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Prescott in Brief: Friday meeting set for organizations applying for local tourism/arts grants

Friday meeting set for organizations applying for local tourism/arts grants

The Prescott Tourism Office will be accepting applications for Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) and Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council (PAAHC) grants throughout March.

The grants are designed to assist nonprofit organizations hosting events in Prescott between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Monday, April 1.

A city news release notes that anyone interested in applying for the grants must attend a pre-application meeting. A mandatory meeting for all applicants will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 8, at City Hall, the news release states.

The TAC and PAAHC grants are funded through the city’s bed tax (transient occupancy tax).

Events are eligible for as much as $5,000, depending on the applicant’s rating, and how many organizations successfully apply.

Applications and guidelines are available online at: www.visit-prescott.com. Contact John Heiney at 928-777-1220 or Ann Steward at 928-777-1259 for more information.

‘Hunt for Dark Matter’ at ERAU planetarium

“Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter” will play at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, as free events, although tickets are necessary.

The new, full-dome planetarium show presents the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent cosmos.

To register for free tickets, visit prescott.erau.edu/about/planetarium/ and click on upcoming shows and then the title of the show.

As of noon Tuesday, March 5, the following shows had space still available: Friday: 6 p.m. (sold out), 7 p.m. (13 seats), 8 p.m. (60 seats). Saturday afternoon shows: tickets are available for 2 p.m., 3 p.m.; the 4 p.m. show is sold out.

For more, visit prescott.erau.edu/about/planetarium, or call 928-777-3422.

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