Quick Reads for week of May 6, 2009

Coalmine Canyon chapter

There will be a Chapter meeting at 1 p.m. DST on May 17 at the Tuba City Community Center. For more information, call Carla or Kendra at (928) 380-7146.

School pictures at Tuba City Boarding School

Tuba City Boarding School will continue to sell school pictures until Friday, May 8. Parents who purchased one or two sheets still have an opportunity to purchase the others.

The prices are: $12 for one sheet, $22 for two sheets, $32 for three sheets and $40 for four sheets. The best deal is $42 for the full packets of five sheets, which saves $18.

Viewing or purchasing photos will occur from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and again from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. only on Friday.

Cash, checks and money orders are all acceptable forms of payment. See Ms. Greely to purchase the photos.

For more information, call the Little T-Bird Academy Department at (928) 283-2330, ext. 241.

Country/Western benefit dance

There will be a country/western benefit dance on May 15 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Moencopi Community Center sponsored by the Tsinigine family for their first memorial gathering for Tavis Tsinigine.

The featured group will be the Troubadours and all proceeds will benefit the Tsinigine family for travel expenses to various veterans gatherings.

For more information, call (928) 225-1505.

STAR School spring health fair

The STAR School will be sponsoring their second annual Spring Health Fair, sponsored by the Wellness Committee on Friday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the STAR School, located at 145 Leupp Rd.

There will be informational booths, food and more. For information, call (928) 606-5913.

District 3 Farm Board

There will be a District 3 Farm Board meeting on May 9 at 1 p.m. at the Bodaway/Gap Chapter House. All farmers in District 3 are urged to attend.

Benefit social song and dance

Everyone is welcome to a benefit social song and dance hosted by the Little Water Singers on Sunday, May 10 at the Birdsprings Chapter House. Emcees will be William Wilson and Norman Yazzie.

The event is to raise funds for Senior Student Fundraising. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and grand entry will be at 12 p.m. DST.

Groceries will be awarded to all group singers and dancers. There will be a raffle, concession, door prizes, and cake walk. Donations are welcome.

District grazing meeting

There will be a district grazing meeting held at the Tuba City Chapter House on May 7 starting at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Angela Begay at (928) 283-3287.

Hawaiian Hula Program

The Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima will present a cultural lecture by Dr. Ka'imiloa Chrisman along with a hula demonstration by hula dancers under the direction of Kuma Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman on Sunday, May 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts. This is a free event and the public is invited to attend.

For more information, visit

www.arizonahula.com or call Kehau at (928) 639-4683.

Navajo Nation Equine Expo

The Third Annual Navajo Nation Equite Expo will be held May 15-16 at the Window Rock Fairgrounds 4-H Pavailion in Window Rock. The latest information on equine health care, including nutirtion, dentistry and hoof maintenance will be among the topics. Bring your own chairs.

The event is being sponsored by New Mexico State University, Diné College, University of Arizona and Navajo Nation Veterinary Services.

Activities will begin at 1:15 p.m. on May 15 following registration. There is no registration fee. Presentations will include traditional Navajo horse stories, horse selection with judging and performance, equine chiropractor, horse training skills and stallion preview.

There will be concurrent demonstrations in equine dentistry, hoof care and shoeing, equine and colt training and first aid on May 16.

For more information, call (928) 871-7686 or (928) 724-6941/6940.

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