Noticias (05/22/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, MAY 22
THE NEW MEXICO Special Orchestra will hold its 15th annual Benefit Show at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. Admission is free. A $100 raffle will be held. For information, call 864-3749.
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, “Hours,” will be shown at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MAY 23
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, MAY 24
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.
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, MAY 26
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 dance classes will be held at 12:15 p.m. 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 869-5133 or 966-6027.
TUESDAY, MAY 27
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, MAY 28
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 29
BELEN ART LEAGUE is signing up participants for its Children’s Summer Art Camp from noon to 2 p.m. at the gallery, 509 Becker Ave. Price is $5 for first child in family, $2 for second child in same family for each session. First session is 9 to 11 a.m., June 9 to 12, and the second session is 9 to 11 a.m., June 16 through 19. Seating is limited, spots will be filled on a first come basis.  For information, call 861-2057.
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 Monument Men,” will be shown at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, MAY 30
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, MAY 31
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.

CLASS REUNIONS

THE LOS LUNAS Alumni Association will be having an alumni picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Heritage Park in Los Lunas. This will be a bring-your-own-stuff affair, so bring any food or water you may need and/or an awning for shade and a blanket or chairs to sit on. All Los Lunas alumni are invited, whether or not you graduated from Los Lunas High School. If you ever attended, you are invited. All faculty and staff, current or past, are invited. Please remember that alcohol is not permitted in village parks. For information, contact Steve Davis at riplakish9@yahoo.com or on Facebook.
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.
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1974 is planning its 40th class reunion, with an ice breaker at 6 p.m., Friday, July 25, at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen, and a dinner and dance at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at Holiday Inn Express in Belen. Like us on Facebook at Los Lunas High School 1974 40th Reunion. Committee members are in the process of contacting all classmates; feel free to contact Michael Chavez at 440-6075 or Rose Mary Duran Sandoval at 304-9875.

COMMUNITY

THURSDAY, MAY 22
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.

EDUCATION

THURSDAY, MAY 22
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL graduation will be held at 6 p.m. at the University of New Mexico’s PIT in Albuquerque.
FRIDAY, MAY 23
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL graduation will be held at 6 p.m. at the University of New Mexico’s PIT in Albuquerque.
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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS are being offered by the nonprofit New Mexico Friends of Foster Children for teens and young adults who spend time in the state’s foster care system and want to attend or are attending a community college or university, a specialized training program, an internship, study abroad or other education or training program. The scholarships provide up to $1,000 toward educational and related expenses and will be awarded to aspiring students. The deadline to apply is June 2. The application is available online at www.nmffc.org.

ETC.

THURSDAY, MAY 22
A SENIOR WALKING group, “Walking for Fun,” will meet at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The group, led by instructor Fred Laureta, will start with a warm-up at 8:30 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
WELLNESS WALKING CLUB meets every Thursday afternoon at 3820 Elaine Drive in the Mid-Valley Airpark. For information, call Laura at 565-3002.
THE SMALL BUSINESS Development Center will be holding a workshop, “How to do Business with the Government,” from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $29. For information, call 925-8980.
SATURDAY, MAY 24
THE FOURTH ANNUAL Believe in Heroes Memorial Day Run, which helps the Wounded Warriors Project, will be held in the parking lot of Mitchell’s Starlight Theater, 2226 Sun Ranch Village Loop in Los Lunas. There will be a 5K, 10K run/walk, a kids K and a 5K Rucksack. The 10K starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m., and the kids K at 9 a.m.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city of Belen Fire Department. For information, call Manny Garcia at 864-6321 or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: bfd.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY GARDENS holds garden work days from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday on Silva Road between Tomé Art Gallery and Immaculate Conception Church in Tomé. For information, call 414-8693.
MONDAY, MAY 26
THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Post 2387 will hold its annual Memorial Day service at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen at 11 a.m.
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, MAY 27
VALENCIA COUNTY Magistrate Courts will hold an open house, with free food, at the Belen Magistrate Court, 901 W. Castillo, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A SENIOR WALKING group, “Walking for Fun,” will meet at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The group, led by instructor Fred Laureta, will start with a warm-up at 8:30 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
THE MONTHLY Senior Potluck Birthday Party will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fiddler’s and Musicians of New Mexico will provide entertainment. Bring a dish to share for lunch, which will start at noon. For information, call 869-5133.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY GARDENS holds garden work days from 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday Silva Road between Tomé Art Gallery and Immaculate Conception Church in Tomé. For information, call 414-8693.
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, MAY 29
A FREE TRAINING COURSE, sponsored by the New Mexico Environment Department, about topics such as foodborne illness, purchasing and receiving product, product storage, proper cooking temperatures, employee hygiene, sanitation and dishwashing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Los Lunas Community Program, 444 Camino del Rey, Suite A, in Los Lunas. To register, call 841-5280 or 841-5281.
A SENIOR WALKING group, “Walking for Fun,” will meet at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The group, led by instructor Fred Laureta, will start with a warm-up at 8:30 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
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 “Smartphones: Questions and Answers” will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. Call 966-2600 to register in advance.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 29-JUNE-1
HUB CITY MUSIC FEST and carnival will be held at the Heart of Belen Plaza. Purchase your presale armbands available at the Belen Community Center and the Belen Public Library.
SATURDAY, MAY 31
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Animal Shelter will hold a Community Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., when a mural inspired by students at Tomé Elementary School will be unveiled. Go out and watch, help, play with sidewalk chalk, meet some of the staff and the adoptable animals. For information, call 948-6958.
AN ALL DAY festival and fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Brad Francis dealerships in Los Lunas, where there will be an car show, sky jumpers, face painting, music, food, giveaways and live pet adoptions. All proceeds go the Valencia County Animal Shelter. For information, call 620-6888, or visit www.bradfrancis.com.
A GUIDED NATURE walk is 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 ARBORETUM TOMÉ, 9 Gilcrease Road,  will hold its annual Spring Garden Party from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will include featured speakers, owner Michael Melendrez, Rudy Garcia and Kim Costion. Michael Montiel will provide a three-hour concert in the afternoon. Bring a picnic and spend the whole day.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY GARDENS holds garden work days from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday Silva Road between Tomé Art Gallery and Immaculate Conception Church in Tomé. For information, call 414-8693.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, JUNE 7
THE RIO GRANDE Estates Fire Department and Let’s Move that Food will be holding a spaghetti dinner and fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. at the fire station. Dinner will be a salad, spaghetti, roll and a drink for $10. Tickets are being sold by Belen High School Staters. There are 55 raffle tickets for season box seats Isotopes seats for two and $56 Isotopes dollars.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, MAY 22
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.
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 23
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
MONDAY, MAY 26
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.
TOASTMASTERS, a nonprofit aimed at improving public speaking and leadership skills, meet at 6 p.m. every Monday at Ribs in Los Lunas. They meet 6 p.m. for social time and to settle in, and the meeting goes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ordering food or a beverage is completely optional. For information, call Suzanne McConaghy at 999-8296.
TUESDAY, MAY 27
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 ABAJO LODGE No. 17 meets at 7 p.m. at 1000 W. Chavez in Belen.
VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR Radio Association meets at 7 p.m. in the second story in back of the VIA building, 302 Rio Communities Blvd., in Rio Communities.