Prescott Valley in Brief: Town seeks volunteers
Town seeks volunteers
The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Arts and Culture Commission, as well as the the Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Corporation.
Positions available on the Arts and Culture Commission are for one voting member and two non-voting members.
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. It 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.
Applicants are required to attend at least one Arts and Culture Commission meeting prior to an interview being scheduled.
The town also is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Board of Directors of the 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.
Applications for all of these are available in the Executive Management Office, on the fourth floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Skoog Blvd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Coffee with a Cop set for Aug. 1
Coffee with a Cop is an outreach program of the Prescott Valley Police Department and serves as a venue for nonthreatening social interaction between law-enforcement officers and residents of the community. The public may discuss community issues, talk about traffic, sports or other topics. There is no agenda and no speeches. It’s a chance to connect, ask questions, voice concerns and get to know local area police officers in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Upcoming sessions are Aug. 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at HomeSmart Fine Homes & Land, 8133 Highway 69, Suite C, Prescott Valley; and on Sept. 3, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Sally B’s Cafe, 7680 E. Highway 69, Prescott Valley.
For more information, call 928-772-9267.
22 compete in horseshoe tournament
Twenty-two horseshoe pitchers participated in the third annual Jerry Germain Memorial Horseshoe Tournament on June 29. The event was sponsored by the Gary Streeter American Legion Post 108, in association with the Central Arizona Horseshoe Club whose pits are located at the American Legion Park, 3281 N. Bob St., Prescott Valley.
The winning team members were: first place, Herb Baggett and Bob Dorfman; second place, Joe Starika and Nick Poling; and third place, Tommy Logston and Charlie Henehan.
All proceeds go toward the American Legion’s 4 Pillars, which benefit veterans, youth, national security and Americanism. Gary Streeter American Legion Post 108 and its Auxiliary and Legion Riders have supported these programs in Prescott Valley since 1982. The American Legion is also celebrating its 100th anniversary during 2019.
National Night Out is Aug. 6
The Prescott Valley Police Department encourages community members to get together with their neighbors on National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6 to help promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members to talk directly with police personnel about programs such as Cops and Kids, Citizens and Youth Police Academy, or other programs provided by the Prescott Valley Police Department.
National Night Out is an integral part of the Police Department’s partnership with the community. In 2018, police personnel attended 15 Neighborhood Watch events with approximately 700 community members in attendance; the Police Department hopes to exceed these numbers in 2019.
Over the next few weeks, watch and listen for updates on this year’s National Night Out events in your neighborhood.
Please report suspected impaired or unsafe driving to your local law enforcement. The Prescott Valley Police Department may be contacted at 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies.
Information provided by the Prescott Valley Police Department.
YavaButtons Club meeting is July 10
The YavaButtons Club meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 10, at 9 a.m. in Room 3 at Stepping Stones Coffee House, 2nd Street, Prescott Valley.
Meetings include presentations on the collection, history and preservation of clothing buttons. Public invited. For information, call 928-443-9831.
Prescott Valley Library upcoming happenings
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will host:
• July 12: Chasing Centuries — The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars across the Desert Southwest, a presentation by author Ron Parker from 3 to 4 p.m. This history book takes the reader along on an exciting and little-known adventure at the crossroads of archaeology and botany. Parker explores the depth and duration of human/agave coevolution across the desert Southwest, and discovers unusual agaves apparently associated with archaeological sites long since abandoned by residents of extinct ancient cultures. These agaves appear to be anthropogenic cultivars; living archaeological relics developed and planted by indigenous pre-Columbian Native Americans, and many are still growing exactly where they were planted hundreds of years ago. For more information, call 928-759-3040.
• July 15: Monday Night Movie: “The Public” (PG-13), 5 to 7 p.m. This month’s movie stars Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin and Taylor Schilling. An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
• July 18: YRMC Program Meditation, noon to 1 p.m. Learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12- to 18-minute practice, to help you become meditative effortlessly. Attain health, clarity and joy. Isha Kriya does not require any previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair. Presented by Ritu Gothwal, MD, YRMC PhysicianCare. Registration required. Go to yrmc.eventbrite.com or call 928-708-4636.
Library presents cowboy poets July 23
Arizona Cowboys Poets Gathering presents “You Just Can’t See Him From the Road” at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., on Tuesday July 23, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Come celebrate the cowboy’s place in Arizona culture and lore at this fun program for all ages. Poetry and music of the working cowboy will be performed by Dean Cook, Prescott Valley; Joe Konkel, Paulden; Linda Lee Filener, Chino Valley; Tom Walker, Prescott; and Don Fernwalt, Mayer.
The Arizona Cowboy Poet Gathering is in its 32nd year, bringing performers to the Prescott area from all over the country to preserve the life and culture of the working cowboy. Free, no registration required.
For more information, call 928-759-3040.
Back to School fair will be Aug. 1
The Humboldt Unified School District will host a Back to School Resource and Wellness Fair on Thursday, Aug. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the District Office, 6411 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley.
A free backpack full of school supplies will be provided for students. In addition, there will be healthy food samples and community resources for families.
For information, call Kelly Lee at 928-759-5109.
Bradshaw Mountain east’s gym is open
Bradshaw Mountain’s east campus gym at 6411 N. Robert Road is open for public use Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through July 31.
All ages are welcome, but children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring only water into the gym.
American Legion offers Friday dinners
American Legion Post 78 Humboldt will feature Friday dinners in July.
The menu will be as follows: July 12, Auxiliary fish fry; July 19, Italian dinner; and July 26, Mexican dinner.
Cost is $10. For more information, call 928-632-5185.
Cornhole tourney benefits Habitat
Registration is open for the second annual Cornhole Tournament to benefit Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity. R.E.D. Plumbing is hosting the fundraising event, which will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Findlay Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.
In addition to the tournament, the event will feature music by a D.J., prizes, food and beverages. The entry fee is $250 for a two-person team, which covers the team’s tournament participation, meal and event shirt. Friends and guests are invited to cheer on their team.
Entry deadline is July 20, and registration is made through R.E.D. Plumbing. Call 928-772-9296 for details.