Noticias (09/26/13)

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ARTS

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.
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. 27
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. 28
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is collaborating with area businesses to present its first ever Garden Party and Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 565-0556.
THE MANSION PLAYERS will present free performances of “Belen Train Days” at the Belen Library, 333 Becker Ave, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Rio Abajo Becker Street Festival. For information, visit www.mansionplayers.webs.com.
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.
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.

COMMUNITY

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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 7
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.

EDUCATION

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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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, 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.
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.
CENTENNIAL CARE, will hold an informational meeting about Medicaid at 10 a.m. at the First Choice Community Health Care, 145 Don Pasqual Road in Los Lunas.
COFFEE WITH REP. KELLY Fajardo will be held at 9 a.m. at Goldies Diner, 480 Rio Communities Blvd. Meet with Fajardo for free coffee and doughnuts to discuss important issues facing New Mexico.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
THE THIRD ANNUAL HOME DEPOT Customer Appreciation Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free hot dogs being served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The car show is open to all car owners and cars need to be to the Los Lunas Home Depot between 8 and 9:30 a.m. There will also be kids building workshops.
A CLUBHOUSE and parking lot sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vista del Rio Senior Mobile Home Park on N.M. 304 in Rio Communities.
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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
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.
THE SMALL BUSINESS Development Center will present a free workshop “Websites for Business” from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. For information, call 925-8980.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 10-13
A FOUR-DAY All-Breed Show will be held at Heritage Park in Los Lunas from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a B Match on Friday after the Best in Show judging; the Rottweiler of New Mexico Specialty Show will be held on Saturday; the rally and obedience competition will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and the owner-handler Best in Show will be held Sunday. Do not bring un-entered dogs or children in strollers. For further information, call 869-0213.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
CENTENNIAL CARE, will hold an informational meeting about Medicaid at noon at the Wellness Center, 3445 Lambros Loop in Los Lunas.
A 4-H ICE CREAM Social and open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Bosque Farms. Learn about the 4-H program and how to get involved. For information, call Vera at 565-3002.
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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.
A WELLNESS WALKING club is held at 7:15 a.m.. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 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.

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.
IN2DANCECO, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will hold a fundraising flash mob to benefit New Mexico flood victims at 6:30 p.m. At the Mitchell Startlight Cinema 8 in Los Lunas. The dance will be to “The Cupid Shuffle.”
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A STUDENT FUNDRAISING project is in need of yarn to crochet scarves. Drop off yarn at School of Dreams Academy in Los Lunas, attention Kim Berlat. If you know how to crochet and would like to volunteer to help students crochet scarves, or would like to donate a scarf, contact Kim at 352-3482.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
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.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets at 6 p.m. at La Vida Felicadad. For information, call 565-9014.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
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. 28
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
MONDAY, SEPT. 30
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, OCT. 1
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.
ROCK HOUND AND CHOW HOUND Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 for information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. The meeting is public, so everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-7585, 865-4584 or 864-2563.
VALENCIA COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at 1128 Peyton Road in Los Chavez. For more information, call 865-6160. The public is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Belen Council 2673 meet at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 S. Ninth Street in Belen.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3
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.