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Today's Features

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.

    Upcoming
    Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 — 105th Annual Wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration will feature a car show, street vendors, softball tournaments, a parade, rodeos, amateur horseshoe tournament, mud bog racing, and a free barbecue.

  • I learned long ago that travel  brings up all sorts of fun encounters with complete strangers. I have always enjoyed starting up a conversation with a complete stranger, and of course this was no different a couple of weeks ago when flying home from Seattle with son Carl.

    He (he has long legs so he sits on the aisle seat in an airplane) and I were joined by a classy lady who sat in the window seat. She and Carl both had work to do with their computers and I read the daily Seattle Times until snacks were served.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Hugo and the Space Dog” by Lee Lorenz. All programs are free and open to the public.
    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer Association special board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 with location to be announced. For location and more information, call 426-2146.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays Nov. 1 to March 31. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Music from Angel Fire presents its Las Vegas concert starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands University. The 2015 festival season, titled Made in America, celebrates American composers and music, as well as international composers that were inspired by America, or wrote special works while in residence here. Each program is hand-selected by violinist Ida Kavafian, now in her 31st season as artistic director.

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • Las Vegas/San Miguel County Economic Development Corporation will host a presentation on “Economic Development in Small Rural Communities” starting at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Plaza Hotel. For more information, call 454-9323.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES

  • The Meadow City Music Festival kicks off today with a free performance by Floozy at Plaza Park. The event will run until Sunday.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Las Vegas Magistrate Court will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28 as staff is attending the Magistrate Court Conference. Magistrate court will be open on Monday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 but will not have judges available on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as judges will be at the conference starting on Tuesday. Regular hours resume on Monday, Aug. 31.
    • Mora Magistrate Court will be closed until Friday, Aug. 28 due to staff and judges attending the annual conference.