Noticias (01/30/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, JAN. 30
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.
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. 31
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, FEB. 1
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 6 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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
TOMÉ ART GALLERY will hold its annual Soup-R-Bowl from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez Community Center in Tomé. There will homemade soups, breads and dessert. There will also be hundreds of bowls to choose from: pottery, fiber and more. The event is a benefit for the Virginia Casados Clark Scholarship Fund at UNM-VC.
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TICKET SALES the Belen Art League’s annual Valentine’s Tea, which raises money for scholarships, are currently on sale. The tea will have two seatings at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. There will desserts, sandwiches, tea and coffee and a fashion show. The cost is $8 per ticket, which are available at the Belen Art League Gallery, 509 Becker Ave., in Belen. Seating is limited. For information, call 861-0217.

CLASS REUNIONS

THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Classes of 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965 will hold a class reunion June 27-28. For information, call Elizabeth Cordova Gallegos at 865-7170 or 340-9320.
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1994 is planning its 20-year reunion June 20-22. The committee has been working diligently to make contact with everyone. If you haven’t gotten them your mailing address, contact Tarla Hill at 269-3095 or Christin Johnson at 450-9655.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
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.
THE WILDFLOWER Homeowners Association will hold its quarterly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Teachers Resource Center on Coronado St., across from Los Lunas Elementary School. All homeowners are invited to attend. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 32.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
HUNING RANCH Homeowners Association will hold its quarterly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Teachers Resource Center on Coronado St., across from Los Lunas Elementary School. All homeowners are invited to attend. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 32.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15
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

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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PARENTS ARE INVITED to attend the New Mexico PTA sixth annual APS District Title I “Family Engagement Institute” statewide conference, which will be held Friday, Feb. 28, in Albuquerque. The deadline to register is Monday Feb. 3. If interested, call Cynthia at 966-2073. This conference will be paid with BCS Title I Parental Involvement Funds. Transportation will be provided and well as breakfast and lunch.

ETC.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1
PROJECT HEART START will  hold two, 45-minute CPR session, one at 11 a.m. and another at 1 p.m., at the Del Rio Senior Center. This is a free, non-certification class. For information, call 866-2040 or 866-3332.
THE PILOT STORE at Valley Community Plaza will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will also be open on March 1.
MONDAY, FEB. 3
A SWEETHEART WEIGHT Loss Challenge will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Belen Community Center. The challenge is a six-week course and meets once a week, you choosing your meeting and weigh-in day, either Monday or Wednesday. The top three winners can earn money. The minimum age is 14, but those 14-17 years old need written parent permission.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 8
A TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP, sponsored by the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Office, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1635 Bosque Farms Blvd. For information, call Newt at 565-3002.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Older American Program will hold a Valentine’s Day party from 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Senior Center. Joe and Maria Lucero will be crowned king and queen, and Los Alegres de Belen will perform.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Presbyterian Medical Group, 609 Christopher Road in Belen. Call Cindy Clark at 363-9665 to sign up, or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Belen.
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, FEB. 13
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, FEB. 15
A VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE, sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the America’s Court No. 1369, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Belen. Enjoy food, appetizers and beverages and bring the whole family. Tickets are $12 per adult (children 12 and under free). Tickets are available by calling Rosie at 864-4385 or Hilda at 864-7823, or can be purchased at the door.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
THE BOSQUE FARMS Police Department will be hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m.. Detective Bill Hubbard will present some of the common scams that criminals are using to swindle people out of their money. You do not need to be a resident of Bosque Farms or Peralta to attend.
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.
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A FREE FIT CAMP is held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. The minimum age is 14, but those 14-17 years old need written parent permission. For information, call Cathy at 864-1931.
A SWEETHEART WEIGHT Loss Challenge will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Belen Community Center. The challenge is a six-week course and meets once a week, you choosing your meeting and weigh-in day, either Monday or Wednesday. The top three winners can earn money. The minimum age is 14, but those 14-17 years old need written parent permission. For information, call Cathy at 864-1931.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, JAN. 30
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
MONDAY, FEB. 3
BELEN CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION District meets at 7 p.m. at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area.
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
SCHOOL OF DREAMS ACADEMY Governing Council meets at 6 p.m at the school in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, FEB. 1
ADELANTE BARGAIN SQUARE is holding a dinner and dance fundraiser at the Moose Lodge in Belen to help rebuild and re-open the thrift store that was damaged in a fire. Tickets are $15. There will be dancing, door prizes, a silent auction and bake sale. For information, call Jill Beets at 449-4026.
A BAKE SALE will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart in Belen. The proceeds will benefit A Safe Place Supervised Visitation Program.
SATURDAY, JAN. 15
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW Mexico-Valencia Campus will be holding its fifth annual Gala to support student scholarships at 6 p.m. in the Student Community Center. Individual tickets are $50. For information, call 925-8550 or email cgarci15@unm.edu.
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BELEN HIGH SCHOOL is holding a fundraiser through Feb. 16 and are collecting jeans for homeless teens. Those who can donate are asked to drop off the jeans at the BHS main office.
CALVARY CHAPEL ACADEMY is selling raffle tickets to win a 1965 Mustang. The cost is $25 per ticket or two for $40. The drawing will be held March 22. Tickets are available at Calvary Chapel Academy, 19381 N.M. 314 in Belen, or by calling 864-6611.
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, JAN. 30
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.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
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, FEB. 1
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, FEB. 2
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, FEB. 3
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, FEB. 4
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.
ROCK HOUND AND CHOW HOUND Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 for information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. The meeting is public, so everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-7585, 865-4584 or 864-2563.
VALENCIA COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at 1128 Peyton Road in Los Chavez. For more information, call 865-6160. The public is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Belen Council 2673 meet at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 S. Ninth Street in Belen.
THURSDAY, FEB. 6
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, FEB. 7
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, FEB. 8
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, FEB. 9
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, FEB. 10
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, FEB. 11
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 GRANDE MULE AND DONKEY ASSOCIATION meet at 6:30 p.m. at El Serape in Los Lunas. Anyone interested in trail rides, driving mules or donkeys is invited. For information, see rgmda.com or call 861-5129.
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 CIVITANS meets from 11:30 a.m. at Teofilos, 144 Main St., Los Lunas. For information, call 865-0786.
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, FEB. 12
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
VALENCIA COUNTY ASSOCIATION of Educational Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. at Goldy’s in Rio Communities. Dr. Richard Melzer will be the guest speaker and will talk about his latest book, “Murder, Mystery and Mayham.”
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.

SUPPORT

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park, at 5:30 p.m. Peralta United Methodist Church, and at 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center; on Mondays at 6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (women only), at 7 p.m. at the Community Bible School in Los Lunas, and at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center; on Tuesdays at noon at the Community Bible Church in Los Lunas, 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Belen, and at 8 p.m. Los Lunas Wellness Center, 3447 Lambros; on Wednesdays at noon at the Community Bible Church, at noon at the Belen Community Center, at 7 p.m. at the Community Bible Church, at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Bible Church; on Thursdays at noon at the Community Bible Church, at 7 p.m. at the Peralta United Methodist Church, at 7 p.m. the First United Methodist Church in Rio Communities and at 8 p.m. at the Los Lunas Wellness Center; on Fridays at 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Rio Communities, at 7 p.m. at the Community Bible Church,, at 7 p.m. the Los Lunas Wellness Center (in Spanish) and at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Belen; on Saturdays at 7 p.m. at the Belen Community Center, at 7 p.m. at the Community Bible Church and at 7 p.m. at the Los Lunas Wellness Center (in Spanish).
For information, call 266-1900.