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Prescott Valley in Brief: Prescott Valley to host EGGstravaganza

The crowd at the 16th Family Arts Festival and EGGstravaganza on the lawn of the Prescott Valley Civic Center. (Nanci Hutson/Tribune, file)

The crowd at the 16th Family Arts Festival and EGGstravaganza on the lawn of the Prescott Valley Civic Center. (Nanci Hutson/Tribune, file)

Prescott Valley to host EGGstravaganza, family arts festival April 4

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4, the Town of Prescott Valley will play host to the EGGstravaganza &Family Arts Festival at the Civic Center Amphitheater, 7501 E. Skoog Blvd. Bring the whole family out for a fun and free outdoor event featuring arts and crafts, a petting zoo, bounce houses, youth performances, and egg hunts for children ages 2 to 10. Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. at the Civic Center campus, with egg hunts beginning at noon. For more information, call PV Parks and Recreation at 928-759-3090 or visit pvaz.net.

Consumer scams, identity theft’ topic of March 19 talk

The Prescott Valley Police Department will play host to a “Consumer Scams and Identity Theft” Presentation from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19. The presentation will be at the Prescott Valley Police Department Training Room at 7601 E. Skoog Blvd. Presenter will be Betty Delano, who is the Senior Outreach Coordinator for the Office of the Arizona Attorney General, Mark Brnovich. The Police Department is bringing this program to the community free of charge, and no reservations are required. It is the goal of the Prescott Valley Police Department to give citizens the tools they need to make informed decisions regarding their online activities and to alleviate fear among senior citizens about being victims of fraud.

Cowboy poetry event set for Feb. 29 in Prescott Valley

From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society presents “An Evening of Cowboy Poetry & Campfire Music” in the Campfire Room at Little Dealer Little Prices, 2757 N. Truwood Drive, in Prescott Valley. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 each, while children ages 12 and younger get in free. Free popcorn, cookies, cake, coffee, cocoa and water will be available at the beginning of the show and at intermission. The 2018 Gail Gardner Award-winning cowboy poet Don Fernwalt will serve as your “wagon master” host for the evening, reciting some of his own poetry with a lineup of well-known artists from the Quad Cities. This event has sold out the past two years, so you are encouraged to buy your tickets soon. Purchase tickets in advance at dhhsmuseum.org.

Prescott Valley Police urge all dog owners to leash, license and vaccinate their pets

The Prescott Valley Police Department’s Animal Control Division says it urges dog owners to leash, license and vaccinate their dogs against rabies in compliance with Town of Prescott Valley Town Ordinance Chapter 6.

The Town of Prescott Valley requires that all dogs be restrained by a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length when not on the owner’s property. The only exception to this rule is when the dogs are at the local dog park in the fenced area.

However, the owner is still expected to be able to control the dog if necessary. Retractable leashes that allow dogs to move farther than 6 feet away from the owners are not an exception to this law. All citizens who bring their dogs out into public places will be held accountable for their dog’s behavior and are responsible for cleaning up after their dog.

Not all citizens are comfortable with being confronted by your dog, even a friendly, well-socialized one, the department says. This is the reason for the 6-foot leash – to allow the owner to keep control of the dog.

A person may own no more than four dogs in the Town of Prescott Valley. All dogs residing in the Town of Prescott Valley are expected to be licensed. Dogs are licensed online through: petdata.com/for-pet-owners/pva/license-online.

To obtain a dog license in Prescott Valley, a dog must have a current rabies vaccination.

It is recommended to get a dog vaccinated against corona, distemper and parvo as well, but the rabies vaccine is the only one required by law. There are low cost clinics in various parts of the Quad Cites that will vaccinate your pet for a reasonable fee.

Dogs bring beautiful qualities to our lives, serving as our comforters and our companions. Following the Town laws governing leash laws, licensing and vaccinations protects our canine friends and respects the safety and personal freedoms of all citizens within our community.

For more information, call Prescott Valley Police Department at 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies.

Adult GED tutoring begins at Prescott Valley Library

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., has started offering Adult GED Drop-In Tutoring, Plus Other Adult Tutoring, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the PC Lab on the second floor.

If you are in need of adult academic tutoring, the library wants to help. Come to Drop-In Tutoring, whether you have one question or you need help with the whole GED exam.

Instructor Cathy O’Toole recently retired after teaching for 35 years. She looks forward to helping you achieve your educational goals.

No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Sons of American Revolution seeks individuals for awards

Prescott Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) seeks to recognize two individuals for the SAR lifesaving award and heroism award.

The SAR lifesaving award recognizes the actions of any person who was directly responsible for the saving of a human life or who prolonged a human life to the extent the victim was still alive upon transfer to the care of medical authorities, even though the victim might expire at a later time.

The SAR heroism award recognizes outstanding bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of imminent danger, i.e., acts which involved great personal courage and risk to the recipient. This is intended primarily for acts by civilians not in uniform but does not exclude police/fireman.

Submit nominations to Tim Prater via email timprater86323@gmail.com.

For additional information, call/text 928-533-1478.

Town seeks applicants for openings on boards

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

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.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT — The town is accepting applications from town residents to serve on the Board of Adjustment. This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring general knowledge of zoning concepts and Town Codes. Applicants must live and reside within the Town of Prescott Valley. The purpose of this Board is to interpret and enforce town code regarding zoning and code regulations.

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION — The town is accepting applications from town residents to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission.

The Commission provides advisory support on land use matters and makes recommendations to the Town Council on all land use changes, subdivisions and comprehensive plan proposals.

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some knowledge of and experience with land use planning. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

West Yavapai offers mindfulness class for seniors

The West Yavapai Guidance Clinic will be offering a new, seven-week class titled, “Practicing Mindfulness” for seniors who would like to learn what mindfulness is, and how the practice can enrich and benefit their lives.

This class is part of the Senior Peer program.

The class will be taught on Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10 to Feb. 28. For more information on class location, and to register, call the clinic at 928-445-5211 ext. 2601.

Change a child’s story in 2020

While people across the country are setting goals for the new year, thousands of children in Arizona are unsure where they’ll be living tomorrow. Children in Arizona’s foster care system face a life of uncertainty. They can be moved from place to place with no notice. To make matters more complicated, the professional adults in their lives are frequently changing – from their social worker to therapist, to their school or daycare. Every child needs a stable, caring adult in their life.

This is why a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is so important. CASA volunteers are a consistent voice for a child in foster care. They spend 10-20 hours per month reviewing the child’s case and getting to know the child and what is in his or her best interest. The CASA is often the most consistent person in the life of a child in foster care. CASA volunteers not only assist the judge in making critical decisions but often taken on a mentor role to the child for life.

Today there are over 14,000 children in Arizona who were removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. CASA of Yavapai County’s goal is to have one CASA for EVERY child in foster care. You have the power to Change a child’s story.”

All it takes is the heart to do so. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and in our community become a CASA volunteer today.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are everyday community members who donate their time to be the voice for a child. Children with a CASA are more likely to find a safe, permanent home, more likely to succeed in school, and are half as likely to re-enter the foster care system.

No specific background or training is needed to become a CASA volunteer. Anyone 21 years of age or older, who can pass a thorough background check and complete 30 hours of free training, is encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit www.CASAofYavapaiCounty.org or call 928-771-3165.

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