Dear Editor,Webster’s Dictionary has chosen TOXIC as the 2018 Word of the Year. Local Government Elections (LGE) 2018 dramatically pronounced the AFC and its leaders TOXIC everywhere in Guyana. Not only did the AFC do badly in the overall LGE 2018, they were toxic even in the towns and villages where their leaders were born and grew up. Nowhere were the results more alarming for the AFC than in Region 6, which had become a sort of bastion for the AFC and is the region, where most of the visible leaders of the AFC were born and grew up. In this region, the AFC secured less than 0.1 per cent of the votes. In Port Mourant, where the AFC had a pocket of support in 2015, they barely secured 0.3 per cent, even less than an independent candidate who beat them in this constituency. In Whim, the AFC and its pompous “elder Statesman”, Moses Nagamootoo, was totally rejected and repudiated, just as they were across Guyana.The AFC made Whim a referendum, insisting that Whim wants the AFC, and not the PPP to represent them. Moses Nagamootoo’s vanity transformed the Whim LGE into a referendum for Whim to choose between him and Bharat Jagdeo. Moses went to Whim the night before the election, holding a rally, emphasizing the AFC’s claim of supremacy and laying his claim of being Whim’s choice, not Bharat Jagdeo. But Whim unequivocally used the power of the X to overwhelmingly reject the AFC and to repudiate Nagamootoo. In stark contrast, Whim showed its unreserved support and love for the PPP and Bharat Jagdeo.Nagamootoo descended on Whim on Sunday, November 11, with a convoy of security and assistants, totaling 13 vehicles; spent more than an hour attacking Bharat Jagdeo, Leslie Ramsammy, Zulphikar Mustapha and Dr Ramaya. He listed major achievements of the APNU/AFC – first “Seeta went to Auchlyne School and the children wanted a water dispenser and Seeta gave them an electric water dispenser with hot and cold water” and, second, “Seeta went to Auchlyne School and the children wanted a copying machine and Seeta gave them a copying machine”. Sad, after three and a half years this was the sum total of his Government’s achievement, according to Nagamootoo’s speech.Only a raging narcissist would risk his reputation by making any election a referendum on himself. The siren-blazing Prime Minister completely ignored the many things that worry people in Whim and across Guyana. He ignored the threat of his government for dramatic increases in property taxes, the poor health services, the GPL blackouts, the increasing taxes, the closure of sugar estates and loss of employment, non-payment of severance for sugar workers, the increasing cost of living, spiraling crime, crippling illicit drugs in the communities, etc. He ignored the obnoxious growth of corruption and the rise of dictatorship. Instead, for Nagamootoo, the most important LGE 2018 issue for Whim and the country was his coronation, over Bharat Jagdeo. His obsession over Jagdeo, his hate for people he deems Jagdeo’s acolytes, made him come to Whim instructing people to use their X to prove he is number 1.Whim-Bloomfield used the power of their X and unequivocally rejected and repudiated both Nagamootoo and the AFC. It is a total rejection when even the people you claimed signed as backers for your party did not vote for you. None of the individual candidates for the AFC in the various constituencies in WhIm-Bloomfield even garner enough votes to equal the number of backers they needed to become candidates in the elections. The Whim voters proved the police, a Judge and GECOM wrong – the AFC did fraudulently use people’s names as backers. The AFC did not win a single constituency or a single PR seat in Whim-Bloomfield. It was a total annihilation for the AFC and Nagamootoo in Whim. His own relatives and the people he grew up with rejected him.It is a devastating blow to Nagamootoo. The man who once walked with Cheddi surrendered his advantage of being a home-village hero when he betrayed the people and joined the PNC in fighting Cheddi’s party, the PPP. For the people of Whim, Nagamootoo was not a home-village son of renown, but a man who betrayed them, who is a traitor. They saw a man who was only interested in himself, they saw his pomposity and his burning ambition to be President, even if he has to betray them. Whim nailed the political coffin of Nagamootoo by resoundingly voting against him and the AFC, using their X to serenade the PPP and Jagdeo.Sincerely,Zulfikar Mustapha
Legendary Morris Dorley.-The story of legendary singer Morris DorleyBack in the early 1960s, Liberian Broadcasting Corporation and top hangout spots like the Ducor Hotel ballroom primarily kept their fans entertained with foreign music, creating a situation that made Liberian music unfamiliar and unpopular.This forced bands like ‘Melody 8 Dance Band’ of J. Richard Snetter’s to focus on performing foreign hit songs back then. However, this limited their ability to record their own songs. But things changed when Morris Dorley came to the limelight with the song “Grand Gedeh Oh! Oh!”The song became an instant hit, virtually a national anthem, and was performed during the 1969 birthday celebration of President Tubman. Producing his own song, Dorley became the first Liberian artist to have performed at a presidential event.FameA native of Bomi County and a Gola by tribe, Dorley fought against all odds and became the first Liberian musician to break away from the influence of American songs and record ‘Afro-Liberian’ music.Veteran music producer Charles Snetter, who was a longtime close friend of Morris Dorley, described him as the “forgotten father of Liberia’s music industry.” Both friends started to know each other in Caldwell, a township in the outskirt of Monrovia.Charles Snetter added that if it were not because of Morris Dorley’s bravery to break away from foreign music, there could have been no huge demand for Liberian music like it is done nowadays.“Although Dorley may have been forgotten, he led the movement that made Liberia music loved by its own people. He laid the foundation for others to follow. Indeed Dorley inspired a lot of musicians who came after him, whether female or male. His music was soulful and touching. Lyrics on point. And he was a musical genius and good performer who always thrilled his audience. He was a regular person who lived a simple life,” Mr. Snetter said.Zack Robert of the defunct 1980 hit group Zack and Geebah, said: “Dorley was the precursor for many of us and even today’s generational Liberian artists.“He laid the foundation of which we came and benefit from. He was more than a talented guy. He was a musical genius. He was a person who knew good music and what is soulful to the ear,” Zack said.Born in 1946, according to oral history, Morris Dorley discovered his musical talent when he started to learn how to play a traditional guitar. After moving to Caldwell, he began pursuing his musical career. The talented singer released a little over six LP compilations, which include the hit singles “Who Are You Baby”, “Osia” and “Voinjama,”—two bangers that rock every corner of the country and cemented his status as a godfather of Liberian music.However, this was not Dorley stopping point. The legendary singer when on to gain international recognition in the West Africa sub-region when he performed the song “Who Are You Baby,” at FESTAC 77 and won an award for it.According to music pundits, the sub-region got to start liking Liberian music after Dorley performed his Who Are You Baby song. Pundits added it opened the ears of citizens of the sub-region to new songs and a style of music that was hard to resist.“Upon introduction, he could immediately form a coherent mental image from which he would spontaneously compose a song to accurately describe that person. This instantaneous song composition was his unique talent,” veteran radio personality George Kiadii Kiadii said of Morris Dorley.“Frankly speaking, Dorley was truly talented and gifted, with that enchanting music voice that was pleasant to the earth. At FESTAC 77, he overshadowed all the big African artists who attended the event with his performance. That clearly showed how talented he was,” Mr. Snetter said. “It was through him that Liberian music became exported to the sub-region and the rest of the world.”Career missesUnfortunately, despite the fame and international recognition, Dorley was not able to capitalize on it to have a successful monetized music career. Although he made some money from his work, Dorley suffered a lot from serious financial circumstances since he was usually exploited.Mr. Snetter explained that Dorley’s financial struggles came about as a result of not willing to have a management team or manager to negotiate fair and favorable contracts on his behalf.“His financial woes led him to become an alcoholic and later on a street singer. He never trusted anybody to manage him but rather drop in the boxes, which has to do with pocket change. Worst of all, he sold his intellectual property rights just for anything, so he found it difficult after retiring from music to make money. Since he was not educated and never wanted a manager, producers exploited him a lot by paying him to make music for them.According to a post from blogger Mulubah quoting acclaimed music producer Toniah Williams, she explained that Dorley never trusted or accepted management.“He was not formally educated, so he did not understand the proper role of a manager, which is to negotiate a better contract for the artist and for promotional purposes. Instead, counter-intuitively, Dorley would demand payment before appearing on a radio station for a live interview, even when the free publicity would have undoubtedly been beneficial to his career.“Understandably, many radio personalities refused to acquiesce to these demands, to the ultimate detriment of Dorley’s career. For purely personal reasons, Dorley chose not to retain a manager,” blogger Berenice Mulubah quotes Mr. William in a social media.Despite Dorley’s numerous mistake, on some occasions, his musical colleagues and friends would step in to make sure he received his fair share. The legendary Dorley died of alcoholism.“The sad thing is Dorley died poor. Not just poor but as an alcoholic,” Mr. Snetter said.Although Morris Dorley died poor, there is hope:his family can still claim the intellectual property of his music; thus helping them to make money from his work.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– Advertisement – Elijah Ema has been named captain of Philadelphia Lone Star (PLS) FC Under-23s side for the upcoming 2019 United Premier Soccer League season.A graduate of the club academy, Ema was named captain by head coach Bobby Alion Tuesday, April 9, 2019. According to the club, Ema has been phenomenal for the Under-23s the past two seasons finishing as the team’s top scorer in 2017 and 2018.In 2017, he led the Under-23s in goals and they nearly qualified for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but lost away to Lansdowne Bhoys FC in the third qualifying round after dispatching Salone FC 3-1 and United German Hungarians 3-2 in the previous two qualifying rounds.During the 2018 season, Ema led the Under-23s in goals again in their inaugural season in the UPSL where they qualified for the Northeast American Division playoffs, but lost in the final.Ema will captain his team for the first time this season on Saturday, April 13th when the Under-23s welcome Mass United FC of Massachusetts in their 2019 UPSL Northeast Pro-premier Season Opener.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Captain Elijah Ema will captain his team for the first time this season on Saturday, April 13th when the Under-23s welcome Mass United FC
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The monthly Alberta Junior ‘B’ Hockey ‘Road to the Provincials’ was released this week.The rankings are based on the winning percentages of all 53 teams in Alberta’s five Junior ‘B’ hockey leagues. The Fort St. John Huskies and Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks are the only two B.C.-based teams that compete in Alberta Junior ‘B’, and play in the Northwest Junior Hockey League.The Huskies are currently in second place in the NWJHL standings with 44 points after last weekends action where they went 1-0-2. Provincially, the Dogs dropped one spot to sixth in the rankings with a winning percentage of .758. The Wainwright Bisons still have a firm hold on the top spot with a winning percentage of .935. Fellow NWJHL rivals the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks, North Peace Navigators and Grande Prairie JDA Kings are all in the top 20 of the rankings.- Advertisement –“I look at the rankings and only use them to gauge what is out there,” said General Manager Jeremy Clothier. “We haven’t been our best lately but we still have a chance to be #1 in our league so that is the goal at the moment. Finish first and get a bye in the first round of the playoffs.”The winners of each league will advance to Provincials along with the host Huskies, which takes place from March 29th to April 1st.
Wright, of St. Petersburg, Fla., trains in Las Vegas. Hopkins, a partner in Golden Boy Promotions, was there playing host to the Golden Boy-promoted welterweight title fight between “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Luis Collazo, won by Mosley. Hopkins, 42, held at least onepiece of the middleweight championship for 10 years before he lost all four belts via split decision to Jermain Taylor in July 2005. It was somewhat controversial in that most ringside observers had Hopkins winning. Taylor again emerged victorious via narrow unanimous decision in a rematch fivemonths later. But six months after that, last June, Hopkins moved up to light heavyweight and beat people’s champion Antonio Tarver with a lopsided decision. Hopkins announced his retirement. But it didn’t last long. “It’s going to be an interesting showdown,” Schaefer said. “It’s Bernard fighting another big fight. For him, it’s fighting one of the best fighters again, one who hasn’t lost in a long time. For Winky, a win over Hopkins, think what what would do. Then he would actually be the only fighter who fought and won against the three guys Oscar lost to. So, it is a very interesting fight. A very big fight.” Wright has two wins over Mosley and a win over Felix Trinidad Jr. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, said Wednesday that Hopkins and Winky Wright have signed contracts to fight each other July21 at a site to be determined. “It’s signed, sealed and delivered,” Schaefer said. “We signed it (Saturday) in Las Vegas. Different sites are interested. Las Vegas is interested.” Bernard Hopkins, one of the great middleweights in boxing history, recently announced that he wanted to come out of a short retirement. Speculation immediately began as to whom he would fight. Now, the speculation is over. De La Hoya has losses to Mosley, Trinidad and Hopkins. Wright, 35, is the former junior middleweight champion and currently a top-ranked middleweight. He has not lost since 1999. Wright and Hopkins will meet at a catch-weight of 170 pounds, two pounds over the super middleweight limit. Hopkins, of Philadelphia, is 47-4-1 with 32 knockouts. Wright is 51-3-1 with 25 knockouts. Also: Manny Pacquaio was honored as fighter of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America, while his trainer, Freddie Roach, was the trainer of the year. Pacquaio won three times in 2006, stopping Erik Morales in two of the fights. Roach was in the corner for all three fights for the 130-pounder from the Philippines. The 122-pound bout in France between Somsak Sithchatchawal and Mahyar Monshipour last March 18 was named fight of the year. Muhammad Ali was honored by the BWAA with the Pat Putnam Award for Perseverance. Other award winners included HBO’s Larry Merchant for long and meritorious service, and Showtime’s Steve Albert for broadcast excellence. Publicists Lee Samuels and Ricardo Jimenez of Top Rank shared the Marvin Kohn Good Guy award. The awards will be presented at the 82nd BWAA annual dinner in June in New York. … Israel Vazquez will defend his WBC super bantamweight championship against Rafael Marquez on March 3 at Home Depot Center in Carson. Vazquez will take a 41-3 record with 31 knockouts into the bout against Marquez (39-14-3, 23 knockouts). The title defense will be the third for Vazquez, who has won nine in a row including seven knockouts. He’s coming off a 10th-round knockout of Jhonny Gonzalez last September. Marquez, the IBF bantamweight champ, has won 15 straight, including 12knockouts. Vazquez, a native of Mexico City, lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Cudahy. Marquez lives in Mexico City. Also on the card, IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (26-0, 21 KOs) faces Victor Burgos (39-14-3, 23 KOs). Associated Press contributed email@example.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Alex Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United © AFP/File / Andrew YATESLONDON, United Kingdom, May 10 – Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino said they were delighted that former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following surgery on a brain haemorrhage.United announced on Wednesday that Ferguson no longer needed intensive care following his emergency operation at the weekend and would continue rehabilitation as an inpatent. “His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery,” said a statement from the club.Before the club issued their update about the 76-year-old’s condition, current boss Jose Mourinho spoke positively about his hopes for Ferguson’s recovery.Gestures of support continue for the Scot, who retired in 2013 after guiding United to 13 Premier League titles as well as five FA Cups and the Champions League twice.United are reportedly considering a gesture of support for Ferguson at their final Premier League match of the season, at home to Watford on Sunday.Tottenham manager Pochettino said he would try to to visit Ferguson after his side secured a top-four finish and Manchester City boss Guardiola said he was “so happy” to hear Ferguson was out of intensive care.“I am so pleased, so happy,” said Pochettino. “If I have time I will visit him, he is a massive personality in football and he is a fantastic person. I am so happy for him and all the people that love him.”Eric Cantona also joined the words of support for the recovery for his former manager, appearing in a short video clip posted on Twitter.The former France striker proved a pivotal signing when Ferguson bought him from Leeds in 1992 as United went on to win the inaugural Premier League title.“This friend of mine, he is not doing too well,” Cantona said in a video on Eurosport’s official Twitter feed captioned “The Commissioner of Football”.“He is like a mentor to me, he nurtured me, he never judged me. He is such a fighter, he will pull through. It is Fergie time, and you will win. You always do.”United midfielder Michael Carrick, who is due to make his final appearance for the club on Sunday, wrote on Twitter: “Amazing to hear such positive news.”Wales manager and former winger Ryan Giggs said the warmth of the response from around the world showed the esteem in which Ferguson was held.“No matter who you support you’ve got to recognise what he’s done for the game. Like everyone I was shocked to hear the news. I was with him just a couple of weeks ago at a dinner,” Giggs told Britain’s Press Association.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
An enviable line-up of Irish traditional musicians and tutors will be taking classes as part of the first Scoil Gheimridh Ghaoth Dobhair.Whether you’re a musician, singer, dancer or Irish language enthusiast, the Scoil has workshops, concerts, lectures as well as film and family events to suit everyone.Tuition is available in flute, fiddle, guitar, bodhrán, accordian and uilleann pipes, sean-nós dancing and arts and crafts. Tickets are now available and it is advised to book early as there are limited places.Scoil Gheimridh takes place from Saturday December 27th 20-4 until Jan 1st 2015. AN CHÉAD SCOIL GHEIMRIDH GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:Scoil Gheimridh Ghaoth Dobhair
It’s not often that the Camp Nou has something more important to look at than the football unfolding in front of them, but that’s exactly what happened on Saturday night against Sevilla, as all eyes were focused on the touchline.There, Lionel Messi lay in anguish as the club’s medical team tended to his right arm. The number 10 fell awkwardly early into the first half of Barcelona’s top of the table encounter, and from the writhing nature of his reaction – not common from the Argentinean, who likes to get up, dust himself off and get on with it – it was clear that there was cause for concern.The substitution finally came with 22 minutes on the clock.Messi had only played 16 of them. Still, it was time enough for him to assist the opener, score the second, and provoke perhaps the most efficiently earned standing ovation from the Camp Nou ever when he was finally withdrawn. Suarez finally got the goal he deserved, making it 3-0 just after the hour mark tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Satisfied with an excellent all-round showing from the veteran – and no doubt aware that he needs to keep the key player sharp ahead of two huge games – coach Ernesto Valverde withdrew Suárez to a standing ovation in the 80th minute, his job well done.“Suárez proved you shouldn’t doubt him,” Catalunya Radio commentator Ricard Torquemada judged. “The only person with the personality to step up with Messi gone is Suárez,” his colleague Jordi Borda concluded.Personality is certainly not something the attacker lacks. But the way Suárez rolled back the years and showed an effectiveness on Saturday that has been absent for some time gives Barça a much more tangible reason for optimism as they enter a key period without their talisman. Barcelona saw out the victory and went top of La Liga, but Messi’s expected three week absence is a significant cause for concern in a huge week for the Catalans. On Wednesday they host Internazionale in a key Champions League clash, while next Sunday it’s time for the main event – El Clásico against a wounded Real Madrid with a coach likely fighting for his job.Losing Messi at such a big moment is always a worry, but with the Argentinean often being the only difference between a mediocre and passable Barça for some time now, it feels particularly significant. Long gone are the days of the MSN frontline with three players hitting world class figures in front of goal – his 12 strikes this season are more than double the figure registered by the next-best performing goalscorers in the squad.There is a vacuum to be filled – not only in terms of numbers but also presence.However, the answer to who is capable of stepping up may just have turned up on Saturday.With perfect timing, Luis Suárez produced his best performance for Barça in a long time – showing the balance of goal threat, relentless effort and creative spark that he married so well at his peak but has been missing of late. 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Not going on international duty during the most-recent break appears to have done him some good after a long summer involving taxing World Cup duty.His fast-thinking to move the ball quickly in the area contributed to the move that created Barcelona’s opener, while a brilliant, cutting ball with his back to goal assisted Messi for the second. Again, the pass was sharp, leaving Sevilla with no time to think after losing the ball in midfield.Encouragingly for the La Liga leaders, with Messi off the pitch the number nine’s influence only grew further.Another sublime ball just before the break – this time hit on the bounce over the top of the Sevilla defence – freed Ousmane Dembelé, and the Frenchman should have done far better with what he was served.For a long period, the striker was everywhere, dropping back to link up with Dembelé or Philippe Coutinho, urging moves on with forward-thinking link-up play, then surging into the area to try and get on the end of a return ball. The only thing he lacked was a goal – particularly important to a centre-forward who had only managed three in his first eight league games.That goal eventually arrived just after the hour mark, when yet another smart run got the better of Sevilla’s backline as well as keeper Tomáš Vaclík, who could only bring the forward down and concede a penalty. The spot-kick was taken with authority befitting the rest of his performance, and the Camp Nou duly rewarded their surrogate leader with chants of “Uruguayan, Uruguayan”. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap
Daniel O’Donnell hopes a visitor’s centre named after him will breath new life into Dungloe.The town has suffered from the recession like many other Irish towns with the closure of many businesses and its two hotels.But the millionaire singer hopes the centre, which opens on May 6th, will help to revamp the area. The 50 year old entertainer was speaking as he visited the new centre for the first time.“Like many others towns in Ireland, Dungloe has taken a hit in recent times.“Every area needs to bring something to it. I saw the visitor’s centre the last day and it was great for me to see.“It looked like the town is having a rebirth, even with this, and I hope this will bring a bit of new life to the town,” he said. The man behind the Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centre has revealed that there is already huge interest in the plan.Pat ‘Nora’ Gallagher said there’s not question thousands of people will flock to the centre from this summer.There has already been enquiries from Ulster Bus Tours who arrange large tours.“A lot of people often fail to realise just how popular Daniel is. He has just played his 3,200th show and has been seen by more than one and a half million people.“There is a lot of interest in the centre and hopefully that will be reflected in the number of visitors who come to Dungloe and to Donegal to see the centre,” he said. Admission to the visitors centre will be €5 and Mr Gallagher says it will be “a real a to z of Daniel’s life.”“It will have more than 30 gold discs, Daniel’s wedding suit, the red This Is Your Life book, a video on his life and numerous other items,” he added.The centre will even have a small restaurant called Daniel’s Bistro.“We’re looking forward to a great day on the opening and hopefully Daniel will sing s few tunes,” said Pat Nora. DANIEL HOPES VISITOR’S CENTRE WILL GIVE DUNGLOE NEW LEASE OF LIFE was last modified: April 9th, 2012 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:daniel o’donnellvisitor’s centre
FRIDAY Fun After Forty ballroom dance group will not meet due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 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. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY 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, 5:30 p.m. at Foxy’s Southwestern Restaurant, 46643 60th St. W., 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 (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. 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. 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 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 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 J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games snack night, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 (661) 946-5222. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District board room, 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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