Que Pasa - Feb. 16, 2010

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• Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

• Celebrating Healthy Women event, Thursday, Feb. 17, at The Night Owl in Las Vegas. A free health fair and woman’s expo will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. featuring nationally-noted speaker, Lisa Smartt, who will address women’s health and life balance issues.  For more information about Healthy Woman, the free health fair visit www.altavistaregionalhospital.com or call 426-3772.

• Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service will hold its monthly Glimpses of the Past program. “Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo” to be held at 7 p.m.  on Thursday, Feb. 17 at the CCHP/Santa Fé Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas, Rick Hendricks, New Mexico State historian, will s-peak on the treaty that brought to an end the U.S. war with Mexico, a dramatic expression of Manifest Destiny. The treaty called on Mexico to cede about half its national territory in exchange for $15 million as compensation for war-related damage to Mexican property. The “Glimpses of the Past” series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025.

• Children’s Theatre acting class, for children ages seven to ten, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning on Feb. 24. Tuition is $10 per week with scholarships available. To sign up: designultd@newmexico.com. Call Caroline Rackley at 425-6092 for more information. Sponsored by Teatro Joven! Young Theatre and Luna Community College.

• Used book sale sponsored by AAUW, noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the New Mexico HIghlands University Student Center. All proceeds go to scholarships for NMHU women students.

• Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an indoor flea market on the first Saturday of each month at the Sheridan Fire Station at the Romeroville exit, next to the gas station. The next scheduled indoor market will be held on March 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Tai Chi Sword is also known as “spiritual swordsmanship.” In ancient times, humans had to deal with external enemies. In modern times, our enemies are more internal and self-created. The goal of Tai Chi Sword is to help one cut through one’s own obstacles such as fear, anger, laziness, insecurity, temptation, and negativity on the path of spiritual development. Call 454-1386 or 454-0003 for more information.