Noticias (01/28/12)

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ARTS

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.
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 LaLadera 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
THE LOS LUNAS MUSEUM OF HERITAGE AND ARTS presents “New Mexico: The Road to Statehood”  from 2 to 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be  Baldwin G. Burr, president of the Valencia County Historical Society. For information, call 352-7720.
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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be hosting the fourth annual Sour-R-Bowl Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event benefits the Virginia Casados Clark Scholarship Fund at UNM-VC. Handmade bowls of all kinds are available for $10 per bowl and a ticket, which includes all homemade soups, breads and dessert. The foods will be served at the Thome Dominguez Cultural Center, across the street from the gallery.
••A NEEDLE-FELTING CLASS will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Art League, 509 Becker Ave. in Belen. Get ready for Valentine’s Day with needle-felted flowers, pins or broaches, decorated cards, beads, embellishments for hats and bags. The cost of the class is $25. For information or to sign up for the class, call Mary Curik at 359-4534.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
THE RIO VALLEY OPRY PLAYERS will honor the Blue Star Mothers with a classic country program to include an tinge of Mexican and blue grass music at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All music tips will be donated to honor and assist local military families. For information, call Barbara at 865-6817.
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. 8
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.
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THE LOS LUNAS MUSEUM OF HERITAGE AND ARTS presents “New Mexico: The Road to Statehood” through March 24. The exhibit features New Mexico’s role in obstructing the Confederate’s westward expansion during the civil war. The museum, 251 Main St. SE in Los Lunas, can be reached at 352-7720.
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.
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, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. To participate, call Brian or Marie at 565-2154, or go to www.mansionplayers.org.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BANDS rehearse every Monday from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student-Community Center. The bands are still open for woodwind, brass and percussion players, who have had some playing experience and would like to volunteer their talents to performing in the county.  They will continue to select and fill a standard dance band instrumentation from its concert band and a jazz combo for those who are willing to work in more hours. For information, call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371, or visit www.valenciacountycommunityband.wordpress.com
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

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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 Middle 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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Counseling Department will hold a FAFSA completion workshop from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Freshman Academy. All seniors and their parents who would like help completing the federal financial aid application are welcome to attend. Bring your current tax information. For information, call Royceann LaFayette or Teresa Blythe at 966-1300.
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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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 28
WHITFIELD WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA 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 Baptist Church, 401 Becker Ave. in Belen.
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.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
A SPECIAL TOUR at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge will be held with wildlife biologist Jon Erz from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A remote camera presentation 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. Call 864-4021 to reserve your seats.
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.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY EXPO will hold a crafts/vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association’s Cowboy Hall. For information, visit www.vccexpo.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
A PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING on the N.M. 47 Peralta Corridor Study will be held at Peralta Elementary School. An open house will begin at 6 p.m., while the presentation will start at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10
THE VALENCIA COUNTY SINGLE SENIORS will hold their Valentine’s party and potluck from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Enjoy live music, food, fun and friends. For information, call 977-5070.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11
CRUZIN’ SOUTH ROUTE 66 will hold a sweetheart cruise starting at 1 p.m. from the Wells Fargo Bank in Bosque Farms.
A HOME LANDSCAPING PRUNING, tool maintenance, rose pruning and fruit tree pruning workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Bosque Farms Church of Christ, 1635 Bosque Farms Blvd., in Bosque Farms. The event, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and the Valencia County Master Gardeners.
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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 non, 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.
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 Latin dancing from 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas is offering Tai Chi self defense classes for men and women from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. 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 9 to 11 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.

GOVERNMENT

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 9:30 a.m. at the county administrative building.

ORGANIZATIONS

SATURDAY, JAN. 28
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS CLUB meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
MONDAY, JAN. 30
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. 31
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.
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 ALL  DENS meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé-Adelino Fire Station. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 111 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Gary Antal at 865-5526 or Jay and Janice Smith at 869-4318.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10283 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Sara Antal at 865-5526.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
VALENCIA COUNTY BREASTFEEDING TASK FORCE meet at 10 a.m. at Your Play Cafe, 1400 Main St. NW, Suite H in Los Lunas. For information, call 864-7743.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Belen Council 2673 meet at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 S. Ninth Street in Belen.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meets at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
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, FEB. 3
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, FEB. 4
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS CLUB meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS meet at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS and its auxiliary meet at 10 a.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, FEB. 6
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.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY EXPO BOARD meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Extension office in Los Lunas. If you would like to be involved, email Tabatha Chavez chavezmommyof3@aol.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
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.
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 ALL  DENS meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé-Adelino Fire Station. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 111 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Gary Antal at 865-5526 or Jay and Janice Smith at 869-4318.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10283 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Sara Antal at 865-5526.
ROCK HOUND AND CHOW HOUND CLUB meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 for information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT BOARD meets at 7 p.m. at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. The meeting is public, so everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-7585, 865-4584 or 864-2563.
VALENCIA COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at 1128 Peyton Road in Los Chavez. For more information, call 865-6160. The public is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
ROADRUNNER BUSINESS ALLIANCE meets at 8 a.m. at Casa de Abo on River Road in Belen.
VALENCIA COUNTY BREASTFEEDING TASK FORCE meet at 10 a.m. at Your Play Cafe, 1400 Main St. NW, Suite H in Los Lunas. For information, call 864-7743.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Belen Council 2673 meet at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 S. Ninth Street in Belen.

SUPPORT

AGORA Crisis Center provides free, confidential help to anyone in need of emotional support. Phone and walk-in services are available. Open 24 hours a day, based on availability of volunteers. Call 277-3013.
ALANON meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Sundays 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Belen Recreation Center and at 5:30 p.m. at Peralta United Methodist Church; a women’s group on Mondays at 6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in the old Los Lunas Hospital and Training Center and at 7 p.m. at the Belen Rec Center; on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Belen, at 8 p.m. at Los Lunas Wellness Center; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Belen Rec Center, 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Isleta; on Thursdays starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Peralta United Methodist Church (for young people in recovery), at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Belen and at 8 p.m. at the Los Lunas Wellness Center;  Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Belen; and on Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Belen Rec Center. For information, call 266-1900.
ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Los Lunas Senior Center, 197 Don Pasqual. It meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Belen Senior Center, 715 S. Main. It’s sponsored by the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association. For information, call Barbara, 379-9266.
BELEN AREA FOOD PANTRY is open from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the First Baptist Church of Belen, 115 S. Fourth St.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS whose children died of miscarriage, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or other natural causes in the first year of life will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Office of the Medical Examiner at the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque. For information, call 272-2485 or 272-3397.
BEREAVEMENT AND CONSOLATION GROUP meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faith Formation Building at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on the east side door. It’s open to all denominations. For information, call Sister Maria, 864-8851.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel. For information, call 864-4448.
CARE NET, a pro-life pregnancy center, is located at 601 Main St. SE, Suite 26, in Mondel Plaza in Los Lunas. It offers free pregnancy tests, counseling, education, information about prenatal development, parenting and childbirth classes, adoption, lifestyle choices, and other information. For information, call Glenda, 565-3838.
CONSUMER SUPPORT GROUP for adults with a mental illness meets the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the third Wednesday of each month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Valencia Counseling, Casa Manzana Lodge, 703 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. It’s free. For information, call Leo, 865-1408.
COMPULSIVE EATERS ANONYMOUS-HOW meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bosque Farms Church of Christ. For information, call Cynthia at 688-5578.
A CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ambercare in Belen every other Wednesday. For more information, call 861-0060.
DOUBLE TROUBLE IN RECOVERY for those currently or formerly experiencing or dealing with mental disorders and chemical addiction meets at noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, at 703 Don Pasqual in Los Lunas. Call 865-1408, ext. 10, or call Tabatha at 907-2407.
DOVES, a ministry for widowed, separated and divorced people, meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at San Clemente Catholic Church parish hall in Los Lunas. For information, call the San Clemente Parish, 865-9370.
DWI SUPPORT GROUP meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Los Lunas Community Services Department off N.M. 47 across from Albertson’s. For information, call Dorothy Hern, 869-2531. It’s for surviving victims of DWI crashes and their caregivers.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at San Clemente Parish Hall, 244 Luna Ave NE. For information, call Angie, 865-1323, or Gloria, 363-9296.
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP for anyone who is grieving the death or the serious illness of a loved one meets every other Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ambercare Hospice, 420 N. Main in Belen. For information, call 861-0060.
GRIEFSHARE meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road off N.M. 47. Anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, who is coping with the death of a loved one is invited. For information, call 865-9334.
HEALTHY TIMES WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY support group meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Church of Christ, 601 Main St. SE, Suite 40-B on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. For information, call Mia Mora at 610-7424.
HIGH AND LIFTED UP addictions ministry meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Calvary Chapel’s New Harvest Los Lunas in Model Plaza, 601 Main St. It’s for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction, including drugs, alcohol, food, codependency.
MOST EXCELLENT WAY, a Christian solution to chemical dependency and “becoming God dependant” meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at New Life Fellowship, 601 Christopher Road in Belen. Call 974-3927.