Tolani Lake junior rodeo
Tolani Lake Heritage Days Junior Rodeo will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 in Tolani Lake. Books open at 8 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) and the rodeo starts at 10 a.m. Boys and girls divisions range in age from 4 to 18. For entries, call Karalyn Begay at 928-697-3293.
Drug, alcohol prevention day
The Hopi Jr./Sr. High SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter will host a one-day Drug and Alcohol Prevention Conference for Youth on Saturday, Sept. 27. The conference kicks off with continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. (MST). Various agencies will be there to present nine workshop topics dealing with drug and alcohol awareness. The conference will end with a hip-hop dance. There is a registration fee to attend. For more information, call 928-738-5111, ext. 236 or 251.
Cash bingo in Tuba City
Come to St. Jude’s Parish Hall in Tuba City for cash bingo at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. The jackpot is $250 and 15 games cost $10. Prizes include toys, household items, dishes, cleaning supplies, blankets, food baskets, household items, school supplies, gift certificates from local merchants and more. Navajo tacos will be on sale. For more information, call Rena Dodson at Tuba City Workforce Development (928-283-3320 or 283-3327).
Open B-ball tournament
A double elimination popen Baskteball tournament with divisions for men, women, ans masters (men 35 & up) will be held Oct. 1-4 in Bylas. There will be 10 teams per division on a first come, first served basis. Awards go to first through third place, sportsmaship and all-tourneys. For more information, call Louis Lorenzo at 928-475-6828 (after 6 p.m. weekdays) or Elliot Talgo at 928-475-2218 after 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday).
The Hopi Domestic Violence Program will host a conference 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-2 at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi. The theme “Naavasqatsit Yesni” (Life of Mutual Respect to Live in Harmony) promotes lifestyle changes today that will lead to healthy future Hopi generations. The conference will explore solutions incorporating Hopi custom and tradition through a series of panel discussions. Looking at history cultural values can help the public understand the impact of assimilation and erosion of Hopi culture. Domestic violence affects every family especially in native communities where everyone is related. Learn how to support a family member or friend that is struggling to cope with the destructive force of domestic violence. Contact the Hopi Domestic Violence Program for more information at 928-738-1115.
Poetry & storytelling
The Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock presents Luci Tapahonso, award winning Diné poet and storyteller, 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. The presentation is free but seating is limited. After the program, Tapahonso will be signing her books in the museum shop. Born and raised in Shiprock, N.M., Tapahonso is the author of three children’s books and five books of poetry as well as a professor of American Indian studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Museum hours are 8 a.m.-5p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 928-871-7491.
Tuba City AA meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday at Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Service in the conference room. For more information, call 928-283-3346/3031.
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.
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.
Dilkon AA meetings
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.
Hopi Elderly Day
The 11th annual Hopi Elderly Recognition Day, “Naa Kyaptsityeesiwni” (Respect for All), will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9 at Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi. Free lunch will be provided. Dance groups are set to perform from 1:30-4 p.m. For anyone interested in bringing a dance group, call 928-734-3171. For more information about the event, contact Mary Sosolda 928-734-3552, Clarenda Lomayestewa 928-734-3558 or Mary Tenakhongva at 928-734-3508.
Youth AA meetings
All young people are welcome to share their experience, strength and hope in recovery at Young Native Awakening Alcoholic Anonymous meetings in Fort Defiance. Meetings run from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Fort Defiance Office of Dine’ Youth (across from the chapter house blue building). For more information, call 928-729-4336.
Kaibeto AA meetings
Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. (MST). Located at Kaibeto Bureau of Indian Affairs campus, dorm No. 4 (north wing/east entrance) in Kaibeto. For more information please call C. Fowler or Department of Behavioral Health Services at 928-673-3267.
Tolani Lake Heritage
Tolani Lake Heritage Days will feature Mogollon at its Heritage Days dance in Tolani Lake gym 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Advance tickets are being sold. A Contest Pow wow will be held noon-9 p.m. in (Mountain Standard Time) October 4 in the gym. Headman is Adrian Luis of Sanders; head lady is Amanda Tony of Joseph City. For more information, call the Tolani Lake Heritage Days Committee at 928-686-6101/6351.
Limbs Akimbo at casino
Limbs Akimbo will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Limbs Akimbo plays a variety of music, 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.