Noticias (07/07/12)



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.
DUNCAN STUDIO, 130 N. El Cerro Loop, will hold art classes landscape and still-life painting. For information, call 866-6076.
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.
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 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.
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.


THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL class of 1982 is looking for classmates for its 30-year reunion. Email contact information to
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 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
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 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 and visit our Facebook page and website 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 or, 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 or through Facebook.


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. For information, call Virginia Smith at 866-5066.
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO Neighborhood Association meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
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.


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.
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, circuit intervals, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the UNM-VC Fitness and Wellness Education Center. Call 925-8830.
KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION at Katherine Gallegos Elementary will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You need to bring an original birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency, such as if you own your home, a current property tax bill or mortgage statement; and if you rent, a lease agreement and utility bill.
ANDREA HANDS, O.D., from Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry, will give a presentation at 11 a.m. in room 134 at the UNM-VC Fitness and Wellness Education Center on ways to protect your sight from certain eye diseases. For information, call 925-8830.
POSITIVE PARENTING CLASSES, sponsored by the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service and San Clemente Church, is hosting an eight-week series on nurturing parenting skills from 3:45 to 5 p.m. For information, call Anne-Marie Wilson at 565-3002.
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, cardio kickboxing, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the UNM-VC Fitness and Wellness Education Center. For information, call 925-8830.
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.
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 screenings is also part of the Child Find program. If you have concerns, call 866-8337 to schedule a screening appointment. Screening is done every Thursday at Los Lunas Schools’ Special Service Child Find office, 343 Main St.


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 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.
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.
AMBERCARE is sponsoring a free blood pressure and vitals check clinic at the Belen Senior Center on South Main St. from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
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
A FOSTER PARENT orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Los Lunas CYFD Office, 475 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas. The meeting is to learn about foster parenting opportunities with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. For information, call Doug Black at 841-7890.
••STRONGWOMAN PROGRAM, a 12-week exercise program for middle-aged and older women, offered by the Valencia County Cooperative Service, will be held from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Los Chavez Baptist Church. A physician’s authorization is required for participation. For information, call Anne-Marie Wilson, 565-3002.
••THE BOSQUE FARMS Rodeo Association is accepting applications for the Rodeo Royalty Contest. Queen contestants should be 16 to 20 years old; princess, 12 to 15 years old; sweetheart, 11 years or younger. The royalty contest will be held Thursday, July 12; modeling and speech contest at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21; and the horsemanship contest at the BFRA arena at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 21. The crowning will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Bosque Farms Community Fair. For information, call Jan at 264-2615 or
THE BOSQUE FARMS LIBRARY is offering “overdue forgiveness month” from July 7 to Aug. 7. Bring your overdue books and movies in during the month or you might be cited into court after the month.
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.