The National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday launched the countdown to the holding of the 2017 legislative and presidential elections.The Commission also launched its new logo, website, Facebook and Twitter pages to effectively create awareness around the conduct of the 2017 elections.The Commission disclosed that it would conduct Liberia’s 3rd post war elections on October 10, 2017.NEC Acting Chairperson, Sarah Toe, said: “As of today, Sunday, May 29, the presidential and legislative election of October 10, 2017 is exactly 499 days away.”She indicated that the elections will be conducted in concert with Article 83 (a) of the Liberian Constitution, which states that voting for the President, members of the Senate and members of the House of Representatives shall be conducted throughout the Republic on the Second Tuesday in October of each election year.“Therefore, the Commission, in compliance with this Constitutional provision will conduct said elections on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. This date has been highlighted in the Timeline of the 2017 Elections,” she added.Madam Toe noted that as the NEC launched the countdown to the 2017 elections, the Commission wants to call on all members of the media to join it in building and creating awareness about the elections, which are very important to the current democratic history of Liberia.She disclosed that the new logo is a transparent ballot box with a red lid complemented with the letters ‘NEC’ written in bold blue capital letters. “The ballot box was the logo selected by a large percentage of stakeholders asked to select from a sample of logos during a consultation exercise organized by the NEC,” she told a news conference on Sunday.The new logo, Madam Toe disclosed, is part of a process in which the NEC is seeking to develop a more consistent corporate image to highlight its role as an independent Electoral Management Body (EMB).“The transparent ballot box represents transparency and an electoral process in which all voters can freely elect their leaders in a free, fair, credible and transparent manner. These terms are consistently being stressed by stakeholders as those associated with credible elections and electoral management bodies. The colors reflect the national colors and the blue, red and white mean Liberian nationhood and civic virtue,” she indicated.Madam Toe disclosed that NEC has reconstructed its website due to the advancement in technology and noted that the Commission’s new social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) will present a whole new paradigm for effectively disseminating civic/voter education messages to the public as the country moves closer to the 2017 elections.She said in an era of greater transparency and authenticity, social media is rapidly delivering a new standard of interaction among people thus motivating the launch of the Commission’s Facebook and Twitter platforms.Madam Toe said she appreciates the media continuous partnership with the Commission and called on members of the press to effectively disseminate information about all aspects of the electoral process to the public, as the Commission strives to ensure the conduct of free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2017.She commended all of NEC’s partners, particularly United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), for the continuous support which resulted to the hiring of several consultants whose efforts had earned the Commission the success of the launch of the countdown, as well as the Facebook and Twitter pages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…Berbice Police probing rape of 15-year-oldPolice ranks in ‘F’ Division (Interior Locations) have arrested and charged five men for allegedly raping two teenagers in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) earlier this year.Romario Smartt, Ryan Boodhoo, Dale Edwards and Cadacy Degees were on Friday charged and placed before the courts for the offence of rape of a child under 16 years.The joint charge alleges that between January 1st and January 31st, 2017 at 9th Street Bartica, Essequibo River, they raped two teenage girls.The men were arraigned before the Bartica Magistrate at about 10:00h on Friday, and were read the charge, to which they each pleaded not guilty. They were then placed on $150,000 bail each.Another Bartician, Shawn Peters, was charged on Thursday with the offence of raping one of same two girls during the same period. During his arraignment, he was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 after also pleading not guilty to the rape of a child under 16 years old.According to Police Divisional Commander Ravindranauth Budhram, these charges were instituted against the suspects following advice sought from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).Of recent, sexual assault cases have been on the rise in Bartica, and teenage girls are principally the victims. Residents are therefore complaining bitterly about this situation. In fact, one resident had spoken out about the situation, revealing that there is a gang of men in the town luring 13, 14 and 15-year-old school girls, and in some cases drugging them before having sexual intercourse with them.The Police Force had, back in June, disclosed that some 14 reports of sexual assault against females in Bartica were reported over the first half of the year. At that time, 10 of those matters were before the courts. One has since been dismissed for want of prosecution; two were sent for legal advice, and advice was obtained for one but the suspect no longer resides in the area although he is being sought.Meanwhile, investigators from the Sexual Offence Unit in Berbice are investigating a report of an alleged rape of a 15-year-old female.The incident is said to have been committed in a Corentyne village on Thursday evening.According to reports, the teenager was walking along the Corentyne Highway at about 20:00h when the 21-year-old suspect called her into a yard and forced her into a house, where the act was committed.The teen told investigators that the suspect left the premises after the act, and she reported the matter to her father. The police were then alerted, and the suspect was subsequently arrested.A medical examination confirmed that the female had been violated. Investigations are ongoing, and the suspect is expected to be charged soon.
Chavakali’s defensive lapses came to haunt them in the 15th minute when they failed to deal with a Collins Omondi cross. Oyaro gathered the loose ball on the edge of the area and his shot beat Chavakali keeper George Musale for the 1-0 lead.Oyaro, Nyakha and Michael Onyango spent the rest of the half tormenting the Chavakali defence with Omondi playing a supportive role.Ambira continued dominating in the second half with as Chavakali failed to find any cohesion in their play.Nyakha extended Ambira’s lead with a spectacular overhead kick 20 minutes into the second half. Once again Omondi was the architect with a cross from a corner which Nyakha connected with for a 2-0 lead.Oyaro will now head to the Chelsea Academy for a weeklong training camp. He will be joined by the best midfielder George Kimani from Gituru Secondary School and Best defender Benard Ochieng from Ambira.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KISUMU, Kenya, August 28 -Ambira High School are the 2011 COPA Coca-Cola champions after beating Chavakali Secondary School 2-0 at Kisumu’s Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground on Sunday.Golden Boot winner Rodgers Oyaro and Nelson Nyakha scored in each half as their side defied the slippery conditions to ensure that they reach the summit of Kenya’s premier U-17 football tournament.
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Murgatroyd said his adrenaline kicked in when he saw the child seat across the boulevard. Sgt. Michael Handley called Murgatroyd’s actions heroic. “Just knowing what to do and what not to do and acting quickly, I think he saved her life,” Handley said. “As a department, we are very proud of him.” Murgatroyd is a member of a family entrenched in Antelope Valley law enforcement circles. He and his brother, Joseph Murgatroyd, a Palmdale sheriff’s station deputy, are among eight active or retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officers. Ironically, Murgatroyd is often ribbed by colleagues because his name figures in the catchphrase “Heavens to Murgatroyd” used amid panicky situations by 1960s cartoon character Snagglepuss, a friendly lion who appeared in several cartoon episodes including “Quick Draw McGraw” and “Yogi Bear,” among others. “I’m used to it by now,” Murgatroyd said. “I’ve been getting teased about it since the day I was born.” Murgatroyd said he never expected such a commotion to be made of what he considers routine police work “that we all do.” “It’s been surreal,” he said. “It’s nice to be recognized, but none of us are in this for the attention.” email@example.com (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A crowd was huddled around the unconscious 4-year-old girl, still in her car seat after it was hurtled some 50 feet in a violent traffic collision. Deputy Ramon Murgatroyd assumed the worst when he raced across the street to find the child wasn’t breathing. He said her eyes were rolled back, and that she had fluid in her mouth. The sheriff’s deputy from Lancaster performed CPR and there’s little question he saved the unidentified youngster’s life. On Monday, she remained hospitalized at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and he was honored as a hero. “Any time you’re coming up on a child you fear the worst, that’s really the only thing that’s crossing your mind,” Murgatroyd said. “Most of us here in this department are parents.” It was 9:30 a.m. Sunday when a 24-year-old woman driving a Honda Civic, her little girl inside, ran a red light on Lancaster Boulevard and was hit broadside by a large sport utility vehicle, a Chevrolet Suburban, headed south on Challenger Way. Neither the mother nor the 42-year-old Lancaster man driving the Suburban was seriously hurt. Murgatroyd said the Civic was “just obliterated.” “It’s definitely a miracle,” Murgatroyd said. “When you roll up to something like that you don’t expect anybody to live.”
1 Transfer rumours Here are the top transfer stories in today’s Sunday newspapers…Arsenal are looking at signing Russia forward Aleksandr Kokorin from Dynamo Moscow in January (Sun on Sunday) Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood labelled Chelsea “fluky” for their 2-0 win against his team at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. (Sunday Express) Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign Divock Origi for Borussia Dortmund but the Belgian striker chose a move to Liverpool, where the German is now his coach. (Mail on Sunday) Mats Hummels is “convinced” his former Dortmund boss Klopp will win the Premier League with Liverpool. (ESPN) Bayern Munich are interested in appointing Carlo Ancelotti as they believe Pep Guardiola could join Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror) Valencia’s 22-year-old striker Paco Alcacer is a January transfer target for Chelsea. (Sun on Sunday) Jose Mourinho said Eden Hazard was on the bench against Aston Villa because “we needed midfield players to be concerned with being solid”. (Sunday Mirror) Juan Mata has had a dig at Mourinho: “If a luxury player is a player who scores and assists and has good stats,” Mata said in reference seemingly to his former Blues boss, “then I’m happy to be a luxury player.” (Sunday Times)David Moyes could leave Real Sociedad if he is approached by Aston Villa. (Daily Star Sunday)
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Arsenal are to consider loan offers for injury-jinxed midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to a number of national newspapers.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is refusing to give up on Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic after reportedly failing in an initial £11million bid for the 17-year-old. (The Sun)The Reds have also submitted a £30m bid for 23-year-old Gremio and Brazil forward Luan, although Manchester United had also been linked with a move for the Olympic gold medallist. (The Sun) Tottenham have seen an increased offer of £18m for Wilfried Zaha turned down by Crystal Palace, who want the 23-year-old to leave for a fee close to the £25m it took for Everton to sign Yannick Bolasie earlier this summer. (HITC)Sunderland are thought to be favourites to sign Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, despite Hull having agreed an £8m fee for the 25-year-old. (Daily Star)West Brom are set to sign Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho for a club-record £15.35m, after triggering the release clause in the 26-year-old contract. (Birmingham Mail)Stoke boss Mark Hughes is looking to take Manchester City outcast Wilfried Bony on loan to the Britannia Stadium. (The Sun)Meanwhile, Everton and West Ham have have also both made offers for the 27-year-old Ivory Coast striker. (L’Equipe)Liverpool have agreed a deal to send defender Andre Wisdom on loan to Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. (The Daily Express)Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is set to add West Brom winger Callum McManaman to his squad. (Daily Star)Latest talkSPORT.com headlines…‘There is only going to be one winner!’ Liverpool legend John Barnes issues warning to Daniel Sturridge over Jurgen Klopp relationshipNewcastle FC transfer news: Emmanuel Riviere set to join Osasuna on loanJose Mourinho tried to take Paul Pogba to Chelsea, reveals Manchester United star’s agentTransfer report: Everton and West Ham both keen on Manchester City forward Wilfried BonyTorino director confirms Serie A club’s interest in Manchester City outcast Joe HartChelsea FC transfer news: Juan Cuadrado pleads with Blues to let him join JuventusLiverpool FC transfer report: Jurgen Klopp fails with £10m move for Borussia Dortmund starletArsenal transfer report – Gunners make £9m bid for 22-year-old Paraguayan forward Miguel AlmironLiverpool FC transfer news: Four possible arrivals at Anfield before deadline day Transfer Rumours and Paper Review 1
23-year-old Kolasinac is in-demand but likely to remain at the German club 1 Manchester City, Chelsea and West Ham target Sead Kolasinac has revealed that he has begun talks over a new contract at Schalke.The Premier League trio are all interested in the defender, whose current deal runs out at the end of the season.The three clubs had hoped to snap the Bosnian up on a free transfer in the summer but now it looks like he will stay put at Schalke.The 23-year-old has confirmed that the Bundesliga club’s general manager Christian Heidel and his agent have been in touch about a new deal.“I feel good here and Schalke is a great club,” Kolasinac told Kicker.“Heidel has already contacted my agent over prolonging my contract.“It must fit both sides, but there is no time pressure.”
TUESDAY Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. 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. 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 Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support 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. 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 email@example.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. THURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. 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.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 MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.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. 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.