• Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Halloween Countdown.” The book will be “What a Scare, Jesse Bear” by Nancy White Carlstrom. The craft will be a jack-o-lantern windsock.
• The Women in Agriculture Strengthening the Connection Conference and Resource Fair will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Highlands University ballroom. For more information, call the extension offices in San Miguel Miguel County at 454-1497 or Mora County at (575) 387-2856.
• The Las Vegas Friends of the Carnegie Library will hold its second semiannual board meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the library. Members will discuss the upcoming year and the group’s activities. All Friends members and prospective members are invited and encouraged to attend.
• A Neighborhood Watch informational meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. The meeting is being held because of ongoing burglaries, breakins and vandalism. The public is invited. The presenters will be city Officers Ken Stumberg and Rodney Perea.
• Fort Union National Monument’s monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation is titled “Lydia Spencer Lane: I Married a Soldier.” The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the CCHP/ Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 127 Bridge St. Based on the book “I Married A Soldier,” presenter Van Ann Moore will portray the trials and tribulations of Lydia Spencer Lane, a military bride who lived at numerous military posts throughout New Mexico and Texas in the 19th century, including Fort Union. For more information, call Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
• The Board of Trustees of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative will hold its regular monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at its boardroom in Mora. The agenda will be available 24 hours before the meeting at the office in Mora or by requesting a copy at email@example.com or at (575) 387-2205, ext. 10.
• The Las Vegas Community Water Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Technology Building of Luna Community College.
• A one-day show and sale at Art Essentials Gallery and Art Supplies, Eighth and Washington Avenue, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. For more information, call Stephanie Vice at 425-7963.
• Casa de Cultura invites local youth to take part in a mural project from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, on Douglas Avenue across from Spic and Span. Bring painting clothes. Muralist Rock Ulibarri is in charge of the project.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• A reception for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit of altars, or ofrendas, will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Highlands University’s Burris Hall. The event will include live music and food. The exhibit will be from Monday, Oct. 25, to Friday, Nov. 5. It is sponsored by Casa de Cultura and Highlands’ art department.
• A meeting of a task force to address issues of homelessness has been set for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Samaritan House, 220 Bernalillo Ave. The group has been convened by Samaritan House and the city of Las Vegas. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Naomi Swinton at 454 4228.
• A haunted hay ride will be held the night of Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Tecolote Volunteer Fire Department. Refreshments will be sold. The costs are $3 for adults, $2 for children 10 and older and $1 for children younger than 10. The first ride starts at dusk.
• Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Trick or Treat-Halloween Costume Party.” Participants are urged to dress in their favorite costumes. The book will be “Froggy’s Halloween” by Jonathan London. The craft will be a midnight mobile.
• Sustainable Las Vegas (the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association) will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Highlands University’s Donnelly Library, Room 325. Joaquin Karcher will speak on the topic, “The most affordable approach to Zero Energy Homes.” Karcher is an architect with zero e design (www.zeroedesign.com) in Taos and his homes conform to the principles of the passive house, a design concept from Germany (www.passivehouse.us). Because affordability is a major concern in northern New Mexico, he will focus on that. For more information, call Emelie Olson at 454-3920.