Noticias (12/26/13)

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THURSDAY, DEC. 26
THE BELEN PUBLIC Library will hold a holiday movie marathon throughout the day.
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.
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. 27
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.
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, or John at 864-7901.
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. 28
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.
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.
MONDAY, DEC. 30
TEEN HUB at the Belen Public Library includes the movie, “The Little Mermaid.”
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.
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.

COMMUNITY

THURSDAY, DEC. 26
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
TUESDAY, JAN. 14
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, JAN. 15
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EDUCATION

TUESDAY, JAN. 7
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL will be hosting a financial aid night for seniors and their parents “Paying for College” from 6 to 7 p.m. on in the cafeteria. Rebecca Isaacs, of 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 after the presentation. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. For questions, call counselor Etta Cavalier at 565-8755, Ext. 6237.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
FREE CERTIFIED NEW Tutor Training will be held Jan. 31, Feb. 7, with orientation Jan. 29. Help your neighbors learn to read and speak English!  It’s fun! For information, call Brenda at 925-8935, or email bparra@valencialiteracy.org.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 2
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold its January after-hours networking luncheon from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at U.S. Bank, 620 W. Reinken in Belen.
SATURDAY, JAN. 4
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION and the Pilot Club will be holding their monthly flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rio Communities Valley Plaza, 373 Rio Communities Blvd. Spaces cost $5, and vendors need to bring their own tables. For information, call 861-0090.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8
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, JAN. 9
FREE COURT CLINIC is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday 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.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15
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, JAN. 16
A FOSTER PARENT information meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane, Belen, to learn about foster parenting opportunities with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.  For more information, please contact Doug Black at 505-841-7890. For general, foster/adoptive parenting information, call CYFD toll-free at 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.cyfd.org.
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CHAIR EXERCISES (seated or standing) for seniors and the elderly are held every Monday between 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For information, call Rose at 869-5133, or Fred at 966-6027.
FOOT-IN-THE-DOOR job seeking and re-entry program is being held at the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in Los Lunas. The program is free, and individuals will receive free assistance in updating resumes, improving application completion and sharpening their interview skills. For information, call 565-3002.
A WELLNESS WALKING club is held at 7:15 a.m.. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
ARE YOU A survivor of domestic violence looking for support? Join our weekly survivor counseling group. Call Valencia Shelter Services at 565-3100 for more details.
THE FRIENDS OF WHITFIELD is seeking volunteers to donate their time during the school year, one day a week, for the Education Outreach Program. For information, call Molly Madden at 864-4388.
WOULD YOU LIKE your teen to learn about healthy, positive relationships? Have them join the Valencia Shelter Services’ Teen Circle, a one-hour per week therapy group, where they will explore healthy relationships, boundaries, self respect and many other important topics specific to teens’ lives. Call Valencia Shelter Services at 565-3100 for information.
HABITS OF HEALTH free seminars meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. New classes are forming right now for February. The free seminar classes offer easy-to-learn strategies to accomplish optimal health and weight loss. Classes are taught by professional health coaches. For information, call Beth at 715-3171, or email your request to healthyconcepts@ymail.com.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Amateur Radio Association is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. The club radios can be used by ham operators. The club often has events, work sessions and classes planned. Club members are present to answer questions, give tests for amateur licenses and provide help to hams and interested individuals. For information, call 859-2822.
SOLVE VANPOOL EXPRESS has several openings for new riders. The Socorro-Los Lunas Vanpool Express is a not-for-profit group solely formed to provide transportation between the greater Los Lunas area (including Bosque Farms and Belen) and Socorro for employees of New Mexico Tech, the NRAO, or other reasons. Part-time and full-time riders are welcome. For information, visit SOLLVE website, or contact Dr. Michelle Chreech-Eakman at mce@kestrel.nmt.edu.

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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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!
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.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY is accepting book donations from the public. Children’s books are always needed. Books may be dropped off at the library, or you can arrange for a pickup by calling the library at 966-2600.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, DEC. 26
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.
BETHLEHEM MASONIC Lodge No. 56 of Belen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets at 6 p.m. at La Vida Felicadad. For information, call 565-9014.
FRIDAY, DEC. 27
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. 28
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
MONDAY, DEC. 30
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. 31
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.
THURSDAY, JAN. 2
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, JAN. 3
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, JAN. 4
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, JAN. 5
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, JAN. 6
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, JAN. 7
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.