Noticias (01/23/12)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
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, JAN. 24
A CHOCOLATE CANDY Heart cooking class will be held at 4 p.m. at Greenhouse Bistro and Bakery, 4 Thomas Road in Los Lunas, on the campus of the Center for Ageless Living. Join Teri from Teri’s Sweet Garden for a fun and yummy chocolate class. Children are welcome. The event is free, but call 866-1936, to reserve a space.
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 4 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, “Red Tails,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
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.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A $3 donation will be collected at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
THE FIBER TO FINISH Guild of Valencia County will hold its January meeting at noon at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. The meeting coincides with the opening of the “Colors of Enchantment” exhibit, which is an exercise in using color from a photograph or illustration to inspire fiber artists in producing a fiber product. There will be live demonstration, refreshments and a presentation by Myra Chang Thompson, guild president, on “Jerga — the Textile of Commerce.” The show will continue through April 28. For information, call Thompson at 864-0876, or Diana Dow at 864-7097.
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.
FREE BOWL POTTERY classes will be held every Saturday in January at Tomé Art Gallery for its annual Soup R Bowl Party to be held on Sunday, Feb. 3. The Saturday events will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., when students will learn to make a bowl for the event. For information, call 565-0556.
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.
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, JAN. 27
COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE group, drumming for health and fun, meets from 3 to 5 p.m. 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, JAN. 28
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, JAN. 29
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, JAN. 30
A LINE DANCE DEMONSTRATION will be held at 11 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center.
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, JAN. 31
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 4 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 Odd Life of Timothy Green,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1
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, FEB. 2
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.
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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 3
TOMẾ ART GALLERY will be holding its fifth annual Soup-R-Bowl Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez Community Center, directly across from the gallery. The event is a fundraiser for the Virginia Casados Clark Scholarship Fund at UNM-VC. Handmade bowls of all kinds will be available for sale. There will also be soups, breads and desserts made by gallery members, students and friends. There will also be live music.
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TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for the Belen Art League’s annual Valentine Scholarship Tea, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. There will be desserts, small sandwiches and coffee and tea. The price is $8. All proceeds will to toward the scholarship fund. A prize will be awarded for the “best hat” at both seatings. For information, call 861-0217.
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.

CLASS REUNION

THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1983 is planning its 30-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Aug. 2-3. If interested in attending, email belenhs1983@gmail.com, or send a text to 450-1702 or 710-2944.

COMMUNITY

THURSDAY, JAN. 24
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
TOWN OF TOMÉ LAND GRANT meets at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center on N.M. 47 at 1 p.m. Agenda is available upon request La Merced del Pueblo de Tomé tendra su junta del trimester el dia 27 de enero a la 1 de la tarde en el Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Centro Comunidad.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ETC.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
HEALTH INFORMATION and education will be provided from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Hispano Chamber of Commerce Matanza will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Belen. There will be lots of food, entertainment, art and family-fun activities. The cost is $10 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. Parking is $5, or you can get a shuttle from Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley or from the parking west of Taco Bell for $1.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 26-17
THE BELEN MODEL Railroad Club will hold a model train vendor show and swap meet at the Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St., in Belen, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $1. Children 5 and younger are free. There will food and drinks for sale.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. John Taylor will be doing a presentation on the mystery stone. You don’t have to be a current member of the society to attend.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30
A MONTHLY SENIOR birthday potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The Fiddlers and Musicians of New Mexico will be providing the entertainment.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2
THE PILOT CLUB will be holding their monthly sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rio Communities Valley Plaza, 373 Rio Communities Blvd.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
A 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 Clark at 363-9665, or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Belen.
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THE BOSQUE FARMS Public Library is having a used library book sale. The cost will be 25 cents for hardbacks and 10 cents for paperbacks, or $2 for a plastic bag full of books, or $3 for a paper bag full of books. The sale will be ongoing until the end of February.
MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC Disease Program will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 14 at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 880-2800 to reserve your space.
AARP TAXAIDE PROGRAM has started training classes. To help do taxes for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. It is not too late to start. If interested, contact Rebecca at 864-1301. Taxaide will be held by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 5, at the Belen Community Center; and by appointment only, from 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 5, at the Fed Luna Senior Center.
HABITS OF HEALTH free seminars meet at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. New classes are forming right now for January and February. The free seminar classes offer easy-to-learn strategies to accomplish optimal health and weight loss. Classes are taught by professional health coaches. For information, call Beth at 715-3171, or email your request to 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 1 to 4 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 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. The cost is $2 per person, per class. For information, call 966-6027.


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