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Weekend events for Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13

Friday

Friday Night Dinner
American Legion Post 751 in Newberry Spring, 30916 Newberry Road, will be serving pot roast or fried chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, Coleslaw, and roll from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Friday: Mojave Carvers from 8 to 11 a.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Baked fish, rice pilaf, green beans, Coleslaw, and bread pudding. General membership meeting 12:30 to 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be ADT Home Security. They will also be speaking of fall prevention. Drop in and check out the other activities that are going on during the day like puzzles and card games and the library has many books to choose from. The Center will be opened from 9 to 3 today. For information, call 760-256-5023.

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.

Saturday

Bull riding Challenge
A bull riding challenge will be held on Saturday with gates opening at 5 p.m. and event at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Barstow. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Printing Solutions, Foster Freeze, MCLB ITT, and Boys & Girls Club. Ticket price at the gate will be $12. For information, call 760-255-2422.

Art club
Main St Mural will be hosting a Saturday art club at the Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donation of $1 per child and $ per adult suggested. Paint is supplied. For information, go to www.desertdiscoverycenter.com

Mt. Baden-Powell hike
Come join other hikers for a moderate  8 to 9 mile hike to Mt. Baden-Powell. This is a a great hike starting at Vincent Gap and hiking through a beautiful wooded area in the San Gabriel Mountains. Bring sturdy boots, 2 to 3 quarts of water and lunch/snacks. Meet at 7:45 a.m., on Saturday, at the Park and Ride on L St., across from the Home Depot. For information, call Terrence McCorkle at 760-252-2194 or 760-412-1683 (cell) and oldhikerdude@verizon.net

Apostolic Lighthouse Church
Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 35609 South St., in Daggett, is having a “burning the mortgage” service on Saturday at 6 p.m. The district presbyter, Rev. Bryan Claborn, UPCI, will be ministering. For information, call 760-221-2031.

Volunteer work day
Desert Manna Homeless Shelter, 209 N First Ave., is looking for volunteers to work a few hours on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed who can paint, haul, load, tape, clean, sweep, organize, and other tasks. For information, call Robin Lard at 760-220-9184 or e-mail Robin_Lard@hotmail.com

CERT training
The Barstow Fire Protection District, City of Barstow, and San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Service is presenting a basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training as follows on Saturday, May 12, 19 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barstow Fire Protection District Headquarters, 861 Barstow Road.
Class is limited to 25 persons and any person residing with-in the district may participate.
Class content: (Providing the best care for the most people)
Disaster preparedness
Fire Safety
Disaster Medical Operations
Light Search and Rescue
CERT Organization
Disaster Psychology
Terrorism and CERT
Disaster Simulation
For information, call Dale F. Milligan at 760-985-5513 or Barstow Fire Protection District Headquarters at 760-256-2254. Background checks and finger printing required.

Teen Community Theatre holds performance at BCC
Taking Center Stage Teen Community Theatre group will hold a free performance at the interim Performing Arts Center at Barstow Community College on Saturday at 7 p.m. The material, which is rated PG, will consist of a series of scenes, monologues and songs. Barstow Community College is located at 2700 Barstow Road. For information, please call 760-252-6702 or e-mail aross@barstow.edu.
 
Breakfast at Hinkley Senior Citizen Club
The Hinkley Senior Citizens Club will have their ‘Prepared to Your Order’ Saturday breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Hinkley Senior Center, at 35997 Mt. View Road . For $4.50 per person you may have pancakes or French Toast, bacon or sausages, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, and milk. Coffee is available. Open to the public. Come out and enjoy yourself and support the Hinkley Seniors Programs. For information, call 760-23-4677.
 
‘Mud Run’
In celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Veterans Home of California Barstow, a community coalition is producing the inaugural Veterans Home of California, Barstow, Mud Run on May 12, a 5K (3.1 miles) cross country muddy race, designed to test your endurance. You can enter as an individual or a three-member team.
The course will be created on the perimeter grounds of the Veterans Home of California, Barstow, 100 East Veterans Parkway. With the military environment as the back drop for the mud run, teams must work as a unit to complete the course. In the spirit of “no man left behind,” the team is only as fast as the final member to cross the finish line. Obstacles along the way include mud pits, muddy hills, muddy slides, muddy crawls, a tunnel, tire hills, a wall and more. The mud run will feature championship timing, awards to top three men and women in each division and relay teams. The mud run starts at 9 a.m. with a mini mud for children 5 years of age to 13 years of age starting at 10 a.m. Registrations will be accepted the day of the mud run, but the fees will be more ($40 per individual and $90 for a team of three). For information on the mud run, visit www.BarstowMudRun.com or contact race director Darrel Courtney at 760-261-1240. The inaugural Veterans Home of California, Barstow, Mud Run is a fundraiser for two worthwhile organizations — the residents at the Veterans Home of California, Barstow, and the youth of our community through the Kiwanis Club of Barstow. For sponsorship opportunities, contact DeeDe Crigler at 760-256-8789.

Bingo
Newberry Springs Senior Center, 33383 Newberry Road, Newberry Springs, will hold bingo the first and second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m. with play starting at 6 p.m. Hot dogs will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. The more in attendance, the bigger the jackpots.

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.

Sunday

Announces National Poppy Week
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 324 of Barstow will offer, at Stater Bros., Rite Aid stores, the Legion hall and various other places, hand made poppies to the public to be worn during Poppy Week and on Memorial Day so they may pay tribute to the Nation’s honored war dead. All monetary contributions such as pocket change, cash or checks made out to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 324 will be accepted. All contributions made by the public are used only to benefit America’s Veterans. For information, call 760-253-7744, 760-252-1536 or 760-252-8369.

Mother’s Day breakfast
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be holding a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Eggs will be cooked to order. Also be serving sausage, country potatoes, biscuit and gravy, waffles, juice, coffee and milk. Payment will be accepted at the door. $7.50 for adults, $4 for children under 12.

Bingo
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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