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Que Pasa - June 1, 2011

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TODAY HOY
• Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
• Tri-County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. until sellout on Wednesdays at Sixth Street and University. Starting on June 1 the market will open on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. On June 11, there will be a kick-festival for the market.

• Court Appointed Special Advocates is recruiting volunteers to advocate for children in foster care. Training starts June 4. For more information, call 454-0223 or go to www.casafourrthnm.org.

• AAUW used book sale with all proceeds going to scholarships for NMHU women students. The sale starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the corner of Seventh Street and University (pink building).

• Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is hosting a community gathering for landowners and residents of Gallinas and El Porvenir from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at La Placita Fire Department, Gallinas, N.M.

• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the third Annual Baby Miss and Baby Mister Las Vegas Pageant at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.  Fourteen girls and seven boys, ages 6 months to 5 years will be competing for the titles. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. For more information, call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-5656.

• “El Tigre” Reies Lopez Tijerina returns to Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. to noon — academic panel discussion, Ilfeld Auditorium; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., community celebration, Plaza Park; 4:30 p.m to 6 p.m., the Peoples History of El Norte mural dedication, Old Safeway parking lot. All events free and open to the public. Sponsored by Casa de Cultura, City of Las Vegas, New Mexico Highlands University and Alianza del Norte.

• Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. For information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

• Join the American Cancer Society in the fight to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by participating in Relay For Life starting at 6 p.m. on June 10 at the West Las Vegas High School football/track field. Relay For Life supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, contact Gloria Martinez-Friestad, 505-820-3538 or gloria.martinez@cancer.org or visit: www.relayforlife.org/lasvegasnm.

• West Las Vegas Seamless Summer feeding program available for school age children 18 and younger starting on June 6. Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at West Las Vegas High School Monday through Fridays. Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Armijo Elementary. For more information, call 426-2529.

• Las Vegas City Schools Summer Food Service program starting on June 7 to July 29. Breakfast and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sierra Vista Elementary. Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Park, Los Niños Elementary, Legion Park Elementary, Paul D. Henry Elementary, Memorial Middle School and Early Childhood Center. For more information, call 454-5700.

• Book reading and book signing by local author Bob Johnston. He will read from and sign his book “At the Rim” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Tome on the Range.

• First United Methodist Church is hosting a special Pentecost service at 11 a.m. on June 12 at the church on Eighth and National. Raymond Duran and Steve Sanchez from the group Amistad will provide the music for this service. Sunday school participants will present a dance.

• The San Miguel County Republican Party will present project "Proper Respect,"   an initiative encouraging our community to learn about flag history, etiquette, and protocol, including how and when to respectfully display our nation's flag. They will accept and properly dispose of U.S. flags that are worn beyond repair at two locations: Curves on Mills and Shoes ‘N Boots on Seventh Street until June 13. Gary Ludi, commander of the VFW, will retire any flags collected. For more information or to have flags picked up from seniors or disabled citizens, call 425-8874 or email sanmiguelgop@gmail.com.

• Sunrise Kiwanis of Las Vegas is seeking motivated, community service-oriented adults who want to improve the quality of life for Las Vegas residents. We meet at 7 a.m. every Tuesday in the Conservatory of the Plaza Hotel for breakfast and a business meeting. We will also be hosting Las Vegas’ First Annual Outdoor Recreation Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on  Saturday, June 18 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center on Grand Avenue. Kiwanis International is a service organization with clubs in 80 nations that help their communities in countless ways. Call 617-6242 or visit Kiwanis.org for more information.

•The West Las Vegas class of 1965 is now planning its 47th year reunion and would like to ask any member of the class of 1965. They are in the process of sending out letters to our classmates, so if you are a 1965 graduate or a member of the class, call Rosita at 429-0887.