2023 Walk for Recovery Event

The County of Imperial invites you to the 2023 Walk for Recovery event, proudly presented by our Imperial County Behavioral Health Services.

Join us this Saturday, September 30th as we walk hand-in-hand, promoting public awareness around mental health and addiction recovery.

Tentative Schedule:

9:00 Opening and greeting (with logistics for the day, etc.)

9:05 Opening Comments Gabriela Jimenez, Assistant Director ICBHS

9:15 First Speaker (Ariadne Miranda)

9:40 Walk (Remembrance in honor of those who have passed)

10:00 Second Speaker (Danny Gutierrez, SUD)

10:25 Walk (Mindfulness)

10:45 Third Speaker (Susan Ireland, SMART Recovery /ICBHS)

11:10 Walk (Supportive Connections)

11:35: Community Connection Time (Pictures, Vender Time, Snacks)

11:50 Closing

Annual 4-H Kick-off

$5 entry fee for all new and returning members ages 5 to 19. Adults with youth in attendance may participate as well, fee is $15.
Come see all the Imperial County 4-H Program has to offer! Learn about our projects and programs that help youth thrive and excel! Open to all youth interested in joining.
Happening this weekend! We are so excited to get things started. Enjoy food, fun, and the information you need to join in on an amazing organization. Hope to see you there!

Barbara Worth Brigadettes Ranch Event 2023

Sat., Oct. 28, 2023 at BMB Boarding, 1444 Drew Rd, El Centro
Sign ups at 8 a.m., Show begins at 9 a.m.

Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail (Inside Arena), Ranch Trail, (Outside Arena), Ranch Rail (Inside Arena), Gamblers’ Choice (Timed Course. All Ages Combined)

Age Divisions:
8 and under / 9-13 / 14-18
19-39/ 40 +

Costs:
$10 per class
$15 for Gambler’s Choice

1st to 3rd Place Prizes per class
High Point Buckle(s) per age division(s)

Snack Bar and Raffle Available

Spectators welcome!

Directions:
– From Interstate 8, exit north on Drew Rd.
– Turn west on Old Highway 80
– Continue past river bottom to top of hill, turn south on Derrick Rd
– Continue to Diehl Rd., turn east and drive to Drew Rd.
– Turn north on Drew Rd. Check with parking attendants.

Questions: Marsha Boutwell (760) 996-4666

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys Hosting Free Backpack Giveaway in Imperial County

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys Helps El Centro Youth Prepare for the 2023-2024 School Year By Giving Away 500 FREE Backpacks Stuffed with School Supplies at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds

Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is pleased to announce that it will host a FREE backpack giveaway to benefit disadvantaged school-aged children living in El Centro, California. Local families are invited to drive through this contactless backpack giveaway on Thursday, July 20, 2023 located at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds (200 E 2nd Street, Imperial, CA 92251). As quantities are limited, the 500 backpacks will be handed out at 3:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. K-12 students must be present in vehicles to receive a backpack.

Families are also asked to be mindful of pedestrians and other vehicles when entering and exiting the parking lot.

“At Lerner and Rowe, our team is immensely grateful for this first–time opportunity to host a free backpack and school supply giveaway in El Centro as a means to extend a helping hand to local families with school-age children. As the average cost of living remains high, we recognize the challenges faced by these families in providing their children with the necessary tools for success,” shared attorney Kevin Rowe.

El Centro Day at the Ballpark at Petco Park

The City of El Centro would like to invite all Imperial Valley residents to join them on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 5:40 pm at Petco Park in San Diego for the San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Game.  This is our annual event “El Centro Day at the Ball Park.”  Tickets are available for $122.00 each, until June 29, 2023 or sooner if sold out.  Tickets are limited.  Each ticket holder will receive an insulated mini bag, until supplies last.  Please refer to the flyer for additional details.

For more information on this event, please contact the City of El Centro City Manager’s Office at 760-337-4540.

El Centro’s Aquatic Center – Summer Kick-Off Pool Party

Calling all splash enthusiasts! Get Ready for a poolside paradise where laughter echoes, water sparkles, and summer vibes reign supreme!

The El Centro Aquatic Center is thrilled to announce the Summer Kick-Off Pool Party on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This exciting event marks the season opener for the Lazy River and promises an unforgettable experience for the entire community. Grab your friends and family and come celebrate the arrival of summer in style.

Small Cabana’s are $60 for the evening and Large Cabana’s are $100 for the evening.  Cabanas must be paid for by Friday, June 9th by 8:00pm.

To enhance your poolside experience, local vendors will sell delectable food and refreshments and DJ, Robert Flynt, will be here live to provide the best music in town. The best part? Admission to this incredible event is absolutely free! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones.

For more information, please contact the El Centro Aquatic Center at (760) 335-455 or email aquatic.center@cityofelcentro.org.

Free Health Fair for Seniors

Local Health Fair Aims to Increase Awareness on Healthcare Needs for Seniors 

EL CENTRO, CA (Monday, May 8, 2023) – The El Centro Community Senior Club Senior Power in collaboration with Vo Medical Center and Catholic Charities would like to invite seniors (anyone over 60 years of age) from Imperial Valley to come to a very special free health fair designed just for them on Friday, May 19, at the Community Center, 375 1st Street, El Centro, from 9:0 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 

The fair will provide free lunches to the first 200 seniors (anyone over 60 years of age) to arrive. There will also be blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, overall health checks, and informational booths with literature on local resources available for seniors. The seniors will enjoy special speakers talking about healthcare, an exercise presentation, music, raffles, prizes and more at the event. The guest speaker for the event will be Dr. Tien Vo, M.D., Vo Medical Center. 

AT A GLANCE: 

WHAT: El Centro Community Senior Club Health Fair for seniors 

WHEN: Friday, May 19, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 

WHY: It is a combined effort by the EC Community Senior Club, Vo Medical Center and Catholic Charities to raise and promote senior health awareness 

DETAILS: Free lunch for first 200 seniors 60+; Free healthcare check-ups; Informational Booths; Exercise presentation; Music, Raffles & Prizes. 

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Tien Vo, M.D., Vo Medical Center 

For more information, please call Ms. Zula Hartfield, Senior Club President, (760) 353-3925 or (760) 353-0487