Noticias

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ARTS

SATURDAY, AUG. 20
THE VALENCIA VALLEY QUILTERS will share their current quilt projects at 1 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. Member Karen Boston will show her large collection of “Molas.” The community is encouraged to bring their quilts to share.
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.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21
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, AUG. 22
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND is rehearsing every Monday from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd. If you have some band or instrumental experience, this is an good time to pick up your horns again and volunteer your talents. The band is for everyone, including high school and college students. For information, call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23
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. 24
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. 25
A FREE MOVIE, “Jane Eyre,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen 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.
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 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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26
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, AUG. 27
AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL will be held at the Belen Art League, 509 Becker Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cool off with ice cream and live music in the gallery’s garden. The cost is $5 for ice cream and all the toppings. For information, call 861-0217.
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.
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.
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. 28
INTRODUCTION TO SILK PAINTING: The Stain Glass Look class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tomé Art Gallery. Experience the art of silk painting as you create a one-of-a-kind scarf, table runner or wall hanging in this one-day workshop. All material will be provided.
MONDAY, AUG. 29
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND is rehearsing every Monday from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd. If you have some band or instrumental experience, this is an good time to pick up your horns again and volunteer your talents. The band is for everyone, including high school and college students. For information, call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30
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. 31
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.
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THE 10TH ANNUAL NMQA COMMUNITY SERVICE quilts show is at the Harvey House Museum in Belen through Sept. 3. Regular museum hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Of the 60 quilts on exhibit, three have been pieced using material from a military uniform and will be donated to the Blue Star Mothers of New Mexico.
“INSPIRATIONS” exhibit by The Camino Real 8 will be held at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts until Saturday, Sept. 17.
THE 10TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO QUILTERS Association Quilt show will be held from Aug. 13-Sept. 3 at the Harvey House in Belen. The show will include quilting demonstration every Saturday at 1 p.m. For information, call 861-0581.  
A CALL FOR ENTRIES for the Belen Art League’s photo contest and exhibition “Valencia County Images.” The entry fee is $5 for two images. The deadline to enter is Saturday, Sept. 17. The contest is open to all Valencia County residents. Photos need to be of something in the county. Entry forms are available at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. Exhibition runs Sept. 24-Oct. 8 at the gallery.  
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 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


COMMUNITY

SATURDAY, AUG. 20
THE MEADOW LAKES PARK 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 at 865-9786.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.


EDUCATION

TUESDAY, AUG. 30
ANN PARISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will be holding an open house from 6-7 p.m.
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FREE ENGLISH CLASSES for adult students are available at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. Students can now register for free English as a Second Language classes. Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings in Meadow Lake, El Cerro and at the campus in Tomé. For information, call 925-8900.
VALENCIA AREA FAMILY EDUCATORS has many activities planned for the coming school year. For information about joining the group, email vafenews@hotmail.com or call 869-2170.
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; Little Learners CDC, 866-7272; Watch-Me-Grow Preschool, 864-6095; and Peralta’s Playhouse, also known as Kids Country Playhouse, 869-4939.
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, AUG. 20
THE MEADOW LAKE PARKS AREA ASSOCIATION will hold a free rock, geology and fossils workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MLPAA property at the end of Meadow Lake Road. All are invited to attend. For information, call Jim at 865-9786.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 20-21
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY EXPO will be held behind Walmart in Los Lunas. Join in the fun and a variety of activities, including indoor exhibits, animals for FFA and 4-H, movie nights, family dances, green chile showdown, live entertainment and a horseshoe tournament.  
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 20-28
VALENCIA COUNTY FAIR will be held at the Valencia County Fairgrounds in Belen. Enjoy a mule and donkey show, all-breed horse show, Belen Chamber of Commerce parade on Saturday, Aug. 27, a chile cook-off and hay stacking competition and junior livestock show.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24
A PUBLIC INPUT MEETING regarding the Los Lunas fixed-route bus service will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, 751 Juan Perea Road. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the fixed-route bus service proposed for the village of Los Lunas and to receive public comment.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25
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, AUG. 26
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at 613 Frederico Blvd. in Rio Communities. For information, call Pam Cordova at 864-2515.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30
U.S. REP. MARTIN HEINRICH will have staff mobile office hours at noon at the El Cerro Community Center; at 2 p.m. at Joanne’s Diner in Rio Communities; and at 3;30 p.m. in rooms 101A and 101B at UNM-VC’s Learning Resource Center.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
THE VALENCIA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT and the Natural Resource Conservation Service are conducting a Farm Bill Local Work Group meeting to be held at 10 a.m. at the USDA Service Center in Los Lunas. Public input is needed from the Local Work Group participants to help the district conservationist and the Valencia SWCD implement an environmental quality incentive program proposal. For questions, call 865-4643, ext. 3.
TUESDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 6-9
A COOKING AND NUTRITION CLASS will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Casa Colorada Community Center, N.M. 304, south of Rio Communities.
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RIO ABAJO QUEEN CONTESTANTS are being sought for the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 event. The contest is open to everyone ages 13 and older. Each contestant will be selling raffle tickets to determine the winner. For information, call Rhona at the chamber office at 864-8091.
THE BOSQUE FARMS COMMUNITY CENTER is in need of volunteers. Share your love of dance with seniors by teaching line dancing, country and western, ballroom, folk, swing and whatever you have a talent for. The center is looking for short term and long term commitment, and are willing to work around your schedule. If interested, call 869-5133.
THE DEL RIO SENIOR CENTER is closed for renovation. Meals for seniors will be served at the Moose Lodge next door to the center. The renovation will take about three months. For information, call the Belen Senior Center at 864-2663.
THE BELEN COMMUNITY CENTER at Eagle Park is offering beginning Yoga classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, and 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.
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.
DROP-IN TENNIS is held from 8 to 10 a.m. every weekday, Monday through Friday at the tennis courts at San Antonio Park on Los Lentes NE in Los Lunas. This is an intermediate group of players seeking new players. Both men and women welcome. No beginners please. For informations, call 865-0645, or show up to play.
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 SW 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 Kendra Edwards 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, AUG. 20
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. There will be a car, truck and motorcycle show, arts and crafts booths and entertainment for the whole family, food, carpa dancing, and a fajita dinner for $10. For information, call Carol Anaya at 328-0459.
A FUNDRAISING CAR WASH to benefit Carlos Cordova, the 4-year old who was run over in June, will begin at 10 a.m. at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen. To donate, an account has been set up in Carlos Cordova’s name at the Belen Railroad Employee Credit Union.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21
THE TIGER YAFL FRESHMEN FOOTBALL TEAM will be holding a benefit dinner and dance from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Los Chavez. The cost is $10 per person. For information, call head coach Larry Gallegos at 803-6319.
SATURDAY, AUG. 27
A BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Belen Alexander Municipal Airport for Patrick Husbands, who recently received a lung transplant. The proceeds will go toward his medical expenses.
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RAFFLE TICKETS are being sold as a fundraiser for the Valencia County Fair. Prizes include a cow elk hunt and a deer hunt package located in southwestern New Mexico. For information, call 610-7585.
DONATIONS OF OLD RAILROAD OVERALLS are needed for the Harvey House Museum in Belen. To donate, call Ken Gibson at 864-7433.
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.
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 is located at 115 S. Fourth St. in Belen. For information, contact Laurie Duffy at 864-8621.