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12/4/2012 9:04:00 AM
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Winter Wonderland Celebration at Heritage Square in Flagstaff Friday

Flagstaff Recreation Services rings in the holiday season on Friday with its annual Winter Wonderland Celebration. Santa Claus and Mayor Nabours will travel on a fire truck to the Southside Downtowner Tower (San Francisco Street and Phoenix) to light a giant holiday wreath at 6:15 p.m.

Then, at 6:30 p.m., visitors can enjoy the Heritage Square tree lighting, crafts, holiday music, story time with the public library and visits from Santa and Mayor Nabours at Heritage Square (6 E. Aspen Ave.).

The First Friday Artwalk provides the perfect opportunity for consumers to start their holiday shopping. Wheeler Park will also have its annual display of lights. All activities are free.

More information is available by contacting the Recreation Services office at (928) 213-2300 or by visiting

N-NURSE plans sixth symposium April 18-19 in Flagstaff

Navajoland Nurses United for Research, Service and Education, Inc. (N-NURSE) will host 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 More information is available from Linda Petri at (505) 459-2619 or

Page Telehealth Clinic ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 12

The Medical Center Director of Northern Arizona VA Health Care System welcomes all to the Page Primary Care Outpatient Telehealth Clinic ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at 801-B Navajo Dr. North in Page, Ariz.

Dress is business attire. More information is available at (928) 776-6013.

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. You may also visit the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST.

"A Blue Christmas" community event Saturday at Fort Defiance Chapter House

Blue Bird Pinups present "A Blue Christmas" community event at the Fort Defiance Chapter House in Fort Defiance, Ariz. Friday at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this free holiday event featuring vendors, arts and crafts for kids, family photos and more.

Blue Bird Pinups would like to thank Fort Defiance Chapter House for letting them use the venue.

Vendor space is still available at the event for $25 per table. More information is available by email at

Holiday Bazaar and Prize bingo Dec. 12

Hopi Junior Senior High School hosts a Holiday Christmas Bazaar and Prize Bingo event Dec. 12 in the Commons Area from 6-9 p.m. Spaces are first come, first serve for $20 a space and $25 with table.

More information is available from Carmen Tsingine at (928) 738-0057 or

Tuba City Health Care meeting Friday

To'Nanees'Dizi Local Government Council of Naat'aánii will conduct a special meeting regarding Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC).

The special meeting takes place at the Tuba City Chapter House at 10 a.m. on Friday.

TCRHCC strongly encourages employees and clients to attend and participate.

For more information please contact (928) 283-3284 or email

Bazaar at Leupp Schools Thursday

The 2012 Holiday Bazaar at Leupp Schools, Inc. (LSI) is on Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vendor spaces are $15 each, or $20 with a provided table, on a first come, first serve basis.

More information is available on securing a space at (928) 686-6211.

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