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News Briefs: Friday, September 19, 2008

Unity urges compassion

KINGMAN - A Compassionate Communication workshop and class will be held in Kingman this fall. They are designed to help people communicate better while also listening empathetically to the needs, wants and requests of others.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Unity of Kingman, 615 E. Beale St. Cost is $40. Call 681-4262 by Thursday to register. The classes cost $50 and are held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 13 through Nov. 17, with no class scheduled for Oct. 27. Call Parks and Recreation at 757-7919 to register.

The workshop and class are based on the book "Nonviolent Communication" by Dr. Marshall Rosenburg. Occcupational therapist Connie Van Sant is the facilitator for both.

Virtues class starts Sunday

KINGMAN - Through The Virtues Project, the community supports and encourages children to learn the same values we teach our children at home. In an initial eight-week class from 3-4 p.m. on Sundays beginning this week, children will engage in delightful activities centered around virtues such as truthfulness, patience and kindness.

They will hear and read classic stories, create short puppet shows, sing, draw and paint about the virtue of the week.

Instructor Emily Ternes has more than 20 years of experience teaching preschool through fifth-grade children in public school. She also teaches the next generation of teachers at Mohave Community College.

Striving to contribute to a community life that honors character development and protects our children, this class is open to all faiths and families. It is sponsored by the Bahais of Kingman. Visit virtuesproject.com or call Gloria Troy at (928) 753-6427 for more information.

First Assembly to host potluck

KINGMAN - First Assembly's Over 50s will host a potluck picnic at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Centennial Park Ramada 2. Contact: 757-9188.

Arts & Crafts show Saturday

VALLE VISTA - Local artisans and crafters will present unique gifts and stylish home accents during the 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Valle Vista Community Church, Route 66 and Ironwood.

Call 692-7930 for more information.

Veterans dinner planned

KINGMAN - The Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club is organizing a dinner to honor veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq and their families.

Veterans are encouraged to contact Shanna Rodenbaugh at (928) 263-0800 or Gene Crego at (928) 263-2810.

The dinner will be held during Veterans Day week in November at the Elks Lodge.

Bachelor auction next Saturday

KINGMAN - Kidz of Kingman will host a bachelor auction fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Moose Lodge, 302 Monroe.

Advance tickets are $10 and available at Slightly High Maintenance, Kidz of Kingman, Swire Coca-Cola, Sprint and H&H Printers.

Tickets will be $15 at the door.

Kiwanis opens account for twins

KINGMAN - The Kingman Powerhouse Kiwanis Club has opened an account with Mohave State Bank to collect donations to cover medical expenses for the Mendoza twins, who were born conjoined on Aug. 13 in Phoenix.

Ashley Franks of Kingman is the mother of the twins.

Checks to help pay the bills can be mailed to: The Mendoza Twins, C/O Mohave State Bank, 2202 Haulapai Mountain Road, Kingman, AZ 86401.

Bank gang reunion set for Oct. 11

KINGMAN - The Kingman Valley Bank Gang Reunion/Get-together will be held Oct. 11 at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St.

The no-host bar is open from 5 to 6 p.m., with dinner at 6. Cost is $19 per person. Reservations must be received by Oct. 3.

Call Corliss Foley (757-2406) or Helen Eaton (753-4022) for more information or reservations, or contact Foley at corliss@citlink.net.

Laughlin Senior Games are Oct. 16-19

LAUGHLIN - The Laughlin Senior Games, featuring events and activities that include bowling, track and field, basketball, golf, swimming, poker, dancing and pinochle, will be Oct. 16-19 at a number of locations in Laughlin.

Participation is limited to those 50 and older. Entry deadline is Oct. 3. For more information, contact Clark County Parks and Recreation at (702) 298-3413.

Holiday craft fair

KINGMAN - A Holiday Craft Fair will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Kathryn Heidenreichj Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave.

A number of vendors will display and sell their creations.

Door prizes, a bake sale and a raffle for a handmade quilt are scheduled, and a concession stand will be open at the south entrance.

Call the center at 757-2778 for more information.