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S. J. Wilson fund-raiser

A fund-raising silent auction will be held to cover the medical expenses of Arizona writer and longtime Navajo Hopi Observer contributor Sandie “S.J.” Wilson during the November Friday night Art Walk.

The event is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at the John Running Studio, 111 E. Aspen St. in downtown Flagstaff. Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) and the Guadalupe Gals are the sponsors of this event. Refreshments will be served.

Anyone wishing to contribute auction items to this fund-raising effort can contact Ann Widmann at 226-9696 Ext. 5.

Navajo Special Olympics set

The monthly meeting of Navajo Nation Special Olympics will take place at the Chinle Elementary School Library today (Oct. 27) at 10 a.m.

All interested school and program personnel are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Verna Cardy at 928-729 2534 or Larry Curtis at 928-871-2812.

College 101 Parents’ Night

Examining the College Experience workshop will take place Nov. 9, from 6-8 p.m at the TC Warior Pavilion Cafeteria.

Hozhoni Artists

The Coconino Center for the Arts, the Hozhoni Foundation and the Hozhoni Art Studio will present art works at Hozhoni’s largest showing this fall. Opening night is Friday October 29 from 6 – 9 p.m. Admission is free. The show will run until Oct. 29-Nov. 5. Guest musical artists Rhizome will play on opening night. For more information, call 928-526-7944.

Winter schedule

Tuba City Health Promotion announces the Winter Indoor Walking/Running program. Which will take place at the Warrior Pavilion during the winter months starting November into March; Monday thru Thursday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. for community members to walk, jog or run the indoor track. Admission is free. Strollers are welcome. The track will be closed on scheduled event nights. Pick up your Pavilion Walking/Running Schedule at the Tuba City Healthcare Corporaton Health Promotion Department. For additional information, call: 928-283-2404 or Aurelia Yazzie, Recreation Specialist, TCRHCC, at 928- 283-2565, or e-mail aurelia.yazzie@tcimc.his.gov.

Film premiere

The premiere of “G,” a methamphetamine 59-minute documentary film will show at Greyhills Academy High School Auditorium, Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Film artisans De La Rose and Blackhorse Lo created this film in partnership with the Tuba City Health Promotion Program. For more information about this event, contact Michelle Archuleta at 928- 283-2997 or e-mail: michelle.archuleta@tcimc.ihs.gov.

Dance classes

The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Health Promotion Program announces Ballroom Dancing in Tuba City. Argentine Tango, Meringue, Street Hustle, East & West Coast Swing, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Salsa, Waltz lessons will be available. Dance classes will take place at the Tuba City Community Center, every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Dance instruction will be provided by the Flagstaff Ballroom Academy. Previous dance experience is not necessary. Cost is $8 per dance class. For information, call 928-283-2404 or Eric Howser at 928-283-2188; email:eric.howser@TCIMC.ihs.gov.

Youth B-ball

The City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Department is currently registering youth for the annual Youth Basketball League at the Flagstaff Recreation Center. Registration for boys and girls in grades three to eight is at City Hall or any of the Parks and Recreation facilities throughout the city by Nov. 5. Scholarships and reduced user fees are available. Skill assessment for boys is on Nov. 6 and girls on Nov. 13. The basketball leagues are seeking volunteer coaches for the season. Contact the Flagstaff Recreation Center at 779-1468.

Bible fellowship

The Annual Pastors, Leaders, Workers Conference will be held at El Nathan Christian Camp, Flagstaff during Nov. 5-6. The conference will begin on Friday evening at 5 p.m. The special speakers will be Pastor Curtis Harvey, Reverend Sam Grammer, Pastor Alvin Gon. Special speaker for the ladies will be Mrs. Janet Grammer. Contact Gloria Cody-Begaye at 928-523-6750, or 602-703-3517for further information. Everyone is welcome.

Psych lecture

Dr. Keith James, professor of organizational psychology of Colorado State University, willl give a science and native communities psychology lecture at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff. For more information, call 928-556-7352

For Timmy

A benefit musical Memorial Metalfest will take place Oct. 30 to honor Timmy Long. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 204 West Birch, Flagstaff. Bands scheduled to play are Apenimon, Sheepheads, Dying Tribe and Fume Bros.Tickets are five dollars. For more information, call 928-699-8443.

Energy stamp

Enter a design competition for a fund-raising postage stamp to support Renewable Energy on Tribal Lands. Entries submitted with the application to the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee of the USPS. Proceeds will fund scholarships and grants to Native American students working toward development of renewable energy on tribal lands.

Competition is open to all Native students.For information call 303-492-2915 or email Kathryn.clegg@colorado.edu Type Stamp Design on the subject line or write to Kathy Clegg CB 450 UCB, Boulder CO 80309 Artwork must be submitted to arrive by December 5, 2004.

Art benefit

The Hozhoni Foundations’s eighth annual Wine in the Pines silent auction event will take place immediately after the Saturday, Nov. 6 art show from 5:30-8:30 p.m. It will be held Forest Highlands Meadow Clubhousein Flagstaff. For more information, call 928-526-7944.

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