Quick Reads: Week of June 12
Men's Health Day June 19 in Kayenta
A free Men's Health day event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the MVHS-SAC- Auditorium in Kayenta, Ariz.
Topics will include nutrition and wellness, family values for a strong marriage, cancer 101, prostate and TSE and gang awareness/bullying.
More information is available from the Navajo Health Education Program at (928) 697-4225/4227.
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."
NNSDP is currently waiting for phone service and Internet to be installed at the new offices. Until then, phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.
Cowboy Poets Gathering Aug. 8-10
The 26th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering takes place Aug. 8-10 featuring Baxter Black on Aug. 8, Dave Stamey on Aug. 9, and Belinda Gail on Aug. 10. Tickets are available at www.azcowboypoets.org.
Flagstaff Concerts in the Park
Long summer days mean concerts in the park in Flagstaff. The shows feature local artists, representing several music genres including rock, folk, bluegrass, reggae, Celtic and blues. Shows are every Wednesday in June and July from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The location of the show alternates between Wheeler Park and Bushmaster Park.
June 12: The Anam Cara Trio (Folk, Bluegrass), Bushmaster Park.
June 19: Summit Dub Squad (Reggae), Wheeler Park.
June 26: Monday Night Blues Band (Blues), Bushmaster Park.
July 3: Dave Logan Band (Folk, Rock, Roots), Wheeler Park.
July 10: Porchlights (Folk, Bluegrass), Bushmaster Park, sponsored by Hermosa Vida.
July 17: Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society Day with the Knockabouts, Bagpipers and Celtic Choral Groups, Wheeler Park.
July 24: The Knockabouts (Celtic), Bushmaster Park.
July 31: Chuck Hall Band (Blues), Wheeler Park.
Wheeler Park is located at 212 W. Aspen Ave. Bushmaster Park is located at 3150 N. Alta Vista.
More information is available from the City of Flagstaff recreation services at (928) 213-2300 or on their website at flagstaff.az.gov/recreation.
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 that 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 www.nafoodbank.org.
Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff.
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).
Shonto Preparatory School, Hopi Jr./Sr. High School and Greyhills Academy High School announce Summer Food Service
The Shonto Preparatory School will provide summer meal service to all children 18 and younger, without charge. The meals are all the same for children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
The school will provide meals at Shonto Preparatory School, East Highway 160 and 98 from June 3-27, Monday through Thursday. Breakfast service is 7-8 a.m. Lunch service is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hopi Jr./Sr. High School will provide meals June 3-27 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Meals will be served Monday through Thursday.
Greyhills Academy High School will provide meals June 3-28 in the Greyhills Academy High School cafeteria. Breakfast: 7-8 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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 is 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 or WomenandInfantsCenter.com.
Winslow High reunion Oct. 5
Winslow High School Class of 1963 is having a 50-year reunion Oct. 5. Graduates can e-mail the Reunion Committee at email@example.com. Organizers are missing contact information for many people and seek help locating class members.
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 recently opened 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.
More information is available at (928) 697-8487.
Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Administers LIHEAP program.
The Navajo Nationm Program for Self Reliance (NNPS) now administers the Navajo Nation LIHEAP program.
In order to use the money for Fiscal Year 2014, public hearings must take place to obtain public comments. A public hearing will allow for comment on proposed plans that will determine whether the LIHEAP program will make changes that could affect rates or services offered by the LIHEAP program.
Applicants for the Navajo Nation LIHEAP may apply at all NNPSR offices.
More information can be found at (866) 347-2403 or online at www.nnpsr.navajo-nsn.gov.
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