American Legion Post 14: By now, many of you have received renewal notices for the 2014-2015-membership year. Happily, many of you have also already responded with your renewals! Thank you for your continued support. When you receive your 2015 card, you'll be a member in good standing until the end of December 2015. You may have seen in the news recently from Phoenix that Legionnaires there (including our state leadership) conducted a four-day workshop to help fill the gap between the VA and what veterans needed. Other states are now following that example and doing the same. The American Legion doesn't wait around for others to do; we do it ourselves. Your membership matters, for reasons exactly like this. On Saturday, we're partnering with Mother Road Harley Davidson for their customer appreciation cookout; all donations are appreciated. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman; our phone number is still (928) 753-3555.
Kingman Computer User Group: Kingman Computer Users Group will meet from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. There will be a presentation by Art Fuller on smart phones. For more details, see our website, www.kingmanazcug.com. Annual dues are $12 per person and can be paid at the meeting. For further information, contact President Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events: July 19 is the Peanut Butter Ball from 5-8 p.m. It is open to the public at 900 Gates Ave. It is $10 per person; cash bar. There will be music, food and fun! The menu is: chicken kabobs with satay dipping sauce, rice pilaf, sautéed vegetables with peanut sauce and a dessert raffle. Bring a jar of peanut butter for the Kingman Area Food Bank and get a chance to guess how many peanuts are in the Mr. Peanut 75th birthday collective jar and you could win it! We will be presenting the food bank with $2,000 worth of peanut butter just in time for the start of the school year - it's what kids need to succeed. We hope to double that amount with your help. The public is welcome for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the main dining room area from 5-7 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Fridays. Reminder: Thursdays is also bingo. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the games start at noon. It is in the main dining room and food service is available. For information call Tasha, the club manager, at (928) 753-2547.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on July 5 were: first, Joann Brown; second, Jim Robbins; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Tennis Club: Every week we have evening and morning walk-in tennis. We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Morning walk-in tennis is at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. We meet at the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Our club provides the tennis balls and pays the court fees. We will place you in a doubles match based on your skill level. Beginners are welcome and we will assign someone to help you get started. We are also offering a free Tennis Play Day for children ages 6-14 on July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. For more information on these events, or if you are interested in joining the Kingman Tennis Club, please contact Brooke Fix at (928) 753-5684.
Mohave Community Choir: Our practices start up again on Aug. 7! We will be practicing for our October concert, which will feature ensemble duets and will have full choir numbers. If you are interested in participating in our practices and concerts, you should be high school aged and over. Please contact Andrew Campagnuolo at (928) 757-5104. Our regular weekly practices will be at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, 3180 Rutherford Drive. Important: We are looking for a new director for our choir. This would be a volunteer position and the duties would include conducting practices and rehearsals. If you are interested in this position, contact Andrew at the number listed above.
Sounds of Kingman: Need to slow down a little? Here's the prescription: North Country Music, a local classic country cover band, presents music from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s - back when country was really country! If you've been around for a while, you'll love it! North Country Music will perform from 5-7 p.m. July 20 at Metcalfe Park.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation (RUFFF): RUFFF has many, many wonderful dogs and cats looking for their forever loving home. We hold daily adoptions by appointment and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To adopt, you'll need a verifiable Tri-State address, photo I.D., a fenced yard for dogs, written permission from landlord if renting, a donation to RUFFF to help offset veterinary expenses, and a loving home. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated - cats are Felv/Fiv tested. To schedule an appointment, call (928) 565-BARK (2275). RUFFF is seeking volunteers to help with daily chores, such as cleaning, watering feeding and socializing with the animals. If you have even two hours to spare and love animals, call (928) 565-BARK (2275).
Thursday Party Bridge: Eight members met July 3. The winners were: first, Julia Caughlin; second, Dorothy Jackson; and third, Coie O'Malley.
VFW Post 10386: Hot news: the Ladies Auxiliary will be having a rummage sale from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 29-30 at the post, located at 3036 John L Avenue. Donated items are greatly appreciated; and anyone wanting to volunteer is greatly appreciated. We will be having our Post Dinner from 5-6 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $8 and the menu will be pot roast, potatoes, carrots, salad, rolls and dessert. Our Ladies Auxiliary Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m. on July 19. The cost is $8 and they will be serving barbecue chicken. On July 26, we will be having a memorial service for Ed Lyon at 11 a.m. Our Men's Auxiliary Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m. July 26. The cost is $8 and the menu will be grilled chicken breasts, baked beans, salad, rolls and dessert.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on July 2 were: first place, Barry Pope; second place, Carolyn Johnston; and third place, Shirley Costain.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: We are actively recruiting new members and volunteers to help in the museum. The Whistle Stop Railroad Club's members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Railroad Museum. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education and recreation using scale model railroad equipment and providing railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO-gauge, and Lionel (O-gauge) layouts, all of which can be seen in operation. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website, www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org, or see us on Facebook.
Women in the Wind Cactus Cuties: Women In the Wind Cactus Cuties Chapter includes the Kingman/Bullhead City area (Mohave County). Women In The Wind is an international organization for women motorcyclists - all makes and models of motorcycles. Our goal is to meet other ladies with a common interest in riding, encourage new riders, have fun, promote a positive image of women riders and of course, ride, ride, ride! Our meeting is the first Sunday of each month. For more information on our meeting, please contact Christine Allen at (702) 624-1160 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next event we have planned is: The Beat the Heat Ride, which leaves from the Golden Valley Maverik at 6:45 a.m. Sunday. Destination: Rosie's Den in White Hills for breakfast.