Quick Reads: week of Oct. 15

Halloween carnival in Bodaway Gap Oct. 30

The community of Bodaway/Gap and TsinaaBaas (Gap) Elementary School welcome the public to a Halloween carnival Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at TsinaaBaas (Gap) Elementary School gymnasium at the Gap, Arizona.

There is something for everyone with a cake walk, musical chairs, bingo, fish pond, bake sales, basketball shoot, ring toss, jail, balloon bust, costume contest, pumkin-carving contest, face-painting contest and a dime toss among other activities.

Anyone who wants to set up a booth may contact the school at (928) 283-1090.

Girls Night Out on Hopi Oct. 16

The Hopi Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program announces "Girl's Night Out" (GNO) slated for Oct. 16 at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center (HVMC) in Kykotsmovi, Arizona. Women enrolled in the "Screening Program" who plan to attend GNO should call (928) 734-1150 or 1151 to RSVP by 5 p.m. (MST) on Oct. 14. Participants can bring one female guest 12 years and older who is not enrolled in the program. Please also provide the name of the guest when calling in to RSVP.

The theme this year is "Spice Up Your Life; Get Screened" and women are asked to dress in Mexican style clothing for 2014 GNO. In line with the theme, those interested can enter a Salsa Contest. Three prizes will be given to the top tastiest entries. All entries need to be at the HVMC by 5:30 p.m. (MST) Oct. 16. More information is available at (928) 734-1150 or 1151.

Scholarships available

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a scholarship program for Native American students. They offer scholarships in all science fields, medicine, business, education, math, and computer science; in Native American Leadership in Education and in Tribal Business Management.

Students are encouraged to apply for all sources of funding in addition to applying for the CTD scholarship. The minimum number of scholarships students will find is 40 or more and the money will enable them to attend any college in the U.S.

More information is available by emailing Joy Noll at nscholarsh@aol.com or by calling (505) 262-2351.

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