with us! Meet with current volunteers and staff to learn how your interests and talents can support our mission to bring the wonders of nature to children and adults. Opportunities include naturalists for the Discovery Gardens, docents to lead school field trips, nature store greeters, educational and fundraising events, schoolyard habitat program gardeners, office administration tasks, and grounds and maintenance volunteers to help maintain trails and work on other handy projects as needed. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
  • Family Storytime: 20-30 minutes of stories, songs and activities for the whole family. 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Social hour 9 a.m,, announcements 9:30 a.m., program 10 a.m., Community Room, Building 19, Yavapai College - "Helping the Homeless and Teens in Our Community, Jessi Hans, Director of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ), and Courtney Osterfelt, Executive Director and Founder of the Launch Pad Teen Center - Program is open to the public.
  • "Rocket Engines, Satellites, Computer Models, and the Holocene." 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Prescott Public Library Founders Suite, 215 E. Goodwin Street. Free presentation by Patti Sheaffer, retired rocket scientist, on the 2018 Climate Assessments, and where we go from here.
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