Noticias (02/01/12)

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ARTS

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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9
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. 10
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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11
THE VALENCIA COUNTY JAZZ BAND and Dance Band will hold a Valentine’s performance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A donation of $3 for individuals or $5 for couples will be collected at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
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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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 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.
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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Counseling Department will hold a FASFA 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.

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.
••AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE will hold a Los Lunas area kick-off party from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School in Los Lunas. There will be games, activities, prizes and a free lunch. For information, go to www.relayforlife.org/loslunasnm or contact Karin Trujillo at ktrujillo@comcast.net or 379-4846, or Frank Sherman at mfrz_mar@msn.com or 440-1558.
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.
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.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14
THE VALENCIA COUNTY OLDER AMERICANS PROGRAM will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Party from 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Senior Center, 715A S. Main St. in Belen. Music will be provided by Los Alegres de Belen. Frank Rivera and Nellie Rivera will be crown king and queen.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15
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.
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held regarding the planning and operation of the Older Americans community-based services and programs at 10 a.m. at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane. For those who need transportation, call 864-2663.
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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.
••A ZUMBA POOL PARTY will be held at 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Isleta Pueblo Recreation Center. Get your cardio and body toning done against the resistance of water for safe, challenging workout. The cost is $5, and is open to the public. For information, call 712-6329.
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.

FUND-RAISERS

SATURDAY, FEB. 11
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-VALENCIA CAMPUS third annual Gala will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student-Community Center. The event will include an awards ceremony, donor recognition, plated dinner, live and silent auction and live music. All proceeds go to the UNM-VC Scholarship Fund. For information, or tickets, call 925-8550.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12
A FUNDRAISING DINNER AND DANCE for Corrine and Kevin Revnik, who has brain cancer, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on N.M. 314, north of Belen. There will also be a silent auction. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For information, call the Elks Lodge at 864-3930.
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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. 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.  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.