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Dental Health Fair on Friday

Navajo Way will sponsor a Dental Health Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Boys & Girls Club in Fort Defiance. Everyone is welcome. There will be booth presentations, give-aways and healthy snacks for all who attend. For more info, call 928-871-6669.

TC/Mungapi Wellness Center

The Tuba City/Mungapi Wellness Center Inc. is now offering glucose screening, nutrition education classes and cooking demonstration classes by the staff of the Navajo Nation Diabetes Program. These activities will be ongoing and currently are scheduled as follows:

• Cooking demonstrations from 11 a.m.-noon today (Feb. 19) and March 3.

• Glucose screening from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, March 10 and 24.

• Nutrition class on sodium from 9-10 a.m. on March 19.

For more information, call Linda Honahni at 928-283-2932.

Tonalea Chapter lists events

Tonalea Chapter food distribution will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. The Tonalea Chapter meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. All events take place at the chapter house.

Foster care/adoption group

Catholic Social Services is holding its monthly Foster Care and Adoption Orientation 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Flagstaff Public Library. Come and get more information about fostering and/or adopting a child in need. There are many children in northern Arizona who need loving, structured and safe homes. Call 779-3880 for more information.

Tobacco users support group

Drop-in support group sessions are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. in the Flagstaff Medical Center Cancer Center conference room. This is located at 1200 N. Beaver St. on FMC’s west campus. Enter through the Children’s Health Center and look for the American Cancer Society sign. Follow the signs to the meeting. Topics include herbal remedies, hypnotherapy, stress management, massage and other alternative methods to aid in quitting. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 526-3800 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

Farm Service rep visits

The deadline for filing 2002 shorn wool and mohair benefits is March 31. A Coconino County Farm Service Agency Representative from Flagstaff will be at local chapter houses on the following dates to take applications:

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Feb. 19) at LeChee Chapter.

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Tonalea Chapter.

• 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Leupp Chapter.

• 8 a.m-1 p.m. Feb. 26 at Kaibeto Chapter.

This schedule will be in place as long as the weather permits. Anyone with questions should contact the Farm Bureau office at 928-774-2401.

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.

Peewee basketball

Western Navajo Agency Peewee basketball playoffs will be held Feb. 28-March 1 (girls) and March 7-8 (boys) at Tuba City Community Center. This 12-team double elimination bracket tournament is open to youth who are 13 and under by March 23. The entry fee of $100 is due Friday, Feb. 21 for girls and Feb. 28 for boys. Prizes will be given for first, second and third places, all tourney and MVP. For more information, call 928-283-3025/3026.

Benefit Pow wow

The Coconino High School Native American Club is hosting a benefit pow wow Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 in the school’s main gym. Hours are 6 p.m.-midnight Friday and 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Admission is $5/adults, $2/students (with ID) and $1/seniors (50-plus years). For dancers and drummers, there is a one-time $5 admission. Dancers and vendors are welcome. This pow wow benefits the CHS Native American Club. For more information, call Leander Bish at 928-527-6905, Janice Scott at 928-526-0629 or Darrick Franklin at 928-773-8220.

Reggae at Cliff Castle

Up Root will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Up Root is a Dragonfly Lounge favorite, known as being one of the best Reggae bands around, to keep the dancers grooving throughout the night. Cliff Castle is located in Camp Verde off Interstate 17, just east of exit 289. For more information on Cliff Castle Casino, check out www.cliffcastle.com.

Song & dance in Leupp

Puente de Hozho Dine Parent Club will hold a benefit song and dance Saturday, Feb. 22 at Leupp Elementary School. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the grand entry is at 1 p.m. The Tuba City Travelers are hosting this event. All proceeds will go towards go towards the first grade and kindergarten Navajo classroom at Puente de Hozho School in Flagstaff. For more information, call Janie Brown at 928-527-5581.

ASU West pow wow

The ASU West campus will host Native American dancers and drum groups on Saturday, Feb. 22, as a traditional pow wow celebrates the spirit of life. Traditional Native American arts and crafts vendors also will participate. The event from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. is free and open to the public (visitor parking on campus costs $2). Two grand entries are planned, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pow-wow attendees are asked to use the 43rd Ave. entrance to ASU West, south of Thunderbird Road at Joan de Arc Ave. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Call Native American Student Services Programs at 602-543-8194 for more information.

Dinner theater in TC

Come get “Lost in the Bermuda Triangle” an interactive dinner theater comedy performed Monday, Feb. 24 at Greyhills Academy in Tuba City. The Greyhills Knights of Drama, Greyhills heater troupe will perform. A tropical three-course dinner will accompany the show, with appetizers served at 6 p.m. The play starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $12 including dinner and $4 for theater only. Children 3 and under are free. Dinner guests must RSVP before Feb. 24. For more information, call Nora Edelson, drama teacher, at 928-283-6271 ext. 142 or 404.

Dilkon Chapter AA

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

Little League sign-up

Boys and girls registration for the Tuba City/Moenkopi Little League will be held in the lobby of Tuba City Basha’s store 6-9 p.m. on three days — Tuesday, Feb. 25, Thursday, Feb. 28 and Tuesday, March 4. After these dates, registration will be closed. The fee is $25.

Kaibeto AA meetings

Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held each Tuesday at noon and 6 p.m. in Kaibeto at Behavioral Health Services in dorm No. 4 on the Bureau of Indian Affairs campus. For more information, call 928-645-2966 or 928-673-3267.

Hopi Jr High meeting

Hopi Junior High School will conduct a special public meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the school’s auditorium. Parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend as the Hopi Junior High administration will be presenting the school improvement plan. This improvement plan has been required by Arizona Learns and No Child Left Behind. Hopi Junior High School has been designated by the state as an underperforming school. For more information, telephone Hopi Junior High Principal Glenn Haven at 928-738-5111.

Native youth theatre

Native teens are needed help establish a Native American youth theatre troupe to address community issues. Auditions are being held 3:30-5:30 p.m. both Feb. 26 and 27 at 2501 N. Fourth St., suite 18 in Flagstaff (across from Price Choppers). For more information, call Reed Elmore at 774-4503, ext. 17.


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