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Community Calendar May 5-11, 2017

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All-School Color Run

Rehoboth Christian School is coordinating an all-school color run: 1-3 pm.

Art Exhibition Reception

Throughout May residents of the Coyote Canyon Rehabilitation Center will display their works of art in the library. Opening reception will welcome the artists and their art: 4-6 pm. Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. Free.

Get Up and Game

Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games! 4-6 pm at Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.


2017 Community Health Fair

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Services community health fair: 10am -2pm. Description: fun run/ walk, healthy eating, parent/child activities, fire safety, and super blood screening results. Location: Rio West Mall. Contact Cynthia Dyer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-7282.

McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council Meeting

Join us for a McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council Meeting: 2 pm. For more information about local recycling opportunities check out the MCRC website: www.recyclegallup.org. Call City Solid Waste Department (505) 863-1212. Location: Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill.

Free Comic Book Day

Join us for a comic book giveaway and a chance to create your own comic book with artists from 7,000 BC. 2 - 4 pm at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.


My Three Sisters

Girl Scouts of New Mexico trails invite fourth thru eighth grade girls to attend a five-week Health and Wellness series. This event will focus on cooking traditional foods with Native American chefs from the local community. There will be fun physical activities, guest speakers, and a family and community celebration. 12 - 4pm at the Community Pantry and Hope Garden, Gallup. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous

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.


National Economic Development Week

GGEDC’s Executive Director, Patty Lundstrom will present an economic overview of McKinley County and the Greater Gallup areas. This 30-minute lecture will include discussion on future economic development followed by Q&A. This event coincides with National Economic Development week. Gallup and McKinley County residents are encouraged to attend. Call (505) 722-2980. Eastside Fire Station, 3700 Church Rock St.

New Rehoboth High School Groundbreaking

The school officially breaks ground and dedicates the building project. (505) 863-4412, rcsnm.org


Aging Out Loud

The Navajo Health Education Program celebrates older Americans month with “Aging Out Loud”. This drug and alcohol free event will provide luncheon for eligible seniors. Registration begins 9:30 am. Location: Churchrock Chapter. Call (505) 722-1741.

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. 9 am -1pm hosted by Gallup High School. Contact (505) 721-1044 or visit: www.gmcs.k12.nm.us.

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: Eye Spy Science

Regular City Council Meeting

Regular City Council Meeting: 6 pm. Location: City Hall, 110 West Aztec Ave.


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. 9 am - 1 pm hosted by Miyamura High School. All GMCS welcome. Contact (505) 721-1044 or visit: www.gmcs.k12.nm.us.

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.

Wednesday Night Films

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. Film: Doctor Strange. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.


Project Search Commencement Celebration

Join Gallup McKinley County Schools and the Gallup Hilton Garden Inn: 6-8 pm. Celebrate the 2nd Annual Project Search Commencement Celebration. Contact John Overheim (505) 721-1880. Location: Hilton Garden Inn.

Crafty Kids (All ages)

Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Cup Cake Paper Flower Boutique



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.

Community Pantry

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

Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd.

Gallup Solar

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

Recycling Council

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.

RMCHS Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

The RMCHCS Auxiliary awards scholarships each Fall and Spring semester to students pursuing an education in medical or health careers. Applicants must be full time students, have completed 12 college credit hours, and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Application deadline for the fall 2017 semester is June 23.  Applications are available at the UNM-Gallup Financial Aid Office and at the RMCH information desk. For more information call 505-863-7325.

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.


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.

5K Run/Walk Scholarship Fund

Saturday, June 17 Smile like Jesse for a 5K run/walk scholarship fund. Entry fee: $20 in advance at Rehoboth Christian School Business Office; Day of Event: $25. Free T-shirt for the first 100 registrants. Upload registration form on Facebook fit: #smilelikejesse 5k/walk, online: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , mail: PO Box 41 Rehoboth NM, 87322. Call Verlena Livingston (505) 726-9692. Make all money order or checks payable to: Rehoboth Christian/ smielikejesse. Registration starts 8am; Run/walk starts 9am. For more information contact Esther Sanchez (505) 862-1459.

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.