News Briefs for Thursday, October 16, 2008

Landscape talk set for Tuesday

KINGMAN - A free lecture about the landscapes and archaeology in the Agua Fria National Monument is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Bureau of Land Management Field Office, 2755 Mission Blvd.

Brian Culpepper, a BLM archaeologist at the monument, will offer the presentation. Agua Fria, located 40 miles north of Phoenix, contains one of the most significant systems of prehistoric sites in the American Southwest.

Call (928) 718-3731 for more information.

Benefit tea includes music

KINGMAN - Kingman Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center will host a fundraising tea from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at Metcalfe Park.

The formal-style tea with refreshments will also include musicians performing throughout the afternoon, displays of art and quilts, silent auction items and children's activities. "A Window in Time" historical re-enactment will be performed by the Christian Girlz Club.

For advance tickets, call 753-5762.

Enjoy chili at Aquarius Oct. 25

KINGMAN - A dash of live entertainment, a cup of competition and a spoonful of hot chili are just some of the tasty ingredients to create the 1st annual Chili Cook-Off at the Aquarius Resort Casino.

On Oct. 25, 20 Aquarius employee teams will compete to cook up the best chili concoction and the best decorated booth.

The event is free to the public. Gates open at 11 a.m. at the Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater for live music. Start sampling chili at 2 p.m. for a $3 or higher donation that goes toward the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Colorado River.

The donation will get you a sample cup and spoon to taste all the chili.

For more information, call (702) 298-8322.

Welding seminars next week at MCC

KINGMAN - Comprehensive welding seminars will be from 8 to 11 a.m. next Wednesday at Mohave Community College's Neal Campus, 1971 Jagerson Avenue, in Room 200F.

Bob Hotchkiss of Lincoln Electric will speak on "Environmental Systems," covering areas such as ventilation equipment, welding smoke, exposure limits and available technology and equipment to assure safe and efficient use of welding equipment.

Earl Colvin of Praxair will speak on "Sharpening Your Competitive Edge," explaining trends and changes in metal fabrication, current regulations, and ways to reduce welding costs, increase productivity and improve product quality.

Custom show cars and race cars also will be on display, welding industry vendors will be on hand, and MCC will offer tours of its state-of-the-art welding laboratory.

To reserve a seat, call (928) 692-3012 or visit the MCC Web site at