Noticias

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ARTS

THURSDAY, AUG. 5
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 864-6788.
BELEN STITCHERS meet from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Belen Public Library program room. Anyone who embroiders, knits, beads, quilts or does other needlework is invited. For information, call Nan, 864-7671.
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS OF NEW MEXICO  play at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For more information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
FRIDAY, AUG. 6
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg, 883-8681, or John, 864-7901.
STITCHES AT THE LIBRARY is held every Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library. Join with your needlework, spin and some tall yarns, and unravel the mysteries of knitting, crochet, embroidery and anything that you do with a needle. For information, call Marie at 352-7641.
KIMBERLEY GRIFFITHS LITTLE, author of “The Healing Spell,” will be at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center in Tomé on N.M. 47 at 4 p.m. for a book signing. There will also be children’s activities available.
SATURDAY, AUG. 7
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA POETS, a chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society, meets at 12:15 p.m. at Joanne’s Café in Rio Communities. Visitors are welcome; bring poems. For information, call Annmarie, 865-5605, or Rebecca, 861-1667.
BEAD ARTISTS AGAINST BREAST CANCER will be held at Lodi’s Beads, 1400 Bosque Farms Blvd. in Bosque Farms at 11 a.m. For information, call 869-2333.
TUESDAY, AUG. 10
WRITING PRACTICE GROUP meets weekly. Learn to use writing for self-exploration and personal growth.  For information, call 261-4972.
THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY are presenting Tales for Tots at the Belen Public Library on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the library’s children’s section. Storytellers will read a story, and there will be music and related craft activities. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Stephanie Williams at 966-2608.
THE LOS LUNAS MUSEUM OF HERITAGE AND ARTS will be holding a story and craft session from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
THURSDAY, AUG. 12
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 864-6788.
BELEN STITCHERS meet from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Belen Public Library program room. Anyone who embroiders, knits, beads, quilts or does other needlework is invited. For information, call Nan, 864-7671.
FRIDAY, AUG. 13
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg, 883-8681, or John, 864-7901.
STITCHES AT THE LIBRARY is held every Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library. Join with your needlework, spin and some tall yarns, and unravel the mysteries of knitting, crochet, embroidery and anything that you do with a needle. For information, call Marie at 352-7641.
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL ORCHESTRA plays at 7 p.m. at the Belen Recreation Center, 715-B S. Main St. For information, call Gair, 864-3749.
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS OF NEW MEXICO play at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
TUESDAY, AUG. 17
WRITING PRACTICE GROUP meets weekly. Learn to use writing for self-exploration and personal growth.  For information, call 261-4972.
THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY are presenting Tales for Tots at the Belen Public Library on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the library’s children’s section. Storytellers will read a story, and there will be music and related craft activities. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Stephanie Williams at 966-2608.
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ROSA MARIA CALLES, RAY JOHN DE ARAGON AND RAMON DE ARAGON will present their artwork and photography through mid-September at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts.
BELEN ART LEAGUE is forming a youth division, with classes every Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for students in grades 7-12 at the Belen Art Gallery on Becker Avenue. The classes will include instruction in painting, weaving, bead work and other forms of art. Volunteers are needed to work with the youth. For information, call David at 861-8250.
THE MANSION PLAYERS, a new theater group, has formed in Los Lunas. With about 20 members, the group is looking for anyone to participate. For information, call Brian or Marie at 565-2154.
FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Del Rio Senior Center. Beginners welcome. Instructor is Lynda Huffstutler. For information, call 865-5661.
FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS will be offered for beginners from 8 to 9 a.m. and for intermediate dancers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.


CLASS REUNIONS

THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1960 is holding its 50th class reunion Oct. 8-9. For information, call Karen Lewis at 864-6563; Donna Nicholas at 864-7829; or Adela Griego at 864-6395.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1965 is planning a “get together” at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen. The buffet costs $20.10 per person. There will be a no host bar. RSVP to Ann Goodson, 864-6352, by Sept. 4; or Judy Greer at 866-6872.


COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ DE MENDOZA COMMUNITY CENTER AND MUSEUM in Tomé will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 859-0205.
SATURDAY, AUG. 7
THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION  of Las Maravillas will hold its membership meeting at 10 a.m. at Manzano Vista Middle School.
SUNDAY, AUG. 15
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
TUESDAY, AUG. 17
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center in the Valley Community Plaza on N.M. 47.


EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, AUG. 4-5
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL registration will take place the week of Aug. 2. A parent or guardian must accompany their student to complete required legal forms. The dates and times include: 10th grade only: Wednesday, Aug. 4; 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m.; 9th grade only: Thursday, Aug. 5; 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Parents are asked to make every attempt to register on your designated date. Registration will close at 3 p.m. Late registration will be held on Monday, Aug. 9, and Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, AUG. 4-5
LOS LUNAS MIDDLE SCHOOL will be holding registration from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet the new administration, pick up schedules, tour the campus, purchase school attire and complete paperwork. A free shot clinic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 1 to 7 p.m., and on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. Bring your child’s immunization record.
MANZANO VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL will be holding registration from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free shot clinic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Thursday, Aug. 5, from noon to 5 p.m.
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VALENCIA COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE will be offering a Strong Women Program, a 12-week exercise program for middle-aged and older women from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Belen Community Center on Eagle Lane. The series is led by Anne-Marie Wilson. A physician’s authorization is required for participation. For information, call Wilson at 565-3002.
FREE TUTORING in reading and math for students in grades first through eighth by certified teachers will be held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road. Call 865-9334 to register or for information.
KWIK MATH offers free 1:1 math tutoring for GED students and students 9 years and older. Call Marie at 864-4778.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL is looking for individuals willing to read to children in local health care clinics. No experience is required, only a desire to help build an appreciation for reading in children. If you are able to volunteer one hour per week, or would like more information, call B.O.O.K. coordinator, Lori Griego, at 865-1878.


ETC.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4
THE UNITED BLOOD SERVICES bloodmobile will be at Presbyterian Group, 609 Christopher Road in Belen, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling Dottye at 861-0126 or log onto www.UnitedBloodServices.org and enter sponsor code: Belen.
FRIDAY, AUG. 6
GRADUATE NEW MEXICO will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. The fair will provide information and resources about how to go back to school and earn a diploma. For information, call Kathy Chavez at 720-3252 or Ambar Chavez at 459-0460.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 6-7
THE CHAMESA SUBDIVISION will be holding a neighborhood garage sale beginning at 8 a.m.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 6-8
THE BOSQUE FARMS COMMUNITY FAIR will be held at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena. The parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, on the loop beginning at Margaret Drive to the fairgrounds. Events include a toad race, barbecue cook-off, indoor and outdoor exhibits, greased pole climb, horseshoe pitching, a money pit and a lot more.
SATURDAY, AUG. 7
THE RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION flea market and craft sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valley Community Plaza. Vendor spaces are $5. Bring your own tables. All spaces are in the shade. For information, call 864-4668.
A TEEN DANCE will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. I.N.I. Entertainment will provide the music. The dance is for anyone under the age of 21.
THURSDAY, AUG. 12
VALENCIA COUNTY LEGAL CLINIC is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Valencia County District Courthouse on N.M. 314 and Morris Road in Los Lunas. Free legal assistance will be available. For  information, contact Geoff Nims at 865-4639, ext. 2164.
TUESDAY, AUG. 17
THE RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo del Rey Church in Bosque between 8:30 and 9 a.m.; and at the Veguita Fire Department between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m.
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DO YOU WANT TO ADOPT a pet? Spayed and neutered dogs and cats can be found at the Valencia County Animal Shelter for only $10. The shelter is located south of Daniel Fernandez Park on N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. The shelter is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
SHOPPING TRANSPORTATION from the Fred Luna Senior Center is being offered on the first and third Thursdays of each month for a $1 donation.
FREE OR LOW COST health coverage is available for pregnant women, children and families at Youth Development, Inc. For information, or to set up an appointment, call Cecilia Vasquez at 352-3475 or Edwina Moya at 352-3473.
DO YOU PROVIDE DAY CARE in your home? Receive money for serving healthy meals. Se habla Espanol. For more information, call Angie at Youth Development Inc., at 352-3485.
GROUPS FOR PARENTS AND KIDS at Your Play Cafe include breastfeeding, infants, toddlers, art classes, sign language, story time and karate. For information, call Rebecca at 866-9214.
COME SPEAK UP FOR A CHILD in a rewarding child advocacy volunteer position with YDI-Valencia’s Court Appointed Special Advocate program. Volunteers are needed to make a difference in the life of children in foster care. For information, call Tasa Stromei at 352-3483, or e-mail tstromei@ydinm.org.


FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, AUG. 7
A SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hacienda Home Center in Bosque Farms to benefit Peralta Elementary School. There will be a motorcycle show. The entry fee is a monetary donation or school supplies.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Thrift Store, 616 Castillo St. in Belen, is holding a back-to-school sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Clothing will be half price. Baked goods will also be sold.
SATURDAY, AUG. 21
A BENEFIT PASTA DINNER is slated from 5 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Parish Hall for Tim Lardner, who is suffering from cancer. He is a long-time resident and active community member. The dinner, which is being organized by community members, is titled “Tim’s Shower of Love.” The cost is a donation of $5 per person, with a silent auction to follow. Proceeds will help to cover medical costs. Donations are welcome. An account has been set up at Bank of the West, titled “TLC Benefit Account.” For information, contact Russell Griego at 565-3127.
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FRIENDS OF THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY needs donations of books for its biannual book sales held in mid-October. Proceeds of the book sale benefit youth summer reading programs and purchases for needs of the library. Donations can be dropped at the Belen Library, located at 333 Becker Avenue in Belen. Special arrangements may be made for pickup of books by calling Tom and Pat Fritts at 861-5365 or Don and Laura Hawes at 861-1925.


GOVERNMENT

MONDAY, AUG. 2
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.
TUESDAY, AUG. 3
UNM-VC ADVISORY BOARD meets at 5 p.m. in the administration building.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4
BELEN BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 5 p.m. at the central administration building.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.
THURSDAY, AUG. 6
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.


ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4
ROADRUNNER BUSINESS ALLIANCE meets at 8 a.m. at Casa de Abo on River Road in Belen.
VALENCIA COUNTY BREASTFEEDING TASK FORCE meets at 10 a.m. at Your Play Cafe, 1400 Main St. NW, Suite H in Los Lunas. For information, call 864-7743.
THURSDAY, AUG. 5
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center. Camping every month. For information, call Coleman, 385-7066.
PICKLE BALL BELEN meets at the Belen Recreation Center on Main Street by the Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend from 5 to 7 p.m. For  information, call Helga at 864-8779.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley, in Peralta. Weigh-in is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. For  information, call Frances at 565-0262.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meets at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
FRIDAY, AUG. 6
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 BEARS AND WEBELOS DEN meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SATURDAY, AUG. 7
PICKLE BALL BELEN meets at the Belen Recreation Center on Main Street by the Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Helga at 864-8779.
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS CLUB meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS meet at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS and its auxiliary meet at 10 a.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
SUNDAY, AUG. 8
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday  at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 507-4022 for information.
ABAJO POLOCROSSE plays from 2 to 5 p.m. on N.M. 6 west of Los Lunas. Bring a horse; no equipment is needed. For information, call 459-3890.
MONDAY, AUG. 9
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 TIGERS AND WOLVES DEN meets at 6 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
PICKLE BALL BELEN meets at the Belen Recreation Center on Main Street by the Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call Helga at 864-8779.
LAS ESTRELLITAS EASTERN STAR meets at 7 p.m. at 10th and Chavez in Belen.
TUESDAY, AUG. 10
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 7:30 a.m. at Henrietta’s Restaurant in Los Lunas. Call 865-5284.
BREAKFAST OPTIMIST CLUB OF BELEN meets at 7 a.m. at Rutilio’s Restaurant.
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at noon every Tuesday  at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 507-4022 for information.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meet at the Belen Multipurpose Center, 200 Eagle Lane, in Belen.  Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.
RIO GRANDE MULE AND DONKEY ASSOCIATION meet at 6:30 p.m. at El Sarape in Los Lunas. Anyone interested in trail rides, driving mules or donkeys is invited. For information, see rgmda.com or call 861-5129.
KIWANAS OF VALENCIA COUNTY meet from 12 to 1 p.m. at El Sarape restaurant in Los Lunas. For  information, call Bart at 565-5913.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets from 11:30 a.m. at Teofilos, 144 Main St., Los Lunas. For information, call 865-0786.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11
ROADRUNNER BUSINESS ALLIANCE meets at 8 a.m. at Casa de Abo on River Road in Belen.
PILOT CLUB OF BELEN meets at 6:30 p.m. at the China King restaurant, 418 S. Main Street, Belen. New members are welcome. For information, call 864-6654, ext. 116.
LOS LUNAS VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 9676 meets at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall at Daniel D. Fernandez Park. Members are encouraged to attend, bring a fellow veteran. For information, call James Garley, 865-5265.
THURSDAY, AUG. 12
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center. Camping every month. For information, call Coleman, 385-7066.
PICKLE BALL BELEN meets at the Belen Recreation Center on Main Street by the Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend from 5 to 7 p.m. For  information, call Helga at 864-8779.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley, in Peralta. Weigh-in is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. For  information, call Frances at 565-0262.