Que Pasa - Feb. 11, 2013

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• Welcome Reception for Kathleen Cahill, new CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Alta Vista dining room.
• Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at St. Paul’s Peace Church. Tickets are $6 adults and $3 children 12 and younger. All you can eat pancakes, ham and drink. For more information, call 425-8479.
• New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College will sponsor the 14th annual College Night, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 1751 North Grand Ave. The free information event features a Mardi Gras theme with finger foods served in a light buffet. Registration is not required for College Night. For more information, call Highlands at 1-800-338-6648 or Luna at 1-800-588-7232, extension 1204.

• The Local Emergency Planning Committee monthly meeting, 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the city of Las Vegas chambers. Open to the public. For more information, call Dennis English at 425-6190.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Love Waves” by Rosemary Wells. Free and open to the public.

• Country music star Matt Mason in concert, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave., on the NMHU campus. Tickets for the Matt Mason concert are $20 for reserved seats, $15 for general admission, and $10 for children and students with valid IDs. Advance tickets are on sale at the Highlands University’s radio station, KEDP 91.1 FM, 901 University Ave., Studio 103 or call 454-3238.
• The 19th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad is looking for participants who wish to share their singing, dancing and musical talents at the show scheduled for Saturday, March 23. Space is limited to 13 participants this year. Deadline to sign-up is March 8. For questions or to sign-up, call Sara Harris at 454-0438.
• Free tax return preparation is available for low- and middle-income persons and seniors. The service is being offered by AARP Tax-Aide at Highlands University Student Center, 903 Baca St. You do not have to be a senior, or a member of AARP, to receive the help. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, through April 12. Call 505-652-4106 for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome. Bring all your documents.
• 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.
• Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church, corner of Chavez and Socorro Street. Coordinated by United World College with UWC faculty member Kevin Zoernig. Learn music and sing songs from many cultures. For more information, call 505-699-6624.
• Registration for Senior Olympics has started. Pick up a registration form at the front desk of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Contact Denise McElroy at 454-1379 or jdmcel@desertgate.com.
• 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. 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.
• Basketball tournament, March 16, co-ed teams of three. Deadline is March 1 and is $100 a team. For more information, call Antoinette Abreu at 505-617-3608 or Julie Santistevan at 505-652-8822. The tourney will benefit Ethan Abreu and Alicia Baca’s educational trip to France and Spain this summer.