Noticias (04/03/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 3
JOIN THE RIO GRANDE Valencia Poets for poetry on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m.. at Perk It Up, 5:20 Baca Ave. in Belen. 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, “The Book Theif,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4
TOMẾ ART GALLERY will be hosting its 16th annual Santero and Traditional New Mexico Arts Show from April 4-27. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 13.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will perform at 7 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A donation of $3 will be collected 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 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, APRIL 5
THE BELEN ART LEAGUE will be hosting the Rio Grande Valencia Chapter of the New Mexico Poetry Society for a poetry reading at their Spring Art Show from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Belen Harvey House Museum.
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.
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 or 249-6380.
MONDAY, APRIL 7
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding hand-building in clay classes for special needs students from 10 to 11 a.m. The instructor is Vilis Shipman, and the cost is $10.
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.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY holds story hour for preschoolers at 1:30 p.m.
THE RIO VALLEY Opry Players will honor the Blue Star Mothers with a classic country program to include an tinge of Mexican and blue grass music at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All music tips will be donated to honor and assist local military families. For information, call Barbara at 865-6817.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
ART CLASSES for adults: Acrylic, oil and multimedia at the Belen Art League Gallery. The instructor is Sandy Goldstein. The cost is $65 for four classes. For information, call Sandy at 865-9052.
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club meets at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding hand-building and wheel throwing classes from 10 a.m. to noon. The instructor is Jan Pacifico, and the classes cost $15. For information, call 565-0556.
BEGINNING COUNTRY WESTERN/swing dance classes are held from 4:15 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.

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 1964 is having its 50th reunion, Aug. 14-15. Contact Arturo Sais, 966-6168, or Rosalie Sanchez-Marquez, 864-7696, as soon as possible with your intent to participate. Phone numbers, emails and/or addresses are important.
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1974 is having its 40th reunion, July 25-26. They are looking for information on classmates. 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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.

EDUCATION

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 parents are welcome to attend. For information, call 966-2073.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
BOSQUE FARMS Elementary will be holding Literacy Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Students will be displaying their work in the hallways outside their classrooms.
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LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS will be providing kindergarten registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 14-17, at all elementary schools except Raymond Gabaldon Elementary and Desert View Elementary, which will provide registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the following required information: original birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, proof of residency (if renter, a lease agreement and utility bill; if owner, a mortgage statement or property tax assessment). For specific questions, call the elementary schools: Ann Parish, 865-9652; Bosque Farms, 869-2646; Desert View, 866-2488; Katherine Gallegos, 865-6223; Los Lunas, 865-9313; Peralta, 869-2679; Raymond Gabaldon, 866-0456; Sundance, 866-0185; Tomé, 865-1102; and Valencia, 865-3017.
THE RIO COMMUNITIES Association is offering a college scholarship to a deserving high school senior living in the city of Rio Communities. Applications and instructions can be picked up from the senior counselor at Belen High School or Valencia High School. Students attending other high schools should contact the RCA office to pick up materials or call the office at 861-0090 or drop by, 372 Rio Communities Blvd., during office hours (2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday). The deadline is Wednesday, April 30.
RAYMOND GABALDON Elementary will provide a K-3 Plus program June 3 through July 8 for students attending RGE in the 2014-15 school year. The program will provide an additional 25 days of instruction to better prepare students for the upcoming school year.  The school schedule will be 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Instruction will focus on the core areas of math, reading with art and technology included in the instructional schedule. There are current openings in kindergarten and limited slots available in grades first through third. Contact the school at 866-0456 to enroll your child.

ETC.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carlos Cantina and Grill in Belen. The guest speaker will be District Attorney Lemuel Martinez. The cost is $12 per person. Call 864-8091 to reserve your spot.
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 for introduction to email will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. Call 966-2600 to register in advance. 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
THE BETHLEHEM LODGE, 607 Goebel, behind Lowe’s in Belen, will hold a dinner, which is open to the public, at 6 p.m., which includes meat loaf, potatoes, vegetables, salad, cake for dessert, coffee and tea. The price is $7.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5
FRIENDS OF WHITFIELD Wildlife Conservation Area will host their annual meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at the Whitfield Visitors’ Center. The program includes a presentation by Hawks Aloft, whose staff will bring four live hawks and talk about their natural history. Light refreshments will be served. Whitfield is located at 2424 N.M. 47, one mile north of the river bridge. This event is free and open to the public. Call 864-8914 for information.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES in Internet basics will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. Call 966-2600 to register in advance. 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
“THE SAVVY INVESTOR,” a free 40-minute informational seminar presented as a public service by the New Mexico Securities Division, will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The seminar will help you learn to protect your name and credit rating from identity theft. For information call 869-5133.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
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 in introduction to word processing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. Call 966-2600 to register in advance. 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
A VERTEBRATE PEST CONTROL workshop, sponsored by the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Office and NMSU Agricultural Science Center, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Agricultural Science Center, 1036 Miller Road in Los Lunas. Learn methods to control unwanted vertebrate pests. For information, call Newt McCarty at 565-3002, or Mark Marsalis at 865-7340.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
A COMMUNITY EASTER egg hunt will be held at 9:45 a.m. at the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Belen, 1831 Camino del Llano. Bring an Easter basket. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be taken and refreshments will be provided.
MONDAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 14-17
SPRING BREAK activities at the Belen Public Library’s Children’s Library include board games on Monday, April 14; story hour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15; a showing of the movie, “Frozen” at 2 p.m., followed by crafts and activities; and crafts and coloring on Thursday, April 17.
MONDAY, APRIL 14
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES in computer basics will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. Call 966-2600 to register in advance.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
AN EGG HUNT, sponsored by the village of Los Lunas Recreation Division, will be held at 4 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. There will be vendor booths, face painting, jumpers and a Bust-a-Move competition team performance. For information, call 352-7663.
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, APRIL 17
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.
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A program, sponsored by Homeless Animal Rescue Team and Quixote Humane, is offering free vouchers to pay the full cost to spay or neuter your small dog (weighing 40 pounds or under and ages between 4 months and 4 years of age), including core and rabies vaccinations. Call 433-9869 for an application. The program ends May 31 or until the funds run out.
••THE BOSQUE FARMS FAIR will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, which will be held Aug. 1-3. They are compiling a commemorative cookbook to be sold during the fair, and are accepting up to five recipes from interested community members to be published. Recipes can be emailed to bosquefarmsfair@gmail.com or mailed to P.O. Box 261, Peralta, NM, 87042. The deadline for submission is April 30. Questions can be emailed to the address above, or call Cathy Sifford at 410-7981.
THE BOSQUE FARMS FAIR will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, which will be held Aug. 1-3. They are holding a contest for cover art for the annual fair book. The deadline in May 1. Entries can be emailed to bosquefarmsfair@gmail.com or mailed to P.O. Box 261, Peralta, NM, 87042. The deadline for submission is April 30. Questions can be emailed to the address above, or call Cathy Sifford at 410-7981.

FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY, APRIL 4
LOS LUNAS ELEMENTARY will be holding Ham Bingo Night beginning at 5 p.m. Free movies will be shown in the library for LLE students. Food and drinks will be sold.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5
VALENCIA COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS will be holding a boot drive to raise money for Nicole Lardner, who is recovering from a car crash that left her with a severe brain injury. Firefighters will be at N.M. 47 and Main Street in Los Lunas, at the intersection of Main Street and Emilio Lopez Road in Los Lunas, at N.M. 47 and River Road in Rio Communities and Reinken and Main Street in Belen.
A BOOK SALE, sponsored by Friends of the Belen Public Library, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the library, located on Becker Ave.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
A BENEFIT CAR WASH will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 808 S. Main St. in Belen for Theresa Castillo of Belen, who is in need of back surgery after to automobile accidents.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES, an all-ages event, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning at the registration point at 740 Morris Road in Los Lunas. A community fair will be held at the end of the walk at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. The cost is $30 for an individual and $250 for a team of 10. The walk will benefit Valencia Shelter Services.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, APRIL 3
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.
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 meets 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.