The next Toastmasters meeting will be held on Monday, at Barstow College, 2700 Barstow Road, in the Library, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. For information, call 760-247-6017.

Monday Night Football at Moose Lodge
The Moose Lodge, 560 Victor St., hosts Monday Night Football starting at 4:30 p.m. Sloppy Joes with all the fixings will be served for a donation of $4.

Monday Night Football at Eagles Lodge
The Eagles Lodge, 513 E. Main St., will host Monday Night Football at 4:30 p.m. All you can eat buffet is $4 and $6 pitchers of beer.  For information, call 760-957-7879.

Monday Night Football at American Legion
The American Legion Post 324, 2181 Armory Road, will host Monday Night Football with drink specials, food for donations, and raffle at the end of the fourth quarter for a gift certificate. For information, call 760-252-8369.

Monday Night Football at Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus, 580 Victor St., will be hosting Monday Night Football every Monday at 5:30 p.m. Open to the public. Donations welcome. Eats and treats for everyone with cheapest sports drinks in town. MD Fitness trial membership is given away each week. For information, call 760-887-4303.

Parental Alienation support group
Joshua Rose Foundation is starting a support group to provide education, support and coaching for parents who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships with their children due to parental alienation. This includes violation of court orders, refusal of visitation, blockage of contact and other tactics that interfere with the parent child bond. Meetings will be held every Monday at the Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call Julia Greer Moreno, Founder of the Joshua Rose Foundation, at 760-957-7027.

Al-Anon meeting
AL-Anon meetings are held on Mondays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 512 E. Williams St. Baby-sitting available. For information, call 760-261-3806.


BCC Fall Semester Student Art Show
The art department of Barstow Community College will host a reception to showcase the student art work of the fall 2011 semester on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Learning Resource Center. Members of the community are invited to attend this reception and enjoy the art on display. Light refreshments will be served and music played for your enjoyment. In addition, the art on display that includes pottery ceramic sculptures, paintings, photographs, and drawing, will be available for purchase. This art will remain on display through Nov. 30. Barstow Community College is located at 2700 Barstow Road. For information, contact art instructor Lewis Goldstein, at 760-252-2411, ext.7246.

MCLB to host Military Retiree open house
Marine Corps Logistics Barstow will be hosting a Military Retiree open house on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All retired Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guard, from the High Desert and Victor Valley area are cordially invited to attend. The day's activities will begin with a luncheon followed by brief presentations given by base organizations geared toward retired affairs such as medical, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, commissary and more. All activities, to include an information fair, will be held at the base gymnasium. Guest are advised to wear casual attire and comfortable shoes. Retirees expecting to attend this event should call Jennifer Silva at 760-577-5893 or e-mail her at no later than Monday.

Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will hold bingo today with early birds at 6 p.m. Games pay up to $500. Lucky 5 pays $1,199. Four power balls each pays $250. Buy-in is $15. Grill will be open. Open to the public and must 18 or older to play. For information, call 760-256-5023.

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
Desert Manna and Barstow Community College are teaming up to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in the community.  There will be a table at the college on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the BCC Women's Basketball Tournament starting at 5 p.m. Come to the table and find out about hunger and homelessness in the community, donate coats or nonperishable food, or donate money. Desert Manna will also be holding two days of fundraising at Rosita's Restaurant on Nov. 15 -16. Come to Rosita's between 3 to 8 p.m., and let them know you are there to support Desert Manna. Ten percent of your food total will be donated to Desert Manna. Desert Manna provides food for over 10 percent of Barstow's residents each month through our food pantry and USDA surplus food commodities program. We need your help to continue to meet this need. For information, please call Desert Manna at 760-256-7797 or email

Taco Tuesday
American Legion Hall, 2181 Armory Road, will be serving $1 hard shell ground beef tacos on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Open to the public. Dine in or take out. All Proceeds go towards local scholarships, helping veterans and veteran families. For information call, 760-253-7744 or the legion at 760-252-8369.

U.S. Veterans Support Group
The U.S. Veterans Support Group will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Home-Barstow in building F. The group was organized to help all veterans, current and former military, as well as their families. Anyone may join the group including civilians. There is a nominal annual fee of $5 per family. The group is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization as established by the U.S. government. Any and all donations are welcome. Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Bob Washington at 760-255-4031.

Compulsive Overeaters Anonymous/HOW
Help from compulsive overeating is available on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Meetings are held at the Mojave River Valley Museum, 270 E. Virginia Way. No dues/fees. For information, call 760-577-9566.


Dinner at the Moose Lodge
The Moose Lodge, 560 Victor St., will be serving lasagna, spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until gone. Donation is $7. For information, call 760-252-3810.

Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will hold bingo today with early birds at 1:30 p.m. Games pay up to $500. Lucky 5 pays $1,199. Four power balls each pays $250. Buy-in is $15. Grill will be open. Open to the public and must 18 or older to play. For information, call 760-256-5023.

Operation Christmas Child
Rimrock Villa, is now accepting donations to the "Operation Christmas Child, 2011/Shoe Box Christmas". This program provides shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items for boys and girls in war torn and poverty stricken countries  Deadline to bring in shoeboxes is Nov. 16. For information, call 760-252-2515.

Amvets Post 311 meeting
Amvets Post 311 holds a monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at the Veterans Home, 100 Veterans Parkway, in Bldg. A. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Open to all veterans. For information, call Commander Ron Hess at 760-514-6037.

Cancer Awareness Group
The American Cancer Society will sponsor a cancer awareness group every Wednesday at the Barstow Senior Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Benefit from sharing, advice, encouragement, and inspiration from others. Lunch available after meeting for a donation of $3. For information, call 760-256-5942.

'Ups & Downs' support group
A support group for bipolar and clinically depressed is holding meetings every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Barstow Mental Health Clinic, 805 E. Mt. View. For information, call 760-256-9685 or 760-254-2537.

Tai Chi classes
The Newberry Springs Senior Center, 33383 Newberry Road, is hosting Tai Chi classes on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Chinese exercise improves your balance, flexibility and strength. A donation of $5 per class is suggested. For information, call Rick at 760-257-3144.

Children's Bible Club
Trinity Baptist Church is holding a Children's Bible Club for preschool to high school kids, every Wednesday (September through May) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 2790 Barstow Road. For information, call 760-792-5378.


Quilters and Crafters Christmas Sale
The Christmas sale of Quilters and Crafters from Concordia Lutheran Church, 410 Ave. E, will be held on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also available will be freshly baked goods for sale.

Barstow Area Republican Caucus meeting
The Barstow Area Republican Caucus will hold its monthly meeting the third Thursday of each month at Canton Restaurant, 1300 W. Main St., at 6 p.m. Arrive early to be served.

Bereavement support group
A bereavement support group meets at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 505 E Mt. View in Room 13. All are welcome. For information, call 760-256-6818.

Knights of Columbus, 580 Victor St., will offer bingo every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 760-252-4885.

Story time
Barstow Branch Library, 304 E. Buena Vista, hosts Story time every Thursday from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Children will enjoy reading, and crafts.
For information, call 760-256-4850.

Craft Sale
Best Opportunities will hold a handmade craft sale every Thursday at the Barstow Mall, 1800 E. Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Best Opportunities.

Patriot Forum
The Patriot Forum, a non-partisan group, will meet every Thursday at 6 p.m., at Sizzler's Restaurant, 1523 E. Main St. For information, call 760-256-3323.

Line dancing at Barstow Senior Center
Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., holds a line dancing class every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. First timers should come early. The class is free. For information, call 760-256-5023.

Thursday Night Book Study will be held on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 512 E. Williams St. Baby-sitting available. For information, call 760-261-3806.

Alateen Club
Alateen will be holding meetings on Thursdays for children ages 5 to 12 (Young Alateen Club) and ages 13-19 (A New Beginning Alateen). Meetings are held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 512 E. Williams St., from 6 to 7 p.m. For information, call 760-261-3806.

'Read to Me'
Read with storyteller and former Children's Librarian, Helen Riley, at the Barstow Branch Library, 304 E. Buena Vista, every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. For information, call 760-256-4850.