Quick Reads Jan. 25, 2006

Quartzsite gem show

The Quartzsite Gem & Mineral Show will be held Jan. 25-29. Powwow hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission, parking, shuttle service and rock hound advice are free. Cafeteria meals are available every day.Demonstrations include gemstone faceting, gold and silver wire wrapping, flint knapping and silversmithing. For questions, call 928-927-6325 or Cate Mueller at 928- 916-0286

Basketball tournament

Fort Lewis College Hozhoni Days Open Men's and Women's Double Elimination tournament takes place Feb. 10-12 at the Student Life Center on campus in Durango, Colo. The registration fee of $250 due 5 p.m. Jan 26. For more information, contact Myra Britton in the Native American Center at 970-247-7221 or britton_m@fortlewis.edu.

Driver safety

AARP needs volunteer instructors for AARP's Driver Safety Program in Arizona. Instructors receive initial training and participate in instructor workshops to maintain and enhance their skills. Instructors are required to teach a minimum of three classes each year. Instructors can set their own hours and teach classes on weekdays, weekends or evenings. Volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses. To become an AARP Driver Safety Program volunteer in Arizona, call toll free 1-888-227-7669 or e-mail drive@aarp.org.

Teacher of year

Nominations for the Arizona 2005-06 Teacher of the Year award are being accepted through March 1. The award sponsor is Teachers' Insurance Plan(tm), a car insurance program exclusively for members of the educational community. To nominate an educator, or yourself, explain in 250 words or less, why this teacher should be the Teacher of the Year. Nominees will be judged on their ability to motivate students, their special talents, and their contribution to their school, students or educational community. Nomination forms are available online at www.teachers.com/toty

B-ball tourney

Fort Lewis College Hozhoni Days Open Men's and Women's Double Elimination tournament takes place Feb. 10-12 at the Student Life Center on campus in Durango, Colo. The registration fee of $250 due 5 p.m. Jan 26. For more information, contact Myra Britton in the Native American Center at 970-247-7221 or britton_m@fortlewis.edu.

Food budget

The Bigger Food Budget for 2006 workshop will be held at the Family Resource Center Jan 26 from 6-7 p.m. 1806 E. Rt. 66, Flagstaff. Coconino County Health Department Arizona Nutrition Network, in partnership with the Family Resource Center, is hosting the workshop. Participants will learn how to feed their family healthier foods for less and will receive helpful information on local supermarkets and strategies on how to shop. Admission is free and adults and children are welcome to attend. Call 928-774-1103 with questions and to register. Walk-ins are welcome.

Rx assistance

Help is Here Express Bus will be at North Country Health Center, 2500 North Rose Street in Flagstaff is on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program provides help getting the medicines your doctor prescribes. Qualify for one of more than 475 programs, many of which offer free or nearly free prescription drugs. For more information call 602-955-2186 or e-mail: jconnel@azdryheat.com

Logging Wheels

An NAU fund-raiser is underway for logging wheels restoration and preservation Be a part of NAU history. Help the NAU Alumni Association and the NAUAA Past Presidents Club restore the NAU Logging Wheels. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information, contact Wayne Connelley at 602-763-6924 or e-mail waynec@rfcaz.com

Vendors needed

The fourth annual Soar Into Spring Kite & Activity Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at Foxglenn Park. Flagstaff.Parks & Recreation is seeking local arts, crafts and food vendors for this event. This one-day event opens to the public at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. (set-up beginning at 7 a.m.). Activities include professional kite demonstrations, a community kite fly and contest, spring craft workshops, carnival games and live entertainment. The fee is $25 for a 10-foot by 10-foot booth. Entry into the event is free to the public. For more information, contact Heather Ainardi at 928-779-7690 or visit the website: www.flagstaff.az.gov.

Bodaway/Gap

Family fun nights at the Bodaway/Gap Chapter are Jan. 27-28, Feb. 3-4 and Feb. 10-11 from 5:30-9 p.m. A raffle will be held to benefit the Gap Elementary third grade class fieldtrip to San Diego Zoo in March. The chapter planning meeting is at 10 a.m. Feb. 10. The regular chapter meeting is 10 a.m. Feb. 12. For more information, call Calvin Hanks at 928-283-8343 or e-mail: bodawaygapchapter@hotmail.com

Ice fishing trip

The Navajo Nation Department of Youth Boys Girls Club of Dine Nation in Tuba City is planning an ice fishing trip to Wheatfields for ages 14 through 21 years. Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided. Participants need to provide their own fishing gear. The group will leave TC Friday, Feb. 17, spend two nights in Chinle and return Feb. 19. The deadline for application is Jan. 31. For more information, call 293-3021.

Job Corps

The Arizona and New Mexico Job Corps Office will be recruiting young men and women between the ages of 16-24 to continue and complete their education, receive vocational training and other opportunities at the following locations:

• Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Kayenta Workforce Development, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 26 at Tuba City Workforce Development, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Friday, Jan. 27 at Kykotsmovi Tribal building Education office, 9-11 a.m. and Winslow Job Service 1-3 p.m.

Interested individuals need to bring the following documents: Social Security card, picture ID or driver's license, birth certificate, Certificate of Indian Blood, immunizations records, official high school transcript/diploma and household income. Individuals under 18 will need a parent present. Call 800-949-9445, ext. 2886 for more information.

Prayer session

The fifth annual Prayer Opens Possibilities Conference will be held Jan. 27-28 at Trinity Heights Methodist Church, 3600 N. Fourth St. in Flagstaff. Keynote speaker is Pastor Karol Brecheisen of Trinity Heights Methodist Church and Prayer Watch International. More than 20 workshops will address practical tools to use when praying. Workshop presenters are prayer leaders from a variety of northern Arizona churches as well as Phoenix. Registration is $25. A children's program for kindergarten through grade six and childcare is available for preschool and nursery children with advanced registration only. For more information and a free conference brochure, call 928-526-1397.

Camping trip

The Navajo Nation Department of Youth Boys Girls Club of Dine Nation in Tuba City is planning an Camping trip to at Lee's Ferry for ages 14 through 21 years March 17-19. A fishing license, transportation, lodging and meals will be provided. Participants need to provide their own fishing gear and tent. The deadline for application is Feb. 17. For more information, call 293-3021.

Hiking trip

The Navajo Nation Department of Youth Boys Girls Club of Dine Nation in Tuba City is planning an trip to Havasupai Canyon for ages 14 through 21 years March 22-25. Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided. Because of the 10-mile hike out of the canyon, participants need to be fit and must provide their own backpack and tent. The deadline for application is Feb. 17. For more information, call 293-3021.

Pet First Aid

American Red Cross is offering Pet First Aid and CPR, taught by veterinarians and vet technicians, which gives individuals the skills to provide immediate, temporary care to injured or sick animals until a professional veterinarian can provide medical care. This class is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29 from 12-3 p.m. at the new Red Cross office 1750 Railroad Springs Blvd, Suite A3 in Flagstaff. The cost of this course is $30. For more information, or to register for a course, call the local Red Cross at 928-779-5494.

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