Noticias (03/17/12)

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ARTS

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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
A FELTED HAT MAKING workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave., in Belen. The cost is $60, all materials are included. For information or to sign up for the workshop, call instructor Mary Curik at 379-4534.
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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
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 21
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 22
A FREE MOVIE, “Hugo,” 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, MARCH 23
THE VALENCIA COUNTY JAZZ BAND and Dance Band will play 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 at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
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, MARCH 24
A SHIBORI AND HAND DYING workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave., in Belen. The cost is $70, which includes a free kit. The class is for teens and adults. For information or to sign up, call instructor Linda Walters at 864-3362.
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.
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 Belen Stitchers.
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.
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.
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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
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 28
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 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 until March 31 at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. There will be fiber artists demonstrations each of the five Saturdays of the show.

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.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL class of 1982 is preparing for its 30-year reunion, which will be held Aug. 10-12, at Isleta Hard Rock Casino and the Luna Mansion. Send contact information to LLHS1982reunion@yahoo.com and visit our Facebook page and website www.loslunas82.net for further information and to register. Call 238-8580 or 934-1650.

COMMUNITY

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

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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, abs and back, will be held in Room 140 in the Fitness and Wellness Center at UNM-VC.
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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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17
THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY BALLOON RALLYE, sponsored by the Valencia Flying and Retrieval Society, will be held beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Eagle Park in Belen. This year marks 28 years of the annual balloon rally.
A FULL MOON EVENING TOUR will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. For information, call Jeannine Kimble at 864-4021.
JESSAMINE CHAPTER NO. 45, OES will hold a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Belen. The cost is $8 per plate. Tickets will be sold at the door. The dinner will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and cake. Take-out orders will be available.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Christo Rey Church from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
UNITED BLOOD SERVICES will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 111 of the Student-Community Center at UNM-VC. Log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Valencia, to schedule an appointment.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
THE NEW MEXICO CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES will hold a free foster parent orientation at 6 p.m. at the Los Lunas CYFD office, 475 Courthouse Road. CYFD staff will be available at the orientation to provide information and answer questions about how to become a licensed foster parent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
THE DITCH BANK BANDITS Fishing Derby/Keep It Clean Crusade will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Los Lunas River Park. There will be a fish fry and an award for the winner whose rainbow trout that weighs the most. The cost is $5 a head, with a $25 dollar prize. All money will be donated or paid will go back to cleaning up the bosque and bringing unity back to the community. Volunteers will also be picking up trash along the ditches and river. There will be free food, drinks and trash bags.
AARP SAFE DRIVING CLASS will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. No registration is required.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
THE BOSQUE FARMS SPRING PARTY will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. All attending are encouraged to wear green and bring green treats and finger foods. Enjoy Celtic music. For information, call 869-5133.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
A NEW MEXICO COOKING cuisine class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road. There is a $5 participation fee cost. Lunch will be prepared. Register by Friday, March 24. To register, call Dorothy at 565-3002.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
A COMMUNITY SPRING FLING will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of H&R Block, 600-C West Reinken in Belen. The company will be giving free second-look reviews on prior year tax returns. Any vendors or businesses are welcome to participate at no charge. For information, call Brandy at 864-6166.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
WHITFIELD WILDLIFE Conservation Area will hold its speaker series and cactus and succulent plant sale. Ted Hodoba, project manager at WWCA, will hold a presentation at 10 a.m. about cactus and succulents for Valencia County gardens. The cost is $5; $3 for students, seniors and Friends of Whitfield members. The sale will be held from noon to 2 p.m. For information, call 864-8914.
THE VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT Co. will hold a steer tag day and beef heifer declaration day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. For information, call 610-7585, or go to the VFMC website, www.valenciafair.com.
A COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT will be held at 10 a.m. at Belen Meadows, 1831 Camino del Llano. There will be cookies, punch and the Easter Bunny. There will prizes for each age group. For information, call Jeanine or Denise at 864-1600.
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THE LOS LUNAS PAINTBALL facility will re-open on Sunday, March 18. The facility is open by appointment every Saturday, and open to the public all day on Sundays. To make an appointment, call 352-7661 or 352-7717.
AARP FOUNDATION TAXAIDE is offering free tax help for the elderly and low income individuals 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 at Anna Becker Park in Belen.
ZUMBA CLASSES are being held at the Fred Luna Senior Center in Los Lunas from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For information, call Renee at 839-3853.
TAI CHI CLASSES for seniors will be held every Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Fred Luna Senior Center in Los Lunas. 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 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All levels are welcome. For information, call 966-2700.
THE BELEN COMMUNITY CENTER at Eagle Park is offering Zumba classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. 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.
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.

FUNDRAISERS

SUNDAY, MARCH 25
A PANCAKE BREAKFAST with all the fixings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department, 408 Rio Communities Blvd. The cost is $8 per plate. This event is sponsored by the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department Auxiliary to benefit fire and rescue service.
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VALENCIA FAMILY MEDICINE is accepting donations of prom dresses, shoes and jewelry for its third annual Prom Dress Boutique. All donations can be dropped off at 328 Main St. in Los Lunas. For questions, call 916-5167.
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL COPS AND KIDS FUN RUN/WALK will be held on Sunday, April 1. The Los Lunas Police Department is inviting the community to participate and register at the LLPD, 660 Main St., or download the registration form on the village’s website. All proceeds benefit local youth in the community.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Tiger Band will be hosting its 13th annual Tiger Band Golf Tournament at Isleta Eagle Golf Course on May 4. For information, call Carole Caswell at 249-3493.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY is accepting book donations from the public. Children’s books are always needed. Books may be dropped off at the library, or you can arrange for a pickup by calling the library at 966-2600.
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.
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.
PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING to the Belen Area Food Pantry which depends exclusively on gifts to provide food for eligible families within the Belen Consolidated School District. The food pantry can purchase 2,000 pounds of food for less than $300. The food pantry, located at 115 S. Fourth St. in Belen, is open from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday,Wednesday and Friday; and from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the same address. For information, contact Laurie Duffy at 864-8621.
THE BEST STORE, a thrift store and clothing bank at 320 Becker Ave. in Belen, has clothing, furniture and hard items. It’s a student-run store. If you have items you don’t want, the store accepts furniture and other items. The BEST Store is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 966-1546.

GOVERNMENT

MONDAY, MARCH 19
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
LOS LUNAS BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 9:30 a.m. at the county administrative building.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
BELEN BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

SATURDAY, MARCH 17
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS CLUB meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS meets at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 85 meets at the old Hospital and Training School in the meeting room. For information, call Gene Gorman at 866-9590, or Ron Archer at 865-6011.
MONDAY, MARCH 19
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 meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
LOS LUNAS GUN CLUB meet at 7 p.m. the Westside Family Chapel, 19 El Cerro Road in Los Lunas. For information, call Tom Coleman at 362-3153, or go to www.llgc.wildapricot.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
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.
PILOT CLUB OF LOS LUNAS meets at 5:30 p.m. at Los Lunas Elementary School Teachers Resource Center, located on North Los Lentes. For  information, call 916-0363.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS meets at 7 p.m. at the post home, 155 S. Fifth in Belen.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
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.