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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26
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, OCT. 27
A FREE MOVIE, “Spooky Buddies,” 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 507-2686 or 861-5955.   
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.
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL ORCHESTRA will be holding its “Lucky” 13th annual massacred ball from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Sheriff’s Posse Hall. Admission is free and there will be a costume contest and a raffle. This is an alcohol-free event. For information, call Gair at 864-3749.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
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. 29
WILD AND WOOLY NUNO FELTING west felted scarf workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 508 Becker Ave. in Belen. The cost is $65, plus $15 kit fee. The instructor is Linda Waters. 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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS annual show reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tomé Art Gallery, 2930 N.M. 47. During the reception, there will be a shrinky dink jewelry class for kids and adults. There will be Italian ice and face paining. The show runs through Nov. 6.
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.
MONDAY, OCT. 31
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, NOV. 1
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 277-5191.   
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, NOV. 2
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, NOV. 3
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.
SPARKY AND RHONDA RUCKER will be in concert at 7 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student-Community Center. The cost is $10. They will perform songs and tell stories from the American folk tradition. The performance is part of the UNM-VC Cultural Enrichment Series.
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 507-2686 or 861-5955.   
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, NOV. 4
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, NOV. 5
AN ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR with local artists will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Isleta Recreation Center. For information, call 869-6661.
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.
ART PRODUCTIONS BY DEBRA, 480 Rio Communities Blvd., will hold a Halloween scrap book class from 3 to 5 p.m. The cost is $25. For information, call 261-5057.
A SHIBORI AND HAND DYING class will be held at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. in Belen, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $70, which includes a free kit. For information, call Linda Walters at 864-3362.
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.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 5-6
BERLIE’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Parish Hall. There will be food, fun and entertainment as well as a silent auction. The bazaar is sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Vendors welcome. For information, call Bonnie at 908-7001.
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SOUTHWEST BY MIDWEST, a exhibit by Robert S. Rea and Baldwin G. Burr, will be held at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts through Jan. 7. The artists, who both grew up in the small Midwestern town of London, Ohio, will display their views of the Southwest.
THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE is looking for vendors for an arts and crafts show to be held the first weekend of December at the Belen Moose Family Center. Spaces are available for $10 for one day, or $15 for two days. For information, call Marie at 573-7361 or 861-1122.
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.
LATIN DANCE CLASSES are being offered at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas from 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until December. The cost is $2 per person, per class. Dance instructor Fred Laureta will introduce dances such as Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Merengue and Tango. For information, call Laureta at 966-6027.


CLASS REUNIONS

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 30
TOWN OF TOME LAND GRANT meets at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center on N.M. 47 at 1 p.m. Agenda is available upon request La Merced del Pueblo de Tomé tendra su junta del trimester el dia 30 de Octubre  a la 1 de la tarde en el Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Centro Comunidad.


EDUCATION

FRIDAY, NOV. 4
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, Fitball, will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 140 in the Fitness and Wellness Center at UNM-VC.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
FREE CERTIFIED TUTOR TRAINING is offered by Valencia County Literacy Council. Trainings fill up fast, so call Bob Bishop at 925-8935 or email bbishop@valencialiteracy.org.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
LLHS PARENTS WHO WOULD like to purchase a senior ad for your child to appear in the La Luna can bring your ad and pictures from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room D-6. Ads cost $65-$450. For information, call Mrs. Thomas at 865-4646, ext. 6142.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9
DWI AND THE ABUSE of prescription drugs by Ginny Adame, B.S. Criminal Justice, Valencia County DWI Program Prevention Enforcement coordinator, will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 134 in the Fitness and Wellness Center at UNM-VC.
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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 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26
FOOD WILL BE DISTRIBUTED for the general public from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mid-West New Mexico Community Action Program, 549 Don Pasqual in Los Lunas.

THURSDAY, OCT. 27
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.
THE FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING to form the Valencia County Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Los Lunas Community Center at Daniel Fernandez Park. PFLAG is a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and those who love them.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
A COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 1832 Camino del Llano in Belen. There will be free games, a cake walk and candy and popcorn.
BUILDING BLOCKS LEARNING CENTER in Belen will hold a Halloween carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission will be $1 per family. They will also be selling books of 20 tickets for $10. There will be a bake sale, cake walk, costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and a children’s duck pond. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with prizes.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
A FALL FESTIVAL will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Anna Becker Park in Belen. There will be a silent auction, music, food, prizes, entertainment, a bake sale, jumper, games, a cake walk, costume contest, pet costume contest, pie eating contest and pig raffle.
LOS LUNAS MIDDLE SCHOOL will hold a fall festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is two non-perishable food items or $1 per person. The band and chorus will perform, and there will be a haunted house, food, skits, games, music, karaoke, treats, a costume contest, a cupcake walk and prizes. Tickets are 50 cents each for booths, treats and food.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
A HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL, sponsored by Valencia Family Medicine, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its walk-in clinic, 328 Main St. in Los Lunas. There will be games, prizes, food, costume contest, music, Sumo wrestling and oversized boxing.
MONDAY, OCT. 31
LOS LUNAS HAUNTED HOUSE will be held beginning at 5 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center, 1103 N.M. 317 in Los Lunas. Free candy will be handed out to the children.
JOIN THE MANZANO VISTA Volunteer Fire Department and auxiliary from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for a Halloween event at the fire station, 311 El Cerro Mission Road. Children will receive a bag of treats. There will be hot dogs, chips and punch. Costume judging will be held at 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VALENCIA COUNTY will meet at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. Ray Aragon will speak about Social Security.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2
AARP will host a panel of experts about gaps in services and two coordination can improve access to transportation for the community from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. The event is free. Register by calling 1-877-926-8300.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION AND PILOT CLUBS flea market, which will feature Christmas items, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valley Community Plaza in Rio Communities. Spaces are $5. Bring your own tables. For information, call 864-4668 or 861-0090.
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THE BELEN MODEL RAILROAD CLUB will be showing trains through Nov. 26 at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. Trains will be run on a 20-foot by 40-foot layout every Tuesday through Saturday, and most Sundays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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.
PICKLE BALL BELEN meets at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park from 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Helga at 864-8779.
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, and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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.