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Prescott Valley in Brief: Learn about Aquaponics at new D-H program

Sofia Alvarez, left, a junior at AAEC (Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center), contemplates whether she’s making a good move in her first game of chess ever on Oct. 3, 2019, in the Prescott Valley Public Library. Andrew Watkins, AAEC sophomore, right, is her instructor, and Sarah White, AAEC junior, the cheering squad. Chess is a popular activity for teens at the library. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Sofia Alvarez, left, a junior at AAEC (Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center), contemplates whether she’s making a good move in her first game of chess ever on Oct. 3, 2019, in the Prescott Valley Public Library. Andrew Watkins, AAEC sophomore, right, is her instructor, and Sarah White, AAEC junior, the cheering squad. Chess is a popular activity for teens at the library. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Learn about Aquaponics at new D-H program

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Library begins a new program this week, kicking off the Community Connection speaker series at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the lower level of the library, 2735 S. Corral St.

The talks provide a time when the community can come together to hear guest speakers share information about interesting topics.

At the inaugural session, Babette Rios will present a talk on Aquaponics — How to Grow a Garden in Your Home All Year Round. Rios is a high school teacher who is passionate about teaching the community about aquaponics, the growing of plants, vegetables and flowers using water instead of soil in one sustainable system.

Future topics in the Community Connection series include health and wellness, organic gardening and growing grapes in Dewey-Humboldt.

For more information, call 928-632-5049.

Alzheimer’s talk centers on effective communication

A presentation titled Effective Communication Strategies will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., in the third-floor Crystal Room.

Communication is more than just talking and listening — it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.

This talk explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

No registration for this program.

Prescott’s Haunted History topic Oct. 13

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will present “Prescott’s Haunted History” Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the third-floor Crystal Room. The presentation will describe: Palace Saloon — attacks on some of the Palace employees, along with other activities even today; Hotel Vendome — Abbey and her cat Noble, the ghost Cowboy, and many other haunted experiences; Hassayampa Inn — Faith and her death at the Inn, the Night Watchman, Little Chinese boy, and several others will be discussed.

Other topics will include: the ‘Tis Art Gallery — the oldest building in Prescott. Who are the Knights of Pythias members and a whom might the cowboy be?; Hangings at the courthouse plaza; discussion of orbs, apparitions and what keeps spirits hanging around; tunnels — finally find out if there tunnels or not; and was there a Chinatown and Red Light District?

That’s just a few of the things that will be discussed. This is a free event. No registration is required. Space is limited.

Yavapai Outreach presents ‘Help with Housing and More’

The Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., is partnering with the Yavapai Outreach to present ‘Help with Housing and More.’ Are you experiencing homelessness? Once a month, Prescott Valley Public Library and Yavapai Outreach host ‘Help with Housing and More,’ where you can meet one-to-one with knowledgeable representatives from area agencies and get help with:

• Housing

• Healthcare

• Food

• Employment Assistance

• Birth Certificates or Important Documents

Yavapai Outreach includes representatives from the Coalition for Compassion and Justice, U.S. VETS, Veterans Affairs, Catholic Charities, Stepping Stones, Goodwill, Veterans Resource Center and other agencies whose mission is to end homelessness in Yavapai County.

These representatives work together to help you navigate community resources and get the help you need.

This month’s event will take place on Monday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the first-floor Glassford Hill Room. No registration is needed. For more information call 928-759-3040.

Master Gardener talk to focus on native plants & ecosystems

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will be hosting ‘Master Gardener Talk: Native Plants & Ecosystems.’ Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This presentation will cover basic composting and address all major questions. Lesley Alward will discuss Creating Wildlife Habit Attractive to Pollinators.

Native plants are adapted to our local climate; adapted to our native soils; support biological diversity & provide habitat; are beautiful and low maintenance.

To maximize attracting desirable fauna:

• Variety & diversity of native plants

• Long blooming mass plantings with early spring to late fall blooms

• Provide nest materials, shelter from elements and predators

• Variety of canopy heights

• Add water

Another topic will be specific plants to attract bees, butterflies and birds, especially hummingbirds. This program is free. No registration is required, but space is limited.

Halloween treats at Dewey-Humboldt Library Oct. 31

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Library is hosting a Halloween Night Trick or Treat Party and Movie from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Library, 2735 S. Corral St., Humboldt.

Costumes are encouraged — and fun! For more information, call 928-632-5049.

Low-vision class is next month

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 has passed; the second class, Oct. 22, 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.

The Oct. 22 class is from 5 to 8 p.m., 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott. Reservations required at 928-445-6590 extension 221.

Murder Mystery Dinner is Oct. 12 

The Prescott Valley Police Foundation is hosting its 11th annual Murder Mystery Dinner at StoneRidge on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event includes dinner, play, drawing and silent auction. The cost is $50 per person. Join us for a fun evening of mayhem, mystery, murder, humor and hilarity. 

This event sells out, so reserve early. Call Kay at 928-775-4002 after 2 p.m. or email pvpolicefoundation@gmail.com.

Town seeks volunteers for open seats

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Arts and Culture Commission. Positions available are for two nonvoting members.

This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on matters pertaining to the visual and performing arts and culture within Prescott Valley. It is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture. This is a physical commission that requires lifting, bending and the ability to set up and tear down events.

First priority for membership is given to those who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits; however, persons residing outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment.

Applicants are required to attend at least one Arts and Culture Commission meeting prior to an interview being scheduled.

Board of Appeals

The Town of Prescott Valley is presently accepting applications from town residents to serve on the Building Board of Appeals.

This is a volunteer position filled by appointment of the Town Council. Those appointed must live within the Prescott Valley town limits.

The board meets to review and decide appeals of town building staff decisions. The town encourages prospective board members with backgrounds in building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades to apply.

Parks and Recreation

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from town residents to serve on the Parks & Recreation Commission.

The Parks & Recreation Commission recommends regulations and policy for the administration, control and improvement of the public parks. This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of Parks & Recreation programming, special events and parks maintenance. Those appointed must live within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Applications are available at the Executive Management Office, on the fourth floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Skoog Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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