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Justice & Law Day in Tuba City

A Justice and Law Day is scheduled for Friday, April 30 at Tuba City District Court. The scheduled activities are a 9 a.m. invocation with guest speakers, youth essay and poster contests and entertainment throughout the day. Service providers will set up booths and will hand out promotional items. Sandwiches, drinks and snacks will be served. Local schools and the public are invited to participate in the open house at the courthouse and detention facilities. The Department of Public Safety and the Police Department will be participating as well with a flag ceremony and a K-9 show. Sponsoring agencies include Tuba City District Court, Navajo Housing Authority, Department of Law Enforcement, Department of Corrections, Criminal Investigations and Office of Prosecutor. For more information, call Geri Roberts or Lorraine Posey, office technicians, at 928-283-3140 or 283-3440.

Little Singer Powwow

The third annual contest powwow will be held at Little Singer School in Birdspring on April 30 and May 1. In attendance will be Master of Ceremony, Ben Hanley of Rough Rock; Area Director, Clifford Monroe of Tolani Lake; and Host Northern Drum, Shadow Prey of Jeddito. A head Man/Lady will be picker per session. Grand Entry will be Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dance categories include Tiny Tots, Junior Division, Teens Division and Adults Division. Drum Contest awards go to first, second and third place. Arts and Crafts are $20 per setup (no refunds). For more information call Rayminia Jackson at 928-526-6680 or 2950 and Rosita Wagner at 928-587-5548.

Summer camp

The Flagstaff Family YMCA is offering an active Summer Adventure Camp for children ages 5-12. Camp is offered from June through August 7 a.m.–6 p.m. The cost is $75 for a full week (2 days or more) per child or $25 per day. Camp features weekly field trips including hiking, outdoor adventure and swimming, Children will participate in social activities, sports and recreational games and arts and crafts. The location of the summer camp will soon be announced. Registration is underway. For more information, call 556-9622.

Harlem Ambassadors

Navajo United Way Inc. Presents the Harlem Ambassadors 2003-04 “Around the World” Tour, covering Europe, Asia, and North America. The current tour will include a stop in the Navajo Nation for a game at Window Rock Field House on Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. The Harlem Ambassadors will be participating in a fund-raising game benefiting the purchase of special education adaptive equipment for the Kayenta Health Center. For ticket or event information, please contact Navajo United Way at 928-871-6661 or Navwycamp@frontiernet.net.

Fishing Derby

Native Anglers Inc. is hosting the first annual Mother and Child’s Fishing Derby Day on May 7, 8, and 9. To be held at Wheatfield’s Lake in Wheatfield’s. Trophies will be awarded for first through third place. All Anglers 12 years of age and older must posses a valid Navajo Nation fishing permit, no exceptions. Numerous outdoor prizes to be given to participants. Reservation lake trout only. Fish will be judged by weight only with all fish weighed at registration site (Wheatfield lake picnic area). Any legal method of fishing will be accepted (i.e. boating, float tubes, and shore fishing). Fishing starts on Friday, May 7, beginning at 12:01 a.m. and fishing will conclude on Sunday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

Basketball tourney

A youth basketball tourney is being sponsored by the Flagstaff Dorm seniors for a 10 and under boys and a 10 and under girls. Also, a 15 and under boys with proof of age required. Bring Tribal, AZ ID or original birth certificate. This tourney is being held on April 30 through May 1, at the Middle Verde Tribal Gym in Camp Verde. For more information call 774-5279 or 779-2386.

Parks in the Pines 5K

The Williams Kiwanis Club, in cooperation with the Maine Consolidated School Parent/Teacher Organization, is hosting the inaugural Parks in the Pines 5K May 1 along historic Route 66 in Parks, which is located about 15 miles west of Flagstaff. Proceeds from the race will go to the Maine Consolidated School PTO to support the education of pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade in the Parks community. To register for the Parks in the Pines 5K or for more information, call Kodi Mortensen at 928-635-1442.

Benefit Song & Dance

A benefit song and dance will be held on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. at the old Chinle High School gym in Chinle. This is a fund-raising event for Zack Guy’s football trip to Australia in June. Sponsors are the Smith and Tsinajinnie families.

Tourism opportunities

There will be “Opportunities in the Tourism Industry” workshop for small business owners and tourism operators on Wednesday April 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Thursday, April 29 from 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m. The location is the large conference room on Dine’ College Campus in Shiprock, N.M. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available on Wednesday, from 12:30-1 p.m. and on Thursday from 11-11:45 a.m. for a cost of $5. To register in advance for these free events, call the DTCDP office at 928-871-5273, or e-mail dtcdp@abcincorporated.com.

Country/Western dances

Country and western dances with “Aces Wild” will be held Saturday, May 1 and Saturday, June 5 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Kayenta Middle School cafeteria.

Basketball tourney

A junior high boys and girls basketball tournament will be held April 29 through May 2 (Thursday-Sunday) at the Stanley Memorial Hall in Bylas. The entry fee is $80 per team and entries will stop entrees once brackets are filled. Also there will be a 15 and under boys/girls co-ed tourney with an entry fee of $90 per team. For more information, call Louis Lorenzo at 928-475-6828.

Family Fun Night

There will be a free family fun night Thursday, May 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Kayenta Middle School cafeteria. Students, their families, and community members are invited to join in the fun. There will be food, games, crafts, and door prizes. There will also we information on summer activities and parenting ideas for healthy living. The KMS Prevention Program sponsors this free event. For more information, call the Prevention Center at 697-2303/2305.

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