Noticias (01/09/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, JAN. 9
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, JAN. 10
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.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center.
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, JAN. 11
LOS LUNAS MUSEUM of Heritage and Arts will be holding a grand opening for a photography exhibit from 2 to 4 p.m. Photographers William Pearson and Barbara C. Arnold will be displaying their work through March 29. For information, call 352-7720.
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.
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.
MONDAY, JAN. 13
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.
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, JAN. 14
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.

COMMUNITY

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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 16
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18
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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 21
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
THURSDAY, JAN. 23
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

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.

ETC.

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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 11
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual gala beginning at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Belen. For information, call 864-8091.
A HEALTH AND WELLNESS Fair, presented by Rep. Kelly Fajardo, will beheld from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez Community Center, 2933 N.M. 47 in Tomé. The event is free and open to everyone. There will be blood pressure screenings, heart health, cancer support, information on Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, dental workshops, nutrition information, fitness, financial health, flu shots and more.
MONDAY, JAN. 13
AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers are needed in Belen to help low-income families and seniors do their taxes. Training classes are forming on Jan. 13. Call Rebecca at 864-0866 or visit www.aarp.org to sign up.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15
THE LOS LUNAS Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual installation luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. The event will be catered by Mariscos Altamar and the cost is $17 per person. For information or to RSVP, call 352-3596.
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center.
TUESDAY, JAN. 21
RURAL BOOKMOBILE West will be at the Cristo Rey Church in Bosque from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 24
THE SMALL BUSINESS Development Center will be holding a free workshop on business structure from 9 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Transportation Center.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25
THE HISPANO CHAMBER of Valencia County will hold its 14th annual Matanza beginning at 6 a.m. at Eagle Park in Belen. Free parking will be available at Belen High School, Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley and Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, with free shuttles to the event. The cost is $10 for those 12 years old and older and $1 for those 12 years old and younger. For information, call 864-8091.
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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.
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.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, JAN. 18
RELAY FOR LIFE in Los Lunas will be holding a relay kickoff for information regarding registering for upcoming events from 2 to 6 p.m. at Henrietta’s Restaurant in Los Lunas. The first 20 people registered will receive a free gift bag. For information, call Angie, 720-8877.
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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.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, JAN. 9
VALENCIA COUNTY ASSOCIATION of Educational Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. at Teofilo’s in Los Lunas. The program will focus on farmers in New Mexico.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at the Tomé/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. 10
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, JAN. 11
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, JAN. 12
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS in Belen holds a monthly breakfast, including eggs, toast, chile, pancakes, coffee and juices, at 8 a.m to noon. The cost will be $6 per person, children 10 and under are free.
MONDAY, JAN. 13
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.
LAS ESTRELLITAS EASTERN STAR meets at 7 p.m. at Tenth and Chavez in Belen.
TUESDAY, JAN. 14
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.