November-December 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the November-December 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Nov. 21-Dec. 18.
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After Thanksgiving Craft Fair — Nov. 23-24, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Reno, Nevada. Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. both days. Over 40 vendors; event includes raffle and dance performances. Contact Stacey Burns at 775-785-1321 or Adriana Guiterrez at 775-785-1320.
2018 Redbirds Blanket, Toy and School Supplies Drive and Mini Powwow — Dec. 1, Simi Valley, California. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event that includes Native American singing, dancing and drumming. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-217-0364.
17th Annual Tommo Craft Fair — Dec. 7-8, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Reno, Nevada. Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. both days. Craft vendors selling Native blankets, jewelry, artwork and more will be on hand. Event will also serve as a coat/gloves/scarves drive. Contact Joanne at 775-636-6618 or email@example.com to learn more.
Christmas Craft Faire — Dec. 7-9, Carson Colony Gym, 2900 S. Curry St., Carson City, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday. Call Ann Johnson at 775-392-3608.
RSIC Community Christmas Dinner — Dec. 13, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Reno, Nevada. Call 775-329-2936 to learn more.
Thanksgiving Holiday Classic — Nov. 23-25, Venturacci Gym, Fallon, Nevada. $175 fee, coed divisions in first-third grade; fourth-sixth grade; and seventh-eighth. Contact Tony Kizer at 775-781-2041.
Dville Youth Basketball Tournament — Nov. 30-Dec. 2, The MAC, 1860 Russell Way. Carson City. Entry fee is $175, and a $100 deposit is due by Nov. 2. Contact Tony Kizer at 775-781-2041.
Ak-Chin Masik Tas Men and Women’s All Indian Basketball Tournament — Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Ak-Chin, Arizona. $125 fee per team, must be 18 and over to play. Contact Thomas Carlyle at 520-371-8393.
Watson’s 2018 Run N Gun Basketball Tournament VIII — Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Shiprock, New Mexico. $180 each for men’s and coed teams; fees due at first game. Contact Angelina or Amos at 505-686-1499.
V.V.Y.B Annual Youth Christmas Tournament — Dec. 14-16, Camp Verde, Arizona. Coed divisions; two girls on the court at all times. Contact Delbert Smith or Drake Smith at 928-592-8381 or 928-301-9872.
8th Annual Warm Spring Cougars All Indian Basketball Tournament — Dec. 14-16, Warm Springs, Oregon. Youth 10 years, and 12 years and under, coed, two divisions. Contact Austin Greene at 541-553-1953.
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.
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.
Suicide Prevention Network – Suicide Loss Support Group — 6-7:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, 1625 Highway 88, Suite 203, Minden. For information, call 775-783-1510.
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.
Art of Jack Malotte (Shoshone, Washoe) honors connection between Great Basin, Native Americans (w/ video)
The exhibition, planned through Oct. 20 at the Reno art museum, includes hundreds of pieces spanning four decades of Malotte’s career — from his teenage years at Wooster High School to his college days in Oakland, California, to his most recent works produced at his home studio in Duckwater, Nevada.