Sid Hausman performs for the crowd at the 2013 Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering at the Yavapai College Performance Hall in Prescott. This year’s event runs Aug. 7-9.
Matt Hinshaw, file/The Daily Courier
Poets Gathering is this week
The 27th Annual Arizona Poets Gathering will be Aug. 7, 8 and 9 at Yavapai College Performance Hall, 1100 E. Sheldon in Prescott.
Get a glimpse into the gentle, harsh, sweet, gritty life that the American Cowboy and his family live every day.
To purchase tickets, call 928-776-2000 or go to www.ycpac.com.
Neuropathy & Pain Management talk is Thursday
The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend our next free educational presentation, "Neuropathy & Pain Management," Thursday, Aug. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane (off Willow Creek) in Prescott.
Many people do not realize they suffer from neuropathy until simple day-to-day events such as trouble walking or sleeping occur. Susan Moore and Dorian Lange with Energie Health, will address causes, treatments and frequently asked questions.
This non-commercial, educational presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie Stewart at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.
Radio Club sponsors licensing session
The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring a licensing test session Friday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. Testing is offered for all classes of amateur radio license. The location is the Jeep Posse Building in Pioneer Park, Prescott. The building is behind the Hockey Rink, off Commerce Drive.
For more information or to pre-register, visit www.w7yrc.org and click on the "License Tests" tab. Use the on-line pre-registration form. A map to the test site is on the page.
Mental Health First Aid coming this month
A full-day, evidence-based curriculum known as Mental Health First Aid has been offered locally free of charge since October 2013, and since then 175 adults have completed the course.
Mental Health First Aid provides education that makes people more informed regarding mental health disorders and more confident to intervene when someone needs help. The next classes are Wednesday, Aug. 27 or Sept. 24; both will be held in Prescott Valley, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
At the end of Mental Health First Aid, participants are asked to complete an evaluation. Adults who would like to register should email L.Norman@wygc.org, or call 445-5211 ext 3615; www.wygc.org.
To read more about this nationally-recognized model, go to: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/
Arizona's Army Band to play at ERAU
The 108th Army Band of the Arizona National Guard, will perform at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Activity Center at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14. The free community concert is hosted by the City of Prescott and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The 108th Army Band, Arizona National Guard is based at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix, and is comprised of 32 citizen/soldiers who hold full-time professions as musicians, teachers, students, computer programmers, prison guards, small business owners, and construction and government service workers.
Organized in 1913, the unit was first drafted into Federal service in 1917. After demobilizing in 1919, it was reorganized as an element of the 45th Division of the 158th Infantry in 1923 and then inducted into Federal service again in May, 1940. The 158th Infantry, also known as the "Bushmasters," received wide acclaim as a combat team during World War II. The unit was reorganized and redesignated as the "108th Army Band" in 1947.
Since then, the band has earned the reputation and has been officially designated as "Arizona's Own" by performing for every major National Guard Command in Arizona and for numerous concerts and parades in various communities throughout the state.
Currently, "Arizona's Own" 108th Army Band, Arizona National Guard performs under the command of Warrant Officer Steven S. Brining and First Sergeant Therese Kerbey.
The band performs a variety of musical genres including patriotic, classical and jazz.