UPCOMING & ONGOING
• The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open to mourning dove hunting from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. The refuge will start selling mourning dove permits on Aug. 22. For more information, call Lori Casados at 425-3581 x203.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Land of Lost Things / El Pais de las Cosas Perdidads” by Dina Burtsztyn. All programs are free and open to the public.
• Exercise and Wellness class at Luna Community College starts Aug. 22 to Dec. 7, noon classes, four months of exercise for $41, (special $5 rate for seniors) includes Kickbox and Step Combo, cardio vascular machines, cardio-conditioning equipment, free weights, boxing equipment, exercise ball, toning and abdominal equipment, and wellness staff available. Last day to enroll is Aug. 29. Open to the public. Call 454-5314, 425-8767 or 429-0508.
• San Miguel County Family and Community Health Council event starts at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Public Health Office - 18 Gallegos Road. Public is welcome to participate. For more information, call Yolanda Cruz, Coordinator at 425-9770.
• Children’s Acting Workshop, for readers six to 11 years old. Starting on Aug. 23 through Nov. 18. Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the basement in the Methodist church. Cost is $7 per class and scholarships are available. For more information, call Caroline Rackley at 425-6092, or 505-217-6169. Information may also be obtained from Carnegie Library at 426-3304 or Luna Community Education at 454-3511.
• “I didn’t know that Endtime Prophecy” by the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, and every Thursday inside the Methodist church on the corner of Eighth and National. For more information, call 426-8174.
• Music from Angel Fire, celebrating 28 years, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. For more information call, 575-377-3233.
• Fundraiser BBQ Brisket Sandwich Sale for Xplosion Softball Traveling Team, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Community 1st Bank, $6 for sandwich, chips and a drink. Pre-orders welcomed and delivery available, call 505-617-0759.
• The Mora Democracy School Committee will present a free showing of “Gasland,” a documentary about the toxic chemicals that are polluting aquifers, acequias and streams from natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The showing will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Tapetes de Lana in Mora, N.M.
• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the 10th Annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant on Sunday, Oct. 2 at West Las Vegas High School. The competition is open to girls ages six to 12. Phases of competition are talent, casual wear, on-stage question and party/formal wear. Entry forms may be picked up at the Las Vegas - San Miguel Chamber of Commerce or the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 2. No entry fee required. For more information, call Philip Ortiz at 718-5656.
• Cleveland Roller Mill Museum’s current exhibitions through Labor Day weekend. “Valley of the Mills” provides information on the mill’s history, and wheat farming and milling in Mora County, as well as a historical overview of the history of western Mora County. “Mora County: The early years” is a photo exhibit that includes 80 historic photographs relating to the architecture, landscape and personalities during Mora County’s early years.
• Call for artists, crafts persons and limited number of food vendors for Cleveland Millfest. Outdoor spaces are available for artists and craftsmen at the Cleveland Millfest. The two-day event takes place Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3 and 4. Call 575-387-2645 or 575-387-6763 or e-mail email@example.com for information.
• The next meeting of Sustainable Las Vegas (the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association) will be at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5:15 p.m. NMHU Donnelly Library, Rm. 325. Bob Wessley will speak on the topic, "Water - How Can We Dodge Murphy's Law?" He is a member of the Las Vegas Utility Advisory Committee, Vice President of the Las Vegas Community Water Board, and a Sustainable Las Vegas board member. Bob's summary of his talk: "The City's water system is aged, neglected, and inadequate. A little over a year ago, the City decided to do something about it. The talk will look briefly at the City's water problems, and then try to highlight the key features of the analysis results. Within the allotted time, we'll identify key recommended projects in the engineers' plan, their projected costs and priority, and how the projects would help the City's water situation. Funding options will be noted.” For further information, call Emelie at 454-3920 or Lloyd at 454-3122.