COLCHA EMBROIDERY IN SAN LUIS, COLORADO. You’re invited to an exhibit of beautiful colcha embroidery by local women in San Luis, Colorado at the Economic Development Center (formerly “the Museum”) in the center of town. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Light refreshments will be served. San Luis is about an 90-minute drive north of Taos using State Road 522 and Colorado State Road 159. For more information call Marcella Pacheco (719) 672-4237 or Connie Fernandez (575) 758-7608.
EL SALTO MDWCA monthly board meeting will be held at the Community Center on State Road 150 in Arroyo Seco Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m. (one week earlier than usual considering the holiday). All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda is available the Sunday evening before the meeting. Call Larry Szczech (575) 776-1894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FULBRIGHT DISTINGUISHED AWARD WINNER and Taos area teacher Leslie Baker will hold a forum to talk about her project and answer any questions at the Taos Public Library Community Room at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. If you are interested, email email@example.com
GREEN PARTY OF TAOS asks: Do you enjoy the views of Northern New Mexico’s mesmerizing wilderness and also enjoy hearing and sharing views with others like you? Then, the Greens of Taos share a common ground with you. The Green Party of Taos would like to connect with you Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 from 10 a.m.-noon where you can hear about positive green projects happening in your community. SOMOS Bookstore, 108 Civic Plaza Drive,Taos.
JUNG DISCUSSION GROUP. Iâm beginning a new Jung discussion group in January 2019. We will read writings by Carl Jung and discuss. This is not a therapy group. The discussion will be led by Anne Robinson, Jungian analyst. The meetings will take place at SOMOS on Civic Plaza Drive. To reserve a space and get further details, contact Anne at (575) 776-3961.
MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE is having a drive to raise funds and care packages for its hospice patients and its program from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31. Drop-off locations are at Albertsons and at Mountain Home’s office, 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 180. Call (575) 758-4786.
Oo-Oo-Nah HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR will be held Dec. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Concessions and a raffle. Vendors fee is $50 for the weekend. The cultural center is next to Tiwa Kitchen on Veterans Highway (the main road into the Pueblo. Call Ronnie at (575) 770-6527 or Viola Romero at (575) 779-0922.
Oo-Oo-Nah ART AND CULTURAL CENTER is having its monthly board meeting on Thursday, Dec.13 at 11 a.m. It will be held at the Oo-Oo-Nah Art & Cultural Center next to Tiwa Kitchen on Veterans Highway (the main road to the Pueblo). For more information, contact Darilynn McClure at (832) 867-5819.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH organizers of the fellowship meal on Thanksgiving want to thank all their helpers. “Tere Archuleta, Mark Abeyta and myself, Billy Archuleta would like to thank everyone who donated to the Thanksgiving Day Fellowship Meal by way of food, money and labor. Your generous donations made it possible for us to provide a full Thanksgiving Day meal to 200 people from the Taos community, and make their holiday just that much brighter. It’s the generosity of people like yourselves that re-enforces one’s faith in our fellow community members and in humanity, May God continue to bless you and your families during this holiday season and throughout the coming years. Most sincerely your brothers and sister in Christ, Billy, Tere and Mark.”
TAOS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL will hold its regularly scheduled governing council meeting on Monday (Dec. 10) at 5:30 p.m. at 110 Paseo del Canon West, Taos. Call (575) 751-3109 or visit taosacademy.org.
TAOS COUNTY DWI PLANNING COUNCIL has scheduled ITS regular monthly meeting for Dec. 19. The meeting will take place at the Taos County Administration Building, conference room 175 at 11:30 a.m. Contact Herbert Valdez at : (575) 737-3857 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAOS IMMIGRATION ALLIES AND LAS CUMBRES (Enos GarcĂa mission partner) with First Presbyterian of Taos Church, JosĂ© GonzĂĄlez and Siena Sanderson, are collecting supplies for families in shelters at Juarez and El Paso. For more information, email email@example.com.
TAOS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is having its monthly governing council board meeting Monday (Dec. 10) at 5 p.m., 118 Este Es Road, Taos. For an agenda, call (575) 751-7115.
TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START holds its Winter Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Taos Pueblo Community Center. Local artwork, indoor rummage, family fun, food, Christmas keepsakes, raffle and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Pueblo Head Start. For further information call (575) 741-0830.
ACEQUIA MADRE DEL RĂO GRANDE DEL RANCHO will hold its annual meeting Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Talpa Community Center on State Road 518 and Archuleta Road. All parciantes are encouraged to attend. Call Sam DesGeorges (575) 770-7406 or Mike Valerio (575) 770-5892.
CAĂON NORTHSIDE DITCH ANNUAL MEETING will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at Juan I. Gonzales Agricultural Building, Chamisa Road, Taos. All members are urged to attend. Call Nick Romero for more information (575) 758-2982.
AARP SMART DRIVER SAFETY COURSE for people 50 and over will be held Monday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4:45 p.m. at Coronado Hall (120 Civic Plaza Drive Taos, NM; across from the old Convention Center building, now UNM). Registration is from 11:30-11:50am.This is a refresher class for older drivers; it does not include driving or written tests and participants can receive a discount on their auto insurance. Cost of the course is $15 per person for AARP members and $20 per person for nonmembers. Reserve a seat by calling (575) 758.3619 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING PERMITS in the Carson National Forest are at the supervisors office in Taos (575) 758-6200 and all ranger district offices in PeĂ±asco (575)587-2255 , Questa (575) 586-0520, Tres Piedras (575) 758-8678, El Rito (575) 581-4554 and Canjilon(575) 684-2489. FREE Christmas tree cutting permits are available for every fourth-grader. Get a downloadable pass at everykidinapark.org. Then take a parent or guardian and the pass to the closest Carson office to be redeemed. However, office hours and the availability of personnel who can sell permits will vary by office, so call ahead to make sure. Also check the website fs.usda.gov/carson for updates on office hours and permit sales availability.
DRIVERS NEEDED by the Road to Recovery program for cancer patients. Volunteer to drive people to their doctor and chemo therapy appointments. You can donate your time and use of your car to help out in this worthy effort. All you need is a drivers license and a stint in the American Cancer Society’s training program. Call 1-800-227-2345.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION. A program is helping rural, small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy consumption. Contact Johanna.email@example.com or call (505) 827-0264.
NARFE, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1401, luncheon meetings are first Thursdays monthly 11:30 a.m., at El TaoseĂ±o Restaurant. All current and retired federal employees are invited. For info, call between 2-3 p.m., at (575) 758-4191
SANTA TERESA DE JESUS CHAPEL in El Prado is getting a natural gas heat source, so the monthly scheduled Mass can be held in winter as well as summer. During the process, the connection of the heater could not occur because of technical issues.Â It is necessary to purchase another heater since part of the project is already complete. Please consider donating toward this special fund. Take your financial help to the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish office and specify that the donation be placed in the El Prado chapel account.
TAOS LIONS CLUB invites the public to attend one of our meetings, held on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Taos Country Club, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.. We are always looking for new members to join and become involved with our programs: KidSight, Adult Vision, Scholarships, Scouting, Tio Vivo Carousel, Christmas Stocking Project and Flags on the Plaza. The club is a diversified group of fun people, focusing on programs that help make Taos a better place to live.Â For more information, visit our website taoslions.org or contact Paul White at (802) 779-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TALPA MUTUAL DOMESTIC WATER ASSOCIATION would like its membership know that the annual consumer confidence report is ready to view. For a copy, call Raul E. Vigil (575) 751-4373 or pick up a copy at the Talpa Community Center off State Road 518.
TALPA COMMUNITY CENTER LIBRARY is overstocked with books for sale. The library is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Books are selling for 10 cents for paperbacks and 25 cents for hardbacks. For information, call (575) 751-1014.
HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START, operated by YDI, is taking applications for students at all of its locations throughout Taos County. School hours are all day, every day. For further information, call (575) 758-3425 or (575) 758-4556.
PREGNANT MOMS AND HOME BASE in Llano Quemado are taking applications from pregnant moms. For further information, call (575) 758-3425 or (575) 758-4556.
TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START AND MY 1ST SCHOOL is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Priority is given to Taos Pueblo enrolled children and children enrolled in other federally recognized tribes; however, all children are welcome to apply. For more information, call (575) 758-5819.
TAOS EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER is offering classes in High School Equivalency (HSE/GED), career development, literacy tutoring and ESL. Classes are offered in Taos days and evenings. HSE classes are also offered in Spanish. Drop by the office at 115 Civic Plaza Drive or call (575) 737-3730 for more information. Join the top-performing adult ed program in the state.
UNM-TAOS HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM is now enrolling students. The program offers eligible participants (who have worked at least 75 days in seasonal or migrant farm work in the past two years) assistance for books, meals and transportation needs while studying for a high school equivalency diploma. Classes are in Taos and EspaĂ±ola, Mondays through Thursdays. Taos classes are at 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 100. Call (575) 737-3725.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TAOS invites all friends and members of the church to bring a canned good, non-perishable gift, every first Sunday of the month for The Shared Table, all gifts will be greatly appreciated. First Presbyterian Church of Taos, 215 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Call (575) 758-3124.
GIVING TREE is a local clothing bank and food pantry serving Taos and surrounding areas. To make a donation, call Christalyn Concha at (505) 980-3387, email email@example.com or visit givingtreetaos.com.
HELP NM, INC. â CACFP. The organization provides help with out-of-pocket expenses incurred serving nutritious meals for children. Nontaxable reimbursement for meals may be received from $100 to $600 per month. For more information, contact RenĂ©e Quintana at (575) 758-3988, (575) 613-3268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITTLE POOR ONE FOOD PANTRY is open every Thursday noon-2 p.m. for commodities. Old convent building, 205 Don Fernando St. Call (575) 770-2434.
NORTH CENTRAL FOOD PANTRY in Questa is adjacent to Ancianos at 148 Embargo Road. Food is distributed the second and fourth Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
SHARED TABLE distributes food commodities and basic health care items the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m.-noon in El Prado at El Pueblito Methodist Church, 1309 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, and from 2-3 p.m. at Talpa Community Center, State Road 518, Ranchos de Taos,Call Pastor Cheri Lyon (505) 440-6849.
ST. JAMES FOOD PANTRY offers supplemental groceries to all, Thursdays, 12:30-4 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago (at Gusdorf Road behind the Quality Inn).
GENERAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS SUPPORT. Call Taos Public Health Office at (575) 758-2073.
HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL HEALTH SUPPORT, free events at HCH Community Wellness Center (lower entrance), 1397 Weimer Road, Taos. Call (575) 751-8909 or visit TaosHealth.com.
CAT AND DOG SPAY/NEUTER, VACCINE PROGRAM for the town of Taos, Taos County and Taos Pueblo residents’ dogs and cats. Lower-income pet owners and all feral/ outdoor/ barn cat owners are eligible for free dog and cat spay/neuter and vaccine services at EspaĂ±ola Valley Humane Society, (505) 753-0228. Dogs and cats must be between 8 weeks and 8 years of age.
CAT SPAYING/NEUTERING: Free pet cat spaying/ neutering is available with a voucher in Taos from the Zimmer Feline Foundation. Call (505) 466-1676. Town of Taos, Taos County and Taos Pueblo cats are eligible.
TAOS FERAL FELINE FRIENDS says beat the Taos mouse with a Taos feral feline. Two feral cats can be adopted for just $25. All cats are fixed, vaccinated and guaranteed ready to hunt. Call Taos Feral Feline Friends (575) 737-9208.
HEROES HANGOUT is a nonprofit resource and recreation center for veterans and their families. Come join us for billiards, camaraderie and fun! We are right next-door to the VA clinic at1353 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur and are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (575) 751â2803.
NOT FORGOTTEN OUTREACH WELLNESS CENTER, 461 Theodora Lane, Taos, offers free events and services, including free yoga for military families, 10 a.m., Tuesdays; relaxation and pain management techniques classes, Wednesdays, 3 p.m.; acupuncture services for military families, second Friday of each month; Warrior Canine Connection Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (veterans train service dogs for fellow veterans); 12-step recovery meetings for veterans and military families recovering from addiction, noon Fridays; caregiver (physical or mental) support meetings, first Saturday of each month, 11 a.m.; VFW regular meetings are second Saturdays, 2 p.m. Call (575) 741-1503 or visit notforgottenoutreach.org.
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