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Featured: VETERANS DENTAL SERVICE CLINIC: Monday (Aug. 28), 5-7 p.m. (with doors opening at 4 p.m.), there will be a meeting at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative's boardroom (118 Cruz Alta Road) to discuss setting up a dental service clinic in Taos to assist veterans living in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Gregory H. Buerschen and his staff will speak about "health tips and pearls," then answer questions from veterans and dental staff. Call (575) 214-1355.

Acequias, water and neighborhood associations

ARROYO HONDO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS invites Arroyo Hondo residents to the 2017 annual meeting, Sunday (Aug. 27), 2 p.m., Arroyo Hondo Community Center. For information, call Ray, (575) 770-8175.

LA MERCED DE CRISTÓBAL DE LA SERNA meetings are set for third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Talpa Community Center, off State Road 518. Contact Beverly Armijo, (575) 751-0776.

RÍO PUEBLO: A community meeting for all commissioners, mayordomos and parciantes on the Río Pueblo will be held at the boardroom at Kit Carson Electric Co-op, Sunday (Aug. 27), 2 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to stimulate discussion about acequia concerns, encourage collaboration, envision a common future path. Refreshments, music, entertainment will be provided. The meeting is sponsored by the Taos Valley Acequia Association. For more information, call Judy Torres, (575) 758-9461.

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JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY GROUP reads and discusses selections of Carl Jung’s writings every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at SOMOS. Attendance is free, but there is a nominal monthly fee for the use of the room. Contact Anne Robinson, Jungian analyst, at (575) 776-3961.

LOS JARDINEROS invites nonprofit educational or community organizations to submit grant proposals for horticultural and/or education projects to be conducted in calendar year 2018. Grants must be submitted according to the grant application available at gardencluboftaos.org/grants. Applications must be received by Los Jardineros Garden Club by Sept. 1 at Los Jardineros/ Civic Grant Applications, P.O. Box 3103, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557.

NARFE – the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1401 – luncheon meetings are first Thursdays monthly, 11:30 a.m., at El Taoseño Restaurant. All current and retired federal employees are invited. For information, call (575) 758-4191.

TAOS HIGH/ CENTRAL HIGH CLASS REUNION FOR 1966/1967 is Sept. 9-10 at the Sagebrush Inn. Class of '66, contact Lawrence Vargas at (575) 779-3108. Class of '67, contact Concha Santistevan Torres at (575) 770-7328 or Sandie Sandoval Norman, (303) 229-4816. Reunion notices have been sent, but contact the above people for additional copies.

TAOS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972: There will be a reunion Friday-Saturday (Aug. 25-26). Contact Patty Vargas Bachtel at pbachtel1@yahoo.com or (575) 758-8382 for more information. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 5.

Education

ROOTS & WINGS Community Charter School has immediate openings for students in grades 3-8. See rootsandwingscommunityschool.org or call (575) 586-2076.

TAOS EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER is now offering high school equivalency (HSE/GED), career development, literacy tutoring and English as a second language (ESL) classes. Classes are offered in Taos days and evenings. HSE classes are also available in Spanish. For more information, call (575) 737-3730 or drop by 115 Civic Plaza Drive.

TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START is now enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. The program is open to all 3- and 4-year-old children born by Sept. 1, 2014. The program provides meals and transportation and serves children with special needs. The new school year begins Sept. 7. For more information and to request an application, call Taos Pueblo Head Start at (575) 758-5819. Additionally, My First School Child Care is now enrolling 1- and 2-year-old Native American children.

TISA, a K-8 Arts Integrated Charter School is still enrolling students for the 2017-18 school year for all grades. Please visit their website at www.tisataos.org or call the main office at (575) 758-7755 for more information.

UNM-TAOS is now offering a number of health career certificate programs, including emergency medicine, nursing assistant, medical billing/coding and more. A high school diploma is not necessary to take these courses. The program supports development of academic skills, financial aid, job placement and more. Call (575) 737-3731.

UNM-TAOS ADVISORY BOARD REGULAR MEETING will be Sept. 5, 4-5 p.m., Ranchos Elementary School, 200 Ranchos Elementary Road, Ranchos de Taos. For further information, contact Rosalie O. Romero at (575) 737-6204 or chumbers@unm.edu. A copy of the tentative agenda may be picked up at Klauer Campus, PMSSC Room 120, 1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos.

UNM-TAOS HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM (HEP) is now enrolling students. “We offer eligible participants (who have worked at least 75 days in seasonal or migrant farmwork in the past two years) assistance for books, meals and transportation needs while studying for your HSE diploma.” Classes are in Taos and Española, Mondays through Thursdays. In Taos, classes are at 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 100. Call (575) 737-3725.

Food assistance

HELP NM, INC. – CACFP. The organization provides help with out-of-pocket expenses incurred in an attempt to serve nutritious meals for children; non-taxable reimbursement for meals may be received in the amount of $100 to $600 per month. For more information, contact Renée Quintana at (575) 758-3988, (575) 613-3268 or renee@helpnm.com.

LITTLE POOR ONE FOOD PANTRY is open every Thursday from noon-2 p.m. for commodities. Old convent building, 205 Don Fernando St. Call (575) 770-2434.

NORTH CENTRAL FOOD PANTRY operates in Questa, adjacent to Ancianos at 148 Embargo Road. Food is distributed there the second and fourth Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 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 Ranchos Presbyterian Church. Call (575) 758-3166.

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).

Health

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL HEALTH SUPPORT, free events at HCH Community Wellness Center (lower entrance), 1397 Weimer Road, Taos. For more information, call (575) 751-8909 or visit TaosHealth.com.

Pets

CAT AND DOG SPAY/NEUTER, VACCINE PROGRAM: There is a new free spay/ neuter and vaccine program for town of Taos, Taos County and Taos Pueblo residents' dogs and cats. Lower-income pet owners in these locations and all feral/ outdoor/ barn cat owners are eligible for free dog and cat spay/neuter and vaccine services at Española Valley Humane, (505) 753-0228. The program is for dogs and cats from 8 weeks old up to 8 years.

CAT SPAYING/NEUTERING: Free pet cat spaying/ neutering is available with a voucher in Taos via Zimmer Feline Foundation. Call (505) 466-1676. Town of Taos, Taos County and Taos Pueblo cats are eligible for aforementioned programs.

Veterans

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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