Noticias (01/07/12)

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ARTS

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 7-8
YOUTH AUDITIONS for The Mansion Players’ spring production will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Youths ages 12-18 are encouraged to audition for a series of short comedies with the common theme of “Things Art Not Always as They Appear!” You may bring a prepared monologue or read from the script. No experience necessary. The shows will be performed in April. To audition, call Marie at 565-2154.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7
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.
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 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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will 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, JAN. 9
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, JAN. 10
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, JAN. 11
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, JAN. 12
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, JAN. 13
A BOOK SIGNING will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hastings Book Store in Los Lunas for local author and poet Annmarie H. Pearson, who wrote “The Fetish Ruby,” a mystery novel.
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.
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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14
MAKING PRINTS AND CARDS From Your Artwork class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. The cost is $15. For information, call Janet Bray at 864-4157.
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, JAN. 16
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 15
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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17
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, JAN. 18
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, JAN. 19
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, JAN. 20
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, JAN. 21
A PHOTOSHOP CLASS for artists will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Lunas Painter’s Guild. The course will be conducted using Windows PhotoShop CS4 and will cover combining photographs, values, perspective, coloration, formats and how to prepare images for art shows. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. For information, call 865-7870.
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.
THE BELEN LIBRARY LITERARY SERIES, sponsored by the Belen Public Library and the UNM-VC English Department, will host Patricia Gillikin, “The Poetry of e.e. cummings.” The presentation will be held at 1 p.m.
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TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be making bowls for the Soup-R Bowl Party, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28. All ages are invited to the free event. All money raised will benefit the Virginia Clark annual Memorial Scholarship at UNM-VC.
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

TUESDAY, JAN. 10
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 15
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at Tierra del Sol Country in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21
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.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL/PARENT ADVISORY will meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s library. All are welcome to attend.
SATURDAYS, JAN. 21, 28
FREE CERTIFIED TUTOR TRAINING in basic literacy and English as a second language will be offered by the Valencia Literacy Council. The two-day training course will be held on the UNM-VC campus. To register, or for information, call Bob Bishop at 925-8935, or email bbishop@valencialiteracy.org.
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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.
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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 5
THE GREATER BELEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold a free mix, mingle and munch networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at US Bank in Belen. The guest speaker will be Rod Stewart of Rod Stewart and Associates, Inc. For information, call 864-8091.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY EXPO Entertainment Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at a location to be announced later. For information, go to www.vccexpo.com.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION and Pilot Club’s flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valley Community Plaza. Outdoor spaces are $5. Bring your own table. For information, call 864-4668 or 861-0090.
ENCHANTMENT LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $75 for the first child, $70 for the second immediate family member, and $65 for any additional immediate family member. At the time of registration, three original proofs of residency and an original birth certificate are required. Only one utility bill will be accepted. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4-16. To register early online through Jan. 27, go to www.eteamz.com/enchantmentlittleleague.
TUESDAY-THURSDAY, JAN. 10-12
FREE ZUMBA CLASSES will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane in Belen.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14
ENCHANTMENT LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $75 for the first child, $70 for the second immediate family member, and $65 for any additional immediate family member. At the time of registration, three original proofs of residency and an original birth certificate are required. Only one utility bill will be accepted. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4-16. To register early online through Jan. 27, go to www.eteamz.com/enchantmentlittleleague.
THE CRUZIN’ SOUTH ROUTE 66 CAR CLUB will hold its January cruise starting at the new Tractor Supply Co. in Bosque Farms at 1 p.m. There will be an open house to display the cars and vendors.
MONDAY, JAN. 16
THE ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by the Belen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Commission, will be held at 6 p.m. at Anna Becker Park in Belen.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17
THE RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church in Bosque from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY EXPO Horse Show Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Cody’s Gifts in Bosque Farms.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
A FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Belen Public Health Office, 617 Becker Ave. For information, call 864-7743.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
THE GREATER BELEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold a Winter Wonderland Ball and its annual installation banquet at the Holiday Inn Express in Belen beginning with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner and the program begins at 7 p.m. For information, call 864-8091.
ENCHANTMENT LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $75 for the first child, $70 for the second immediate family member, and $65 for any additional immediate family member. At the time of registration, three original proofs of residency and an original birth certificate are required. Only one utility bill will be accepted. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4-16. To register early online through Jan. 27, go to www.eteamz.com/enchantmentlittleleague.
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OCCUPY LOS LUNAS meets at 1 p.m. every Sunday on the river bridge in Los Lunas. Check out the Occupy Los Lunas Facebook for details.
ZUMBA CLASSES will be held at the Fred Luna Senior Center in Los Lunas from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday, and 8 to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Fridays. For information, call Renee at 839-3853.
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.