Noticias (06/05/14)

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ARTS

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 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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
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, JUNE 9
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 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, JUNE 11
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 12
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
IN2DANCECO will be hosting a guest artist, Rujeko Dumbutshena, an experienced university and college dance instructor currently on faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, at its studio, 3414 N.M. 47 Unit B, in
Los Lunas, at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public free of charge.
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, JUNE 14
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; Rosalie Sanchez-Marquez, 864-7696; Pasqual Armijo, 259-9894; Ida Sanchez Rios, 859-5025; Rick Garcia, 319-3450; or Judy Sanchez, 480-4055, 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

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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.

EDUCATION

CONTINUING
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.

ETC.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
THE LOS LUNAS Fire Department will be hosting a Project Heart Start at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. Bring your family to learn CPR for free.
FAMILIES FIT FOR LIFE, a six-week program hosted by Bella Vida Healthcare Clinic in Los Lunas focused on individuals and families, will start at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 7. The program is free to Valencia County families and individuals. The program is focused on individuals wanting to learn how to eat right and how to exercise. For information, call Monica or Bobbie to make and appointment at 916-5446.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Starlight Cinema 8 movie theater in Los Lunas.
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 8
THE BOSQUE FARMS Historical Exchange Forum is hosting a presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Don Bullis, first vice president of the Historical Society of New Mexico, will be talking about unsolved American valley murders and mysteries in New Mexico.
MONDAY, JUNE 9
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10
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 11
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, cal 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 12
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.
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
A MEET AND GREET will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fred Luna Senior Center for Adult Abuse Awareness Month. Meet your local Adult Protective Division, Valencia County Senior Centers, Senior Citizen’s Law Office and The New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
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.
MONDAY, JUNE 16
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17
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 18
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, cal 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.

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.
A CAR WASH to benefit Nicole Lardner, who was critically injured in a car accident last year, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Los Lunas Middle School.
A RUMMAGE SALE will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 113 La Luna Place in Rio Communities. All proceeds will go to community outreach.
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.
A FRIED CHICKEN DINNER will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the La Merced Moose Lodge, 306 Rio Communities Blvd., to benefit the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, JUNE 5
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.