Que Pasa - April 28, 2014

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• Community Education Initiatives Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Memorial Middle School. State Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association by email at nmpta@nmpta.org.

• Applications for the 8th Annual Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship at West Las Vegas High School are now available through Wednesday, April 30. The scholarship, valued at $1,000, recognizes a graduating WLV senior that has shown great achievements in academics, leadership, character, and service. The scholarship will be presented to the winner at the school’s annual awards banquet in May. Scholarship applications are available at the West Las Vegas High School Councilors office. For more information, contact 425-8026.

• Mothers’ Appreciation Brunch Presented by Alta Vista Healthy Woman, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at El Rialto Restaurant, 141 Bridge Street, in Las Vegas. The cost for brunch is $6 for children and $10 for adults. This includes an entrée, drink, and dessert. Join us for a chance to win a family portrait, Mary Kay, a free massage and more. Women and men of all ages are invited. For more information and to reserve your seat, call Marla Martinez at 426-3772  or e-mail marla_martinez@chs.net.

• Ride To Pride Second Annual Honorary Dinner, on Friday, May 9 at the Civic. Free of charge, to our local active or veteran military members and to the family members of our fallen hero warriors. The dinner and event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to p.m. at The Civic. Following the dinner, there will be a silent auction and dance with live music by Peter Vigil and the Los Hermanos Band. The dance will be open to the public as a fundraiser that will help pay for the services of the Ride To Pride Military Program. Tickets for the dance will be sold in advance, at the dinner and at the door. All military members, regardless of their status, will be able to purchase discounted tickets for $18 per couple or $10 per person. For more information, call 454-9738 or 429-3905.

• Meadow City Zen is an open group of people sitting in silent meditation. The group will be at the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. For dates, information, and instruction call Jane at 454-1260. ll are welcome and donations accepted.

• The Tri-county Farmers Market is continuing. You can buy fresh produce and crafts at the winter location in the Travelers’ Cafe. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.
For more information, call 426-1468.

• The Children’s Acting Workshop will meet at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall for eight weeks to perform an original play, “Pegasus and Perseus.” Drama workshop rehearsals will take place Thursdays and Fridays after school at 3:30 p.m. for two hours. All children ages 8 to 12 (or older) are invited to participate in this special program. For more information, contact Caroline Rackley, theatre director, at 5425-6092 or 505-217-6169, or email designultd@newmexico.com. Or call 505-670-2319 for information. All young people interested in acting are welcome to join at any time.

• The Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, a free community service sponsored by the United World College, meets from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church, Chavez and Socorro streets. Singers ages 6 to 12 are welcome. The group meets each Wednesday. No prior experience necessary. Contact coordinator Kevin Zoernig at 505-699 6624

• UWC-USA offers free Chinese (Mandarin) classes in Las Vegas — for ages 15 and up. If you are interested in studying beginning Mandarin Chinese and learning about China through language, the class is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Old Town Mission, Chavez Street at Socorro. Free, but an ongoing commitment is necessary. Contact shenmojia@yeah.net or Sharon.seto@uwc-usa.org.
 or 454-4206.

• Committee for Clean Air, Water, and Earth weekly meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays at Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. The meeting is about fracking and ongoing projects in Las Vegas and San Miguel County. For more information, call 426-1468.

• The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program is still looking children to join in the Head Start classrooms. The program provides some of the necessary skills your child needs to get a jump start in preparing your child for kindergarten. The program’s curriculum is designed on an individual basis that focus on learning all basics, which include letter recognition, number recognition, all basic shapes and basic colors. The curriculum includes monthly themes for example; “Making Friends, Families and Community”. They also learn to socialize with other children. They are still accepting children for this current school year and we also have enrollment applications available for next school year (2014-15). If interested, pick up an enrollment application at the Mora/Colfax Head Start Office in Holman or call Pauline at 387-3136, Chene at 387-3217 or Beatrice at 387-3139. Enrollment application is also available on the Mora Independent School District website at www.mora.k12.nm.us.

• West Las Vegas Head Start program is accepting applications for income- eligible 3- and 4-year-old children for the 2013-14 school year. The program has seven classrooms at the West Las Vegas site and is in session from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program also has three classrooms at Los Niños Elementary. Applications may be picked up at West Las Vegas Head Start Early Childhood Center, 2730 Romero Street in Las Vegas or available online at www.wlvheadstart.com. For more information, call 426-2823 or 426-2830.