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Today's Features

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Track Team District meet, Pecos
    5:30 p.m. — 6th annual Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet, 6:30 p.m.: dinner, silent and regular auction, guest speaker Nancy Polalillo, Mora VFW
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Del Sol, Ft. Marcy
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Peñasco, away
    Thursday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, away

  • Suddenly it is springtime in the Rockies again. And after such a long, cold and windy winter, I wondered if any plant, tree, weed would survive our weather onslaughts.

    I am happy to report that our grass is green again, there are buds on our various trees and the lilacs may bloom soon. The early plum blossoms are frozen, but that happens every year here. My calendar has all sorts of dates penciled in.

  • By Elizabeth Karmel
    For The Associated Press

    During a recent visit to a food festival in South Carolina, I was lucky enough to be invited to the home of Nathalie Dupree, cookbook author and Southern entertainer extraordinaire.

  • Burger King makes promise

    Burger King on Wednesday became the first major U.S. fast-food chain to pledge that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and eggs by 2017.

    The move by the world’s second-biggest burger chain helps it satisfy growing demand among customers for humanely produced fare and adds fuel to an industry-wide shift to consider animal welfare when purchasing food supplies.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Madrigal Choir will perform “Journey’s End” in concert with members of the Santa Fe Symphony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The concert features Las Vegas composer Linda Rice Beck’s Requiem and German composer Jean Berger’s Exiles.

    The Highlands University choral director, Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, will conduct the concert.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The Las Vegas Optic is updating its noticias. Organizations are asked to resubmit their submissions to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com For questions, call 425-6796 ext. 239.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Llama Llama Home with Mama” by Anna Dewdney. Free and open to the public.
    • United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES

    • Spring Fever? Volunteer to plant trees. The Las Vegas Tree Board will be planting 50 Poplars and 50 Lilacs starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 in Marrujo Park. Marrujo Park is on Commerce Street near the middle entrance to I-25.
    • The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion show, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at NMHU’s Ilfeld Auditorium. For ticket information, call Donna Martinez at 454-3238.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    International Magicians of the Year-The Spencer’s Theatre is coming to the Meadow City with a show at 7 p.m. this Tuesday in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Kevin and Cindy Spencer have been called modern-day Houdinis who leave their audiences spellbound with their unique blend of high-tech spectacle, drama and danger.

  • TODAY HOY
    • “Alice in Wonderland” by American Family Theatre (children’s broadway musical), 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Tickets: General admission: $ 8, local students w/valid I.D.’s: $6, NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s and children (10 years and under): $5. Advance tickets, call 505-454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.