Noticias (11/28/13)

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ARTS

FRIDAY, NOV. 29
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Techniques in Micaceous Clay” from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday. The cost is $15 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 30-DEC. 1
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAAZAR, sponsored by the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at the Cowboy Hall, 1040 Arena Road in Bosque Farms. The cost for vendors is $40 for both days, if they paid in advance, or $25 per day.  For information, call Lorraine Cordova at 869-1122.
WOMEN OF THE MOOSE will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belen Moose Lodge on N.M. 314. Proceeds go to the Belen High School wrestling team.
SATURDAY, NOV. 30-JAN. 4
THE FESTIVAL OF TREES will be held at the Belen Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St. The museum is open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays. For information, call 861-0581.
SATURDAY, NOV. 30
VALENCIA ART CENTER will host its open house and arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 610 Dalies Ave., in Belen. Free space is available for artists and fine crafters. For information, call Eddie at 263-3104.
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club meets at noon every Saturday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing” from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday with Jan Pacifico. The cost is $15 per class. Another class, “Handbuilding for Kids,” is from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday with Dora Hernandez. The cost is $10 per class. A third class, “Handbuilding for and Wheel Throwing,” is from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday with Toni Edwards. The cost is $15 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
A HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. in Belen. Stop by the gallery for cookies and hot cider. Shop early for the best selection of new, affordable, hand-crafted gift items.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 5 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.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 30-DEC. 1
THE BELEN WOMEN of the Moose Chapter is holding a Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair. For information, call Marie at 861-1122 or 573-7361.
SUNDAY, DEC. 1
LA GRAN PASTORELA, a local production based on local traditions entirely in Spanish, will be performed at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church.
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, DEC. 2
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing” from 1 to 3 p.m. every Monday with Vilis Shipman. The cost is $15 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
A COMPLETELY CRAFTY Christmas arts and crafts fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Peralta Methodist Church. For information, call 565-3002.
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes the movie, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing” from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday with Toni Edwards. The cost is $15 per class. A class in “Handbuilding for Special Needs students” from 10 to 11 a.m. is held every Tuesday with Dora Hernandez. The cost is $10 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
A WINTER CRAFTS FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student Community Center. There will be jewelry, handmade fused glass, beadwork, baskets, crochet items, holiday gifts and more. For information, call 925-8587.
THE RIO VALLEY Opry Players will honor the Blue Star Mothers with a classic country program to include an tinge of Mexican and blue grass music at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All music tips will be donated to honor and assist local military families. For information, call Barbara at 865-6817.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4
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.
CRAFTY HOLIDAY CRAFTS for Kids, ages 6 and older, are invited to create holiday gifts for those special people in their life from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension. RSVP by calling 565-3002. The cost is $5.
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club meets at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing” from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday with Jan Pacifico. The cost is $15 per class. For information, call 565-0556. A class in “Handbuilding for Young Adults” from 4 to 5 p.m. is held every Wednesday with Dora Hernandez. The cost is $10 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
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.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing” from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday with Vilis Shipman. The cost is $15 per class.  Another class in “Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing” is held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday with Toni Edwards. The cost is $15 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
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, DEC. 6
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Techniques in Micaceous Clay” from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday. The cost is $15 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
LA GRAN PASTORELA, a local production based on local traditions entirely in Spanish, will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
SATURDAY, DEC. 7
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club meets at noon every Saturday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding ongoing classes in “Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing” from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday with Jan Pacifico. The cost is $15 per class. Another class, “Handbuilding for Kids,” is from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday with Dora Hernandez. The cost is $10 per class. A third class, “Handbuilding for and Wheel Throwing,” is from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday with Toni Edwards. The cost is $15 per class. For information, call 565-0556.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 5 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.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 7-8
THE MANSION PLAYERS, Valencia County’s community theater group, will premiere a new Yuletide musical, “Christmas in Belen,” on Dec. 7 and 8. The music from the show, including three new Christmas songs, will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Belen Harvey House. The full production will be presented at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Belen Public Library. Both shows are free.
TRADITIONAL NEW MEXICAN Retablos and Tin Work Show will be held at the Belen Harvey House Museum.
SUNDAY, DEC. 8
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will be holding a free Demo Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will demonstrations in pottery, weaving, spinning, metal work, jewelry and more. Visitors will be able to try out the wheel and handbuilding techniques.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 10
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.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
THE DWI PLANNING Council will meet at 1 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 3445 Lambros Loop in Los Lunas.

ETC.

THURSDAY, DEC. 28
A THANKSGIVING DINNER will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Christian Center, 105 Avenida Del Fuego in Rio Communities. For information, call 835-0729.
A THANKSGIVING DINNER will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Rio Communities. Organizers of the weekly soup kitchen will driving around to pick up those who need rides to the church to enjoy a meal with family, brothers and sisters in Christ. There will be no soup kitchen on Friday, Nov. 29.
FRIDAY, NOV. 29
THE CITY OF BELEN is asking business owners on Main Street to participate in the annual Store-front Decorating Contest for its 26th annual Miracle on Main Street Festival. Feel free to get creative and into the spirit of the season. Judging will take place on the evening of Friday, Nov. 29.
SATURDAY, NOV. 30
THE CITY OF BELEN will be holding its 26th annual Miracle on Main Street Festival and Electric Light Parade. The festival will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. at Becker Avenue and Main Street. There will be a Christmas karaoke contest, a biscochito and paselito contest, a balloow glow and more. The parade begins at  6 p.m. In conjunction with the Miracle On Main Street Electric Light Parade, the Belen Art League Gallery and Gifts, 509 Becker Ave., will have a holiday open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served before or after the parade and see all the gifts choices they have of to offer for Christmas.
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Member Appreciation Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office, 712 Dalies Ave. in Belen.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
AN INTRODUCTION TO Email computer class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. To register, call 966-2600.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4
A SENIOR APPRECIATION luncheon, sponsored by the Bosque Farms Police Department, will be held at 11:45 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The menu includes ham, turkey, vegetarian entree, mashed potatoes, vegetables, bread and dessert. RSVP by Nov. 29 by calling Rose at 869-6133.
A COMMUNITY SERVICE forum for grandparents raising grandchildren will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Agave Healthcare (formerly Partners in Wellness), 750 Morris Road, in Los Lunas. The forum, sponsored by Pegasus Legal Services for Children, will include issues such as legal, public benefits, school enrollment, child protective services and health and mental health. For information, contact Cynthia Gibbons at 244-1101, or email cgibbons@pegasuslaw.org.
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, DEC. 5
BETTER GOOGLE SEARCHING computer class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. To register, call 966-2600.
FRIDAY, DEC. 6
THE ANNUAL WINTER BALL will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center. The event, sponsored by the Los Lunas Police Department, will include free food, music and children will receive a free toy.
SATURDAY, DEC. 7
THE VILLAGE OF LOS LUNAS’ Electric Light Parade will begin at 6 p.m. from Carson to Emilio Lopez Drive in Los Lunas.
A PILOT CLUB SALE and RCA Christmas Craft Sale and Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valley Plaza Center in Rio Communities. The event will be outside (weather permitting) or inside for $5 per space (bring your own table.) No reservations are needed.
TUESDAY, DEC. 10
AN INTRODUCTION TO Word Processing computer class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. To register, call 966-2600.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
THE JARALES NEIGHBORHOOD Watch workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jose Dolores Cordova Cultural Center in Jarales. For information, call 980-5555, or email henrygabaldon@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
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.
OPEN LAB computer class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. To register, call 966-2600.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
A CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Valencia County Community Band and the Young at Heart Quartet. Bring finger foods to share.
SANTA IN THE PARK will be held beginning at 6 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center. Children will be able to write a letter to Santa, sip a cup of hot cocoa, watch a classic Christmas movie and get a gift from Santa. The event is free to the public.
A NATIVITY WALK will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, NOV. 30
A TOYS FOR TOTS Motorcycle Run, sponsored by the American Legion Post 81, American Legion Riders Chapter 25 and the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office, will begin with registration at 11 a.m. at The Home Depot in Los Lunas. The ride will go to Isleta, Bosque Farms, Los Lunas and Belen, ending at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe, where there will be live music, door prizes and more. To participate, bring a new toy for a child.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
A SPAGHETTI DINNER benefit to help with medical expenses for Ruth Olivas, an educator at Desert View Elementary, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Rutilio’s New Mexican Restaurant in Los Lunas. The cost is $7 per plate. For information, email Teresa Martinez at tmartinez@llschools.net or Diedra Martinez at damartinez@llschools.net.
CONTINUING
THE 13TH JUDICIAL District Attorney’s Office is holding its annual Sock Drive. Drop off warm clothing for all ages such as socks, gloves, hats and coats at the DAs office, 101 S. Main St., Suite 201. They are also collecting hygiene items. For information, call Deon Rains or Brittney Echols at 861-0311.
A CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 1000 W. Chavez and 10th Street in Belen. You can show your support by making a donation of toys (for ages 1-13-year-old children), gift certificates from local businesses or a monetary donation to be dropped off at Ladyhawk Feed & Supply, 800 S. Main Street, in Belen, or call 864-3336.
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.
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.
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.

ORGANIZATIONS

FRIDAY, NOV. 29
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, NOV. 30
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
SUNDAY, DEC. 1
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, DEC. 2
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.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY Expo Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Extension office in Los Lunas. If you would like to be involved, email Tabatha Chavez chavezmommyof3@aol.com.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
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, DEC. 4
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Belen Council 2673 meet at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 S. Ninth Street in Belen.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
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.