Que Pasa - Jan. 11, 2013

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• Habitat for Humanity and Knutson Construction Co. Work Days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on  Saturday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 26 at 302 Union St. No experience necessary. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves. For more information, call 454-4434.

• La Comunidad de El Carmen/ Community Land Grant monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 at Jim and Peggy Coryat’s studio, off El Oro road. Enter the road with the open green gate north of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. All community members, Hermanos de Nuestro Padre Jesus and interested parties are welcome. For more information and directions, call Jim and Peggy at 575-387-5916.

• The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees January meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at the Hillcrest Restaurant / Flamingo Dining Room. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.

• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Land of Lost Things (El Pais de las Cosas Perdidas)” by Dina Bursztyn. Free and open to the public.

• Registration for Senior Olympics has started. Pick up a registration form at the front desk of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration will continue through the month of January. For more information, contact Denise McElroy at 454-1379 or jdmcel@desertgate.com.
• Lions Club 6th Annual Holiday Pecan Sale to fund eye exams and glasses for in-need residents of San Miguel County is concluding. The remaining stock of new crop pecans is  available at Shoes ‘n Boots, 1606 Seventh St. for 25 percent off — $6 a bag: English walnuts, giant plain pecans plus roasted and salted, chocolate coated, cinnamon glazed, and toffee glazed pecans. Call 454-8095 for information or delivery.
• Fort Union National Monument is kicking off its annual Glimpses of the Past program series. The series will begin with the “Glimpses into the Future: 2013” program to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street, in Las Vegas. Join Chief of Interpretation, Lorenzo Vigil, staff and volunteers, as we welcome Fort Union’s new Superintendent, Charles Strickfaden, and take a look at the exciting developments and programs coming to you in 2013. 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, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
• Showing in Ilfeld Auditorium “Bless Me, Ultima”  Rated PG-13 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Tickets are General admission: $5, students with valid ID’s and children: $3. There is a no charge showing  for students with valid ID’s and middle and high school classes at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. Call 454-3238 for advance tickets or additional information.
• Looking for Young Country Singers Competition will be held at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Winner will open for the “Matt Mason” concert on Feb. 16. For competition rules and for more information, visit KEDP radio station, 901 University Ave. or call 454-3238.
• Fifth Annual Sustainable Homes Tour in Las Vegas, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. A self-guided tour highlights a passive solar residence; photovoltaic arrays, including financing options and a pergola-style mount; a geothermal heating and cooling system; domestic water heating; and energy efficiency measures, including LED lighting. Experts will be on-hand to explain systems. The tour begins at the Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St. For further information, contact Emelie Olson at 454-3920 or eolson@desertgate.com.