Que Pasa - Jan. 27, 2014

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• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear in the Air” by Susan Meyers. Free and open to the public.

• La Communidad de el Carmen/Community Land Grant monthly meeting, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on El Oro Road. All community members and those interested in preserving and protecting our community land and cemetery are invited to attend. La Communidad holds it monthly meetings every first Sunday. For information, contact Joe Archuleta at 505-819-9960 or Jim Coryat at 505-617-5103.
• Free 2013 tax return preparation preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP Tax-Aide Program. You do not have to be a senior or a member of AARP to receive the help. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, beginning on Feb. 3 and through April 14, at the (New) Highlands Student Union, third floor, National and Eighth. Call 505-652-4106 for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome. Bring all your documents.
• Cirque Zuma Zuma, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 general admission, children 10 and younger free, and NMHU faculty, staff and students are free. Sponsored by the NMHU Office of Campus Life and Conferences.
• Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Parish have joined Catholic Daughter Courts throughout the nation in sponsoring the 2014 National Education Contest. The contest is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades four through 12 as well as adult Catholic Daughters. Themes selected for the contest are: “Jesus Loves Us. How do we spread the love?” and “How do I promote peace in the world?” Monetary awards and certificates will be given for first, second and third place winners in each division and category. Local deadline is Feb. 15. For more information or for contest entry forms, contact Irene at 425-7666 or Paula at 429-9456.
• African Connections: Images & Art exhibit featured at Las Vegas Arts Council Gallery 140, 140 Bridge St., until Thursday, Feb 27. The gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
• The Tri-county Farmers Market is continuing through the winter months. You can buy fresh produce and crafts at our winter location in the Travelers’ Cafe on the Plaza. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call 426-1468.
• The Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, a free community service sponsored by the United World College, meets from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church, Chavez and  Socorro streets. Singers ages 6 to 12 are welcome. The group meets each Wednesday. No prior experience necessary. Contact coordinator Kevin Zoernig at 505-699 6624.
• UWC-USA offers free Chinese (Mandarin) classes in Las Vegas — for ages 15 and up. If you are interested in studying beginning Mandarin Chinese and learning about China through language, the class is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Old Town Mission, Chavez Street at Socorro. Free, but an ongoing commitment is necessary. Contact shenmojia@yeah.net or Sharon.seto@uwc-usa.org or 454-4206.
• Committee for Clean Air, Water, and Earth weekly meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays at Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. The meeting is about fracking and ongoing projects in Las Vegas and San Miguel County. For more information, call 426-1468.