Noticias (05/29/14)

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ARTS

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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1
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, JUNE 2
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, JUNE 3
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, JUNE 4
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, JUNE 5
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 is shown at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Belen Public Library.
JOIN THE RIO GRANDE Valencia Poets for poetry on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m.. at Perk It Up, 520 Baca, 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.
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, JUNE 6
••THE LOS LUNAS Museum of Heritage and Arts will hold a grand opening of the exhibit “Memories,” featuring work by Susan Brooke at 6 p.m. The exhibit will go through July 5.
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.

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.
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.
••BELEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1984 will hold its 30th year reunion on Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28. For information, contact Frances Weathersby LeClair at 307-0270.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.

EDUCATION

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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.
••CAPTAIN TAMARA Long-Archuleta Memorial Scholarships are available to students who have been home-schooled through high school and are attending the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus or UNM Main campus full-time. Mail copy of transcripts and a one-page essay about how this scholarship will help you in your educational goals to: Scholarship, P.O. Box 819, Belen, NM, 87002. The deadline is Aug. 1, 2014.
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, 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.

MONDAY, JUNE 2
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3
••THE BELEN SENIOR Center will be holding a 73rd birthday party for Trinnie Baca from 10 a.m. to noon. Los Alegres de Belen will be providing the music.
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Belen Public Library. Call 966-2600 to register in advance.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4
VALENCIA COMMUNITY GARDENS holds garden work days from 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday on Silva Road between the Tome Art Gallery and Immaculate Conception Church. 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, JUNE 5
••NEW MEXICO MAINSTREET will be holding a Preservation Institute in the Hub City from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to identify perservation projects, develop a plan, find funding, etc. Registration is free for volunteers of New Mexico MainStreet and Belen residents. Register at www.planetreg.com/BelenPreservationInstitute.
••THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon event at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Belen. For information, call 864-8091.
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. Call 966-2600 to register in advance.
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
••THE LOS LUNAS Fire Department will be hosting a Project Heart Start from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation center. Bring your family to learn CPR for free.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY GARDENS holds garden work days from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday on Silva Road between the Tome Art Gallery and Immaculate Conception Church. For information, call 414-8693.
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.

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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
••A BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of the Belen Public Library, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belen Public Library, 333 Becker Ave.
••THE VALENCIA COUNTY Kiwanis and Civitan Clubs are having a Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to noon at the community building of the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church. Tickets are $6 each or five tickets for $25. All proceeds will benefit Valencia County projects. For information,contact Bart Regelbrugge at regelbrugge.bart@yahoo.com.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, MAY 29
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.
BETHLEHEM MASONIC Lodge No. 56 of Belen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets at 6 p.m. at La Vida Felicadad. For information, call 565-9014.