Organizations: July 28, 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.

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The Brunch Bunch has no dues, no officers, no paperwork, no egos - we just ride Sundays and Wednesdays and have fun with like-minded friends. Meet at I-40 Exit 48 Chevron, 777 W. Beale St. at 7:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 8 a.m. For questions or information, contact Harley at 928-530-2555 or visit us online at harley3787.wix.com/brunch-bunch-riders.

The Cerbat Garden Club will not be meeting in the summer. We'll see you at our next meeting on Sept. 14 when Denise Neath will give us an update on the progress of the Dig-It Community Garden. Enjoy the summer and your garden! For more information call Sandy at 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.

Dig It Kingman Community Gardens: From 10-11:30 a.m. on July 30, the Kingman Community Garden will have a dedication ceremony. We will thank all those who made donations to fund a shade structure, convertible benches and a monitor shred. Donors will be honored for their generous help! Pumpkins were planted for the Pumpkin Festival which was very popular last year. We look forward to an enjoyable dedication with light refreshments; please join us in thanking all those sponsors. C'mon down!

Friday Duplicate Bridge: The winners of the July 22 games were: first, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; second, Wolfgang Vorbau and Shirley Lantz; and third, Jerry Lipson and Kay Klaus. We play at the Elks Lodge at 900 Gates Ave. The game starts at noon, leaving time for lunch at 11 a.m.

Help Animal Lives Today (HALT): Puppies are needed. If you have a litter of puppies six to nine weeks old (but no chows, pit bulls or Rottweilers) we will gladly take them off your hands to find them the most perfect homes. Most will be transported to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. They have already accepted over 5,500 pets from us over the last 15 years. We will have them vaccinated, dewormed and supplied with a health certificate before the transfer. Please call HALT at 928-692-8940 and try to plan in advance. Thank you.

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 23 games were: first place, John Goryl; second place, Charlene Graves; 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 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 Railroad Museum: With the kids going back to school so early this year, there isn't much time left to make a visit to the Railroad Museum part of their summer vacation memories. Let them see the gigantic BNSF freight trains speed by the Museum's floor-to-ceiling viewing windows and watch our model trains traveling through realistic towns, over bridges and into tunnels. You can relax and browse our library of railroad books while the kids play with Thomas the Train. Children 12 and under are free with adult admission of $2. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Railroad Depot on Route 66 and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call us at 928-718-1440, visit our website www.kingmanrailroadmuseum.org or see us on Facebook.

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.

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. today. 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.

Snugs and Hugs: We are a charity group. We knit, crochet and quilt. We make afghans, quilts, scarves and hats. We donate them to all the needy groups in the area. We meet once a month on the first Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Spinster, located at 116 N. Fourth St. We are accepting donations of yarn and fabric or batting. New members are welcome. Come and see what we are about. For more information contact Bobbie at 928-753-5999.

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 21 games were: first, Coie O'Malley; second, Jerry Lipson; and third, Dorothy Jackson.

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 20 games were: first, Julia Caughlin; second, Carolyn Johnston; and third, Nelson Gaska.