Que Pasa - Dec. 10, 2014

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• Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This weeks’ book is “Christmas Mice!” by Bethany Roberts Free and open to the public.

• The New Mexico School Board Association’s free training for prospective board of education candidates for any school district at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 in the New Mexico Highlands Student Union Building, Room 321. Joe Guillen, NMSBA Executive Director, will provide information on board member authority and responsibilities.

• The Nat Gold Players will be performing the musical comedy “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin the first and second weekends in December. All shows will be at the new Charlie’s Spic and Span banquet facility on Douglas Avenue. Dinner Theatre ($25 tickets), show is at 7 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13; Show only ($10 tickets, $8 for students and $5 for children under 5), show is at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12; Coffee and Dessert Matinee ($15 tickets) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 with dessert served during intermission. Tickets are available from Tome on the Range, Love Music, or any cast or Nat Gold Board member.
• Clearly Confused Production of “Invisible Woman” by Brandi Aragon and “The Disks of China” by Eric Martin, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. Both are on-act original plays. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 seniors, and $3 for students with valid ID.

• Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the American Legion on Collins Drive. For more information, call 425-9545.
• A Winter Celebration in Pendaries from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Pendaries Community Center. Children ages 5 and younger are free, children 6 to 11 are $10, people older than 12 are $15. Price per person includes a traditional New Mexican holiday meal with tamales, red beef and green chicken enchiladas, posole, pinto beans, tortillas, garnishes, beverages and bizcochitos. Live music performed by the Mora High School Mariachi Group and a special visit from Santa Claus. Call 505-231-0882 to make your reservations by Thursday, Dec. 11 to avoid lines the night of the event, reservations may be prepaid at the Pendaries Office.
• The survivors of Victims of Homicide group candle light vigil at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 in front of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice Building, 719 Sixth Street. Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 and the walk will start at 6 p.m. The group will walk to the Plaza Park. For more information, call Helen at 429-1608.
• Tarnoff Art Center’s Annual Potato Pancake and Pastrami Holiday Fund raiser, House Party and Art Exhibition, 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the center located in Rowe. For more information and directions, call the center at 505-919-8888

• Baroque Advent and Christmas Celebration, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Donations accepted with proceeds to benefit the renovation of
pipe organs at the church.

• 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.
• Winter Solstice Celebration, 6:45 a.m. Eight Treasures Qigong Exercise, 8 a.m. Ceremony for the Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit, followed by quiet sitting and a potluck on Sunday, Dec. 21. For directions or more  information, call Jody or Peter Stege at 505-603-0581 or 454-0003. Everyone is welcome.
• Las Vegas Jewish Community Inc.’s Hanukkah Party, 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the historic Temple Montefiore, Columbia Ave. and Eighth Street. There will be music, potluck, menorah lighting and more. For more information, call Kaaren Rougeuz-Caplan at 454-4900 or carrollcaplan@hotmail.com.