Noticias

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Thor,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
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.
BOSQUE FARMS COMMUNITY CENTER is offering free beginning line dance lessons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call 869-5133.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
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, OCT. 1
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 1-3 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. Visitors are welcome; bring poems. For information, call Annmarie, 865-5605, or G. Forest at 864-0837.
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 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.
MONDAY, OCT. 3
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, OCT. 4
THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY are presenting a reading program for children, ages 3-6, accompanied by and adult, with stories and songs in English and Spanish and crafts projects. The program is held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the children’s section of the library. 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 864-6036.
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, OCT. 5
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.
ART CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays at Duncan Studios. For information or to enroll, call Tery at 866-6076.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
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.
BOSQUE FARMS COMMUNITY CENTER is offering free beginning line dance lessons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call 869-5133.
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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7
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, OCT. 8
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.
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THE BELEN ART LEAGUE FALL SHOW will be held at the Harvey House Museum in Belen through Oct. 1. The Harvey House is located at 104 N. First St. in Belen. For information, call 861-0582.
VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH is looking for vendors for an arts and crafts show to be held at the church on Saturday, Oct. 22. Spaces are $15 each. For information, call Donna at 864-8820.
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 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
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL class of 1982 is looking for classmates for its 30-year reunion. Email contact information to belenclassof82reunion@gmail.com.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL class of 1992 is preparing for its 20-year reunion, which will be held July 20-21, 2012. Send contact information to llhs1992@gmail.com or find them on Facebook.


COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11
THE EL CERRO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
LA ASOCIACION DE LA COMUNIDAD DE SAN CLEMENTE meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
THE MEADOW LAKE PARKS AREA ASSOCIATION meets at 3 p.m. at the MLPAA property at the end of Meadow Lake Road. For information, call Jim at 865-9786.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.


EDUCATION

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
DANIEL FERNANDEZ ELEMENTARY AND FAMILY SCHOOL will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, Bosu training, will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 140 in the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
PREVENTATIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENTS will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Rooms 108 and 111 in the Student Community Center at UNM-VC. There will be free flood pressure readings, BMIs, body fat testing, cholesterol and glucose testing and flu shots. United Blood Services will also be holding a blood drive at the Fitness and Wellness Education Center.
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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.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VALENCIA COUNTY will meet at 6 p.m. at Peralta Elementary School’s cafeteria. For information, visit www.vcdemocrats.org.
TUESDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 27-OCT. 1
CELEBRATE THE FREEDOM TO READ with Banned Books Week at Los Lunas Public Library. There will activities and drawing for fun prizes all week. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 3 to 4 p.m., there will be Newspaper Blackout Crafts at the library; on Wednesday, Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a story and book crafts at the Museum of Heritage and Arts; on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m., there will be story hour with special book craft at the library; on Friday, Sept. 20, from 3 to 4 p.m., there will be Altered Book Craft-Book Art at the library; and on Saturday, Oct. 1, winners of the raffle will be announced at the library.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1
UNITED BLOOD SERVICES will be at Peralta United Memorial Methodist Church from noon to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment online, go to www.unitedbloodservices.org and sign up as a donor using sponsor code “Peralta,” or call Chris at 565-0181.
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION and Pilot Clubs flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valley Community Plaza. Outdoor shady spaces are $5. Bring your own tables. For information, call 864-4668, or 861-0090.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to a flood map meeting at 5 p.m. at the Valencia County Administration Building, 444 Luna Ave. in Los Lunas. The informal open house is to learn more about the August 2010 flood insurance rate maps and flood insurance.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
FREE COOKING CLASS in New Mexico traditional foods such as calabacitas and tortillas will be held at 3 p.m. at the Center for Ageless Living, Green House Bistro and Bakery, 5 Thomas Road in Los Lunas. All ages are welcome. For information, call 866-1936.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
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.
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THE CITY OF BELEN will be hosting “Belen Music and Art Fest” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Eagle Park. Vendor spaces are available; food vendors $50, and all others $25. Any artist who would like to display and possibly sell their art is welcome to attend. For information, call Brenda at 966-2700.
THE CITY OF BELEN and Lori’s Boardwalk Gymnastics are looking for vendors to participate in its annual Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Anna Becker Park. Only non-food vendors will be accepted. The cost is $25 per 10-by-10 space. Electricity will be provided. For information, call 966-2700.
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, OCT. 1
THE VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Community 5K Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m. at the VHS track. The cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt; $12 for students and staff, or free to students and staff (without a T-shirt). For information, email Lynette Padilla-Orpinel at llpadilla@llschools.net.
A SPAGHETTI DINNER with all the fixings will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department. The cost is $8 per plate. The event is sponsored by the Rio Grande Estates Department Auxiliary to benefit fire and rescue services.
VALENCIA CIVITAN GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course. Registration begins at noon, tee-off is at 1 p.m. The cost is $400 per team, or $100 per person. For information, call David Franklin at 463-2626. The proceeds will several nonprofit agencies in the county.
RIO GRANDE RESCUE will be holding a “doggie wash” 9 a.m. at Western Mercantile, 3469 N.M. 47 in Los Lunas. The proceeds will go toward the dog rescue organization. For information, call Denise at 804-3617.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 6-8
THE FRIENDS OF THE BELEN LIBRARY are holding its biannual book sale at the Belen Public Library, 333 Becker Avenue in Belen. Members are invited 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. You can join at the door for $5 for individuals, $8 for families, $25 for patron, and $100 for a lifetime membership. The public is invited to the book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Proceeds from the sale are used to help support the library with materials, supplies and programs, especially the children’s reading programs. Most books will be sold for $2 per bag.
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LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL baseball boosters will be holding a craft fair in November. They are now looking for booth vendors. For information, call Katherine at 877-6271.
DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED for Belen resident Antonio Marquez, who has a rare form of cancer. Help is needed to pay for medical expenses. An account, the Antonio Marquez benefit fund, has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. For information, call Judy Marquez at 861-3387 or 489-5505.
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 can purchase 2,000 pounds of food for less than $300. The food pantry, located at 115 S. Fourth St. in Belen, is open from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday,Wednesday and Friday; and from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the same address. For information, contact Laurie Duffy at 864-8621.