Noticias (09/12/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
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, SEPT. 13
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be holding a new show, the Container Show, from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. The artists will be using their imaginations to create unique containers made of pottery, woven and other fabric bags, fiber bowls, wooden boxes, metal work and more. For information, call the gallery at 565-0556.
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 donation of $3 will be collected at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
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, SEPT. 15
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, SEPT. 16
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, SEPT. 17
THE MANSION PLAYERS, a theater group in Valencia County, meet at every Tuesday evening. They welcome all who have considered doing any kind of theater work. They have been invited to perform at many venues in the county and would like to include you in their performances. For information, call Marie at 565-2154, or visit 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, SEPT. 18
MUSIC WITH DON BARKER will be happening at 11 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For information, call 869-5133.
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, SEPT. 19
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.
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 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

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
BOSQUE FARMS ELEMENTARY and Raymond Gabaldon Elementary will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
PERALTA ELEMENTARY will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

ETC.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
AN AARP DRIVER Safety Class will be held at 9 a.m. at the Belen Senior Center. Anyone 55 and older and who has a valid New Mexico driver’s license can attend. The fee for the class is $14 per person. For AARP members, the fee is $12. For information, call the Belen Senior Center at 864-2663.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
THE BOSQUE FARMS Historical Exchange Forum will host Don Bullis in presenting “Law and Order in Territorial New Mexico” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Anyone needing special access should call Bob Courtney at 869-4664.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
BOSQUE FARMS Police Chief Greg Jones and Valencia County Sheriff Louis Burkhard will talk about “How not to become a victim” at 12:15 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
THE ANNUAL FREE LUNCH for elders over the ages of 85 living in Valencia County will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Center for Ageless Living, 3216 N.M. 47 in Los Lunas.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
LAS MARAVILLAS is holding its semi-annual community yard sale starting at 7 a.m.
THE VILLAGE OF LOS LUNAS is hosting its annual Trek for Trash Clean Up from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants should meet in front of the village administration offices, 660 Main St. Lunch and trash bags will be provided. To volunteer, call 839-3842 or 352-7658.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
A WORKSHOP to help homeowners facing foreclosure will be hosted by attorneys from the Fair Lending Center at United South Broadway Corporation from 1 to 4 p.m. at the 13th Judicial District Courthouse in Los Lunas. Attendees are asked to bring their summons and complaints. Attorneys will address the foreclosure process, alternatives to foreclosure and how to respond to a summons and complaint. For information, call United South Broadway Corporation at 764-8867.
A BIRTHDAY POTLUCK for all seniors with September birthdays will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Fiddlers and Musicians of New Mexico.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
THE SMALL BUSINESS Development Center will present a workshop on basic bookkeeping from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. The cost is $69. For information, call 925-8980.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28
THE RIO ABAJO Becker Street Festival, sponsored by the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce, will be held all day on Becker Avenue in Belen. There will be a poker bike run, a classic car show, entertainment throughout the day, food and fun for all ages.
EEA CHAPTER 530 will be holding a Young Eagles Flight from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mid Valley Air Park. The goal of the program is to introduce children ages 8 to 17 to general aviation by giving them a free flight. A cookout will be held for $5 per plate. For information, call Doug Warwick at 450-5928, or Bob Hartman at 565-2743.
CELEBRATE SEVILLETA NATIONAL Wildlife Refuge’s 40th year and 20 years of National Public Lands Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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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.

FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13
LOS LUNAS ELEMENTARY will hold a Move-A-Thon, which will encouraged everyone to jog, run or walk as many laps in 30 minutes. All proceeds go to Los Lunas Elementary. For information, call 865-9313.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL baseball will be holding its fourth annual golf tournament at Isleta Eagle Golf Course. It’s a four-man scramble. The cost is $120 per player, or $480 per team. For information, call Danielle Taylor at 903-9956.
BELEN FFA will be holding a fundraising car wash from 8 a.m. to noon at O’Rielly’s Auto Parts, 19335 Main St. in Belen.
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EL RANCHO DE Los Niños is searching for volunteers who can make a difference in the life of child. They need volunteers to help kids with homework and to share hobbies and interests. Learn more about El Ranchito at www.elranchitonm.org, or call Jessica or Abby at 565-4470.
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.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
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.
BETHLEHEM MASONIC Lodge No. 56 of Belen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Belen Masonic Lodge.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SUNRISE SAMS RV CLUB meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sunrise Bluffs Clubhouse. For information, call Rene, 864-6917, or Nancy, 861-7225.
BELEN MODEL RAILROAD Club meets at the Harvey House Museum. For more information, call Dwayne at 864-6043.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS of Valencia County meets at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms. For information, call 217-1806.
SECUNDINO BALDONADO American Legion Post meets at 1 p.m. on Baca Avenue in Belen. For information, call 864-6709 or 865-1298.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
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, SEPT. 16
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.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 8 a.m. at  Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. Call 866-5284.
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at noon every Tuesday  at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Belen Multipurpose Center, 200 Eagle Lane, in Belen. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 all dens meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé-Adelino Fire Station. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10283 meets every Tuesday night. For information, call Sara Antal at 865-5526.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10458 meets from noon to 3 p.m. Every Tuesday at the Belen Community Center. Girls ages 5 to 10 all welcome. Girl Scout registration of $12 is required. For information, call 385-3050.
PILOT CLUB OF LOS LUNAS meets at 5:30 p.m. at Los Lunas Elementary School Teachers Resource Center, located on North Los Lentes. For  information, call 916-0363.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
COORDINATED COMMUNITY Response Team, which focuses on victims of crimes, meet 9 a.m. at the Center for Recovery and Wellness, 750 Morris Road SW, in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS meets at 7 p.m. at the post home, 155 S. Fifth in Belen.