Que Pasa - July 11, 2012

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• Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, in the basement of the Methodist Church, 8th and National.


• Benefit Dance for Alyssa Romero, 2012 Mora Fiesta Rodeo Queen Candidate, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 14 at the Lounge in Mora, N.M.
• North American Butterfly Association’s New Mexico count, Gallinas area counters will be in the field all day, on Friday, July 13, weather permitting. Beginning “butterfliers” and young people are welcome. Meet at 8:30 a.m.,at the fishing - ice-skating pond in Montezuma. For more information, contact Sonya Berg at ssberg@kitcarson.net or at 425- 6680.
• Vacation Bible School and Youth Rally, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Mountain View Church of Christ, 53A Mountain View Drive. Adult classes will be offered as well. For more information, call 425-3038.
• Fort Union National Monument annual First Fort Tours on Saturday, July 14. The public may visit the site of the original fort and see the ruins of the third fort arsenal. Here is a great opportunity to visit the First Fort and Arsenal Unit which is open only two times a year. Tours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. focus on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the changes it brought about as portions of the First Fort were relocated to a more defensible location and the arsenal expansion, all in order to meet a Confederate threat from Texas. The Ranger led tours are scheduled as follows: 1st Tour 9 a.m., 2nd Tour 11 a.m., 3rd Tour 1 p.m., Final Tour 3 p.m. Visitors and park staff will meet at the Visitor Center in order to caravan out to the First Fort site. It is recommended that visitors wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a hat, sun block, snacks and water. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
• Investment Fraud Seminars, 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 16 and noon on Tuesday, July 17, both at the Council Chambers in City Hall. For more information, call Tasha Martinez at 426-3286.
• Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.
• Summer Fest 4 Christ featuring “The Thirsting” - A Catholic Christian Center concert featuring a four-piece Catholic alternative rock band from Vancouver, Wash. Sponsored by the NMHU Newman Center, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Ilfeld. Admission: $5. Advance tickets, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station studio.
• 2012 Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Santiago Fiesta, July 21 in Villanueva N.M. Schedule of Events: 8 a.m. Horse Ride - Riding Clubs Invited; 10 a.m. Fiesta Mass; 11 a.m. All food and game booths open, 11 a.m. Live entertainment begins; 11 a.m. Silent auction begins; 11 a.m. Villanueva Tapestry Tours - Every two hours; 6 p.m. outdoor dance begins; 9 p.m. Fiesta raffle drawing. For more information, call 575-421-2548 or email nsdeguadalupe@plateautel.net
• Wilderness Volunteers, is sponsoring a week-long project in cooperation with the Santa Fe National Forest, from July 22 to July 28. The group will backpack four miles and set up a base camp near the Rio Valdez. The work is trail maintenance including removing downed trees, improving drainage and controlling erosion.More information at www.WildernessVolunteers.org or 801-949-3099.
• The New Mexico Natural History and Science BioBlitz 2012, 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. There will be a 24-hour scavenger hunt to look for mammals, insects, birds, reptiles, wildflowers, trees and more. BioBlitz is a free event and all ages are welcome. For more information, contact Rose Norlander at 505-281-5259 or rosie.norlander@state.nm.us.
• Outdoor spaces are available for artists and craftsmen at the Cleveland Millfest, the two-day even takes place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. Call 575-387-6763 or 575-387-2645 for application and information.
• Los Caballeros de Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores de las Vegas Grandes are planning a family reunion party. If you were a caballero during the 1990’s contact Don Chris Gallegos at 429-0193, Don José Maestas at 454-9133 or Don William Sanchez at 425-5251.