2/12/2013 11:04:00 AM Quick Reads: Week of Feb. 13
Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction March 15-16 in Prescott
A Spring Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction takes place March 15-16 at Smoki Museum in Prescott, Ariz.
Organizers expect to sell more than 200 pieces of traditional and contemporary Indian art and 300 Navajo weavings.
At 5 p.m. on March 15 and 11 a.m. on March 16 Indian art will be auctioned. Navajo rugs will be auctioned at 1 p.m.
More information about previewing art is available by calling the Smoki Museum at (928) 445-1230. The Smoki Museum is located at 147 N. Arizona Ave. in Prescott. Interested individuals can also visit www.smokimuseum.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. More information is available at (928) 779-4172 or on the web at www.naturalgrocers.com.
N-NURSE hosting 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 www.n-nurse.org. More information is available from Linda Petri at (505) 459-2619 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 offered Feb. 21, March 7, April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.
More information is available at (928) 686-6266.
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.
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).
Yavapai College upcoming events in Prescott
Don Edwards and Rich O'Brien with the Prescott Pops Symphony perform at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center April 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now, prices range from $20 to $45. More information and tickets are available from www.ycpac.com or (928) 776-2000.
The 39th Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale takes place May 25-27 on Prescott's historic Courthouse Plaza. Admission is free. More information is available by visiting phippenartmuseum.org.
The 26th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering takes place Aug. 8-10 featuring Baxter Black on Aug. 8, Dave Stamey on Aug. 9, and Belinda Gail on Aug. 10. Tickets are available beginning June 3 at www.azcowboypoets.org.
Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project central administration office relocation
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.
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.
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.
More information is available from Jason Curley at (928) 587-7253 or email@example.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.
Holbrook High School offers tutoring to prepare students for AIMS
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) math testing will occur on April 9. Meeting the AIMS math standard is a graduation requirement in the state of Arizona.
In order to assist high school juniors and seniors who have not met the AIMS math standard, the Holbrook High School math department will offer systematic after-school tutoring twice a week.
The sessions are from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Mondays with Mrs. Yazzie and Mrs. Ross in room B-2, and on Wednesdays with Mr. Yazzie and Mr. Wehrman in room B-4. School officials will provide activity bus passes.
Dr. Bowen offers a tutorial on Thursdays from 3:45-6:15 p.m. in room B-8 with emphasis on AIMS math preparation.
Questions can be answered by calling Principal Lance Phaturos at (928) 524-2815.
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 been serving 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 Rd.
Coconino Master Gardener program accepting applications
The Coconino County Master Gardener program is now accepting applications for the Master Gardener Training Course.
This course is designed for those interested in learning more about high elevation gardening and who are willing to share this knowledge with others. Participants will learn the keys to successful gardening in high elevation environments. The course covers basic botany, soils, plant propagation, plant problem diagnosis, insect management, pruning, fruit tree care, vegetable gardening and more.
The class will meet Wednesdays from 12:30-4 p.m. Feb. 6-May 15 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex, 1702 N. 4th St. Registration for the program is $250.
An application and more information is available from the Coconino Cooperative Extension at (928) 774-1868 ext. 170.
Fitness center open in Kayenta
The Kayenta Fitness Center is a 1,500 square-foot fitness center located on U.S. Route 163, next to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in Kayenta.
The fitness center includes a treadmill and elliptical trainer for aerobic workouts, as well as various weight machines and free weights for strength conditioning.
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.
More information is available at (928) 697-8487.
Uranium Contamination Stakeholder Workshop April 16-17
The fifth Uranium Contamination Stakeholder Workshop takes place April 16-17 at the Gallup Inn in Gallup, N.M. Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m.
Workshop activities and topics include health education and research, community involvement, contaminated water sources, contaminated structures, a five-year plan report and abandoned uranium mine investigation and outreach.
The Uranium Contamination Stakeholder Workshop will help federal agencies share their progress and work on the five-year plan with other government agencies and the public. Officials from the stakeholder workshop invite everyone to attend and provide input on uranium contamination issues in Navajo Nation and on the five-year plan.
The Gallup Inn is located at 2915 W. Historic Highway 66. A more detailed agenda will follow.
More information is available from Alejandro Diaz at (415) 972-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the multi-agency five-year plan is available at www.epa.gov.
Representatives urge those interested to RSVP by March 22 to email@example.com. The one page registration sheet is available on the website or by calling or emailing Diaz. Late and day-of registration is acceptable.