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Weekend events for Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26


Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Friday: The Mojave Valley Carvers get together from 8 to 11 a.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Barbecue pulled pork sandwich, baby baked potatoes, corn and fresh fruit salad.

Steak Night
Cook your own steak sponsored by the American Legion Riders, Chapter #324. Includes salad, baked potato, vegetable, roll, and dessert. Donation cost is $12 a plate. The meal will be served on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. RSVP to Tracy Gokey at 760-843-2902. First come first served. Open to the public. American Legion Hall, 2181 Armory Road. 760-252-8369. All proceeds go towards veterans, veteran families, and local scholarships.


International cuisine
The Barstow Church of God in Christ, 1375 Bishop Nathaniel Jones, Jr. Way (formerly Sage Dr.), will be serving international cuisine on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat for a donation of $10.

Hunter Safety Course
A hunter safety course will be held Saturday and Sunday at 25647 W. Main St., from noon to 5 p.m. Both days are required. It is mandatory to have a hunter safety certificate to hunt in California. The certificate is free, good in any state, and never expires. Students under 17 require parent/guardian signature. Bring SSN, water, and highlighter. For information call 760-255-3452. Instructors Gary Chinn and David VanNorman.

Democratic Club meeting
The Mojave Desert Democratic Club will meet Saturday at Quigley’s Restaurant located near the Merchant’s Mall in Lenwood. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9 a.m.. Highlights of the meeting will be: Analysis of Romney-Ryan budget plans and adverse impacts on seniors and middle class. Current status of employment, housing and general economic conditions. Welcome to Democratic election headquarters at 215 E. Main St. Upcoming city council election contest. Spreading municipal bankruptcies in California. Reports on Democratic Party activities on the city, county, state and national levels. General discussion. For information, call 760-256-3484 or e-mail at

Kids art club
Join the Desert Discovery Center art club on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and learn different art forms with the fun and creative team. Donation of $1 per child $5 per adult. Class is held every Saturday.

Barstow’s Clothing Exchange
On Saturday, the monthly clothing exchange will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, located at the Greater Hope Foundation, 231 E. Main St. Please enter through the alley. Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. This is a way to get clothing for free. All ages clothing exchange — clothing from newborns to adults. Please drop your donations off at this exchange. Clothing should be freshly washed and free of smoke, animal hair, or dust and free of holes, or stains. Please no re-sellers. Anyone with questions about the exchange or how to donate can contact Daneille at 760-987-4522 or visit us on Facebook at

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 Greg Wilhelm at 760-255-4741 or 760-957-5103.

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.


Community Outreach
Freewill Church will be holding a community outreach service at Dana Park, 850 Barstow Road, on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be inspirational speakers, praise dance, children performance, children activities, and health information and resources. Free drinks and hot dogs.

Harvest America Crusade
Calvary Chapel Barstow, invites the public for a live simulcast event from Anaheim Stadium, “Harvest America” on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Speaker is gifted evangelist Greg Laurie. Special music guests, Jeremy Camp and Mercy Me. Join them if you are on a quest to find answers. What is the meaning of life? Is there really a heaven? Why is there suffering? Can I find true happiness? More information available at HARVESTAMERICA.COM.

Breakfast at the American Legion
The American Legion, 2181 Armory Road, will be serving breakfast on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon or until gone. The meal will include a breakfast burrito with hash brown patty or menudo with all the fixings. Donation is $5. Open to the public for 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.

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

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