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Today's Features

  • I continue to be amazed at how fast time flies, particularly when I get into area history. This was brought home to me just last week  when I learned that the Chapman Lodge Number 2 of the Masonic Lodge in Las Vegas will soon be 99 years old. Yes, it is still active and does much for our community.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Eighth annual Outdoor Concert for the Birds and Kids Fun in Nature Day will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, just east of the city.

    There are many fun events throughout the day. This year there will be very popular hayride beginning at noon. Another event will be archery lessons beginning at 1 p.m.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dumpy’s Apple Shop” by Julie Andrews Edwards. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering counseling services to the community this semester. Call 454-3564. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by the training professor of the Guidance and Counseling Program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dumpy’s Apple Shop” by Julie Andrews Edwards. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Exhibition of paintings by Martin Montoya at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery, the exhibit will be on display until Sept. 28. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering counseling services to the community this semester. Call 454-3564. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by the training professor of the Guidance and Counseling Program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Parents of New Mexico Highlands University students will have the opportunity to get a taste of campus life during Parents Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

    “This is going to be an informative, fun and festive weekend for parents,” said Yvette Wilkes, housing director. “First, they’ll learn about academic expectations and all the support services we offer students on campus. Then, the parents will get to relax and enjoy some of the social aspects of campus with their student.”  

  • TODAY HOY
    • 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.

  • Submitted by the Optic

    The Wagon Mound School community gathered earlier this month to witness the naming and dedication of the Wagon Mound Public School Administration building in honor of two long-time educators, Zack and Eloisa Montoya.