Star talk at Acker Park set for March 16

On Friday, March 16, a star talk will be held at Acker Park, located near downtown at the south end of Virginia Ave. This free, one-hour program begins at 7:30 p.m. Learn to identify the spring constellations, ancient myths about the stars and modern scientific discoveries. For more information contact Charlene Craig at 928-771-1428 or

Learn how to save seeds for sustainable agriculture

Condensed from six days to one, Seed School in a Day offers a wide range of topics spanning the history, science, business, and craft of seeds. Practical, hands-on activities are balanced with engaging lectures to provide a fun and interactive learning experience.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Mountain Oak School, 1455 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. Enrollment deadline is Friday, March 16.

This one-day class is a condensed version of Seed School, the acclaimed six-day course that has graduated more than 500 students and launched dozens of inspiring local projects worldwide. Created by longtime seed educators Bill McDorman and Belle Starr, the course draws upon 30 years of expertise in seed cultivation, harvesting, cleaning, marketing and distribution.

Adult and teen participants of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome to participate in this challenging, yet accessible, workshop. Attendance fee is $15 for teachers and Slow Food members, $40 for others, and is limited to 30 participants. The class includes “Basic Seed Saving” by Bill McDorman. An organic, local, sustainable lunch and snacks are included.

Seed School in a Day usually costs between $69 and $99. This discounted price is a result of underwriting by Slow Food Prescott and community donations.

To sign up for the Seed School in a Day, visit

Editor's Note - this has been updated to provide the signup link.

Knights of Columbus sponsoring blood drive March 17

Chino Valley Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at St. Catherine Laboure’ Church Hall, 2062 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

To schedule an appointment, call Paul Diemer at 928-636-0747.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Legends of Guitar set to perform March 17

Legends Of Guitar will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Prescott Center For The Arts. Legends Of Guitar is a tribute show to famous guitar players and their music. The show features guitar wizard Anthony Mazzella who plays it all live. Legendary guitarists whose music is featured in the show are Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jimi Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), Pete Townsend (The Who), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), George Harrison (The Beatles), Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), Stevie Ray Vaughan, Segovia and more. Tickets are $17 or $20 and can be purchased at the Prescott Center For The Arts, by calling the box office at 928-445-3286, online at or

Singing in the key of life begins March 14

Looking for a new way to connect with other seniors? How about a time to share the music of your generation and take a trip down memory lane and to sing with abandon?

This group is focused on people 60 and older. No special talent required, just a love of music. And there is no cost.

Meetings will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, starting March 14, at Prescott United Methodist Church, Deborah Room, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Call 928-445-5211, ext. 2605 or 2601, to learn more.

For more information on the sponsor of this group, the Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, go to

Prescott Valley Police end alarm hotline

The Prescott Valley Police Department has shut down its temporary phone line for questions about the town’s new alarm ordinance.

“Apparently, it has served its purpose; therefore, effective immediately, the phone line will be discontinued,” said Jerry Ferguson, PVPD spokesman. The hotline was put into service in December.

Questions about the alarm ordinance may now be directed to the police Support Services division at 928-772-5120.