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Community Calendar Aug 4-10, 2017

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New Teacher Orientation

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Kennedy Middle School, 600 S. Boardman.

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.

Gallup Poetry Slam

gallupARTS is excited to share the Gallup Poetry Slam 6:30-8:30 pm. Featuring renowned Dine poet Roanna Shebala. Location ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup. Visit;www.galluparts.org.


Relay for Life and Golf Tournament

Golf for fun and a great cause at The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Golf Tournament: Coyote del Malpais Golf Course, Grants, NM. $125 per person. Shotgun start: 9 am. Call (505) 722-7900.


Cars & Coffee

Meet the neighbors and car enthusiasts each Sunday from noon to 2 pm at Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 306 S. 2nd St., Gallup.

Benefit Concert for Battered Families

Welcome Delbert Anderson Trio (DAT) and Def-I (DDAT). This Native American inspired band blends jazz, funk, and hip hop. All proceeds will go directly to Battered Families Services Inc. and ATD Fourth World New Mexico. 4pm, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive.


Brain Injury Peer Support Group

Meets every Monday from 11 am-1 pm. Facilitator Ken Collins. Discussions designed to help relieve stress for those living with a brain injury. Hozho Center for Personal Enhancement, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Call (505) 870-1483 or (505) 330-1885.

Turquoise Man Sand Painting Live Demonstration

The Turquoise Man, Shawn Nelson, will give a live demonstration of Native American sand painting. Call (505) 863-1291. 10 am- 5 pm, Main Branch, 115 W. Hill. Ave.

Legendary Locals of Gallup

The library presents authors Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, carol Sarath, and Bob Rosebrough who will discuss their book “Legendary Locals of Gallup. Free. 6:30 pm, Main Branch, 115 W. Hill.


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: Colors and Chemical Reactions

Navajo Rug Weaving Demonstration

The library will host a Navajo rug weaving demonstration presented by Dine weaver Lois A. Becenti. Refreshments will be served. Call (505) 863-1291. 6pm, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. Free.

Best in Show Night

For the first time ever, we’re gathering the award-winning works from the Gallup Inter Tribal Indian Ceremonial’s Exhibit Hall in one place, for one night only. See the “Best in” category winners, Best of Show winner, and special award winners exhibited together. Get a glimpse into Ceremonial’s celebrated history with a display of winners from past years. Also catch artist demos, enjoy live jazz, and treat yourself to light refreshments and a cash bar. Location: ART123 in downtown Gallup. Free


Toddler Time (ages 2-4)

An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. 10:30-11:30 am, Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave.

Hands on History

Join us for Hands on History. Explore Gallup through historic photos and be a history detective with a photo scavenger hunt. 4 pm, Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

August Film Series: Books on Film

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. Film: A Dog’s Purpose. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.


Crafty Kids (All ages)

Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Disney Paper Plate Craft (Nemo)



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 the first Monday from 3 - 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library (management room). 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 Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial

The 96th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest continuously running event in New Mexico. For more than 90 years the Ceremonial has been a celebration of Native American Culture, displayed through traditional dance, rodeo events, exhibitions of fine art, and parades held on Thursday night and Saturday morning. Call (505) 863- 3896. Location: RedRock Park, Parades downtown Gallup.

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 - 8 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 728-9246.

Green Revolution

Through September 9, enjoy: Green Revolution. This Smithsonian Institution “Traveling Exhibition Service” uses recycled and repurposed materials to teach creative ways to reduce waste and conserve energy. Don’t miss this free exhibit full of hands-on fun for everyone at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E Main Street, during regular museum hours. For more information visit www.fmtn.org/FarmingtonMuseum or call (505) 599-1174.

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.

Intertribal Indian Ceremonial Photo Exhibition

Select Ceremonial photographs from the Octavia Fellin Public Library’s archival collection will be on display during the month of August. Photos illustrate the history of the Intertribal Indian Ceremonial beginning in the 1920s through the later part of the 20th century/ Explore the visual history of this great event all month long.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.

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.

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.


Public Comment Sought—NMDOT

New Mexico Department of Transportation seeks comment for the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2018-2023. The program will serve as a four-year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program and will be implemented on Oct. 1. Please visit: http://dot.state.nm.us. NMDOT accepts public comment through Aug. 11. In person comment will be accepted at the following locations: Final Public Comment in Santa Fe on Friday, Aug. 11 at NMDOT: 1120 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Taize Style Worship

On Aug. 13, join us for a non-denominational worship service, 4pm. Take this time to calm and quiet the soul before a new week begins. Call (505) 870-6136. Location: Presbyterian church on Boardman Drive, 151 state Highway 564 (near Orleans Manor Apartments).

Gallup Interfaith Gathering

On Aug. 15, bring food or drink for a shared meal 6:30 pm. All are welcome. Call (505) 290-5357. Location: home of Rev. Lorelei Kay, 509 Cactus.

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.