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Community Calendar Nov. 3-9, 2017

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FRIDAY, Nov. 3

SBDC Workshop

Join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for a workshop with artist Maggie Hanely “When ART is your business.” Topics include: pricing your Artwork, presentation of your art, online sales opportunities, and more. Call (505) 722-2220. 9 am-3pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Hwy. 66.

Get Up and Game

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games!

The library presents the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Official Selection, “Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock.” Call (505)863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 6-8pm @ El Morro Theatre, 207 W Coal Ave. Free

Gallup Poetry Slam

Join us for the Gallup Poetry Slam. November’s event will feature Laguna Poet Max Early. 6:30-8:30pm, ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup. Free.


Neighborhood Meeting

We invite residents of District 4 to visit with Councilor Fran Palochak at 6 pm. Councilor Palochak will be there to listen to your concerns. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and we welcome your compliments and complaints. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend or two. Residents outside of District 4 are also welcome to attend. Location: Stagecoach Elementary School, 1498 Freedom Dr,

America Recycles Day

Join us for the annual American Recycles Day and Crafts Fair and Recycling Jamboree. Gallup Community Center, 9am-3pm. Call (505) 721-9879.

National Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Test

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.

SUNDAY, Nov. 5

New Vicar Welcome

Church of the Holy Spirit is pleased to welcome, Rev. Diane Hill. Join us for the “Holy Eucharist” 10am. Catered lunch will follow service and all are welcome. If you can’t make the Eucharist, stop by any time between 8-10:30 am. Call (505)722-7206.

Rehoboth Concert

The Eastern New Mexico Choir and Rehoboth Cantabile invite you to an hour celebration of choral music on Nov. 5 at 6 pm, Rehoboth Church. For more information call Bob Ippel at (505) 726-9623

MONDAY, Nov. 6

Artist Lecture

UNM-Gallup presents “Double Negative” by Cannupa Hanska. Call (505)863-7500. 6pm @ Calvin Hall Auditorium. Reception: Ingham Chapman Gallery. 705 Gurley Ave. Free


Maker Zone (6 and older)

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas.

Turquoise Man Art Exhibition

OFPL presents the creations of “Turquoise Man” Shawn Nelson throughout the month of November. You’ll find his mural work at the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Opening reception: 6-8pm @ Main Branch.


Toddler Time (ages 2 to 4)

10:30-11:30 am @ Children’s Branch

An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories.

November Film Series: Chris Eyre Films

5:30-7 pm @ Main Branch. Free weekly movie. Popcorn provided. This week’s movie: Thief of Time.

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group for caregivers and others who wish to learn about dementia. 6:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue. No charge. For information:  Robert (505) 615-8053 Talk or Text.


Special Double Feature

10:30am-3pm @ El Morro. Double feature: Searching for Home: Coming Back From War followed by a ten-part series of “The Vietnam War” presented by the library. Programming for The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association, PBS and WETA Washington, DC. Film screenings will be followed by an open discussion led by area veterans. 207 W Coal Ave. Free.

Crafty Kids (All Ages)

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Fall Harvests Indian Corn.


City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board

Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.

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

Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 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.

Habitat for Humanity - work sessions

Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226.

McKinley County Health Alliance

McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671.

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.

The monthly meeting of the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council regularly scheduled for 2 pm on first Saturdays at the Red Mesa Center is cancelled for November. MCRC encourages the community instead to come celebrate America Recycles Day at the Arts & Crafts Fair and  Recycling Jamboree on Nov. 4 at the Gallup Community Service Center from 9 am - 3 pm. Contact: Gerald / Millie (505) 722-5142

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.


Pollentongue: Poetry Salon & Reading

ART123 Gallery will host “Pollentongue: Poetry Salon & Reading.” Featuring award-winning Diné poet Orlando White, this event will include poetry readings and discussions. Local poet and artist Ryan Dennison is also confirmed as a reader for Nov. 10. 123 W. Coal Ave. (505) 488-2136.

Rachel Zylstra Concert

Bethany Christian Reformed Church will host an evening of song and just desserts with singer, composer Rachel Zylstra on Sunday evening Nov.12, 7 pm. Free will offering. 110 S. Strong. Call (505) 862-2481.

Taize Candlelight Service

On Nov. 12, join us for a Taize candlelight service. 4pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State HGY 564. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for silence and spiritual refreshment. The theme of “Gratitude” will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, Scripture and readings of various faith traditions. Call (505) 870-6136.

Bereavement/Grief Support Group

Bereavement/Grief Support Group for those who have lost someone special.  Nov. 15 at 6:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue.  No charge.  For information call Robert (505) 615-8053.

Indigenous Day

On Nov. 22, join our camp for Un-Thanksgiving. 6pm, McKinley County Court House Square.

Crossing Over: Understanding the dying process

“Crossing Over” A two-hour program to help understand the dying process. A great resource for terminal illness caregivers or others interested in understanding this life event. $10 per person to cover cost of supplies. Nov. 29 at 6:30 PM at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue.  To reserve a space call Robert (505) 615-8053.