Noticias (02/06/13)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA Poets will read at 10 a.m. at Belen Meadows. As well as their own work, the poets will read classic poems. After a highly welcomed January reading, the poets were invited back and will read on a monthly basis. For information, call Chairwoman Bernadette Perez at 991-1376.
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-SATURDAY, FEB. 7-9
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL advanced I drama class will be performing “Treasure Island” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the BHS auditorium. Admission for children and students is $3 and $5 for adults. Prices will be half price on Saturday.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA POETS, a chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society, meets from 6:30 p.m. at Rutilio’s in Belen. Open mic. All readers and listeners are welcome. Thereafter RGV will meet the first Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Rutilio’s in Belen. For information, call Chairwoman Bernadette Perez at 991-1376.
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.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8
THE SECOND ANNUAL New Mexico Film Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 101 of the Academics building at UNM-VC. The featured panelist for this year’s festival is John Nichols, author of “Milagro Beanfield War.”
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.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A donation of $3 will be collected at the door.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
THE LOS LUNAS MUSEUM of Heritage and Arts will hold a reading by RJ Mirabal, author of “The Tower of Il Shrrohe” from 2 to 4 p.m. He will share how Los Lunas inspired this fictional novel. For information, call 352-7720.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Fiber Arts Winter Show Saturday demonstrations at 1 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum will feature “Spinning and Weaving in Valencia County” by Fiber to Finish.
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, FEB. 10
A MEET-THE-ARTISTS reception for the Gifts from the Heart show at Tomé Art Gallery will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 2930 N.M. 47. There will be handmade gifts for your sweethearts or make your own heart happy, and new Valentine work by the artists. For information, call 565-0556.
MONDAY, FEB. 11
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 2:30 to 4 p.m. every Monday. For information, call 869-6674.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
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, FEB. 13
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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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 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.
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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.

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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
VALENCIA COUNTY SINGLE Seniors Valentine’s party and potluck will be held at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by Plumb Adequate Band. If your are single and 55 and older, you are welcome to join the party.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association Volunteer Examiners group is holding a testing session for technician, general and extra FCC licenses for ham radio operations from 9 a.m. to noon at 302 Rio Communities Blvd. For information, call 859-3516.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
HEALTH INFORMATION and education will be presented from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center.
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.
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WOULD YOU LIKE your teen to learn about healthy, positive relationships? Have them join the Valencia Shelter Services’ Teen Circle, a one-hour per week therapy group, where they will explore healthy relationships, boundaries, self respect and many other important topics specific to teens’ lives. Call Valencia Shelter Services at 565-3100 for information.
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. 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.
BILLIARDS ANYONE? Billiards is available to anyone 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. every Thursday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 to check for table availability at other times of the week.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, FEB. 9
A BOOK SALE will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belen Public Library. The cost is $2 for a bag of books.
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.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, FEB. 7
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS in Belen holds a monthly breakfast, including eggs, toast, chile, pancakes, coffee and juices, at 8 a.m to noon. The cost will be $6 per person, children 10 and under are free.
MONDAY, FEB. 11
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.
LAS ESTRELLITAS EASTERN STAR meets at 7 p.m. at Tenth and Chavez in Belen.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
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.