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

St. Michaels Planning meeting

The St. Michaels Chapter will hold a Planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. (DST) today, Oct. 1 in St. Michaels. Members of the surrounding communities of Coal Mine Road, Oak Springs, Butterfly View and St. Michaels are invited to discuss proposed resolutions, scholarships home site leases and other issues concerning the local communities surrounding the Ch’ihootso chapter. For more information, call the chapter at 928-871-7842.

AZ Intertribal Vets Alliance

The Arizona Intertribal Veterans Alliance will meet 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Pattea Conference Room, Blome Building No. 2 at Northern Arizona University North Campus in Flagstaff. Arizona American Indian Veterans have formed an alliance to work with all 21 tribes in Arizona. Please attend. For more information, call Hopi Veterans Services at 928-737-2586, ext. 256 or ext. 251.

Horse race in Coalmine Canyon

The first annual Oliver Nez Memorial Horse Race will be held 10 a.m. (DST) Saturday, Oct. 4 on the Nez Goldsprings Ranch, 12 miles south of Coalmine Canyon Subdivision on Route 6720 in of Coalmine Canyon. The entry fee is $40 and registration starts at 9 a.m. All horses are welcome to enter this 6.2-mile race. For more information, call Ted Joe at 283-6611, Bennie Nez at 283-5855, Austin Mix at 283-4848 or Craig and Thaylia Tsosie at 283-4807.

Parade entry forms for fair

The 35th annual Western Navajo Nation Parade will be at 10 a.m. (DST) Oct. 18, in Tuba City. Entry Forms can be picked up at the 21st Century Community Learning Center Office or the fair office. For more information, call the 21st CCLC at 928-283-6271, ext. 443 or the fair office at 928-283-3302.

After-school celebration

An after-school celebration, Lights on Afterschool, will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9 at Greyhills Academy High School gymnasium. This national celebration for after school programs includes a family night of games, fun, food and more. For more information, call the 21st Century Community Learning Center office at 928-283-6271 ext. 443.

Homecoming dance

The Tuba City Warrior Alumni Homecoming Dance will be held 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Greyhills High School Academy auditorium. For more information, call Jonathan Smith at 928-206-9075 or Debbie Yellowman at 283-1143.

Arts programs funding

New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, will hold a Technical Assistance Workshop on New Mexico Arts’ Fiscal Year 2005 Funding Guidelines for nonprofit arts organizations in the Gallup area on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Octavia Fellin Library, 115 West Hill Ave, Gallup. Grant program coordinators will discuss the FY05 grant applicationand application process, highlighting changes to the application forms. Newapplicants, as well as current or former grantees, are invited to attend. The deadlines for submissions are Oct. 24 for Advance Reviews and Dec. 11 for Final Applications for arts projects and programs running Aug. 1, 2004 through July 31, 2005. For more information, contact New Mexico Arts toll free at 800-879-4278.

Tolani Lake roping

Tolani Lake Heritage Days Saddle Roping, open to District 5 ropers, will be held Oct. 4-5 in Tolani Lake. Books open at 9 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) and the roping starts at 10 a.m. Fees are $30 per team. For more information call 928-686-6101 or 686-6239.

NARD parade

The 2003 Native American Recognition Days parade will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 11 on Central Avenue in Phoenix. There is no entry fee. The entry deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. Late entries will be accepted through Oct. 11. . For more information, call 602-254-3247 or e-mail: intake@nativeconnections.org. Submit entries to: Native American Connections, Inc.,650 North 2nd Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85003. Or fax entries to: 602-254-3134. For updates, visit: www.aznard.com.

Gymnastics demo

The public is invited to attend free gymnastic demonstrations at two locations in Tuba City on Oct. 8—at Greyhills Academy auditorium from 1:30-2:45p.m. and at Tuba City Boarding School, building #296, from 3:30-4:45p.m. The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Health Promotion Program, in partnership with the Cheernastics of Flagstaff Gymnastics Team, will be providing introductory gymnastics demonstrations. Cheernastics is a specialty gymnastics and cheerleading service, geared for providing instruction from 18 months to 8 years of age, with training for cheerleading teams. Parents and children interested in gymnastics and cheerleading are strongly encouraged to attend. Please call 928-283-2404 for further information.

Bike challenge

The ninth annual Chuska Challenge mountain bike tour will be held in the Chuska Mountains east of Tsaile Oct. 11-12. The bike route, which passes through some of the most scenic high country on the Navajo Nation, offers riders options ranging from 20/40 miles daily with routes varying from singletrack to logging roads. This event benefits Youth Empowerment Services, which sponsors outdoor adventure programs for Diné youth. For more information, call Tom Riggenbach at 928-697-3800.

Social Song & Dance

Everyone is welcome to attend a Benefit Social Song and Dance held Saturday, Oct.. 11 at Tuba City Fairgrounds. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the grand entry is at 1 p.m. Grocery awards go to all dancers and group singers. Donations of groceries or other items are appreciated. There will also be raffles, concessions, door prizes and a cakewalk. Western Navajo Social Song & Dance Committee is hosting and sponsoring this event.

B-ball tourney

Toh-Nanees-Dizi Fair 6-foot 2-inch & under open men’s basketball tournament will be held Oct. 16-19 at Tuba City Community Center. The entry fee is $250. Awards go to first through third place, most valuable player and 10 all-tourneys. For more information, call Teresa Black at 283-3384.

Fantastic Voyage

Take a fantastic voyage through the human body at Flagstaff Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 4. During the open house, kids can learn proper handwashing techniques, tour an ambulance, watch a play, look into their ear, use ultrasound equipment and much more. The exploration begins at noon and ends at 4 p.m. Fantastic Voyage is part of the city-wide Festival of Science. For more information, call FMC at 928 773-2080.

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