Noticias (08/01/13)

........................................................................................................................................................................................

ARTS

THURSDAY, AUG. 1
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  LINE DANCE lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginner class is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and intermediate class is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 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, AUG. 2
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, AUG. 3
THE BOSQUE FARMS Community Center will hold a Summer Arts and Crafts Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 869-5133.
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, AUG. 4
A COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Thrive Wellness Center, 2240 Main St., in Los Lunas. Drumming is good medicine for your health and fun. No experience necessary. If you’ve got a heart, you’ve got rhythm. Extra drums and percussion available. Bring yourself, your drum if you have one, and your curiosity. For information, call 865-9055.
MONDAY, AUG. 5
ZIA SIT AND SEW groups meets at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 6
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, AUG. 7
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.
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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
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  LINE DANCE lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginner class is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and intermediate class is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 9
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.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will perform at 7 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A $3 donation will be collected at the door.
SATURDAY, AUG. 10
THE NEW MEXICO QUILTERS’ Association is holding its annual exhibit at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. Every Saturday during the month of August, demonstrations will be held at 1 p.m. The Valencia Valley Quilters will talk about quilts they have made this past year.
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.
CONTINUING
THE LOS LUNAS Museum of Heritage and Arts is accepting submissions for its first juried art exhibit, “Remember, Reflect and Rejoice!,” which will run from Nov. 2, to Dec. 7. To submit your work for consideration, pick up an application at the museum or visit www.loslunasnm.gov/museum. Submissions must be post marked and/or delivered by Sept. 15. For more information, call 352-7720.
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 5:45 to 8 p.m., every Wednesday 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.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUG. 13
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.
THURSDAY, AUG. 15
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.

EDUCATION

CONTINUING
KGE SCHOOL will be holding kindergarten registration from 8 to 4:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Bring an original birth certificate, copy of immunization records, proof of residence (a mortgage statement or a lease agreement and a PNM bill).
••VALENCIA COUNTY Literacy Council will be holding new volunteer tutor training in English as a second language Sept. 27, and basic literacy on Oct. 4, with orientation on Sept. 25 at UNM-Valencia Campus. Call Brenda Parra for information at 925-8935.
CAPT. TAMARA-LONG Archuleta Memorial Scholarships are available to students who have been home-schooled through high school and are attending UNM-VC or UNM Main campus. Mail a copy of transcripts and a one-page essay about how this scholarship will help you in your educational goals to: Scholarship, P.O. Box 819, 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.
FREE ENGLISH CLASSES for adult students are available at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. Students can now register for free English as a Second Language classes. Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings in Meadow Lake, El Cerro and at the campus in Tomé. For information, call 925-8900.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Literacy Council is looking for individuals willing to read to children in local health care clinics. No experience is required, only a desire to help build an appreciation for reading in children. If you are able to volunteer one hour per week, or would like more information, call Irene Gogal at 999-9877.

ETC.

THURSDAY, AUG. 1
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, AUG. 3
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7
AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Music will be provided by Don Barker.
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 9
AARP 55 ALIVE driving class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The cost is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members. Call 869-5133 to reserve a space.
SATURDAY, AUG. 10
THE DESERT WILLOW FESTIVAL at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The plant sale will include native, arid-adapted, cold-hardy, exclusive plants and expert advice. Tours of the visitor center landscaping will be held at 10 a.m. Rain barrels for water harvesting are available for purchase. For information, call 864-8914.
CONTINUING
FOOT IN THE DOOR job-seeking and re-entry program is being held at the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in Los Lunas. The program is free, and individuals will receive free assistance in updating resumes, improving application completion and sharpening their interview skills. For information, call 565-3002.
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 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.
THE LOS LUNAS PAINTBALL facility is open by appointment every Saturday, and open to the public all day on Sundays. To make an appointment, call 352-7661 or 352-7717.
OCCUPY LOS LUNAS meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday on the river bridge in Los Lunas. Check out the Occupy Los Lunas Facebook for details. For information, go to www.occupyloslunas.info.
SENIORS ARE INVITED to play bridge at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginners are welcome. For information, call 869-2117.
BILLIARDS ANYONE? Billiards is available to anyone 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. every Thursday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 to check for table availability at other times of the week.
DROP-IN TENNIS is held from 9 to 11 a.m. every weekday, Monday through Friday at the tennis courts at San Antonio Park on Los Lentes NE in Los Lunas. This is an intermediate group of players seeking new players. Both men and women welcome. No beginners please. For informations, call 865-0645, or show up to play.
COME SPEAK UP FOR A CHILD in a rewarding child advocacy volunteer position with YDI-Valencia’s Court Appointed Special Advocate program. Volunteers are needed to make a difference in the life of children in foster care. For information, call Tasa Stromei at 352-3483, or email tstromei@ydinm.org.

FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY, AUG. 2
THE AMBERCARE FOUNDATION will hold a golf tournament at Isleta Eagle Golf Course to raise funds for the foundation. Cash and prizes will be awarded for first, second- and third-place winners. Prizes will be given for the putting challenge, longest drive, closest to the pin, chip ‘n challenge and hold-in-one shootout. To register, visit www.ambercare.com/ambercare.com/ambercarefoundation, or call 861-0060.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 2-3
LOS LUNAS AREA 2013 Relay for Life Finish the Fight teams will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Body and Soul Fitness, 2195 Bosque Farms Blvd.
SATURDAY, AUG. 3
A BOOK SALE will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. Books will be $2 per bag. There will also be a bake sale. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
SUNDAY, AUG. 11
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS is sponsoring a breakfast  after the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. Breakfast Burritos with choice of red or green chile and choice of bacon or sausage will be served. The cost is $5 a plate. The location is Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 N. 9th St., in Belen.
CONTINUING
SCHOOL SUPPLIES Round-up is being held to benefit Ann Parish Elementary in Los Lunas and Gil Sanchez Elementary in Belen. School supplies needed include backpacks, pencils, crayons, glue, scissors, markers, folders, pens, highlighters, wide-ruled notebooks, paper, hand sanitizer and tissue. Bring supplies to the Bosque Farms Fair, the VCC Expo or look for donation boxes at Leigh Van Gilst, CPA and Associates; Groman Law office, New Mexico Bank and Trust, Flowers on the Bosque, Henrietta’s Restaurant, Health Quest, Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce and the Valencia County News-Bulletin.
EL RANCHO DE Los Niños is holding its annual house raffle. Win a brand new D.R. Horton Home or $100,000 cash. Tickets are $75 and benefit children in need of a home of their own. The drawing will be held April 12, 2014, at the prize home, 8123 Cinnamon Dr. in the La Cuentista Community in Albuquerque. Visit www.elranchitonm.org, or call 889-6040, to purchase tickets or for information.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, AUG. 1
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 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, 869-8525.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meets 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. For information, call 203-2069.
VALENCIA/EL CERRO Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m, followed by a meet and greet at 8 p.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend to meet your local fire department personnel. They are accepting applications for volunteers; all levels of experience are needed. For information, call Chief Robert Hyde at 720-0430, or the Valencia County Fire Administration office at 866-2040.
FRIDAY, AUG. 2
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, AUG. 3
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department officers meet at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.