Que Pasa - Sept. 28, 2011

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• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up” by Stan and Jan Berenstain” and the theme is “Happy Birthday, Mr. Stanley” All programs are free and open to the public.

• Las Vegas Marketing and Branding Community meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, at the New Mexico Highlands University Student Senate Chambers in the Student Center Building (across from the NMHU football field). For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

• Mothers of Preschoolers open house meet and greet, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at Calvary Chapel (located in the alley behind Lowes and next to the Elks Lodge). Moms with children of any age are welcome. Through this group moms help each other become better moms while learning new parenting skills and developing new friendships. Child care provided. There will be food, door prizes and fun. For more information, call Lena Atencio at 454-0572 or 575-496-2920 or email her at lena.atencio@yahoo.com

• The Border: Closer to Home Than You Think” conference to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, in Las Vegas. Keynote speakers, John Fife and Gene LeFebvre, human rights activists and co-founders of No More Deaths from Tucson, Arizona will open the conference at 7 p.m. on Friday  at United World College’s Kluge Auditorium.The conference will continue all day Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception School at 6th and National in Las Vegas with more speakers, breakout sessions and discussions. Sunday worship services at I.C. Church and First United Presbyterian Church will end the conference. For more information regarding breakout sessions, presenters, resources and registration forms, visit  http://theborder.wikispaces.com. For more information, call 454-9707.

• Parent and Community Awareness and Education Institute by the Northeast Regional Education Cooperative, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Luna Community College Rough Rider Grill. For more information, call 426-2262.

• Pecos National Historical Park is hosting a Night Sky program at dusk on Saturday, Oct 1. There will be a telescope available for viewing. Flashlights and lawn chairs are recommended. The event will be free and open to the public. For directions to the park, or more  information about the program, call the visitor center at (505)757-7241 or visit the park website www.nps.gov/peco

• Chapter H PEO will sponsor a garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the First Baptist Church, 201 Mountain View Drive, to raise funds for educational projects.

• Sustainable Las Vegas (the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association) and the Las Vegas Community Water Board will be co-sponsoring a Waterwise Garden Tour on Saturday, Oct. 1. Come to 1327 Fourth St. between 10 a.m. and noon to see what can be done without using potable city water. With intensive mulching and other permaculture techniques, the owners kept not only drought-tolerant plants but an "edible landscape" alive through the use of rainwater and greywater catchment and distribution. This event will substitute for Sustainable Las Vegas’ usual presentation on the second Thursday evening of the month.

• Bernal Community Center Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, at the center. There will be a flea market, raffles, food and music. For more information, call Liz McKay at 575-421-2818.

• The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the 10th Annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria. Nine beautiful and talented little girls will be competing for the title in talent, casual wear, party wear and on-stage question. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. For more information call Philip Ortiz, Executive Director at 505-718-5656

• Cimarron United Methodist Church is hosting a blessing of animals at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the church parking lot on Collison St. in Cimarron, N.M. This is to celebrate the beauty of the fall and in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Attendees are asked to bring their pets for special prayers, scripture and song during this short service.