Quick reads: Week of April 11, 2012

Water Rights Settlement forums Friday

Two Water Rights Settlement forums will be held Friday. The first begins at 10 a.m. (DST) at Coalmine Chapter. The second begins at 4 p.m. (DST) at Cameron Chapter.

For more information, contact Council Delegate Walter Phelps at (505) 906-1721 or District Assistant Shirley Watkins at (928) 380-3632.

SB 2109 Water Rights Settlement topic of symposium

Senate Bill 2109 Symposium, a Navajo/Hopi Little Colorado Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012 will be held at the Navajo Nation Museum Auditorium on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers will include former Navajo and Hopi Chairmen Peter McDonald, Milton Bluehouse and Ben Nuvamsa. Seating is limited to 160. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Arlene Brown at (505) 879-0789 or Ed Becenti at (480) 313-8070.

Veterans meeting Saturday

A District 5 Veterans meeting for Leupp, Tolani Lake and Birdsprings begins at 10 a.m. (MST) Saturday at the Leupp Chapter House. For more information, contact Commander Gilbert Chee via the Leupp Chapter at (928) 686-3227.

Powwow Friday and Saturday

The Flagstaff High School Native American Club is hosting their 32nd Annual Contest Powwow Friday and Saturday at Flagstaff Middle School, 755 N. Bonito St., Flagstaff.

Gourd dancing will take place 6-7 p.m. Friday and 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Saturday. Grand entry is 7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

All dancers and drummers are welcome. Head dancers will be picked per session. General admission is $7/day or $10 for both days. Children age 3 and under are free. The event is open to the public.

For powwow information, contact Rick Yazzie at (928) 853-0077. For vendor information, contact Lacretia Ellsworth at (928) 773-8120, ext. 6604.

Bible fellowship Saturday

Tse Sianni Bible Church in Shonto, Ariz. will be hosting the Western Navajo Bible Fellowship. The event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The church is located one mile northwest of the junction of U.S. 160 and AZ 98 in Shonto. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (928) 797-6382.

Carnival in Winslow April 26-29

The first Winslow carnival after winter will be in town April 26-29 next to the Chamber of Commerce Hubble Building, 535 W. Second St. Brown's Amusement is putting on the carnival. The event is sponsored by Winslow Rotary, Winslow Chamber of Commerce and the city of Winslow.

Discounted advance ticket sales are now available for $18 at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce and will be offered until the carnival opens. For more information, call (928) 289-2434.

Performing arts scholarship auditions set

Students interested in studying music or theatre at Northland Pioneer College (NPC) this fall are encouraged to audition for available performing arts scholarships on May 10, from 7-9 p.m., or May 12, from 1-3 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor-Silver Creek Campus.

"Scholarships are granted based on the strength of the audition process and the student's willingness to take Performing Arts classes and audition for Music and Theatre groups and performances," said Michael Solomonson, chair of the Performing Arts Department. Preferences will be given to students who plan to be full-time students and who file a degree plan. "We will have scholarship application forms at the auditions which we will ask individuals to fill out who are auditioning for us."

Individuals interested in applying for a music scholarship should prepare 32 bars of a song they sing well. Also bring a copy of the sheet music for the accompanist who will play for the auditions. Questions about music scholarships should be directed to Music Professor Julie Neish, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6247.

Those interested in a theatre scholarship should prepare a one-minute comic or dramatic monologue. Questions about theatre scholarships should be directed to Solomonson, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6217.

Students can audition for both a music and theatre scholarship as part of the audition process.

Basketball tourney Friday, Saturday

A 10-team basketball tournament for those age 14 and under and co-ed will be held at Leupp Schools Friday and Saturday.

Trophies, T-shirts and medals will be awarded. The entry fee is $100. To enter a team, contact Meldon Benally at (928) 255-7276.

Enjoy food, raffles, door prizes and lots of fun watching your child participate in the games. Proceeds go toward the dorm end of the year school trip to California.

St. Michaels bazaar May 6

St. Michael Indian School's Annual Bazaar will be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6. Enjoy a country store, water dunk, grilled food, inflatable obstacle course, fish pond, balloon bust and more. A raffle for $2,500 will be held. To find out more, visit www.smis1902.org.

Register early for teacher education

It is not too early to get ready for the potential teacher education cohort in elementary education. Complete your program in the Navajo-Hopi West area through Northern Arizona University's (NAU) extended campuses. Have your transcripts evaluated now to see if you're ready for admission.

The NAU Navajo-Hopi West staff is ready to assist students with the enrollment process and provide student support services. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available. For more information, please call (800) 426-8315 ext. 41930 or (928) 283-4284.

Aneth Justice Day Friday

The Aneth Judicial District and Aneth Community Court is celebrating Judicial Day with an open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday. Educational information booths staffed by area service providers will be present. Enjoy free refreshments and lunch.

Hopi JROTC on the move

On March 31, Hopi JROTC traveled to Pinon, Ariz. for the First Navajo Nation Drill Meet. Drill, Color Guard, and Raiders teams competed against four schools - Coconino, Pinon, Chinle and Hopi High Schools. The Drill Team took second place in both Armed and Unarmed Drill competitions. Congratulations to the Drill Team. Color Guard took third place in the varsity Color Guard competition and Raiders took fourth place.

Workshop for veterans in Tuba City

Professional development workshops for veterans are held at the Tuba City Navajo Nation Veterans Association. A feedback and networking session will be offered 1-5 p.m. April 20. Dinner will be provided. For more information, email tubacity@uasife.org.

Career fair in Second Mesa May 4

The Second Mesa Day School is hosting its 10th Annual Career Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4. Students will visit each presenter to interview and learn about what they need to do if they want to pursue a career in a particular field.

Any one that wants to be considered as a presenter can call Dione Naha, Devan Lomayaoma or Lloyd Joshweseoma at (928) 737-2571 prior to April 23.

Fall enrollment open for NAU extended campuses

It's not too early to be thinking about enrolling in classes for Northern Arizona University's (NAU) extended campuses for fall semester.

You can choose from onsite or online classes to meet the demands of your busy schedule. To find online classes please visit http://extended.nau.edu.

Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available. For more information, please call (800) 426-8315 ext. 41930 or (928) 283-4284.

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