5/14/2014 1:00:00 PM Round-up: Happenings around the area
Offerings from area organizations:
American Legion Post 40 opens to public this weekend
American Legion Post 40 is open to the public this weekend for its Armed Forces Day Celebration. Events kick off Friday, May 16, with the Fish Fry at 4:30 p.m., followed by Karaoke at 8 p.m.
Saturday's events begin with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the Mudd Groove band at 7 p.m. The evening includes door prizes, raffles, and specials.
Sunday breakfast starts at 8 a.m. with the veterans from Fort Whipple. The weekend wraps up with an Open Jam Session at 1 p.m.
All proceeds go to the veterans.
American Legion Post 40 is at 650 E. Road 3 South.
Writers can enter to win prizes in local contest
Professional Writers of Prescott (PWP) announces the 2014 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest for Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry.
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners of original work, not previously published.
All winners will be invited to read from their entries at the November meeting for Professional Writers of Prescott.
Entries must be postmarked on or before May 31, 2014.
For all contest rules and entry form visit the PWP website at www.prescottwriters.com or contact Tara Fort at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, help teens become 'Web Wise' through BBB
Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering a free workshop, "Is Your Teen Web Wise? Are You?" for parents and their young teens on Thursday, May 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite, 215 E. Goodwin St. The workshop will present a family guide to internet safety covering: tips for staying safe online; online risks; and an interactive activity for parents and their teens about protecting personal information online.
Reentry program seeks Community Coaches
The Yavapai Reentry Program (YRP) will be hosting another Community Coach training on May 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Counts office in Prescott.
The program started in July 2011 and began delivering direct services in January of 2012. Since then, the program has assisted nearly 75 individuals returning to Yavapai County from state prison facilities. Many participants have young children and experience an array of obstacles as they seek to find employment, complete education programs and transition back into the community. Research, and experience, has shown that Community Coaches can significantly improve the likelihood of success after release.
To ensure coaches are best equipped for their mentoring experience attendees are given exposure to the barriers to reentering society that former offenders face and the stages of change that an individual will experience. They also receive training on motivational interviewing and self-discovery, as well as other techniques and recognition tools that will help the coach when working with their participant. They also receive bi-monthly training's to increase awareness about community resources and contacts in addition to information about development training's available to coaches at reduced cost.
To become a Community Coach, make a donation or learn more ways to get involved, contact the office at Info@yavapaireentryproject.org or call the office at 708-0100 and ask for Lani Gholston, Project Coordinator or Hannah Johnson, Participant Coordinator.
The BBB program is free, but you must reserve a seat by contacting BBB at 928-772-3410 or email@example.com.
Learn the 'ABC's of Medicare'at seminar
A free seminar on "The ABCs of Medicare" will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., Founders Suite B.
The seminar is open to those seeking the basics and the most current information. Learn how the Medicare alphabet works, and about your choices and rights.
Ernie Bobel Jr., Medicare advisor-educator, is the presenter. For information, call toll-free at 877-441-4714, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ehbinsurancegroup.com.
Firefighters pancake brunch is Sunday
Chino Valley Fire Station 2 on Road 2 South will be having its "Firefighters Pancake Brunch" from 8 a.m. to noon, on May 18.
This great "all you can eat" breakfast will consist of pancakes, ham, berries, coffee and juice, all for only a $5 donation, which will benefit the Chino Valley Firefighters.
There also will be Smokey Bear safety information and a raffle.