Noticias (02/02/13)

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ARTS

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.
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.
MONDAY, FEB. 4
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, FEB. 5
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

CLASS REUNIONS

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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
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.
HISTORIC TOMÉ-ADELINO Neighborhood Association meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.

EDUCATION

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APPLICATIONS FOR the Petra (Peppita) Gallegos Scholarships are available for Los Lunas High School, Valencia High School and Century High School students. The applications for the $600 scholarships can be obtained by contacting Janice Orio at jorio@llschools.net or by calling 866-3789. The deadline is April 12.

ETC.

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. This month, the club will also be holding a bake sale.
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill. The cost is $12 per person. Call 864-8091 for information.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
THE VALENCIA OLDER Americans Program will hold a Valentine’s Day program from 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Senior Center, 715-A S. Main St. in Belen. Music will be provided by Los Alegres de Belen.
FREE COURT CLINIC is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the first-floor jury management room at the Valencia County Courthouse. Volunteer attorneys are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to explain court process, answer legal questions and help with legal paperwork. Free legal forms are available for a variety of cases and issues.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
THE VALENCIA OLDER Americans Program will hold a Valentine’s Day program at 10 a.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center. There will music, food, dancing and fun. Music will be provided by Wayne’s Mobile DJ. There will be a dance contest. Lunch will be served at noon.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
PERALTA MEMORIAL UNITED Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road, and United Blood Services are hosting a blood drive in the church’s auditorium from 9 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment, visit www.unitedbloodservices.org, or you can go in anytime between the posted hours.
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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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 5, at the Belen Community Center; and by appointment only, beginning Monday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Thursdays, at the Fred Luna Senior Center.
HABITS OF HEALTH free seminars meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. New classes are forming right now for 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. For information, call 859-2822.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, FEB. 16
UNM-VALENCIA Road to Success Gala will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Student-Community Center. There will be Visionary Awards, donor recognition, dinner, live music and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $50 a piece for the event. For information, call 925-8550.
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GOT TALENT? The Valencia County Literacy Council still has spaces for performers for the annual Noche de Estrellas Talent Night and Chocolate Buffet, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 22, at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. For information or to reserve your $15 tickets, call Jill at 925-8926.

GOVERNMENT

MONDAY, FEB. 4
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at for a retreat.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

SATURDAY, FEB. 2
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, FEB. 3
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, FEB. 4
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, FEB. 5
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.
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, FEB. 6
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, FEB. 7
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, FEB. 8
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, FEB. 9
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.