Clubs: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Belles of St. Mary's: Continuing on the glowing report reference our valiant Belles and their picnic performances: the array of cakes provided for the "cake walk" should be entered in the county fair for approval. The beaming faces of children (and adults) as they strolled off with their particular selection said it all. Belles are manning the raffle ticket tables and the meal ticket tables as well. All sales were halted as we settled down for our community feast - picture a pasture full of lambs with heads lowered to a perfect patch of grade A alfalfa, and the munching that signals contentment. We will not describe or discuss the ever-present wind and concurrent cold blasts. Winners of the wonderful raffle items will be announced next week - all dollars are promised to the church building fund. Father Matthew will be pleased. This week the Belles are busy (again) with the summer Bible School program. Never a dull moment....

Cerbat Garden Club: The Club will be hosting a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1753 Airway Ave. in the parking lot - garden related items, plants, a jewelry boutique, accessories and much, much more. No Early Birds! All proceeds will go to the Cerbat Garden Club Meditation Garden.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On June 3, the winners were: first place, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; second place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; and third place, Sylvia Goryl and Dorothy Jackson.

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends are holding a drawing for a DVD player, movie, popcorn, and music CD. Tickets are one for 50 cents or 5 for $2, and may be purchased at the Golden Valley Library. The winner will be drawn at noon on June 30 and need not be present to win. The Golden Valley Library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. Library hours are Tuesday from 9 to 3, Thursday from noon to 6, and Saturday from 10 to 1. 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 Saturday of the month at the Golden Valley Library at 1 p.m. Applications are available at the library.

Kingman Area Master Gardeners: The University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension and Kingman Area Master Gardeners will present a free workshop, open to the public, on Native Landscape, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Sign-up starts at 8:30 a.m. Topics will be flowers, cacti, succulents and ground covers. Seating is limited, so please call (928) 753-3788 for your reservation and workshop location information.

Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG held their June meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with "Wireless Network" at the 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. This month was a popular Q & A session covering any computer related issue will continue and will include Excel 2010 basics on a Windows 7 operating system. Portable hand scanners will also be demonstrated. If you are having a technical problem, please attend and we will help. If you have learned something new, please attend and share. Kingman Arizona Computer User Group (KACUG) 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 bylaws. 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 equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. To view this month's Agenda or any past month's agenda please click on our website and "Agenda." Save this URL to your "Favorites" for future access. For further information, please contact President, Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for over 19 years. Our Motto is "Friends Helping Friends." If you have just purchased a computer or contemplating buying your first computer you are welcome to attend. See you Sunday at 2 p.m.

Kingman Art Alliance: The KAA will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Heidenreich Center, 1776 Airway Ave. For more information, call 279-3647.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events this week are: The Big-O-Tire Customer Appreciation annual event will be Friday and Saturday. Volunteers are needed for cooking; a sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the club room. The Fishing for Smiles event held last Saturday at Yellow Pine Ranch had nearly 200 kids enjoying a day with mentors learning the fine art of fishing. Volunteers from the lodge cooked hamburgers and hotdogs for the kids and others from the lodge, and the Mohave Sportman's Club helped the kids by sharing their fishing skills with them. Regular events this coming week are: Thursday: Tacos, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Bingo, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday: Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday: Pizza Night, 5 to 7 p.m. First and third Wednesdays: Meeting Night, 7 p.m. Food service: 5 to 7 p.m. Lunch: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information on any regular events, call Boot Quintana, (928) 753-3557.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 4 were: first, Mae Thomas; second, Rose Lesniewski; and third, Joann Brown. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on June 1 were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Sarah Peters; and third place, Rita Selk.