Noticias (06/06/12)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
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.
A CHILDRENS’ ART CAMP, Color Fun, will be at the Art Center, 480 Rio Communities Blvd., for children ages 6 to 10. The four-week program is held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at cost of $40, which includes all supplies. For information, or to register, call Mr. R. at 263-3104.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
A CHILDRENS’ ART CAMP, Exploring Art, a four-week program, will be at the Art Center, 480 Rio Communities Blvd., for children ages 6 to 10, 10 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday; and for children 11 to 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m. For information, or to register, call Mr. R. at 263-3104.
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.
THE SPIRITUALITY IN ART art class is held from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library. Learn to paint and make your paintings come alive. The cost is $32 per month, plus supplies. For information, call David Mintz at 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.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND is now rehearsing at the First Baptist Church in Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd., in the old sanctuary. Anyone who has previously played an instrument, is welcome to join. Ability to read music is a must. We need guitar, bass guitar and piano for the Variety Combo. The Variety Combo rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. For information on the VCCB, call 916-1776 for more information.
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Young Sherlock Holmes,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 7-10
THE MANSION PLAYERS YOUTH THEATRE will be performing a set a plays and monologues in Los Lunas Peralta and Belen. Kids, ages 8-15, will perform three short plays, “The Great Pandemonium,” “The Beloved Dearly” and “Where Have All The Lightning Bugs Gone.” Admission is free. Concessions will be sold during intermission and donations will be accepted. The performances will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at the First Baptist Church of Belen, 401 Becker Ave.; 6 p.m., Friday, June 8, at the Peralta United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road; 7 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the Belen Christian Center, 421 11th St. in Belen; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 10, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 400 Huning Ranch West Loop, in Los Lunas.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
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, JUNE 9
A SPECIAL PRESENTATION by Andres Armijo will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. Armijo is the author of “So that it may validated: Family History in the Rio Abajo” and “Becoming a Part of My History: Through Images and Stories of My Ancestors.”
YOUTH ART CLASSES are being offered from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. How does chi work? Make your art come alive. The class is for students in seventh grade and up. Instruction is free, students by supplies.  For information, call David Mintz at 861-8250.
A KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP, led by Ann Krom, meets at noon, every Saturday, at the Los Lunas Public Library.
MONDAY, JUNE 11
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND is now rehearsing at the First Baptist Church in Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd., in the old sanctuary. Anyone who has previously played an instrument, is welcome to join. Ability to read music is a must. We need flute, clarinet and trumpet for the concert band as well as all other instruments; we need guitar and piano and trumpet for the dance band; and guitar, bass guitar and piano for the Variety Combo. The Concert Band rehearses from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays. The Dance Band rehearses from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays. The Variety Combo rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. For information on the  VCCB, call 916-1776 for more information.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
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, JUNE 13
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, JUNE 14
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.
THE SPIRITUALITY IN ART art class is held from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library. Learn to paint and make your paintings come alive. The cost is $32 per month, plus supplies. For information, call David Mintz at 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.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND is now rehearsing at the First Baptist Church in Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd., in the old sanctuary. Anyone who has previously played an instrument, is welcome to join. Ability to read music is a must. We need guitar, bass guitar and piano for the Variety Combo. The Variety Combo rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. For information on the VCCB, call 916-1776 for more information.
A FREE MOVIE, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
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, JUNE 16
A PRESENTATION BY ROBERT STREIN, author of “The Santa Fe Chiefs,” will be held at 1 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. Rita Smith, RN, of Illinois, author of “My Experience as a Courier Nurse with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway,” will also speak. For information, call 861-0581.
YOUTH ART CLASSES are being offered from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. How does chi work? Make your art come alive. The class is for students in seventh grade and up. Instruction is free, students by supplies.  For information, call David Mintz at 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.
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
A TAILGATE PARTY and Patio and Outdoor Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tomé Art Gallery. Enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs; fountains, garden ollas, bird houses and feeders and more.
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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 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 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for beginners, and from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. for intermediates Tuesdays at the Fred Luna Senior Center, 315 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. 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.
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 Espinoza at 463-5558, or ruapilot@msn.com, Venetia Freeman Yates at 864-2419, or ventialouie1977@gmail.com, or Carmen Ortega Shiplet at 861-3109.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL class of 1992 reunion has been planned for 7 p.m., Friday, July 13, at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen; Saturday, July 14, at Holiday Inn Express in Belen for cocktails and dinner. The total cost for the events is $60 per person. For information, email 1992.BHS.Reunion@gmail.com or through Facebook.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
THE EL CERRO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
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, JUNE 17
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities. The association will discuss the incorporation of Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

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THE CAPTAIN TAMARA LONG-ARCHULETA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is offering $500 cash scholarships to students who were home-schooled in high school and attending UNM-VC or UNM Main Campus full time. Send transcripts and a short essay on how this scholarship will help you to: Capt. Tamara Scholarship, P.O. Box 819, Belen, N.M., 87002. The deadline for entries is Aug. 1.
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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7
BELEN WALKABILITY PROJECT will be holding its second community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Belen City Council Chambers, 100 South Main Street. There will be a presentation of findings and strategic direction and a question and discussion period.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the Student Community Center at UNM-VC. Give a pint and get a pint of Dreyer’s ice cream from the United Blood Services when you donate. Contact the Fitness and Wellness Education Center at 925-8830. To schedule an appointment, go to www.unitedbloodservices.org, and enter sponsor code: Valencia.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10
A VETERAN’S APPRECIATION DAY, hosted by VFW Post 2387 in Belen, will be held at 1 p.m. for veterans and their families at the Post Home, 122 S. Fifth St. in Belen. There will be food and games for everyone.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
A RESTORATION FIESTA BLESSING of the San Antonio Historical Mission de Los Lentes, Los Lunas, will be celebrated, starting at 10 a.m. with a Mass and blessing at the church. There will then be a procession with San Antonio and a recital of the Holy Rosary, led by the Catholic Daughters. Festivities will be from noon to 9 p.m. and include free entertainment, raffles, silent auction, dancing to local music and the famous green chile cheese Fiesta Burger.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION WFYI Volunteer Examiners will hold its testing session for technician, general and extra FCC licenses for ham radio operation. Testing will be from 9 a.m. to noon on the second floor of 302 Rio Communities Blvd. Tests are held every six weeks. For information, call 869-4303.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Christo Rey Church in Bosque from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
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VFW POST 2387 IN BELEN is accepting used and tattered American Flags for proper disposal. Flags may be dropped off at the Post Home, 122 South Fifth St. in Belen.
SOLVE VANPOOL EXPRESS has several openings for new riders. The Socorro-Los Lunas Vanpool Express is a not-for-profit group solely formed to provide transportation between the greater Los Lunas area (including Bosque Farms and Belen) and Socorro for employees of New Mexico Tech, the NRAO, or other reasons. Part-time and full-time riders are welcome. For information, visit SOLLVE website, or contact Dr. Michelle Chreech-Eakman at mce@kestrel.nmt.edu.
BRIDGE ANYONE? A bridge group is forming to play at the Belen Senior Center. There is a possibility of free beginner lessons. For information, call 861-6906.
THE LOS LUNAS PAINTBALL facility has been re-opened. 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.
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 10 a.m. every Saturday at Anna Becker Park in Belen. For information, go to www.occupyloslunas.info.
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.
SHOPPING TRANSPORTATION from the Fred Luna Senior Center is being offered on the first and third Thursdays of each month for a $1 donation.