• The city of Las Vegas Museum’s Dia de los Muertos, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the museum. Watch Martha Johnsen create an ofrenda as she explains its meanings and the messages. This event is free and open to all ages. For information, contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Fall Flight Festival 2012 at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the refuge. The Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival features a 4-1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. Special events include a Bird-a-thon and Kids Wildlife Crafts from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., “Live Raptor Presentation” by Santa Fe Raptor Center at noon and 1:30 p.m. Volunteers from the Santa Fe Raptor Center care for injured birds in order to release them back into their natural habitat. Those raptors, which cannot be released due to extensive injuries, are given a loving home and used in educational programs such as this. All events at the refuge are free. 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 425-358 ext 205 for information in the event of a cancellation or postponement.
• The Art of Storytelling Workshop, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the city of Las Vegas Museum, 727 Grand Ave. This workshop will feature Lauren Camp from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum as she will lead attendees on the journey of storytelling. This workshop will provide attendees with new skills, help hone your present abilities and offer a unique writing experience. Space is limited and registration is required for this free workshop. To register and for more information, call the museum at 426-3205.
• New Mexico Highlands University’s Concert Choir presentation of “Holiday Favorites,” 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the campus’ Ilfeld Auditorium. All tickets are $5; however, NMHU students will get a free ticket with valid ID. For more information, contact Victoria Evans at 454-3135.
• Bingo Sunday sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Immaculate Conception Church Religious Education Center, Sixth St. and National Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from a CDA member for $5. For more information, call Elain Marquez at 429-2689.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• St. Gertrude’s Parish in Mora Annual Función, 156th Anniversary, mass at 10 followed by a procession to the Mora School gymnasium, on Sunday, Nov. 18. There will be a cake walk, silent auction, bingo and raffle. The raffle grand prize is $1,000 along with other prizes. For more information, call 575-387-2336.
• Las Vegas Elks Lodge #408 is sponsoring the 2013 Most Valuable Student Scholarship. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to graduating high school seniors based on financial need, leadership and scholarship. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. The Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline is Dec. 7. Applications can be downloaded from www.elks.org/enf/scholars/downloadmvs.cfm or picked up at the Elks Lodge at 2305 Collins Drive. Contact ENF Chairman Michael Romero at (505)429-1606 for more information.
• Princess Winter Wednesday, hands on creative art, cooking and altered doll making workshop designed with the interest and maturity of girls ages seven to 11 is about to start for girls that love princess, dress-up, tea parties and creating art. Taught by local artist in her limited space home studio on Wednesdays. Contact Bambi Doe Blake at 425-2684.
• The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.