Don’t count us out yet, skipper Daquis says as PSL squad battles Hisamitsu

first_imgFiloil: Dario’s ‘lucky shot’ keeps UP unscathed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Passing of the torch from one team captain to another. MARC REYESUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rachel Anne Daquis conceded the fact that everything will be uphill once the tournament starts, especially when Rebisco-PSL Manila goes up against former champion Hisamitsu Springs at the start of the Asian Women’s Club Championships Thursday here.But she’s very clear they will put up a big fight.ADVERTISEMENT “I know that we are the underdogs here against the best clubs, but the Philippines is known for having a big fighting heart so please don’t count us out,” said the 29-year team captain.Rebisco PSL-Manila and 2002 champion Hisamitsu open tournament hostilities at 10:30 a.m. here (12:30 p.m. in Manila)at the famed Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace which now occupies a prime spot in the city center that used to serve as a vital station during the Cold War.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We’d like to take this opportunity to have a great experience playing with top caliber teams and we’ll make sure we compete well,” added Daquis.Southeast Asian Games team captain Mika Reyes, was asked by team officials to join the press conference held at Shiny River Hotel “to observe and learn” from Daquis. LATEST STORIES Head coach Francis Vicente told the international media they will use the experience for the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games in August.“We are taller than Japan. But we need speed. And Japan has that; we should learn from the match,” said Vicente, who was also accompanied in the press conference by team manager Anna Tomas.The all-Filipino team, made up of some of the best players in the country, trained all of Wednesday morning to work on their game plan.“That’s what we are talking about earlier with Rachel,” said Reyes. “The team has solid camaraderie. There is no seniority. No superstars. Everybody is on the same level and communicates with one another.”The Philippines will face Vientin Bank of Vietnam on Friday before rounding up its Group B games against Tianjin Bohai Bank of China on Saturday. In Group A are Taiwan Power of Chinese Taipei, Sarmayeh Bank of Iran, Supreme of Thailand and Altay of host Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreaklast_img read more

Overseas-based Guyanese presents school hampers to Mashabo Primary students

first_imgmany school children from the Amerindian community of Mashabo in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were the beneficiaries of school hampers, compliments of a Guyanese living in Canada.The journey to MashaboThe donation of two barrels of goodies and stationary hampers were handed over to teachers of the school on Wednesday, by relatives of the donors. At a handing-over ceremony held on the community’s wharf, one of the donor’s sisters, Seerie Prashad, said the barrels were sent to Guyana under her sister, Deka Dhaness Children’s Christmas Project. Prashad handed over the barrels to a teacher, Ovid Phillips.The donor, Deka Dhaness, she said she was very happy to provide for the children in that community. She made this disclosure during an interview with the media. Dhaness said the project started in 2011 with the aim of helping children go to school as well as spreading cheer to them during the festive season of Christmas. Each child received a bag, pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, toothbrush, toothpaste, face rags, hair accessories, candy and toys.When asked why she chose that particular Amerindian community for the donation, Dhaness said that her heart goes out to the children, as often children in that far-flung community are “forgotten” because of their geographical locations.She said too that she grew up in the neighbouring community of Huist Diren and recalled her brother spending vacations in Mashabo, among the children there.Meanwhile at the presentation, the headmaster expressed gratitude towards Dhaness and the project. He said the parents of the children are grateful for the timely help. Mashabo is an Amerindian community located in the Iturbsi lake in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) whose Toshoa is Sylvin Rapheal.last_img read more

Super Mario back at Liverpool

first_img0Shares0000Balotelli spent last season on loan at AC Milan but the club decided against purchasing him permanent.PHOTO/DMUNITED KINGDOM, July 2 – Mario Balotelli said two months ago that he did not want to return to Liverpool but on Saturday the striker was back with his team-mates at Melwood training ahead of next season.The Italy international spent last season on loan at AC Milan but the club decided against purchasing him permanently, as Balotelli scored just once in 20 appearances in Serie A. Dejan Lovren was glad to see him, though, as the defender hugged the striker on his return to Merseyside.Liverpool paid £16m for Balotelli in August 2014 but in his single season at Anfield scored four goals in 28 matches, with only one in the Premier League.Jurgen Klopp is still keen to offload the Italian striker and was also at the training session, joking around with his coaching staff.It was in April when Balotelli said: “When it comes to my future I want to stay with Milan because I wasn’t happy at Liverpool and I don’t want to return there. And plus, Milan has the money.“I’ve been doing well in my last two games, there are another six for me to prove myself. I feel in good shape physically at last and am relaxed.”There were also reports that Balotelli met with Monaco’s president, Dmitry Rybolovlev, amid a transfer to Ligue 1.Balotelli’s return to Liverpool comes as he also said he thinks it is only a matter of time until he wins the Ballon d’Or award.“I have not done enough in recent years. I can do much better. But it takes time,’ Balotelli told Corriere della Sera.“On a scale of one to 10, I have only reached five. But I will get to 10 eventually, because that is my goal.“I want to win the Ballon d’Or. Although I realise I got stuck at five out of 10 in the last two years when my goal was to get closer to 10. I know people will laugh when I say I want the Ballon d’Or.“I have not done everything needed to become the best.“But the most important thing is that I have realised my mistakes and it is not too late yet. I don’t want to reach the end of my career thinking that I have not done everything to become the best.”-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ayala plans to ease path to preschool

first_imgShe replaces Gary Mangiofico at LAUP. Mangiofico is now the chief executive officer of the nonprofit agency.LAUP helps fund and train staff at Los Angeles County preschool programs, whether public, private, home-based or center-based.It receives funding from First 5 LA, the regional agency that hands out monies from the state tobacco-tax initiative, Proposition 10.“Celia has spent the past 31 years passionately working on behalf of children throughout Southern California,” Mangiofico said.“We have an aggressive agenda to promote and support a quality preschool experience for every 4-year-old in Los Angeles and we’re excited to have her with us,” he added.“Her experience and knowledge will help further guide LAUP in the years to come.”Ayala came to the United States when she was 10, grew up in Boyle Heights and earned a bachelor’s degree in social science and Spanish at USC.She received a master’s degree in educational administration and curriculum and instruction from Cal State Los Angeles, and a doctorate in policy studies and curriculum instruction from USC.Ayala moved to Whittier in 1977 after she married, and now lives in the Uptown area with her husband and two sons.As part of LAUP, Ayala helps fund and oversee Whittier-area home day-care programs and local Plaza de la Raza and Options preschools.When LAUP first began, preschool access ranged anywhere from 11 percent to 70 percent of eligible families in the county. Now, that figure is closer to 58 percent in most cities, Ayala said.“We have been able to level out the resources to create a more equitable system,” she said. “Our goal is to bring it up to 70 percent across the cities, to saturate the entire county with the access to universal preschool.“That way, the access truly becomes more of an open-door for families,” she added.“I’m impressed by how much LAUP has accomplished in such a short time, and I’m looking forward to reaching new heights with the organization.”tracy.garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “So the gap kept getting larger as they were promoted,” said Ayala, 53, a Whittier resident. “And that’s when I realized if we we do a good job of preparing them for a successful kindergarten experience, they would also be successful in first grade, second grade, and so on.”Now, as the newly appointed chief operating officer for Los Angeles Universal Preschool, Ayala gets to use those firsthand experiences to help make preschool available to all 4-year-olds in the county.“My dream is just that: universal access, without limit. All parents would have that choice, regardless of their level of income,” Ayala said. “And it is also to make sure we offer parents the choice of a private or public preschool, a family child care center or a center-based program.”Over her career, Ayala has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels and also served as an administrator for school districts like El Rancho Unified in Pico Rivera and Pasadena Unified, as well as the county offices of education in Los Angeles and Riverside. • Video: 7/30: Celia Ayala visits preschool WHITTIER — When Celia Ayala was teaching third grade in Pico Rivera nearly three decades ago, she saw a pattern emerging in her young students that would later inspire her to help lead the charge for universal preschool in Los Angeles County.Because of social promotion, Ayala said, third-graders were coming into her class not having learned even the basics of reading and writing.By the time they were in her instructional hands, their educational gap was “one, two and three years wide.”last_img read more

NOTICES: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS LOCAL NOTES

first_imgCongratulations to Nikita Rodgers (daughter of Maurice and Kathleen Rodgers), who graduated from Cavan Institute with seven distinctions and five merits in her security studies.Women Out of Conflict: Wednesday 15th and Wednesday 22nd February in the Drop-In Centre, Main Street, St.Johnston 7.30pm – 9.30pm.Refreshments Available.For more information call 00353 74 91 73747.E-mail: tdaction@gmail.comUpcoming Courses:Dress making for beginners.Occupational First Aid.Horticulture Level 3.Sign Language for beginners. Starting on Monday 13th February from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. To book a place call the Resource Centre on 074 91 48551.For more information contact the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre on 074 91 48551. Whist Drive: A Whist Drive will be held on the following dates: Monday 27th February, Monday 26th March 2012, starting at 8pm sharp.€5 per person, a light supper will be served.Volunteering in the Community: Are you aged 18 to 25? Are you unemployed and would like to take part in a 12 week programme and learn new skills and gain accredited qualifications and take part in fun activities. An information session will be take place on Tuesday 14th February at the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to call in if you have any issues which you would like to discuss..Castletown N.S., St.Johnston is having a table quiz on 1st March in the Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 1st March at 8.30pm. It is €20 for a team of 4. We would welcome your support at this fundraiser for our school.Ante Natal Classes: Will be held in the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 7th February, Wednesday 8th February and Tuesday 21st February and Friday 24th February.If interested please contact: Public Health Nurse, Teresa Daly on 074 91 48275. Adult Beginner Fiddle Classes: Monday nights starting February 2012. 2 hour sessions for 10 weeks. Play a Tune in 2 Weeks! No musical knowledge required – simple system. €3 per session. Funded by the Ulster Scots Agency. For details contact 074-9156166.Youth Club in the Drop in Centre, Main St., St.Johnston.Wednesday 5th & 6Th Class 6pm – 7.30pmThursday 1st & 2nd Year 6.30 – 8pmThursday 3rd Year & over 8pm – 9.30pmFriday 1st yr & over 6pm – 10pmGuitar Lessons: Every Tuesday in the drop-in centre, €30 per person for 8 lessons. Beginners, 4pm to 5pm and improvers, 5pm to 6pm & 6pm to 7pm. For further information contact the Resource Centre on 9148551.Walk & Talk Group: We meet at the drop-in centre, main street, St Johnston at 7.15pm every Tuesday. Each week we go to different destination which is agreed a week in advance (transport provided or we car share). Why not come and join us and get yourself fit for summer 2012!Irish Dancing classes for fun or for competition age 3 yrs upwards. Fully qualified and experienced teacher with over 20 years experience having trained Ulster, All Ireland and World Champions. On every Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, in the St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre.Ann’s Boxercise Class: Tuesday evening 5.45-6.45pm and Thursday evening 7.30-8.30pm. Boxercise is a fantastic all over body workout, which burns between 400-950 calories in 1hr sessions. Classes are always good fun and very addictive! Excellent for increasing fitness levels in weight loss, toning, building stamina and for stress release. Female and is fully qualified as an instructor. Just bring water and mat or big towel.Cost €5. For more information call 086 3238437. Forever Crafts: The Forever Crafts, at the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm. New members are always welcome.Parent Toddler Group: This group runs every Wednesday from 10am – 12pm in the old playgroup building, at Church Lane, St. Johnston. This group provides a relaxed setting for young children to meet socialise and play with their own age group and for mums/dads/grandparents or carers to have a cuppa and a chat. We look forward to seeing you there.Lunch Club: Are you fifty or over? Are you at a loose end? Would you like to meet and socialise with people of your own age group for lunch, a chat, a bit of craic, enjoy occasional outings, theatre trips, social events, meeting new people and an annual holiday. If you are interested, join us at the Lunch Club in St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every second Wednesday from 11am-1.30pm. The next Lunch Club will be held on 15th February 2012. New members always welcome! Transport can be provided. For more information contact: Theresa McDermott or any of the centre staff at 074 9148551.Jiving Class: Jiving classes have started at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, every Wednesday from 8.30pm to 10.00pm. Everybody from beginners to experienced is welcome. Cost €5 per Adult. Pilates: Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm.Line Dancing: Every Thursday from 9pm to 10pm.Counselling: Do you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre offer a free and professional and confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call Niki Cross in complete confidence at 087 0569124.Laggan Historical Society: On Thursdays from 10 am—12.30pm, Ulster Scott’s Heritage Centre, Monreagh, Carrigans. Are you interested in Local Knowledge to share? A new informal History group, that’s open to all.Meet like minded folk, listen to guest speakers, and take a field trip somewhere interesting. For more information call: 074 91 40708.Clothes Bank: There is a Clothes Bank at the Family Resource Centre to help raise funds for the Centre. Please donate: Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes, and Curtains. Your donations will be much appreciated. The bank can be found at the back of the Centre and is a purple colour. Sorry we cannot accept items such as carpets, ornaments, mats, glass and paper.Swap and drop your old books and magazines: There is a table of free books near the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book.Stamps: If you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St.Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.Battery Recycling: St.Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!NOTICES: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS LOCAL NOTES was last modified: February 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NOTICES: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS LOCAL NOTESlast_img read more

Celtic team news: Predicted XI to play Borussia Monchengladbach in the UCL

first_img 11 11 1. Craig Gordon (goalkeeper) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Celtic XI to face Borussia Monchengladbach 11 11 Borussia Monchengladbach is LIVE on talkSPORT 2 on Tuesday night, kick-off 19.45.Brendan Rodgers faces an uphill task as he attempts to lift his team off bottom spot in their Champions League group.The Bhoys prop up the table after defeats to Monchengladbach and Barcelona, while a thrilling 3-3 draw gave them their only point so far.But, a win against their Bundesliga opponents, in Germany, could lift them to third.Sadly for Rodgers, injuries will prevent him fielding a strong side as Kieran Tierney, Leigh Griffiths, Kolo Toure, and Jozo Simunovic are all out.So what will the Celtic team look like? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted line up… 6. Nir Bitton (central midfield) 11 18. Tom Rogic (attacking midfield) 11 10. Moussa Dembele (striker) 11 8. Scott Brown (central midfield) 11 3. Emilio Izaguirre (left-back) 14. Stuart Armstrong (right-wing) 11 11 11. Scott Sinclair (left-wing) 11 12. Cristian Gamboa (right-back) 23. Mikael Lustig (centre-back) 28. Erik Sviatchenko (centre-back)last_img read more

Nearly 8-year sentence for ex-cop in sex case

first_imgA former Glendale police officer convicted of using the Internet to prey on underage girls was sentenced Tuesday to nearly eight years behind bars. Arthur Crabtree, 45, now a family law attorney with a home in Santa Clarita, received the maximum sentence from Superior Court Judge Melvin D. Sandvig – five years and eight months in prison and two years in county jail to be served consecutively. Crabtree has been jailed since a jury convicted him Friday of five felony counts, including attempted lewd acts on a child and trying to send harmful matter electronically. He also was convicted of five misdemeanor counts, including attempted child molestation and attempted child annoying. “We won it,” Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef said after the hearing in San Fernando Superior Court. “As far as justice, it was justice for him.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Before the hearing, defense attorney Patrick Clancy said his client had turned down a plea deal for a reduced sentence to fight the charges. “Hope springs eternal,” he said. “There are a couple of grounds for appeal. I’ll give it to him if he wants to file it.” Crabtree was arrested Jan. 19, 2005, at a Los Angeles Greyhound bus station. Authorities said he was on his way to meet a 13-year-old girl he had been chatting with online – who turned out to be various undercover agents. He was found with a swimsuit, a condom, bath items and an electric massager, prosecutors said. But the defense argued the items were for a weekend getaway with his wife. According to testimony, Crabtree has had Internet chats with various agents posing as underage girls for several years. Clancy argued his client knew he was dealing with law enforcement and wanted to taunt them. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want 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

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at the Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call for 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 Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. 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 at (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 meets, 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, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 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 J&J Social and Travel Club will have a cards, pokeno and other games snack night, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring food to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 723-3237. 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. in the 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 groupmeets, 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. THURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or (661) 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. at Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month, when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults 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. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 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