Prescott Happenings - The Week Before Thanksgiving Featured

Prescott Badgers are in the playoffs - and they're facing Bradshaw! Plus, lots to do for Thanksgiving

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  • Football playoffs in Prescott has never been so exciting!
  • Many things to see and do this week and beyond
  • Temperatures will cool next week into the 50's
  • Once Thanksgiving hits, expect a cascade of events in the Prescott area! 
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It starts with football, and ends up with a Holiday Lights Parade! 

First of all, tonight, Prescott Badgers are facing the Bradshaw Mountain Bears tonight for State Playoffs. This will be a very hot event in our community! There are NO tickets for sale through the regular online app or at the gate - tickets are ONLY sold through GOFan. Check out PrescottBadgers.com for more information. 

Listen here for radio coverage: https://player.cloudradionetwork.com/kyca/

There will also be the performances of Animal Farm, both tonight at 7 PM, and tomorrow at 1 PM for the matinee. Tickets are available at PrescottBadgers.com. 

Unfortunately, for those hoping to watch the Addams Family Musical, that event has been postponed until sometime in 2022. 

Looking for some awesome, unique art from Prescott? Today, Friday and Saturday, check out the Art on 6th Street Holiday Show, where you can buy direct from the Artists. Multiple artist studios will be open to the public. 

Hours are from 10 AM to 4 PM. 

17th Annual Flying High Turkey Drive will take place at both Fry’s locations on Monday, November 22, from noon to 6 PM. You can donate turkeys and other goods, as well as cash, which will all go to the local Yavapai County Food Bank. To give you an idea, a $25 cash donation can feed a family of four.

 The event is sponsored by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and the Prescott Area Young Professionals. 

A Food and Fund Drive for US Vets, sponsored by US Vets Prescott and District 1 Representative Quang Nhuyen, is taking place Saturday, November 20 from 9-4 PM. They ask that you drop off non-perishable items to benefit Veterans Facing Homelessness at the US Vets Liberty Pointe center, 1040 Whipple Street. 

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew Learning and Tribute Center is holding a Fall Fundraiser - Silent Auction. This starts on November 19, and continues through December 19th.

You can view the items online, but you must make your bids in person at the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew Learning and Tribute Center in the Gateway Mall. All proceeds benefit the Center.

The Annual Festival of Trees continues tonight and Saturday night at the Sam Hill Warehouse and Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Prescott, from 10 AM to 8 PM. This benefits Prescott Area Shelter Services, a local non-profit, to receive 100% of the net proceeds from the event. 

PASS serves our community by providing temporary shelter and other support to woman, children, and woman veterans in need. PASS has an astounding 88% success rate.

The Festival of Trees is a community event, where local businesses come together to celebrate Prescott’s heritage as Arizona’s Christmas City by designing and decorating trees and wreaths for the public to purchase and display in their home for years to come.

This event will also be jam-packed with raffle prizes, craft ornaments, keepsake ornaments for purchase, Santa & Mrs. Claus, live music, selfie photo station and more! And you can cast your vote for people’s choice and kids’ choice award!

Come shop the designer Christmas trees and wreaths! There is a $5 general admission cost.

Do you love big band music? Then you’ll want to go to the Central Arizona Concert Band event at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in the Davis Center.  They will be playing everything from the Sousa March, to the Festive Overture by Alfred Reed. The Flight of the Bumble Bee will follow that, and it will finish up with a tribute to the big band era. It takes place on Sunday, November 21 at 3 PM.

Admission is $12 at the door.

MARKO DONNELLY & CHICAGO BOB, plus THE BLUES SQUAD will be at The Windsock Lounge, Prescott, on Saturday November 20th from 1 to 5pm for an afternoon of Great Blues. 

This event is to help Scott and the Band, and Marko get to Memphis to represent Prescott and Northern Arizona as they compete in The International Blues Challenge against other Blues Acts from around the globe. No Cover but Your Donations will be greatly appreciated. If you Love Great Music, this is a show that you won't want to miss! Donations can also be made on FaceBook at - "The Scott O'Neal Band Memphis Fund" Thank You!

Of course, next Thursday, November 25th, is Thanksgiving Day. There is a free dinner available for Veterans and their families - first come, first served. It takes place from 1-3PM at the VFW 541 in Prescott, which is at 202 N. Arizona.

22nd Annual Valley of Lights / Drive-Thru Holiday Light Display lights up in Prescott Valley starting at 6 PM on Thanksgiving.

One mile drive through the beautiful lighted and animated displays. Bring your family and friends for a wonderful holiday adventure.

November 25th-December 30th / Sunday - Thursday 6pm-9pm / Friday, Saturday and Holidays 6pm-10pm

Suggested Donation $5.00 per car.

You can stroll through Valley of Lights on Tuesday, November 30th 6-9pm**

More Information at 928-772-8857 or www.pvchamber.org

And then, once Thanksgiving is over, a whole cascade of events start!

Heritage Zoo has their Wildlights & Animal Sights event, which is a fun activity for the entire family. This light display at the Heritage Park Zoo is open to the public even Friday and Saturday evening from 6-9 PM until January 1, 2022.

Then there’s the Shop Small Saturday event, to encourage our local residents to shop locally as they do their Christmas shopping. A coupon book is available at the Chamber offices starting Monday.

The Gingerbread Village opens to the public at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center, on Saturday, the 27th, which invites you to join them for the 29th Annual Gingerbread Village. Proceeds benefit Hungry Kids project in Prescott.

Saturday night, November 27th, is the Holiday Light Parade and Bonfire Festival beginning at 6 PM in downtown Prescott. 

The City of Prescott Offices and the Library are closed on both Thursday and Friday. The Library will reopen at 9 AM on Saturday, the City offices reopen on Monday, November 29th. 

As far as your trash pickup, the Wednesday and Thursday collection routes will all be collected on WEDNESDAY. Friday collection routes will have normal pickup on Friday.

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

Besides prowling around for community news - especially good news! - Lynne and her husband Lewis enjoy their eight children and six grandchildren (although more are always welcome!). Lynne is connected non-stop to her camera and loves creating unique gifts with her Cricut!

One of her favorite sayings is, "It's not about me!"


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