<b><center>Quick Reads</center></b>

New Year’s sports bash

New Year’s Bash 2003 will take place at Shonto Preparatory School in Shonto. Today (Jan. 1) and Thursday, Jan. 2, the 5-on-5-basketball event will be 5-10 p.m. To enter a team and for more information on entry fees, call 928-672-2686 or 928-672-2888.

Tuba City AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Service in the conference room. For more information, call 928-283-3346.

Fun walk & 5K race series

Every Saturday in January and Feb. 1 there will be fun walks and 5K races at the old airport in Tuba City. Registration is at 11 with the race starting at noon. Age groups will be announced. There is a one-time registration fee of $20. Participants in all five races get a free T-shirt. For more information, call the TC Office of Dine’ Youth at 928-283-3025/3026.

Rock with Who’s Your Daddy

Who’s Your Daddy keeps it rocking all night at the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino yhis weekend. The band will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4 in the casino’s Dragonfly Lounge. The show is free of charge. The casino is located in Camp Verde off I-17, just east of exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

Paws, celebrate the holidays

’Tis the season of hope and sharing for friends and family — especially those four-legged furry members. As holiday decorations twinkle throughout the streets of Flagstaff, a special tree glows with warmth and glittery ornaments at Beaver Street Brewery (11 S. Beaver St.).

The Gift of Survival tree will be on display from now until early January. Members and visitors of the community are invited to place a special-made ornament on the tree for a donation. Ornaments are available at the display during business hours (11:30 a.m. through 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday). One hundred percent of the donations will support Plateauland Mobile Veterinary Clinic’s low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for dogs and cats throughout Northern Arizona. For more information contact Paula Johns, executive director at 928-226-9312.

Dilkon Chapter AA

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

Kaibeto AA meetings

Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held each Tuesday at noon and 6 p.m. in Kaibeto at Behavioral Health Services in dorm No. 4 on the Bureau of Indian Affairs campus. For more information, call Cliff Fowler at 928-645-2966.

Men’s basketball tourney

A 12-team 10-player roster double elimination bracket men’s basketball tournament will be held Jan. 9-11 at Tolani Lake Elementary School. The entry fee is $125, and all entries are on a first come-first serve basis with awards in several categories. Tolani Lake Community Land Use Committee is sponsoring this event.

For more information, call Leslie Williams Sr. at 928-527-3075 or Tolani Lake Chapter at 928-686-3285.

Winter Stories series

The Winter Stories: The Foundation of Navajo Origin lecture series will be offered Jan. 9 at Shiprock Diné College, Shiprock, N.M. (for Navajo speakers). For more information or to register, contact Diné College Office of Continuing Education at 928-283-6321.

Dance aids junior class

Leupp Schools Inc. Junior Class is hosting a country western dance 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 10 in the school gym. Aces Wild will provide the music. The dance is part of the fund-raising drive for the class’ May 2004 graduation field trip.

Junior rodeo awards

Dine’ College Rodeo Team presents the Western Junior Rodeo 2002 Year End Awards Banquet 12-4:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Dine’ College in Tsaile. Tickets are $8/adults and $5/children (10 and under).

For more information, call Marylou Nells, WJRA president, at 928-527-90367 or Karl Dennison at 928-724-6754.

Foster care meeting

Catholic Social Services will hold its monthly orientation meeting for people interested in foster care and adoption 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Flagstaff Public Library. The group, who contracts through Child Protective Services, is seeking more Native American families to participate and needs additional foster homes in Flagstaff.

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