News Briefs: Week of November 27, 2013
Due to the holidays, the food programs will be as follows during December: Commodities, Dec. 18; produce, Dec. 20.
There will be a Memorial Service for Mary Yorgensen, who was director of Mayer Area Meals on Wheels, at Spring Valley Community Church, 13955 S. Spring Lane, at 2 p.m., Dec. 3.
Dec. 7 is the Cordes Lakes Annual Bazaar. It is a great time to get that one-of-a-kind gift for that special person for Christmas, as well as shopping for others on your list. Door opens at 9 a.m.
Dec. 7 also is the Baked Potato Dinner from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cordes Kitchen. This is a baked potato with as many trimmings as you want to put on it for $6.
Electric Lights Parade and Cookies with Santa will be at the Community Center on Dec. 21. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and will end at the Community Center at 7 p.m., and cookies with Santa will start.
Annual Thanksgiving dinner of turkey with all the trimmings at the Mayer Area Activity Center at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. The annual Pie Auction follows. To donate a pie, call 928-632-7511.
Springs Church, with the addition this year of Mayer Community Church and Mayer 1st Southern Baptist Church, will offer their 7th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, from 5-6:30 p.m., Nov. 26, at Mayer High School. For information or to volunteer or donate, call Lisa Hamilton at 928-713-0742 or email email@example.com.
Mayer Area Meals on Wheels is raffling a Lane Hope Chest full of handmade items, including quilts, throws, pillows, a stainless steel fondue set and antiques.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and available until the Christmas Dinner on Dec. 20. Purchase tickets at the senior center or from Gina Barnum, call 928-420-3205.
Child Find screenings Dec. 11. A preschool screening for children ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years of age will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Mayer Elementary School. Schedule an appointment with the Mayer Unified School District at 928- 642-1008. Please leave a message.
Developmental screenings include speech/communication, hearing/vision, motor skills/coordination, cognitive/reasoning, behavior issues, and physical development. Early identification of children with physical, intellectual or emotional problems is the first step in helping them receive an appropriate education.
The district is asking for help in identifying such children who are not in school or are not receiving special education services.
December 8 is the Christmas Brunch at the Mayer Area Activity Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be food, fun, prizes and raffles.
Jerry and Robbin Schultz and the Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce invite all to attend the 6th annual Christmas Cookie Party, from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Bensch Ranch Clubhouse, (across from the Mayer Fire Station on Highway 69).
Bring a batch of favorite Christmas cookies to share and another to donate to Mayer Meals on Wheels.
Sing along with Trish Rasmussen as she plays Christmas carols on the piano, sip hot buttered rum or hot apple cider and nibble cookies while visiting with your neighbors and watching for a possible appearance from Santa.
For more information, call 928-308-0259.
Mayer Elementary School presents its annual Christmas Concert in the gym at 6 p.m. Dec. 18.
December 20 is the annual Christmas Dinner at the MAAC starting at 11:30 a.m. It will be served and includes a visit from Santa Claus.