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Coconino County Fair kicks off Aug. 30

The 64th annual Coconino County Fair takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the Coconino County Fairgrounds at Fort Tuthill (exit 337 off I-17).

The fair will feature four days of live entertainment, livestock shows, carnival rides, traditional fair exhibits, interactive activities for kids and adults more than 100 food and commercial vendors.

Latino music legend Al Hurricane performs Aug. 30. English new-wave band A Flock of Seagulls takes the stage Aug. 31. Southern rock notables Atlanta Rhythm Section perform Sept. 1. American-country blues Reverend Peyton's Big Band will perform on Labor Day.

The fair features family friendly entertainment including comedy shows, circus acts, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers and a ventriloquist.

Southwest storyteller and folk singer Tony Norris, Fushicho Daiko taiko (Japanese drumming), Sambatuque, Celtic Pipers, and a native American dance group will also perform during the fair.

More information and ticket prices are available at

Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications

Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

Applications are available by calling (928) 524-6845 or by visting the school at 2001 McLaws Road, Holbrook, Ariz. or by writing to PO Box 910, Holbrook, Ariz. 86025.

More information is available by visiting

Bible camp meeting Aug. 30-31 in Shonto

Tse Sianni Bible Church in Shonto, Ariz., will play host to its annual camp meeting Aug. 30-31.

Pastor Harold Notble from Steamboat, Ariz. will be the speaker.

Services start on Friday at 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Child Evangelism Fellowship will provide youth services.

More information is available at (928) 209-3800.

Birth certificates available

Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Its staff now travels to Tuba City, Page, and Leupp to offer the service outside of their regular Flagstaff office hours.

Staff visits Tuba City 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (local time) the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Coconino County District 5 Supervisors Office, 49 Maple St., one street west of Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. A Navajo translator is available.

Staff visits Page every second Wednesday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST) at the Coconino County Health Department, Northern Region Office, 467 Vista Ave.

Staff visits Leupp Chapter house the first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (local time).

Questions about requirements and fees may be directed to the Flagstaff office at (928) 679-7284/7272 or at the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST).

Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project central administration office relocation

The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project (NNSDP) central administration office has relocated to the log cabin behind the Inn of Navajoland in St. Michael, Ariz. because of the closure of Administration Building 2 in Window Rock, Ariz.

"We are not sure exactly how long we will be located here in this facility," said Betti Delrow, NNSDP acting program manager. "We will carry out our business and the services being provided to the Navajo Nation in preventing diabetes and providing education about diabetes will continue without interruption."

Phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.

Local Community Food Bank BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

Natural Grocers will donate five cents per customer to Northern Arizona Food Bank for each person who shops with their own bag.

Going green will help the environment and those less fortunate in the community.

Northern Arizona Food Bank is at 3805 E. Huntington Drive in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 526-2211 or on the web at

Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff.

Winslow High reunion Oct. 5

Winslow High School Class of 1963 is having a 50-year reunion Oct. 5. Graduates can email the reunion committee at Organizers are missing contact information for many people and seek help locating class members.

Leupp veterans meeting Sept. 15

A veterans meeting takes place at noon on Sept. 15 at the Leupp Chapter.

More information is available from Commander Gilbert Chee at (928) 686-63227.

Western Junior Rodeo Aug. 31 at Tsidi Toii Dine Horsemen Arena

The Western Junior Rodeo Association (WJRA) is coming to the Tsidi Toii Dine Horsemen Arena on Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. (DST).

Judges will award custom stirrups to winners in the midget, pee-wee and junior divisions and award belt buckles to winners in the senior girls and senior boys divisions.

More information is available from the WJRA's Sasha Withehorse at (928) 613-6322. The Tsidi Toii Horsemen Committee sponsors the rodeo.

Summer Art Festival features Artist Hopid new works

The summer art festival features the renowned Artist Hopid new work by founding Artist Hopid members Neil David Sr., Delbridge Honanie, and Milland Lomakema, Sr.

Hopi traditional social dances will be performed to honor the Artist Hopid.

The festival will take place Aug. 31 at the Hopi Arts and Crafts Guild, Second Mesa, Ariz.

Booths are available for $50. Food vendors are welcome - Hopi traditional food. All Native American artists are welcome. More information is available by calling (928) 206-5955 or (928) 734-2463.

Grandparents Infant CPR and Safety Classes Sept. 24

Flagstaff Medical Center's Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with the Flagstaff Exchange Club, is offering an infant CPR and safety class for expectant and new grandparents.

The class are offered 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Center, located in the Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys St., Flagstaff.

The class is $25 for two grandparents. Topics include car seats, home and crib safety, swaddling and use of infant slings, CPR and choking relief for infants and tips on how to play a supportive role for your adult children as they move into parenthood.

Registration information is available at (928) 773-2309.

Fitness center open in Kayenta

The Kayenta Fitness Center is a 1,500 square-foot fitness center located on U.S. Route 163, next to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in Kayenta.

The fitness center includes a treadmill and elliptical trainer for aerobic workouts, as well as various weight machines and free weights for strength conditioning. A monthly membership is $15 and a one-time all-day pass is $1.

The center is open Monday through Saturday. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It is closed on Sundays.

The Kayenta Fitness Center is a component of the Kayenta Township's Capital Improvement Projects and the Kayenta Township, whose overall vision is to achieve community development and to implement economic growth.

More information is available at (928) 697-8487.

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