Noticias (12/05/13)

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ARTS

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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, 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.
MONDAY, DEC. 9
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.
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes the movie, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
BEGINNING COUNTRY WESTERN/swing dance classes are held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Monday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Partners are not required, singles and couples of all ages and any level of dance experience are welcome. For information, call Rose at 869-5133 or Fred at 966-6027.
TUESDAY, DEC. 10
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-Valencia Campus will hold its Winter Concert at 7 p.m. in the Student Community Center. The New MexiChords Men’s Barbershop Chorus and the UNM-VC Chorus will sing an ensemble of both sacred and secular holiday music. Tickets are $10, with the proceeds benefiting the student scholarship fund. Children 6 and younger are free. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 925-8552 or email annmary@unm.edu.
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes creating paper ornaments. For information, call 966-2600.
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.
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, DEC. 11
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.
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. 12
THE LOS LUNAS High School Band will have its Winter Concert at the LLHS auditorium. Admission will be either $5 or a donation of a non-perishable food item. The Los Lunas Fire Department will be collecting the food items that evening and then distributing them to families in need in the Los Lunas area.
THE SCHOOL OF DREAMS Dance presents, “A Holiday Vacation,” at 6:30 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student Community Center. Adult admission is  $5, children under 12  are free. The tickets will be sold at the door or at the School of Dreams Academy in Los Lunas. Doors open at 6. Proceeds go to the dance department.
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.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
A BOOK SIGNING and Reading by local author Annmarie H. Pearson will be held at 5 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave. in Belen. This is the second book in her mystery trilogy, “A Ruby By Any Other Name: The Stepdaughter.”
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.
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, DEC. 14
THE LOS LUNAS Public Library will hold a workshop on birds and bees art quilt for children ages 12 and older at 10:30 a.m.
A MARIACHI CONCERT, with a symphony, will be held at 7 p.m. at Los Lunas High School auditorium. The concert will feature Belen graduate Jared Aragon and Los Lunas graduate Rafael Trujillo. For tickets, which cost $12, $15 and $10, call 633-6646 or 865-6811. All proceeds benefit the Los Lunas High School Marching Band.
DUKE CITY SOUND will present “Christmas at ‘YORE’ House,” at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Los Lunas. Ticket prices are $12 for seniors and $15 for adults. Tickets are available at the church office. For tickets, call 259-0281 or the church office at 865-7957. For directions, you can visit www.fbcloslunas.org.
HARVEY HOUSE CHRISTMAS Arts and Crafts Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harvey House in Belen. There will be food, arts and crafts and entertainment.
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS of New Mexico play at 2 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Enjoy a night of dancing. For information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
A CRAFT FAIR will be held at Grace Fellowship from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are still tables available for $20 each. To register, call Bernadette at 459-9865
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.
THE LOS LUNAS LIBRARY will host three craft sessions on the second Saturday of the month during October, November and December. Space is limited. For information and to sign up, call 839-3850.
SUNDAY, DEC. 15
A WORKSHOP in basket making will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tomé Art Gallery, 2030 N.M. 47. All materials included. The workshop, which will be taught by Toni Edwards, costs $30. For information, call 565-0556.
A WORKSHOP in punched-tin ornaments will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Tomé Art Gallery, 2030 N.M. 47. All materials included. The workshop, which will be taught by Carisa Otero, costs $30. For information, call 565-0556.
MONDAY, DEC. 16
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes the movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

CLASS REUNIONS

LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Classes of 1970-73 are invited to the first Christmas get-together from 4 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Papa Felipe’s Mexican Food, 9800 Menaul Blvd., NE, in Albuquerque. For information, visit the Los Lunas High School Alumni Facebook page.

COMMUNITY

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.
TUESDAY, DEC. 17
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 19
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, DEC. 21
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.

EDUCATION

TUESDAY, DEC. 10
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL will be hosting a financial aid night for seniors and their parents from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Rebecca Isaacs from the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation will provide information about Free Application for Federal Student Aid, scholarships, grants, work study programs and more. Representatives from UNM-VC, CNM and NMSU will also be available. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. For information, contact Etta Cavalier at 565-8755.

ETC.

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.
A FOSTER PARENT information meeting  will be held 6 p.m. to learn about foster parenting opportunities with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. The meeting will be held at the Los Lunas CYFD Office, 475 Courthouse Road, in Los Lunas.
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.
A SENIOR FRAUD Prevention and Safety event will be held at 10 a.m. at Peralta Town Hall.
A TOYS FOR TOTS Cruise will be held at 1 p.m. beginning at the Wells Fargo Bank in Bosque Farms. The cruise will go to Brad Francis Ford, where they will have a section roped off for a cook out. Toys are going to the Marines. Bring a new and unwrapped toy. R.S.V.P. to ply19coupe37@yahoo.com.
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.
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. 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.
FOLLOW THE STAR To Bethlehem, a spiritual journey to celebrate the birth of our Lord, will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Becker Street in Belen. Along the path, the Christmas story will be told by local churches with live characters and music.
TUESDAY, DEC. 17
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.
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be held from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the Cristo Rey Church and from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department.
A SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP workshop, hosted by the Small Business Development Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. The event is free. For information, call 925-8980.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18
LET’S MOVE THAT FOOD will hold its second annual seasons greetings food distribution at the Belen High School gym. Registration will be held at 2:30 p.m. and the food distribution will start at 3:30 p.m. Bring a box for your food.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Presbyterian Medical Group, 609 Christopher Road, in Belen. For information, call Cindy Clark at 363-9665, or visit www.unitedbloodservice.org, and enter sponsor code: Belen.
THE LOS LUNAS Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Chapel New Harvest. RSVP to the chamber office at 352-3596. The cost is $10 per person.
THURSDAY, DEC. 19
INTERNET BASICS computer class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. To register, call 966-2600.

FUNDRAISERS

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 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.

ORGANIZATIONS

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.
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meets at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé.
VENTURE CREW 360, high adventure Scouting for ages 14 to 21, meets at 7 p.m. in the Thome Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center, N.M. 47 and Romero Road in Tomé. If you are looking for high adventure, such as camping, canoeing or hiking, join in. For information, call Liz, 203-2069.
VALENCIA/EL CERRO Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m, followed by a meet and greet at 8 p.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend to meet your local fire department personnel. Get involve din your community’s all-volunteer fire department. They are accepting applications for volunteers; all levels of experience are needed. For information, call Chief Robert Hyde at 720-0430, or the Valencia County Fire Administration office at 866-2040.
FRIDAY, DEC. 6
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, DEC. 7
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department officers meet at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
THE LUPERTO GARCIA Chapter 29, Disabled American Veterans, meet at 10 a.m. at the Bethlehem Masonic Lodge, 607 Goebel Ave., in Belen. One need not be a member to attend. Chapter 29 does not meet in July and August.
SUNDAY, DEC. 8
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. 9
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. 10
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.
KIWANIS OF VALENCIA COUNTY meet from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Village Inn in Los Lunas. For  information, call Bart at 565-5913.
VALENCIA COUNTY SINGLE SENIORS meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. For information, call Frank at 977-5070.
VALENCIA COUNTY PFLAG Support Group (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. Find them on Facebook for details, or contact organizers at pflagvalencia@gmail.com for meeting locations.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
PILOT CLUB OF BELEN meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Faith Chapel, 1226 S. Main St. in Belen. New members are welcome. For information, call HollyAnna at 861-3986.
LOS LUNAS VETERANS of Foreign Wars Post 9676 meets at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall at Daniel D. Fernandez Park. Members are encouraged to attend, bring a fellow veteran. For information, call James Garley, 865-5265.