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TO­DAY Lau­re­ate Iota Omi­cron meet­ing

WHEN 6:30 p.m.

WHERE Gor­don’s Car­pet One, 945 N. Im­pe­rial Ave., El Cen­tro

THIS WEEK Lifestream blood drive at ECRMC

WHEN 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21

WHERE El Cen­tro Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 385 W. Main St., El Cen­tro INFO Donors re­ceive a free movie ticket. Donors also re­ceive free choles­terol screen­ing and Gift of Life Donor Loy­alty points that may be redeemed in the on­line donor store at www. LStream.org. Those aged 18-44 years may reg­is­ter for Be The Match bone mar­row screen­ing at all donor lo­ca­tions free of charge. Healthy in­di­vid­u­als at least 15 years of age may do­nate blood. Fif­teen- and 16-year-olds must pro­vide Lifestream with writ­ten parental con­sent. Par­ent con­sent forms are avail­able at any donor cen­ter, com­mu­nity blood drive or at www.LStream.org

Ve­gan cook­ing class

WHEN 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 21

WHERE Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 707 Dool Ave., Calex­ico

INFO Fee is $10 per class (ma­te­rial fee due on day of class) and is open to 15 years-old and older. Learn to cook healthy ve­gan style. In­struc­tor is Manuel Hol­guin. Space is lim­ited, reserve yours in ad­vance by call­ing 760768-2176.

Cody’s Closet cloth­ing give­away

WHEN 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 22 WHERE Grace Lutheran Church, 768 Holt Ave., El Cen­tro

INFO This give­away is open to all res­i­dents of the Im­pe­rial Val­ley. Cloth­ing/shoes/etc. is both new and used and all sizes. Bags will be pro­vided. Please no out­side bags. There will be a col­lec­tion box for canned food if you have any you will not be us­ing. Please be re­spect­ful of oth­ers and vol­un­teers. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Heather White at 760353-1789. Cody’s Closet is a group of vol­un­teers help­ing peo­ple and other or­ga­ni­za­tions in and around the Im­pe­rial Val­ley.

CUSD dis­trict-wide par­ent and stu­dent in­volve­ment ac­tiv­i­ties

WHEN 4 p.m. March 22 WHERE Cali­pa­tria Uni­fied School Dis­trict, Board Room, 501 W. Main St.

INFO Pre­sen­ter will be Susan Ire­land. Come learn about the ef­fects of il­le­gal drugs and al­co­hol abuse and the risk fac­tors, in­ter­ven­tion, preven­tion, treat­ment, lo­cal sup­port groups for youth and young adults and the most com­monly used drugs in your area. For more in­for­ma­tion call 760-348-2101.

State of Cal­i­for­nia So­lar En­ergy pro­gram ori­en­ta­tion

WHEN 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 22 WHERE 204 S. Im­pe­rial Ave., Braw­ley

INFO GRID Al­ter­na­tives is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion help­ing fam­i­lies re­duced their electric bills through so­lar pan­els com­pletely free for low in­come Im­pe­rial Val­ley home own­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact in­foic@gri­dal­ter­na­tives.org or call at 619610-1176.

In­fant, Child, Adult CPR, AED and First Aid cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

WHEN 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 22

WHERE Medic First/Villa Lara Apart­ments (Com­mu­nity Room), 2371 Myr­tle Road (be­hind Rogers & Rogers Nis­san/Toy­ota deal­ers), Im­pe­rial

INFO Cost is $65 per per­son. The class will be in English and Span­ish. Ideal training for school teach­ers, PE teach­ers, child care providers, school bus driv­ers, coaches, per­sonal train­ers, se­cu­rity guards and oth­ers who want to learn life sav­ing skills. This com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram helps meet di­verse job re­quire­ments for Pe­di­atric-Adult Health and OSH Safety Training. EMSA ap­proved training pro­grams space is lim­ited. Early regis­tra­tion is rec­om­mended. For more in­for­ma­tion call 760-455-3882 or visit us at our web­site www. medic­firstaid­cpr.com or Face­book https://www.face­book. com/MedicFirst

Vet­er­ans Net­work­ing Club meet­ing

WHEN 10 a.m. to noon March 23 WHERE America’s Job Cen­ter, 1550 W. Main St., El Cen­tro INFO Guest speaker: Shan­non El­gen, Peo­ple Ready Staffing Re­cruiter, will dis­cuss pro­grams, ser­vices and lo­cal job op­por­tu­ni­ties. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, please call your Em­ploy­ment De­vel­op­ment Depart­ment Vet­eran Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Car­leton Bradley DVOP at 760-339-2746, El Cen­tro of­fice, America’s Job Cen­ter of Cal­i­for­nia.

PMHD Town Hall meet­ings

WHEN/WHERE 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 23 at Braw­ley City Hall Chambers, 400 Main St.; 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 29 at Im­pe­rial City Hall Chambers, 420 S. Im­pe­rial Ave. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 13 at Calex­ico City Hall Chambers, 608 Heber Ave.

INFO For more in­for­ma­tion or RSVP call 760-351-4494.

Woman’s Club of Holtville spaghetti din­ner fundraiser

WHEN Noon to 6 p.m. March 23 WHERE Woman’s Club of Holtville, 219 E. Sixth St.

INFO Cost is $10 per plate and in­cludes dessert. Holtville schools and busi­nesses can call for noon de­liv­er­ies at 760-9962781.

Ro­tary Bar­be­cue

WHEN 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 23 WHERE El Cen­tro Cham­ber of Com­merce, 1095 S. Fourth St., El Cen­tro

INFO Tick­ets avail­able from Ro­tary Club mem­bers.

Medi­care El­i­gi­ble Men and Women

WHEN/WHERE 10 a.m. at Denny’s Restau­rant, 1445 Ocotillo Drive, El Cen­tro

INFO Come at­tend a Medi­care 101 com­mu­nity meet­ing. We can help you en­roll in Medi­care and show you what your choices. No cost or obli­ga­tion to at­tend. Call Matt to make reser­va­tions at 760-413-5336. Th­ese num­bers will con­nect to a li­censed in­surance agent. Send an email to mattca­ress@gmail.com or Fabian (Span­ish) at 909-851-6931.

Sixth an­nual Chil­dren’s Arts Fes­ti­val

WHEN 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 20 to March 23

WHERE Car­men Du­razo Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter, 421 Hef­fer­nan Ave., Calex­ico

INFO Drop-off is March 7 at the Ca­marena Me­mo­rial Li­brary, 850 Enci­nas Ave., Calex­ico. Chil­dren of all ages/grades are in­vited to dis­play their art. Class­room regis­tra­tion form can be found at http://calex­i­col­i­brary.org/cac

Asthma man­age­ment ed­u­ca­tion in Span­ish

WHEN 5:30 p.m. March 23 WHERE Asthma Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 1470 S. Im­pe­rial, Suite A in El Cen­tro

INFO The class is in Span­ish and free of charge. Theme is “Tak­ing Charge of Your Child’s Asthma.” This ed­u­ca­tion class is not meant to re­place the ad­vice of your health care pro­fes­sional. Your health care pro­fes­sional should be your pri­mary source of in­for­ma­tion on asthma. To pre-reg­is­ter and for more in­for­ma­tion call 760-482-0978 or 760-336-3023.

Farm Em­ploy­ers La­bor Ser­vice work­shop

WHEN 9 a.m. to noon March 24 WHERE Farm Credit Ag Cen­ter, 485 Busi­ness Park­way, Im­pe­rial INFO Cost is $20 for mem­bers/$40 for non-mem­bers (mem­bers in­clude ICFB & IVHRA). There will be a we­bi­nar avail­able to at­ten­dees fol­low­ing this work­shop from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. given by Rea Bisa, Man­age­ment and Pro­gram An­a­lyst I the Out­reach Branch of the U.S. cit­i­zen­ship and immigration ser­vices. It will cover the re­cent amend­ments to the Formi-9 along with in­for­ma­tion on E-ver­ify. The link and par­tic­i­pant code to join the we­bi­nar will be given out after the work­shop. To make RSVP con­tact Rachel at 760352-3831 or Rachel@icfb.net

SHS choirs present Laugh­ing with the Ea­gles

WHEN 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 24 WHERE South­west High School, Jim­mie Can­non The­ater for the Per­form­ing Arts, 2001 Ocotillo Drive, El Cen­tro

INFO Ad­mis­sion is $10 per per­son. The show will fea­ture pro­fes­sional co­me­di­ans from San Diego and Los An­ge­les and will in­clude an “Open Mic.” Tick­ets are avail­able at the ASB of­fice. For more in­for­ma­tion call at 760-562-1703, 760-554-4580 or 760-460-6088.

Back to Mu­sic the ’60s and the ’70s dance

WHEN 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 24

WHERE Com­mu­nity Cen­ter Hall, 707 Dool Ave., Calex­ico

INFO Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is $5 per per­son. Ticket in­cludes soft drinks and ap­pe­tiz­ers. To com­pli­ment dance’s theme, dress up to match the ’60s or ’70s era. Tick­ets are lim­ited. For more in­for­ma­tion call 760-768-2176.

Re­lay for Life of Im­pe­rial County

WHEN 9 a.m. March 25 to 9 a.m. March 26

WHERE Im­pe­rial Val­ley Col­lege, 380 E. Aten Road, Im­pe­rial INFO Please join us. For more in­for­ma­tion call 800-227-2345 or 760-336-2208.

Im­pe­rial Tigers Foot­ball Camp

WHEN 7:30 a.m. to noon March 25 WHERE Im­pe­rial High School

field

INFO Sign-ups are $35 on day of the camp or $30 be­fore March 22. T-shirt and lunch will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion call 760-457-6411.

In­fant, Child, Adult CPR, AED and First Aid cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

WHEN 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 WHERE Medic First/Villa Lara Apart­ments (Com­mu­nity Room), 2371 Myr­tle Road (be­hind Rogers & Rogers Nis­san/Toy­ota deal­ers), Im­pe­rial

INFO Cost is $65 per per­son. The class will be in English and Span­ish. Ideal training for school teach­ers, PE teach­ers, child care providers, school bus driv­ers, coaches, per­sonal train­ers, se­cu­rity guards and oth­ers who want to learn life sav­ing skills. This com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram helps meet di­verse job re­quire­ments for Pe­di­atric-Adult Health and OSH Safety Training. EMSA ap­proved training pro­grams space is lim­ited. Early regis­tra­tion is rec­om­mended. For more in­for­ma­tion call 760-455-3882 or visit us at our web­site www. medic­firstaid­cpr.com or Face­book https://www.face­book. com/MedicFirst

Calex­ico Farm­ers Mar­ket-Green thumb ex­trav­a­ganza

WHEN 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25

WHERE Crum­mett Park, cor­ner of Belcher and Dool Ave. (be­tween Calex­ico High School and Ca­marena Li­brary), Calex­ico INFO Come and join us, ad­mis­sion is free. There will be fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles, lo­cal, or­ganic pro­duce, de­li­cious snacks and foods, arts and crafts, mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment (please bring your own shop­ping bags). For more in­for­ma­tion call 760-7682170.

Braw­ley Mar­ket Nights

WHEN 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 25 WHERE Plaza Park in Braw­ley INFO This event is free. Join us for farm fresh pro­duce, home­made crafts, en­ter­tain­ment, beer gar­den and much more. For more in­for­ma­tion call at 760344-3160 or send an email to gra­cie@braw­l­ey­cham­ber.com

Mid-Win­ter 2017 con­cert

WHEN 7:30 p.m. March 25 WHEREE Jim­mie Can­non The­ater for the Per­form­ing Arts, South­west High School, 2001 Ocotillo Drive, El Cen­tro

INFO Ad­mis­sion is free (dona­tions ac­cepted). Pro­gram will in­clude pieces Jack­lich (Cho­rale and Vari­a­tions), Tchaikovsky (Suite No. 4 in G Ma­jor), “Mozartiana” by con­duc­tor Matthew Busse and Wieni­awski (Vi­o­lin Con­certo No. 2 in D mi­nor) by Christina Kim, vi­o­lin soloist. Chil­dren are wel­come when ac­com­pa­nied and su­per­vised by an adult.

Sec­ond an­nual Burger Bat­tle ap­pli­ca­tions ac­cepted

WHEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28

WHERE Braw­ley Cham­ber of Com­merce, 204 S. Im­pe­rial Ave., Braw­ley

INFO The Burger Bat­tle will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 15 at the North Plaza. For con­test de­tails visit www.braw­l­ey­cham­ber.com or email Gra­cie Romero at gra­cie@braw­l­ey­cham­ber.com

19th an­nual Show­case & Recog­ni­tion cer­e­mony

WHEN 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 28

WHERE Im­pe­rial Val­ley Expo at Casa de Manana build­ing, 200 E. Sec­ond St., Im­pe­rial

INFO The event is free. Don’t miss out. IVROP is invit­ing you to learn about Ca­reer Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion, pro­grams and ser­vices of­fered for youths and adults. There will be booths with in­for­ma­tion on Adult pro­grams, youth pro­grams, Ca­reer Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion, ca­reer and tech­ni­cal stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Pre-regis­tra­tion for Run for Hope Alex 5K

WHEN Early regis­tra­tion is from March 30 to April 6; Event is April 8 (same day regis­tra­tion is from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.) WHERE Calex­ico High School Foot­ball field, 1030 Enci­nas Ave. INFO En­try do­na­tion fee $15 for 5 to 12 years old and $20 for 13 years and older. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter call 760-222-6132 or stop by at 510 W. Main St., Suite 105, El Cen­tro from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day (other hours by ap­point­ment) or go to www. amigos­deale­jan­dro.org, amigos­deale­jan­dro@ya­hoo.com or visit us at face­book.com/Amigos­deAle­jan­dro.org

I.V. Par­ents of Asth­mat­ics Club meet­ing

WHEN 6 p.m. March 30 WHERE Asthma Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 1470 S. Im­pe­rial, Suite A in El Cen­tro

INFO The meet­ing will be in English and Span­ish. For more in­for­ma­tion call 760-482-0978 or 760-336-3023.

Sec­ond an­nual Ce­sar Chavez Cel­e­bra­tion car show

WHEN 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 (regis­tra­tion for the Car Show is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) WHERE Park Plaza, Braw­ley INFO There will be live mu­sic all day. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ge­orge at 916-709-9311 or Pollo at 760-592-5944.

2017 Ce­sar Chavez Com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion

WHEN 8 a.m. April 1

WHERE Braw­ley Cat­tle Call Park INFO On-site regis­tra­tion day of event be­gins at 7 a.m. En­try fee in­cludes t-shirt for pre-reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants: $10 for 17 years of age and un­der and $20 for 18 years of age and older. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Rusty Gar­cia at 760-587-1319, send an email to An­tho­nyGar­ci­aFOun­da­tion@gmail.com or like us on Face­book at www.face­book.com/An­tho­nyGar­ci­aFOun­da­tion

Nathan ‘NATE’ Mata Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship fundraiser bar­be­cue

WHEN 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 WHERE Rademacher Park (Flag­pole area), cor­ner of Main Street and Park Street, Cali­pa­tria

INFO We will be serv­ing bar­be­cue beef and pork plates for $8 each. There will be live mu­sic, raf­fles and lo­cal car club dis­plays. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Louis Mata at 760-9603408 or email at for­tu­nate@ sbc­global.net

April Mixer hosted by Cal­i­for­nia Health & Well­ness

WHEN 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 6 WHERE Braw­ley Cham­ber of Com­merce, 204 S. Im­pe­rial Ave. INFO Ad­mis­sion is free. En­joy food, fun and raf­fle prizes. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Gra­cie at 760-344-3160.

Lights, Cam­era, Cure-Braw­ley cancer walk/dance

WHEN 8 p.m. to mid­night April 7 WHERE Hi­dalgo Hall, 410 S. Ce­sar Chavez, Braw­ley

INFO Price of ad­mis­sion is $10 pre-sale or $12 at the door. Live en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by Pure Ma­jik. Also there will be food, great raf­fles and danc­ing, all for a great cause.

2017 Casino Night Gala

WHEN 6 p.m. to mid­night April 7 WHERE Im­pe­rial Palms Ho­tel & Re­sort, 2050 Coun­try Club Drive, Holtville

INFO Ad­mis­sion is $60 per per­son. No host bar. Din­ner, play­ers club card, en­ter­tain­ment, DJ/ danc­ing. Key­note speaker will be Mike Haynes, NFL Hall of Fame (Pa­tri­ots/Raiders). Tick­ets avail­able at CRCD of­fice, 760-3536571, visit us at www.cr­cd­inc.org

BUHS Drama Club to pro­duce mu­si­cal for Dr. Seuss fans of all ages

WHEN 7 p.m. April 7 and April 8 and 2 p.m. April 9

WHERE Braw­ley Union High School

INFO Tick­ets are $5 for stu­dents and $10 for adults. For more in­for­ma­tion on the show or how you can help, call 760-312-6086.

Holtville Derby Days

WHEN 6 p.m. to mid­night April 8 WHERE The Swiss Club, 1585 E. Wor­thing­ton Road, Holtville INFO Ad­mis­sion is $20 per per­son. Cock­tail hour starts at 6 p.m. and the race starts at 7 p.m. Come dressed in your best Derby gear to be en­tered to win a prize. Bring cash to bet on the races. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ross Daniels at 760455-6988.

I.V. Model Rail­road­ers monthly meet­ing

WHEN 1:30 p.m. April 8 WHERE Im­pe­rial Val­ley Re­search Cen­ter Build­ing 10, 4151 High­way 86, Braw­ley

INFO The Im­pe­rial Val­ley Model Rail­road­ers is open to any­one of any age who is in­ter­ested in model trains. We meet the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month. For more in­for­ma­tion call Joel Shank at 760-801-8300.

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