Noticias (04/10/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 10
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, “Frozen,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
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.
NEW MEXICO SPECIAL Orchestra plays at 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call Gair, 864-3749.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
THE LOS LUNAS Museum of Heritage and Arts will hold its grand opening for its first juried student art show, “Valencia County: Through a Student’s Eyes,” from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public until May 10.
THE LOST HOWLIN’ COYOTES will perform at 7 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Bring a friend and don’t forget yer dancin’ shoes!  $3 at the door. For information, call 869-5133.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
TOMẾ ART GALLERY will be hosting an opening reception for its 16th annual Santero and Traditional New Mexico Arts Show from 2-4 p.m. The show runs through April 27.
MONDAY, APRIL 14
MUSIC WITH DON BARKER and band will be held at 11:15 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center.
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 15
THE BELEN HARVEY HOUSE will host the Belen Model Rail Club Spring Exhibit from April 15 through May 10.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
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.
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.
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 Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
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 19
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.

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

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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
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, APRIL 22
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 14 through April 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.
LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS invites students and parents to utilize the district’s bullying hotline: 865-1082.

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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.
THE BETHLEHEM LODGE, 607 Goebel, behind Lowe’s in Belen, will serve a complete turkey dinner at 6 p.m. The price is $7.
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.
THE 13TH ANNUAL Seniors Powwow, honoring Los Lunas and Valencia high school seniors, will be held at the Isleta Recreation Center at 5 p.m. The grand entry will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the seniors will be honored at 6:30 p.m. There will be a hand drum contest, men’s traditional contest, a fancy shawl crow hop contest and arts and crafts.
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 EASTER 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.
A FREE CLINIC regarding diabetes will be held at 11 a.m. for Spanish speakers at Share ‘n Care pharmacy, 701 Dailies Ave. in Belen.
THE LOS LUNAS Chamber of Commerce will hold its April luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms. The cost is $10 per person. Call 352-3596 for information.
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
THE NINTH ANNUAL Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by the village of Los Lunas, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center.
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.
THE BETHLEHEM LODGE, 607 Goebel, behind Lowe’s in Belen, will serve a dinner, including country ribs, at 6 p.m. The price is $7.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
AN EASTER EGG HUNT will be held at 2 p.m. at the Belen Elks Lodge. Some of the eggs will have candy, others will have money.
THE EASTER BUNNY will make an appearance at the Belen Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St. in Belen, from 1 to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Take your own picture with the Easter Bunny. There will be fun and games for the little ones.
AN EASTER EGG HUNT will be held at 10 a.m. at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. The event is free to the public. There will age group egg hunts, a golden egg opportunity, jumpers, face painting and games. There will also be a special appearance by the Easter bunny.
A PET SHOT CLINIC, with reduced rates, will be held at 1 p.m. at Petsense, 1620 Main St. NW, in Los Lunas.
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A SPAY AND NEUTER 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

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.
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A BANK ACCOUNT has been set up for Theresa Castillo of Belen, who is in need of back surgery after to automobile accidents. The account, under the name of Theresa Castillo Surgery Fund, is located at U.S. Bank in Belen and Los Lunas.
SCHOOL OF DREAMS Academy’s English teacher Kim Berlat is in the process of building a classroom library and could really use help. She needs donations of books for her students who are a diverse group of readers She needs both non-fiction and fiction books of any genre. Those interested can drop off the books at the school.