Noticias (05/23/13)

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ARTS

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.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 26
THE YOUNG AT HEART Choir will be performing at 2 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas. All are welcome to enjoy a great gospel group.
TUESDAY, MAY 28
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 29
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 30
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 Last Stand,” which was filmed in Belen, will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. “Tangled” will be shown in the Children’s Library at the same time.
FRIDAY, MAY 31
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.
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, JUNE 1
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.
MONDAY, JUNE 3
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, JUNE 4
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.
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, JUNE 5
BEGINNING DANCE LESSONS for 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.
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, JUNE 6
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.

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.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1968 will hold its 45th class reunion July 5-7. All 1968 BHS graduates are encouraged to attend. All events will be held at Harla Mays in Belen. To register and to get information, contact Larry B. Garley at 864-1818 or 720-0549, or email larrybgarley@yahoo.com; Angie Baca at 865-5970, or email angbaca@phs.org; or Romy Baca at 363-7570, or email rbaca@centurylink.net. All 1967 and 1969 Belen alumni are invited to attend the social gathering on Friday, July 5, and the golf tournament on Saturday, July 6.

COMMUNITY

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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

GRADUATIONS
CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL: 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at Century High School
TUESDAY, MAY 28
BELEN SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN Drive for all elementary schools will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belen Transportation Department on River Road. There will be free hot dogs, juice and chips for everyone. Students will get a small present.
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THE VALENCIA SOIL and Water Conservation District annually awards to deserving youth, grades nine through 12, the Dan Goodman Soil and Water Conservation and Environmental Improvement Award. The award is given to one or more deserving high school students who have demonstrated a high regard for conservation and the environment including farm, ranch experience and experience in environmental issues.  Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 31, at the district office. For information and applications, call 865-5807, or email madeline.miller@nm.nacdnet.net, or in person at 2600 Palmilla Rd., Suite B – USDA Service Center, Los Lunas.
FREE VOLUNTEER TUTOR training. Valencia County Literacy Council will be holding new tutor training in basic literacy on Friday, June 14, and English as a second language on Friday, June 21, with an orientation on Thursday, June 13, at UNM-Valencia Campus. Call Brenda Parra for more information at 925-8935.

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THURSDAY, MAY 23
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3 p.m. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
MONDAY, MAY 27
A MEMORIAL DAY service, hosted by the American Legion Post, will be held at 11 a.m. at the Heroes Memorial in Jarales.
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.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association monthly club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 302 Rio Communities Blvd. The program will be for elections of new board members.
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 30
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3 p.m. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
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.
THE ANNUAL SPRING FLING at Trees that Please on North El Cerro Loop will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a garden party, lectures and live music at noon. For information, call 866-5027.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
JOHN TAYLOR, author and historian, will hold a presentation on the “Los Lunas Mystery Stone” at 12:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. He will also introduce his latest book, “Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in the Rio Abajo,” co-authored with Richard Melzer, Ph.D, a professor of history at UNM-VC. The books will be available for purchase and signing.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
COOKING WITH KIDS summer cooking program, for children ages 8-14, hosted by the Valencia County Extension Cooperative Service, will be held June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11. A mandatory first class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. RSVP at 565-3002. $10 for the entire series.
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3 p.m. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
DEMOCRATIC PARTY of Valencia County will hold its general business breakfast meeting at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s Restaurant, 1700 Bosque Farms Blvd. For information, call Lisa Chavez at 710-9623.
AN AARP DRIVER SAFETY class will be held at 8 a.m. at the Belen Senior Center. Anyone who is 55 and older and who has a valid New Mexico driver’s license can attend. The fee is $14 per person; $12 for AARP members. For information and to register, call the Belen Senior Center at 864-2663.
A COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aristech Acrylics on N.M. 304. There will be food, welness education and more. Door prizes will be awarded. For information, call Ray Gonzales at 569-5073.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
FREE COURT CLINIC is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the first-floor jury management room at the Valencia County Courthouse. Volunteer attorneys are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to explain court process, answer legal questions and help with legal paperwork. Free legal forms are available for a variety of cases and issues.
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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.