Que Pasa - Feb. 18, 2011

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• Harold Bailey presentation celebrating Black History Month, 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18 at Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

• Royal Mastodon Society presents Alchemy: The Lost Treasure, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19 at 127 Bridge Street, For m ore information, call 454-9330.

• A Tribute to Antonia Apodaca, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. The event will feature Apodaca, Bayou Seco, Trio Jalapeno, Jose and Max Apodaca, Chuy Martinez and Otilio Ruiz. Ninety percent of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Apodaca to rebuild her home after a tragic house fire recently. To purchase tickets call 505-724-4771.

• Spanish language service, 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave.

• 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.

• The Mustard Seed Committee of the First Presbyterian Church that the 2011 grants will be received until March 1. These small start-up grants are available to non-profits who need a little cash to get a project started or more it to the next step. The money cannot be used for overhead, calories or recurring expenses. Interested organizations need to write a letter outlining briefly their project, the amount of money requested and who would be benefiting. Grants will be reviewed by the committee and final approval will be given and the money awarded by the end of March. For additional information, contact Albert Rodriguez at 426-1817.

• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is looking for contestants to compete in the Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant. The pageant is a preliminary of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.  The competition is open to girls ages 13 to 17.  Phases of competition are interview, talent, exercise wear, on-stage question and formal wear.  Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen will have the opportunity to compete at the state level and a chance to represent New Mexico at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando Florida this summer.  Entry forms may be picked up at the Las Vegas/San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce or at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.  Entry deadline is Friday March 4.  For more information, call Philip Ortiz, Executive Director at 718-5656.

• The 17th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place on Saturday, March 26 and is seeking participants who are willing to share their talent at this community event. For more information, call Sara Harris at 454-0438 to sign up. Deadline is March 10.