The Prescott Valley Military Monument Committee invites the public to join them at 8 a.m., Sunday, May 30, at the monument site near the Civic Center, for a formal flag dedication. The Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 6 will open the ceremony.
Playhouse seeks entertainers
Lonesome Valley Playhouse is putting out the call for entertainers for its second annual Variety Show.
Auditions will take place May 29 at 1 p.m. at 8859 E. Valley Rd. in Prescott Valley. People ages 6-99 are welcome to prepare an act - singing, dancing, magic or instrumental - and give it their all.
The show happens at 6 p.m. July 3 at Franklin Phonetic School, and is a joint fundraiser for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the LVP Children's Theater.
For more information, call Clyde at 928-583-4684.
Appreciation Day at zoo
Saturday, May 30, is community appreciation day at the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. To say "Thank You" for the community's support admission is FREE. This is a great opportunity for families to experience the zoo's 125-plus residents. Animal encounters every hour and docents available throughout the park to relate each animal's special story. Membership discounts will be promoted. Concessions available so come have lunch at the park. For more information call 778-4242 x0 or www.heritageparkzoo.org.
Adults may purchase breakfast for $1.75 and lunch for $2.85.
Additional information is available by calling the HUSD Food & Nutrition office at 759-5017.
NtN pancake breakfast June 19
Neighbor to Neighbor is having their annual pancake breakfast during Prescott Valley Days from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. All proceeds go to support the mission of Neighbor to Neighbor.
Neighbor to Neighbor relies on the hands and hearts of the community to maintain this volunteer based organization with over 400 clients. If you are interested in getting involved with Neighbor to Neighbor and helping other members of your community, call 775-6145.
MATForce offers coach program
MATForce, the Yavapai County Substance Abuse Coalition, is offering a free Recovery Coach Certification Program that will teach you the skills to work one-on-one, helping these individuals through their recovery process. No experience, prior qualifications or education is needed. All that is needed is the desire to help.
The training program will begin June 11 and continue every Friday for five weeks from 8 a.m. to noon at the Chapter 5 Recovery Home in Prescott. To register e-mail Yavapai County Probation, Pat Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Friends needs donations for pet food bank
United Animal Friends (UAF) is in need of donations to its pet food bank. The goal of the program is to allow families in the quad-city area to continue to keep their dogs, and cats in their homes through tough economic times. There is also an increased need for horse feed donations.
Hay pellets in 50 lb. bags can be purchased either at Costco, Olsen's Grain, and other feeds stores. Other horse feed products like grain are also available at Walmart.
Donations of dog, cat, kitten, puppy and horse feed can be dropped off at UAF's Food Bank trailer every Sunday between noon and 2 p.m. in the Frontier Village parking lot near Petco.
Monetary donations can be sent to United Animal Friends, P.O. Box 11133, Prescott, AZ 86304. Please mark checks "UAF Food Bank." Donations of any amount are appreciated.
Anyone needing assistance with pet food can contact UAF at 778-2924.
Buckeye fans to meet in Prescott
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Prescott is having its annual catered spring dinner for Buckeye fans in the tri-city area at 6 p.m. June 9 at the Highlands Center for Natural History on Walker Road. Guest speakers for the event will be Tracy Stuck, assistant vice president for Student Life and director of the Ohio Union and Student Activities, and Heather McGinnis, director of Student Life Development. Reservations are due by June 1. To obtain a form, visit www.osuprescott.com or call 445-6582 with any questions. Newcomers are always welcome.
Get building permit applications at libraries
Yavapai County Development Services now offers permit applications and related forms at libraries, in cooperation with the Yavapai County Library District. Residents can pick up forms and permit applications libraries in Congress, Ash Fork, Bagdad, Crown King, Black Canyon City, Cordes Lakes, Mayer, Seligman, Wilhoit and Yarnell. The department also posts forms on line at www.co.yavapai.az.us. Forms continue to be available at the Development Services offices in Prescott and Cottonwood.
Qwest upgrading utilities in PV
Qwest will begin nighttime road closures Monday on Tranquil Boulevard between Robert Road and Saddleback Drive while crews upgrade and replace their utilities in that area.
The closures will take place from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. through May 30. Motorists will have to detour along Saddleback Drive, and Long Rifle and Long Mesa roads during these hours. The road will be open for travel during the day.
Senior safety day program June 15
Local elders have a FREE opportunity to focus on their health and safety. The Prevention of Elder Abuse Coalition (PEAC) Senior Safety Day will take place on Tuesday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adult Center of Prescott, on Rosser St.
Private paper shredding, law enforcement for VIN window etching on vehicles, safe disposal of your unwanted medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, fall prevention education, information on living trusts, preventing ID theft, avoiding the latest scams, and much more!
The Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic is a partner in PEAC (www.peacaz.org) and a participant in this free Senior Safety Day.
The Prescott Internal Revenue Service office at 1228 Willow Creek Road, will host an Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems. IRS Open Houses help taxpayers and businesses work through their problems and walk out with solutions. For example, a taxpayer who cannot pay a tax balance due can discuss with an IRS professional whether an installment agreement is appropriate and, if so, fill out the paperwork then and there. Assistance with offers-in-compromise will also be available. Likewise, a taxpayer struggling to complete a certain IRS form or schedule can work directly with IRS staff to get the job done and more.
Vacation Bible School in Dewey
Mountain View Baptist Church offers vacation Bible school this summer for kids in first through fourth grades from June 21-25, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We'll be roundin' up some of life's biggest questions and drivin' home answers as we explore the wide open spaces on Saddle Ridge Ranch with Bible stories, crafts, motivating music, and games.
For more information, call Pastor Ed (928) 632-5787 at Mountain View Baptist Church, 395 Pony Place, Dewey.