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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Benefit dance for the Wounded Warrior Project, 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Civic. Admission is $10 per person and must be at least 21 years old to end. Music by Picoso. Sponsored by H.U. Athletics, The Music Album, El Rialto Restaurant, Best Western and Days Inn Motels.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. From November through March, the shelter is open for overnight stays. Their Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available. Call 454-1390.

  • Mora County residents get ready, this weekend is going to be full of fun this weekend in Mora as the Christmas invasion has begun.

    Tonight (Friday) starting at 6 p.m. at Tapetas de Lana in Mora will host “Noche de Familia.” The evening will consist of a movie, food and other fun activities.  

    This event is sponsored by the Mora County DWI program. Everyone is welcome to this free event that promotes sobriety and family.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. —  Mora County DWI Program’s Noche de Familia, movie, food and activities, Tapetas de Lana
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Santa Rosa Invite, away

    Saturday
    9 a.m.  to 3 p.m.—  Mora WinterFest, featuring arts and crafts by area artisans, Mora Elementary Gym
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Santa Rosa Invite, away
    Noon —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, away

  • My buddy and fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, thinks that flying fruitcake will land on his day of retirement. Be careful what you wish for, Art. You might get several fruitcakes before then. My readers are always thoughtful and generous, I’ve learned. No further fruitcake columns are in the works here at the ranch, but I just discovered, in a treasure trove of very old letters sent to my mother in 1944, no less, a recipe for onion cake.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Six Snowy Sheep” by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Gordon Tessler. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Submitted to the Optic

    British journalist, country music publicist, founder of the British Country Music Association and Hall of Fame member, Tony Byworth, has a fondness for the “real” Las Vegas.  Byworth will be in Las Vegas through Wednesday for a visit, a radio interview Tuesday morning, a luncheon at noon at El Riato Restaurant, and to help officiate at the premiere of a video series produced by local Jim Terr called “New Mexico Survivors,” interviews with four local residents regarding getting by in earlier times.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES