Que Pasa - Feb. 1, 2013

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• The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Tecolote Community Center. Heirs are urged to attend. For more information, call Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.
• Las Vegas Senior Olympic Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.
• Second Annual Sweetheart Dance, Cowboy Sweetheart, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Dust off your boots and straighten those skirts as we get ready to have a Cowboy Sweetheart Dance. Bring your loved ones of all ages as we enjoy the country western tunes as “Legends of Old Las Vegas” takes the stage. Then make sure you bring your raffle tickets as we find out who wins prizes when the Friends of the City Museum draw names entered in the annual endowment raffle. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the City Museum, The Plaza Hotel, Southwest Capital Bank, and the City Museum. For more information, contact Kristin Hsueh, Museum Educator, at khsueh@desertgate.com or call at 426-3204.

• The “Ban Fracking” Art Show and Poster Contest is showing until Feb. 26 at Traveler’s Café. Come view artwork from local children and adults on banning fracking in San Miguel County.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
• Registration for Senior Olympics has started. Pick up a registration form at the front desk of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration will continue through the month of January. For more information, contact Denise McElroy at 454-1379 or jdmcel@desertgate.com.
• Fifth Annual Sustainable Homes Tour in Las Vegas, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. A self-guided tour highlights a passive solar residence; photovoltaic arrays, including financing options and a pergola-style mount; a geothermal heating and cooling system; domestic water heating; and energy efficiency measures, including LED lighting. The tour begins at the Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St. For further information, contact Emelie Olson at 454-3920 or eolson@desertgate.com.
• Interpretive talk about “Life history of the green anaconda: Behavior, reproduction, conservation, and phylogeography” by Jesus Rivas, NMHU biology professor, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, located on Highway 281, east of Las Vegas. The green anaconda, found in all the low lands of Tropical South America, is the largest snake in the world. Rivas, with a team of friends and colleagues, began the Anaconda Project in 1992, and has a lively story to tell of his work. Seating is limited to 40. All seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. For more information, call Jan Arrott at 454-6115.
• Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Parish (Court Empress of the Americas #1796) have joined Catholic Daughter Courts throughout the country in sponsoring the 2013 National Education Contest. The contest is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades 4 through 12 as well as adult Catholic Daughters. Themes selected for the contest are: “Jesus is Reflected in Me” and “My Life is a Reflection of Good.” Monetary awards and certificates will be given for first-, second- and third-place winning entries in each division and category. First place local winning entries will be forwarded to state and the first place state winners will advance to National competition. Local deadline is Feb. 15. For divisions, categories and more information, contact Irene at 425-7666 or Paula at 429-9456.  
• Benefit Volleyball Tournament to benefit an educational trip for Ethan Abreu and Alicia Baca, co-ed and is $100 a team. Takes place on March 2. For more information, contact Antoinette Abreu at 505-617-3608 or Julie Santistevan at 505-652-8822. Deadline is Feb. 22.
• Arts and Crafts Fair to benefit Ethan Abreu and Alicia Baca for their educational trip to France and Spain. The fair takes place on March 16 and is $30 a booth. Deadline is Feb. 28. No food vendors allowed. For more information, contact Julie Santistevan at 505-652-8822
 or jas.designs@live.com.