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Que Pasa - Sept. 19, 2012

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TODAY HOY
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dora’s Pirate Adventure" by Leslie Valdes. Free and open to the public.
• Fine Art Print lecture series talk by Dr. Robert Bell, 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Art Viewing Room on the second floor of Donnelly Library. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

THURSDAY JUEVES
• Las Vegas First Entrepreneurial Networking Program and Highlands Foundation kick-off of a Thursday evening Entrepreneurship Forum. The first evening forum will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 in the El Fidel lobby. Complimentary tapas will be served. Call Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.
• Taos Revolt of 1847: The Murder of Governor Bent historical discussion will be featured at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the CCHP/ Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. The valleys and mountains of New Mexico thundered with sounds of cannon fire during the Mexican American War of 1846. The towns of Mora and Taos were in an uproar over the fluctuating ideas of nationality, land ownership and political boundaries. Charles Bent, born in West Virginia in 1799, moved out west seeking fame and adventure. Establishing relations with French businessman Ceran St. Vrain and his younger brother William in Colorado, these men would create the trade empire along the Santa Fe Trail known as Bent’s Fort. For more information  and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun

UPCOMING & ONGOING
• Energy Concepts Solar will hold a free Solar Financing Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at Charlie’s Spic and Span. The workshop will focus on how people can finance solar upgrades for their homes. To RSVP and for more information, email ben@eccsolar.com or call  454-0614 ext.1.
• Rev. James Barnes will speak at Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at 715 National Ave. He was a Black Panther who fell into drugs, alcohol and street crime. He will talk about how faith turned his life around. For more information, call 429-6379.
• New Mexico Highlands University will host a Parents Weekend from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23. The Parents Weekend kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. The $25 cost per person includes a Sept. 22 continental breakfast, gift bag, tailgate party, football game ticket, and Sept. 23 brunch. Parents can pre-register by calling the Housing Office at 454-3193.
• West Las Vegas Class of 1962 50th Class Reunion, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. For more information, call Emilio Aragon at 426-7719, Horace Lucero at 429-897, Kathy Tapia at 429-9836 or Lydia Lovato at 454-3990.
• West Las Vegas Class of 1982 30-year class reunion, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. Contact Gloria Salas-Wiggins at g64wiggins@yahoo.com or by phone at 505-617-5287.
• West Las Vegas Class of 1992 20-year class reunion will take place on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 for the high school homecoming. For more information, call Cassandra Rivera at 429-9595 or Darlene Varela at 426-7083.
• Fort Union National Monument  annual First Fort Tours on Saturday, Sept, 22. The public may visit the site of the original fort and see the ruins of the third fort arsenal. Tours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.focus on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the changes it brought about as portions of the First Fort were relocated to a more defensible location and the arsenal expanded in size, all in order to meet a Confederate threat from Texas. The  ranger-led  tours are: First Tour 9 a.m., Second Tour 10:30 a.m., Third Tour 12:15 p.m., Final Tour 2 p.m. Visitors and park staff will meet  at the Visitor Center for a brief introduction and to caravan out to the First Fort site. It is recommended that visitors wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a hat, sun block, snacks and water. For more information and a schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.