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Clubs: Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends of the Golden Valley Library are selling tickets for their "No Tricks; Just Treats" Halloween Prize. Tickets can be purchased at the Golden Valley Library at 3417 N. Verde Road. Library hours are Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6, and Saturday from 10 to 1. The winning tickets will be drawn at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Golden Valley Library. The winner need not be present to win.

Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance Club has had three fun dances since our new square dance year began in September. Our Welcome Back Dance was our first dance held on Sept. 12 with our own caller, Mike Wilder. That was followed by the Rodeo Dance with guest caller Darrell Newell and guest cuer Carolyn Cook, both from Lake Havasu. We had great participation and great fun at both of these dances. The first October dance was our Pink Cadillac Dance held on Oct. 10, again with Mike as our caller. We again had a good attendance and a good time. Our beginning class has brought us 25 new perspective club members who are excited about learning to square dance and are progressing well. Our next club dance will be our Goblin Dance held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave., with guest caller Stephen Cole from Tempe. Our dancers will be dressed in costumes and there will be mainstream- and plus-level dancing. We invite all who are members who haven't been out for awhile or new people in our area looking for a square dance club to come join us and share in our fun and fellowship. For more information, call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Don at (928) 757-1807.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Oct. 17 were: first, Pat Doty; second, Betty Tucker; and third, Marilyn Tiner. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Social Club: The Kingman Social Club held its monthly "no host" luncheon meeting at Oct. 20 at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker was John Boersma who talked about the air show planned for 2010. The dine out this month is the Halloween party at the Elks Lodge at 5 p.m. this Sunday. Come in costume or not - your choice. For further information, contact President John Goryl at (928) 757-0305.

Laureate Beta Gamma: We celebrated the beginning of the Beta Sigma Phi year on Sept. 10 with a get-together at the home of Dawn Calhoun. Attending were Karen Stephan, Susie Patch, Peggy Sollars, Jo Stoughton, Dawn Calhoun, Pat Smith, Annie Wilson and Delores Shinn. Secretary Carol Daley and President Marilyn Johnson were on family vacations so Delores and Dawn officiated in their place. We received a thank you note for visits and the rose presented to Karen Stephan while in the hospital for surgery. She will be back in the hospital but then will be hopefully all well and on her way to visit family and a new grandchild. Dawn's program was "Rest in Peace: The 'I Can't' Funeral,'" from "Chicken Soup for the Soul." We all shared a hot, baked berry dessert and really enjoyed the camaraderie of the whole chapter with a great social hour. On Oct. 8, Susie Patch hosted the meeting at Carol's home. Carol presided over the meeting in Marilyn's and Dawn's absence. Our guests were Barbara Patterson from Xi Beta Phi and our member at large, Joanne Thornton. We enjoyed the company of these two friends. We also appreciated an article in the California newspaper regarding our former member, Sue Roeser, and her participation in the arts. She was directing a play in her hometown. Susie's program was titled "In the Past" and consisted of observations on growing old. We all joined in, on our personal experiences of old age. We had many laughs and some jokes. A delicious Halloween dessert was served, as we all socialized, and a good time of laughter was had by all! We enjoyed a social on Oct. 17 of a great lunch at Lombardo's new Italian restaurant, where the food and the service were wonderful! We also went to the concert presented by the Mohave Community Choir. What a delight! We didn't know there were so many wonderful voices in Kingman!

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: It's time once again for the 7th Annual Halloween Bowling "Funraiser" benefiting Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation, a.k.a. R.U.F.F.F. This tournament is a 9-Pin "No-Tap," meaning knock down nine pins on your first ball and it counts as a strike! This makes it fun for everybody - you don't have to be a great bowler to participate and have great fun! Cash prizes for top scorers and costumes are encouraged, with a prize for the best costume. There will be a silent auction and "Rufff-le" with terrific prizes, as well as a 50/50 drawing. The tournament will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Riverside Resort Bowling Center (Laughlin), with check-in beginning at 11 a.m. Bring your friends and family, dust off your costumes (optional) and plan to attend this great event to support the homeless and unwanted animals of the tri-state. Pre-registration is recommended and can be done at the Riverside or by calling (702) 298-2535. Entree fee is $25 and includes three games of bowling. Bring a pet item (that is, dog food, toys, bowls, etc.) and receive two free Rufff-le tickets for each item! R.U.F.F.F is the tri-state's oldest and largest "no-kill" companion animal sanctuary with more than 10,000 animals rescued since we began in January 2000! We are all-volunteer with no paid staff and all monies raised go directly to animal care. With the state of the economy, we need your help more than ever! For more information, please call (928) 565-BARK.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Oct. 14 were: first place, Sarah Peters; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Sandy Miles.

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