Noticias (10/13/12)

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ARTS

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
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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
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.
A FELTED HAT workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave., in Belen. Create a stylish wet-felted hat using alpaca or other wooly fibers. The cost is $60. All materials are included. For information or to sign up, call Mary at 379-4534.
A CRAFTS FAIR will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jubilee Community in Los Lunas. There will be gifts for the home, family and friends. A bake sale will also be held to benefit the Los Lunas Fire department.
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL Orchestra will perform at La Vida Felicidad’s “Jog for Joy” event at Heritage Park in Los Lunas.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21
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.
MONDAY, OCT. 22
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. 23
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. 24
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. 25
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL Orchestra will be holding its 14th annual Masquerade Ball at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Sheriff’s Posse Hall in Belen. There will be great food, guest starts and a costume contest.
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 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library. Learn to paint and make your paintings come alive. The class is for students 14 and older. Students furnish 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, “Moonrise Kingdom,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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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 CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS of the Americas are looking for vendors for its annual Christmas Bazaar at Our Lady of Belen Parish Hall on Nov. 10-11. The spaces cost $20 per day, or $25 for both days. For information, call Bonnie Montoya at 861-1014 or 864-4828.
••THE LOS LUNAS High School Baseball Boosters are looking for vendors for its Christmas Craft Fair, which will be held Nov. 3 in the school’s gym. For information, call Lynda at 459-2113.
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 VALENCIA COUNTY Community Bands are looking for those of you who play an instrument or percussion or who played years ago and would like to make music again. Join them every Monday evening for rehearsals at the Bosque Farms Community-Senior Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop, from 6 to 7 p.m. Individuals who have set-aside their instruments for years are finding renewed rewards of performing in the Middle Rio Grande Valley and like the idea of “giving back” to the community. For those who enjoy investing more time in playing, they also have a dance band and jazz combo. For information, call Joe Arvizu at 553-3371.

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. 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
THE HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO Neighborhood Association meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
TOWN OF TOME 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 28 de Octubre  a la 1 de la tarde en el Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Centro Comunidad.

EDUCATION

MONDAY, OCT. 15
AN APPLYING FOR COLLEGE workshops for Los Lunas High School senior parents and students will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Hear updates on college admissions, ACT, SAT information, scholarships and the GEAR UP program. Several local college representatives will be present to answer questions. For information, call the LLHS counseling department at 865-4645.
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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SATURDAY, OCT. 13
THE CITY OF BELEN will be hosting its second annual Art and Music Fest 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.
AN INCORPORATION RALLY for Rio Communities will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center. There will be children’s activities, a cake walk, art, music, games, free hot dogs, food and refreshments, a silent auction and information about the incorporation project.
CRUSIN’ SOUTH ROUTE 66 will hold its monthly cruise at 1 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank in Bosque Farms. This is their pumpkin pie cruise. For information, call Bill at 565-2105.
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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
A WELLNESS EXPO will be held at the Student Community Center at UNM-VC. There will be provider booths, free massages, free health screenings, free giveaways, Zumba at noon, raffle prizes, mammograms and a blood drive. For information, call 925-8830.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
THE FALL FARM Festival, sponsored by the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Office, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Lunas Agriculture Science Center in Los Lunas. There will be face painting, a petting zoo, corn maze, wagon ride, a pumpkin to pick and take home, and other fun games and educational booths. The cost is $5 for everyone 4 years old and older. Children 3 years old and under are free.
THE MEADOW LAKE Parks Area Association is sponsoring a “Map Reading for Treasure” workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the MLPAA property, located at the end of Meadow Lake Road. All are invited to attend a little outdoor fun and adventure. For information, call Jim Lane at 865-9786.
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY of Valencia County will be providing free rides to the early voting polls in Los Lunas and Belen from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 435 Luna Ave. SE, in Los Lunas. There will be free burgers, chips and music. For information and to reserve your ride, call Pam at 514-7492.
THE BELEN ALEXANDER Municipal Airport is hosting its third annual fly-in and open house from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a pancake breakfast, hot dogs, antique and experimental planes, classic cars, military helicopters, Skydive NM demonstrations and Young Eagles EEA Chapter 1306.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
A COMMERCIAL LENDERS Summit will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. The free event will include experts who will talk about your economy and the best lending requirements for your new or existing business.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
A COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 1831 Camino del Llano, in Belen. Don’t forget your bags. For information, call Denise at 864-1600.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
THE BELEN ELKS Lodge is holding a Halloween party from 7 p.m. to midnight. There will be a haunted house, dancing and some games for young children.
THE TOWN OF PERALTA will be holding a clean-up day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food and drinks. Dumpsters and dump passes will be available.
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THE ELKS LODGE will be holding a free steak dinner to honor veterans at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, with a dance to follow. The cost for non-veterans will be $12 and $6 for children. RSVP to the lodge secretary no later than Friday, Nov. 2, at 864-3930. The lodge hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Public Library is holding its annual fall book sale now through December 10. There is a large selection of books for children and adults, fiction and nonfiction. Cost is $2 for a plastic bag and $3 for a paper bag. For information, call 869-2227.
THE CITY OF BELEN is looking for individuals who want to compete for the 25th annual Miracle on Main Street Electric Light Parade and Festival Show Queen and Snow Princess contest. The princess is for individuals 12 and younger, and the queen is for individuals 13 and older. All contestants must choose a qualifying sponsor, which is usually a non-profit or charitable organization. The contestant who raises the most money will receive the crown on Saturday, Nov. 24. For information, call 966-2700.
THE CITY OF BELEN is asking for all former Snow Queens and Princesses to participate in the 25th Annual Miracle on Main Street Electric Light Parade and Festival. If you were a Snow Queen or Princess, call Brenda at 966-2701.
HABITS OF HEALTH free seminars meet at 8 p.m. every Tuesday 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, 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.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, OCT. 13
CUTS FROM THE HEART, the second annual cut-a-thon to benefit Valencia Shelter Services, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Inner Beauty Hair Studio and Spa, 1160 Bosque Farms Blvd.
THE FRIENDS OF the Belen Public Library will be holding its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $2 a bag.
PARTY IN PINK ZUMBATHON charity event, hosted by Ritmo Latino Dance Fitness Studio, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. The event benefits the Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Tickets are $6. For information, call Pat Welk at 363-5168.
PARTY IN PINK ZUMBATHON charity event, hosted by Extreme Fitness, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen. The event benefits the Susan G. Koman For the Cure. Tickets are $10. Goodie bags, prizes and monthly memberships to Extreme Fitness will be given away. For information, call Deanna Montoya at 550-8291.
THE FRIENDS OF the Library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belen Public Library.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14
A PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Fire Department. The cost is a $7 donation. Children under 5 are free. Donations help fund activities such as assistance to firefighters in need, YAFL, Little League, youth boxing clubs and special need functions.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
LA VIDA FELICIDAD will be holding a “Jog for Joy” Dash on the Ditch 5k/10k fun run and family fundraising event at Heritage Park in Los Lunas. There will also be refreshments, entertainment, a silent auction, children’s jumpers and food. For information, and to register, call 565-1614.