• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Love Waves” by Rosemary Wells. All programs are free and open to the public.
• United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.
• Fort Union National Monument monthly Glimpses of the Past presentation, “Private Robert Morris Peck” as part of our Civil War 150th Anniversary Series to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas. When the United States seized control of the Southwest Territory after the Mexican-American War, U.S. troops by thousands poured onto the frontier to protect and control the newly acquired land. One of these soldiers, Pvt. Robert Morris Peck, recorded numerous and colorful observations of the land and its people in numerous letters, diary entries, and journals. Join Leo E. Oliva as he portrays Peck in first person persona and hear in Peck’s own words the thoughts of one of the United States’ first soldiers stationed in the Southwest. The “Glimpses of the Past” series is free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• “Alice in Wonderland” by American Family Theatre (children’s broadway musical), 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Tickets: General admission: $ 8, local students w/valid I.D.’s: $ 6, NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s and children (10 years and under): $5. Advance tickets, call 505-454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.
• Interpretive talk, 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, located on Highway 281, East of Las Vegas. “Playa Lakes Joint Venture” with Christopher Rustay. They will give a powerpoint presentation about the Playa Lakes Joint Venture: “Who we are, the bird conservation that we do, the science that we use, and how we work with partners to conserve habitat for waterfowl and other birds across the southern Great Plains.” Seating is limited to 40. All seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information see website at http:/flvnwr.org or call Jan Arrott at 454-6115.
• New Mexico Highlands University Music Department Wind and Jazz Ensemble will be performing at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20 in NMHU’s Sala de Madrid. They perform a wide variety of repertoire including classic concert standards and new music. Tickets for this event are $5 and free for students with ID.
• A Time to Bead in New Mexico, Cancer Assistance and Support Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the office of Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation, 116 Bridge St. For more information, call 505-469-0962.
• Museum Café, Fire, Guns, and Wheels: An Eco-Technologic History of New Mexico presented by Ken Bentson- Associate Professor of Forestry; Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, NMHU, 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, April 21 at city of Las Vegas Museum. Learn how technology has shaped and changed the landscape of New Mexico. Bentson will discuss how the introduction of European technologies, which include livestock, iron implements, guns ,and carts, permanently transformed the ecological systems of the state.This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the city museum at 426-3205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, Wii Bowl in Las Vegas, April 22 at the Plaza Hotel. For more information on the local bowl, contact Maggie Romigh at 426-8510.
• Senior Olympic Talent Exhibition, 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.
• New Mexico Highlands University Music Department Concert Choir is performing “Cities Around the World,” 3 p.m., Sunday, April 22 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Featuring songs including Tuxedo Junction, Cockles and Mussels, The Girl from Ipanema, Route 66, Granada, Tango to Evora, A Foggy Day and many more. Soloists include Brett and Erin Gilland, Betty Thompson, Janie Chavez, and Nita Lujan.
• Help someone learn to read or become a better reader. Train to be a literacy tutor through The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico. A tutor training workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and April 26, in the Education Department Curriculum Library at Highlands University. Call Barbara at 454-0223, mornings.
• The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion show, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at NMHU’s Ilfeld Auditorium. For ticket information, call Donna Martinez at 454-3238.
• Applications for the El Valle de San Miguel County Flying Diamond Scholarship are available at the San Miguel County Human Resource Office. Applications and scholarship guidelines may be picked up at the office at 500 West National, Suite, 202. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27. For information, call 425-1557.
• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Baby Miss Las Vegas and Baby Mister Las Vegas Pageant on Sunday June 3. The competition is open to girls and boys ages 6 months to 5 years. Entry forms may be picked up at the Recreation Center or the Chamber of Commerce. Entry deadline is Friday, April 27. No entry fee required. For information, call Philip Ortiz at 718-5656.
• New Mexico Highlands University Madrigal Choir is performing “Journey’s End” featuring Requiem by Linda Rice Beck and Exiles by Jean Berger. Student soloists are Nicole Robinson and T.J. Harris. The choir will be joined by members of the Santa Fe Symphony and guest soloists Carlos Archuletta and Monika Cossan. Other guest performers are Em Krall, Ron Grinage, and NMHU music students Isaac Hidalgo and Ty Lewis. The show is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for staff, seniors and faculty, and students free with ID.
• Meadow City Family Clinic office of Lacy Houdek will be giving free adult flu vaccine shots. No appointment needed. $10 administrative fee will be the only charge. The office is at 624 University Ave. Suite 600. For information, call 426-0700.