Quick Reads: Week of Jan. 9
1/2/2013 11:24:00 AM
By Navajo-Hopi Observer
Pueblo Country Band plays Saturday at Hopi Veteran's Memorial Center
The Pueblo Country Band will ring in the New Year Saturday at the Hopi Veteran's Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi, Ariz. The dance is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Event organizers invite community members to come and kick their boot scootin' heels to one of the hottest Native country bands around today.
Advance tickets are $10 per person or $12 at the door. Tickets are available in advance from event coordinator Theron Honyumptewa at (928) 737-0174.
Concessions will be available and event planners will award door prize giveaways. DHD Productions is sponsoring this drug and alcohol free event.
More information is available from Honyumptewa at (928) 737-0174.
Local Community Food Bank BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)
Natural Grocers will donate five cents per customer to Northern Arizona Food Bank for each person that shops with their own bag.
Going green will help the environment and those less fortunate in the community.
Northern Arizona Food Bank is at 3805 E. Huntington Drive in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 526-2211 or on the web at www.nafoodbank.org.
Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 779-4172 or on the web at www.naturalgrocers.com.
Fitness center opens in Kayenta
The Kayenta Fitness Center is a 1,500 square-foot fitness center located on U.S. Route 163, adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in Kayenta.
The recently opened fitness center includes a treadmill and elliptical trainer for aerobic workouts, as well as various weight machines and free weights for strength conditioning. A monthly membership is $15 and a one-time all-day pass is $1.
The center is open Monday through Saturday. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. It is closed on Sundays.
The Kayenta Fitness Center is a component of the Kayenta Township's Capital Improvement Projects and the Kayenta Township, whose overall vision is to achieve community development and to implement economic growth.
More information is available at (928) 697-8487.
Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Field Office has moved
The Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Fort Defiance Field Office has moved to the Quality Inn Office Complex, 48 W. Highway 264, Quality Inn Office Complex, Suite 112 in Window Rock, Ariz.
N-NURSE presents sixth symposium April 18-19 in Flagstaff
Navajoland Nurses United for Research, Service and Education, Inc. (N-NURSE) will present its sixth symposium, "Hózhó Náhásdlii: Sacred Space and Human Caring in Health Care," April 18-19 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Ariz. Organizers are seeking sponsors for the event.
N-NURSE invites speakers and workshop facilitators with expertise appropriate to the focus of the symposium. American Indian nursing students participate in the symposium through the group's American Indian Nursing Student Scholarship Program. The symposium provides an opportunity for nursing students to network, expand their knowledge of nursing as a career and build leadership skills.
Dr. Jean Watson is returning as this year's keynote speaker. She will discuss the cultural wisdom inherent in the concepts of her 'Caritas' theory and Hózhó náhásdlii, Navajo philosophy, to integrate human caring in health care environments.
Symposium information is available at www.n-nurse.org.
Road closure on Tuba City hospital campus
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is completing work to close part of East Cedar Avenue permanently on the hospital campus because of construction of a new helipad.
Drivers can expect barricades and road closure signs designated on East Cedar Avenue.
Drivers are encouraged to adjust their route and allow extra time to reach their destinations on the hospital campus. TCRHCC advises drivers to proceed with caution, slow down, and be alert for road signs and personnel.
More information about this project is available by contacting Terry Crank, facility maintenance director, at (928) 283-2501 or Terry.Crank@tchealth.org.
Classes offered for parents on student success
Kate Esquirvel leads parenting classes, "How to Help Your Child Succeed in School," at Leupp Public School in Leupp. Classes take place from 9-9:30 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month through May.
Classes will be held Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and 21, March 7, April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.
More information is available at (928) 686-6266.
Birth certificates available
Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Their staff now travels to Tuba City, Page, and Leupp to offer the service outside of their regular Flagstaff Office hours.
Staff visits Tuba City 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (local time) the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Coconino County District 5 Supervisors Office, 49 Maple St., one street west of Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. A Navajo translator is available.
Staff visits Page every second Wednesday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST) at the Coconino County Health Department, Northern Region Office, 467 Vista Ave.
Staff visits Leupp Chapter house the first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (local time).
Questions about requirements and fees may be directed to the Flagstaff office at (928) 679-7284/7272. Or visit the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST).
Registration open at Northern Arizona Academy
Northern Arizona Academy (NAA) is currently enrolling students in grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year. NAA is a charter high school located in Winslow, and provides an alternative path to earning your high school diploma. NAA is accredited through North Central Association, and has served students in the Winslow, Holbrook, and Navajo Reservation areas for 17 years. Transportation is provided. Those interested in enrolling can call (928) 289-3329 or stop by 502 Airport Road.