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Community Calendar SEPT. 16 - 22, 2016

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FRIDAY Sept. 16

Gallup Film Festival Kicks Off!

Sept. 16 – 18. The festival, held at downtown historic El Morro Theatre brings the surrounding communities together to be entertained by the films that made us fall in love with “The Movies.” For the full schedule, visit gallupfilmfestival.com. Costs: Friday Night Kick-Off Party: $10. Saturday and Sunday films: $5 per block. Weekend pass Sept. 17 & 18: $30 (does not include Friday’s Kick-Off Party). El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave. Purchase Tickets at Gallup Downtown Conference Center, 204 West Coal Ave. Place your order for Will Call at (505) 722-8982.

OPENING NIGHT - El Morro Theatre

6:50 PM Welcoming Remarks

Host - Natasha K. Hale

7 PM Special Guest Q&A

Martin Sensmeir

El Morro Theatre

8 PM Meet & Greet / Kick-Off Part

Photo Op / Media Wall

Gallup Downtown Conference Center

Live Music

Performer - TBA

10 PM Closing

Family Movie

At 4 pm, a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame


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


Gallup Film Festival - Schedule

A BLOCK - El Morro Theatre

9:50 AM Welcoming Remarks

Host - Natasha K. Hale

10 AM

Hear Me - Laura Grizzlypaws Music Video

Agrinoui Animated Short


*PET Short

Mousse Short

*Taraz Foreign Feature

12:40 BREAK

1 PM

Nemo Hádéíst’íí’ Presentation (Free)

Navajo Nation Museum Director

Manuelito Wheeler

Nemo Hádéíst’íí’ (Free)

B BLOCK - El Morro Theatre

3:05 PM

Taste the Time - Scatter Their Own Music Video

The Present Animated Short

The Retriever Short

Things Have Changed Since Kindergarten Short

Shiloh Short Documentary

Honor Riders Feature Documentary


C BLOCK - El Morro Theatre

6 PM

King Without a Crown - Blue Flamez Music Video

The Wishgranter Animated Short

The Secrets Behind the Bignell Bridge Short Documentary

Choose Me Short

*Under the Heavens Short


6:45 PM

The Watchman’s Canoe Trailer Presentation Presented by Barri Chase (Director) and Roger Willie (Actor)

The Watchman’s Canoe Trailer

7:15 PM Te Ata

9 PM Closing

For ticket information, see Friday’s calendar entry.

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.

Gallup Interfaith Community Bake Sale

10 am – 2 pm: The fundraiser supports Habitat for Humanity as they prepare to build their next house in our community. Bring your items to Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, Sept. 16 between 1-5 pm, to the sale today, or call to make arrangements for pick-up. Volunteers welcome. Contact:  Mirakhel (505) 722-8922, Betsy (505) 722-9257, Westminster Presbyterian Church (505) 905-3247. Rio West Mall, 1300 Maloney Ave.

Squash Blossom Classic

Sept. 17-18: The Screamer Mountain Bike Race takes place Sept. 17 at the High Desert Trail System, just north of Gallup. The Kent Hodges half marathon as well as 5k and 10k trail running races take place Sept.18 at the High Desert Trail System, just north of Gallup. To register, newmexicosportsonline.com.

Eighties Night

Eighties Night Music Videos at Sammy C’s. 10 pm – 1 am. 107 W. Coal Ave. (505) 863-2220.

SUNDAY Sept. 18

Gallup Film Festival - Schedule

A BLOCK - El Morro Theatre

9:50 AM Welcoming Remarks

10 AM

Sweet California-Caballero Music Video

Reverse Psychology Short

Monster Slayer Short

Twin Stars Short

Longshotsville Documentary Feature

Dead River Drama Feature

12:55 PM BREAK

A BLOCK - Event Center


Little Party Queen Music Video

September Sketch Book Animated Short

20 meters of Love in Montmartre Short

The Tale of Three Thieves Short

We Are In It Documentary Feature

12:55 PM BREAK

B BLOCK - Event Center

1:15 PM

BEANS Short Documentary

About That Life Short

*The Talk in the Night Short

ABIDANCE Short Documentary

Wishing for Rain in New Mexico Documentary Feature

B BLOCK - El Morro Theatre

1:15 PM

Bad Habits Short

*The Hem Short

Halvor’s Radio Short

Adaptation Short

The Rebound Documentary Feature

*BitterSweet Foreign Film Feature


6 PM GFF Awards Presentation

For ticket information, see Friday’s calendar entry.

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.

Plateau Sciences Society

The Plateau Sciences Society holds its first meeting of the fall season at 2:30 pm. The annual membership starts this month and dues are $10 for individuals and $15 for a couple. New or potential members welcome. The program will look at the impact Route 66 had on the cultures and economies of this region. Information: Martin Link, (505) 863-6459. The Society meets at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill St.

TUESDAY Sept. 20

Commission Meeting

The meeting begins at 9 am. McKinley County Board of Commissioners, 207 W. Hill Ave. (505) 863-1400.

Pirate Toddler Time

Ahoy mateys, at 10:30 am, join if ye dare for a special pirate toddler time with stoires to entertain, so come in ye best pirate clothes and help us celebrate “talk like a pirate” day! Argh! Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

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. The library reads and discusses five Pulitzer-winning and nominated books. This discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, 6 pm in the Main Library Meeting Room, 115 W. Hill Ave.

Las Reinas de Gallup

Meet Miss Gallup Latina, Miss Gallup Teen Latina, and Mrs. New Mexico Latina as they talk about their road to becoming queens and what their goals are for culture in the area. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.

Gallup Interfaith Community Gathering

6:30 pm: a shared meal and fellowship at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boardman Drive, 151 State Hwy. 564, near Orleans Manor Apartments. Get to know your neighbors and be a part of creating a better community.


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

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: Lego Challenge.

Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

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.


Crafty Kids (All ages)

Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. This week: Hand-towel and tissue-roll giraffe. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec 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.

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.

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. 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 at (505) 905-3247.

Community Pantry

The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue – Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Rd. 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

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.


Facebook for Beginners

Sept. 23: The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of September. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, to register call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the front desk of the library. Octavia Fellin Public Library: 115 W. Hill Ave.

“Spotlight” Public Discussion

“Spotlight: A Public Discussion about Faith, Journalism and Protecting Children from Sex Abuse” will be held Sept. 24, 6:30 to 8 pm, at Gallup’s El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave. There will be free screenings of Spotlight, the 2015 Academy Award winner Best Picture of the Year, at 3 and 8:15 pm, and a panel discussion and public Q&A. Because of the mature content of the panel discussion and film, parents are asked not to bring any children younger than 15. Information: Elizabeth at (505) 870-0745.

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, noon to 5 pm. Mass begins at 10 am. Blessing of animals at noon — bring your beloved animal on leash or lead or in a container. 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.

Facebook for Business

10 am – 4 pm, Oct. 6. Facebook Pages 101: A tow-hour course wherein you’ll learn the basics of setting up a corporate Facebook page. Facebook Advertising: A three-hour course that delves into Facebook ads manager and types of advertising campaigns. Register and pay by Sept. 30. $25.Call (505) 722-2220. Held at Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 106 W. Hwy 66.

QuickBooks Workshop

Learn the basics of QuickBooks accounting software. Seating is limited to eight. Register by Oct. 14. $90. Class is held Oct. 19, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Held at the Gallup Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 106 W. Hwy 66. Contact: Gallup Small Business Development Center, (505) 722-2220.

Learn Excel Spreadsheet

Learn the basics of using the Excel spreadsheet program and earn an 8G thumb-drive. Seating is limited. Register and pay by Oct. 17. $10. Class is held Oct. 20. Held at the Gallup Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 106 W. Hwy 66. Contact: Gallup Small Business Development Center, (505) 722-2220.

2016 Winter Arts & Craft Fair

Dec. 3 – 4 at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 700 Montoya Blvd. (505) 722-2619