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Que Pasa - May 16, 2011

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UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
• 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.

• Graffiti Cleanup, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. n Saturday, May 21 under the National Bridge on Railroad Avenue. The Keep Las Vegas Beautiful group is seeking volunteers for this cleanup. For more information, call Anita at 426-3216.