Noticias (04/17/14)

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ARTS

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.
LOS LUNAS RAMBLERS play at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every third Thursday. All donations will be given to the Blue Star Mothers of Valencia County.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20
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, APRIL 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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, “Saving Mr. Banks,” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
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 26
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.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE in Los Lunas will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Thrive Wellness Center, 2240 Main St., in Los Lunas, across form Albertson’s. Experience healing, grounding and rejuvenation effects from drumming. No experience necessary. Extra drum and percussion instruments will be available. If you’ve got a heart, you’ve got rhythm. For information, call 865-9055.
MONDAY, APRIL 28
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.

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

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

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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.
••HISPANO CHAMBER of Valencia County is accepting applications for Valencia County graduating high school seniors and Valencia County students attending college. Applications can be obtained through your high school councilors, UNM-VC or online at www.vchcc.com. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 30. For questions, call 702-9468
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.

ETC.

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.
THE HOME DEPOT in Los Lunas will hold a free workshop, “How to build a hanging garden,” including tips on woodworking a painting tips and how to choose the right plants for your new hanging garden, at 6:30 p.m.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20
THE HOME DEPOT in Los Lunas will hold a free workshop, “How to build a hanging garden,” including tips on woodworking a painting tips and how to choose the right plants for your new hanging garden, at 3 p.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 21
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Cemco, Inc., in Belen. For information or to sign up, call Donna Dewitt at 864-1200, or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Cemco.
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 23
THE PILOT CLUB OF BELEN will be hosting an Administrative Professional’s Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at the Tierra del Sol Golf Club. The silent auction begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost of $18 for lunch and the fashion show. For information, call Patricia Gregor at 307-9957.
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.
A FREE NAIL and foot care presentation, presented by Sarah Mele, DPM, will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For information, call 869-5133.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Cooperative Extension Service will hold a crock pot/slow cooker cooking class at the CES office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas. Cooking time is from 9 to 11 a.m.; dinner time is 5:30 p.m. Attendance is required at cooking time to enjoy dinner time. RSVP required (565-3002) by April 16. This cost is $10.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
THE SMALL BUSINESS Development Center will host a free seminar on “Marketing Your Business,” from 9 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Transportation Center in Los Lunas. For information or to register, call 925-8980.
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, open lab, 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 dinner, including green chile chicken enchiladas, at 6 p.m. The price is $7.
ASSURED IMAGING Women’s Wellness will be providing mammograms from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the village administration offices, 660 Main. St., in Los Lunas. All major insurances accepted; no referral is necessary. To schedule an appointment, call 888-233-6121.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, beginning at 9 a.m. with a nature walk around Whitfield; 11 a.m.: a butterfly talk; 1 p.m.: Butterfly release outside of Whitfield. Painted Lady Butterflies are $8. There will also be a student activity. For information, call 864-8914.
TURN IN YOUR unused or expired medication for safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Los Lunas Police Department or in the parking lot at Smith’s Food and Drug.
THE ANNUAL SPRING yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. at 3 p.m. at the Thome Dominguez Community Center in Tomé.
A SPRING CLEANING road-side trash pick up will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon beginning at the corner of El Cerro Mission Road and Manzano Expressway. Trash bags, a T-shirt and water will be provided. For information, call Ann at 916-6125.
MONDAY, APRIL 28
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, APRIL 29
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Cooperative Extension Service will hold a healthy four-ingredient cooking class from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peralta Methodist Church. RSVP required (565-3002) by April 23. The cost is $10.
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 30
A MONTHLY Senior Potluck Birthday Party will be held from 11 a.m. To 1  p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The Fiddler’s and Musicians of New Mexico will provide entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. Bring a dish to share for lunch, which will start at noon. For information, call 869-5133.
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 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.
CHAIR EXERCISES for seniors and the elderly are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call Rose at 869-5133.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, APRIL 17
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at 27 Blackberry in Los Lunas.  Camping every month. New boys welcome. For information, call Laura Crossley at 480-1669, or Coleman Hudson at 385-7066.

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.
EL JARDIN ENCANTO Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, 404 Courthouse Road SE. For information, call Janelle at 565-8772 or Laura at 565-3002.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meet 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.