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Events for Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14

Monday

Barstow Christian School enrollment
Barstow Christian School and Preschool are currently enrolling students for 2012/2013 year, which starts Aug. 27. Kindergarten enrollment is now through June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call the school to schedule a campus our or come by and pick-up an enrollment packet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. For information, call 760-256-3556, extension 0.

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Monday: Please help out The Barstow Senior Center while doing your part to keep cell phones out of the landfill. The Center is accepting old unused cell phones. Drop boxes located at, the Center, the Senior Thrift Shop, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Rosita’s, Humane Society, and Superior Supplements & Source. The Photo Group meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Koffee Klub, a new Social Gathering sponsored by Cambrian Homecare & Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, from 9 to 11 a.m. Come enjoy coffee and refreshments and games. Computer classes will be not be in session this week. Lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Eggplant Parmesan, salad, garlic toast and orange slices. Don’t forget to check out the Barstow Senior Thrift Store, 929 E Williams and the Furniture Specialty Store, 907 E Williams. Open 7 days a week. Senior discount day are Wednesdays, Seniors receive 50 percent off (except furniture). Also if you would like to make a donation, call and they will pick up 760-256-0755.

Toastmasters
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.

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.

Tuesday

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Tuesday: Do you like to travel? Check out all the Travel Group Adventures planned for the 4th of July trip to the Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular $94; Candlelight Pavilion – The Music Man July 14 $113 and many more. No age limit. Casino day trips to Buffalo Bills on Tuesday and Thursdays/$20 and free buffet ticket. Must be 21. The Mojave Valley Carvers meets from 8 to 11 a.m. The Crafter Group meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Inland County Legal will help with legal questions and needs from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call for an appointment. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Pot roast, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad, roll and raspberry tart. The Wii Bowlers get together from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Visiting Nurses Bereavement Support Group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The Barstow Senior Thrift Store, 929 E. Williams, is an amazing resource for getting great, high-quality, unique and inexpensive clothes and other household items, and the Furniture Specialty Store, 907 E. Williams, has great bargains also. Open 7 days a week with Senior Discount day on Wednesdays (Seniors receive 50 percent off, except furniture). To make a donation, call for pick up at 760-256-0755.

Bingo
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will hold weekly bingo game on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Buy in is $15. Take advantage of the delicious menu at the Bingo Grill. Bingo is open to the public but you must be at least 18 years to play. For information, call 760-256-5023.

Taco Tuesday
American Legion Post 751, 30916 Newberry Road, will be serving $1 tacos on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Blood drive
Barstow Community Hospital, 555 South Seventh St., will be hosting a blood drive Tuesday, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Donors receive a complimentary food coupon from Del Taco, receive Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.LStream.org. Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. (Those 15 and 16 years of age must provide Life Stream with written parental consent. Parent consent forms are available at any donor center, community blood drive or at www.LStream.org.) All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis.  Please drink plenty of fluids and bring photo identification. Donating blood takes about an hour, yet gives someone a lifetime. For information, please call Mary Mack at 760-256-6556.

Barstow Amateur Radio Club
The Barstow Amateur Radio Club holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 25647 W. Main St., corner of Western and W. Main St. in Lenwood. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. For information, call 760-252-5596 or 760-617-1334.

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.

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

Wednesday

Optimist Café
Optimist Café (College Access for Everyone) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to assisting students and their parents make a college education a reality. They understand there are fears and anxieties associated with the college application process and hope to alleviate those concerns by helping students prepare now. The next meeting will be Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Barstow College’s Student Services Center. Peter Perez, Counselor at both Barstow Junior High School and Barstow College will explain how to take classes at the college while in high school. Classes taken at the college are free to high school students and may count for both high school and college credit. A student may be able to graduate from high school at the same time as graduating from Barstow College. The Student Services Center can be accessed by turning right on Veteran’s Parkway, and right again at the next paved street. Once you reach the parking lot, turn right and the Student Services Center is the building at the far end of the parking lot. For information, contact Julie Clemmer 760-250-1578.

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Wednesday: Please help out the Barstow Senior Center while doing your part to keep cell phones out of the landfill. The Center is accepting old unused cell phones. Drop Boxes located at, the Center, the Senior Thrift Shop, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Rosita’s, Humane Society, and Superior Supplements & Source. Game day. Come enjoy the morning playing Scrabble, Uno, Yahtzee, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, and Dominos from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Visiting Nurses will be here doing blood pressure checks from 10 to 11 a.m. MD Care will answer medical insurance questions from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Spaghetti, zucchini, Caesar salad, garlic bread and orange slices. The Barstow Senior Thrift Store, 929 E. Williams, is an amazing resource for getting great, high-quality, unique and inexpensive clothes and other household items, and the Furniture Specialty Store, 907 E. Williams, has great bargains also. Open 7 days a week with Senior Discount day on Wednesdays (Seniors receive 50 percent off, except furniture). To make a donation, call for pick up at 760-256-0755.

Blood pressure clinic
A blood pressure clinic is offered the second Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave. No appointment is necessary. 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.

Thursday

Dinner at NBSSC
The Newberry Springs Senior Center, 33383 Newberry Road, will be serving Philly cheese steak sandwiches, potato salad, dessert and beverage for a donation of $6 for adults and $3 for kids. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and serving begins at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Wednesday: Do you like to travel? Check out all the Travel Group Adventures planned for the 4th of July trip to the Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular $94; Candlelight Pavilion – The Music Man July 14 $113 and many more. No age limit. Casino day trips to Buffalo Bills on Tuesday and Thursdays/$20 and free buffet ticket. Must be 21. The Mojave Valley Carvers meets from 8 to 11 a.m. The Crafter Group meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Department of Aging will be here from 10 to 11 a.m. Bus passes and Farmers Market voucher will be available. Lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Kielbasa, rice, broccoli salad, bread and peaches. The Wii Bowlers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Line dance lesson with Nancy Dittman from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. The Barstow Senior Thrift Store, 929 E. Williams, is an amazing resource for getting great, high-quality, unique and inexpensive clothes and other household items, and the Furniture Specialty Store, 907 E. Williams, has great bargains also. Open 7 days a week with Senior Discount day on Wednesdays (Seniors receive 50 percent off, except furniture). To make a donation, call for pick up at 760-256-0755.

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

Bingo
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.

Al-Anon
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.


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