Spring fisher derby set

by Breakfast Optimists

A spring fishing derby for children under age 12 is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Las Maravillas Pond. It’s sponsored by the Breakfast Optimist Club of Belen. Prizes and free hot dogs and Cokes will be given. Bring your own pole and bait.

Breakfast to be served

A breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 24, at Juan Diego Hall at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church off NM 47 in Tomé. Eggs, ham, potatoes, red and green chile and pancakes are on the menu. It’s sponsored by the Padre Pio Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Protect home from wildfire

“Protecting Your House and Property, A Rural Landowner’s Guide,” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, and again on Tuesday, April 9, at the Student Center at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada in Tomé. It’s sponsored by the Tomé-Adelino Fire Department, which will talk about how residents and landowners can help firefighters to reduce damage in the event of a wildfire. Parking is available in the southeast lot at the campus. For information, call Chief Jack Dickey in the evening, at 861-0526.

Ever seen a pygmy goat?

A nationally-sanctioned pygmy goat show will be held at the Valencia County Fairgrounds in Belen on Saturday, March 23, with checkin at 8 a.m. and the show at 9 a.m. Buy pygmy goats; learn about the animals.

Growers market discussed

An organizational meeting for this year’s Rio Grande Valley Growers Market is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Belen City Hall. Last year, the market operated on Friday afternoons at Anna Becker Park.

Holiday trash pickup set

Village of Los Lunas trash routes that would normally be run on Good Friday, March 29, will be changed. They will be picked up as a double route on Thursday, March 28.

Easter egg hunt planned

A community Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Belen Care and Rehabilitation, 1831 Camino del Llano in Belen. Four age groups, from 2 to 12, will have separate hunts. For information, call Gloria Griego or Rhonda Cota at 864-1600. It’s free to the public.

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