Noticias (05/16/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, MAY 16
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 DANCE LESSONS for all ages will be held at 7 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.
A FREE MOVIE, “Breaking Away,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
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 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.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
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.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be holding a meet-the-artists reception for its Reflections Show from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 2930 N.M. 47. The new show will have artwork that highlights reflections, such as mirrors, objects, themes which echo and repeat. For information, call 565-0556.
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, MAY 20
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, MAY 21
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 22
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 23
THE SPECIAL ORCHESTRA will hold a spring benefit show will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia Sheriff’s Posse Hall in Belen. The guest stars include The Sabinal Sisters.
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 DANCE LESSONS for all ages will be held at 7 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.
A FREE MOVIE, “The Hobbit,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MAY 24
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 25
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.

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.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH School Class of 1973 is planning its 40-year class reunion for Saturday, June 22. There will be a high school tour, dinner and Sunday picnic. For information and to register, contact Rusty Thomas at 114 Black Jack Lane, Bastrop, Texas, 78602, or call 512-303-9333.

COMMUNITY

THURSDAY, MAY 16
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
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.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
THURSDAY, MAY 23
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
••THE DWI COUNCIL meets at 1 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 3445 Lambros Loop, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

GRADUATIONS
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL: 9 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Pit in Albuquerque
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL: 1 p.m, Saturday, May 18, at the Pit in Albuquerque
SCHOOL OF DREAMS ACADEMY: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at the UNM-VC Student Community Center
CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL: 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at Century High School

ETC.

THURSDAY, MAY 16
THE HOME DEPOT will hold a free “Succulent Gardens” workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the benefits of container gardening, how to plant a succulent garden and how to provide care for your garden.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
BELEN MEADOWS Healthcare and Rehabilitation will hold a community barbecue at 10 a.m. There will be food and music to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 17-18
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 85 Manzano Expressway in Rio Communities, is holding a Trash to Treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Household items, exercise equipment, furniture and more will be available.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
THE AMERICAN LEGION will hold a Sunday breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 at the American Legion Hall, 1000 W. Chavez in Belen. All are welcome.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
A SMALL BUSINESS ownership workshop on “The Top 10 things business owners don’t know about taxes” will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 113 in the Vocational Career Technical Center at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. Leigh Van Gilst, a CPA, will be the presenter at the free workshop. Call 925-8980 to register, or go to www.nmsbdc.org.
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the 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.
A BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by United Blood Services and the Rotary Club of Los Lunas, will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellness Center in Los Lunas. Walk-ins are welcome, or call Pete and Jan Smargon at 565-0284 to make an appointment.
MONDAY, MAY 27
A MEMORIAL DAY celebration will be held at 11 a.m. at the Thome Dominguez Community Center in Tomé.
TUESDAY, MAY 28
A BASIC BOOKKEEPING workshop will be held in Room 113 in the Vocational Career Technical Center at UNM-VC. The cost is $69. Seating is limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 925-8980 or at www.nmsbdc.org.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MAY 30-31
A QUICKBOOKS workshop for small businesses will be held in Room 113 in the Vocational Career Technical Center at UNM-VC. The cost is $229.  Seating is limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 925-8980 or at www.nmsbdc.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 31
A CAREER FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center, 1103 N.M. 314 in Los Lunas. Some of the companies participating include, Lowe’s, El Ranchito de los Ninos, Aristech Acrylics, Verizon, N.M. Game and Fish, Los Lunas Schools and Wells Fargo.
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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.

FUNDRAISERS

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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

THURSDAY, MAY 16
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
MONDAY, MAY 20
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
BELEN BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
LOS LUNAS BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 23
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, MAY 16
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.
EL JARDIN ENCANTO Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. at the the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, 404 Courthouse Road SE. For information, call Janelle at 565-8772 or Laura at 565-3002.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meet 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.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department Officers meets at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 85 meets at the old Hospital and Training School in the meeting room. For information, call Gene Gorman at 866-9590, or Ron Archer at 865-6011.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, MAY 20
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, MAY 21
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 8 a.m. at  Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. Call 866-5284.