Calendar of Events
“How Dynamic Movement Scientifically Heals Disease” is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, January 17 from 12-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley.
Presenter Mary Heller, Mary Heller Dancer Arts, will talk about how dynamic movement, and dancing in particular, has been shown to significantly improve our physical health, as well as our mood, outlook and memory. She will also discuss the triggers, assumptions and beliefs that most people have that stop them from feeling good about the dance experience.
RSVPs appreciated to [email protected] or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html
Experience a true Farm-to-Table dinner, the freshest dinner you will ever have using locally and organically grown produce fro ECO Farm. Come join us at ECO Learning Center on Thursday, Jan 17th and meet the ECO community over dinner made from fresh organic produce, straight from the ECO Farm. Admission by donation
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Accord Hospice of Sedona is hosting a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on Friday, January 18,2019 at 10 am at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 Beaver Creek Rd. Rimrock, AZ. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on what the next steps are in identifying and communicating your wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
The film, aired nationally on the PBS program “Frontline” in February of 2015 and follows surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters who are facing terminal illness. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. “Since the first airing of the film across the nation; it has prompted the public to look inside themselves and the decisions to be made for not only themselves, but their friends and families. A memorable film based on Dr. Gawande’s book by the same name. We are excited to partner with The Beaver Creek Library on this very remarkable film.
For more information, call Julie Osborn at 928-278-4134 or visit the Beaver Creek Library. Light refreshments will be served.
Big Band Echoes, a nostalgic look back to the Big Band Era of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, will be meeting at the Cottonwood Public Library on Friday, January 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and continues on the third Friday of each month. Hosted by Jim Ahlstrom, a former radio personality now living in Cottonwood, the program will feature music from the Big Band Era along with a special emphasis each month on a featured big band leader, a short bio and a sampling of their best known hits. Noted big band singers will also be featured.
Ahlstrom says he’ll conduct some trivia elements involving big band themes, song titles, and lyrics to challenge the audience. The audience will also be introduced to foreign big bands, one or two novelty songs and portions of big band radio remotes recorded during that era. “I’m hoping that the attendees will not only enjoy listening to some long forgotten tunes but will also enjoy participating in the trivia portion of the evening,” Ahlstrom added.
This month Ahlstrom will feature the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra as Band of the Month and the featured Vocalist of the Month will be Nat King Cole. A new feature monthly is the Big Band Trifecta, featuring three tunes by some of the most popular dance bands of this era, with the Ray Anthony Orchestra initiating this new series. The January big band remote broadcast will tune in on the Jimmy Dorsey Band appearing on July 18, 1944 from the Frolics Club in Miami Florida.
Among other artists to be heard are Freddie Slack, Woody Herman, Bing Crosby, Claude Thornhill, Gordon Jenkins, Billy Butterfield, Harry James, Eddy Howard, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Martino and Matt Monro.
For more information on library services please visit www.ctwpl.info or find them on Facebook. The library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood.
Kitt Recital Hall Gala Opening Weekend concerts – Jan. 18-20
Enjoying and performing live music in northern Arizona is reaching a high note with the opening of the Northern Arizona University Kitt Recital Hall on the Flagstaff campus during the weekend of January 18-20, 2019.
Built with great sound in mind, a team of music-loving architects and renowned acousticians designed the 251-seat hall to be filled with an “acoustical warmth.”
“The design and its various wood surfaces move sound toward the audience from a multitude of directions,” says Todd Sullivan, director of the School of Music. “The result is enhanced warmth of musical communication between performers and audience.”
Audiences can begin enjoying the new addition to the NAU Performing and Fine Arts (Bldg. 37) complex during three diverse Gala Opening Weekend recitals in the Kitt Recital Hall that showcase the breadth of the talent within the School of Music:
- At 6 p.m. on Friday January 18, Pianist Jeffrey Swann – the NAU President’s Distinguished Artist in Residence – presents L’invitation au voyage, a multimedia recital inspired by a poem by Charles Baudelaire and illustrated with artwork of the period.
- At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday January 19, the NAU Faculty Chamber Players perform musical pieces that range from solo voice to contemporary groupings (including two world premieres) to a serenade-size ensemble comprised entirely of faculty and friends.
- At 3 p.m. on Sunday January 20, an NAU Student Showcase concert highlights student talents with a variety of solo, choir, a cappella and small-ensemble performances.
“The largest user group of this space will be students,” Sullivan says. “Students are developing musicians and the Kitt Recital Hall is very conducive to learning and healthy music production.” Prior to the new recital hall, the School of Music used NAU Ashurst Hall (built in 1918) as its recital location.
Concert tickets are $22.50 adults, $15 seniors and NAU employees. Ordering fees may apply. Free for children and NAU students with ID. For tickets, visit the Central Ticket Office in the University Union, go to nau.edu/cto or call 928.523.5661. For community parking information, go to nau.edu/guest. ###
Media Relations: Diane Rechel, [email protected], Office: 928.523.8656. Cell: 928.225.0483
From renowned speakers to inspiring film screenings and cooking demos, this annual event will highlight the benefits of a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet & strive for Zero Waste Certification.
The Sedona VegFest 2019 will feature speakers, cooking demonstrations, film screenings and exhibitors — all of which will focus on promoting the health, ethical and environmental benefits of a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet and lifestyle. The theme for this year’s event is “HEALTHY. HUMANE. SUSTAINABLE.” With a mission of protecting the environment while improving human health and animal welfare, Sedona VegFest is striving to be a Certified Zero Waste Event through the Sustainability Alliance AZ.
Free 2-day Admission Opportunities for Volunteers (including a free t-shirt) – just click on the Volunteer Button at the Sedona VegFest website.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E. Civic Circle Dr) is offering Windows 10 (Saturdays, January 12, 19 & 26 from 9:30-11:30am). Windows 10 represents a new approach to computing between devices for Microsoft. This course will walk you through the innovative changes introduced with Windows 10. Each student in a lab setting will learn the basics of managing Windows 10 settings, how to navigate and customize the Start menu, quickly find and install apps from the Microsoft Store, add User Accounts, enable and personalize Cortana , and use OneDrive to save files to the cloud. This Windows 10 class assumes the student has some experience of a previous version of Windows. Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information call 928-759-3040. All computer classes are held in the PC Lab on the 2nd floor of the library.
BrewHaHa will feature over 50 local, regional, and national breweries and over 150 different craft beers. BrewHaHa will also include the Snowman’s Choice Award (judged by members of the local homebrewers club) for best brew and the People’s Choice Award. In keeping with the “tasting” theme of the event there will be snacks and bratwursts for sale.
This event is presented in partnership with Flagstaff Ski Club which will receive a percentage of proceeds. This one-of-a-kind event will celebrate local flavor, great views from the High Country Conference Center, and most of all delight your taste buds with the best of the best beer, music, and food.