DWI checkpoint

The Isleta Police Department will be participating in several DWI checkpoints through the IHSP anti-DWI mobilization during the months of October and November. The department will be conducting patrol saturations and sobriety checkpoints throughout these months. The main focus will be impaired drivers on the roadways and at the checkpoints.


Juried Art Show: “Miracles and Remedies”

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts presents its 9th annual Juried Art Show, “Miracles and Remedies.”

There will be a grand opening reception from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at the museum, 251 Main St. SE. The winners of the show will be announced during the reception, and refreshments will be available.

The show runs through Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.


Annual RSVP food drive

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is taking donations of non-perishable food for its annual distributions of food baskets for needy family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Take donations to the office at 719 S. Main St., Belen. For information, call Bertha Flores at 966-2567, or Cindy Lu Hurbina at 966-2566.


Thanksgiving basket applications

Beginning Oct. 6 through Nov. 19, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be taking applications to help those in need with a Thanksgiving food basket. This is limited to the number of baskets available. Those who qualify must live in the Belen school district. When applying, you must show proof of income, residence, ID and birth certificate or Medicaid card for each child in the household. Applications are available at the RSVP office, 719 S. Main St., Belen. For information, call Bertha Flores at 966-2567, or Cindy Lu Hurbina at 966-2566.


Sheriff’s pancake breakfast

The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen. Sheriff Denise Vigil will be talking about policing issues. The event is free, and any donations received will go to the Valencia County Sheriff’s Reserve Program. For information, call 866-2400.


Bosque Farms cleanup

The Bosque Farms Fall Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-10 and Oct. 16-17. The dumpsters will be located at the maintenance yard next to the wastewater treatment plant on DeSmet Road. Residents will be allowed one load per household. Residents must bring a water bill or utility bill for proof of residency. For information, call the village office at 869-2358.


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, Oct. 12, 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.


Flu shot clinic

A flu shot clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at the Belen Business Center, 719 S. Main St., Belen. The event, sponsored by the RSVP and Walgreens in Belen, is a COVID-safe space, where masks are required and temperatures checked. Bring your medical insurance card with you.


St. Philip’s food pantry

Every Thursday, St. Philip’s Food Pantry, 113 La Luna Place, Rio Communities, is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call 864-7954.


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