Noticias

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ARTS

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
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 16
READ ALONG “Storyteller ” with Joe Hayes at 10 a.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library.
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.
SUMMER ART FOR ALL AGES will be held at Duncan Studios. Students will be learning cartooning. For information, call 866-6076.
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 5 to 8 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.
WRITING PRACTICE GROUP meets weekly. Learn to use writing for self-exploration and personal growth. The group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 717-6495. 
A FREE MOVIE, “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
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.
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
“DON’T FORGET WINONA” will be presented and discussed by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, Ph.D., at 1 p.m. at the Belen Public Library as part of the Journey Stories Smithsonian exhibition. 
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. (except August and December)
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will be holding a potluck at 1 p.m.,  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, SATURDAY, JUNE 20-25
SUMMER ART FOR ALL AGES will be held at Duncan Studios. This week, students will be decorating bird houses and boxes. For information, call 866-6076.
MONDAY, JUNE 20
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.  Drop by one of the rehearsals to listen or call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
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. 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 offers line dancing classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027, or at the center, 839-3845.
WII GAMING from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
A HOUDINI MAGIC SHOW will be held at 11 a.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library.
CRAFT AND STORY TIME for preschoolers 3- to 4-years old is 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 is 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 23
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 5 to 8 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.
WRITING PRACTICE GROUP meets weekly. Learn to use writing for self-exploration and personal growth. The group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 717-6495. 
SUMMER ART FOR ALL AGES will be held at Duncan Studios. Students will be learning cartooning. For information, call 866-6076.
A FREE MOVIE, “The Adjustment Bureau,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
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.
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, JUNE 25
“WISH YOU WERE HERE” will be presented and discussed by David Kammer, Ph.D. at 1 p.m. at the Belen Public Library as part of the Journey Stories Smithsonian exhibition. The presentation will focus on how postcards shaped our image of New Mexico.
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.
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.
CONTINUING
RAILROADING IN VALENCIA COUNTY will be the topic of an exhibit at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 251 Main St. SE, 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.
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 NW 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.
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. 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 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 $100 per couple. 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. 
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.
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1979 is throwing a 50-year birthday reunion party at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at Fat Sats Bar and Grill in Belen. For information, call Michael Gurule at 505-730-4881.

 


COMMUNITY

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at the Tierra del Sol Country Club in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
••BUENA VISTA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION meets at 6:30 p.m. at Los Lunas High School.

 


EDUCATION

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
INSURANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS will be the topic of a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 200 of the UNM-VC Student-Community Center. Have you ever thought about the types of insurance that are available and needed for small business? This workshop will cover several issues regarding insurance. To register, call 925-8980, or go to www.nmsbdc.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
AN EIGHT-WEEK NURTURING PARENTING SKILLS course will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. beginning on June 16. The classes are sponsored by the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service and San Clemente Church. The workshop is free to the public. For information, call Ann-Marie Wilson at 565-3002.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
THE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S STUDY will hold a presentation at 11 a.m. in Room 134 in the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at UNM-VC. The NCS will look at how children’s health is affected by genetics and the environment. For information, call 925-8830.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
THE MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO, Office of Archaeological Studies Hands-on Archaeology of New Mexico Exhibit will be at the Los Lunas Public Library from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
••A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, cardio kickboxing, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 140 of the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at UNM-VC. For information, call 925-8830.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
A PRESENTATION ON EYE CARE, by Melinda Cano Howes, OD from Eye Associates of New Mexico, will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 134 of the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at UNM-VC. For information, call 925-8830.

 


ETC.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 16
LOS LUNAS FREE COMMUNITY AND ENERGY FAIR will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Meadow Lake Fire Station, 755 Meadow Lake Road. There will be information on financial help the PNM Good Neighbor Fund and information about LIHEAP, weatherization assistance, energy efficient programs and a free energy efficient light bulb.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
EEA CHAPTER 530 YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Air Park. The goal of the program is to introduce children ages 8-17 to general aviation by giving them a free flight with parental permission. There will be a breakfast cook-out beginning 8 a.m. at the south end of the field. For information, call Doug Warwick at 450-5928, or Bob Hartman at 565-2743.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Christo Rey Church in Bosque at 8:30 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department at 9:15 a.m.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the Student-Community Center at UNM-VC. To sign up, log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter the sponsor code: Valencia. All donors will receive a pint of Dreyer’s ice cream. For information, call 925-8833.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
THE VAN OF ENCHANTMENT will present “Road Trips,” a free traveling exhibition, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library, 460 Main St. NE.
VALENCIA COUNTY NIGHT will be held at the Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma Redhawks. A special $7 discount is available for Valencia County businesses and residents. Order tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com/promo/81u69r.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
A BIKE RODEO will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Farm Financial Services, 643 N.M. 314 SW, Suite A, in Los Lunas. There will be 150 bike helmets given away to kids. There will be a rock climbing wall, balloons, free food and drinks. There will also be low-cost and free child car seats at Walmart in Los Lunas.  
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY with 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.”
A GENERAL ELDER LAW presentation will be held at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. There will be a one-on-one consultation for people 60-years old and older.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY general meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park.

 


FUNDRAISERS

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18
COWBOY’S NIGHT OUT, the annual fundraising dinner for the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association, will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. A donation of $100 will admit two to the event, entertainment, beverages and a meal. There will be a $10,000 grand prize drawing. Ticket information is available from any rodeo association member, or call 869-1199.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 24-25
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. To register, contact Phyllis Young at 866-9010.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
VALENCIA SHELTER SERVICES will be holding a benefit golf tournament at Tierra del Sol Country Club. The cost is $85 per entry. There will be a lunch and silent auction. For information, call Mandie Trujillo at 261-5824 or Terese “Tinky” Ulivarri at 264-3433.

 


GOVERNMENT

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 9:30 a.m. at the county administrative building.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
ROADRUNNER BUSINESS ALLIANCE meets at 8 a.m. at Casa de Abo on River Road in Belen.
COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM, which focuses on victims of crimes, meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Fire Department.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS meets at 7 p.m. at the post home, 155 S. Fifth in Belen.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
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.
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.
EL JARDIN ENCANTO Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. at the the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, 404 Courthouse Road. For information, call Janelle at 565-8772 or Laura at 565-3002.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meet at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN meets at 7 p.m. Meeting locations are subject to change. For information, call Becky at 861-1025.
VENTURE CREW 360, high adventure Scouting for ages 14 to 21, meets at 7 p.m. in the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center, N.M. 47 and Romero Road in Tomé. If you are looking for high adventure, such as camping, canoeing or hiking, join in. For information, call Liz, 203-2069.