Noticias (03/13/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 13
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, “Thor: The Dark World,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
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.
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 micaceous clay from 1 to 3 p.m. The instructor is Vilis Shipman, and the cost is $15. For information, call 565-0556.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
A WORKSHOP is being offered in basic watercolor techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Valencia Art Center. The cost is $25, supplied included. For information, call instructor Vicki Caucutt at 710-7879 or Eddie Ramirez at 263-3104.
SPECTACULAR STARBURST scarf workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Belen Art League Gallery. Create a stunning silk scarf with two to three colors of dye and starburst salt effects. The cost is $30, plus a $5 materials fee. Cheri Reckers at 861-0272.
SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Art League Gallery. Use water based resist to outline the design of your choice, then paint with custom mixed colors to create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf. The cost is $55, with a $7 materials fee. To register, call Cheri Reckers at 861-0272.
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.
FIBER TO FINISH, a spinning and weaving guild, for anyone interested in working with wool and other natural fibers to join in spinning, weaving and other hand work, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Belen. For information, call Diana at 864-7097, or Myra at 864-0876.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will be holding a potluck at 1 p.m., jam at 2 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, MARCH 17
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.

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 1974 is having its 40th reunion, July 25-26. They are looking for information on classmates.  Please contact Cheryl Davis at 804-0738 or  Philip Tabet at 459-6190 for information.
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

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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
DWI PLANNING COUNCIL will meet at noon at the Welless Center, 3445 Lambros Loop, Los Lunas.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
A COMMUNITY MEETING will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Meadow Lake Community Center to discuss the future of the center.

EDUCATION

MONDAY, MARCH 31
THE VALENCIA SOIL and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the Dan Goodman Soil and Water Environmental Improvement Award available to students in grades 9 to 12 in Valencia County. The deadline for the scholarships is Monday, March 31. Call 864-6064 for further information.
MONDAY, APRIL 7
A MEETING to discuss the Title I Parent Involvement application for next fiscal year, 2014-2015, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Belen Teacher Resource Center, 997 Esperanza Dr. in Belen. All BCS parents are welcome to attend. For information, call Cynthia at 966-2073.

ETC.

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.
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 May’s.
••A SHAMROCK SHINDIG, with corned beef and cabbage dinner with Irish potatoes, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 607 Goebel Ave., in Belen (behind Lowe’s). The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. The event is sponsored by the Jessamine Chapter No. 45 Order of the Eastern Star.
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.
••THE LOS LUNAS Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at School of Dreams Academy, 1800 Main St., Suite 200, in Los Lunas. The guest speaker will be Glenda Miller from CareNet Pregnancy. The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to the chamber office at 352-3596.
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.
CONTINUING
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.