Noticias (12/12/12)

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ARTS

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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13
ANNMARIE AND BILL Pearson will present a poetry reading with a photograph slide show, and read from the mystery novel, “The Fetish Ruby,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 251 Main St. SE.
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.
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, “The Dark Knight Rises,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
NICOLAS OTERO will speak on the process of creating the illustrations and will show the original artwork from “How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico,” by Rudolfo Anaya, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 251 Main St. SE.
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.
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL ORCHESTRA plays at 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call Gair, 864-3749.
SATURDAY, DEC. 15
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.
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.
MONDAY-SATURDAY, DEC. 17-22
DUNCAN STUDIOS will be holding Christmas gift making art classes for children. They will be making miniature bottles and paintings. Clay ornaments will be made all month long. For times and costs, go to Duncan Studio’s Facebook page, or call Terry Duncan at 866-6076.
MONDAY, DEC. 17
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.
ZIA SIT AND SEW groups meets at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. All forms of fiber arts are welcome. For information, call 869-5133.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
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. 19
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. 20
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.
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, “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS of New Mexico play at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22
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.
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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 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.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY Musicians is a small group, looking to expand. Their format is generally country and gospel, but any musician or singer is welcome to attend. 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.

COMMUNITY

SATURDAY, DEC. 15
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, DEC. 16
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO Neighborhood Association meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

THURSDAY, DEC. 13
A TASTE OF VALENCIA will be held at 4:45 p.m., with a drama production at 5 p.m. at Valencia High School; a photography presentation at 5:45 p.m., a pottery display at 6 p.m. and concert band and jazz band performance at 7 p.m. Delicacies to be catered through the evening. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support culinary arts.
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VALENCIA COUNTY LITERACY Council is offering two-day free tutor training courses in both basic literacy and English as a second language at the Belen Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 2, with an orientation prior to the training at UNM-VC. To register, or for information, call Bob Bishop at 925-8935, or email bbishop@valencialiteracy.org.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

THURSDAY, DEC. 13
SANTA CLAUS will visit the Los Lunas Library at 3 p.m. A musical performance by Andy Mason will be held at 4:30 p.m.
THE THIRD ANNUAL Winter Concert at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus will be held at 7 p.m. at the Student-Community Center. The New MexiChords Men’s Barbershop Chorus and the UNM-VC Chorus will sing an ensemble of both sacred and secular holiday music. Tickets are $10, with proceeds to benefit the student scholarship fund for UNM-VC students. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Children under 6 are free. Refreshments will be served. For tickets of information, call 925-8550.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
THE MANSION PLAYERS Youth Theatre will perform at 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church of Belen.
SATURDAY, DEC. 15
MARIACHI HOLIDAY CONCERT will be held at 7 p.m. in the Los Lunas High School auditorium. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25. Reserved seating is available. For information, call Pedro Rael at 865-6811.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Senior Singles Christmas party potluck and white elephant gift exchange will be held at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For information, call 977-5070.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual Toys for Tots from Cops distribution at the Valencia County administration building, 444 Luna Ave. in Los Lunas, from 1 to 4 p.m. Santa will give gifts to all registered children. Walgreens will take pictures of each child with Santa. Walgeens will also give free flu shots that day to children and adults. New York Life will be on site to administer child fingerprint kits and personal photo IDs.
THE GUARDIAN ANGEL Kennels will be holding its second annual food drive and pet adoption, along with offering pictures with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a $5 picture fee. Items needed for the Valencia County Animal Shelter are dog and cat food, collars, crates and bleach. For a more detailed list of needed items, call 865-2479. To get direction to The Guardian Angel Kennels, go to www.the gaurdiankennels.com or call 865-9000.
SUNDAY, DEC. 16
PERALTA MEMORIAL UNITED Methodist Church’s adult Choir Christmas Cantata “All is Well” will be featured at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services.
ABEYTAS FIRE DEPARTMENT will be collecting Toys for Tots from noon to 4 p.m. at the Belen Walmart. They are collecting unwrapped toys, new clothes and gift cards for needy families in both Valencia and Socorro counties.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
THE BELEN SENIOR Center will have a dance with Los Alegres de Belen performing from 10 a.m. to noon, and a traditional Christmas meal will be served.
LA GRAN PASTORELA de Belen will perform at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Diego Mission in Meadow Lake.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
THE DEL RIO SENIOR Center will have a dance with Aguila performing from 10 a.m. to noon, and a traditional Christmas meal will be served.
MONDAY, DEC. 24
A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS Eve service will be held at 3 and 7 p.m. at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, with traditional Christmas music, message and celebration of Holy Communion.
THE BELEN CENTER for Spiritual Living presents a Christmas Eve Taize Service, a time for prayer, music and meditation. The service will be held Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. The center is located at 2295-C N.M. 304, in Rio Communities. For information, visit www.belencsl.org, or call 861-5774.
THE 18TH ANNUAL Valencia County Christmas Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1000 W. Chavez and 10th Street in Belen. Ladyhawk Feed and Supply in Belen is once again preparing for the annual dinner. Donated items needed include toys, meals and monetary help. To donate, or for information, call Yvonne Maushund at 864-3336.
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A WINTER LIGHT Labyrinth is held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, at the Center for Ageless Living, 3216 N.M. 47. The free event also includes S’mores on Thursdays and Fridays.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association is hosting its annual “Christmas in Bethlehem,” from Tuesday, Dec. 18, through Monday, Dec. 24. Hams will be using the club station, KC5OUR to send Christmas greetings around the world. The station is located at 302 Rio Communities Blvd., upstairs in the back of the building, just north of MyBank. For information, call Ralph at 821-7636.
VALENCIA SHELTER SERVICES is now accepting tamales and biscochito orders for the holidays. All sales will directly support its clients. Tamales are $13 per dozen, and biscochitos are $4 per dozen. To place an order, call 565-3100, or email juliets@valenciashelterservices.org.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Boosters are selling luminarias for $10 a dozen. Pickup dates are Saturday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 22. For information, call Lynda at 459-2113, or email LLHSbaseball@yahoo.com.
THE ORGANIZERS OF the Festival of Trees at the Harvey House Museum in Belen are seeking gently used trees, ornaments and strings of lights to expand the display. Donations can be dropped off at Hair Innovations, 403 S. Main St., Belen.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Police Department is accepting donations for its annual Toys for Tots program. They will be accepting donations through Saturday, Dec. 15. Now toys can be dropped off at the police department, Lodi’s Beads or at Dollar General in Bosque Farms. If you would like to make a monetary donation, stop by the police department. For information, call 869-2358.
THE LOS LUNAS Fire Department is asking for non-perishable foods for the holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at 465 E. Main St., in Los Lunas. For information, call Vivian Lujan at 866-2116.
EL RANCHITOS DE los Ninos is in need of a variety of items for the holiday season, including pasta, peanut butter, soups, diapers (size 4), canned vegetables, granola bars, toddler snacks, wipes, canned fruit, crackers, Ziplock bags and paper towels. You can drop off the donations at First American Bank, N.M. Bank and Trust, RAKS Building Supply and Back to the Basics.
THE 13TH JUDICIAL District Attorney’s office is holding its annual sock drive through Friday, Dec. 14. Drop off warm clothing for all ages, including socks, gloves, hats, coats, as well as hygiene items, such as travel-size lotion, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste at the DA’s office, 101 S. Main St., Suite 201, in Belen. For information, call Deon Rains, or Britteny Echols at 861-0311.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13
A FOSTER PARENT ORIENTATION will be held at 6 p.m. at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane, in Belen, to learn about foster parenting opportunities with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. For information, call Doug Black at 841-7890.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wecks Restaurant, 3463 Main St. The guest speaker will be Darin Miller, architect for the Los Lunas Hospital. The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to the chamber office at 352-3596.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
A FOOD FOR LIFE Diabetes and Weight Loss Workshop will be help at 6 p.m. at The Porch, 515 Reinken Ave. The free workshop is sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit health organization. Information will be provided in both English and Spanish.

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AARP TAXAIDE PROGRAM is forming training classes to help low-income people and specializing in seniors. For information, call Rebecca at 864-1301.
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 1. There is a large selection of books for children and adults, fiction and nonfiction. 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. 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. e, 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.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, DEC. 15
AN ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR and a $15 fajita lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center to support U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Richard Sanchez who was injured in a Veteran’s Day parade in Texas. There will be a silent auction, a raffle and giveaways. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Jake’s Barber Shop in Los Lunas. For information, call Crystal Romero at 507-5752.