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Que Pasa - August 10, 2011

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TODAY HOY

• Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh in Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service office.

• VFW Meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the VFW. Elections must be held or the VFW will be closed.

• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Go Diego Go: Run, Run Koala” by Erica David. All programs are free and open to the public.

UPCOMING & ONGOING
EL PORVENIR

• Vacation Bible School - Building Up God’s House - One Soul at a Time - at Mountain View Church of Christ beginning at 8:30 a.m. to noon starting on Thursday, Aug. 11 and ending on Saturday, Aug. 13. There will be a Bible Study starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday evening with Luis Talamantes. For more information, call 425-3038 or visit www.lvchurchofchrist.org. The church is located at 53A Mountain View Drive.

• Alta Vista Regional Hospital is hosting a a free back-to-school safety and health event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the AVRH Medical Office Parking Lot at 104 Legion Drive in Las Vegas. Learn all about safety and health from area emergency responders. Exhibitors include the Abe Montoya Recreation Center, Carnegie Public Library, Mora/San Miguel Safe Kids Coalition, New Vistas Early Childhood Program, Luna Community College Recruitment Office and Montanas del Norte AHEC, Ride to Pride, San Miguel DWI Program, Superior Ambulance, US Forestry Department and more. Admission is free. School supplies will be distributed to school-age children on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call the AVRH Marketing Department at 426-3772.

• 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., Monday through Friday until Aug. 12. Classes begin on Aug. 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 33rd consecutive Las Vegas People’s Faire is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 in the Carnegie Library Park at Sixth Street and National Avenue (rain or shine). The hours of the fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to food venders and festivities, this year the fair  will host some 50 artists, craftspeople and non-profit groups. 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.

• Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service this month’s  “Glimpses of the Past” presentation, featuring “Another Side of James Henry Carleton: Geologist, Botanist, and More.” The program will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St.. Praised by some and condemned by others, Major General James. H. Carleton, one of Fort Union’s earliest commanding officers, left a deep and profound impact on Southwestern history. In 1862, after serving at Fort Union, Carleton orchestrated a controversial relocation program of the Mescalero Apache of New Mexico and Navajo peoples of eastern Arizona onto the Bosque Redondo Reservation. But there was much more to Carleton than his military career. Southwest historian and researcher, Rick Thompson for a first-person interpretation of the lesser known aspects of the man known as James. H. Carleton. The “Glimpses of the Past” series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact the park at (505) 425-8025, or visit the website at www.nps.gov/foun.

•  Fort Union National Monument National Park Service announced the annual “Candlelight Tours” on Saturday, Aug. 20. During this free evening event visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of vignettes performed by  costumed interpreters, will discover how Fort Union played a critical role throughout the life of one the Southwest’s most prominent women of the 19th century, Marian Sloan Russell. Each tour will run 30 to 40 minutes. Tour times are: 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 8:50 p.m., 9:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. Photography is allowed only during the 8 p.m. tour. Groups are limited in size to 15 visitors per tour time. Reservations are required.