Calendar of events (11/21/13)

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

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. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1000 Goad St., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Free. Light refreshments.

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,

A U.S. Forest Service informational meeting on the special use permit to extend military training in the Cibola National Forest will be held at the Magdalena ranger station, 203 First St., Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. USFS and U.S. Air Force staff will be available to answer questions. For more information, call 575-854-2281 or visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/news-events.

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.

13th Annual Merchant Mixer Christmas gift fair at Knight of Columbus Hall, Hwy 60. Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Theresa Mishoe 575-418-0334.

Christmas Tree cutting permits are on sale for the Mt. Taylor and the Magdalena Ranger Districts. Trees may be cut between Nov. 28 and Dec. 24. Cost is $10 per tree (up to 10 feet). For trees taller than 10 feet, the cost is $1.00 per foot. The tags are also good to dig up a living tree. Purchase tags at the Magdalena Ranger District Office, 203 First St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. or the Cibola National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 2113 Osuna Rd., NE, Albuquerque weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 575-854-2281 or 505-346-3900.

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.

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.

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

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

Bill Hearne at the Old Town Bistro, 7 p.m. Friday

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

Mose McCormack, w/Dave Thomas, Matt Thomas and Matt Baca at the Cap, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday

Festival of the Cranes Social event at the Bodega.  The WesternHers and Jazz Menage will be performing, 5 p.m. Friday.

Garcia Opera House Saturday Arts & Crafts Fair music line up:
9:00-9:30 a.m. Irish Dancers
9:30-10:45 a.m. Toby and Ermie Jaramillo
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Gary Axen & Martha Cather
12:30-1:45 p.m.  Last Minute Bluegrass
2:00-3:15  p.m. Roon
3:30-5:00 p.m. Jen Exten

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

Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega’s Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Party from 6:30 – 9 p.m,, Saturday.

Mose McCormack at the Old Town Bistro, 8 p.m. Saturday

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

Garcia Opera House Arts & Crafts Fair Sunday music line-up:
10:00-11:15 a.m. Dave Thomas and friends
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Unplug the Couch (Jeanne & Bill Giebitz)
1 – 2 p.m. Steve & Martha Cather with Jim Ruff

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

Blue Monday at the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio, Monday, 6 – 8 p.m.

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

COMMUNITY

El Camino Real International Heritage Center, Exit 115 off Interstate 25, has free admission for New Mexico seniors 60 and older on Wednesdays. Sundays all New Mexico residents are admitted free. For more information, call 854-3600 or visit www.elcaminoreal.org.

Tienda de Segunda Thrifty, 400 Spring St., accepts donations of furniture, clothing, kitchen appliances and more. Thrifty cannot accept broken or dirty furniture, and has no facilities to wash clothing so donations need to be clean.  The store is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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.

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.

Recycle mixed paper, paperboard and cardboard from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Plaza. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 835-0424.

*HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

*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.

Save Our Bosque Task Force meets at 9:00 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Doug Boykin at 835-9359 or visit www.sobtf.org.

Socorro Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, locations vary. Call Susan at 835-0998 for more information.

DAV service officers meet 5-7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the DAV Hall, 200 Fifth St.; 835-0843.

Animal Protective Association of Socorro meets at 5:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information call Valerie at 517-9094.

Engineers Without Borders meets the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Jones Annex 108 at New Mexico Tech. All interested people are welcome. Contact Will Reiser at wreiser@nmt.edu for more information.

Que Posse 4-H meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Socorro County Fairgrounds. For more information call 835-0610.

Socorro Valley Bass Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at K-Bob’s. For more information call Ron at 835-8123.

Socorro Gun Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Kelly Petroleum Building on the New Mexico Tech campus. For more information call Cletus at 838-2637.

Magdalena Chamber of Commerce meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Bear Mountain Coffee House. Call Danielle to confirm at 854-3310.

Socorro Republican Party meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 115B California St. For more information call Della at 418-8145.

Socorro County Juvenile Justice Board meets the first Thursday of every month at noon at 111 School of Mines. For more information contact Kirstin Keller, 575-517-0310

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

Socorro Train Gang meets 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of every month at the Hammel Museum. For more information, call Jon Spargo at 418-7534.

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.

Alamo 4-H meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Alamo Wellness Center; 835-0610.

Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District meeting is the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at 103 Francisco de Avondo. For more information, call Nyleen at 838-0078.

Animal Control Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. For more information call Kathe at (505) 550-2007.

DAV monthly meeting is 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the DAV Hall, 200 Fifth St.; 835-0843.

GRIZZ Project meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Magdalena Fire Station. For more information, call Marguerite at (505) 206-3565.

Socorro County Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Location varies. For more information, call Kay Brower at 835-1721.

Masonic Lodge No. 9 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 912 Leroy. For more information call Gary Stendel, 496-4328.

Cottonwood Valley Charter School General Council holds a public meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at CVCS. For more information call 838-2026.

Knights of Columbus meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. 517 U.S. Highway 60 West. Call 835-1852 for more information.

Socorro Amateur Radio Association meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the County Annex, 198 Neel. For more information call Dave, 835-1432.

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

HeadStart Cafeteria meets. For more information call Beth or Betty, 835-8709.

Socorro County Tourism Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. Locations vary. For more information call Robyn, 517-0291.

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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