******March 2000******

 Imperial High School Class Reunion & Fiesta - All Alumni. Help us make plans contact Pat G.

Imperial-3-12, California Mid-Winter Fair, carnival rides, live concerts, 4-H and FFA livestock competitions, arts and crafts booths, and stock car races. For more information call 760/355-1181.

Imperial-- 4th, - IMPERIAL VALLEY FAIR PARADE! - Yes we're bringing back the Fair Parade. Call Imperial Chamber of Commerce 355-1609 for info.

El Centro - 11th, The Imperial Valley College Desert Museum will hold their annual meeting at the Old Post Office in El Centro. Doors open at 5:30 with a tri-tip dinner at 6:00 PM. Dinner is $10.00 each. For reservations call 358-7016. Native American artist Amil Pedro will have art work for exhibit and sale.

County Wide - 18th, California Department of Corrections will be hosting a Recruitment Extravaganza at the Casa de Manana and Preble Building of the Imperial Valley Expo from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is free and open to the public.There will be free seminars on interviewing techniques, how to complete a state application and mock correctional officer testing. For more information contact Sgt. T Borem Calipatria State Prison 730 348-7000 ext 5254.

El Centro - 18th & 19th, Kmart Kids Race Against Drugs- a free, fun, family-oriented event is scheduled to hit El Centro this weekend. It will be held Saturday, March 18th from 9-5 and Sunday, March 19 from 11-5 at the El Centro Kmart store at 1950 North Imperial Avenue. Girls and boys aged 7-12 get to "race" miniature cars (under adult supervision). Every child who participates receives a t-shirt, cap, and racing certificate. For every child that races, Kmart makes a donation to local programs fighting youth substance abuse. The event is co-hosted by MADD, DARE, and the San Diego County Prevention Coalition. The event is absolutely FREE and should be a lot of fun for all involved.

County Wide - 20th, Daffodil Days, American Cancer Society, delivery of daffodills begins. Call 344-4195 for information.

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El Centro - TBA, Blue Angels Air Show, This is the first air show that kicks off the air season. Many static displays and stunt plane demonstrations. It starts at 9:00 am. For information call760/339-2519.

Brawley- TBA, Quilt Show, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, for more info. call 344-4195.

El Centro - TBA, Sunbeam Little League BBQ, For more information call 353-9126.

Brawley- TBA, Monte Carlo Night, "The Fabulous Fifties", $50.00 per adult, Stockmen's Club, for more info call Jeannie Jones 344-7780.

El Centro - TBA, American Lung Association BBQ, American Legion, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

El Centro - TBA, Children's Fair - Child Abuse Prevention Council. Bucklin Park 10:00 am - 4:00 pm call 353-8300 for more information.

Brawley- TBA, BUHS Parent Band BBQ, Lion's Center, 12:00 - 5:00 pm, call Judy for more information 344-4160.

Holtville - TBA, The Swiss Schwingfest, An exciting Swiss-style wrestling match and barbecue. For more information call 760/356-1823. Held at the Swiss Club in Holtville.

Holtville - TBA, Woman Haven Annual Meeting, honoring women and men of the year. Barbara Worth Golf Resort 6-9 pm, $35.00 per person. For more information call 353-6922.

Calexico - 31st, Calexico Chamber Annual Fundraiser at Elks Lodge 7 p.m. Dinner & Door Prizes. For information call the Chamber office at 357-1166.