Noticias (03/07/12)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
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, MARCH 8
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, “Moneyball,” will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
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, MARCH 10
THE NINTH ANNUAL Valencia County Fiber Winter Show will be on display through March 31 at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. There will be fiber artists demonstrations at 1 p.m. on the Saturdays of the show. The second demonstration will be by Valencia Valley Quilters.
THE LOS LUNAS MUSEUM OF HERITAGE AND ARTS will host “Making Sense of the Civil War” from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is part of the national “Let’s Talk About It” program, which includes an open discussion on various topics that will be based on multiple readings. The discussions will be held until April 28. For information, call 352-7720.
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.
A KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP, led by Ann Krom, meets at noon, every Saturday, at the Los Lunas Public Library.
A FREE MOVIE, “Puss in Boots,” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
DESERT REIGN, a Country Gospel Music Association multi-award winning band, will perform at 6 p.m. at New Life Fellowship, 601 Christopher Road in Belen.
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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
WRITING PRACTICE GROUP meets weekly. Learn to use writing for self-exploration and personal growth. The group meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Belen Senior Center, 715 Main St., and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call 277-5191.
WATERCOLOR CLASSES for beginners, intermediate and advanced will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. At the Belen Art League Gallery. The instructor is Heidi S. Craig; and the cost is $10 per session. For information, call Heidi at 864-6036.
THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY are presenting Tales for Tots at the Belen Public Library on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. In the library’s children section. Storytellers will read a story, and there will be music and related craft activities. Everyone is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
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, MARCH 15
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, “Puss in Boots,” will be shown at 6 p.m., at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
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.
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS OF NEW MEXICO play at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
THE BELEN ART LEAGUE will hold an opening reception from noon to 4 p.m. for  its Miniature and Small Art Show, which will be held from March 17-31. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. For information, call 861-0217.
THE NINTH ANNUAL Valencia County Fiber Winter Show will be on display through March 31 at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. There will be fiber artists demonstrations at 1 p.m. on the Saturdays of the show. The third demonstration will be presented by Fiber to Finish.
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.
A KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP, led by Ann Krom, meets at noon, every Saturday, at the Los Lunas Public Library.
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 Bill Nevins, “Green Suede Shoes: An Afternoon of Irish Poetry and Music, Part II featuring modern Irish poetry and the lyrics of Black 47s Larry Kirwan.” The presentation will be held at 1 p.m.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A donation of $3 for individuals and $5 for couples will be collected. For information, call 869-5133.
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THE BELEN ART LEAGUE will hold its Miniature and Small Art Show from March 17-31. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. For information, call 861-0217.
THE ART CENTER AT RIO COMMUNITIES is looking for artists and fine crafters to participate in the “Art on the Rio Grande Art Show and Sale,” which will be held on the weekend of May 5-6. in Williamsburg, N.M. For information, call Eddie at 263-3104.
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.
THE NINTH ANNUAL Valencia County Fiber Winter Show will be on display from March 3-31 at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. There will be fiber artists demonstrations each of the five Saturdays of the show.
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 of 1962 is looking for classmates for its 50-year reunion. Email contact information to classof62reunion@gmail.com.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL class of 2002 is preparing for its 10-year reunion, which will be held July 21-22, at Hotel Albuquerque and a park in Los Lunas. Send contact information to llhsclassof2002@gmail.com or find them on Facebook.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
THE EL CERRO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
THE MEADOW LAKE PARKS AREA ASSOCIATION meets at 3 p.m. at the Meadow Lake Community Center. All are invited to attend. For information, call Jim at 865-9786.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
A NUTRITION PRESENTATION by Kathleen Hoss will be held at 1 p.m. in Room 134 of the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at UNM-VC.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
A COMMUNITY OUTREACH TRAINING, “Transitioning your child throughout the lifespan,” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Los Lunas Teacher Resource Center, 801 Coronado NE. The training is being offered to help facilitate an effective process that can build positive, rewarding relationships between families and outside agencies such as day car, day schools and public schools for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. For information, call Deborah Coker at 866-8333, or Rosa Arrieta at 866-8334.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, Tai Chi, will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 140 of the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at UNM-VC.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL will be hosting an eighth-grade parent night at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Every eighth-grade student and parent must attend the meeting. Topics such as graduation requirements, reclassification, rules and expectations and pre-AP and AP program will be discussed.
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CHILDREN WHO WILL BE ENTERING KINDERGARTEN in the Belen Consolidated Schools can participate in a research project that includes 25 additional school days that focus on early reading and math. The program will run from June 4 to July 8, Mondays through Thursdays. Free transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided. If interested, call the Belen Consolidated Schools at 966-1000, or 1-855–806-9522.
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, MARCH 7
FREE FOSTER PARENT recruitment blitz grand finale party will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., at the CYFD office in Los Lunas, 4375 Courthouse Road. There will be kids activities, food and more as a thank you to the community for its support of Valencia County foster children during the blitz. Staff will be on hand to provide information about fostering and adoption.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
A HOME AND GARDEN EXPO, sponsored by the Valencia County Extension Service, will be held at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Some of the presentations will be about container gardening, flowers and vegetables, food preservation, successful tomato gardening, cooking with garden products and apple tree grafting. There is no charge and no registration is required. For information, call 565-3002.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
EEA CHAPTER 530 will hold a Young Eagles flight and fly-in breakfast and burger burn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mid Valley Air Park. The goal of the program is to introduce kids to general aviation by giving them a free flight. The cost of the breakfast/lunch plate is $5. FOr information, call Doug Warwick at 450-5928, or Bob Hartman at 565-2743.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION volunteer examiners is holding a testing session for technician, general and extra FCC licenses for ham radio operators from 9 a.m. to noon at 302 Rio Communities Blvd. Tests will be held every six weeks. For information, call 859-3516.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY GARDENS will hold its first meeting of the season at 1 p.m. at Tomé Art Gallery. Old and new members are encouraged to attend. There will be a business meeting at the gallery followed by a short work day at the garden on Silva Road.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY at the Belen Senior Center, 715-A S. Main St. from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be traditional corned beef and cabbage served at noon. The music will be by Los Alegres de Belen.
A BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Lunas, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Los Lunas Wellness Center on Lambros Loop. Walk-ins are welcome, but anyone wishing to make an appointment can call Jan or Pete Smargon at 865-0284.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
THE EL JARDIN ENCANTO GARDEN CLUB will hold a presentation on Ikebana, the Japanese are from of arranging flowers, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Extension Office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
A FREE WORKSHOP for commercial fruit growers will be held at 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Bosque Farms Church of Christ, 1635 Bosque Farms Blvd. The topics at the workshop include basic orchard management and notable pest problems.