American Legion Post 14: All Legion family members are invited to ride on our float in the Andy Devine Parade on Saturday. Parade floats will line up near Locomotive Park downtown. Hop on the float no later than 9:30 a.m. The parade starts at 10. On Tuesday at 6 p.m., join us at the post to celebrate our September birthdays and anniversaries with some yummy cake and ice cream. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. For more information on any event, call (928) 753-3555.
Boys and Girls Club of Kingman: The Boys and Girls Club of Kingman reminds everyone of the After School Program costing $60 per child per year. Every school has busing to the Club, including Kingman Middle School, White Cliffs Middle School and Kingman High School. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please call (928) 718-0033.
Court Appointed Special Advocates: CASA will be holding fundraisers at Chili's in Lake Havasu, Bullhead City and Kingman Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 26-29, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. CASA will receive 10 percent of your check. Ask the hostess for a coupon when you enter, then present it to the cashier with your bill. The Kingman restaurant is at 3840 Stockton Hill Road. For more information on supporting Mohave County foster children and CASA, visit www.casasupport.org or contact Ron at (928) 279-2100.
Dolan Springs Community Cleanup: Once again, AmVets Post 3, Dolan Springs and ERACE will sponsor the annual community cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop-off area for trash will be the community park, which is at Edgemont and Pierce Ferry Road. Just a reminder - No household trash or refrigerators, and tires must be off the rims. No hazardous waste. No loose trash - all must be bagged. For further information, you may contact coordinator Gil Devine at (928) 767-3167.
For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue and Sanctuary: The monthly fundraiser, Washin' 'N' Waggin' Dog Wash, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Morti's World of Dog Grooming, 701 Stockton Hill Road, Suite P (across from the main post office). Prices are: small $15, medium $20 and large $25, which includes wash, dry and nail clipping; it's first come, first served. For more information, please call Nancy McCann at (928) 263-6149 or Cherie DaLynn at (928) 897-7304.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Sept. 17, the winners were: tied for first and second place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon, and Karla Kay and Bryan Carlson; third place, John Goryl and Dave Colfer; and fourth place, Virginia Mead and J.T. Perkins. A bridge class is being held at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center; for information, call Lorraine at (928) 757-3397.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends will hold a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Golden Valley Library, 3417 Verde Road. Books will sell for $1 a bag from 9 a.m. until noon. Friends of the Golden Valley Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the Golden Valley Library. Individual/family memberships are $5 a year, business memberships are $10, and lifetime memberships are $100. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Golden Valley Library. Applications are available at the library. Library hours are Tuesday from 9 to 3, Thursday from noon to 6, and Saturday from 10 to 1.
Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams RV Camping Chapter: We camp the third Friday of every month. For more information, contact Betty Daly at (928) 757-8085 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingman Bike Night: Meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Porky's Pit BBQ and Bar, 2215 E. Butler (corner of Bond), sponsored by Performance Specialists. There will be a live band. Performance Specialists is located in the Kingman airport at 4906 Olympic Drive, Kingman. The website is www.kellysperformancespecialists.com. Call Kelly at (928) 692-6601 for directions to Kingman's Best Bike Night.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Friday Night dancing will start again on Sept. 10. The DJ will be "Jamie." Come and have some fun. Dinner menu is available on Friday night. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m.; music from 7 to 10. The cover charge is $3 for singles; $5 for couples. The public is invited. Help support charities. The lodge is at 900 Gates Ave. For more information, call (928) 753-2547.
Kingman Experimental Aircraft Association: Kingman Chapter 765 of the EAA will hold our annual Young Eagle Day for Kingman area youth between the ages of 8 through 17 on Saturday, Oct. 16, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This activity is one in which members give youth, with a signed parental permission form, the opportunity to experience aviation first-hand with a free ride in an airplane provided by our members. In addition to flying, participants will be able to view various aircraft on display, learn what aircraft pre-flight procedures are, flight control basics, radio communications, aeronautical sectional charts and weather conditions for flight. Kingman Airfield Museum will be open, and we encourage participants to check out the history of Kingman's aviation history. Our Young Eagle event will be held at our hangar (Don Downie Memorial Hangar), which is located at 4560 Flightline Drive across from the Airfield Museum at the Kingman Airport. For more information, please call (928) 692-8026 or (928) 716-6409.
Kingman Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (www.mops.org) stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. Regular meetings are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church library and nursery, 1730 Kino Ave. For more information, call the church office at (928) 692-8828.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Sept. 18 were: first, Charlene Graves; second, Martin Hoover; and third, Warren Knudson. 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, Oct. 2, at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. The KWVA will also host a dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the post that evening. We will be serving Parmesan chicken, roasted potatoes, veggies, salad and a yummy dessert. A $7 donation is per person. The public is invited. Please come to our dinner and enjoy. For more information, call Bill at (928) 757-7728.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Mohave County Extension Office at 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. The speaker will be Linda Corona, Mohave County C.F.I.C. president; topic: "What is C.F.I.C.?" The annual dues should be paid at this meeting. Morning Glories CFIC supports a scholarship program for Mohave County high school students and other local charities. The three CFIC clubs of Mohave County were formerly known as Extension Homemakers Clubs. Their mission statement is: "To strengthen families through programs of community leadership and continuing education; to empower citizens to actively participate in public decision making on issues that concern children, families and home life; to promote effectiveness of volunteer action and support." New members and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.
Mutt Matchers and Friends: All dog lovers, Mutt Matchers and Friends is asking you to visit IHOP Restaurant on Wednesday, Sept. 29, between 5 and 8 p.m. IHOP will donate 20 percent of all purchases made during that time to Mutt Matchers! Our thanks to you and to IHOP, and we will see you there!
Optimist Club of Kingman: The Optimist Club of Kingman, in cooperation with Andy's Cleaners and our local St. Vincent de Paul Society, is having our annual Coat Drive for children and adults in need. The collection of coats will take place during September, and distribution will happen in October. Any child or adult in need can receive a coat from St. Vincent de Paul's in October. Please bring your coats and jackets to Andy's Cleaners, 2601 Stockton Hill Road. Coats and jackets for teens and children are especially needed. The cleaners will repair and clean the clothing at no charge to those donating coats and jackets. Coats and jackets will be distributed to those in need beginning Friday, Oct. 1, at St. Vincent's Thrift Store in downtown Kingman. If you have questions, please call Rose in the evenings at (928) 753-4306.
TOPS AZ 287: TOPS AZ 287 Kingman held their weekly meeting and monthly awards presentations on Friday, Sept. 10. The meeting was called to order by Leader Marj Breer and presided over by the executive board officers. The business session was very interesting as it was filled with scheduled activities for September and October. KOPS Society meeting will be held Sept. 27 in Bullhead City at El Palacio's Restaurant. All KOPS members are invited to attend and join our group. Following the business session, the meeting was turned over to Awards Chairman Peggy Smith and Assistant Lois Calderon for the August awards. The table was beautifully decorated in fall colors and flowers. Liz Pharo received a special recognition certificate and plant for her sincere dedication and friendship to all in our chapter. Marge Esposito achieved KOPS Ballerina and Joanne Feese TOPS Ballerina. Best losers in all divisions were Lois Calderon, Carol Duckworth, Joanne Feese, Suzanne Fisher, Joyce Smith, Darlene Sweet and Cindy Yazel. A charm for achieving a 20-pound weight loss to Shirley Buck. Sue Stokka a ribbon for introducing two friends to our chapter; we welcomed Peggy Perkins and Leslie Gulick. Dee Hudson turned in 10 small turtles maintaining same weight 10 times and receiving a large turtle pin. Marj Breer received a charm for six months perfect attendance and also the Water Award for August. Vera Gates and Connie Rule turned in 10 smiley faces for losing weight 10 unconsecutive weeks. Mary McNamara turned in 13 weeks of maintaining calorie charts. Oleta Groff, Laura Hignite and Barbara Vass turned in 13 Gold KOPS pins being at goal, below goal and in limits. Seventeen KOPS received gold beads for being at, below, in limits for the month of August; 38 members received perfect attendance beads for the month. TOPS Walking Awards: 1st place to Donna Mumford, 2nd place to Cindie Yazel who also achieved exercise 2nd place. Darlene Sweet achieved first place. KOPS Walking Awards: first place to Rachel Thalrose who also achieved exercise second place. Walking second place to Patsy Brocnik who also achieved first place exercising. The meeting was closed with the friendship circle and singing our song. We welcome new members to our TOPS family. Weigh-in begins a 7:15 and closes at 9:15. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and closes at approximately 10:30. Our group is large and offers friendship and support. For further information, contact Area Captain Pam Estep at (928) 565-1877 or Pam287@npgcable.co. or www.tops.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America: The monthly meetings are on a rotating basis in Kingman, Lake Havasu and Bullhead City. The next regular meeting of Mohave County Chapter 975 will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, at Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City. For more information, call (928) 855-7994.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, Sept. 15, were: first place, Lorna Gabby; second place, Rita Selk; and third place, Bea Anderson.