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Child passenger checkpoints

This week through Friday, Sept. 27 there will be child passenger safety checkpoints conducted on the Hopi Reservation. First Mesa Consolidated Villages Program in conjunction with the Hopi Police Department and Hopi Certified Passenger Technicians are conducting the Checkpoints to ensure children are being properly restrained in vehicles. For questions or assistance on how to properly install child restraints, call Danny Joesph at 737-2670, ext. 30 or Erin Kraker at 737-6283.

Hardrock Family Wellness Week

This week through Friday, Sept. 27, Rocky Ridge Boarding School in Dinnebito is hosting Tse dildo’ii (Hardrock) Wellness Week. Each day from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., there will be informational booths, fun activities, door prizes and free community lunch. Topics will cover child abuse causes, treatment and prevention.

District 5 meetings

A meeting will be held at 9 a.m. (DST) today (Sept. 25) at Tolani Lake Chapter House on a possible waterline extension from Leupp to Tolani Lake. The Leupp Chapter planning meeting will be at 10 a.m. (DST) on Oct. 5.

Special Olympics meeting Sept. 26

Dine’/Hopi Nations Special Olympics will meet 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the St. Michaels Special Education facilities at St. Michaels. Please bring a door prize. All interested schools/programs are invited to attend. For more information, contact Larry Curtis at 928- 871-2812.

Miss Northern Navajo Pageant

The 50th annual Miss Northern Navajo Pageant will be held Oct. 3-4 in Shiprock, N.M. as part of this year’s Northern Navajo Fair. Candidates must be an enrolled tribal member between 18-25 years old, never married or pregnant. They must be fluent in Navajo and English and submit a 200-word essay on the Northern Navajo Fair theme. They must have two letters of recommendation from local chapter officials, clergy, counselors, community leaders or other professionals and must submit an eight by 10-inch color photograph in traditional regalia. The entry deadline for the pageant is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the Northern Navajo Fair office located at the Fair Grounds on Highway 666 in Shiprock. For questions or more information, contact Virginia Begaye at 505-368-3780 or Gervana Begaye-Johns at 928- 380-8648.

Special Friday Frenzy in TC

The Tuba City Office of Dine’ Youth is sponsoring a free event for the whole family Friday, Sept. 27 at Tuba City Community Center. Friday Frenzy will include three-on-three basketball, four-on-four volleyball, a dance, a fun walk, a cookout and chess tournament. Activities start at 5 p.m. DST. For more information, please call 928-283-3021.

Hopi art gathering this weekend

The second annual Hopi Artist Gathering will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 at Tlaquepaque Arts & Craft Village in Sedona. The free art show will feature traditional and contemporary arts and crafts.

Benefit Social Song & Dance

The Western Navajo Song & Dance Committee is sponsoring a Benefit Social Song & Dance Saturday, Sept. 28 at the St. Jude Catholic Church Paris Hall in Tuba City. Registration is at 10 a.m. (DST). Grand entry is a 1 p.m. (DST). Grocery awards will be given to all dancers and group singers. Any donation of groceries or courtesy items is appreciated. For more information, contact Dee Yellowhorse at 928-606-0622 or leave a message at 928-707-0063.

Shonto Chapter House meeting

The Shonto Chapter House will hold a business meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

Mission crusades in Cameron

Missionary evangelist Don Carver will be pulpit guest at the Cameron Assembly of God Sunday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. The Miracle rally led by Rev. Oscar Langston will begin at 6 p.m. (MST). The public is invited to attend these services.

Dilkon Chapter AA meetings

Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings will take place at the Dilkon Chapter Hogan on Monday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. (DST). For more information, call 928-657-8000.

Submit art for official logo

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund is currently seeking submissions of artwork to utilize as an official logo. Students enrolled in the Hopi Tribe and attending grades nine through college or technical vocational levels are eligible to submit artwork. If selected the artwork will be used on items such as letterhead, business cards, envelopes and promotional items. One prize will be awarded. The winner will select from a prize of either a $300 book certificate or a $300 Savings Bond. The contest ends at 5 p.m. Oct 7. For more information and an application, contact LuAnn Leonard at 928-737-3695.

Open gym in Tuba City

The Tuba City Office of Dine’ Youth is opening up Tuba City Community Center for adult open gym 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. No admission will be charged. Please bring a clean pair of shoes. For more information, call 928-283-3021.

Klagetoh Land Use meeting

Klagetoh Land Use Planning Committee will meet today (Sept. 25) at the chapter house. Assembly time is 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. The next planning meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

Tolani Lake Heritage Days

Tolani Lake Heritage Days 2002 continues through Tuesday, Sept. 29. The event features the third annual saddle roping Sept. 27-29 and two-mile horserace and junior rodeo on Saturday, Sept. 26. For roping, books open at 10 a.m. with roping beginning at 10:30 a.m. (MST) each day. Listen to KTNN (660 AM) or call Lula Monroe at 928-686-6101/6351 for more information.

Kayenta 5K, 10K Run

A Sept. 11 Commemorative 5K/10K Run will be held in Kayenta Sept 28. The 5K run will start at 9 a.m., the 10K run at 9:30 a.m. The race will be held on the rodeo grounds behind Holiday Inn. Early entry fees are $12. Late entry fees are $14. Mail entries to Alfred Charley, PO Box 1639, Kayenta, AZ 86033.

Hopi footrace at Keams Canyon

The fifth annual Greeting the Sun Challenge co-ed half marathon, 10K, 5 K and two-mile run/walk will be held Sept. 28 at Hopi Junior Senior High School in Keams Canyon. Registration begins at 5 a.m. (MST), with the first race at 6 a.m. The pre-registration fee is $12 per race. Registration on the day of the race goes up to $15 per race. Registration includes a T-shirt as well as a race poster for the first 25 to register. Awards will be given in several categories. Only cash and money orders will be accepted. Send money orders to Hopi Junior Senior High School Security Department, PO Box 337, Keams Canyon, AZ 86034. For more information, call 928-738-5111, ext. 236 or 251.

FMC’s Fantastic Voyage for kids

On Sept. 28, from noon-4 p.m., Flagstaff Medical Center will host the Fantastic Voyage. During this open house on FMC’s east and west campuses, kids can learn proper handwashing techniques, tour an ambulance, experience quasar technology in the Cancer Center of Northern Arizona, learn about the necessity of healthy bones and much more. The Fantastic Voyage is part of the citywide Festival of Science. For information, call the FMC Public Affairs department at 928 773-2080

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