There are many interesting and fun things to do in Prescott and surrounds. Below is just a sampling of some of them but there is much, much more on the cities/town’s websites. Be sure to click on the links below to see them all and to get more information on all the events you won’t want to miss.




Watters Garden Center Classes
Every Sat. 9:30 am

Dinner Theatre:   The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

Prescott Center for the Arts & PCA Stage Too!
New productions every month
For information and tickets:  www.pca-az-net

Winter Farmers Market – YRMC Pendleton Parking Lot
Saturdays 7:30 to noon thru April

Historic Downtown Walking Tours
Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-11:30am
Prescott Chamber
Visitor information Center
Call ahead to confirm at 445-2000

Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walks
4th Friday of each month
5:00 pm
Downtown Galleries

Verde Canyon Railroad
Reserve your spot for Liberty Wildlife, Chocolate Loves or Alex on Rails
2018 Schedule Details

Granite Creek Vineyards
Sat. Noon (live music)
Sun. 10am – brunch
www.Granite Creek

Portraits of the West in the James Gallery Phippen Museum
January 28 through April 22

Steam Saturday with Grand Canyon Railway
Many Great Packages, one Incredible Ride!
Schedule info:  888-484-7245

Afternoon Tea – Hassayampa Inn Peacock Room
4th Sunday of each month, 2:00-4:00pm
Reservations required – 777-9563

Heritage Park Zoo
Winter Hours until April 30
Programs and Outreach Classes for children, teens
and more!
778-4242 –

Prescott Public Library
Various Programs for everyone!
Schedule: www.PrescottLibrary.Info

Bronzesmith Foundry Tours
Every Thursday, 11:00am

Ice Skating at Prescott Valley Event Center
See website for open skate schedule


Mar 1
Follies: Early Musical from Stephen Sondheim
6:00pm; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Mar 2
NAZ Suns vs. Memphis Hustle
6:30pm; Prescott Valley Event Center

Mar 4
NAZ Suns vs. Reno Bighorns
6:30pm; Prescott Valley Event Center

Mar 5
Utah Shakespeare Festival:  The Tempest
7:00pm; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

A Tribute to the Eagles
7:00pm; Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Mar 8
Pirates of Penzance
7:00pm; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Mar 9
Another Journey:   The Music of Journey
7:00 pm; Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Mar 10
MET Opera:  Semiramide
11:00am; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
928 776-2000

Glen Miller Orchestra
3:00pm and 7:00pm; Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center
928 777-1370

Mar 15 – Apr 14
In the Mezzanine Gallery:  Pamela Henry Walker and Patty Lindsey
‘Tis Art Gallery
Exhibit info:

The Bolshoi Ballet:  The Lady of the Camellias
6:00pm; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center  928-776-2000

Mar 16
NAZ Suns vs. Raptors 905
7:00 pm; Prescott Valley Event Center

Mar 17
Navajo Rug and Indian Art Audition
12:00pm; Smoki Museum
Exhibit and Events Information:

Mar 18
Phoenix Symphony in Prescott:  Tchaikovsky,
Korgold, Fuchs
3:00pm; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
Tickets available only 928-776-4255
Or Yavapai

Mar 21
NAZ Suns vs. Texas Legends
6:30pm; Prescott Valley Event Center 

Mar 23
Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire
7:30pm; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

NAZ Suns vs. Sioux Falls Sky Force
7:00pm; Prescott Valley Event Center

Mar 24
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
9:00am; Prescott Gateway Mall

Piano Men:  The music of Elton John and Billy Joel
7:00pm; Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center
928 771-1370

Mar 30
Those British Girls
7:00pm; Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center
928 771-1370

To our membership, local government & community:

Your Chamber Board of Directors would like to inform you that Arlene Alen has resigned as of Friday 19, 2018. We are grateful to Arlene for her intelligence and endurance. She worked tirelessly to get our Chamber stabilized with a secure foundation and we wish her well with her new professional endeavors.

We are pleased to announce that our very own John Coomer has agreed to be our Interim Director starting January 21, 2018. Help us welcome John into the fold.

We are also pleased that the Chino Valley Lioness Club has offered to be Chamber Volunteers once again. These ladies have a true commitment to serve our Town. Thank you, ladies! We couldn’t do this without you. If you too want to be a part of this great service club, you can find them on facebook.

The CVACC is actively looking for a permanent Director. We look forward to working with someone who has fresh ideas to engage and vitalize our membership and community at large. We want to be “that” Chamber again. To apply, please send your resume to

To all of you members who have supported CVACC through thick and thin, thank you for understanding how vital your Chamber is to our community. We also wish to thank our local government, Town of Chino Valley, Town Manager Cecilia Grittman, Mayor Darryl Croft, Vice Mayor Lon Turner, Past Vice Mayor Mike Best, and Council Members Corey Mendoza, Annie Lane, Jack Miller and Cloyce Kelly. Thank you for the confidence you have shown in the CVACC Board of Directors.

If you’d like to take a leading roll in shaping your Chamber moving forward, we are accepting applications for the Board of Directors. You can contact our Interim Director, John Coomer, or any board member:

Chair – Wendy McManigal / Tom’s Print & Sign

Past Chair – Gary Warren / Warren’s Feed

Treasurer – Mary Jo Magaw / One AZ Credit Union

Secretary – John Scholl / Superintendant of CVUSD

Member – Jeff Champ – Farmers Insurance, Jeff Champ Agency

Member – Mark Garman / National Bank of Arizona

Member – Dr. Karla Phillips / Associate Dean Yavapai College

Member – Cloyce Kelly – Town Council Member


Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to Chino Valley!


Warm Regards,

Wendy McManigal


March 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat.

Library Auditorium
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
7401 E. Civic Circle
1st Floor
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314



Cost:  FREE



Friday, March 2, 2018

12:00 noon-1:15 – U of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) hosts a Brown Bag Seminar presented by Salt River Project. The speakers will be Steven Nebiker, Vice President, HydroLogics, and Tim Skarupa, Senior Analyst in Water Rights and Contracts group, SRP. HydroLogics uses water resources modeling tools to facilitate planning, operations, and conflict resolution on the scale of single-reservoir systems all the way up to large multi-state river basins. The conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources at SRP has historically created a very reliable and sustainable supply of water for SRP’s shareholders and customers. Surface water stored in the reservoirs and the availability of groundwater to augment surface water is key to maintaining this reliable and consistent water supply vital to sustain life and the economic vitality of the Valley and the Phoenix metropolitan area. The management of these water sources has evolved over time to address uncertainty while meeting customer needs. This was done by looking at the past historical and paleo tree ring record and applying those findings to future uncertainty using the Reservoir Planning Model developed by HydroLogics for SRP. For more information please see the WRRC website, and to register for the webinar, please CLICK HERE . Meeting location: WRRC, Sol Resnick Meeting Room, 350 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson.

Monday, March 5, 2018

7:00-8:30 p.m. – The Natural History Institute is hosting a presentation by Bill Throop, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. His PhD at Brown University focused on philosophy of science. He has published numerous articles on ethics and ecological restoration and edited the first book on the topic. He has served on the editorial boards of Restoration Ecology and Environmental Ethics. He is currently working on a book project titled: Flourishing amid the Age of Climate Change – Finding the Heart of Sustainability. The practice of ecological restoration engages us in deliberation about who we should be in relation to evolving systems. Throop argues that the moral reasons for ecological restoration should make us wary of abandoning the traditional aims of restoration goal-setting. For more info, contact, or 928-863-3232. Location: The Natural History Institute, 126 N. Marina Street.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – CWAG monthly meeting. Presentation: “Interactive Discussion on a Pumped Storage Energy Solution for Our Area.” Could using water to store energy and generate electricity work to our region’s advantage? The public is invited to take part in an interactive discussion on a pumped storage energy solution for our area with Brian Studenka and Andrew Jamieson of ITC Holdings Corp. and ITC consultant Don Pool, who will discuss and seek input on using energy storage technology as an approach to the region’s growing energy needs. Southwest states including Arizona are moving to adopt large-scale solar and wind energy to supplement other forms of energy generation to meet ambitious energy goals. This changing generation mix is creating concerns over future energy supply and grid reliability in a region already experiencing rapid population growth and increasing energy demands. Studenka, Jamieson, and Pool will describe how using water from the Big Chino aquifer to store energy and generate electricity could work to our region’s advantage. More info at . Location: Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Davis Hall, 882 Sunset Avenue, Prescott (2 blocks behind True Value).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

>12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – WRRC Brown Bag – Hidden Water: The Fresh Water Pozos of the Gran Desierto.  Speaker:  Dr. Ben Wilder, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill.     The Gran Desierto region of the Sonoran Desert is the largest extent of sand dunes in North America. An array of freshwater springs, or pozos, punctuate the salt flats where the dunes meet the sea. Unresolved in origin, and essential to countless species, their waters rise up inextricably out of the dunes. This transdisciplinary collaboration between a botanist, hydrologist, and artist seeks to document the origin of the pozos water, determine how long it has resided below the dunes, and show how the pozo’s and the riparian vegetation they support has changed through time. Likewise, the project, a part of the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers 6&6 art-science collaboration ( will document this wide range of dependent themes as part of the 6&6 art show at the UA Museum of Art opening in January 2019. From the traditional salt pilgrimage of the Tohono O’odham people, to nesting raptors, generations of cottonwood trees, and the future of water in the binational Sonoran Desert desert, these springs are central to the larger story of how humanity interacts with water in the arid west.  LOCATION:  WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) Tucson.  To register for the webinar click HERE

Saturday, March 17, 2018

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Friends of the Verde River presents the 6th annual Verde River Runoff. This 5- and 10-mile kayak, canoe, and stand-up boarder race is a popular event that draws novice and seasoned paddlers alike. There will be an after-party and awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Camp Verde Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival. Proceeds go to conservation efforts for the threatened Verde River and for outdoor recreation in the Verde Valley. See more information, including registration fees and a link to register online, at .

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Annual Conference of U of Arizona’s WRRC (Water Resources Research Center). This year’s topic: The Business of Water. The conference will explore the many facets of this topic, focusing on key questions such as: How will water exchanges, transfers, and market-based transactions figure into our water future? What is the role of the private sector, including public-private partnerships? What factors and forces influence what we pay for water. For information and updates over the next month, visit . Location: the U of Arizona Student Union, Tucson.


The video of CWAG’s February 10 program presented by Walt Anderson, “Granite Dells: A Threatened Community Resource,” is available at .

CWAG Committees are where the action is; pitching in is a great way to expand your knowledge about our water issues. Please consider participating in a committee:

* If you have technical or financial analysis interest or skills, you can help the Science Committee as we assess the range of alternatives to groundwater pumping. Contact Peter Kroopnick at Meetings: 4th Wednesday of month, 3 PM.

* If you are interested in educating the public and our decision-makers about water issues, join our Education Committee and help develop training and communication materials. Contact Ed Wolfe at Meeting: first Wednesday of the month, 3:30 PM.

* Help us ensure that CWAG positions and policies are on track! Members are encouraged to join our Policy Committee, now meeting regularly on the first Monday of the month from 4-6 PM at the GPUU Davis Hall. For more info, contact Gary Beverly at

* If you have an interest in reaching out and delivering science-based communications, or if you have experience with managing email lists, a CRM or keeping an office organized, we can use your help! Please consider joining our Outreach Committee. Contact Gordon Bond at Meeting: TBD.

The Friends of the Verde River announces the launch of their new website! Visit at

The video of CWAG’s September 9 program, “CWAG Answers Your Water Questions,” is available at .You can view past CWAG meeting presentations on our website at .











Williamson Valley Fire District sponsors a pancake breakfast on the last Sunday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the fire station on Williamson Valley Road at Hootenanny Hollar. The breakfasts feature regular and cinnamon pancakes, eggs to order and omelets with different ingredients, both pork and turkey bacon, coffee and juice. All this is available for a voluntary donation to support the firefighters.

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