Quick Reads June 14, 2006

Farm Service rep available

Anyone who is interested in obtaining an agricultural loan to raise livestock and/or produce crops, may visit with a representative of Farm Service Agency. The purpose of the visit is to provide information and assistance with regard to Farm Service Agency’s Direct Agricultural Loan Program. Farm Loan personnel will have office hours at the USDA Service Center at 1585 S. Plaza Way, Suite 120, Flagstaff on Wednesday, June 21 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information, contact 92-524-3214, ext. 2 or 928-774-2401, ext. 2.

Workshop in Hotevilla

The Assist! To Independence and the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) are hosting an Outreach Workshop 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MST June 29 at Hotevilla Youth & Elderly Center. This is an opportunity to hear about advocacy and services available to individuals living with disabilities on the Hopi Reservation. Agency and elected representatives will make short presentations, address issues and hear from concerned citizens. SILC and Assist! To Independence will conduct a panel discussion to gather information and hear concerns about services from the disability community. To RSVP or get more information, call 928-283-6261/6263 or 1-888-488-1449 toll-free.

Arboretum Plant Sale

The Arboretum at Flagstaff will host the 21st annual Summer Plant Sale and Garden Fair on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will feature native and adapted exotic plants that can tolerate the harsh northern Arizona climate. Native grasses, herbs, trees, shrubs and perennial herbaceous plants for all of the microclimates in the region will be available. Local growers will provide a wide variety of plants for low water-use landscaping. Also, experts will be on hand to help with plant selection.The Arboretum is a 200-acre botanical garden, research center, and nature preserve dedicated to educating the public about the plants and plant communities of the Colorado Plateau. It is located four miles south of Route 66 on scenic Woody Mountain Road in west Flagstaff.

Music festival & Indian market

The sixth annual free “Hozho Naashadoo” (In Beauty May I Walk) music festival & Indian market will be held 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday June 24 at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock. Come sample traditional and contemporary artisans’ jewelry, weaving, clothing, pottery, paintings, pottery, carvings and sculptures outside the museum.

In addition there will be entertainment, traditional food, book signings, films and children’s activities, and featured exhibits at the museum, located at Arizona Highway 264 and Post Office Loop Road in Window rock (1/4 mile west of the Arizona /New Mexico border & 26 miles from Gallup, N.M.).

Baseball tourney

The eighth annual Arizona Diamondbacks, Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball Tournament Will take place July 16-20. The entry fee for Junior Division, ages 9-12 is $200; for Senior Division, ages 13-16 entry is $250. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Arizona Diamondbacks jointly host this Native American friendship tournament to promote youth baseball. For more information, visit diamondbacks.com or call 602-462-6594.

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