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Today's Features

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  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Ray Drew Gallery at New Mexico Highlands University will present Return of the Corn Mothers, a photographic exhibition featuring the stories and portraits of multi-generational and multi-cultural women of the Southwest.

    This exhibition is on loan from Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Chicana/o Studies Journey Through Our Heritage program.
    The traveling exhibition is a 2007 Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute award winner and a 2009 Colorado Endowment for the Humanities award recipient.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Youth Art/Talent Show, 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Ages 12 and older are invited to participate, any form of art is welcome. For more information, email BAMD.LV@gmail.com. This event is being facilitated by UNM BA/MD pre-med students assigned to Las Vegas.

  • The Cleveland Park is getting a clean-up, repair and beautification this summer, thanks to Mora County, Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mora Valley Ranch Supply Store and several community members who are partnering with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp. to provide employment for eight youth this summer.

    The Cleveland Park in Mora County is being cleaned and regenerated. The youth are currently trimming brush and cleaning up the vegetation, and building a walking trail around the park.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday and Sunday
    All Day — Cultural Encounters, 150th anniversary of Civil War as it relates to New Mexico and Fort Union, Fort Union National Monument in Watrous. See page 3 for more information.
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman
    Field #1 Cardinals vs. Rockies
    Field #2 Dodgers vs. Braves
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • If it is summertime, the living should be easy. Part of my easy living includes make-ahead dishes for lunch or supper. After so many years of three big meals a day for a crowd, a few tricks of this cooking trade have rubbed off on me.

    My summer calendar has begun to fill up. I now intend to be ahead of the game. I’ll have lunches almost completed and ready to pull out of the “ice box” as they used to be called.

  • By Michelle Locke
    For The Associated Press

    The parade of retro treats marches on. And this summer it seems the foodie hipster scene has declared shaved ice is the hot “new” old way to stay — and be — cool.

    “We have lines. People are really excited about it,” says David Carrell, one of the operators of the New York City-based People’s Pops, which specializes in shaved ice, along with ice pops, both made with fresh fruits and herbs.

  • TODAY HOY
    • 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, Wednesday, June 20, serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, Wednesday, June 20, serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.