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Contest Pow wow in Flagstaff

Kinlani Senior Class is hosting a Contest Pow wow Friday and Saturday, May 30-31 in the Flagstaff High School gym, 400 W. Elm Ave. On May 30, Gourd Dancing will be at 6 p.m. (MST), with the Grand Entry at 7 p.m. On May 31, Gourd Dancing will be at noon (MST), with the Grand Entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dance competitions will be held in all categories. All dancers and drums invited. All gourd dancers invited to honor veterans and soldiers. Arts and crafts spaces are available. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID. The general public is invited. For more information, call Melinda Wesley at 928774-3930, Virginia Toehe at 928-7745279 or by e-mail at mwesley701@lycos.com.

Tobacco Free Day planned

To learn more about the harmful effects of tobacco attend a meeting 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (DST) Friday, May 30 at the Tuba City Community Center. Attendees will get an overview on the effects of tobacco and learn how to give up usage of it. For more information call Office of Dine’ Youth/Youth Opportunity Program at 283-3021.

St. Michael’s Planning meeting

The St. Michael’s Chapter will hold a planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. (DST), Sunday, June 1. The meeting will be held at the St. Michael’s Chapter in St. Michael’s, AZ. The surrounding communities, Coal Mine Road and Oak Springs are invited to join. For more information, call the St. Michael’s Chapter at 928-871-7842.

Poker run/performance

Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm will perform at Cliff Castle Casino on Saturday, May 31 in the Stargazer Pavilion, following the “Ante Up for the Kids” Poker Run to benefit the boys and girls club. The Poker Run will kick off at 10 a.m. with a 109-mile journey beginning and ending at Cliff Castle. Each rider or passenger will have the chance to win $3,000 in prize money for the lowest and highest hands, and be included in the drawing for an Indian Vintage bike on Sept. 20. Day-of registration begins at 8 a.m. or on-line registration at www.cliffcastle.com. Tickets to the performance are $20, the gates will open at 6 p.m. and Lou Gramm is scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. Lou Gramm’s group has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Don’t miss the fun! For more information or tickets call 928-567-7999.

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.

Kaibeto AA meetings

Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. (MST). Located at Kaibeto Bureau of Indian Affairs campus, dorm No. 4 (north wing/east entrance) in Kaibeto. For more information please call C. Fowler or DBHS at 928-673-3267.

Sacred Prayer Run

The Native Americans for Community Action Inc. will hold its 20th annual Sacred Mountain Prayer Run on June 7 at Thorpe Park in Flagstaff. Events will include a 10K and 5K runs and a 2K fun run/walk. Registration is from 6-7 a.m. and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. To pre-register, participants should come to the NACA main office at 2717 N. Steve’s Blvd., call 928-526-2968, visit www. nacaino.org, or e-mail info@nacainc.org. On-site registration for the 5K and 10K runs are $30, and pre-registration for the runs is $30 for adults; 18 and under and 60 and older is $15. The 2K fun run/walk is $15 with a T-shirt and $2 without. T-shirts are included in the 5K and 10K registration. Prizes will be given to the overall male and female winners in designated age groups.

Save-A-Life Tour

The Save-A-Life Tour Blood Drive 2003 visits Flagstaff on May 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 201 N. Switzer Canyon Drive. The American Red Cross, Mayor of Flagstaff, Flagstaff Police and Fire will be the hosts of the tour. Events of the day will include food from local restaurants, kids activities, family entertainment, and donors and recipients will join the Save-A-Life Tour.

Wine & dessert event

The Plateauland Mobile Veterinary Clinic is hosting the 3rd annual Paws for the Purrr-Fect Taste wine and dessert event on Friday, May 30 at The Orpheum Theater (15 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff) from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. All proceeds benefit dogs and cats throughout northern Arizona. The event will also feature a local artists show and sale. More than 10 local restaurants will provide a delicious array of desserts. A donation of $8 per person or $15 per couple is appreciated. For more information, call 928-226-9312.

Song & dance final

The 13th annual Final Social Song and Dance will be held in Tuba City on Saturday, May 31 at Parish Hall, the Tuba City Catholic Church. The Master of Ceremonies will be Kenneth Curley Sr. Hosts are the Western Midnighters, and sponsored are the Western Navajo Social Song & Dance Committee. Registration opens at 10 a.m. (DST) with the Grand Entry at 12 p.m. Cash awards will be given to long distance travelers—various item awards will go to dancers, grocery awards will go to singers and surprise awards to original group singers. There will also be raffles, concession, door prizes, and a cakewalk. For more information call 928-606-0622.

Skin cancer screening

With Flagstaff’s high altitude people are more susceptible to getting skin cancer through the summer months. The Cancer Center of Northern Arizona (CCNA), Northern Arizona Dermatology Center and the American Cancer Society are sponsoring free skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. It will be held at the Cancer Center located on the west campus of Flagstaff Medical Center. For more information, call 774-5074.

Wool festival

The eighth annual Celebration of Wool at the Arizona Historical Society will be held at the Pioneer Museum, 2340 N. Fort Valley Road, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1. See demonstrations of sheep shearing, wool felting, spinning, combing, carding, weaving, dyeing and camp cooking. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. For more information call 928-774-6272.

Round Dance

There will be a Traditional Round Dance on Sunday, June 1 in honor of Lori Piestewa at 1 p.m. It will be held at the Warriors Pavilion in Tuba City. This is a free community event and for everyone. Randy Wood is the lead singer of the group that will be playing. For more information, call 928-283-6705 or e-mail at ownspipe@frontiernet.net.

Summer Literacy Camp

Children having problems in language and reading skills now have a camp to go to throughout the summer. The Northern Arizona University Speech and Hearing Clinic will be holding a language/literacy camp for children ages 3 to 8 that demonstrate expressive language and reading delays. The camp begins the week of June 2 and costs $25 for 5 hours of tutoring. For more information, please contact Mary Towle at 928-523-2522.

Cuise for Pfc. Piestewa

A Memorial Cruise for Pfc. Lori Piestewa will get underway at 9 a.m. June 1, setting out from the parking lot in front of Sears at the Flagstaff Mall. Registration for vehicles will be held from 7-8:45 a.m. The final destination of the drive will be Tuba City High School where refreshments will be available. A minimum donation of $10 per car is required to join the cruise. For more information on the cruise, call Dennis Renko at 1-800-321-4888 or 928-774-1871 and Tuba City Police Public Information Officer Ron Brown at 928-283-3111. During evening hours, call Renko at 928-556-0171 and Robert Craig at 699-7954 or 526-6487.

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