Noticias (01/25/12)

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ARTS

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.
MONDAY, JAN. 30
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. 31
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, FEB. 1
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, FEB. 2
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.
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, FEB. 3
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.
PETER WHITEBIRD will give a performance of gospel music at 6 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera Road in Los Lunas. A potluck dinner will be held for all who wish to attend. Whitebird has appeared locally in the past. Admission is free, though an offering will be accepted. CDs and other items will be available for sale.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND (Bert Berthold and David Hise with their group) will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Go and enjoy classic country music. A donation of $3 for individuals and $5 for couples will be collected at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
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.
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.
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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 Saturday, Jan. 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.
FREE BEGINNING LINE DANCE LESSONS are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call 869-5133.

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. 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

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.

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.
YUCCA LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Strike Zone Batting Cages, 3551 N.M. 47 in Peralta. Registration is open for children ages 4 and older.
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
WHITFIELD WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA, 2424 N.M. 47, will hole a nature tile workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting Whitfield wildlife images on preformed and fired tiles. The tiles will be glazed and fired at Tomé Art Gallery and will be available to be picked up at WWCA the first week of February. The workshop fee is $20 for each participant and $10 for each additional child. Proceeds support the Friends of the Whitfield Community Education Fund.
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.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 28-29
THE BELEN MODEL RAILROAD CLUB will hold a model train vendor show and swap meet at the Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St. in Belen. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $1. Children under 5 are free. There will be food and drinks for sale. For information, call Duane Schmitz at 864-6043, or Jim McClure at 238-2241.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31
A BELEN CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM, sponsored by the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Belen in Rio Communities. Dr. Linda Hixon will be the moderator.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
A BELEN COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held from  noon to 5 p.m. at Presbyterian Medical Group, 609 Christopher Road in Belen.
ENCHANTMENT LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center from 4 to 9 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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, in cooperation with San Clemente Catholic Church, will present an eight-week series on nurturing parenting skills from 3:45 to 5 p.m. The mission of the program is to promote healthy families. The workshop is free to the public. For information, call Anne-Marie Wilson at 565-3002.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
THE DITCH BANK BANDITS and the village of Los Lunas Open Space Division will be holding a children’s fishing derby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the River Park in Los Lunas. A fishing class will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on how to fish in the ditches in Valencia County. There will be prizes and a fish fry — hot dogs included — for all participants. Parents/guardians must sign a waiver for their children.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE – Valencia sponsor, survivor, team sign up and dinner will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. For information, call Mark Gwinn, event chair, at 264-3415.
YUCCA LITTLE LEAGUE will be holding registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Strike Zone Batting Cages, 3551 N.M. 47 in Peralta. Registration is open for children ages 4 and older.
THE 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, 373 Rio Communities Blvd. Indoor spaces are limited. Spaces are $5. Bring your own tables. For information, call 864-4668 or 861-0090.
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BACA ROUGH STOCK RODEO will be held at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, from Feb. 4-19, and from March 3-11, at the Valencia County Sheriff’s Posse Arena in Belen. The rodeo will feature top athletes from around the country in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. There will also be a kids rodeo featuring sheep riding, calf riding and steer riding. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children (6-12) and free for children under 6 and senior citizens 60 and older.
AARP FOUNDATION TAXAIDE is offering free tax help for the elderly and low income individuals beginning on Feb. 2 at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays on a first-come-first-serve basis; and at the Fred Luna Senior Center in Los Lunas from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. Call 839-3853.
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. Occupy Belen meets at 1 p.m. every Saturday in front of Belen City Hall on South Main Street.
ZUMBA CLASSES are being 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.
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.