• Celebrity chef Mark Anthony presenting his Dinner and A Message cooking show, 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Culinary Arts Dining Room located on the campus of Luna Community College. Mark Anthony is a regular on 3ABN worldwide television and has done special free cooking shows in every continental state in the country. He has lost 80 pounds by going on a plant strong lifestyle and he has dropped his cholesterol from 263 down to 118. This is a free event, and donations are accepted to help cover expenses. For more information, contact Diana Bird at 718-6148
• Exhibition of paintings by Georgie Sichler Bemis, show titled “Good Morning New Mexico,” will be on display until Oct. 29 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery on the first floor of Donnelly Library. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.
• The San Miguel Amateur Radio Emergency Services Group in conjunction with the San Miguel County/ City of Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management is looking for individual emergency communication volunteers. Any interested parties are urged to attend at meeting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the San Miguel County Commission Chambers.
• Tenth Annual Tecolote Haunted Hay Ride, at dusk on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Tecolote Fire Department. Hay ride is $3 each.
• Halloween Carnival, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Eagles Hall, 211 South Grand. For more information, call Sandra at 429-8937.
• In celebration of Dia de Los Muertos there will be a decorate a Frida Kahlo Sugar Skull event starting at 1 on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Tito’s Gallery, 157 Bridge St. The event is hosted by Princess Winter Wednesday and local artist Bambi Doe Blake. For more information, contact Blake at 425-2684.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Even Monsters Need Haircuts” by Matthew McElligott. This week’s theme is “Halloween.” Free and open to the public.
• Magistrate judges in San Miguel County will only handle traffic citation cases from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 1.
• MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Calvary Chapel (located in the alley behind Lowe’s next to the Elks Lodge). Mothers with children of any age are welcome to attend. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. For more information, contact Lena Atencio at email@example.com or 454-0572.
• El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers’ Association Board of Directors’ Meeting, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 89 Roadrunner Road. The meeting is open to anyone. For questions or further information, contact Karyl Lyne 454-9707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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,” 4 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.
• 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.