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Are you a victim of domestic abuse? Call 520-385-4970 or toll free 1-855-385-4970. We can help.

Have free time? Volunteer at Safe Journey House. Call 520-385-4970 or toll free 1-855-385-4970.

The Oracle Medical Equipment Loan Closet is now available to Tri-Community residents in need of medical equipment. The closet is in need of donations of all forms of medical equipment (except hospital beds). Equipment must be in safe working condition. For information on how to borrow or to donate equipment, please contact Jane at 896-2516, Bill and Sharon at 896-2326, Lois at 896-9722 or Rachel at 896-9581.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Join San Manuel’s Walking and Exercise Group. Healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office – exercise. From 8-9:30 a.m. at the San Manuel Senior Center on Avenue A. Sponsors ask for a $1 donation to help with the utility costs.

The Home Alone Pendant offers peace of mind by being able to call for emergency assistance by simply pressing a button. Units are available in San Manuel through TRIAD. Call Jerry at 385-2835 for details.

Blessed Sacrament Parish in Mammoth is seeking all K-12, school-aged girls from the surrounding communities to run for Fiesta Queen for the annual Fiestas on Sept. 29, 2012. Any girl interested should contact Ramona Romero at 487-9613 or Donald Lopez at 487-0193.

San Manuel Open Market is still going strong ever Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at 801 McNab Parkway in front of the Community Presbyterian Church. Table space is only $5. There are lots of baked goods, food, coffee, craft items and swap meet bargains. Come and meet your friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Doris at 520-212-2244.

The Mammoth-Winkelman Early Head Start is accepting enrollment applications for children 0-3 years for the 2012-2013 school year. Children must be three before Aug. 31, 2012. Parents must bring in proof of birth, guardianship, income and immunizations. Children with disabilities accepted. Call 520-487-2843 for more information.

San Manuel Museum, located in the Elks Lodge breezeway, is operated by the San Manuel Historical Society. It is now open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to come and see items from San Manuel’s history!

The San Manuel Thrift Store is looking for volunteers to work one day, or more, per week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Thrift Store is run by the San Manuel Historical Society and proceeds from Thrift Store sales go to support the SM Museum, as well as the SM Library, Christmas Toy Drive, and other local charitable organizations.

Resource information for seniors is now available at Sun Life Clinic in San Manuel. Some of the information available is meant to aid caregivers in their work. Also available is medicine safety information for seniors. Stop in or call to get more information and phone numbers on these and other subjects. The office is open Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-709-8322 or 1-800-293-9393 for more information.

Need prayer? Call Community Presbyterian Church at 385-2381 and leave your prayer request. Messages will be checked daily. Also, you can join us for prayer Monday through Friday, 8-9 a.m., 801 McNab (top of McNab), San Manuel.

Come and have fellowship with us and if you don’t know Jesus, you can get to know Him at the First Baptist Church of Oracle on Sundays at 11 a.m. For more information, please call 520-808-3171.

Saxophone and brass instrument players are needed for the Noisemakers, the Tri-Community Band. You do not need to be an expert to participate. Call Rob Roberts at 385-4682 for more information.

The Mammoth Community Center, 101 Fifth St., is open every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. for seniors. Join in on the games, information and refreshments. Senior potluck is held the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and bring a friend.

Safe Journey House is offering a free 5-week support group for women who are, or who have been in an abusive situation. The group begins Tuesday, Oct. 9, and will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Safe Journey House, 212 E. Fifth St., San Manuel. Please call 520-385-4970 or toll free 855-385-4970.

Bountiful baskets is coming to San Manuel every other Saturday. The next delivery day is Oct. 13. To participate in the program, you must register online at www.bountifulbaskets.org to make a monetary contribution toward the pools used to purchase the produce. Contributions can be made starting at noon on Monday until Tuesday at 8 p.m. prior to Saturday pickup. The distribution site is new, now at the Elks Lodge Breezeway in San Manuel. If you have any questions, please contact San Manuel Volunteer Site Coordinators Mary Jane at (520) 301-6664 or Alicia at 385-4575.

The Oracle Community Center will hold a craft fair at the center on Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast will be offered and there will be lots of craft tables full of wonderful items to purchase. Early Christmas shopping, anyone?

The Oracle Community Center will have its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7-11 a.m. There will be a bake sale, craft tables available to sell your hand crafted items ($10 a table) and raffles for great baskets stuffed to the brim with wonderful items. For more information, please call the center at 896-9326.

WE THE PEOPLE We the People will hold its monthly meeting at the Oracle Court House on Sat., Oct. 13, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. The subject is propositions: what are they and what do they mean? Meetings are open to all interested persons. Join us for this informative meeting presented by a Pinal County Representative to help clarify and answer our questions about these propositions! For more information call Jane at 896-2516.

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CAMPAIGN Sat., Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. there will be a Rosary rally at the corner of Highway 177 and Giffin Ave., Winkelman. Please bring a lawn chair. There will be a potluck brunch following at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hayden. Everyone welcome.

TRI-COMMUNITY AT RISK RESCUE Tri-Community At-Risk Rescue is holding a low cost rabies/parvo/distemper shot clinic for dogs and cats at the Oracle Community Center’s Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair on Sat., Oct 13. A quilt will be raffled to benefit the animals. There will be dogs available for adoption starting at 7 am, and the shot clinic runs from 9 am-2 pm. Rabies shots are $10 each; parvo/distemper shots are additional. Check out their website at www.atriskrescue.org.

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT On Nov. 20 from 8 am – 4:30 pm Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens will be holding Medicare Open Enrollment as part of the SaddleBrooke Health Fair, 38759 S. Mountain Blvd., SaddleBrooke. Your healthcare changes from year to year, and your health plan may change the benefits and costs, each year, too. Open Enrollment is the one time of year that all people with Medicare can see what new benefits are offered and make changes to their coverage. Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

Looking for a bargain? Why not head over to the Oracle Community Center’s Park & Swap? The Park & Swap is held on the third Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The next one is Oct. 20. Want to sell something? Spaces are just $5. For more information or to sign up for a booth, please call 896-9326.

Saturday, October 20, 4 to 6 pm at New Moon Haven, 16256 North Oracle Road (next to “MI Tierra” restaurant), FREE Argentine Tango workshop. Learn all about Argentine Tango History, Culture, Music, and Dance. Presented by Lidia and Hector Legrand, a legend Argentine Tango instructor-couple with 15 years of teaching experience. This workshop will present the history of the Argentine Tango Dance, the culture behind it, the traditional music, and some of the dance elements of Argentine Tango. It will include audios, videos and live demonstrations of the dance. The workshop is free, but space is limited so please register in advance by sending an email to sbktangou@aol.com. To learn all about the local Argentine Tango scene visit their website http://tangoargentino.sharepoint.com/Pages/Home.aspx

ORACLE SCHOOLS HAUNTED HOUSE Mountain Vista and Oracle Ridge Second Annual Fall Festival will be open from 5 pm – 8 pm Oct. 26 and 27 at Mountain Vista Campus. There will be a haunted house, food, games and a costume contest for the kiddies. Outside vendors may rent a booth for $25. Tickets will be sold for all food, beverages and activities. For more information, contact Brenda Garcia at 520-405-0549 or Lydia Smith at 520-896-3004.

Community Presbyterian Church of San Manuel will be starting up their Joyful Music Celebration on Oct. 28 from 4-6 p.m. at 801 McNab Parkway, San Manuel. Please come and share in good fellowship, music and great food.

The SaddleBrooke Fall Art and Craft Fair will be held Sat., Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mountainview Clubhouse. Take Oracle Road (Highway 77) to SaddleBrooke Blvd., and follow the signs.

Friday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m., OWN, Oracle Women’s Network, invites local businesswomen to join them every month for a breakfast meeting in Oracle. November’s meeting will be held at the Oracle Community Center at 8 a.m. For reservations or more information, please email oraclewomensnetwork@gmail.com.

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