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Que Pasa - May 18, 2012

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TODAY HOY
• The Natural Resources Conservation Service office is taking applications for the National Water Quality Initiative within the Gallinas Watershed. Application deadline is Friday, May 18. Applications can be picked up at the local NRCS office at 1927A Seventh St. or on online @ www.nm.nrcs.usda.gov. For more information, call 425-3594 extension 3.

• Benefit Dance for Eddie Gonzales to help with medical expenses, 8 p.m. to midnight, on Friday, May 18 at El Rialto patio. Tickets are $10 a person or $12 at the door. For more information, call Amanda at 505-816-8491.

SATURDAY SÁBADO
• The New Deal is Still a Good Deal presentation, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19 at Ilfeld Auditorium. For more information, call Kristin Hsuesh at 426-3204.

• The Corazon Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Point of Rocks Ranch to follow the route of the Cimarron Cut-Off as far as the Kiowa National Grasslands. For more information, call Faye Gaines, 575-485-2473.

• UWC-USA yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the Samaritan House shelter and food program. The yard sale will be held on the soccer fields and will include a wide variety of student and faculty items.

• Indoor Swap and Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the American Legion Hall on Collins Drive. For more information, call 425-9545.

• 21st Annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the NMHU Wilson Complex Parking Lot. For more information, call 425-3637.

SUNDAY DOMINGO
• International Bird Day Talk and Walk - Pictograph/Petroglyph: What Can We Learn From Them? Starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Headquarters. For more information, call Jan Arrott at 454-6115.
• “Walk to the Park,” starts at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at El Valle Community Center in Villanueva and walk to Villanueva State Park. Food, treats and door prizes.

• Casa de Cultura, NMHU Computer Mathematics Science Department and the Gene Torres Golf Course are sponsoring a viewing of the Solar Eclipse "Ring of Fire" at the Gene Torres Golf Course this Sunday. This rare annular solar eclipse must only be seen through special glasses, which will be provided by Casa. Parents and teachers are encouraged to bring their students and children to experience this unusual astronomy event as the next one will not occur until 2023. Please come to the Gene Torres Golf Course by 6 p.m. Bring chairs and water. The eclipse will start at 7 p.m. and will peak between 7:34 and 7:39m, when the Ring of Fire will be visible.
This is a free event for the public. For more information, contact 454-6771.

UPCOMING & ONGOING
EL PORVENIR

• A ladies golf clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at the NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course. The clinic will be conducted by Dan Houtchens, the course Pro. The topic is chipping and is free.
• The San Miguel/Mora County Fair Association Board of Directors meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 to consider and vote on proposed by-law changes.  Meeting time is 7:00 p.m. at the county fairgrounds. Any member who has paid dues is eligible to vote. A copy of proposed changes is available at the County Extension Offices in San Miguel and Mora Counties.