Noticias (10/06/12)

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ARTS

SATURDAY, OCT. 6
A FREE MUSIC performance by the Valencia County Community Band will be held at noon at the Center for Ageless Living Community Park, 3216 N.M. 47, in Los Luna. For information, call 865-8813.
A CREDIT CARD painting workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. The workshop will include creating a forest painting with an acrylic wash, a birthday candle — all using a credit card instead of a paint brush. The cost is $20 per person, and all materials will be included. For information, call July Turner at 206-619-9176.
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.
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.
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, OCT. 8
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, OCT. 9
THE MANSION PLAYERS Youth Theatre will hold auditions for its Christmas production for ages 8 to 18. There will be theatre games and brainstorming for its modern version of “A Christmas Carol.” Rehearsals will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Performances will be in mid-December at several locations in Valencia County. For information, call Laurel Summerfield at 571-232-8280, or email laural@lsummerfield.com.
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, OCT. 10
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, OCT. 11
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.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will be holding Adventure Hour for school-aged children, 7 to 11 year olds, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
LINE DANCE LESSIONS are being held at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginner’s classes begin at 1:30 p.m., and intermediate classes begin at 3 p.m. For information, call 869-5133.
••A FREE MOVIE, “Dark Shadows,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
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 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call Gair, 864-3749.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 12-13
LOS NIÑOS DE Santa Fe will be hosting an Outreach Dance Camp, which will teach children about their Hispanic culture through dance, for children ages 3 to 18 years old. Registration will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Anna Becker Park in Belen. The camp will be held beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at H.T. Jaramillo Community School.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
A SILK PAINTING workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave, in Belen. Experience the art of silk painting as you create a one-of-a-kind scarf, table runner or wall hanging. The cost is $55. All materials will be provided. For information, call Cheri at 861-0272.
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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14
A DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Penny Rug Class will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Tomé Art Gallery. The cost is $25 per student. Bring scissors.
MONDAY, OCT. 15
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.
ZIA SIT AND SEW groups meets at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. All forms of fiber arts are welcome. For information, call 869-5133.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
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, OCT. 17
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, OCT. 18
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.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will be holding and after-school Adventure Hour for school-aged children, 6 to 11 year olds, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be music, stories and crafts.
LINE DANCE LESSIONS are being held at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginner’s classes begin at 1:30 p.m., and intermediate classes begin at 3 p.m. For information, call 869-5133.
A FREE MOVIE, “The Innocents,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
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.
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.
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WOMEN OF THE MOOSE are looking for vendors for their arts and crafts fair in December. The rental cost is $10 for one day, $15 for both days. For information, call Marie at 573-7361 or 861-1122.
THE LADIES OF the Valley Lutheran Church are looking for vendors for their arts and crafts fair to be held on Oct. 27. Spaces are $15. For information, call Veronica McCoy at 864-6355, or the church at 865-6169.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors for a Winter Wonderland Craft Fair, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas. The fee to participate is $35, which covers a table and two chairs. Registration forms are available at the chamber office. For information, call Stephanie Flynn at 352-3596, or at vcchamber@loslunasnm.gov.
CHRIST THE KING Lutheran Church is looking for vendors for its Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 24. Spaces are available for $15. To reserve a table, call Barb Emblem at 977-0344, or Kaylan Orton at 315-6587.
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

TUESDAY, OCT. 9
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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
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, OCT. 21
HISTORIC TOMÉ-ADELINO Neighborhood Association meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.

EDUCATION

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, OCT. 11-12
H.T. JARAMILLO Community School is having its Scholastic Book Fair in the library from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They will be having books for all ages. The special guest will be Miss Spider, who is written by David Kirk. You can also order online at www.scholastic.com/fair.
A QUICKBOOKS workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 113 in the Vocational Tech building at UNM-VC. The fee is $229 for both days. The workshop includes a 430-page reference manual. The instructor will be Claudette Riley. Seating is limited. Call 925-8980 to register, or go to www.nmsbdc.org, then select workshops.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
LOS LUNAS ELEMENTARY will hold a Trunk or Treat Car and Bike Show at its annual Fall Festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring wrapped candy or small trinkets to give to kids. Entry fee to the car and bike show is $20. Register at the school’s office. The proceeds will benefit LLE student and staff Renaissance.
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16-17
H.T. JARAMILLO Community School is having its Scholastic Book Fair in the library from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They will be having books for all ages. The special guest will be Miss Spider, who is written by David Kirk. You can also order online at www.scholastic.com/fair.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
H.T. JARAMILLO Community School is having its Scholastic Book Fair in the library from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. They will be having books for all ages. The special guest will be Miss Spider, who is written by David Kirk. You can also order online at www.scholastic.com/fair.
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LOS LUNAS FAMILY SCHOOL is currently accepting students for the 2012-13 school year. Los Lunas Middle School is home to seventh- and eighth-grade students and Katherine Gallegos Elementary is home to first- sixth-grade students. Students participate for 2 1/2 days in public school instruction in language arts and math while the other  2 1/2 days students are home schooled in science and social studies. If interested in this program, contact LLMS at 865-7273, or KGE at 865-6223, or by email at jbaca@llschools.net.
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.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6
THE HOME DEPOT in Los Lunas will be holding its second annual Car Show and Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a kids workshop at 10 a.m.. A Fire Safety Day will also be held in conjunction to the event. Car registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
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.
VISTA DEL RIO Mobile Home Park on N.M. 304 will be holding a fall flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
••A MEDICINAL HERBAL WALK will be held at Costanza Orchard, led by Kimberlee Johnson of Sun Herbal Southwest. Familarize yourself with a variety of native plants and herbs grown throughout the orchard, and to make identifications by sight, smell and taste. A walk will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The event is free to the public. For information, call 864-1621.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 6-7
A COMMUNITY YARD SALE will be held in the Chamesa subdivision, east of Rio Communities on the Manzano Espressway, from 8 a.m. to noon.
TUESDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 9-14
THE VALENCIA VALLEY Kennel Club of New Mexico and the Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club will hold their annual AKC All Breed Dog Show competition at Heritage Park in Los Lunas. Fields and the skate park will be closed for this event. The public is invited to watch the competition for all four days at the park. Admission and parking is free.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
FREE SENIOR SHOT CLINIC will be held from 8:30 to noon at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Vaccines will include flu and Tdap.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL will be held at 7 p.m. at the Valencia Shelter Services’ office, 303 Luna Ave., in Los Lunas.
A 4-H FUNDRAISER dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Hall. The cost is $5 each, and adult chaperones are free. Make plans to have the whole family attend. Snacks and drinks will be sold at the concession stand. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Office at 565-3002.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
THE CITY OF BELEN will be hosting its second annual Battle of the Bands competition at the Heart of Belen Plaza. There will be four judged categories, including rock, country/western, folk and Latin. The competition will be open to bands only. Solo artists are welcome to perform in between band performances.
AN OPEN HOUSE will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the 911 Dispatch Center and Los Lunas Police Department at 660 Main St. NW in Los Lunas.
A 4-H ICE CREAM SOCIAL will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Bosque Farms.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church at 8:30 a.m., and at the Veguita Fire Department at 9:15 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
SCHOOL OF DREAMS ACADEMY will be hosting a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 in the multi-purpose room. Students, parents and members of the public are welcome to walk-in and donate blood or can make an appointment by contacting Soni Buda-Thornburgh at 866-7632, ext. 262. You can also sign up online at www.unitedbloodserves.org. Enter sponsor code: Dreams.
A CUSTOMER APPRECIATION and retirement party for Charles Frazier of Farmers Insurance will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3470 N.M. 47 in Los Lunas. There will be free coffee and doughnuts and free hot dogs.


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