The Optic announces public events in Que Pasa. Email news about your event to pscherer@orourkemediagroup.com at least one week before it takes place. Include a phone number. Information can also be dropped off at 720 University Ave., Suite B, Las Vegas.

Oct. 8

•A benefit dance and concert will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at The Historic Serf Theatre Hall to help with Kenny Medina’s medical expenses. Tickets are $15 at the door. Medina suffered a mild stroke a few weeks ago and will undergo major heart surgery.

•West Las Vegas High School Football at Dexter 7 p.m. 

•Robertson High School Football at Raton 7 p.m. 

•New Mexico Highlands University Volleyball at Chadron 6 p.m.

•New Mexico Highlands University Women’s Soccer hosts Western Colorado at 2 p.m. at former Memorial Middle School

Oct. 9

•Amor de la Tierra Garden Club will host its annual Fall Bulb Exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the plaza park. Participants can bring and take home seeds, perennials, tree saplings, iris bulbs, ground covers and houseplants. The event is free.

•Robertson High School Volleyball hosts Hope Christian at 12:30 p.m. at Michael Marr Gymnasium

•New Mexico Highlands University Football at Western Colorado at 1 p.m.

•New Mexico Highlands University Volleyball at Colorado School of Mines at 5 p.m.

•West Las Vegas High School Girls Soccer hosts Santa Fe Indian School at 11 a.m. at Frank Herrera Complex

•Robertson High School girls soccer hosts Monte Del Sol Charter at 12:30 p.m. at former Memorial Middle School

Oct. 11

• Robertson High School Boys Soccer at St. Michael’s 3 p.m.

Oct. 12

•West Las Vegas Girls Soccer at Santa Fe Prep at 4 p.m.

•NMHU New Mexico Highlands University Volleyball hosts Adams State at 7 p.m. at John A. Wilson Complex

•Robertson High School a West Las Vegas Volleyball at 6:30pm at Gillie Lopez Gymnasium

Oct. 21

•A candlelight vigil to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be held at 6 p.m. at the plaza.

Oct. 29

•New Mexico Highlands University will host the Spanish operetta Zarzuela from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased from the NMHU Music Department by calling 425-3359 and available for $25 at the door.

Oct. 30

•The 2021 Mora Fall Festival Trunk or Treat will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The deadline to sign up your vehicle is 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Vehicles will be set up beginning at the south entrance of El Alto Road, through Middle El Alto Road and coming out on Highway 434 by St. Vrain. For information, email OurMoraNM@gmail.com.

Oct. 31

•The City of Las Vegas will host Trunk O’ Treat Boofest from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot. Those wishing to give out treats need to fill out an application with the city by Oct. 25. For an application, call 454-1401, ext. 1604.

•Trunk-n-Treat will be held for younger children from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 811 6th St, Las Vegas.

Nov. 19

•The Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation hopes to raise $60,000 during its virtual Chile Challenge on Nov. 19. For more information, Richard Lindeborg, secretary for the foundation, at 505-425-9120

Ongoing

•First Born of Northern New Mexico offers free virtual visits to families with children under age 5. Residents of San Miguel, Mora and Harding counties can reach First Born at 505-454-1343 or FirstBornNNM@gmail.com.

•The United World College-USA in Montezuma is looking for Get-Away families for its 16- to 19-year-old students. UWC is a two-year international high school with 235 students from more than 90 countries. The Get-Away program pairs students with local families who offer their homes to host students for breaks, holidays, or occasional outings. If interested in applying, please go to https://www.uwc-usa.org/our-community/get-away-families/get-away-family-application.

•The Las Vegas Visitor Center in the LV Train Station and Citizen’s Committee for Historic Preservation at 116 Bridge St. are looking for volunteers to greet visitors. Responsibilities include providing printed resources and maps of Las Vegas and the surrounding areas; helping visitors discover the history, culture and architecture of Las Vegas; and directing tourists to restaurants, hotels and activities. Call the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce at 505-425-3707 or CCHP at 505-425-8803.

•The Las Vegas Soup Kitchen needs volunteers on Thursdays. Contributions of food and supplies are also needed. Call 505-425-7283 if interested.

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