Noticias (07/31/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, JULY 31
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, AUG. 1
THE BELEN HARVEY HOUSE Museum’s exhibit “Mi Familia: About the People of Belen” will be held through Aug. 17.
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, AUG. 2
THE BOSQUE FARMS Summer Arts and Crafts Fair will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A local Girl Scout troop will be selling breakfast items until 10 a.m. Just across the street enjoy the Bosque Farms Fair and “Just for Fun” Car Show. For information about the arts and crafts fair, call 869-5133.
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.
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.
MONDAY, AUG. 4
ARTISTS WORKING IN Water Media, a new group forming to support, encourage and share knowledge and inspire artists of all levels in Valencia County, will meet at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 1 to 2 p.m. There is no fee to participate, but bring all of your own materials. To sign up and get more information, call Kathy 250-6595.
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, AUG. 5
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6
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 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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 7
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 MANSION PLAYERS will be performing “An Evening with the Luna-Otero Family” at 6:30 p.m. at the Luna Mansion in Los Lunas. Reservations at $45 per person are required. Call 865-7333.
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 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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 8
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A $3 donation will be taken at the door.
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

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.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUG. 12
WILDFLOWER HOMEOWNERS Association will hold its quarterly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Teachers Resource Center on Coronado Street, across from Los Lunas Elementary School.  All homeowners are invited to attend. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 32.
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13
HUNING RANCH Homeowners Association will hold its quarterly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Teachers Resource Center on Coronado Street, across from Los Lunas Elementary School. All homeowners are invited to attend. For information, call 888-4479, ext. 32.

EDUCATION

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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.

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THURSDAY, JULY 31
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold a special free magic show at 1 p.m. in the big lecture hall. This years’ magic school graduates will delight you with disappearances and transmutations! Everyone is welcome.
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 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 1-3
THE BOSQUE FARMS COMMUNITY FAIR will be held at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association fairgrounds, which include indoor exhibits, a car show, vendors, a parade on Saturday, toad races, a greased-pole climb, rolling pin throw and more.
SATURDAY, AUG. 2
••GRAPE DAY, a collaborative effort with New Mexico State University, will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Ron Howes’ Silver Crane Vineyard, 11 Mills Lane NE, in Los Lunas. Members of the N.M. Vine and Wine Society, can attend the event for free. Non-members will be charged $10. For information, call Hawes at 217-4251.
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.
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, AUG. 4
THE MASTER GARDENERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, AUG. 5
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, when the community has an opportunity to join police officers and firefighters in raising their voices against crime, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Heart of Belen, 5 to 8 p.m. at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jose Dolores Cordova Cultural Center in Jarales. There will be free food, entertainment and prizes at all three events, which are sponsored by the Belen Police Department, Los Lunas Police Department and the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office.
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 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6
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, AUG. 7
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 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
FRIDAY, AUG. 8
AARP 55 Alive Driving Class will be held at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Checks preferred, exact cash payment accepted. Space is limited, so please call 869-5133 to make a reservation.
SATURDAY, AUG. 9
THE DESERT WILLOW FESTIVAL at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The plant sale includes native, arid-adapted, cold-hardy, exclusive plants and expert advice. Rain barrels for water harvesting will be available for purchase. For information, call 864-8914.
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, AUG. 11
THE MASTER GARDENERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, AUG. 12
A BRUSHING CLINIC by Rio Grande Dentistry will be held at 3 p.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library. They will be demonstrating the proper techniques of oral hygiene. Kids of all ages are welcome.
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 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13
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, AUG. 14
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.
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 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, AUG. 9
A BENEFIT DINNER will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Belen for Jason Jaramillo, who has been battling cancer. The tickets, which are $10 each, can be purchased at the door. Raffle tickets will also be sold for $5 each or three for $10. An account has been set up at the State Employees Credit Union, #3002311740, or under the name of Jason Jaramillo.
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DONATIONS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES, such as backpacks, pencils, crayons, glue, markers, folders, pens and notebooks are needed to benefit Ann Parish Elementary in Los Lunas and Gil Sanchez Elementary in Belen. Bring the supplies to the Bosque Farms Fair, the VCC Expo or at donation boxes at several local businesses. For information, call the Business Women of Valencia County at 866-9014 or 966-5284.
A SOUP KITCHEN is held every Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Rio Communities. There will be pick up at Anna Becker Park in Belen to take to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY is accepting book donations from the public. Children’s books are always needed. Books may be dropped off at the library, or you can arrange for a pickup by calling the library at 966-2600.
BELEN ELKS LODGE No. 2499, 19513 N.M. 314 in Belen, holds bingo every Tuesday night, and is open to the public. Early Bird bingo starts at 6:45 p.m. with regular bingo starting at 7 p.m. Jackpot is progressive and pays up to $500. Proceeds will be applied to Elks charities.
LA MERCED MOOSE LODGE 2550, in Rio Communities, holds bingo at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday, and at 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. All proceeds go to Moose charities. It is open to the public.
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Abundant Grace Free Store, located at 203 Rio Communities Blvd. (south of the Dollar General), is seeking volunteers to help sort donations, hang clothing, restock shelves and prepare the store for the days it is open. They need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for sorting, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to assist customers. If you are interested, call 359-8406, or Sallie at 250-9098.
PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING to the Belen Area Food Pantry which depends exclusively on gifts to provide food for eligible families within the Belen Consolidated School District. The food pantry can purchase 2,000 pounds of food for less than $300. The food pantry, located at 115 S. Fourth St. in Belen, is open from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the same address. For information, contact Magda Rundles at 864-0427.
THE BEST STORE, a thrift store and clothing bank at 320 Becker Ave. in Belen, has clothing, furniture and hard items. It’s a student-run store. If you have items you don’t want, the store accepts furniture and other items. The BEST Store is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 966-1546.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, JULY 31
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, AUG. 1
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SATURDAY, AUG. 2
SUNRISE SAMS RV CLUB meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Rio Communities. For information, call Rene Embres at 363-9497.
BELEN MODEL RAILROAD Club meets at the Harvey House Museum. For more information, call Dwayne at 864-6043.
SUNDAY, AUG. 3
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, AUG. 4
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.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY Expo Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Extension office in Los Lunas. If you would like to be involved, email Tabatha Chavez chavezmommyof3@aol.com.
TUESDAY, AUG. 5
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.
ROCK HOUND AND CHOW HOUND Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 for information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at 7 p.m. at the Belen KC Hall.
VALENCIA FAIR MANAGEMENT Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Valencia County Fairgrounds. The meeting is public, so everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-7585, 865-4584 or 864-2563.
VALENCIA COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at 1128 Peyton Road in Los Chavez. For more information, call 865-6160. The public is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Belen Council 2673 meet at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 S. Ninth Street in Belen.
THURSDAY, AUG. 7
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Padre Pio Council 10629 meets 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. For information, call Liz, 203-2069.
VALENCIA/EL CERRO Fire Department meets at 7 p.m, followed by a meet and greet at 8 p.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend to meet your local fire department personnel. Get involve din your community’s all-volunteer fire department. They are accepting applications for volunteers; all levels of experience are needed. Call Chief Robert Hyde at 720-0430.