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Events for Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3


Barstow Heights CSD meeting
Barstow Heights Community Service District will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at 6 p.m., at 28075 Rimrock Road.

Desert Manna participates in annual $1 million giveaway to fight hunger
The Alan S. Feinstein Foundation will once again divide $1 million between all participating hunger relief agencies this year. Help Desert Manna increase its share of the prize by donating to Desert Manna now through Monday.  All donations, financial or food (valued at $1 a pound), will count as long as they are marked as being for the “Feinstein Challenge.” This is money and food that helps the people in the community — seniors, disabled people, families, veterans. With your help, Desert Manna can increase the amount of people we feed in the Barstow area. For information, go to , or call Desert Manna at 760-256-7797.

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 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.


Glassmates meeting
Glassmates will hold their very last meeting on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Idle Spurs. If you are a Glassmate, were ever a Glassmate, or even thought about it at one time, come join us for this farewell and no-host luncheon.

Taco Tuesday
American Legion #324, Barstow, 2181 Armory Road, will be serving $1 seasoned ground beef tacos on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Open to the public. Dine-in or take out. All proceeds go towards local scholarships, helping veterans and veteran families. For information, call 760-253-7744 or 760-252-8369.

‘One Step’ drug and alcohol Bible study
Calvary Chapel, 412 Ave. A, is offering “One Step” drug and alcohol Bible study on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 760-447-7115, 760-4473391 or 760-253-5553. No child care available.

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.


Barstow Women’s Club meeting
The Barstow Women’s Club will hold a luncheon meeting on Wednesday at Los Domingo’s restaurant in the Quality Inn at noon. Cost is $12 and reservations are required. This is the last General meeting until membership luncheon on Aug. 29. Anyone interested in learning about the club should call Jackie Jones at 760-253-2271 or Sue McCoy at 760-241-4873 for reservations. Reservations must be made no later than Monday. The program at this meeting will be installation of officers for the coming club year.

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.


‘National Day of Prayer’
The Barstow Christian Ministerial Association in association with the National Day of Prayer will  celebrate the National Day of prayer with a breakfast meeting at Quigley's, 2841 Lenwood Road on Thursday from 7 to l0 a.m., to pray for our nation, the world, the Peace of Jerusalem, and the church and other needs. Also, the group will be meeting on Barstow City Hall steps at noon for a continued time of prayer for the community needs. Brochures from the National Day of Prayer will be available.

Safe and Sane fireworks seminars
The City Council for the City of Barstow approved the sale and discharge of “Safe and Sane Fireworks” within the Barstow city limits at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 16, 2012. Ten (10) Non-Profit Organizations will be selected to sell “Safe and Sane Fireworks” this year via a selection process. Those Non-Profit Organizations interested in selling Safe and Sane Fireworks will be required to attend one of two (2) “Safe and Sane Fireworks” Safety Seminars, scheduled for Thursday, May 3, City Hall, 220 East Mountain View Street, in the Council Chambers. The first meeting starts at 10 a.m. and the second meeting at 6 p.m. City staff, Interim Fire Chief Ross and the permitted Wholesale Fireworks Distributors will in attendance to give the safety presentation and answer questions. The Safety Seminar is mandatory for those Non-Profit Organizations that wish to submit an application to sale “Safe and Sane Fireworks” within the city limits of Barstow. A certificate will be presented to those Non-Profits in attendance. For more information please visit the City’s website:

Retired Teachers meeting
The May luncheon of CalRTA will be held Thursday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, LaPaz and Molino Dr. in Victorville. A program of favorite “oldies” will be presented by the Divas and Divos under the direction of Norma Stafford and arranged by Carol Nyborg. Lunch will be catered by Domingo’s of Boron. For  information, call Bob Rittman at 760-946-3461.

‘His Hands Serving U’ meeting
His Hands Serving U holds meetings the first Thursday of the month at 224 Woodham Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. For information, call 760-552-9074.

Bereavement support group
A bereavement support group meets at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 505 E Mt. View in Room 13. All are welcome. For information, call 760-256-6818.

Patriot Forum
The Patriot Forum, a non-partisan group, will meet every Thursday at 6 p.m., at Sizzler Restaurant, 1523 E. Main St. Guest speaker will be Bill Jensen, congressional candidate for the 8th district. For information, call 760-256-3323.

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.

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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