Clubs: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Belles of St. Mary: Pop quiz: What do composting, fertilizing and Belles have in common? Answer: Next Wednesday, April 14, we will have guest speaker Vince Beatty teaching the value of garden composting and timely fertilizing to the Belles and other interested community gardeners. Master Gardener Beatty, certified by the University of Arizona, will bring his expertise to the regular 7 p.m. second Wednesday meeting at the Parish Center on Spring Street. Mr. Beatty is the first scheduled speaker to be presented at the Belles meeting, with more speakers to be announced. Scheduled discussion at the business section of the meeting will surely include details to be determined concerning the Appreciation Picnic planned on behalf of the Altar Servers of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. President Morietta Green urges all interested gardeners and parishioners to attend.
Bent Bucket Bunch 4-H Club: The 6th Annual Poker Ride and Drawing fundraiser will be April 17 at Yellow Pines Ranch. Registration is at 9 a.m.; ride starts at 10. Lunch will start at 1 p.m. The registration fee is $20, extra poker hands are $5, and drawing tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Lunch only will be $7.50. Directions to Yellow Pines Ranch are: From Kingman take I-40 to Blake Ranch Exit 66. Turn right on Blake Ranch Road and follow road until the Yellow Pine Ranch/Laughlin Ranch sign. Go around the bend and it will be on the right-hand side. The location will be marked with a "Trail Ride" sign. For more information, call Sydney at (928) 692-1820, Terry at (928) 715-4890 or Mahala at (928) 279-3526.
Beta Sigma Phi: Beta Sigma Phis around the world are gathering once again in April to observe Founder's Day, a traditional celebration which will honor the largest women's social, cultural organization in the world. More than 250,000 members, active in chapters in 32 countries throughout the world, celebrate annually. Beta Sigma Phi began in 1931 and is 79 years old in 2010. In Kingman, the upcoming Founder's Day will be observed by Gamma Omega, Laureate Beta Gamma, Laureate Beta Epsilon, and Xi Beta Phi, our four participating Kingman chapters. Laureate Beta Gamma chapter is heading the celebration this year. April 29 is the date to look forward to, at the Moose Lodge, starting at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Beta Sigma Phis of Kingman is proud to be a part of the largest Greek letter sorority in the world.
Cactus Critters 4-H Club: Please note there will be no meeting on Saturday. Any questions, please call your instructor at (928) 565-9323.
Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience required. Our meeting will be on "Arizona Desert Critters and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night!" Following our regular business meeting, our guest speaker will be Zen Mocarski, education program manager, from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Kingman Office. Zen will answer all of your questions regarding creatures in our yards. Learn what is good for our garden and how to avoid the critters that can do harm. Bring your questions and concerns, and take notes as you learn about the good, the bad and the beneficial things in our yards. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. If you have any further questions, please call Diana at (928) 757-8659. Please leave a message if I'm not there and I will get back to you.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On April 2, the winners were: first place, John Goryl and Dave Colfer; second place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; and third place, Jeanie Clegg and J.T. Perkins.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: The Users Group will meet at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the Heidenreich Center, 1776 Airway Ave. In this month's presentation, Linda Buschardt will demonstrate "How to Download Youtube Videos" and "How to Use CC Cleaner'" for cleaning up cookies, temporary Internet files, history, etc. It is free and can be set to run automatically when you start your PC, plus there will be a continuation of last month's presentation on how to cut, copy and paste from your hard drive to CD, or flash drive and reverse, Web site to hard drive, or folder, graphics in e-mail and folder to folder. KACUG meets monthly on the second Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance Club is having a Daffodil Thrill dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. this coming Saturday at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Our caller will be Gordy Oseth from Lake Havasu City, and the round dance cuer will be Nancy Mouser. For more information, call Nancy at (928) 279-0466.
Kingman Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (www.mops.org) meetings are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church library and nursery, 1730 Kino Ave. The next meeting will be Monday. For more information, call the church at (928) 692-8828 or Nina at (928) 757-1241.
Mohave Artists and Craftsmens Guild: The monthly meeting of the Guild will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St. A meet and greet with refreshments begins at 6 p.m. MACG members' art show continues through the month of April at the museum.
Mohave County Gemstoners: Our general membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Contact the secretary at (928) 681-2371 for more information or visit our Web site at www.gemstoners.org.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on Thursday, April 15, at the Mohave County Extension Office, 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. The speaker this month is Master Gardener Sue West. Her subject is "Gardening and Plants." This month members need to sign up for the May meeting at the Golden Corral. We will be voting for new officers to serve for the next club year. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, contact Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.
TOPS AZ 372: TOPS AZ 372 meets every Thursday. Weigh-in is at 5:30 and the meeting begins at 6. Our new location is the Kingman Community Foundation building at 2985 E. John L Ave. For more information, call (928) 681-4709 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW Post 10386: The members of VFW 10386 will come together at 11 a.m. Saturday at 3030 John L Ave. to honor the memory of Ulysses (Ukie) Gribble, Frank Bland, Gregory Peppas, Nash Gonzales, Hal Earls and Bill Hastings. For more information, please call (928) 757-9191 after noon.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on March 31 were: first place, Kathy Townsend; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Elaine Laverne.
Xi Beta Phi: Xi Beta Phi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the home of Shirley Tipton. The sisters enjoyed a special corned beef and cabbage dinner cooked by Renee Fields. Renee has made the dinner an annual event. Renee also presented a wonderful program of the "Lores and Legends of Ireland-Irish Folklore." The 2010-2011 new officers are as follows: President Renee Fields; Vice President Cassandra Oberlin; Recording Secretary Anna Tucker; Corresponding Secretary Joyce Onnen; Treasurer Cheryl Erdman; and Extension Officer Pat Mullen. The Easter meeting was held at Helen Bolt's home. Helen was hostess and Cheryl Erdman was co-hostess. The sisters participated in an Easter secret-sister gift exchange and a "wine-tasting" event.