Noticias (03/23/13)

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ARTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
THE PICTORIAL EXHIBIT “Barelas a Través de los Años” (Barelas Through the Years) continues through Saturday at the Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St. in Belen. Admission is free.
MONDAY, MARCH 25
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 26
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 27
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 28
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. For information, call 869-5133.
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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Easter Parade,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
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, MARCH 30
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, MARCH 31
COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE group, drumming for health and fun, meets from 3 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at The Porch, 512 Reinken Ave. in Belen. 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, APRIL 1
ZIA SIT AND SEW groups meets at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first 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, APRIL 2
THE RIO VALLEY Opry Players will honor the Blue Star Mothers with a classic country program to include an tinge of Mexican and blue grass music at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All music tips will be donated to honor and assist local military families. For information, call Barbara at 865-6817.
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.
BEGINNING DANCE LESSONS or all ages will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:15 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center for a $3 donation per person, per class. Learn country western, ballroom and swing. For information, call the center at 869-5133, or instructor Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
BEGINNING LINE DANCE LESSONS or all ages will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:15 to 7:15 at the Bosque Farms Community Center for a $3 donation per person, per class. Learn country western, ballroom and swing. For information, call the center at 869-5133, or instructor Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
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.
There will be music, stories and crafts.
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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.

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.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1973 is planning its 40-year class reunion, and are looking for classmates for the event. The reunion will be held July 26-28. If you have contact information on classmates, or are interested in attending, contact Brittney or Denisha at 864-4428, or email BHS73reuniondatabase@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY

TUESDAY, MARCH 26
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
SUNDANCE ELEMENTARY will hold a kindergarten preregistration from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Your child must be 5 years old prior to Sept. 1. Parents/guardians must bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, current immunization records and proof of residency, which consists of a current utility bill and one of the following items: current property tax bill, mortgage statement or current rental agreement.
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BOSQUE FARMS ELEMENTARY School is planning a Fine Arts Festival on May 9-10. The school is looking for people who have talents and ideas to share with students from kindergarten to sixth grade in the areas of art, music, dance and theater. If you have those talents, enjoy teaching children new things, and could do an interactive demonstration of you art, call Sherilyn Urben at 869-2646, or email surben@llschools.net.
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, MARCH 23
THE VALENCIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S Posse will hold a membership drive and a Family Fun Day at 11 a.m. at the Posse Arena in Belen. There will be games and horse activities. Bring your horse and family and join in for a day of fun. Gates open at 10 a.m.
THE VALENCIA/EL CERRO Fire Department is having an Open House Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend and meet your local fire department personnel. Get involved in your community’s all-volunteer fire department. They will be accepting applications for volunteers, all levels of experience is needed. For information, call Chief Robert Hyde at 720-0430, or the Valencia County Fire Administration office at 866-2040.
A COMMUNITY EASTER egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Camino del Llano in Belen. The Easter bunny will be there. Bring your cameras. Refreshments will be served.
THE EEA CHAPTER 530 YOUNG EAGLES will fly from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the south end of the Mid Valley Air Park. The program flies children ages 8 to 17 at no cost with parental permission. There will be breakfast and a burger burn for $5. For information, call Doug Warwick at 450-5928, or Dick Horton at 417-6846.
HONORING THE SENIORS POWWOW will be held at 6 p.m. at the Isleta Recreation Center. Seniors at Los Lunas High School and Valencia High School will be honored. There will be arts and crafts and an All Women’s Crow Hop Special.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
THE BELEN MODEL RAILROAD Club will hold a model train show at the Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St. Trains will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The show will continue through April 27.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
AN EASTER EGG HUNT, hosted by the village of Los Lunas Parks and Recreation and Street Department, will be held at 4 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park. For information, call Jason Duran at 352-3584, or email duranj@loslunasnm.gov.
A POTLUCK BIRTHDAY Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The Fiddler’s and Musicians of New Mexico will provide the entertainment. Bring a dish to share for lunch, which starts at noon. For information, call 869-5133.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
VALENCIA COUNTY RESILIENCY Corps will be holding a town hall meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Community Center at UNM-VC. Presentations include local data, a subject of place, access to resources, youth resiliency and risk factors and why it matters. For information and to register, contact Ann-Mary MacLeod at annmary@unm.edu.
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, total abs, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the group fitness room at the UNM-VC Wellness Center. For information, call 925-8830.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION and the Pilot Club will be holding their monthly flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rio Communities Valley Plaza, 373 Rio Communities Blvd. Spaces cost $5, and vendors need to bring their own tables. For information, call 861-0090.
LA MERCED MOOSE LODGE will be hosting an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at the La Merced Moose Family Center, 306 Rio Communities Blvd. Learn what the organization does. A spaghetti dinner will also be provided. For information, call 861-1818.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
A PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING on the .25 mill levy referendum by the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area Visitor’s Center.

FUNDRAISERS

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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
A TACO DINNER will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department in Rio Communities. The menu includes two tacos with sides of rice and beans. Beverages include your choice of iced tea or fruit punch. The price is $5 per plate. The event is sponsored by the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department Auxiliary to benefit the fire and rescue service.

GOVERNMENT

MONDAY, APRIL 25
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE Conservancy district meets at 1:30 p.m., 1931 Second St., Albuquerque.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26
LOS LUNAS BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
VALENCIA COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION meets at 3 p.m. at the county administrative building.
PERALTA TOWN COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
MONDAY, MARCH 25
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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 8 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.
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED Federal Employees meets at 1 p.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center in Rio Communities. For information, call Delbert Gregory, 864-7982.
RIO ABAJO LODGE No. 17 meets at 7 p.m. at 1000 W. Chavez in Belen.
VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR Radio Association meets at 7 p.m. in the second story in back of the VIA building, 302 Rio Communities Blvd., in Rio Communities.
KIWANIS OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Village Inn restaurant in Los Lunas. For information, call Bart at 565-5913.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets from 6 p.m. at La Vida Felicidad, 530 Sun Ranch Village Loop SW. For information, call 865-0786.
VALENCIA CHILD ABUSE Prevention and Education (V-Cape) task force meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Purdy Hall Training Center at 442 Luna Ave. SE in Los Lunas.
VALENCIA COUNTY SINGLE SENIORS meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. For information, call Frank at 977-5070.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
DIE DEUTSCHLANDER German-American Club of Valencia County meets at 7 p.m. at the Belen VFW Hall, 122 S. Fifth St. For information, call 864-7760 or 864-0111.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
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.