DWI patrols

In conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Safer New Mexico Now, the Los Lunas Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols, enforcement checkpoints and seat belt enforcement operations during the month of July.

 

Meet the author

Local educator and children’s book author, Rachel Bate, will share her new book, “Santa Fe Tom” at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 1. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $14.95. This event will take place on the new patio at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts, 251 Main St. SE, Los Lunas. Limited to approved capacity at the venue. For information, contact Stephanie Birr at birrs@loslunasnm.gov or call 352-7720.

 

Tomé Art Gallery’s grand re-opening

Tomé Art Gallery will hold “Super Sundae” grand reopening from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, July 4. Celebrate Independence Day with an ice cream sundae, a bag raffle and watch some artists demonstrate their work. Tomé Art Gallery is located at 2930 N.M. 47. For information, call 565-0556 or email tomegallery@gmail.com.

 

Fourth of July Celebration

The annual Los Lunas Fourth of July Celebration will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 4, at the Los Lunas Sports Complex, 1601 N.M. 314. There will be food vendors, live music from Brandon Saiz and The Gershom Brothers, followed by a fireworks show at dusk.

 

Vacation Bible School

The First United Methodist Church in Rio Communities, 75  Manzano Expressway, is having its Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon, July 6-10. All children are welcome.  The theme is, “Lost in time with Jesus.” Call 864-6095 to register or for more information. The church will be having its first ever Performing Arts Camp from July 19-23.

 

Food for seniors

The ECHO CSFP Program is offering free food for senior citizens who are 60 years old and older from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 13, at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane. To register, bring a picture ID and/or proof of age. For information, call the RSVP office and ask for Bertha at 966-2567 or Cindy Lu at 966-2566.

 

BPD meeting

The Belen Police Department will hold an in-person, town-hall-style meeting at 6 p.m., Friday, July 16, in the city council chambers at Belen City Hall. This event will also be streamed live on Facebook. BPD officials will answer questions and welcomes suggestions or feedback.

 

Summer picnic and sale

The Belen Harvey House Museum will hold its grand reopening with a Summer Picnic and Sale from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 17. There will be free hot dogs, lemonade, a book sale, half-price T-shirts, a clearance sale on railroad books, Christmas in July sale, Fiber to Finish Guild with weaving and spinning demonstrations and sale, fresh farm eggs, Tin Lizzie Car Club and free guided tours of the museum. Entertainment will be provided by Van Ann More as Doña Tules. For more information, visit harveyhousemuseum.org.

 

LLHS Class of 1971 reunion

The Los Lunas High School Class of 1971 will hold its 50th class reunion from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at Teofilo’s Restaurante, 144 Main St., Los Lunas. The reunion will be in the large dining room and outside patio.

RSVP by July 22 to John Tull at 505-249-6104, 505-869-0072 or email johntjr@earthlink.net; or Beth Spraberry at 903-271-6881 or email bspraberry@yahoo.com.

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