Prescott Valley in Brief: GED series offered at the library
GED series offered at the library
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will be hosting a GED Help Series every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the PC Lab. No registration required. 928-759-3040.
Alzheimer’s support group meets on Mondays
An Alzheimer’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.
Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other. For more information, call 928-771-9257 or 928-759-3040. No registration required but space is limited.
‘The Great Cover Ups’ presentation Feb. 4 at quilt guild meeting
On Monday, Feb. 4, the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will host Mary Beth Groseta, owner of the Quilter’s Quarters Quilt Shop in Cottonwood.
She will present a program on “The Great Cover Ups” at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive (corner of Long Look/Loos off Glassford). 928-830-2565.
Yoga Nidra class set at the library
Join us at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., the first Thursdays of every month noon to 1 p.m., for Yoga Nidra, a meditation practice, where individuals who previously have had trouble getting their mind to slow down, find this practice extremely beneficial. It has all of the benefits of meditation, plus it is a strong healing modality.
The February meeting will be in the Children’s Room, and then all following classes will be held in the Crystal Room. 928-759-3040
Free tax preparation now through April 15
IRS-certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, partnering with Catholic Charities, will provide free federal and state tax preparation and e-file service now through April 15 at two locations: Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Crystal Room, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catholic Charities office, 434 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Appointments are recommended. Call 928-460-9895.
FEMA program offers teen leadership training
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 13-19.
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 located on 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.
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 non-profit 501(c)3. Donations are deductible under Arizona State Tax Credit.
CarePortal program connects families
Yavapai County residents looking for a way to help their neighbors have a new program available to them. The program, called CarePortal, is designed to connect families in need with local churches willing to lend a hand.
CarePortal is a network that allows Department of Child Safety (DCS) caseworkers to enter a family’s request online, such as car seats or a bed for a child to sleep on. After CarePortal receives the request, it alerts participating churches within the requesting families’ zip code. Churches then identify parishioners who are willing to assist a family.
“It takes a community to keep families strong,” said DCS Director Greg McKay. “CarePortal offers a direct link between local churches and families who are struggling.”
In December 2015, DCS and the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family partnered to launch CarePortal in Pima County. Since their initial launch, CarePortal has recruited 120 churches that have helped over 4,000 Arizona children. In addition to Pima County, CarePortal is available in Maricopa and Yuma Counties.
“We are excited to expand this successful program to Yavapai County,” said Maria Cristina Fuentes, Director of the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. “This innovative program pairs together the public sector and the faith-based community to help families in need.”
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
Quilts of Valor national ‘sew day’ is Feb. 2
The Prescott Valley Public Library and AZ Freedom Quilters Chapter #546 will be hosting the 2019 Quilts of Valor Foundation National Sew Day, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This event supports the local chapter of Quilts of Valor. This group makes quilts and presents them to veterans all over Northern Arizona.
The theme for the sixth annual QOVF National Sew Day is “On our way to 300,000!” according to a news release.
The AZ Freedom Quilters will provide the 2019 QOV pattern, fabric, limited cutting mats and other sewing tools. Please bring your machine and if you want, red, white and blue fabrics, thread, pins, etc. If you can’t make the event but still want to participate, call and the group will get you the guidelines and information needed to sew and add your quilt square. RSVP to 928-759-6193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town of Prescott Valley seeks volunteers for boards
Parks and Recreation Commission
This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of Parks and Recreation programming, special events, and parks maintenance. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.
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.
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.
Talk focuses on how to stay safe online
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., is offering How to Stay Safe Online (Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.).
The internet is a daily part of our family, social, and business lives. It is also where scammers and identity thieves lurk, a news release states. Protect yourself by learning to recognize “phishing” and fraud attempts in this class designed for internet users of all ages. You’ll learn how to create and use effective passwords, develop and practice good security habits, and reduce your exposure to threats.
Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information and to register, call 928-759-3040. All computer classes are held in the PC Lab on the second floor of the library.