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By The Staff


• Story time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Celebrating Grandparents,” and the book will be “Yummy Yummy, Food for my Tummy” by Sam Lloyd. The craft will be a grandparents’ basket and family tree. The programs are open to the public.

• Alcoholics Anonymous speaker and public information meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, Highlands Happy Hour meeting room at 310 Mills Avenue. Featured speaker is Judy G. The meeting is open to the public.

• San Miguel Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the annex of Professional Home Health Care, 1931 7th St.


• Sustainable Las Vegas, the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association, will have its monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in Room 325 in the Donnelly Library at Highlands University. The program will be “Climate Change, Sustainability & Other Gray Areas” presented by Highlands professor David Sammeth. For more information, call Cheryl Zebrowski at 454-3255.

• The Las Vegas Women’s Club will resume its monthly meetings starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Plaza Hotel. For more information, call Linda Cunningham at 425-3007.


• The Las Vegas Arts Council at 140 Bridge Street hosts ‘"The Wonderful World of Children’s Illustration" from Sept. 3 to Sept. 29. This art show is presented by Tome on the Range and includes prints, posters, and original art from some of your favorite children’s books.Call LVAC at 425-1085 for gallery hours. Reception to be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance presents Sabor de Las Vegas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Old Town Plaza Park. At least one dozen of Las Vegas’ restaurants will be showing of their culinary talent and cuisines and you get to sample. Local artists will be featured at this year’s event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at El Zocalo Gallery, Tito’s Gallery and Tome on the Range. Tickets will also be on sale the day of Sabor. Tickets are $10 per person (ages 10 and up) and entitle you to seven tastes.

• The Highlands University Crossroad Art Club is hosting an art-yard sale to raise money for a museum trip to Denver. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 11, outside Burris Hall on National Avenue.

• Woodmen of the World Lodge 2, in cooperation with the city of Las Vegas, will hold a community ceremony to honor the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001 at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Carnegie Public Library Park. The ceremony will include a salute to police officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces and others who help ensure the people’s safety. The posting of colors will be by the honor guard of VFW Post 1547. For more information, call Geneva Benavidez, president of Woodmen of the World Lodge 2, at 425-3189.

• The Fiesta Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s conference room.

• Story time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Football Kickoff,” and the book will be “Kick the Football, Charlie Brown” by Charles M. Schulz. The craft will be a team pennant. The programs are open to the public.

• The Las Vegas Community Water Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Technology Building of Luna Community College.

• The New Mexico Gang Task Force will hold a seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Highlands University’s Sala de Madrid at Eighth Street and University Avenue. The seminar is for parents, school administrators and staff, faith-based organizations and community professionals who are concerned about local gang activity. For more information, contact Donato Sena at 454-1099 or donato@ci.las-vegas.nm.us or Tamera Marcantel at (505) 875-3516 or tmarcantel@cabq.gov.

• 6th Annual Outdoor Concert for the Birds at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, 3 p.m, Sunday, Sept. 19,

featuring popular NM folksinger and storyteller, Roberto Mondragon. The concert is free but bring your own lawn chair, sit back and relax under an open tent and enjoy a delightful concert. Preceding the concert is “Kids Fun in Nature Day” starting at noon with a nature hike followed by a wildlife arts project, kids storytelling and games,breaking of a pinata and horse drawn wagon rides. For more information, call 454-6115.

• Story time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Autumn Leaves,” and the book will be “Little Yellow Leaf” by Carin Berger. The craft will be a colorful autumn tree. The programs are open to the public.

• “Within there is essence,” a harmony-style Tai Chi retreat Thursday, Sept. 23, to Sunday, Sept. 26, is planned. MaoshingNi, DOM, Ph.D., Lac, and certified instructors in the study of this Ni family movement art will take part. In conjunction with form refinement, this retreat will focus on deepening understanding of the Tao Teh Ching through the experiential learning of the spiritual names of each posture. Cultivate in Northern New Mexico during the autumn equinox and harvest moon. It includes Everspring Renewal Ceremony and meditation on the final day of retreat. For more information, call Peter Stege at 454-0003.