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Local in Brief: Chaparral Suzuki summer workshop applications due Friday

Chaparral Suzuki summer workshop applications due Friday

Chaparral Suzuki Academy offers a summer camp for students of violin, viola, cello and piano for ages 6-12. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, through Saturday, June 15, at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church near the airport, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott.

Registration is due May 10 and scholarships are available, thanks to the J.S. Acker Trust.

Director Laura Tagawa has more than 20 years teaching experience, and is the president of the Arizona Suzuki Association and a violinist with the Arizona Opera orchestra. Other instructors are Jacquelyn Schwandt, professor of viola at Northern Arizona University; Kylie Ahern, teacher trainer for Suzuki; Alice Vierra, 40 years teaching cello; and Henry Flurry, composer and member of Sticks and Tones. Jonathan Best, with 40 years’ performance experience, offers enrichment in improvisation. Constance Jahrmarkt, piano accompaniment, has 30 years’ teaching experience.

The workshop experience culminates in a concert on the final day, Saturday, June 15.

For more information, visit or email Laura Tagawa at

Prescott Valley Public Library to host citizenship classes

Beginning in May, the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will host free civics classes for those applying for U.S. citizenship.

Starting May 9 the class will meet every Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s second-floor PC lab. Classes will end in 10 weeks on July 25. Registration is required.

To register go to>attend>classes. For more information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.

Classes are for those 18 and older, and are free.

Yavapai College Adult Education hosting DIY GED information sessions

The Yavapai College Adult Education program offers a do-it-yourself version of the GED, available by attending one of three forthcoming free GED test information sessions in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. In the sessions, students will learn what is on the GED test, what to study to pass the test, and how to sign up for the exam. Registration is not required to attend the information sessions and all are welcome.

The DIY GED information sessions are designed to help prospective GED students with job and family responsibilities, or who have transportation barriers preventing them enrolling in a YC GED preparation class. And, it’s aimed at those students who more recently left high school and may just need a little bit of preparation and advice before taking the test.

A GED opens a lot of doors for people who, for a host of reasons, did not get a high school diploma, and those considering a return to school — whether for a degree, or career-training — need a GED to apply for federal financial aid.

Here is the schedule of the forthcoming DIY GED sessions:

• Tuesday, May 14, 5 to 7 p.m., Room 222, Prescott Valley Center, 3800 N. Glassford Hill Road

• Tuesday, May 28, 4 to 6 p.m., Computer Lab in the Chino Valley Agribusiness Science and Technology Center, 2275 Old Home Manor Drive

• Tuesday, June 18, 5 to 7 p.m., Room 222, Prescott Valley Center

For more information, call 928-717-7983, or visit

City of Prescott seeks applicants for committees

The City of Prescott is accepting applications for citizens who are interested in serving on the CDBG Citizens Advisory Committee, Industrial Development Authority and the Pedestrian, Bicycle & Traffic Advisory Committee for an immediate vacancy with terms expiring March 2020, March 2025 and September 2022 respectively.

Applicants must be Prescott residents.

Boards, commissions and committees provide opportunities for citizens to take an active role in their local government.

Members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation from the Council Subcommittee on Appointments following review of applications.

Applications are due to the city by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12.

For more information, visit the City’s website at City of Prescott Boards & Commissions Vacancies or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 928-777-1272.

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