Noticias (08/28/14)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, AUG. 28
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. 29
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. 30
ART INSTALLATION RECEPTION, “Plate it UP,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Center for Ageless Living, 3216 N.M. 47. For information, call 865-8813.
THE STITCHES KNITTING and Crochet Club meets at noon every Saturday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY is holding classes in 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, SEPT. 1
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, SEPT. 2
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.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY holds story hour for preschoolers at 1:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3
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.
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, SEPT. 4
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.
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, SEPT. 5
AN OPENING RECEPTION for Bosque artists’ Roger and Jane Hocking, members of the Belen Art League, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Satellite Coffee, 3513 Central Ave., Albuquerque. The art will be on display throughout September.
PLUMB ADEQUATE BAND with Bert Berthold and Dave Hise will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. A $3 donation 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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6
THE MANSION PLAYERS will be performing a melodrama, “Her Fatal Beauty,” at 1:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library, 222 Becker Ave. It’s a rollicking melodrama, with two, count them, two villians (or maybe three) to boo and hiss at before the surprise climax.
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.

COMMUNITY

THURSDAY, AUG. 28
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 9
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

THURSDAY, AUG. 28
LOS LUNAS ELEMENTARY will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
VALENCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 2
LOS LUNAS HIGH SCHOOL will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
VALENCIA ELEMENTARY will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 4
DESERT VIEW ELEMENTARY will hold an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
KATHERINE GALLEGOS ELEMENTARY and Los Lunas Family School will hold an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
ANN PARISH ELEMENTARY will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
BOSQUE FARMS ELEMENTARY will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS invites students and parents to utilize the district’s bullying hotline: 865-1082.
BELEN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS cyber-bullying hotline numbers are 333-0042, La Merced and La Promesa Elementary Schools; 333-0043, Belen High School; 333-0044, Family, H.T. Jaramillo and Gil Sanchez Elementary Schools; 333-0051, Central, Dennis Chavez and Rio Grande Elementary Schools; 333-0052, Belen Middle School and Infinity High School.

ETC.

THURSDAY, AUG. 28
A JOB FAIR, sponsored by the SL Start New Mexico Works, New Mexico Workforce Connection and UNM-Valencia Career Services, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at School of Dreams Academy, 1800 Main St. in Los Lunas.
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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
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, SEPT. 1
THE MASTER GARDENERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 2
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, SEPT. 3
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, SEPT. 4
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-hours event at 5:30 p.m. at the Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge, south of 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 a.m.  For information, call 966-6027 or 869-5133.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6
GIRL SCOUTS, Cub and Boy Scouts in Valencia County will be hosting a recruitment event from 10 a.m. to noon on the south side of Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. There will be scouting fun and tons of children’s activities. For information, call 459-0827 or 459-9323.
A COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aristech Services LLC at 1945 N.M. 304, south of Rio Communities.
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.
MONDAY, SEPT. 8
THE MASTER GARDENERS meet at noon to 5 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 9
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, SEPT. 10
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, SEPT. 11
THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY 9/11 Memorial Park Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the park, located at Main and Church streets in Belen.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, AUG. 30
A BENEFIT DANCE will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Belen for Carlos Griego, who is in need of a heart transplant. Admission is $3 for singles and $5 for couples. An account has been set up at Wells Fargo and gofundme.org, www.gofundme.com/9mtvrs.
SATURDAY, AUG. 6
A BOOK SALE will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belen Public Library, courtesy of Friends of the Belen Public Library.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
BUSINESS WOMEN of Valencia County will host its calendar fundraiser launch party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. A calendar, showcasing original art depicting Valencia County and created by local artists, will be sold for $10. All proceeds will be used for charitable causes within the county.
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A LOCAL FAMILY is asking for donation after their house was destroyed by a fire on May 20. While the house was insured, they need additional help with financial needs as well as replacing household items. A bank account has been set up at the Bank of the West, account No. 035078030, or online at www.gofundme.com/byd6f4. Donations can also be mailed to L. Kathryn Jost, P.O. Box 82791, Albuquerque, N.M., 87198.

ORGANIZATIONS

THURSDAY, AUG. 28
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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 29
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, SEPT. 1
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.
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, SEPT. 2
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.