Prescott in Brief: US Veterans walk May 15
Northern Arizona VA Health Care Systems at 500 HWY 89 North in Prescott, will host its 9th annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, May 15. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Flagpole Circle. There will be a martial arts demonstration, arts and crafts, and literature about the MOVE program and Whole Health. The VA2K will be held at various VA locations across the country. In 2018 more than 23,270 VA employees, veterans and community members from around the country participated, donating goods worth more than $379,300 to help homeless veterans. The 1.2-mile walk encourages people to live active lifestyles. It also allows participants to support homeless veterans through voluntary donations of food and new clothing items. For more information, call 928-445-4860, ext. 6305 or 6229 or visit Prescott.va.org.
Adult probation presentation set for May 10 at Goodwill in Prescott
“Reduce Barriers to Promote Positive Change,” a presentation by Adult Probation, will take place on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Goodwill of Central Arizona located at 1385 Iron Springs Road in Prescott. A representative from Stepping Stones will be the keynote speaker. A roundtable discussion will follow. RSVP to Jann Barrett at 928-777-7419 by May 9. Lunch provided.
AARP presents workshop on living and aging May 11 at Prescott library
Are you interested in exploring new perspectives of living and aging? Join AARP Arizona as we discuss and explore new choices to age and live life on your terms. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. in Prescott, and is open to individuals, families and caregivers, anyone who is interested in celebrating life through creativity and reimagining opportunities. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Please call 877-926-8300 or register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/PrescottCelebrateAging.
World Migratory Bird Day presentation May 11 at Highlands Center in Prescott
Did you know migrating hummingbirds can fly hundreds of miles across deserts, mountains, and even oceans and can survive freezing overnight temperatures by lowering their heart rate? Families can learn about this and more during World Migratory Bird Day at the Migratory Bird Family Nature Fest on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in the James Family Discovery Gardens at the Highlands Center in Prescott. This year’s World Migratory Bird Day international theme is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.” The Prescott Forest Service will be available to advise visitors on the best way to share the world with our feathered friends. Jay’s Bird Barn will also be onsite to share what unexpected organisms live in our bird feeders, and how to best maintain these hanging havens. Prescott Audubon Society will also be on hand to answer questions. The Migratory Bird Fest celebrates the importance of birds in our lives: the wonder and that they inspire, and the roles they play in the web of life. Attendees can also explore the behavior of hummingbirds and ravens, create bird feeders and nests, and stop at the Migration Stations. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for youth. Highland Center members are free. Register at highlandscenter.org.
Prescott Peacebuilders will present special Mother’s Day event May 12 in downtown Prescott
Prescott Peacebuilders is presenting a special Mother’s Day event on Sunday, May 12, at noon on the plaza in downtown Prescott. There will be a public gathering for mothers and others-who-care to come together in celebration of a more peaceful world for all beings. Participants will meet at Bucky O’Neill’s statue on Goodwin Street. At 12:30 p.m., bells for peace will ring from church steeples. Attendees are asked to bring a personal bell to ring while walking together and joining in our common hope for peace. Peacebuilders will reclaim the intent of the original Mother’s Day by offering blue scarves to others to honor the universal desire for peace. For more information, email email@example.com.