• Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.
• The first Heritage Week 2011 (Aug 6-15) planning meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory Room. Attendees are asked to bring calendars and event ideas.
• 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, contact email@example.com. Call Caroline Rackley at 425-6092 for more information. Sponsored by Teatro Joven Young Theatre and Luna Community College.
• Friends of the Museum annual meeting with two Tom Mix silent films, raffle drawing and refreshments at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 in the City Museum at 727 Grand Ave. The public is invited to attend the meeting.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• 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.
• 2011 Northern New Mexico Devotional Art Show will be on exhibition from Feb. 27 to March 30. Artist’s reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Ray Drew Gallery on the first floor of the Donnelly Library on the NMHU campus. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.
• 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, salaries 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 El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers’ Association Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at 89 Roadrunner Road (intersection of Roadrunner Road and Coyote in Ojitos Frios Subdivision). This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Karyl Lyne at 454-9707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 13-17. 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.
• Interpretive talk at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, located on Highway 281, east of Las Vegas. “On the Road With Refuge Volunteers” with Erv Nichols and Sandra Noll, photographers and naturalists who share stories and photographs from their years as full time traveling refuge volunteers. Their stories encompass adventures from the Southwest to Alaska, from the Grand Canyon to Rowe Sanctuary in Nebraska. Seating is limited to 40. All seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. For more information, call Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-6115
• 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.
• The next meeting of Sustainable Las Vegas (the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association) a5 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at NMHU Donnelly Library, Rm. 325. Bob Wessely will address the question, "Water Troubles Right Here in Meadow City?" Las Vegas’ water situation is both similar to and very different from other cities’ water situations. We’ll try to understand some of Las Vegas’ issues and complexities, and point out how the issues are being addressed. Bob Wessely co-founded and served as technical director of SciSo Inc., a systems engineering firm providing design and management for government and industry technical projects over 29 years. As a water planner, he was a principal of the leadership team which developed the Regional Water Plan for Sandoval, Bernalillo and Valencia counties. Wessely currently is a member of the Las Vegas Utility Advisory Committee and vice president of the Las Vegas Community Water Board. For further information, call Emelie Olson at 454-3920.
• “The Wizard of Oz” - childrens broadway musical by American Family Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on March 15 at NMHU’s Ilfeld Auditorium. Ticket prices: General admission: $8, children (10 years and under) and /NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s: $5.
• “SLIDE-Ireland” — Celtic music from Ireland, at 6:30 p.m. on March 23 at NMHU’s lfeld Auditorium. Ticket prices: General admission: $10, NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s: free and local band/choir students: free. Advance tickets on sale Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday @ KEDP radio station, studio 103 on the NMHU campus for more information, contact Donna Martinez at email@example.com or 454-3238.