Noticias (03/06/13)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
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, MARCH 7
A FREE MOVIE, “Skyfall,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
RIO GRANDE VALENCIA POETS, a chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rutilio’s in Belen. Visitors are welcome; bring poems. 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, MARCH 8
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
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.
MONDAY, MARCH 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, MARCH 12
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, MARCH 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, MARCH 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. 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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Wreck-It Ralph,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
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.
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.
A SANTOS SHOW, at Tomé Art Gallery, will be held from March 15 through April 7.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
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.
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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.
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.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1993 is holding their 20th reunion on June 21-23. For information, call Tanya Mirabal-Moya at 681-1811, or go to www.beleneaglesclassof1993.com.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 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, MARCH 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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
FREE CERTIFIED TRAINING for literacy volunteer tutors in English as a second language (ESL) will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UNM-VC. For information, call Jill Oglesby at 925-8926, or email joglesby@valencialiteracy.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
BELEN FAMILY SCHOOL is holding a mandatory workshop for parents who are interested having their child attend Family School in 2013-14 at 6 p.m. at Belen Family School, 376 Rio Communities Blvd. They are accepting applications for students who are entering first through eighth grades. Only those who meet the eligibility (6 years and older by Sept. 1) and attend a workshop, will be included and considered for admittance. For information, go to www.beleneagles.org, or call 864-0728.
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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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
A FREE WORKSHOP providing information on marketing opportunities for local growers/producers will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas. NMSU specialists will discuss specialty crop production. Call 565-3002 to RSVP by Friday, March 1.
GINNY ADAME, DWI coordinator, will present on the Alcohol Expectancy Theory from noon to 1 p.m. at the UNM-VC Wellness Center. This is a science-based presentation, which was created by Dr. Peter DeBenedittis. It will help participants by one’s expectancy of what will happen when one drinks. For information, call 925-8830.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student Community Center Room 111. Schedule an appointment at www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Valencia. For information, call 925-8830.
TOWN OF PERALTA will be hosting a steering committee meeting at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall to offer input into the overall goals, objectives and needs of the town as it pertains to the comprehensive plan for Peralta.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
THE LOS LUNAS Chamber of Commerce and the Los Lunas Recreation Streets Department will hold a Spring Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center.
THE STATE DIRECTOR from USDA will conduct a public meeting at the Peralta Town Hall at 9 a.m. to talk about the community needs, governmental grants, loans and other services that USDA provides to individual residents and municipalities. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, Body Burn Bootcamp, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the UNM-VC Wellness Center. For information, call 925-8830.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
A PUBLIC INFORMATION meeting will be held on the proposed .25 mill levy referendum election by the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District at 10 a.m. at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area visitor’s center. The election is scheduled on Tuesday, May 7.
A FISHING DERBY, sponsored by the village of Los Lunas Open Space Division, the Ditch Bank Bandits and the N.M. Game and Fish, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas River Park, 1660 Main St. SE. Anyone wishing to participate in the derby must complete a registration form. This is an all-ages event. For information, call 352-7728.
MARCH MADNESS FEST will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. There will an artist competition/concert, featuring Rappin’ 4 Tay.  For information, call 489-1258, or 712-4540.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
THE FRIENDS OF THE BELEN Library will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. in the Belen Library’s large conference room. Election of officers for the 2013-14 year will be held. Nominees are June Romero, president; Beth Christianson, vice president; Mark Rosenblum, secretary; and Donna Hernandez, treasurer.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
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.
THE NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT Department and the town of Peralta is offering free water testing for residents of Valencia County with private wells, serving homes not connected to a public water utility. Water testing will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Peralta Town Hall, 90A Molina Road. For information, call NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau at 222-9574.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
THE CITY OF BELEN will be having a spring clean up day. They will be handing out free passes through March 21 to the transfer station for Belen residents only.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
WHITFIELD WILDLIFE CONSERVATION Area is celebrating Arbor Day by giving away cottonwood trees that are ready for transplanting from 9 to 11 a.m. The conservation area is located at 2424 N.M. 47. For information, call 864-8914.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at Cristo Rey Church from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
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THE 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.
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.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, MARCH 9
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND enchilada dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria. Tickets, which cost $7, by calling band director Michael Power at 688-9752.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $2 for a bag of books.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
NOCHE DE ESTRELLAS sixth annual Talent Night and Chocolate Fundraiser to benefit the Valencia County Literacy Council will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. Tickets, which are $15, are available at MyBank in Belen, or by calling 925-8926.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
THE NINTH ANNUAL Los Lunas Cops and Kids 5K run/walk, 10K run and Kids K will be held at 8 a.m. at the Los Lunas High School track. For information, call Treena Saavedra at 991-6487, or email tsaavedra@loslunasnm.gov.
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THE PILOT CLUB OF LOS LUNAS is collecting items for the Valencia County Stand-Down 2013 scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15. They will be collecting non-perishable food, clothing or toiletries for struggling or homeless military veterans. All donations can be dropped off at Rio Grande Financial, 120 Don Diego in Los Lunas.

ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 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, MARCH 7
VALENCIA/EL CERRO Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m, followed by a meet and greet at 8 p.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend to meet your local fire department personnel. Get involved in your community’s all-volunteer fire department. They are accepting applications for volunteers; all levels of experience are needed. For information, call Chief Robert Hyde at 720-0430, or the Valencia County Fire Administration office at 866-2040.
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meets at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
VENTURE CREW 360, high adventure Scouting for ages 14 to 21, meets at 7 p.m. in the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center, N.M. 47 and Romero Road in Tomé. If you are looking for high adventure, such as camping, canoeing or hiking, join in. For information, call Liz, 203-2069.