Que Pasa - Feb. 7, 2011

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• Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

• Fine Art Print Lecture series, By Dr. Robert Bell on Japanese wood block prints, 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the Art Viewing room on the second floor of Donnelly Library on the NMHU campus. For more information, call 454-3338.

• Search and Rescue will meet Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6:00 at the  Professional Home Health Care annex, 1931 Seventh Street across from the Forest Service office.  New members welcome.  Bring a compass and GPS if you have one.

• The GFWC Las Vegas Women's club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Plaza Hotel. For more information, call Linda Cunningham at 425-3007.

• The next meeting of Sustainable Las Vegas (the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association) will be at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 at NMHU Donnelly Library, Rm. 325. It will be devoted to a discussion of the new Main Street Grant for a "Farm to Restaurant Program." Lee Einer, who will be spearheading the program, will lead a brainstorming session on how best to adapt this concept to our local community.  Regional farmers, local restaurants, food-lovers, health agencies, and any other stakeholders are encouraged to join in this conversation. For further information, phone Emelie Olson at 454-3920.

• New Mexico Highlands University WinterFest — A Mariachi Valentine’s concert, 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at historic Ilfeld Auditorium. Performers include London-bound 2012 Summer Olympic performers: Reynaldo Maestas, New Mexico’s first all-female mariachi - Mariachi Buenaventura and New Mexico’s premier ballet folklorico - Baila Baila from Albuquerque. For tickets and more information, call 454-3238.

• Art from the Heart, folk art exhibit, opening reception  from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12, at the Las Vegas Art Council Gallery at 140 Bridge Street. For more information, call 425-1085.

• Fashion Show, in support of the Salvation Army, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, at Ilfeld Ballroom. Tickets available at the Plaza Hotel and the Salvation Army. For more information, call 425-1591, 425-8083 or 425-3591.

• Interpretive talk, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Talk theme is “The Recovery of the Mexican Gray Wolf,” by Dave Parsons, a retired (1999) career wildlife biologist with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Parsons led the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program for its first nine years and will speak about the Mexican wolf, wolf ecology, and the successes, failures, and current status of the recovery program for our Southwestern lobo. For more information, call Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-6115.

• Catholic Daughters Court #1796 (Immaculate Conception Parish) is sponsoring the 2011 National Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest which is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades four through 12, and Catholic Daughter members. The themes for this year are: “The Lord is My Light” and “The Light Others Give to Me.” Monetary awards will be given for first, second and third place winning entries in each division and category at the local, state and national level. Top local winners will advance to state competition and top state winners will advance to national competition. Awards at the national level are $100, $50 and $25 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Local contest deadline is Feb. 15. For information or contest entry forms, call Sandra at 454-8203 or information can be picked up at the Immaculate Conception Parish Office.

• Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service announced 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.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.