Noticias (11/28/12)

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ARTS

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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 6
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.
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.
FRIDAY, DEC. 7
THE LOST HOWLIN’ COYOTES will play from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop.
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.
CASA MANZANA will be holding a crafts fair and flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, 703 Don Pasqual. For information, call Susan Frost at 865-1408, ext. 10. The event is free.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
A GRAND OPENING FOR “Good Morning New Mexico,” featuring art by Georgie Sichler Bemis, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. The show will be held through Monday, Dec. 31. As part of their New Mexico Centennial celebration, the show will include paintings of all 33 counties in New Mexico. Georgie will give a presentation on her paintings as well as her Sichler family roots in Los Lunas.
SCHOOL OF DREAMS ACADEMY will be holding an arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
MONDAY, DEC. 10
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. 11
RIO GRANDE ELEMENTARY School in Belen will hold an winter art sale and expo in the school’s cafeteria and gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
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. 12
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.
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente is having its Christmas cookie social for community members at 7 p.m. at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente. Bring your favorite Christmas cookies and enjoy an evening filled with food, fun and friends. For information, call Virginia at 866-5066.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.

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.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11
RIO GRANDE ELEMENTARY School in Belen will hold a winter art sale and expo in the school’s cafeteria and gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

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)
BOSQUE FARMS RODEO Association will be holding its annual Country Christmas Bazaar at the Cowboy Hall, 1040 Arena Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Lori Cordova at 869-1122.
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. (More information can be found at the Mansion Players website, www.mansionplayers.org, or on the Mansion Players Youth Theatre’s Facebook page)
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.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9
PERALTA MEMORIAL UNITED Methodist Church’s Children’s Christmas program “A Christmas Carol — contemporary style” will be presented in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

ETC.

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.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
A BELEN COMMUNITY Blood Drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Presbyterian Medical Group, 609 Christopher Road, in Belen. For information, or to sign up, call Cindy at 363-9665, or visit www.unitedbloodservice.org, and enter sponsor code: Belen.
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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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 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 at 9:15 a.m. on Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The cost is $3 per class. 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, DEC. 8
A SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held for Profirio Lopez, who has been diagnosed with meningioma, a tumor that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center.
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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

THURSDAY, NOV. 29
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28
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, NOV. 29
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.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.