Noticias (07/25/12)

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ARTS

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
AN OPENING RECEPTION will be held at 1 p.m. for the 11th annual New Mexico Quilters’ Association exhibit of 60 quilts at the Harvey House Museum. Community service members, a special interest group, will hang the quilts and present a quilt block demonstration. The exhibit continues through Aug. 25. 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.
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, JULY 30-WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
DANCE WORKSHOP, given by the School of Dreams Academy, will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the school’s dance studio. Instruction in hip hop, jazz, ballet and tap will be taught to boys and girls ages 4-13 years old. For prices and information, call 259-6520.
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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
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 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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 3
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, AUG. 4
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.
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.
MONDAY-SATURDAY, AUG 6-11
DUNCAN STUDIO, 130 N. El Cerro Loop, will hold art classes in print making and sun prints (must pre-register for this class). For information, call 866-6076.
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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. For information, 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 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 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.

COMMUNITY

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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
INFINITY HIGH SCHOOL in Belen will hold a meeting for new students from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Belen High School’s auditorium.
MONDAY, JULY 30
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL seniors will register for school from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
TUESDAY, JULY 31
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL juniors will register for school from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL sophomores will register for school from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL freshman will register for school from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
INFINITY HIGH SCHOOL in Belen will hold a meeting for returning students from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Belen High School’s auditorium.
MONDAY, AUG. 6
VALENCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL will register students from 7 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL seniors will register for school from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
TUESDAY, AUG. 7
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL juniors will register for school from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
VALENCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL will register students from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8
VALENCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL will register students from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL sophomores will register for school from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL freshmen will register for school from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
FRIDAY, AUG. 10
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL will be holding a make-up registration day from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents or guardians must accompany students to complete required legal forms.
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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.

THURSDAY, JULY 26
U.S. REP. MARTIN HEINRICH will hold a Public Safety and Consumer Protection Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Student-Community Center at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. The fair is to raise awareness of and address the increasing criminal activity in Valencia County. Federal, state and local agencies will be on hand to participate in one-on-one conversations about their role in protecting the public. Seminars will be given on tools people need to report criminal activity and be informed of crime prevention methods.
FRIDAY, JULY 27
THE SEVILLETA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE will be holding a lecture, “Native Plants of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m., with guest speaker, landscape designer and author, Judith Phillips. To reserve your spot, call 864-4021.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
A ONE-DAY, hands-on demonstration in subsurface drip irrigation for turf, sponsored by the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Los Lunas. RSVP is required for directions. For information, call 565-3002, or email valencia@nmsu.edu. The demonstration will include learning how to design, install and maintain the irrigation system, and how to save water. The demonstration is free, but space is limited. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY of Valencia County will be holding a grand opening of its headquarters from 2 to 7 p.m. at 413 Los Lentes Road in Los Lunas. There will be food, fun and politics will be available. For information, call Lisa at 710-9623, or Pam at 514-7492.
A SUBSURFACE Drip Turf Irrigation demonstration, hosted by the Valencia County Extension Service, will be held. Call 565-3002 for directions and to RSVP.
VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association W5YI Volunteer Examiners group is holding a testing session for technician, general and extra FCC licenses for ham radio operation from 9 a.m. to noon at 302 Rio Communities Blvd. For information, call 450-7447.
TUESDAY, JULY 31
AN OPEN HOUSE will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Go by and see the completed renovation and what the center has to offer. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 869-5133.
U.S. REP. MARTIN HEINRICH’S staff will be holding mobile office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. at the El Cerro Community Center, 309 El Cerro Mission Road; from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Taqueria, 2350 N.M. 47; and from 1 to 2 p.m., in Rooms 101A and 101B at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus’ Learning Resource Center. Mobile office hours allow residents to speak one-on-one with Heinrich’s staff about casework in their communities.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 3-5
THE BOSQUE FARMS Community Fair will be held at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association property. Events include a dog show, toad races, car show, a parade at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, foot races, rolling pin throw, greased pole clime, chile contest, family dance and much more.
FRIDAY, AUG. 3
A FREE SCHOOL supply distribution will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at the Belen Moose Family Center 1680, 19482 N.M. 314, in Belen. All children must be present and accompanied by a parent or guardian. For information, call Toby Jaramillo at 269-2512 or Sandie Jaramillo at 269-9044.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
THE DITCH BANK BANDITS will be holding River Park For Walk, which will raise awareness for cancer and also field and fire awareness for the bosque at 8 a.m. at the River Park in Los Lunas. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Los Lunas. A trail walk will be held and each participant will receive a gift and a trash bag to pick up trash along the way.
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.
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THE VALENCIA COUNTY Community Expo is looking for vendors for its August event. For information, call Kathy at 220-2240.
A FREE TENNIS CAMP is being held from 6 to 7 p.m., every Thursday through Aug. 2 for children ages 5 to 10 years old at the San Antonio Park on Los Lentes in Los Lunas. For information, call Matt Castillo at 450-4615, or mcastillo@llschools.net.
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.
OCCUPY LOS LUNAS meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday on the river bridge in Los Lunas. Check out the Occupy Los Lunas Facebook for details. 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.