Corned beef, cabbage dinner at Hinkley Center: Hinkley Community Senior Center will serve dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Corned beef and cabbage, dinner roll, iced tea and dessert. All are welcome. Donation is $5 per plate. Come and enjoy yourselves and support the Hinkley Community Senior Center. For information,

Rock Club Workshop: The Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Club invites you to a workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the clubhouse, 25647 W. Main St., corner of Western and Main. Beginner to advanced rock hounds will be working on their lapidary projects. Bring a rock to share or be identified.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner at VFW: The VFW Post 2143, 25190 W. Main St., will serve a Saint Patrick's Day dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Dinner donation is $12 and the meal includes corn beef and cabbage with carrots, potatoes and a dinner roll. Open to the public. Come and enjoy with veterans and family, or order to go. Donation helps support veterans causes. For information, call 760-253-2610.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner: A traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner, corned beef and cabbage will be served from 5 p.m. until gone, on Friday. Includes roll, salad, potatoes, carrots, and dessert for $10 a plate. Advanced dinner orders would be appreciated to assure enough for everyone. Open to the public for dine-in or take-out. American Legion Hall, 2181 Armory Road, Barstow. All proceeds go toward local scholarships, helping veterans and veteran families. For advanced orders and information, call 760-253-7744 or the legion at 760-252-8369.

Activities at the Barstow Senior Center: The following activities will be held on Friday. Zumba gold exercise at 8 a.m. Chair exercise at 9 a.m. Social Security teleconference from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bingo with progressive powerball at 6 p.m. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Grill is open through halftime. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuna salad sandwich, tomato soup, fresh carrots and celery, apple slices. Open to the public. Located at 555 Melissa Ave. 760-256-5023. Like on Facebook: Senior Center, and follow for updated activity information and special events.

Fish fry fundraiser: During the month of March Bethel AME Church will be offering a fried fish meal from noon until dinners are gone at 312 North 5th Ave. Meal will include bread, dessert, and two side dishes. Donation is $10. Pre-order by calling 760-447-1154 or 760-256-2033, or send email to

Karaoke at American Legion Post 751: American Legion Post 751 in Newberry Springs, 30916 Newberry Road, will host karaoke on the first and third Fridays of the month. Kids are welcome with an adult from 6 to 8 p.m., and adults will follow until closing. Food available. All proceeds benefit veterans. For information, call 760-257-3173.


Dance at Barstow Senior Center: DJ Don Livingston will provide the music during a dance at the Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., at 7 p.m. Admission just $5.

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.


Activities at the Barstow Senior Center: The following activities will be held on Monday. Zumba gold exercise at 8 a.m. Senior fitness at 9 a.m. Photo group at 9 a.m. SCAN at 10 a.m. Birthday party at 1:30 p.m. Computer help and lessons at 1:30 p.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beef Stroganoff, peas and carrots, garden salad, wheat roll, pears. Open to the public. Located at 555 Melissa Ave. 760-256-5023. A great variety of programs for members. Membership is $15 per year.

Barstow City Council meeting: Barstow City Council meeting is conducted in the City Council chambers, 220 E. Mountain View St., on the first and third Mondays beginning at 7 p.m.


Career and job fair at Barstow College: Barstow Community College will hold a career and job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23 in James Park Gymnasium, 2700 Barstow Road. For information, email

BUSD Kindergarten roundup: Barstow Unified School District will hold Kindergarten roundup at the following schools.

Cameron from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 23.

Crestline from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 26

Henderson from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on April 26

Lenwood from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 3

Montara starting May 1, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Skyline North from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 5

Enrollment forms are available at or call 760-255-6001 for more information.

Barstow Senior Center offering visits, calls to homebound citizens: The Barstow Senior Center is offering “Reaching Out Because We Care” program to homebound seniors who would like to receive visitors or to talk on the phone. Call 760-256-5023 to register and someone will be in touch to set up a time to visit or call on an ongoing basis.