American Legion Post 14: It's finally done - the kitchen, that is! Through a lot of work and time and donations, some that were exceptionally generous, we have a working kitchen. Our newsletter went out before we had the final Health Department blessing, but now we have it, so stay tuned for food-related events and "fun-raisers" (yes, I said fun-raisers, because we all need more fun). If you want to get on the email list for notifications and to receive the newsletter electronically, contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Another option is to log onto our website, www.al14.org, and check for updates. You can always stop by the post to see what's on the calendar. We're still on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman, and our phone number is still (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: As we build to the "once in world history" climactic event, make a note of these dates: Today, 6:30 p.m.; Reconciliation Service, aka confession! A whole bunch of priests will be here. We now quote last weekend's invitation "All you without sin, please remind those with sin to come to the penance service." Saturday, about 5 p.m. - a Lenten viewing of the "Passion of the Christ" movie. Admission is free and snacks are $4. Belles 2014 elections are now history - results next week. There will be dancing in the streets as we line up to follow our newly elected slate of officers. Can you imagine the celebration we will host when our new temple is ready for the forever worship of our God? A tiny itsy-bitsy hiccup in our joy would indicate our sadness with the disappearance of our church bell - a young boy who lives in the neighborhood said he misses the music of the bell when it was run (yours truly always rang the bell at midnight after adoration vigil was complete). Let us all ask our all-powerful God to restore our bell to its perch, OK?
Beta Sigma Phi: All the chapters for Beta Sigma Phi will meet for a Founder's Day Celebration at the end of April. Beta Sigma Phi is the largest international women's sorority in the world, servicing 60 countries. BSP is 83 years old. For more information, contact any BSP sister.
DMS Events: The next gymkhana Jackpot Series will begin Saturday with sign-ups at 9 a.m. and runs at 10 a.m. at GrayWood Stables, 2576 E. Calle Chavez (mile marker 14, North Stockton Hill Road). For more information, call (928) 692-0199.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on April 4 were: first place, Gladys Smith and Coie O'Malley; second place, Donna Blaschak and Jim Blaschak; third place, Cecil Henry and Bert Leenhouts; and fourth place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson.
Friends of the Kingman Library: Our board meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St. The Friends of the Kingman Library is sponsoring the biggest and best book sale in Kingman to benefit the Kingman library. It will be held at the library from 6-8 p.m. May 15, which is our preview sale for members only. However, you can join the Friends on the spot and the outside sale and The Book Nook inside the library are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 17. We have a huge selection of new and used hardbacks and paperback books, which includes fiction, nonfiction, reference, children's books, young adult, adult large print and audios and videos.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group (KACUG): The Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group will meet from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We have a wireless network for those who wish to bring their laptops. There will be a presentation by Art Fuller on smart phones. For more details, see our website: www.kingmanazcug.com. The group's annual dues are $12 per person. For more information, contact President Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Bowling Association: The Kingman Bowling Association is having its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St. For more information, contact Jennifer Chambers at (928) 757-7240.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: On Saturday, we will be having our Home-Based Business Expo in the main dining room area. It is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will also be having an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. April 20. Reservations are required for the Easter egg hunt.
Kingman Masonic Lodge No. 22: Our regular monthly meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge. We have a family dinner before the meeting at 6:30. The lodge is located at 212 N. Fourth St. For more information, call (928) 681-6819 or (928) 753-6048.
Kingman Social Club: The Kingman Social Club will hold its monthly "no host" luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dora's. There will be no speaker, but we will have a surprise party. Come see who we are surprising! The Kingman Social Club is open to anyone who lives in Kingman and the surrounding area. We do varieties of fundraisers throughout the year and donate the money at the end of the year to various charities that help the less fortunate. This month's "Dine Out" will be at noon April 26 at Scooter's in Bullhead City. We are going to eat and play golf. Vi will be taking reservations at our meeting. You can reach Vi at (928) 377-3384. For more information about the Kingman Social Club, contact President John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.
Mohave Community Choir: The Mohave Community Choir is practicing for their Spring Concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the LDS Church on Rutherford Street. For more information, contact Ginni Potts, (928) 753-7011.
Mohave County District One Democrats: This month's District One meeting will held at the Kingman Mohave County Library at 7 p.m. Monday. The public is welcome. The main items of discussion will be focused on voter involvement in local issues. Local issues will include the city of Kingman's water rate structure and why rates are 70 percent higher for county water users. The city of Kingman's sewer rates and why they are so high will also be examined. Questions concerning Kingman's government and Mohave County government employment and hiring practices will also be discussed as it relates to public safety. Voter registration and upcoming elections will also be on the agenda.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 17 at the Mohave County Agricultural Center at 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. The program for this month is with members relating stories from the past. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.
Mutt Matchers and Friends: Mutt Matchers and Friends will be holding its spring yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2634 Barboot St. There will be many lovely items to browse through and all proceeds go to Mutt Matchers & Friends, a nonprofit dog rescue and adoption center. Please stop by and see what treasures you will find at our sale. For more information, please feel free to call our center at (928) 718-4364.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 2 were: first place, Carolyn Johnston; second place, Lorna Gabby; and third place, Nelson Gaska.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club's most recent meeting was held on April 5. The meeting was followed by the club's workshop series, "How to Create a Model Railroad." That session covered the many details of completing the model layout. The final session in this series will be from 10 a.m. to noon April 19 at the Kingman Railroad Museum in the restored Santa Fe Depot building, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call the museum: (928) 718-1440.