Que Pasa - April 6, 2011

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• Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

• A Cultural Arts Fair will be held at the San Miguel Co. Fair Grounds on Hot Springs Blvd. on April 8-10. Friday, April 8 will be entering of exhibit items from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10 is viewing of the exhibit from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Items are to be picked up by exhibitors after 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Anyone in San Miguel or Mora County is eligible to enter items that have not been shown in Cultural Arts before. This is a judged fair and Best of Show and Best in Category will be awarded. Phone 425-7403 or 449-8019 for more information about entries. There is a small fee for entering; $2 for the first item and $1 after with a maximum charge of $10 for all entries.

• The Taos County Economic Development Corporation and The New Mexico Acequia Association invite the public to The 3rd Rancher Forum in Taos from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on April 8-9. This free, two day event is a great opportunity to learn about the many resources available to New Mexico’s ranchers to help improve production and profitability. There will be representatives from Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Rural Development, along with Soil and Water Conservation District, NM Livestock Board and Taos Land Trust to answer your questions. Come check out a demonstration of the TCEDC’s Mobile Matanza meat processing truck and learn how it can benefit your operation. The forum will be held at TCEDC Business Park 1021 Salazar Rd. in Taos. Please RSVP by March 31 by calling (575)758-8731 or e-mailing tcedc@tcedc.org.

• El Valle Community Center in Villanueva is hosting a grand opening of the Frank V. Gallegos Sr. Resource Room Open House Fair from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 8. More than 20 providers will be available with information about their services. Art show, Zumba Dance, massages, free meal, and open mic session will be available for your enjoyment. They are located on New Mexico State Road 3 in San Miguel County. Take I-25 exit 323 south 12 miles behind Villanueva Post Office. Physical address 11 Pueblos Rd. Villanueva, N.M. 87583. For more information or to volunteer call 575-421-0808.

• A “Jamboree for Japan” has been scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at First United Methodist Church in Las Vegas to raise money for earthquake and tsunami victims. The public is invited to attend. The church seeks to help in relief efforts to Japan and invites the community to join in a fun-filled evening — all for a good cause. The jamboree will include booths where people can learn origami, language, haiku (poetry), watercolor, and how to make Japanese lanterns and fans. Participants will be able to take home their creations. Other activities include a demonstration of a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, a silent auction, and a Japanese dinner. Students from the United World College will be assisting. Cost is $10 per person — all of which will go for food, shelter, clothing and medicine for the Japanese people, through the United Methodist Committee of Relief. For more information or for tickets, call 425-7283.