Noticias

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3
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, AUG. 4
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 5 to 8 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. The classes include painting and drawing. 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 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 717-6495.   
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.
SUMMER ART FOR ALL AGES will be held at Duncan Studios. Students will be learning cartooning from 1 to 3 p.m.. For information, call 866-6076.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5
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-SUNDAY, AUG. 6-7
THE BOSQUE FARMS ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR will be held on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Bosque Farms Community Center. See handmade arts and crafts by local artists. Sisters Nancy Meyer and Pauline Cox, authors of children’s books “Windmills an American Heritage” and “Reese,” a picture book of the baby orangutan at the Albuquerque zoo, will have a book signing.
SATURDAY, AUG. 6
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.
MONDAY, AUG. 8
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND is currently taking its late-summer break, but continues to encourage band musicians in the area who have played an instrument before to join in this early organizational stage. Rehearsals will resume at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd. If you’re interested, sit in one of the rehearsals or call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10
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, AUG. 11
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 drawing. 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 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 717-6495.   
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.
SUMMER ART FOR ALL AGES will be held at Duncan Studios. Students will be learning cartooning from 1 to 3 p.m.. For information, call 866-6076.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12
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.
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL ORCHESTRA plays at 7 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call Gair, 864-3749.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13
SCHOOL OF DREAMS ACADEMY will present a summer dinner theater production “Sam’s Soda Saloon Mystery” at 6 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $14 for children under 12. The show, which is a fundraiser for SODA, includes a barbecue dinner. For tickets, call 866-7632.
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, AUG. 14
STUDENTS BRING CLAY TO LIFE SHOW’S opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tomé Art Gallery, 2930 N.M. 47. Light refreshments will be served. The show will continue through Aug. 21.
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 2 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas. Bring your instruments and join in. For information, call 865-7985 or 249-6380.
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“INSPIRATIONS” exhibit by The Camino Real 8 will be held at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts until Saturday, Sept. 17.
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. 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 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 hosting a Forever Fabulous Reunion Party for all Los Lunas alumni. This event will take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 8 at the Golden Nugget Casino. Tickets are still available at $80 per person. For more information please call 702-303-8043
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, AUG. 3
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9
AN EL CERRO MISSION COMMUNITY meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. There will be a discussion about establishing a park in the area. There will also be a contest to name to the community organization. For information, call June at 720-6002.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at Tierra del Sol Country in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 


 

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, AUG. 3-4
VALENCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL will be holding registration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 4. ID pictures will be taken and issued.
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VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION will be held for juniors  from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3; and seniors register from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
LOS LUNAS MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION and schedule pick up began this week. Students with last names beginning with L-Z are scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 4.
SUNDANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Los Lunas has ongoing kindergarten registration from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. The child must be 5-years old prior to Sept. 1, 2011. Parents or guardians should bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, current immunization records and proof of residency.
DANIEL FERNANDEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Los Lunas has ongoing kindergarten registration and new student registration daily between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the child’s original birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency.
LOS LUNAS FAMILY SCHOOL is holding open registration for first through eighth grades from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Bring original birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency to Daniel Fernandez Elementary School.
FREE CERTIFIED TUTOR training will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 with orientations at UNM-VC on Sept. 14 and 15. Help your neighbors in Valencia County improve their lives. Call Rain Swanick at Valencia County Literacy Council at 925-8935. Space is limited.
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.
TOMÉ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is holding kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.
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.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3
A JOB FAIR will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, 751 Juan Perea Road SE in Los Lunas. Employers from Albuquerque and Valencia County who have current job openings will be present. Dress appropriately and bring your resume. For information, call New Mexico Workforce Connection at 861-2144.
UNITED BLOOD SERVICES Blood Mobile will be at Presbyterian Medical Group, 609 Christopher Road in Belen, from noon to 5 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling Dottye at 861-0126 or log onto www.UnitedBloodServices.org and enter sponsor code: Belen.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 5-6
CHAMESA SUBDIVISION will be holding a community-wide yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 5-7
THE BOSQUE FARMS COMMUNITY FAIR will be held at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association’s grounds. Events include toad races and poultry and rabbit judging on Friday, Aug. 5, a parade beginning at 8:30 a.m., money pit, foot races, rolling pin throw, greased pole climb, horseshoe pitching contest, chile contest and a family dance on Saturday, Aug. 6, and white elephant bingo, pet parade and a bake walk on Sunday, Aug. 7.
FRIDAY-MONDAY, AUG. 5-8
THE RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION has arranged for a public Dumpster to be located in the Valley Community Plaza parking lot from Friday, Aug. 5, to Monday, Aug. 8. The dumpster is for public use to assist in cleaning up the neighborhood.
SATURDAY, AUG. 6
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION and Pilot Club’s flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 373 Rio Communities Blvd. Indoor and outdoor shady spaces are $5. Bring your own tables. For information, call 864-4668 and 861-0090.
SUNDAY, AUG. 7
THE NEW MEXICO H0n3 NARROW GAUGE Modular Club is having a “Belen Harvey House Get Together” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A modular H0n3 layout will be on display. For information, call Phil at 352-9431.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10
A FOSTER PARENTING ORIENTATION meeting will be held at 6 p.m. to learn about foster parenting opportunities with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane.
THURSDAY, AUG. 11
A GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY will be held at 10 a.m. for the new Los Lunas Family and Community Health Center at 660 Main St. NE in Los Lunas. For information, call 873-7402.
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.

 


 

FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY, AUG. 5
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL MATH LEAGUE will hold an end-of-summer foam party from 7 to 11 p.m. at the LLHS parking lot. There will be a live DJ and bungee run and foam. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets will be sold during LLHS registration in the cafeteria from Aug. 1-4.
••MONIQUE MACIAS, a candidate running for Our Lady of Belen Fiesta Queen, will hold an enchilada dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Parish Hall. The cost is $6 a plate.  
SATURDAY, AUG. 6
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE Youth Ministry Leadership team in Peralta will be sponsoring a cancer run/walk and volleyball tournament from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Heritage Park in Los Lunas. The event is to raise funds for cancer patients in the community that need assistance for expenses. To register, or for information, call Bernadette at 859-0557, or Al at 252-0910.
MONIQUE MACIAS, a candidate running for Our Lady of Belen Fiesta Queen, will hold a car wash at Fat Sat’s.  
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VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY EXPO are looking for sponsors to assist with prizes for its horse show scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. For information, call Victoria Sanchez at 869-9003, or Kathy Skalbeck at 865-4662.
THE BELEN FOOTBALL BOOSTERS are looking for vendors for a BHS fall sports pep rally on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Belen Multipurpose Park. To rent a booth, call Antoinette Greenlee at 350-1300, or Marinda Krause at 720-2956.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY of Valencia County office closed as of  July 1. To contact Habitat, call Bill Brown at 864-0718, or by mail at 208 Doering St., Belen, N.M., 87002. Habitat is still conducting business, and will be for some time to come.
THE ABUNDANT GRACE FREE STORE has reopened at a new location, 203 Rio Communities Blvd. (south of the Dollar General). The store is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursdays (for seniors) and Saturday. For information, call 359-8406.
THE SAN ANTONIO MISSION CHURCH on Los Lentes NE in Los Lunas is currently undergoing a restoration. The church’s annual fiestas have been moved to Saturday, Aug. 20, at the San Antonio Park, north of the church. All money raised at the fiesta will go toward the cost of the restoration. Those who want to participate in the car and motorcycle show, or have an arts and crafts booth at the fiesta, can call Carol Anaya at 328-0459.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY seeks assistance with the rebuilding of Mary Sanchez’s home at 79 Eastside School Road. All funds donated will be received through St. Vincent de Paul. An account has been established at Wells Fargo Bank, Acct. No. 8098914453. For information, call Manuel Rodriguez, 864-0808, or Joe Maestas, 573-5568.
PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING to the Belen Area Food Pantry, which depends exclusively on gifts to provide food for eligible families within the Belen Consolidated School District. The food pantry can purchase 2,000 pounds of food for less than $300. The food pantry is located at 115 S. Fourth St. in Belen. For information, contact Laurie Duffy at 864-8621.