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Moencopi Day School carnival

Come enjoy food and prizes. Have some fun playing bingo, dime toss, pop walk and much more at the Moencopi Day School Winter Carnival. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. For more information, call 928-283-5361.

MVHS 2003 Xmas Bazaar

The 2003 Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by Monument Valley Multi-Cultural Club will be held 5- 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the courtyard, halls and cafeteria of Monument Valley High School in Kayenta. Foods, arts and crafts, games, baked goods, paintings and much more will be on display. Vendor booths are $10 per space for non-food items and $15 per space for food. Vendor set-up time is after 4 p.m. (bring your own tables). To make a reservation, call Cheryl Singer at 928-697-2228.

Cameron land use meeting

Cameron Chapter is planning a meeting on its Community Land Use Plan at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the chapter house. The plan will be completed in the spring of 2004 and will identify areas for development, including housing and other uses and coordinate development of facilities. The committee seeks input from chapter members regarding the chapter’s vision, land use and related Cameron issues. For more information, call the chapter house at 928-678-2323.

Mt. Elden Middle School bazaar

Mt. Elden Middle School Native American Club is hosting a Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at the school, 3223 N. Fourth St. in Flagstaff. This is fund-raiser to provide gifts for the elderly in nursing homes, school supplies and educational trips. For more information, call Emily Begay at 773-8270.

Shonto Prep events

Shonto Preparatory Middle School eighth grade class is hosting several upcoming events. Arts and crafts booths are welcome at the Christmas carnival 5 p.m. Dec. 11. All are welcome at a song and dance 5 p.m. Dec. 19. A co-ed eight-man roster volleyball tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 27. The entry fee is $90. For more information, call Mary Greyhat at 928-672-2652.

Diabetes classes

Diabetes nutrition classes are held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Family Wellness Center in Tuba City. Learn how to lower blood sugars. Bring family members old enough to participate in class. For more information, call the Food and Nutrition Department at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (928-283-2609).

Christmas Bazaar

An American Indian Christmas Bazaar and Navajo taco sale will take place 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at El Nathan (Christian Conference Grounds), 3910 E. El Paso Drive across from the Flagstaff Mall between Pizza and Conoco Gas Station. The Native Harvest Hospitality Committee will sell Navajo tacos, frybread, tortillas, breakfast burritos and hot and cold beverages. Crafters are wanted to sell homemade and handcrafted items. No beverages or raffles allowed. Tables cost $20, which is due by 5 p.m. Dec. 5 (cash only). For more information, call 522-0433, 526-3259, 526-6183 or 773-1982; e-mail: elsie@nativeharvest.org.

Ballroom Dancing

The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Health Promotion Program announces Ballroom Dancing is coming to Tuba City. Argentine tango, meringue, street hustle, East & West Coast swing, cha-cha, mambo, salsa, waltz and even country western line dancing will be available. The dance session will take place at Greyhills Academy High School auditorium, from 7-10 p.m. December 19. Dance services will be provided by the Flagstaff Ballroom Academy. Previous dance experience is not necessary. The cost is $10 per peson. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the TCRHCC Health Promotion Program at 928-283-2404.

At Cliff Castle Casino

Michael Nitro will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Raun Michael Nitro, a first-time performer at the Dragonfly Lounge, provides an exciting show. The band plays the very best in rock music to keep the dance floor busy all night. Cliff Castle Casino is located in Camp Verde just east of I-17, at exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

Holidays at Riordan

The Coconino Quilters Guild’s “Holidays at the Riordan Mansion”—The Month of December an exhibit of antique and contemporary handcrafted quilts is on display in the historic 1904 Riordan Mansion, 409 Riordan Road, Flagstaff. Handmade quilts and quilted ornaments will be available for purchase in the Visitor Center. Opening Reception and demonstrations in the Visitor Center, Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. Visitor Center Admission is free; tours of the Mansion on the hour, beginning at 11a.m. Regular admission applies to the tour, $6/adults, youth (7-13) $2.50, children 6 and under are free. Please call for reservations 928-779-4395.

Children’s benefit

The fourth annual Native American Children’s Benefit will be held 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington in Phoenix. Performers include Estun Bah, Knifewing, Dawa, Tonemah, Drew Lacapa and many other special guests. There will be a special appearance by Santa Clause. Admission is a toy or article of clothing for a child (ages birth through 17 years). Bring the entire family and snacks to share. For more information, call 602-504-6707.

Artists’ Coalition

All Flagstaff creative types are invited to bring original artwork to the Artists’ Show & Tell Session, part of the free holiday party given by the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff, Wednesday Dec. 10, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road. All are welcome to bring a dinner or dessert item to the 6 p.m. holiday potluck mixer hour. Stay for the 7 p.m. Artists’ gift exchange and Show & Tell program. Handcrafted or homemade items of approximately a $20 value should be brought gift-wrapped. For more information, contact Coalition President Leancy Rupert at 928-774-8444 or artists_coalition@infomagic.net and www.FlagstaffOpenStudios.com.

Foster care meeting

Babies to teens and everything in between—children need homes. To learn more about foster care and adoption, attend a free orientation Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen. Or call 928-779-3880 for more information.

Holiday run/fun walk

The Tuba City Health Promotion Program will sponsor a Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Tuba City High School Warrior Pavilion. Pre-registration will start at 8:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9 a.m. Awards for the race include an Ornament Trophy for men and women overall first, second and third place finishers. Gift bags will be given to each registered participants. For more information, contact the TCRHCC Health Promotion Program at 928-283-2404/2565.

Indian Market 2003

Indian Market 2003 will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 at Steele Indian School Park (the northeast corner of Central and Indian School Road) in Phoenix. The cost is $7 for adults; children 12 and under are free.

The Indian Market features more than 500 skilled Native American artists from the US and Canada, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, baskets, pottery, rugs, Kachina dolls, fetish carvings, and much more. There will be demonstrations of Navajo rug weaving, Hopi piki bread, and Maricopa flint knapping. Performers include hoop dancers, the Hopi Senom Dancers, Navajo folk singer Sharon Burch and the Chicken Scratch band. For more information, call 602-495-0901. Visit the museum website at www.pueblogrande.com for upcoming events or www.pgmarket.org for more information on the Indian Market.

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