Organization News: Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dig It Kingman Community Gardens: Amelia Brackett, Madi and Peyton show off their awards at the Dig It Dash on April 2. It was a huge success! Thank you to the sponsors as well as those who provided in-kind donations and services. Also thanks to all the wonderful runners and walkers who participated. It was a fun event! DIKCG appreciates your support of the garden. Our monitor shed will be built soon because of all your generosity. (Courtesy)

Dig It Kingman Community Gardens: Amelia Brackett, Madi and Peyton show off their awards at the Dig It Dash on April 2. It was a huge success! Thank you to the sponsors as well as those who provided in-kind donations and services. Also thanks to all the wonderful runners and walkers who participated. It was a fun event! DIKCG appreciates your support of the garden. Our monitor shed will be built soon because of all your generosity. (Courtesy)

American Legion Family of Post 14: Thank you to our members and guests who, this past weekend, supported the Sons' broomstick pool tournament for the Child Welfare Fund and the Unit's "safari" to raise funds for nursing student scholarships. This Friday Night Out's menu will feature a meatloaf dinner for $5 a plate from 5-7 p.m. From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, the Unit is partnering with Panda Express on Stockton Hill Road for a fundraiser. Pick up your flyer at Post 14, by email, or from Dana or Rebecca; then order your meal at Panda Express, turn in your flyer when paying, and the unit will receive 20 percent of the flyer sales for our projects. Nominations for 2016 officers are now happening - Unit on April 12, Post on April 14, 5:30 p.m. for both meetings.

Belles of St. Mary's: As we glide into the third Sunday of the Paschal Octave (four weeks to Pentecost!), let us pause today to commemorate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist, cousin to our Lord, the Messiah. Two more dates to note: This Sunday is the first of the "meet and greet" social events for the year 2016! After the 9 a.m. Mass we look for you ALL to mingle on the church house steps to "meet and greet" new fellow Catholics - put a name to that familiar face. It is easy, it's fun, it's soul-enriching! And you get delicious muffins to enjoy, some homemade! Second date: Tuesday - Belles' very important meeting (6:30 p.m.). Agendas for the summer months will be proposed including vacation Bible school, annual picnic and any other mischief we can think of... suggestions?

Branch 260 Fleet Reserve Association: Mohave County Branch 260 meets the second Saturday of each month at 1300 hours at VFW Post 2555, Golden Valley. FRA is a community of the sea services; U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Your enlisted service in any of these branches - past or present, for a short time or for the long haul - is your passport to membership in an association that works hard for you and your family in your local community and in Washington, D.C. All Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard veterans are welcome to meetings. For more information, call Mike at 928-565-5811.

The Cerbat Garden Club welcomes guests at its meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through June. The garden club meets from 10 a.m. until noon in the fellowship hall of St. John's United Methodist Church at 1731 Kino Ave. in Kingman. Our mission is to promote gardening, floral design, civic beautification, environmental responsibility and the exchange of information and ideas. Come join us. At our April 13 meeting, Rik Simon of Kingman's Off Broadway Photography will share tips on photographing flowers. Our April 20 Gardeners' Day Out will be a trip to Jan Emmings' desert garden near Yucca. For more information, call Sandy at 928-692-2778. Visit our Facebook page and website, www.cerbatgardenclub.org.

Cheap Shots Gun Club is a Christian gun club that has been shooting at the Mohave Sportsman Club, a.k.a. Seven Mile Range, for the last six years. Our members (men and women) are members of a number of churches in the area. We shoot on the first Saturday at 8 a.m. and have a meeting at Praise Chapel, room four, on the last Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. The members will also receive medals for first, second and third place at the end of the year in the following events: Pistol, rimfire and center fire rifle, center fire 200 yards scope, and 100 yards open sight. Rimfire, 75 yards with scope, and 50 yards open sight. For information, call Bill McCune at 928-716-2872.

The Community and Family Interest Clubs of Mohave County: Meadview Quail and Morning Glories members are all invited to attend the annual meeting of the Community and Family Interest Clubs of Mohave County. It will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Golden Corral in Kingman. Trish Zilliox, family consumer health sciences, will be the speaker. Scholarship chairman Nancy Kastor from Meadview Quail will announce how many scholarships will be awarded this year to Mohave County high school graduates. Installation of the new county officers will be by Quail President Lynne Crosier. A drawing of donated gifts will be held after lunch.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: 4536 Patsy Dr., 757-8635. Bingo - Wed - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday - 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open. Friday night dinner and dance - public welcome, 5 p.m.-close. The Junior Order of Eagles is open for children ages 7 to 18 and they meet on the first and third Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. Call Lisa Pinto at 928-303-8526 for more information. Flea Market: April 16, tables available to rent, call Darlene at 928-530-0217. Jam Session from 2-4 p.m. April 23. Public is welcome. For more information, contact Dick Penwarden at 928-247-7168 or 928-210-6141. Bring your musical talents and have some great fun.

Friday Duplicate Bridge: The results of the game on April 1 were: first place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; and second: Albert Leenhouts and Trey Gordon.

Friends of the Library-Valle Vista: The Friends will be holding a Spring Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16 at 7264 Concho Drive, Suite B. Contact 928-692-7662 for more information.

The Kingman Area Toastmasters Group will be holding meetings from 5:45-6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in the Hualapai Conference Room at the Kingman Regional Medical Center. Visit the website at kingman.toastmastersclubs.org, email contact-3906294@toastmastersclubs.org or call 928-224-8329 for more information. The club's mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Joining Toastmasters will help you: become a better public speaker, overcome public speaking fears, "practice" presentations for other audiences, and gain the confidence and courage to lead. Have fun while learning, networking and practicing new skills!

Kingman AZ Computer Users Group invites you to join us from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., Kingman. KACUG annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. At Sunday's meeting there will be a lecture on "the cloud" followed by a question and answer session about any problems you might be experiencing with your computer.

The Kingman Democratic Women's Club will meet on April 13 at Calico's Restaurant on Beale Street. Social will be at 11:30 a.m., meeting to begin at noon. Our guest speaker will be Sandra Fischer, head of the Women's Federation. Fischer will be speaking on options open to women. We invite registered Democrats, both men and women, to attend and join our organization. Our meetings are open to the community free of charge, but lunch is up to the individual. I hope to see all there. May God bless and protect our first responders as well as our military personnel in these trying times. God bless America.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the April 2 games were: first place, John Goryl; second place, Bob Bennett; and third place, Connie Rapp. For more information about the club or to come play with us, please call Connie at 928-681-4934.

Kingman Quilter's Guild: Our group meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at College Park Baptist Church, located at 1990 Jagerson Ave. in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $1 and our gatherings are open to all as we stitch and quilt together. For more information, please contact Dorelle Carpenter. Her number is 928-718-1888. We look forward to seeing you.

Kingman Tennis Club: We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Centennial Park. Morning walk-in tennis begins at 8 a.m. at the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Our club provides the tennis balls and pays the court fees. We will place you in a doubles match based on your skill level. Beginners are welcome and we will assign someone to help you get started. For more information, contact Brooke Fix at 928-753-5684.

Korean War Veterans of Mohave County: For all Korean War and Korean service veterans: Meetings are the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. in Kingman. We are always looking for new applicants. Just bring your DD214 and we will do the rest. We look forward to seeing you. For further information, please call 928-757-0492.

Living the Loss of Your Child Christ Care Grief Group: We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Golden Valley Baptist Church, 100 S. Higley Road, Golden Valley. The meetings are open to those who have lost children or loved ones. The meetings are to share, show compassion and support, and encourage personal Christian growth during this most difficult time in our lives. Our main purpose is to care for others as Christ cares for us. For more information, contact Cynde Anthony at 928-856-0847 or Angie Berg at 928-716-9590.

Meadview Library Book Discussion Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, etc.) at the Meadview Library. The purpose of the discussion group is to promote reading and have a mature, interactive discussion with other readers about the chosen book. Meetings are one hour long. Stop by the Meadview Library and check out our next book selection to read and discuss, read the book at your leisure, then come to discussion.

The Mohave County Genealogical Society is a group of people interested in working on their family trees. We have members ranging from beginners to experienced and everywhere in between. Our presenter this month will talk about the trials, tribulations and triumphs looking for information on her maternal grandparents in Missouri and Oklahoma. We meet at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Mohave Museum of History and Art, 400 W. Beale St. in Kingman. All visitors are welcome and there is no museum fee for attending the meeting.

Mohave Republican Forum: The public is invited to the Mohave Republican Forum meeting on Wednesday, April 13, with the candidates for Mohave County District 1 Supervisor, who are incumbent Supervisor Gary Watson and challenger Jeff Jolly; also County Recorder candidates Kristi Blair, Kim Stewart and Jim Zaborsky, all of whom will have the opportunity to speak and answer questions. This meeting will be held at the Golden Corral in Kingman, 3580 Stockton Hill Road. After going through the cashier, go to the meeting room to the left after which you can help yourself to a buffet. The meeting room should be available by 4 p.m. or before and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. or before. There is an admission charge of $2 per person to assist with the meeting costs. For reservations, which are requested and helpful or for further information, please contact Rita Basinger at 928-692-4771, ritabasinger@citlink.net; Mary D'Angina at 928-716-4053 or nerah7@gmail.com; or Kathie Sturtevant at 928-718-0891, kathie2547@gmail.com.

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners of the March 31 games were: first, Dorothy Jackson; second, Gladys Smith; and third, Doug Heard.

Venture Club of Kingman invites you to the Third Annual Casino Night. Slated for April 23, Casino Night promises to be an evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment featuring live table games, a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, cocktails and dancing. Casino Night serves as Venture Club of Kingman's annual fundraiser to help support efforts in supplying community welfare and betterment in Kingman. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Venture Service Fund, which is distributed directly back into our community in the form of scholarships for local women, donations to other local organizations, and our long-term community project, the Splash Pad. For additional information, please email us at info@ventureclubofkingman.org.

The Watchmakers-Clockmakers: If you are interested in antique watches or clocks as a collector, repair person, or just have an interest, we met the first Tuesday of each month. For more information call Richard at 928-753-6489.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners for the March 30 games were: first, Shirley McQuinn; second, Carolyn Johnston; and third, Millie Lejeune.