Noticias (12/19/13)

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ARTS

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.
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, DEC. 21
••SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSIC will host a special Christmas potluck at 1 p.m. followed by an informal jam session at 2 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building. Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite dish. For information, call 865-7985.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 21-22
A DISPLAY OF the “Miracle Window” and a display of miniature model churches will be held at the Belen Harvey House Museum.
SUNDAY, DEC. 22
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 565–556.
A WORKSHOP in domino pendants 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. 23
THE BELEN PUBLIC Library will hold a special Christmas Story Time from 11 a.m. to noon.
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes the movie, “Home Alone.”
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.

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.

ETC.

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. where there will be cupcake, Christmas card and stocking decorating. Pictures with Santa will also take place. A children’s Christmas play will be performed at 1 p.m.
LOS LUNAS PUBLIC LIBRARY will be visited by Santa Claus from 2 to 4 p.m.  Children of all ages are invited to meet him. Call 839-3850 for information.
SUNDAY, DEC. 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, JAN. 4
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will be holding its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belen Public Library.
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“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 and the Girls and Boys Club of Valencia County. 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 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.
••VALENCIA’S GOT TALENT: Want to share a talent with your community? Call Jill at 925-8926, or email joglesby@valencialiteracy.org, to sign up for the Noche de Estrellas talent night, March 21, 2014. First come first served!

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, DEC. 19
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.
EL JARDIN ENCANTO Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, 404 Courthouse Road SE. For information, call Janelle at 565-8772 or Laura at 565-3002.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meet 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.
FRIDAY, DEC. 20
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. 21
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department Officers meets at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 85 meets at the old Hospital and Training School in the meeting room. For information, call Gene Gorman at 866-9590, or Ron Archer at 865-6011.
MONDAY, DEC. 23
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.
TUESDAY, DEC. 24
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.
RIO ABAJO LODGE No. 17 meets at 7 p.m. at 1000 W. Chavez in Belen.
VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR Radio Association meets at 7 p.m. in the second story in back of the VIA building, 302 Rio Communities Blvd., in Rio Communities.
KIWANIS OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Village Inn restaurant in Los Lunas. For information, call Bart at 565-5913.