Noticias (12/12/13)

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ARTS

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.
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.”
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL ORCHESTRA will hold a holiday party at 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. A visitor from the North Pole is expected. It’s OK to bring goodies to share. For information, call Gair, 864-3749.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A $3 donation will be asked at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
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 at the Harvey House in Belen. There will be food, arts and crafts and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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
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.
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.
MONDAY, DEC. 16
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes the movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
TUESDAY, DEC. 17
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY holds story hour for preschoolers at 1:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes Escafowne. For information, call 966-2600.
THURSDAY, DEC. 19
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. 20
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.
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.

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. 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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 26
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

ETC.

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
THE BOSQUE FARMS COMMUNITY Center 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. For information, call 869-5133.
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.
WHITFIELD WILDLIFE CONSERVATION Area will hold its fourth birthday party from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join in for cake and ice cream and a talk by Jennifer Owen-White, refuge manager of the new Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley. The 2013 Richard W. Becker Environmental Educator Award will be presented to Colleen McRoberts, the Bernalillo County Open Space coordinator. For information, call 864-8914.
TUESDAY, DEC. 17
A CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG, served with hot cider or cocoa, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center.
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.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Older American Program will be having a Christmas party at the Belen Senior Center with Los Alegres de Belen performing from 10 a.m. to noon. A festive lunch will be served at noon.
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.
A SENIOR BIRTHDAY and Christmas party potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The Fiddlers and Musicians of New Mexico will perform.
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. 19
INTERNET BASICS computer class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. To register, call 966-2600.
THE DEL RIO Senior Center’s Christmas party will be held from 10 to noon, with Aguila performing. A festive lunch will be served at noon.
SATURDAY, DEC. 21
A VALENCIA COUNTY Single Seniors Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. This event is a potluck and a White Elephant gift exchange.
BELEN ELKS LODGE will be having a Christmas Party from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be cupcakes, plus Christmas card and stocking decorating. Pictures with Santa will also take place. A children’s Christmas play will be performed at 1 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOV. 22
A BELEN COMMUNITY Christmas Carole Sing-Along will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anna Becker Park on Reinken Avenue. Dress warmly and bring a small flashlight. For information, call Kathy Hill at 321-1042.

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
“A VALENCIA CHRISTMAS” CD, produced by New Mexico Youth Foundation and Alliance, featuring Valencia County musicians and artists is for sale for $15. The proceeds will benefit Calvary Chapel Academy in their efforts to build a play area and athletic field and gravel running track. Order online at www.newmexicoyouth.org, or call toll free 1-877-246-1597.
THE BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Student Council is selling luminarias for $5 per dozen. For information, call Alexa Baca at 688-0399 after school. All proceeds benefit BHS.
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. 12
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Association of Educational Retirees will meet at the home of Lorraine Sandoval in Abeytas at 11 a.m.
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.
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.
BETHLEHEM MASONIC Lodge No. 56 of Belen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Belen Masonic Lodge.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SUNRISE SAMS RV CLUB meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sunrise Bluffs Clubhouse. For information, call Rene, 864-6917, or Nancy, 861-7225.
BELEN MODEL RAILROAD Club meets at the Harvey House Museum. For more information, call Dwayne at 864-6043.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS of Valencia County meets at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms. For information, call 217-1806.
SECUNDINO BALDONADO American Legion Post meets at 1 p.m. on Baca Avenue in Belen. For information, call 864-6709 or 865-1298.
SUNDAY, DEC. 15
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, DEC. 16
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 meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
TUESDAY, DEC. 17
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.