Noticias (10/10/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, OCT. 10
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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will hold its sixth celebration of the Diá de los Muertos Oct. 11-Nov. 3. On Sunday, Oct. 27, there will be a meet-the-artists reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gallery. During the reception, there will be a free shrinky dink  jewelry class for kids and adults and other free make-and-take projects for young and old alike. A Costume Judging Contest with prizes will be at 1:30 p.m.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will be perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Enjoy classic country music and dancing. A donation of $3 will be collected at the door.  For information, call 869-5133.
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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
THE LOS LUNAS Public Library will hold a Halloween candy craft workshop at 10:30 a.m. for children 6 years old an older.
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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
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.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY holds story hour for preschoolers at 1:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
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.
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club meets at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Los Lunas Public Library.

COMMUNITY

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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
THE MEADOW LAKE Parks Area Association meets at 3 p.m. at the Meadow Lake Community Center. All are invited to attend. For information, call Jim at 865-9786.
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

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.

ETC.

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, music, 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 cancelled 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 care givers to discuss the challenges and solutions of care giving with Rep. Kelly Fajardo and the N.M. Direct Caregivers Coalition, N.M. Workforce Connection. For information, 867-6046.
SUNDAY, OCT. 13
THE MEADOW LAKE PARKS Area Association will host a “Home Depot Kids Workshop” from 9 a.m. to noon at the  MLPAA property at the end of Meadow Lake Road. All construction kits will be provided by the Los Lunas Home Depot. All are invited to attend. For information, call Tom at 866-1959.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
A FREE WORKSHOP ON “All You Need To Know About Social Security” by UBS Financial Services, Brad Yablonsky, financial advisor, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Center for Ageless Living, 3216 N.M. 47, in Los Lunas.
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church in Bosque from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
THE LOS LUNAS Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. The Veterans Association will talk about how businesses can help our veterans get employed. The cost is $10 per person and will be catered by Green House Bistro and Bakery. To RSVP or for more information please call Stephanie Flynn at 615-6226.
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.
A LANDOWNERS WORKSHOP, “Building Healthy Soils through Conservation Planning,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Lunas Plant Materials Center in Los Lunas. Topics include drought management, soils health, cover crops, pasture health, creating your conservation plan and information about soil sampling, assistance programs. Space limited to first 35. RSVP required for participation and lunch. If interested in attending, call the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District at 864-8914.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center, 1036 Miller Road in Los Lunas. The cost is $5 per person, children 3 years old and younger are free. There will be a pumpkin patch, corn maze, wagon rides, cupcake walk, prizes and games. For information, call Vera at 565-3002.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Community Center will be holding a Just For Fun Talent Show at 7 p.m. No judges, no prizes, just for fun. This is a free, public event. Bring snacks to share. If you have a special talent, skit or such, call Rose Poitras at 869-5133.

FUNDRAISERS

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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL volleyball team will host a Dig Pink fundraiser at their match against Los Lunas at 6:30 p.m. They will be hosting a bake sale and a silent auction. A portion of all proceeds from concessions plus the door entry will be donated to the New Mexico Cancer Institute.
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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
THE THIRD ANNUAL Cuts from the Heart Cut-A-Thon, benefitting Valencia Shelter Services, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Inner Beauty Hair Studio.
CONTINUING
A SOUP KITCHEN is held every Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Rio Communities. There will be pick up at Anna Becker Park in Belen to take to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.