Noticias (04/25/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
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.
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, “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
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 at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A donation of $3 will be collected at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
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.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will 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.
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.
MONDAY, APRIL 29
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 30
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, MAY 1
BEGINNING COUNTRY WESTERN, swing and ballroom dance lessons will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, per class. For information, call 869-5133, or 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.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL will hold an art show from 5 to 7 p.m. in the main gym. The show will include student artwork, a juried competition, demonstrations, an arts and crafts sale, raffle prizes, music food and more.
JOIN THE RIO GRANDE Valencia Poets for poetry on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Rutilio’s on Main Street in Belen. All are welcome. For information, call Bernadette Perez, chairwoman, 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.
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
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, MAY 4
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.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will 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.
THE NEW MEXICO SPECIAL Orchestra will perform at 1 p.m. at the Belen Railroad Heritage Day at the Belen Public Library, 333 Becker Ave.
A ONE-DAY MOTHERS DAY arts and crafts fair will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local artists and crafters are welcome to participate. Only handmade items are accepted into the show. A donated item is requested for fundraising efforts to benefit the center. For information, call 869-5133.
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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.
••THE LOS LUNAS HIGH School Class of 1983 is planning its 30-year class reunion for 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen, and at noon, Sunday, June 30, at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. For information, call Victoria Flores at 270-2769, or email vflores@ydinmlorg.

COMMUNITY

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 TOME 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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

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BELEN HIGH SCHOOL graduating seniors are eligible to apply for the Al Fischer Rotary Scholarship. Applications are at the Law Office of Norman McDonald, 1001 W. Delgado, Belen, or can be picked up at the office of Royceann LaFayette, Belen High School Counselor. Deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, May 1.  Applications should be turned in to Norman McDonald, 1001 W. Delgado, Belen, or mailed to P.O. Box 949, Belen, N.M., 87002.
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 your 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. For information, email jrbenavidez@llschools.net.
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.
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.
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.

ETC.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
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 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.
A COMMUNITY YARD SALE will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Unites 1, 2 and 3 at Las Maravillas.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
A WOMEN FARMER/RANCHER information symposium will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Los Lunas Rail Runner Station. Information on soil health, conservation programs, Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District projects, MRGCD presentation, cover crops, organic and organic-in-transition, FSA programs and weed management will be presented. For information, call Pearl Armijo at 865-4663, ext. 3, or Madaline Miller at 865-5804.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, Mind and Body, will be held at 11 a.m. at the UNM-VC Wellness Center. For information, call 925-8830.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
HUNING RANCH will be holding a community-wide yard sale FROM 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 565-8277.
MONDAY, MAY 6
A POSITIVE PARENTING class, presented by the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, will begin an eight-week series on nurturing parenting skills from 3 to 4 p.m. The mission of the program is to promote healthy families in the county. For information, call Anne-Marie Wilson at 565-3002.
THURSDAY, MAY 9
THE VILLAGE OF BOSQUE FARMS will hold a grand opening celebration for the new addition to the Bosque Farms Public Library at 11 a.m.
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VFW POST 2397 is collecting old American flags at the post os Fifth Street in Belen. A box is situated outside the post for drop-offs. The old flags will be properly disposed.
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.
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.
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, 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. The price per bike is $30, which includes dinner for the driver and rider. Dinner tickets can be purchased separately for $15. For information, call Magdaline Padilla at 864-3930, or John Matthews at 507-8035, or email Spc.matt@yahoo.com. There will be door prizes, food, drink and music.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 4-5
VFW POST 2387 will hold its annual poppy drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Walmart in Belen.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
BUSINESS WOMEN of Valencia County will hold a donation driver from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walmart in Los Lunas and Belen in honor of National Older American Month. Donations will benefit Valencia County seniors. They will be accepting monetary donations, toiletries, detergent, soap and shampoo. For information, call 866-0798.
FRIDAY, MAY 10
THE TIM LARDNER Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Tierra del Sol Golf Club in Rio Communities, with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per person or $400 for a team of four. For information, call 864-8091.