Calendar of events (11/14/13)

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

Toys for Tots Christmas toy drive, now through Dec. 22. Toys or cash donations can be dropped off in front of Walmart every Saturday in November and on Black Friday or at the DWI office, 106 Center St. For more information, call Theresa Rosales at 838-2208 or William Armijo at 835-0941.

Art show at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center Exhibition Center features local artists, Nov. 14 through Dec. 16. Free.

Basic Literacy Training for those interested in becoming a Socorro County literacy volunteer is Nov. 15 and 16, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. at the County Annex Building at 198 Neel Ave. Free (lunch on your own). Call Celeste at 835-0589.

Quilt/fiber trunk show by fiber artist Gail Garber is Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m., at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 908 Leroy Place. (across from NM Tech’s Skeen Library). Free. For more information, call Sara at 835-4671.

Hot Winter Night’s Dance (Salsa),  Nov. 15, City of Socorro’s Finley Gym.  Free dance lessons 7 p.m.; dance 8 p.m.

“The Lion in Winter,” a Socorro Community Theater production, shows at the Garcia Opera House, Nov. 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m.; matinee Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.; dinner theater Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: Adults: $10/Seniors $8/Students $6. Advance dinner theater reservations $38 (dinner theater tickets must be purchased by Nov. 15). For information or to purchase dinner theater tickets, call the SCT box office at 835-2564.

The San Agustin Water Coalition board meeting, Datil Baptist Church, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call Eileen Dodds, 575-772-5850.

Chamber Music: Piano Trios and Quartets, President’s Chamber Music Series II, NMT Macey Center Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Free.

26th annual Festival of the Cranes, Bird watching and more at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and in Socorro, Nov. 19 – 24. For more information, visit www.FestivaloftheCranes.com or call 575-835-2077.

Faith and Science Series lecture — “Are we alone in the Universe? Astrobiology in Search of an Answer to an Ancient Question” by astrophysicist/priest Fr. Paul Gabor, S.J., Ph.D. St. Paul’s Methodist Church,
1000 Goad St., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Free. Light refreshments.

Arts and Crafts Fair. Art, music, and more. Garcia Opera House, Nov. 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

English as a Second Language (ESL) training for those interested in becoming a Socorro County literacy volunteer is Nov. 22 – 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the County Annex Building, 198 Neel Ave. Free (Lunch on your own). Call Celeste at 835-0589,

Book signing. Author and Univ. of Texas instructor Elaine Hampton will be signing and selling her books “Anay’s Will to Learn: A Woman’s Education in the Shadow of the Maquiladora” (UT press) and “Solar Noon” — a self-published novel set in Socorro. M Mountain Coffee House, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m. and Nov. 24  7:30 – 11 a.m.

Robert Mirabal & the Jemez Pueblo Dancers PAS concert at Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech campus, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 youth. Free to NMT students.

Festival of the Trail open house at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site. Archeology lecture, square dancing, Indian dances, fry bread and more. I-25 Exit 115 south of Socorro. $5 admission. Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.elcaminoreal.org or call 575-854-3600.

Community Thanksgiving dinner at the Disabled American Veterans center, 200 N. 5th St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Free. Donations and volunteers are needed! For information, call the DAV 835-0843 or Peter Romero 575-418-7656.

Driver safety class sponsored by AARP is Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Socorro Senior Center. $12 for AARP members/$14 non-members, collected at the door. Limited seating; call 835-2119 or 835-1369 to reserve your place.

Luminarias on the Plaza, Art stroll, Christmas carols, Santa Claus and more. Dec. 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Electric Light Parade, 6 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC

Storm Circus at the Old Town Bistro, 7 p.m. Thursday

Open Mic at Sofia’s Kitchen, 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Mariam Funke at the Bodega restaurant 6:30 to 8:30  p.m. Friday.

Remedy at the Capital Bar, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday.

Live music at Sofia’s Kitchen, 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday.

Doug & Mariam at the Old Town Bistro, 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Open mic at El Matador Lounge, 707 California St., 8:30 p.m. to midnight every Saturday

Live music at Sofia’s Kitchen, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.

Piano trios and quartets, President’s Chamber Music Series II at Macey Center on the NMT campus, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Open mic at the Old Town Bistro is every Monday at 7:30 p.m.; 838-3976.

Next Blue Monday is Nov. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio.

ONGOING

ICAN Cooking is from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 198 Neel Ave. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 N. California at ISD Office; 835-0610.

Social Night Out for special needs individuals, ages 16 and older, is held at the Socorro Youth Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information call Patti at 575-740-8418.

Midwest CAP Food Pantry is open Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., at 904 Spring St. Senior Helpings are the first Wednesday of every month. Call Florie or Virginia at 835-0899 for information.

Peace Vigil is 4:30 p.m. Friday on the plaza. Call 835-2517 for more information.

Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday to serve the homeless and in need. For more information call Duane at 835-2895.

Socorro Winter Farmers Market is held Saturdays at the south entrance of Finley Gym from 9 to 11 a.m. The market features fresh produce and more. For more information call 312-1730.

Story Hour and Craft Time is 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Socorro Public Library; 835-1114.

MEETINGS

Desert Writers meeting is on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Socorro Public Library, 401 Park St. For more information call Cindy Kessler at (505) 220-1563.

Socorro County Amateur Radio Emergency Service meets at 4:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of every month at 198 Neel Street. Email ares_dec@socorroara.org for more information.

Socorro Healthy Infants, Family & Teens (S.H.I.F.T.) meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month.

Socorro County Fair Board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Socorro County Fairgrounds; 835-0610.

Eagles Club meets the second Thursday of each month. For more information call Ray at 835-9952, or call Archie for more information about the Ladies’ Auxiliary at (505) 507-2507.

Lion’s Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Bodega Burger Company. For more information call Vern, 835-3081.

NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees) meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month at K-Bob’s. For more information call Naomi, 835-2040.

Mavericks 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Socorro County Fairgrounds; 835-0610.

Fiber Arts Guild of Socorro County Monthly Meeting, 10 a.m. second Saturday , Epiphany Episcopal Church, 908 Leroy Place, Sue Romero 575-517-7452.

Red Hatters Classy Sassies Society for Women (for ladies of all ages) meets second Sunday at noon. Call for meeting location: 835-1774.

Yucca 4-H meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Magdalena High School ag shop; 835-0610.

Rio Abajo Poets Meeting is 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at New Mexico Tech library, Room 5. For more information call Barbara, 835-3437.

Socorro County Land Use Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the County Annex, 198 Neel Ave.; 835-0589.

Tumbleweed 4-H meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the County Annex, 198 Neel Ave.; 835-0610.

Socorro County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the County Annex, 198 Neel Ave.; 838-3988.

New Mexico Veterans service officer Theresa Zuni is available the third Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at City Hall. For more information call Peter, 418-7656.

Civitan Club meets at noon the third Friday of each month at K-Bob’s. For more information call Keith, 835-0052.

Socorro County Housing Authority Board meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at 301 Otero. For more information call Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez, 835-0196.

Socorro County Right to Life meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Socorro Public Library, second floor meeting room. For more information, call Debbie at 835-1575 or Joy at 835-2405.

Magdalena Garden Club meets at 2 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Magdalena Public Library. For more information call Yvonne, 854-2361.

M Mountain Writers’ Critique Group meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. For location, call Cindy Kessler at (505) 220-1563.

Rotary Club meets noon on Wednesdays at K-Bob’s; 838-0717.

*RECREATION
Shared Yoga Practice is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Finley Gym. All are welcome, but no child care is available. For more information call Jean, 838-0511.

Socorro Tennis Association meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. at the city tennis courts in Sedillo Park, including Fun Play Matches and monthly tournaments. Email aprusin@nmt.edu.

*SUPPORT
Addictions Support Group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Quemado. Includes AA; 773-4594.

Addiction Class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. at The House, 105 Neal Ave., Socorro; 835-4357

Al-Anon meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Presbyterian Church, Magdalena; Sundays, 7:30 p.m., Epiphany Episcopal Church, Socorro. Call 1 (888) 425-2666 or (505) 266-1900 for more information, or visit www.al-anon.alateen.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Alamo Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Alamo Community Center; Magdalena, Thursday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at noon at the Presbyterian Church; Socorro, noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays (closed meeting) at 7:30 p.m. at Epiphany Episcopal Church. Saturdays AA meets at 9 a.m. at Puerto Seguro in Socorro. For AA information call 835-9785.

Group bereavement support is available to anyone who needs help because of the loss of a loved one at Good Grief; 838-4098.

Marriage class is Mondays at 2 p.m. at The House, 105 Neal Ave., Socorro; 835-4357.

Narcotics anonymous meeting is Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the DWI and Community Alternatives building at 106 Center Socorro; 838-2208.

Struggling with Addiction is Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel; 838-9535.

Weight Watchers meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Epiphany Episcopal Church on Leroy Street. The first meeting is free. For more information call Roslynn, 418-8804.

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