Quick Reads Dec. 14, 2005
Toys for Tots Giveaway
Native Toys for Tots and the Navajo Police Department will be giving brand new Christmas toys to surrounding Tuba City area children from age new born to age 17 on Dec. 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tuba City High School Warrior Pavilion. For more information about the toy giveaway, please contact Officer Secody at the TC Navajo Police Department at 928-283-3111.
St. Jude's Xmas dinner
St. Jude's Soup Kitchen will be hosting its annual Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 16 from 2-5 p.m. The dinner is free and Santa will be visiting! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call Ann O'Connor at 283-5256.
Song & Dance
Everyone is welcome to attend a Benefit Social Song and Dance held Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Leupp Schools Inc. gym. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the grand entry is at 1 p.m. Bill McCabe will serve as emcee. The Southwestern Singers serve as hosts. This event is being held to raise funds for the senior trip. Please come and support the Class of 2006. For more information, call LSI at 928-686-6211 Ext. 323.
Drama at Hopi
Hopi High School's drama class will perform the classic children's tale, "The Empress's New Clothes," at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the school's auditorium. Admission is free. The Empress's New Clothes takes place in the kingdom of Glump, where a selfish empress has become obsessed with clothes and looking good. When two swindlers visit the kingdom, however, they manage to teach the empress a lesson or two about honesty, generosity and humility. Adapted from the Hans Christian Anderson tale by Karen Boettcher-Tate, the play stars Desiree Dennis and features Rachael Jim, Terra Morgan, Anna Bell Honie, Kanesha Quanimptewa and Jody Timms.
The Big Xmas Bazaar will be held 5-10 p.m. Dec. 23 at Tuba City Community Center. Spaces are available at $10 apiece. For more information, contact Bertha Benally at 928-283-4363 or 928-380-2595.
Sinagua High School in association with the Phoenix Suns announces the second Annual Santa Slam youth basketball camp at 3950 E Butler Ave Flagstaff. The camp conducted by Jim Hartman will be hosted on Dec, 20-21 during the holiday break from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Boys and girls ages 5-12 are invited to signup today. The registration fee includes both days of training camp for only $75. As part of the registration fee, each camper will receive a T-shirt, official Santa Slam basketball, and a ticket to an upcoming Suns game. The camp will include skills development, games, contests and raffle prizes. Please go to www.santaslam.com to register or print mail form. Questions may be directed to the Santa Slam Hotline at 866-897-2682.
Come party with us. On Dec. 14, at 6 p.m., the Artists' Coalition of Flagstaff will be having its annual holiday potluck and art party at Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road. Part of the party is the traditional handmade gift exchange. Gifts should be worth no more than $20, and participation is not mandatory, but it is lots of fun! If you want to participate, please bring a wrapped gift and be sure to include your name inside the package. This is also a time to show a sample of your recent work, get feedback, or share your creative process. We'll see you at the Holiday Party with food, gift and art work in hand. Informal attire required. Call 774-7610 for more information.
The Monument Valley High School Multi-Cultural Club of Kayenta will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 14 in the MV High courtyard, hallways and library quad area. The vendor fee is $10 for non-food items and $15 for a food booth. Vendor set-up time is 4-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cheryl Singer at 928-697-2228/2180.
Everyone is welcome to a hip-hop dance/Christmas canned food drive held 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Dec 17 at the Dilkon Chapter House. Admission is three canned food items. The caned food will be distributed to needy families within the community. The Department of Youth Fort Defiance Agency is sponsoring this activity. For more information, call Tonya Anderson at 928-729-4336 or 928-738-2276.
The Kayenta Middle School is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 21. For more information, contact the school office at 928-897-2298/2312.
The sixth annual Native American Children's Benefit Concert & Toy Drive will be held 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts Amphitheater, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale. Admission is a donation of a new toy or article of clothing for a child ages birth-17 years old. Plenty of space to sit; bring your chairs and blankets. This is an event for the entire family, featuring Irene Bedard, Drew Lacapa, Ft. McDowel Indian Youth, ClanWise, Happy Frejo, Clan/Destine, Tonemah and Santa Claus, with Emcee Mary Kim Titla. There is limited vendor space. There will be Christmas crafts for kids, door prizes and pictures with Santa. Come join us as a beautiful afternoon fades into twilight while music and comedy fills the air, all benefiting Native American homeless and indigent children. For more information, contact Darryl Tonemah at 602-504-6707
Uranium Victims meeting in TC
On Friday, Dec. 16, a Western Navajo Agency Uranium Victims meeting will be held 10 a.m. at To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter in Tuba City. Updates will be shared on issues relating to uranium victims and information on filing for compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). All are invited. For more information, contact Louise Yellowman/Ray Daw either at the Coconino County Office in Flagstaff (928-779-6696) or the county office in Tuba City (928-283-4518).
A Jacks Tournament for ages 10 and under will be held 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at Jeddito Chapter House. The Department of Youth Fort Defiance Agency, the CHR program and Jeddito Chapter House are co-sponsoring this activity. For more information, call the DOY sub-office at 928-738-2276.