By Deb Miller
Yarnell Public Library offers Readers Delight Book Chat on the second Monday of each month from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Readers are invited to the library to discuss whatever books they are reading and to share their reading experience with others. Coffee and cookies will be available.
The library has resumed offering free computer classes. At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 a class will cover how to protect computers and their user while on the internet and using email. Register for this class by noon the day before on Monday, Sept. 9. A class on fun and easy computer shortcuts with a printable summary page will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Register for this class by noon the day before on Monday, Sept. 16. Classes are for Microsoft PC users, and will proceed when there are three or more confirmed students. Contact the library (928) 427-3191 to register and learn more.
Model Creek School will hold a PTSO meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and a school board meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. The school requests donated supplies including copy paper, forehead digital thermometer, Kleenex, paper towels, Lysol disinfecting wipes, cough drops, mouse pads for the computer lab, dry erase markers and dry erase erasers. Anyone who would like to volunteer at the school is invited to call Mrs. Hurst at (928) 427-3347 for more information. Contact the school online at www.modelcreekschool.org.
Healthy Living Club is a whole food plant-based potluck and book/video discussion group that meets once a month in Peeples Valley and Prescott. Each month a book or video is listed as the club selection for reading or viewing prior to attending a potluck gathering. At the potluck attendees discuss what they have read or watched and enjoy a whole food plant-based meal together. Visit the Healthy Living Club website at www.healthy-living-club.com to learn more. Join the private Facebook group for members at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wfpbhealthylivingclub/
American Legion Post 79 offers burgers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Friday dinners are from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by karaoke until 11 p.m. These events are open to the public.
Not just in the holiday season, the veterans at the VA in Prescott are always in need of a variety of personal items. All items should be new in their original packaging. Bring items to the Yarnell American Legion or deliver them to Voluntary Services at the VA in Prescott. Building 15(the Theater), room 106. Monetary donations are also accepted so items can be purchased. Checks should be made payable to “Northern AZ VA HCS” and sent to Voluntary Service, 500 HWY 89 North, Prescott 86303. Items needed include: hand soap, laundry detergent, pens/pencils, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs/brushes, shaving cream, disposable razors, postal forever stamps, socks (men’s various sizes), t-shirts (men’s and women’s in various sizes), underwear for men and women, collared shirts (men’s and women’s in various sizes), Dockers (men’s and women’s in various sizes), prepaid phone minute cards, healthy packaged snacks such as nuts and bars. Contact the VA at (928) 776-6013 regarding other items as the above is just a sampling of what is needed. Donations may be left at Post 79. There is a collection box in the dining room by the stage.
In conjunction with the Yarnell/Peeples Valley Historical Society and the chamber of commerce, Yarnell Regional Community Center’s Club Yarnell offers a presentation on Yarnell history and influences of the past 50 years. This event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.
A country fair with a variety of games and events is planned at the community center from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Visit the community center’s website at https://yarnellcommunitycenter.org/.