Interested Bradshaw Mountain High School students speak with Sara Fernandez, right, field rep for Santa Fe University of Art and Design, at the 2011 College Fair at BMHS.
Trib File Photo/Sue Tone
Check out college reps from 70 schools at free fair today
The Seventh Annual National College Fair takes place Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Bradshaw Mountain High School gym for all northern Arizona students and parents.
Nearly 70 different public and private universities and colleges from Arizona, 23 states and Canada will have admission office representatives available to answer questions. Armed forces and military academy reps also will be on hand to distribute information.
As in the past, all Yavapai County students are invited to attend. Admission is free to students and parents. This event is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Youth Chamber to host car wash
The Prescott Valley School Youth Chamber is sponsoring a fund raising car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Big O Tires in front of the Safeway on Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. All donations will be accepted and will go to support our community service projects. Call 928-772-8744 for more information.
Saturday cross country Poker Run for Lion's programs
Bradshaw Mountain Lions Club provides vision and eye care for four communities and its biggest fundraiser takes place this Saturday. The Annual Fall Off Road Poker Run starts at 8 a.m. with check in for two classes: trucks, jeeps, dune buggies and ORVs; and motorcycles, ATVs and Side x Sides.
This is a 60-mile cross country race with start times of 10 and 10:15 a.m. and expected return times of 3 p.m. both at Reata Pass Galleries, 3525 S. Highway 69 in Humboldt. The $50 per poker hand entry fee includes barbecue at the finish line and prizes and drawings. Extra rider fee is $10 and includes the barbecue.
All vehicles must be legally registered and no alcohol is allowed during the ride. Proceeds go to the Lions' eyeglass program in Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer, Spring Valley and Cordes.
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History, culture of Japanese Art talk on Saturday
Learn about the Art of Japan at a free presentation by Jeanne Blumer, Prescott Art Docent, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the third floor Crystal Room at the Prescott Valley Public Library. Journey through the works of art created in Japan which take you from about 300 B.C.E to contemporary times.
Each month the library hosts a presentation through the Art Docent Community Speaker Program Art Talks designed to share "the love of art and the art museum experience with children and adults of our community."
November's program takes place on Nov. 9, and is presented by Nancy Shugrue, titled Canine Chronology: The Place of Dogs in Art Throughout History. On Saturday, Dec. 7, Concrete Canvas: Amazing Art in Unusual Places, is presented by Cindy Welch. For more information, call Michele Hjorting at 928-759-6193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soroptimist Bunco fundraiser Saturday
Soroptimist International Central Yavapai Sunrise will host its Annual Fundraiser Bunco and Raffle at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Prescott Country Club, 1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd. in Dewey. The event will feature free Bunco with a door prize of a Grand Canyon package, value $600, which includes 3 days and 2 nights at the Maswik Lodge, and a bus tour of the canyon.
Tickets are $25 and include coffee, tea and appetizers. Cash bar, sorry no credit cards. Tickets are available at Rainbow Stained Glass 928-772-6950, PV, Read Family Medical Clinic 928-775-6312, PV, Bayberry Antiques 928-445-8559, Prescott, Prescott Country Club Bar, Dewey, Prescott Valley Florist, PV, or call Helen, 928-710-7470 or Candy 928-713-4365.
D-H Library offers Saturday activities for all ages
On Oct. 19, the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library offers story and crafts activities with a theme of Harvest. At 10 a.m. preschool to second-grade children can participate in Storytime. Arts and crafts for grades 2-5 takes place at 11 a.m. The Wordsmith Puzzlers will have activities at 12:30 p.m. for preteens and teens.
On Saturdays at 2 p.m. (except for book sale days) the U.S. Fans of U.K. Entertainment will be watching and discussing Dr. Who shows to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.
The library is located at 2735 S. Corral Street. Activities take place on the lower level in the J.W. Mitchell Room.
Information meet on new charter school Oct. 23
Emily Dolan, Prescott New School Liaison for BASIS, announces a General Information Meeting for establishing a BASIS charter school in the quad-communities at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Highway 69.
Scary night with treats begins D-H library book sale
The annual used book sale at the Dewey-Humboldt Library starts Thursday, Oct 31. Friends of the Library member Margo Hekkila proposed the idea and she plans to be "scary," yet will hand out treats.
Thursdays, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, the sale takes place from 12:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 8-9, the sale runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The proceeds from book sales finances the summer reading program performances and prizes, plus the T-shirts and celebratory pizza party at its conclusion. Proceeds also pay for arts and crafts supplies and treats, the Daily Courier subscription, electronic readers, video games, current DVDs, Family Movie Saturdays, and author visits and book signings.
Fundraising workshop is Oct. 31
Taking the Fear Out of Fundraising, a workshop, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 31, at the Highland Center for Natural History, 1375 Walker Road, Prescott.
The workshop will focus on all of the aspects of a successful fundraising program. Topics covered will include: Operating Fund (Print Solicitation and Telemarketing), Special Events, Campaigns, Major Gifts, Volunteer Management, Donor Cultivation, Grants, Estate Planning, Prospect Research, Using Your Database to Raise More Money, Database Management/Donor Segmentation, Donor Retention and Donor Recognition.
For more information and registration visit the AFP Northern Arizona Chapter website at www.AFPNAZ.org. The cost is $35 for AFP members and $50 for non-members. If you have questions, contact Tina Blake, 928-308-9651 or at email@example.com.
All participants will receive a binder with all of the presentation materials and additional resources.
Start a novel during month of November
It's that time of year again where people get out their pens, pencils and keyboards for a frantic month of writing called NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.
In preparation for Nov. 1, the local community is invited to free workshops at the Yavapai College Library, Room 121.
The upcoming workshop, Growing Your Plot, takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. It will cover different approaches to writing a novel in 30 days including developing outlines.
Participants can take part in writing exercises and ask questions of those who have been there and done it.