Quick Reads: Week of July 18, 2012

Greyhills Academy accepting students

Greyhills Academy High School is now accepting students for the 2012-2013 school year. Classes begin Aug. 6. Register 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (928) 283-6271.

Greeting the Sun Challenge Aug. 4

Greeting the Sun Challenge 10K, 5K and two-mile run/walk will be held Aug. 4 in Polacca, Ariz. Registration begins at 5 a.m.

The 10K begins at 6:30 a.m., 5K at 6:45 a.m. and the two-mile run/walk begins at 7 a.m. The cost to enter is $20 for the 10K, $15 for the 5K and $10 for the two-mile run/walk.

Many awards will be presented. Dash for Cash during the 10K run. The first male and female runners to reach the one-mile marker will receive $60 each.

Volunteers are needed to assist in various aspects of this event. All volunteers will receive a 2012 commemorative T-shirt.

For more information, call (928) 737-0174 or visit www.greetingthesunrun.com.

Hopi 5K, 10K Aug. 11

The Hopi 10K, 5K, and 2 Mile Run and Walk will be Aug. 11 in Old Oraibi, Ariz. This was formerly known as The Oraivi Footrace, but remains the same great race. All events are for runners and walkers of very ability.

The 5K and 2 mile will begin together at 6 a.m. with the 10K following at 6:35 a.m. Awards to the top three overall female and male runners in the 10K and 5K and age categories. A veteran award will be given to the first female and male veteran to cross the finish line. A free One-Half Mile kids dash limited to 40 will be offered on the day of the race. All official registered runners will receive a race goody bag and Dri-Fit Shirt.

Early registration is available via active.com. On-site registration will begin at 5 a.m. For more information visit www.Hopi10K.com or call (928) 814-1589.

Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy July 28

C-A-L Ranch Store is hosting "National Day of the Cowboy" 8 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28. C-A-L Ranch is located at 2530 N. Fourth St. Pepsi presents the event in cooperation with the Coconino Natural Resource Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

A GPS for Landowners Workshop begins at 9 a.m. Register by calling (928) 899-4595. A kids' Best Look'In Rodeo Clown Contest will be offered. To participate, check in at 11:30 a.m. A shoot out featuring the Cataract Creek Gang begins at high noon. Support environmental education by getting bailed out of the Willow Bend Jail.

Western storyteller and entertainer Tony Norris will perform and Wade Lashley and The Rounders take the Pepsi stage 4-7 p.m. Celebrate western heritage while enjoying entertainment, demonstrations, displays, exhibits, door prizes, giveaways, children's activities and more. Support the Flagstaff Sheriff's Posse while enjoying cowboy burgers and hot dogs.

Western horsemanship will be presented by JC Cabrera at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Ty Jones at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, call (928) 220-1288.

Free cancer screening today

The Well Woman and FIT at Fifty HealthCheck programs are hosting a Healthy Living Resource Fair today 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at North Country HealthCare on Fourth Street in Flagstaff.

The Resource Fair will be in conjunction with the HealthCheck programs free cancer screening event for uninsured individuals. Community members can take advantage of this unique opportunity by making an appointment.

Those that visit the Resource Fair will have the opportunity to tour North Country HealthCare's new School-Based Mobile Unit. The unit will be parked in the parking lot and tours will be available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Well Woman and FIT at Fifty HealthCheck Programs screen for breast, cervical, and colon cancer and link patients to free or low cost diagnostic services and treatment. The HealthCheck Programs are funded by entities including the State, Avon Breast Health Outreach Program, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Phoenix Affiliate), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

For more information, call (928) 213-6104.

Summer youth program through July 26 at Indian Wells

A summer youth program will be held July 9-26 at Indian Wells Elementary School. The program will be offered 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday.

Students will be participating in wellness, sports, arts and crafts and cultural learning. Presentations will also be provided by local resources and departments. Parents are expected to attend and participate with their children. Unfortunately, transportation will not be available.

Volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer in the program, contact Alfred Clark or Renee Smith at (928) 654-3622.

Veterans' benefits outreach schedule

Veterans' benefits outreach is available free of charge. Veteran Benefit Counselor Peter Fava visits Page and Tuba City on a regular basis. His schedule follows -

• Page Community Center, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 5 and Nov. 7.

• Department of Economic Security in Page, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8, Oct. 3 and Dec. 5.

• Navajo Veteran's Office in Tuba City, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6 and Nov. 8.

• Department of Economic Security in Tuba City, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9, Oct. 4 and Dec. 6. All times are Mountain Standard Time. For more information, call (928) 779-4166, ext. 2

Celebrate Breastfeeding Month Aug. 10

August is National Breastfeeding Month and this year the theme is: "Understanding the Past - Planning our Future." The Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting a Breastfeeding Celebration. The celebration will include a 5k run, the annual fun walk, health fair, baby expo, Child Find screenings, nutrition/cooking demonstrations, music, games, and many more activities to promote and support breastfeeding in our community.

The event is scheduled for Aug. 10 and will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information contact Ora Nez at (928) 871.7897

Public hearing for road and street names

All primary residents within the Hardrock Chapter and the Navajo/Hopi partitioned lands are to attend the public hearing to learn how the Highway 64 proposed road/street names will affect their physical addresses.

The hearing is on Thursday, July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hardrock Chapter House. The purpose of this hearing is to agree on the proposed road and street names for rural addressing activities. Rural addressing must take place before implementing enhanced 9-1-1 in the Hardrock community.

The Hardrock Chapter is 17 miles north of Hopi Cultural Center Hwy 264 (UPS Address), P.O. Box 20 Kykotsmovi, Ariz. 86039 and their email address is hardrock@navajochapters.org.

For additional information call the Local Rural Addressing Committee at (928) 725-3732.

Learn how to build healthy relationships

Hozhooji Ool Daa, Inc. presents "Building Healthy Relationships Among the Youth" July 26 at Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites. The free conference will be held 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (DST)/8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (MST).

The conference is open to youths age 12 and up, parents and community service providers. Learn how to engage youths while building healthy relationships in Navajo and Hopi Clan cultures.

For more information and to register, call Beya Thayer at (928) 233-2212 or email bthayer@northlandfamily.org.

There is a lot to do at Leppin Ranch in Winslow

The Leppin Ranch in Winslow extends an invitation to all Navajo and Hopi people to come and enjoy the Annual Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 6-7.

The festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at Leppin Ranch, 102 Papago Blvd., Winslow. Enjoy live pumpkin, melon and vegetable picking in addition to hayrides and food and beverages. There is fun for everyone - young and old - so come and enjoy the new store, order ice cream, sandwiches and spend the day.

Vendors are welcome. For more information, call Paula Leppin at (928) 289-0577 or visit held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at Leppin Ranch, 102 Papago Blvd., Winslow.

Singspiration July 23-27

The Navajo Family Bible Conference will be sponsoring special guest singers and a Gospel Singspiration. Special singers will sing daily at the conference at Grand Falls Bible Church in Leupp, Arizona, from July 23-27. There will be a Gospel Singspiration on Friday, July 27 from 2-5 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information call (928) 797-6282.

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