The Prescott Opry is coming back
It’s taken a few months off, but the Prescott Opry is coming back. After 3 and a half years, the Prescott Opry held its last country and western music show on October 8th of last year at the Elks Theatre. Now it’s been announced the Opry is returning to the Elks Theatre with a new format and featured recording artist Dion Pride, son of legendary country singer Charlie Pride. Tickets are on sale now for the Summer Concert Series, which will include shows on June 5th, July 17th, August 21st and September 19th. Returning for the first show are performers Sandy Jacobs, Brush Arbor Revival and Generation Band and Ed Gary and the Prescott Opry band. For ticket information, visit the Elks Theatre Box Office on Gurley Street, call 777-1370 or go online to prescottelkstheatre.com.
Fourth Grade learns about cycles, webs and chains
Fourth graders in the Beaver Creek Unified School District in Rimrock will learn about cycles, webs and chains. On Monday, students are scheduled to visit the Highlands Center for Natural History. Volunteer naturalists will teach the day’s lessons before small groups of students will take nature walks with hands-on activities. These activities will demonstrate natural concepts such as the cycle of life, the food chain and how plants and animals evolve in various ecosystems. Students will also learn about the different regions in Arizona, the elements of an ecosystem and interrelationships found in nature. The Highlands Center is located on Walker Road in Prescott.
Yavapai Campground closed for maintenance and repair work
You won’t be able to use the Yavapai Campground for the next few weeks. Bradshaw Ranger District officials plan on closing the Yavapai Campground in the Granite Mountain Recreation area this Monday through Thursday, May 19th for maintenance and repair work. Work is expected to occur daily between 7:30 am and 5 pm. Visitors and residents in that area off Iron Springs Road in Prescott can expect noise and dust during work hours. Maintenance and repairs includes re-graveling driveways, repining loose wheel stops, replacing the wood edger at tent pads, relocating a tent pad and repairing and extending a retaining wall to address erosion issues.