Skate park design input sought

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Galway Racecourse Re-Development On Target for Summer 2018 Completion

first_imgRacegoers at Galway’s last meeting of 2017 in October witnessed the biggest development at the track begin to take shape since the Killanin Stand was opened in 2007. The new two-storey building will feature a large, open plan betting hall on the ground floor, with Tote Ireland betting counters and a large betting shop.  Externally there will be 46 Tote Ireland betting windows, set back to provide weather protection to racegoers.   Galway patrons will also enjoy a new level of comfort on the first floor of the new building, incorporating a covered terrace balcony overlooking the parade ring, betting arena and part of the racetrack.Michael Moloney, Manager of Galway Racecourse, commented: “Since we finished racing last Summer, it’s been full steam ahead with this exciting new project. The plan is to have the entire project completed in June 2018 just in time for the Summer Festival.  It’s an all-in contract to build and fit-out the building by Monami Construction. Our new two storey building will completely transform the eastern end of the racecourse located down by the parade ring, revealing a new, fresh modern feel and vibe. It’s great to see such progress here which will bring added comfort and facilities with an enhanced customer experience in mind.”The re-development will vastly improve the enclosure around the parade ring and bookmakers ring.  The repositioning of the new building will create much greater circulation space for racegoers which will enhance the atmosphere and create ease of movement even on the busiest days.For more information check out www.galwayraces.comprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The €6 million re-development project at Galway Racecourse is on target for completion in June 2018, in ample time for the world renowned seven-day Galway Races Summer Festival which takes place from July 30 to August 5 2018.  The redevelopment is funded through the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Racecourse Capital Development scheme, with HRI providing 40% of the cost of the approved project.last_img read more

Indigenous Peoples’ land angst

first_imgWhether it was serendipitous or planned, the presentation by the Amerindian Peoples’ Association (APA) of the report titled “Ina Nono, Ina Uko’manto’ Eina Pata, Eina Komantok”, or “Our Land, Our Life”, which investigated the status of the land titling programme for Indigenous Peoples’land, was a salutary preface to Amerindian Heritage Month.The Report highlighted widespread dissatisfaction with the current land tenure situation. It concluded: “Almost all of the flaws in Guyanese laws and policies relating to Indigenous land tenure stem from the fundamental problem that the Government does not fully recognise the customary tenure systems of Indigenous peoples, and the rights that arise therefrom.”In Guyana, this Government has questioned the very legitimacy of the Indigenous Peoples’ claim to their land by linking it to the claims of other groups when they launched a “Joint Land Commission” two years ago. However, President Granger had to acknowledge that Indigenous Peoples had occupied their lands from “time immemorial” and held it as “sacred”. Their claims rests on inviolable legal principles.Back in 1965, Amerindian MP Stephen Campbell attended the Independence Conference in London along with Burnham and the PNC, and ensured the official Agreement for the Independence of Guyana, (Annex C) required the independent government provide legal ownership or rights of occupancy for Amerindians over “areas and reservations or parts thereof where any tribe or community of Amerindians is now ordinarily resident or settled, and other legal rights, such as the rights of passage in respect of any other lands they now by tradition or custom de facto enjoy freedoms and permissions corresponding to rights of that nature. In this context, it is intended that legal ownership shall comprise all rights normally attaching to such ownership.”Most Guyanese would now baulk at the ridiculous claim of Columbus “discovering” the “New World”, and so entering the ranks of humanity upon contact with Europeans. But they do not follow through with the equally ridiculous corollary of Europeans going on to assume “sovereignty” over the lands occupied by the Indigenous Peoples living there. At the time of Columbus’s unfortunate voyage, the fledgling developing International Law postulated, on natural-law grounds, that its concepts such as “sovereignty” were based upon reason and applied to all peoples, be they European or not. This was explicitly stated, for instance, in the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, which launched the modern state system.But during the period of empire-building, all sorts of “legal” reasons, doctrines and norms were conjured up to justify their violent land grab. We now had a distinction between “civilised” and “non-civilised” states in the shift to what was dubbed “positivist” International Law, where concepts such as “sovereignty” only applied to the “civilised family of nations”. Fine distinctions were now made in the manner in which territories were acquired, such as ‘conquest’ and ‘cession by treaty’.But even under positivist- based International Law, the “full and free ownership” of land by the Dutch and their British successors (“possessors de facto of the soil” and of “usufructuary rights”) acknowledged the right of the Indigenous Peoples to their land. It is encouraging that new, rights-based modern norms of justice – led by the judiciary in Australia and South Africa, for instance – are evolving to amend the inequities imposed by the positivistic stance of European jurisprudence.But here in Guyana, there are some in the PNC camp who would want to turn back the clock on righting the wrong that has been done to our Indigenous Peoples, by not acknowledging their right to their lands.As soon as the new government was ushered in, they dismantled the land titling team that had been working through UNDP funding to demarcate and give titles to all Amerindian lands. After four desultory years, now with elections in sight and with an eye on the critical vote of Indigenous Peoples, the Government has tied down an extension of the “Amerindian Land Titling and Demarcation” project into 2021.But “dew can’t full what rain didn’t fill” on ALTD.last_img read more

CoI into Georgetown City Council

first_imgDear Editor,I would like to throw my firm support behind all those persons who have been calling for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to be urgently held into the workings and outrageous goings-on at the Georgetown City Council.However, I would like to ask that the scope of the inquiry be extended to include not just the shenanigans of the Mayor’s office and the Town Clerk’s department over the last two and a half years, but it should encompass the entire municipality for the last two and a half decades.From the myriad of expensive and useless overseas jaunts, to Councillors receiving $57 million purportedly to spend on community projects in the 15 constituencies, and at the same time utilising the facilities of the Council’s equipment and services of the staff, to the monies the very Councillors are paid to sit on special committees, payments which are outside of their regular allowances and stipends they receive.There still needs to be an investigation into the scandalous parking meter contract to see if any inducements were offered before its aborted implementation and if any sweeteners will be continuously offered should this outrageous initiative be operationalized.A serious relook at all of the contracts that have been awarded by the Council to individuals and companies for cleaning the cemetery, the drains and parapets, etc, particularly those that did not conform to tender board procedures.Review must be undertaken of the Human Resource Department of the Council to examine how employees were recruited, and placed on varying points of the salary scales, and of how the leave of certain officers were deferred whilst others had theirs cancelled if not taken when it was due, and of how some retired officers received their pensions and gratuity expeditiously while others didn’t, and of strange policies for promotion etc.The markets department has to be examined to see what yardstick is used for the allocation of stalls, and how the rents are calculated in the various markets, on how secure the revenue collection system is in light of recent frauds, and the physical security and public hygiene of these facilities.At the City Engineer’s Department, explanations ought to be given as to how building inspectors who are responsible for ensuring building codes are enforced and maintained, are also allowed to be drawing plans privately for buildings being constructed in Georgetown. And as to how so many violations are allowed in the city, a case in point that was highlighted in a recent fire at a major hotel in the city.The Treasurer’s Department should be the subject of special scrutiny, with regard to the waiver of interest for delinquent property owners, and with its procurement systems etc.It may take years to unravel the mysteries of City Hall, buy finally and most importantly, there should be an inquiry into the ‘assets’ including properties, money and other interests held by the senior officers of the Council, particularly those suddenly acquired over the last three years in Guyana or elsewhere.Sincerely,Mark Roopanlast_img read more

Brave Shujaa finish fourth in London

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, May 12- A Willy Ambaka hat-trick was not enough to prevent the national rugby sevens team from losing the London 7s third place play-off, 19-26 to England but the side bowed out with pride by completing the season on 99 points, her highest ever HSBC World Series haul.Christian Lewis-Platt also notched a hat-trick to put England in charge before Kenya’s late rally just fell short with Mike Ellery’s two tries in the space of 30 seconds fired the hosts to a 26-7 ahead. Overall series champions New Zealand who recovered from 17-0 at half time down to upset Kenya on Saturday once again proved to be the nadir of Mike Friday’s gallant soldiers when they scored the only converted try in their 7-0 win in the Main Cup semis.However, Shujaa, as the team is otherwise known can sit back and welcome all the plaudits that will come their way after a record breaking season under the Englishman who has revitalised the only amateur side in the HSBC World Series.“We have played two and a half good games of rugby. Those seven minutes against New Zealand was a horror show. They are ruthless and put us to the sword in the second half. Good to be in the Cup though, that is the main thing,” Friday said after his side made the Main Cup quarters after blanking Canada 38-12 to atone their loss at the penultimate leg in Scotland.Kenya made history during the Main Cup semis when they recorded a first ever victory over Fiji in the World Series courtesy of a disciplined 20-7 win to earn a replay against the All Blacks.The impact of the recalled icon of Kenyan Sevens Humphrey Kayange was telling in another storming campaign for Friday’s side.He sealed the memorable win over Fiji when Oscar Ouma broke through and offloaded the ball to the man known as ‘Tall’ to touch down for 20-0 before the sevens giants scored a consolation.“Great win, we haven’t beaten Fiji in the Series so this was really special for us. We are now psyched up for the match with New Zealand.” Kayange said after the match.Ouma had earlier scored a stunning individual effort after dummying and racing on the outside and his pace was too much to handle as Kenya went 15-0 up adding to his first half try. Willy Ambaka was the other to go over.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SHOCKING GRAPHIC! All of Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool injuries

first_img Daniel Sturridge has suffered 13 injuries since joining Liverpool Source: physioroom.com 2 Poor, old Daniel Sturridge. Just when it looked like the Liverpool hitman was finally on course to make his much anticipated (and desperately needed) Anfield return, the club confirm that he has suffered a fresh set-back that could see him sidelined for another six weeks.So far this season, Sturridge has made only three appearances in all competitions – the last of which came in Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham back in August. Since then a succession of strains, tears and pulls have seen him in and out of the treatment room, while on the pitch Brendan Rodgers’ men have struggled to regularly find the net.His latest set-back has prompted the club to look at the player’s complete medical history to see if they can figure out just why Sturridge has become so injury prone. talkSPORT have decided to take a look as well, and the results are pretty shocking.Since joining Liverpool in January 2013, Sturridge has suffered 13 different injuries, limiting him to just 52 of the 81 matches the Redmen have played in that period. Below is his injury breakdown. 2last_img read more

Arsenal BOOST! Reports claim Gunners star has agreed new contract

first_imgMesut Ozil has provisionally agreed a new contract with Arsenal, according to reports in Germany.The attacking midfielder’s current deal expires in under two years’ time and the Gunners are desperate to extend his stay.The 27-year-old enjoyed his best campaign in north London so far last season, finishing up with 19 assists in the Premier League.Arsenal have long been locked in contract talks with Ozil but, according to Sport Bild, a provisional agreement has now been struck.The Germany international is reportedly set to sign a new deal until the summer of 2020 worth around £200,000-a-week.Part of Ozil’s agreement to extend his stay at the Emirates will see him land the number 10 shirt at Arsenal as well as assurances the club will invest in more marquee singings next summer. Mesut Ozil has been in fine form for Arsenal this season 1last_img read more

Pitt takes stand on marriage, adoption

first_imgBrad Pitt, ever the social activist, says he won’t be marrying Angelina Jolie until the restrictions on who can marry whom are dropped. “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able,” the 42-year-old actor reveals in Esquire magazine’s October issue, on newsstands Sept. 19. In the article he reflects on “fifteen things I think everyone should know.” Though Shiloh, the world-famous daughter of Pitt and girlfriend/earth mother Jolie, hogged much attention upon her birth in May, Pitt says he “cannot imagine life” without adopted children, Maddox, 5, and Zahara, 1. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“They’re as much of my blood as any natural born, and I’m theirs,” says Pitt. “That’s all I can say about it. I can’t live without them. So: Anyone considering (adoption), that’s my vote.” Pitt, who plays a world traveler in the upcoming drama “Babel,” subscribes to a laid-back parenting style. “I try not to stifle them in any way,” he says. “If it’s not hurting anyone, I want them to be able to explore. Sometimes that means they’re quite rambunctious.” Lucky kids. “I feel it’s really important to have that time to sit and talk to them,” he continues. “I really like that last minute before they fade off. And always give them a heads-up before you jerk them out of something. You need to tell them, like, `You have three more minutes.”‘last_img

Spurs v Dortmund confirmed teams: Aurier and Son START in Champions League

first_img1 Mauricio Pochettino’s men play host to the German giants at Wembley Tottenham will be keen to begin their daunting Champions League group stage campaign with a win when they take on Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night.Spurs play host to the German giants at Wembley knowing three points will likely prove pivotal as they attempt to progress from Group H ahead of Real Madrid, APOEL and tonight’s opponents.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have yet to taste victory at their temporary Wembley home this season and suffered a disappointing Champions League record at the same venue last season – losing twice and winning one of their group stage fixtures.Dele Alli misses out for the hosts as he serves the first game of his three-match European ban while Victor Wanyama sits out the clash due to a knee injury.Serge Aurier makes his competitive debut for the hosts after securing a deadline day move from Paris Saint-Germain.Take a look at the confirmed teams below.Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Son, KaneSubstitutes: Vorm, Foyth, Trippier, Walker-Peters, Winks, Sissoko, LlorenteBorussia Dortmund XI: Bürki, Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Toljan, Sahin, Dahoud, Kagawa, Aubameyang, Yarmolenko, PulisicSubstitutes: Weidenfeller, Subotic, Castro, Gotze, Zagadou, Isak, Philipplast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTHURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or (661) 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $5 for nonmembers. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court-approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court-approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat, and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host an American potluck and dance party, 7 p.m. in west Palmdale. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share, and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586. Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group will meet in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 317-7021. 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 Anonymouswill meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. 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, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleCedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. at Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month, when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. last_img read more