Veterans Day
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 68, will be holding a Veterans Day Observance (11/11/11) Friday at 11 a.m. at Mt. View Memorial Park, 37067 Irwin Road. There will be a wreath ceremony for all organizations.

The VFW Post 2143, 25190 W. Main St., will host Karaoke on Friday. Come on down and sing your heart away from 6 p.m. until closing. Reminder that Karaoke contest will be at the and contestants please come down and show us your talent. This event supports veteran causes. For information, call 760-253-2610.

Dinner at the Moose Lodge
The Moose Lodge, 560 Victor St., will be serving barbecue tri-tip with all the fixings on Friday from 3 p.m. until gone. Donation is $7. For information, call 760-252-3810.

Friday Night Dinner
American Legion Post 751, 30916 Newberry Road, will be serving catfish or fried chicken with potatoes, Cole Slaw, vegetable, and roll for a donation of $7, Friday from 5 p.m. until gone. For information, call 760-257-3173.


Holiday Meals food drive
Holiday Meals will be holding a food drive on Saturday at Stater Bros. and Food 4 Less, to collect items for the Holiday Baskets for Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed to work in front of each store, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If interested, call 760-267-2151. If you are not able to collect items, but would like to donate, items can be dropped off at the Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., or arrangements can be made for pick-up. Donations needed are: canned corn and green beans, stuffing mix, rice, beans, boxed mashed potatoes, gravy, chicken broth, and turkeys.

'Soul Surfer'
All youth, ages 12 an older, are invited to a pizza and movie night at Forerunner Christian Fellowship, 400 S. First St., on Saturday at 6

Christian Rock Concert
Darrell Mansfield, renowned musician and songwriter of gospel blues and Christian rock, will be in concert on Saturday, at  7 p.m., and on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., at Calvary Chapel Barstow, 412 Avenue A., in celebration of the church's 19th anniversary.

Breakfast at Hinkley Senior Center
The Hinkley Senior Citizens Club will be serving its Saturday "Prepared Your Way" breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Hinkley Senior Citizens Center, 35997 Mt. View Road. For a donation of $4.50 per person, you may have pancakes or French Toast, sausages or bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, and milk. Coffee is available. It is open to the public. Come and support the Hinkley Seniors Programs. For information, call 760-253-4677.

'Behind the Green Curtain'
The Patriot Forum of Barstow will be hosting "Behind the Green Curtain' on Saturday at Desert House of Prayer, 230 E. Williams, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This conference will address the impact this topic has on your freedoms. With leaders and activists speaking on topics ranging from UN Agenda 21, Redevelopment Reform, Exposing New Urbanism, Smart Meters, and Recognizing Communitarianism. This conference will be a forum for those in Southern California and beyond to share information and learn more. Speakers to include, Rosa Koire, a forensic real estate appraiser, specializing in eminent domain valuation. Also Orlean Koehle, who has spoken out about UN Agenda 21 and is a leader in the fight against Smart Meters. For information, visit

Poker Run
American Cruisers Motorcycle Club will host a Poker Run on Saturday to raise money for the Children's Christmas Toy Drive. Registration is 9 to 11 a.m., at Barstow Motorcycle Center, 2380 W. Main St. Donation of one unwrapped toy at a value of $10 or $15 for single, $20 for couple. Event will include High Hand, Low Hand, opportunity drawing, 50/50, vendors, food, and more. Event is open to the public and all vehicles. Breakfast at the Eagles Lodge and all hands turned in by 2 p.m. at Revolutions Entertainment Center. For information, contact Big John at

Softball tournament
A memorial softball tournament, in memory of Butch Smith, will be held on Saturday, at Silver Valley High School, 35484 Daggett-Yermo Road. Opening ceremony will be at 7:30 a.m. Play starts at 8 a.m. There will also be a home run derby, raffles, bake sale, T-shirts, bracelets, and food and drink for sale. All proceeds go towards a scholarship in honor of Howard "Butchie" Smith. For information, call 760-401-2455 or 760-219-0056.

Newberry Springs Senior Center, 33383 Newberry Road, Newberry Springs, will hold bingo the first and second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m. with play starting at 6 p.m. Hot dogs will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. The more in attendance, the bigger the jackpots.

Barstow Mall craft fair and mini swap meet
Barstow Mall is holding a craft fair and swap meet every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is free for non-profit organizations and all others are $5 for one spot or $10 for two spots. Must have tables for merchandise or rentals available for $1. Raffles and entertainment. For information, call Gilbert Martinez at 760-267-6083.

Saturday Night Cruisers
Bring your car and join the Saturday Night Cruisers every Saturday at 7 p.m. at Foster Freeze, 1580 W. Main St. For information, call 760-964-3777.

Karaoke at Eagles Lodge
The Eagles Lodge, 513 E. Main St., features Karaoke every Saturday at 8 p.m. All are welcome.


'Annual High Attendance Day'
Church of Christ, 1031 W. Buena Vista, will be hosting the annual "High Attendance Day" with guest evangelist, Bro. Jon Rowe of Upland. Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:35 a.m. For information, call 760-957-7648.

Christmas Community Choir
Members of the community are invited to sing a the 14th annual "Sights and Sounds of Christmas" choir under the direction of Amy Ross, Theater Arts Director and Barstow Community College. The free concert and crèche festival is open to the public beginning on Dec. 7. Choir practice will be held on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 13, 20, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2571 Barstow Road. For information, call 760-252-1081.

Knights of Columbus, 580 Victor St., will offer bingo every Sunday at 5 p.m. For information, call 760-252-4885.