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Special Olympics meeting today

Diné/Hopi Special Olympics will hold its monthly meeting 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. today (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.

Foster care meets Thursday

Babies to teens and everyone in between—foster children need homes. To learn more about foster care and adoption, attend a free orientation Thursdays, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen. Or call 928-779-3880 for more information.

Men’s basketball tourney in Pinon

Pinon High School Letterman’s Club is sponsoring an open men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15. The entry fee is $100 for this eight-player roster, eight-team bracket double elimination tournament. Awards go to first through third place, all-tourney and most valuable player. For more information, call 928-725-2407 or 928-725-3240.

Kayenta Primary Winter Festival

Everyone is welcome to attend Kayenta Primary School Winter Festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the school. Arts and crafts, holiday decorations, storytelling and games make this a fun event for the whole family.

Coalmine Canyon

Coalmine Canyon Chapter will hold a Comprehensive Land Use meeting is at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. The regular chapter meeting and holiday dinner will be at 1 p.m. the same day. The December regular chapter meeting and holiday dinner will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 21. All meetings are held at the Coalmine Canyon Chapter modular building in Coalmine Canyon (18 miles south of Tuba City on Highway 264).

St. Michaels meeting

The St. Michaels Chapter will hold a Community Land Use Planning meeting 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at the chapter house in St. Michaels. All committee members and officers are encouraged to be present and on time. For more information, call the chapter at 928-871-7842.

Pro wrestling

Come see Navajo Warrior, Bruiser, Norton, Boogaloo Brown with midget wrestlers as a special attraction. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Pinon High School gym. Advance tickets on sale at Hollywood AZ are $5. At the door, tickets are $7. For more information, call 928-725-2407 or 928-725-3240.

Tonalea Chapter events

Food distribution will take place 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at Tonalea Chapter House. Tonalea Community Thanksgiving Dinner is on Nov. 22. The chapter meeting will be 10 a.m. Nov. 23.

Shonto Chapter events

Shonto Chapter Planning Board Committee will meet 6 p.m. tonight (Nov. 12) at the chapter house. The Community Land Use Planning meeting is Nov. 21. The business meeting will be 6 p.m. Nov. 25. Canyon Park Flea Market is held every Thursday across from thr Shonto Chapter House under the cottonwood trees.

Men’s B-ball tourney

The 21st Century Community Learning Center of Greyhills High School Academy is sponsoring a $1,000 16-team open men’s basketball tournament on Nov. 22-23. The entry fee is $200 with a $100 deposit needed by Nov. 20. The tournament will take place in the Tuba City Community Center gym in Tuba City. For more information, call 928-283-6271, ext. 178 or 443.

Wrestling & tough man

American Wrestling Association Midget Tag Team Wrestling with added attraction $500 Tough Man Boxing Contest will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Tuba City Community Center. Advance Tickets available at Hollywood AZ. Advance tickets cost $6, day of show $8 and ringside seats $10. Tough man contestants sign up at Hollywood AZ. No registration fees apply, but participants must be 18 years or older, use 18 ounce boxing gloves and go three one-minute rounds. The winner takes $500. For more info, call 928-283-3302/3284.

Echoes at casino

Echoes will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Echoes plays a variety of ’60s, favorites 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.

Ft. 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.

Co-ed volleyball

The Shonto Preparatory School eighth grade class is sponsoring a co-ed volleyball tournament on Nov. 22. The entry fee is $95. For more information, call 928-672-2652, ext. 531 or ext. 519.

Diabetes awareness

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Equal will contribute $1 for visiting the website www.equal.com and clicking on Equal’s caring diabetes drive button. All contributions will go to diabetes research and information. In addition, there is a great deal of information and recipes on the site. Staff at the Family Wellness Center in Tuba City recommend visiting the site and joining in the effort in fighting diabetes.

NCAI annual banquet

The National Congress of American Indians 60th annual conference and the first annual NCAI Veteran’s Banquet honoring men and women Native American Veterans will be held Nov. 19 at Route 66 Casino, Laguna Development Corporation in Albuquerque, N.M. The reception is 6-7 p.m. and the banquet is 7-9 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. On Saturday, Nov. 15 there will be a four-person scramble golf tournament at Isleta Eagle Golf Course non-metal spikes facility. Registration is 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $125 per person. To purchase a banquet ticket, contact: American Indian Chamber of Commerce of NM, 700 Fourth St SW, Ste. 122, Albuquerque, NM 87102; phone: 505-766-9545.

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. Two introductory dance sessions (waltz & East/West Coast swing) and dance parties will take place at the Greyhills auditorium, from 7-10 p.m., Nov. 21 and December 19. Dance services will be provided by the Flagstaff Ballroom Academy. Previous dance experience is not necessary. The cost is $ 10 per dance session. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the TCRHCC Health Promotion Program at 928-283-2404.

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