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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Where’s Mommy?” by Beverly Donofrio and Barbara McClintock. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Sunrise Kiwanis Club barbecue dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at West Las Vegas High School. Any proceeds are donated to the needs of children in our community. Tickets are $10 and available from any Kiwanis member or by calling 425-9346.

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating 365 nights per year, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 p.m. 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. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Call 454-1390.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • “The Sad Room” a new Original play by Patricia Crespín, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at Sala de Madrid on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets are $10 general admission, seniors $8, and students are $5.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Casa de Cultura’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Mural Park, 7th St. and Douglas Ave.

  • Yes, basketball season is over as far as the high school schedule is concerned, but it is still there. They have the Amanda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp coming up during the summer months. Some of the Mora athletes are going to the big North/South competition. NBA is still showing on television. Mora students have been busy with baseball, softball and track now,  but basketball has always been and will always be the king of sports in the Mora Valley.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — District Track Meet, Pecos
    Saturday
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Raton, doubleheader, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte del Sol, home
    Monday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez Valley doubleheader, away
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, Administration building
    Tuesday

  • Suddenly it is spring, and as I write this, storm clouds are building on our mountain tops. Has El Niño finally arrived? Often, in years past, the heaviest, wettest (and deepest) have come in May in our mountains here.
    And back in the day, the acequias, the always-flowing ditches, were overflowing when the spring runoff started. There is almost no water in any of the ditches at the moment.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Welcome Reception for Chris Wolf, CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the Alta Vista Hospital Dining Room.
    • Community Education Initiatives Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Memorial Middle School. State Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association by email at nmpta@nmpta.org.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert at 7 p.m. Friday in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The styles of music featured are as varied as the students themselves, including rock, alternative, folk, hip-hop, singer-songwriter, and more.

    Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program, and the concert.

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Community Education Initiatives Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Memorial Middle School. State Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association by email at nmpta@nmpta.org.