Noticias (01/18/12)

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ARTS

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.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR FRED LAURETA will be giving beginning country western/ballroom/Latin and swing dance lessons every Wednesday until the end of March at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas. The class will be held from 7:35 to 8:40 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, per class. Men and women, boys and girls, ages 14 and older, are welcome. Singles and couples are encouraged to participate. For information, call Laureta at 966-6027.
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.
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Dolphin Tale,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 22
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.
MONDAY, JAN. 23
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. 24
A BOOK SIGNING AND CELEBRATION will be held at UNM-VC to honor Richard Melzer Ph.D. for the publication of his new book, “New Mexico: Celebrating the Land of Enchantment.” There will be two presentations at 1:30 and 6 p.m. at the Student-Community Center. Refreshments will be served.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25
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.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR FRED LAURETA will be giving beginning country western/ballroom/Latin and swing dance lessons every Wednesday until the end of March at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas. The class will be held from 7:35 to 8:40 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, per class. Men and women, boys and girls, ages 14 and older, are welcome. Singles and couples are encouraged to participate. For information, call Laureta at 966-6027.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26
A FREE MOVIE, “Soul Surfer,” 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.
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. 27
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. 28
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.
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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YOUTH AUDITIONS for The Mansion Players’ spring production — by appointment — are being held for youth 12-18 for a series of short comedies with the common theme of “Things Are Not as They Appear!” You may bring a prepared monologue or just read from the script. No experience is necessary, and students with reading difficulty can easily be accommodated. The shows will be performed several times in April throughout Valencia County. To audition, call Marie at 565-2154.
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be making bowls for the Soup-R Bowl Party, which will be held on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 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.

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.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL class if 1962 is looking for classmates for its 50-year reunion. Email contact information to classof62reunion@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY

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 Meadow Lake Community Center. All are invited to attend. For information, call Jim at 865-9786.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25
THE ANNUAL MEETINGS of the Wildflower Homeowners Association will be held at 5 p.m., and the Huning Ranch Owners Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Los Lunas School Teachers Resource Center. All homeowners are encouraged to attend. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 28.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29
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 24 de Enero a la 1 de la tarde en el Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Centro Comunidad.

EDUCATION

THURSDAY, JAN. 19
THE BELEN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS Parent Night will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the administration building’s boardroom. The topic of discussion will be “Children of the Screen: How Media Images Affect Kids.” For information, call 966-1000.
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.
MONDAY, JAN. 23
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL will be holding a meeting for parents and seniors from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school’s library. There will be a detailed presentation on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application process. There will also be information about FASFA workshops in February. Refreshments will be served at 5 in the cafeteria.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28
“MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at Valencia High School. Tickets are $8. All sales support the Los Lunas Schools Renaissance Program. The Las Vegas-style magic show will have large illusions, lots of laughs and audience participation.
MONDAY, JAN. 30
“MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. in the Los Lunas High School gymnasium. Tickets are $8. All sales support the Los Lunas Schools Renaissance Program. The Las Vegas-style magic show will have large illusions, lots of laughs and audience participation.
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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.

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.
A SPECIAL TOUR of the normally east side of Sevilla National Wildlife Refuge will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A presentation, “Is the Weather Going to be as Wacky this Year as Last?,” will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Sevilleta Education and Research Facility. Reservations are required and tour seating is limited. For information, call 864-4021.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25
AN ANTI-METH TRAINING, sponsored by New Mexico Attorney General Gary King and 13th Judicial District Attorney Lemuel Martinez, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen. The grant-funded training is offered to teach volunteers how to put on the presentation in order to take the knowledge into their own communities. Interested community members should register by calling Doris Budris at 505-222-9173, or email dbudris@nmag.gov.
ENCHANTMENT LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center from 4 to 9 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. After Jan. 25, a $20 late fee will be charged.
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VALENCIA COUNTY will hold its general business meeting at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. The invited guest is Evelyn Erhard, candidate for U.S. Congress.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26
FREE COOKING CLASS “Simple and Easy Chocolate” Albuquerque’s famous Candy Lady, Debbie Davis, will be at the Green House Bistro and Bakery, 5 Thomas Road in Los Lunas, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., showing easy ways to make great chocolate in your own kitchen.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28
ENCHANTMENT LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $95 for the first child, $90 for the second immediate family member, and $85 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. After Jan. 25, a $20 late fee is being charged.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at School of Dreams Academy, 1800 Main St. NE, Ste. 250, in Los Lunas. For information, call SODA at 866-7632.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, JAN. 28
“THE CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE 3” tournament is being played on the X-Box 360, and sign ups are first come, first serve with Coach Riggins. For information, call 693-0810. The game is limited to the first 80 people. The first-place winner will receive a 32-inch flat screen television, an X-Box 360 and a copy of the game. The entry fee is $25 per person, with a chance to buy back in three times of $15, $20 and $25. Proceeds benefit the Los Lunas High School baseball program. For information, call 693-0810.
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A SPECIAL DONATION account has been set up by the Christ the King Lutheran Church at Wells Fargo Bank for Becky and Richard Johnson and their two sons who lost their home in a fire Monday. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank, Acct. No. 7296510030.
PERFORMERS ARE NEEDED for the Valencia County Literacy Council’s Noche de Estrellas Talent Night and Chocolate Buffet in March. Groups will perform for 10 minutes, and individuals for five. For information, call Jill at 925-8926.
BELEN ELKS LODGE, 19513 N.M. 314 in Belen, will be holding bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Proceeds will be applied to Elks charities.
DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED for Belen resident Antonio Marquez, who has esophageal cancer. Help is needed to pay for medical expenses. An account, the Antonio Marquez benefit fund, has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank, account number: 7479179025. 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 10 to 11:30 a.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.
THE BEST STORE, a thrift store and clothing bank at 320 Becker Ave. in Belen, has clothing, furniture and hard items. It’s a student-run store. If you have items you don’t want, the store accepts furniture and other items. The BEST Store is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 966-1546.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, JAN. 19
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
ROADRUNNER BUSINESS ALLIANCE meets at 8 a.m. at Casa de Abo on River Road in Belen.
COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM, which focuses on victims of crimes, meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Fire Department.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS meets at 7 p.m. at the post home, 155 S. Fifth in Belen.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at the Tome/Adelino Fire Department. Camping every month. For information, call Coleman, 385-7066.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley, in Peralta. Weigh-in is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.
TOPS NO. 203 meets in the community room of the Vista Del Rio Center Mobile Home Park on N.M. 304 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 859-0489.
EL JARDIN ENCANTO Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. at the the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, 404 Courthouse Road SE. For information, call Janelle at 565-8772 or Laura at 565-3002.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meet at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN meets at 7 p.m. Meeting locations are subject to change. For information, call Becky at 861-1025.
VENTURE CREW 360, high adventure Scouting for ages 14 to 21, meets at 7 p.m. in the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center, N.M. 47 and Romero Road in Tomé. If you are looking for high adventure, such as camping, canoeing or hiking, join in. For information, call Liz, 203-2069.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 BEARS AND WEBELOS DEN meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS CLUB meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS meets at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 85 meets at the old Hospital and Training School in the meeting room. For information, call Gene Gorman at 866-9590, or Ron Archer at 865-6011.
MONDAY, JAN. 23
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
UNM-VALENCIA QUEER STRAIGHT ALLIANCE meets from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 141 in the Academic building at UNM-VC. For information, email Richard Sylvestre at rislves@unm.edu, or Patricia Gillikin at gillikin@unm.edu.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24
VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION (VCARA) meets at 7 p.m. on the second story in the back of the Valley Improvement Association building. Melissa Leymon, senior program developer for PNM Energy Efficiency Program Delivery, will give a presentation on energy saving in the home and programs the utility has to offer. For information, call 859-3516.
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 7:30 a.m. at  Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. Call 866-5284.
BREAKFAST OPTIMIST CLUB OF BELEN meets at 7 a.m. at Rutilio’s Restaurant.
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at noon every Tuesday  at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Belen Multipurpose Center, 200 Eagle Lane, in Belen. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.