Clubs: Thursday, March 5, 2009

American Legion Post 14: On March 14, breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. A donation of $5 is requested and everyone is invited, so bring your friends and treat them to a great breakfast. After breakfast we will have a drawing for four mixed packages of beef, pork, chicken and cheese (no bacon or ground beef). Tickets are $2 each and you need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the post anytime. The winners for the February Raffle were Lee Elders, Betsy Virtue, Cody Jamison and Peggy Heckathorn. For more information, call Rick Van Horn at 757-3860 or Barbara at the post at 753-3555.

Boys and Girls Club of Kingman: Call in or stop by the "Silent Auction" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 301 N. First St. Lots of cool items to bid on. Call the club for additional information at 718-0033.

Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club's meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. After our business meeting and refreshments, Shirley Wolfe, a former officer and member, will present a program on plant propagation, plus we will have a plant and seed exchange. Shirley will share some secrets and gardening tips for plant propagation, dividing plants and success with starting plants from seed. Thanks to Shirley's generous sharing, she has helped many of us to have healthy, happy plants in our gardens. Shirley considers herself the "Earth Mother" type and loves to provide something one can cook and eat or not have to cook and still eat. At the conclusion of the program, members and guests will have the opportunity to exchange seeds and plants that they bring to the meeting. Remember to mark your calendar for the Home and Garden Expo to be held April 17 to 19 this year. Watch for the coming of the Frogs! For more information, call Diana at 757-8659.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: Winners on Feb. 20 were: first place, Brian Carlson and Trey Gordon; second place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; third place, Lorraine Frazza and Karla Kay; and fourth place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson.

Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: Computer users, join us from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. This meeting will include a presentation on "An Introduction to Creating Slide Shows." Last month's presentation on converting 35mm film negatives or slides to digital images was excellent. We will also be reading the new proposed by-laws, as written this year. All members should be present. Further details are available on our KACUG Web site Agenda page for the month of "March!" We are now set up with "Wireless Network" at the Kathryn Heidenreich Center for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to have "hands on," which will make it easier for them to walk through and understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. Kingman Arizona Computer User Group annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. As a member of KACUG, you will be entitled to attend all meetings, run for office and participate in the voting on all major polices and officer elections, subject to the KACUG by-laws. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. The totally new user is as equally welcome as the highly skilled user. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, click on our Web site at www.kingmanazcug.com. For further information, please contact President Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for more than 17 years. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends." If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating buying your first computer, you are welcome. See you at 2 p.m. Sunday!

Kingman B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 468: Bingo: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Highest payouts in town. Last game $500 payout guaranteed. Food available on new, revised menu. Prices reduced and weekly special at half price. Tuesday nights: Pizza in dining room. Friday night dinner: Open to the public with live music. The lodge is at 900 Gates Ave. For more information, call 753-2547.

Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups beginning square dance class is looking forward to graduation. They are fast learners and have progressed to the point of being invited to the club dances on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Last Saturday was our annual pie dance and a good time was had by all who attended. We are looking forward to our St. Patrick's Dance on Saturday, March 14, at the Kathryn Heidenreich Chat and Chow Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Our caller will be Francois Lamoureaux from Las Vegas, which will put a little French flair to our Irish Day dance. We are preparing for our annual Route 66 Jubilee, which will be held the weekend of April 24 and 25. We invite the community to come and watch as we join with our out-of-town guests for our biggest event of the year. Mark your calendars to come and enjoy a good old-fashioned square dance jubilee. For more information, call 279-0466.

Kingman Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (www.mops.org) stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. Meetings are at St. Johns United Methodist Church library, 1730 Kino Ave., and your children are lovingly cared for in MOPPETS childcare programs. Membership is $35 a year for mom, $10 a year for a child, $60 maximum for a family. Financial assistance is available. Meetings are from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the next meeting will be Friday. For more information, call 692-8828. There is also a group meeting the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 28 were: first, Morrie Evertt; second, Paul George; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at 718-1253.

Mohave County Gemstoners: On March 10, the Mohave County Gemstoners, Kingman's rock, gem and mineral club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., for an Irish Potluck Dinner. Bring your favorite Irish dish or something else to share. This will be followed by speaker Ed Huskinson, club member and area geologist. We also will be discussing final preparation for the 2009 Rock, Gem and Craft Show on April 4 and 5. All members are being asked to attend this important meeting. These dinners are a quarterly social get-together so new members and guests can meet and get to know the other members, learn about the club and what is planned for the coming months. On the third Wednesday of each month from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., the Gemstoners present an Educational DVD Program at the Mohave County Library in Kingman. Doors open at 6:15. Anyone who has an interest in geology is welcome. For more information, call "C" or Nan at (928) 846-0927 or Donna at (928) 263-1480.

Mohave Republican Forum: The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker will be Duane Scholer, president of the Hualapai Mountain Medical Center, sharing information including why Kingman needs a second hospital and the economic and health benefits to this community. Following the presentation, there will be a time for questions and answers. Also, Mike Browning, assistant emergency management coordinator, will share regarding the Community Emergency Response Team, Homeland Security and citizens' opportunities for involvement. The gathering, open to the public, includes dinner for $10 per person. For more information, call Shirley at 753-5183, Richard at 692-4771 or call Laurie at 753-5581.

Natural Healing Group: The Natural Healing Group of Kingman's guest speaker will be Mary Griswald. Mary will present information on the Kangen Ionizing Water Machine, which creates an alkaline environment for the body. The meeting is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave.

VFW Post 10386: The James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 will be the host hall for the Korean War Veterans Dinner, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. They will serve parmesan chicken breast, herb-roasted red potatoes, vegetables and peach cobbler. Sunday: Men's Auxiliary Pool Tournament, sign up at noon, start at 1 p.m. Monday: Dart League 6 p.m. Tuesday: Ladies Potluck at 5 p.m. and Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 7. Wednesday: Busy Bees at noon; Post meeting at 7; Nomination of Officers. Thursday: Tacos and More, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dart League 6 p.m. Friday: Charity Pool at 6 p.m. For more information, call 757-9191 after noon. The post is located at 3036 John L Ave.

Vietnam Veterans, Mohave County Events: On Sunday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at the Arizona Veterans Memorial "Sunshine Peninsula," State Sen. Ron Gould, State Rep. Doris Goodale, State Rep. Nancy McLain, Mayor Jack Hakim, Mayor John Salem and Mayor Mark Nexsen will be honoring Bullhead's Vietnam veterans. At 2 p.m. at "Locomotive Park" Veterans Memorial, Gould, Goodale, McLain, Former Kingman Mayor Les Byram, Salem, Hakim and Nexsen will be honoring Kingman's Vietnam veterans. At 6:30 p.m. at Windsor State Beach, home of the "Vietnam Moving Wall" from March 26 to 29, Gould, Goodale, McLain, Nexsen, Hakim and Salem will be honoring Lake Havasu's Vietnam veterans.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Feb. 25 were: first place, Nelson Gasky; tied for second place, Rita Selk and Sarah Peters; and third place, Shirley McQuinn.