Noticias (2/9/13)

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ARTS

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.
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
THE BELEN ART LEAGUE’S annual Valentine Tea Party will have two sittings, at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best hat with the opportunity to win a prize. Tickets are $8 each and are available at the Belen Art League Gallery. Proceeds go toward scholarships.
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.
••COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE group, drumming for health and fun, meets from 3 to 5 p.m. at 2240 Main St. in Los Lunas, across the street from Albertsons, just west of the Fina station. Bring your drum and percussion instruments (extras will be available.) No experience necessary. Find your rhythm and beat. If you’ve got a heart, you’ve got rhythm. For information, call 865-9055.
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.

COMMUNITY

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

MONDAY, FEB. 11
A BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Site Council meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the school’s library.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Belen Schools Administration Office boardroom. For information, call 966-1030.
CONTINUING
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.

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.

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.
A MATANZA FUNDRAISER will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas Ag Farm, located behind the old Daniel Fernandez School. Tickets, which cost $5, can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. All proceeds will go toward the VHS FFA. For information, call 280-6510.