• Spay/Neuter/Shot Clinic, Friday, May 13, at the West Las Vegas Middle School Gym. In addition to previously scheduled spay/neuter appointments, the public is encouraged to come in starting at noon for shots, microchipping, and deworming. Volunteers are needed for all shifts — 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment for a spay or neuter, call 505-983-4309 x129. For additional questions, call 305-479-3618.
• The Las Vegas Letter Carriers annual food drive is Saturday, May 14. Leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox on this day.
• The Tri-county Farmers Market will be opening on Saturday, May 14 at Sixth Street and University from 7:30 a.m.until sellout. It will be open on Saturdays only until June 1st, and then will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays
• International Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, May 15. Visitor Center Open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Located on Highway 281, East of Las Vegas: 1 p.m. “Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson” by Ranger Chris Ranger Chris will tell the story of scientist and writer Rachel Carson and her role as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the conservation of migratory birds. Seating is limited to 40. All seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. For more information call Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-6115.
• A Celebration of Music, featuring Daniel Torres, Carl Bernstein, Sarah Oliver and Billie Mathews, 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at Newman Chapel, Eighth Street and Columbia. Donations been accepted to assist Torres’ travel expenses to the Music Educators National Conference in Austin, Texas in June. Torres is part of a group of 12 students selected to perform. He is a senior at West La Vegas High School.
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• Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at the United States Forest Service at 1926 Seventh Street. For more information, call 425-9088.
• Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Spring Clean-up Day,” the book is ”Clifford’s Spring Clean-up Day” by Norman Bridwell and the craft is “pony-bead necklace/bracelet”.
• Glimpses of the Past, Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service announced its’ monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation “Rancho de las Golondrinas: An Intimate History” to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the CCHP/ Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas. Within a rural farm valley south of Santa Fe lies El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Now a living history museum, it dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping place along the Camino Real from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Join Mike King, director of education, for this personal look at the lives of those who once called the rancho home, and discover how their deeds helped shape the cultural and economic history of New Mexico. The “Glimpses of the Past” series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For information, contact Fort Union at 425-8025, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.