Que Pasa - May 30, 2012

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• National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 30.  A free health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 30  at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Health screenings will include body fat testing, cholesterol screening vouchers, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Educational information as well as resources from area agencies offering home health care, hospice, volunteer opportunities, disability services, power of attorney, Medicare, and more will be available. For more information about the health fair, contact Linda Leyba at 426-3772, e-mail linda_leyba@chs.net.

• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Do Pencils Grow in the Summer?” by Viki Woodworth. Free and open to the public.


• Donations are being sought for the Time to Bead in New Mexico Cancer Assistance and Support Yard Sale. Drop off items at the First United Methodist Church (National Avenue and Eighth Street). Beginning Wednesday, May 30, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays - ask for Marie. For more information, call 505-469-0962, or email cid@desertgate.com to make other arrangements. All proceeds go to the: Cancer Foundation for New Mexico supporting New Mexicans touched by cancer. The yard sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the First United Methodist Church 715 National enter through side yard on 8th St.

• A fundraiser to aid NMHU music major Daniel Torres will be held at 6 p.m. on June 2, at the First United Presbyterian Church. Torres has been invited to attend a special guitar Master’s Class in Volterra, Italy this summer. This class, called the Volterra Project, selects only four American students per year. Daniel was one of the four chosen. He studies guitar with Roberto Capocchi at NMHU. The concert will feature Torres, Roberto Capocchi, Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, Billie Mathews and Nicole Robinson. The group will perform guitar solos, guitar duets, and duets with voice and flute. Donations will be accepted.

• Church yard sale to raise money for missionaries supported by the Las Vegas Calvary Church congregation, will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Calvary Chapel behind Lowes on Seventh Street. Enter from the Elks Club on Collins. There will be housewares, furniture, toys, clothing, electronic and other items. For more information or to donate items, call Joan Lovekin at 425-9452.

• Elevating Community Rights Above Corporate Rights presentation by Thomas Linzey, Senior Legal Counsel for CELDF, 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2,  at Luna Community College Allied Health Lecture Hall, Nursing Building. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund worked with local Las Vegas citizens to: Write the first Community Rights Ordinance; and first to be  passed in the Southwestern U.S. Linzey will talk about: the new law, Bill of Rights, for Las Vegas .

• The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3815 is hosting an indoor swap meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Table rental available contact Sandra 429-8937 with details. 211 S. Grand, Las Vegas.

• The Children’s Workshop is offering free child development screenings. The schedule an appointment, call 426-1760 or 454-0348.

• Roadway Rehabilitation Project on I-25 from mile post 348 to 356, between Las Vegas and Watrous, began on May 29. FNF Construction Inc. will be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The project is scheduled for 90 days and is programmed at $6,702,916.06. Project starts at mile marker 348.5 and ends at mile marker 356.5, and the construction consist of roadway rehabilitation, mill and inlay, and miscellaneous construction. FNF Construction Inc. will have one lane closures during working hours which will lead to delays in the construction zone.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Project Manager Anthony Martinez at 454-3690, or Public Information Officer Kenny Luján at 617-5900.