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Community Calendar Sept 1-7, 2017

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FRIDAY Sept. 1

SBDC Workshop

UNM-Gallup Small Business Development Center presents: SBA Live Business Succession Planning 101. This class is limited to five people. Please register online or call (505) 722-2220. 10 am-12 pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 106 W Hwy. 66. Free.

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

Join us for the Gallup Poetry Slam. Poets, spoken word artists, and storytellers, come share your work and connect with other local artists. Not a poet? We’d love to see you in the audience for this FREE community event. 6:30-8:30 pm, ART123 Gallery Downtown Gallup.


The Grey Area

This mandatory student training is hosted by UNM-Gallup. 10-11 am, UNM-Gallup 705 Gurley Ave.

Gallup Interfaith Community Cafe

Enjoy a cup of coffee, hot or iced tea, and delicious baked goods. 8am-2pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive).

SUNDAY Sept. 3

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.

MONDAY Sept. 4

Labor Day

No school

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.


Free Computer Training

The library offers free computer training throughout September: Introduction to Computer Skills. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Call (505) 863-129. 3-5 pm, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave.

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: Bouncy Balls


Gadget Garage Technology Hour

Bring in your personal technology devices and our technology trainer will answer questions and help you trouble shoot. Gadget Garage is on a first come first serve basis. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 10-11 am, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave.

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.

Hispanic Heritage Films

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


Free Computer Training

The library offers free computer training throughout September: Introduction to the Internet. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Call (505) 863-129. 3-5 pm, Main Branch 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: Toilet Paper Roll Farm Animals

GMCS Open House

We are combining our “Open House” with our first Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meeting. Jefferson is in the second year of piloting the APTT. 5:30-7 pm, Jefferson Elementary School.



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 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.

Used Book Sale

Aug 18-26, discover a variety of used books, art, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, educational materials and more. Volunteers are welcome and you get first pick. Help with set-up, sales, publicity, packing up, and more. To volunteer or make a donation call (505) 905-3247. Westminster Presbyterian Church. Time: Monday-Friday 4-7pm and Saturdays 8am-2pm. 151 state highway 564 (Boardman Drive).


ArtCrawl: Fair and Square

Come on down to ArtsCrawl in September for hayrides, pie eating contests, square dancing, a street picnic, and more county fair-inspired fun. 7-9 pm, Downtown Gallup. Free.

Taize Candlelight Service

On Sept. 10, a Taize candlelight service will take place at 4pm. Peace will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, scripture, and readings of various faith traditions. Location: 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). Call Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136.

Monthly Meeting

On Sep. 14, meet with Councilor Fran Palochak (District 4). Councilor Palochak will listen to your concerns, compliments, and complaints. 6-8 pm, Stagecoach Elementary school, 1498 Freedom, Dr.


On Sept. 15, celebrate the Northside Community! Events: language, community, and storytelling. Special thanks to event sponsor, Councilor Linda Garcia. 10 am-3 pm, UNM-G North Campus, 425 N 7th St. Free.

Gallup Interfaith Gathering

On Sept. 19, Gallup Interfaith Gathering will be held at 6:30 pm. Bring food or drink for a shared meal. All are welcome! Bring a friend. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive). Call (505) 905-3247.

Monthly Meeting

On Sep. 21, meet with Councilor Fran Palochak (District 4). Councilor Palochak will listen to your concerns, compliments, and complaints. 6-8 pm, Turpen Elementary School, 3310 Manuelito Dr.

Comedy Legends, The Second City

On Sept. 23, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improve comedy theater is coming to the Farmington Civic Center at 7:30 pm, with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. For ticket information, call (505) 599-1148.

Fall Career Fair

Hosted by UNM-Gallup. 10 am- 1pm, Gurley Hall, UNM-Gallup.

Monthly Meeting

On Sept. 28, meet with Councilor Linda Garcia (District 11). Call (505) 879-4176. Councilor Garcia will listen to your concerns, compliments, and complaints. 6:30-8 pm, Northside Senior center, 607 N. 4th St.

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.