Noticias (03/06/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 6
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.
JOIN THE RIO GRANDE Valencia Poets for poetry on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m.. at Rutilio’s in Los Lunas. Come read your poetry or listen to those poets you admire. All are welcome. For information, call Bernadette Perez, chairwoman, at 991-1375.
THE LOS LUNAS LIBRARY hosts a Lego Club for children ages 6-11 from 6 to 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Space is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. For information, call Judi at 839-3850. The library is also looking for Lego donations for the program, so bring your old bricks, bits and mini-figures.
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 classes in hand-building and wheel throwing from 6 to 8 p.m. The instructor is Toni Edwards, and the cost is $15. For information, call 565-0556.
A FREE MOVIE, “Gravity,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
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 classes in techniques in micaseious clay from 1 to 3 p.m. The instructor is Vilis Shipman, and the cost is $15. For information, call 565-0556.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club meets at noon every Saturday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding classes in hand-building and wheel throwing from 10 a.m. to noon., The instructor is Jan Pacifico, and the cost is $15; clay projects for young adults from noon to 1 p.m. The instructor is Vilis Shipman, and the cost is $10; hand-building for kids from 1 to 2 p.m. The instructor is Vilis Shipman, and the cost is $10; hand-building and wheel throwing from 2 to 4 p.m. The instructor is Toni Edwards, and the cost is $15. For information, call 565-0556.
MONDAY, MARCH 10
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.
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.

CLASS REUNIONS

THE LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Classes of 1964 invites the classes of ’61, ’62, ’63 and ’65 to join them in their 50th class reunion celebration. For information, call Rueben Martin at 440-9689, Clair Austin Otero at 898-3307, Cecelia Otero Castillo at 865-4114, Norma Galaz Byers at 604-5109, Walter Baca at 865-7620, Liz Cordova Gallegos at 340-9320 or Karen Shuman White at 1-972-672-4242.
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

TUESDAY, MARCH 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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
THE MEADOW LAKE Parks Area Association meets at 3 p.m. at the MLPAA property at the end of Meadow Lake Road. All are invited to attend. For information, call Jim at 865-9786.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 6 p.m. at Peralta Town Hall on the Older American Act of 1965.
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.

EDUCATION

CONTINUING
FREE ENGLISH CLASSES for adult students are available at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. Students can now register for free English as a Second Language classes. Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings in Meadow Lake, El Cerro and at the campus in Tomé. For information, call 925-8900.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Literacy Council is looking for individuals willing to read to children in local health care clinics. No experience is required, only a desire to help build an appreciation for reading in children. If you are able to volunteer one hour per week, or would like more information, call Irene Gogal at 999-9877.

ETC.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8
A FISHING DERBY, sponsored by the village of Los Lunas Open Space Division, N.M. Game and Fish and the Ditchbank Bandits, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the River Park in Los Lunas. It’s an all-ages event. For information, call 352-7728.
A PARANORMAL TOUR is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Harvey House Museum. It’s a first-come, first-serve sign up for 40 people. Two groups of 20 will tour the historic building’s basement and second floor. Members of Belen’s Path of Souls paranormal group will provide guided tours. The cost is $15 per person and participants must be 13 years old or older. For information or to reserve your spot, call Ronnie Torres at 514-3911 or 861-0581.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
A SCENIC HORSEBACK TRAIL Ride, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Event Center and Pastel Stables, will be held from noon to dusk beginning at the Western Tales Ranch, nine miles south of Belen. There will be a short beginner trail ride for about one hour, followed by a more challenging ride over an intermediate riding trail. There will also be a ride that will take you back over the Rio Grande Valley and the Manzano Mountains. For information, call Stella at 463-4462 or Tracy at 301-9433.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
A PRESENTATION about Medicare preventive services will be held at 9 a.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center in Rio Communities and at 11:30 a.m. at the Fred Luna Senior Center in Los Lunas. Be armed with the information you need for your next doctor’s appointment! They will  also cover Medicare fraud, low income assistance programs and a couple other pointers.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
A PRESENTATION about Medicare preventive services will be held at  10 a.m. at the Belen Senior Center and at 12:15 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Be armed with the information you need for your next doctor’s appointment! They will  also cover Medicare fraud, low income assistance programs and a couple other pointers.
A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Jose Dolores Cordova Cultural Center in Jarales. The guest speaker, NMSP Sgt. David Baldridge, will talk about community-based policing.
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, MARCH 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.
WELLNESS WALKING CLUB meets every Thursday afternoon at 3820 Elaine Drive in the Mid-Valley Airpark. For information, call Laura at 565-3002.
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
ST. PATRICK’S DAY BALLOON Flight and Film will be held from March 14-16. The 30th annual balloon rally will be held at Eagle Park at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, if weather permits. If not, the rally will be held on Sunday, March 16. The film festival will be held at Becker Avenue and Second Street in Belen, where participants can walk and experience the site locations of several films that were shot in the Hub City. Screening of several movies will be shown at the Belen Public Library, the Belen Harvey House Museum and Harla Mays.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18
RURAL BOOKMOBILE WEST will be at the Cristo Rey Church in Bosque at 8:30 a.m. and at the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department at 9:15 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
A COLLECTIVE IMPACT WORKSHOP, hosted by the Community Wellness Council, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student Community Center.
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, MARCH 20
A GROWERS MARKET roundtable will be held at 6 p.m. at 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas. Potential market vendors are encouraged to learn from veteran vendors. Snacks will be available.
WELLNESS WALKING CLUB meets every Thursday afternoon at 3820 Elaine Drive in the Mid-Valley Airpark. For information, call Laura at 565-3002.
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
SATURDAY, MARCH 22
A GUIDED NATURE walk will be available at 9 a.m. at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. Visitors will be able to hike on trails that lead through several different habitats and plant zones, ranging from meadows and grasslands to riparian woodland. The walks will be held once a month. For information, call 864-8914.
THE VALENCIA FAIR Management, in cooperation with the NMSU Extension Service and 4-H agent, will hold a tag and declaration day for bovine (steer and beef heifer) from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Valencia County Fairground. For information, call 610-7585 or the extension office at 656-3002.
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AARP TAX-AIDE Foundation are assisting with preparing taxes for low-to-moderate taxpayers, specializing in seniors 60 years or older, from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the Belen Community Center. Those who have W-2s will need to make an appointment by calling 864-0866, for meetings from 5 yo 7 p.m. every other Tuesday. RSVP in Belen will be taking appointments for state taxes only. Call 966-2567 for information. Appointments at the Los Lunas Senior Center can be made for meetings from 9 a.m. to noon for Mondays and Thursdays can be made by calling 839-3853.
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.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, MARCH 6
RIO COMMUNITIES Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the city hall.
MONDAY, MARCH 10
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE Conservancy district meets at 1:30 p.m., 1931 Second St., Albuquerque.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
BELEN BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
LOS LUNAS BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
RIO COMMUNITIES CITY COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at the Del Rio Senior Center.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.
PERALTA TOWN COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, MARCH 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, MARCH 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, MARCH 8
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, MARCH 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, MARCH 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, MARCH 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.
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.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, MARCH 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, MARCH 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, MARCH 8
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, MARCH 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, MARCH 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, MARCH 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.
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.

SUPPORT

AGORA Crisis Center provides free, confidential help to anyone in need of emotional support. Phone and walk-in services are available. Open 24 hours a day, based on availability of volunteers. Call 277-3013.
ALANON meets at 6 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Los Lunas Wellness Center. Are you in need of help for a relative or friend who is addicted to alcohol or drugs? For information, call 865-5765, or call Alanon information service office at 262-2177.
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.
ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Los Lunas Senior Center, 197 Don Pasqual. It meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Belen Senior Center, 715 S. Main. It’s sponsored by the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association. For information, call Barbara, 379-9266.
BELEN AREA FOOD PANTRY is open from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the First Baptist Church of Belen, 115 S. Fourth St.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS whose children died of miscarriage, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or other natural causes in the first year of life will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Office of the Medical Examiner at the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque. For information, call 272-2485 or 272-3397.
BEREAVEMENT AND CONSOLATION GROUP meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faith Formation Building at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on the east side door. It’s open to all denominations. For information, call Sister Maria, 864-8851.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel. For information, call 864-4448.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Ambercare office in Belen.
CARE NET, a pro-life pregnancy center, is located at 601 Main St. SE, Suite 26, in Mondel Plaza in Los Lunas. It offers free pregnancy tests, counseling, education, information about prenatal development, parenting and childbirth classes, adoption, lifestyle choices, and other information. For information, call Glenda, 565-3838.
CONSUMER SUPPORT GROUP for adults with a mental illness meets the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the third Wednesday of each month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Valencia Counseling, Casa Manzana Lodge, 703 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. It’s free. For information, call Leo, 865-1408.
COMPULSIVE EATERS ANONYMOUS-HOW meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bosque Farms Church of Christ. For information, call Cynthia at 688-5578.
DOUBLE TROUBLE IN RECOVERY for those currently or formerly experiencing or dealing with mental disorders and chemical addiction meets at noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, at 703 Don Pasqual in Los Lunas. Call 865-1408, ext. 10, or call Tabatha at 907-2407.
DOVES, a ministry for widowed, separated and divorced people, meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at San Clemente Catholic Church parish hall in Los Lunas. For information, call the San Clemente Parish, 865-9370.
DWI SUPPORT GROUP meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Los Lunas Community Services Department off N.M. 47 across from Albertson’s. For information, call Dorothy Hern, 869-2531. It’s for surviving victims of DWI crashes and their caregivers.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at San Clemente Parish Hall, 244 Luna Ave NE. For information, call Angie, 865-1323, or Gloria, 363-9296.
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP for anyone who is grieving the death or the serious illness of a loved one meets every other Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ambercare Hospice, 420 N. Main in Belen. For information, call 861-0060.
GRIEFSHARE meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road off N.M. 47. Anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, who is coping with the death of a loved one is invited. For information, call 865-9334.
HEALTHY TIMES WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY support group meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Church of Christ, 601 Main St. SE, Suite 40-B on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. For information, call Mia Mora at 610-7424.
HIGH AND LIFTED UP addictions ministry meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Calvary Chapel’s New Harvest Los Lunas in Model Plaza, 601 Main St. It’s for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction, including drugs, alcohol, food, codependency.
LUPUS FOUNDATION support group for patients and families will meet the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Anna Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution N.E. in Albuquerque. Call 881-9081.
MOST EXCELLENT WAY, a Christian solution to chemical dependency and “becoming God dependant” meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at New Life Fellowship, 601 Christopher Road in Belen. Call 974-3927.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, a support group for those trying to stop using drugs, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Spanish at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez. For information, call 565-4043.
A NEW THIRST, a one-step program to recovery based on the word of God will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley, 19381 N. N.M. 314 in Belen. For information, call the Calvary office, 864-6611.
MOTHERS AGAINST METHAMPHETAMINE, TOSS Meth, meets at 10 a.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Faith Chapel on South Main St. in Belen.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Christian Fellowship Church, 628 Los Lentes SE in Los Lunas. No dues, fees or weigh-ins; 12-step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. For information, call Sylvia, 565-2351.
PANIC RELIEF INC. program for overcoming fears, anxiety and agoraphobia meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Belen. For information, call 732-940-9658.
A PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP has been formed in the county and is meeting every other month. If you’re interested in participating, call Amber, 480-1976.
PEOPLE LIVING THROUGH CANCER meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Rio Communities. For information, call Rae, 864-8368.
PEOPLE LIVING THROUGH CANCER is offering cancer, grief and caregiver support by trained facilitators on a one-on-one basis. To schedule an appointment or for information, call 242-3263.
PFLAG, a support group for parents, friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people meets once a month. For times and place of meetings, email pflagvalencia@gmail.com.
ROAD TO RECOVERY,  free support group for those dealing with a mental disorder, meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Valencia Counseling, 735 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. For information, call 865-3350, ext. 45.
SISTER CIRCLE for women of all ages to offer encouragement in all areas of life — weight loss, personal matters, career choices, education or just getting something off your mind. It meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. For information about location, call 304-2672.
SPIRITUAL RECOVERY,  a 12-step program for adults dealing with any kind of hurt, hang-up or habit, meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road in Peralta. For information, call the church office at 865-9334.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have been victims of DWI has started to meet. For more information, call 440-5068.
3 Rs (Recover, Renew and Reclaim) meets at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays at Joanne’s Family Restaurant on N.M. 47 in Rio Communities for breakfast, fellowship, prayer, praise and testimonials. For information, call 980-8837.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 357 meets every Wednesday at the Vista del Rio Mobile Home Park Clubhouse on NM 304 in Rio Communities. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting from 6:30 to 7 p.m. For information, call 861-1309.