Que Pasa - May 19, 2017

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All day
Highlands University’s Alumni Association is seeking nominations for outstanding individuals. For more information, visit nmhufoundation.org/nmhu-alumni/nominations. Nominations must be submitted by May 19.


8 a.m. to sell out
The Tri-County  Farmers Market  vendors will be at the Immaculate Conception parking lot on Sixth and University each Saturday through October. There is a great selection of salad greens, wild asparagus, fresh garlic and onions, Irish Dexter dairy products, USDA inspected beef and pork, piñon, atole, chicos, baked goods, medicinal products, jewelry, hand made rugs and much more. New this week: El Fidel will join us with their food truck and will be serving pork burgers and rice bowls made with veggies and meats provided by TCFM vendors.

9 to 11 a.m.
The 26nd annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo will take place at the parking lot of the Wilson Gym Complex at Highlands University. All boys and girls ages five to 12 are invited.

11 a.m.
The City of Las Vegas Museum will host a special event at 11 a.m. at the museum. The event will be a guest lecture by Ranger Greg Baker of Fort Union National Monument, and the title will be “Civil War Soldiers of Las Vegas.” The event is free and open to the public.


2 p.m.
The Farmers Market video produced by Molly Smollett will be shown in the Highlands University Media Arts and Technology Building. The showing is free and open to the public.


11 a.m.
The County of San Miguel and the City of Las Vegas are joining together for a public symposium. The symposium is titled “Bridging Relationships,” and will bring together city and county officials to explore a number a number of issues impacting our community, including homelessness, access to medical services, education, substance abuse and watershed thinning. The symposium takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 23, in Room 322 of the NMHU Student Center.

Upcoming & Ongoing
May 26
The grand opening celebration of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center from 1:30 to 7 p.m. All recreation services will be available free of charge during the celebration, including free open swims in the newly renovated pool.
Food, a DJ and children’s activities including a kiddy bounce will also be part of the celebration.

May 27
Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free volunteer-led plant tour on Saturday, May 27. This one-mile round-trip visit along the main trail will explore the flowers and plants found near Pecos Pueblo. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 10:45 a.m. and proceed on to the trail from there. The tour will end at 12:30 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, call 505-757-7241.

June 3
Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, the Gallinas River Park Collaborative, the City of Las Vegas, and Kiwanis will host a river cleanup and fun run on Saturday, June 3. Participants are asked to meet on the River Walk on the north side of Bridge Street at 8:30 a.m. Ultra athlete Katrin Silva will offer running tips and we will start warming up. The Run, Walk & Roll will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to anyone on foot, bicycle, skateboard, and in wheelchairs and strollers. This will be a free, fun, non-competitive 1- to-2-mile course. At 9:30 a.m., trash bags and gloves will be distributed and we will begin the Fifth Annual Gallinas River Cleanup, which will last until noon. For more information call Katie at 426-7505.