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Community Calendar Sept. 21-27, 2018

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FRIDAY, Sept. 21

Tech Time

10:30 am-12:30 pm @ Octavia Fellin Public Library Main Branch, 115 W Hill Ave. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. This week: Advanced MS Word Class. Call (505) 863-1291; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Creation Station 3D (ages 9 and up)

2 pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This month, we’re making custom keychains using the free online modeling TinkerCAD and printing your creations on the Library’s 3D printer for you to keep. Call (505) 726-6120.

Family Campout

Get ready for a special night around the campfire creating memories that will last a lifetime at Riverside Nature Center. Bring your family and tent! Begins 6 pm today and ends the morning of Sept. 22. Purchase tickets in advance: www.fmtn.org/WebTrac under “Sycamore Park Tickets.” Tickets ($4) include a hot dog roast, continental breakfast, a picture and an evening of games and activities. Contact Sycamore Park Community Center (505) 566-2480.

Fall Carnival

7 Tse Yaaniichii Lane: Rehoboth Christian School’s annual fall carnival. Visit the Rehoboth Sports and Fitness Center from 4-8 pm for fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the band and choir programs at Rehoboth.

SATURDAY, Sept. 22

Middle College Parents Bake Sale

Parents of MCHS will be holding a bake sale. 11 am, Amigo Chevrolet Showroom, 1900 S 2nd St. in Gallup. Come out and support.

Family Fishing Derby

Enjoy the morning with your family at the City of Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs’ FREE Family Fishing Derby. 7:30-10:30 am, Farmington Recreation Center. No fishing license is required that day. The lake access fee is will be waived that day as well. Registration is limited to 100 participants. Sign-up early to guarantee your spot. Register at www.fmtn.org/WebTrac under “Sports and Athletics”. Registration deadline: Sept. 21. Contact the Farmington Recreation Center (505) 599-1184.

Gallup Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group

Community members interested in learning more about writing or illustrating children’s books are invited to attend the first Gallup meeting of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Held in the study room of the Children’s Library, 200 W. Aztec, from 10 am to noon. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MONDAY, Sept. 24

Tech Time

10 am @ Main Branch. The Library is offering one-on-one technology assistance. Bring your personal technology devices or software questions to one of the scheduled sessions and our technology trainer will help guide you through the process. This week: One-2-One Technology Help.

TUESDAY, Sept. 25

Banned Books Week Challenge

10 am-6 pm @ Children’s Branch. Visit the Children’s Branch to test your Banned Book knowledge and win prizes.

Tech Time

10 am @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration is required. Come and learn. This week: Basics of Picture Editing Class.

Maker Zone

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26

Banned Books Week Challenge

10 am-6 pm @ Children’s Branch. Visit the Children’s Branch to test your Banned Book knowledge and win prizes.

Story Time (ages 2-4)

10:30 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes and stories.

Tech Time

3 pm @ Main Branch: a chance for the community to learn about technology related issues and opportunities.  Join us each month for discussions on technology related topics that affect the community. Sessions are free and no registration is required. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . September Topic: Open Source, Free Tech Alternatives – Learn about free software and how to save money by supporting open source companies.

Wednesday Night Films

5:30-7pm @ Main Branch. This week’s film: West Side Story

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

Banned Books Week Challenge

10 am-6 pm @ Children’s Branch. Visit the Children’s Branch to test your Banned Book knowledge and win prizes.

Crafty Kids

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Construction Paper Mexican Blanket.

Tech Time

5 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No Registration required. Call (505)863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This week: Basics of Video Editing Class.

ONGOING

Alcoholics Anonymous

Window Rock AA Group meets at Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/Wellness Center, Hwy 264, Mondays at 5:45 PM. Closed Speaker Meeting, limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. We cannot accommodate children. No attendance forms, smartphones. Visit www.aa-fc.org for more info.

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your un-managed hurts, habits and hang-ups. Tuesday, 6-8 pm. Journey Church, 501 S. Third St. (505) 979-0511.

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.

Churchrock Chapter

Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter Administration.

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, Tuesday - Friday, 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.

Community Providers

All meetings will be the last Thursday of every month. Speakers for the Community Providers Agenda Sept. 27 meeting are needed. Please contact Bill Camarota This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ben Welch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . RMCHCS East Campus, noon in the Chapel.

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.

Recycling Depot

The Recycling Depot will now be open from noon-1:30pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152.

SAVE THE DATE

Rainbow Circle Meeting

On Sept. 30, the rescheduled Rainbow Circle meeting will take place at 5pm. Location: Viro Circle Park, one block S. of Aztec and S. Clar. In the event of inclement weather: Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill.

Annual Indigenous People’s Day

On Oct. 8, the 14th Annual Indigenous People’s Day will take place. Call (505) 567-8561. 12-5pm at the Gallup Cultural Center, 201 E. HWY. 66.

Show Opening: Art All Around Us

On Oct. 13, there will be a show of local art by local artists. 7-9 pm, Art All Around Us at ART123 Gallery

Melodic Elements

Oct. 13: 7:15 & 8:15 pm @ El Morro Events Center. Free performances combining jazz trumpet improv and contemporary art! More info on Facebook @ArtsCrawlGallup

gallupARTS - ArtsCrawl Lineup

The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: Oct. 13 – Sixth Sense; Nov. 10 – In Black & White; and Dec. 8 – Let’s Have a Ball.

Wine and Painting

Oct. 18: register for Wine and Painting at www.galluparts.org/wine-and-painting. 6-9 pm, at ART123 Gallery.

The Gallup Veteran’s Benefit Ball 2018

On Nov. 2, an evening to honor and say thank you to our local Veterans! Event proceeds will be donated to the local Veterans Helping Veterans organization. Dinner/Dance (semi-formal dress) Hilton Garden Inn 6-11pm. Tickets can be picked up at Sundance Motors on 1121 N US 491; 10am-5pm. Call (505) 870-5957. There will be a silent auction held the night of the event. All proceeds will be donated to benefit local Veterans Helping Veterans organization.