Noticias (09/05/12)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
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.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR FRED Laureta is giving beginning ballroom and Latin dance lessons from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center on N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. This is your opportunity to learn to dance like the pros, dance at weddings, fiestas, school dances, graduations parties and other social events. The cost for the 12-week class is $2 per person, per class. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
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.
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 at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
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.
WII GAMING is held from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
A FREE MOVE, “The Court Jester,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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, SEPT. 7
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, SEPT. 8
THE MANSION PLAYERS will hold two performances of “Reality Check,” New Mexico’s version of the “Capitol Steps,” at the Belen Public Library at 1 and 3 p.m. “Not a Swing State Anymore,” “Choosing a VP” and “Commiserating with Commissioner Wiener” are among the 15 songs that will be performed. For information, call Nancy Strickland, 565-2154.
A FREE MOVE, “The Rescuers,” will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR FRED Laureta is giving dance lessons in beginning country western and swing from 9 a.m. to 10 every Saturday at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center on N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. This is your opportunity to learn to dance like the pros, dance at weddings, fiestas, school dances, graduations parties and other social events. The cost for the 12-week class is $2 per person, per class. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10
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.
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered 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.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12
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.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR FRED Laureta is giving beginning ballroom and Latin dance lessons from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center on N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. This is your opportunity to learn to dance like the pros, dance at weddings, fiestas, school dances, graduations parties and other social events. The cost for the 12-week class is $2 per person, per class. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
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.
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 at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
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.
WII GAMING is held from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
A FREE MOVE, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
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.
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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
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.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR FRED Laureta is giving dance lessons in beginning country western and swing from 9 a.m. to 10 every Saturday at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center on N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. This is your opportunity to learn to dance like the pros, dance at weddings, fiestas, school dances, graduations parties and other social events. The cost for the 12-week class is $2 per person, per class. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
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.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will 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.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be holding its fifth annual Mad-Potters Tea Party, Doll Show and book signing. The high tea party and meet-the-artists reception will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the garden of the neighboring historic Sedillo-Zamora house, where we will gather for a scrumptious high tea, music and fun and fanciful hat contest. B.G. Burr will be on hand to sing his book, “Los Lunas.” The Doll Show will be held Sept. 14-23.
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THE BELEN ART LEAGUE is looking for participants in its Enchanted Images photo contest and exhibition. The contest and exhibition is open to the public, adult and youth, and winners will receive a cash award. Winners will be announced during Rio Abajo Days on Saturday, Sept. 29. A reception will be held from noon to 4 p.m. The deadline to submit photographs is Sept. 22. Pick up an entry form at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. For information, call Laura Anderson at 861-2488.
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.

CLASS REUNIONS

THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL class of 1962 is looking for classmates for its 50-year reunion. The reunion is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen, and on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Holiday Inn Express. Email contact information to classof62reunion@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
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, SEPT. 15
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, SEPT. 16
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO Neighborhood Association meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19
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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VALENCIA COUNTY LITERACY Council is offering a free, two-day certified tutor training in Albuquerque, Saturday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 29, with an orientation at UNM-VC prior to the training. To register, or for more information, call Bob Bishop at 925-8935, or email bbishop@valencialiteracy.org.
LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS has several options for preschool children in the district, including no-cost therapy appointments and no-cost preschool services for students who have significant developmental delays, reduced-cost preschool services for typically-developing children and a no-cost PreK program for 4 year olds in the Tomé Elementary and Desert View area. For information, contact Special Services at 866-8337.
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.
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, SEPT. 5
A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Cemco, Inc. All donors will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Dallas Cowboy/New York Giants football game, including hotel, on Oct. 28. Call Donna Dewitt at 864-1200 to sign up, or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Cemco.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will be holding an after-hours networking at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Richard Long will speak on personal safety. $5 per person includes a light dinner. For information, call 864-8091.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 8-9
VIVA NEW MEXICO Chile Festival, presented by Wagner’s Farmland Experience, will be held at 1420 Desert Willow Road, behind Walmart, in Los Lunas. There will be cook-offs, pony rides, a beer garden, hayrides and concessions. For information, go to www.vivachilefestival.com, or call 459-0719.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
BOY SCOUTS and Girl Scouts from the Los Lunas area will host a Scouting Carnival from 2 to 4 p.m. at Heritage Park in Los Lunas. Girls and boys interested in scouting can participate in fun activities, ask questions of the local scouts and leaders and connect with a troop.
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 861-0090.
THE MEADOW LAKE Parks Area Association will hold a “Rain Stick Workshop” outdoors on from 9 a.m. to noon at the MLPAA property, at the end of Meadow Lake Road. All are invited, especially ages 4-12. All materials will be provided free. For information, call Jim Lane at 865-9786.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
THE BOSQUE FARMS Historical Exchange Forum is hosting a presentation celebrating New Mexico’s Statehood Centennial from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop. B.G. Burr will speak on “Solomon Luna: Shepherd of Statehood.” Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For information, call Bob Courtney at 869-4664.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
9/11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY will be held at 7 p.m. at the Heart of Belen Plaza on Main Street and Becker Avenue in Belen.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
A BUSINESS EXPO will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas. The event is free to the public. For information, call 352-3596.
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HABITS OF HEALTH free seminars meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Paseo de Peralta-Faithworks Boutique, N.M. 47 and Zamora Lane, in Peralta. The free seminars offer easy-to-learn strategies to accomplish one of the most important goals in life – optimal health. For information and to reserve your spot, call Beth at 715-3171, or email healthyconcepts@ymail.com.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. The club radios can be used by ham operators. The club often has events, work sessions and classes planned. Club members are present to answer questions, give tests for amateur licenses and provide help to hams and interested individuals. For information, call 859-2822.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 from 5 to 8 p.m. on 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., 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 offers 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 offers 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 DANIEL FERNANDEZ Youth Center in Los Lunas offers Zumba classes at 5:15 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; and at 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Everyone is welcome to participate. The cost is $2 per person.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Community Center holds yoga classes at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. For information, call 869-5133.
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.
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, SEPT. 8
A SAFE PLACE,  a supervised visitation program, will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of 1850 N. East Main St. in Los Lunas. There will be furniture, clothing, household items, baby furniture and more. Proceeds will benefit A Safe Place, and will be used for new toys for the children. For information, call 804-6272.
CARENET PREGNANCY CENTER of Valencia County will be holding its “Walk for Life” at the Mondel Plaza, 601 Main St. SE, Suite 26, in Los Lunas. Walker registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the walk will follow at 6 p.m. Plan to stay for hot dogs and cake. To register, or get pledge forms, go to www.carenetabq.org.
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A BANK ACCOUNT has been set up for Alicia Jacquez, who will be having brain surgery. The account is Frank Garcia/Alicia Jacquez Donation Account No. 6735773241 at Wells Fargo Bank.
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 No. 2499, 19513 N.M. 314 in Belen, holds bingo every Tuesday night, and is open to the public. Early Bird bingo starts at 6:45 p.m. with regular bingo starting at 7 p.m. Jackpot is progressive and pays up to $500. Proceeds will be applied to Elks charities.
LA MERCED MOOSE LODGE 2550, in Rio Communities, holds bingo at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday, and at 4:30 p.m. every Sunday. All proceeds go to Moose charities. It is open to the public.
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, call 864-8621.