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Shonto Chapter lists events

The Shonto Chapter Planning Board Meeting will be held today (Dec. 11) at 6 p.m. A First Aid/CPR Class will be held at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. The District II Grazing Meeting will be at the Chilchinbeto Chapter House on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. The Community Land Use Planning Committee Meeting will be Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. The Business Meeting will take place on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m., and this meeting will include a Community Christmas Dinner. Shonto Chapter will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26.

Moencopi School Board

On Thursday, Dec. 12, Moencopi Day School will conduct its annual elections for its Board of Education. The election will be conducted at Moencopi Day School with the polls open all day. All community members within the school boundaries and any parent or guardian of Moencopi Day School students will be eligible to vote.

Shonto Prep bazaar

Christmas arts and crafts bazaars will be held 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12 in the large gym at Shonto Preparatory School. Booths are available at $10 apiece. Please bring your own table. To sign up or for more information, call 928-672-2652, ext. 531.

Tuba City AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Service in the conference room. For more information, call 928-283-3346.

Foster care group

Catholic Social Services will hold its monthly orientation meeting for people interested in foster care and adoption 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Flagstaff Public Library. The group, who contracts services through Child Protective Services, is seeking more Native American families to participate and needs additional foster homes in Flagstaff.

Christmas tree lighting

A Christmas tree lighting, a candy give-away by Santa Claus, a free drawing, a bazaar and entertainment will be held 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at Tuba City Shopping Center. For more information, call Navajo Nation Shopping Centers at 928-871-2218.

Fine arts show in TC

The third annual Christmas Fine Arts Show will be held Friday and Saturday in Tuba City High School’s Warrior Pavilion. More than 30 painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and carvers will be on hand for an opening reception 6-10 p.m. Friday with musical entertainment provided by Coalition featuring James Bilagody. The show will continue 10 a.m.-5pm. Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring a toy to donate to the Toys for Tots drive artists are holding in conjunction with Tuba City law enforcement. For more information, call Ruben Richards at 928-283-5968 or Keith Smith at 928-283-4905.

Holiday Bazaar at Moencopi Day School

Moencopi Day School will hold a Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 14. Tables are available at $10 apiece. Call to reserve a space at 283-5361.

Country Western dance

A Country Western dance, sponsored by the Tohnanees’dizi Sports Council, will be held Dec. 14 at the Tuba City Community Center in Tuba City. The dance will start at 9 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. Music will be provided by Black Diamond, featuring Doreen Begay. Come on out for a night of fine country music and help raise funds for youth activities. For more information, call 928-283-3025.

Winter break jobs

Winter Break employment is available for college students Dec. 16 through Jan 10. Applications are available at the Office of Diné Youth, Tuba City Community Center. For more information, call 928-283-3021.

Farm Service rep at chapter houses

Friday, Dec. 13 is the deadline to sign up for the Livestock Compensation Program (LCP). Livestock producers, who owned cattle, sheep or goats as of June 1, are eligible for payment. The payment per head is $18.00 for adult animals, $13.50 for heifers and steers over 500 pounds and $4.50 for sheep and goats

Please be at the chapter house that is most convenient. Bring your 2002 Tally Sheets. You can also mail in your application to Coconino FSA Office, 1585 S. Plaza Way, Ste. 120., Flagstaff AZ 86001-7156 or it can be dropped off at the Farm Service office.

A Coconino County Farm Service Agency Representative from Flagstaff will be at local chapter house on the following dates to take applications:

• LeChee Chapter, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., today (Dec. 11).

• Kaibeto Chapter, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12.

All applications must be received by close of business on Dec. 13. For more information, please call 928-774-2401 Ext. 2.

Country/rock duo

Jess N Jessica will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. This show is free of charge and features the talented duo playing country and rock hits to keep dancers grooving all night. Cliff Castle is located in Camp Verde, Arizona, just off I-17 and east of exit 289. For more information about Cliff Castle Casino, check out www.cliffcastlecasino.com.

Winter Stories series

The Winter Stories: The Foundation of Navajo Origin lecture series will be offered Tuesday, Friday, Dec. 13 at the University of New Mexico, Gallup, N.M. (for English speakers); and Jan. 9, at Shiprock Diné College, Shiprock, N.M. (for Navajo speakers). For more information or to register, contact Diné College Office of Continuing Education at 928-283-6321.

Fall 2002 NAU Commencement

The Fall 2002 main commencement ceremony for Northern Arizona University will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13 in the Walkup Skydome. Commencement speaker will be Jean Collins, Dean and University Librarian at Cline Library. The traffic flow pattern will be modified during commencement day. Traffic control staff will aid visitors with directions to the variety of functions occurring on campus for this special event. Go to http://www.nau.edu/update/commence_map1202.jpg for a map showing traffic flow pattern. Information regarding the traffic flow changes can be found by visiting the Parking and Shuttle Services website at http://www4.nau.edu/parking/. For more information on commencement day call Nicole Morrow at 928-523-5291.

TubaChristmas in TC

An unusual international musical event will give new meaning to the name of Tuba City at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. As many as 90 to 100 tuba musicians from throughout the Southwest will arrive in town to perform a free Christmas concert at Greyhills Academy High School in the auditorium. Paul Lavalle conducted the first TubaChristmas concert in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza ice rink on Dec. 22, 1974. They are now performed

throughout the U.S. and Europe in November and December. This year’s concert will be the first time ever a performance has been held in a town that shares the instrument’s name.

Native arts & crafts

Native American Arts & Crafts Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Mount Elden Middle School Dome, located at 3223 N. Fourth Street, Flagstaff. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Quality arts and crafts, jewelry, handcrafted items and holiday gifts, as well as baked goods and Navajo Tacos will be on hand. Vendor’s tables are still available. For more information, call Emily Begay at 928-773-8270/8271. This event is sponsored by MEMS/RMMS Native American Club.

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