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TFT YOGA FUNDRAISER. A Thanksgiving Day Community Yoga to benefit Taos Feeds Taos, is Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23, 9:30-11 a.m. join Sonya for an all-levels community yoga class to aid digestion at Shree Yoga, 112 Camino de la Placita, Suite C, Taos. Pay what you wish, all proceeds will be donated to Taos Feeds Taos. Visit shreeyogataos.com for more information. Call (575) 758-8007.

32ND ANNUAL TAOS FEEDS TAOS

November Basket Registration:

Taos, National Guard Armory: Thursday-Friday, (Nov. 30-Dec. 1), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Peñasco, El Centro de Comunidad, Monday, (Nov. 27), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Amalia/ Costilla, RCCLA Offices, Monday, (Nov. 27), 10 a.m.-noon

Questa / Cerro, Harvest Church, Monday, (Nov. 27), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please bring these required documents for application: ID (driver’s license), proof of income (pay stub, disability income - such as VA, etc.), last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, proof of physical address (utility statement), proof of mailing address (utility statement), number of adults and children in household.

December Basket Distribution

Taos, National Guard Armory, Thursday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m.-noon

Questa / Cerro, Harvest Church, Thursday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Peñasco, El Centro de Comunidad, Friday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m.-noon

Amalia / Costilla, RCCLA Offices, Friday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-noon

For more information in Taos call Ernestina, (575) 770-0681; in northern Taos County call Louise (575) 613-5490 or Lillian (575) 586-1965; in Peñasco, call Mary (575) 770-1621.

TFT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Strong backs needed Saturday, Dec. 16, through Wednesday, Dec. 20, to help sort donated food; and to fill and distribute boxes. Learn more online at taosfeedstaos.org. Monetary donations can be made online with a credit card or PayPal or mail a check to Taos Feeds Taos, PO Box 234, Taos 87571.

Acequias, water and neighborhood associations

ACEQUIA DEL MADRE DEL PUEBLO Annual Membership Meeting is Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at Juan González Agricultural Center Building. Call Jim Schlarbaum, (575) 737-9038.

ACEQUIA DEL MADRE DEL RIO GRANDE DEL RANCHO Commissioners' next monthly meeting is Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Talpa Community Center; interested parciantes asked to please make plans to attend. For information, contact Sam DesGeorges, (575) 770-7406, John B. Gonzales (505) 350-2729 or Beverly Armijo (575) 224-5315.

ACEQUIA DEL MONTE DEL RIO CHIQUITO will hold its annual meeting on Thursday (Nov. 30), 6 p.m. at the Talpa Community Center, at 4 Archuleta Road, Ranchos de Taos.

UPPER ARROYO HONDO Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association monthly board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at Hondo-Seco Fire Department at 6 p.m. Agendas are available 72 hours prior to the meeting. To have an item placed on the agenda or to get a copy, call (575) 776-8970.

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CHEVRON MINE RP/ EA. Potential groundwater/ aquatic habitat resources restoration projects discussed Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7688, 2597 State Road 522, in Questa. Public comment period ends Dec. 18, 4 p.m. MST. Send written comments to

TAOS COUNTY TRANSFER STATIONS HOLIDAY CLOSURE Thanksgiving Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Nov. 23, 24, 25). Service reopens Monday (Nov. 27). The department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

AARP SMART DRIVER SAFETY COURSE for people age 50 and older is Tuesday (Nov. 28), noon-4:45 p.m. at Coronado Hall, 120 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos. Registration is from 11:30-11:50 a.m. This is a refresher class; it does not include driving or written tests. Participants can receive a discount on their insurance. Cost of the course is $15 per person for AARP members and $20 per person for nonmembers. Class members should not bring cash; make checks payable to AARP. Call (575) 758-3619 and leave a name, phone number and, if applicable, an email address to reserve a seat or register by sending this same information to taosaarp@gmail.com.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION. Helping rural, small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy consumption, contact Johanna.nelson@state.nm.us or call (505) 827-0264.

JANUARY TEN events will be held at the UNM Bataan Hall, downtown UNM campus. Scheduled events:(December - no event) Jan. 16- "Life is a Pitch”; Feb. 20 - Elevator Pitch Contest. Contact, Rose M. Reza, TEN Business Development Manager at rose@taosten.org

MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM winter hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until March. Holiday closures are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For more information about hours, holiday closures, and admission, please visit millicentrogers.org or call (575) 758-2462.

DRAFT RP/EA CHEVRON PUBLIC MEETING on the Chevron Questa Mine is Wednesday (Nov. 29), 5:30-7 p.m., at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7688, 2597 State Road 522, in Questa, NM. Comments must be submitted in writing to the New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 by Dec. 18, 2017 at 4 p.m. MST. Written comments may also be faxed to: (505) 346-2542; via e-mail to nmesfo@fws.gov with “Questa Mine Site RP/EA” in the subject line. If submitting requests electronically, please include name and mailing address. Access the Draft RP/EA and get more information at onrt.env.nm.gov/chevron-molycorp-mine/ or from New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee Elysia Bunten, at elysia.bunten@state.nm.us or (505) 222-9546.

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.

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 (paperbacks) and 25 cents for hardbacks. For information, call (575) 751-1014.

TAOS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY LUNCHEON is Sunday, Dec. 3, at noon in the Ballroom of El Monte Sagrado Spa and Resort. The program features a talk by Dr. Susana Pauline Anaya on “Adelandro Juan Bautista de Anza Bezerra Nieto,” focusing on the New-Spanish explorer of Basque descent. Tickets are $40 for non-members, $30 for TCHS members. Reservations and payment due by Nov. 27 (Taos County Historical Society, PO Box 2447, Taos, NM 87571. and Luncheon includes choice of two entries, salad, dinner roll, dessert and either coffee or tea.To reserve tickets see taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org or contact President Ernestina Córdova, (575) 770-0681.

Education

TAOS CHAPTER OF THE NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO grant deadline is Dec. 31 for two $250 grants to any Taos County school and/ or school teacher who needs money for education or projects related to native plants in the fields of botany, biology or ecology. Applications can be submitted to: TaosNPS@gmail.comfor funds to be used during calendar year 2018. For more details, go to npsnm.org/about/chapters/taos/

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED! The Taos Education and Career Center (TECC) is needs dedicated volunteers to work with students in: Literacy, English Language Learning (ELL), and Math. These adult students have a wide range of skill levels, all below college level. To volunteer or for more information, call (575) 737-3730 or stop by 115 Civic Plaza Drive. Entrance and parking are on Bedford Street.

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 farm work 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. Taos classes are at 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 100. Call (575) 737-3725.

UNM-TAOS ADVISORY BOARD REGULAR MEETING, is Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m., at Taos Municipal Schools Administration Building Schools Board Meeting Room, Cyber Magnet School, 310 Camino de la Placita, Taos. Information or copy of tentative agenda available at UNM-Taos Administration Building, 1157 County Road 110, Klauer Campus, PMSSC Room 120, Ranchos de Taos; or call Rosalie O. Romero, (575) 737-6204.

Food assistance

GIVING TREE is a local clothing bank and food pantry that serves 3,473 individuals in Taos and surrounding areas. Call Christalyn Concha at (505) 980-3387 or email ladydjs@gmail.com. To make donation, visit givingtreetaos.com

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, 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).

Health

FLU SHOT CLINIC hosted by The New Mexico Department of Health’s Taos Public Health Office is Friday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Red River Fire Station, 100 Main Street in Red River. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare. Flu shots recommended every six months for high-risk groups as follows:• Children 6 months through 4 years of age• Pregnant women (any trimester)• People age 50 and older• People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease, and those who are immunocompromised• People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities• People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu• American Indians and Alaskan Natives• People who are morbidly obese• Healthcare and early childhood personnelPeople in these groups should also consider seeing their health care provider to be evaluated for antiviral medication if they develop flu symptoms. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor's offices, hospitals and pharmacies, as well as by many employers and some schools. Public Health offices throughout the state have vaccines available for those without insurance.For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the 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. For more information, call (575) 751-8909 or visit TaosHealth.com.

SISTERHOOD & EMPOWERMENT. A new bi-monthly gathering for 12-year-old girls to promote sisterhood, empowerment, physical, psychological, spiritual well-being and self-love through self-care. This is a safe, fun, inspirational space for navigating the changes from childhood to womanhood while deepening into a support network with other young women under the gentle guidance of big sisters and aunties who share their wisdom, gifts and tools. There will be different guest speakers each week to give the girls various flavors of role models; all women walking their empowered path.

Speaker schedule: Dec. 3 - Discovering the Goddess; Self-care & our gifts; Dec. 17 - Herbs, Earth & Moon; herbal remedies, our physical connection to the earth, menstruation and moon cycles with a Solstice celebration; Dec. 31. - Embracing Winter & New Year; inner world, listening to the body, observing the mind, setting intention and goals; Jan. 14 - Rituals & Routines; caring for mind, body & spirit with daily practice; Jan. 28 - Respecting & Protecting; Sacred body & sexuality; Feb. 4 - Initiation into womanhood. Cost $0-$20 per circle, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Contact main facilitator, Krystal Cretecos.: (720) 355-2555, krystallcreate@gmail.com, highfrequencyloft.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.

Regional

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ANGEL FIRE CHAMBER RAFFLE. Tickets on sale through Dec. 1, $10 each or 3 for $20, from Angel Fire Chamber, 3407 Mountain View Blvd. or online angelfirechamber.org. Day 12, 12 winning tickets will be drawn and 12 prizes will be given away. On Day 11, 11 prizes will be given away; Day 10, 10 prizes given away, etc., until the last day (called Day One) when there will be a drawing for one Grand Prize, which is $500 cash, generously donated by Mike Woolley and the agents at Remax Mountain Realty! Daily live drawings on FaceBook at 10:30 a.m. beginning Dec. 4. Winners and donors names to be posted on Facebook, the email blast, the AF Chamber website and any other chamber advertising. Contact phone, (575) 377-6353 or email manager@angelfirechamber.org.

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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