• Story Time at Carnegie Library will not take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization’s Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19. The competition is open to little girls, ages six to 12. Phases of competition are Casual Wear, Talent, Party/Formal Wear and On-Stage Question. No entry fee is required. Entry forms may be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center, Carnegie Library or the Chamber of Commerce. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 18. For information call Philip Ortiz at 718-5656.
• The Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, a free community service sponsored by the United World College, will begin meeting on from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Old Mission Church (Chavez at Socorro streets). All singers ages six to twelve are welcome. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays to share and learn music. The fall session will culminate in a December performance. No prior experience necessary. For more info contact coordinator Kevin Zoernig at (505)699 6624.
• Fort Union National Monument’s Glimpses of the Past presents Chester Nez at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. Nez, 92, is the last of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII – the 29 Navajo Marines who developed the only unbroken code in modern warfare. Chester is the sole Navajo code talker to publish a memoir, sharing his view of history. The program will be held at The Glimpses of the Past series and is free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
• 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. A reception with light refreshments will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the gallery. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• The Mora Motor Vehicle Department will be closed until Friday, Sept. 20. Any questions should be directed to the Mora County Manager’s Office at (575) 387-5279.
• Casa de Cultura’s Fifth Annual “Ain’t Got no Frijoles” Blues Festival, Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. Friday, Sept. 20 - Cruise Las Vegas & Blues Dance Party, Cruise Las Vegas from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting at Plaza Park, Blues Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight, at Plaza Hotel Ilfeld Ballroom with music by Jeff Romero’s Rainy Monday Blues Band and The Jake Loggins Band, tickets are $10 per person. Free concert on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Plaza Park, Las Vegas, performers: Hillary Smith and Soul Kitchen, Kenny Sky Wolf and The Jake Loggins Band. For more information call, Casa de Cultura at 454-6771 or the Chamber of Commerce at 425-8631.
• Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance and Friends of the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge hike to Burro Canyon, the headwaters of the Gallinas River, has been cancelled due to flooding and replaced with a butterfly count on Saturday, Sept. 21. Gallinas area counters will be in the field all day, weather permitting. Beginning “butterfliers” and young people are welcome. Bring lunch and adequate water. Participants are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the fishing / ice-skating pond in Montezuma. To cover expenses organizers are asking $3 from each participant. For information, email to Sonya Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 425- 6680.
• First Fort and Arsenal Tours at Fort Union National Monument, Saturday, Sept. 21. The public may visit the site of the original fort, and see the remnants of Fort Union’s arsenal, which was crucial in keeping the army of the Southwest supplied with arms and munitions. Join a ranger for guided programs at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2 p.m. Visitors and park staff will meet at the Visitor Center 15 minutes prior to the program time, then caravan out to the First Fort site. This program is brought to you in partnership with the Fort Union Ranch. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, ext. 0, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
• Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s Community-Wide Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center Gymnasium. Free health screenings and information will be featured from area health care and insurance providers, consumer advocates and groups, social service and volunteer organizations. For more information about the health fair contact Linda Leyba at 426-3959 or email email@example.com.