Noticias (11/24/12)

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ARTS

SATURDAY, NOV. 24
BELEN ART LEAGUE will hold an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. They will have cookies, hot cider and a new selection of affordable art gifts. The holiday art sale continues through Dec. 22.
CHRIST THE KING Lutheran Church will be holding its Christmas Craft Fair. To reserve a table, call Barb Emblem at 977-0344, or Kaylan Orton at 315-6587.
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.
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.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY holds kids pottery classes for ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The cost is $7.50, including materials and firings. For information, call 565-0556
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
TOMÉ ART GALLERY is holding an artist reception from 2 to 4 p.m.. for its Personal Adornments Jewelry and More Show, which will run through Sunday, Dec. 2. Gallery artists and invited guests will be showing jewelry, fiber and fabric and all things that adorn you and your life. The gallery is located at 2930 N.M. 47, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 565-0556, or go to www.tomegallery.com.
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.
MONDAY, NOV. 26
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. 27
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. 28
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. 29
A ROCK-PAINTING class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery and Gifts, 509 Becker Ave. in Belen. Learn new techniques for painting flower designs on rocks for decorating your home or garden or to give as gifts. The class costs $15. For information, call Judy Turner at 206-619-9176.
A FREE MOVIE, “The Amazing Spiderman,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
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, DEC. 1
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.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY holds kids pottery classes for ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The cost is $7.50, including materials and firings. For information, call 565-0556.
MONDAY, DEC. 3
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, DEC. 4
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, DEC. 5
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.
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A CASTING CALL is going out for all ages to volunteer your time and talent for the 14th annual Passion Play. The group is in need of cast members and crew to continue the traditional play to be performed during the spring of 2013. For information, call 864-1925. Rehearsals start in January.
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 Band needs talented musicians to play percussion, wind or brass instruments and give the gift of live music to local civic, senior, businesses and arts events. Come play a variety of styles of music with a fun group of people. Dust off that instrument and get involved. Contact VCCB at the.vccb.nm@gmail.com, www.thevccbnm.org, or call 916-1050. Rehearsals are from 6 to 8 p.m., every Monday at the Bosque Farms Community Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop.

COMMUNITY

TUESDAY, DEC. 4
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

SATURDAY, DEC. 1
LOS LUNAS MIDDLE School will be holding an arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables will not be provided, so bring your own. The cost is $25 per space. Santa Claus will be available for pictures. This event is sponsored by the Renaissance program and all proceeds will benefit the students at Los Lunas Middle School. For information, call Cathy Jojola at 865-7283.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

SATURDAY, NOV. 24
THE CITY OF BELEN will be holding its 25th annual Miracle on Main Street Festival from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Heart of Belen Plaza. The electric light parade will be held at 6 p.m. The theme of the parade is “Silver Bells Ring in the Hub City.” There will also be a biscochito and pastelito contest.
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will be holding a membership appreciation open house from 5 to 8 p.m., at the chamber office, 712 Dalies Ave. There will be holiday treats, hot chocolate and coffee.
THE BELEN ART LEAGUE will hold an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. They will have cookies, hot cider and a new selection of affordable art gifts. The holiday art sale continues through Dec. 22.
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
LA GRAN PASTORELA de Belen will perform at 3 p.m. at the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
THE ABEYTAS VOLUNTEER Fire Department will be holding a Toys for Tots drive from noon to 4 p.m. at Walmart in Belen. Firefighters will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, cloths and gift cards. The gifts will be distributed to families in both Valencia and Socorro counties.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
THE LOS LUNAS Christmas Electric Light Parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street from the Valencia “Y” to Don Pasqual Road.
LA GRAN PASTORELA de Belen will perform at 6 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum in Belen.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Elementary School Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria and gym. There will be a food vendor, a gift-wrapping table, and many vendors with crafts such as painting, needle crafts, candles, coffee, snacks, jewelry, and other holiday gift items.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Fiber Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. There will be a fiber arts show and sale from different guilds. Admission is free. For information, call Mary Curik at 379-4534.
PERALTA UNITED MEMORIAL Methodist Church invites the community to the Nativity Walk in the auditorium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A large variety of Nativity scenes will be on display, from thimble size to large lawn size, many from other countries. Activities for the children and refreshments for everyone will be available. The event is free.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 1-2
THE BELEN MOOSE Lodge 1680, located on N.M. 314, will be holding its arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. There will be a variety of arts and crafts and food.
THE MANSION PLAYERS Youth Theatre will perform a matinee at the Belen Public Library on Saturday, and a matinee at the Light of the World Church. (More information can be found at the Mansion Players website, www.mansionplayers.org, or on the Mansion Players Youth Theatre’s Facebook page)
SUNDAY, DEC. 2
LA GRAN PASTORELA de Belen will perform at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, DEC. 6-7
THE MANSION PLAYERS Youth Theatre will perform in the evening at the Belen Moose Lodge on Thursday, and at the Belen Christian Church on Friday.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 7-8
THE MANSION PLAYERS Youth Theatre will perform in the evening Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, and a matinee at the Valley Lutheran Church on Sunday.
FRIDAY, DEC. 7
THE LOS LUNAS Cops and Kids Winter Dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center. There will be music provided by G&A Mobile DJ Service, dancing for all ages and refreshments will be served. Santa Claus will the special guest. Organizers will be accepting two-can/nonperishable food donations. Children must be present to receive a gift and all children must be accompanied by a parent.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
SANTA IN PARK will be at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center, 1103 N.M. 47, at 6 p.m. Children should bring their list to share with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will receive a free candy-filled stocking. The event is free to the public, courtesy of the village of Los Lunas Parks and Recreation and Streets Department.
LA GRAN PASTORELA de Belen will perform at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
THE SCHOOL OF DREAMS Academy Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
THE FESTIVAL OF TREES will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. The festival is free to the public, and anyone can come in for a look during regular museum hours, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
A COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The Valencia County Community Band and the Joyful Noise Bell Choir will perform. Amy Thoms, a soloist, will share her Christmas selections.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27
THE DEDICATION OF Leo’s Billiard Hall at the Belen Senior Center will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with special guest Scott Haggard, who will play with Los Alegres de Belen.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association W5YI Volunteer Examiners group is holding a testing session for technician, general and extra FCC licenses for ham radio operation from 9 a.m. to noon at 302 Rio Communities Blvd. For information, call 450-7447.
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.
••FARMERS, RANCHERS and pesticide license holders: If it’s time to renew your NMDA pesticide license, Bob Pate, pest management consultant, is conducting a class from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Don Jose Delores Cordova Cultural Center in Jarales. The class will provide five continuing education units to renew your license. The fee of $40 will be taken in cash or by check only at the door. For information, call Bob Pate at 220-8788 before Tuesday, Nov. 27, to re-enroll.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
THE DITCH BANK BANDITS and Los Lunas Open Space will be holding a kids fishing derby at the River Park in Los Lunas beginning at 8 a.m. The derby is free of charge, and there will be food, drinks and prizes. There will be a fish fry as well. They will also hold classes on how to set up and fish the ditches.
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THE VILLAGE OF Los Lunas is accepting applications for the annual Christmas Electric Light Parade to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Call Kathy Martinez at 352-3584, or Jeralyn Duran at 352-7661.
PEREZ FIGHTING SYSTEMS Fight Club meets from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Perez Fighting Systems. The free class is for students 5 to 18 years old. Visitors are welcome. There is also classes for adults. For information, call Ashley or Annabelle at 864-8890 or 720-1674.
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 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.
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 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.