Noticias (04/21/12)

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ARTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
THE BELEN ART LEAGUE will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for the start of its Black and White Photography show. Light refreshments will be served. In keeping with the theme, the BAL encourages everyone to dress in black and white attire for the event. The show runs through May 11.
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 Randell Gann, “What the Heck is Deconstruction, Anyway?” The presentation will be held at 1 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
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, APRIL 25
OIL PAINTING CLASSES for adults is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery. The course consists of simultaneous instruction in drawing, composition, color harmony and mixing. The instructor is Dawn MacDougall; the cost is $65 for four classes. For information, call Dawn at 861-5624.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Tower Heist,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg, 883-8681, or John, 864-7901.
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS OF NEW MEXICO play at 6 p.m. at the Cowboy Hall on Arena Road in Bosque Farms. For information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
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.
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will be holding a potluck at 6 p.m., jam at 7 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 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. For information, call 352-7720.
TUESDAY, MAY 1
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.
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, MAY 2
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.
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THE DUNCAN MEMORIAL BUILDING, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas, is looking for bands who would like to perform there. The performances will be free of charge, with a donation being accepted at the door to help pay for necessities. For information, call Jim or Dot Duncan at 865-7985.
THE BELEN ART LEAGUE presents it Black and White Photography Show from April 21-May 11. The BAL Gallery and Gifts, 509 Becker Ave., is open from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. For information, call 961-0217.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY will be hosting its second annual Hub City Rail Heritage Day on Saturday, May 12. The event will include a special historical play/musical that celebrates the coming of the railroad to Belen performed by the Mansion Players. The Mansion Players are issuing a casting call for those who would like to participate. Needed are four to five men for engineers, five to seven Harvey Girls and assorted townspeople. For information or for an audition appointment, call Marie at 565-2154.
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.
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.
THE MANSION PLAYERS, a theater group in Los Lunas, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. To participate, call Brian or Marie at 565-2154, or go to www.mansionplayers.org.
FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS will be offered from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 2:15 for beginners and intermediates Tuesdays at the Fred Luna Senior Center, 315 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas.  Beginners welcome. Instructor is Lynda Huffstutler. For information, call 839-3853.
FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS will be offered for beginners from 8 to 9 a.m. and for intermediate dancers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays for intermediate dancers at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR FRED LAURETA will be giving beginning Latin/country western/swing dance lessons on Mondays, Thursdays at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas. The dance lessons will be held from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. On Mondays and Thursdays, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday mornings. Learn to dance like pros, get ready for proms, graduation parties, weddings, fiestas and other social events involving dancing. The cost is $2 per person, per class. Singles and couples are encouraged to participate. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.

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.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL class of 1967 is preparing for its 45-year reunion, which will be held July 20-22. Email contact information to annatruj1@msn.com or greenchil@aol.com, or call 720-6412 or 977-9382.

COMMUNITY

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
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.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
A PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE presentation by Ginny Adame, Valencia County DWI Program prevention enforcement coordinator, will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 134 in the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at UNM-VC.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, stretch at relax, will be held at 11 a.m. in room 140 in the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at UNM-VC.
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LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS will be holding kindergarten registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all elementary schools from April 30 through May 1. The required information needed at registration includes the child’s original birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, proof of residency such as renter, lease agreement and utility bill, or a mortgage statement or property tax assessment. For specific questions and evening time registration, contact your elementary school at Ann Parish, 865-9652; Bosque Farms, 869-2646; Daniel Fernandez, 865-1044; Desert View, 866-2488; Katherine Gallegos, 865-6223; Los Lunas, 865-9313; Peralta, 869-2679; Raymond Gabaldon, 866-0456; Sundance, 866-0185; Tomé, 865-1102; and Valencia, 865-3017.
LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS’ Child Find Program screens children whose parents are concerned with their speech, language and fine and gross motor development. Vision and hearing screening are also part of the Child Find screening. If you have concerns about your child’s development in these areas, call 866-8337 to schedule a screening appointment. Screening is don every Thursday morning at Los Lunas Schools’ Special Services Child Find office, 343 Main St. If a delay is suspected in one or more of the areas screened, you will be asked to bring your child in for a complete evaluation. Your child may then qualify for therapy and/or the Los Lunas Schools’ Preschool Program depending on the results of the evaluation.
THE AL FISCHER ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP,  administered by the Rotary Club of Belen, is accepting applications. Applications must include list of awards, class honors or offices, outside activities, hobbies or sports, club or organizations and employment history. Two written letters of support from two teachers, a letter discussing the student’s plans and aspirations and a transcript is also required. Send applications to Al Fischer Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 949, Belen, N.M., 87002, or hand deliver to Norman McDonald Law Office, 1001 W. Delgado, Belen, by May. 1.
THE TOWN OF TOMÉ LAND GRANT is offering its annual scholarship to full-time students, a resident or heir of the Town of Tomé Land Grant and who have a 2.5 grade point average. Applicants must compose and type a concise narrative statement expressing their educational goals and philosophy and how the scholarship will assist them in meeting their goals. A letter of recommendation is also required. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 1. Mail applications to Town of Tomé Land Grant, P.O. Box 55, Tomé, N.M., 87060.
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.
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, APRIL 25
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VALENCIA COUNTY will hold its general business meeting at 6 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez Cultural Center in Tomé. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.
THE BELEN PILOT CLUB will host an administrative professionals luncheon and fashion show at noon at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen. Tickets are $20. For information, call Patricia Gregor at 307-9957, or Heather Benavidez at 410-4994.
TRAPFREENM.ORG will host a presentation to highlight the dangers associated with public land trappings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. The presentation will elevate the issue, raise awareness and capture the attention of decision makers.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
THE BOSQUE FARMS LIBRARY BOARD will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Public Library, 1455 W. Bosque Loop. The public is always welcome. For information, call 869-2227.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 26-28
THE LOS LUNAS PUBLIC LIBRARY will be holding its spring book sale. For information, call 839-3850.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
THE BELEN POLICE DEPARTMENT will be taking unused or expired medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police department, 607 Becker Ave.
KEEP BOSQUE FARMS BEAUTIFUL will be hosting a clean up day as part of the Great American Clean Up. Participants need to meet at the village administration building between 9 and 10 a.m. for light breakfast snacks and trash bags.
WHITFIELD WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA will hold “Trashy Twigs to Trivets” from 10 a.m. to noon, with Greg and Deb Schwirtz as instructors. The cost is $10. For information and to register, call 864-8914.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
A CANDIDATE FORUM, hosted by the Democratic Women of Valencia County, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center on N.M. 47 in Tomé. Refreshments and meet and greet will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
A LOS LUNAS JOB FAIR, hosted by U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and the Valencia County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center, 1103 N.M. 314, in Los Lunas. This event is free to both businesses and job seekers.
THE TOMÉ FIRE DEPARTMENT will hold elections for the board of directors at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley Station.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
SAN CLEMENTE DAY celebration will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Virginia Smith’s property, 4.4 miles west of Interstate 25 on N.M. 6, west of AT&T Road, and east of Dalies Road. There will be free grass-fed beef burgers, live music, pony rides for children, native plant display and sale, bake sale, silent auction and presentation. For information, call 866-5066.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
BETHLEHEM LODGE No. 56 in Belen is holding a New Mexico country breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. For the price of $5, the menu will include eggs to order, green chile, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast or tortilla, coffee and juice.
LOS LUNAS RELAY FOR LIFE will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School, 236 Don Pasqual Road in Los Lunas. Survivors and participants can register for the June 29-30 event. Baked goods are a donations.
A DESSERT EXTRAVAGANZA, hosted by the Pilot Club of Los Lunas, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will be used to promote brain safety awareness and to provide bicycle helmets for local residents. For tickets, call 866-5137 or 859-0745.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
THE PILOT CLUB OF BELEN will hold a business luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen. The event will also feature a lunch, style show and silent auction. All proceeds will be applied to projects and operating expenses. Tickets, which cost $20, can be purchased by calling Patricia at 307-9957.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
AN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen for Girls on the Run Rio Grande. Tickets are $10 for adults; $6 for children 4-10; and kids under 3 eat for free. Girls on the Run is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteens to develop self respect and healthy lifestyles through running. For information, call Carol Castillo at 681-0039, or email outofthegirlbox@hotmail.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY will be holding a donation drive for area seniors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walmart in Los Lunas. They will also be accepting monetary donations.