Que Pasa - April 12, 2013

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• Ride to Pride Dinner Event for Veterans, fallen heros and their families, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at the Civic Center. Free of charge, but must have an invitation. For tickets or for more information, contact Ride to pride at 454-9738.
• Las Vegas Youth Mariachi Conference Concert, 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at Memorial Middle School. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for students and seniors.
• Ride to Pride Honorary Dance, in honor of military and veterans, the event starts at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at the Civic Center. Live music by Jimmy Rael and the Cuevo Band with a special guest appearance by El Gringo. Pre-sale tickets are $20 a couple or $12 per person. For more information, contact 454-9738 or 429-3905.

• Movie Auditions for a feature film in development called “Holiday in Vegas” (www.holidayinvegas.com ), which involves a small group of college film students who come to Las Vegas to interview an old retired Hollywood horror director, and get drawn into another whole drama. Jim Terr would like to cast the college students if possible. Acting experience not required; just a certain presence and quality, within a college age range — which could be almost any age. Auditions will be held on-camera, casually, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Charlie’s Spic and Span Bakery & Cafe, east room. Attendees are asked to bring a headshot and film/acting resume if available, but not necessary. Interviews will be in five minute segments; sign up on arrival. No appointments, no script or memorization required.
• Estate Planning For Companion Animals, 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Room 108 in the Humanities Building at Luna Community College. The AWC is proud to present a comprehensive lecture on providing pet guardians peace of mind as to the loving care and well being of their companion animal for the remainder of the life of the animal when the guardian is incapacitated or unable to care for them any longer. Mary Lane Leslie is the founder of Watch Over Our Friends’ (“W.O.O.F’s”) and has been practicing law since 1979. Her practice is focused primarily on wills, powers of attorney and guardianships.
• Habitat for Humanity Second Annual Spring Blossom, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the NMHU Student Union Ballroom. For more information, contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 425-9746.
• La Communidad de El Carmen / Community Land Grant monthly meeting and cemetery clean-up/potluck, 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Cemetery on El Oro Road. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Joe Archuleta at 425-7701.
• Benefit Bingo for Anjelique Romero and Anyssa Romero for their educational trip to Spain and France, 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the VFW. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door or contact Anjelique at 505-819-9837.
• A Time to Bead in New Mexico, Cancer Assistance and Support Fundraiser will be at The Habitat for Humanity Second Annual Spring Blossom Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 of the NMHU Student Union Ballroom. The proceeds raised at this event will help cancer patients and their families in the Las Vegas area. The funds will be distributed through the Cancer Institute Foundation of New Mexico. Call Carol at 505-469-0962.

• NMHU Music Department Concert Choir presents Music Americana, 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and NMHU students with ID are free.

• Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.
• Wildlife displacement: A case study in Kenya, Africa talk, 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Due to the federal sequester, activities will now be held during the week. For more information, contact Jan Arrott at 454-6115.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library has been cancelled for Wednesday, April 17.
• Public Forum on “What Happens after the Wildfire?” 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 19 at 215 Lora Shields Building on the NMHU campus. All are welcome.
• University Celebrity College State Talent Competition, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Sala de Madrid on the campus of NMHU. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for NMHU students.
• The 10th annual SynergyFest — the local celebration of renewable energy, local commerce and food production, resource conservation, and other means to a sustainable future. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at New Mexico Highland University’s Central Park. There will be entertainment, children’s activities and displays. For more information, go to www.synergyfest.com.