Que Pasa - Nov. 1, 2013

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• Las Vegas Senior Center Halloween Dance, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the center. Music provided by Sangre Joven. There will be a costume contest and a cake walk. Cost is $5 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will meet at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, call Joe Herrera at 575-427-1141.

• Fall Flight Festival 2013 at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 and will take place each Sunday in November. The Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival features a 4-1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. A raptor presentation and Kids Wildlife Crafts will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All events at the refuge are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Jan Arrott at 454-6115. In case of inclement weather, it could be necessary for some events to be canceled or postponed. Call the Visitor Services Office at LVNWR: 505-425-358 ext 205.

• “In the Name of Sustainability: A New Community Rights Movement,” with speaker Thomas Alan Linzey, Esq., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Linzey, an attorney and the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. He will speak about a new community rights movement which is emerging across the United States. For more information, call Kathleen Dudley at 575-666-2529 or visit www.nmccr.org.
• New Mexico Department of Health’s Mora Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Hwy 518/1 Court House Road in Mora. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. The New Mexico Department of Health offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get immunized. Those with Medicaid or other health insurance should bring their insurance cards with them to the clinic. For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the Mora Public Health Office at 575-387-2748.

• Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Friday, Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at El Fidel Restaurant.
• One Rock at a Time - Erosion Control Techniques and Small Drainage Restoration presentation by Steve Reichert, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the property of Adam and Sonya Berg. For directions and more information, call Lea at 425-5514 or email Ikhzaan and Katheryn at ikhzaan@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.
• The Corazon de los Caminos Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will meet starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Following the meeting will be lunch and a talk by Las Vegas Historian Jesus Lopez.
• West Las Vegas High School Class of 1993’s 20-year reunion is being planned for Nov. 9. Classmates are sought. Class members are asked to send your name, street address, e-mail address, class photos, information on other classmates and comments to wlvclassof1993@gmail.com or www.facebook/West Las Vegas Class of 1993. For details contact, Heather Sanchez at 505-577-0509 or Melisa Trujillo 505- 697-2237.
• Veterans and guest breakfast, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Elks Lodge on Collins Drive. For more information, call Elvie at 505-718-9345.
• The Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, a free community service sponsored by the United World College meets on from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church (Chavez at Socorro streets). All singers ages 6 to 12 are welcome. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays to share and learn music. The fall session will culminate in a December performance. No prior experience necessary. For more info contact coordinator Kevin Zoernig at 505-699 6624.
• UWC-USA offers free Chinese (Mandarin) classes in Las Vegas – for ages 15 and up. It is said that Chinese is the language with the most speakers worldwide. It is also said that cooperation between the U.S. and China is vital for future success. If you are interested in studying beginning Mandarin Chinese and learning about China through language, the class will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Old Town Mission, Chavez St. at Socorro. Free, but an ongoing commitment is necessary. For more information, contact shenmojia@yeah.net or Sharon.seto@uwc-usa.org or 454-4206.
• Committee for Clean Air, Water, and Earth weekly meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays at Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. The meeting is about fracking and ongoing projects in Las Vegas and San Miguel County. For more information, call 426-1468.