Noticias (04/11/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 11
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, “The Rise of the Guardians,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
BEGINNING COUNTRY WESTERN, swing and ballroom lessons will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 7 to 8:15 p.m. All are welcome. The cost is $3 per person, per class. For information, call 869-5133, or Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
COME ENJOY POETRY at 6 p.m. at Hasting’s in Los Lunas. Featured readers will be George Forrest, Gary Choré and Kitty Todorovich. Open mic will follow. For information, call Bernadette Perez at 991-1376. This event is sponsored by the Rio Grande Valencia Poets.
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, APRIL 13
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, APRIL 14
AN OPENING RECEPTION will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. for the Kitchen Show at Tomé Art Gallery. Artists will who everything from pottery to fiber and all kinds of things in between. You’ll find plates, mugs, casseroles, pie plates, garlic jars and roasters. The reception will also feature food cooked by many of the artists. The show runs through May 12.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
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.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
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, APRIL 17
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, APRIL 18
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.
BEGINNING COUNTRY WESTERN, swing and ballroom lessons will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 7 to 8:15 p.m. All are welcome. The cost is $3 per person, per class. For information, call 869-5133, or Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
A FREE MOVIE, “Parental Guidance,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
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.
MONDAY, APRIL 22
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 23
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.
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THE MANSION PLAYERS will be holding auditions for their upcoming summer workshop and show for young actors. The casting calls will be on April 13, 14 and 27. The age range will be middle school and older. If you would like to audition, call Frann Scott at 865-9285 for location, time and date. The Mansion Players are always looking for new members of all ages. If interested, call Marie at 656-2154.
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@aol.com, or call or send a text to 450-1702 or 507-4999.
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, APRIL 16
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

MONDAY-FRIDAY, APRIL 15-19
LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS kindergarten registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all elementary schools in the district, except for Raymond Gabaldon Elementary and Desert View Elementary, who will hold registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at. Bring your child’s original birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, proof of residency, such as a lease agreement and utility bill or a mortgage statement or property tax assessment.
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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.
LOS PASTORES DE BELEN is offering a $500 scholarship to a Valencia County 2013 high school graduate. See your counselor for an application. The deadline is Tuesday, April 20. No late applications will be accepted. For information, call 459-0174.
THE TOWN OF TOMÉ Land Grant is offering its annual scholarship to full-time students, a resident or heir of the town of Tomé Land Grant and who have a 2.5 grade point average. Applicants must compose and type a concise narrative statement expressing their educational goals and philosophy and how the scholarship will assist them in meeting their goals. A letter of recommendation is also required. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1. Mail applications to the Town of Tomé Land Grant, P.O. Box 55, Tomé, N.M., 87060.
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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
A HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center in Los Lunas. For information, call 352-7723 or 352-7721.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Sheriff’s Posse will hold a membership drive and 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 ALBUQUERQUE GENEALOGICAL Society will offer an all-day seminar featuring Hank Jones Jr., fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. Registration forms can obtained at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. For information, contact Mike Deitz at mdietz@wildblue.net.
CRUZING SOUTH ROUTE 66 will hold its monthly cruise at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank in Bosque Farms. They will cruise to a designated location, where they will have the driving test for who can get closest to the egg.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
UNM-VC WELLNESS CENTER manager Angelica Boyle will host a stress relief workshop from noon to 1 p.m. at the Valencia Campus Wellness Center. Discover ways to manage stress and other relaxation tips to get you through your day. For information, call 925-8830.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT Zumba toning will be held at the UNM-VC Wellness Center from 11 a.m. to noon. Have fun and improve your health and fitness. For information, call 925-8830.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce and Belen MainStreet will hold a cleanup on Becker and Dalies from Main Street to First Street.
A RECYCLING DAY EVENT will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the solid waste/senior center yard located on Don Pasqual in Los Lunas. For information, call 352-7658.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church in Bosque from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Fire Station from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
HEALTHY NEW MEXICO cuisine cooking class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road. The cost is $10 and lunch is provided. RSVP is required by April 17. Call 565-3002 for information.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
THE BOSQUE FARMS Community Center will hold a potluck birthday party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fiddlers and Musicians of New Mexico will provide the entertainment. Bring a dish to share for lunch, which will start at noon. For information, call 869-5133.
THE PILOT CLUB OF BELEN will hold its “Dress for Success” business luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen. There will be a lunch, style show, silent auction and gift basket raffles. For information, call Rhona Espinosa at 463-5558.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
LEARN SOME FASCINATING facts about the natives at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join native plant expert Judith Phillips for a tour of Sevilleta NWR. Grab your camera, hiking boots, water, binoculars and lunch. Hiking will be over uneven terrain. Space is limited and reservations are required. For information, call 864-4021.
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STRONG WOMEN EXERCISE Program: A free 12-week exercise program for middle-aged and older women is held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park.
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.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, APRIL 20
LOS LUNAS AREA RELAY For Life yard sale will be held at 8 a.m. at Los Lunas Middle School.
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THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY is accepting book donations from the public. Children’s books are always needed. Books may be dropped off at the library, or you can arrange for a pickup by calling the library at 966-2600.
BELEN ELKS LODGE No. 2499, 19513 N.M. 314 in Belen, holds bingo every Tuesday night, and is open to the public. Early Bird bingo starts at 6:45 p.m. with regular bingo starting at 7 p.m. Jackpot is progressive and pays up to $500. Proceeds will be applied to Elks charities.
LA MERCED MOOSE LODGE 2550, in Rio Communities, holds bingo at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday, and at 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. All proceeds go to Moose charities. It is open to the public.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Abundant Grace Free Store, located at 203 Rio Communities Blvd. (south of the Dollar General), is seeking volunteers to help sort donations, hang clothing, restock shelves and prepare the store for the days it is open. They need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for sorting, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to assist customers. If you are interested, call 359-8406, or Sallie at 250-9098.
PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING to the Belen Area Food Pantry which depends exclusively on gifts to provide food for eligible families within the Belen Consolidated School District. The food pantry can purchase 2,000 pounds of food for less than $300. The food pantry, located at 115 S. Fourth St. in Belen, is open from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the same address. For information, contact Magda Rundles at 864-0427.
THE BEST STORE, a thrift store and clothing bank at 320 Becker Ave. in Belen, has clothing, furniture and hard items. It’s a student-run store. If you have items you don’t want, the store accepts furniture and other items. The BEST Store is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 966-1546.

GOVERNMENT

MONDAY, APRIL 15
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, APRIL 11
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Association of Educational Retirees meet at 11 a.m. at Goldy’s in Rio Communities. Carlos Vasquez will be he guest speaker.
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, APRIL 12
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SUNRISE SAMS RV CLUB meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sunrise Bluffs Clubhouse. For information, call Rene, 864-6917, or Nancy, 861-7225.
BELEN MODEL RAILROAD Club meets at the Harvey House Museum. For more information, call Dwayne at 864-6043.