Noticias (09/19/13)

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ARTS

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.
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. 20
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS of New Mexico will be playing from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A $3 per person donation will be collected at the door.
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..
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
THE LOST HOWLIN’ COYOTES will hold a bluegrass concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop. Cost is $3 at the door.
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.
MONDAY, SEPT. 23
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. 24
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.
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. 25
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.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
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.

COMMUNITY

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

EDUCATION

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.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL will be hosting a senior parent information night “Applying to College” from 6 to 7 p.m. the VHS cafeteria. All graduating seniors are urged to attend. For questions or inquires, contact counselor Etta Cavalier at 565-8755, ext. 6237.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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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.
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.

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.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22
THE HOME DEPOT will hold a free workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on installing tile on walls and floor. Topics include selecting the best tools and supplies and preparing the surface with easy-to-use products.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
A BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by United Blood Services and the Rotary Club of Los Lunas, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellness Center in Los Lunas on Lambros Loop. Walk-ins welcome; or call Pete and Jan Smargon at 565-0284 to make an appointment.
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 complaints. 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.
HUNING RANCH will hold a community yard sale from 8 to 3 p.m. For information, call 565-8277.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, OCT. 5
THE FOURTH ANNUAL Valencia County 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids K at Valencia High School will be held at 8 a.m. The cost is $20. For information and to register, call coach Padilla at 730-2514 or email llpadilla@llschools.net. The event is hosted by the VHS cross country booster club.
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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.
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.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
MONDAY, SEPT. 23
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE Conservancy district meets at 1:30 p.m., 1931 Second St., Albuquerque.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
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.
RIO COMMUNITIES CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
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, SEPT. 26
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
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, SEPT. 20
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, SEPT. 21
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.