First Nation’s Focus February-March 2018: Calendar of Events
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the February-March 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Feb. 21 to March 20.
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Diabetes Support Group/Cooking Demonstration — noon to 1:30 p.m., 2nd/4th Mondays of the month, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
Chair Yoga — 11 a.m. to noon, 2nd/4th Mondays of the month, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
Paiute Language Class — 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wadsworth Community Building, 320 Pyramid St., Wadsworth.
Yoga — 12:10-12:50 p.m., Tuesdays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno. Registration isn’t required and all levels are welcome.
Substance Abuse Support Group —6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley. Topics discussed include narcotics abuse, alcohol abuse and anger management.
Recovery From Abuse Support Circle — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, for women only, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
Zumba Fitness Class — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
Line Dancing — 5:15-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno. For information, call Vanessa at 775-329-5162, ext. 1946.
Women’s Circle Craft Night and Potluck — 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Victim Services Program Women’s Advisory Committee — 5-6:30 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Scrapbooking for Beginners — 5-6:30 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. Call 775-575-9444.
Teen Dating Violence Support Group — 5:45-6:30 p.m., third Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Yoga — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe holds classes weekly on Wednesday. Hours and location vary. Call 775-574-1018.
Weekly Teen Parenting Class — 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley.
Nuumu Yadoha Language Classes — 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays. Sponsored by the Bishop Paiute Tribe, the classes are held weekly. Contact the tribal office for location and other details: 760-873-3584.
Weekly Community Market — 5 p.m.-dusk, Thursdays, Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center 2300, W. Line St., Bishop, Calif.
Spartan Training — 5 p.m., Fridays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno. Strength, agility and endurance training. For information, call Vanessa at 775-329-5162, ext. 1946.
Talking Circle — 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Friday of the month, Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, 2300 W. Line St., Bishop, Calif.
Sexual Assault Support Group — 5-6:30 p.m., fourth Friday of the month, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Freedom to Be You — 1-2 p.m., Saturdays, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. The women’s educational support group meets weekly to discuss a different topic each session. Childcare is available on site.
Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Meeting — 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 8 and 22 and March 8, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Reservation Economic Summit — March 5-8, Mirage Hotel and Casino, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. Visit http://www.res.ncaied.org for full details.
Ignite the Dream — 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., April 12, Pyramid Lake High School, 711 State St., Nixon, Nev. Annual conference is open to Native youth in grades 6-12. For information, call Fawn Hunter at 775-574-1016, ext. 1024, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING BASKETBALL EVENTS
Bob Ward Sr. Memorial — Feb. 23-25, Lapush, Wash. The men’s all-native event allows only one token per team. Entry cost is $350. Contact Frank Ward at 360-640-5495.
$1,000 Over the Hill 45+ Men’s Open Basketball Tournament — Feb. 23-24, Quechan Community Center, Winterhaven, Calif. The men’s open has an entry fee of $200. Contact Quechan Parks & Recreation at 760-572-1242 or email@example.com.
Arizona Middle School Basketball Championship — March 2-4, Tucson, Ariz. Boys and girls in 4th-8th grades are welcome to play. Entry ranges from $250 to $350. Contact Eric, tourney director, at 520-329-4844, ext. 2.
Soboba Braves 2nd Annual All Native +1 Men’s Basketball Tournament — March 2-4, Soboba Sports Complex, San Jacinto, Calif. Entry is $375 with a $150 nonrefundable deposit due by Feb. 21. Contact Jayvier at 951-392-0550 or Charlotte at 951-663-9054.
19th Annual Native Stars Basketball (NSB) Fundamental Training Program — March 4-June 10, Phoenix, Ariz. Open to both non-native and native players, welcomes girls in grades 6-11 and boys in grades 6-9. The cost to attend is $120 per player. Contact Coach Largo at 623-692-7901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indian Territory Youth Coed Basketball Tournament — March 9-11, Hungry Valley Gym, Sparks, Nev. The youth co-ed offers the following divisions: 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-8th. Entry of $150 is due before the first game. Call 775-357-2021.
Fallon Shootout — March 9-11, Venteracci Park, Fallon, Nev. Cost to play is $175 per team, and the fee is due by Feb. 23. For information, call David Ernst at 775-427-6679.
Aaron Peters Water Safety Fund — March 9-11, Lower Elwha Gym, Port Angeles, Wash. The division is 16u boys, all-Indian +1. Tribal ID/COB is required. The entry fee of $300 is due before the first game. Call Jason Wheeler or Jared Moses at 360-452-8471, ext. 7440.
Tulalip N. W All Native/Pacific Islander Youth Nationals — March 16-18, Tulalip Teen Center, Tulalip, Wash. Divisions are 18U boys/girls; 14U boys/girls; 12U coed; and 10U coed. Entry ranges from $200 to $300. Call Lonnie at 360-913-0848, Darcy at 360-913-7328, or Shawn at 360-913-7615.
Stronghold — March 16-18, Nevada Elko Colony Health & Wellness Center, Elko, Nev. The open 30 and over men’s and open women’s/experienced high school girls tournament has an entry deadline of March 9. Contact Lance or Devyn at 775-738-5038 or 775-340-1464, or email email@example.com.
Youth Challenge — March 23-25, Elko Colony Health & Wellness Center, Elko, Nev. Divisions: first through third grade co-ed; fourth through sixth grade co-ed; seventh and eighth grade girls and seventh and eighth grade boys. The deadline to sign up is March 16. Contact Lance or Devyn at 775-738-5038 or 775-340-1464.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee said he is pleased to have the Washoe Tribe as one of 47 communities included in the national program.