Que Pasa - Nov. 4, 2011

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• Mothers of Preschoolers meeting, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at Calvary Chapel (located in the alley behind Lowes and next to the Elks Lodge). Moms with children of any age are welcome. Through this group moms help each other become better moms while learning new parenting skills and developing new friendships. Child care provided. For more information, call Lena Atencio at 454-0572 or 575-496-2920 or email her at lena.atencio@yahoo.com

• Craft Fair at the Las Vegas First Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the church at 201 Mountain View Drive. Table or space is $15. Call 505-206-8931.

• United World College - USA Castle Concert, 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5
on the campus of UWC-USA in Montezuma. Concert features student and faculty performances, African Chorus, Music Improvisation Ensemble and Festival Chorus - under the artistic direction of Ronald Maltais.

• New Mexico Highlands University Music Department presents the NMHU Wind Ensemble Fall Concert, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets: general admission - $5 and all student/children (10 years and under) no charge.

• Rabbi Jack Shlachter of Temple Albert will speak from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Newman Center, 8th Street and Columbia Ave. Learn Israeli dancing with Beverly Post from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend. For more information, call Molly Longoria at 425-8146.

• Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Fall Flight Festival 2011 is on Sunday, Nov. 6. Self-guided Wildlife Drive open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Bird-a-thon Competition. Go to www.flvnwr.org for details and registration form. Live raptor presentation and talk from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the refuge headquarters by Santa Fe Raptor Center Volunteers. 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. Kids Wildlife Crafts at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-6115.Seating is limited to 40. All seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. In case of inclement weather, it could be necessary for some events to be canceled or postponed. In that case, call the refuge 425-3581 on the day of the event for the latest information.

• The parking lot located near Marr Gym at Robertson High School is closed for three weeks due to paving and finishing work. Students, parents and residents are advised that during this time students will be using parking on Fourth Street near the Quintana Building, south-side parking lot, Fifth Street in front of the Career Education Building, near the tennis courts and along Friedman. Contact Darlene Ulibarri at 454-5770.

• Free Senior Jubilee a Senior Citizen Celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at El Valle Community Center, 11 Los Pueblos Road in Villanueva. Topics: Senior Safety Kit; Joy of Repujos (tinwork); Frauds and Scams; Healthy Aging and the Hispanic Family. Followed by a dance honoring veterans from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with musician Bonifacio Benavidez. Reservations by Nov. 7 call George or Sally at 575-421-2256.

• “The Jungle Book” by State Street Ballet Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets: general admission $10, NMHU faculty/staff/other local students: $8, NMHU students/children (12 years and under) $5. To purchase tickets and for more information, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103 on University Ave.

• The next meeting of Sustainable Las Vegas (the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association) will be at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in Lecture Hall 100 in Sininger Hall on the NMHU campus. Note — this is a different location from our usual one. The event will be co-sponsored by the NMHU chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, as one of their Science Cafe events. The topic will be “Gasland – Natural Gas Extraction Issues and Information.” Jennifer Lindline and other members of the geology faculty at NMHU will lead the conversation. Science Cafés are venues for the Sigma Xi chapter to connect the public with science, whereby science faculty and others can informally share their knowledge during an exchange in a friendly setting. Call Emelie at 454-3920 or Lloyd at 454-9122 for more information.

• Las Vegas Elks Lodge is holding a Veterans Day Breakfast, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the lodge located at 2305 Collins Drive. All area veterans are invited and encouraged to attend. They will be service a full hot breakfast.

• Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a bingo at 1 p.m on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Immaculate Conception Church Religious Education Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from member for $5. For more information, contact Elain Marquez at 429-2689.

• Students at Sierra Vista Elementary, Legion Park Elementary, Los Niños Elementary, Early Childhood Center, Mike Mateo Sena Elementary and Memorial Middle School may be eligible to receive free tutoring under Title 1 Supplemental Educational Services part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The goals of this program are to help students succeed in school and do well on the upcoming state test, NMSBA. For more information, call the Las Vegas City Schools Bilingual/ Federal Programs office at 454-5700 ext. 111. Registration will close on Monday, Nov. 14.

• University Celebrity at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets: general admission: $10, all local students students w/valid I.D.’s: $5 and children (10 years and under): $3.

• The United States Air Force Academy Band will present a free public concert by the Academy Winds at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.  Free tickets are available through the Las Vegas / San Miguel Chamber of Commerce – however, tickets are not required to attend this free event. For more ticket information,call the chamber of commerce at 425-8631. The eclectic, non-stop, action filled program includes light classics, world music, patriotic selections and a special tribute to the Navajo Code Talkers. It will be an exciting evening for the entire family.  

• Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Calvary Chapel of Las Vegas. Collection week for shoeboxes will be Nov. 14 to Nov. 20 at Calvary Chapel of Las Vegas, 2310 7th Street behind Lowe's Super Save. Call Linda Alaniz at 425-5094 for more information.