Noticias (10/31/12)

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ARTS

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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
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 LESSONS 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.
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Madagascar 3,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
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.
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA POETS, a chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. Visitors are welcome; bring poems. For information, call Annmarie, 865-5605, or G. Forest at 864-0837.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 7 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas. Everyone is welcome to sing, play, dance or just listen. Bring your instruments and join in. For information, call 865-7985 or 249-6380.
SHOPPERS ARE INVITED to the Los Lunas High School baseball boosters Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Lunas High School gym. Santa is expected. Admission is free. Vendor booths are available. For information, call Lynda at 459-2113.
A HOLIDAY EGG ornament class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery. Learn the art of Pysanky (Ukrainian egg decorating with dyes and wax) as you decorate two eggs to hang or display on a stand. The cost is $35. For information, call Jane at 859-9124.
A BOOK SIGNING of “A Growing Season” by Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hastings in Los Lunas. The novel is about a fictional New Mexico town where the citizens are struggling to preserve a traditional way of life.
MONDAY, NOV. 5
ZIA SIT AND SEW groups meets at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. All forms of fiber arts are welcome. For information, call 869-5133.
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.
FREE INTERMEDIATE LINE Dance lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Monday. For information, call 869-5133.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
THE RIO VALLEY Opry Players will honor the Blue Star Mothers with a classic country program to include an tinge of Mexican and blue grass music at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All music tips will be donated to honor and assist local military families. For information, call Barbara at 865-6817.
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, NOV. 7
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, NOV. 8
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Cinderella,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9
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.
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
AN ARTS AND CRAFTS and yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ventura Cove Apartments, 450 Los Cerritos Road in Los Lunas.
A BASIC FACE PAINTING class will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery. Learn the art of basic face painting for birthday parties, fundraising and special events. The cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for students 17 and younger. For information, call Stacie at 864-8213.
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.
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA POETS, a chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. Visitors are welcome; bring poems. For information, call Annmarie, 865-5605, or G. Forest at 864-0837.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 10-11
BERLIE’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the America’s Court Our Lady of Belen No. 1359, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Parish Hall.
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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 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

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7
WILDFLOWER will hold its quarterly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Teachers Resource Center on Coronado Street, across from Los Lunas Elementary. The Huning Ranch meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. All homeowners are invited. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 32.
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.

EDUCATION

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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.

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.
A HAUNTED HOUSE, hosted by the Los Lunas Math League, will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at 1160 Pinzon St. NW in Los Lunas. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds help fund the trip to the Math League national competition in June.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
AN AARP 55 Alive Driving Class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. 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 and to make reservations, 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.
THE DITCH BANK BANDITS, along with Los Lunas Open Space, are holding a stocking celebration beginning at 8 a.m. at the Los Lunas River Park. The event is to commemorate the stocking of the ditches with rainbow trout from the N.M. Game and Fish Department. There will be fishing and picking up trash along the bosque.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
ENHANCEFITNESS PROGRAM, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of the mature exerciser, will hold sign-ups from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center, 1103 N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. Classes will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for 16 weeks. For information, call Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church in Bosque from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
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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 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, 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.
GIRLS JUST WANNA Have Fun shopping spree, hosted by the Business Women of Valencia County, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas. All proceeds will support various non-profit organizations in the county. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 18 years old. Children under 5 are free. For information, email BWVC.fundraiser@gmail.com, or to go www.BWVC.biz.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
THE FRIENDS OF THE Library will hold its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belen Public Library. The cost is $2 a bag.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
THE TOWN OF TOMÉ Land Grant is holding its biannual yard sale starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the town’s scholarship fund and general fund.
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS BELEN/LOS LUNAS is selling raffle tickets  until Sunday, Nov. 11. Prizes include cash, fire wood, a chile roaster, gift certificates and movie tickets. Call 864-7499 to find out where to purchase a ticket.
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.

ORGANIZATIONS
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.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, NOV. 5
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.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY Expo Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Extension office in Los Lunas. If you would like to be involved, email Tabatha Chavez chavezmommyof3@aol.com.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
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.
ROCK HOUND AND CHOW HOUND Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 for information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. The meeting is public, so everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-7585, 865-4584 or 864-2563.
VALENCIA COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at 1128 Peyton Road in Los Chavez. For more information, call 865-6160. The public is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7
VALENCIA COUNTY BREASTFEEDING Task Force meet at 10 a.m. at Your Play Cafe, 1400 Main St. NW, Suite H in Los Lunas. For information, call 864-7743.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Belen Council 2673 meet at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 S. Ninth Street in Belen.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
VALENCIA COUNTY ASSOCIATION of Educational Retirees will meet at Goldie’s Diner, 480 Rio Communities Blvd., at 11 a.m. The program theme is “Honoring our Veterans.” New Mexico National Guard Gen. Andrew Salas will be the guest speaker.
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.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SUNRISE SAMS RV CLUB meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sunrise Bluffs Clubhouse. For information, call Rene, 864-6917, or Nancy, 861-7225.
BELEN MODEL RAILROAD Club meets at the Harvey House Museum. For more information, call Dwayne at 864-6043.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS of Valencia County meets at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms. For information, call 217-1806.
SECUNDINO BALDONADO American Legion Post meets at 1 p.m. on Baca Avenue in Belen. For information, call 864-6709 or 865-1298.