Organizations: July 21, 2016

ABBID Grotto is a Masonic organization that supports the Humanitarian Foundation. They provide dental and medical aid for children with special needs. The Grotto is a place where Master Masons can meet for fun and refreshment with their ladies and friends. All Master Masons are invited to join. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at 2985 John L Ave. on the corner of Bank St. For more information call Charlie at 928-529-2327 or Ben at 928-753-8364.

American Legion Family of Post 14: Do you like fish? This Friday Night Out the kitchen staff will be having a fish fry with fries, cole slaw and a dessert for $6 a plate from 5-7 p.m. Welcome to our new members: Legionnaires Victor Nicholson, Donald VanBrunt and Robbie Whiting and in the Auxiliary, Venita Chichuk. The Unit received several awards at convention. Thank you to our members who renewed and brought in new members so that we reached 103.92% of our goal! That helped us receive the Melissa Shaw Memorial Plaque for the greatest number of new juniors and as runner-up for the Tony F Soza Unit 41 Plaque for the greatest percentage of gain over the previous year for units with membership from 61-125. Remember, all our family organizations are now accepting renewals for 2017.

Belles of St. Mary's: Did you catch the origins of "T.G.I.F." in the bulletin last week? It's true translation is "thank God I'm forgiven"! Now you know. Along that line, let us not forget that the Adoration Chapel stands ready to welcome any and all Honor Guards from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. - an hour in prayer and contemplation with our God, it don't get much better!

This coming Sunday will find the Belles gathering for a fun-brunch at Calico's after the 9 a.m. mass. This is an annual event and promises to generate smiles, laugher and good memories. Do come.

We honor our patron saint, the mother of Mary most holy - St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus Christ. I calculate these happy times to be 2049 years ago, right? Furthermore, 2016 marks two milestones in our community - the 10th anniversary of our adoration chapel (Oct. 7) and the one-hundred-sixteenth celebration of the founding of our parish!

St. Mary t-shirts on sale after all masses - two weekends away to the 2016 Mountain Picnic. Plan to frolic, eat and laugh at the Rec One, Hualapai Mountain arena on Aug. 6.

Dig It Kingman Community Gardens: Volunteers planted the Pumpkin Patch two weeks ago. They are already coming up! Pumpkin Patch Day is being planned for October. If you are interested in helping call 928-565-0454 or email digitkingmandn@gmail.com.

Dedication Day is Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. We will dedicate the Ramada, monitor shed and new benches that day. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome (bring a chair and hat). The public is invited to visit the community garden on the days and times listed on our website at www.digitkingmancommunitygardens.org or posted on our fence.

Life is a garden, DIG it!

Fraternal Order of Eagles: 4536 Patsy Dr.; 757-8635. Bingo on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open. Come play bowling on the Wii every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friday night dinner is chicken fried steak. Dance to follow - public welcome, 5 p.m. to close. Friday night band is "Route 68". The Aerie meetings are the first and third Thursday at 7 p.m. The auxiliary meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Junior Order of Eagles is open for children ages 7 to 18 and they meet on the first and third Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Lisa Pinto at 928-303-8526 for more information.

Jam Session is back on Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 from 2-4 p.m. The 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 winners of the July 15 games were: first, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; and second, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson. We play at the Elks Lodge at 900 Gates Ave. The game starts at noon, leaving time for lunch at 11 a.m.

Friends of the Library - Kingman is looking for a few volunteers. We, as a group, do great things in support of our local library, but we need your help to do it. The first and most important thing we do is put on quarterly book sales to raise funds to support many special programs and projects otherwise not covered by a dwindling budget. There is no better way to support our community than to volunteer a few hours per month. The Friends is a great organization, offering any and all interested people a good place to volunteer. The Friends meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. Attendance is not mandatory but members are always welcome. Our annual meeting is in November and we encourage attendance. Membership dues for adults 50 and over are $5 per year. Your membership gets you a quarterly newsletter which includes a "book buck" to spend at any of our book sales. If you use all four book bucks, your membership ends up costing you $1. Can't beat that! You can get a membership form at the library or you can join online at www.kingmanlibraryfriends.org.

The Kingman Community Foundation supports medical and dental aid for children with special needs. The humanitarian foundation is our primary beneficiary. They meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at 2985 John L Ave. Starting Aug. 6, they will be holding an auction of consigned items from 6 p.m. to closing. Items to sell may be dropped off Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon. No buyer's fee or sales tax charged. Currently bingo is held every Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the corner of John L and Bank St. For more information call 928-757-1704.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the July 16 games were: first place, Tom Suminski; second place, Maryann Slupczynski; and third place, Bob Bennett. For more information about the club or to come play with us, please call Connie at 928-681-4934.

Kingman Powerhouse Kiwanis: We meet every Wednesday at noon at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St.

Mohave Amateur Radio Club: We are an active group which is dedicated to promoting the amateur radio hobby. We offer testing sessions for all classes of amateur licenses and upgrades. We sponsor an annual Ham Fest as well as an annual Field Day event. The club provides communications for special events when needed. Some of our members are involved in the "Skywarn" program (mobile weather reporting to NOAA). Some members are involved in "ARES" (Amateur Radio Emergency Services). Amateur radio is a vast hobby covering many different types of communication methods and systems. The club meeting is at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month at Kingman Regional Medical Center in the J. Leonard Neal Conference Room by the cafeteria. Contact Bill Smith at 928-303-9857 or Rick Cooper at 928-530-1671. Upcoming events:

Ham Fest / tailgate ham radio swap meet: Starts at 6 a.m. Oct. 15 at 2202 Stockton Hill Road.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month. Last month's meeting theme was the .40 and .45 caliber pistol cartridges. This was well-received and a plethora of great .45 vintage "hawglaigs" were there and several .45 automatic new and vintage Colts. MACA would like to express its appreciation to Evelyn Roback for her service as club secretary for the last two years and express our welcome to Richard Smithson as our new secretary. The theme for July's meeting will be the .38 caliber pistol cartridges of all shapes and sizes. From the first anemic .38 caliber pistol rounds of the late 19th century to today's much more powerful rounds, it has long been our favorite medium-sized handgun cartridge. For most of the 20th century, the .38 special was the hands-down favorite of American law enforcement officers. Other .30 calibers for example, the .357 magnum, and the .380 have their devotees because of special needs and requirements dictating size, knock-down power or possible concealment. While our country has mostly gone to the European-born 9mm Luger, both in military and police roles, the .38 calibers are still huge sellers throughout the US. Note: while the 9mm cartridge is very close in diameter, it is still not a .38. MACA will have a theme night on the 9mm very soon. Please pay us a visit to see what's happening!

Doors open at 5 p.m. for buying, selling and swapping (first liar doesn't stand a chance). MACA is a group of firearms enthusiasts who normally meet the last Thursday of the month in the clubhouse of the Mohave Sportsman Association rifle range, located at 3155 N. Oatman Highway. For further information, call 928-681-4476.

Mohave County Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St., Kingman. All visitors are welcome and there is no museum fee for attending the meetings.

Route 66 Riders, LTD, is a motorcycle club of local friends from all walks of life who enjoy riding together. We welcome all makes of motorcycles, including trikes. Our monthly business meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral restaurant at 7 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. to enjoy dinner with the membership. In addition to longer rides, we schedule a ride on the first Saturday of each month, as well as impromptu rides every Sunday afternoon. Our website, www.rt66riders.com, contains information regarding recent events, meetings, calendars, newsletters and a form to contact the board members. You can access our Facebook page from the website.

Teamster Retirees and Associates: The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 302 Monroe St. (Moose Lodge) in Kingman. Friendly people, good conversation and food. For more information, call 928-692-1071.

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners of the July 14 games were: first, Jerry Lipson; second, Dorothy Jackson; and third, Julia Caughlin.

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 of the July 13 games were: first, Vicky Greening; second, Julia Caughlin; and third, Paul Greening.