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Today's Features

  • Thursday, Oct. 12

    The 19th annual enchilada dinner to fund Mustard Seed grants to nonprofit groups in Las Vegas and the surrounding area will be held in the Flamingo Room at the Hillcrest Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the First United Presbyterian Church office (1000 Douglas Ave.), from Dr. Em Krall or at the door. For information, contact the church office at 505-425-7763.

    Thursday, Oct. 12

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    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Monday, Oct. 9, the court and all other San Miguel County offices will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 4

    How should your community grow and change? San Miguel County is updating its comprehensive plan and needs your input to develop policies guiding long-term growth and development in the county. County officials will be on hand to answer your questions on Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rociada Fire Station. Visit www.smcounty.net for the online survey, meeting schedules and plan process and information.

    Thursday, Oct. 5

  • Sunday, Oct. 1

    International Peacemaker Nora Carmi, a Palestinian Christian, will make a presentation at 1 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave., about her firsthand experiences as a refugee. The public is invited.

    Wednesday, Oct. 4

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

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

    • The Las Vegas Community Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers to Prepare and serve lunch on Thursdays. It is an ecumenical ministry. All are welcome. Call 425-7283 for information.

  • Friday, Sept. 29

    Pecos National Historical Park invites you to an evening under the stars for a one-time showing of Mrs. Miniver featuring Oscar-award winning actress Greer Garson. Join us on Ms. Garson’s birthday at 7 p.m. to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the release of the film. Admission to the movie is free, but due to limited space, reservations are required. Bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for a fall evening in northern New Mexico. For information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.

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

    • The Alcoholics Anonymous local hotline is 505-425-3577.

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • Comedor Soup Kitchen will offer a second evening meal at the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall on the Plaza. Join us Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 4 p.m. for a hot meal and good company. Fresh produce and bread often available, as well as food pantry bags.

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

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

    • The Las Vegas Community Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers to Prepare and serve lunch on Thursdays. It is an ecumenical ministry. All are welcome. Call 425-7283 for information.

  • I have been a guest at many weddings during my long time living here in Mora County. Our beautiful Catholic churches become a gentle, yet spiritual gathering place for such a very special event.

    The stained glass windows in many of them make a visit very special in many ways. I was invited to yet another very special wedding recently and this time the church, the site of this wedding was in a mountain meadow.

  • 9.22.2017 FRIDAY

    6 p.m. The New Mexico History Museum will present a public overview of the “Turn On, Tune In” storytelling project in the NMHU Student Union Building, Room 322. The project intends to shine a light on the 1960s and 1970s counterculture’s relevance and how it might activate and inspire people today.

    7:30 p.m. “Los Tropicales The BIG Band” will be playing at Pam’s Event Center at the Palms Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Coffee Shop, at the Palms at Pam’s Flowers and Love Music.