Que Pasa - August 1, 2011

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• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 3 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Tell Me the Day Backwards” by Albert Lamb. All programs are free and open to the public.

• Immaculate Conception Parish is beginning registration for religious education classes for the 2011-12 school year. Registration will take place at the school from noon to 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting on Monday, August 1 to August 12. Classes begin on August 22. Sessions run for 1-1/2 hours once a week. Sessions are on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost, to help defray cost of books, is $35 for the year. If you have any questions, contact Rita Garcia at 454-0685 or 425-1455.  

• International non-profit Project HOPE and United Healthcare launched a statewide mobile health initiative aimed at increasing access to primary care for rural parts of New Mexico. The program’s 64-foot doctor’s office on wheels, the HOPEmobile, will stop in Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 13, and will provide free screenings and health education.

• The Las Vegas Arts Council announces the 33rd annual Las Vegas People’s Faire. This year’s fair is scheduled for the culminating weekend of Heritage Week, Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) in the Carnegie Library park. The 2011 People’s Faire will host more than 50 arts, crafts and food vendors from around northern New Mexico and beyond. The fair will feature local and regional performing artists periodically throughout the hours of the fair. For additional information visit www.lasvegasartscouncil.org or call 425-1085.

• The West Las Vegas class of 1965 will hold its 46-year reunion from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14 in Las Vegas. If you are a class member and have not received a letter or been contacted, call Rosita Gonzales Ellis at 429-0887, Della Marquez Gonzales at 429-3869 or Lenore Padilla Ortega at 425-8014 with a mailing address and contact information.

• 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, craftspersons 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 email dancas@nnmt.net for information.

• The West Las Vegas Class of 1986 will be having its 25th Year Reunion on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. Classes from 1987, 1988 and 1989 are also invited to participate. Please RSVP by Aug. 31. You can Facebook West Las Vegas Class of 1986. For more information call Dawna Ortega Gallegos at 505-718-8774, Gary Gold at 505-718-2300 or Lori Trujillo Gonzales at 505-718-9640.

• Catholic Daughters of America Empress Court 1796 is sponsoring a $300 Educational Assistance Scholarship for a female student whose parents are registered members of the Immaculate Conception Church. Student must be registered at Highlands or Luna Community College for the 2011 fall semester or currently enrolled at either institution. For information, contact Sandra Trujillo at 454-8203 or Irene Geoffrion at 425-7666. Scholarship application can be picked up at the I.C. parish office.