Noticias

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ARTS

SATURDAY, MAY 21
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.
STORY TIME at the Bosque Farms Library is held from 11 a.m. to noon for children 3-7 years old. Parents are required to stay with the children during the hour. Parents can pre-register by calling 869-2227, or stop by and sign up. Space is limited.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 22
TOMÉ GALLERY’S ANNUAL POTTERY SHOW reception will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 2930 N.M. 47. There will be hands-on demonstrations of pottery techniques including Raku firing and horse-hair firing. For information, call 565-0556.
MONDAY, MAY 23
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, MAY 24
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 Belen Senior Center, 715 Main St., and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 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, MAY 25
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, MAY 26
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL ORCHESTRA will hold its 12th annual benefit show at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia Sheriff Posse Hall. Admission is free. There will be a big raffle, $100 cash prize. The guest stars will be the Sabinal Sisters. For information, call 864-3749.
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. They offer free woodcarving instruction at any level. 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, “FIELD OF DREAMS,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MAY 27
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.
SCRAPBOOK TIME will be held at the Los Lunas Museum and Heritage and Arts at 10:30 a.m. Bring your adhesive, scissors, bone folder, things that you would bring to crop. Don’t forget your pictures.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
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.
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will be holding a potluck at 6 p.m.,  jam at 7 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, MAY 30
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, MAY 31
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 Belen Senior Center, 715 Main St., and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 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, JUNE 1
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.
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THE BELEN ART LEAGUE SPRING SHOW will be held  until Saturday, May 29, at the Harvey House in Belen.
TOMÉ GALLERY’S ANNUAL POTTERY SHOW will be held until Saturday, May 29, at the gallery, 2930 N.M. 47. For information, call 565-0556. 

RAILROADING IN VALENCIA COUNTY will be the topic of an exhibit at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 251 Main St., through June 25. The exhibit explores the history of railroading in Valencia County from the laying of the first track in 1880 to the Rail Runner and transcontinental freight trains of today.
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 MANSION PLAYERS, a theater group in Los Lunas, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Several shows are planned for the summer. To participate, call Brian or Marie at 565-2154, or go to www.mansionplayers.org.
FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS will be offered from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 2:15 for beginners and intermediates Tuesdays at the Fred Luna Senior Center, 315 Don Pasqual in Los Lunas.  Beginners welcome. Instructor is Lynda Huffstutler. For information, call 839-3853.
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 email 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 LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1971 is planning a 40th reunion, which will be held on July 2, at the historic Felipe Chavez Hacienda Bed and Breakfast in Belen. For information, contact John Tull at 869-3958, or email johntjr@earthlink.net, or Ymelda Sanchez Baca at 730-8809, or email haciendachavez@hotmail.com
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 LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1991 will be holding its 20th year reunion on the weekend of July 22. For information, call 270-2514, or go to Facebook @ LLHS Class of ’91.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1981 will be hosting a class reunion on July 22-24. All BHS Alumni are welcome to the BYO picnic on Sunday, July 24, at Eagle Park in Belen. For more information on the reunion, go to www.bhsclassof1981.webs.com, or go to Facebook at 30 year class reunion – Class of ’81, or call Pam Vallejos Jaramillo at 480-1096.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1976 will be hosting its 35th class reunion on July 29-30. There will be a no-host social gathering at Harla Mays at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 29; a BHS tour at 11 a.m. on Saturday; and a dinner and dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express in Belen. The cost is $50 per person for the dinner and dance and $100 per couple. The classes of 1975 and 1977 are also invited. For information, call Neph Carter Frazer at 860-7731, Gloria Trujillo Esquibel at 256-508-1205, Betty Chavez at 459-2326, or visit the reunion Facebook page.
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 7 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe. The cost will be $15 at the door. 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

SATURDAY, MAY 21
MEADOW LAKE PARKS AREA ASSOCIATION will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. at the Meadow Lake Community Center. All are invited to attend. For information, call Jim Lane at 865-9786.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
FRIDAY, MAY 27
A MEET-AND-GREET the candidates for the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy Board of Directors will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jose Dolores Cordova Cultural Center in Jarales.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
A MEETING TO DISCUSS AP WEIGHTED CLASSES at Belen High School will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the central office boardroom. All interested parties are invited. For information, call Geneva Nixon at 966-1000.
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FREE STATE FUNDED PRE-K APPLICATIONS are being accepted at Kids Korner Preschool, 565-2373; Shooting Stars CDC, 865-4545; Little Learners CDC, 866-7272; Watch-Me-Grow Preschool, 864-6095; and Wright Choice LC, 864-2530, Peralta’s Playhouse, also known as Kids Country Playhouse, 869-4939.
TOMÉ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will be holding kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday, May 23. Families need to bring an original birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency documentation. Acceptable proof of residency documentation includes a mortgage statement, real estate contract, notarized rental agreement or real estate tax statement.
SUNDANCE ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION  will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until May 27. Information needed include proof of residency, a lease agreement and utility bill, a mortgage statement or property tax assessment, and up-to-date immunization records.
INFINITY HIGH SCHOOL is taking applications for the 2011-12 school year. Students must have attempted on year at a high school. For information, call 966-1520. Infinity High School is located at 221 S. Fourth St. in Belen.
EARLY AND CONTINUOUS registration for kindergarten in the Belen Consolidated School District is being held through the summer for school year 2011-12.
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.

SATURDAY, MAY 21
HUB CITY RAIL HERITAGE DAY will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Belen Public Library, the Harvey House Museum and at BNSF. The celebration will tell the history in the city of Belen. Register at the library for your “ticket” to tour the engine. Tours leave the library every half hour beginning at 9 a.m. Call 966-2608 to reserve your tickets or sign up at the library.
VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT CO. INC., will hold a declaration and tag day from 7 a.m. to noon at the fair grounds. The declaration and tagging will be for hog, lamb, meat goat, dairy goat and replacement dairy animals. For information, call 610-7585.
BUILDING FAMILY TREES will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Claudia Barreto, professor of biology at UNM-VC, at 10 a.m. at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. The presentation, which is for all ages, will focus on how scientists classify animals. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students, seniors and Friends of Whitfield members. The Whitfield Wildlife Conservation area is at 2424 N.M. 47, one mile north of the Belen river bridge.
HUNING RANCH, including Jubilee, in Los Lunas will hold a community-wide yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 565-8277.
TUESDAY, MAY 24
SENIORS ARE INVITED to play bridge at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginners are welcome. For information, call 869-2117.
SUMMER OF SERVICE parent’s meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Central Elementary School cafeteria. Permission slips and medical releases for SOS activity trips will need to be filled out. Registration and returning summer participants will also be taking place. The SOS program will take place June 6-15. The registration fee is $75. For information, call Jen Richter at 417-7928 or email jrichter@unm.edu.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
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, MAY 27
A SUMMER POTLUCK AND BARBECUE, sponsored by La Vida Felicidad, Inc., will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas to meet the staff. There will be a question-and-answer session from noon to 1 p.m. 
SATURDAY, MAY 28
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ DE MENDOZA COMMUNITY CENTER will hold its yard sale from 7 to 3 p.m. in Tomé.
ARBORETUM TOMÉ SPRING FLING will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 9 Gilcrease Road. A presentation on how to improve your soil, planting fruit trees for food and the best trees for shad and water conservation will be held at 10:30 a.m. For information, call Trees That Please Nursery at 866-5027.
MONDAY, MAY 30
THE CHAVEZ-CURAN VFW Post 2387 will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day.
Korean War Memorial in Jarales will host its Memorial Day event at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day.
TUESDAY, MAY 31
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY of Valencia County will meet at 6 p.m. at the Los Lunas High School auditorium. For information, contact the party at dpofvc@gmail.com.
SENIORS ARE INVITED to play bridge at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginners are welcome. For information, call 869-2117.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
MOMS CLUB OF VALENCIA COUNTY will hold an open house at 10 a.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. Snacks will be provided. For information, contact Kristi Brasel at kristibrasel@gmail.com or momsclubofvalenciacountynm@gmail.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
THE HUB CITY MUSIC FEST in Belen will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Heart of Belen Plaza and will feature the music of Jerry Jaramillo and the Brown River Band.
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THE BELEN COMMUNITY CENTER at Eagle Park is offering beginning Yoga classes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. All levels are welcome. For information, call 966-2700.
THE BELEN COMMUNITY CENTER at Eagle Park is offering Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. For information, call 966-2700.
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