• Town hall meetings are being held to discuss oil and gas drilling and a community rights ordinance, 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, call 426-1468.
• Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance will host Bill Zeedyk, who has designed and implemented successful restoration projects in various states. He will share techniques and ideas on maintaining and improving rural unpaved roads to reduce erosion and increase water-catchment and drainage, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall, G35 at New Mexico Highlands University.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “A Dog’s Life” by Caroline Sherman. Free and open to the public.
• 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 St. The history of the economic development of the American Southwest is diverse and unique. 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. 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 email@example.com.
UPCOMING and ONGOING
• Piano Music by Russian Masters will be performed by Ronald Grinage, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 in Kennedy Lounge on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Tickets are $5 for general audience and NMHU students with valid ID are free.