• Tony E. Marquez, Jr. Fall Fitness Challenge, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 10 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The weigh-in date is Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 at the center. For more information, contact recreation center staff at 426-1739.
• Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth meeting, 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Presbyterian Church - Community Room. The purpose of the meeting is to pick up petitions to ban fracking in San Miguel County. All are welcome. For more information, call 426-1468.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m, Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dino-Football” by Lisa Wheeler. This week’s theme is “Fall Sports.” Free and open to the public.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• The City of Las Vegas Waste Water Treatment Facility will stop providing effluent reuse water for residential customers beginning at 3 p.m. on Oct. 5. The approval from the New Mexico Environment Department under the city’s DP-1118, Part V, allowed this use only for the 2012 growing season. Direct any questions to the Utilities Department at 454-3832.
• New Mexico Highlands University host its Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. This year’s theme is "Paint the Town Purple – Viva Highlands.” Parade entries may be picked up at the Office of Campus Life in the Student Center or by calling 454-3201, 454-3495, or 454-3590.
• Special meeting to elect new officers for the board of La Comunidad de El Carmen/ Community Land Grant to be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on El Oro Road. All community members, Hermanos de Nuestro Padre Jesus and interested parties are welcome. For more information, call
Max Garcia at 505-469-9914.
• New Mexico Highlands University Music Department presents, “Lyrical Passions Franck, Brahms and Schumann,” featuring Linda King on piano, violinist Krzysztof Zimowski and tenor Andre Garcia-Nuthmann at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 in Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are
$5 and students with valid ID are free. For more information, call Victoria Evans at 454-3135.
• Robertson High School Freshman class is holding a raffle for an elk hunt for either sex in unit 46. The permit donated by Cerro Pelon Ranch is valued at $2,500. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by contacting John Maldonado at 454-2739 or email@example.com. The raffle is for the permit only.
• The Las Vegas Children's Chorus, sponsored by students and music faculty member Kevin Zoernig of the United World College, began meeting from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Old Town Mission (Chavez at Socorro adjacent to Rio Gallinas). All 6- to 12- year-old children are welcome, and a season of multicultural singing will culminate in a December performance at the Montezuma castle. For more information, contact sophie,firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Zoernig 505-699-6624.
• Donations are being accepted for the 2012 Ride to Pride Dinner and Silent Auction slated for Oct. 5. For more information, contact any of the following Ride To Pride representatives; Lorraine Esquibel 429-3905, Bernard Schaer at 429-0856 or Amy McFall 429-5678.
• The Robertson High School class of 1967 is planning its 45th class reunion for Oct.11 to Oct. 13 for the RHS homecoming. They are still looking for classmates. Deadline is Monday, Oct. 1. Call Sandra Martinez Trujillo at 454-8203 or Sara McWilliams Harris at 454-0438 for information.
• The Robertson High School Class of 1982 is hosting its 30th class reunion, during the weekend of Oct. 19. If you are an alumni or interested in attending, contact June Tafoya at 505-718-0021 or email@example.com; Arthur Herrera at 429-4052 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kurt Parkinson at 505-718-4545.
• 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.