FRIDAY April 21
Free Computer Classes in April
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 22
Child Abuse Prevention
McKinley County CYFD and GMCS present: Child Abuse Prevention. Free food, prizes, and information. Location: Gallup Courthouse Square, 11 am - 3 pm
Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Sunday at 6 - 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.
SUNDAY April 23
Naschitti Community Announcement
Join us for a Community Meeting potluck, bring your favorite dish. Legislation will be heard by the Navajo Nation Council – Summer session. Naschitti Governance Center: 9 am.
Septeto Nacional de Igancia Pineiro
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: 7 pm. Visit elmorrotheatre.com. El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave.
MONDAY April 24
National Volunteer Week
TUESDAY April 25
Community Providers Meeting
Free Computer Classes in April
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: LEGO Challenge
Regular City Council Meeting
Regular City Council Meeting: 6 pm. Location: City Hall, 110 West Aztec Ave.
WEDNESDAY April 26
Be Contract Ready
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. Film: The Social Network. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
THURSDAY April 27
Crafty Kids (All ages)
Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Lunch-sack Animal Puppet.
Business After Hours
Join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for “Business After Hours.” Build important business relationships and “keep up” on what’s happening in Gallup, and with your chamber. Light snacks and drinks are always served and there are great prizes to be won. Time: 5:30 - 7 pm. Call: (505) 722-2228. Visit: www.thegallupchamber.com
Northside Neighborhood Meeting
Join Councilor Linda Garcia for the Northside Neighborhood Association meeting: 6:30 - 8 pm. Northside Senior Center. For more information, call (505) 879-4176. Address: 607 N. 4th St.
Gallup McKinley County Schools
Catherine Miller Heritage Day, visit: www.gmcs.k12.nm.us
ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup.
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.
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.
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.
K-3 Plus: A Super Start to School
Give your kids a “Jump Start” this summer. Program is available at all GMCS Elementary Schools. For students who will enter Kindergarten and 1st-3rd Grades next school year. Contact your local Elementary School for enrollment information
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
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 crafts persons 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.
Free Computer Classes in April!
5th Annual Teen Film Festival: Through the Lens
Navajo Language and Culture Festivals
Gallup McKinely County Schools hosts Navajo Language and Culture Festivals. Sponsored by the GMCS Johnson O’Malley—Indian Education Committee and Indian Education Program. May 2, 9 am -1 pm hosted by Miyamura High School; May 3, 9 am - 1 pm hosted by Gallup High School; May 9, 9 am -1pm hosted by Gallup High School; May 10, 9 am - 1 pm hosted by Miyamura High School. All GMCS welcome. Contact (505) 721-1044 or visit: www.gmcs.k12.nm.us.
All-School Color Run
May 5, 1 - 3 pm: Rehoboth Christian School is coordinating an all-school color run.
2017 Community Health Fair
New Rehoboth High School Groundbreaking
On May 8, the school officially breaks ground and dedicates the building project. (505) 863-4412, rcsnm.org
Project Search Commencement Celebration
May 11, 6 - 8 pm: join Gallup McKinley County Schools and the Gallup Hilton Garden Inn. Celebrate the 2nd Annual Project Search Commencement Celebration. Contact John Overheim (505) 721-1880. Location: Hilton Garden Inn.
UNM-G College Seminar
May 12, 10:30 - 11:30 am: Learn time management, self-awareness, self motivation, effective study skills and beyond. Call (505) 863-7706, UNM-Gallup, 705 Gurley Ave.
2017 GMCS Commencement Schedule
Congratulations 2017 GMCS Graduates! May 13, Thoreau High School: 4 pm; May 20, Navajo Pine High School: 10 am; May 12, Gallup High School: 6 pm; May 18, Tohatchi High School: 6 pm; May 13, Crownpoint High School: 11 am; May 19, Miyamura High School: 6pm; May 19, Ramah High School: 6pm; May 20, Tse Yi gai High School: 11 am; May 20, Gallup Central High School: 4 pm; May 11, Project Search: 6 pm. Contact: (505) 721-1000.
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.