American Legion Post 14: Please join the American Legion, along with Special Blend Band and friends, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at 225 Oak St. There will be an old-time acoustic music jam session, featuring a special blend of country and Christmas music. All acoustic string instruments are welcome and everyone is encouraged to sing along. Admission is free, but a donation of a can of food for the food bank would be appreciated. For more information, call (928) 757-1878.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Dec. 4, the winners were: first place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon; second, Virginia Mead and Bryan Carlson; third, Sandi Miles and Shirley Lantz; and fourth, John Goryl and Dave Colfer.
Friends of the Kingman Public Library: There will be book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There are new, like new, used, fiction, non-fiction, text and reference works, CDs, DVDs, VHS, large-print books and lots of kids books. The used books and some items will be in the back lot, and new and like-new books, some in gift condition, will be in the Program Room. All proceeds will benefit the Kingman Library.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: The Users Group invites you to join them at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the Hotel Brunswick, 315 E. Andy Devine Ave. Come join the group to celebrate Christmas. For more information, contact Teri Gray at (928) 718-1055. The totally new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. For further information, please contact President Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Cancer Care: The Kingman Cancer Care unit will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Heidenreich Center, 1776 Airway Ave.
Kingman Kutups: Our beginning square dance class is looking forward to being halfway through their class. Our next club dance will be our annual Toys 4 Tots dance, with all dancers bringing in toys. It is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Our caller will be Mike Wilder, and our guest cuer for rounds will be Carolyn Cook from Lake Havasu City. For more information, call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Don at (928) 757-1807.
Kingman Mohave Lions Club: The club meets weekly at noon on Thursdays at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St. The speaker for Dec. 10 will be Rich Ruggles, City Clean Commission; speakers for Dec. 17 will be Art Diaz and Marvin Fried, Whistle Stop Train Club; the Dec. 24 and 31 meetings are cancelled due to the holidays. For more information, call (928) 753-4505.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Dec. 5 were: first, Ellamae Lane; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, Martin Hoover. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Social Club: At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club will hold its monthly "no host" luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The luncheon will be a buffet. The speakers will be the recipients of our Christmas money. They are Angel Manor, Luv of Paws and Kingman Optimists. We will also have the installation of the new board. There will be no "Dine Out" this month due to Christmas. Kingman Social Club wishes all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. For further information, contact John Goryl at (928) 757-0305.
Knights of Columbus: The Columbian Women's Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus is planning a Christmas Bazaar for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the K of C Hall, 2255 Butler Ave. The bazaar will feature local arts and crafts, photos with Santa and food. For more information, please call (928) 279-2815 or (928) 757-5261.If you are looking for something fun to do on New Year's Eve, come celebrate the start of a new and exciting 2010 with us. The Knights of Columbus New Year's Eve Party will begin with cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m., with dinner to follow with a choice of chicken or ham. There will be music all night long, party hats, noisemakers, balloon drop and champagne toast, in addition to our very own New York style Crystal Ball. Tickets are $20 per person. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early. Tables for six guests can be purchased for the special price of $100. Contact Jerry Carreiro at (928) 279-6382.
Mohave Community Orchestra: The orchestra, now in its 14th year, will present its annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at White Cliffs Middle School, 400 Grandview Ave. The program will include selections from Tchaikowsky's "Nutcracker," the Hallelujah Chorus from Handle's "Messiah," and a special treat for children and adults, a musical rendition of Clement Moore's "T'was The Night Before Christmas" narrated by Kingman High School choir and drama teacher Harry Schuerer. For more information, please call (928) 753-3902.
Stockton Hill Herd 4-H Club: On Dec. 4, the Stockton Hill Herd 4-H club showed the holiday spirit. They chose 10 Christmas wish cards from senior citizens off the Christmas tree at J.C. Penney's. The senior citizens are residents of Desert Highlands Care Center. The gifts were carefully picked by Kristen Akers, Sami Parker, Matthias Pruett, Ashleigh Delaney, Emily Sporl, Sheylon Moser, Daniel Duran, Miekhylla Pruett, Kailah Goers, Madi Goers, Alyssa Lavigne and Alyssa Duran.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Nov. 25 were: first place, Carol Selfridge; second, Nelson Gaska; and third, Rita Selk.
Xi Beta Phi: Xi Beta Phi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has a new pledge, Krista Gunnoe, and a new legacy, Trisha Kuhn. Attending the Arizona State Convention in Tucson were: Barbara Patterson, Renee Soward-Fields and Cassandra Oberlin. Donations were made to the Tucson Girls' Chorus at the BSP Convention and locally for the MS Walk. Sisters healing from injuries or surgeries are Helen Bolt and Cheryl Erdman. Sisters working the KRMC Women's Health Fair were Janice Ross and Barbara Patterson. On Oct. 13, a meeting/birthday party was held at Pat Mullen's home. Most all sisters attended. Chloe Roberts and Trisha Kuhn were the speakers, briefing the members on Chloe's African Gray Bird. Cassandra brought up information on hosting a tri-city state convention with little response because of the cost. The members are tabling the information for a later year. Helen Bolt hosted and Renee Fields co-hosted the Halloween rushing meeting. The sisters and potential members were dressed as fairies. Guests were: Roxanne Faucher, Liz Mahan, Anna Tucker, Barbara Williams, Marie Temprano, Jen Steele, Faye Rainey, Joyce Onnen, Rachel King and Stephanie Phelps. Sandy and Ray Lyons hosted a "Hobo Picnic" at Centennial Park where the members and guests enjoyed bringing the ingredients for "stone soup." At the November social, members and guests enjoyed walking downtown and visiting the wine bar and dinner at Rednecks. Those attending were: Sandy and Ray Lyons; Renee and Luther Fields; Joyce Onnen and guest, Joe; Faye Rainey and prospective member, Liz Mahan.