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ARTS

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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
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.
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
FUN ARTS FOR KIDS classes will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at The Art Center, 480 Rio Communities Blvd. in Rio Communities. Cost for the four-week program is $40, which includes all supplies. Call 263-3104 for information and to register.
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will  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.
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.
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA POETS, a chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society, meets at 12:15 p.m. at Mike’s SQ Family Cafe, formerly Joanne’s Café in Rio Communities. Visitors are welcome; bring poems. For information, call Annmarie, 865-5605, or Rebecca, 861-1667.
THE RIO VALLEY OPRY PLAYERS will honor the Blue Star Mothers with a classic country music program to include a tinge of Mexican and bluegrass at Henrietta’s restaurant in Los Lunas from 6 to 8 p.m. All tips will be donated to honor and assist local military families. For information, call Barbara at 865-6817.
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.
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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.


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 and a dinner and dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Holiday Inn Express in Belen. The dinner is $76 per couple if paid before June 3 and $100 per couple after. Send checks to, BHS Class of 76 Reunion, 62 Castillo Rd., Belen, NM 87002. For information, visit the reunion Facebook page or call Neph Carter, 860-7731 or Betty Chavez, 459-2326.


COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
A FLEA MARKET will be held by Rio Communities Association and the Pilot Club from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Valley Community Plaza, 373 Rio Communities Blvd. Vendor spaces, indoor and outdoor, are $5. Bring your own table. For information, call 864-4668 or 861-0090.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held at Peralta Methodist Church from noon to 3 p.m. in the community building, 25 Wesley Road, Peralta. To schedule an appointment, visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and use sponsor code “Peralta” to find the correct blood drive, contact Carol Sams, 565-0173 or the church office, 865-9334.
A MEET AND GREET for Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District at-large candidate Eugene Abeita and Valencia County candidate Johnny Paiz will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Frances’ Restaurant in Belen.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
FREE MOVIE NIGHT at the Belen Public Library, featuring “The Chronicles of Narnia:  Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” The patio entrance opens at 5:45 p.m. and the movie starts at 6 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
CRUZIN’ SOUTH ROUTE 66 is hosting a special “cruz” night. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank in Bosque Farms and “cruz” to Heritage Park in Los Lunas. Food, fun and door prizes. It’s $5 to enter a lottery drawing for a chance to win cash prizes or come for free and enjoy some time in the cars and on the grass.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14
A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE sponsored by United Blood Services and the Rotary Club of Los Lunas will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Los Lunas Wellness Center, 3445 Lambros Loop, Los Lunas. Appointments can be made by calling Jan or Pete Smargon at 565-0284. Walk-ins are welcome.
FREE MOVIE NIGHT at the Belen Public Library, featuring “The Tourist.” The patio entrance opens at 5:45 p.m. and the movie starts at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
FREE MOVIE NIGHT at the Belen Public Library, featuring “Cats and Dogs:  The Revenge of Kitty Galore.” The patio entrance opens at 5:45 p.m. and the movie starts at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY and brave veterans from 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Senior Center. There will be a dance featuring Los Alegres de Belen and Mike Silva will perform “America the Beautiful.”
FREE MOVIE NIGHT at the Belen Public Library, featuring “The Adjustment Bureau.” The patio entrance opens at 5:45 p.m. and the movie starts at 6 p.m.


EDUCATION

MONDAY, JUNE 6
SUMMER OF SERVICE PROGRAM begins at 8 a.m. at Belen Middle School. The SOS program runs from June 6 to 15, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have a child enrolled in the program, please drop them off at that time and stay to fill out forms for the program. New applicants will also be accepted at that time, depending on how many spots are left in the program. The cost of the program is $75. For information or questions, call Jen Richter at 417-7928 or email her at jrichter@unm.edu.
FREE TUTORING FOR STUDENTS in first through eighth grades begins today. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon on June 6, 13, 20 and July 11, 18 and 25. Sessions will be held at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road, Peralta. Call 865-9334 to register.
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LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS is offering Family School for secondary students through the Distance Learning Academy. Courses required for graduation will be offered online as well as through live instruction. Pre-instruction is ongoing. For information, call 866-8288.
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.
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 28
THE TOWN OF TOMÉ Land Grant will hold its annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thomé Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center on N.M. 47. Proceeds will benefit the land grant’s scholarship fund and cemetery project.
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 shade 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.
THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Luperto Garcia Chapter Number 29 and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 29 Valencia County will be hosting its 138th Memorial Day observance and 25th war heroes memorial observance at 11 a.m. at 426-A Jarales Rd., Jarales.
THE LOS LUNAS COLUMBIAN Squires Circle 5332 will host at patriotic rosary at 6 p.m. for all veterans, past and present, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Peralta.
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
A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION for Trini Baca’s 70th birthday will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Moose Family Center. Food and music will be provided free of charge.
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
THE SECUNDINO BALDONADO American Legion Post 81 in Belen will have its election of officers. The executive board will meet at 12 p.m. and the election will be held at 1 p.m. Additional nominations will be accepted at this meeting and elections will be held after nominations. New and renewed memberships will be accepted also. The post is located at 214 Becker St., across the street from Sugar Bowl Lanes.
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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.
THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas is offering Yoga and Pilates from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Everyone is welcome to participate, men and women alike — any level. For information, call 966-6027.
THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas is offering Salsa aerobic classes from 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
THE CITY OF BELEN RECYCLING CENTER is open every Monday (except holidays) from 1 to 5 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The center, located at 832 N. Main St., is open to all city and county residents. For information, call Robert Rimorin at 966-2735.
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.
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 email tstromei@ydinm.org.


FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, MAY 28
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT RUN 10k/5k run/walk and Kids k will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Starlight Cinema parking lot, 2226 Sun Ranch Village Loop SW, in Los Lunas. To register, go to www.active.com or www.IRUNFIT.org. Packets can be picked up at Main Street Muscle and Fitness Center, 435 Main St. NW, in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
A GIVE-BACK NIGHT will be held at Chili’s Los Lunas from 4 to 10 p.m. in support of the Valencia County Literacy Council. 10 percent of all sales with a flyer will go to VCLC to buy books for children. To get the flyer, email igogal@valencialiteracy.org or call 999-9877.
FRIDAY- SATURDAY, JUNE 3-4
RELAY FOR LIFE in Belen will be held at the Belen High School baseball field beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday to 8 a.m. on Saturday. There will be a survivor dinner, music, games, a purse auction, birthday cake contest and performances.
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ORGANIZERS ARE ASKING cancer survivors to sign up for the American Cancer Society Los Lunas Relay for Life so accurate shirt sizes can be obtained before the T-shirts are ordered. The Relay for Life is June 24 and 25. To register, contact Phyllis Young at 866-9010.