Noticias

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
CRAFT AND STORY TIME for preschoolers 3- to 4-years old will be held at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts in Los Lunas at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday.
OIL PAINTING CLASSES for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery. The course consists of simultaneous instruction in drawing, composition, color harmony and mixing. The instructor is Dawn MacDougall; the cost is $65 for four classes. For information, call Dawn at 861-5624.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
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 meets 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.
ADULT ART CLASSES are being offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. The classes include painting and weaving. The cost is $32 per month, plus supplies. For information, call 861-8250.
THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas will be offering line dancing classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, men and women of all ages at any level of experience. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027, or at the center, 839-3845.
A FREE MOVIE, “Megamind,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
YOUTH ART CLASSES are being offered from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. The classes are offered for students from seventh grade to college level. The instruction is free, students buy the supplies. Learn how to paint. For information, call 861-8250.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 2 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas. Everyone is welcome to sing, play, dance or just listen. Bring your instruments and join in. For information, call 865-7985 or 249-6380.
MONDAY, MARCH 14
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND will continue their second year of appropriate music for Belen, Los Lunas and surrounding communities with their rehearsals at the Del Rio Senior Citizen Center in Rio Communities every Monday evening from 5:45 to 8 p.m. If you’ve had any high school band or college experience and would like to give back to the community, this is an organization that offers satisfying rewards and new friendships. Drop by one of the rehearsals to listen or call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY are presenting Tales for Tots at the Belen Public Library on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 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 Wallace at 966-2608.
WRITING PRACTICE GROUP meets weekly. Learn to use writing for self-exploration and personal growth. The group meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center in Rio Communities, and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 864-0528 or 717-6495.  
WATERCOLOR CLASSES for beginners, intermediate and advanced will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. At the Belen Art League Gallery. The instructor is Heidi S. Craig; and the cost is $10 per session. For information, call Heidi at 864-6063.
THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas will be offering line dancing classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, men and women of all ages at any level of experience. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027, or at the center, 839-3845.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
CRAFT AND STORY TIME for preschoolers 3- to 4-years old will be held at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts in Los Lunas at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday.
OIL PAINTING CLASSES for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery. The course consists of simultaneous instruction in drawing, composition, color harmony and mixing. The cost is $65 for four classes. For information, call Dawn at 861-5624.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
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 meets 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.
ADULT ART CLASSES are being offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. The classes include painting and weaving. The cost is $32 per month, plus supplies. For information, call 861-8250.
THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas will be offering line dancing classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, men and women of all ages at any level of experience. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027, or at the center, 839-3845.
A FREE MOVIE, “The Secret of Roan Innish,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
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.
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
YOUTH ART CLASSES are being offered from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. The classes are offered for students from seventh grade to college level. The instruction is free, students buy the supplies. Learn how to paint. For information, call 861-8250.
FIBER TO FINISH, a spinning and weaving guild, for anyone interested in working with wool and other natural fibers to join in spinning, weaving and other hand work, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Belen. For information, call Diana, 864-7097, or Myra, 864-0876.
BILL NEVINS will hold a presentation on Irish poetry at 1 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. Gerry Muisener will play Celtic music and Gary Stewart Chorré will recite a few Robert Burns poems.
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LOS LUNAS PAINTER’S GUILD is offering adult oil painting classes. Classes are offered in both landscapes and portraits by Jim Anderson. The cost is $80 per month. For information, call 865-7870.
THE COMPANIONS OF JESUS OF NEW MEXICO, who have produced and presented the Passion Play “Death of the Messiah” for the last 11 years, has started its 12th production. Cast and crew members from our community are needed to join in order to continue this ancient tradition.  The gatherings are from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays at the Belen Senior Center on Main St. For information call, Therese at 864-1925.
THE LOS LUNAS MUSEUM OF HERITAGE AND ARTS will be exhibiting “Landmarks of Valencia County Series,” until March 5. The series is an exhibit of reproductions of visual glimpse of the area’s rich landscape, history and culture, created by Barbara Garrett. For information, call 352-7720, or go to www.loslunasnm.gov.
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; and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays for intermediate dancers at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.


CLASS REUNIONS

THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Class of 2001 is seeking classmates for its 10-year reunion to be held on July 2-3. Register your name and e-mail address with the committee at loslunasclass01@hotmail.com for reunion information and to receive your invitation. There is a limited availability. so sign up fast to guarantee your spot.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1991 reunion committee will be hosting a 20-year class reunion on July 15, 16 and 17. Committee members are planning early so all are able to attend. All classmates are encouraged to call Angela Cano at 610-3781, or visit the reunion Facebook page at BelenEagles1991@groups.facebook.com or www.bhs1991reunion.myevent.com.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1971 will be hosting a class reunion for classes 1970, 1971 (its 40th) and 1972. A social will be held at Fat Sat’s from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, and a dinner and dance will be held from 6 to midnight, on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe. For information, call Lucy Sanchez Baca at 864-2140 or Lenore Gabaldon Pena at 864-3768.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1979 is planning a “Forever Fabulous Birthday Bash” in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 8. If you are interested in more details, log onto classmates.com and look under reunions, or log onto Facebook.


COMMUNITY

TUESDAY, MARCH 15
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at the Tierra del Sol Country Club in the Valley Community Plaza on N.M. 47.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
HISTORIC TOMÉ-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.


EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
THE UNM-VC ENGLISH DEPARTMENT invites interested readers to a community discussion of Willa Cather’s “Death Comes for the Archbishop” at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Community Center. Discussion leaders will present in each of the literature circles to help participants deepen their knowledge and understanding.
THE UNM-VALENCIA FITNESS AND WELLNESS EDUCATION CENTER will be holding a presentation on sleep health in honor of National Sleep Awareness Week from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 134 of the Fitness and Wellness Education Center. For information, call 925-8830.
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL is hosting its annual career fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. More than 50 organizations, businesses and educational institutions will be participating. For questions regarding the career fair, contact Etta Cavalier at 865-4646, ext. 6007.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
A POSITIVE PARENTING class will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Valencia Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with San Clemente Church featuring an eight-week series on nurturing parenting skills. The mission of the program is to promote healthy families in Valencia County by strengthening parent-child relationships, building self-sufficiency and encouraging healthy behaviors. For information, call Anne-Marie Wilson at 565-3002. 
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT in Tai Chi will be held from 11 to noon at the UNM-VC Fitness and Wellness Education Center in Room 140. For information, call 925-8830.
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KWIK MATH offers free one-on-one math tutoring for GED students and students 9 years and older at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. 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 Irene Gogal at 999-9877.


ETC.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
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.
HEALTHY TIMES WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Church of Christ, 601 Main St. SE, Suite 40-B. For information, call Mia Mora at 610-7424.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM, sponsored by Pegasus Legal Services for Children, for grandparents raising grandchildren and other caregivers raising children whose parents cannot provide appropriate care will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Partners in Wellness, 750 Morris Road in Los Lunas. Services and issues to be discussed include legal, public benefits, school enrollment, child protective services and health and mental health. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 244-11-1, or e-mail Liz McGrath at evmcgrath@pegususlaw.org.
A HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, hosted by the Valencia County Extension Office, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the UNM-VC Student-Community Center. The expo will include information on canning, nutrition, recipes, garden tips, seed exchange and more. For information, call Brenda at 565-3002, or e-mail valenicia@nmsu.edu to RSVP.
DEL RIO SENIOR CENTER will be holding a senior flea market from 9:30 a.m. To 2:30 p.m. The cost for vendors is $5 per table. For information, call Rosemary at 864-7500.
PROM DRESS BOUTIQUE, sponsored by Valencia Family Medicine and Express Care and Big I 109.9, is coming to the old Rancher’s Bank on Main Street in Los Lunas, from 5 to 9 p.m. Free prom dresses will be available for area girls for their big night. For information, call 565-2232.
MONDAY, MARCH 14
A SMALL BUSINESS FORUM will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, 751 Juan Perea Road. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall have been invited. The forum, hosted by Organizing for America, invites feedback from small business people as to what the Obama administration can do better for them, provide information directly to the administration on available programs for small businesses and provide an environment for business owners to network.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
VALENCIA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold a networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Teofilo’s Restaurant in Los Lunas. The featured speakers will be Leigh Van Gilst and Debi Spicher. RSVP to vcchamber@loslunasnm.gov or call 352-3596.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
VALENCIA COUNTY SINGLE SENIORS will have potluck and music for dancing at the Bosque Farms Community center at 6 p.m. in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. For information, call Frank at 977-5070.
A BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP, followed by a free weight loss surgery educational seminar, will be held at 6 p.m. the Los Lunas Transportation Center. Attendees will learn nutritional tips from a registered dietitian. Learn about three surgical weight loss options.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
THE ST. PATRICK’S INVITATIONAL BALLOON RALLYE will be held at 7 a.m. at Eagle Park in Belen. Balloons will launch at 7:30 a.m., special shapes will be tethered from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and a tailgate party will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A FOSTER PARENT ORIENTATION will be held at 10 a.m. at the Los Lunas CYFD office, 475 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas, to learn about foster parenting opportunities. For information, call Doug Black at 841-7890. 
YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mid Valley Air Park in Los Chavez. The goal of the EAA Young Eagles Program is to introduce children to general aviation by giving them a free flight at no cost. Parental permission is required. A cookout will be held for $5 a plate. For information, call Doug Warwick at 450-5928, or Bob Hartman at 565-2743.
WILDLIFE HABITAT GARDENS will be the topic of the Whitfield Wildlife Speaker Series at 10 a.m. Project Manager Ted Hodoba will talk about the secrets of attracting butterflies, birds, toads and other critters to your garden. Whitfield is located at 2424 N.M. 47, one mile north of the Belen river bridge. The cost is $5 for adults; and $3 for students, seniors and Friends of Whitfield members.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
A RECYCLING DAY EVENT is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon behind the village of Los Lunas Administration Office on Don Pasqual and Main Street. Get all your recyclables ready. For information, call 352-7658.


FUNDRAISERS

TUESDAY, MARCH 17
BELEN High School FFA’S seventh annual Pie Auction will be held at 7 p.m. at the BHS ag shop. All proceeds will benefit the Belen FFA Chapter to be used for upcoming activities. For questions, call 966-1328.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
NOCHE DE ESTRELLAS talent night and chocolate buffet will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. Tickets are $15 and available at any MyBank location, or by calling 925-8926. There will be a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit the Valencia County Literacy Council.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
COPS FOR KIDS FUN RUN/WALK will be held at 8 a.m. at Los Lunas High School. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Registration can be completed at active.com or the village of Los Lunas Police Department’s website. For information, call Kathy Gurule at 610-1204 or Rhonda Sanchez at 352-7621. The fun run/walk help’s to pay for local youth in the county an opportunity to spend a day with a local law enforcement officer for a day of fun and shopping at Christmas.
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PROM DRESS BOUTIQUE is asking for donations of prom dresses, bride’s maid dresses, formal evening gowns, dress shoes and costume jewelry for its annual prom dress giveaway. Drop off any items at Valencia Family Medicine and Express Care, 311 S. Los Lentes in Los Lunas. For information, call 565-2232.


GOVERNMENT

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.
PERALTA TOWN COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.


ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
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 Tierra de Sol Country Club in Rio Communities. New members are welcome. For information, call Lois Bell at 864-7808.
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, MARCH 10
VALENCIA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL RETIREES will meet at 11 a.m. at TJ’s Restaurant in Los Lunas. The guest speaker will be Marie Sanchez, who will talk about EMT/fire safety.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at the Tome/Adelino Fire Department. Camping every month. For information, call Coleman, 385-7066.
PICKLE BALL BELEN meets at the Community Center at Eagle Park. 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.
BETHLEHEM MASONIC LODGE No. 56 of Belen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Belen Masonic Lodge.
UNM-VALENCIA QUEER STRAIGHT ALLIANCE meets at noon in Room 120 in the Business and Technology building at UNM-VC. For information, e-mal Richard Sylvestre at rislves@unm.edu, or Patricia Gillikin at gillikin@unm.edu.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 BEARS AND WEBELOS DEN meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SUNRISE SAMS RV CLUB meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sunrise Bluffs Clubhouse. For information, call Rene, 864-6917, or Nancy, 861-7225.
BELEN MODEL RAILROAD CLUB meets at the Harvey House Museum. For more information, call Dwayne at 864-6043.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS CLUB meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms. For information, call 217-1806.