Prescott Valley in Brief: Willis to speak on Goodwin Fire at Firewise meeting
Willis to speak on Goodwin Fire at Firewise meeting
Join the Dewey-Humboldt Firewise members at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to hear from Darrell Willis, Goodwin Fire Resource coordinator, on “Lessons from the Goodwin Fire: A Look Back and Ahead” at the D-H Town Hall,
The former Prescott fire chief and founder of the Granite Mountain Hotshots will speak at the meeting and answer questions from the audience.
Vickie Wendt, Dewey-Humboldt Firewise director, will conduct regular meeting business that includes updates, treasurer’s report, and information on abatement and resource development.
The Dewey-Humboldt Town Hall is at 2735 S. Highway 69, along Main Street, Humboldt. For more information, call 928-632-7362.
Civics classes set for those seeking citizenship
Beginning in January, the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will host free civics classes for those applying for U.S. citizenship.
Starting on Jan. 22, the class will meet every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library’s second-floor PC Lab. Classes will end in 10 weeks on March 26. Registration is required. To register go to pvlib.net>attend>classes. For more information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.
This LSTA project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Hopi quilting traditions presentation Feb. 14
Carolyn O’Bagy Davis will present Hopi Quilting Traditions 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room.
For centuries, Hopi men grew cotton and wove the fibers into blankets and clothing. In the 1880s, with the arrival of Anglo missionaries and government officials, quilting was introduced to the Hopi people and it quickly became integrated into Hopi culture and ceremony with quilts being used in every Hopi household.
Hopis today are fourth- and fifth- generation quilt makers, and as the artistic traditions of two cultures are blended, it is not uncommon to see a quilt with a traditional Anglo pattern and an ancient Hopi image, such as a kachina or a clan motif.
This presentation includes a trunk show of Hopi quilts.
O’Bagy Davis, a fourth-generation descendant of Utah pioneers, is the author of 14 books on archaeology, quilting and the history of the Southwest. Her book, “Hopi Summer”, was selected for OneBook Arizona for 2011 and Desert Trader was named one of the Best Books of the Southwest in 2012.
She was founding president of the Tucson Quilters Guild and Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and is an inducted member of the Society of Women Geographers and the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame. Davis has appeared on HGTV, PBS, and Lifetime television programs and has curated many traveling museum exhibits.
Call 928-759-3040 for more information.
GriefShare Support Group to meet Saturday
A 13-week support group for those who have experienced a death of a loved one is starting Saturday Jan. 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Prescott Life Church, 2200 Highway 89, Prescott.
To sign up, please text the word “HOPE” with your name and telephone number to 602-410-8536 or call for additional information.
Yavapai County Citizens Academy taking applications
The Yavapai County “Citizens Academy” is currently accepting applications for attendees.
The academy, approved in September by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, will provide county residents with insights into how the county government works, promote open lines of communication, and offer a clear understanding of how county services affect the everyday lives of its residents.
Applications to attend the Citizens Academy must be submitted online at Yavapai.us. Participants will interact with the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, county leadership, and other resident. By the end of the class, participants will have an increased understanding of the organizational structure and operation of the various county departments that influence the quality of life in Yavapai County.
The classes will be held at the Yavapai County Board Room, 1015 Fair St. on the following dates: Jan. 17, 24, and 31, Feb. 7, 21 and 28 and March 7 and 14 (no class on Feb. 14).
The academy will consists of eight classes, each of which will highlight various Yavapai County departments. Classes are held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a light dinner will be provided.
There is no charge to attend the Citizens Academy, and it is open to anyone living in Yavapai County, 18 years of age or older. Classes will be offered once a year in Prescott and again in the Verde Valley. The class will accommodate 20 participants, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The academy is not intended to be a platform for complaints or to debate political issues but rather a place to ask questions, and learn.
The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony at a Board of Supervisors meeting shortly after the completion of the class.
To apply, visit Yavapai.us and click on the Citizens Academy Application link.
People Who Care volunteer meeting set for Wednesday
People Who Care volunteers will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Prescott United Methodist Church, People Who Care office, 505 W. Gurley St.
Volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This service allows individuals to continue living in their own homes 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. The majority of our Neighbors live alone. Volunteers offer assistance with a one-to-one situation by helping with transportation to healthcare/business appointments; grocery shopping; personal paperwork; visiting; caregiver relief; and more. 928-445-2480.
Sierra Club plans presentation Friday
The Yavapai Group of the Sierra Club will host a free public presentation and discussion on the Arizona Legislature’s record of environmental protection at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset, Prescott.
For more information, call 928-308-1003.
Children and trauma follow-up workshop set for Jan. 26
Humboldt Unified School District continues to offer popular and much-needed workshops on Working with Traumatized Children.
A free follow-up workshop to the Trauma I training takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the HUSD East campus/district office, Building 400, 6411 N. Robert Road.
The four-hour workshop will dive into practical tools to use when working with traumatized children.
Free onsite childcare will be available. Please RSVP by calling Kelly Lee at 928-759-5109 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation set on benefits of dynamic movement
“How Dynamic Movement Scientifically Heals Disease” is a free Senior Connection presentation to take place noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive.
Presenter Mary Heller, Mary Heller Dancer Arts, will talk about how dynamic movement, and dancing in particular, has been shown to significantly improve our physical health, as well as our mood, outlook and memory.
RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html
‘The Darkest Hour’ shows at D-H Library Jan. 29
Friends of the Dewey-Humboldt Library will host free movies for grown-ups and snacks, with “The Darkest Hour” showing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library.
This movie is about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, called “A Man with the Heart of a Nation,” during World War II.
The library is located at 2735 S. Corral St., Dewey-Humboldt. For more information, call 928-632-5049.
Town of Prescott Valley accepting applications for board positions
Arts and Culture Commission
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. This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture. 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.
Municipal Property Corporation
This is a volunteer position appointed by the Town Council. The MPC facilitates financing of selected capital projects for the town. Related experience is desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits, but applicants living outside the town limits will also be considered.
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. and 5 p.m.