FREE GED CLASSES Need your GED? Attend free classes in Oracle or at the CAC Aravaipa Campus on Jan. 23. In Oracle, classes are with instructor Nancy Barry and begin at 6:30 pm. Call 520-820-1667 for information. At Aravaipa Campus, classes start at 6 pm with instructor Sally Kelly. Call 520-820-3178 for information or register on campus.
CAC ORIENTATION In preparation for the 2013 spring semester that begins in mid-Jan., Central Arizona College’s Aravaipa Campus, located at 80440 E. Aravaipa Road, will hold its orientation on Wed., Jan. 16 from 4:30 pm -6:30 pm.
DONATE AND GET A TAX BREAK Donate up to $200 for a single person or $400 for a married couple to the school district, for a specific program, school or in general, and get every penny back on your State Taxes. For more information visit msmusd.org/index.cfm?pID=3475
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.
SAN MANUEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY The members of the San Manuel Historical Society want to thank the citizens of San Manuel for their support of our Thrift store down by the Credit Union. Due to your generous donations we have been able to reach out to help other organizations support the people and animals of the Tri-Community. With the holidays coming up, we hope to give more but we cannot do that without your continued support. If you have something you’d like to donate but cannot get it to the store, call Janice at 385-4593 after 2 pm. Large pieces are especially needed.
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.
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.
ORACLE COMMUNITY CENTER The annual membership breakfast for the Oracle Community Center will be held Jan. 19, starting with free breakfast being served at 7 am. Members can renew their membership and new members can fill out the membership forms.
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 Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-709-8322 or 1-800-293-9393or 363-9525 after 4pm 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.
PREGNANCY CARE CENTER Person interested in volunteer training or to know more about Family First Pregnancy Care Center should come to El Ranch Robles, 1170 N. Rancho Robles Rd. in Oracle on Sat., Jan 12. Lunch will be provided, and training is from 9 am – 3 pm. Call to RSVP at 520-896-9545.
SAFE JOURNEY HOUSE The Safe Journey House Annual Meeting will be held on Thurs., Jan. 17, at 212 E. Fifth St., San Manuel, for the recap of 2012 Election of Officers business meeting. Refreshments start at 4:30 pm and the meeting convenes at 5 pm. Please RSVP by Mon., Jan. 14 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 520-385-4970.
MUSEUM CELEBRATION Come to the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction for a two-day celebration of the legend, lore and culture of the Superstition Mountain region of Arizona. The Yellow Bird Native American dancers will perform both days at 11 am and 1 pm. Also, there will be a gold panning demonstration, artist and vendor booth, music and food, an Apacheland Movie Ranch diorama unveiling, and a new Johnny Western exhibit in the Apacheland barn. The fun starts on Jan. 19 at 9 pm and ends at 9 pm on Jan. 20. The $1 donation per person includes activities and museum admission.
SUPERIOR HOME TOUR AND ANTIQUE SHOW See several homes including the beautifully renovated Casillas home and Mattie Earp’s “home” at the Fifth Annual Superior Home Tour, Art and Antique Show Jan. 26 and 27. There will also be an Antique Show at the Magma Club; a pancake breakfast on Sat. from 7:30 am – 10 am at Porter’s Cafe; historian speakers; didgeridoo lessons; live music and more. Tour tickets are $12 or $10 prepaid, and include a 2-for-1 pass to the Renaissance Festival and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. For more information, contact the Superior chamber of Commerce at www.superiorarizonachamber.org or by calling 520-689-0200.
SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT Please save the date for the United Way of Pinal County’s Spring Golf Tournament, on Sat., April 13, at the Robson Ranch Golf Club in Eloy. Proceeds will benefit early childhood education, including the Success By 6 program. Please watch your email for sponsorship and registration information.