Noticias (05/05/12)

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ARTS

SATURDAY, MAY 5
BELEN ART LEAGUE will be holding a reception for its Spring Art Show, which runs from May 5 through June 2, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum in Belen.
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.
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.
THE SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 5 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, MAY 8
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 9
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, MAY 10
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, “Joyful Noise,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
SCHOOL OF DREAMS ACADEMY dancers will perform “And the Show Goes On” at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Westside chapel, 19 El Cerro Road in Los Lunas. A charge for the performances will be $2 for students and $5 for adults.
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, MAY 12
THE LOS LUNAS MUSEUM OF HERITAGE AND ARTS will host “My Camera in New Mexico: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian” grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m. The show runs from May 12-July 26.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be holding an opening reception and demo day for its “All Fired Up” show, which runs from May 11-20. The demo day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Potters will hold a hands-on “playing in the mud,” a day of clay-making and unique firings. For information, call 565-0556.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
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 16
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, MAY 17
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, “The Vow,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
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, MAY 19
RAY JOHN DE ARAGON will be holding a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts for his new book, “Enchanted Legends and Lore of New Mexico: Witches, Ghosts, and Spirits.”
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.

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.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL class of 1977 reunion committee is sponsoring a picnic reunion on Saturday, June 16, at the Baca Chica Campgrounds on N.M. 47, south of Belen. There will be a mixer at 4 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. For information, call Rhona Baca Espinozat at 463-5558, or ruapilot@msn.com, Venetia Freeman Yates at 864-2419, or ventialouie1977@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY

TUESDAY, MAY 8
THE EL CERRO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
••THE WILDFLOWER AND HUNING RANCH boards will hold their quarterly meetings at the Teachers Resource Center on Coronado Street in Los Lunas. The Wildflower meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., and the Huning Ranch meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. All homeowners are invited. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 32.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 17
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, MAY 19
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

SATURDAY, MAY 5
••ANN PARISH ELEMENTARY will be holding its annual celebration of Cinco de Mayo and Renaissance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school. There will be dancers, carnival games, barbecue, snow cones, cake walk, face painting, kite flying and gunny sack races. There will also be a silent auction. Admission is $1 per person at the gate, APE students are free.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
UNM-VC will be holding a pinning ceremony at 6:30 p.m. for nursing program in the Student-Community Center.
AN ART SALE AND EXPO will be held at Central Elementary School’s cafeteria from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
H.T. JARAMILLO COMMUNITY SCHOOL 2012-13 kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the school office. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2012. Plan on 30-45 minutes to fill out paperwork. Bring original birth certificate, shot record, proof of residence and parent ID. For information, call 966-2000.
UNM-VC will be holding its 2012 adult education center commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Student-Community Center.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
UNM-VC will be holding its 2012 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Student-Community Center.
INFINITY HIGH SCHOOL graduation will be held at 6 p.m. in the Belen High School auditorium.
MONDAY, MAY 14
LOS LUNAS MIDDLE SCHOOL is holding a College Day to promote college awareness from 7 a.m. to noon at LLMS. The xchool is looking for students that attended Los Lunas Schools, especially LLMS, and who are currently in college or are recent graduates of college. To participate, call Lori Dearing at 866-8424, or email ldearing@llschools.net.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL graduation will be held at 7 p.m. at the BHS football stadium.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL graduation will be held at 6 p.m. in the Blue Gym at Century High School.
SATURDAY, MAY 19
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL graduation will be held at 9 a.m. at the Pit in Albuquerque.
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL graduation will be held at 1 p.m. at the Pit in Albuquerque.
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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.
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.
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, 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.
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION and the Pilot Club will be holding their monthly flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Rio Communities Valley Plaza, 373 Rio Communities Blvd. Spaces cost $5, and vendors need to bring their own tables. For information, call 864-4668 or 861-0090.
THE ANNUAL BOY SCOUT TROOP YARD SALE will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old bowling alley in Bosque Farms. There will be everything and all things for sale.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION W5YI Volunteeer Examiners group 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 6
A SWAP MEET, hosted by the Route 66 Rodders, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Lunas soccer fields on Morris Road and N.M. 314.
MONDAY, MAY 7
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL staff Renaissance Committee will be sponsoring this year’s student-alumni basketball game at 6:30 p.m. in the Tiger activity gym. Former Tigers, male and female, who want to participate, can call Pam Davis or Chris Garcia at 865-4646.The cost of the game is $3 for adults, $2 for students without Renaissance cards and $1 for students with cards.
TUESDAY, MAY 8
NMSU COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE is offering an “Easy, No Cook Candy Making” class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service Office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas. There is a $5 participation fee and participants will be making five recipes and will receive and “easy” candy recipe book. Space is limited and an RSVP is required by Friday, May 4. For information and to register, call Brenda at 565-3002.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB of Valencia County will be holding a walk-a-thon from 4 to 5 p.m. at its club sites, Dennis Chavez Elementary, H.T. Community School and La Merced Elementary School. An awards ceremony will be held Friday, May 18, to thank members for their participation.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
TOWN OF TOMÉ LAND GRANT will be holding a dedication and blessing for the renovation of the old Tomé Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. There will be educational and entertaining activities, with a morning bird count at 7 a.m. for experienced birders. See live animals such as prairie dogs, owls and hawks. Hear the experts speak, take a guided nature walk and participate in hands-on projects to take home. There will also be a silent auction. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds with benefit Friends of Whitfield Community Education Fund.
LAS MARAVILLAS will be holding its annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CRUSIN’ SOUTH ROUTE 66 will be holding a cruise, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank in Bosque Farms to the First Baptist Church of Los Lunas, to support its summer youth program. There will dash plaques and trophies. There will be food and drinks for the cruisers.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
IN HONOR OF NATIONAL POLICE WEEK, law enforcement officers and community members will gather at 1 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas to remember fallen law enforcement officers from Valencia County. The Los Lunas High School JROTC Drill Team and Honor Guard will be there, as well as a canine unit, mobile command centers, and other police vehicles. The event is sponsored by the Woodmen of the World/Omaha, Belen Chapter 430 and New Mexico C.O.P.S.
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church in Bosque from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 19
THE ARBORETUM TOMÉ will be holding its “Spring Fling in the Trees” open house from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Arboretum Tomé is located at 09 Gilcrease Road in Los Lunas. Lectures will be held at 10 a.m. on soil building, landscape design and how to successfully plant trees. In the afternoon, live music will be provided by Mike Montiel. For information, visit treesthatpleasenursery.com, or call 866-5027.
THE VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT CO. will hold a tag and declaration day for dairy goats, meat goats, swine, replacement heifers and sheep from 8 a.m. to noon at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. For information, call 610-7585.

FUNDRAISERS

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 be accepting monetary donations, toiletries, detergent, soap and shampoo.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY will be holding its monthly book sale at the library, 333 Becker Ave. in Belen. The sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. for members of Friends of the Library, and from 9 a.m. to noon for the public. Price of the books will be $2 a bag.
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THE TIM LARDNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 18. To sign up, call 864-8091, or email Rhona@belenchamber.com.
LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS Renaissance Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 4, at the Tanoan Country Club. For information on sponsorships or entry, call Tarah Santana at tsantana@llschools.net or call 866-8273.