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Prescott Valley in Brief: New library book sale hours in Dewey

Liberty Traditional seventh graders, from left, Dawson Chaney as Sgt. Alvin York, Mason Pearl as Kaiser Wilhelm II, Izae Vaca as Manfred Von Richtofen (the Red Baron), Caleb Johnson as Wilber Wright, pose as the school puts on its "Living History Museum Night" in Prescott Valley on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Approximately 65 students participated by dressing up and presenting facts as historical figures of their choosing. (Les Stukenberg/Tribune)

Liberty Traditional seventh graders, from left, Dawson Chaney as Sgt. Alvin York, Mason Pearl as Kaiser Wilhelm II, Izae Vaca as Manfred Von Richtofen (the Red Baron), Caleb Johnson as Wilber Wright, pose as the school puts on its "Living History Museum Night" in Prescott Valley on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Approximately 65 students participated by dressing up and presenting facts as historical figures of their choosing. (Les Stukenberg/Tribune)

New library book sale hours in Dewey

The Dewey-Humboldt Friends of the Library has announced new book sale hours for its gift quality books on Thursdays, beginning March 28, from noon to 4 pm. Gift quality books feature major authors, fiction and non-fiction. Most hardbacks are one dollar and paperbacks are 25 cents. The library is located at 12980 Prescott St., Dewey-Humboldt. For more information, call 928-899-4399.

Friendly Pines open house is March 30

For families who are interested in learning more about Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott for this summer, there will be a fun-filled open house event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Bring the whole family for an exciting day of camp tours, wagon rides, toasting marshmallows, zip line rides, drawings for prizes, delicious refreshments, and more.

A complimentary buffet lunch, hot Dutch oven biscuits with honey butter, and ice cream cones will be served, according to a news release.

Friendly Pines Camp is available for children ages 6 through 13. The camp offers a wide range of traditional camp activities: sports, horseback riding, waterskiing, rock climbing, performing arts, fine arts, pets, hiking, canoe, kayaking, and more. There are one-week, two-week, four-week and six-week camp sessions available. There is also a sibling discount. This year, Friendly Pines Camp will celebrate its 79th summer. This camp is located at 933 E. Friendly Pines Road, Prescott.

For more information, visit or call 928-445-2128.

Raise a Reader at the library

Raise a Reader, a free parenting workshop, will take place from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd. This workshop will help prepare a child’s brain for school by teaching ways to improve language skills important for reading, nurture a love for reading, and promoting healthy brain development.

This is for all parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5. Childcare is limited but may be provided with pre-registration. Register with Lynette Christensen at 928-759-3044.

Fish and chips fundraiser on April 6

The Daughters of the British Empire will hold its annual Fish and Chip fundraising dinner benefiting local charities at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Moose Lodge 319, 6501 E. 6th St., Prescott Valley.

Tickets are $25, which includes dinner and dessert. Entertainment by the Renaissance Players, silent auction and more. For tickets, call Jill at 928-458-3005.

Get Ready to Retire seminar at library

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will be the TransAmerican Seminar Series, “Get Ready to Retire.”

This seminar will outline critical decision-points as retirement approaches. Registration is required at, Attend, Classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

April 19 deadline for police golf tourney

The Prescott Valley Police Foundation is having its third annual Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at StoneRidge on Sunday, April 28. The tournament includes a free-car Hole-in-One prize, opportunity to golf with a police officer, lunch, and other special features. The deadline to register is April 19.

The Ball Drop is open to anyone, and you need not be present to win. Anyone can purchase drop balls for $10 each. The winner gets 50 percent of the Ball Drop proceeds. For more information, call 928- 772-0498 after noon or email

Learn about balance on April 18

The Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., is partnering with the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Speakers Bureau to present “Balance.” It will go over what balance is, what systems control it and ways it can be improved.

It will be presented by Nicole Flippen, PR, DPT, YRMC Physical Rehabilitation. The talk will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the library’s third-floor Crystal Room. Register online at or call 928-708-4636.

Alzheimer’s presentation April 25 The Prescott Valley Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will host an Alzheimer’s presentation, Dementia Conversations, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25.

The talk will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members. This program will help with going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans, and more.

This is a free event. Registration is not required, but space is limited. For information, call 928-759-3040.

The Sand Fleas perform on April 26

On Friday, April 26, the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will host a 2:45 p.m. performance by The Sand Fleas, which are part of the Prescott Ukulele Guild or “PUG” as they refer to themselves.

The Sand Fleas play a nostalgic mix of ’50s and ’60s music and will have you tapping your toes and singing along before you know it. This program is free and suitable for all ages. Seating is limited so come early. No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Learn about the history of Vulture Mine

The Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., presents “History of Vulture Mine” with Bill Feyerabend, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The presentation will describe the Vulture Mine’s history, geology, mining technology and impact on Arizona history.

When the Civil War was raging and the Hassayampa River area was unhealthy because of malaria, the Vulture Mine was discovered. Learn of its long life, and its effects on the development and history of Arizona. Leave this presentation knowing more about the Vulture mine’s place in Arizona history.

Feyerabend was a teenage history nerd growing up in Caldwell, Idaho, a small farming town in southwestern Idaho with an interest in mining and ultimately geology. He followed that interest to a career as an exploration geologist. One of his jobs was exploration at the Vulture Mine, which combined the best of working out of the historic town of Wickenburg and enjoying sunrise through the saguaros on his morning commute.

This is a free event. No registration is required. Space is limited. Call 928-759-3040 with any questions.

Boundaries subject of second Addiction Workshop series

Developed for parents and spouses/partners of addicted loved ones, a two-hour workshop tackles boundary issues.

Renee Podraza, private practice therapist, offers the workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Prescott Valley Public Library Genealogy Room on the second floor, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.

This is the second in the three-part Coping Skills, Addiction Workshop series. It will focus on learning coping skills to effectively manage stressful relationships, and will cover:

• Define what it means to rescue your loved one.

• Examine the dynamics of enabling behaviors.

• Learn how to detach and set healthy boundaries.

Podraza, a licensed professional counselor and licensed independent substance abuse counselor, has almost 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field and more than a decade of working with families.

Space is limited. Registration is required at, Attend, Classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Dignified flag disposal on March 29

Gary Streeter American Legion Post 108 in Prescott Valley is holding a dignified flag disposal ceremony for unserviceable American flags at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the American Legion Park in Prescott Valley. The American Legion Park is located at 3233 Bob Drive, directly behind Central Fire Station #53 on Yavapai Road.

The public is invited to bring unserviceable American flags to this event for proper disposal. The American Legion has been conducting Dignified Disposal of American Flags since 1937.

Eligible veterans are invited to attend Post meetings on the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive in Prescott Valley.

For information, contact Gary Taylor, Post 108 Commander, at 928-277-8213 or

Scholarship deadline is April 1

The Prescott Chapter of the University of Arizona Alumni Association is accepting applications from graduating high school seniors located in the Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt areas.

The University of Arizona Alumni Association Prescott Chapter plans to award as much as $12,000 in scholarships this year to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to and enrolled in the University of Arizona. The criteria for the scholarship includes financial need, academic achievement, and community service.

Applications for this year’s scholarships are available at, and must be completed on or before April 1. More information can be obtained at your local high school counselor’s office, or contact Maria Clawson at or 928-445-0122, ext. 214.

Monday Night Movies set for April 15

Join the Prescott Valley Public Library ,7401 E. Skoog Blvd., from 5 to 7 p.m. April 15 for Monday Night Movies. This month’s showing is “Green Book,” starring Viggio Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini.

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. The showing is free. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Mayors to speak at regional symposium in Prescott Valley on April 16

Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta will be among four newly-elected mayors from across northern Arizona to speak at the upcoming Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) Northern Economic Development Regional Symposium from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Prescott Valley Police Department’s Community Room, 7601 E. Civic Circle in Prescott Valley.

Mayors Jen Miles from Kingman, Al Gameros from Globe, and Tom Morrissey from Payson will join Mayor Palguta to share their views on the importance of business retention and attraction, retail and workforce to their communities.

Other sessions will include:

• What is economic development? Economic developers will answer the question, “What is economic development?” as they provide clarification on the key programs they administer to better the economy of their locales.

• Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). Learn about what ACA, the state’s leading economic development organization, is working on in northern Arizona and how ACA is advancing the economy of the state in the region with projects and new programs.

The cost of the symposium is $50 for AAED members and $65 for non-members if registered by noon on April 8. Late registration is $70. To register, visit For information, call 602-240-2233, or visit

Registration open for well water workshop

Do you have a private well? Do you drink your well water? Have you tested your well water quality lately? These are important questions that could impact the health and well-being of you and your family. The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott.

Attendees will learn about: geology and aquifers, regulation, well registration, well operation and maintenance, naturally occurring contaminants, when and how to sample well water, and home treatment options for your well.

Presenters are Dr. Janick Artiola, U of A Cooperative Extension Water Quality specialist, and Mr. Gary Hix, registered geologist and past president of the Arizona Well Association. Workshop participants will receive water related publications at no charge. Registration required.

Contact Lydia Watts, or call 928-445-6590 ext.221.

Traumatized children, parenting workshops available

Humboldt Unified School District is offering several free workshops at its location on 6411 N. Robert Road, building 400, for those interested in working with traumatized children, learning about parenting, and working with substance-exposed children.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way workshop is a four-part series being offered on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Working with Traumatized Children Part One is being offered on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Part 2 will take place on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Working with Substance-Exposed Children will be offered on Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., district campus room 437.

Free on-site childcare will be available. Registration for the workshops is now open. Call Kelly Lee at 928-759-5109 or email

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Expo and Pinwheel Party on April 27

The Prescott Valley Pinwheel Party and Grandparents Raising Grandkids Expo, a family fun event, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the Prescott Valley Civic Center lawn, 7501 E. Civic Circle.

The event will begin with the planting of 3,000 pinwheels at 11 a.m. The blue pinwheel is the national symbol of healthy, happy children. Additional features include a bounce house, a fire truck, fun activities and tables with resource information from local family service organizations. Parents who fill out a community survey at the event will receive a $10 gift card (while supplies last).

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.

Town accepting applications


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.

Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the 4th floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Better Bucks allows giving without enabling

Most of us have encountered panhandlers, people holding cardboard signs asking for money. With the onset of warmer weather, there will be an increased presence of those asking for money in the Prescott Valley area. Many of us want to give but are not sure if giving cash is the most helpful. That is why there’s Better Bucks.

The Prescott Valley Police Department has teamed up with Stepping Stones, Walmart of Prescott Valley, the Flagstaff Police Department and the Shadows Foundation to help those in need. Donors can express their compassion free from concerns that their charity will be used for unintended purposes.

Better Bucks vouchers are available for purchase at Stepping Stones in Prescott Valley and the Prescott Valley Police Department for $6 per book. Each book is worth $5 and can be used to purchase, food, toiletries, even pet-food; however they cannot be used for alcohol or tobacco items. No change is given at the register and items purchased with Better Bucks cannot be refunded. .

The Better Bucks program of Prescott Valley was made possible by generous donations from community partners such as Little Dealer-Little Prices, Sun Valley Tire and Automotive, The Center for Physical Excellence, Findlay Toyota Prescott, Hensley Beverage Company, Walmart of Prescott Valley and our partners at Great Circle Media.

For more information, visit under the About us tab or contact the Prescott Valley Police Department at 928-772-5149.

Information provided by the Prescott Valley Police Department.

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