FRIDAY March 3
Free Computer Classes in March!
Get Up and Game (all ages)
Join us for family-friendly video games every Friday afternoon. 4 pm at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
SATURDAY March 4
Hands of Hope’s Spring Garage Sale
8 to 11 am: There will be a big assortment of household items, toys, adult, and children’s clothing, and more! Proceeds benefit Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center. For information call (505) 722-7125. First Baptist Church Gym, 2112 College Dr.
Overeater’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Sunday at 6 to 7 pm at the Hozho Center, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.
SUNDAY March 5
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.
Souper Bowl Community Pantry Fundraiser
The Westminster Presbyterian morning worship service will be held at the pantry at 10:30 am, followed by a Soup Luncheon fundraiser from noon to 2 pm. Tickets for the luncheon are $5 and are available at the pantry, from WPC church family, and at the door. Bring non-perishable food items for the pantry as well. 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road.
A Fresh Look at Dementia
4 pm: What dementia is, activities that may slow or delay it, current research and management options, and how it impacts families. Free. Call Robert at (505) 615-8053. Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Hwy. 66.
TUESDAY March 7
Someone You Know is Dying, How Do You Cope?
10 am: For family members and caregivers of those struggling with terminal illness of a loved one. Free. Call Robert at (505) 615-8053. Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Hwy. 66.
Meet at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park, Window Rock, Ariz. at noon. Part of a monthly series of hiking groups for veterans, family, and supporters. For more information, contact Robertson Yazzie (505) 274-1747.
Free Computer Classes in March!
Maker’s Club (ages 6 and up)
A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: LED Circuits (Teen Tech Week)
WEDNESDAY March 8
Dementia Caregivers Support Group
10 am; March 9, 6:30 pm: Support, sharing and practical information for caregivers and family members who are caring for a loved one on their dementia journey. Free. Call Robert at (505) 615-8053. Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Hwy. 66.
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
Meet at the Red Rock Pyramid Trailhead in Church Rock at 12:30 pm. Part of a monthly series of hiking groups for veterans, family, and supporters. For more information contact, Robertson Yazzie (505) 274-1747.
Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit
6 - 8 pm: Opening reception for the Symphony Chaco performance. A general reception is followed by the documentary, The Mystery of Chaco Canyon. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
THURSDAY March 9
Crafty Kids (All ages)
Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Paper-plate spring flower basket
Jill Cohn in Concert
6 - 7 pm at the library’s main branch, 115 W. Hill Ave.
Neighborhood Meeting with Councilor Fran Palochak
Residents of District 4 (and beyond) are invited to the 6 pm meeting. Stagecoach Elementary, 1498 Freedom Dr.
ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup.
Baby and You
Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is offering childbirth education classes the first Saturday of the month beginning Jan. 7. Classes are from 9 am to 1 pm in the RMCH library, second floor. Classes are free. For more information, call Women’s Health unit at (505) 863-7026.
City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board
The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets on first Monday each month from 3 to 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the second Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information.
The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue – Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. 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
The nonprofit, Gallup Solar, is hosting free Solar 101 classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems on the first three Wednesdays of each month, 6 - 7 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 728-9246.
Habitat for Humanity
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 for details.
Wednesdays: Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.
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.
Support Early Language and Literacy for School Success!
Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens in McKinley County with children from birth to 5 years of age. There are no income guidelines and services are free to ALL community members. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting BeBe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055.
SAVE THE DATE
Community Health & Job Fair
March 10, 9 am - 2 pm: New Mexico Workforce Connection, Dine Hooghan Bii Development and The Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center host the job fair featuring various health educators and recruiting employers. For more information, call Nikki Lee at (505) 863-8181. The Gallup Community Service Center, 410 Bataan Veterans St.
A Forum on Trauma and its Physical and Psychological Effects
March 11, 8 - 9 am: A no-cost forum presented by Gallup Indian Medical Center and RMCHCS Behavioral Health Services in concert with the Behavioral Health Collaborative. “Understanding Trauma and Chronic Conditions; ‘Flight or Flight Responses’; Behavior and Emotions; Responding to Stress. Lunch is provided. 1901 Red Rock Dr.
March 11: El Malpais National Monument Veteran Hike. Meet at the Monument Visitor Center at 1 pm. Part of a monthly series of hiking groups for veterans, family, and supporters. For more information, contact Robertson Yazzie (505) 274-1747.
Gallup High School Relay for Life Team Fundraiser
Denny’s North on March 11 and 12, from 3-6 pm both days. Students will act as greeters, servers and bussers and will earn 10 percent of all register receipts and all tips during these times. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. 836 N U.S. 491.
Muralistas Nani Chacon & Be Sargent
March 11: Artists will be present to talk about their work and experience as muralists. 307 S. Second St. (207) 522-9107 or (405) 395-8686.
It’s a Generational Thing
March 11, ArtsCrawl: Chaco Canyon is turning 110 years old! Mark the occasion with Symphony Chaco, presented by the Gallup Community Concert Association, and have some intergenerational fun with student art shows, family-friendly hands-on workshops, and glimpses into historic downtown Gallup.
National Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Test
March 11, March 18, Oct. 7, and Nov. 4: There’s no fee to take this proficiency assessment for graduating high school. High school seniors may participate in the Navajo Nation Bilingual Proficiency test held at the Department of Dine Education Building, Window Rock, Ariz. Call (928) 871-7660 for more info. Navajonationdode.org.
Non-denominational Monthly Taize’ Service
March 12 at 4 pm: Join us for a special service — a time of rest, silence, and spiritual refreshment. Take this opportunity to calm and quiet the soul before a new week begins. Music, chant, scripture, and candlelight are part of this hour held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boardman Dr., 151 N.M. 564 near the Orleans Manor Apartments. For more information call Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136.
McKinley County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting
March 14, 1:30 pm: Meeting called to remedy the allegation of an Open Meetings Act violation that was received on Feb. 15, 2017. Meeting held in the Commissioner Chamber, third floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 W. Hill Ave.
Bereavement Support Group
March 15, 10 am; 6:30 pm: This group provides anyone who has been impacted by the death of a loved one, how to work through your emotions. Free. Call Robert at (505) 615-8053. Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Hwy. 66.
Gallup High School/Team Bengals Talent Show Auditions
March 15 and 16 in the Gallup High School Auditorium from 5 - 7 pm. Auditions are open to all High School and Middle School students in the region. Students must audition in order to perform in the April 1 Talent Show. Audition fee is $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. Please call (505) 721-2518 if you have questions. 1055 Rico St.
Plateau Sciences Society
March 19, 2:30 pm: Join us for stimulating conversation and discussion about shared concerns. PSS programs are varied and deal with the history, geology, geography, the diverse cultures of our region, and critical environmental concerns in our area. The community is welcome. Refreshments served. For information, contact Martin Link, (505) 863-6459. Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Ave.
5th Annual Teen Film Festival: Through the Lens