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Quick reads: week of May 1

Grandparents Infant CPR and Safety Classes Sept. 24

Flagstaff Medical Center's Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with the Flagstaff Exchange Club, is offering an infant CPR and safety class for expectant and new grandparents.

The class is offered 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Center, located in the Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys St., Flagstaff.

The class is $25 for two grandparents. Topics include car seats, home and crib safety, swaddling and use of infant slings, CPR and choking relief for infants and tips on how to play a supportive role for your adult children as they move into parenthood.

Registration information is available at (928) 773-2309 or WomenandInfantsCenter.com.

Sacred Mountain Prayer Run June 1 at Thorpe Park, Flagstaff

The 30th Annual Sacred Mountain Prayer Run featuring 10k and 5k events, sponsored by Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. (NACA) is scheduled for June 1 at Thorpe Park, 245 N. Thorpe Road, Flagstaff.

This year's prayer stick carrier is Caroline Sekaquaptewa of Sipaulovi. She has completed the Ironman triathalon, LA marathon and qualified for the Boston marathon in 2014. More information about the event can be found online at www.virtualroster.com or on-site from 6-7 a.m. The race begins at 7:30 a.m.

There will be on-site registration only for a free 2k fun run/walk, sponsored by the NACA Health Promotions Program. Money raised will go toward assisting individuals with emergent needs. More event information can be found at www.nacainc.org.

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.

Classes offered for parents on student success

Kate Esquirvel teaches 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 offered 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. Its staff now travels to Tuba City, Page, and Leupp to offer the service outside of its 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 at the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St.

Redhouse family members please make contact

Not an emergency. Redhouse family members please contact Pendergast family, at prendy@cox.net or 623-523-1406.

Kite festival May 11

Flagstaff Recreation Services will put on the 11th Annual Soar into Spring Kite Festival May 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at Foxglenn Park (4200 E. Butler Ave.) Entry is free.

Voted Arizona Parks and Recreation's Most Outstanding Community Event, the day includes kite flying, arts and crafts with Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society, carnival games, bounce houses, carnival food, face painting and the Flagstaff Library Activities and Kiddie Kaboose Train. Most activities are free. More information is available from Flagstaff Recreation Services at (928) 213-2300 or at www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation.

Honoring Our Warriors gourd dance May 18
The fourth annual "Honoring Our Warriors" gourd dance takes place May 18 at the Curley residence at Navajo Tribal Route 6830 in Birdsprings, Ariz.

Gourd dancing runs from 11 a.m. (MST) to sunset. Dinner will be provided. All singers, drummers and dancers are welcome.

This is a free event. Attendees are encouraged to bring canopies and chairs. Vendors will be charged $25 per space. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

More information is available from Jason Curley at (928) 587-7253 or curley.jason@hotmail.com.

The Curley residence is two miles east of Little Singer School. From Tribal Route 15, exit south at Mile Post 33, and go five miles on Route 6830.

Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project central administration office


The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project (NNSDP) central administration office has relocated to the log cabin behind the Inn of Navajoland in St. Michael, Ariz. because of the closure of Administration Building 2 in Window Rock, Ariz.

"We are not sure exactly how long we will be located here in this facility," said Betti Delrow, NNSDP acting program manager. "We will carry out our business and the services being provided to the Navajo Nation in preventing diabetes and providing education about diabetes will continue without interruption."

NNSDP is currently waiting for phone service and Internet to be installed at the new offices. Until then, phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.

Free skin cancer screenings in Flagstaff and Sedona Saturday

Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) and Northern Arizona Dermatology Center have partnered to offer free skin cancer screenings Saturday. Arizona has a high skin cancer rate; screening is an important way to lower risk of the disease. The screenings are for those who otherwise would be unable to afford this type of exam.

The organizations will offer skin cancer screenings at both CCNAH locations:

• CCNAH - Sedona, 3700 W. State Route 89A; 9 a.m. - noon. Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time at (928) 204-4933.

• CCNAH - Flagstaff, 1200 N. Beaver St.; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time at (928) 774-5074.

More information on services and treatments offered at the Cancer Centers is available at CCNAH.com.

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