Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

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Wednesday, Nov. 29

The City of Las Vegas Recreation Center, in participation with the City of Las Vegas Museum, will be hosting a guest lecture at 6 p.m. at the Abe Montoya Rec Center. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be discussing conservation education and wildlife preservation.  All City Museum events are free to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact the City of Las Vegas Museum at 505-426-3205 for more information.


Thursday-Friday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

The Las Vegas Lions Club’s annual Holiday Pecan Sale is under way to raise funds for low income citizens of San Miguel and Mora Counties needing eye exams and eyeglasses. Pecan logs and a wide variety of gift bagged pecans and cashews may be purchased Nov. 30 at the State Employees Credit Union on Mllls Avenue and Friday, Dec. 1 at Southwest Capital Bank on Douglas Avenue.


Friday, Dec. 1

The 16th annual Holiday Homes Tour is a fundraiser for the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. Activities get under way at 4:30 p.m, at the organization’s office, 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas. Scheduled are light refreshments and music by Leroy Lucero. Tickets are $15 tickets can be bought online or on site. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., participants can either venture out to the homes themselves or attend the guided tours. For information, visit the website www.lvcchp.org or email the staff at lvhistoric@gmail.com.


Friday, Dec. 1 - Feb. 28

Photographic exhibition of New-Deal era murals across New Mexico, displayed in Kennedy Alumni Hall at NMHU. Murals also displayed in Ilfeld Auditorium and Rodgers Hall.

Reception scheduled on Dec. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 2

The Las Vegas Arts Council Holiday Small Works Show and Sale features local artists and artisans presenting their work at Gallery 140, located at 140 Bridge Street. A reception begins at 5 p.m. during the Christmas Light Parade. Call 505-425-1085 for information.


Saturday, Dec. 2

A call for vendors has been issued for an arts and crafts fair, to be held at the Bernal Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call Kerri at 575-421-3446.


Saturday, Dec. 2

Join Amnesty International at Travelers Cafe from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the second annual “AI Write for Rights.” Stop in before, during, or after the Electric Light Parade and write a letter that could help change a life.


Saturday, Dec. 2

The Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 16th Annual Winterfest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mora Elementary School Gym.


Saturday, Dec. 2

Annual Holiday Musical presented by West Las Vegas High School Honors Choir and student soloists. Takes place 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, corner of 8th Street and National Avenue. Donations welcome. Sponsored by he Las Vegas City Museum and the Friends of the City Museum. For information call 505-426-3205.


Saturday, Dec. 2

An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, costing $10 per person, is from 8 a..m. to 11 a.m. at the Masonic Bldg. 518 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas. The meal is sponsored and prepared by Las Vegas Masons, Shriners, and Eastern Star. Proceeds benefit student and youth activities.


Saturday, Dec. 2

“Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bernal Community Center

I-25, Exit 330 follow the signs. For information call Kerri at (575) 421-3446.


Wednesday, Dec. 6

Old Town Shop-and-Share Evening: Enjoy warm soup as a benefit for local soup kitchens, Pam’s Event Center, 225 Plaza, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per bowl. Live music and a raffle are scheduled. Businesses on Bridge Street and the Las Vegas Plaza will be open late for holiday shopping.


Saturday, Dec. 9

The Christmas Fair Shopping Extravaganza is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 2300 Collins Drive, Las Vegas. Arts and crafts, Avon products, blankets, wreaths and more will be available. Call Rose at 505-425-9545. 


Saturday, Dec. 9

The Ribera Community Cultural Center will host an arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Support local artists who will have one-of-a-kind items, homemade candles, jewelry, iron works, leather works, baked goods and more. Vendors are needed. Contact Lucia at 575-421-3114 or Angel 575-421-3057 for information or to reserve space.


Saturday, Dec. 9

The “Merry Christmas Pageant” is set for 11 a.m. in the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. Admission is  $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger. For information, call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-6848.


Sunday, Dec. 3

The Fourth Annual Mora Winterfest Light Parade will be taking place at sundown. The theme is Miracle of Christmas. No entry fee for applicants. Contact Lillian Maestas at 575-643-6000 or 575-387-5135 for application.



Residents can take advantage of free wood made available by the City of Las Vegas. Pick up is at the Solid Waste transfer station, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 505-426-3314 for information.


OngoingHighlands University is offering season passes for its 2017-18 arts@HU series. The season passes are available for $164 per person and include reserved seating for all events. To purchase an arts@HU season pass, call 505-454-3238.

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