Chino Valley in Brief: Low-vision class set for Oct. 9
Low-vision class set for Oct. 9
People Who Care will be hosting a course free to quad-city area residents titled “Confident Living with Low Vision” Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 at the Prescott United Methodist Church Douglas Room, 505 W. Gurley St.
Topics that will be covered include:
• Understanding Medical Conditions of the Eye, Research & Treatment, Vitamins Make a Difference;
• Orientation & Mobility, Guide Dogs;
• Getting Organized, Safety Steps, Reading and Writing & Lighting Tips, ‘Your Home is Your Castle’;
• Community Resources;
• Dealing with Life’s Changes; and,
• Audio and other Useful Technologies.
The course is limited to 30 participants, and registration is required. To register, call 445-2480.
Transportation will be provided for client neighbors enrolled with People Who Care.
Extension offers ruminant, health class
Do you have goats or sheep as companion animals or for wool, milk or meat production? Understanding these animals’ nutritional requirements and health care is key to success. The University of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension is offering two, three-hour classes for sheep and goat owners.
The first class will cover basic feeding, care and health for small ruminants. The second class will cover breeding, neonatal care, dairy production, meat production, regulatory concerns and certifications. A $7 fee covers both classes.
The presenter will be Dr. Megan Shoemaker Munis, certified Arizona Veterinarian.
Class dates are Oct. 8 and 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott. Reservations required by Oct. 1 at 928-445-6590 extension 221.
Town halls set for Supervisor Brown
Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown has announced his upcoming town halls for the remainder of 2019.
Town halls provide the community the quality time and an opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County government. Several departments will be represented at the scheduled meetings: Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
Town halls are set for the following:
• From 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Coyote Springs/Poquito Valley, 6325 Baja Circle, Prescott Valley;
• From 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at 1015 Fair St., Prescott; and,
• From 6 to 7 p.m. in Chino Valley, Monday, Oct. 28, at 1021 Butterfield Road.
For more information, call 928-442-5132.
TOPS group meets each Tuesday
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.
Animal group seeks members, volunteers
If you love dogs and cats, Chino Valley Animal Partners, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization would love to have you as a member.
The organization’s mission is to organize fundraising events, volunteer time, and raise money to help the local shelter with its needs and those in the community on fixed incomes with companion care dogs or cats and may require some financial assistance.
The monthly meetings are the first Monday of every month at the Senior Center at 6 p.m. located at 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.
Visit www.chinovalleyanimalpartners.org. or Facebook page, Chino Valley Animal Partners or email email@example.com for additional information.
Old and classic book sale at library
The September book sale at Chino Valley Public Library will be old and classic books. Old books are from the 1800s. The library is located at 1020 Palomino. All proceeds benefit the library.
Pet adoption and donation drive
On Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will partner with United Animal Friends, an all-volunteer nonprofit group providing rescue programs and services to animals and those who care for them, to host a pet adoption and donation drive event.
The event will take place at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 914 E. Gurley St., Prescott.
Find more information about the event and where to adopt a pet in the area at www.unitedanimalfriends.org/donate/wish-list.com or www.adoptapet.com/homesfordogs.
School district offers healthy meals
The Chino Valley Unified School District is participating in the National School Lunch Program and Breakfast in the Classroom, allowing for Chino Valley High School, Heritage Middle School, Del Rio Elementary School and Territorial Early Childhood Center to offer healthy meals every day.
Breakfast is free for all students, and lunches cost $2.75 at Del Rio Elementary School and Territorial Early Childhood Center and $3 at Chino Valley High School and Heritage Middle School. Children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals of 40 cents per lunch.
Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced-price meals include belonging to a household whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance or if the child is homeless, migrant runaway, foster or participates in a Head Start or Even Start pre-Kindergarten program.
Application forms for free or reduced-price meals are being distributed to all households and are available in the front office at each school or at the district office, 650 E. Center St. One application is required for all children in a household.
For more information, call Food Service Coordinator Lorie Smith at 928-583-5409 or email Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Chino Valley Review