Noticias (10/20/12)

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ARTS

SATURDAY, OCT. 20
SPIRITUALITY OF ART-Art Club 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.
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 OF ART-Art Club 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, 7 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.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will be performing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A donation of $3 will be collected at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
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 OF ART-Art Club 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.
THE MANSION PLAYERS will once again perform “An evening  with the Luna-Otero family” at 6 p.m. at the Luna Mansion. This New Mexico centennial event will include actors portraying the Luna and Otero family members by sharing the stories of their lives while the audience enjoy a gourmet meal. Reservations are required. Contact the Luna Mansion at 865-6333.
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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.

COMMUNITY

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

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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
PERALTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will be holding its fall carnival from 5:15 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of games and food.
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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. 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.
LAS MARAVILLAS will hold its semi-annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UNITED BLOOD SERVICES will be at Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road, from 9 a.m. to noon. Blood donors are encouraged to attend and give the gift of life.
A HALLOWEEN PET costume contest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Los Lunas.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association will hold testing for technician, general and extra FCC licences for ham radio operators from 9 a.m. to noon at 302 Rio Communities Blvd. For information, call 450-7447.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 20-21
THE BOSQUE FARMS Fall cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dumpsters will be located at the maintenance yard next to the waste water treatment plant on DeSmet Road. Due to a limited number of dumpsters, Bosque Farms residents will be allowed one load per household. Bring proof of residency.
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 businesses.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 25-27
THE LOS LUNAS Public Library will be holding its fall book sale during hours of operation. They will have a variety of materials for purchase, including nonfiction, fiction, paperbacks, hardbacks, some VHS and audio books and about two years worth of magazines. All proceeds will go toward funding of the summer reading program.
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.
AN AUTUMN SAFETY Awareness Day, hosted by the Valencia County Juvenile Justice Board, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the District Courthouse on Morris Road and N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. There will be information on ATV safety training, hunter education registration, animal adoptions, First Choice Community Healthcare, Walgreens, free bike helmets, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, free hotdogs, a Halloween costume contest, music and a bounce house.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 27-28
THE BOSQUE FARMS Fall cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dumpsters will be located at the maintenance yard next to the waste water treatment plant on DeSmet Road. Due to a limited number of dumpsters, Bosque Farms residents will be allowed one load per household. Bring proof of residency.
AN INCORPORATION SPAGHETTI FEST will be held to give information about plans to incorporate Rio Communities into a township. A dinner of spaghetti, bread, salad and dessert will be served. The Saturday meals will be hosted at the Rio Grande Estates Fire Station at 4 p.m. and at the La Merced Moose Lodge at 5:30 p.m. Goldie’s Diner will host the dinner on Sunday at 5 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Members of the incorporation project will be present to provide information and answer questions. Reservations are appreciated. Call 264-3412, or email rcincorporation2013@gmail.com.
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.
PERALTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will be holding its fall carnival from 5:15 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of games and food.
VALENCIA COUNTY SINGLE Seniors will hold a Halloween party and potluck from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A prize will be given for the best costume. For information, call 977-5070.
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.
A HALLOWEEN EVENT will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manzano Vista Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary, 311 El Cerro Mission Road. A bag of treats will be given to all children. The auxiliary will be serving hot dogs, potato chips and fruit punch.
A HALLOWEEN cake walk will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. All ages are welcome. Tickets will be sold for 25 cents. For information, call 869-5133.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
AN AARP 55 Alive Driving Class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Reservations are not required. The class fee is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for nonmembers. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash or check only. During the month of November, all AARP driving classes are free to all veterans. For information, call 228-1090.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
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.
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LEARN TO PLAY bridge with Ken Turner at the Bosque Farms Community-Senior Center for free. The classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 20. For information, call Ken at 206-619-7007.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Historical Exchange Forum is attempting to locate men and women who were members of the Eastern Valencia County Citizens Patrol from 1971 to 1979. Any former members wishing to participate in an EVCCP reunion, call Bob Courtney at 459-3136. They are also interested in obtaining additional EVCCP-related photographs, 1972 roster and other memorabilia.
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 and Thursday. 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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
A VALENCIA COUNTY MOTORCYCLE Community Toy Run, which will support Valencia County Head Start children, will be held beginning at 11 a.m. at Walmart in Belen. The run will head to Ribs in Los Lunas. There will be food, fun, live music, raffle prizes and a 50-50 cash prize. For information, call Cheryl at 315-5170.
THE LOS LUNAS High School baseball booster club will be starting its luminarias sale. The cost is $10 per dozen. For information, email LLHSbaseball@yahoo.com.
CONTINUING
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

TUESDAY, OCT. 23
BELEN BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
LOS LUNAS BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
VALENCIA COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION meets at 3 p.m. at the county administrative building.
PERALTA TOWN COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 7:30 a.m. at  Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. Call 866-5284.
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at noon every Tuesday  at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Belen Multipurpose Center, 200 Eagle Lane, in Belen. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 all dens meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé-Adelino Fire Station. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 111 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Gary Antal at 865-5526 or Jay and Janice Smith at 869-4318.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10283 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Sara Antal at 865-5526.
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED Federal Employees meets at 1 p.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center in Rio Communities. For information, call Delbert Gregory, 864-7982.
RIO ABAJO LODGE No. 17 meets at 7 p.m. at 1000 W. Chavez in Belen.
VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR Radio Association meets at 7 p.m. in the second story in back of the VIA building, 302 Rio Communities Blvd., in Rio Communities.
KIWANIS OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Village Inn restaurant in Los Lunas. For information, call Bart at 565-5913.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets from 6 p.m. at La Vida Felicidad, 530 Sun Ranch Village Loop SW. For information, call 865-0786.
VALENCIA CHILD ABUSE Prevention and Education (V-Cape) task force meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Purdy Hall Training Center at 442 Luna Ave. SE in Los Lunas.
VALENCIA COUNTY SINGLE SENIORS meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. For information, call Frank at 977-5070.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
DIE DEUTSCHLANDER German-American Club of Valencia County meets at 7 p.m. at the Belen VFW Hall, 122 S. Fifth St. For information, call 864-7760 or 864-0111.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
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.
BETHLEHEM MASONIC Lodge No. 56 of Belen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets at 6 p.m. at La Vida Felicadad. For information, call 565-9014.
COORDINATED COMMUNITY Response Team, which focuses on victims of crimes, meet 8 a.m. at the Center for Recovery and Wellness, 750 Morris Road SW, in Los Lunas.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
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. 27
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
MONDAY, OCT. 29
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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 7:30 a.m. at Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. Call 866-5284.
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at noon every Tuesday  at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Belen Multipurpose Center, 200 Eagle Lane, in Belen. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 all dens meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé-Adelino Fire Station. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 111 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Gary Antal at 865-5526 or Jay and Janice Smith at 869-4318.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10283 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Sara Antal at 865-5526.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meets 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, NOV. 2
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, NOV. 3
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department officers meet at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS and its auxiliary meet at 10 a.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.

SUPPORT

AGORA Crisis Center provides free, confidential help to anyone in need of emotional support. Phone and walk-in services are available. Open 24 hours a day, based on availability of volunteers. Call 277-3013.
ALANON meets at 6 p.m., Tuesdays, behind the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé. Are you in need of help for a relative or friend who is addicted to alcohol or drugs? For information, call 865-5765, or call Alanon information service office at 262-2177.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at Peralta United Methodist Church; a women’s group on Mondays at 6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church; on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Belen, at 8 p.m. at Los Lunas Wellness Center; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Belen Rec Center, 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Isleta; on Thursdays starts at 7 p.m. at the Peralta United Methodist Church, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Belen and at 8 p.m. at the Los Lunas Wellness Center;  and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Belen. For information, call 266-1900.
ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Los Lunas Senior Center, 197 Don Pasqual. It meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Belen Senior Center, 715 S. Main. It’s sponsored by the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association. For information, call Barbara, 379-9266.
BELEN AREA FOOD PANTRY is open from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the First Baptist Church of Belen, 115 S. Fourth St.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS whose children died of miscarriage, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or other natural causes in the first year of life will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Office of the Medical Examiner at the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque. For information, call 272-2485 or 272-3397.
BEREAVEMENT AND CONSOLATION GROUP meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faith Formation Building at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on the east side door. It’s open to all denominations. For information, call Sister Maria, 864-8851.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel. For information, call 864-4448.
CARE NET, a pro-life pregnancy center, is located at 601 Main St. SE, Suite 26, in Mondel Plaza in Los Lunas. It offers free pregnancy tests, counseling, education, information about prenatal development, parenting and childbirth classes, adoption, lifestyle choices, and other information. For information, call Glenda, 565-3838.
CONSUMER SUPPORT GROUP for adults with a mental illness meets the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the third Wednesday of each month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Valencia Counseling, Casa Manzana Lodge, 703 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. It’s free. For information, call Leo, 865-1408.
COMPULSIVE EATERS ANONYMOUS-HOW meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bosque Farms Church of Christ. For information, call Cynthia at 688-5578.
A CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ambercare in Belen every other Wednesday. For more information, call 861-0060.
DOUBLE TROUBLE IN RECOVERY for those currently or formerly experiencing or dealing with mental disorders and chemical addiction meets at noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, at 703 Don Pasqual in Los Lunas. Call 865-1408, ext. 10, or call Tabatha at 907-2407.
DOVES, a ministry for widowed, separated and divorced people, meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at San Clemente Catholic Church parish hall in Los Lunas. For information, call the San Clemente Parish, 865-9370.
DWI SUPPORT GROUP meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Los Lunas Community Services Department off N.M. 47 across from Albertson’s. For information, call Dorothy Hern, 869-2531. It’s for surviving victims of DWI crashes and their caregivers.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at San Clemente Parish Hall, 244 Luna Ave NE. For information, call Angie, 865-1323, or Gloria, 363-9296.
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP for anyone who is grieving the death or the serious illness of a loved one meets every other Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ambercare Hospice, 420 N. Main in Belen. For information, call 861-0060.
GRIEFSHARE meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road off N.M. 47. Anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, who is coping with the death of a loved one is invited. For information, call 865-9334.
HEALTHY TIMES WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY support group meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Church of Christ, 601 Main St. SE, Suite 40-B on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. For information, call Mia Mora at 610-7424.
HIGH AND LIFTED UP addictions ministry meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Calvary Chapel’s New Harvest Los Lunas in Model Plaza, 601 Main St. It’s for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction, including drugs, alcohol, food, codependency.
LUPUS FOUNDATION support group for patients and families will meet the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Anna Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution N.E. in Albuquerque. Call 881-9081.
MOST EXCELLENT WAY, a Christian solution to chemical dependency and “becoming God dependant” meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at New Life Fellowship, 601 Christopher Road in Belen. Call 974-3927.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, a support group for those trying to stop using drugs, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Spanish at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez. For information, call 565-4043.
A NEW THIRST, a one-step program to recovery based on the word of God will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley, 19381 N. N.M. 314 in Belen. For information, call the Calvary office, 864-6611.
MOTHERS AGAINST METHAMPHETAMINE, TOSS Meth, meets at 10 a.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Faith Chapel on South Main St. in Belen.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Christian Fellowship Church, 628 Los Lentes SE in Los Lunas. No dues, fees or weigh-ins; 12-step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. For information, call Sylvia, 565-2351.
PANIC RELIEF INC. program for overcoming fears, anxiety and agoraphobia meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Belen. For information, call 732-940-9658.
A PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP has been formed in the county and is meeting every other month. If you’re interested in participating, call Amber, 480-1976.
PEOPLE LIVING THROUGH CANCER meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Rio Communities. For information, call Rae, 864-8368.
PEOPLE LIVING THROUGH CANCER is offering cancer, grief and caregiver support by trained facilitators on a one-on-one basis. To schedule an appointment or for information, call 242-3263.
PFLAG, a support group for parents, friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people meets once a month. For times and place of meetings, email pflagvalencia@gmail.com.
ROAD TO RECOVERY,  free support group for those dealing with a mental disorder, meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Valencia Counseling, 735 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. For information, call 865-3350, ext. 45.
SISTER CIRCLE for women of all ages to offer encouragement in all areas of life — weight loss, personal matters, career choices, education or just getting something off your mind. It meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. For information about location, call 304-2672.
SPIRITUAL RECOVERY,  a 12-step program for adults dealing with any kind of hurt, hang-up or habit, meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road in Peralta. For information, call the church office at 865-9334.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have been victims of DWI has started to meet. For more information, call 440-5068.
3 Rs (Recover, Renew and Reclaim) meets at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays at Joanne’s Family Restaurant on N.M. 47 in Rio Communities for breakfast, fellowship, prayer, praise and testimonials. For information, call 980-8837.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 357 meets every Wednesday at the Vista del Rio Mobile Home Park Clubhouse on NM 304 in Rio Communities. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting from 6:30 to 7 p.m. For information, call 861-1309.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 203 meets Thursdays at the Vista del Rio Mobile Home Park center. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome For information, call 859-0489.
VALENCIA CARES WARM LINE is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to offer a listening ear when you need someone to talk to. People to staff phones and donations would be appreciated. Call 565-3045 to help.
VALENCIA COUNTY MOMS CLUB provides support for full or part time stay at home moms. For more information, call Melissa at 217-3878, or e-mail momsclubofvalenciacounty(at)gmailcom.
VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE support group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Domestic violence affects everyone in the community. Without intervention, children have a high risk of such behaviors as truancy, crime, drug abuse, alcoholism and gang-related violence. Call 864-3202 for information about the group, legal advocacy, play therapy and parenting classes, which are offered in English and Spanish.
WAKE UP, BELEN,  a safe place where gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning individuals may meet to talk about problems, feelings and other subjects will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays at the Belen Community Center in the Multi-Purpose Park. Others are also invited to get over their fears and make friends with those of a different sexual preference than their own. For information, call 573-6516 or 203-5224.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets weekly at two Valencia County locations. The support group meets for weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting starting at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road. For more information, call Frances, 565-0262. A group also meets for weigh-in at 6 p.m. and a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesdays at the Belen Multipurpose Center, 200 Eagle Park Road. For more information, call Ray, 865-6187.
WELLNESS AND RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP), a peer-led support group focusing on wellness and recovery for adults with mental illness meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Valencia Counseling, 735 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. For information, call 865-3350, ext. 45.
WOMEN OF THE WORD, an outreach, support and Bible study group for women, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at New Hope Outreach, 3370 N.M. 47 in Los Lunas. For information, call Diane, 553-0164.
YOUTH GRIEF SUPPORT session will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every other Thursday. It’s sponsored by Ambercare Hospice Foundation. Topics include reflections, futuristic, holidays and traditions and memorial. To sign up or for information, call 861-0060.