Category Archives: Local Entertainment and Event News

Local entertainment and event that’s happening in Needles, California.

** If you have an upcoming event, please email ZachNews in advance (more then 3 weeks) at: news.zachnews@gmail.com Please send in all event information, including the name of the event, the full location of the event, the cost to get into the event if any, and a contact that the public can contact for more information about the event. Thank You. **

Downtown Needles, CA: Spike’s Desert Dog Park Fundraiser.

Downtown Needles, CA: Spike’s Desert Dog Park Fundraiser.

Come and enjoy great food well helping the Spike’s Desert Dog Park from on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at the Eagles Aerie #2599 located at 729 Front Street, near E Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

For $8.00, enjoy delicious French dip sandwich with French fries, coleslaw and dessert.

All of the money raised during the fundraiser will go to help the Spike’s Desert Dog Park, located next to the Dollar General store off Hospitality Lane and Filip Mendez Pkwy, in Needles, California.

For more information, please contact Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 236-7151.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care office.

Downtown Needles, CA: Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care office.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care office will be held at 1:00pm PT on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 244 G Street, Office Space #F, in Downtown Needles, California.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care has secured an office space with one of their supporting partners, Rivers Edge Community Christian Church, to facilitate these partnerships for their 2017 “Embrace a Child, Foster a Life!” Campaign.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care is a nonprofit that has been contracted by the County of San Bernardino, Children and Family Services to find Resource Families and Resource Partners in Needles, California.

Resource Families are families interested in fostering or adopting.

The goal is to keep removed children in their own school and community to facilitate visitation with their family with the hope of reunification.

Resource Partners are individuals, churches, businesses or organizations who can partner with Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care to provide Welcome Baskets, Meal Trains, Clothing Drive, Birthday/Holiday Gifts, Spiritual and Professional Services.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care was founded by Isabel’s two teenage sons, Michael and Joseph, who were 14 and 15 years old, who won Community Hero for their Community Project in 2012.

Since that time, they have helped hundreds of families and children.

Please sign up on the Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care website to partner with them in helping children and families in Needles, California.

http://www.wateroflifecc.org/embraceme

The Needles Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming in to their membership Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

For more information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care, please contact Isabel Hunt at: 1 (909) 418-4640.

** More information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care can also be found at the following website and social media websites: **

  • Embrace Me!:

http://www.embraceme-family.com/

  • Embrace Me! on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Embrace-Me-Adoption-Foster-Care-345548658868466/

** Picture Flyers from Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care. **

 

Needles, CA: Community prepares to welcome the Run For The Wall 2017.

Needles, CA: Community prepares to welcome the Run For The Wall 2017.

The community of Needles, California is preparing to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2017 as they stop on into Needles, California on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders, including veterans of recent wars and those currently on active duty, will be uniting together in a cross country ride from west to east into Washington, District of Columbia.

The Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation.

The organization promotes healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (P.O.W./M.I.A.), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (K.I.A.) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

In a press release sent into ZachNews, the Needles Chamber of Commerce said that this year’s Run For The Wall will feature a panoply of patriotic groups who will present and perform in honor of the veterans who will be welcomed in Needles, California.

** Pictures from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **

The veteran “Pack” will be greeted by the National Anthem, performed by Cheree Souter while the Fort Mojave Color Guard presents the colors.

A special military honor, the Bronze Star, will then be posthumously bestowed on fallen Needles veteran Robert Gonzales by VFW Post 404 Commander George DeLeon.

The Mohave High School ROTC, under the guidance of USAF (Ret) Major Earl Davis will then perform.

Run For The Wall Central Route Coordinator Jim Sloan (“the Sweep”) will then present certificates of appreciation to the local sponsors and supporters of Run For The Wall.

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

The Fort Mojave Tribal Band and the Needles High School Band will then perform patriotic music as the Run For The Wall riders eat lunch and greet public supporters.

A new component this year will be the presence of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lake Havasu Chapter.

They will be present to greet the veterans and to thank them for their dedication and service.

The general public is invited to welcome the Run For The Wall “Pack” by lining the streets in Needles, California, including along West Broadway between L Street and G Street.

There will be no food or vendors available to the community at this event.

Lunch will be served to Run For The Wall participants with official wristbands only.

The “Pack” will arrive for refueling on the west end of Needles, California at approximately 1:45pm PT, exiting I-40 at River Road, following Old Route 66 into Needles, California.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Following the fuel stop, they will proceed to Santa Fe Park, located along the 900 block of Front Street near G Street in Downtown Needles, California, will be closed to through traffic so the expected 400 bikes can park there.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Time spent in Needles, California is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, after which they head east to spend their first night in Williams, Arizona.

In pass Run For The Wall riders through Needles, California, people are seen lining along overpasses and along hillsides along Interstate 40 waving American flags and waving as the hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall drive by them, including along Five Mile Road overpass and the Park Moabi Road overpass in Needles, California.

Their trek across the United States will end on Memorial Day in Washington D.C. at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

Their journey can be followed day by day at the following Run For The Wall website address:

https://www.rftw.us/

Please be sure community to show your support for the Run For The Wall.

**** ZachNews will be Facebook Live at the Run For The Wall 2017 luncheon and ceremony at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California and will have more pictures and videos from the luncheon and ceremony afterwards. ****

** Picture above from ZachNews. **

Needles, CA: Needles Unified School District’s Spring Concert 2017.

Needles, CA: Needles Unified School District’s Spring Concert 2017.

The Needles Unified School District held a Spring Concert, directed by Mr. Henken, inside the auditorium at Needles High School in Needles, California on Thursday, April 27th, 2017.

** Needles Unified School District’s Spring Concert 2017 Video: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was there and captured the performance on camera.

** Pictures of the Needles Middle School Beginning Band: **

** Pictures of the Needles High School Beginning Band: **

** Pictures of the Needles High School Choir: **

** Pictures of the Blue Notes Jazz Band: **

** Pictures of the Advanced Band: **

Great work to everybody at the Needles Unified School District’s Spring Concert 2017.

** All Pictures and Video from ZachNews. **

Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park today.

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Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park today.

River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be having an Easter Sunrise Service starting at around 6:30am PT on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at Santa Fe Park, located on the 900 block of Front Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

The Easter sunrise service by River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Coffee and donuts will be served and the Easter sunrise service is open to everybody.

Come and join River’s Edge Community Christian Church for Easter sunrise service.

ZachNews will be streaming the Easter sunrise service live at ZachNews on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

For more information or if anyone needs transportation to the Easter sunrise service, please contact Pastor Fred Torres of River’s Edge Community Christian Church at: 1 (760) 221-7718.

Laughlin, NV: The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship begins today.

Laughlin, NV: The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship begins today.

The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship, powered by Monster Energy, is being held from Thursday, April 13th, 2017 to Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is an epic race for Best In The Desert, in collaboration with our Mad Media and UTV Underground partners; we are proud to bring you this great event for UTV’s, Motorcycles and Quads.

**** Schedule of Events: ****

** On Thursday, April 13th, 2017: **

  • From 9:00am to 3:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency Vendor Set Up.
  • At 5:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Pit Crew Challenge.

The UTV World Championship begins Thursday night at The Riverside Resort with the first annual UTV World Championship Pit Crew Challenge. The top UTV teams will battle head to head for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

  • At 7:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge – Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC Official Kick Off-Party:

Immediately following the pit crew challenge will be the official UTV World Championship kick-off party at the Losers’ Lounge inside the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

** On Friday, April 14th, 2017: **

  • From 8:00 am to 10:45am PT: Race Track: Family Fun Poker Run:

The 3rd Annual UTV World Championship Poker Run will also be held Friday.

This is a one of a kind opportunity for UTV owners to drive their UTVs on the UTV World Championship race course! Onsite registration will be held at Don’s Celebrity Theatre inside the beautiful Riverside Resort and Casino.

Entries are extremely limited those wishing to participate are encouraged to get in line early.

Advance sign-up is available through Best in the Desert Racing Association by visiting their Best in the Desert website.

Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be given out to the drivers with the top poker hands!

  • From 9:00am to 5:00pm PT: Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency:

On Friday, the world’s biggest off road UTV festival, the UTV World Championship Tech and Contingency, will take over the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

Those in attendance will be able to view the largest collection of UTV’s in the world and have exclusive access to the latest parts and accessories from the top UTV parts manufactures from around the globe.

This is a fantastic chance for UTV owners to save hundreds on OEM and aftermarket parts for their machines!

The race vehicles will be on display as hundreds of UTV race teams parade them through a massive vendor set-up.

Official UTV World Championship merchandise will be available and racers will be on hand to sign autographs and and take pictures!

  • At 4:00pm PT: Tech and Contingency: UTVWC Contingency Raffle:

The UTVWC Contingency Raffle will include over $50,000 in prizes.

** On Saturday, April 15th, 2017: **

  • At 6:30am PT: Race Track: Motorcycle and Quad Race.
  • At 10:00am PT: Race Track: Desert UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 2:30pm PT: Race Track: Youth Production 170 and Unlimited 250 UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 3:15pm PT: Race Track: Short Course UTV World Championship Race.
  • From 7:00pm to 9:00pm PT: Harrah’s Beach: Awards Ceremony Party.
  • At 9:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge at Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC After Party.

The race track is located north of Bruce Woodbury Drive, west of Thomas Edison Drive, and south of Laughlin Highway.

The races will begin just to the northwest of the intersection of Thomas Edison Drive and Bruce Woodbury Drive.

The race track route includes 2 crossing along Needles Highway.

Needles Highway, between Bruce Woodbury Drive and Laughlin Highway will be closed during the races, and motorists will be detoured to either Thomas Edison Drive or South Casino Drive.

All events at the UTV World Championship are “FREE” and the family friendly atmosphere promises to be a great event for all in attendance.

** More information regarding the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is at the following website addresses: **

  • UTV World Championship:

http://utvworldchampionship.com

  • Best In The Desert:

http://bitd.com

**** Come Party, Race And Spectate!! ****

** Flyer and Map Pictures from 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship and Best in the Desert. **

Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park.

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Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park.

River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be having an Easter Sunrise Service starting at around 6:30am PT on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at Santa Fe Park, located on the 900 block of Front Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

The Easter sunrise service by River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Coffee and donuts will be served and the Easter sunrise service is open to everybody.

Come and join River’s Edge Community Christian Church for Easter sunrise service.

ZachNews will be streaming the Easter sunrise service live at ZachNews on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

For more information or if anyone needs transportation to the Easter sunrise service, please contact Pastor Fred Torres of River’s Edge Community Christian Church at: 1 (760) 221-7718.