Noticias (4/18/13)

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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. 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
BELEN ART LEAGUE will hold an opening reception for its Spring Photography Art Show from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. The show continues through May 17.
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, APRIL 21
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will be holding a potluck at 1 p.m., 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, 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.

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

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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
TOWN OF TOMÉ LAND GRANT meets at the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center on N.M. 47 at 1 p.m. Agenda is available upon request La Merced del Pueblo de Tomé tendra su junta del trimester el dia 27 de Abril a la 1 de la tarde en el Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Centro Comunidad.

EDUCATION

TUESDAY, APRIL 23
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL is hosting a freshman, sophomore and junior parent night titled “How to prepare and pay for college,” at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s library. Topics will include choosing the right college and simplifying the financial aid process. Representatives from UNM-VC and the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation will be present. For information, call Terese Garde at 565-8755, ext. 6206.
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INSCRIBED BOOK PAVERS are now on sale for Los Lunas and Valencia high schools 2013 seniors, LLHS/VHS alumni and businesses. Prices for 2013 seniors are $50 and alumni and businesses are $75. For information, contact Susan D. Chavez at sdchavez@llschools.net.
LOS LUNAS FAMILY SCHOOL will begin registering students for the 2013-14 school year on May 13. Register first through sixth-grade students at Katherine Gallegos Elementary, and seventh and eighth-grade students at Los Lunas Middle School. For information, attend the Family School open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School. For information, email jrbenavidez@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 Tome 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 Tome Land Grant, P.O. Box 55, Tome, N.M., 87060.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18
THE HOME DEPOT is offering its free do-it-yourself workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on “Gardening for Small Spaces,” featuring flower tower and herb and vegetable gardening. Learn how to build and maintain a flower tower. Learn to select the appropriate flowers, herbs and vegetables to best meet your needs. Select the appropriate soil for your garden.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
THE AMERICAN LEGION Post 81 will hold a community pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. at 1000 W. Chavez in Belen. The cost is $5.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
THE BELEN AND LOS LUNAS Police Departments will be holding a drug disposal event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of city hall in Los Lunas and in the parking lot of Smiths, and at the Belen Police Department, 607 Becker Ave.
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Are you a survivor of domestic violence looking for support? Join our weekly survivor counseling group. Call Valencia Shelter Services at 565-3100 for more details.
THE BOSQUE FARMS FAIR committee is now accepting advertisements for the annual Bosque Farms Fair book. Ad spaces range from $15 for a business-card sized space to $60 for a full page. For information, call Melanie at 401-9990, or email bosquefarmsfair@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, APRIL 20
LOS LUNAS AREA RELAY For Life yard sale will be held at 8 a.m. at Los Lunas Middle School.
THE TOWN OF TOMÉ Land Grant annual yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The proceeds benefit the town’s scholarship fund.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
A SILENT AUCTION fundraiser will be held at 9 a.m. at the Tierra del Sol Golf Club to help fund the city of Rio Communities election. They are also seeking donations of new or used items. For information, call Margie Saavedra at 861-6886.
A GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at the Tierra del Sol Golf Course to help fund the city of Rio Communities election. It will be a four-person scramble/shotgun. The cost is $100 per team. For information, call Syl Saavedra at 410-5973, or Tody Perea at 670-8163.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
A MOTORCYCLE RUN and dinner/silent auction will be held to help benefit Bernalillo County Deputy Shannon Key. Registration for the motorcycle run will be held at 1 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. Kick stands up at 2:20 p.m. Bikes arrive at the Belen Elks Lodge at 3:30 p.m. The benefit dinner and silent auction begins at 4 p.m. at the Belen Elks Lodge. Call Magdaline Padilla at 864-3930.