Clubs: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Arizona Explorers: This new club was formed in 2010 with a goal to take time to smell the roses and pursue mutual interests at a leisurely pace without risk. We strive to learn about Arizona and all that is offered in the natural world, while becoming more knowledgeable of the history of locations visited. Presently, most fellow Arizona Explorers are interested in rocks, gems, minerals, collecting and the art of lapidary. A few prefer prospecting or hunting meteorites. Others enjoy visiting ghost towns and photography. A couple own telescopes and are students of astronomy. All have a passion to escape to the back country and soak up the peace and beauty. We are an outstanding mix of folks. The fellowship, mutual respect, shared interests and appreciating the talents and knowledge of fellow members, is the most important ideal of this group. Only congenial people allowed. Meetings are the first Monday of the month at various locations. If interested contact azexplorers@live.com for more information. The public is invited.

Belles of St. Mary's: The Belles are reminded to come together the second Wednesday of April, the 13th, at the Parish Center at 7 p.m.

High Desert Astronomy Club: The next Public Star Party will be at Walleck Ranch Park on Saturday, April 9, starting at sundown (6:15 p.m.). Club telescopes will be available or bring your own to see craters on the moon, Jupiter (missing a band!), Pleiades, Andromeda Galaxy and other planets. Bring your kids! Those who have a telescope and need help getting it to work, or if you are thinking about buying a telescope, there will be a telescope workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Library Conference Room, 3269 N. Burbank St. If you already have a telescope, bring it and the owner's manual. For more information, call 753-9949.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Events this coming week are: Thursday: Taco Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Bingo, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 4. Final game pays $500; bring four cans of food and receive extra game sheets. For information, call Boot Quintana, 753-3557. Friday: Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. For information, call 753-2547. Tuesday: Pizza Night, 5 to 7 p.m. (a different Italian specialty can be ordered instead of pizza). Wednesday: Meeting Night, 7 p.m. Food service: 5 to 7 p.m. Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special Events: Saturday, April 2: Kingman Chess Club Tournament: , 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., hamburgers and hotdogs available for lunch.

Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance club meets Tuesdays at the Senior Nutritional Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Plus dances are from 6 to 7 p.m.; mainstream classes are from 7 to 8:30. The Cruisin' Route 66 dance on April 8-9 will be for all mainstream/plus dancers and round dances - callers Mike Wilder, Dale Dockery and Carrie Masters, cuers Chuck and Sandy Weiss - from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the center. For more information, call Nancy at (928) 279-0466.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on March 26 were: first, Rose Lesniewski; second, Warren Knudson; and third, Charlene Graves. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The KWVA of Mohave County will hold their meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L. Ave. Members and the public are invited to dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. that same evening at the post for a $7 donation. You can enjoy a ham dinner with rosemary potatoes, fresh salad, mixed veggies, rolls and dessert. The proceeds from this dinner go toward the impending KWVA monument to be placed in our Veterans Memorial Park. Please make your contribution by participating in our dinners. For more information, call Bill at (928) 757-7728. .

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD): The next meeting of the 2011 Victim Impact Panel will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Training Room, 600 W. Beale St. To register call (602) 240-6500, option 2, then option 3 for Mohave County. Follow the detailed instructions. Class fee is $30, money order only, made payable to MADD. Classes are held on the first Tuesday of every other month. For more information, call June at (928) 681-3435.

Mutt Matchers and Friends: The MM&F charity golf tournament at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course will be at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 10. There is a sign up sheet at the golf course. For more information, call (928) 718-4364, or stop in and see our beautiful dog rescue center and talk to our staff. We are open Monday - Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at 1001 Buchanan St. in Kingman.

Niki's Pals 4 Paws: We are a non-profit no-kill rescue and rely on donations from the public. We rescue, foster and place homeless dogs in carefully screened "Forever Homes." In addition to rescue, we spay, neuter, vaccinate and microchip all our dogs before they leave our foster homes for their forever homes. Our goals are to educate the public on proper care for their pets, the importance of vaccinating, spaying and neutering pets to prevent the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and to stop unnecessary euthanasia in the local pounds. It is important to us to get funding to support our operation. Garage sale items are wanted for Niki's yard sale in April. Watch for information on the dates and times. For more information you can call Beth at (928) 897-9033. Pick up is available, or you can drop off your items behind 805 E. Beale in the alley.

VFW Post 10386: James L. Standfield VFW Post 10386 will be the host hall for the Korean War Veterans dinner Saturday. Ham with all the trimmings will be served at 5 p.m. The KWVA will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday's Breakfast, served from 8 to 11 a.m., will be bacon and eggs; Monday: Parade Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Joint Officers Planning meeting at 5 p.m.; House Committee meeting at 6 p.m.; Thursday: Tacos served 11 to 2 p.m.; Dart League at 5 p.m.; Friday: Charity Pool is at 6 p.m. For more information, call 757-9191 after noon. The Post is located at 3036 John L Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, March 23, were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Leo Martensen; and third place, Rita Selk.

Xi Beta Phi-Beta Sigma Phi: The Feb. 22 meeting was held at the home of Marie Temprano with Yvette Stratton as co-hostess. David Bekaert was our guest speaker and gave an informative presentation of memory retention. The sisters enjoyed the memory games and refreshments afterward. On March 6, Barbara Patterson, Yvette Stratton and Pat Mullen attended the Women Making History Ceremony at the Mohave Museum. This year's WMH program was dedicated to our founding BSP sister, who was the historian for the WMH committee. Ann passed away on Feb. 5, 2011. The March 8 meeting was held at Helen Bolt's home with Renee Fields serving as co-hostess. Renee cooked up her annual fabulous St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage meal. Helen also cooked her wonderful Mexican food. Renee did a program on Irish folklore. Founder's Day, the BSP Convention, and donations to the Cornerstone Mission were discussed. Pat Mullen brought a "box of chocolates" to share with the sorority. It is a BSP tradition.