News of Yavapai County

A PoYC Media Group Website
News of Yavapai County

Quad Cities in Brief stories

Chalk It Up! Prescott set for April 22

Chalk It Up! Prescott is a free, family-friendly and community-centered, chalk-art festival, intended to cultivate creativity in people of all ages and abilities while raising funds and awareness for mental health, crisis-intervention and substance-use treatment services supported by the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation. This annual event is in its 10th year. Bring friends and family, fire up your imagination and grab a box of chalk; it’s provided for free! Artists like you – and the street painting artists of the Renaissance Era – will create a temporary museum of pavement art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at 201 N. Montezuma, Prescott. It is day two of the event. Come draw, walk around and look at the art, watch performing artists and have fun. Artist, volunteer, entertainer and sponsor information is available at (, or 928-445-5211 x3635.

National Coin Week is April 15-21

The next meeting of the Prescott Coin Club is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. They meet in the POA building at 1133 Old Chisholm Trail, (near the corner of 69 and Fain), Dewey.

Its members have a wide variety of specialties and regularly give presentations in their fields of interest.

Coin collecting is a great way to learn history and economics, as well as appreciate the portable art in our pockets. New or experienced collectors are always welcome join.

Department of Education seeking public input

The Arizona Department of Education is seeking your input. The draft 2018 Arizona Science Standards and draft 2018 Arizona History and Social Sciences Standards have been released. There is an opportunity for public comment.

This link,, takes you to the following items:

1) You Tube videos of public meetings held on April 5 and April 6. The videos review pertinent portions of the standards and provide a broad overview of changes.

2) A link to the surveys for the two sets of standards. Members of the public may choose to offer insights into both sets of standards or can choose to reflect upon only one.

Additionally, respondents do not have to provide input on all grade levels. The survey is structured so that they will have the option to comment on only those grade levels that are relevant to them. The surveys close on May 28.

Conifers of Arizona and hiking selected forested trails

The presentation – by Ted Johnson, who holds a master degree in botany from Arizona State University — will offer a review of Arizona’s conifers and training in how to use a handy new tool to identify conifers. There are more than 4,000 plants in Arizona, and wildflowers are common along hiking trails on Spruce Mountain, Mount Union, the Cabin Loop Trail, the Highline Trail and West Fork, Johnson’s presentation will also address wildflowers. He is a library coordinator in Spring Valley and writes a biweekly column in The Daily Courier: Hiking Arizona. The presentation will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Prescott Valley Public Library, PC Lab, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Love Peace and Joy Inc. event

Love Peace and Joy Inc. is holding a meet and greet event with special guests, American Veterans, at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Howlett’s Ranch, 3585 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley. Everyone is welcome. Food, fun, entertainment and fellowship will be available.

For more information, contact 602-750-0075.

%d bloggers like this: