Movie Night
First Baptist Church, 1320 Barstow Road, will be showing the feature film "Courageous" Friday at 6 p.m. No admission fee.

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offer the following programs: The library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for reading enjoyment. Donations accepted of any type of books. 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. — Baked fish served with rice pilaf, green beans, Cole slaw and bread pudding will be served. For information, call 760-256-5023.

Annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser
The annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser will be held on Friday at the Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Local participating restaurants will be Chili's, Coco's, Los Domingo's, Idle Spurs, DiNapolis, Rosita's,  Quigley's, and Sizzler. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at Desert Manna's office at 201 N. 1st Ave., Ste. B, from any Desert Manna Board member or at the door. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m., with a short program and silent auction from 6 to 7 p.m. For information, call Desert Manna at 760-256-7797.

Karaoke at VFW
The VFW Post 2143, 25190 W. Main St., will have Karaoke on Friday. Come on down and sing your heart away from 6 p.m. until closing. Please come down and show your talent. Event to support veterans causes. For information, call 760 253-2610.

Mojave Valley Carvers
The Mojave Valley Carvers meet every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8 to 11 a.m. If you have an interest in carving  come to the Senior Citizens Center, 555 Melissa Ave. During the carving sessions one of the carvers will introduce you and show you around.


Desert Democratic Club meeting
The Mojave Desert Democratic Club will meet Saturday, at Quigley's Restaurant, 2841 Lenwood Road. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Highlights of the meeting will be: Anti-foreclosure program, redevelopment agency dissolution problems, proposed "roundabout" traffic construction project versus antiquated "traffic circle" concept, complexities of the campaigns for county supervisor in the First and Third County Districts, improvement in state bond ratings thanks to governor's management, reports on Democratic Party activities on the city, county, state and national levels, and general discussion. For further information please call 760-256-3484 or e-mail at

Poker Run
American Legion Post 751 of Newberry Springs, 30916 Newberry Road, will be holding a poker run on Saturday with sign-ups beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. A barbecue will follow. For information, call 909-266-6684.

Barstow's Clothing Exchange
The monthly Barstow Clothing Exchange will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Greater Hope Foundation, 231 E. Main St. (Please enter through the alley). Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. The exchange is open to anyone in the community and surrounding areas. This is a way to get children's clothing for free. The exchange also accepts any size clothing. Sizes available are  newborn to adults. All clothing should be freshly washed and free of holes or stains. Please no resellers. For information about the exchange or how to donate, call Daneille at 760-987-4522.

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.


Children's Church
Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 35609 South St., in Daggett, will be holding Children's Church on Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be singing, games and stories.

Shepherd of the Desert 50th anniversary
Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church will be observing its 50th anniversary at 10 a.m. on Sunday, with a special worship service of thanksgiving. Today the church shares a vibrant ministry with St. Paul's Episcopal Church and other ecumenical partners. The public is invited for this day of celebration. Bishop Murray Finck will be the celebrant and preacher.

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