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Community Calendar July 30 – August 5, 2021

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FRIDAY, JULY 30

SUMMER READING BLOCK PARTY

3 pm. Outside the Children’s Branch near the playground. Join OFPL for an end of Summer Reading Block Party. Play and win prizes at OFPL’s Minute to Win It mini-challenges. Participate in Chalk the Walk and make your own colorful sidewalk chalk art. Assemble your own Artist Trading Cards and exchange them with other community members. Stop by for a fun-filled afternoon for all ages. For more information email aprice This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

MCKINLEY COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINICS

9 am-4 pm @ McKinley Public Health Office (1919 College Dr.) Call (505) 722-4391 to schedule an appointment. Bring your child’s shot record. Vaccines will be provided at no cost for children through 18 years of age.

THE 2021 LOBO ACADEMY SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM

Through July 30. To enroll for Fall 2021: Complete an UNMG TRIO/SSS application. For more information go to gallup.un.edu/trio/loboacademy.php

SATURDAY, JULY 31

THUNDERBIRD PROMOTIONAL MODEL AUDITIONS

11 am-3 pm in the Red Shell Room at Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1105 W Lincoln Ave. Thunderbird Supply Company is holding is model auditions.

DEEP IN THE STACKS!

2 pm. Join us on Facebook and Instagram, @galluplibrary or YouTube to catch conversations on various topics and hear about all of the exciting upcoming events at OFPL. Watch our newest virtual show!  We’ll answer questions, showcase library materials, and more Deep in the Stacks! For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

SUMMER READING 2021: TAILS AND TALES

All ages can participate in Summer Reading 2021! Children read four hours, vote in the Land of Enchantment Books Awards, or complete a Summer of STEM kit. Do one, two, or all three! Expand your horizons, read different genres and a variety of literature and complete a book bingo card. All age groups are eligible to win PRIZES. Return your bingo card to be entered into weekly prize drawings. Sign up at ofpl.online or request a paper log/bingo card with your curbside pick-up order. The last day to receive prizes is July 31. The last day to submit your bingo card and enter into a grand prize drawing is Sept. 1. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

FIRE HYDRANT TESTING

7 am-7 pm Mon.-Sun. The Gallup Fire Dept. will conduct annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance. This includes capturing pressure readings, flowing water of the fire hydrant, cleaning, painting and documenting any inefficiency found. Customers who experience any discolored water problems after the tests are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside of the house and let it run for five to 10 minutes. A slight decline in water quality is common. If quality does not improve or further problems occur, contact the Gallup Water Department by calling the utility dispatcher at (505) 863-1200. Testing is scheduled to continue until August.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

1 pm-2 pm @ SSC 640 Boardman Drive

CREATIVE CORNER

4 pm on Facebook, @galluplibrary or YouTube. Create your own art using materials found around your home. Courses are geared toward individuals approximately 15-years of age and older. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a first-come, first-served basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl.online. This week our focus will be on Glass Butterfly Havens. We will use moss, twigs, butterflies and other recycled materials to create a butterfly haven. Participants can add their own personal touches using items such as string lights, glitter, paint, and other materials. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

TECH TIME: ONLINE EDUCATION & TRAINING

4 pm on Facebook, @galluplibrary or YouTube at Octavia Fellin Public Library for FREE computer classes. Watch our archived collection of classes or take part in our new LIVE In-Person classes. Submit your technology questions, and we will create tutorial videos to meet your technology needs.  For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

FIGHT SPAM! TIPS TO PREVENT CLUTTER

Everyone gets Spam emails, but too much can create unwanted clutter. This week’s Tech Time will focus on how to minimize spam, declutter, and avoid losing important emails to a sea of unwanted ads and newsletters. Discover the top tips to taking back control of your email!

SCIENCE AND THE FIVE SENSES

1 pm-2 pm. Join us on Facebook and YouTube to explore with our five senses. This month we’re focusing on science we can see- Sink or Float.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

VIRTUAL SHOW OPENING – ELTINE BIKÉYAH//LAND BY MARINA ESKEETS

12 pm LIVE on @gallupARTS Facebook and Instagram pages. This exhibition will be on view at ART!@# Gallery through August 4. ART123 is open Tues.-Sat. 12 pm-4 pm.

STORYTIME SCIENCE

11 am outside by the playground at Octavia Fellin Public Library Children’s Branch. Join us for stories, songs and science!

JOHNNY IRONSIGHTS PERFORMANCE

8 pm @ the Historic El Rancho Hotel’s 49er Lounge. Americana artist Johnny Ironsights will perform as part of his Murder Mountain solo acoustic tour. The songs on his new album, “Murder Mountain” were written and recorded during the pandemic and follow the death of his father to cancer. The album is now in rotation at more than 100 radio stations in the U. S. and Europe.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

MCKINLEY COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINICS

9 am-4 pm @ McKinley Public Health Office (1919 College Dr.) Call (505) 722-4391 to schedule an appointment. Bring your child’s shot record. Vaccines will be provided at no cost for children through 18 years of age.

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY BRANCH WEEKLY EVENTS

CRAFTY KIDS

4 pm on Facebook and YouTube @galluplibrary (all ages) for family-friendly crafts and step-by-step tutorials for all skill levels. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a first-come, first-served basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl.online. This week we will help you with Organic Bird Seed Ornaments.

ONGOING

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS NEEDS HELP

Following a break-in over the week end of July 24, a number of things were taken or destroyed at the 100 E. Aztec Ave. office. Because the organization is committed to its cause, the doors are open and people are back at work. However, they would appreciate donations to help replace some of the items that were stolen, enhance their security, and get the office professionally cleaned. If you wish to help, visit bbbsmountainregion.org, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call (505) 726-4285 or (505) 728-8356.

GOOGLE CAREER CERTIFICATE SCHOLARSHIP

Jump-start your career with a Google Career Certificate scholarship. Prepare for entry-level positions in data analytics, project management, user experience design, and IT support-no college degree or relevant experience required. Apply for a scholarship at https://forms.gle/1jThmKPHVScnJuxr5 now through Sept. 15. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS SUMMER SCHEDULE

7:30 am-5:30 pm @ Student Support Center (640 Boardman).

GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

9 am-1 pm @ 13 school sites Mon-Thur, (Fri-Sun meals are picked up on Thursdays). To see the entire list of sites, go to gmcs.org

RMCHCS COVID VACCINATION CLINIC

8 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri. @ College Clinic (2111 College Dr.). No appointments needed. For COVID testing please call (505) 236-1074 and someone will come out to your vehicle to obtain a specimen.

RMCHCS RAPID CARE AND URGENT CARE

8 am-5 pm. Closed weekends @ 1850 U. S. Rte. 66. urgent care visits, vaccines, primary care. (505) 488-2603.

SUMMER READING 2021: TAILS AND TALES BINGO CARDS

There’s still time! Don’t forget to return your summer reading bingo card to be entered into weekly prize drawings. Last day to submit your bingo card and enter into a grand prize drawing is Sept. 1. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

MCKINLEY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

8 am-5 pm; closed 12 pm-1 pm Mon.- Fri. @ McKinley Public Health Office (1919 College Dr.) Call (505) 722-2004 for WIC services. Call (505) 722-4391 for clinical services. For COVID vaccinations (Moderna & Pfizer), register at cvvaccine.nm.org or call for assistance. Services include vaccines for children up to age 18 and adults 19 and older; Confidential family planning & STI services and confidential harm reduction services on Thursdays from 9 am-12 pm.

WE READ, WE TALK BOOK CLUB

“Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer shows how other living beings asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. Zoom discussions will be held, Aug. 12 at 6 pm, Aug. 19 at 6 pm and Aug. 28 at 3 pm.  For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291.

CIBOLA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

The club meets monthly. It is a non-profit 501c, and an all-volunteer organization made up of local amateur radio operators who assist local governments during emergencies, find lost people, and help citizens obtain their licenses to become amateur radio operators at no cost. Visitors and members must pay for their own meals.