Youth Appreciation Day Saturday in RC

The Rio Communities Optimist Club will host a Youth Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday June, 26, in the parking lot at city hall, 360 Rio Communities Blvd.
There will be fun activities for children, such as bean bag toss, jump rope, arts and crafts activities, rock painting, bird feeder and face painting. There will also be fresh popcorn, and make-your-own ice cream sundaes at the end of the day. The event is free.

 

Rainbow Art Walk

The Rainbow Art Walk will be held from 3-6 p.m., Saturday, June 26, in the Belen Arts District, located on Becker Avenue between First and Sixth streets.
This event is an open house of art studios in the district, including Gaze Gallery Pop-Up, Wolf Martinez Gallery Pop-Up, Through the Flower, The GRID Gallery, Belen Art League Gallery and Gifts, Solis Custom Design and Studio 508.

 

Opening reception

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is hosting the New Mexico Navy Exhibit curated by John Taylor. His book, “The New Mexico Navy,” details ships, namesakes, images and histories.
Taylor worked with the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts to honor these vessels and the men and women who called them home. An opening reception will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, June 26, at the museum’s pavilion.

 

Tomé Art Gallery’s Saturday Night Live

Tomé Art Gallery is kicking off the summer with a slate of events, beginning with “Saturday Night Live,” from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 26. The event will feature music, light refreshments and a meet-the-artist event with Jennifer Godbout, who will be speaking about her work with alcohol ink.
Other “Saturday Night Live” events will be held throughout the summer and fall. Tomé Art Gallery is located at 2930 N.M. 47. For information, call 565-0556 or email tomegallery@gmail.com.

 

All American Celebration

The city of Belen will host its annual All American Celebration beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 26, at Eagle Park. There will be food vendors, and live music from Suavecito at 4 p.m., Rhythm Divine at 5 p.m., Black Pearl Band at 6 p.m. and Kevin Michaels Band at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks show begins at dusk.

 

Tomé Art Gallery’s grand reopening

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 in LL

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 begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at dusk. Tickets are available at loslunasnm.gov/759/Fourth-of-July-Celebration. There will not be a Fourth of July parade this year.

 

Capt. Tamara Long-Archuleta Memorial Scholarships

There are $500 Capt. Tamara Long-Archuleta Memorial Scholarships available to students who have been home-schooled through high school and are attending UNM-Valencia or UNM Main Campus full-time. Mail copy of transcripts and a one-page essay about how this scholarship will help you in your education goals to: Scholarship, PO Box 819, Belen, NM, 87002. Deadline is Aug. 1.

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