Que Pasa - Feb. 10, 2014

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• Town hall meetings are being held to discuss oil and gas drilling and a community rights ordinance. Town halls will be held at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 10, at the Presbyterian Church Community Room, 1000 Douglas; at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Las Vegas Police Station Training Room, 318 W. National; at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Maryann’s Famous Burritos, 528 S. Grand; at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Traveler’s Café, 1814 Plaza; at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Traveler’s Café, 1814 Plaza; at 3 p.m. Wed. Feb. 26, at Fire Station 1, 604 Legion Drive; and at noon Saturday, March 1, at El Valle Women’s Collaborative (across from La Risa). There will be a short slide presentation, followed by presentations explaining a Community Rights Ordinance. Refreshments will be served. If there are weather concerns or you need directions, please call 426-1468.


• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Care Bears: Special Delivery” by Quinlan B. Lee. Free and open to the public.

• The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host an outreach clinic in Rociada at the Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 13. The immunizations are free of charge.

• Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Parish have joined Catholic Daughter Courts in sponsoring the 2014 National Education Contest. The contest is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades four through 12 as well as adult Catholic Daughters. Themes selected for the contest are: “Jesus Loves Us. How do we spread the love?” and “How do I promote peace in the world?” Monetary awards and certificates will be given for first, second and third place winners in each division and category. Local deadline is Feb. 15. For more information or for contest entry forms, contact Irene at 425-7666 or Paula at 429-9456.

• Alta Vista Regional Hospital will celebrate its Healthy Woman Anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 20 with a free Health Fair and Women’s Expo at the Highlands University Ballroom from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. featuring speaker  Jane Jenkins-Herlong presenting, “Bare Feet to High Heels – and the Flip-Flops in Between.” Healthy Woman is a free community resource that helps educate and empower women. The cost for the dinner is $15. Seating is limited for the dinner program. For more information and to reserve your seat, contact Marla Martinez at 426-3772 or marla_martinez@chs.net.

• African Connections: Images & Art exhibit featured at Las Vegas Arts Council Gallery 140, 140 Bridge St., until Thursday, Feb 27. The gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

• Senior Olympic Day, 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Come join all the fun at Senior Olympic Day. Senior Olympics is an organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for people 50 years and older through education, fitness, and sporting events. Events include air gun, archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, line dance, pool, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, washers, shuffleboard, tennis, table tennis, talent and track and field.

• The Tri-county Farmers Market is continuing through the winter months. You can buy fresh produce and crafts at the winter location in the Travelers’ Cafe. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call 426-1468.

• The Northeast Regional Education Cooperative is sponsoring its annual Child Find Developmental Screening Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at NMHU Teacher Education Building. Developmental screenings are free and focus on children between the ages of birth to six years. Screenings will be conducted in speech and language, cognition, fine motor, gross motor, height and weight, dental, early development (birth to 3 years), vision and hearing, and self-help.