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Prescott Valley in Brief: Free breakfast for veterans, active duty

Free breakfast for veterans, active duty

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Yavapai Chapter of the School Nutrition Association of Arizona (SNAAZ) would like to offer all veterans and those on active duty, a free breakfast at every school within the Humboldt Unified School District.

“This is just one small way we can say thank you for your service and sacrifice,” a news release states.

Breakfast will be offered at the following schools and times:

• Coyote Springs Elementary, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., 6625 N. Cattletrack Drive, Prescott Valley;

• Lake Valley Elementary School, 8:15 to 8:40 a.m., 3900 N. Starlight Drive, Prescott Valley;

• Humboldt Elementary School, 7:45 to 8:15 a.m., 2750 S. Corral St., Humboldt;

• Mt. View Elementary School, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., 8601 E. Loos Drive, Prescott Valley;

• Granville Elementary School, 8:15 to 8:30 a.m., 5250 Stover Drive, Prescott Valley;

• Bradshaw Mountain Middle School, 7 to 7:30 a.m., 12255 Turquoise Circle, Dewey;

• Bradshaw Mountain High School, 7 to 7:45 a.m., 6000 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley;

• Glassford Hill Middle School, 7 to 7:30 a.m., 6901 Panther Path, Prescott Valley; and,

• Liberty Traditional School, 7:35 to 8 a.m., 3300 Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley.

Dog park closed for renovations

The Prescott Valley Dog Park at Mountain Valley Park will close from Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 23-26, for renovations to the off-leash area and other improvements.

The renovations will include two new dog agility courses, picnic tables and benches, resurfacing of the park area, and more shade trees.

These improvements are made possible by a $4,500 Placemaking grant from the National Association of Realtors, facilitated by the Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR). PAAR is partnering with local Eagle Scouts, Friends of Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation, and business leaders on this project.

Placemaking grants are awarded to local and state Realtor associations to help members create new public spaces and destinations in a community, helping to increase property values and quality of life.

“From one dog lover to another, thank you for your generous grant of $4,500 in support of the Prescott Valley off-leash Dog Park,” said Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Director Brian Witty. “I am overjoyed to see such a generous first-time allocation from the National Association of Realtors, and am honored that the Prescott Area Association Realtors and its membership chose to partner in this community-based effort.”

For more information, call 928-759-3090.

Climate change topic of Oct. 31 meeting

Northern Arizona University Environmental Professor Dr. Stefan Sommer will give a presentation: “Climate Change: Causes and Cascading Consequences” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Munch & Learn program from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

This program is free to the public and will be held at Yavapai College in Prescott, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in building 3 room 119.

If you have ever wondered about what aspects of climate are really changing then this is a presentation meant for you. The current scientific understanding of climate change will be presented as well as the effects of these changes on Arizona ecosystems, on human well-being, and on the Arizona and US economies. Regional climate change and regional economic impacts will also be discussed.

Sommer is director of education at the Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research at Northern Arizona University. His doctoral work is in ecological sustainability and he has studied effective communication across cultural boundaries in many contexts including PBS film production.

Town has openings on boards, commissions

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

Building 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 council appointment. Those appointed must live within the 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.

Library Board of Trustees — The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from town residents to serve on the Library Board of Trustees.

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council. This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Those appointed must live within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Applications are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Executive Management Office, on the 4th floor of the Civic Center at E. 7501 Skoog Blvd. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Holiday craft show, bake sale Nov. 2

Trinity Lutheran Women’s Ministry and God’s World Day Care Center is having its 13th annual holiday craft show and homemade bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at God’s World Building, 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. There is also extra parking off Lakeshore Drive.

There will be a large of group of many crafters and also tables of homemade baked goods. If you come early, you are able to enjoy a hot homemade cinnamon roll with a cup of coffee. You may also purchase lunch at 11 a.m.

All proceeds from this event go to various local charities and service projects sponsored in the area and a new playground for God’s World children.

From 7 to 10 a.m., there will also be a pancake breakfast served downstairs in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Donations from this breakfast will be used to buy Christmas gifts for the Angel Tree Program that Fred Pamer sponsors.

Christmas bazaar slated Nov. 1-2

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 2026 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, is hosting its annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2.

It features local artisans offering handmade, quality, unique affordable items. The event includes a popular drawing for premium baskets and a grand prize of $500. Tickets are sold during both event days (need not be present to win).

Proceeds go back into the community. For more information, visit

Halloween treats at D-H 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 underway

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. It started Oct. 9, and continues Oct. 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.

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