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AA Open Meeting Every Thursday, 6pm Community Presbyterian 427-3421
Adult Game Night Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm Community Center Vickie
Free Blood Pressure Check-up Every Tuesday, 11:30-12:30 Community Center Kim
Community Center Board Meeting Every third Tuesday, 3pm Community Center Frances
Chamber of Commerce Meeting Every third Wednesday, 5:30pm Community Center chucktidey@gmail.com
Community Garden Gang Meeting Second & fourth Saturdays, 12pm Community Center Delores
Food Bank Every Thursday, 9:30-11:30am Old Yarnell School Margaret
Food Bank: Commodities Every third Thursday, 1-2pm Community Center Linda
Food Bank: Sixties Plus Every third Thursday, 11am-12 noon Community Presbyterian Nina
Friends of the Yarnell Library Every second Tuesday, 9:30am Yarnell Public Library Helen
Historical Society Every third Tuesday, 10am Old Peeples Valley School House Butch
Legion Post 79 Meeting Every second Saturday, 10:30am American Legion Hall 427-3735
Library Hours Mon-Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturdays  9am - 2pm
Yarnell Public Library 427-3191
Model Creek School Board Meeting Every second Thursday, 3pm Model Creek School Linda
Peeples Valley Fire Dept Board Every third Wednesday, 6pm Peeples Valley Fire House 427-9400
PTSO Meeting Every first Monday, 3pm Model Creek School Lori
Tai Chi Every Mon., Wed. & Sat. 9am Community Presbyterian Bill
WMCR-PWC Meeting Every fourth Wednesday, 6pm Community Presbyterian Kathleen
Yarnell Fire Dept. Board Every third Monday, 10am Yarnell Fire House 427-6578
Yarnell Hill Recovery Group Every second Wednesday, 5pm Community Presbyterian Frances
YCC Thrift Store Bag Last Friday & Saturday, 9am-1pm Community Center Kim
YOGA Every Tuesday, 9-10am Blue Barn Leah
YWIA Board Meeting Every forth Saturday, 6pm YWIA Office

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Volunteer & Community Service Opportunities

When people arrive at the top of Yarnell Hill (a scenic experience not to be missed) they find a small town of houses climbing a mountain on one side of Highway 89 and huge and unique piles of ancient rocks on the other.

Along the highway are antique stores, gift shops, a grocery , restaurants, a post office and a hardware store. However, if they look more closely, they will also note that there are churches, an American Legion post, a community center, a library, a fire department and a community garden.

With no city council, mayor or other governmental agencies, how are all these enterprises maintained? As any citizen of a small town knows, by volunteers. Yarnell exists by the efforts of committed and skilled volunteers. They work at the Community Center delivering food to shut-ins (Meals-on-Wheels) and running the thrift shop; at the library behind the circulation desk, maintaining the book collection, the building, and in the used book "Book Barn"; at the American Legion helping with food service and with many other activities which serve our veterans and the community; and at a myriad of other church groups, Fire Departments, and the Community Garden and its Farmers' Market, to name a few.

In addition, when a need is perceived, a group of people volunteer, plans are made and carried out to meet the need. For example, recycling and home care. This is not viewed as a sacrifice but a privilege, a chance to serve and/or meet a need or challenge that is very satisfying and stimulating at the same time. As meetings take place, frequently accompanied by a pot luck meal, volunteers find themselves meeting new friends, getting to know old ones better, learning new skills and often finding strengths within themselves they didn't know they had.

This quick review doesn't take into account the many other "behind the scenes" activities such as: book clubs, painting and music groups, tai chi and yoga classes, photography, ballroom dance, drumming circles, game night... the list goes on and on. Who says there's nothing to do in a small town?! Not the citizens of Yarnell and Peeples Valley!

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