Community Calendar AUG. 19 - 25, 2016


FRIDAY Aug. 19

Family Movie

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


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.

Pokemon Day

Join the children’s branch for Pokemon fun from 2 – 4 pm. Make badges, share Pokemon Go tips, and watch Pokemon the Movie 2000! Parents can ask questions about Pokemon Go and share information. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

Delbert Anderson Trio DAT& DEF-I DDAT

3 pm: This Native American-inspired band, blending jazz, funk and hip hop styles, has been featured on NPR. All proceeds from the concert go directly to Battered Families Services, Inc., and ATD Fourth World New Mexico, two agencies working in Gallup to improve the lives of children and families. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive. Free

SUNDAY Aug. 21

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.


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: Paper airplane flight school.

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

Wednesday Night Movies

Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 5:30 pm. Library Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. Film: Rat Race

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.


24th Annual Ramah Navajo Fair & Rodeo

Aug. 25 - 28, the event features song and dance, rodeo, branding, doctoring, milking, a parade, and much more. Visit rnsb.k12.nm.us/fair.html for full details. Ramah Navajo Fair Grounds, Pine Hill.

Crafty Kids (All ages)

Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. This week: Sack lunch puppet. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

Business After Hours

Join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for “Business After Hours.”  This is an excellent opportunity to build important business relationships and to keep up on what’s happening in Gallup and with your Chamber. Light snacks and drinks are always served and there are great prizes to be won! 5:30 - 7 pm. Navajo Tech Innovation Center, 309 B, E. Hwy 66.



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.

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.

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.


52nd Annual Zuni Tribal Fair

Sept. 1 - 4, the drug- and alcohol-free event features Indian dances, a parade, arts and crafts, free BBQ, a carnival, food vendors, pow-wow, home arts, an agricultural exhibit, fitness events, concerts, a raffle, the 45th Miss Zuni Pageant, the 18th Jr. Miss Zuni Pageant and the Zuni Prince/Princess Pageant. (505) 870-4038 or (505) 782-7000.

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 dates and locations.

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant

On Sept. 7, 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. Hand deliver your contestant application packet no later than July 26 at 9 am. For more information, please contact Dinah Wauneka This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Barbara Phillips This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the Office of Miss Navajo Nation: (928) 871-6379. Contestant application packets are available at: Office of the Navajo Nation Museum, Hwy. 264 and Loop Road.

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.