Quickreads Aug. 2, 2006 Farm Board meeting in TC

Farm Board meeting in TC

The Western Navajo District III Farm Board will hold a meeting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, at the Tuba City BIA Conference Room. All farmers are encouraged to attend.

Peaks View Park picnic

Coconino County supervisors Liz Archuleta and Deb Hill will host their 6th annual Picnic in the Park from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, August 19 at Peaks View County Park, 8905 Koch Field Road, Flagstaff. Each year hundreds of residents join the celebration. Games, prizes, fun activities and free food and drinks will be featured. For more information call Therasa Thomas at 928-779-6598 or Elaine Beyal at 928-779-6644.

Time for ACT registration

To take the Sept. 16 ACT exam in Arizona, college-bound high school students should register by Aug. 18 --the deadline for having the registration postmarked. A late registration postmark deadline of Aug. 25 will incur an additional fee. The cost is $29 for the traditional ACT and $43 for the optional ACT writing exam. For more information visit www.actstudent.org

AZ Atty. sets local office hours

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will hold satellite office hours by appointment at the Flagstaff Family Resources Center, 1806 E. Route 66, Flagstaff. Residents can access information on consumer fraud, civil and victims' rights. Volunteer staff at satellite offices can facilitate educational presentations for community groups, the distribution of educational materials for community events and assistance with filing complaints or referrals for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 928-774-1103. For more information about the services visit www.azag.gov

Arts & Crafts

The Munds Park Community Church Arts & Crafts Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., August 11-12, at 17670 S. Munds Park Road just off Interstate 17 at Exit 322. Art, photographs and crafts from throughout Arizona will be presented. Music, art demonstrations and locally grown organic herbs will be featured. Parking and admission are free. Call 928-286-9088 for more information.

Navajo youth performers needed

The Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker is in search of young entertainers aged 0-25 to be featured at the 20th Navajo Nation Council Partnership Tent during the 60th Diamond Anniversary Navajo Nation Fair, Sept. 7-9, in Shiprock, N.M. The office is searching for 10 Navajo cultural performers or musicians who are soloists or group entertainers. The office invites entertainers to present themselves between now and Aug. 17. Contact Leila Help-Tulley to schedule an audition or for more information at 928-871-7160.

Old West Days

Holbrook's 24th Old West Days will be celebrated August 18-19 in downtown Holbrook. Events will include Desert Guns Re-enactors and Country Music Jammers; a Dusty Desert Quilt Guild quilt show; Bucket of Blood Races (20 mile bike race, 10K trail run, 2 mile fun run); arts & crafts vendors; an old west car show at the corner of Navajo Boulevard and Hopi Drive; and a co-ed softball classic sponsored by the HELP Coalition. For more information contact or applications for any of the events contact the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce at 928-524-6558 or 800-524-2459.

Prescott art exhibit

Now through Aug. 14, "Messages From Water"--Art and Text on the Spirit of Water will be featured at the Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma St., Prescott. The exhibit showcases the creations of Arts Prescott member artists including work in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art and jewelry. Call 928-776-7717 for more information.

Elder issues

Northern Arizona Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging announces the 15th annual Elder Issues Conference, Sept. 26, at Prescott Resort and Conference Center. The conference is titled "Aging Pathways: Health, Security, Quality of Life" and is designed for social workers, home health and longterm care providers, law enforcement, legal advocates, attorneys and other professionals involved in the aging field. The early bird registration discount is available through August 31. Call 871-521-3500, ext. 3 or visit www.nacog.org/aging for more information.

Backpack drive

The Kayenta Family Healing Alliance Committee is now holding a Backpack Drive through August 4 to help the children of domestic violence victims living in the shelter. Backpacks and school supplies will be accepted at the following Kayenta locations: Wells Fargo Bank, DaVita Dialysis, Kayenta Township, Video Plus and Toh-Den-Nas-Shai Trading. The Committee is a collaborative partnership to reduce the occurrence of emotional, physical, verbal and sexual abuse utilizing education, counseling, healthcare services and intervention programs. For more information call 928-697-3635.

Lipizzaner Stallions

The world famous Lipizzaner Stallions proudly announces their 36th anniversary presentation of the Dancing White Stallions to be held at 2 p.m., September 3, at the NAU Walkup Skydome. Internationally acclaimed, the Lipizzaner stallion has galloped boldly out of more than 425 years of history and are now preserved as an equestrian work of art performing a unique equine ballet. Adult tickets are $22.50; children under 12 & seniors over 60 are $20.50. Group discounts are available with an additional $1.75 facility fee. Tickets may be purchased at the NAU central ticket office, Ticketmaster, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 928-523-5661.

College registration

Registration for the 2006 Fall Semester at DinŽ College is now available at all sites. Attend college close to home at Tsaile, Chinle, Window Rock, Ganado, Kayenta, Tuba City, Shiprock or Crownpoint. Classes begin Aug. 28. Whether a student wants to pursue an associate's degree, prepare to transfer to a four-year university or take courses to improve job skills, DinŽ College can provide the preparation needed for success. For more information call 1-877-988-DINE (toll free), call or come by a local campus or center, or go on-line at www.dinecollege.edu.

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