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Community Calendar Nov. 10-16, 2017

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FRIDAY, Nov. 10

Veterans Day Closures

Octavia Fellin Library

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 will also read. Location: 123 W. Coal Ave. Call: (505) 488-2136.

SBDC Workshop

Join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for “Business After Hours.” This is an excellent opportunity to build important business relationships, 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. Call (505) 722-2228. 5:30-7pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Hwy. 66.


Honoring All Veterans

Veterans and families are invited to a free pancake breakfast at the Crystal Chapter, Roadside MP 20.5, State Highway 134, from 8 - 10 am.

Saturday Stories

Join us for story time for the whole family, songs, stories, and a little silliness. This month’s program will highlight books by Native and Indigenous authors and illustrators as part of the library’s Native American Heritage Month series. 10:30-11 am @ Children’s Branch.

Journal Writing and You

Join us for a creative writing workshop with Carmela Lanza. Journal writing has many uses from exploring creativity, to helping us with emotional healing, to reducing the stress of our daily lives. 1-4pm, ART123 Gallup downtown. Free.

Fun at High Tea

Join us for fun, a spot of tea, savory foods, and delicious desserts at Westminster Presbyterian Church. There will be two high tea seatings:  12 pm and 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20 each or purchase 4 for $70. Call (505) 870-3996. Location: 151 State Highway 564.

Veterans Flag Ceremony and Film Screening

2-4 pm @ Main Branch. The library will host a Veterans Flag Ceremony. To follow, a special screening of the Ken Burns documentary “The Vietnam War” episode six. Preview at the National Guard Armory 2pm. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Library @ ArtsCrawl

The library joins the Downtown ArtsCrawl at the Events Center. Learn about upcoming events, explore library resources, and sign up for a library card. 6-8 pm, El Morro Event Center, 210 S. 2nd St. Free.

ArtsCrawl: Thank you for your service!

We give thanks this November for those that provide our community service, from volunteers to Veterans. Pitch in to help clean up downtown, learn about Gallup’s many community service organizations, and check out artwork made by local Veterans. 7-9 pm, location Downtown Gallup.

SUNDAY, Nov. 12

Taize Candlelight Service

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.

Rachel Zylstra Concert

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

MONDAY, Nov. 13

GMCS Holiday Closure

In observance of Veteran’s Day

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

Maker Zone (6 and older)

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

Zuni Olla Maidens Performance

6pm @ Main Branch. The Library will host the Zuni Olla Maidens. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Bereavement/Grief Support Group

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

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: Skinwalkers.


Crafty Kids (All Ages)

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Brown Paper Bag Turkey.

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: Turpen Elementary School, 3310 Manuelito Dr.

GMCS Bingo

Join us for everyone is a winner at Red Rock Elementary BINGO. 5:30-7:30 pm. Location: Red Rock Gym.

Author: Howard Bitsui

6pm @ Main Branch. Vietnam Veteran and proud Native American author Howard Bitsui will be at the library to discuss his book, “I Can See the Bullets.” After an honorable discharge in 1969, Mr. Bitsui began attaining a higher education and worked within the Navajo Government for many years. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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.


Family Fun Walks and Run

Join us for a Family Fun Walk and Run. Nov. 16, Casamero Lake Chapter, 11am; Nov. 17, Whitehorse Lake Senior Center, 11am: Nov. 20, Pueblo Pintado Chapter, 11am; Nov. 21 Crownpoint Hospital, 11am. Earn a free incentive and a chance to win a free prize. Keep on Movin’ It. Call (505) 786-6321. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to start of event.

GallupArts Crawl

On Nov. 18, join us for the 3rd Annual “Second Street Arts Festival” in downtown Gallup. 10am -4pm, featuring 50 plus artist and food vendors. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Produced by gallupARTS: visit: www.galluparts.org.

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.

Neighborhood Meeting

On Nov. 30, we invite residents of District 1 to visit with Councilor Linda Garcia 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 1 are also welcome to attend. Call (505) 879-4176. Location: Northside Senior Center, 607 N. 4th St.

Community Christmas Parade

On Dec. 2, the City of Gallup and The Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Community Christmas Parade. Begins: 1 pm. Route: starting on the corner of 6th St. and Aztec Ave. Santa will be there. Call (505) 722-2228.