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 FREE VITAL SIGN CLINIC will be held at El Centro Family health,Wednesday (Feb. 28) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1331 Gusdorf Road, Taos. No appointment necessary, everyone welcome to get their blood pressure, heart rate, weight and BMI all checked for free. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (575) 779-1815 or (575) 758-3601. TAOS VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK design planning meeting will be held at noon Saturday (March 3) at the Not Forgotten Outreach Wellness Center, 428 Theodora Lane, Taos. Call (575) 224-1503. RÍO FERNANDO PARK community “visioning” meeting about the future agriculture and ecological park sponsored by the Taos Land Trust. UNM Taos, Bataan Hall, 121 Civic Plaza Dr., Taos. Sunday (Feb. 25) 1-3 p.m. Call (575) 75103138. TAOS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will conduct its pre-primary convention to elect delegates, to hear from statewide candidates, and new business Saturday (Feb. 24) from 1:30-4:30 p.m.. State central committee members and pre-primary delegates and alternates will attend the state pre-primary convention Saturday (March 10) at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Taos County is allocated 34 pre-primary delegates.You must be a registered Democrat to vote. Call Sarah Martinez at (575) 613-5865.
QUESTA CREDIT UNION annual meeting will be held Saturday (Feb. 24) at 2 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 2597 State Road 522. For more information call Katherine Flory, finance manager, at (575) 586-0423.
Acequias, water and neighborhood associations
ACEQUIA DEL MONTE DEL RIO CHIQUITO will have its annual cleaning day Saturday (March 17) at 8:30 a.m. Upper parciantes meet at division; lower parciantes meet at Arguello's.
UPPER ARROYO HONDO Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association monthly board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the fire department. Agendas are available 72 hours prior to the meeting. The next meeting is March 12. Call (575) 776-8970.
AMIGOS BRAVOS has released three requests for proposals for three projects related to the La Jara Wetland Jewel Restoration Project. The three projects are as follows: (1) restoring a headcut, (2) installing two miles of a top-rail fence around the riparian pasture, and (3) conducting a wetland assessment to identify future restoration work. These projects are made possible with generous contributions by the Nature Conservancy, through the Rio Grande Water Fund. Proposals for these projects must be submitted by email to email@example.com by 5 p.m. March 15. For more details go to amigosbravos.org.
HISTORIC MUSEUMS WINTER HOURS. The Hacienda de Los Martinez will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Hours are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 11a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.12-4 p.m. The Blumenschein Home and Museum will be closed until March 1 for cleaning and maintenance. Call (575)758-7047.
THE TAOS COUNTY SENIOR PROGRAM through the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will provide a free tax service to help seniors, low-income citizens and college students complete their 2017 tax forms every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. until April 10 at the Taos County Senior Citizen Center, 601 Lovato Pl., Taos. Call the senior program between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to make an appointment. Call (575) 758-4091.
SMART DRIVER SAFETY COURSE is being offered by AARP for persons 50 & above on Wednesday (March 7) noon-4:45 p.m at Coronado Hall, 120 Civic Plaza Drive Taos across from UNM-Taos. Registration at 11:30 a.m. This is a refresher class for older drivers. $15 AARP members, $20 non-members. Seating is limited. Call (575) 758.3619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAOS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION announces its 2018 Letter of Inquiry community grants Initiative for eligible nonprofit programs. The application is now posted on the website taoscf.org. The letters should only be submitted by email transmission in a PDF format. LOI’s will not be accepted in hard-copy or fax. The deadline is Wednesday (March 7) at 4 p.m. Call (575) 737-9300 or email email@example.com.
NORTHERN REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY board meeting will be held Thursday (Feb. 22) at 10 a.m., at the NRHA Office, 525 Ranchitos Road, Unit 962, Taos. The NRHA also has immediate vacancies for two- and three-bedroom units in Taos, Questa, Peñasco and Cimarrón and one-bedroom units in Questa and Peñasco. Call (575) 758-2460.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION. A program is helping rural, small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy consumption. Contact Johanna.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 827-0264.
NARFE, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1401, luncheon meetings are first Thursdays monthly at 11:30 a.m., at El Taoseño Restaurant. The next meeting is March 1. All current and retired federal employees are invited. Call (575) 758-4191, 2-3:00 p.m.
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.Education
ANANSI CHARTER SCHOOL is now accepting applications for the enrollment lottery for the 2018-19 school year. Anansi is a public school and will be serving grades K-8.The deadline for lottery applications is Friday (April 9). Lottery applications are available on our website at anansicharterschool.org, or applications may be picked up at the school. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ATTEND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COLLEGE. The Northern Foundation is expected to make more than $200,000 available for the 2018-2019 academic year. Application forms and eligibility criteria can be found at nnmc.edu. The application deadline is April 6. Call Terry Mulert at (505) 747-2147 or email him at email@example.com.
TAOS CHARTER SCHOOL LOTTERY. Taos Charter School is a public charter school for grades K - 8th grades. It will release the 2018-2019 lottery application, Feb. 13 and the deadline is April 10. See taoscharterschool.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAOS CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS are now available in the office or online at taoscharterschool.org. Deadline is April 10. The lottery will be held April 17. Email email@example.com or call (575) 751-7222 with questions.
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 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit givingtreetaos.com.
HELP NM, INC. – CACFP. The organization provides help with out-of-pocket expenses incurred serving nutritious meals for children. Non-taxable 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 email@example.com.
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 Ranchos Presbyterian Church, 1 San Francisco Road, Ranchos de Taos. 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).
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.
50 PERCENT OFF SKI LIFT TICKETS. Active and Retired U.S. Military Personnel receive 50 percent off lift tickets on Mondays and 35 percent off lodging at The Blake at Taos Ski Valley. For lift ticket only savings, please visit a Taos ticket window on participating Mondays.. Taos Ski Valley, 116 Sutton Place, Taos Ski Valley. (575) 776-2291.
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.
Send anuncios to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon Monday.