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Community Calendar DEC. 25 – DEC. 31, 2015

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FRIDAY Dec.  25

Merry Christmas

Recycling Bin Closures

On Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, the recycling bins at the Cultural Center and Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center will be closed. Regular hours will be observed all other days. The Cultural Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 am - noon. Larry Brian Mitchell is open noon - 4 pm: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For more information call the NWNM Regional Solid Waste Authority: (505) 905 - 8400.

Gallup McKinley County Schools

Winter Break No School

City of Gallup

Offices Closed


Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2

Starts at 3 pm. El Morro Theater, 207 West Coal Ave. PG-13.

Live Music

The Navajo Wrangler. Country Western takes center stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722 - 0117

SUNDAY Dec. 27

Weekly Programs

There will be no programs at the Octavia Fellin Public Library from Dec 13 - 31. For more information please call the library: (505) 863 - 1291.

MONDAY Dec. 28

Gallup McKinley County Schools

Schools are closed for Winter Break, from Dec. 21 - Jan. 1.


Holiday Hustle films

Join us for a free family movie and popcorn is provided. From 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. Film: Pixels


Local talent takes center stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings every Wednesday at 6 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr., corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter northwest corner off Nizhoni Library room.


RMCHCS Scholarships

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Auxiliary offers scholarships each fall and spring to students enrolled full time in a health careers program. Applications can be picked up at the RMCH information desk. Spring 2016 deadline is Dec. 31 2015. For more information call the information desk at (505) 863-7325.


Octavia Fellin Library

The Octavia Fellin Main Library and Children’s branch will be closed Dec. 24, 25, and 26, for the holiday.

Teacher’s Trailer

Attention educators, craftspeople, and citizens! If you’re looking for recycled materials for your Holiday projects, the McKinley Citizens Recycling Council has a resource center. Contact a MCRC volunteer at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center on Saturdays, from 10 am - 2 pm. The items available include: cardboard tubes, cylindrical containers, egg cartons, popsicle and chop sticks, tissue boxes, 2-Liter bottles, boxes and tins of all sizes, and much more. For more information call (505) 722-9257 or leave a message on the MCRC website: www.recylcegallup.org

Christmas Trees

Live potted trees are reusable. Plant your tree or leave it potted in your yard to use again next year. Freshly cut trees are recyclable. Buy a fresh cut tree or cut your own. After the Holidays place it in your backyard for nesting birds, or call (505) 863 - 1212. Evergreen trees are mulched for parks and public areas. Tumbleweed Trees are a creative alternative. For more information on how to recycle in Gallup-McKinley County or to volunteer, or purchase a tote, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit: to www.recylegallup.org.

Coat Drive

Happy Holiday! The City of Gallup Seniors Centers is sponsoring a Coat Drive. Coat collections will be taken during business hours from 8 am - 4:30 pm. The coat drive will accept gently used adult coats. Location: Ford Canyon Senior Center, 908 East Buena Vista Ave, and Neighborhood Senior Center, 607 North Fourth St.

Community Pantry

The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am - 12 pm, Tue - Fri. We are located at 1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. For personal attention call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting ask for Kenworth Jones.

First Indian Baptist Church

Monday Night Back to Basics Bible Class, Red Hills Trailer Park recreation center 7 pm; Tuesday Family Bible Study FIBC 501 S. 3rd St, 6 pm; Sunday Worship and Prayer at FIBC 501 S. 3rd, 10:30 am. Contact: Pastor Robert Fontenot (505) 979-0511. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / www.fibcgallup.weebly.com

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 Meetings

Interested in learning more about solar energy? Come to a Gallup Solar meeting, held the first three Wednesdays of the month from 6 - 8 pm, East Logan Ave. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 726-2497.

Gallup Sustainable Gallup Board

The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets on the first Monday each month from 3 - 5 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information. Location: 404 West Maxwell, Ave.

Habitat Gallup

Join us for the Habitat Gallup, a home building organization offering a hand up, not a hand out. We need your help to plan for our sixth home in Gallup. For more information please call Bill Bright (505) 722- 4226. Meets monthly on the third Monday of each month 6 - 8 pm. Location: 113 E. Logan Ave.

Historias de Gallup

The Library is collecting oral histories from people in the community. Historias de Gallup will focus on Hispanic History in the area and stories that will give listeners a picture of Gallup in the past. These histories will be recorded and stored at the library for future generations to listen to. Anyone interested in participating should contact the library to schedule an interview time. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.  Information:(505) 863-1291 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mitten Tree Project

Beginning Dec.1, the Octavia Fellin Public Library presents the Mitten Tree Project. Donations of NEW mittens, hats, and scarves can be placed on trees at the Main Branch and at the Children’s Branch. Help us decorate our trees and celebrate the season of giving, by making someone’s holiday season warmer. All items will be donated to Battered Families. Information: (505) 863-1291, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Quilting Group

Come on down and join our quilting group. We have quilting bees every Tuesday from 9 am - 2:30 pm, and Thursday from 9 am - 2:30 pm. For more information please contact Virginia Gustafson (505) 879-3001. Located by the Playground of Dreams and Harold Runnels Center in the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 705 Montoya Blvd.

Recycling Council

McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council is a local non-profit 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 www. Recylegallup.org.

Holiday Spirit

There is an open choir invitation for Rio West Mall. They’re looking for choirs to sing. If you’re interested, please call the Mall Office at (505) 722-7281.


Award-Winning Lecture Series

Rehoboth Christian School presents Stephen Ritz Harvesting Hope and Cultivating Minds: Stories from the South Bronx underwritten by Miller Company. Fifteen days of free liberal arts education coming to New Mexico, Jan. 6 - 26. Takes places from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Location: 07B Tse Yaaniichii Lane.

Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition

Join Grace Bible Church for the Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition on Jan. 8. Agenda includes: Introduction of the Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition, history, mission and accomplishments at 9 am; What does Community breastfeeding support look like to you, at 11 am; networking lunch; community talks at 1 pm; and closing remarks at 2 pm. For more information please contact (928) 206 - 7885. Location: Grace Bible Church, 222 Boulder Dr.

American Indian Day

Save the date! It’s American Indian day at the Legislature on Feb. 5. Broadening State Tribal Relations for generations to come. For more will be posted on the Indian Affairs Department website: www.iad.state.nm.us or call Nicole Macias at (505) 476-1600.