See community talent show

NEEDLES — The Associated Student Body of Needles High School presents a community talent show on Wednesday, April 17.

The show, open to all ages and a variety of talents, begins at 6 p.m. in the NHS auditorium along Washington Street.

Vaccination, licensing clinic set

NEEDLES — The Needles Animal Shelter offers a rabies vaccination and licensing clinic on Saturday, May 11.

The clinic continues from 8 to 11 a.m. at the shelter, off J Street behind the Needles Aquatic Center. All services are cash only. Dogs must be on a leash, cats in carriers.

Rabies vaccinations go for $5 each. Also available at various prices are DHPP, DHLPP, DHPPC and Bordetella vaccines, plus FRCP vaccines for cats.

Licenses are required for all dogs in Needles. License fees are $17 for those which have been spayed or neutered; $26 for unaltered pets. Call the shelter at 760-326-4952.

Dispose of unwanted prescriptions

NEEDLES — Dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at Needles’ Colorado River Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27.

A part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency the service provides a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

Business alliance meets May 2

NEEDLES — The Needles Downtown Business Alliance next meets on Thursday, May 2, 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 plans special activities for members and guests

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, April 18, the Auxiliary serves tacos from noon to 2 p.m.

• Friday, April 19, a fish, shrimp or combination dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke starts at 6 p.m.

• Saturday, April 20, An all-new Starrtroupers show starts at 4 p.m. Queen of Hearts starts at 4 p.m. with the drawing at 6:30 p.m. Chicken fried steak sandwiches and fries will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke starts at 6 p.m.

• Sunday, April 21, an Easter brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Tuesday, April 23, League Wii bowling and food begins at 4 p.m.

Children celebrate Easter

NEEDLES — Local children gain Easter baskets in Operation Bunny Drop, held in conjunction with the Needles Assembly of God.

The celebration continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 21, at Santa Fe Park and includes an Easter egg hunt, an egg decoration booth, bounce house, popcorn, snow cones and more. All are invited. Contact coordinator Mamie Carver at 760-282-5325.

Add family members to Memorial Day roster

NEEDLES — Natalie Johnson of Fat Cat in the Hat DJ services will once again conduct Memorial Day ceremonies at Riverview Cemetery in Needles. The traditional services begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27.

Johnson is updating her lists of veterans that have passed away. Names are read during the ceremonies. Send name, dates and branch of service, and date of death to her at fatcatdjnat@yahoo.com; call 928-399-0609.

Commodities distributed

NEEDLES — U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 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.

Free food distributed Thursdays

NEEDLES — Firehouse Ministries distributes food boxes to anyone wanting them each Thursday at 809 Bush St. Distribution continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food is free and includes produce and meat. Call 760-443-4342.

Students: enter Clean Air Month poster contest

VICTORVILLE — What simple changes in a person’s daily routine could lessen pollution and increase air quality? Students who have an idea and are willing to create an original poster to communicate it stand to win up to $100 in the annual Clean Air Month Poster Contest of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

An added bonus: participants are entered in a drawing for one of two new bicycles provided by the Victor Valley Transit Authority.

This year’s theme is a “Flair for Clean Air.” Entry deadline is 5 p.m. May 2. Three places from each of four grade-level categories within MDAQMD’s boundaries win a monetary prize: $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third. Categories are kindergarten through second; third through fifth; sixth through eighth; and ninth through twelfth grade.

Visit mdaqmd.ca.gov and click on the poster contest icon for entry details.

Hear Easter Cantata

BULLHEAD CITY — An Easter cantata with the theme Come to the Cross and Remember will be presented at Community Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 19.

The church is found at 2275 Ricca Rd. in Bullhead City, between North Oatman Road and upper Riverview Drive. Admission is free.

Church Director of Music Dean Leuthauser is joined by guest conductors Shawn Bristle and Karl Thompson in this instrumental score and narrative by composer Pepper Choplin. The full lenten performance includes women’s and men’s choruses, violin solo, visual symbols of the Passion Story and hymns sung by the congregation.

Support veterans, POW/MIA in Run For The Wall

NEEDLES — The annual Run For The Wall visits Needles during its America-spanning journey to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 15. Around 400 motorcycle riders are to stop for lunch in Santa Fe Park around 1:45 p.m.

The group brings healing to American veterans and remembers Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action. The Needles Chamber of Commerce provides lunch for all the riders, but needs help to defray the cost. Any donation is appreciated.

Call the chamber at 760-326-2050; visit their temporary office at 119 F St.

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:

April 17 - House committee and trustees meeting, 5:30 p.m.

April 19 - Patio Girls barbecue dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.

April 21 - Darts, 3 p.m.

April 22 - Tacos, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

April 23 - Rolled lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

April 24 - Lodge, 6 p.m.

April 26 - Patio Girls barbecue dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.

April 28 - Darts, 3 p.m.

April 29 - Tacos, 3 p.m.

April 30 - Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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. Visit needlescaliforniafoe.com. The aerie opens at noon each day; earlier on Sundays when breakfast is served. Nominations for officers are taken in April, vote during the first meeting in May. Installation is June 1. Pay dues before May 31.

April 17 - Happy hour all day. Auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. Nominate for 2019-20 officers.

April 21 - Easter lunch, 11 a.m.

April 25 - Joint officer’s meeting, 5 p.m.

April 26 - Steak dinner on the patio, 5:30 p.m.

April 27 - Cindy Russell scholarship fundraiser.

Pay annual TV Club dues

NEEDLES — Community members are asked to help to insure that free over-the-air television continues to be available in the Needles and Mohave Valley areas by making tax deductible contributions of $10 per family to Needles Community TV Club, c/o Bruce Pocock, 214 Fairway Dr., Needles, CA 92363; or Eileen Hartwick, c/o NAPA-Big O, 949 W. Broadway, Needles, CA 92363.

Membership contributions will be accepted until April 30, and can also be dropped off at NAPA-Big O.

Call Eileen Hartwick at 760-326-3885, or Bruce Pocock at 760-858-2665 for details.

Donate mobility devices

NEEDLES — The Needles High School Interact Rotary Club is looking for donations of crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

The club will take the donations in any condition. They will be donated to NHS’ international Interact and Rotary partners in Kenya. The mobility devices will be distributed to those who need them the most in the Rift Valley. For more information contact Needles High and Middle School Counselor Kimberly Breaux at 760-326-2122. Donations can be dropped off at the Needles High School office, 1600 Washington St.

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.

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.

April 30 - Kid Zone game time, 3 to 4 p.m. Play Go Fish and Sorry.

May 1 - Story time, 3:30 - 4:40 p.m. Hear stories by Mo Williems and make Gerald and Piggie to take home.

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