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Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Alumni Association presents a silent auction scholarship fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the ballroom of the university’s Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    The public is welcome at the fundraiser. There will be free cookies and punch, as well as entertainment by the Highlands University Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra. Benny Lucero directs the mariachis.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Merry Christmas, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • TODAY HOY
    • NMHU Music Department and the HU Singers Present “And All That Jazz,” Songs from Cabaret and Chicago, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets $5 and students with valid ID are free.
    • Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Friday, Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University HU Singers will perform a medley of songs from the musicals Cabaret and Chicago 7:30 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    And All That Jazz is a full musical production that includes original choreography, sets and costumes.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral program in the Department of Music, is the musical director and piano accompanist.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • This is the weekend of Christmas preparation in Mora.

    On Friday night, at 6 p.m.. there will be a session with Noche de Las Familias at Tapetes de Lana when families gather for a time together.

    Saturday starting at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m, the annual Winter Fest will take place in the elementary Gym at the Mora Independent School district. There will be many local venders with the results of their skills and hard work to sell to those who are looking for something to share in Christmas gifts and for their own use.

  • Time flies when one has fun. Suddenly I look at the calendar, (it is almost December as I write this) and look outside (there are 14 inches of new snow on the ground) and I realize it is about time to search out Christmas cards.

    I might be able to dig out a Christmas card from very long ago if I work at sorting the boxes of photographs I’ve already written about. Our parents fell for someone’s line about how wonderful photograph Christmas cards were when Sweet Brother Bill and I were just “wee tots,” as my grandparents would say.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Noche de Familias, Tapetes de Lana
    Saturday
    10 a.m to 3 p.m. — Winter Fest, Mora Elementary Gym
    4 p.m. — Christmas Pageant by Mora Theater Group after the Winter Fest-Elementary Gym- followed by free hot chocolate and bizcochito bar
    1 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home, seventh and eighth
    TBA — Mora Rangers basketball at Taos Tournament, Taos, varsity