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Pow Wow

New Year’s Competition Pow Wow Indian America and Indian Craft Market will be held December 29-31 at the Rillito Raceway Park, River Road and 1st Ave., Tucson. $7 admission per day. All drums welcome. Special Women’s Traditional Jingle Contest by Indian Information and Trade Center. $300 winner takes all. All activities will be held outdoors; bring you own lawn chairs and shade. Gourd dancing, Contest Pow Wow, Arts and Crafts, Traditional Food, Exhibition Dancing, Craft Demonstration and Drum Contest. Vendors call (520) 622-4900.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Cliff Castle Casino is ushering in the New Year with a fireworks display. The display will take place on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 just after midnight. Admission is free and the fireplace display will be about 20 minutes. For more information contact, www. cliffcastle.com.

New Years Dance

Cliff Castle Casino will host a New Years dance and party at the Dragonfly Lounge. Partygoers can celebrate with a full night of entertainment, all under one roof, with dinner on one of the casino’s four restaurants and dancing in The Dragonfly Lounge. Families are included as well, as the kids can spend a few hours at Kid Quest, the Alley arcade or Shake, Rattle & Bowl while parents enjoy a more grown-up brand of entertainment. Cover is $5, from 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. For more information, contact Cliff Castle Casino at www.cliffcastle.com

Preschool Discoveries

Kids, follow a Navajo goat to learn how he helps his owner turn his wool into a beautiful Navajo rug during a Museum of Northern Arizona Preschool Discoveries on January 12 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Children ages three to five will listen to the story, Goat in the Rug, and then make a weaving project to take home. Pre-registration is necessary by calling (520) 774-5213, extension 275 or 241. The cost is free for Museum Members and $2 for non-members. Pre-registration and adult accompaniment is required.

Hoop Dance

The 11th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest will be held February 3 -4 at the Heard Museum Amphitheater from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Master of Ceremonies: Dennis Bowen, Sr., Seneca, Tuba City. Judges from five regions across North America Contest open to Native dancers only. Tribal enrollment or CIB required. Senior, Adult, Teen, Youth and Tiny Tots divisions. For more information, call (602) 251-0284.

Reunion

Flagstaff High School Class of 1991 is looking for alumni for their 10 year class reunion to be held in 2001. Alumni are asked to call Taylor Reunion Services at (800) 677-7800 or email to reunions@taylorpub.com to update addresses and phone numbers.

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