By Deb Miller
Yarnell Presbyterian Church will provide a free community Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings in the fellowship hall. Two seatings at 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets are free but required. There will be a short message by Rev. Hicks in the sanctuary between seatings. The church also presents tai chi classes led by Bill Chaplin at 9 a.m. every Wednesday morning. At 2 p.m. on Thursdays Rebecca Hagman teaches yoga at the church. Call the church at (928) 427-3421 for more information for any of these events.
Yarnell Public Library hosts 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. Contact the library at (928) 427-3191 to register and learn more about any of these events.
Model Creek School will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 29. The school requests donations of copy paper, mouse pads for the computer lab and band aids in all sizes. Phone the school at (928) 427-3347 for more information. Contact the school online at www.modelcreekschool.org.
Yarnell Regional Community Center’s Club Yarnell presents a diamond painting workshop from 4:30 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. Diamond painting is an art/craft using crystal points, combining paint-by-numbers and cross stitch techniques. Guests are invited to bring food and drinks to enjoy while painting. If there are enough people interested a group which meets a few times each month may be started.
The community center offers free blood pressure checks from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, performed by Yarnell Fire Department crew members. Call Jerry Florman at (602) 399-1679 for more information on Club Yarnell events.
Gardner Family Teacher Scholarships (GiFTS) is offering $2,000 minimum scholarships for prospective or displaced teachers. A prospective teacher may be a high school student or an undergraduate college/university student who is enrolled in or has been admitted to an accredited college or university teacher preparation program. A displaced teacher is one whose position in a district/charter has been eliminated and who needs additional coursework to get an endorsement to continue employment. Applications will be accepted through midnight Monday, Mar. 2, 2020. Application is accessible through the GiFTS website at https://ycesa.com/gardner-teacher-scholarship-application/.
The American Legion in Yarnell requests volunteers to help serve its annual full Thanksgiving dinner to the community, which is always free of charge. Those who can help are asked to sign up via a form on the bulletin board inside the legion. Food donations are appreciated. There will be two shifts, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help cook, clean up and deliver Meals on Wheels to Yarnell, Congress, Peeples Valley and Wilhoit. Call (928) 427-3735 for more information.
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. Come learn important new lifestyle information and get healthy 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/.