Quick Reads Oct. 5, 2005

Public invited to silent auction

Bid on Native American fine arts and crafts donated by some of Arizona's finest Indian artists during the silent auction held in conjunction with fifth annual NAU Native American Programs Golf Tournament Saturday, Oct. 8. The auction, open to the public, will be held at Continental Golf Course, 2380 N. Oakmont Drive in Flagstaff. Bids open at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. For more information, call 928-523-9557.

The Detroit Connection

The sixth annual Benefit Concert by The Detroit Connection in support of band and music education programs in our local schools will be playing on Oct. 7 and 8 at Flagstaff High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. (each night). Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Professional rock, jazz, and blues musicians will fly in from around the country to perform for the Flagstaff audiences. For more information, contact John Harden at 928-714-1075.

Attend chapter meeting Oct. 9

All are invited to the Coalmine Canyon regular Chapter meeting 1 p.m. on Oct 9 at the chapter complex in Coalmine. For more info, call Danielle Manygoat at 928-856-1823 or 928-283-3383.

Free meals

Tuba City Unified School District offers free breakfast and lunch for students. Send your children to the cafeteria to enjoy the free meals. In order to participate, parents must fill out free and reduced meal application for at the district nutrition office. For more information, , call 928-283-1029/1028.

Join Chuska Challenge

The upcoming Chuska Challenge mountain bike tour in the Chuska Mountains east of Tsaile on Oct. 7-9. The two-day, fully-supported ride is a benefit event for Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.), which provides positive outdoor adventure programs for Navajo youth throughout the year. The 11th annual Chuska begins and ends at Dine' College in Tsaile, with events kicking off with live music, bike demos, an arts bazaar and more on Friday, the 7th. Find out more about the Chuska or Y.E.S. at the website, www.youth-empowerment-services.org.

Art exhibit

Music, love, creativity--see "Episodes of the Saga," the artwork of Jeff Greyeyes, James, Esguerra and Cy Wagner at the Hive, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6 as part of the Friday Night Artwalk in Flagstaff. The Hive is located at 319 S. San Francisco Street.

Duathlon benefit

Flagstaff Nordic Center will donate net proceeds from its Oct. 8 "Gaspin' in the Aspen" duathlon (run/bike/run) race to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Flagstaff Nordic Center is working with local sponsors such as Bigfoot Barbecue, Flagstaff Adventure Sports, First State Bank, Orpheum Theatre, Black Bean Burrito, Pioneer Title, Absolute Bikes, and Late for the Train to provide race support and prizes. If other companies would like to help sponsor the cause, they may contact the Flagstaff Nordic Center. Anyone wishing to volunteer or enter the race should visit the website at www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com or call 928-220-0550.

Bible meeting

Tse Sianni Bible Church in Shonto will host the October meeting for the Western Navajo Bible Fellowship on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Please call 928-309-4164 for more information.

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