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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
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.
Capture more of the Christmas spirit this season by attending the 8th Annual Community Christmas Concert and Nativity Display. The live concert will feature traditional music celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Prescott Valley Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting the celebration and admission is free.
The concert begins at 7pm on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in the Pronghorn Stake Center located at 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway in Prescott Valley near the intersection of Highway 89A and Viewpoint Drive.
The program will include a choir and orchestra under the direction of Glennis Miller. The public will be invited to join the choir occasionally in the singing of traditional Christmas carols.
The doors open at 5:45 pm to view nativity sets from around the world. Refreshments will be served after the program.
Visit Clarkdale, AZ to step back in time during the Clarkdale Historical Society’s guided tour of its historic downtown commercial block and the interior of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The educational program, held in partnership with the Town of Clarkdale, provides an introduction to Clarkdale’s history while focusing upon its historic structures built between 1912 – 1927. Meet your guide at 9:45 on Wednesday, December 18th, at the Clarkdale Historical Society Museum located at 900 First North Street, one block North of the red caboose. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and allow two hours for the handicap accessible tour. Drop-in’s are welcome! Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more: 928-649-1198. There is no charge for the tour, however contributions are gratefully accepted to support the program.
Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Skoog Blvd.) is hosting the PVPL Book Club. PVPL Book Club meets every month on the 3rd Thursday from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Koole Meeting Room. If you are looking for a book club to join come share our love of reading. If you have questions please call 928-759-3040.
3rd Thursday of every month
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Koole Meeting Room
More Information 928-759-3040
No Registration Required but Space is Limited
Discover unique gifts, and strolling carolers, retailers will open their doors till 7 pm and celebrate the holidays with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discount offers, featuring some of the best boutiques, galleries and restaurants in Sedona. Free. 3-7 pm. 928-282-4838.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott will be hosting the 39th annual
“Don’t Spend Christmas Alone” on 12/25 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm providing a free full dinner
and fellowship for everyone in the Quad City area who may be alone or feel alone on this day.
Along with the meal, guests can enjoy carols and a visit from Santa. Volunteers will also visit
the homebound to deliver meals so they may feel part of the community celebration. For more
information, please call the church office at 928-778-4499.
The members of American Legion Post 78 want to thank Congress for passing the Legion Act of 2019 in which ALL men and women who served in our Armed Forces can be recognized for their service to our great nation and receive the benefits they so richly deserve. One of those benefits that Congress gave ALL Veterans is the ability to join the American Legion. We invite ALL Veterans to join their local Posts.
Post 78 WELCOMES all Veterans to come and visit the “Post With a View” on Rte 69 in Humboldt. Our hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. We have a beautiful view, a hometown feel, and the members are known for their friendliness.
You are an important part of our history with the sacrifices you have made and your contributions to the security of the United States. Visiting our Post or joining our Post would mean a lot to us. The General Membership meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. and we would love to have your input on the activities of our Post. We have a Service Officer that is available to help with your Veteran needs. Post 78 is dedicated to the needs of our Veterans and our community.
Post 78 has an active S.A.L. Squadron; Auxiliary Unit; and a very busy Legion Riders group. We sponsor a Friday Night Fish Fry from 5p.m. to 7p.m., pool tournaments and horseshoe competition amongst other things. We also support the Legion of the Silver Rose honoring our Vietnam Veterans with health complications related to Agent Orange. Come and see what everyone is up to!
The members of Post 78 look forward to meeting you!