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7 in 7: Events this week: Window on nature, comedy night

“The Gin Game” on Stage Too starring Jonathan Perpich and Sandy Vernon. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

“The Gin Game” on Stage Too starring Jonathan Perpich and Sandy Vernon. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

Between the Audubon Society’s Window on Nature program, New Year, New Me Comedy Night and Prescott Writers with a presentation on self-publishing and marketing, there is a lot to do over the next week in the quad-city area.

The Daily Courier offers a “7 in 7” look ahead, printed each Wednesday, of seven events happening around the Quad Cities occurring over the next seven days. Here are several events to enjoy and learn from this week.

1 – Get a look into Burrowing Owls with the Prescott Audubon Society’s “Window on Nature” program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 featuring Dr. Kerrie Anne Loyd, who studies the burrowing owl in Arizona. An ASU professor from Lake Havasu City, Loyd has been monitoring nest success in burrowing owls, with particular attention to them in suburban environments with support by the AZ Game & Fish Dept. and AZ Field Ornithologists.

The Prescott Audubon Society’s “Window on Nature” program has been a Prescott stable for many years and features a live speaker presentation covering many topics of interest to those interested in celebrating birds, wildlife and the world we share each month from September through May. The program at Trinity Presbyterian Church is free and open to the public.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 630 Park Ave.

2 – Slow down with some Yoga Nidra at the Prescott Public Library at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. A meditation practice led by Lori Wallach, who has been teaching yoga for more than 14 years, the practice has been found to be beneficial by those who have previously had trouble getting their mind to slow down.

Yoga Nidra has all the benefits of meditation plus a strong healing modality that gets the mind to slow so the body can heal itself. The class is free.

The Prescott Public Library is located at 215 E. Goodwin St.

3 – Watch a battle of wits with Prescott Center for the Arts’ “The Gin Game” on Stage Too starring Jonathan Perpich and Sandy Vernon.

The play, written by D. L. Coburn, features two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens who strike up an acquaintance and begin playing a series of gin rummy games. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 23-25 and Thursday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets are $19, available online at

Prescott Center for the Arts is located at 208 N. Marina St. Stage Too is in the alley behind the theater.

4 – Laugh at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center as Prescott Day/Night Out brings the chuckles with “A New Year, A New Me” Comedy Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

Held in the third-floor Crystal Hall of the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, with cabaret- style seating, the show is rated R for adult content and language. A huge lineup of comedians is expected.

Tickets are $15 in advance, available online at, or $25 at the door. For more information, visit

5 – Hear a performance of Astor Piazzola’s “Oblivion” by Ed Jones along with David Holsinger’s “Abram’s Pursuit,” “America the Beautiful,” a selection of John Williams hits from the movies, wind band standards and Percy Grainger’s “The Immovable Do” in a concert by the Central Arizona Concert Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.

Admission for the show at the Davis Learning Center on the Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is $12 for adults and $5 for students, available online at or at the door.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is located at 3700 Willow Creek Road.

6 – Learn how to self-publish and market your book at the next Prescott Writers meeting, hosted by the Professional Writers of Prescott, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The presentation is by Jerri Kay Lincoln, author of more than 25 books in various genres including women’s fiction, suspense, memoirs, romance, children’s books, mystery and yoga books.

The Prescott Public Library is located at 215 E. Goodwin St.

7 – Gain an understanding of what a pharmacist does when the Arizona Pharmacy Association presents “Arizona’s Drug Epidemic: Understanding a Pharmacist’s Roles and Responsibilities” at the Prescott Valley Public Library at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Featuring speakers Mark Boesen, Parm D and JD, Dr. Leon M Cattolico and Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Commander Nate Auvenshine, the three-hour presentation will go over the current drug trends in Yavapai County and Arizona, including the rise of illicit fentanyl in the community and the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists in combating the current drug epidemic as well as the laws that affect pharmacies and the medical community.

To RSVP, email or call 928-708-0100.

The Prescott Valley Public Library is located at 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.

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