Que Pasa - June 7, 2017

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All day
Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Firecracker Pageant on Saturday, June 24. The competition is open to boys six months to five years and girls six months to 12 years. The contestants will compete in personality in patriotic wear, beauty in formal wear, and photogenic. Entry forms may be picked up at the Carnegie Library or the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Entry deadline is Friday, June 9. For more information contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.


9 a.m.
The San Miguel Fiesta will start off with a mass at 9 a.m. followed by booths opening at 10 a.m. at the San Miguel Parish off Highway 3.

& Ongoing

June 12
The Bereavement Ministry at Immaculate Conception Church invites the public to honor their deceased male relatives with carnations on Father’s Day – June 18. The carnations will be placed at the church altar for all mass celebrations on that day and the names of the loved ones will be included in a booklet inserted in the church bulletins distributed the same day. The last day to purchase flowers is June 12. For further information, call Rosa at 505-587-9602 or Yoly at 505-587-9790.

June 15
Friends of Las Vegas Carnegie will present Zoo To You at noon at Carnegie Library the performance is part of Carnegie Library’s Summer Reading Program. Attendees and lunch are limited for this free performance. Contact Zach at 426-3304 to register.

June 15
Glimpses of the Past, “The Long Walk of 1864” will take place at 7 p.m. at CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas. In 1863, as the Civil War raged on with campaigns and battles in the East, the U.S. Army in the Southwest would shift its attention away from the Confederate threat back to the Indian Wars. Nearly 154 years ago, Fort Union led the campaign of forced removal against the Mescalero Apache of the Pecos River Valley, and the Diné, or Navajo, of the Canyon de Chelly. Members of both nations were rounded up and taken as prisoners under military guard to the Bosque Redondo reservation at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Thousands of people were moved in successive trips over several routes, enduring sickness, beatings, and fatalities. By 1865, more than 8,500 Navajo shared the Bosque Redondo reservation with about 500 Mescalero Apache under horrid conditions. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025.
June 17 and June 18
The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited brings its expertise in fly-tying to Pecos National Historical Park. Drop by the park visitor center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for hands-on fly-tying practice and to learn more about this artful tradition. For more information, call 505-757-7241.

June 28
Women military veterans, Guard/Reserve, transitioning active-duty service members are invited to attend a free Military/Veteran Women’s Expo 2017 in Las Vegas from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Plaza Hotel, located at 230 Plaza St. The Expo is limited to the first forty pre-registered women. For more information, contact NMDVS Women Veterans Program Coordinator Melanie Suazo at melanieA.suazo@state.nm.us or 505-827-6370.