AARP SMART DRIVER SAFETY COURSE will be offered May 14 from noon to 4:45p.m. at Coronado Hall (120 Civic Plaza Drive Taos, NM; across from the old Convention Center building, now UNM). Registration is from 11:30-11:50 a.m. 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 is $15 per person for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Seating is limited, please call (575) 758-3619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER FOR ST. JAMES FOOD PANTRY will be held Saturday (April 28), noon-2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago, corner of Gusdorf. Hand made bowl, delicious soup lunch, raffle baskets, and incredible silent auction. tickets are $25. Call (575) 758-2790
ARBOR DAY EVENTS sponsored by the town of Taos and the Taos Tree Board will be held Friday (April 27) between 2 and 5 p.m. at Río Fernando Park. For a schedule of events call (575) 741-0868.
PREVIEW OF 2018 SANTA FE OPERA SEASON will be held Thursday (May 3) at the Valverde Common House at 405 Valverde Commons Drive in Taos.. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the program begins at 3:00 p.m. Those operas are "Candide," "Ariadne auf Naxos," "The Italian Girl in Algiers," "Madame Butterfly" and "Doctor Atomic." Visit the opera's website santafeopera.org.
LATIR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND VIRSYLVIA Y VECINOS LANDOWNERS AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION are jointly meeting Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. at the former Living Word Ministries building on Highway 522 between Mile Markers 26 and 27.
TAOS FIESTAS COUNCIL INC. is now accepting applications for contestants for the Taos Fiestas Royalty. Young women between the ages of 16 and 19 with a Spanish surname either on her father's or mother's side and who reside in the Taos area are eligible. It is a great honor to represent our unique Taos Valley, your family and friends. Deadline is Monday, April 30. For further information, call Elma Vigil (575) 776-7171 or (575) 758-0476, Berna Trujillo (575) 741-9755 or Tina Jo Martinez (575) 613-0967.
ACEQUIA DE LOS LOVATOS will have its annual meeting Sunday (April 29) at 3 p.m, at the Juan I. Gonzales Center, 202 Chamisa Road. Review and approval of acequia bylaws is scheduled. All parciantes are welcome. Call Mario Suazo at (575) 776-7277 or Jesse Harrison (575) 776-7062
ACEQUIA MADRE DEL RÍO GRANDE is having its monthly meeting Sunday (April 29) at 1 p.m. at the Talpa Community Center. Cll Michael Valerio (575) 770-5892 or Sam Des Georges (575) 770-7406.
DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE SWALLOWING? You may be eligible to participate in a research study in Taos.Do you often feel like food gets stuck in your throat? Do you often cough during and after eating? Do you or a family member have oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy? Do you want a free swallow evaluation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, call the number below and see if you are eligible to participate. For more information please call or text: Kris Torres (575) 779‐6659
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 Taoseño Restaurant. All current and retired federal employees are invited. Call (575) 758-4191, 2-3:00 p.m.
STAGECOACH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION community yard sale will be held at Taos Mesa Brewing parking lot May 5 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 20 ABC Mesa Road at Highway 64 West. Call (720) 810-4825.
TAOS LILAC FESTIVAL, sponsored by the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, is taking applications for exhibitors. The deadline is Friday (April 27) to get a booth at the Taos Open Air Expo in Kit Carson Park for the three-day event. The chamber asks that exhibitors choose Saturday, May 19 as their exhibit day to make promotion of the event easier. For further information, call (575)751-1800
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.
NEW DAY CARE FACILITY. Bobito Bilingual Learning DayCare has openings. The program is in the process of getting its license, so at the moment the facility is only accepting private-paying families. If a family does not qualify for CYFD subsidized day care, but still needs help, call (575) 779-2432 . The curriculum includes dual language. Bobito Bilingual Learning DayCare, 218 Las Olas Drive, Taos. Call (575) 779-2432.
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 Fall 2018 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.
TAOS INTEGRATED SCHOOL OF THE ARTS is seeking a New Mexico Public Education Department-certified physical therapist for part-time work. For further information, contact Nicole Abeyta at (575) 758-7755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAOS INTEGRATED SCHOOL OF THE ARTS will have its governing council board meeting Thursday (April 26) at 6 p.m. at 118 Toalne Street Taos. Call (575) 758-7755.
UNM-TAOS HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM (HEP) 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 Española, Mondays through Thursdays. Taos classes are at 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 100. Call (575) 737-3725.
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. – 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 Renée Quintana at (575) 758-3988, (575) 613-3268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Ranchos Presbyterian Church, 1 San Francisco Road, Ranchos de Taos. Call (575) 758-3166. First Presbyterian Church of Taos invites all friends and members of the church to bring a canned good, non-perishable gift to the church every first Sunday of the month for The Shared Table. All gifts will be greatly appreciated.
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 Española 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.
PLANNED PETHOOD TAOS is giving away $100 in a raffle for Taos Town/County/Pueblo cats fixed for free at the Española Humane (505)753-0228 between February 28 and April 13. One raffle entry per cat.
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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