• 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.
• 2012 Ride to Pride Dinner, Silent Auction and Dance, 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 5, at “The Civic.” Tickets are $45 for couples, $25 for individuals and $15 for kids 12 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 454-9738 or 429-3905.
• Harvest Gathering of Fine Art, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Old Log Cabin Gallery near Glorieta.The event features original art by regional artists. For more information, call 505-757-6054.
• 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.
• Annual Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Bernal Community Center.
• 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.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Wells Fargo bank locations will be open that day as will the Las Vegas Optic offices.
• The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees October meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Plaza Hotel / Conservatory. Post-mortem review of the 2012 NMAER State Convention is the topic for this meeting. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.
• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization’s 11th Annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant, 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria. Six girls will be competing for the title in four phases of competition.Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or Kevin Zoernig 505-699-6624.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Arthur Herrera at 429-4052 or email@example.com; or Kurt Parkinson at 505-718-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.