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Indoor Bazaar on Second Mesa

Hopi Arts & Crafts Cooperative Guild is hosting an indoor arts, crafts and jewelry bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30 on Second Mesa west of the Hopi Cultural Center, Highway 264. There is no commission for craft makers and tables will be provided at $10 per day. Mail your payment to Hopi Arts & Crafts Cooperative Guild, PO Box 37, Second Mesa, AZ 86043. To reserve a space or for more information, call 928-734-2463. The fax number is 928-734-6647.

St. Jude’s Xmas Bazaar in TC

St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Tuba City will hold its annual bazaar at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4. Both nonprofit and for profit community groups and private vendors are welcome. There will be a limit of 10 private vendors. A single table is $10 if you supply your own and $15 if St. Jude’s supplies the table. No hot food can be sold at the tables. Admission is a can of food. Food collected will be divided between the Friday soup kitchen and the food bank. Space is limited so call soon and reserve a space at 928-283-5190. Leave a message on the machine including full name and phone number.

American Indian Xmas Bazaar

An American Indian Christmas Bazaar and Navajo taco sale will take place 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at El Nathan (Christian Conference Grounds), 3910 E. El Paso Drive across from the Flagstaff Mall between Pizza and Conoco Gas Station. The Native Harvest Hospitality Committee will sell Navajo tacos, frybread, tortillas, breakfast burritos and hot and cold beverages. Crafters are wanted to sell homemade and handcrafted items. No beverages or raffles allowed. Tables cost $20, which is due by 5 p.m. Dec. 5 (cash only). For more information, call 522-0433, 526-3259, 526-6183 or 773-1982; e-mail: elsie@nativeharvest.org.

Christmas parade

The first annual Kykotsmovi Christmas Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 on Main Street in Kykotsmovi. Everyone is welcome to participate. Bring your shawls and chairs. Arts, crafts and food booths are available for $10 a booth. Parade, food, arts and crafts registration forms are available at the Kykotsmovi Village office. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 5. For more information, call Ervin Abeita or Ruby Quotshinma at 928-734-2474.

Youth celebrate art

From Feb. 20-March 27, Flagstaff Cultural Partners is presenting Youth Celebrate Art & Culture 2004. This six-week celebration will highlight youth cultural activities within the Flagstaff area through partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to feature youth events in the Winterfest publicity, and with printed fliers and posters throughout the community. To be included in the publicity for this time period, please send in your information on youth art and cultural activities that will occur during this time frame by Monday, Dec. 1. Information can be e-mailed to cbrock@culturalpartners.org or mailed to Flagstaff Cultural Partners, PO Box 296, Flagstaff, AZ 86002. For more information contact Cheryl Brock at the e-mail address listed above or call 779-2300.

Holiday gift fair

The Sun Sounds first annual holiday gift fair will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel grand ballroom in Flagstaff. Proceeds benefit Sun Sounds, a nonprofit radio reading service for people who are print disabled. Enjoy live music, a holiday raffle and a visit from Santa from noon to 1 p.m. A variety of items handcrafted by northern Arizona artists will be featured including watercolors by renowned artist Roberta Rogers. There will be a $1 entry fee, which can be applied to any purchase within the gift fair. For more information, call 928-779-1775 or visit www.sunsounds.org/flagstaff and click on events.

Ballet in TC

On Dec. 5, the Grand Canyon Ballet Company will be providing free ballet exhibitions in Tuba City. The Grand Canyon Ballet is interested in expanding classical dance for the community membership of greater Tuba City and Moenkopi. Special school exhibitions will take place 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Greyhills Academy High School auditorium. The second show will be 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Tuba City Junior High School gym. An evening show for the general public will take place at the Greyhills auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. A representative from the Grand Canyon Ballet will be available to answer questions, provide information on costs and registration. The exhibition is free. For further questions, please call the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Health Promotion Department at 928-283-2404.

Winter Festival

Everyone is welcome to attend Kayenta Primary School Winter Festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the school. Arts and crafts, holiday decorations, storytelling and games make this a fun event for the whole family.

Pow wow in Gallup

The World AIDS Day Pow Wow and Health Fair 2003 will be held 11:00 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 6 at the University of New Mexico Gallup Campus gymnasium in Gallup, N.M. Head Staff includes MC: Nelson Begaye, Wheatfields; Arean Director: Ben Hanley Sr., Rough Rock; ,Head Gourd: TJ Anderson, Gallup; Head Northern Drum: Eagle Creek, Dennehotso; Head Southern Drum: Southern Echo, Crownpoint, N.M.; Head Man: Edison Scott, Ft. Defiance; Head Lady: Kami Boyd, Sundance, N.M.; Head Boy: Devon Bordy; Gallup; and Head Girl: Kayla Starr Craig, Iyanbito, N.M. Winner take all contests will be held for Men’s Division, Women’s Division and Tiny Tots. Health information, health booths and onsite HIV counseling and testing and STD screening will be provided. Admission is $2 or a toy for tot or two canned food items. Please bring your own chairs. This event is co-sponsored by Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program, Navajo Nation CHR, Navajo AIDS Network, Navajo Nation Health Education and Navajo Nation Social Hygiene. For more information, contact Darrell Joe at 928-871-7619.

At Cliff Castle Casino

Raun Alosi and the Knockouts will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Raun Alosi and the Knockouts, a first-time performer at the Dragonfly Lounge, with their years of experience and tight musicianship are sure to provide an exciting show. The band plays the very best in high-energy music from the 50’s through today to keep the dance floor busy all night. Cliff Castle Casino is located in Camp Verde just east of I-17, at exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

Quilt raffle

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Cancer Center of Northern Arizona at Flagstaff Medical Center is raffling off a handmade

quilt donated by the Coconino County Quilters Guild. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Patient Assistance Fund at CCNA, which assists cancer patients who need financial assistance with items including transportation, lodging or prescriptions. Tickets can be purchased at CCNA, located on FMC’s West Campus. Tickets are $3 for one and two for $5. The drawing will be held Dec. 1. To make a donation or more information, please call CCNA at 773-2261.

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