Around the Area

A variety of shows, events, activities beyond the casino scene

 

Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, Oct. 1

What:  Community Lutheran Church’s beautiful Memory Garden is the site of the church’s annual Blessing of the Animals, a tradition associated worldwide with the Feast Day of Sant Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of the Animals. Pets of all kinds are welcome – dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, bunnies, goldfish, turtles and others.  The service consists of a greeting, a prayer, readings from scripture, a brief message, a song and the individual blessing of each animal by Pastor Tim Eighmy, who says “the service is long enough to share God’s message of love for his small creatures, but short enough to keep them from becoming impatient!” Pets should be leashed, held, or in a carrier. Entry to the garden is through the north gate on the side of the church building. Ample parking is available.

Where: Community Lutheran Church Memory Garden, 2275 Ricca Road (between North Oatman Road and upper Riverview Drive), Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Oct. 1 (2 p.m.).

Cost: Free.

Info: Church office: 928-763-2422

 

Comedy Night

Saturday, Oct. 1

What: Mohave Comedy is hosting Mahaloween, a night of adult-themed jokes by local talent. The show will be held at Miracle Mile Event Center with doors opening at 6 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Drinks are available for purchase from the fully stocked bar.

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Oct. 1 (show starts 8 p.m.).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Anthony Mitchell 432-940-5976.

 

Mohave Valley Raceway

Saturday, Oct. 1

What: Head to Mohave Valley Raceway to watch IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Compacts, Street Stocks, Mini Sports, Bombers, IMCA Modlites sponsored by Anderson Ford and Dwarfs-SNDCA. NOTE: This is a cash only facility and there is not an ATM onsite.

Where: 2750 Laguna Road, Mohave Valley, AZ, 24.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Oct. 1 (7 p.m.).

Cost: Adults $12, seniors (60 & over) $10, military with ID $10, children 6-12 $6, children 5 & under free.

Info: Call the track at 928-346-3000.

 

Bullhead City Farmers Market

Saturday, Oct. 1

What:  The Farmers Market brings the best local farm-fresh produce, artisans, home baked goods, novelties, local food trucks and live entertainment to one place. This month’s Pumpkin Patch Market will feature open cornhole from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and live music performed by 50 Shades of Rock from noon–3 p.m. The Bullhead City Animal Shelter will host a Halloween pet costume contest at the market. Contestants will compete for trophies in categories of “Most Creative,” “Funniest” and “Best Owner/Pet Combo.” Participants must supply $10 of pet food or $10 cash to enter; proceeds benefit the Bullhead City Animal Shelter.

Where: Bullhead City Community Park, 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City; 3.4 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Oct. 1 (vendors 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; music noon-3 p.m.).

Cost: Free admission, free parking.

Info: Call 928-219-2333, or visit the website, BullheadCityFarmersMarket.com.

 

Paint & Pinot

Friday, Oct. 7

What: Whether you are a novice who needs step-by-step instructions or you are an experienced artist that just wants to come create, Aimee will teach you how to paint an amazing picture and you get to enjoy drinks and friends while doing it! Aimee will do a live step-by-step instruction. Tickets are $35 per person and include all painting materials and canvas, plus two drinks! (Does not have to be wine. Full bar available).

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Friday, Oct. 7 (6:30 p.m.).

Cost: $35 per person.

Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit JJEventsInfo.com.

 

Oktoberfest

Saturday, Oct. 8

What: The public is invited to an Oktoberfest celebration with raffles, music by Jim and a German dinner of schnitzel with gravy, cabbage rolls, spaetzel, sauerkraut and German chocolate cake for dessert. All proceeds benefit Elks’ charities in Bullhead City.

Where: Elks Lodge #2408, 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Oct. 8 (social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.).

Cost: $20.

Info: Call Doodie at 928-301-2780 or Deb at 218-821-5504.

 

Second Saturday Sip & Shop

Saturday, Oct. 8

What: Loaded and Baked cookies in partnership with The Event Station offers a monthly indoor shopping event for the Tri-state every second Saturday. It features local artisans selling jewelry, crafts, cosmetics, baked goods and much more. There is a full bar available and food trucks serving up lunch. If you are interested in being a vendor apply by emailing LoadedBakedCookies@gmail.com.

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Oct. 8 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Cost: Free to browse.

Info: Call Michelle 928-542-2505.

 

Catholic Mass

Every Saturday and Sunday

What: The Riverside Resort hosts Catholic Mass with Father Charlie Urnick every Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. and noon) inside Don’s Celebrity Theatre.

Where: Riverside Resort, 1650 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin.

When: Every Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. and noon).

Cost: Free to attend.

Info: Call 702-298-0440.

 

Elks Lodge #2408 Bunco

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

What: Bullhead City Elks Lodge #2408 hosts Bunco on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The sessions are open to the public and lunch will be served at 11 a.m. Bunco starts at noon. All proceeds benefit Elks’ charities in Bullhead City.

Where: Elks Lodge #2408, 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (11 a.m.).

Cost: $8.

Info: Kathleen Clemens, 928-763-6799.

 

Trivia Nights

Every Thursday night (except the last)

What: J&J Events presents Trivia Night every Thursday except the last of the month. Win cash prizes, for ages 21 and older. No commitment required. Teams of one to five people.

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every Thursday (except the last) (6:30 p.m.).

Cost: $5 per person.

Info: Call 928-296-0748, or visit JJMysteryEvents.com.

 

Bullhead City Senior Campus Activities

Tuesdays

What: The Bullhead City Senior Campus offers a variety of free events for adults 50 and older each weekday. Every Tuesday, take in a Zumba class (8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.), join a Hand & Foot card game or a Poker game (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), and don’t miss Line Dancing instruction (4 p.m.-5 p.m.). For a full schedule of the available activities throughout the week, call Kim Cool at 928-763-0193 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Where: 2275 Trane Road (between City Hall & Ken Forvargue Park), Bullhead City, 6.8 miles from Laughlin.

When: Tuesdays (Additional activities available Monday-Friday).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Kim Cool at 928-763-0193.

 

Friday Nights of Fun

Every second and fourth Friday

What: J&J Events presents Friday Nights of Fun every second and fourth Friday of the month from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. This free event provides a place for those 21 and older to play fun games like cornhole, beer pong, flip cup, stump and more. Play some games and have a drink from the newly renovated bar at the Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners.

Where: 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every second and fourth Friday (6 p.m.-10 p.m.).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call 928-296-0748 or 928-758-5113.

 

LIVE MUSIC

American Legion Post 60: 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, Laughlin, 702-299-1510 — Karaoke with Ingrid every third Saturday of the month — Please call for any other information.

CoVeu Drinkery & Eatery: 2247 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City, 8.2 miles from Laughlin; 928-299-5012 The Ray Gunn Band hosts the longest-running Sunday Jam Session in the Tri-state — Sundays (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

Dirty Dough Co.: 312 E. Beale St., Kingman; 928-263-8444 — Whiptail (classic rock) — Friday, Oct. 7 (7 p.m.-10 p.m.).

Our Place on Hancock: 877 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 928-763-0850 — Ray Gunn Band (classic rock) Saturday, Oct. 1 (8 p.m.-midnight).

Moose Lodge Post #1704: 302 Monroe St., Kingman, Arizona, 35.3 miles from Laughlin; call 928-753-3690 — Karaoke with Ingrid every Friday; call for times and menu information.

Old Town Saloon: 2850 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-3866 — Cool Catz Karaoke Saturday, Oct. 1 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).

The Wonder Bar: 2034 Plaza Drive (off Marina Blvd), Bullhead City; 928-763-9221 — DJ (Tejano, Mexican and American music), Every other Saturday (9 p.m.-2 a.m.); Free nachos every Thursday with purchase of a drink.