Aglow International: Come join us and learn to walk in faith through 2013! Kingman Aglow is having a Tea Party from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St. in downtown Kingman. RSVP by Feb. 15 to (928) 380-4471 or Aglowhearts4Kingman@gmail.com. We will be serving hot tea and sweet treats! There will be an introduction video on Aglow, and Pastor Marcia Stutler will speak on "Pursuing the heart of God while surviving and thriving in 2013."
American Legion Post 14: To those of you who have answered Commander Dennis' newsletter appeal for donations for our kitchen renovation, thank you so much. We understand resources can be scarce, and we appreciate your sharing with us. We still have a ways to go, and until we have that part of our facility working again, we must rely on our newsletter, email, and you calling the Post to find out what's being planned. Call 753-3555 so you can add things to your calendar. It's not too early to think about getting more active in your Post by telling us you're interested in being an officer for the 2013-14 Legion Year. The first round of nominations will be taken at the March 14 meeting. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.
Belles of St. Mary's: Wednesday marks the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent. This is the time for all of us (Belles and gents alike) to embrace the practice of prayer, abstinence and alms giving. As we journey through these next 40-plus days, we are called to remember what our Lord Jesus came to deliver us from. Stay tuned and we will pursue this assignment. The Belles' meeting on Tuesday and the Ash Wednesday serving will be on stage at noon. Ladies are called to bring their favorite "tater peeling" tool for major KP duty after Wednesday morning ashes are distributed. Chef Marietta and her merry Belles will stir their delicious recipe (a gift from Ruby Bode-Jaris) and ladle out accordingly. This event has a loyal following that arrives with crock-pots in hand to carry out this special meal! Not to forget, this weekend will find the Belles on the church steps offering candy and goodies for all Valentines. We need all Belles to stir, bake and bring any sweet treat for our candy sale. Parting thought: You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future. Solution: Have faith that our God will be with us - invite Him in.
Cerbat Garden Club: The sixth meeting of the season will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's 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. After our regular business meeting and short break with refreshments, we will be working hands-on with gardening. Spring is just around the corner and Cerbat Garden Club will be gearing up for the Home and Garden Expo. We need to start those seedlings for this annual fundraiser. All of the money that we collect from this will go toward our projects here in Kingman. All members and guests are encouraged to bring gloves, a small shovel, newspaper, one or two empty egg shell cartons - the paper kind - one or two paper towel holders, six toilet paper rolls and two ice cream containers to start the seedlings as we take part in our recycling program, helping to make Arizona more beautiful. If you have any questions, please call Diana at (928) 757-8659. Please leave a message if I'm not there and I will get back to you.
DMS Events: The next Gymkhana event will begin with sign-ups at 9 a.m. and run at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Graywood Stables, 2576 E. Calle Chavez (mile marker 14 on North Stockton Hill Road). For more information, call (928) 692-0199.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Feb. 1 were: first place, Donna Blaschak and Brian Carlson; second place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; third place, Dan Lordahl and Wolfgang Vorbau; and fourth place, Virginia Mead and Gretchen Carpenter.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends of the Golden Valley Library are holding a Valentine's Day basket drawing at noon on Feb. 14. This huge basket is filled with everything you need to give your sweetheart a special day. Start with a $20 gift certificate from Caroline's Country Café in Golden Valley. Visit Cupcakes and More by Jan in Kingman to pick up your dozen cupcakes, a $30 value. At home, explore the basket for the other goodies, including two sparkling bottles of a non-alcoholic beverage with glasses, lots of candy, a dozen roses, a sensational singing shellfish - and more. Tickets, available at the library, are 50 cents for one and $2 for five for this basket worth more than $50. Winner need not be present to win. The Golden Valley Library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. The phone number is 565-2989.
Golden Valley Poppies: The Poppies are having a bunko party for Red Hat Ladies at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. in Kingman. A hot buffet luncheon will be served before the bunko. For more information, call (928) 530-1765.
Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams RV Camping Group: On Friday, our group will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. at Calico's. If you are interested in joining our RV group, please contact Carol at (928) 757-1353 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and join us for lunch. Route 66 Sams Camping Group will be camping at River Island near Parker, Ariz., on February 14-16. If interested in joining us, please contact Carol. We are mostly retired and have a great time with happy hour and cookouts, cards and games. Every month is a campout and we are planning a caravan trip for later in the summer, possibly to Santa Fe, N.M.
Kingman Area Master Gardeners: In cooperation with the University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension, there will be a Rose Pruning workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Learn about selecting rose bushes; planting roses; container, bare-root and rooted plants; the correct tools for proper pruning; and fertilizing and watering. Reservations are required and to receive additional information, please call the extension office at 753-3788.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join our meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with a "wireless network" at the Heidenreich Center for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to work "hands on," which will make it easier to understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. This month, Tom Acree, a member, will be the presenter. Tom will demonstrate how to compile a video for use on YouTube, then upload that video to YouTube. Annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at the meeting. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. All people with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. The totally new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends." With our group, help is a phone call away. If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating buying your first computer, you are welcome to attend. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, please click on our website, www.kingmanazcug.com, and select "agenda." Save this URL to your "favorites" for future access. For more information, please contact president Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726. See you at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Kingman Community Foundation: Come one, come all, for a fun night of bingo at the Kingman Community Foundation, 2985 John L Ave. (Masonic Lodge No. 79) every Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 4 p.m., the kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds help Masonic charities.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Valentine Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mohave County Senior Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Mike Wilder. For additional information, please call Jean (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 2 were: first, Jim Robbins; second, Keith Walker; and third, Tom Suminski. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: The next meeting will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday in the library of the Mohave Museum, 400 W. Beale St. in Kingman. We are looking forward to a presentation on the new immigration sources available for our research. Our presenter, Barbara Osborne, has done extensive research on this subject. The country of origin for our ancestors is always of interest to us in our research. Hope you will join us.
Mohave Republican Forum: You are invited to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speakers will be Rodger Jacks, superintendent of KUSD; Joy Brotherton, District 4 county supervisor; and Ron Nicholson, county assessor. Admission is $13, which includes dinner; reservations are requested. Call Rita at (928) 692-4771 or Kathie at (928) 718-0891.
Mutt Matchers and Friends: Stop Pet Overpopulation Together (SPOT) continues its efforts to reduce the number of unwanted dogs in the Kingman area. We fund free spay/neuter procedures for those who meet the income guidelines. We are currently seeking donations to help us fund this work. If you want to help, a contribution may be sent to SPOT at Mutt Matchers and Friends, P.O. Box 766, Kingman, AZ 86402-0766. SPOT members staff the phone (718-4364) to answer questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Applications are available at the center any time and will be available soon on our website, which is currently being updated and rebuilt. Let's work together to prevent unwanted dogs from being born!
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF is holding a victory fundraiser for the animals sponsored by Calico's Restaurant. "Be a Sweetheart to the Animals" takes place at Calico's, 418 W. Beale St. in Kingman from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Come in any time on Sunday and mention RUFFF or write it on the back of your ticket and RUFFF will get 10 percent of the total of your bill. All money raised will help offset the huge costs of the legal battle with Mohave County.
VFW Post 10386: On Saturday, the dinner, served from 5 to 7 p.m., is hosted by the Post. The menu is a choice of hamburger steak or liver and onions, mashed potatoes, salad and dessert for $7. The Post will be having a craft fair from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Call (928) 757-9191 to rent a table for $10. Rental fees will be donated to the Walk-in Cooler Fund. So come on down and rent a table or buy crafts. We are Located at 3036 John L Ave.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Jan. 30 were: first place, Joyce Loritz; second place, Barbara Gracin; and third place, Shirley McQuinn.