Qué Pasa, Friday, August 3

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Sunday July 8-Sunday, Aug. 22

New Mexico Highlands presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery from July 8 – Aug. 22. The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have lived the cowboy way. The artists reception will be July 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the gallery, which is in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. Hours for the Ray Drew Gallery are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sundays from1 to 5 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 3-Saturday, Aug. 4

The Blessing of the Waters ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Gallinas River Bridge. An artists reception will take place at Gallery 140, located at 140 Bridge St.  will take place after the blessing both days to see their work and talk about the value of the heritage arts in the community. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided. The exhibit will continue through August, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. There will be extended hours during Heritage Week whenever the flag is flying. See

lasvegasartscouncil.org/2018mercado for information.


Saturday, Aug. 4

The Las Vegas Police Department will be at the El Valle Community Center at 11 a.m. to provide a slideshow on active shooter situations to elementary and high school students. Supplies, backpacks and tote bags will be given to all kids in attendance.


Saturday, Aug. 4

Join the Local Emergency Planning Committee at the LEPC Expo where you can visit with first responders from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 2609 Seventh Street in Las Vegas. For more information call 505-425-6190.


Saturday, Aug. 4

Roxanne Swentzell, a pueblo sculptress, writer, and nutritionist, will give a presentation on pueblo food ways in the Ilfeld Auditorium at 5 p.m. as part of Heritage Week. General admission is $5, Friends of the Museum member $3 and children under 12 are free.


Saturday, Aug. 4

The Places with a Past Historic Home Tour, with a theme of “The Rejuvenation of Las Vegas,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour features historic homes and buildings in Las Vegas. Admission is $25. For information, contact the Citizen’s Committee for Historic Preservation at 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, call 505-425-8803 or visit www.lvcchp.org.


Sunday, Aug. 5

The Fifth Annual Salute To The Troops Concert and Dance, hosted by local music act Gonzalo, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Las Vegas Plaza gazebo. The theme is a tribute to Al Hurricane Sr., who passed away in 2017. It will feature La Familia Sanchez, Al Hurricane Jr., Jerry Dean, Erika and Christian Sanchez, Gonzalo and others in a free all-ages show.



Aug. 8-11

The 2018 San Miguel / Mora County Fair takes place at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds, located on New Mexico Highway 65 between Las Vegas and Montezuma. See this web address for a schedule and contest / event information: bit.ly/2v4x00y


Thursday, Aug. 9

The Literacy Council is holding a schoolbook giveaway at the TLC Book Bank, located in Southwest Capital Bank, Aug. 9 and 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free educational materials and literature anthologies (some in Spanish), textbooks, and skills workbooks for K-5 are available at no charge to families, educators and home-schoolers. Everyone is welcome.



Luna Community College and El Valle Community Center have moved the Adult Education Program to the San Miguel Senior Citizen Center in Ribera for the winter. Get your GED/High School Equivalency Monday-Thursday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call or drop by to register. Gabrielle Griego, Adult Education Data Tech, Luna Community College, 366 Luna Drive, Las Vegas, 505-454-5307 or Patricia Gallegos 505-617-5281.



The Mora/Colfax Head Start program is recruiting and assisting families in completing enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year. Children born before Sept. 1, 2015, are age-eligible. Pick up an application from the Mora/Colfax Head Start Offices at Holman Elementary School 3549 State Highway 518 in Holman, or call Pauline at 575-387-3136, Raelouann at 575-387-3217 or Valerie Benjamin at 575-387-3139. You can also get an enrollment application from the Mora Independent School District and the MISD website: www.mora.k12.nm.us. 

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