There Are Lots Upcoming Events This Week That You Don’t Want to Miss!

Jan. 19 (Sun) – Great Canadian Train Ride, film presented live by Doug Jones. Don’t miss this Passport Travel Series film. In 1955 Canadian Pacific inaugurated a new Trans-continental streamliner, the luxurious Canadian. It still rolls across prairies of Canada, with breathtaking views of the rocky mountains. Train travel is a romantic form of travel going back to a more leisurely age when travelers viewed scenery from the ground. Complimentary intermission refreshments served, plus meet the filmmaker! General admission is $8.50 per person per show, or why not order a Season Pass? The show starts at 2:30 p.m., at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the door, or get a season pass by calling (760) 617-1448.

Jan. 20 (Mon) – Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Peace March & Celebration. The 9th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Peace March and Ceremony will be held on Monday, January 20, the federal holiday marking the birthday of MLK. This year’s theme is “Milestones in Civil Rights History,” and will feature a program after the march, put on by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. High Desert Alumnae Chapter.

The march starts at 10:00 a.m. in front of Victorville City Hall, at the corner of Seneca Road and Civic Drive in Victorville. Following the march, an inspiring program will feature music, speeches and presentations. Both events are free to the public, and all people in the community are encouraged to attend. This event is a perfect opportunity for the local community to honor Dr. King’s legacy of empowering individuals, strengthening communities, bridging barriers, and creating solutions to social problems.

After the ceremony, a reception will be held at McKay’s Mortuary & High Desert/Inland Valley News, featuring complimentary hot beverages, soups and desserts at: 14444 7th Street Victorville, For more information, call (760) 951-0680 or (760) 887-3746.

Jan. 20 (Mon) – Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Event, will be presented by High Desert Black Heritage Committee & VVC ASB. Enjoy the message of Dr. King thru music, declarations of peace & understanding that encourage brotherhood in our lives. Victor Valley College PAC. 760-245-2787. www.vvc.edu/pacevents.

Jan. 21 (Tues) – Apple Valley LifeStream Blood Drive. Donate to save a life. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes. Healthy individuals 15 years & up may donate blood. (Age 15-16 must have written parental consent). Donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Receive a free mini-physical as part of process! Giving blood takes about an hour, yet gives someone a lifetime. Walk-ins welcome, or make an appointment at 1-800-TRY-GIVING or visit www.lstream.org. Enticing goodies given for each donation! Donors earn loyalty points to be redeemed for complimentary items. 11am-4pm, Apple Valley Town Conference Center, 14975 Dale Evans Pkwy, adjacent to AV Town Hall. Call AV Public Relations Specialist Charlene Engeron at (760) 240-7000 x7072 for information.

Jan. 21 (Tues) – Medicare 101: Learn the A, B, C & D’s, 10am, Medicare can be confusing. Learn different aspects, how to get started, what to expect, what benefits you are entitled to. Soon- to-be or recently eligible, or just want to know? Inter Valley Health Plan’s Medicare Information & Vitality Center, 12209 Hesperia Rd., Victorville. RSVP (888) 702-6073. TTY/TDD (800) 505-7150.

Jan. 21 (Tues) – VV Gem & Mineral Club Education Lecture, 7pm. Tina Tuttle talks on evaporites, boron and other minerals from the Mono Lake area to ancient Lake Manly, Trona, and Owens Lake. Interesting, and geared towards the lay audience. Open to public. 15056-B 7th St., Victorville (behind Kaman Bearing). (760) 243-2330.

Jan. 26 (Sun) – Victor Valley Concert Association – Umi Garrett. At 8 years old Umi wowed Ellen DeGeneres when she performed on her NBC show in 2009. Now she’s 12 and playing on stages throughout the world winning international music competitions in Japan, Europe and the United States.. Tix & subscriptions, call 760-961-0486. Tickets at the door. 2:30pm, VV College Performing Arts Center. (760) 961-0486.

Jan 24 (Fri) – Seniors With Inquiring Minds (SWIM). 1pm – Legal Considerations for Seniors” by Adriana McGinnis, Legal Shield; 2:30pm“TBA” by Pat Bridges. SWIM meets at 1 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, guests always welcome, snacks & coffee, time to share with friends. Contact Jean at 949 244 3215 or Leah at 760 956 7581 for information.

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