• Ties that Bind, BFA exhibit by Amanda Medina, will be on display through Dec. 8 at the United World College Kluge Gallery. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
• Electric Light Parade, 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.
• Luna Community College’s “Noche de Las Luminarias,” 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the campus. Participants are asked to begin the tour at the top gate of the campus. Free and open to the public, however, non-perishable foods are being accepted for the needy.
• New Mexico Highlands University Music Department presents “Les Miserables: A Review” by HU Singers at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for general admission but free for students with a valid NMHU ID.
• The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Community Land Grant will meet
at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Tecolote Community Center. Heirs are urged to attend. For more information, call Joe Herrera at 575-427-1141.
• Christmas Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Student Center Ballroom on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. For more information contact, Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 425-9746 or 505-652-6943.
• Annual Holiday Musical at the city museum, 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the museum on Grand Avenue. The West Las Vegas Middle and High School choirs, under the direction of Sarah Oliver Tenorio, will perform sing-along musical selections while accompanied by Ann Mishler on the square grand piano. Sponsored by the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and the Rough Rider Memorial Collection. For more information, contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204.
• A Time to Bead in New Mexico, Cancer Assistance and Support Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation at 116 Bridge St. A local group of volunteers established a fund at the Cancer Foundation dedicated exclusively to the needs of cancer patients in the Las Vegas area, the “Celeste Martin Memorial Fund.” Periodic fund-raising events, primarily titled “A Time to Bead in New Mexico,” are held in Las Vegas to raise money for the fund and the need continues to grow. For example, in 2011, reimbursement was provided to local residents for 40,725 miles while so far in 2012, reimbursement for 52,229 miles has gone to patients traveling from San Miguel County.
• Huge Craft Fair hosted by the Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the church located at 201 Mountain View Drive. There will be a free spaghetti lunch, homemade crafts, original artwork and unique gift ideas. For information or to become a vendor, contact Raychel Hosch at 426-7466.
• Members of Amnesty International group 463 will write cards of support to Prisoners of Conscience around the world from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Travelers Café. For details contact 425-8980.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• The Survivors of Victims of Homicide group candle light vigil in front of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice Building, 719 Sixth St. Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and the walk will start at 6 p.m. The group will walk to the Plaza Park and attend mass at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrow Church. A potluck will follow at the Parish Hall. For more information, call Helen at 429-1608.
• 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 429-1606. for more information.