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6/5/2013 8:20:00 AM
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Free Movies Under the Stars starts on Thursday

The Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department and Arizona Hometown Radio group sponsor free Movies Under the Stars at 7:45 p.m. each Thursday in June on the Prescott Valley Civic Center circle amphitheater lawn, 7501 E. Civic Circle.

Concesssions are available for purchase from Mingus Mountain Academy. Bring blankets and chairs, snacks and beverages, but no alcohol or glass. Also, for the enjoyment of other movie goers, please leave pets at home.

June 6: We Bought a Zoo sponsored by Mingus Mt. Academy

June 13: Rookie of the Year from sponsor Ace Hardware Company

June 20: Baby's Day Out

June 27: Harry and the Hendersons

Title sponsorships are available for the final two movies. Call PV Parks and Rec at 928-759-3090.

Planned giving program is Friday

Professional advisors working in estate planning and nonprofits interested in building a planned giving program are invited to a full day of professional education culminating with wine tasting and networking at the Prescott Lakes Clubhouse on Friday, June 7.

The workshops are presented by the Yavapai County Community Foundation, in partnership with fellow Arizona Community Foundation affiliates Sedona Community Foundation and Flagstaff Community Foundation.

Nationally-renowned speaker Bryan Clontz will lead the courses The workshops will be offered free of charge from 8 to 11:30 a.m. (for professional advisors), and 2:30 to 4 p.m. (for nonprofits). Prescott Lakes Clubhouse is located at 311 E. Smoke Tree Lane, Prescott.

To register or for additional information, contact Tracey McConnell at 499-9795 or tmcconnell@azfoundation.org or Carol Chamberlain at 708-9632 or cchamberlain@azfoundation.org.

PV Kite Day is Saturday

Kite Day takes place at the Prescott Valley Civic Center from 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, June 8.

In addition to kite flying skills and competitions, the free event features a variety of "old tyme" games, parachute games, bounce houses, sno-cones, and arts and crafts for the kids to make.

Special guest stilt walkers, performers and jugglers will be on hand to promote Prescott's Tsunami on the Square.

Party in the Pines to feature music, food, wine-tasting

Party in the Pines, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Prescott Area Young Professionals and benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, returns Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 10 p.m. The event will feature live music, dancing, and a silent auction, and beer, wine and distilled spirit tastings, all in an outdoor setting at the Park Plaza Shopping Center, 402 W. Goodwin Street in Prescott.

Annual St. Germaine Fest is Sunday

The annual St. Germaine Fest takes place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, June 9, at St. Germaine's Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley.

It's a day of food, games and entertainment for the whole family. Breakfast is served from 8-10 a.m. Lunch options include much Southwest fare, from tacos to tamales, as well as traditional hamburgers and hot dogs, cotton candy, sno-cones and more.

Triunfo Musical and Catalina Zepeda will provide musical entertainment. Mexican dancers will strut their stuff. A DJ will be on hand to oversee a dance contest. Children's games and face painting, a petting zoo, cake walk and bingo also are on tap.

Library Network offers online classes

The Yavapai Library Network (YLN) in association with the Yavapai County Free Library District (YCFLD) is pleased to announce the availability of the UniversalClass online education service.

UniversalClass offers over 500 courses which are available online at no cost to the residents of Yavapai County. The courses range from the ABC's of Algebra to Meteorology Fundamentals to Spanish Cooking 101. Educators will be pleased to know the courses are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to count as Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Please contact your local library for more information or access the new service on your local library's website.

Local families needed for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Those persons interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family should call toll free: 1-800-733-2773.

PV School offers early kindergarten program

Prescott Valley School offers an early kindergarten program. The school is currently scheduling testing for 4-year-olds who will turn 5 by Dec. 31. Parents who would like to have their 4-year-olds tested are welcome to contact the school to set up an appointment. Testing will take place this July.

The free full-day kindergarten program is an appealing option for parents whose children will turn 5 before the normal cut-off of Sept. 1. In addition to offering their child a high-quality learning experience, families can also save often thousands of dollars in daycare and preschool costs.

Younger children who start kindergarten early are able to start building a strong academic foundation sooner, as well as develop good study habits and social skills.

For more information about Prescott Valley School and its free Kindergarten program, contact Monika Fuller at 772-8744 or 623-687-8351.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, contact Lynn Passfield at 775-5255.

Vets Career Center to open June 14

U.S.VETS-Prescott will be unveiling their new Veteran Career Center on Friday, June 14. Join them for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House starting at 10:45 a.m. at 917 E. Gurley St., in Prescott. You will have an opportunity to tour the site and meet some of the veterans. In addition, it's a great opportunity to learn more about how U.S.VETS has been providing services to at-risk veterans in our community for the past 10 years and how you can help support veterans in our local community.

U.S.VETS' mission is "the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support."

For more information visit www.usvetsinc.org or call Barbara Mikkelsen at 583-7678.


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