• Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the U.S. Forest Service, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.
• The Mora school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the board room at the administration building.
• Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Native American Culture.” The book will be “Coyote Fights the Sun” by Mary J. Carpelan. The craft will be a Native American Dance Fan. All programs are open to the public.
• The Highlands University Concert Choir will present A John Rutter Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral program, will direct the concert. John Milford Rutter is a contemporary English composer and conductor. The university’s concert choir will be singing many of his Christmas carols, along with other selections. Tickets are $10 for the general public. Tickets are $5 for Highlands’ faculty and staff, and seniors 65 and older. All Highlands’ students with ID are free, along with other students with a school ID. Children 10 and younger are also free.
• Highlands University’s Donnelly Library is sponsoring a fine art print series by Robert Bell, which is free to the public. He will give a talk at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the art-viewing room, which is on the library’s second floor. He will present original prints by Goya, Daumier and Delacroix. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.
• The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1547 will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Officer nominations and elections will take place. All VFW members are invited.
• Leadership Education Advancing Democracy and Diversity will be presenting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at United World College’s Kluge Auditorium. It an innovative program developed by members of the Interfaith Alliance and a dedicated group of volunteers who have acted as founders, curriculum planners, teachers and workshop leaders since 2005. Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium. For more information, call 454-4227.
• The Anton Chico Volunteer Fire Department is holding a craft fair 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Spaces for vendors starts at $15. For more information, call Naiomi at (505) 507-4515 or Claudina at (505) 903-2931.
• The Life in the Spirit Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Lunch will be provided, and a free-will love offering taken. The event is being sponsored by the Upper Room Prayer Group. All are invited.
• The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual fall food drive on Saturday, Nov. 20. Residents are asked to leave nonperishable food items next to or in their mailboxes. All food collected will be distributed to Las Vegas food banks.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Thanksgiving.” The book will be “A Plump and Perky Turkey” by Teresa Bateman. The craft will be a place mat and turkey place cards. All programs are open to the public.
• A 4-1/2-mile self-guided wildlife drive will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge. An interpretive talk, “What About McAlister Lake,” by Eric Frey of state Game and Fish, will be at noon and 1:30 p.m. All refuge events are free. For more information, call Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-6115. In case of inclement weather, it could be necessary for some events to be canceled or postponed.
• Fort Union National Monument and its visitor center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. The fort and visitor center will reopen on Friday, Nov. 26, resuming its normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.
• A benefit Christmas fair will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with 7:30 a.m. as setup time) Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27, at Highlands University’s ballroom. The event will benefit the Lorenzo Miguel Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 425-9746 or 617-0565.