Monday, October 4, 2010

October 2010


The Catalyst Infoshop: 207 Spring Street

Catalyst Open hours in October

Tues - Thurs: 3-8pm

Friday + Sunday: 12-5pm

Volunteer meetings Sunday @ 6pm


Prescott Public Library: 215 E Goodwin, one block southeast of the Square.

Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation: 882 Sunset

Prescott College: 220 Grove Avenue

House of Plenty: 111 North McCormick Street

Yavapai College: 1100 East Sheldon St

Adult Center of Prescott: 1280B East Rosser St.

Ongoing events:

Hannah + Ian + Friends

Art show at Coffee Roasters - 308 W. Gurley

Weekly events:


Tai Chi with Joe

When? Mondays from 6:45-7:45am

Where? ASIS Massage School, 115 S. McCormick

Karma Farm Meeting

Learn how to participate in your local urban decentralized farm!

When: Mondays + Fridays @ 10am

Where: The Catalyst Infoshop

Free Reiki Clinic

Receive Reiki energy healing or share it.

When? Mondays, 5:30 pm

Where? New Location: 141 S. McCormick, suite 105


Fitness that’s invigorating, not intimidating! The 60 minute class pairs moderate aerobics with exercise designed to improve your strength, balance and flexibility. Whether you’re a senior, newcomer, pregnant, or prefer low impact, you can’t go wrong with the popular light version of the original Jazzercize program.

When? Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Where? Adult Center

Conversational Spanish

Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish. Whether you are heading south on vacation or just don't want to lose your ability to speak Spanish, join us for an hour or two of conversation and camaraderie. Some Spanish needed.

When? 10/4 at 11 am

Where? PPL


Toddler Storytime

Join Mr. Steve for stories, songs and activities selected especially for ages 0-3. Siblings are welcome.

When? Tuesdays at 10 am

Where? PPL

Practical Anarchy with Mark

A discussion group, focusing on how to practice anarchy in today’s world. How can we express our ideas and live out our beliefs in the current social climate? Come discuss your ideas, share your experience, or come to learn about how to make our daily lives and interactions more in-line with our inner thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and passions. The discussion is not limited to “practical” anarchy. We can discuss theory, books, music, writers, famous anarchists... really whatever.

When? Tuesdays at 6pm

Where? The Catalyst Infoshop

Prescott Vipassana Sangha

The purpose of vipassana meditation is to see things as they really are by eradicating mental impurities

When? Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where? 134 Garden St


Prescott Clandestine Bike Polo

Wednesdays from 6-8pm in the lot behind Staples, next to Granite Creek Park.

Beginners and spectators are welcome!

Funny World with Derrek

Create a new world following the rule "must be funny". Adopt prominent roles such as god, queen, tycoon. Play the Inquisition trying to shut funny world down. Make funny money and learn the principles of timedollars. More, this social adventure game teaches new worldviews and strategies for change. And it all starts with fun. Funny world is like a permanent party, so we'll have free drinks and snacks at this event.

When? Wednesdays 6-8pm starting Oct 6th

Where? at the Catalyst.


When? Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Where? Adult Center


Open Knitting and Crochet

Bring your projects! Bring yarn, hooks and needles for Open Knitting & Crochet. Open to all skill levels.

When? Thursdays at 2pm

Where? PPL

Karma FarmStand

FREE locally grown produce, eggs, and other surprises.

When: Thursdays, 3-5pm

Where: @ the House of Plenty, front yard

Healthy Living Group

When? Thursdays at 12:30pm

Where? PPL

Page Turners Storytime

Kids from 6-10 can join Page Turners for stories every Thursday afternoon. Some sessions will include crafts or other activities inspired by the stories.

When? Thursdays at 3:30pm

Where? PPL

Storytime with Aurora

Thought provoking stories read aloud. All ages welcome.

When? Thursdays at 7pm

Where? The Catalyst Infoshop


Preschool Storytime

Join Miss Jennifer for stories, finger plays, and songs. Each week has a different theme. The program is for ages 3-5. Siblings are always welcome.

When? Fridays at 10am Where? PPL

Karma Farm Meeting

When: Mondays + Fridays @ 10am

Where: The Catalyst Infoshop

Food Not Bombs

Food Not Bombs shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with anyone and everyone! Volunteers prepare, eat, serve, and clean up meals twice every week. We believe that everyone should have access to free, healthy food. Bring food to contribute if you'd like!

When? Fridays and Sundays. Cook at noon at the Catalyst, eat at 3 pm at the NW corner of the Courthouse square. Email to learn how to volunteer!


Tai Chi with Joe

When? Saturdays at 8am

Where? the Courthouse Square

Drop-In Chess

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to drop in and play chess. Chess sets are available to check out for use in the library.

When? Saturdays at 2pm

Where? PPL


Food Not Bombs

When? Fridays and Sundays. Cook at noon at the Catalyst, eat at 3 pm at the NW corner of the Courthouse square. Email to learn how to volunteer!

Hula Hooping with A.T.

Hula hoops will be provided. Come have a good time.

When? Sundays 2 - 4:30pm

Where? The courthouse lawn

What It Feels Like for a Girl: Capturing the Feminine in Women's Holocaust Memoirs

This memoir reading workshop will focus on feminist theories and their application to Holocaust memoirs. Participants should come prepared to speak openly, journal, and generate discussion around assigned memoirs. Discussion questions will be distributed. This workshop is being facilitated by Carly Rudzinski, as part of her Master's practicum at Prescott College. Space is limited to 10, so reserve your space quickly! To register, contact Carly at

When? Sundays, 3-5pm

Where? Prescott Public Library's Bump Room.


Capoeira combines song, dance, and movement in a holistic martial art.

When? Sundays from 6 - 8:00 pm

Where? Granite Performing Arts center – 218 N. Granite St.

Friday, October 1

Paws to Read with Toby

Children from 5-10 are invited to practice their reading with Toby the border collie on the first Friday of the month. Toby is a Therapy Dog, and also the only dog with his own Prescott Library card!

When? 10/1 at 3:30pm

Where? PPL

re-evolving space produced by Ecosa Institute

When? 10/1, 6-9pm

Where? 224½ Montezuma (alley behind Coyote Joes)

Saturday, October 2

Pregnancy and Baby Fair sponsored by Paula Matthew

Henna + belly casting, prenatal + postnatal massage, cloth diaper demos, maternity + baby clothing exchange, WOMBS (Women Offering Mothers Birth Support), and more.

When? 10/2, 10:30-3:30

Where? Flinn Park, 280 Josephine Street

A Sacred Connection: Meditation

When? 10/2 at 1pm

Where? PPL

Free Parenting Workshop: Positive Guidance and Discipline

Learn effective strategies for guiding your child's behavior. Workshop facilitator, Wendy Watson, M. Ed, is a skilled early childhood specialist. Call now to register 776-2111 Free child care for children ages three months through six, for those who call early to sign up!

When? October 2nd

Where? Yavapai College, Building 1, Room 200

Drop-In Chess

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to drop in and play chess. Chess sets are available to check out for use in the library.

When? 10/2 at 2pm

Where? PPL

Sunday, October 3

Corridos of the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Stories and the Music

In this fourth presentation of Mexico: Prescott’s Distant Neighbor, Celestino Fernandez explores the corrido, a musical-poetic form. As a mainstay of the Mexican and Mexican-American bardic tradition, the corrido is used to document history and

interpret real life occurrences. Professor Fernandez teaches, writes and performs corridos at of the University of Arizona, and can tell you how to get your very own corrido.

When? 10/3 at 2pm

Where? PPL

Reading as Writers Club: Read to become a better writer.

When? 10/3, 3-5pm

Where? PPL

Tuesday, October 5

Wild Seed Harvest with Adam

We’ll walk around and harvest seeds to plant in your garden or yard- trees, herbs, and grasses. Bring bags or envelopes if you have them.

When? 10/5, leaving at 2pm

Where? meet at the Catalyst


The Honors Program is proud to present Jim Hight, former FBI special agent, to give a talk entitled "Cyberterrorism: Infrastructure Attacks for Destruction and Disruption in the United States".

When? October 5th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Where? Embry Riddle, DLC PR

Matrix Matters: Healing education

When? 10/4 at 10am

Where? PPL

50 Years of To Kill a Mockingbird

Celebrate a golden anniversary. It has been 50 years since Harper Lee penned the classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Join us as we celebrate this classic with readings, discussion and light refreshments.

When? 10/5 at 6pm

Where? PPL

Women’s Wisdom Circle and Book Study

When? 10/5 at 4pm

Where? PPL

Wednesday, October 6

Wednesday Poetry Discussion Group with Janet Preston

Enjoy and discuss great poetry in an informal setting.

When? 10/6 at 1 pm

Where? PPL

Novel Outlining Techniques the NaNoWriMo Way

Writing 50,000 in 30 days is daunting, but can be easier with a bit of pre-planning. Many methods of outlining will be shared. This workshop welcomes all writers, published or not.

When? 10/6 at 1pm

Where? PPL

Thursday, October 7

New Moon

Set personal intentions, plant seeds, and regenerate.

'Save Ethnic Studies in Arizona': Legislator Kyrsten Sinema talk

Ethnic Studies Week October 1-7, 2010 is a nationally coordinated week of actions to defend ethnic studies and academic freedom. It was inspired by opposition to the May 11 passage of HB 2281 in Arizona banning ethnic studies in the Arizona public schools and the May 21 passage of new social studies standards by the influential Texas State Board of Education.

Join Arizona Legislator Kyrsten Sinema for a historical and political presentation on HB2281 and saving ethnic studies in the state.

When? October 7th, 6:00 pm

Where? Prescott College, Crossroads Center

Poet’s Open Circle

When? 10/7 at 6:30pm

Where? PPL

Friday, October 8

The Prescott Culture: Archeology in Prescott

Who were the prehistoric people in this area between 700 and 1400 C.E.? Fred Kraps of the Arizona Archeological Society explores the sites, tools and information left by those who lived in Yavapai County long before the current residents arrived.

When? 10/8 at 10am

Where? PPL

Friday, October 8th

'Save Ethnic Studies in Arizona' event:

TUSD & The University of Arizona students, staff, and faculty discussion. Join Tucson Unified School District Ethnic Studies students and teachers, as well as the University of Arizona's Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, Professor of Mexican American & Raza Studies, for a lively discussion on how HB2281 is directly impacting their work and scholarship.

When? October 8th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where? Prescott College, Crossroads Center

Saturday, October 9

Writers Workshop: critique group

When? 10/9 at 9:30am

Where? PPL

Fancy Nancy Party

Join Fancy Nancy's fairy godmother for stories and fun, then enjoy a fancy snack and make a craft. All ages welcome; fancy outfits encouraged!

When? 10/9 at 10:30 am

Where? PPL


When? 10/9 at 10am

Where? PPL

Citizens Water Advocacy Group Meeting

Ed Wolfe of the Verde River Basin Partnership presents the Middle Verde Water-Resources

Analysis--An 18-Month Study: What? How? Why?

When? 10/9, 10am-noon

Where? Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist

Info? 445-4218/

Prescott Computer Society

Education on computer use

When? 10/9 at 1pm

Where? PPL

Starry Nights

Fourth Annual Great World-Wide Star Count! Join us with your own telescope, binoculars or use our Public Telescope!

Where? Watson Lake Park Upper Ramada

When? 7-9pm

Sunday, October 10

Clothes Swap, Potluck, Barter Sesh! w/ Sophie, Anna and the Lion!

Calling one and all! Bring those clothes you haven’t worn in ages, have iffy feelings about or decided yesterday out of the blue that you just don’t dig anymore! And find some treasures for yourself! Feel free to bring wood, pots & pans, rakes, tires and other awesome junk you don’t want to ‘deal’ with anymore. Someone else will love it! You could also bring your own handmade goods to barter.

Rain or shine! But if it’s rain, just bring your clothes and no awesome junk. Oh also bring some food to share if you can.

When? October 10th, 4pm until we feel satiated

Where? 430 Lincoln Ave, by the C Stop

The Civilian Conservation Corps at Phantom Ranch: A Lasting Legacy with Pam Cox.

Hear stories of the men of the CCC! The Civilian Conservation Corps not only brought hope to America during the Depression, it was instrumental in restoring our national parks.

When? 10/10 at 2pm

Where? PPL

Open Cribbage Group

When? 2pm

Where? PPL

Monday, October 11

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary on October 11, 1988 in celebration of the second gay march in Washington D.C. a year earlier. The purpose of the march and of National Coming Out Day is to promote government and public awareness of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender rights and to celebrate homosexuality. National Coming Out Day is a time to publicly display gay pride. Many choose this day to come out to their parents, friends, co-workers and themselves.

Homosexuality & the Bible, Part 2

Karen Bolda, a Christian author of pro-gay Bible studies, will be our presenter for the two-part series. The first session in September will be about establishing an accurate historical context for the biblical passages frequently used to condemn homosexuality. This will include clarification on mistranslations of key Bible verses, a new perspective on Sodom and Gomorrah, the history of idol worshipers, and insight into shrine temple priests and eunuchs. The October session will address the five main biblical passages that are most often used to vilify the gay community. Each passage will be explored in detail and new information will be presented to challenge the conventional interpretations of these verses.

When? October 11th, 6 pm

Where? Emmauel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley

Tuesday, October 12

Men’s Movie Night with Rex & Roger

Men-only movie nights, showing mainstream gay-oriented movies (no porn) and over a dozen men regularly attend. Light refreshments are provided at no charge and there is lots of social time after the films. Regular email announcements go out with information about upcoming features. To be added to the private list, send an email to Roger ( with “Movie” in the subject line.

When? October 12th & 26th

Where? Rex & Roger’s Rainbow Theater (email for Directions)

Tuesday Morning Book Club

October's title is Last Kingdom by award-winning author Bernard Cornwell. Join us for a lively book discussion each month.

When? 10/12 at 10am

Central AZ Geology Club

When? 10/12 at 5:30pm

Where? PPL

Wednesday, October 13

Monster Mash Teen Halloween

Come enjoy a hauntingly good time with games, dancing, and "creepy" treats! Costumes optional. Open to kids and teens in grades 6-12.

When? 10/13 at 1:30pm

Where? PPL

Yavapai Humane Society coalition meeing

When? 10/13 at 3pm

Where? PPL

Just for Grownups International Film Series

Experience Jaffa, an absorbing and touching film by director Keren Yedaya. This film is in Hebrew, with English subtitles. Enjoy award-winning international films each month.

When? 10/13 at 6:30pm

Where? PPL

Thursday, October 14

Cafe Socrates with Joel Thomas

Articulate, explore, and further discover your singular philosophy of life, and to develop and contribute their unique talents and potentials.

When? 10/14 at 10 am

Where? PPL

WORDS Book Club

Read Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and then join us in lively a discussion.

When? 10/14 at 6:30pm

Where? PPL


History, stories, and everything Irish

When? 10/14 at 6:30pm

Where? PPL

Friday, October 15

Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Ideal Forms with Jedi-Moses

Come learn about Plato’s views on things like thought and ideas and how it relates to every day life.

When? October 15th, 12pm

Where? 430 Lincoln Avenue, by the C Stop

Third Friday Chamber Music Series

October is an all-string performance--cello duets and a string quartet. Hear music by local chamber players and special guests every month.

When? 10/15 at 4pm

Where? PPL

Saturday, October 16th

Community Clean-Up Day

After the disappointing turnout at the last community clean-up day, we’re going to give you an opportunity to redeem yourself! One week before our big 10th anniversary celebration, we’ll be having a special Clean-Up Day to get ready for the event, and we really, really, really need your help. Volunteers will be rewarded with free snacks (probably pizza & soda) and the personal pride that comes from helping the community in a substantial way.

When? 10/16, 2-5pm

Where? Prescott Pride Center

Sunday, October 17

Prescott Freethinkers Children’s Group

When? 10/17 at 1pm

Where? PPL

Monday, October 18

Beit Torah Women’s Issues Study Group

When? 10/18 at 9:30am

Where? PPL

Meet Your Master Gardener

Master Gardeners from the Yavapai County Extension office discuss gardening in Prescott, and how to increase the possibility of successful gardening, when preparing your garden.

When? 10/18 at 10am

Where? PPL

Tuesday, October 19

Make Your Own Button Badges! with Sophie

Let’s make buttons together! Bring images, fabric or phrases you want to see on a button! They will end up at roughly the size of the bottom of a pop can, but the circle you cut out has to be a bit bigger. Use your imagination! I have a button maker and button supplies, bring your own snackos and stuff to cut up. Since I only have one button maker, there will be time to figure it out. Beards and hat wearers, be warned. The gate keeper will bark at you.

When? October 19th, 3pm-ish

Where? 430 Lincoln Avenue, by the C Stop

Music for Lunch with Jonathan Best

Get lost in an hour of live music with well known performer Jonathan Best. Bring a brown bag or purchase a treat.

When? 10/19 at noon Where? PPL

Matrix Matters: Healing education

When? 10/19 at noon

Where? PPL

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting

Help organize an upcoming book discussion and Pennies for Peace fundraiser. Open to kids and teens in grades 6-12; please see Youth Services staff for a Teen Advisory Group application.

When? 10/19 at 3:30pm

Women’s Wisdom Circle: Book discussion

When? 10/19 at 4pm

Where? PPL

Yavapai Digital Art + Foto Club: Monthly meeting

When? 10/19 at 6pm

Where? PPL

Wednesday, October 20

Comet Hartley 2 will make its closest approach to Earth, coming within 11.2 million miles. For a few days around October 20, the comet should be bright enough to view with the naked eye in the early morning sky. You will need to be far away from the glow of city lights. Look to the east just before sunrise.

Spanish Class

When? 10/20 at 2:30pm

Where? PPL

Prescott Area Board Gamers

Play board games.

When? 10/20 at 5pm

Where? PPL

Community Book Discussion

Read the compilation of short stories in Cuentos Chicanos by Rudolfo A. Anaya and discuss your views. Books are provided by the Arizona Humanities Council and can be picked up at the Ask a Librarian desk.

When? 10/20 at 6:30pm

Where? PPL

Thursday, October 21

Beginning of Orionids Meteor Shower

The Orionids is an average shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. This shower usually peaks on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. Some meteors may be seen any time from October 17 - 25. Best viewing will be to the east after midnight.

Teen Book Club

Book swap! Bring a book to share with other teens and check out some of the newest teen books at the library. Activities and refreshments will be provided. Open to students in grades 6-12.

When? 10/21 at 3:30pm

Where? PPL

Third-Thursday Star Talks. Cosmic Evolution: An Introduction to the Sciences of Astrobiology with David Koerner, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University.

When? 10/21 at 6:30pm

Where? PPL

Friday, October 22

Understanding Wills and Trusts with Barry B. Cline

When wills and trusts are essential and what they can do for the consumer.

When? 10/22 at 2pm

Where? PPL

Saturday, October 23

Full Moon. Do you feel it?

Free Parenting Workshop: Family Routines and Dynamics

Learn the importance of routines, and how you can promote cooperation with your toddlers and preschoolers. must call 776-2111 to register! Free child care for children ages three months to six years, for those who call early to sign-up! For More Information: Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at 776-2111

When? October 23rd

Where? Yavapai College, Building 1, Room 200

Yavapai Green Party

bi-monthly meeting of the Yavapai Green Party

When? 10/23, 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Where? PPL, Elsea Conference Room

PPL Women's Heritage Trail

Who were the women that made Arizona history? Marjory Sente, a member of the Arizona Women's Heritage Trail Coordinating Council, and other AWHT representatives will talk about the Trail and its mission which is to document the experinces of women in what is now known as Arizona; and to educate our residents and visitors about the lives and achievements of these women. Names you will know are alread part of the Trail including: Sharlot Hall, Viola Jimulla, Patrica McGee, Francis Munds and Martha Summerhayes, but many more women should be considered for it. Who? Find out here!

When? 10/23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Where? PPL, Founders Suite A & B

Monday, October 25

Eight to Eighty Intergenerational Book Club

Students in grades 3 to 4 and their grownups are invited to take part in a new intergenerational book club. The club meets every other Monday beginning September 13, and each meeting will include a fun twist on a traditional book discussion. This session is all about Poppy (AR 4.5), by Avi. Contact Steve Ryan (777-1516) for details.

When? 10/25, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Where? PPL, James Activity Room

Tuesday, October 26

Men’s Movie Night with Rex & Roger

When? October 12th & 26th

Where? email for directions

Saturday, October 30

Democratic Women of the Prescott Area

Promote healthcare education to the community

When? 10/30, 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Where? PPL, Founders Suite A & B