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Bright Futures Preschool, 64110 N. Robert Road, building 200, Prescott Valley, announced its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Arizona Department of Education, Community Nutrition Programs. Meals will be made available to enrolled participants at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Household income determines the amount of money institutions will be reimbursed to provide meals to enrolled participants. The income-eligibility guidelines listed below are used to determine the amount of reimbursement.



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Meals will be provided at Bright Futures Preschool. For more information, contact Jody Buckle at 928-759-5012.

Organ Transplant Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, 5 p.m., at various restaurants in the quad cities area: Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. If you know of someone in need of an organ transplant or waiting for one or thinking of becoming an organ donor and want to know more about either of these topics or just want someone to talk with, we are the ones you need to come see. We have been having meetings for 17 years. Some have had kidney, heart and vision transplants. I had a liver transplant 26 years ago. We have dinner at various restaurants and have fun talking and laughing with one another. I send out e-mails each month to let everyone know where we will be eating that month and they let me know if they will be attending so I can make reservations with the restaurant. Please contact me at

Grants To You is an 18-year-old nonprofit, continues to offer live classes in grant research and writing to those who want to volunteer to assist a nonprofit of their choice.  Class costs are provided at a very low fee and for those eligible, GTU offers no cost scholarships for this training. To be eligible, one must be disabled, in poverty, unemployed or whose benefits have been terminated and to those who want to learn new job skills in order to enter or re-enter the work force.   Since our beginning in 2002, GTU has graduated over 1,200 volunteers who have succeeded in winning some $4.1 million in grants. Our largest single grant was for $1.5 million to the Cultural Language and Resource Center written by a graduate from Saratoga Springs, NY.  Our next class is scheduled on consecutive Saturdays: September 21 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Prescott Valley at 3700 N. Windsong Drive. For more information or questions, visit or call Paul or Shirley Baskin at 928-458-7796 or email

The Prescott Mac User Group (PMUG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to all things Apple including Mac computers, laptops, iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple watches and TVs. Members include all levels of Apple product users ranging from novice to expert. Our organization is focused on helping members get the most from their Apple devices and providing a friendly atmosphere to interact with fellow Mac users. Meetings are typically held the second Saturday of the month at Yavapai College, Prescott Campus. Local experts provide valuable insight into devices, software updates, insider tips, shortcuts, applications and much more, with time allotted for questions and one-on-one interaction. Guests are welcome and refreshments are served. For more information about PMUG or to find meeting times and dates, visit

GFWC Monday Club- friendship and fun. Meets each third Monday of the month at 106 Stetson Road, Prescott. Contact Lynn McDougal at 928-541-7703 or

Prescott Toastmasters is dedicated to helping its members improve their skills as public speakers. Our meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Unity Church, 145 S Arizona Ave, Prescott. Visitors are always welcome.

The Arizona Territorial Society meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Prescott Public Library. ATS is dedicated to promoting and preserving history and heritage of Prescott and surrounding areas. Our interests include many aspects of history through events, presentations, lectures, teas, fashion shows and more from the 1864-1912 time period. For more information, call 928-277-5609 or 928-778-4036.

Sunshine Stitchers is looking for your donation of acrylic baby yarn and regular acrylic yarn and denim and cotton fabrics. We make handmade items and donated them to YRMC, WIC (Women, Infants and children), Headstart and the VA. For more information, call Lynne at 928-778-7748.

Prescott Indivisible meets the 1st Friday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Granite Peak Unitarian Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave, Prescott., email:

Yavapai Food Neighbors Project (Sometimes known as the Green Bag Project) Feed the hungry on a regular basis through this program. We supply about 6,000 pounds of food a month to the Chino Valley Hungry Kids Project, the Mayer Schools Weekend Meals program, the Prescott Community Cupboard and the Prescott Valley Food Bank. This five-year-old community service program is run entirely by volunteers, involves only 4-6 hours every two months and is immensely satisfying. Volunteer to become a food donor or a Neighborhood Coordinator. Visit or call Bob Painter, Quad Cities Coordinator, at 928-443-5069.

Canyon View Preparatory Academy is seeking tool donations for its industrial technology program. Donations of woodworking tools, metalworking tools, and scrap metal can be dropped off at the school at 9030 E Florentine, Prescott Valley. For drop-off times, please call 928-775-5115 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you want to donate to our shop program, but are not able to deliver these tools, we may be able to pick some items up after school hours. Canyon View Preparatory Academy is non-profit 501c3 in Prescott Valley. Donations are deductible under Arizona State Tax Credit.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 to 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, off Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley. 928-772-9564 or

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club #9168 meets each Tuesday in Chino Valley at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church at 725 E Road 1 South, in Remp Hall (The building between the church and the Food Bank). Weigh-in is from 7 - 8 a.m. and the program and meeting are from 8 - 9 a.m. National dues are $32 per year and local dues are $2 per month. For further information about TOPS go to The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

New to the Quad-City area? The international women’s organization – Beta Sigma Phi sorority has four chapters in the area. We welcome transferees and newbies to join our sisterhood. For information, please contact Jennifer at 928-458-7910 or

Delta Delta Delta sorority is seeking members. The north-central Arizona alumni chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority is reorganizing and searching for local members. If you are a Tri-Delta alumni member interested in friendship, volunteer activities and sisterhood, contact us at

Prescott Area Celtic Society (PACS) - Our organization, a 501 (c)(3), exists in order to promote cultural pride in Celtic heritage through education, special events and the annual Prescott Highland Games and Celtic Faire. It is the love of all things Celtic which drives our 100% volunteer organization. We welcome all the Celtic nations to join us in helping to share our heritage! Through our educational scholarships and activities, to the renowned Prescott Highland Games, we invite you to join us and share this experience. Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. For location and additional information, please visit our website,, or call President Andy Hamilton at 928-642-0020. Slainte! (Gaelic for "Cheers!")

The Friends of the Prescott Public Library, a non-profit, 501 c 3 organization, accepts donations of books, DVDs, and CDs at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Wilderness First Aid Training. This is a condensed course that teaches the essential skills needed to deal with trauma injuries in a backcountry setting when professional medical response is hours, or days, away. Course is taught by a former American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Instructor who is also a Wilderness First Responder Medic. Course is 12 hours in duration and the cost is $75 per student. This is a private course. Students do not leave with a card but will leave with important skills. Call Ron at 928-533-6530 for details.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is the only organization solely dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of all federal workers and retirees.

NARFE’s Mission Statement: To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests. To promote the general welfare of current and potential federal annuitants by advising them with respect to their rights under retirement laws and regulations. To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these objectives.

BRADSHAW CHAPTER 2106: Bradshaw meetings are held at the Mingus Mountain VFW Post 10227, 2375 N. 5th Street, Prescott Valley, on the third (3rd) Monday at 11 a.m. of each month except June and December.

For more information, please contact our membership chairperson Marty at 928-227-2069.

The Heart Song Center for Grieving Children is an organization that offers free grief support to children, teens, young adults and their adult caregivers that have experienced the death of a loved one. This is a monthly program that meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Prescott Boys and Girls Club, 335 E Aubrey St., Prescott. Activities include arts, crafts, music and facilitated dialog. The program is run by trained grief support volunteers. This program is open to residents of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey/Humboldt. The Heart Song Center is a program of The Good Samaritan Society Hospice, a not-for-profit agency in Prescott that offers a safe, supportive environment for children ages 6 to 18 and their parents, guardians, or extended families; regardless of the cause of death or whether the person was served by hospice. Pre-registration is preferred for planning purposes. Children must be accompanied by an adult family member or have a signed permission slip. Please contact The Heart Song Center at 928-642-2969 for more information or please visit the website:

The Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic offers free in-home weekly visits to seniors who may be lonely, isolated or homebound. Listening ears and sharing life experiences with people of a similar age can make all the difference. Trained volunteers provide one to one visits and also facilitate a variety of support groups in the community. Please call today. 928-445-5211, ext. 2601

Actors Workshop. Anyone interested in practicing scenes, monologues, and improvisations in a spirited group is welcome to join us. Free. Call Linda at 928-830-7178 for details.

Franklin Phonetic Primary School is accepting enrollment for the school year. At the present time, we have openings in most grade levels. Enrollment forms will be accepted for other grades that are currently full. We will keep students on a waiting list should openings occur. To obtain an enrollment form you may come by the school at 6116 E. Highway 69 (just east of Big Sporting Goods), or visit Franklin School has been in operation since 1996. We are of a traditional nature with an emphasis on the fine arts as well as academics. Franklin School is a public charter school and there is no fee to attend.

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store

Do you need an easy way to properly dispose of your old American flags? Bring them to St. Vincent DePaul’s Thrift Store at 935 Fair Street, Prescott, across from Fry’s Grocery Store. Volunteers take the flags to the Boy Scouts for their proper retirement. Drop off the flags at the front desk. While there, take a minute to search for that lost treasure. St. Vincent DePaul’s Thrift store has designer clothes for men, women and children; small appliances; decorative items; linens; electronics; furniture; kitchen items; purses; jewelry; and more. All proceeds are used to help the needy of the Tri-cities area. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., Monday- Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., Saturday. Call 928-771-9696 with any questions.

FBC Prescott Soup Kitchen is open at 4:30 p.m. every Monday for those needing a meal.

The Master’s Clothes Closet, 114 Union St., is open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday to help anyone in need of clothing. Call 928-771-7592.

The Chino Valley and Paulden Area Ministerial Association works in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army to help people in need. The association helps people with critical housing and living conditions. Referrals are strictly confidential. The office is located behind the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 N. Highway 89. Please call for an appointment at 928-202-2530.

Buena Vista Children’s Services Inc. in Cottonwood recruits and helps people in the Yavapai County area become a Department of Economic Security-certified child care provider. If you are interesting in becoming a provider in your own home, call 928-451-5755 or email

“Answers to Questions My Survivors Need to Know After I am Gone” is a 49-page free booklet designed to be personalized with your individual entries. This is not-for-profit and is sponsored by the Pines. To schedule a presentation, attend one or receive a booklet, call June at 928-445-2739.

Yavapai Area Narcotics Anonymous hotline is available for anyone with a drug problem who needs to talk with someone confidentially. Information is available at

New Horizons Independent Living Center, 9400 E. Valley Road, is a nonprofit agency providing services and advocacy to persons living with disabilities. They provide the following support groups: brain injury, diabetes, living with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, pain management, hiking, and Parkinson’s. Call Mary at 928-535-2529 for more information.

Prescott High School’s AFJROTC is adding names to the list of people who attended PHS and died in a foreign war. If community members know of people to add to this list, call 928-445-2322, ext. 72164.

Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) The needs we have right now are for disinfecting wipes, stamps, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, toilet paper, 13-gallon trash bags, ziploc bags, general breakfast food like cereal, milk, juice, coffee, creamer etc., office supplies, hair and nail supplies. Contact or call 928-778-5933.

Rotary Youth Exchange offers exchange opportunities to high school students. Students can spend a year studying in Europe, Asia or South America. Students from those areas also can spend a year studying in Arizona. Anyone interested in becoming an exchange student or hosting one should contact Donna at 602-469-1293 or

The Alzheimer’s Association offers ongoing support groups for families and friends impacted by dementia. For those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, we have a variety of programs, including early-stage support groups in 10-week sessions. We also provide educational seminars and individualized guidance and support. Prospective participants should call 928-771-9257 for further information.

Become a “blanketeer.” Make a blanket and donate it to Project Linus, which provides new homemade quilts and Afghans to more than 63 agencies for children in trauma situations. We meet the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Quilters, knitters and crocheters are invited. Donation of yarn and fabrics (cotton, fleece and flannel) welcomed. Call Julie at 928-759-2760 for more information.

Peace4Kids is looking for host families in the local area to host foreign exchange students. These young ambassadors are between 15 and 18 years of age and all speak English. Profiles are arriving for students from various countries. Students will come with their own spending money and medical insurance. Call Carol, Susan or Tom Berger, community supervisors, at 877-381-4739 for more information or visit

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today.

Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites neighbors to come visit rehearsals and possibly find a new hobby. We are always looking for new voices—no one sings alone, we all are one voice. It is a wonderful way to keep that song in your heart and pep in your step. We have been harmonizing in Prescott for over 50 years. Contact 602-315-8295 for more information. Do you love to sing? Do you have a passion for four-part harmony? Do we have an opportunity for you.

Used ink cartridges may be dropped off at the CASA Senior Center, 9360 Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley, for recycling and to raise money for CASA. Information: 928-772-3337.

The Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization, is seeking men, women and youth with an interest to help and train in the areas of emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and pilots meet the first, second and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Civil Air Patrol Hut at the airport, 6508 Janine Lane. Cadets meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building at the airport. Call 928-415-1506 or 928-445-3745 for more information.

The Moose Lodge, 6501 6th St. in Prescott Valley, has live music and dancing with affordable dinners on Friday nights and Bingo on Thursday. Open to all Moose members and their guests. For additional information, call the Moose Lodge at 928-772-3700.

Learn to be a professional working dog trainer. Trainers are in demand in the police, border patrol and military as trainers or handlers. Michael Charlap focuses on the training of working dogs, particularly those who do protection work and assistance for the disabled. If you are interested and have one to two hours twice a week, call Michael at 928-443-0386.

The Scottish American Military Society, Post 1297, “The Arizona Highlanders” meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. during the summer months. During the winter months, we meet the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. For location, call 928-277-5608. The purpose of SAMS is to honor, preserve, promote and perpetuate the proud tradition of American military service, with particular emphasis on the military contributions of those of Scottish origins. Call Post Commander Don Klein at 928-277-5608.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon have regular meetings in the tri-city area. AA has meetings daily in the tri-city area and Al-Anon meets Sundays through Fridays in Prescott and four days a week in Prescott Valley. Times and locations can be found by calling the AA Intergroup office at 928-445-8691, or for a list, visit the website at

Grandpa’s Farm, 7117 E. Addis Ave. in Prescott Valley, offers a food program for children age 12 months to 11 years old. Household income determines the amount of money USDA will reimburse to provide meals to enrolled children. For income eligibility guidelines, call 928-772-8009.

Children’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry at the SDA Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Children’s clothing or food donations are also welcome. For information, call Shirley at 928-273-3252.

Arizona Crisis Team works in cooperation with local emergency service providers, including hospitals, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and districts to support crime victims, family members after a death, survivors of a suicide, children left alone after a death or injury to their parents, disoriented persons, or in any situation where emergency responders feel there is a need. For more information, email

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore (home supply store) needs donations of household items. Donors may take items (except clothing) to the ReStore at 1061 Commerce Drive in Prescott between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. To make arrangements for pickup of large items, such as working appliances and furniture, call the store at 928-771-1777.

The Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society invites people interested in archaeology to join its organization. The objectives are to foster interest and research in the archaeology of Arizona, encourage better public understanding and concern for archaeological resources, and increase knowledge and skill of members by offering monthly meetings with lectures, field trips and hikes, and a variety of courses and fieldwork opportunities. Visit for further information, or call 928-772-6006.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary invites citizens to become docents. Work with people and learn about the animals. Docents provide tours, participate in special events, contribute to outreaches and give positive experiences to kids. If interested, call Leah Wacks at 928-778-4242, ext. 18, or visit for an application. Applications are also available at the gift shop.

The High Mountain Chordsmen are looking for male singers for their local barber shop chorus. They meet 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Las Fuentes Resort Village community room, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Call Richard at 928-710-0311.

Prescott Fire Department in conjunction with the American Heart Association offers CPR classes monthly to the public and health care professionals. Prescott Fire Department paramedics or RNs teach the classes. Classes offered include: Heartsaver/AED – a four-hour, 2-year certification for ages 10 and up, $40; BLS/Health care provider certification for health care professionals, a four-hour, 2-year certification, $45; Community First-Aid Training, a four-hour, 2-year certification for ages 10 and up, $30. Group rates may apply for more than 10 people. Private classes are available for agencies and offices. Call 928-777-1700.

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Northern Arizona has volunteers on duty to meet with community members interested in the pre-planning of a simple, dignified and affordable funeral. This free information is made available through the group’s affiliation with the Funeral Consumers Alliance, recognized by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as an unbiased source of funeral information. They meet on Wednesdays. Information available at;

Four-County Conference on Disabilities is a nonprofit agency providing services and advocacy to persons living with disabilities. The goal is to find ways to help individuals with disabilities realize their dreams and aspirations and achieve maximum independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in the community. 4CCDD provides training in order to increase skills, helps in finding services, employment and housing, and works with all state and federal agencies to help individuals with disabilities. We offer support groups, transportation, networking with other families and other individuals with disabilities. 928-778-3391.

Desert Rose Dancers is seeking experienced line dancers to become part of our performance troupe. We perform at local senior homes (Pioneer Home, Las Fluentes, etc), CASA Senior Center, the VA and local events throughout the quad-city area. We also contribute to several charities. For more information, contact Sue - 928-713-5021

TOPS AZ – Losing weight is difficult, maintaining that loss is also difficult. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is an International Weight Loss Support Group with members here to help you on that journey. TOPS AZ 268, Prescott Valley Meets Every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 N. Valorie Dr. (Use lower level entrance on Lakeshore Dr.) Cost is $32.00 per year with $5 per month local dues. Please stop by or see or for more TOPS information, contact 928-772-9564.


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