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Events for Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10

Monday

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Monday: Photo group from 9 to 11 a.m. Koffee Klub from 9 to 11 a.m. Computer classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30  to 1:30 p.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Breaded pork chops, mashed potatoes, squash, roll and applesauce. Scrapbooking group from 1 to 2 p.m. 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.

American Legion Auxiliary meeting
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 324 of Barstow meets at 6 p.m., the first Monday of each month at the American Legion Hall, 2181 Armory Road. A woman is eligible for membership if they are a mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, or granddaughter of members of The American Legion. Step-relatives are also eligible. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and its programs for veterans, young people and the community. Upcoming events are the topic of our discussions. New membership applications are taken anytime. For membership information, call 760-253-7744 or 760-252-8369.

Diabetic support group
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., along with Visiting Nurses Association, will be holding a Diabetic support group on the first Monday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. Thanks to the staff at Visiting Nurses will be hosting a new support group. Come join the Diabetic Support Group on the 1st Mondays of every month from 10 to 11 a.m.

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.

Tuesday

Bingo
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., has it weekly bingo game on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Lucky5 in play and 4 power balls with each game paying $250. 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 in Newberry Spring, 30916 Newberry Road, will be selling $1 tacos on Tuesday, May 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Paint the Town Purple
The deadline to participate in Barstow’s 3rd Annual Paint The Town Purple event is Tuesday at 9 p.m. The event is done in conjunction with the Relay For Life and honors and shows support for all who have battled and are currently battling cancer and those who care for them. Choose a place to decorate with the color purple like your home, office, classroom, school, cubicle, or church. Judging will take place on Wednesday, beginning at 9 a.m. by a panel of survivors. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 19 at the opening ceremonies for Barstow’s Relay For Life at Barstow High School. E-mail BarstowPaintTheTownPurple@gmail.com to sign up or call the BPTTP hotline at 1-951-777-5267. Please include a contact name, phone number, and location. You can also find on facebook at “Barstow Paint The Town Purple”.

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Tuesday: Mojave Carvers from 8 to 11 a.m. Crafter group from 9 to 11 a.m. Decorating for Barstow Paint the Town Purple from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shepherd’s Pie with salad, biscuit, pineapple upside down cake. Wii bowlers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Visiting Nurses/Bereavement support group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 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.

Newberry CSD to host Barstow Community College
Barstow Community College is scheduled to make a public presentation on Tuesday at 6 p.m., board meeting of the Newberry CSD. The purpose is to provide an update to what’s happening at the community college, programs and degrees that are offered, recent and current construction on campus, accreditation and vision for the future. The presentation, which will be presented by the college president or a member of the Board of Trustees, will take approximately 15 minutes. Newberry Community Center, 30884 Newberry Road.

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.

DAV meeting
The Disabled American Veterans will hold a general meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow, 100 Veterans Parkway. For information, call 760-252-0114.

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.

‘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.

Wednesday

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Wednesday: Visiting Nurses of Barstow will conduct free blood pressure checks from 10 to 11 a.m. Meet and greet your candidate from 10 a.m. to noon. Bill Jensen who is running for 8th Congressional District will answer questions. MD Care will provide information on health care from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Baked chicken with baked potato, California blend roll, and orange slices. 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.

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.

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.

Thursday

Dinner at NBSCC
Newberry Senior Center and Cafe, 33383 Newberry Road, is having the monthly Thursday night dinner on Thursday. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and continues until gone! This month’s menu is: charbroiled hamburgers, baked beans, Cole slaw and dessert. Donation is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Entertainment will be provided by the Newberry Elementary School 4th and 5th grades percussion ensemble. Everyone is welcome.

Events at Barstow Senior Center
The Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., will be offering the following programs on Thursday: Mojave Carvers from 8 to 11 a.m. Crafters group from 9 to 11 a.m. D.A.A.S. (Division of Aging and Adult Services) will answer questions from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spaghetti, zucchini, garlic toast, and ice cream with strawberries. Wii bowlers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Line dance lesson with Nancy Dittman from 1 to 3 p.m. Ham Radio License class from 6 to 8 p.m. This is free and offered to all ages. 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.

Free HIV Rapid Results Testing
San Bernardino County Dept. of Public Health will be providing free HIV testing on Thursday at 220 N. Second Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public. Results in 20 minutes. For information, call Desert Manna at 760-256-7797.

Dinner at NBSCC
The Newberry Senior Center and Cafe, 33383 Newberry Road, will be serving hamburgers with Coleslaw, baked beans, and dessert on Thursday, May 10 from 5 p.m. until gone. Price is $6 for adults, $3 for children. The Yermo Middle School band, under the direction of Mrs. Debbie Farington, will be performing. For information, call 760-257-3580.

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.

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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