Jamaica to take women’s 4x100m gold

first_imgKC: All relays should be very competitive as there are three where it looks like it will be a Jamaica vs USA rivalry. AndrÈ: Yes, the sprint relays and the women’s 4x400m should be a straight war between the Jamaicans and the Americans. The thing is the US are far more prepared than Jamaica since they have been practising for a while and have already competed together so that’s an interesting point to consider. KC: It is so strange that we are a such a small nation compared to the United States and we can never get our people to come together to practise or to compete as a relay group before any major Championship and this has hurt us big time in the past and it could happen once again this weekend AndrÈ: We always seem to figure it out and rely on instincts more than anything else and we won’t see the value of true preparation until it hurts us. KC: But we are not learning as it has always hurt us and I do not see this changing soon because of the club situation where I think this takes precedent over national representation. AndrÈ: I agree, but we can only hope we have no major hiccups here. If we don’t, then we should be in for some exciting relay clashes. I’m interested to hear what the line up will be for the men 4x100m. Do we put Bolt on the backstretch or do we ask Asafa to run his first backstretch and receive and change the stick for the first time? Also, do we start the women’s 4×100 with the inexperienced Natasha Morrison and Elaine Thompson on the opening two legs? KC: Coming into the championships the United States looked very good but after the 100 and 200 metres things looked to be swinging into our favour especially on the female side. Morrison after a sub 11 seconds looks perfect for us on the lead off leg. AndrÈ: Like you, I’ve grown in confidence where the women’s 4x100m team is concerned. As long as nothing silly is done and the right people are used at the right time, I think we will win this. Morrison to Thompson to VCB to SFP may be our best line up now. Keep it simple, get the stick around and the gold medal is ours. KC: Perfect but who will be rested in the preliminary round. With so much at stake I don’t think the coaching staff should take any chances here as the same quartet for the final should start here with Morrison to Thompson to VCB to Shelly. I wouldn’t risk Stewart or Simpson on this team . AndrÈ: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is fresh after doing only the 100m and should be fine for the heats … I would rest VCB and bring in Sherone for the heats to run the third leg. KC: Not a bad idea but still a risk. I think we have a glorious chance of breaking the world record of 40.82 seconds set by the USA at the London Olympics. My only concern is that they have not done much baton changes as the camp was a waste of time. On the other hand the USA competed in Monaco where they ran two teams with the A team winning in 41.96 seconds which is a world leading time. However, I think we have a line-up which can run over one full second faster. AndrÈ: I’m going with a win for Jamaica, US. A will finish next best with Trinidad and Tobago getting the bronze. KC: The race will be won on the second leg where Allyson Felix and Elaine Thompson should have a battle royal but our two final kegs should have things their way with Shelly-Ann sprinting away to victory as the USA will be second with Trinidad, Great Britain, and Ukraine fighting for the bronze medal.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgSamuels fined KOLKATA, India (CMC): West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee following a verbal altercation with England all-rounder Ben Stokes during Sunday’s final of the T20 World Cup. Samuels, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 66-ball 85, was accused of using abusive and offensive language directed at Stokes, a Level One breach. He was found to be in violation of Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”. Samuels has admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Level One breaches normally carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee. Four WI cricketers in ICC teams KOLKATA, India (CMC): Four West Indies cricketers have been included on the ICC teams of the tournament following the T20 World Cup which ended here on Sunday. Stafanie Taylor has been appointed captain of the women’s team, which also includes her teammate all-rounder Deandra Dottin. The West Indies women captain, who was awarded player of the tournament, has been placed at the helm of a line-up that also comprises four players from New Zealand, two players each from Australia and England, and one player each from Pakistan and South Africa. Spinner Samuel Badree and all-rounder Andre Russell are the two West Indies players in the male line-up led by India’s Virat Kohli, player of the tournament. An ICC statement says the teams were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and commentators who were given the task of picking a balanced side for all conditions on the basis of performances in the tournament.last_img read more

President Sirleaf Makes New Appointments

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appointed the following individuals to act as Board Members of the Forestry Development Authority pending their formal nomination for confirmation by the Honorable Senate on their return from recess:Forestry Development Authority BoardSister Mary Laurene Brown – Chairman of the BoardMr. Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu – MemberMr. Jonathan Yiah – Member(Sustainable Development Instituterepresenting Civil Society) Mr. John Davies – MemberLiberia Bank for Development & Investment, representing theBusiness Sector)Ministry of Agriculture – Statutory MemberMinistry of Labour – Statutory MemberMinistry of Lands, Mines & Energy – Statutory MemberIn a related development, the President has reconstituted the Board of Directors of the Liberia Airport Authority, as follows:Liberia Airport Authority BoardMr. Binyah Kesselly – Chairman of the BoardMr. Edward Dunn – MemberMs. Amy Clark – MemberMs. Aumuo Abdallah – MemberCaptain Moses K. Weefur (LCAA) – Statutory MemberMinistry of Transport – Statutory MemberManaging Director, LAA – Statutory Member Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Liberia is Grateful to Nation’s Genuine Investors’

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai, has assured the nation’s genuine investors that Liberians are very grateful for their socio-economic contributions to the development, growth and progress of the country.VP Boakai made the assertion Friday at the launch of the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company’s (LCCBC) Cultural Leadership Campaign held at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor.Vice President Boakai described Coca-Cola/LCCBC as a true partner in progress that has made significant contributions to the overall development and progress of the country.He added that even during the height of the Ebola spread and after the crisis, LCCBC/Coca- Cola Company demonstrated consolidated partnership to all Liberians, irrespective of political, social and economic backgrounds.He recalled that in 2006 the management of the LCCBC/Coca-Cola was in Voinjama, Lofa, Gbarnga and Bong Counties and other strategic areas.The Liberian Vice President further pointed out that during the administration of LCCBC’s predecessor Rockefeller Findley, the management distributed a number of umbrellas to several small and retail customers in the country.VP Boakai also indicated that the LCCBC is not only interested in the promotion of its brand products on the Liberian market, but has worked with the Liberian government to ensure genuine development.“Keep all rules, keep safe and follow all the health measures during these crucial period of the post Ebola virus challenges and economic constraints,” VP Boakai admonished.In addition, VP Boakai assured the management of LCCBC and other investors in the country of the Liberian government’s support, protection and an enabling business environment.In closing, VP Boakai urged the Coca-Cola/LCCBC to ensure that the entity’s initiatives help in the creation of jobs for Liberians and other professionals in the country.In his statement, Mr. Philippe Ayivor, LCCBC Country Manager intimated that the entity believes in the indomitable spirit of Liberians across the country.Ayivor described Liberians as having an inner strength and as far as Coca-Cola is concerned, Liberia is an unconquerable nation despite enormous challenges.“You have overcome all your insurmountable challenges and constraints during some of your critical and difficult times,” Mr. Ayivor asserted.Executive Ayivor also pointed out that this is the kind of spirit LCCBC/Coca has seen in Liberia and that is the reason the occasion has been planned to celebrate, honor and send a message from horror to genuine hope.He disclosed that Coke was founded in 1886 and Liberia was founded as a Republic in 1847, thus making Liberia far older than Coca-Cola.Manager Ayivor said the Coca-Cola Company was established in Liberia in 1949; hence the entity has been with Liberia for a long time.He also indicated that during the height of the civil crisis, the economic fortune of Liberia turned negatively and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Liberia declined ninety percent.During the deadly Ebola virus crisis, Mr. Ayivor recounted that LCCBC/Coca-Cola distributed medical equipment, water, drugs and other critical materials to help save the lives of many Liberians.He also disclosed the cost associated with the procurement of the medical supplies, and other sanitation materials in the neighborhood of US$500,000.“We believe that the sun is rising again for Liberia and LCCBC/Coca-Cola is taking the message on the road through the country in order to bring hope to our people and refresh and introduce our products,” Mr. Ayivor emphasized.Earlier during the welcome remarks, Country Manager Seth Adu-Baah recounted the many contributions of the entity and pledged to support the Liberian government and people in its enormous post Ebola challenges.During the launch of the Cultural Leadership Campaign, Madam Kyndy Kabbah was designated by the management to serve as the brand ambassador in Liberia.Madam Kabbah, spent 23 days in an Ebola Treatment Unit after contracting the disease and by the grace of God and medical doctors, got cured.In response, Madam Kabbah accepted the honor and pledged to work with the LCCBC in its Ebola awareness and brand exposure initiatives in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ALJA Committed to Smooth Transfer of Power in 2017

first_imgThe president of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA), Moses Sandy, told a gathering of journalists at the 2nd Annual Benefit Banquet recently held in Philadelphia in the United States that they remain committed to working with the Press Union of Liberia and political leaders to ensure a smooth transfer of power in 2017.Mr. Sandy said ALJA would be an active participant in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections through the mobilization of logistical support for media monitoring and education. Sandy re-echoed Prof. Prue Clarke, Executive Director of the Monrovia-based media project – the New Narratives – who had earlier said low income is forcing credible journalists to leave the profession to seek greener pastures.“Anything that would make the press vulnerable to the highest bidder is unacceptable. To fight poverty in the media, ALJA would like to see the diversification of the income base of media institutions and the merger of those that have similar editorial policies,” noted Sandy.Speaking on the theme “The role of the media in sustaining Liberia’s democracy beyond the 2017 Elections,” Prof. Clarke said that due to low salaries, “every story journalists write would be a puff piece – be it about the politician who pays them or the aid agency that pays them.”“Make no mistake; if the aid agency doesn’t pay them for that story, the journalists know that they should write a puff piece to increase their chances of being chosen for the next workshop or trip – that’s where the big money is. No one is paying them to do independent and impartial journalism.” Director Clarke said because of low wages, the Liberian media is witnessing a brain drain where trained, honest, credible, and qualified journalists are leaving the profession in search of better opportunities, though she did not cite statistics. She noted, “Because of poor pay we are not always getting the best and smartest. If anyone has a chance to earn a good wage in government or aid agencies, they will go there. In many cases we are getting hustlers who see journalism as a way to get money before stepping into an aid agency or government job.” On the role of the media in sustaining Liberia’s democracy after the 2017 legislative and presidential elections, Prof. Clarke said ALJA has a lot to give from the Americas to help shape the Liberian media landscape because the association understands the importance of an honest and independent press to Liberia’s democracy. “Not everyone understands this. And you have great power in forcing leaders in Liberia to do the right thing by reporters there,” she emphasized.She said 2017 would be a critical period in the country’s quest for peaceful co-existence, adding that it has been “74 years since there was a peaceful transfer of power.” To address the problem of low pay in journalism, Professor Clarke proposed the diversification of the income strings of the media through a “business model” in which media products through creative means like sales and advertisements could generate funds for the upkeep of journalists and media institutions. PUL president Abdullai A. Kamara said the theme of the ALJA convention was not only meaningful for the media but all Liberians because 2017 would be a salient period in the country’s political history. He said the political transition that comes in 2017 and 2018 would show the world that Liberia has effectively transcended the period of conflict and is now moving forward in peace and development. Mr. Kamara said the PUL remains committed to the transitional process. “We are committed to working with every group including ALJA for the attainment of a calm and safe transition in Liberia following the general and presidential elections,” he added.During his remarks, the president of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), Wilmot Kunney, thanked the ALJA for striving to unify the US-based Liberian press corps, and urged the association to help bridge the communication gap between Liberians in the Diaspora and their people in Liberia.ALJA is a body of current and retired Liberian journalists residing in the Americas. The organization seeks to foster companionship among its members, and is also dedicated to the advancement of press freedom through media development and good governance in Liberia. ALJA was founded in 1998 in Washington, D.C. by a group of US-based Liberian journalists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Caribbean’s best to attend Aliann Pompey Track & Field Invitational

first_imgDanille Melville (GUY) Men’s 100m Dequawn Nkosi Vancooten (GUY) Kyle Greaux (TRI) Soniqua Walker (JAM) Chante Moore (GUY) Akeem Stewart (GUY) Eddie Lovett (USVI) Jonielle Smith Emmanuel Callendar (TRI) Men’s 800m Zurian Hechavarria (CUB) Leyanna Charles (GUY) Kineke Alexander (SVG) Timothy Sameul Sealey (GUY) Odwin Tudor (GUY) Claudrice McKoy (GUY) Jasmine Abrams (GUY) Joshua Walcott (BAR) Winston George (GUY) Tahesia Harrigan-Scott (BVI) Rushell Clayton (JAM) Aaron Lewis (TRI) Joanna Archer (GUY) Emauel Archbald (GUY) Leevan Sands (BAH) Quamel Prince (GUY) Mikaela Smith (USVI) Kevin Abbensetts (GUY) Rhys Phillips (BAR) Reyare Thomas (TRI) Owen Adonis (GUY) Yancarlos Martinez (DR) Owen Adonis (GUY) Chantoba Bright (GUY) Women’s 200m  Christopher Valdez (DR) Devaun Barrington (GUY) Malique Smith (USVI) Joanna Archer (GUY) Adam Harris (GUY) Shawn Semple (GUY) Odwin Tudor (GUY) Leyanna Charles (GUY) Women’s 1500m Tramaine Beckles (GUY) Grace Claxton (PUR) Lloyd McCurdy (GUY) Jenea McCammon (GUY) Carlwyn Collins (GUY) Lavern Jones-Ferrette (USVI) Troy Doris (GUY) Tawanna Meadows (USA) Mirabel Laetitia (MAR) Akeem Stewart (GUY) Women’s 400m  Women’s 800m  Stephon Smith (GUY) Men’s 110m H Davin Fraser (GUY) Ruebin Walters (TRI) Janeil Belille (TRI) Kezra Murray (GUY) Katrina Seymour (BAH) Yannick Williams (GUY) Cleveland Forde (GUY) Stephon Smith (GUY) Chidi Okezie (NIG) Women’s Triple Jump Andrea Landazury (COL) Some of the Caribbean’s top stars of track and field will be in Guyana to compete at the Aliann Pompey Invitational, which speeds off on June 30 at the Leonora Track & Field Centre.The Leonora Track & Field Centre will host a number of top athletes come June 30Athletes from across the region, including Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and the Dominican Republic, and others will be vying for top honours at the synthetic track.The invitational was officially launched last week with a number of events in both male and female categories. Some of the events were: the Men’s 100m, Men’s 400m, Women’s 400, Javelin, and others being contested.Winston George, Kevin Abbensetts, Compton Caesar and Alisha Fortune are among some of the confirmed high-profile Guyanese who are set to participate in this phenomenal track and field meet.Meanwhile, the Level 1 category prize bracket will see the winner taking home US $1,500, while second and third place winners receive US$1,000 and US$600. The races which attract these prizes include the Men’s and Women’s 400m, Men’s Triple Jump, and Women’s 100m.Level 2 top finishers will cart off US$1,000, US$600 and US$400 respectively. These races are the Men’s and Women’s 400m Hurdles, Men’s 110m and Women’s 100m hurdles, Men’s 100m and Women’s Triple Jump.The other category, Level 3, attracts US$500, US$200 and US$100, which will be awarded to the top performers in the Men’s and Women’s 200m, Men’s and Women’s 800m, Men’s Javelin, Men’s 5000m and Women’s 1500m.Below is the starting list (so far) for the third installation of the ‘AP’ Invitational Liadagmis Povea (CUB) Lavern Jones Ferrette (USVI) Jordan Lavendar (USA) Jordan Lavendar (USA) Alisha Fortune (GUY) Women’s 400mh Emmanueal Callendar (TRI) Tyshon Bentnick (GUY) Marlon Nicholson (GUY) Jasmine Abrams (GUY) Maya Stephens (CAN) Cristian Napoles (CUB) Donald Scott (USA) Ashley Kelly (BVI) Daniel WIlliams (GUY) Kevin Abbensetts (GUY) Mirabel Laetita (MAR) Ashley Kelly (BVI) Winston George (GUY) Men’s 200m Clarence Greene (GUY) Burkheart Ellis (BAR) Jeremy Bascom (GUY) Carlwyn Collins (GUY) Shenika King (GUY) Wellington Zaza (LIB) Alita Moore (GUY) Brian Roman (GUY) Tia Adana Belle (BAR Davin Fraser (GUY) Dominque Blake (JAM) Miguel van Assen (SUR) Compton Caesar GUY) Kleon Spellen (GUY) Alisha Fortune (GUY) Daniel WIlliams (GUY) Reyare Thomas (TRI) Men’s 400m  Yancarlos Martinez (DR) Jodean Williams (JAM) Kyle Greaux (TRI) Men’s 5000m Jaquone Hoyte (BAR) Marlon Nicholson (GUY) Tamara Myers (BAH) Natricia Hooper (GUY) Chante Moore (GUY) Aliyah Abrams (GUY) Arinze Chance (GUY) Kineke Alexander (SVG) Leslain Baird (GUY) Geiner Moreno (COL) Women’s 100m  Shawn Semple (GUY) Pariis Garcia (PUR) Kenisha Phillps (GUY) Men’s Javelin  Kai Selvon (TRI) Rushell Clatyon (JAM) Stephan James (GUY) Kirani James (GRE) Men’s Triple Jump  Emauel Archbald (GUY) Onassha Rogers (GUY) Damon Williams (GUY) Christopher Valdez (DR) Anfernee Headecker (GUY) Ana Tima (DR) Kezra Murray (GUY) Yosiry Urrutia (COL)last_img read more

Little trouble for the Lancers

first_imgThe Rams (3-1, 2-0) won eight of nine singles sets to claim a Moore League victory. Paramount 16, Lynwood 2 Junior David Assemi won 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles to lead the Pirates (3-6, 1-0) to victory in their San Gabriel Valley League opener. In doubles, Damian Garcia and Luis Urrutia went 3-0. Boys volleyball Defending Moore League boys tennis champion Lakewood High improved to 2-0 in league play and 6-0 overall with an 18-0 rout of Cabrillo on Monday. Senior Harry Hean went 2-0 in singles before he was replaced by junior Wilfred Salvador, who won his only set as well. La Mirada 3, Schurr 0 Andrew Speth had nine aces and Sammy Piazza added five kills for the Matadores (2-2) in a 26-16, 25-8, 25-14 nonleague victory. La Mirada visits Paramount today. Lynwood 3, Glenn 0 Elias Covarrubias had eight aces and Luis Gonzalez recorded seven digs for the Knights (5-1) in a 25-12, 25-22, 25-21 nonleague victory over the Eagles (0-3). Carson 3, King-Drew 0 Senior Paul Nihipali had 13 kills and four aces for the Colts (7-2, 1-0) in a 25-13, 25-9, 25-12 Marine League victory. Washington 3, San Pedro 0 Jacob Green had eight kills and two blocks for the Pirates (1-1, 0-1) in a 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 Marine League loss to the visiting Generals. Baseball Poly 13-8, Westminster 2-4 Brent Tani went 6 for 8 with three runs and two RBI in a pair of nonleague victories for the visiting Jackrabbits (6-1). Davis Towne (3-0) pitched five innings to win the first game and Kevin Nanbara (1-0) pitched four in the second. Chris Reed went 3 for 4 with four RBI and Pat Gray was 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI in the first game. St. Paul 8, St. Monica 6 Robert Castaneda was 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBI for the host Swordsmen (1-5, 1-0) in their Del Rey League opener. Boys golf Cerritos 192, La Mirada 225 Kevin Tech shot a 1-under-par 35 and Wayne Yoon shot a 36 at Lakewood Country Club for the Dons (4-1, 3-0) in Suburban League play. Cerritos plays St. John Bosco at Victoria Golf Course today in a nonleague match. Servite 191, St. John Bosco 204 David Min, Roland Uy, Favian Cheung and Cameron McCann each shot 40 for the Braves (3-5, 1-2) in a Trinity League loss at Victoria Golf Course. Poly 200, Mayfair 227 Eric Frazzetta shot a 2-over 38 at Recreation Park for the Jackrabbits (3-3) in a nonleague victory. Bryan Resner added a 39 for Poly. The Jackrabbits return to Recreation Park for a Moore League match against Cabrillo on Wednesday. Loyola 186, Wilson 196 Max Do led the Bruins (7-2) with a 1-over 38 at Griffith Park in nonleague action. Jake Hutton and Scott Yeakel each shot 39 for Wilson. The Bruins play Avalon in a Moore League match at Catalina Golf Course today. Downey 201, S. Torrance 208 Angel Hernandez shot a 1-under 35 at Los Verdes Golf Course for the Vikings (4-3) in nonleague play. Downey plays Los Alamitos at Rio Hondo today. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Lancers visit Millikan for another league match at 3 p.m. today. Millikan 14, Jordan 4 last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a potluck and games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 946-5222. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host an mixer and karaoke social night, 7 in Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 by noon Friday for reservations. Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467 or 723-4891. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s website is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ARE YOU READY FOR THE WINTER WOOLY WARMER?!

first_imgMember of Letterkenny Roatary Club with Dr. John Murray head of Little Angels HostelLetterkenny Rotary Club is running a night time 5k race and walk this Thursday in Aid of the Little Angels Hostel and Rotary Charities.The Little angels hostel provides homes for 8 young adults who have no homes for themselves. Most of them have no parents. The hostel provides house parents who look after cooking and funding etc. They are presently running at a massive deficit due to cutbacks and any money raised through the winter wollie warmer is badly needed.The Charities that the Rotary Club support include the shelter box appeal which are at present doing outstanding work in Haiyan. The event will take place at 9.30pm and participants are asked to wrap up warm. Each entrant will be given a High Vis vest and registration will take place in Divers Hyundai Garage from 7pm. Entry fee is €8 ARE YOU READY FOR THE WINTER WOOLY WARMER?! was last modified: November 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Rotary ClubWinter Wooly Warmerlast_img read more

DONEGAL GAELTACHT ARTISTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS BURSARIES

first_imgSix Donegal artists have been awarded prestigious arts bursaries by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, the organisation responsible for the development of the arts in the Gaeltacht.The presentation of the awards was made at a special ceremony in An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair.The awards scheme was established in order to help Gaeltacht artists across a wide range of genres to further their careers by way of a series of national bursaries amounting to a total of €50,000. Bursaries are also awarded to artists who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in Gaeltacht areas.The Donegal artists who received the awards were the visual artists Seán Chathail Ó Coileáin and Caitlín ní Ghallchóir, both from Gaoth Dobhair; Gort a Choirce based film-maker, Máire Ní Fhearraigh; the poet Collette Ní Ghallchóir; and the hugely popular playwright from Downings, Francie Cullen.The King of Tory, Patsy Dan Mac Ruairí also received a bursary for his contribution to the visual arts scene in Donegal.Micheál Mac Aoidh from Ealaín na Gaeltachta, who presented the awards, said the bursary scheme plays a small but highly important role in ensuring that a vibrant arts community continues to exist in the Donegal Gaeltacht. “The artistic community has always contributed greatly to the life of the Donegal Gaeltacht and to its development” Mac Aoidh said.“Not only do the artists and crafts people contribute immensely to the life of the Gaeltacht, they are also vital components in the economy and have a huge impact on tourism.“The bursary awards are a way of acknowledging the contribution these artists make to the life of the Gaeltacht as a whole. More importantly, however, the bursaries acknowledge the individual artist themselves and the monetary award allows them to have the resources and the time they need to create new work. The creation of new work is the most important thing in the arts”.The highly talented Seán Chathal Ó Coileán, who is best known as the head of graphics with TG4, has being concentrating on becoming a visual artist over the last number of years.As a fledgling artist, he believes the bursary award is a huge stepping stone for him and has helped him develop his art and to further his career. “It’s not just the money”, Ó Coileán said, “but, it’s also the recognition that this award brings. It is like a validation or appreciation of my work, an acknowledgement that I have reached a certain standard. The award really gives an artist extra motivation and confidence and it ultimately allows them to produce new work”. Ó Coileán has already begun producing a new body of work – modern art pieces that are rooted in the traditions of the Donegal Gaeltacht – and such has being the standard of the first number of painting, the gallery in Gaoth Dobhair has offered him an exhibition which is due to be be held next spring.  “It’s really exciting”, Ó Coileán said, “the bursary has given me that little bit of extra incentive and drive. Now, I find myself in a position where I can hold my first major exhibition”.Ealaín na Gaeltachta revealed at the ceremony that the 2015/2016 bursary awards will be announced next month. The awards will be open to artists of all disciplines from the Gaeltacht.DONEGAL GAELTACHT ARTISTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS BURSARIES was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BURSARIESdonegalDowningsEalaín na GaeltachtaGaoth DobhairTorylast_img read more