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The Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E. Skoog Blvd) is partnering with the Yavapai Outreach to present ‘Help with Housing and More’. Are you experiencing homelessness? Once a month, Prescott Valley Public Library and Yavapai Outreach host ‘Help with Housing and More’,where you can meet one-to-one with knowledgeable representatives from area agencies and get help with:
- Employment Assistance
- Birth Certificates or Important Documents
Yavapai Outreach includes representative from the Coalition for Compassion and Justice, U.S. VETS, Veterans Affairs, Catholic Charities, Stepping Stones, Goodwill, Veterans Resource Center and other agencies whose mission is to end homelessness in Yavapai County. These representatives work together to help you navigate community resources and get the help you need.
This event will take place on Mondays, December 9th, 2019 and January 13th, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the 1st Floor Glassford Hill Room. No registration is needed. For more information call 928-759-3040.
Mondays, December 9th, 2019 and January 13th, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1st Floor Glassford Hill Room
TOASTMASTERS OF SEDONA IS HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 6PM. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND THERE WILL BE DRAWINGS FOR DOOR PRIZES. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE TO ATTEND, AND EVERYONE IS INVITED! LOOK FOR THE YELLOW SANDWICH BOARD AT THE DRIVEWAY. CALL 818-620-2448 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Jingle Ballers Basketball Camp is a FREE camp for ALL middle school kids in the Verde Valley area! 7th graders are no longer able to play on the B team so a lot of kids are missing out on a whole year of basketball. I designed this camp to make sure kids get the game-like play they need as well as develop skills and have fun of course! More information will be provided once I hear back about the facility, I’m planning on two nights a week for two hours. The first hour will be spent on ball handling, shooting, special skills, and some games. The second hour will be spent on quick 3v3 games. We will play a ton of games a night so they can put their skills to the test!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! Again it’s FREE I would just like a head count going into it. You can sign up through this link: https://forms.gle/4V6vdNSujMfTZJGNA
About Coach Calandra: I graduated from Mingus in 2014. I played Varsity Basketball, threw shotput and discus on the track team and spent 3 years on the football sideline as a Sports Medicine student aid. I was a 4 time individual state champion as well as contributed points to our 3 team state championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014. I competed in powerlifting where I won a national championship as well as a few state championships. I hold multiple records in throwing and weightlifting at Mingus as well as in the state and nation. I earned a NCAA D1 Track and Field scholarship to UMBC and then to NAU. I graduated from NAU in 2018 with a Bachelor in Psychological Sciences (neuroscience path) and a Minor in Health and Wellness Coaching. I am currently in the Allan “Bud” Selig Master of Sports Law and Business program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law through ASU. I coached throwing this Spring at Mingus and have also coached basketball, softball and weight lifting for anywhere between 9 and 18 year old kids. I played 12 years of basketball between Mingus, AAU and city league. I’m also currently on two intramural basketball teams through ASU.
Pam Houston, award winning author, is coming to Sedona Public Library on December 10. Houston is on a national book tour for her latest book, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. Well-known for her story collections and novels, Houston has received critical acclaim for her 2019 memoir, and the Library is honored to bring her to the Verde Valley.
This very special event includes a reading, discussion, and a book signing. (The Literate Lizard bookstore will offer books for sale during the event.) Please join us on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. Each event in this series is free and open to all ages. For more information call 928-282-7714 or visit sedonalibrary.org.
In Deep Creek, Houston describes her life on her ranch in Colorado—how she was, and continues to be shaped by the land, people, and animals there. Encompassing Houston’s childhood, her adventures, and her details of everyday life at the ranch, the book tells how Houston carved out a life to support her spirit and her talents, and discovered that she could be the cowboy of her own story.
“I know,” she said in a press release, “that when I claimed these 120 acres they also claimed me. We are each other’s mutual saviors.”
Houston’s short story collections, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Waltzing the Cat, and A Little More About Me and two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, have earned her national notoriety. Pam’s stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and her story The Best Girlfriend You Never Had was John Updike’s only addition to Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is a regular contributor to O, the Oprah Magazine, Outside, The New York Times, Bark, More, and many other periodicals.
Deep Creek fits perfectly with the Library’s current literary series, “Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home,” which celebrates and investigates the stewardship of our environment and preservation of the beautiful landscape we call home. Houston’s latest book raises concern about the many ways we endanger the natural world’s delicate balance. It is also a striking chronicle of recovery from a childhood marked by her parents’ alcoholism and abuse.
The LA Times writes of her memoir: “Good writing can make you envious, no matter how foreign the terrain. Other times, you read a good memoir and find yourself wanting to track down the author and become friends. A third kind of book is so insightful and evocative, you shelve it beside other favorite and instructive titles. Deep Creek might just do all three.”
She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards. Pam teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is Professor of English at UC Davis, and co-founder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers.
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- What is Kadampa buddhism?
- What is the mind?
- Essential meditations of Kadampa Buddhism
- About our human life and death
- What is Buddhist faith and refuge practice?
- What is Karma?
As we approach the Christmas Season, many families continue to be in need of assistance. The Foundation is asking families and businesses to join us in helping the Camp Verde Kiwanis Adopt-A-Family program by providing a toy or gift certificate (Wal-Mart) for children between the ages of 4 through 15. Children over 13 appreciate gift cards rather than a toy. Donations can be brought to the Verde Valley Archaeology Center through December 9.
Free Old-time Ornament Making Activity at Sedona Heritage Museum All Month
The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting their annual homemade holiday ornament table in the historic Fruit Packing Shed from December 1 to 30, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
This activity is designed to engage people of every age, and especially intergenerational family groups, to make holiday ornaments and simple old-time decorations. This free activity, no museum admission required, will allow visitors to make small gifts, adornments for holiday packages or trees and wreaths, or simply spend some quality time with family or friends doing this ‘make & take’, using instructions and samples as provided.
The Sedona Heritage Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places, and located at 735 Jordan Rd. in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona. For more information, call the museum at 928-282-7038. www.sedonamuseum.org.
Camp Colton is currently engaged in a master planning process where Friends of Camp Colton, the Flagstaff Unified School District, and community members have worked together to develop the current plans to create a vision for the future, with the goal of expanding and enhancing outdoor environmental education opportunities in Flagstaff and Northern Arizona.
Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Skoog Blvd.) presents author Pam Houston, Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Prescott Valley Public Library 1st Floor Auditorium. Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, as well as two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton. Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Short Stories of the Century among other anthologies. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards. She teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is Professor of English at UC Davis, and co-founder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
Join us for Pam Houston author talk and book signing on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Prescott Valley Public Library 1st Floor Auditorium. For more info call 928.759.3040.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
1st Floor Library Auditorium
Questions? Call 928-759-3040
Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E. Skoog Blvd) is offering Skype on Thursdays, December 5th & 12th, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Skype is the world’s most popular video calling app. This course will cover the types of devices you can use, how to set up an account and add contacts, and how to use Skype to talk with anyone in the world who also has Skype, for free. For more information call 928-759-3040. All computer classes are held in the 2nd floor PC Lab.
Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net>Attend>Classes. Classes are held in the 2nd Floor PC Lab. For more information call 928-759-3040.
Thursdays, December 5th & 12th, 2019
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2nd Floor PC Lab