Corridor Briefs: Chili Cook-Off at Cordes Lakes

Pat Williamson/Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Rich Finston and John DeBartolo give the chili a final check at the 2015 contest.

Pat Williamson/Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Rich Finston and John DeBartolo give the chili a final check at the 2015 contest.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Plans for the annual Chili Cook-Off at Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, are underway with Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. as the date and time. You help choose the winner after sampling the chili. Cook-off is again with three cups to taste, one from Mayer Fire Department, one from the Sheriff's Office, and one from the Medical Center.

From Feb. 11 to April 14, on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mayer Community Church, 10001 S. 5th Street, will hold personal finance classes. For a one-time fee of $20 for the course, you will learn how to put together a budget, how to overcome obstacles, set savings goals, make spending plans, manage debt and much more. A dinner will be served each evening, which is also included in the fee. Space is limited; contact Cheryl Wuthrich at 928-237-8493 to reserve a spot.

Breakfast At The Center will be held again on Feb. 20. There will be a fixed menu and a new specialty item each month. Thanks to those who came to the first breakfast. We look forward to providing you with a cooked-to-order breakfast again. Breakfasts will continue on the third Saturday of each month. Cost is $5 for standard combinations, a little more or less for specialty items, and $1 for coffee or tea.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Bingo is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. with sandwiches and snacks available, held at Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive. Jackpot varies weekly. No Bingo the day before Thanksgiving.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is held weekly on Fridays at 20049 E. Club Lane. Weigh-in is at 8:45 a.m., with meetings starting at 9 a.m.

The Tuesday Planning Committee is changing their meeting time. They will meet at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive. Meetings are open to everyone and they are hoping to get the working people to attend to present their ideas by having it held in the evening. It will be the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

United Teens meet every Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Library, 15989 S. Cordes Lakes Drive. This group works together on fundraising and volunteering in the community.

Exercise Class is held at Cordes Lakes Community Center. Sessions are Tuesday and Thursday each week. That's eight sessions for only $5. The fee covers the cost of building use.

Young Lives meets at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Big Bug Charity Quilters meet every Monday at the Mayer Senior Center, 10051 Miami, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beading is held Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Beading Class is held every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the MAAC, 10051 Miami.

MONTHLY EVENTS

Storytime at the Cordes Lakes Public Library is held on the first Friday of the month, with Miss Cindy reading a story to the pre-schoolers at 3 p.m. The library is located at 15989 S. Cordes Lakes Drive.

Big Bug Gem & Mineral Club holds their outings on the third Monday of the month with meetings held the following Tuesday at 7 p.m. at various members' homes. Contact Ken Dunham at 928-899-6810 for more information. Meetings are held at member's homes and varies by month.

Love Ministry, providing items to the needy, is located at 14720 S. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction in the mobile at the Extra Self Storage. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third and fourth weekends of the month. For more information or to give a donation, contact Carol Peck at 928- 899-5050.

Mayer Fire has its open board meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the main location on Highway 69.

American Legion meetings are held the third Friday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Conference Room at the 50s Backseat Diner, 19780 Hitching Post Way.