• 104th Bean Day Celebration, Monday, Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m. parade, noon free barbecue, and 2 p.m. rodeo.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.
• The AAUW Summer Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 and on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Sala de Madrid, on the Highlands campus. There will be a large selection of books — paperbacks, mysteries, inspirational works, current affairs, art books, children’s books, classics, collectibles — great reading and information for every interest, along with CDs and DVDs; most paperbacks $1, and most hardcovers, including best-sellers, at $2. The book sale is a non-profit fund-raiser for AAUW solely to support educational programs in the community and scholarships. Donated books may be dropped off at the Sala de Madrid Thursday, Sept. 11.
• Nat Gold Players presentation of Happy Gland Band and Poets to Ponder, dinner at 6 p.m. with show starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 at the new Spic and Span’s facility in the old Salvation Army Building. Tickets are $20 adults in advance, $22 at the door and students are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available from any Nat Gold Player board member. For more information, call 454-0060.
• Oil and watercolor paintings by Kimberly Reed-Deemer and acrylic paintings and pastel drawings by Johanna Kennan are on display until Oct. 10 at El Fidel Restaurant. An exhibit reception will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.
• Robertson High School class of 1979 will host its 35-year Class Reunion from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11 in Las Vegas. Anyone who attended high school with this class is invited to attend. Attendees will participate in the Robertson Homecoming Parade followed by a tailgate party and attendance at the Homecoming game on Friday; a school tour, dinner and dance on Saturday. Any classmates who have not been contacted may call MaryAnn Salazar-Lucero at 505-629-6377 or Diane Lucero-Vasquez at 505-379-2082 for more information.
• The Las Vegas Arts Council’s 2014 Historic Las Vegas Studio Tour, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. In addition to private studios, tour stops at New Mexico Highlands University and United World College once again we will have a “La Gente” show featuring both Las Vegas residents unable to show at home and area artists who reside outside the studio tour perimeter.
• Meadow City Zen is an open group of people sitting in silent meditation. The group will be at the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. For dates, information, and instruction call Jane at 454-1260. All are welcome and donations accepted.
• Committee for Clean Air, Water, and Earth weekly meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays at Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. The meeting is about fracking and ongoing projects in Las Vegas and San Miguel County. For more information, call 426-1468.
• The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program is still looking for children to join in the Head Start classrooms. If interested, pick up an enrollment application at the Mora/Colfax Head Start Office in Holman. The program provides some of the necessary skills your child needs to get a jump start in preparing your child for kindergarten. The program’s curriculum is designed on an individual basis that focuses on learning all basics. Enrollment application is also available on the Mora Independent School District website at www.mora.k12.nm.us. If interested, pick up an enrollment application at the Mora/Colfax Head Start Office in Holman or call Pauline at 387-3136 or Beatrice at 387-3139.