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Winter Fest at Kayenta MS

Kayenta Middle School parents and students are invited to hear the winter blues and join the fun during the Winter Fest 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tonight (Jan. 15) at Kayenta Middle School cafeteria. The event will begin with a reception for the new principal and assistant principal. The fun will continue with parent and student sessions preparing for life after high school. Activities will be available for younger children. The evening will include games, door prizes and refreshments. Event sponsors are the Kayenta Middle School Prevention Center and Kayenta Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call KMS Prevention Center at 928-697-2303/2037.

Foster care group to meet

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

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.

Pool tournament at TCBS Friday

A pool tournament will be held 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 in the Tuba City Boarding School Student Union. The entry fee is $15 per player with trophies for first through fourth place and T-shirts to all entries. Age brackets are 8-10 years, 11-15 years and 16 years and up. Participants are welcome to bring along their own pool sticks. If interested in playing, please call TC Office of Dine Youth at 928-283-3025/3026.

Song & Dance aids 8th grade

Everyone is welcome to attend a Benefit Social Song and Dance held Saturday, Jan. 18 at Kaibeto Boarding School gym held as a fund-raiser for the eighth-grade class. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the grand entry is at 1 p.m. Grocery awards go to dancers and singers. There will be concessions, cake walks, raffles and door prizes. Donations of groceries and other items are appreciated. Davis Mitchell is emcee. Western Dine’ Social Song and Dance Committee sanction this event.

Fun walk & 5K races

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.

Coalmine Canyon

Coalmine Canyon Chapter is holding its regular meeting at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 in the chapter’s modular building in Coalmine (18 miles southeast of Tuba City). All are welcome to attend.

Tonalea Chapter

Tonalea Chapter is holding its regular meeting at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 in Tonalea. All are welcome to attend.

NARSI coaching workshops

The Native American Recreation & Sport Institute (NARSI) youth sport administration and youth sport coaching workshops will be in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 18-19 at the Rio Grande Inn. The registration and payment deadline is Jan. 31. For details either call NARSI at 317-462-4245, or see the web site at http://www.charismapros.com/p/narsi.htm.

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 928-645-2966 or 928-673-3267.

Little League coaches needed

The Tuba City/Moenkopi Little League is looking for coaches for the upcoming season. Because of a new application process, anyone who is interested in coaching must attend this special meeting (even last year’s coaches). This is mandatory. The meeting will be held at St. Jude’s Parish Hall in Tuba City on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. As a special treat, pizza will be served. For more information, call Pat O’Connor at 283-5256.

Western Agency vets

A Veterans Federal Benefit Workshop and Western Agency Veterans meeting will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24-25 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff. Topics will include pension/compensation benefits, education benefits and home loans. New officers for the Western Navajo Agency Veterans Organization will be elected Jan. 25. For more information, call the Tuba City Department of Veterans Affairs at 928-283-3029.

Tribes Legislative Day

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Arizona State Legislature, the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the 21 Indian Tribes/Nations of Arizona and other organizations will host Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day. Activities will include a joint legislative session in the Senate Chambers, keynote speeches by newly-elected tribal and state leaders and special presentations and informational sessions during legislative committee meetings. There will be opportunities for tribal leaders and community members to meet both formally and informally with state legislators. A luncheon will be held on the Senate lawn. For more information, please contact Debra Krol, ACIA project specialist, at 602-542-3123 or e-mail debra.krol@indianaffairs.state.az.us.

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