Clubs: Thursday, March 4, 2010

American Legion Post 14: Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, at Post 14, Third and Oak streets in Downtown Kingman. Tickets are $5 each, and kids under 12 eat free. Nora and Fred promise a good breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon. There will be drawings for the meat raffle during the breakfast, so get your tickets and maybe take home a big bag of meat. Tickets are $2 each or 4 for $5. Call (928) 757-1878 for more information.

American Legion Post 22: The American Legion Women's Auxiliary Unit 22 at 3435 N. Verde Road in Golden Valley is holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. There will be a bake sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, contact the post at (928) 565-4545 or Nancy at (928) 565-3566. Donations can be dropped off at the post.

Belles of St. Mary: The February Belles meeting showcased our youngest Belle in attendance, Selena Moreno, as she reported the proposals offered by the Speakers Forum committee. Scheduled so far are: March 10, Father Matthew Krempl, and April 14, Vince Beatty (Gardening). Future speakers will be posted as the dates are confirmed. The Belles will be apprised of the fabulous Santa Claus collection recently donated to our cause. A possible "Christmas in July" show and sale has been rumored. Factoid: The Belles meet every second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Parish Center. Marie Wernicke is the scheduled hostess for the March 10 meeting. All ladies are welcome!

Cactus Critters 4-H Club: The regular class for the Canine Group of the Cactus Critters will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the first barn at the Fairgrounds, weather permitting. If it is raining, snowing or blowing with hurricane force, call your instructor at (928) 565-9323 before 9:30 a.m. Please be on time! Parents, leaders and any 4-H member with a dog are welcome. Bring water for your dog, plastic bag (for clean-up), and wear closed-toe shoes. Any questions, please call your instructor.

Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience required. Our sixth meeting of the season will be "Arbor Day." Following our regular business meeting, our guest speaker will be Cheryl Christenson from High Desert Designs Garden Club in Sedona. High Desert Designs is sponsoring a floral show and all of the garden clubs in our district were asked to participate. Cheryl will share all of the details on the requirements, guidelines and design for this exciting event. Cerbat Garden Club will be submitting an entry and will also assist in this flower show - what an honor. Additionally, our club will create a display board sharing information on one of our many community volunteer projects. This project will show the steps we take from start to finish - the original idea, design, implementation and project completion. Our display could also represent a work we have in progress. Let's give it our all and have questions and answers for this wonderful opportunity where we can all work together and finalize a super award-winning entry! Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. If you have any further questions, please call Diana at (928) 757-8659. Please leave a message if I'm not there and I will get back to you. Call me for purchasing one of our unique Adopt-A-Frogs to help with the Meditation Garden at the Hualapai Mountain Medical Center - for families to meditate in while visiting their hospitalized family members.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Feb. 26, the winners were: tied for first/second place, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon, and Cecil Henry and Lorraine Frazza; third place, Virginia Mead and Bert Leenhouts; and fourth place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau.

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, used, adult, reference, lots of sci-fi and kids' books. The Mohave County Library in Kingman is at 3269 N. Burbank St. For more information, call (928) 692-2665.

Help Animals Lives Today: HALT will be holding a fundraiser at Lombaro's, 702 Eastern at Southern, from noon to closing at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Write HALT and your name on the back of your receipt for us to receive 20 percent of the proceeds to help us provide care, medical treatment and transportation of the animals to no-kill adoption centers. Please visit our new Web site, www.haltaz.org, for more information.

Kingman Area School Retirees' Association: KASRA will hold their next luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Elks Club. Our speaker will be Mayor Salem, who will address us on the "State of the City." There will be a question and answer session afterwards. All retirees or future retirees who were employed in any capacity with education are invited to attend. January's meeting was a planning session to explore program possibilities for the remainder of the year. At this meeting, Vice President Lyndal Byram resigned her position, citing personal reasons and her resignation was accepted with regret. She was thanked for her outstanding service to our group. Member Loren Wilson has graciously agreed to take over this job. If you have any questions or need additional information you may contact Membership Chairwoman Shirley Hiestand at (928) 753-5510 or President Sandi Minkler at (928) 757-1585 for additional information.

Kingman Disc Golf Society: The Kingman Disc Golf Society, or KDGS, is a group of individuals dedicated to supporting and promoting the sport of disc golf in and around Kingman. We meet at Firefighter Memorial Park at 5 p.m. on Thursdays and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at Cactus Flats (MCC). New players are encouraged to come out anytime and learn the sport free of charge! The 2nd Annual "Spring Fling" Disc Golf Tournament will be held starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, at Firefighters. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.kingmandiscgolf.com.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: If you are like most of us, you probably have items or stuff in your home that has been taking up room and collecting dust. It's time to clean out those closets and garages. Get rid of those items. You never know, you might be able to get some extra cash. Why not take the day off and trek down to the lodge for the Kingman Elks Charity Craft Fair and Swap Meet to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. There will be spaces available inside the lodge and in the parking lot. Cost of space rental and tables is $10 or $15 for two to benefit Elks National Foundation, the charity arm of the Elks. Just a few of the areas that benefit ENF are drug awareness programs, youth scholarships, veteran services and the Kingman Girl Scouts Camp in the Hualapai Mountains. The Kingman Elks Lodge is located at 900 Gates Ave., directly across the street from the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course. For further information, call the Lodge Social Quarters at (928) 753-2547.

Kingman Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (www.mops.org) stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. Meetings are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church, library and nursery, 1730 Kino Ave. The next meeting will be Monday. For more information, call the church at (928) 692-8828 or Nina at (928) 757-1241.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 27 were: first, Martin Hoover; second, Joann Brown; and third, Pat Doty. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The veterans will hold their meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. The KWVA will also host a fundraising dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening at the post. Join us for spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert for a $7 donation per person. The public is invited. Come on down and enjoy this meal with everyone. For more information, call Bill at (928) 757-7728.

Mohave Artists and Craftsmens Guild: The monthly meeting of the Guild will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St. A meet and greet with refreshments begins at 6 p.m. Wayne Smith is the artist of the month.

Mohave Community Orchestra: The orchestra will present its next concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Kingman High School, 4182 N. Bank St. The program will feature standards from "Porgy and Bess" and the PBS miniseries "The Civil War." The suggested donation is $5 for adults, $10 for families and $3 for seniors/students. Call Ingrid Swanson at (928) 753-3902 for more information.

Mohave Republican Forum: The public is invited to hear Gov. Jan Brewer, who will be speaking and answering questions at the Mohave Republican Forum meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge in Kingman, 900 Gates Ave. There is an admission charge of $10 per person, which includes dinner. For more information, call Shirley at (928) 753-5183, Richard at (928) 692-4771 or Laurie at (928) 753-5581.

Natural Healing Group: Dr. Moon will be giving a lecture on Nutrition for the Natural Healing Group at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Feb. 24 were: first place, Mary Wallace; second place, Lorna Gabby; and third place, Leo Martensen.