With its clean mountain air and spring on the horizon, the city of Prescott bustles with energy. Every month brings new activities and events and March is no exception.
The Performing Arts Center at Yavapai College presents a variety of choices in music and entertainment to appeal to a broad audience. For those who like classical music the Yavapai Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band performs the annual Winter Instrumental Concert on March 4. To round out the month for classical music, the Phoenix Symphony will appear on March 22.
March 6 brings Fire to the Center, Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire, that is. Audiences will enjoy two hours of electrifying traditional Irish music and dance.
The stage production of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka: The Musical” will enliven the Center on March 20 and 21.
Downtown Prescott is also busy this month. The play “Grapes of Wrath” from the book by John Steinbeck continues its run through March 7. On 3/11, the Center features “Acoustic Eidolon” a “new acoustic sound” from two Colorado musicians. Joe Scott plays a double headed guitar and Hannah Alkerion plays the cello.
A new play, “Good People” begins at the center on 3/19 and will run until 4/4. On 3/22 the annual Young Playwrights Festival takes place. This much anticipated event features short plays written by local youth. Winners of the playwriting contest not only get large prizes, but get to see their play performed live on stage. Art lovers are not forgotten in March. The gallery at the center features the special art display on the theme “Water, Water, Everywhere”.
Spring brings outdoor community activities such as the Free Naturalist Field Walks which will be ongoing each Saturday from 3/7 to 3/28 at the Highlands Center. The Spring Break Camp for Friends Understanding Nature (FUN) will be from 3/9 to 3/14 at the Highland Center for Natural History. During those same dates the Heritage Park Zoological Society will also present their Spring Zoo Camp. Children attending this camp will learn about “Animal Behavior”.
The City of Prescott is bringing the Traveling Vietnam Wall. This display, a feature of the American Veterans Travel Tribute, will be on view near Dillards at the Gateway Mall from 3/19 to 3/22. This replica of the one in Washington, DC is 360 feet long and eight feet high. All the names of those killed or MIA in the Vietnam war are listed. The AVTT members are willing to help families wishing to locate the name of their loved ones on the wall.
There is fun for all on March 28. Bring your dog downtown for the annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. This event, sponsored by Whiskers Barkery raises money for the Yavapai Search and Rescue K-9 unit.
As you can see, Prescott offers a wide variety of special and on-going events to involve the whole family. This is just one of the things that makes Prescott a great place to live. Remember, your Prescott AZ real estate businesses are here to help find the perfect place for you.