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Community Calendar SEPT. 2 - 8, 2016

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FRIDAY Sept. 2

E Pluribus Unum: Dinétah

Sept. 2 -12, Axle Contemporary mobile gallery launches its project documenting the people of the Southwest in Gallup, Window Rock, and beyond. The portrait studio will be open, for free, for all members of the community. Bring any small object of personal significance to hold for your portrait. Photos are immediately printed; one is given to the participant (no charge); one is wheatpasted to the exterior of the mobile studio-gallery; a third will be part of an exhibit of the entire project at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz. A book will be published with the entire collection of photographs, writing by participants, and a singular image on the cover created by blending the hundreds of individual portraits. Copies of the book will be distributed for free to all of the participants. Visit axleart.com for exact dates and locations.

Family Movie

At 4 pm, a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Disney’s Hercules


Karaoke at Sammy C’s with DJ Marvelous. 9 pm. 107 W. Coal Ave. (505) 863-2220.


Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings every Saturday at 10 am, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr., corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter northwest corner off Nizhoni: Library room. Contact (505) 307-5999 or (505) 721-9208.

Fate’s Highway

Fate’s Highway at Sammy C’s with James Mecale features country, rock, Spanish, and blues tunes. 10 pm – 1 am. 107 W. Coal Ave. (505) 863-2220.

SUNDAY Sept. 4

Church of the Holy Spirit

Join us for the Holy Eucharist. Begins: 10:30 am. For more information, please call (505) 863-4695. Location: 1334 S. Country Club Dr.

MONDAY Sept. 5

City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board

First Monday of the month, from 3 - 5 pm. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information. Octavia Fellin Library: 115 W. Hill Ave.


Toddler Time (ages 2 to 4)

An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Free

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant

Sept. 7 - 10, join us for the Miss Navajo Nation Pageant. There will be sheep butchering, bread making, contemporary and traditional skills, and an interview by the Navajo Panel of Judges. Office of Miss Navajo Nation: (928) 871-6379. Visit navajopeople.org/blog/miss-navajo-nation-pageant for exact times and locations. Window Rock, Ariz.

Maker’s Club (ages 7 and up)

A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, project, or experiment. This week: catapults. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec.

Wednesday Night Movies

Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 5 pm. Popcorn is provided. Library Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. Film: Gods of Egypt

Open-Mic Night

Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.


New Mexico Livestock Board at the State Fair

Opening day of the New Mexico State Fair. It is also Law enforcement day. The New Mexico Livestock Board will have a booth to answer questions about our programs, career options (law enforcement or livestock inspectors), and personnel. Please come by, 8 am - 4 pm, and visit with the inspectors, and meet the new state veterinarian, Dr. Ralph Zimmerman. Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque.

Trail Funding Workshop

From 9 am to noon. Trails are a good investment in community health and welfare, but they require funding to cover costs such as surveys, signage, trailhead amenities and construction. The purpose of this workshop is to provide Navajo Nation communities with resources, tips and tricks for obtaining funds from government agencies, private businesses and foundations. The workshop features four presentations by people who have successfully raised millions of dollars for trail projects. The second session will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet with the presenters in small groups, ask questions and get advice about specific projects. Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, Ariz.

Neighborhood Meeting with Councilor Fran Palochak

We invite residents of District 4 to visit with Councilor Fran Palochak at our meeting beginning 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. Stagecoach Elementary School, 725 Freedom Dr.

Crafty Kids (All ages)

Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. This week: Hand print rose craft. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

MS Excel Beginning Course

A beginner’s course in Microsoft Excel, from 5 - 7 pm. Octavia Fellin Library: 115 W. Hill Ave.



ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup.

Cars N Coffee

Every Sunday in the Camille’s parking lot from noon to 2 pm. Check out cars – new, old, vintage, and bikes. Cruise at 1:30 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St.

Childbirth Education Class

RMCHC Women’s Health Unit offers childbirth education classes, at no charge, every second Saturday of the month in the RMCH Library, 1901 Red Rock Drive, from 9 am-1 pm. Contact WHU at (505) 863-7026.

Come to the Waters

A nine-week exploration of some of the Bible’s more than 800 references to water — from the waters of chaos at the beginning of earth’s story to the river of the water of life in John’s Revelation – begins Aug. 31. Written by Judy Record Fletcher, this study will help participants to understand and articulate our faith through rich imagery and interaction with the issues we deal with everyday. The study begins at 7 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive) – the Church on the Hill near Orleans Manor Apartments. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office (505) 905-3247.

Community Pantry

The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue - Fri. We are located at 1130 E. Hassler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. For personal attention, 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

The nonprofit hosts educational presentations and offers potential solutions about all things solar, every Wednesday evening 6 - 8 pm. Your questions, ideas, and expertise are welcome. For info call: (505) 728-9246, 113 E. Logan.

Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale

The fundraisers are open 9 am - noon every Saturday. If you have household items to donate or wish to volunteer on construction or another service call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226, Warehouse Lane off Allison Road.

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.

Summer Indian Dances

Join us for Summer Nightly Indian Dances from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Summer Nightly Indian Dances have been happening in the Gallup area for 24 years. We are excited to be in our new facility at the Gallup Courthouse Square. Visitors to Gallup can take the opportunity to visit and learn from the many different dance groups. For more information, please call (505) 722-2228. Begins: 7 pm. Location: The Courthouse Square on Aztec Avenue between Second and Third Streets.


Gallup Sunrise Kiwanis Run For Fun

The 37th Annual Run For Fun will be held Sept.15 at 6 pm at the Gallup Sports Complex, 925 Park Avenue. Registration is free and T-Shirts will be awarded to the first 100 runners/walkers, 12-years-of-age or younger. The run/walk courses are within the Sports Complex distances of 1.5 and 3 miles. This event is held to promote youth fitness in Gallup and McKinley County. For information contact: John at (505)-863-3770.

100th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize

Octavia Fellin Public Library is one of six libraries in New Mexico to partner with the New Mexico Humanities Council, to bring a very special reading grant, “5 Pulitzers in 5 Months” to our community. As a recipient of this grant, the library reads and discusses five Pulitzer-winning and nominated books. Next discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, Sept. 20, 6 pm in the Main Library Meeting Room, 115 W. Hill Ave.

Basic Computer Classes

Sept. 27 - 28, join the SBDC for a Community Ed Personal Enrichment event. Topics include: computer vocabulary, operation of programs, email information, Internet aid for online search, and creating your own documents. Course fee: $100. Additional class dates: October 4 - 5 and 11 - 12. Begins: 5 pm. For more information, please call Denise Silva (505) 863-7743 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Location: UNMG Calvin Hall, 203 College Rd.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Fiesta

Oct. 2: Mass begins at 10 am. Blessing of animals at noon. Bike run, food, games, entertainment. Performance by Starlette Dancers and Bengal Girls, Dylan Vargas Karate demonstration, fire safety house, and lots more! Pie-eating contest! Karaoke contest! Drawing for the Calcutta Raffle starts at 5 pm — grand prize is $10,000. Tickets are $100 each, with only 350 tickets to be sold. For fiesta or ticket information, call Father Abel at (505) 863-3033 or Fran Palochak (505) 879-6570. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 411 N. Second St.