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Taylor banking on support from teammates

first_imgFirst-time West Indies Women’s captain, Stafanie Taylor, is banking on her popularity among teammates to guide her through her first stint as leader of the regional aggregation.The most decorated regional female cricketer of all time is set to assume the post next month when she leads the regional side against Pakistan in a one-day and Twenty20 International home series.The day and night series will be played in St Lucia and Grenada, respectively, between October 13 and 31.”Most of the players do have respect for me, and I definitely have a lot of respect for them,” said the 24-year-old Taylor, who has been a member of regional side since 1998.”I, therefore, definitely think that I will get the support of, if not most, maybe all.”The outstanding batting all-rounder, who in 2013 was voted ICC Women Cricketer of The Year, replaces long-standing captain, wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira, who guided West Indies to the final of the 2013 Women’s World Cup, and two Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals.The one-day leg of the Pakistan tour will form part of both teams’ bid to finish in the top four of the round-robin ICC Women’s Championship.The quartet will automatically qualify for the 2017 Women World Cup to be staged in England.The bottom four, meanwhile, will have another chance of qualification through an ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier series in 2017.The regional women will shortly assemble for a training camp in St Lucia.last_img read more

Campesino to notch overdue win

first_imgThe consistent CAM-PESINO seems on course for an overdue win at Caymanas Park today when he faces six opponents in the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1200 metres, the third on the nine-race programme.Trained by 14-time champion Philip Feanny, CAMPESINO, to be ridden by leading all-time jockey Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths, notched his last win over this trip in October at the expense of subsequent Superstakes winner FRANFIELD, covering the distance in the good time of 1:11.3 in open allowance company.Significantly, CAMPESINO has finished second in five of his seven subsequent races against the very best horses in the country. They include Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM, champion sprinter POKER STAR, as well as LONG RUNNING TRAIN, and PHINEAS, when caught on the line by him in the Gladiator Trophy over 1400 metres on December 19.CAMPESINO had another near-miss against POKER STAR in the St Catherine Cup over 1100 metres on January 2 and all in all, his performances speak for themselves.The six-year-old bay gelding by Compadre out of Yaella reports well prepared to meet this engagement and with less to do in this small field, should make no mistake.WILLINGNESS TO FIGHTHaving shown good pace and a willingness to fight in his races, CAMPESINO, who runs from the convenient mark of 55.0kg, should win from the speedy 4-y-o colt, ROYAL ASSAULT, who, though failing in his bid for the hat-trick behind POTCHEEN over the straight on March 9, should ensure a good race with only 50.0kg and former champion Wesley Henry aboard.Other firm fancies on the card are down-in-class EL NUMERO UNO over UNCLE G and DI COBRE in the $250,000-$210,000 claiming race over 1200 metres for the Clifford Stewart Memorial Cup; MY WAY in the fourth for maiden three-year-olds; fleet-footed CLASSICAL TRAIN in the fifth; and down-in-class EXPRESS RUCK ahead of CAUSE FOR CONCERN in the closing $180,000 claiming race over 1400 metres.last_img read more

Bundit status as Ateneo volleyball coach in limbo

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTai Bundit’s days at the helm of the Ateneo Lady Eagles may come to an end.Lady Eagles team manager Tony Boy Liao said Saturday Ateneo officials will meet on Monday to talk about whether Bundit, a the two-time UAAP champion coach, will continue his job in Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Liao said the final discussion would include Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin.Bundit led the Lady Eagles to their only two titles in the UAAP with three-time MVP Alyssa Valdez blossoming into one of the sport’s most recognizable figures.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLiao said Bundit is “on leave for a week” as per orders of Ateneo Athletics Director Em Fernandez. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Cone can’t wait to tell good pal Spoelstra about PBA record crowd It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

SCOL Recommits to Children’s Welfare in Year One Anniversary

first_imgThe successful rescue of over 400 street children and re-uniting them with their parents and guardians by Street Child of Liberia, (SCoL), through the assistance of Street Child UK was celebrated during its one anniversary last Tuesday in Monrovia with SCoL recommitting itself to children’s welfare.Speaking at its Monrovia headquarters, Program Director Michael John Bull reflected on the difficult road he traveled to get the association started.“I began with four volunteers in 2013,” he said, pointing out the challenges he accepted when he was requested to travel from Sierra Leone to Liberia to help organize the Liberian version.Without funds, he said he accepted the challenge and after going through many difficulties, including spending four hours in a police detention in Monrovia for delaying a payment, the organization took off.He told the gathering of volunteers and others that he had no regret for the sacrifices that he went through during the initial organization of Street Child of Liberia.He expressed appreciation for the support of SCoL’s volunteers as well as Street UK and challenged them to recommit themselves to rescue the most vulnerable section of the Liberian society, street children.Earlier, Street Child of Liberia’s Board chairman Thomas Blah briefly narrated the challenges before, during and after the organization was set up and commended program director Bull and the volunteers for their exceptional work.He encouraged the volunteers to accept ownership of Street Child of Liberia to ensure that should Director Bull transition to another level in his career choice, “They will be able to grow to another level.”Mr. Samuel N. Burnette, Jr, who served as the soccer coach and took nine young boys to participate in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil, expressed his excitement and the positive image built by the players during their two weeks’ stay in Brazil.He noted that Street Child is not all about football, but the experience in Brazil rekindled his faith in the good that can come from children who are rescued from the streets.“These nine players are our ambassadors to direct other Liberian kids to positive work,” Burnette said.One of the early volunteers, Ms. Musu Rogers told the gathering the challenges inherent in the identification, recruitment, tracing and re-uniting street children with their parents and guardians and said it was worth the effort.“I want to comment Program Director Bull and all the volunteers for our achievement,” she said.Public Relations Officer, Ms. Tarsha M. Jackson described the one-year achievement as a milestone.She recounted her initial uncertainty of the organization since there had been many organizations with similar dreams that did not succeed.“In the course of time I regain hope and confidence of what we set to achieve and today I’m grateful that we reached a milestone,” Tarsha said.Street Child of Liberia provides educational and business grants to families whose children are under its program. The children are mainly identified and collected from the streets of Monrovia and Buchanan and it plans expansion in its second year, a member said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wales Cop cautioned husband and wife without witness – jury hears

first_imgBoxing Night fatal stabbingThe High Court trial of Nyron Thakurdyal and his reputed wife, Vishawantie Ragnauth, commenced before Justice Sandhill Kissoon on Wednesday, where the 12-member jury heard that when murder allegations were put to the duo, Constable Kevon Bennett was the lone Police rank present. This means that it will be his word against theirs, as he admitted under cross-examination by lawyer for the two defendants, Nigel Hughes.Ragnauth, the number one accused; and Thakurdyal, her common-law husband and an alleged accomplice are on trial for the murder of Ragnauth’s 39-year-old uncle, Sunil Ramsundar on December 26, 2014, at Patentia, West Bank Demerara. Reports were that Ramsundar allegedly attempted to settle a dispute between his sister, niece and his niece’s reputed husband.During Wednesday’s hearing, Constable Bennett who was stationed at the WalesDeceased: Sunil RamsundarPolice Station during the murder investigation, said after he received instructions, he went to Skull City, Patentia, where the murder occurred and told the accused persons of their alleged crime. Bennett later noted that Thakurdyal responded saying “Big man, me just part them.”Under evidence-in-chief led by Prosecutor Orinthia Schmidt, the Police witness claimed that the duo appeared nervous and shaking while in custody, though he later admitted in court that he never included that in his statement nor disclosed those descriptions to the Magistrate.Under questioning by Attorney Hughes, Bennett said he could not recall why he did not ask the two accused if they wanted to put anything in writing. During questioning, he also said only he was present with the accused when he spoke with them while they were in custody.Eta Lakram of Patentia Housing Scheme was the deceased’s mother-in-law. In her testimony, she said after she was told that Sunil was stabbed around 22:00h, she went to the area and saw his body braced against a fence.“When I look at he, from he neck come down is share blood,” the woman told the court.Police investigator Amir Riknauth also testified. He took three images of the murder scene but only two were presented. He said the other was blurred. However, under cross-examination, he admitted that half of one of the printed pictures was distorted, leaving Attorney Hughes to declare that the Policeman presented one and a half a picture to court.According to the State’s cases, Sunil Ramsundar’s sister was reportedly being assaulted by her daughter Vishawantie and reputed husband Thakurdyal. At that time, reports stated that the now deceased man enquired from his sister why she was crying, and upon learning that the couple had physically assaulted her, the man approached his niece for an explanation. However, this reportedly turned into a heated argument, during which Ramsundar was stabbed about his body. He collapsed on the spot and was pronounced dead on arrival to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.last_img read more

Brazilian far-right party deny Ronaldinho will be candidate

first_imgPatriota is led by Jair Bolsonaro, a firebrand former army officer dubbed the “Brazilian Donald Trump” who is riding high in opinion polls ahead of next year’s presidential elections.O Globo’s website reported Thursday that former Barcelona and Paris Saint-German star Ronaldinho was to run for a seat in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.The article showed a photograph of Ronaldinho with Bolsonaro, with the footballer holding a copy of a book by the politician.Patriota’s president Adilson Barroso said: “He is not a member of our party, but the door is open and it would be an honour to have him with us.”Ronaldinho, 37, won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Patriota denied reports that former Barcelona and Paris Saint-German star Ronaldinho was to run for a seat in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais © AFP/File / MARVIN RECINOSRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Dec 16 – A far-right Brazilian party on Friday denied reports that World Cup-winning footballer Ronaldinho is to be one of its candidates in elections for the Senate.“There is no agreement between the party and Ronaldinho for him to launch a bid for a Senate seat,” the party, Patriota, said.last_img read more

Sanchez to travel shouldering chip

first_img“There was no way I would commit before I visited,” Sanchez said. “We understood they would take one quarterback. I just didn’t expect them to take the first one or that it would happen so fast.” If Sanchez attended Nebraska, he probably would be a three-year starter and the Cornhuskers might not have taken Arizona State transfer Sam Keller, who will start against USC on Saturday. Cushing questionable Linebacker Brian Cushing (sprained ankle) will be a game-time decision after doing less in practice than expected Wednesday. “There’s a big difference in just walking and coming out here and running,” Cushing said. “I think it’s about 85 to 90 percent, so I have a chance to play. I’ll just try to keep working to where I can be 100 percent on Saturday.” If Cushing is unable to play, Clay Matthews will make his first career start. “Clay’s been around a long time, he had a terrific first game, he’s worked extremely hard and he’s really ready,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s primed for this. “This is what depth is all about. This is what we had hoped, to be able to jump up with a guy we trust and believe in, who has been there when you do have a guy who has to step aside.” McKnight ready Tailback Joe McKnight (sprained knee) said he feels 100 percent and will not wear a knee brace for the game. “It was frustrating with the brace on; it was hard to play the way I normally do,” McKnight said. Bring on the noise USC practiced with loudspeakers simulating crowd noise, and perhaps no one needed it more than true freshman center Kris O’Dowd, who makes his second career start against Nebraska. “Most definitely it’s going to be a foreign place,” O’Dowd said. “But I feel pretty comfortable because we had a bye week. We’ve practiced well with the speakers.” O’Dowd said he’s also gotten more comfortable communicating with guards Jeff Byers and Chilo Rachal. “When you have those two guys next to you, you can’t go wrong,” he said. scott.wolf@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I was disappointed, but there was nothing I could do,” Sanchez said. “I was a little bummed.” Ironically, the quarterback who committed, Harrison Beck, left Nebraska and transferred to North Carolina State, where he threw five interceptions last weekend in his first start. Sanchez said he doubted Nebraska regretted taking Beck over him. “I don’t think they even care,” he said. “I don’t know (if they regret it). I’m happy where I am.” Nebraska told Sanchez it would take one quarterback, and Beck committed before Sanchez got a chance to visit the campus. By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER USC quarterback Mark Sanchez finally makes the trip to Lincoln, Neb., this weekend that the Cornhuskers denied him as a high school recruit. Sanchez was extremely interested in Nebraska and planned a trip prior to his senior year at Mission Viejo High, but the Cornhuskers canceled the trip after getting a commitment from another quarterback. last_img read more

FORMER HARPS STRIKER WINS ULSTER BOXING INTERMEDIATE TITLE IN BELFAST

first_imgGarbhán Friel won the Ulster Novice Intermediate title at the Dockworkers Club, Belfast on Friday night.Former Cockhill Celtic and Finn Harps striker Garbhan Friel has shown he can pack a punch off the pitch too – by winning the Ulster Intermediate title in Belfast last weekend. Friel, was the top marksman in the USL for a number of years for Cockhill Celtic and earned a move to Finn Harps in 2015.However, Friel left in July 2015, to join Institute after becoming frustrated with the lack of game time he was getting at Finn Park. Friel was a talented boxer in his teenage years and recently decided to throw his hat back into the ring.Illies Golden Gloves Boxing Club posted the following on their Facebook page,“Congratulations to Garbhán Friel on winning the Ulster Novice Intermediate title at the Dockworkers Club, Belfast on Friday night.”Friel has now left Institute FC – and could be on his way back to Cockhill Celtic as they look to retain their USL crown. FORMER HARPS STRIKER WINS ULSTER BOXING INTERMEDIATE TITLE IN BELFAST was last modified: January 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BelfastboxingCockhill Celtic FCGarbhan FrielIntermediateTitlelast_img read more

Cardinals take care of step one by sweeping Padres

first_img St. Louis quickly moved past overmatched San Diego, advancing to the NL championship series for the second straight season and fourth time in six years after finishing a division series sweep Saturday night. “We’ve got a great club,” Carpenter said during a brief break from dousings. “We’ve got to continue to play the way we’ve been playing in this series to continue to move on. We’ve got some quality guys here. We played quality games. We went out and swung the bats early.” SAN DIEGO – Chris Carpenter stood soaked with champagne in the St. Louis clubhouse as he reeled off everything the Cardinals are doing right this postseason. They jumped to big leads in all three first-round games against San Diego. Carpenter and the other starters were superb and the bullpen sealed it each time. The defense turned enough double plays that the Padres never found any kind of offensive groove. This St. Louis team has long considered itself a World Series contender, especially hungry for another shot at winning it all after being swept by the Boston Red Sox for the championship last October. Only two members of the Cardinals have rings: Reggie Sanders with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 and David Eckstein in 2002 with the Angels. Both played key roles in Saturday’s 7-4 win at Petco Park, where the Padres and their sellout crowd had little chance of slowing the Cardinals. St. Louis has carried the success from its major league-best 100-62 regular-season record right into the next phase. The 37-year-old Sanders, in the postseason for the fifth time in six years, set an NLDS record with 10 RBIs. He hit a grand slam and drove in an NLDS-record six runs in an 8-5 Game 1 victory, then added two-run doubles in each of the next two games. Afterward, his teammates chanted “MVP! MVP!” and “Reggie! Reggie!” through the clubhouse. center_img “In a short series, that’s kind of what you look for,” manager Tony La Russa said. “You get a hot hitter or two, a hot pitcher or two, you swing the games. He was big in each game. I don’t think he had a meaningless RBI. … One of the things we believe about our club is that we have a bunch of guys that are prime-timers. They’re not afraid to take big at-bats. He’s one of them.” The personable Eckstein, who stands all of 5-foot-7 and weighs only 165 pounds, hit a two-run homer that just cleared the left-field fence in the second – his first career postseason home run in 22 games. Sanders’ bases-loaded, two-run double came four batters later, and just like that the Cardinals had taken a 5-0 lead and knocked former teammate Woody Williams out of the game after 1 2-3 innings and 53 pitches. “It was very important for us to go out there and set the tone early and find a way to get a win,” Eckstein said. “Every game can change momentum. Especially after we had that lead, you definitely don’t want to lose that lead because in that situation you could end up all of a sudden they come back, then it’s a whole new ballgame tomorrow.” While St. Louis players calmly walked off the field as if having just completed a regular-season series sweep, the Cardinals let loose in the visitor’s clubhouse a few minutes later with a crazy party. Some players got bubbly poured down the back of their uniform pants. They figured they’d earned the chance for a wild, albeit brief, celebration. Everybody involved insisted it wouldn’t last long before the Cardinals would return to getting ready for whoever is next. Their opponent was decided Sunday, when Houston advanced to the NLCS with a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves in 18 innings. The Cardinals and Astros will play in the NLCS for the second straight year beginning Wednesday at Busch Stadium. “I think we all know what we need to do and it’s just having a little fun while we’re getting there,” second baseman Mark Grudzielanek said. The Cardinals never trailed in the first round, and now they will have home-field advantage for the NLCS, though the way they are playing it hardly seems to matter. Carpenter will go in Game 1 after pitching six shutout innings in the opener against San Diego. Mark Mulder, the Game 2 winner, is still nursing a bruised left biceps he sustained on a line drive by Joe Randa and it’s unclear when he will pitch. La Russa acknowledged he started thinking about the next round before Saturday’s game, brainstorming how he would set the rotation depending whether the Cardinals played the Braves or Astros. “I was thinking it was too superstitious to think about it, but now we can,” La Russa said. The Cardinals certainly appear to have the talent for another run at a ring. They can beat opponents with pitching, defense, home runs and hit-and-runs. What did they prove with their first-round sweep? “That we’re a good team,” Grudzielanek said with a grin. “It’s a great experience for anybody to be involved in something like this. It just doesn’t come around too often. Fortunately we have an opportunity to get back where we were last year, and that’s our mission.” 160Want 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_imgWEDNESDAY 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. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. 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 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, 10 a.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. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. 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. 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. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. 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 Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Catherine Tedeski at (661) 273-7296. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY 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. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. 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 a mixer and karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided for a nominal charge. Reservations must be made by noon Friday. Call (661) 267-2586. 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 J&J Social and Travel Club will meet, 12:30 p.m. at Don Cucos Mexican Restaurant, 1106 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Friday. 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 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. 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 at (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. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. 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. 160Want 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