Noticias (07/18/12)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
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 19
“AN EVENING WITH The Luna-Otero Families,” a dinner theater production, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Luna Mansion, 110 Main St. SW, in Los Lunas. This New Mexico Centennial event will include actors portraying the Luna and Otero families, who will share stories of their lives, while participants enjoy a gourmet meal. For reservation, call the Luna Mansion at 865-7333.
A FREE MOVIE, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
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.
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 21
CREATING FABRIC POSTCARDS workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Avenue in Belen. Bring fabric pieces to class and explore the process of creating with scissors, fabric, fake jewels, ribbons, etc., to make postcards to frame or mail. The class costs $15. For information, call Geni Hatch at 864-3106.
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 at 864-7097, or Myra at 864-0876.
MONDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 23-28
DUNCAN STUDIO, 130 N. El Cerro Loop, will hold art classes photography and computer art, shrinkydinks. For information, call 866-6076.
MONDAY, JULY 23
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Community Band is continuing for the summer weeks with rehearsals at the Bosque Farms Community- Senior Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop, every Monday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. They are looking for more band musicians who have played an instrument before and who is ready to share the same passion for playing and performing throughout the county. For information, call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.
TUESDAY, JULY 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; 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 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, JULY 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.
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Annie,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, JULY 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 at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
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 be holding a potluck at 1 p.m., jam at 2 p.m. in honor of one of its member’s 90th birthday, 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 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.
MONDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 30-AUG. 4
DUNCAN STUDIO, 130 N. El Cerro Loop, will hold art classes in jewelry and paper crafts. For information, call 866-6076.
MONDAY, JUNE 30
THE VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND is continuing for the summer weeks with rehearsals at the Bosque Farms Community- Senior Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop, every Monday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. They are looking for more band musicians who have played an instrument before and who is ready to share the same passion for playing and performing throughout the county. For information, call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.
TUESDAY, JUNE 31
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, AUG. 1
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.
CONTINUING
A BOOK CLUB has been launched by the Valencia County Historical Society, with its first meeting set for 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, the Rail Runner station. The first selection is “When We Were Young in the West: True Stories of Childhood” by Dr. Richard Melzer. The book can be purchased at the Harvey House Museum in Belen, 861-0581, or online at amazon.com. The author will attend; the session will be led by B.G. Burr, president of the historical society. For information, call Sandy Battin, 864-2034.
EXPRESSIONS Art Show by the Camino Real 8 will be held through 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 through 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.
ARTISTS, CRAFTERS and food vendors are invited to participate in the Bosque Farms Community Center’s Arts and Crafts Fair, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4. Call 869-5133.
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.
ZIA SIT AND SEW groups meets at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month. All forms of fiber arts are welcome. For information, call 869-5133.
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. The reunion is set for Aug. 3-4. 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 Friday, July 20. 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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 19
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, JULY 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.
THURSDAY, JULY 26
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
SUNDAY, JULY 29
TOWN OF TOMÉ LAND GRANT meets at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center on N.M. 47 at 1 p.m. Agenda is available upon request La Merced del Pueblo de Tomé tendra su junta del trimester el dia 29 de Julio  a la 1 de la tarde en el Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Centro Comunidad.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY 18
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 19
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
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.
CONTINUING
KINDERGARTEN to sixth-grad pre-registration at Sundance Elementary School is ongoing. Parents or guardians should bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, current immunization records and proof of residency. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old prior to Sept. 1, 2012. For information, call the school’s office at 866-0185.
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.
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.
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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
THE SENIOR CITIZENS Law Office in collaboration with the New Mexico Aging and Longterm Services Department will be at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon to help seniors through the maze-like assortment of programs, benefits and programs that may be available to seniors. For information call 1-800-432-2080. It is a free service.
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL Jagzz Dance Team will be hosting Jr. Jagzz Dance Camp from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Valencia High School gym. The fee is $40 per dancer. Children ages 4-13 are welcome. Wear clothing that does not restrict movement, dance shoes or light-weight tennis shoes, and hair should be pulled out of the face and shoulders.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Chamber of Commerce will be holding a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms. The cost is $10 per person. The guest speaker will be Carlos Lucero from PNM, who will present the topic, energy efficiency. RSVP to the chamber of commerce.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
THE BOSQUE FARMS Mom’s Club will be holding its monthly coffee break from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Pack up the kids and take the opportunity to meet with other moms in the area; bring a treat to share. Parents must take responsibility for their children at all times. For information, call 869-5133.
SUNDAY, JULY 22
COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE, a group drumming for health and fun, will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at The Porch, 512 Reinken Ave. in Belen. Bring your drum and percussion instruments; extras will be available. Go and find your rhythm and beat. If you’ve got a heart, you’ve got rhythm. No experience required. For information, call 865-9055.
SATURDAY, JULY 23
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Queens contest meet and greet will be held at 6 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. For information, call Rebekah Johnson at 264-7531, or email unmcowgirl@aol.com to get forms.