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Community Calendar Dec.8-14, 2017

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FRIDAY, Dec. 8

Get Up and Game

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

Winter Group Show

From December through February, LOOM Indigenous Art is premiering our first annual “Winter Group Show”. We are a cutting-edge and experimental space. The Winter Group Show features innovative contemporary and traditional artwork from Indigenous artists from the Southwest and across North America. Dec. 9, opening at 7-9 pm @ 209 W. Coal Ave.

SATURDAY, Dec. 9

Saturday Stories

10:30 am @ Children’s Branch. Join us for songs, stories, and a little silliness. It is story time fun for the entire family. Free.

Winter Wonderland

12-4 pm @ Children’s Branch. Join us for wintry stories, city science and a visit from Santa!

ArtsCrawl: Fired Up

This ArtsCrawl, we’re turning up the heat. Chili lovers get in the Christmas spirit and help choose who makes the best red or green. Feel the fire in your belly another way by following the lead of cheerleaders and marching in our Parade of Lights: 7-9 pm @ Downtown Gallup.

GMCS Craft Fair

Come to the largest craft fair in Gallup. Red Rock Elementary @ 9 am-4 pm. Table space is $20. Contact Red Rock Elementary for registration (505) 721-3900.

Community Education Dialogue

Join us for “Community Education Dialogue.” Social Studies teachers and members of the public are encouraged to attend. 9 am-12 pm @ GMCS Board Room. Lunch provided. RSVP to Natalie Martinez This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SUNDAY, Dec. 10

Taize Advent Candelight

A Taize Advent candlelight service will take place at 4 pm. The theme of “Joyous Expectation” will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, Scripture and readings. Please join us. Location: 151 State Hwy. 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). Call (505) 870-6136.

Holiday Tour of Homes

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Ups ‘n’ Downs Team presents the Holiday Tour of Homes. Meet at the Cancer Center at 5 pm. Tours start at 5:30 pm. Tickets: $20/ per person. Tickets available Pinnacle Bank or call (505) 722-2175 or (505) 863-3075.

MONDAY, Dec. 11

Computer Class: Holiday Card Making (with Technology)

5-7 pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You may register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

TUESDAY, Dec. 12

Gadget Garage

10 am @ Main Branch. The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering one-on-one technology assistance. Bring in your personal technology devices to one of the dates listed 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 .

QPR Suicide Prevention

1 pm @ Main Branch. The Library will host a presentation by Wendy Linebrink-Allison, Program Manager of the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL). Linebrink-Allison is a behavioral health advocate who believes working collaboratively builds a healthier community. She is a prevention trainer and offers a variety of curriculums that help people identify suicide warning signs, and tips on how to offer support to people when they are struggling. Call (505) 863-1291 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Maker Zone (6 and older)

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

Dr. Stefanie Beniato-Pope and Naranjo: The Pueblo Revolt

6 pm @ Main Branch. The Library presents Dr. Stefanie Beniato’s presentation on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680—also known as Popé’s Rebellion—was an uprising of indigenous Pueblo people against the Spanish colonizers in the province of Santa Fe. Beniato will discuss Popé and Naranjo and their roles as leaders of the revolt. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13

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.

Wednesday Night Films

5:30-7 pm @ Main Branch. Free weekly movie. Popcorn provided. This week’s movie: A Madea Christmas

THURSDAY, Dec. 14

Computer Class: Power Point for Beginners

3 pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You may register at the library Front Desk. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Crafty Kids (all ages)

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Pinecone Christmas Tree.

GATE Advisory Council

The GATE Advisory Council will hold its regular meeting in December. All GATE students, parents of GATE students, and GATE teachers are invited to attend. Please plan to attend and participate in the sharing of information about the GATE program and services for our students in the Gallup-McKinley County Schools. 5-6:30 pm, Educational Development Center Gymnasium, 1000 E. Aztec Ave.

ONGOING

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 6-8 pm @ 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-1 pm 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.

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.

Teddy Bear Drive

We are collecting NEW stuffed animals to donate to hospitals, police and fire departments for children in need.  Donation locations: Navajo Treatment Center for Children and their families Admin. Bldg. #2, second floor Division of Social Services in Window Rock, Ariz.; Navajo Treatment Center for Children and their families Kit Carson Rd, Fort Defiance, Ariz. Call (928)871-6807 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SAVE THE DATE

Benefit Concert

On Dec. 15, join “On Call Jazz” as they play the annual Christmas benefit concert for the Thai Burma Border Health Initiative. Enjoy an evening of Christmas jazz favorites. 7-9 pm, upstairs at the Gallup Cultural Center at the Gallup train station. Donations are appreciated and 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefit refugees on the Thai-Burma border: www.tbbhi.org. Contact Tammy Iralu: (505) 726-7206.

Monthly Meeting

6:30 pm @ Northside Senior Center. We invite you to meet with Councilor Linda Garcia at the Northside Neighborhood Association meeting. Councilor Linda Garcia will be there to listen to your concerns. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and welcome your compliments and complaints. Feel free to bring a friend or two. Call (505) 879-4176. Location: 607 N. 4th St.

Artist to Artist: Business Management Workshop

This workshop will be led by father and son artist duo Bahe Whitehorne Sr. and Bahe Whitethorne Jr. This business management workshop for artists will focus on how to start your business, manage it and grow capital, as well as making the most of social media and digital marketing. 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Navajo Tech Innovation Center, 309 B Historic Highway 66, Church Rock, NM. (Bring your own lunch; light refreshments provided.) Free.