Noticias (02/16/13)

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ARTS

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.
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. 19
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. 20
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. 21
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. 22
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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Fiber Arts Winter Show Saturday demonstrations at 1 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum will feature “World of Silk Painting” by Silk Painting Artists.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.

EDUCATION

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APPLICATIONS FOR the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Commission Scholarships can be obtained from Mary Anderson at Belen High School, Bertha Flores at Belen City Hall and Mary Baptista at Infinity High School. The scholarship is open to all seniors who are pursuing higher education in the fall. Any college-bound student, or students planning on attending specialized technical and vocational institutions are encouraged to apply. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded. Completed applications are due Tuesday, April 30.
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 Friday, April 12.

ETC.

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.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, Power 20, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the UNM-Valencia Campus Wellness Center. Have fun and improve your health and fitness. Special Friday Workouts are located in the group fitness room. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 925-8830.
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FRIENDS OF WHITFIELD is seeking volunteers to donate their time during the school year, one day a week, for the Education Outreach Program. For information, call Molly Madden at 864-4388.
THE CITY OF BELEN is looking for vendors for the 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rallye, which will be held March 16-17 at Eagle Park in Belen. The fee is $25 per space, per day. For information, call Brenda at 966-2701, or email brenda.gurule@belen-nm.gov.