Quick Reads Sept. 21, 2005

Shonto Prep to host meeting

Shonto Preparatory Academy is holding a community and parent meeting 8:30 a.m. Sept 24 in the school gym in Shonto. This meeting will explain Shonto's instructional model based on academic levels in math and language arts. Also, the conceptual design of the new high school will be unveiled, which will break ground in November and be completed in June. Singer/songwriter Socie Saltwater will provide entertainment. There will also be stew, frybread and prizes.

Attend uranium victims meeting

On Thursday, Sept. 29, a Western Navajo Agency Uranium Victims meeting will be held 10 a.m. (DST) at To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter in Tuba City. Updates will be shared on issues relating to uranium victims and information on filing for compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). All are invited. For more information, contact Louise Yellowman/Ray Daw either at the Coconino County Office in Flagstaff (928-779-6696) or the county office in Tuba City (928-283-4518).

See 'Snowbowl Effect' in Flag

Eagle Bear Community Project is hosting a screening of "The Snowbowl Effect" 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 24 at the Hive, 319 S. San Francisco St. in Flagstaff.

Horse Racing

Everyone is welcome to the fifth annual Goldspring Horse Racing held Oct. 1 about 30 miles south of Tuba City. Events include horse racing, one-mile foot race, goat roping, watermelon dash, pony race, football toss and many more. For more information, call 928-283-5855 or 928-890-4131.

Church Crusade

Missionary evangelist Don Carver of Louisville, Ky., will be pulpit guest for Crusades Services at the Cameron Assembly of God in Cameron, Ariz. Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1. Services begin at 7 p.m. MST. All are invited. For more information, call 928-679-2229.

Pancake benefit

The Flagstaff Band seventh annual Pancake Breakfast fund-raiser will be 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 1 at the American Legion Hall, 204 W. Birch Ave., (corner of Birch and Humphrey) in Flagstaff. The cost is $4 per person, $15 per family (six persons or less and free for children under 5. The FHS Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra will perform 10 a.m.-noon.

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.

'Annie' opens in Flag

Flagstaff Light Opera Company's upcoming production of "Annie," the beloved musical about the little orphan girl who refuses to give up, opens this Friday at the Sinagua High School Auditorium in Flagstaff. A full orchestra and a large, talented cast of more than 50 make this a show folks won't want to miss. Performances will be three weekends beginning Sept. 23--Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Benefit B-ball

A Benefit Men's Basketball Tournament will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Tuba City Community Center in Tuba City. The entry fee for this 18-team double elimination tournament is $150 (cash only). All proceeds will directly benefit Brandon Tisi's recovery efforts. To enter, contact Robert Morgan, PO Box 2423, Tuba City, AZ 86045; phone: 928-283-4427.

Rez Harvest

Attend this season's Harvest Celebrations across the Rez. Activities include cooking demos, workshops, health walks, growers markets and kids' centers. Come share your harvest and seeds, discuss issues, gather information and have great food at the following sites: Wepo Springs Farming Project at the Polacca Rodeo Grounds in Polacca, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 (928-737-2027); Indigenous Permaculture Center (northwest of the general store) in Leupp, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 (928-380-4063); Hard Rock Senior Center in Hard Rock,10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 (928-725-3800); and Tuba City Healing Garden at TC Regional Health Care Center in TC, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 (928-283-2932). For general, information, contact the Northern Arizona Diabetes Prevention and Healing Gardens at 928-523-0601.

Benefit race

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.

Free movie

A free screening of the movie "Super Size Me" will be shown to community members 6:30 p. m. Sept. 29 at Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City. Come and learn a little about nutrition as well as what the Diabetes Prevention Program is. For more information, contact Preston Holiday or Bessie Mitchell at 928-283-3507.

Power Walks

Come join the free Power Walks at the Family Wellness Center in Tuba City at noon on Sept. 26, 27 and 28. Get at least 30 minutes of walking into your busy schedule. For more information, contact Preston Holiday or Bessie Mitchell at 928-283-3507.

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