12/13/2012 6:00:00 AM Organizations: Thursday, December 13, 2012
American Cancer Society: Relay for Life will be holding their kickoff celebration at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9, at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. Event volunteers and participants will gather to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. This rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from the funds raised at Relay and will honor cancer survivors. This will also be an opportunity to register a team for the overnight event to be held on June 1-2 at Kingman High School. To join a Relay For Life, call (928) 526-7347, or visit www.kingmanrelayforlife.com.
American Legion Post 14: Our Auxiliary and Post have partnered with IHOP for a fundraiser. We're grateful to IHOP for this opportunity and really hope everyone who can will support us. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22, take an American Legion/IHOP ad or little flyer and enjoy a breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. The ad will be in the Miner, and the little flyer will be available around town, at the Post on Third and Oak, and at IHOP on those dates. You must have the ad or flyer to make the IHOP donation count. Also on Sunday, Legion family members are invited to drop by the Post for some holiday cheer during our Christmas get-together from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 753-3555 for more information on these and other upcoming events.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: The Unit will be working with the local IHOP restaurant next week for a fundraiser to assist with our Post veterans' current project. Please ask your family members, friends and neighbors to stop by IHOP from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday or 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Small flyers will be available to turn in with the meal ticket and IHOP has generously agreed to donate 20 percent of the total. Flyers will be available at the Post, at the restaurant or by requesting them via email to email@example.com (Subject: IHOP Flyer).
Belles of St. Mary's: Here we are mid-Advent, with 11 days until the Nativity of the Lord! In the fullness of God's perfect plan, the stage was set for the completion of our Lord's plan of redemption for all of us. St. Joseph and the Virgin Mother-to-be were surely en route to Bethlehem by now. We all know the story by heart and we must hand this priceless heritage on to our young ones. Santa is fun, but this is true and beautiful and unmatched by anything else in world history. Hand it to those you love. Meanwhile, back at the Parish, the Belles have completed their 106th Christmas potluck! Nothing but fun, merry-making and happy memories ensued from last Tuesday's party. Raffle winners will be posted next week. Continuing the Twelve Days until Christmas, this Sunday will be our third "Meet & Greet," hosted by none other than your Belles! Coffee and treats on the church house steps (depending on weather). Coinciding with this, you will see grocery bags laden with food items destined for the St. Vincent de Paul food baskets and pantry to help those in need. Thank you for helping us help others. As we scurry hither and yon, keep you focus on the real and true reason for the season - the Christ Child, Emmanuel.
Filipino-American Club: The Filipino-American Annual Christmas Bash will be held beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge, 302 Monroe St. Attire will be coat and tie or barong tagalog. RSVP or for more information, please call Armi at (928) 757-1040 or Leni at (928) 565-7625.
4-H Clubs: Recognition Night will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kingman Academy of Learning High School Gym, 3420 Burbank St. Recognition Night is a very special occasion to get together and share and learn what 4-H is all about and congratulate many 4-H members, leaders and friends. This is a special day to honor those 4-H members who have shown outstanding growth and achievement in their project and leadership activities. Also, leaders completing five, 10 and more than 15 years of service will be recognized. Recognition Day is a sponsored ice cream social, with all the toppings plus brownies. For more information, call 753-3788.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends are holding a Christmas basket drawing at noon Dec. 22. The large basket is filled with candy, toys, tools, lotions, movies and much more. It has something for every member of the family! Visit the Golden Valley Library to see the basket and buy one ticket for 50 cents, or five for $2. Winners need not be present to win. The Friends of the Golden Valley Library are starting 2013 with a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19. Books will sell for $2 a bag (our bag). We have many books on just about every subject: law, music, mysteries, romances, children's books, science and many more. Treat yourself to hours of reading pleasure. Are you a prospective lawyer or know one? Come look at the legal books. In case of rain, the book sale will be rescheduled. Friends of the Golden Valley Library is an organization that supports the Golden Valley Library. Funds earned are used to buy things for the library that its budget doesn't allow for. Individual/family memberships are $5 a year, business memberships are $10 and lifetime memberships are $100. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Golden Valley Library, except for June, July and August. Applications are available at the library, but you don't have to be a member to attend the meetings. The Golden Valley Library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is (928) 565-2989.
Kingman Area School Retirees' Association: KASRA members will gather at the home of Barbara Fuller at 11 a.m. Tuesday for their annual Christmas celebration. The party is a combination potluck brunch and canned food drive! Members are asked to bring their favorite dish to share and canned/packaged foods to be donated to the local food bank. Last year, our organization contributed 70 pounds of food to the Kingman Area Food Bank. Hopefully we can surpass that amount this year. All school retirees are most welcome. Let's make this the best Christmas ever! The Fullers' home is at 629 Country Club Drive. For more information, please call Roxie Marolf at 757-5492 or Paul Tribbett at 753-6481.
Kingman Art Alliance: The Kingman Art Alliance met in November to discuss the art festival at Mike's Art Shack in Kingman, which is owned by KAA member Mike Newton. Several KAA members displayed their artwork at the festival. A raffle was held by KAA to raise money for local school art programs. Special thanks to Terri Merrill of KAA for coordinating. Thanks to all the area businesses that donated prizes for the raffles. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Kathryn Heidenreich Senior Center in Kingman. This will be the annual Christmas dinner/party with turkey dinner and Yankee gift swap.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Dec. 8 were: first, Tom Suminski; second, John Goryl; and third, Ken Lasky. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Republican Men's Club: KRM is glad to welcome for its December meeting Mr. Russ Miller. This meeting, as usual, will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. Mr. Miller is the founder of Creative Evolution and Science Ministries. He will be speaking about lies, misrepresentations and frauds in our public school and colleges regarding our origins. Mr. Miller is no doubt a controversial speaker - Northern Arizona University has a course devoted to attacking him and his theories. However, we are devoted to the free interchange of ideas and are glad to provide him a forum to speak. This will be a barnburner of an event, and the public is invited. The cost of the meeting is $13, which includes a buffet lunch. However, those who are motivated to pay their dues and become club members will have their entry fee paid for by the club. No reservations for this event are required. For more information, just come to the event or call 530-3637.
Kingman Social Club: At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club will hold its "No Host" luncheon at at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St. The club will give out the money we have earned this year to the Salvation Army, Angel Manor and Last Chance Horse Rescue. Come join us. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all residents of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. There will be no "Dine Out" this month due to Christmas. The January "Dine Out" will be at Calico's. Have a Happy Holiday. For more information about Kingman Social Club, contact John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at Mattina's Restorante, 318 Oak St., for the Christmas party and luncheon. Bring donations for the KAAP. For questions, call Jeanne Ensign, Publicity, at (928) 757-0474.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF in Golden Valley needs volunteers to help with daily animal care. Duties include cleaning, watering, feeding, brushing and playing with the dogs and cats in our care. Most work is done in the morning, so if you have a couple of hours to spare once or twice a week, please call RUFFF at (928) 565-BARK (2275).
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Dec. 5 were: first place, Barry Pope; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Lorna Gabby.