Noticias (10/17/12)

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ARTS

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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
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.
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will hold its fifth annual Day of the Dead Show – Di de los Muertos from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4. Gallery artists and invited guest artists will show a variety of work, including silk, fiber, altars, furniture, fused glass, pottery, jewelry, paintings, drawings and more. For information, call 565-0556.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
JAZZ UP YOUR CLOTHING with shibori and hand dyeing workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. in Belen. The cost is $70 plus materials. For information, call Linda at 864-3362.
A RECEPTION will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the Belen Art League’s Fall Show at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. The show will be held from Oct. 27 to Nov. 17. There will be new artwork on display and for sale. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 861-0581.
SPIRITUALITY IN ART class is held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday 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.
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.
COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE group, drumming for health and fun, meets from 3 to 5 on the fourth Sunday of every month at The Porch, 512, Reinken Ave. in Belen. Bring your drum and percussion instruments (extras will be available.) No experience necessary. Find your rhythm and beet. If you’ve got heart, you’ve got rhythm. For information, call 865-9055.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will be holding a potluck at 6 p.m., 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.
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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
A MEET-THE-ARTIST reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tomé Art Gallery for its fifth annual Day of the Dead Show – Dia de los Muertos. There will be a free Shrinky Dinks jewelry class, face painting, henna painting, Day of the Dead T-shirts, scary and spooky snacks and more. A costume judging contest will be held at 3 p.m.; prizes will be awarded for most original, best character representation, scariest and best overall. For information, call 565-0556.
MONDAY, OCT. 29
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. 30
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. 31
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.

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, 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 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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
LOS LUNAS MIDDLE SCHOOL will be holding a fall festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission costs two non-perishable food items, a pair of wearable jeans of $1 per person. The band and chorus will perform. There will be face painting, karaoke, food, a cupcake walk, carnival games, tasty treats, music, prizes and a haunted house.

ETC.

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.
The MLPAA will hold its Air Rockets III workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meadow Lake Parks Area Association property (at the end of Meadow Lake Road). All are invited, all ages are encouraged, free supplies. For information, call Jim Lane at 865-9786.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
THE BELEN SENIOR CENTER will host its annual senior Halloween party from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served at noon. There will be a prize for the best costume. Door prizes will be given. Los Alegres de Belen will perform.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31
LOS LUNAS will host a free haunted house beginning at 5 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center. There will be a costume contest and free candy.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
AN AARP 55 and Older Safe Driving Class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. RSVP to Bosque Farms Community Center 869-5133.
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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.
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 Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The center, located at 853 N. Main St., is open to all city and county residents. For information, call Herman Madrid at 966-6571.
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, 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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
A SPAGHETTI DINNER with all the fixings for $8 a plate will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Estates Fire Station, 408 Rio Communities Blvd. Plates can be made for take-out. The event, sponsored by the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department Auxiliary, is to benefit the fire and rescue service.
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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
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.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Abundant Grace Free Store, located at 203 Rio Communities Blvd. (south of the Dollar General), is seeking volunteers to help sort donations, hang clothing, restock shelves and prepare the store for the days it is open. They need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for sorting, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to assist customers. If you are interested, call 359-8406, or Sallie at 250-9098.
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, contact Laurie Duffy at 864-8621.
THE BEST STORE, a thrift store and clothing bank at 320 Becker Ave. in Belen, has clothing, furniture and hard items. It’s a student-run store. If you have items you don’t want, the store accepts furniture and other items. The BEST Store is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 966-1546.

GOVERNMENT

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 9:30 a.m. at the county administrative building.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS meets at 7 p.m. at the post home, 155 S. Fifth in Belen.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at the Tome/Adelino Fire Department. Camping every month. New boys welcome. For information, call Coleman, 385-7066.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley, in Peralta. Weigh-in is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.
TOPS NO. 203 meets in the community room of the Vista Del Rio Center Mobile Home Park on N.M. 304 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 859-0489.
CUB SCOUT PACK 253 meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms. Boys ages 6-10 years old are invited. For information, call Ginger Eldridge at 869-8525.
EL JARDIN ENCANTO Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. at the the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, 404 Courthouse Road SE. For information, call Janelle at 565-8772 or Laura at 565-3002.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meet at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
VENTURE CREW 360, high adventure Scouting for ages 14 to 21, meets at 7 p.m. in the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center, N.M. 47 and Romero Road in Tomé. If you are looking for high adventure, such as camping, canoeing or hiking, join in. For information, call Liz, 203-2069.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department Officers meets at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 85 meets at the old Hospital and Training School in the meeting room. For information, call Gene Gorman at 866-9590, or Ron Archer at 865-6011.
MONDAY, OCT. 22
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
UNM-VALENCIA QUEER Straight Alliance meets from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 141 in the Academic building at UNM-VC. For information, email Richard Sylvestre at rislves@unm.edu, or Patricia Gillikin at gillikin@unm.edu.
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday of the month at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call Robert at 573-9864 for information.