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Wed, June 19

Chino Valley in Brief: Bake sale to benefit shelter animals

Bake sale to benefit shelter animals

Chino Valley Animal Partners will hold a bake sale on Saturday, June 15, at Olson’s Grain, 344 Highway 89 in Chino Valley, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the bake sale will be used to help the local town shelter and companion animals in need that reside within the town of Chino Valley.

Grants To You seeks teacher

Grants To You, a 17-year-old nonprofit, 501c3, is seeking a teacher to support its grant research and writing program. Classes are offered three to four times per year (eight hours each time). Since its inception in 2002, GTU’s 1,200 volunteers have won in excess of $4.1 million. The instructors are paid a $300 honorarium (based on attendance) plus reimbursement for supplies. Attendance averages around 13 students.

Contact founder Paul Baskin at 928-458-7796 or at info@grantstoyou.org.

St. Catherine rummage sale June 21-22

St. Catherine Laboure Church will hold an all-parish rummage sale on Friday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church located at 2062 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley. Proceeds help families and community organizations in Chino Valley and Paulden. For more information, visit stcatherinecv.org.

Sonshine event hosts free clinic June 13-14

The fifth annual Arizona Sonshine free healthcare clinic will take place on June 13 and 14, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Findlay Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main St. in Prescott Valley.

Services available include dental care, eye exams and glasses, healthy living and wellness coaching; immunizations, school physicals and medical screenings; chiropractic care, physical and massage therapy; mental health services; legal services; and community resource information.

Attendees will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Child care will be available for 12 and younger. Free transportation will be available.

Call 844-554-4400 or visit arizonasonshine.com for more information and a schedule.

People Who Care meeting June 19

People Who Care will host a volunteer information orientation meeting on June 19, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at 147 Grove Ave. in Prescott. Volunteers provide non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This allows an individual 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 neighbors live. The majority of our neighbors live alone. Volunteer assistance includes transportation to healthcare/business appointments; grocery shopping; personal paperwork; visiting; caregiver relief, and more.

For more information and to enroll, call 928-445-2480.

Quad-Cities Caregiver Symposium June 20

The third annual Quad-Cities Caregiver Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 20, with registration beginning at 9:45 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room, 7401 Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley. Check out the exhibits before the program begins at 10:15 a.m.

This free Symposium is open to the public and will feature local professionals, service providers, and networking with other family caregivers. This year’s focus will be to provide important information to help decrease family caregiver stress by offering invaluable presentations by NACOG Area Agency on Aging Program Coordinators, AARP Arizona, and information about financial assistance options.

Family caregivers are at-risk for job loss, health decline, and isolation while taking on the immense unpaid responsibility of caring for a loved one, friend, neighbor, parent, spouse or child. Learn more about resources in your community that may help you in finding balance. Lunch will be provided by AARP Arizona.

To register, call Lita Nelson at 928-213-5255.

Coffee With Cops on June 26

The community is invited to engage in casual conversation with local law enforcement during Coffee With Cops from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

Meet Chief Wynn, Lt. Chapman and other Chino Valley Police Department employees.

Tri-City Towing receives ACE award

Grady Clements from Tri-City Towing of Chino Valley has received the American Towman Magazine ACE Award for achievement in service performance. Recipients were nominated by the nation’s major motor clubs and dispatch centers, including: GEICO, Road America, Agero, Motorcycle Towing Services, Nation Safe Drivers, Quest Towing Services, Pinnacle Motor Club, Roadside Protect, and USAC/MD.

The nomination guidelines for the ACE Award includes: the highest percentage of calls when the estimated time of arrival is achieved, consistency in response time, written appreciation from customers, and percentage of calls serviced (instead of turning them away) thereby reflecting reliability and overall professionalism. ACE recipients rank in the top 1% of the towing industry’s service providers. The ACE Award is presented by American Towman Magazine, a trade publication serving emergency road service professionals.

The ACE Award was commemorated by an original design belt buckle. The buckles were presented to the award recipients present at the ACE Encore Ceremony at the SouthPoint Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 10 during the American Towman ShowPlace.

Free AARP Movies for Grownups on June 14

AARP in Yavapai County will host AARP Movies for Grownups at 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Harkins Theater in Prescott Valley. The June film is “Rocketman,” a musical fantasy about the human story of Elton John.

The event is free. Pre-registration is required. Call 844-418-2281 or visit https://aarp.info/rocketprescottvalley.

VA public hearing on June 26

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System has scheduled a public hearing for 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the theater, Bldg. 15, at the main VA hospital in Prescott to present a proposal on an Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) at NAVAHCS.

This EUL would enable the VA to improve its ability to continue providing benefits and services to veterans and their families through the renovation of six historic quarters (buildings 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) and approximately three acres of adjacent land on the southwestern portion of the campus.

This co-location of housing on the campus would enable veterans greater access to services. The VA would like to elicit comments from veterans and other interested parties regarding plans to have supportive housing on the campus.

The public is invited to attend the hearing and is encouraged to submit written comments in advance of the hearing to Mary Dillinger, Public Affairs, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System 500 N. Highway 89, Prescott, AZ 86313 or call 928-717-7587.

Library features spring book selection

The Chino Valley Public Library bookstore features a spring selection of books on topics including gardening, vegetables, flowers, and landscaping.

All proceeds benefit the library, 1020 W. Palomino Road, Chino Valley.

For more information, call 928-636-2687.

Town seeks board, committee applicants

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking applicants interested in sharing their talents, expertise, and enthusiasm to serve on the following Town Council-appointed boards and committees: Board of Adjustment; Industrial Development Authority; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; Roads and Streets Committee; and Senior Center Advisory Board.

Visit http://www.chinoaz.net/222/Boards-Commissions to obtain a Public Body Appointment Application or to view committee descriptions, desired qualifications, residency requirements, terms of office, meeting days and times to see where you best fit in.

Applications must include a brief resume or summary describing relevant experience. Applicants must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. First review was April 29.

For questions and to obtain and submit applications, write to Town of Chino Valley, Attention: Town Clerk’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, call 928-636-2646, ext. 1052, or email clerks@chinoaz.net.

Explore Arizona offers day trips

Explore Arizona, in partnership with Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation, offers day trips to new destinations each month from May through December.

Upcoming trips include: Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, June 20, $50; The Arboretum in Flagstaff, July 25, $40; Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot in Verde Valley, Aug. 22, $35; Grand Canyon National Park, Sept. 26, $40; Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Oct. 24, $55; Shopping Trip at Tanger Outlets in Glendale, Nov. 7, $15; Desert Botanical Garden, Tempe, Dec. 12, $70.

Trip price includes transportation in a 12-passenger van, admission fees and lunch. For more information, call 928-759-3090 or visit pvaz.net.

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