Noticias (06/26/14)

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ARTS
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
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 27
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.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 27-28
BELEN ART LEAGUE will hold its annual fundraising yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days at the gallery, located at 509 Becker Ave.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28
THE BELEN HARVEY House Museum, in collaboration with the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, is presenting a lecture on the history and restoration of AT&SF Locomotive 2926, at 10 a.m. at the Belen Public Library’s conference center. For information, call the museum at 861-0581.
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, JUNE 29
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 30
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, JULY 1
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. 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.

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; 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.
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
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
A COMMUNITY WORKSHOP to discuss seven Valencia County budget priorities will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rio Grande Estates Fire Station.
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 26
THE SMALL BUSINESS Development Center will hold a free workshop on “Employees and HR for Business” from 9 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Transportation 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. 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-SUNDAY, JUNE 27-29
THE 17TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST, hosted by the Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Heritage Park in Los Lunas. There will be a karaoke contest, two movies, one on Friday and another on Saturday, live music, entertainment, car show, volleyball tournament, jumpers, LLPD vehicles, face painting, carnival, barbecue cook-off, food and art vendors and more.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28
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.
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.
MONDAY, JUNE 30
THE MASTER GARDNERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, JULY 1
CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY from 10 a.m. to noon at the Belen Senior Center to recognize veterans. Music will be provided by Los Alegres de Belen and the “Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” will be played by Mike Silva.
A CHILDREN’S FUN FAIR, hosted by La Vida Felicidad, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. There will be free events with community resources, games and giveaways.
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, JULY 2
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, JULY 3
THE ALL AMERICAN CELEBRATION in Belen will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. at Eagle Park. There will be activities for the whole family, food, entertainment and fireworks at 9:30 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. 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, JULY 4
THE VILLAGE OF LOS LUNAS will hold it’s annual Fourth of  July parade at 9 a.m., beginning at Main Street and Lambros Loop and concluding at Main Street and Don Pasqual. There will be activities for the whole family beginning at 4 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park, including food, entertainment and more. Fireworks at dusk.

FUNDRAISERS
SATURDAY, JULY 28
LOS LUNAS HIGH School cheerleaders are holding a bingo fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School. The cost is $20 for six cards (includes a meal and drink), or $15 for six cards, without a meal.
SUNDAY, JUNE 29
THE BELEN HIGH School cheerleaders are holding a car wash fundraiser from  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jets Carwash on South Main Street in Belen. Pick up your pre-sold tickets from one of your local BHS cheerleaders for $5. Donations welcome.
SATURDAY, JULY 5
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.

ORGANIZATIONS
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
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.
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27
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, JUNE 30
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, JULY 1
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.