• Town hall meetings are being held to discuss oil and gas drilling and a community rights ordinance. 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.
UPCOMING and ONGOING
• 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.
• Glimpses of the Past, “The History of the Economic Development of the Southwest,” 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street. The history of the economic development of the American Southwest is diverse and unique. It encompasses trade and commerce along wagon and foot trails up through the development of a spaceport. Join guest speaker Tim Hagaman, as he identifies the historic evolution of the Southwest’s economy and the economic potentials facing today’s New Mexicans. The Glimpses of the Past presentations are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun
• 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.