yuma visitors bureau

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What's winging your way
Happenings in Yuma, Arizona
Now & this weekend
+ Week of December 6 
+ Upcoming - November & December
+ Upcoming - 2011
+ Continuing and weekly

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Greetings!

This email is being provided by the Yuma Visitors Bureau as a free public service to you.  We are sharing these listings by permission of Lisa Rammelt, who compiles the information from the Yuma Sun; www.yumasun.com; www.yumacalendar.org; www.eventsinyuma.com; www.yumaciviccenter.com/events.htm; www.yumaheritage.com; www.yumachamber.org; www.yuma.com; www.yumafair.com/calendar/index.html;Yuma Art Center, 373-5202; and other sources.

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NOW & THIS WEEKEND (December 4-5)
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Saturday, December 4, 9:00am-4:00pm - Gigantic Yard Sale at Arizona Market Place, 3351 S Ave 4E. Cost is $20.00 per spot. Bring your gently used merchandise to the market and make money for the Holidays. Lots of room and people can have a 1-stop shopping spree!

Saturday, December 4, 9:00am-4:00pm - Model Airplane Fly-In at the Airfield at Blaisdell, off Highway 95, 5 miles north of Yuma. Food concessions will be provided by Club Scout Pack 55. www.yumaaeromodelers.com or call Russ at 405-781-7233. Admission is $3 for those age 16 and over. Kids admitted free.

Saturday, December 4, 9:30am registration - High School Cook-Off to encourage healthy heating, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Awards and lunch will follow the competition at 12:30pm.

Saturday, December 4, 9:30am-5:00pm - Big Book Sale at Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive. Buy one book, get one free; includes all books, tapes, CDs of equal or lesser value.

Saturday, December 4, 10:00am-3:00pm - Yuma Little League Registrations at 2750 S. Pacific Avenue, NW corner of Pacific and Palo Verde.

Saturday, December 4, 11:00am-3:00pm - Rachel Determan Memorial Rib Cook-Off at Yuma Catholic HS. Tickets are $10 at YCHS or at the gate.

Saturday, December 4, 11:00am-noon - Community Change Project fundraiser at Outback Steakhouse, 328 E. 16th Street, to benefit families in need. Tickets are $20 and meal includes Drovers Platter, Caesar salad, Aussie chips, soft drinks,and one Bloomin Onion per table.

Saturday, December 4, noon-1:00pm - The Yuma County Library District is recruiting Storytime Volunteers to read to children at various times during open hours at the Christmas Village at Yuma Quartermaster Depot, December 10-30. If you love kids and enjoy performing or reading aloud, this is the opportunity for you! Both English and bilingual volunteers are needed. All volunteers must attend this one-hour training session at the Visitors Information Center, 201 N 4th Avenue. Coffee and light refreshments will be served courtesy of Starbucks. For more information, please call the Main Library's Youth Services Department at (928) 373-6468.

Saturday, December 4, 1:00pm - Diane Hunt from Irresistible Interiors will present "Feng Shui and the Wow Factor" at the Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive. Learn how this Eastern philosophical approach to design can be used to create sensational modern interiors. There is no charge to attend; however, seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday, December 4, 1:00pm - See a movie at Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road. "Santa Buddies" When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt and the world begins to forget the true meaning of the season, it's up to Puppy Paws and his newfound Buddies to save Christmas. (G) Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Foothills Library. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the Foothills Library at (928) 342-1640.

Saturday, December 4, 1:00pm - View the film "It's A Wonderful Life", An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. The movie will be shown in the Story time Room in the Children's Department at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 373-6468.

Saturday, December 4, 2:00 and 7:00pm - Yuma Ballet Theatre presents "The Nutcracker" at Snider Auditorium, 400 S. 6th Ave. VIP tickets are $20; adults, $15; seniors, students, kids, military $12.

Saturday, December 4, 7:00pm - The Music Department of Arizona Western College would like to invite the community to their Christmas Concerts, "Gloria in excelsis Deo" at Christ Lutheran Church. Featured in the concerts are the Yuma Youth Choir, directed by Shirley C. Ehler, and the Chamber Singers and Yuma Chorale, directed by Brent Rogers. A $5 donation is requested.

Saturday, December 4, 9:00am-4:00pm - Fly Yuma 2010 R/C Fun Fly at Hwy 95 & Fortuna, Admission Cost is Run Way Parking Donation. Yuma Aeromodelers Proudly Present Fly Yuma 2010, held at the RC, Radio Control, Model airport in the North foothills, welcomes all winter visitors and local fun seekers. Come and enjoy Flying, Modeling and Camaraderie.  Food concessions and swap meet for RC hobby Items. Visit the Web Site at http://www.yumaaeromodelers.com  for Map and Club Information. For other Information contact Russ Verbael (406) 781-7233 or Palmer Hundtoft (928) 502-0386.

Saturday, December 4-Friday,December 17 - Harvest Preparatory Academy is selling Christmas trees at the main campus, 350 E. 18th Street. Trees are 4' to 10' and cost $27-$68. More info from Minerva Flores, 782-2052.

Saturday, December 4, 7:00-10:00pm - "Casual Affair" performs Latin to the classics at Yuma's Main Squeeze, downtown 251 S. Main Street.

Sunday, December 5, 1:00-3:00pm - Yuma Catholic High School Open House at the school, with information on enrollment, entrance exams, curriculum and more. More info from Julie Sierra, 317-7902.

Sunday, December 5, 2:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Los Amigos RV Resort, 10330 N. Frontage Road. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

Sunday, December 5, 7:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Araby Acres, 6649 E. 32nd St. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

Now through December 24 - Crossroads Mission is collecting gently used or new shoes for the homeless. Make donations at Big 5 Sporting Goods, Boot Barn, Foothills Shoes, and JC Penney.

Now until supplies run out:  Yuma's Own 78-CRIME Stoppers are selling a 4 oz. Mini Holiday Fancy Box of See's Chocolates for only $6.00 each. Each box is individually wrapped and comes in a green holiday style box, embossed with a gold bow. This makes the perfect little gift to hand out all by itself or as a special side to gifts. All proceeds from the purchase of these wonderful little gift boxes will go directly to the 78 Crime Stoppers non-profit organization.  Pick-up locations, while supplies last: Sheltra Insurance, 670 E 32nd St, Suite 12, Phone 317-1212; and Tangle Tamers, 2447 S 4th Ave., Phone 341-0061

YCT Season Tickets are now available online at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org for "White Christmas", "Catch me if you Can", and "The Full Monty".

The Salvation Army seeks volunteer bell ringers for its holiday Red Kettle Campaign.  For information call The Salvation Army at 928-783-0181.

The Fall/Winter Activity Guide is available online at www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec or at the Park and Rec department office in City Hall.

NEXT WEEK - December 6-Dec 12
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It's almost here! Don't miss the spectacular "Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade" Friday, December 10th at 6 p.m. The theme this year is "Storybook Express" - Hundreds of floats take part in this evening light parade that winds through the Historic North End. You will have the opportunity to see Santa up close before he heads to the Magical Christmas Villageat the Quartermaster Depot.


Monday, December 6, 1:00-4:00pm - Ethical Issues in Mental Health Services for Culturally Diverse Communities Workshop at AWC E-Center. Cost is $39.00. Earn 3 clock hours of Continuing Education toward Behavioral Health Ethics. Facilitator- Troy L. Love, LCSW, PHR Courageous Journeys-Counseling & Consulting Services. More info from carmen.madero@azwestern.edu or 928-317-6186.  More courses and workshops available here: www.azwestern.edu/workshops

Monday, December 6, 5:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. Browse our books on the Holidays. (PG)

Tuesday, December 7, 9:00am-1:00pm - Welcome Back Winter Visitor Bash on Main Street downtown.

Tuesday, December 7, 4:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "Inception" (2010) In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a job.  Browse our books on dreams. (PG-13)

Tuesday, December 7, 4:30pm - Cookie Walk, 4:30-6:30pm; Winter Concert 6:30pm at Crane Middle School, features bands from Gary Knox Elementary, Mesquite Elementary and Crane Middle School. Cookies are $10 per box, Concert admission is free.

Tuesday, December 7, 6:00-8:00pm - Exclusive after-hours holiday shopping gala at Assistance League of Yuma Thrift Shop, 1054 S. 4th Avenue, includes glitz, glamour, hors de'oeuvres, and door prizes.  $5 admission tickets available at the thrift shop or by calling 783-4849.

Tuesday, December 7, 6:30-7:30pm - Bring your family out for an evening walk, 2-4 miles or so in the West Wetlands Park. Bring a flash light and water. Strollers and dogs welcome. I will bring my sweetie Yellow. Walk off those Christmas Treats! www.yumadesertrunners.com

Tuesday, December 7, 6:30pm - Yuma County Republican Women Christmas dinner party at Putter Inn. Tickets are $11, plus a gift to exchange. Call Donna at 314-4861.

Tuesday, December 7, 7:00pm, continuing weekly - Rail Roadrunners of Yuma invite model railroading enthusiasts to their weekly meetings at Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Highway 95. More info from Margin at 345-0486.

Tuesday, December 7, 7:00pm, continuing weekly - Live Hosted team trivia at The Hangar, inside Yuma Landing, 4th Ave @ 2nd Street. Teams of any number are invited to play. Come early to enjoy dinner from the Yuma Landing menu.

Tuesday, December 7, 7:00pm - Yuma Community Theater holds open auditions for the musical "The Full Monty" at Gila Ridge HS "Create" building. The cast is comprised of men and women ages 22 and up. More info from Ed Robinson at (928) 261-3502. www.YumaCommunityTheater.org

Wednesday, December 8, 3:30-5:00pm, continuing til Dec. 15 - Tweens, ages 10-12, invited to Heritage Library, 350 S. 3rd Avenue for games, t-shirts, martial arts, snacks.

Wednesday, December 8, 6:00-8:00pm - Free Spaghetti meals at Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall, 417 S. 15th Avenue. To donate or volunteer, call Matt at 783-9099 or unitmatt@aol.com

Thursday, December 9, 7:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Del Pueblo Tennis and RV, 14794 S. Ave 3E. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

Thursday, December 9, 7:00pm - Riders in the Sky "Christmas the Cowboy Way" at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street. Tickets go on sale June 4th. Season tickets are $109; single tickets are $21. Presented by Yuma Visitors Bureau, purchase tickets at www.yumashowtickets.com  or by calling 928-373-5202.

Thursday, December 9, 7:00pm - Yuma Community Theater holds open auditions for the musical "The Full Monty" at 301 Main Street, downtown. The cast is comprised of men and women ages 22 and up. More info from Ed Robinson at (928) 261-3502. www.YumaCommunityTheater.org

Friday, December 10, 5:00-8:00pm - Kick off the holidays with Yuma Fine Arts! Pre-parade Tailgate Party in the Art Center, 254 S. Main Street then watch the Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade from your own reserved seat curbside. Enjoy hot dogs and brats (cash bar)inside, then outside we'll serve you cookies and hot chocolate while you watch the parade. We'll also have our annual holiday baskets show & sale with a silent auction that goes through December 18th. Tickets are $20. www.yumafinearts.org 928-329-6607

Friday, December 10, 6:00pm - "The Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade" The theme this year is "Storybook Express" - choose your favorite story and bring it to life on your parade float. Hundreds of floats take part in this evening light parade that winds through the Historic North End. It will end in the parking lot of the Pivot Point Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the floats up close before heading to the Quartermaster Depot for the unveiling of the Christmas Village and Festival of Lights. www.visityuma.com

Friday, December 10 thru December 30 - The Quartermaster Depot, 4th Avenue north of 1st Street, is being turned into a magical Christmas village complete with playhouses depicting various stores, a gingerbread house, Santa's Workshop, historic Yuma homes and attractions and thousands of lights. A complete calendar of events at this venue will include skating activities, lessons, hockey games, along with pageants, concerts and holiday related classes. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. www.visityuma.com

Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 - Yuma Community Theater presents Irving Berlin's musical "White Christmas" at Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th Street. Fri/Sat, 7:00pm; Sat/Sun, 2:00pm. Tickets available at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org

Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 - Ballet Yuma's presentation of The Nutcracker  will feature outstanding professional guest artists, Ballet Yuma's Company dancers and a host of student dancers, when it hits the stage at Snider Auditorium, 400 S 6th Ave. The reserved seating tickets, available at Dillard's in the Yuma Palms Regional Center, are $12, $17, and $22 for adults, and there is a discount of $4 off the adult prices for children 12 and under.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.  Fri/Sat at 7:00pm; Sat/Sun at 2:00pm.

Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 - Americana Indian Art and Jewelry Show at Yuma Civic Center. Our showrooms average 3,500 to 4,000 square feet of displays, with an inventory of thousands of items - jewelry, kachinas, Navajo rugs, paintings, baskets, rare works, and more. www.americana.net

Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 - Yuma Potpourri Artists Art In Action Christmas Show and Plant Sale at the Yuma County Fairgrounds theatre building. www.yumapotpourriartists.org.

Friday-Saturday December 10-11, 9:30pm - "Ring Finger Revolt" performs inside Sidewinders Lounge at Quechan Casino.

Saturday, December 11, 8:30am - Reindeer Roundup 5K and 10K Run and Fun Walk at West Wetlands Park. Pre-registration is $8 and may be made online at www.YumaAZ.Gov/parksandrec or in person at Yuma City Hall. Pre-registration ends promptly at 1:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the run. On-site registration is $14 and opens at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the run.  www.YumaAZ.gov Yuma Parks and Recreation  373-5243

Saturday, December 11, 11:00am-1:00pm - Kids are invited to read, check out books, and have pictures taken with Santa Claus at Somerton Library, 240 Canal Street. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call (928) 627-2149.

Saturday, December 11, 11:00am - Yuma Community Theater holds open auditions for the musical "The Full Monty" at Gila Ridge HS "Create" building. The cast is comprised of men and women ages 22 and up. More info from Ed Robinson at (928) 261-3502.

Saturday, December 11, 1:00-3:00pm - Like to sew, but hesitate to take on a big project? The Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, will host "Sew & Go," a program for creative seamstresses that want to start and finish a project in one sitting! This month, Sew & Go-ers will create a set of elegant holiday napkins. There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited. Please contact Mimi Duncan at (928) 314-2452 to register and receive a list of needed supplies. If possible, bring your own portable sewing machine. Written directions and hands-on assistance will be provided.

Saturday, December 11, 1:00pm - View the film "Elf (2003)", After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. The movie will be shown in the Story time Room in the Children's Department at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 373-6468.

Saturday-Sunday, December 11-12, 4:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at its home church, Trinity United Methodist, 3030 S. 8th Avenue. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

Saturday, December 11, 7:00pm - Spirit of Christmas Concert at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street. The AWC Civic Orchestra and the String Ambassadors will perform traditional holiday music, conducted by Janet Jones and Kathy Younker. The concert benefits The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. General admission is $10, couples are $15, Seniors/Military/Students are $5, and for children 12 and under no admission is charged. For info. call Janet @ 928-246-6715, Kathy @ 928-314-0735, or visit www.yumaorchestra.com .

Sunday, December 12, 5:00pm - Yuma Community Theater holds open auditions for the musical "The Full Monty" at 301 Main Street, downtown. The cast is comprised of men and women ages 22 and up. More info from Ed Robinson at (928) 261-3502. www.YumaCommunityTheater.org

Upcoming -December
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Monday, December 13 through Friday, December 24 - Bring in cans of food to pay for your overdue fines during the 21st Annual Food for Fines program at Yuma County Libraries. One dollar in overdue fines will be cleared for every 8 oz. (or larger) can of food that is donated. Only labeled cans will be accepted. No glass jars, or dented or expired cans please. All cans of food will be donated to the local food bank. All library patrons are encouraged to bring cans for the food bank - no fines are required! 1,547 cans were collected in 2009. For more information, contact the Circulation Department at the Main Library at (928) 373-6492.

 

Monday, December 13, 5:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "Tron" (1983) A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. Browse our books on computer game design. (PG)

 

Tuesday, December 14, 4:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "Despicable Me" (2010) When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds himself profoundly changed by the growing love between them. Browse our books on sociopathic behavior. (PG)

 

Tuesday, December 14, 3:00 and 7:00pm - "The Duttons" perform at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $15/$20. 18-show Season tickets are $350. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html

 

Tuesday, December 14, 6:30pm - Jingle Bell Walk Meets at Coffee Bean, 24th Street and 4th Avenue Parking Lot for a fun walk to look at Christmas Lights all through the streets and Candy Cane Lane. Bring a flashlight, good walking shoes, kids, strollers, dogs welcome. Merry Christmas!!! Donation of Rice or Beans for the Food Bank Appreciated. www.yumadesertrunners.com

 

Wednesday, December 15, 3:00-4:30pm - Nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers, grant writers, and potential grant writers are invited to the Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, for an introduction to all the nonprofit resources the library has to offer. These resources will help you learn how to find funders, write grant proposals, start a nonprofit, find/manage volunteers, and more! There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call (928) 314-2440. Registration is available through the Calendar of Events on www.yumalibrary.org

 

Wednesday, December 15, 3:00pm - Chuck and Betty Mulcahy, volunteer naturalists for the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, will be at the San Luis Library, 1075 N. 6th Avenue, to present a family-friendly program about desert wildlife. They will discuss animals commonly found in the Sonoran Desert. You'll even have a chance to meet some snakes! There is no charge to attend.  For more information, call (928) 627-8344.

 

Wednesday, December 15, 3:30-5:00pm - Tweens, ages 10-12, invited to Heritage Library, 350 S. 3rd Avenue for games, t-shirts, martial arts, snacks.

 

Wednesday, December 15, 6:00-8:00pm - Free Spaghetti meals at Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall, 417 S. 15th Avenue. To donate or volunteer, call Matt at 783-9099 or unitmatt@aol.com

 

Thursday, December 16, 6:30pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Foothills Assembly of God church, 12831 E. 41st St. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

 

Thursday-Saturday, December 16-18, 7:00pm and 1:00pm on Saturday - Desert Pointe Productions is doing the Christmas Opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at the Yuma Historic Theatre, 254 S. Main Street. Tickets are $10. www.DesertPointe.org or www.YumaAZ.gov/events

 

Friday-Saturday December 17-19, 9:30pm - "Mirage" performs inside Sidewinders Lounge at Quechan Casino.

 

Saturday, December 18 9:00am - Kids Christmas Party and Lunch with Santa at Arizona Marketplace, 3351 S Ave 4E, Cost is $5.00 per child. game tickets 5/$1.00. Admission to marketplace: $0.50 for adults only kids 12 and under Free. Come early for the Magic Show, games, face painting clowns and more then have lunch with Santa Claus! A morning filled with sugar plums dancing in your head. Limited Seating so book early. lori@azmarketplace.com , 928-314-4014

 

Saturday, December 18, 10:00am - The San Luis Library, 1075 N. 6th Avenue, will offer an instructional one hour course for DIY's and professional mechanics on the different online auto repair resources available. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call (928) 627-8344.

 

Saturday, December 18, 11:00am-10:00pm - Somerton Tamale Festival. Arizona State University (ASU) El Diablito Alumni Club sponsors the fourth annual Tamale Festival on Main Street in Somerton. This is the region's attempt to continue capturing the richness of our distinct foods and festive environment associated with tamales during the season. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the El Diablito ASU Alumni Club Scholarship. Come and enjoy a variety of tasty Tamales and entertainment.

 

Saturday, December 18, 1:00pm - See a movie at Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road. "Fred Claus" Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole. (PG) Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Foothills Library. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the Foothills Library at (928) 342-1640.

 

Saturday, December 18, 1:00pm - The Somerton Library, in collaboration with Toys for Tots, will host a Family Christmas Program at 240 Canal Street, Somerton. Participate in fun family crafts and activities! Children accompanied by their families will receive a gift from Santa (while supplies last), compliments of Toys for Tots. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call (928) 627-2149.

 

Saturday, December 18, 1:00pm - View the film "Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)", An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. The movie will be shown in the Story time Room in the Children's Department at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 373-6468.

 

Saturday, December 18, 2:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Fortuna de Oro RV, 13650 E. North Frontage. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

 

Saturday, December 18, 7:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Cactus Gardens RV, 10657 S. Ave 9E. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

 

Sunday, December 19, 9:00am-noon - Breakfast with Santa at Pivot Point Conference Center / Hilton Garden Inn. Adults $12.95 Children $6.95. Make "Breakfast with Santa" a family tradition at the Hilton Garden Inn. Enjoy reading all of your holiday favorites at Story Time. Create your own personalized Christmas ornament in our Craft Corner. Become little chefs and design your own Sugar Cookie! Santa will be available to take memorable Santa photos and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. Reservations recommended at 928-783-1500 to make reservations or visit www.pivotpointconferencecenter.com  for more information.

 

Sunday, December 19, 3:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Sun Ridge RV, 10347 E. 34th St. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

 

Sunday, December 19, 6:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Desert Paradise RV, 10537 S. Ave 9E. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

Now through Friday, December 24 - Bring in cans of food to pay for your overdue fines during the 21st Annual Food for Fines program at Yuma County Libraries. One dollar in overdue fines will be cleared for every 8 oz. (or larger) can of food that is donated. Only labeled cans will be accepted. No glass jars, or dented or expired cans please. All cans of food will be donated to the local food bank. All library patrons are encouraged to bring cans for the food bank - no fines are required! 1,547 cans were collected in 2009. For more information, contact the Circulation Department at the Main Library at (928) 373-6492.

 

Monday, December 20, 5:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "A Christmas Story" (1983) Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.   Based on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. (PG)

 

Tuesday, December 21, 4:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "Legends of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga'hoole" (2010) When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace. Based on the Guardians of Ga'hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. (PG)

 

Wednesday, December 22, 6:00-8:00pm - Free Spaghetti meals at Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall, 417 S. 15th Avenue. To donate or volunteer, call Matt at 783-9099 or unitmatt@aol.com

 

Thursday, December 23, 7:00pm - Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir plays its 31st Annual Concert, "Children's Christmas Favorites", at Westwind Golf & RV, 9797 E. 32nd St. No charge for admission, a freewill offering will be taken.

 

Friday-Saturday December 24-25, 9:30pm - "DJ Anthony" performs inside Sidewinders Lounge at Quechan Casino.

 

Saturday, December 25, 10:00am-4:00pm - Christmas Dinner at the Pipa Event Center at Quechan Casino Resort. $20.95 per person, Q Club members get a $2 discount. Call for reservations, 760-572-3900.

 

Monday, December 27, 5:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "Hoosiers" (1986) A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.  Browse our books on basketball. (PG)

 

Tuesday, December 28, 4:00pm - Teens are invited to see movies in the Teen Room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, contact Bryan Summers, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487. "Charlie St. Cloud" (2010) Charlie St. Cloud takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him. Charlie meets up with his brother (Sam) each night to play catch and talk. Based on the book The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood. (PG-13)

 

Friday, December 31, 7:00pm-1:00am - New Year's Eve 2011 Dinner & Dancing at Pivot Point Event Center. Cost is $109 per couple / $169 per couple with overnight accommodations, Must be 18 years old or older. Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres Reception 7:00pm-8:00pm, Dinner 8:00pm-10:00pm, DJ and Dancing 8:00pm-1:00am. Deluxe Party Favors-Balloon Drop at Midnight. Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Call for more details/tickets: 928.783.1500.

 

Friday, December 31 5:30pm-1:00am - BlaQK and White New Year's Eve Party at Quechan Casino Resort. $25 includes dinner buffet, dance party featuring "Str8up", and balloon drop and cider toast at midnight. www.playQCR.com


 

Upcoming - 2011
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Friday, January 7, noon-2:00pm - Back to the Basics Please meeting at Main Library conference Room C, 2951 S. 21st Drive.


Friday, January 7, 7:00pm - Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street. Presented by Heritage Festivals, purchase tickets at www.yumashowtickets.com or by calling 928-373-5202.


Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 - Petsapalooza Fest on Main Street. www.yumafestivals.com


Saturday, January 8, 8:00am-noon - The Yuma-area Household Hazardous Waste program will hold its next quarterly collection event at the City of Yuma North Public Works Yard, 265 W. 13th St. (13th Street between 4th Avenue and 1st Avenue). There is no charge to drop off applicable materials at this designated time and place. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program is the safest way to dispose of products such as unwanted corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive material used in your home, car or truck, garden and lawn. Additionally, it is an opportunity to safely dispose of and/or recycle materials unwanted within the home. Items accepted at Saturday's HHW drop-off: · Motor oil · Antifreeze · Paint ·  Solvents · Household cleaners · Pesticides · Fertilizers · Batteries · Tires (limit 5; must be off the rim). E-waste items for drop-off include: · Home computer components · TV sets · VCRs/DVD players · Cell phones · Home phones. Recyclable items residents may drop off include: · Aluminum cans · Cardboard material · Paper · Plastics · Documents and shredded papers  Recycling bins remain available year-round for residents to drop off aluminum cans, metal items, cardboard material, paper and clear plastic. The bins, 13th Street at 2nd Avenue and at 45th Avenue and 17th Street, are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to all Yuma County residents.  Not accepted:   ·Large household appliances   ·Business or commercial waste    ·Commercial recycling materials    ·Explosives or ammunition   ·Pressurized gas   ·Radioactive materials


Saturday, January 8, 7:00pm - "The Voices of Vegas, Greg Bonham" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Friday, January 14, 7:00pm - "ZZ Top, Eagles and CCR Tribute" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $25. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Saturday, January 15 - Jim Curry's tribute to John Denver at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, tickets available at www.yumaaz.gov/events or 928-373-5202. Six show season tickets are $90.


Thursday, January 20, 7:00pm - New Shanghai Circus performs at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Presented by Heritage Festivals, purchase tickets at www.yumashowtickets.com or by calling 928-373-5202.


Thursday-Saturday, January 20-22, 7:00pm - Gila Ridge HS Drama Club performs the play "The Outsiders" at the GRHS Performing Arts Center, 7150 E. 24th Street. Admission is $5.


Friday-Sunday, January 21-23 - Spirit of Yuma Military Festival at Yuma Quartermaster Depot. www.yumafestivals.com


Friday, January 21, 7:00pm - "The Stars of Beatlemania" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $25. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Saturday, January 22, 7:00pm - "Voices of a Generation, Rich Natole" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Wednesday, January 26 - The Warnock Family performs music from 1920's to the present day, at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, tickets available at www.yumaaz.gov/events or 928-373-5202.


Friday-Saturday, January 28-30, 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm - Yuma Community Theater presents a who-dun-it murder mystery "Catch Me if You Can" at Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th Street. Tickets available at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org


Friday, January 28 - "Relish" cooking show and expo, sponsored by Yuma Sun, at First Christian Church, 32nd St and Ave 6E.  Tickets are $12.50, available at the Yuma Sun office, 2055 S. Arizona Avenue.


Friday, January 28, 7:00pm - "Three Faces of the King (Elvis)" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $25. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Saturday, January 29, 7:00am - Yuma Territorial Marathon and 1/2 Marathon.  Registration for this race can be found at http://yumamarathon.com and at www.active.com . This is a certified full marathon and half marathon.


Saturday, January 29, 8:00am - Health & Fitness Expo at ?? . Free health screenings, speakers, entertainment and lots of informational booths. rlarson@yumaregional.org


Saturday-Sunday, January 29-30 - Civil War Days at the Quartermaster Depot. www.yumafestivals.com


Saturday, Sunday, January 29-30, 8:00am - 2011 KOFA Junior's Quail Hunting camp at Highway 95 and King Valley Road. Cost is $40 Refundable Registration Fee. Junior hunters will be paired with experienced mentors to go into the field and hunt small game, particularly quail. Other activities will include firearms safety presentation, quail biology presentation, archery range, pellet gun range, and Dutch oven cooking. Meals are provided all weekend. Hunting licenses requirements apply. Participants will camp out for one night. Volunteers with hunting experience needed to mentor junior hunters. Alicia Allen, aallen@azgfd.gov , 928-345-3113


Wednesday, February 2, 7:00pm - "S'Wunderful" at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Presented by Heritage Festivals, purchase tickets at www.yumashowtickets.com or by calling 928-373-5202.


Friday-Saturday, February 4-6, 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm - Yuma Community Theater presents a who-dun-it murder mystery "Catch Me if You Can" at Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th Street. Tickets available at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org


Friday, February 4, 7:00pm - "ABBA Tribute" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $25. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Tuesday-Thursday, February 8-10, 7:00pm - Gila Ridge HS Drama Club performs an old fashioned USO Show at the GRHS Performing Arts Center, 7150 E. 24th Street. Free admission, donations for the USO will be accepted.


Tuesday, February 8, 3:00 and 7:00pm - "Bernie and Red" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Friday, February 11 - Brad Zinn in The Great Comedians, a one man play, at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, tickets available at www.yumaaz.gov/events or 928-373-5202.


Friday, February 11, 7:00pm - "The Blues Brothers" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $25. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Friday-Saturday, February 11-13, 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm - Yuma Community Theater presents a who-dun-it murder mystery "Catch Me if You Can" at Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th Street. Tickets available at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org


Friday-Sunday, February 11-13 - Yuma River Daze on Main Street. www.yumafestivals.com


Monday, February 14, 3:00 and 7:00pm - "The Lettermen" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $25. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Saturday, February 19, 9:00am-3:00pm - 9th Annual Scandinavian Festival at the Yuma Civic Center. Contact is Timothy Hanson at 928-329-8534 or femhansa@yahoo.com Event is hosted by the Sons of Norway Sola Lodge of Yuma AZ.


Saturday, February 19 - Bobby Brooks Hamilton performs the music of the late Jackie Wilson and friends, at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, tickets available at www.yumaaz.gov/events or 928-373-5202.


Saturday, February 19, 7:00pm - "Robin Both" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Sunday, February 20, 3:00pm - "In the Mood" at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Presented by Heritage Festivals, purchase tickets at www.yumashowtickets.com or by calling 928-373-5202.


Tuesday, February 22, 7:00pm - "Oakridge Boys" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $40/$50. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Thursday-Saturday, February 24-26 - Yuma Symposium is a total immersion art education event is a series of exhibitions, events, demonstrations, lectures and presentations given by both nationally and internationally recognized and emerging artists. Thirteen presenters have been invited in several disciplines: metal, clay, photography, printmaking, furniture and wood, painting and sculpture. For more information, links to the artists' sites, fees, etc. see www.yumasymposium.org or email neelyandgeorge@gmail.com


Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, 7:00pm - "Sons of the Pioneers" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $25. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Friday, February 25, 6:00pm - Gila Ridge HS Drama Club performs an audience-participation Murder Mystery Dinner at the GRHS Performing Arts Center, 7150 E. 24th Street. Admission is $25.


Sunday, February 27, 7:00pm - "Jimmy Fortune" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Thursday, March 3, 4:00 and 7:30pm - "Texas Tenors" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $30/$40. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Saturday, March 5 - Robert Shields, comedian/pantomime/actor and half of the famous "Shields and Yarnell", performs at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, tickets available at www.yumaaz.gov/events or 928-373-5202.


Wednesday-Thursday, March 9-10 - Southwest Ag Summit at the Pivot Point Conference Center and Quartermaster Depot. www.yumafestivals.com


Friday-Saturday, March 11-13, 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm - Yuma Community Theater presents the adult-themed musical "The Full Monty" at Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th Street. Tickets available at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org


Friday-Sunday, March 10-13 - Yuma Lettuce Days at the Quartermaster Depot and Main Street. www.yumafestivals.com


Sunday, March 13, 7:00pm - "The Marlins" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Friday, March 18, 7:00pm - "David Bradley" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Friday-Saturday, March 18-20, 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm - Yuma Community Theater presents the adult-themed musical "The Full Monty" at Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th Street. Tickets available at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org


Friday-Saturday, March 25-17, 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm - Yuma Community Theater presents the adult-themed musical "The Full Monty" at Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th Street. Tickets available at www.YumaCommunityTheater.org


Saturday, March 19, 7:00pm - "Nick Lewin" performs at Palms RV Resort. Tickets are $10. More info at http://www.yumapalmsrvresort.com/Entertainment.html


Saturday, March 26 - "The Marlins, a family of musicians" perform at Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, tickets available at www.yumaaz.gov/events or 928-373-5202.


Sunday, March 27, 3:00pm - "Jason the Illusionist" performs at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Presented by Heritage Festivals, purchase tickets at www.yumashowtickets.com or by calling 928-373-5202.


Saturday, April 2 - "3:10 to Yuma" celebrating the 1st anniversary of saving the Yuma Territorial Prison, at the Prison. www.yumafestivals.com

April 13-16 - 2011 Yuma Birding & Nature Festival at the Pivot Point Conference Center. www.yumabirding.com


Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30, 7:00pm - Gila Ridge HS Drama Club performs the musical "Mame" at the GRHS Performing Arts Center, 7150 E. 24th Street. Admission is $8.


Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7, 7:00pm - Gila Ridge HS Drama Club performs the musical "Mame" at the GRHS Performing Arts Center, 7150 E. 24th Street. Admission is $8.


Saturday, May 14, -  Join Yuma Regional Medical Center and the American Business Women's Association as we celebrate women at the 2011 Women's Expo at the Quechan Casino Resort. Enjoy a day of pampering and enrichment with free health screenings, massages, shopping, speakers, giveaways, cooking demonstrations & more! FREE tote bag to the first 1,000 women who attend. For more information, call 336-7005.

Continuing and Weekly Events
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Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30pm - Alcon Bridge Club Unit 357 of the American Contract Bridge League plays at Yuma Civic Center.


Mondays and Wednesdays, doors open at 4:00pm - I.C. Bingo at 501 S. Avenue B. Early bird game starts at 6:45pm.


Monday and Wednesdays, 7:00pm, continuing until August 28 - Free Texas Hold 'em Tournament at Daybreakers Café, 10800 N. Frontage Road, sponsored by Full House Poker Yuma.


Monday-Fridays, 9am to 4pm - Cocopah Museum and Gift Shop, south of Somerton, turn right on Avenue G, turn left at County 15th, two miles and follow signs to the Cocopah Museum.  Tours available, call 627-1992.


Tuesdays, 7:00am - BNI, Business Network International, is a highly-focused business referral group, meets at the Holiday Inn Express, Avenue 3E and I-8.  Only one member per profession is allowed to join the group.  Learn more at our website, www.bniyuma.com or call Lisa at 941-8819.


Tuesdays, 9:00am-3:00pm - China painters share the knowledge of the art; everyone welcome at the Yuma Readiness and Community Center, Araby Road @ 24th Street. More info at 305-1539 or charisv26@gmail.com


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am-noon, until March 31 - Tennis League for Seniors age 50+ at Desert Sun Courts Ave A & 34th Street. Monthly - $18; $12 with City Resident Credit, $51; $34 with City Resident credit. This is a fun recreational league for players of all levels. Player pairings are drawn each morning to play with someone new each day. Register at Parks and Recreation Office, One City Plaza, on-line at yumaaz.gov or call at 928-373-5243.


Tuesdays, noon - T'ai Chi Chih class at Serenity Yoga, 720C E. 22nd Street. Admission is free, donations accepted.


Tuesdays, noon - Yuma-Kofa Toastmasters meet at the Yuma Community Food Bank.  Participate in a fun and supporting Toastmasters group to become a better speaker and leader.  More info, call Mike, 726-0796 or Connie, 726-8958.


Tuesday, 1:30pm - "Write on the Edge" a writers' group, meets at the Foothills Branch Library, South Frontage Road just east of Foothills Blvd.  All writers are welcome, the group mission is to encourage writers and help them achieve their writing dreams.


Every other Tuesday, 4:00pm - Kids aged 8-12 years are invited to join "The Embroidery Club" at the San Luis Library. Please bring your own supplies. See you at the Children's Crafts Room. For more info. call 627-8344.


Tuesdays, 4:30pm - Friendship Singles meets at the Yuma Community Food Bank, 2404 East 24th Street.  Come and pick up a monthly calendar of events and meet some new friends.


Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 6:00pm - Bariatric Support Group meets offering peer support, clothing exchange and expert counsel on life after surgery in the Fellowship Hall of Gloria de Cristo Lutheran Church (11273 E. 40th Street - Foothills).  If you or someone you know has opted for this surgery, please direct them to this group. For more information, you or they may contact Pat @ 503-4191 or Susan @ 503-3949.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm - Yuma Sidewinders Rugby Football Club practices at Kennedy Park.  Meet at the pavilion near the Hockey Rink.  Old ruggers and new players are welcome.  We are happy to teach anyone new to the game.  Come play the full contact sport without the pads! Any questions contact Guy Avenetti g.avenetti@yahoo.com


Tuesdays, 7:00pm - Free Zumba classes for those 21 and older at the River Room inside Cocopah Casino.


Tuesdays, 7:00pm - Ladies Barbershop Chorus meet at Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, and invite all women who like to sing in four-part harmony.


Tuesdays, 7:30pm - Question Mike hosts live team trivia at the Hangar inside Yuma Landing, 4th Ave @ 2nd Street. Teams of any number can compete.  Get there early to enjoy dinner from the Yuma Landing menu.


Tuesdays - Saturdays - Karaoke is hosted each night in the Sports Bar inside Cocopah Casino.  Must be 21+ to enter casino.


Wednesdays - Yuma Blues Band Jam will happen each week at LZ Bar and Grill, 2175 S. Harley Drive.  Blues band jam, open mic night; minors welcome with parent or legal guardian.


Wednesdays, 9:00pm - "Reggae Night" at the Dunes, 711 E. 32nd Street. Local bands will perform, in addition to open mic for those who would like to join in. Must be 21+. No cover charge.


Wednesdays, 7:30pm - Yuma Blues Jam and Open Mic Night at Jimmy Dee's. If you are musician looking to jam with other local artists or just enjoy listening to the blues, then check out the Yuma Blues Jam at Jimmy Dee's in Historic Downtown Yuma.


Fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:45am-1:00pm - Yuma County Republican Women meet at Putter Inn, 1245 W. Desert Hills Drive. For reservation call Anne at 344-9389, admission is $11.


Wednesdays, 1:30pm - Enjoy "happily ever after" during story time at the Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Avenue! Story time for children ages 2-5 years old is offered. For more information, call Deanna Moser at (928) 785-9575.


Thursdays, 1:00pm - The Foothills Library Sewing Club meets every Thursday at the Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road. The club will be sewing clothes for babies, toddlers, and young children. All clothes will be donated to children in need.  All ages and levels of sewing experience are welcome! There is no charge to attend. For more information, please call the Foothills Library at (928) 342-1640.


Thursdays, 6:00pm - Bilingual story time with Miss Mayra will be offered for children ages 0-5 in the story time room at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish! There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the Youth Services desk, or call (928) 373-6468 to register. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm - The computer lab at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive, will be available exclusively to high school and college students who need to work on assignments. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.


Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm - The Polka Rhythm Kings will perform at Cocopah Casino River Room. Free Admission.


Thursdays, 9:00pm - Live Hip Hop Band at The Dunes Restaurant Bar & Grill, 711 East 32nd Street. Must be 21+, no cover charge.


Fridays, 3:30pm - Teen Gaming Club will meet at the Heritage Branch Library, 350 S. 3rd Avenue. Free admission.


Fridays, 5:00pm; Saturdays, 11:00am and 5:00pm; Sundays 11:00am - Come join the Zumba revolution!  Zumba is a Latin inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates both Latin and international music with dance moves creating a dynamic, exciting, and extremely effective fitness system.  Classes are held at the North End Community Center.  The fee is $25 for eight classes or a $4 drop in fee, all payable to the Instructor.  Only cash will be accepted.  For more information, call 373-5245.


Fridays, 6:30pm - YCTPA sorting and penning practice at Diamond W Arena.  More info from Lawana at 580-7343.


Fridays, 7:00 - 10:00pm - Teen Open Hoops: it's a way to have some fun and get your exercise in. For just $1, come on down to the Joe Henry Optimist Center Gymnasium, located at 1793 S. 1st Ave., for games of pickup basketball every Friday evening.  Just show up and the Site Supervisor will put you on a team.  Parents, this program is supervised to make sure teens are playing fair and having a good time.  For more information, call 373-5200.


Fridays, 9:00pm - Live Country Band at The Dunes Restaurant Bar & Grill, 711 East 32nd Street. Must be 21+, no cover charge.


Every Saturday, 11:00am-noon - Need help with those back to school assignments? Homework Help will be available Saturdays in the story time room at the Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road, for teens on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call (928) 342-1640.


Third Saturday of the month, 11:00am-1:00pm - Kids ages 8-12 are invited to play board games at the Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road. You can bring your own game, and use ours too! Please note, children under the age of 10 must be supervised at all times by a parent or caregiver that is at least 16 years old.  For more information, call (928) 342-1640.


Third Saturday of the month, noon - Kidz Kraft will be held at the Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road, for children ages 5-12. Arts and crafts materials will be provided. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call (928) 342-1640.


Every Saturday, noon - The Yu Gi Oh Card Club for teens meets every Saturday at the Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road. You can bring your own cards, and use our new booster packs, courtesy of the Friends of the Foothills Library. For more information, contact Araceli Hermoso-Palacios, Teen/Spanish Outreach, at (928) 342-1640.


Last Saturday of every month, 10:00am - The Genealogical Society of Yuma meets at Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive. Interested visitors are welcome. Discussion subjects include computer web sites and speakers that facilitate ancestor research.


1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month - Southwest Old Time Fiddlers perform at Capri RV Park, 32nd Street and 4th Ave Extension. Free admission.  The fiddlers are available to play for your group or event. More info from 317-8397.


Fourth Saturday of each month, 1:00-3:00pm - Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, monthly Sew & Go program is back.  Each session we undertake a simple sewing project that can be completed in one 2-hour session. Space is limited so preregistration is required. Call 314-2452 or email Mimi Duncan at mduncan@yumalibrary.org to register or for additional information. Pick up a flier at the library listing the materials needed for this project!


Saturdays, 2:00pm - Meat Draws at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 225 1st Avenue. Money raised goes to Hospice of Yuma, Senior Nutrition and scholarships for local students.


Fourth Sunday of every month, 5:00pm -  PFLAG offers fellowship, education and support for parents, family and friends of lesbians and gays with an effort to spread love, tolerance, understanding, and acceptance for members of the Yuma gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community. Meeting at Foothills Alano Club, 12535 S. Foothills Blvd

 

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