Organization News: Thursday, May 12, 2016
American Legion Family of Post 14: Legionnaires - remember tonight's meeting at 5:30 p.m. We'll be voting for next year's officers. The Friday Night Out menu will include Asian noodles with chicken, a veggie side and dessert for $5 a plate beginning at 5 p.m. We're still looking for volunteers from all members of the family to help with the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Distribution Day on May 21. Can you put in an hour or so between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.? Please leave a message for Nora Armitage at the Post about when you can help. Remember to vote in the Arizona special election on Tuesday.
Belles of St. Mary's: May - a month devoted to the great mother of God - Mary most holy. A quick reminder of the Four Church Dogmas ascribed to mother Mary: Her divine motherhood, her immaculate conception, she is ever-virgin and her assumption into Heaven, body and soul! And this Friday is the Feast Day for Our Lady of Fatima! Check the bulletin for details. Now we all know Sunday is the birthday of our church as the Holy Spirit empowered the Apostles to go forth and proclaim. On Pentecost Sunday, we Catholics like to wear red as a proclamation of our passion and faith in the church that the Son of God himself established. May our church bell ring out joyously as we stream into all masses this weekend and begin a summer of hope, of faith, of love.
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.
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 8:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 9 a.m. For questions or information, contact Harley at 928-530-2555 or visit us online at harley3787.wix.com/brunch-bunch-riders.
Cactus Cuties Lady Bikers Chapter: Interested in joining other lady motorcyclists with common interests of motorcycles and riding? There is a Women in the Wind-Cactus Cuties Chapter in the Kingman, Golden Valley, Bullhead City and surrounding areas! We meet the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at Peggy Sue's Diner, 4305 Highway 68 in Golden Valley. Check out our website at www.womeninthewind.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-624-1160. We are also on Facebook: Women in the Wind - Cactus Cuties Chapter.
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. Come join us at our annual luncheon and drawing contest, "Wings Over Kingman," on May 21 at St. John's. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Our speaker this year is Eric Moore from Jay's Bird Barn in Prescott. Eric is a dynamic speaker who will be telling us how to attract native birds to our garden. Tickets are $18. For more information or to obtain tickets, call Sandy at 692-2778 or Mary Anne at 757-9877. Our Gardeners' Day Out this month will be the May 25 trip to Flagstaff Arboretum. 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 Kingman Democratic Women's Club will hold its first evening meeting on May 19. It will be held at Calico's Restaurant on Beale Street. Social is 6:30 p.m., meeting scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. We will be discussing holding our meetings in the evenings, as many members have other obligations during the day. We will also discuss participation in the Run for Life on June 4, and ask for volunteers for our community picnic being held from noon to 4 p.m. on May 22 at Metcalf Park. It's free, so come one, come all. Other business pursuant to the club will also be discussed. Please remember, meeting is free; all members of community welcome; dinner extra. Give thanks to our first responders, keep our military safe and God Bless America.
Friday Duplicate Bridge: The results of the game on May 6 were: first place, Trey Gordon and Bert Leenhouts; second, James Blaschak and Gretchen Carpenter; and third: John Goryl and Doug Heard. There is a game each Friday at 11:45 a.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center.
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.
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 Area Toastmasters Group will hold 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 email@example.com 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. The topic is a continued lecture on "the cloud," followed by a question and answer session about any problems you might be experiencing with your computer. KACUG's annual dues are $12 per person. Anyone interested in computers is welcome.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the May 7 games were: first place, Connie Rapp; second place, Joann Brown and Rose Lesniewski; and third place, Jim Robbins. 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.
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: In celebration of National Train Day, the Kingman Railroad Museum is holding an open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission will be free and there will be a drawing for a ready-to-run model train set, complete with track and power supply. Rail safety information will be provided from Operation Lifesaver, a national nonprofit public awareness and education organization. The event also celebrates the expansion of the museum and presents to the public our new railroad photo gallery, expanded artifact and memorabilia collections, and a hands-on Thomas the Train collection for the children. The museum is located at 403 E. Andy Devine Ave. in the restored Santa Fe Railroad Depot. For more information about the open house, call the museum at 718-1440, visit our website, www.kingmanrailroadmuseum.org, or see us on Facebook.
The Kingman Social Club will hold its "no host" luncheon at the Elks Club at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The speaker will be author Jim Hinckley. He will talk about his travels. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all of Kingman and surrounding areas. The club does various fundraisers during the year and donates the money to different organizations who help the less fortunate. "Dine out" will be at the Garlic Clove at 5 p.m. May 28. Make your reservations at the meeting or contact Vi Butler at 928-377-2010. For further information about the Kingman Social Club and its activities, call president Bob Whitsell at 928-897-1055.
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.
Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at the Mohave Sportsmans Club. With the successful completion of our fishing trip contest at the April meeting, the MACA celebrated by having a fun day at the Seven Mile Hill range. A shoot with vintage World War II American military firearms was held, followed by a potluck/barbecue lunch. A multitude of WWII guns were used, including M1s, M1 carbines, '03 Springfields and a WWI 1917 Enfield. The shoot was won by Walt Swinarski using an M1 Garand rifle. The theme for the May meeting will be "the great American Cold War warriors," the 7.62mm and the 5.56mm cartridges and their related firearms. Anyone interested in firearms, come check us out.
The Mohave Artists and Craftsmen Guild: There will be a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kingman Regional Medical Center in the Neal Room. We will have a guest speaker, artist Bonnie Cheney. She will demonstrate how to paint with alcohol ink on ceramic tiles and Yupo paper. This is a new, exciting medium, and is wild, wonderful and fun. Come and learn more about this new technique. Contact Carol for further information at 928-753-4132.
The Mohave County Democrats will host a free picnic from noon-4 p.m. May 22. The venue will be Kingman's Metcalfe Park in downtown Kingman. Picnic-goers will be treated to live music, delicious food and informative presentations. For youngsters, there will be games with prizes awarded for ability and luck. All county residents are invited to attend. Free tickets are available by visiting the offices of Mohave County Democratic Central Committee at 212 B N. Fifth Street in Kingman. For those unable to visit the office in person, tickets may be reserved by phone. For additional information or to reserve tickets, please call the Democratic offices at 928-753-0006.
The Morning Glories CFIC will meet at 10:30 a.m. May 19 for social time. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. this month. We meet in the Fellowship Hall of St. John's Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Bring your dishes for the potluck meal. We will start the meeting, break to eat while the food is warm, and then return to the meeting. There will be installation of officers and we will have the last drawing contest of the year! For more information, call Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at 928-757-0474.
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 May 5 games were: first, Doug Heard; second, Julia Caughlin; and third, Jerry Lipson.
VFW Post 10386: On Saturday, the VFW will host a half rack of baby back ribs dinner, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. The price is $11. Please join us from 5-6 p.m. at 3036 John L. Ave. Call 928-757-9191 for more information.
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 May 4 games were: first, H. Wayne Allred; second, Shirley McQuinn; and third, Millie Lejeune.