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May
1
Wed
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons

On Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki Commons the MSS will be hosting Art & Culture Night. The Concert will start at 6:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be available.

Door Prizes include: Pottery and Dawson Davenport Prints.

Activities include:

  • K-12 Art Exhibit with Ribbons
  • MAP and Cultural Displays
  • Works by Other – Applied Arts Departments
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STC Title VI – Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STC Title VI - Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria

The STC Title VI – Native American Program will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-6:00 pm in the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria.

Parents, guardians and families are invited to join!

This informational meeting is organized to serve as a time to share about the Title VI program, which focuses on Native American Students within the STC school district.

Topics may include:

  • Assist in oversight of educational opportunities
  • Promote educational achievement of students
  • Advocate for curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Help facilitate involvement of parents, as first teachers of their children.
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May
3
Fri
Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum

The Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum will be hosting a guest speaker on Friday, May 3rd. Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams is visiting the United States from Germany, and has scheduled a lecture here on the Settlement. He will be discussing WW11, and specifically Prisoners of War. His presentation will cover the “Wider Context Behind Meskwaki Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany”. This lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and will last until 8:00 pm, with time for questions and remarks at the conclusion.

This event is open to the public.

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May
5
Sun
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage

Join RISE (Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment) as they host a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous Women.

On Sunday, May 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the State of Iowa Capital Complex, West Capital Terrace Stage in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wear red  and join us in solidarity as we honor the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women in Iowa. Allies Welcome!

*Rita Papakee Family Spotlight

Presenters include:

Marisa Miakonda Cummings, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska from Sioux City, Iowa

Christine Nobiss, Plains Cree/Salteaux of the Gordon First Nation and Decolonizer with Indigenous Iowa Seeding Sovereignty.

Morningstar Dance Troupe, Troupe from the Meskwaki Nation, educating and inspiring through Indigenous music, dance, songs, regalia and storytelling.

Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Nation, Tama, Iowa

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May
6
Mon
Spring Clean-Up Week
May 6 – May 10 all-day
May
7
Tue
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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May
8
Wed
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
9
Thu
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers

On Thursday, May 9th at 11:30 a.m. FEMA will be on site for a signing ceremony.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Tribe will come together to enter into a FEMA-Tribal Agreement for the recently approved disaster declaration which was signed by the President.

This is the first time that the Tribe was able to apply for assistance directly as a sovereign entity apart from the state.

This historic signing ceremony will be held in the Tribal Chambers on Thursday, May 9th at 11:30.

All are invited.

Light refreshments will be served.

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May
10
Fri
Canceled: Plaza 9 Movie
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
May
15
Wed
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room

On Wednesday, May 15th Meskwaki Nation Probation Department and the Staff and Workforce Development Program will be hosting a Job Skills Workshop.

This workshop will be from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and held in the East Conference Room in the Tribal Center.

On the agenda: application process, resume building, interviewing skills, job readiness and other fun activities!

*Lunch will be served

Call Misty to sign up as space is limited (641) 484-9300.

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Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019. It will start at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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May
17
Fri
Plaza 9 Movie
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field

Join us in honoring Meskwaki High School Class of 2019 on Friday, May 17th.

All singers and dancers are invited!

5:00 pm – Meal in the Commons

7:00 pm – Grand Entry at the West Baseball Field at MSS

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May
19
Sun
Meskwaki Settlement School Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
21
Tue
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

On April 8, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Harvey Davenport, Jr. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder of the term ending on November 2021.

On May 3, 2019, the Election Committee issued a notice for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available to those who are temporarily living away from the Meskwaki Settlement as defined by the Title 8 (Elections) Article II, Section 8-2103 (b). Requests for an absentee ballot can be made via the following:

  1. Faxed to: Sac and Fox Tribal Offices, Fax Number: (641) 484-5424

Attn: Election Committee

  1. Mailed to: Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Attn: Election Committee

349 Meskwaki Rd.

Tama, IA  52339

  1. Email: committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

All absentee ballot requests by mail must be postmarked by Monday, May 13, 2019.

All requests by fax or e-mail must be received by Monday, May 13, 2019.

Notice of nomination meeting

A Nomination Meeting will be held on May 21, 2019 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 p.m.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7 pm.

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May
22
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
23
Thu
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center

Tribal Council has scheduled a General Meeting to take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the MBCH Convention Center.

Agenda:

5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center.

6:00 pm – Meeting

  1. Welcome – Anthony Waseskuk, Chairman
  2. General Updates – Tribal Council
  3. Meskwaki Natural Resources – Jarrett Pfrimmer, Director
  4. Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services – Allison Lasley, Director
  5. Meskwaki Family Services – Mylene Wanatee, Director
  6. Health – Rudy Papakee, Director
  7. Question / Comment Period

*Anyone currently banned from the casino must request a temporary waiver of their ban by writing a letter to:

Sac and Fox Gaming Commission, 1504 305th St., Tama, IA, 52339

The Gaming Commission must receive requests no later than May 13th. Letter may be handwritten or you may pick up and sign a pre-filled letter at the Tribal Center Front Desk.

**Personnel matters will not be discussed during a public forum.

***Enrolled Tribal Members are encouraged to attend.

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SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins 7:30 am
SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 6 @ 7:30 am – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
Final Weigh-Ins The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 … Continue reading SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins
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SettFit Challenge Ends at11:59PM
SettFit Challenge Ends at11:59PM
Apr 11 all-day
Final Weigh-Ins The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 … Continue reading SettFit Challenge Ends at11:59PM
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Stay Independent: Exercise Your Independence – A Healthy Aging Series 12:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic 3:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The Meskwaki Health Clinic is able to schedule ANYONE wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination 16 years old (with parental consent) and older. Clinics scheduled for the week of April 12 … Continue reading Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The Tribal Council meeting that was to be held on 04/07/2021 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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Coffee & Culture 8:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
COFFEE & CULTURE Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to … Continue reading Coffee & Culture
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic 9:00 am
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The Meskwaki Health Clinic is able to schedule ANYONE wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination 16 years old (with parental consent) and older. Clinics scheduled for the week of April 12 … Continue reading Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic
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Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic 10:00 am
Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic @ Meskwaki Casino - South Parking Lot
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic @ Meskwaki Casino - South Parking Lot
The Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic for the Meskwaki Community on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm in the South Parking Lot of the Meskwaki … Continue reading Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic
Travel Plaza Spring Cookout 11:00 am
Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot
Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting a Spring Cookout on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Travel Plaza Parking Lot. Purchase a hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink … Continue reading Travel Plaza Spring Cookout
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Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month
Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month @ Virtual
Apr 19 – Apr 23 all-day
Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month @ Virtual
RISE – Iowa, Meskwaki Child Care Program and Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services are hosting a Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month in April! The Virtual Walk/Run will be held … Continue reading Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month
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Covid-19 Vaccination: Moderna Booster (For Staff Only) 9:00 am
Covid-19 Vaccination: Moderna Booster (For Staff Only) @ Mobile
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination: Moderna Booster (For Staff Only) @ Mobile
Call (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842 or (641) 481-1155 for Spanish
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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for East Marshall Students/Staff 9:00 am
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for East Marshall Students/Staff @ East Marshall High School
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for East Marshall Students/Staff @ East Marshall High School
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842
Diabetes Support Group 12:00 pm
Diabetes Support Group @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking class with Fareway Dietitan Caitlyn Ferin, RD, LD. Learn how to make Sesame Chicken Pizza and California-Style BBQ Chicken Pizza *Must sign up by April 7 at Noon. Participants will need to pick up … Continue reading Diabetes Support Group
CANCELED – Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
CANCELED – Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The next scheduled Tribal Council Meeting has been postponed and rescheduled for April 28th.
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) at MBCH 9:00 am
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) at MBCH @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) at MBCH @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) at MBCH
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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for South Tama Students/Staff
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for South Tama Students/Staff @ South Tama HS
Apr 26 all-day
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for South Tama Students/Staff @ South Tama HS
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842
PTEC 2021 Cohort Begins
PTEC 2021 Cohort Begins @ Workforce Development
Apr 26 all-day
PTEC 2021 Cohort Begins @ Workforce Development | Tama | Iowa | United States
2021 PTEC – Promoting Tribal Economies and Community COHORT BEGINS: April 26, 2021 – 5 openings available PTEC is a workforce program from Meskwaki Community members interested in enhancing their workplace skills and learning about … Continue reading PTEC 2021 Cohort Begins
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Coffee & Culture 8:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
COFFEE & CULTURE Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to … Continue reading Coffee & Culture
Take and Make on Facebook Live – Roasted Veggies 12:00 pm
Take and Make on Facebook Live – Roasted Veggies @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness page
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Take and Make Facebook Live Event – We will show you how to make Roasted Veggies! *Must sign up by April 14 at Noon. Participants must pick up ingredients on April 27 to make recipe … Continue reading Take and Make on Facebook Live – Roasted Veggies
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tribal Council meeting has been rescheduled to April 28th at 5 PM via zoom.  Contact the Tribal Secretary for information.
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 9:00 am
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Tama Civic Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 9:00 am
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Jasper Construction
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Jasper Construction | Newton | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)