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

All community and chapter members are welcome to attend a special meeting on the budget report for fiscal year 2004 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Tonalea Chapter House. For more information, call 928-283-3430.

POSSE hosts pancake meal

Parents of STAR Students, Extraordinaire will hold a pancake breakfast at the STAR School on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 7-11 a.m. at the STAR School located near Miriam Crater on Leupp Road. The public is welcome. Call 928-606-7419 for more information.

Benefit Navajo Song & Dance

As part of Native American Recognition Days 2003 festivities, a free Benefit Navajo Song & Dance will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Steele Auditorium of the Heard Museum. The museum is located at 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. Confirmed singing groups include the Four Corners Singers and the Tuba City Western Travelers. For more information, call Wendy Weston at 602-251-0284 or e-mail her at wweston@heard.org.

Chinle area rep needed

The Office of Navajo Women and Families is seeking a representative from the Chine Agency to serve on the Navajo Women’s Commission. Please submit letters of interest and resumes as soon as possible. The commissioner will be appointed by the Navajo Nation President and confirmed by the Government Services Committee of the Navajo Nation Council. Submit documents to Marie E. Begay, Office of Navajo Women and Families, PO Box 9000, Window Rock, AZ 86515.

NACA bake sale

The parents and children of Native Americans for Community Action’s Pathways Youth Program will be having a bake sale on Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-noon in front of Wal-Mart in Flagstaff. A variety of baked goods will be available ranging from yeast breads to cupcakes. Proceeds will fund a field trip to Page.

Haunted mansion

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park hosts haunted tours tonight (Oct. 29) and Thursday, Oct. 30. This very popular guided tour and storytelling session involves whispering tales of the fantastic and the factual. The historic Riordan Mansion makes a great backdrop for spinning yarns appropriate to the Halloween season. Haunted tours are offered at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Admission for the tour is $7 per person, and the tours are recommended for ages 12 and older. Space is limited, so reservations are required. For more information, call 928-779-4395.

Rabies Clinic

Coconino County Department of Health Services will sponsor a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1-4 p.m. The clinic will be located at Summit Fire Station #32, 8905 N. Koch Field Road. Local veterinarians volunteer their services for the day and charge only for the vaccines. Rabies vaccinations will be $6. Dog licenses and spay/neuter vouchers ($30 value) will also be available at the clinic. The clinic will also offer other canine vaccines–fee information can be obtained from Coconino County Animal Management at (928) 226-2717.

Lightyear at casino

Lightyear will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Lightyear, in its first appearance at the Dragonfly Lounge, will bring guitar driven rock with electrifying melodies, infectious sound and energy packed show to the stage. The band plays a variety of 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.

Teachers workshop

Writer/photographer Vennie White will present a workshop recommended for kindergarten through 12-grade teachers 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. The fee to attend “Voices From the Classroom: The Power of Teacher’s Stories” is $10. This will be an opportunity for teachers to reflect on and document what they see as the strengths and/or concerns of the work that they do through writing and photography. This workshop is underwritten through an Arizona Community Foundation grant. Sign up through Flagstaff Cultural Partners, 779-2300 cbrock@culturalpartners.org.

Diabetes nutrition

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).

Bennett Freeze meeting

The next Bennett Freeze Residents meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 and is open to all the Navajo people who live on Bennett Freeze lands. The location of the meeting is the Diné bo’ lini’ Building (Peoples Building) in Tuba City behind the MacDonald’s residence. Take the road by the old Tuba City Trading Post going west to the Graves Butane intersection. A sign will be posted. Please bring some food and drinks to share. For more information, call Joyce Wagner at 928-214-8543.

Boys B-ball tourney

A youth basketball tournament for boys 15 and under will be held Nov. 7 and 8 in the Middle Verde Tribal Gym in Camp Verde. The registration fee is $125 per team. Awards go to first through third place and two coaches. This tournament is sponsored by Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory senior girls in Flagstaff. For more information, call 774-5279 or 774-2386.

Wellness Center support

Tuba City Family Wellness Center is seeking community support through the Basha’s Thanks a Million program. Every time customers use their Basha’s Thank You card, they can designate that 1 percent of their purchase go to the TC Wellness Center by asking the cashier to punch in #23238. This number only needs to be entered one time. After that, the donation is automatic and is at no cost to the customer. This will help the Wellness Center continue to promote living healthy lifestyles and combating diabetes through exercise and diet.

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