<b><center>Quick Reads</center></b>

Bodaway/Gap Chapter House

Bodaway/Gap Chapter will host a groundbreaking for the new elementary school at 10 a.m. today (Nov. 27).

Klagetoh Land Use meetings

Klagetoh Land Use Planning Committee will meet today (Nov. 27) at the chapter house. Assembly time is 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

Shonto Chapter observes holiday

Shonto Chapter will be closed Thurday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving cash bingo

Thanksgiving cash bingo will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Hopi Veterans Center in Kykotsmovi. The jackpot will be $200. For more information, call 734-6686.

TC Country Western dance

A Thanksgiving Hoe Down/Country Western dance, sponsored by Begay’s Youth Organization, will be held Thursday, Nov. 28 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 two bands: Black Diamond, featuring Doreen Begay; and the Blue Canyon Band. Come on out and dance off those Thanksgiving vittles while helping to raise funds for youth activities. For more information, call 928-283-3025.

Western dance in Kykotsmovi

The Hopi Clansmen will play at a country western dance starting at 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29 at Hopi Veterans Center in Kykotsmovi. Admission will be $5 per person. For more information, call 734-6686.

Bingo held Friday in Dilkon

Dilkon Community School Inc. eighth-grade class will host bingo, a cake walk and food sale 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at Dilkon Chapter House.Dilkon Chapter AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place at the Dilkon Chapter Hogan on Monday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 928-657-8000.

Black Diamond plays in Kykotsmovi

A Country Western dance, sponsored by the Hopi Rodeo Association, will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi. 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. For more information call 928-734-7145.

Flagstaff High School bingo

Come to Bingo Night 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Flagstaff High School. Those who bring along a toy to donate, will get a free game. There will be no cash prizes due to school policy. This event benefits the Flagstaff High Native American Club.

Child care workshop in TC

On Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Child Care Resource and Referral presents a child development workshop, “Curriculum Themes for 2- to 5-year Olds.” The workshop will take place at the Hogan Restaurant in Tuba City. There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Please contact Child Care Resource and Referral at 1-800-308-9000 for more information.

Conversation Cafes in Tuba City

The Health Promotion Program will be sponsoring a series of Conversation Cafes starting Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Hogan Restaurant in Tuba City. This is a community event allowing for social interaction from 7-9 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month. All are invited to come and join in a night of engaging discussion. For more information, call the HP program at 928-283-2187/2997.

Fitness Leader Education Program

The Health Promotion Program will sponsor a Fitness Leader Education Program in partnership with the High Altitude Sports Training Complex on Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Participants will learn how to initiate the Walking Strong program to community members and elders. Learn how to safely and effectively teach movements to improve balance, strength, flexibility and agility during a group walking program. Sign up by Monday, Nov. 25. This program is open to 24 participants. For more information, call the HP program at 928-283-2187/2997.

St. Jude’s annual bazaar

St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Tuba City will hold its annual bazaar at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Tables cost $10 and are for nonprofit groups only. No food or drink may be sold at the tables. All interested in having a table to sell arts and crafts, books, Christmas decorations, desserts or other items should call 928-283-4189 to leave a message.

Christmas farce opens in Flagstaff

Theatrikos Theatre Company’s production of “Inspecting Carol,” an off-the-wall holiday farce, opens Friday, Nov. 29 and continues through Dec. 15 in Flagstaff. Everything that could go possibly go wrong does as a fictitious theater company struggles to mount its annual production of the holiday classic. “Inspecting Carol” plays Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Most performances dates have an 8 p.m. curtain time with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15. Performances will take place at the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse located at 11 W. Cherry St. in the historic downtown Railroad District. Tickets may be purchased at the playhouse or by phone (928-774-1662) via major credit card. Group rates and discounts are available.

Flagstaff High School bingo

Come to Bingo Night 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Flagstaff High School. Those who bring along a toy to donate will get a free game. There will be no cash prizes due to school policy. This event benefits the Flagstaff High Native American Club.

Benefit song & dance contest

A benefit song & dance contest, sponsored by the Southwestern Singers, will be held on Dec. 7 in the Tolani Lake gym. Registration is at 10 a.m. with the grand entry at 1 p.m. Manuel Shirley will be master of ceremonies. For more information, call 928-686-6340.

Navajo song & dance contest

A Navajo song & dance contest, sponsored by the American Indian Professional Rodeo Association will be held Dec. 7-8 in Laughlin, Nev., the site of World Champion Rodeo finals. Registration is at 10 a.m., with the grand entry at 1 p.m. There will be a cash payout award. Stanley Benally will be emcee. The Western Navajo Social Song & Dance Committee is hosting this event. For more information, call Nona Johnson at 928-890-0685, Hank Whitethorn at 283-8831 or Dee Yellowhorse at 606-0622 or 707-0063.

Winter Stories lecture series

The Winter Stories: The Foundation of Navajo Origin lecture series will be offered Dec. 10 at Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City (for Navajo speakers); 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.

Country Western dance in TC

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.

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