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Chino Valley in Brief: Antelope Garden Club annual plant sale is May 18

The Friends of the Chino Valley Library May Bookstore Sale has children’s and young adult books available, from “Read to Me” to education — with prices starting at 25 cents each. All proceeds benefit the Chino Valley Public Library, located at 1020 Palomino Road. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

The Friends of the Chino Valley Library May Bookstore Sale has children’s and young adult books available, from “Read to Me” to education — with prices starting at 25 cents each. All proceeds benefit the Chino Valley Public Library, located at 1020 Palomino Road. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Antelope Garden Club annual plant sale is May 18

The Antelope Garden Club will have its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Chino Valley Community Church, Highway 89 and Road 3 North in Chino Valley.

Annuals, vegetables, perennials, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase. Cash only. Service dogs only, no pets.

Meet Chino Valley police at Coffee with Cops on May 29

Enjoy casual conversation with your local law enforcement during Coffee with Cops, a special community outreach program from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Rd., Chino Valley.

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

Fashion show June 1 at American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 40 at Highway 89 and Road 3 South in Chino Valley is hosting a fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, June 1.

The luncheon will be at noon followed by the fashion show at 1 p.m. Fashions are from “B-Wear Chic By Stacy.”

There will be a 50/50 drawing. Tickets are $15 each and checks are payable to: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 40. Proceeds benefit the veterans.

For more information, call Liz at 928-607-9418 or Anita at 586-295-0015.

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, said Cheryl Casey with the Yavapai College Adult Education program, noting, 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 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 www.yc.edu/ged.

Prescott Area Leadership accepting applications

The Prescott Area Leadership program is designed for adults of all ages who want to improve their leadership skills and are committed to servant leadership and personal involvement in shaping the quality of life and future of the Quad Cities.

The mission of Prescott Area Leadership is to develop and inspire individuals to contribute to the vitality and leadership of Central Yavapai County. Application deadline is June 6. Tuition is $600. Limited partial scholarships available.

For more information, visit www.prescottarealeadership.org or call Patt Parker at 928-910-9255.

Chino Valley 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.

People Who Care orientation meeting set for May 15

People Who Care volunteer Information and orientation meeting will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. in Prescott.

With programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley, People Who Care volunteers provide non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations.

Volunteers help in the community where they and enrolled neighbors live. They offer assistance with transportation to healthcare/business appointments; grocery shopping; personal paperwork; visiting; caregiver relief, and more. People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit.

For more information, call 928-445-2480.

Acorn Montessori Charter School taking applications

Acorn Montessori Charter School is now accepting kindergarten through eighth grade applications for the 2019-20 school year.

Acorn is an A-rated free public charter school that has expanded opening two classrooms this school year and one additional classroom. The school offers a free-to-play sports program, a state-of-the-art new gymnasium, many afterschool clubs, and an abundance of field trips and hands-on small group learning.

For information, visit acornmontessori.com or call 928-775-0238 or 928-775-5778.

TOPS group meets Tuesdays in Chino Valley

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club #9168 meets each Tuesday in Chino Valley at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church at 725 E. Road 1 South, in Remp Hall (the building between the church and the food bank).

Weigh-in is from 7 to 8 a.m. and the program and meeting are from 8 to 9 a.m. National dues are $32 per year and local dues are $2 per month. For more information about TOPS go to www.tops.org. The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

Explore Arizona offers day trips to key destinations

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: Red Rock Tour in Sedona, May 23, $75; 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.

Town of Chino Valley 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 to occur 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.

Farmers Market summer season is ahead

The Chino Valley Farmers Market will be open this summer every Thursday beginning June 6 and running through Oct. 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Olsen’s Grain, 344 S. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

Prescott Farmers Market is launching its summer season beginning May 18 at Yavapai College Parking Lot D located at 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. The summer market will be open from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the Yavapai College location through Oct. 26.

These are producer-only farmers markets, meaning every item sold is either grown or produced by the seller using Arizona-grown ingredients. Each week at the markets, customers can find a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, eggs, nuts, grass-fed beef, pork and poultry.

Local farmers grow a variety of vegetables throughout the season, including leeks, potatoes, beets, radishes, carrots, salad mix, squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and melons. Vendors are also onsite who sell a variety of tamales, tacos, quiche, breakfast muffins, samosas, grass-fed burgers and baked goods, as well as fresh brewed coffee.

Customers can swipe their SNAP/EBT, debit or credit cards to receive tokens at the information booth. The Double Up Food Bucks Arizona program allows customers to double their SNAP benefits at the market, up to $20 per market visit. All vendors accept cash.

For more information, visit www.prescottfarmersmarket.org or call 928-713-1227.

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