Que Pasa - June 13, 2011

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• 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.

• Flag Day presentation sponsored by Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 along with the City of Las Vegas and VFW Post 1547 Argonne at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at Veterans Park on MIlls Avenue. Everyone is invited to participate.

• Guitarist Carl Bernstein concert at 8:15 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, June 14 for a series of seven concerts until July 26 at the Dwan Light Sanctuary on the campus of United World College in Montezuma. The performances begin with a brief introduction followed by an hour of music without interrruption. He will perform classical guitar repertory, original compositions, jazz and vocal work. There is no charge for the concert series which is sponsored by the UWC as part of their summer teacher training workshops.  


• Carnegie Public Library is registering young readers for the Summer Reading Program. Registration forms may be picked up at the library. Independent reading is ongoing and all participants will meet at 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at Carnegie Library Park. Regular Story Time on Wednesdays will resume in August. For more information, contact Carnegie Library at 426-3304.

• West Las Vegas Seamless Summer feeding program available for school age children 18 and younger started 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 started 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.

• Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service announced its monthly Glimpses of the Past program, “An Unsolved Mystery: The Mail Train Massacre near Wagon Mound” to be held at 7 p.m. on Thurday, June 16 the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. In early May of 1850, a small westbound mail train was ambushed near Wagon Mound, N.M., leaving 10 men dead and the New Mexico Territory wrought with fear and anguish. Join Dorothy Audrey Simpson, former professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Highlands University, in a presentation about this event which helped prompt the United States military to increase its role in the Southwest and to establish numerous fortifications, including Fort Union. Simpson, a resident of Las Vegas, received her master of science degree in speech education from the University of Utah, her bachelor of arts degree from Highlands University, and her Ed. D from the University of New Mexico. Her most recent book, Audrey of the Mountain: The Story of a Twentieth Century Pioneer Woman, debuted in December 2008.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 the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.

• Clay and Bronze exhibition featuring art works by Paul Volckening and Harry Leippe, runs through July 27. There is an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Ray Drew Gallery on the first floor of Donnelly Library. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

• 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. Call 617-6242 or visit Kiwanis.org for more information.

• Upper Pecos Watershed Association will be hosting their 2nd Annual Water, Wildflower and Trout fundraising event starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 19 at Brush Ranch in the Pecos Canyon. The evening will be filled with entertainment, dinner and both a live and silent auction. Tickets are $60. For more information, call 505-757-3600.

• Fort  Union National Monument is holding the annual “Cultural Encounters” weekend, June 25 and June 26. The park is waiving all entrance fees. As part of the weekend activities, visitors may take self-guided tours of Fort Union. To visit the monument, take Exit 366 off I-25 at Watrous, NM, onto State Hwy. 161, 8 miles. Park  hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

• 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 Ellis at 429-0887.