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Que Pasa - Oct. 7, 2013

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WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
• The Crypto Jews of New Mexico, a lecture by Charles Truxillo, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Lora Shields Science building on the campus of Highlands University. Free and open to the public.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Go to Bed, Monster!” by Natasha Wing. Free and open to the public.

THURSDAY JUEVES
• The annual enchilada dinner to fund Mustard Seed grants to nonprofit groups in Las Vegas and the surrounding area will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the First Presbyterian Church, from any member or at the door. There will also be a silent auction.
• Kimberly Reed-Deemer Art Exhibit containing 25 works will be on display to Thursday, Oct. 10 at Burris Hall Gallery on the campus of Highlands University. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public.

UPCOMING & ONGOING
• Make Me a Celebrity city concert registration takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at Playerz Video Games at 1606 Seventh St. Open to middle, high and college students in Las Vegas. For more information, call 505-603-9225.
• Rally to urge our County Commissioners to extend the Moratorium on fracking in San Miguel County until they can prove it’s safe, 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at Plaza Park. John Olivas, Chairman of the Mora County Commissioners will be the featured speaker, as well as others. Open mike and music. For more information, call 426-1468.
• Panther Fest, enjoy some great music by some of Northern New Mexico’s bands, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. All proceeds go to the Pecos basketball programs. Tickets are $20 adult, $15 senior citizens, and $5 children younger than 12. Tickets include the music entertainment and a meal. Tickets are available from any basketball player or coach. Tickets will also be available at the door. Bands include: Ernestine Romero, Los Mal criados, Johnny Sanchez y Puro Norte, Perfeccion, Camino Oscuro, Kenny Medina, and Bobby Madrid.
• Gallinas Watershed Olympics, noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at United World College-USA campus in Montezuma. There will be team competitions in wood splitting, horseshoes, and flycasting. Other events include kids carnival, kite making, bird feeder making and many other events.
• Highlands University’s Music Department presents “Musica Romantica” an afternoon of Spanish Music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at NMHU’s Kennedy Lounge. The show will feature Linda King on piano, Krzysztof Zimowski on violin, Dana Winograd on cello and Andre Garcia-Nuthmann as tenor. Tickets are $5 each.
• Alta Vista Regional Hospital is hosting a free community wide pre-tailgate barbeque in celebration of New Mexico Highlands University’s 120th Anniversary from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at the hospital’s employee parking lot, 104 Legion Drive in Las Vegas. Come meet with Jim Fries, NMHU President and show your support of the NMHU Cowboys and Cowgirls and don’t forget to wear purple. For more information, contact Marla Martinez at 426-3772.