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Prescott Valley in Brief: Relay for Life of the Quad Cities is May 31

Some of the hundreds of participants in the 2017 annual Relay for Life are pictured. (Photos courtesy American Cancer Society)

Some of the hundreds of participants in the 2017 annual Relay for Life are pictured. (Photos courtesy American Cancer Society)

Relay for Life of the Quad Cities is in Prescott Valley on May 31

The Relay for Life of the Quad Cities will take place Friday, May 31, to help the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. The event will be on the grounds of the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. There is a dinner for cancer survivors at 4:30 p.m.

There will be games, frozen T-shirt contest, cop car pull, drawings, and activities for adults and kids. The Iron Horse Grill food truck will also be there.

Make sure to stay for the Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. This ceremony honors survivors and remembers those who have lost the battle to cancer and bring hope for a better tomorrow. Bring a can of food. They are used to hold the bags for the Luminaria Ceremony and are then donated to the Yavapai Food Bank.

The American Cancer Society cause is to fight cancer on every front; standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patient and supporting them. Funds raised from this 24-hour event help in the development of breakthrough therapies as well as provide local assistance to cancer patients by providing rides to chemo treatments, lodging at away treatments, wigs, counseling to help them in their personal fight and more.

Operation Kidsafe Year-Round Child Safety opens on June 7

Operation Kidsafe Year-Round Child Safety Center will host a grand opening event on Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m., at the Robin Binkley Agency, 7749 E. Florentine Road, in Prescott Valley.

The center will provide local children with an Amber Alert ready Bio Card. The program is free and private. Forms are ready to hand to law enforcement in a family emergency; parents receive the only record of the visit.

Operation Kidsafe founder Mark J. Bott worked with John Walsh in the 1990s. He was also involved with starting the Amber Alert system. In 18 years, Operation Kidsafe has safeguarded more than one million children.

For more information, call 928-772-0322.

Citizenship classes offered at PV Library starting June 5

Are you preparing for the U.S. Citizenship interview and test? At the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will be two free drop-in weekly citizenship study groups.

Join us to improve your English; prepare for the interview; and review topics on the civics test.

Starting June 5, drop-in classes will meet every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and every Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s second-floor PC Lab. The sessions will run until July 31. No registration required.

For more information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.

PV Library’s next Monday Night Movie showing is June 17

Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., on Monday, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., for Monday Night Movies.

Showing is “The Upside,” starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nichole Kidman. It is a comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

The movie is free, no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Roadway construction on Sunset Lane is underway

The widening, paving and installation of storm drainage and sidewalks on Sunset Lane from Pine View to Prescott East Highway began Monday, May 13, and is slated for completion in late spring 2020. Utility providers have worked through the past year to move and prepare infrastructure.

The Town of Prescott Valley is partnering with Yavapai County to pay for the $7.5 million project. The Town Council awarded the roadway construction project contract to Asphalt Paving & Supply, Inc. in the amount of $5.9 million. Lyon Engineering is the engineer on the project.

For more information, contact Ron Pine at Prescott Valley Public Works, 928-759-3035 or email rpine@pvaz.net.

Prescott Valley Library offers free June computer classes

The Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will offer the following free computer classes for people 18 and older in June in its PC lab:

• Windows 10, Mondays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24; 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

• Buying and selling on eBay, Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25; noon to 2 p.m.

• Web chatting: FaceTime, Skype, Google Due and Hangouts, Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27; 10:30 a.m. to noon.

• The Complete Job Search, Fridays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28; 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Free GED info session is June 18 at Yavapai College

Find out everything you need to know to pass the GED test and get your high school equivalency diploma in the state of Arizona including what’s on the test, how to study, and how to sign up.

Leave with a copy of the Arizona Civics test plus free resources. The event takes place at Yavapai College in Prescott Valley on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Swim lesson signups open at Mountain Valley Splash

Registration is open for Session 1 swim lessons at Mountain Valley Splash. Online Registration is available and began May 18 for session 1. Registration for sessions 2-4 begins the Friday prior to the start of the session. Cost is $47.50 per session, discounts offered for additional children.

Dewey-Humboldt Library bookstore open Thursdays

The Dewey-Humboldt Friends of the Library’s bookstore features like-new gift quality books by current authors. Books are priced at 25 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks, both fiction and non-fiction. Recently added is a large selection of new children’s books, which are 25 cents.

Open Thursdays noon to 4 p.m., the bookstore is located at 12980 Prescott St. in Humboldt.

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.

Application deadline is June 6. Tuition is $600. Limited partial scholarships available. For information, visit www.prescottarealeadership.org or call 928-910-9255.

Police accepting applications for youth academy

The Prescott Valley Police Department will host its summer 2019 Youth Academy, “A Peek behind the Curtain,” from Monday to Friday, July 8-12, at the Police Department. Academy size is limited to 15 students, ages 14 to 18, who are attending school within the town limits of Prescott Valley in August. This program is being offered free to these students.

The Police Department wants the community’s youth to see what it means to be a police officer, to live a life of sacrifice and service to a community, and how rewarding and fulfilling this life can be. Attendees will leave the academy certified in first aid. They will have exciting experiences in team building and learn about the importance of professionalism in times of crisis.

Applications for the academy are available at the police station, online http://www.pvaz.net/894/Youth-Police-Academy, at the public library, and at area schools. Those selected to participate will be notified before June 15.

The Police Department is requesting donations from the business community in the form of cash sponsorships, water, and nutritious snacks for youth academy participants. Sponsors will be recognized in printed material and social media for their contributions to this program. Please make checks payable to “Prescott Valley Police Foundation” with Youth Academy on the memo line; 100% of donations will go to this program. Donations can be dropped off at the station, or contact CSO Jodi Mullins at 928-772-5164.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. You may also contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.

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