NHS seniors: apply for Elks Legacy Award

NEEDLES — Seniors who will graduate from Needles High School in 2019 can apply for a BPO Elks Legacy Scholarship online by 11:59 a.m. Central Time Friday, Feb. 1.

The Legacy Awards application is open to high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks who have been a member since on or before April 1, 2016.

Students must apply online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm.

Women’s Club Specialty Sale begins tomorrow

NEEDLES — The annual Specialty Sale of the Women’s Club of Needles between Jan. 10 and 16 features all sorts of sewing notions, craft items and more.

Held in the historic clubhouse at 305 W. Broadway, the sale continues Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donations of fabric, yarn, craft items, etc. are appreciated. Call Patti at 760-326-5691.

Business alliance to meet tomorrow

NEEDLES — The Needles Downtown Business Alliance resumes meetings on Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Needles Highway.

Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited. The alliance is dedicated to the preservation and beautification of historic downtown Needles. Send e-mail to needlesdba@aol.com.

Use free bulk collection service

NEEDLES — Local residential customers of Republic Services, the city’s exclusive trash collection service, can call for pickup of an unlimited number of bulky household waste items up to three times a year.

Call Republic at 928-758-0000 at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a pickup. Be prepared to provide a detailed item list.

Some restrictions apply such as “Universal Waste” items like cathode ray tubes and batteries. Call the city, at 760-326-5700 about those items.

VFW plans activities

MOHAVE VALLEY — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 offers a variety of special activities for members and guests. The post is at 10287 Barrackman Rd. in Mohave Valley. Call 928-788-3202. All times are Mountain Standard.

• Thursday, Jan. 10, the Auxiliary offers a crock pot lunch from noon to 2 p.m.

• Friday, Jan. 11, a fish, shrimp or combination dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Jan. 12, Queen of Hearts starts at 4 p.m. with the drawing at 6:30 p.m. A free dinner is served to Post charter members from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke starts at 5:30 p.m.

• Sunday, Jan. 13, an omelette breakfast is served from 9 to 11 a.m.

• Monday, Jan. 14, the Auxiliary holds a free family mystery movie and pizza starting at 5 p.m.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15, fun Wii bowling begins at 4 p.m.

Support Needles High hiking club

NEEDLES — The Needles High School hiking club is teaming up with Tuft & Needle to offer high quality mattresses and bedding to the community.

Patrons can shop for items online which will be delivered to the door.

Visit www.tuftandneedle.com/givesback. Use the dropdown menu to select Needles High School hiking club. Tuft & Needle will donate 25 percent of orders to the club. The fundraiser lasts the entire school year.

Yarn donations benefit veterans

NEEDLES — The Crochet for Veterans group at BPO Elks Lodge 1608 is in need of yarn donations.

Drop yarn off at the lodge, 1000 Lilyhill Dr., between 1 and 7 p.m. seven days a week. Call 760-326-1608 with any questions.

The yarn is used to make blankets, hats, scarves and so-on to donate to veterans groups.

Program offers youth training

NEEDLES — MHS, Inc. Needles Center For Change offers a Work Force Innovation and Opportunity Act youth program. The program is free to all who qualify through the center. Contact Stacey Shaver at 300 H St. or call 760-326-4590.

To qualify, applicants must be willing to work towards a GED or occupational certificate or degree; be 17 to 24 years old and out of school; live in San Bernardino County; and have a barrier to employment.

The equal opporrtunity program is assisted financially under Title 1.

Head Start continues to accept students

NEEDLES — Needles Head Start, 600 Cibola St., is still enrolling for the 2018-19 school year.

Contact Pamela Motes at 760-326-5221 or 760-326-3969.

Parenting classes still available

NEEDLES — First 5 San Bernardino and WestCare offer free parenting classes in Needles and Havasu Lake, Calif.

Home visits are available. Call for more information: 760-326-3135 or (cellular) 760-903-3451.

Classes address expectations, response to needs, discipline, self awareness and empowerment through increasing knowledge and skills in 30 related areas.

Eagles Aerie offers activities

NEEDLES — Eagles Aerie 2599 offers several special events each month for members and guests. Visit the aerie, 729 Front St. at E Street; call 760-326-2599; email needlesaerie2599@gmail.com. The aerie opens at noon each day; earlier on Sundays when breakfast is served.

Jan. 13 - District 23 meeting in Hesperia, 10:30 a.m.

Jan. 15 - Trustee meeting begins at 5 p.m., aerie meeting at 6 p.m.

Jan. 16 - Auxiliary meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 17 - Joint officers’ meeting begins at 5 p.m.

Jan. 19 - Penny War Dinner, auxiliary with advance tickets only, 5 p.m.

Jan. 20 - Pork chop and eggs breakfast, 9 a.m.

Jan. 26 - Rib dinner, 5 p.m.

Jan. 29 - American Youth Soccer Organization fundraiser taco dinner, 5 p.m.

Visit BPO Elks Lodge 1608

NEEDLES — BPO Elks Lodge 1608, 1000 Lilyhill Dr., serves tacos on Mondays, dinners on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Play darts at 3 p.m. on Sundays. All Elks and guests are welcome. All times Pacific. Call 760-326-1608. Coming up:

Jan. 9 - Lodge begins at 6 p.m.

Jan. 10 - Cub Scout Pack meeting 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 12 - Boy Scout Crew meeting 2 p.m.

Jan. 13 - No darts. District Director Clinic begins at 9 a.m. in Indio.

Jan. 14 - Tacos served 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 15 - Honey mustard grilled pork chops, potatoes, vegetable, dessert by Carl, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 16 - House committee, trustee meeting 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 17 - Cub Scout Pack meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 - American Youth Soccer Organization fry bread fundraiser dinner by Max, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 20 - Play darts at 3 p.m.

Jan. 21 - John Paul Lusk spaghetti fundraiser dinner.

Jan. 22 - Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, beans and dessert by Paul, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 - Lodge begins at 6 p.m.

Jan. 24 - Cub Scout Pack meeting 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 - Boy Scout Crew meeting 2 p.m.

Jan. 27 - Play darts at 3 p.m.

Jan. 28 - Tacos served 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 29 - Prime rib by Randy and crew, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 31 - Cub Scout Pack meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Enter Rte. 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show

NEEDLES — Registration is being accepted now for the 11th annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show running Feb. 22 and 23, 2019, in Jack Smith Park.

Download a registration form at needleschamber.com. Visit the chamber at Front and G Street or call 760-326-2050 for sponsorship opportunities, registration or information.

The event brings some of the most beautiful, unusual, fastest and loudest boat and auto entries in the country to Needles’ sprawling park along the Colorado River. Ancillary events include a golf tournament and hole-in-one contest on nearby River’s Edge Golf Course and a free Route 66 Poker Run put together by the Needles Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Commodities distributed

NEEDLES — U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed on Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Bonnie Baker Senior Center, 149350 Ukiah Trail, Big River; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Vincent de Paul, 839 Front St., Needles.

Free to low income county residents, commodity distribution is coordinated by Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County. Visit www.sbcounty.gov/capsbc/; call 909-723-1500.

Museum, store open

NEEDLES — The Needles Regional Museum and Community Thrift Store are now open for the 2018-19 season. Both are at 929 Front Street, across from Santa Fe Park.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday; the Thrift Store from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The museum is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers. Patron memberships are available. Call the museum at 760-326-5678; the thrift store at 326-5055.

Learn to dance

NEEDLES — The Needles Recreation Department Dance Trax 51 continues to enroll new students for the 2019 season.

Classes are for ages three years and up including an adult tap class. Community performances, parades and a spring recital are features. Call instructor Graci Weiss at 702-496-4185 or send email to needlesdance@yahoo.com.

Visit library

NEEDLES — Special programming is offered at the Needles branch of the San Bernardino County Library in the city-county complex, 1111 Bailey Ave. at J Street.

Jan. 9 - Story time, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Stories about space - make a Solar System Hat.

Jan. 10 - Adult basic computer skills class 11 a.m. - noon.

Jan. 12 - Book club for adults 11 a.m. - noon. Discuss The Girl Before by JP Delaney.

Jan. 15 - Discovery time, 3 - 4 p.m. Me and the World Around Me - Wind - make a wind vane.

Jan. 16 - Story time, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Body Awareness stories - build a body.

Jan. 17 - Adult basic computer skills class 11 a.m. - noon.

Join after school program

NEEDLES — Students in kindergarten through eighth grade can attend a free after school program at the Needles Recreation Center Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time; 12:30 to 6 p.m. on school minimum days when students are released early.

A joint effort of the city of Needles and Needles Unified School District, staff includes three certificated teachers and three certified instructional aides. Youngsters get extra help with homework and participate in activities stressing reading, writing, math and physical activity. Two nutritional snacks are offered each day. Prizes are awarded for attendance and homework completion.

Enrollment is required. Visit the rec center at 1705 J St., call city recreation manager Jennifer Valenzuela at 760-326-2814 or the school district office at 326-3891 for more details.

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