The Quill and Scroll along with Bob Isbill, the President of the High Desert California Writers' Club, will be presenting a Screenwriting Writers' Workshop on Monday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in room B 16 on the Barstow College campus. This workshop is free and open to the general public. It is suggested that those who will be attending view the movie The Kings' Speech before the workshop takes place. Barstow Community College is located at 2700 Barstow Road. For information, contact Dr. Hanson at 760-252-2411 ext. 7210.
The National Association of Retired and Federal Employees Chapter #1564 will meet at Sizzler's, 1523 East Main Street, on Monday at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jim Kirk of Kirk Financial Group. Updates on current congressional actions affecting health, retirement, and other retiree benefits are provided for consideration. All federal employees and retirees are encouraged to attend the meeting. For information, call 760-253-7280.
Travel group meeting
Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will hold its monthly Travel group meeting on Monday at 1 p.m. The travel group is open to the public for all who love to travel. We accept all ages, with the exception of the gambling trips where everyone must be 21 years of age. For information on travel plans and events, attend the meeting or call the Senior Center at 760-256-5023.
Monday Night Football at Moose Lodge
The Moose Lodge, 560 Victor St., hosts Monday Night Football starting at 4 p.m. Chicken posole with rice will be served for a donation of $5.
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 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.
Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will hold bingo on Tuesday 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.
American Legion Auxiliary #324 to serve turkey dinner
The American Legion Auxiliary #324, 2181 Armory Road, will be serving a turkey dinner Tuesday at 5 p.m. Open to the public with dine-in or take-out. Donation is $6. All proceeds go towards local scholarships, helping veterans and veteran families. For information, call 760-253-7744 or 760-252-8369.
'Fill the Bus' with cans and coats
Barstow High School ASB will be accepting cans of food and used coats until Tuesday. If you would like to donate, please drop of donations to room 502. For information, call 760-255-6105.
Free legal help
Do you need help with legal papers? Come to free Legal Aid on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon, at the Cora Harper Fitness Center, 851 Barstow Road (mobile unit in rear parking lot). They can help with family law, guardianship, conservatorship, support, custody, or visitation or parental rights and bankruptcy. Please bring all case documents and information with you.
Sing and Sign
The Barstow Branch Library, 304 E. Buena Vista, is hosting sign language classes on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. Learn simple signs and listen to songs that were designed to practice the specific signs. For information, call 760-256-4850.
Grief and Loss support group
Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties hosts a Grief and Loss support group at the Barstow Senior Citizen Center, 555 Melissa, the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
For information, call 760-256-2016.
The Lions Club is looking for new members with fresh ideas. The club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Quigley's Restaurant, 2841 Lenwood Road, at 7 p.m. The Lions Club donates time and effort to putting the American flags out throughout town on holidays, along with collecting and recycling used prescription eye glasses. If interested, please come to the meetings. First year membership is paid for by the club. For information, call Harold Davis at 760-256-0757.
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.
Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will hold bingo on Wednesday 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.
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.
The following places will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner.
•Straw Hat Pizza, 1930 E. Main St., on Thursday. Call 760-256-8456 for time.
•American Legion Post 751, 30916 Newberry Road, will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner from 2 to 4 p.m., on Thursday. Donations will be accepted for kids Christmas part. Please bring a dessert. For information, call 760-257-3173.