• Vida Encantada Celebrates Nursing Home week, 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13 Opening Ceremonies including a balloon release, raising of flags, proclamation by Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and cake auction; 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, sports events wheelchair races and other activities; 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, casino style games; 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, salsa contest; and at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 17, car show and at 2 p.m. 1950s Sock Hop. For more information, call Joy Shrum at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 425-9362
• The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees May meeting, 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 13 at K-Bob’s. The agenda calls for action on the 2013 Audit Report, the 2012 State Convention Audit Report, and the proposed 2013 LVAAER Budget. The 2013 Outstanding Unit Member will also be selected. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.
• The local New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Service office at 917 Douglas Ave. will be closed from Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17 for annual training. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, May 20.
• Public Meeting regarding the Safe Routes to School Project at Memorial Middle School, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the school located at 947 Old National Ave. For more information, contact Michell Aragon at 454-2773.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Loopy Coop Hens: Letting Go: by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Free and open to the public.
• Flower Power Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting on Wednesday, May 15 or as soon as plants arrive at Stuff, 623 12th St. Lasts all week or until sell-out. For more information, call 425-6113 or 505-617-6113.
• May Entrepreneurial Forum, “Saving Fort Union Drive-In,” 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at El Fidel. There will be a discussion and brainstorming session on how to save the local drive-in. For more information, contact Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.
• “The Forgotten Faces of Fort Union” will be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the CCHP/Santa Fé Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street. Fort Union served as a home to thousands of soldiers and civilians. For most of these individuals, their stories lay hidden and forgotten. This presentation will delve into the lives of these “forgotten” people and discover the extraordinary and incredible stories of success and tragedy of the lives of those that once served at the largest U.S. military fort in the Southwest during the 19th century. This program will be presented by Fort Union National Monument Lead Interpretive Ranger Ron Harvey, whose research into the lives of those who served at the fort has yielded a treasure trove of stories that have opened new chapters of understanding of the influence and reach that Fort Union played on the national and global stage. The Glimpses of the Past series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• The Frog Prince Performance by Los Niños Elementary school and Early Childhood Center students in conjunction with Missoula Children’s Theatre, 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17 at Memorial Middle School. Free and open to the public.
• Twenty-second Annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the NMHU Wilson Gym parking lot. Cost is $5 includes a new helmet or $1 if attendee provides helmet. Ages five to 12. For more information, call 425-3637.