Noticias (10/24/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, OCT. 24
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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
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.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 25-27
ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS are wanted to participate in the Bounty of Arts and Crafts Show and Bazaar at the First Presbyterian Church in Belen. Arts and crafts will be accepted for show or sale between 9 a.m. and noon, Thursday, Oct. 24, at the church 85 Manzano Expressway.  Art show opens at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, with a free family movie following at 6 p.m. The show will again open at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, and at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 27.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 27
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will hold its sixth celebration of the Diá de los Muertos through 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.
MONDAY, OCT. 28
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. 29
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.

EDUCATION

TUESDAY, OCT. 29
BELEN MIDDLE SCHOOL will hold a Science/Math Family Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be subject-related activities for the whole family, free pizza/drinks, music and door prizes. Call 966-1600.

ETC.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24
A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, sponsored by Valencia Shelter Services, will be held at 7 p.m. at Anna Becker Park in Belen in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All are invited.
CENTENNIAL CARE, will hold an informational meeting about Medicaid at 10 a.m. at the Fred Luna Multi-Generational Center, 315 Don Pasqual, in Los Lunas.
A CANDY-MAKING CLASS, sponsored by the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Office, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the CES office in Los Lunas. RSVP by calling 565-3002. The cost is $10.
THE SMALL BUSINESS Development Center will present a free workshop “Social Media for Business” from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. For information, call 925-8980.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
PERALTA ELEMENTARY will hold a Fall Carnival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be food, games, music and a costume contest.
A FREE COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Belen Meadows Healthcare, 1831 Camino Del Llano, in Belen. For information, call 864-1600.
SATURDAY-THURSDAY, OCT. 25-31
A HAUNTED HOUSE, sponsored by the city of Belen, will be at the old city hall at the corner of Fifth and Becker Ave. It will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 966-2700.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
A FUN FALL FEST, hosted by the city of Belen, will be held in the Heart of Belen. The event includes a health fair from 9 a.m. to noon, a 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. on Church and Main streets, free T-shirts for the first 50 participants, music and street dancing from 1 to 8 p.m., games and activities for kids of all ages, pumpkin decoration and carving, free flu shots, and a costume and pet costume contest.
A COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aristech Acrylics, LLC, 1945 N.M. 304, south of Rio Communities.
PROJECT HEART START, sponsored by Valencia County Emergency Services, the city of Belen and Belen Consolidated Schools, will be held at the Belen High School gym, 1619 W. Delgado. Choose from one of four 45-minute sessions at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. This is a noncertification class, but participants will be trained on a “hands-only”version of CPR for the public. No registration is required. For information, call VCES at 866-2040.
THE LOS LUNAS Police Department will be participating in the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two drop-off locations in Los Lunas for all prescription drugs, one in the lobby of the Los Lunas Administration Office, 660 Main St. and at Walgreens in the Valencia Y shopping center, 2500 Main St. SE. Officers will be on hand to assist the public. Items that will not be accepted are sharps, inhalers and liquids.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Juvenile Justice Board will be holding its second annual Autumn Safety Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the District Courthouse on N.M. 314 and Morris Road in Los Lunas. Admission is free to the public. There will be a Halloween costume contest for kids with prizes, Los Lunas Police Department K-9 Unit, law enforcement agencies, fire truck and other emergency vehicles, free and low-cost flu shots from Walgreens and Presbyterian, free snow cones from the Sugar Shack, food vendors, treatment providers, mentoring sign-ups from Big Brothers, Big Sisters, animal adoptions, Valencia County Juvenile Justice Board information, UNM-VC, N.M. Game and Fish and other local agencies, free giveaways and prizes.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
THE ANNUAL SENIOR Halloween party at the Belen Senior Center will be held from 10 a.m to noon, with lunch served at noon. There will be a prize for the best costume. Door prizes will be given. Music by Los Alegres de Belen.
WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, OCT. 30-NOV.1
A HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center. The fun and free event is for all ages, and there will be a haunted house.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30
A HALLOWEEN/POTLUCK Birthday party will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community center. The Fiddler’s and Musicians of New Mexico will provide the entertainment, beginning at 11 a.m. Bring a dish to share for lunch, which will start at noon. All are encouraged to come in costume. For information, call 869-5133.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of Belen is sponsoring Halloween Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the church, Manzano Expressway in Rio Communities. Church members will be giving Halloween treats out of their trunks. Children of all ages are welcome to come and have fun.
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. 31
A HALLOWEEN Cake Walk will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. All ages are welcome to participate. Tickets will be sold for 25 cents each. For information, call 869-5133.
A HALLOWEEN DANCE will be held at 10 a.m. the Del Rio Senior Center in Rio Communities. Music will be provided by Aquila. There will be snacks and punch, and prizes will be given to the best costumes. Lunch will be served at noon.
PEREZ FIGHTING SYSTEMS will hold its third annual Scare Fest from 6 to 9 p.m. at 809 Bernard in Belen. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, games, prizes and fun for the whole family. Kids get in free.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31
A HAUNTED HOUSE, sponsored by the city of Belen, will be at the old city hall at the corner of Fifth and Becker Avenue. It will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 966-2700.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
THE FOURTH ANNUAL Belen Alexander Airport fly-in and open house will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will include a pancake breakfast, food vendors, antique and experimental plans, classic cars, medical  helicopters, Skydive New Mexico demonstrations, Young Eagles EEA Chapter free rides for children 8 to 17 years old. The airport is located two miles west of Interstate 25 on Camino del Llano in Belen.