Editor's Note - this briefly listing has been updated for the free tax preparation item. The correct phone number for appointments is 928-460-9895.

Democratic Women offer spring scholarships

In its annual effort to promote the college educations of young people, the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) plans to award three high school college-bound seniors a $1,000 scholarship each. This year the same application will be used to award both general and DACA scholarships.

Applications will be provided to all high school counselors in the Prescott area, including in the Prescott Valley and Chino Valley city limits. To be eligible, the high school student must be applying or has been accepted to a college or university, be a registered Democrat or reside in a home where one parent or a guardian grandparent are registered Democrats. (This does not apply to DACA students.)

The senior will also need to provide a completed application, reproducible picture, two letters of recommendation as well as a complete a one-page, double-spaced essay on, “How I Would Change the World.”

“The DWPA Scholarship was established with hopes to encourage our youth to become active participants in our community and to have a positive impact in our country’s future,” commented Maria Lynam, DWPA chair for 2019.

Graduating seniors are encouraged to pick up an application in their high school counselor’s office or they may contact the DWPA at info@demwomenprescottaz.com for an application to be emailed. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, March 29, 2019 to qualify.

Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, March 29, 2019 to qualify.

Dewey-Humboldt Library store to reopen Feb. 7

The Dewey-Humboldt Library has announced the re-opening of its book store, newly stocked with major authors, fiction and non-fiction. Most hardbacks are $1 and paper backs 25 cents. The store is open Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. starting Feb. 7 at 12980 Prescott St., Dewey-Humboldt. Call 928-899-4399 for more info.

Free tax preparation offered through April 15

IRS-certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, partnering with Catholic Charities, will provide free federal and state tax preparation and e-file service at two locations: Prescott Valley Public Library, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 15, at 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Crystal Room; and at the Catholic Charities office, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 15, 434 W. Gurley St., Prescott.

Appointments are recommended. Call 928-460-9895.

Event to discuss making a difference at the end of a life

“A Legacy of Love — Making a Difference at the End of Life” is a free Senior Connection presentation with Kelly Paradis and Sarah Twombly, Good Samaritan Hospice, from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.

RSVP to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747.

AARP volunteer meet-and-greet events planned

AARP will host meet-and-greet events on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2 to 4 p.m., Prescott Valley Library, Crystal Room 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley, and on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Prescott Meals on Wheels Dining Room, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott. Attendees can learn about the impact of volunteering in Yavapai County and sample ways you can help make a difference in our communities.

At AARP, one of our most valuable assets is our amazing team of volunteers. AARP volunteers and staff work together to address community needs. Volunteers may get involved in:

• Bringing valuable information to our communities at special events and fairs by offering resources at an AARP community resource table.

• Presenting important information to community groups, including ways to protect yourself from ID Theft and scams, or sharing resources to help support family caregivers.

• Participating as a team in local community service projects.

• Partnering with AARP staff to influence important legislative issues impacting health and financial security.

Pre-registration is required. Call 877-926-8300 or visit https://aarp.cvent.com/ PrescottValley VolunteerMeetGreet.

Town of Prescott Valley seeks volunteers for board positions

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of Parks & Recreation programming, special events, and parks maintenance. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

ARTS AND CULTURE COMMISSION

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture. This is a physical commission that requires lifting, bending and the ability to set up and tear down events. First priority for membership is given to those who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits; however, persons residing outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council. This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the fourth floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FEMA program offers teen leadership training

Yavapai County 4-H Youth Development Program presents MyPI, an Arizona Youth Preparedness Initiative. My PI fosters emergency preparedness, civic responsibility and leadership in teens.

This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Certification Training is free to youth ages 13 to 19.

The program is offered March 11 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension office located on 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C in Prescott.

Pre-registration is required, and applications are available at mypiarizona.org. The program is free with a $50 deposit (refundable upon program completion).

For more information, call 928-445-6590, ext.229.

Over $2.5 million in scholarships available for students

The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications, making scholarship funding opportunities available to students across Arizona for the 2019-20 school year.

As Arizona’s largest private provider of scholarship funding, ACF provides access to more than 100 scholarship awards with a single online application, a news release states. Completing one general application matches applicants with scholarship opportunities within the system for which they may be eligible.

High school seniors, current college students, or graduate students attending accredited schools anywhere in the United States may apply. Scholarships are available for two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational and technical schools. Application deadlines for scholarships vary, ranging from early spring to the end of May. Students are encouraged to apply early to maximize their opportunities for scholarship awards.

The awards available serve a diversity of students. Some scholarships are given based on merit or financial need, while others are awarded to students in a particular geographic region or with specific demographic characteristics. Visit www.azfoundation.org/scholarships to access over $2.5 million in scholarship awards and to find out more about scholarships available through ACF.

Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 20 community foundations in the nation with more than $961 million in trust and endowment assets, and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

Since inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $719 million in grants, scholarships and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at www.azfoundation.org.

Alzheimer’s support group meets on Mondays

An Alzheimer’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.

Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other. For more information, call 928-771-9257 or 928-759-3040. No registration required but space is limited.

Prep academy seeks tool donations

Canyon View Preparatory Academy is seeking tool donations for its industrial technology program. Donations of woodworking tools, metalworking tools, and scrap metal can be dropped off at the school at 9030 E. Florentine, Prescott Valley. For drop-off times, please call 928-775-5115 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you want to donate to the shop program, but are not able to deliver these tools, the school may be able to pick some items up after hours. Canyon View Preparatory Academy is nonprofit 501(c)3. Donations are deductible under Arizona State Tax Credit.

Legal series planned at the library

Do you have a will? What is a Power of Attorney? Is there an alternative to these documents? What are the pro and cons of each? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., for our Legal Series — Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Alternatives.

This program will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 5 p.m. in the PC Lab. Space is limited. This is a free event and registration is required. 928-759-3040

Yoga Nidra class set at the library

Join us at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., the first Thursdays of every month noon to 1 p.m., for Yoga Nidra, a meditation practice, where individuals who previously have had trouble getting their mind to slow down, find this practice extremely beneficial. It has all of the benefits of meditation, plus it is a strong healing modality.

The February meeting will be in the Children’s Room, and then all following classes will be held in the Crystal Room. 928-759-3040.

Credit Union West offers scholarships

Credit Union West is committed to supporting Maricopa and Yavapai counties through programs that benefit the community at large. In 2019, the credit union is offering $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

These five $1,000 awards will allow high school graduates to offset the cost of studying at a four-year college, community college or trade school, according to a news release.

With a special focus, two of these $1,000 scholarships are reserved for students who participated in their school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). The remaining three awards are open to all local graduates who meet the scholarship requirements.

Maricopa and Yavapai County students who graduate in 2019 and plan to attend college or trade school in the fall can apply for a Credit Union West scholarship from through March 29. The application form and rules can be found online at cuwest.org. Scholarship winners will be announced by May 1.