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Prescott Valley in Brief: Art Guild’s annual show through Oct. 8

Art Guild’s annual show through Oct. 8

The Prescott Valley Public Library presents the Prescott Valley Art Guild’s annual Members Show through Oct. 8. Nineteen Guild members are exhibiting 38 pieces. Most are for sale and medias range from oil, acrylics, watercolors, pastels and photography.

For more information, call Anna Trotter at 708-606-2408 or email at

‘Run for the Hill of It’ on Oct. 5

The Town of Prescott Valley will be hosting “Run for the Hill of It,” a 5k/10k Summit run on Saturday, Oct. 5. The run starts at an elevation of 5,180 feet and ascends to 6,123 feet at the turn around (2.3 miles). The course is a double-track dirt trail. Due to the nature of this course, participants may encounter animals such as deer, antelope, javelina and others. It is advised to stay on the course and admire the animals from a distance.

Pre-registration is open until Sept. 20 and is $20 for adults (16 and older) and $15 for youth (15 and younger). Registration also includes a T-shirt and a medal but the prices will increase by $10 if registering the day of the event. Participants will need to park in the large lot to the south of the Summit Trail parking lot on Castle Drive where staff members will be there to assist.

Check-in will be at the parking lot and starts at 6 a.m. For same-day registration, please bring cash or credit card. Participants will be broken into two groups and will be asked if they are runners/joggers or walkers/hikers upon checkout. Runners/joggers will begin at 7 a.m. while walkers/hikers will begin at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact 928-759-3090.

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

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.

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 appointment of the Town Council. Those appointed must live and reside 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 Commission

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 and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Applications are available at the Executive Management Office, on the 4th 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.

Children read to a dog at D-H library

Bring a book to read to a therapy dog, from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26, and Oct. 8 and 22 at Dewey-Humboldt Town Library, 2735 S. Corral St., Humboldt.

Sponsored by Pet Partners of Prescott, a nonprofit organization of registered therapy dogs. To reserve a spot, contact Julie at  

Volunteer therapy dog teams being added

Pet Partners of Prescott is adding volunteer therapy dog teams in the quad-city area. The group will guide you through the steps to become a registered therapy dog team.

For information on how to begin, contact or visit the Facebook page:

Prescott Valley Balloon Fest set for Sept. 21

Plans for the 2019 Prescott Valley Balloon Fest include a full venue of balloons, live music and a wine and beer garden. There will be afternoon fun for the kids with games, food vendors and surprises in the Kids’ Zone, and, of course, plenty of hot air balloons.

Live musical guests include Claus & Affect, Sky Daddy & The Pop Rocks, and Truly Reckless.

The Prescott Valley Rotary has partnered with area businesses to sponsor this year’s event, so there is no entry fee. Gates open at 2 p.m. at the Entertainment District, across from the Findlay Toyota Event Center. A hot air balloon glow will commence in the evening.

The 2019 Prescott Valley Balloon Fest committee is focused on addressing one of the major needs in Prescott Valley. Of the 160 children on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister, 96 of them live in the Prescott Valley area. Money raised will support the Prescott Valley portion of the program of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, according to a news release.

Blood drive set for Sept. 24

The Town of Prescott Valley is conducting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the third-floor Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd. For more information, call Carolyn Griffin at 928-759-5520.

HUSD classroom grants available

James Clemens, president of the Humboldt Education Foundation (HEF), has announced a grant opportunity for Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) teachers.

HEF is offering four $500 classroom grants for the first three quarters of the school year. The nonprofit organization collected the money through the annual Teacher of the Year evening and generous grants, and has committed to $6,000 in teacher grants for the 2019-20 school year.

The deadline for the first round of applications is Sept. 30. Applications require a description of the project needing funding and the number of students that will benefit from it.

HEF’s other projects include the Carm Staker Scholarship Award for graduating seniors at Bradshaw Mountain High School, the Student Orchestra Project and the Hungry Kids Project. HEF is an approved State of Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization for Arizona Tax Credit program.

To apply, visit or call Clemens at 928-499-2288.

50-plus-year grads of PHS to meet Sept. 19

Prescott High School students who graduated 50 or more years ago will gather on Sept. 19 at the Prescott Resort for the annual Half Century Club luncheon.

Since many graduates have stayed in the area or still have connections in the area, this is open to PHs grads — no matter where they live.

This year’s event is hosted by members of the Class of 1968. Those who graduated in 1969 will be inducted into the Half Century Club at the Luncheon.

But it’s not just lunch. The Prescott High School band will perform and the high school’s ROTC group will present the colors. The Class of ’68 is also sponsoring a photo booth where alumni can take class photos. Local artist and PHS alum Bill Nebeker is donating “Born to Run,” a bronze sculpture of running horses as the grand prize in the Half Century Club’s drawing.

Prescott High 50-plus year graduates can learn more about the event by visiting

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