• 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.
• The Motor Vehicle Department in Las Vegas will be opening at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
• 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.
• Evening Entrepreneurship Forum at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at El Fidel Hotel. Meet Pati J. Martinson and Terrie Bad Hand founders and directors of Taos Community Kitchen. They will be joined by Brian from Bodi Farm and Armand from Infinity Farm who provide fresh produce to our restaurants and community. By buying locally we keep our money in the community, support small businesses and enjoy fresh food. Join in for a lively conversation about starting a community kitchen in Las Vegas/San Miguel County and learn about farming in our region. For more information, contact Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.
• 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.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 Literacy Fair, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All are welcome and invited to help promote reading for all ages by dressing as a character from myths, stories, or legends. For more information, call Janet Remenyik at 454-1307.
• Las Vegas Senior Olympic Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.