Noticias (02/13/13)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Acrylic, oil and multimedia at the Belen Art League Gallery. The instructor is Sandy Goldstein. The cost is $65 for four classes. For information, call Sandy at 865-9052.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
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. 15
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS of New Mexico play at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Enjoy a night of dancing. 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. 16
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Fiber Arts Winter Show Saturday demonstrations at 1 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum will feature “Birth of a Medallion Quilt” by Valencia County Quilters.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 17
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 2 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.
MONDAY, FEB. 18
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.
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.

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.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Sept. 13-14 at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. If interested in attending, call Lynn McKee at 864-4450, or email lynnmckee45@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY

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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 17
HISTORIC TOME-ADELINO Neighborhood Association meets at 5 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center off N.M. 47.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THE HUNING RANCH and Wildflower Homeowners Associations will meet at the Los Lunas Schools Teachers Resource Center on Coronado Street. The Wildflower meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Huning Ranch meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. All homeowners are invited. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 32.

EDUCATION

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.

ETC.

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.
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.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at Cristo Rey Church from 8:30 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department at 9:15 a.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
THE HOME DEPOT in Los Lunas will hold a free do-it-your-self workshop on framing a mirror with mosaic tiles from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is the first of the monthly events.
WATER TESTING for residents in Valencia County with private wells serving homes not connected to a public water utility will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Camino del Llano, in Belen. Use a clean, glass or plastic container. Do not use containers with strong odors. Collect the sample before any water treatment systems and let water run for a couple of minutes before collection. Cover the container with a clean lid. For information, contact the NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau at 222-9574.
TUESDAY, FEB. 26
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Cooperative Extension Service will be offering the StrongWomen Program, a 12-week exercise program for middle-aged and older women from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Belen Community Center. For information, call Ann-Marie Wilson at 565-3002.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Older Americans Program in closing all senior centers for staff to attend a mandatory training by the Non Metro-Area Agency on Aging. Homebound seniors will receive a frozen meal for the day.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY of Valencia County will hold a general business meeting at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.
A MONTHLY SENIOR birthday party and potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Fiddlers and Musicians of New Mexico.
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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.
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 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Belen Community Center; and by appointment only, 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.

FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY, FEB. 15
BOARDWALK GYMNASTICS will be holding a Valentine’s performance fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Belen. The cost is $5. All proceeds will help pay for a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., for a summer performance.
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 from any Valencia High School FFA member, or at the door on the day of the event. All proceeds will go toward the VHS FFA. For information, call 280-6510.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
SPECIAL OLYMPICS Belen/Los Lunas is hosting an enchilada dinner and silent auction from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Belen Elks Lodge. The prices are $6 for one dinner, or $10 for two dinners.
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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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.
PERALTA TOWN COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
PILOT CLUB OF BELEN meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Faith Chapel, 1226 S. Main St. in Belen. New members are welcome. For information, call Marlene at 220-7021.
LOS LUNAS VETERANS of Foreign Wars Post 9676 meets at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall at Daniel D. Fernandez Park. Members are encouraged to attend, bring a fellow veteran. For information, call James Garley, 865-5265.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
VALENCIA COUNTY Association of Educational Retirees meets at 11 a.m. at Pete’s Cafe, 105 N. First St. in Belen. The program will include music.
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 Faith Family Church, 1400 Main St. in Los Lunas. 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, JAN. 15
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SATURDAY, JAN. 16
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department Officers meets at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 85 meets at the old Hospital and Training School in the meeting room. For information, call Gene Gorman at 866-9590, or Ron Archer at 865-6011.
SUNDAY, JAN. 17
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, JAN. 18
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.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
TUESDAY, JAN. 19
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.
PILOT CLUB OF LOS LUNAS meets at 5:30 p.m. at Los Lunas Elementary School Teachers Resource Center, located on North Los Lentes. For  information, call 916-0363.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
COORDINATED COMMUNITY Response Team, which focuses on victims of crimes, meet 9 a.m. at the Center for Recovery and Wellness, 750 Morris Road SW, in Los Lunas.