Noticias (06/30/12)

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ARTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
BALDWIN G. BURR, president of the Valencia County Historical Society, will hold a Centennial presentation at 1 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. 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-SATURDAY, JULY 2-7
DUNCAN STUDIO, 130 N. El Cerro Loop, will hold art classes to include coil bowls with self-dry clay, yucca leaf paint brushes and patriotic textiles. For information, call 866-6076.
MONDAY, JULY 2
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Community Band rehearses 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, JULY 3
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; the cost is $10 per session. For information, call Heidi at 864-6036.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY present Tales for Tots at the Belen Public Library at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the library’s children section. Storytellers will read a story, and there will be music and related craft activities. Everyone is welcome.
THURSDAY, JULY 5
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.
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.
SPIRITUALITY IN 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 rehearses 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, “The Secret World of Arrietty,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, JULY 6
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 at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
SATURDAY, JULY 7
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA POETS, a chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society, meets from 1 to 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.
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.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will 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.
MONDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 9-14
DUNCAN STUDIO, 130 N. El Cerro Loop, will hold art classes landscape and still-life painting. For information, call 866-6076.
MONDAY, JULY 9
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Community Band rehearses 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, JULY 10
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; the cost is $10 per session. For information, call Heidi at 864-6036.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY present Tales for Tots at the Belen Public Library at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the library’s children section. Storytellers will read a story, and there will be music and related craft activities. Everyone is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
THE BOSQUE FARMS Public Library will hold the Pink Elephant Theatre at 2 p.m. in the village hall. Joy Ginther presents a free program that is great for kids and adults with music, stories, interaction with the audience and her special mind-reading rabbit.
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, JULY 12
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.
SPIRITUALITY IN 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 rehearses 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.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
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 at 883-8681, or John at 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, JULY 14
EXPRESSIONS Art Show by the Camino Real 8 opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum. The show will be held from Friday, July 13, to Wednesday, July 25, at the Harvey House Museum in Belen.
MARGARET WOOD, author of “A Painter’s Kitchen” and “Remembering Miss O’Keefe,” will be signing books, holding a discussion and hosting a lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Ageless Living in Los Lunas. Tickets are $35. For reservations, call 865-8813.
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 15
THE WOOD SHOW, “Turning Out,” open house and demo day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tomé Art Gallery. The show will be held from Friday, July 13, to Wednesday, July 25, at the gallery. The show will include wood from the Rio Grande Bosque to the far reaches of Africa used to make furniture, wood quilting, retablos and more.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will be 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.
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EXPRESSIONS Art Show by the Camino Real 8 will be held from Friday, July 13, to Wednesday, July 25, at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. The artists include Lorrain Burleson, Judy Farrow, Janice Leach, Sondra Schlotterback, Gwen Wileman, Jean Stone, Evelyn Yoder and Penny York.
THE WOOD SHOW, “Turning Out,” at Tomé Art Gallery will be held from Friday, July 13, to Wednesday, July 25, at the gallery. The show will include wood from the Rio Grande Bosque to the far reaches of Africa used to make furniture, wood quilting, retablos and more.
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 are 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 are 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 is giving dance lessons in beginning country western and swing from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., starting Saturday, July 7. Also, beginning ballroom and Latin dance lessons will be taught from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, July 11. This is your opportunity to learn to dance like the pros, dance at weddings, fiestas, school dances, graduations parties and other social events. Both classes are being held at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center on N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. The cost for each 12-week class is $2 per person, per class. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
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.
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 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

TUESDAY, JULY 10
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
UNM-VALENCIA CAMPUS is holding a Derma Scan from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 134 of the Fitness and Wellness Education Center. Bernadette mares from Presbyterian will administer the Derma Scan, a test that uses ultraviolet light to show skin damage that is invisible to the naked eye. For information, call 925-8830.
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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION at H.T. Jaramillo Community School is held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday. For information, call 966-2000.
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.

ETC.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
THE BELEN ALL AMERICAN Independence Day and Music Fest will be held in the Heart of Belen Plaza. The event will feature arts, crafts, vendor booths, balloon bounce, contests and fireworks at dust.
AN AARP SAFE Driving Class will be held at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on South Main Street. For information, call 228-1090.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Peralta United Memorial Methodist Church in the auditorium in the community building. To schedule an appointment, sign up at www.unitedbloodservices.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 3
A FOURTH OF JULY celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Senior Center. A dance will be held featuring Los Alegres de Belen. Mike Silva will be performing “America the Beautiful.”
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
THE ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY parade down Main Street in Los Lunas will be held at 9 a.m. There will be entertainment beginning at 4 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park and a fireworks display at dusk.
THURSDAY, JULY 5
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce’s networking after-hours will be held at 7 p.m. at Carlos’ Cantina and Grill in Belen. Motivational speaker Rod Stewart will be the guest.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 8
THE BOSQUE FARMS Historical Exchange Forum inauguration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Bosque Farms Community and Senior Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop. The topic, presented by Dr. Richard Melzer, will be “A Village History: Bosque Farms.” Refreshments will be served.
MONDAY, JULY 9
WHOOPING COUGH (pertussis) free vaccination clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Belen Public Health Office, 617 Becker Ave. For information, call 864-7743.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
WHOOPING COUGH (pertussis) free vaccination clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Los Lunas Public Health Office. For information, call 222-0960.
A MULTI-HAZARD PLANNING for childcare class, sponsored by FEMA and the city of Belen Fire Department, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Belen City Hall. The course covers steps to help child care providers prepare for incidents to ensure the safety of children at their site. The class is free and all materials will be provided. RSVP by July 6 to Fire Chief Manny Garcia by calling 966-2710 or manny.garcia@belen-nm.gov.
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THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas is now offering a new fitness class specifically designed for adults 50 and better — EnhanceFitness. The program is a physical activity program for older adults designed to improve functional fitness and well being. EnhanceFitness classes meet three times a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for the duration of 16 weeks. The first class meets on Tuesday, July 10. For information, call 839-3845, or instructor Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
ALL MILITARY VETERANS are invited to proudly carry a large United States of America flag at the annual Los Lunas Fourth of July parade. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Baskin Robins in Los Lunas. The flag ceremony is sponsored by the Los Lunas Daniel Fernandez VFW Post 9676 and the Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Chapter 318. For information, call Frank A. Gurule at 865-6643, or James Garley at 865-5265.
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.
SENIORS ARE INVITED to play bridge at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginners are welcome. For information, call 869-2117.
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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday; 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Jorge or Janice 861-0532.
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.
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, and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to participate, men and women alike — any level. The cost is $2 per person, per class. 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 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $1 for seniors (65 and older) and $2 per person, per class. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
THE 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.
THE DANIEL FERNANDEZ YOUTH CENTER in Los Lunas is now offering a new fitness class specifically designed for adults 50 and better — EnhanceFitness. The program is a physical activity program for older adults designed to improve functional fitness and well being. EnhanceFitness classes meet three times a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for the duration of 16 weeks. The first class meets on Tuesday, July 10. For information, call 839-3845, or instructor Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
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

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
VALENCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL cheerleaders will be holding a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Premier Rental Home Furnishings parking lot across from Wells Fargo in Los Lunas. The cost is $5.
A BENEFIT CAR SHOW and concert will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Eagle Park in Belen. The proceeds will go to help Parkinson’s patient Molly Gonzales of Los Lunas. The event will include live performances, jumpers, a hot dog eating contest and a 50/50 give-a-way and more.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belen Public Library.
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LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Tigerettes will be washing vehicle windows for donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Shell gas station, 1860 Main St. SW, in Los Lunas
BRIANNA K. PADILLA, of Isleta and a UNM nursing student, is asking for donations to help fund a trip to Kenya in October hosted by Project Helping Hands, a non-profit organization based in the United States. The cost of the trip for each student is $3,400. If you are interested in donating, you can receive a tax credit for the donation by going to www.Project-Helping-Hands.org, or call Padilla at 449-7315.
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.
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, JULY 2
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
SUNDAY, JULY 1
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, JULY 2
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 meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY Expo Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Extension office in Los Lunas. If you would like to be involved, email Tabatha Chavez chavezmommyof3@aol.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 3
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 7:30 a.m. at  Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. Call 866-5284.
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.
ROCK HOUND AND CHOW HOUND Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 for information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. The meeting is public, so everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-7585, 865-4584 or 864-2563.
VALENCIA COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at 1128 Peyton Road in Los Chavez. For more information, call 865-6160.