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

The District 5 Grazing Committee will meet 9 a.m., Nov. 6 at the Leupp Chapter House. Topics discussed will include homesite lease procedures, earthen dam repairs, permit transfer procedures, Bureau of Indian Affairs tally update, the Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture Report and the District 5 Horse Round-up Report.

Veterans Honor Day in Flagstaff

A Veterans Honor Day will be held 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Flagstaff National Guard Armory, located at 320 N. Thorpe Road. This event will include Native American gourd dance sessions beginning at 10 a.m., a traditional pow wow with grand entry at 1 p.m. and multi-cultural dance presentations at 3:30 p.m. Crafts and food will be available. Local recruitment stations and veterans organizations will provide various exhibits and presentations. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge to honor veterans, warriors and their families. For more information, contact John Davison at 890-4869 or e-mail: jdavison@ci.flagstaff.az.us.

Jeddito Public School events

Jeddito Public School sixth grade is holding several fund-raising events. On Saturday, Nov. 8, there will be a yard and food sale at the school’s outside basketball courts. On Nov. 15, a 5K fun Run will be held at the Keams Canyon course. Registration is from 7-8:45 a.m. and the entry fee is $15. On Nov. 29-30, there will be a co-ed volleyball tournament with a dance following Saturday’s games. On Dec. 19-21, there will be a co-ed double elimination basketball tournament (no high school players allowed). For more information, contact Nina Joseph or Terri Thomas at Judith School (738-2334).

Benefit song & dance

Shonto Preparatory School staff and students are sponsoring a benefit song & dance will be held from 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 to 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the school. For more information, call 928-672-2652, ext. 531.

Peterson Zah lecture

In conjunction with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition “In Response to Place: Photographs from The Nature Conservancy’s Last Great Places,” Peterson Zah will lecture as part of the museum’s “ARTiculations” series tonight (Nov. 5) at 7 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Former president of the Navajo Nation and American Indian counselor to the president of Arizona State University, Zah will share his philosophy and perspective on the environment and traditional sacred places, many of which adjoin The Nature Conservancy’s protected lands. Tickets are $5 for members; $7 for non-members. . For more information, call 480-994-ARTS.

Veterans meeting

Northern Arizona Veterans For Peace will get hold its monthly meeting 12:30 p.m. today (Nov. 5) at Souper Salad, 1300 S. Milton Ave. in Flagstaff (next to General Tire). Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For further info, call 928-226-7170.

Storytelling festival

Grand Canyon National Park in partnership with the Grand Canyon Association is sponsoring a series of storytelling programs in order to enhance community outreach, school partnerships, and arts in education efforts. At 7 p.m. tonight (Nov. 5), Ricardo Provencio tells stories, myths and trickster tales that paint vivid images of his Latino culture. Ricardo is one of the cornerstones of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, Michael Lacapa (Hopi/Apache/Tewa) will tell stories revolving around his native culture and heritage. Lacapa is also an artist, author and illustrator. The programs are free to the public. For more information, call Robin White, Supervisory Park Ranger, at 928-638-7765, or Phyllis Kachinghongva, Park Ranger, at 928-638-7789.

LMNOP at casino

LMNOP will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. LMNOP plays a variety of R&B and Top-40 hits 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.

Prayer service

Ceremonial prayer services will be conducted for United States Armed Services personnel on Saturday night, Nov. 8. The location is five miles north of Shonto Preparatory School campus at the Spiritual Prayer Ground. Luncheon will be provided potluck style on Sunday, Nov. 9. Shonto Azee Bee Nahagha of the Dine Nation is sponsoring this event open to the public. Members are welcome to set up tipis. For more information, call Tulley Black/Lawrence Curtis at 928-672-2883 or 928-902-8799.

Special Olympics

Diné/Hopi Special Olympics will hold its monthly meeting 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Jeddito Public School. Coaches and volunteers are needed to assist with this sports program for handicapped students/clients on the reservations. Those interested that cannot attend the meeting should send their address to Roger Halwood, Secretary, Box 2387, Chinle, AZ 85603. An information packet will be mailed out. For more information, call Verna Candy, director, at 928-729-7561.

Fort McDowell pow wow

Fort McDowell Orme Dam Victory Days Pow Wow will be held Nov. 14-16. This outdoor free event open to the public will be held at Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds Beeline Highway (SR87) North of Fort McDowell Rd. Camping is available and attendees should bring their own chairs. Gourd Dancing is Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m. Grand Entry is Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m.. Contest points begin Friday at Grand Entry. The total prize money is $34,400 and $9,000 for the drum contest. Food, arts and crafts booth are $25/day. For vendor information, call 480-816-7249. For general information, call 480-837-4793.

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