• Rough Rider Motorcyle Rally Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 16 at Plaza Hotel Ballroom. The dance will feature local band Fire and Rain. The raffle drawing for a 2012 883 Superlow Harley Davidson will take place during the dance. Tickets for the dance are $10 single and $15 couples. Raffle tickets are $10 each.
• Interpretive talk, “Wildlife displacement: a case study in Kenya, Africa,” with Leann Wilkins, manager, Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, on Sunday, March 17 has been cancelled. For more information call Jan Arrott at 454-6115.
• La Comunidad de El Carmen/ Community Land Grant monthly meeting, 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on El Oro road. All community members, Hermanos de Nuestro Padre Jesus and interested parties are welcome. Call Max Garcia at 505-469-9914.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• Robertson High School Data Night, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the RHS Media Center Lecture Hall. For more information, call 454-5770.
• Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the US Forest Service Bldg. For more information, call 425-9088.
• The 19th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place on Saturday, March 23 in Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of NMHU. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors are Community 1st Bank, NMHU President Jim Fries, and the NMHU Foundation Office. Admission is $5 with ticket availability starting March 18 across the street from Ilfeld from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Donna Martinez at 454-3238 for ticket information or Sara at 454-0438.
• Spring Equinox Seasonal Observance, Thursday, March 21, 7:15 a.m. Eight Treasures Qigong Exercise, 8:30 a.m. Ceremony for the Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit, Quiet Sitting and followed by potluck. For directions and further information, contact Jody or Peter Stege at 454-1386 or 454-0003. All are welcome.
• Hispanic New Mexico Women: 1528-Present will be featured on at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at the CCHP/Santa Fé Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street. Over the years, many stories of the woman’s experience and influence in the Southwest have been left to the dusty shelves of history. Join Rosalia de Aragon at CCHP and learn the fascinating accounts of these women of influence who helped shape Southwest history over the last 500 years. Rosalia de Aragon, a native of New Mexico, is well known for her performance of La Lorona. Her passion for performance began at a young age as she was surrounded by a family much accomplished in the visual and literary arts. Inspired by history, De Aragon continues to entertain the public across the United States. The Glimpses of the Past series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information and a schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
• Eleven-sees at the Museum, 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the city of Las Vegas Museum. Mariano Ulibarri will be discussing art, technology, Hacker Scouts, the Parachute Factory, and the revival of tintypes. Then, after the lecture enter your name in the drawing for 1 of 5 tintype sessions that will be given away by the Friends of the Museum. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204.
• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Baby Miss and Little Miss Sweetheart Pageant on Saturday, April 13, at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria. The proceeds of the pageant will benefit Reneé Mondragón, who was selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in New York. The contest is open to little girls 1 to 6 years old. The contestants will be judged on personality in springtime casual wear and beauty in party/formal wear. Entry forms may be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center, the Chamber of Commerce or from Mondragón. Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 3.For more information call Mondragón at 505-553-9966 or Philip Ortiz at 505-718-5656.
• The Board of County Commissioners of San Miguel County announced applications for the El Valle De San Miguel Flying Diamond Scholarship are now available at the San Miguel County Human Resource Office. Applications and a copy of the scholarship guidelines may be picked up at the San Miguel County Human Resource Office located at 500 West National, Suite 202, Las Vegas. To also obtain an application and guidelines for the scholarship by logging on to San Miguel County’s Web Site at www.smcounty.net. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26. For additional information you may call the San Miguel County Human Resource Office at 425-1557.