FRIDAY April 7
2017 Gallup Authors Festival: “Unity through Diversity”
Through April 8, the library hosts the 2017 Gallup Authors Festival – Unity through Diversity — with 38 southwest authors, including Simon Ortiz, Jason Yurcic, Laura Tohe, CB McKenzie, Mark Rudd and Jessica Helen Lopez. Authors will be available throughout the festival to discuss their works and sign books. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
Johnson-O’Malley Indian Education Committee Meeting
9 am: Meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Carmen Moffett at (505) 721-1036. GMCS Student Support Center. 640 S. Boardman Ave.
Get Up and Game (all ages)
Join us for family-friendly video games every Friday afternoon. 4 pm at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
SATURDAY April 8
Overeater’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Sunday at 6 to 7 pm at the Hozho Center, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.
ArtsCrawl: Flower Power
Give peas and peace a chance from 7 to 9 pm! Celebrate Earth Day early with a flower-themed printmaking workshop, recycled craft activity, nature photography show, and seed giveaway. Time travel to the 1960s and channel your inner beatnik in a poetry-writing workshop and ArtsCrawl’s first-ever Poetry Slam. Be sure not to miss show openings at downtown’s art galleries, live music and dance performances too! @ArtsCrawl Gallup on Facebook.
SUNDAY April 9
Church of the Holy Spirit
Join us for the Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am. For more information, please call (505) 863-4695. Location: 1334 S. Country Club Dr.
MONDAY April 10
Free Parenting Class Final Session
Parenting classes for parents of teens, Office of Dine Youth, Window Rock, Ariz., through April 10 from 5-7 pm.
TUESDAY April 11
Regular County Commissioner Meeting
9 am: A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting. Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill Ave.
McKinley County Liquor Excise Tax Allocation Committee
A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office. Discussion and recommendation meeting, 1 pm in the Commissioner Conference Room, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill Ave.
Free Computer Classes in March!
Maker’s Club (ages 6 and up)
A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Magnet Madness
WEDNESDAY April 12
Metro-Dispatch Board Meeting
9 am: All interested parties are invited to attend. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior. Meeting is held in the McKinley County Metropolitan Dispatch Authority Conference Room, 2215 Boyd Ave.
Toddler Time (ages 2 to 4)
An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
April Film Series: Based on a True Story
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. Apr. 12: Deepwater Horizon
THURSDAY April 13
Crafty Kids (All ages)
Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: No-sew sock bunny
ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup.
Baby and You
Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is offering childbirth education classes the first Saturday of the month beginning Jan. 7. Classes are from 9 am to 1 pm in the RMCH library, second floor. Classes are free. For more information, call Women’s Health unit at (505) 863-7026.
City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board
Meets on first Monday each month from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.
The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue – Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.
Free Parenting Classes
Parenting classes for parents of young children, every Tuesday at NTU Child Care Center through April 16, from 5-7 pm.
Friday Night Hootenanny
Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7 - 9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St.
Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society
The nonprofit, Gallup Solar, is hosting free Solar 101 classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems on the first three Wednesdays of each month, 6 - 7 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 728-9246.
Gallup Solar is hosting free classes about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am – noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226.
Wednesdays: Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.
McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org.
Support Early Language and Literacy for School Success!
Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens in McKinley County with children from birth to 5 years of age. There are no income guidelines and services are free to ALL community members. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting BeBe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055.
SAVE THE DATE
Free Computer Classes in April!
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arizona
April 15, The Navajo Police Department hosts the run —100 percent of proceeds go to the Special Olympics Arizona. This year, 16.5 Km (10.2 miles) run: Seven flames carried throughout the State of Arizona. Join us on a small portion of the 187 miles! Run, walk, or bike. Start: Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial Park, Window Rock, Ariz. Facebook: @SpecialOlympicsNavajoNation
Septeto Nacional de Igancia Pineiro
April 23, 7:30 pm: The Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro is a Cuban group credited with expanding the Son musical style before Arsenio Rodríguez. It added the trumpet to percussion, vocals, and strings. Tickets $20 for adults; children 12 and under $5. Call (505) 726-7550 for tickets, are at the door. Visit elmorrotheatre.com. El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave.
Makers Club (ages 6 and up)
Tuesdays at 4 pm: For children interested in building, creating and mess-making. Every features a different project or experiment related to science math or engineering. April 18, Lego Challenge; April 25, Paper Engineering. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave
Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Club Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner
The Gallup Sunrise Kiwanis Club holds its 14th Annual Spaghetti Dinner April 18 at the Miyamura High School Cafeteria, 680 South Boardman Dr., from 4:30 to 7 pm to raise funds for the Dictionary Project. Please join us in providing a dictionary for every Third Grade student in McKinley County. Tickets $6 from Sunrise Kiwanis members and Miyamura High School Key Club members or at the door. For more information, contact John Lewis Taylor at (505) 863-3770.
April Film Series: Based on a True Story
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. April 19: War Dogs; April 26: The Social Network. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
Crafty Kids (all ages) Family-friendly crafts for all skill levels.
Thursdays at 4 pm: April 20, Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder; April 27, Lunch-sack Animal Puppet. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
UNM-G College Seminar
3 - 4 pm, April 20; 10:30 - 11:30 am, May 12: Learn time management, self-awareness, self motivation, effective study skills and beyond. Call (505) 863-7706, UNM-Gallup, 705 Gurley Ave.
Be Contract Ready
Birdhouse Live Auction
The Ups and Downs team of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Gallup will hold their annual live auction of birdhouses (painted/decorated/reimagined) by local artists and craftspersons May 7. If you would like to help by making a birdhouse, please call Linda Shelton at (505) 722-2175 or (505) 297-9515 for more information. All birdhouses must be completed by April 23.
New Rehoboth High School Groundbreaking
On May 8, the school officially breaks ground and dedicates the building project to God. (505) 863-4412, rcsnmorg.
5th Annual Teen Film Festival: Through the Lens
National Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Test
Oct. 7, and Nov. 4: There’s no fee to take this proficiency assessment for graduating high school. High school seniors may participate in the Navajo Nation Bilingual Proficiency test held at the Department of Dine Education Building, Window Rock, Ariz. Call (928) 871-7660 for more info. Navajonationdode.org.