THURSDAY, OCT. 3
JOIN THE RIO GRANDE Valencia Poets for poetry on the first Thursday of every month from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.. at Rutilio’s in Los Lunas. All are welcome. For information, call Bernadette Perez, chairwoman, at 864-8890.
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.
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, OCT. 4
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, OCT. 5
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club 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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
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, OCT. 7
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, OCT. 8
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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
••A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Belen High School auditorium. For information, call 966-1031.
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
THE LOS LUNAS Health Department will be at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon for a free senior shot clinic. Both flu and Tdap vaccines will be available for seniors over 65 and individuals over 55 with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. If you have a Medicare or Medicaid card, it is important to bring it with you. For information call 869-5133.
SECOND CUP OF COFFEE CLUB meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Green House Bistro and Bakery for free coffee and a chat about aging issues.
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
THE BELEN FIRE Department will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week from noon to 3 p.m. at Eagle Park in Belen. There will be food, fire trucks, jumpers and more.
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.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY will be closed to reorganize and install public computer labs. The monthly book sale by the Friends of the Library is canceled for that same day.
A PUBLIC MEETING at the Center for Ageless Living will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Center for Ageless Living, 3216 N.M. 47, for families and caregivers to discuss the challenges and solutions of caregiving with Rep. Kelly Fajardo and the N.M. Direct Caregivers Coalition, N.M. Workforce Connection. For information, 867-6046.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
THE FOURTH ANNUAL Valencia County 5K Fun Run/Walk and KidsK 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Starlight Cinema 8 in Los Lunas. The dance will be to “The Cupid Shuffle.”
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
SCHOOL OF DREAMS Education Foundation is holding a fundraiser to help support school activities and programs for the school. Raffle tickets, which cost $100, are being sold for a private ranch rifle deer hunt. The winners will receive two permits for Nov. 9-13, and a five-day stay with room and board, which includes food.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
PARTY IN PINK ZUMBATHON, hosted by Gabriela Cervantes and Pat Welk, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Ritmo Latino Dance Studio, 260 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas. The $12 donation to go to Zumba Global Research Grant for breast cancer prevention and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
CLEARINGHOUSE FOR HOLIDAY food baskets for the Belen area is being set up by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Applications will be prioritized according to need. To avoid duplication, churches, organizations and schools are invited to participate. Organizations can call the RSVP office at 966-2567 or 966-2566, weekdays. Applications for help are at the RSVP office, 100 S. Main St. from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday, Friday only.