THE TAOS COUNTY DWI PLANNING COUNCIL has scheduled its regular monthly meeting for March 20 at the Taos County Administration Building, conference room 175
DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT MEETINGS AND COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS end today, Thursday (March 14). Find the date, time and location of your precinct meeting. County Central Committee meeting is March 16 at 1 p.m. in the Juan I Gonzales Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road, Taos. Those who can vote on March 16 are County Central Committee members who were elected at their precinct meetings held between March 10-14 (as above). The meeting is called for the County Central Committee members (elected at their precinct meetings) to vote for county party chair and vice-chair and nine delegates to the State Central Committee. Any Democrat is welcome to attend. See taosvotesblue.com for more information or call (575) 999-1621.
THE TAOS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE elects four board members each year to serve three-year terms. If you would like to serve the TCCC as a board member, contact us for more information and an application and plan to attend the March Mix & Meet that takes place today, Thursday (March 14) at 5:30 p.m. at Centinel Bank, 512 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos. Call Susan Cady at (575) 751-8800.
CENTINEL BANK ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS awarded each year to high school seniors in Taos County. Our recipients are selected based on academic achievement, community involvement and commitment to excellence. Visit the website at centinelbank.com to apply.
MEDITATION FRIDAYS start March 15. Mel A. James, trained meditation instructor, proudly introduces Meditation Fridays at 822 B Paseo del Pueblo Sur (behind Larry Martinez Jeweler) in Taos. Will feature a group sit and discussion in the morning, with the remainder of the day designed for drop-in meditation. This is a space where people can meditate, rejuvenate and find a little joy in creativity. $5 to sit; $3 to use audio or art supplies. For more information, contact James at melajames.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or (575) 425-0557.
BEACH WEEKS AT RED RIVER SKI & SUMMER AREA from March 10-24. Turn up the heat for early spring break. Tank tops and hula skirts are spotted frequently zipping down the slopes during this annual event. Call (575) 754-3030 or visit redriver.org.
KIT CARSON HOME AND MUSEUM TALK: "Kit Carson's 1863 Navajo Campaign" by C.J. Law, director of the KCHM, and Nanobah Sam, curator of the Cultural Museum at Diné College. Discussion on March 16 at 6 p.m. at KCHM, 113 Kit Carson Road, Taos. Call Law for more information at (575) 758-4082.
TAOS COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN will meet Saturday, March 16 at 9 a.m. for a no-host breakfast, 9:30 a.m meeting. Special guest Rhonda Stockert, New Mexico Federation of Republican Women president. All Republican women are invited. Taos IHOP private room, 830 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos. Call Sadie at (575) 751-0147.
THE TAOS COUNTY DWI PLANNING COUNCIL has scheduled its regular monthly meeting for March 20 at the Taos County Administration Building, conference room 175. For information on the agenda, please contact Herbert Valdez at email@example.com.
GREEN PARTY OF TAOS COUNTY ANNUAL MEETING takes place March 23 from 2-4 pm. Public forums planned for 2019 will be discussed, voter registration will be available and new officers will stand for election to serve in the coming year. Free. At SOMOS, 108 Civil Plaza Drive, Taos. For more information, see the website greenpartytaos.org/calendar/green-party-of-taos-county-annual-meeting or the Facebook page, or call Susann McCarthy at (575) 758-4035.
UNM TAOS ADVISORY BOARD REGULAR MEETING will be held on Tuesday, March 26 from 4-5 p.m. in the Taos Municipal School Administration Building, 310 Camino de la Placitas, Taos. For more information, contact Rosalie O Romero at (575) 737-6204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Copy of the agenda may be picked up at UNM-Taos Administration Building, 1157 CR 110, Klauer Campus – PMSSC Rm 120, Ranchos de Taos.
ACEQUIA DEL MONTE DEL RIO CHIQUITO will have its annual cleaning day Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. Upper parciantes meet at Division, lower parciantes meet at Arguello's. Venita Casias will clean Saturday, March 23, Deposito will clean Saturday, March 30.
ACEQUIA DE ATALYA will hold its spring meeting on Saturday, March 16 at 4 p.m. in the Arroyo Hondo Community Center, 498 Highway 150, Arroyo Seco. We will discuss parciante fees, and all members should attend. For more information, call Jai Cross at (575) 776-3861.
ACEQUIA MARDE DEL RIO CHIQUITO will have its annual cleaning day on Saturday, March 16 at 8 a.m. Parciantes meet at La Morada de Ranchos, Highway 518. Call Arron at (575) 779-5162 or Tommy at (505) 692-0423.
MANUEL ANDRES TRUJILLO UPPER DITCH will be holding their annual meeting on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m at the Quail Ridge Taos, 88 Taos Ski Valley Road. Call Phyllis at (575) 776-8185.
ACEQUIAS DE ARROYO SECO ABAJO, Lower Las Colonias Manuel Andres Trujillo y Juan Manuel Lucero will hold their annual meeting on March 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Juan I Gonzalez Agricultural Center. For more information, call (575) 758-2736.
ACEQUIA DEL FINADO FRANCISCO MARTINEZ DEL LLANO QUEMADO holds its annual membership meeting on March 23 at 1 p.m. at the Llano Quemado Community Center. We invite all parciantes to attend this meeting. A mayordomo and two commissioners will be elected on this day. If you need a copy of the agenda or have any questions, call Larry Mondragon at (575) 779-2286 or Ricardo (Dickie) Romero at (575) 758-8114.
ACEQUIA VIRGIL Y ROMO invites all parciantes to the annual meeting March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Juan I. Gonzales Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road, Taos. For more information and an agenda for the meeting, call Cipriano Medina at (575) 741-1114 or Kristina Ortez at (575) 751-3138 or Fritz Hahn at (575) 758-9585.
ACEQUIA EL MOLINO will hold its cleaning day on March 24 at 9 a.m. at 516 Conrad Lane. Alternate date in case of bad weather is March 30. Call Bob Draper at (575) 770-0208.
SAUCITO DITCH OF LLANO QUEMADO will hold its annual meeting on Monday March 25. The meeting will be at the Llano Quemado Community Center at 6:00 p.m. We invite all parciantes to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, call Ricardo (Dickie) Romero at (575) 758-8114 or Uvaldo Mondragon at (575) 770-5609.
ACEQUIA DE ABAJO LA LOMA (Llano Quemado) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Juan I. Gonzales Building, 202 Chamisa Road. Call Toby Romero at (575) 770-1365 after 2:00 p.m.
TAOS WINTER MARKET is held on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The fourth annual winter market features everything from fresh produce and baked goods to pottery and leather goods. All for sale. Red Willow will be there along with about 30 Taos artists and craftspeople. Through March. Gymnasium at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 205 Don Fernando, Taos. Free.
AARP OFFERS THE SMART DRIVER SAFETY COURSE is available for those 50-plus. The next class is Friday, March 15. To register, call (575) 758-3619 or email TaosAttorney@aol.com and leave your name, phone number and email. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. As the instructor does not take cash, bring a check or money order, payable to AARP. Completion of the course entitles you to a discount on your auto insurance. The instructor reserves the right to cancel the course for lack of enrollment.
HEMP COOPERATIVE meets Tuesday evenings to discuss the value of hemp and work with its many uses. Free. Meetings run through April 6, at 8 p.m. At the Hemp House, 727 Camino del Medio, Taos. For more information, contact Ruth Fahrbach at email@example.com or call (575) 770-7517.
TAOS COMMUNITY CHORUS rehearses Monday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. All are welcome to join the chorus for its spring season. Conductor Erick Brunner will be back to lead the chorus, with support from accompanist Martha Shepp. Concerts will take place May 11, 12, 18 and 19. Raise your voice and sing with us!. First Presbyterian Church of Taos, 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.
TAOS IMMIGRATION ALLIES AND LAS CUMBRES (Enos García mission partner) with First Presbyterian of Taos Church, José González and Siena Sanderson are collecting supplies for families in shelters at Juarez and El Paso. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEBTORS ANONYMOUS offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering. Our fellowship is supported solely through contributions made by members; there are no dues or fees. Meetings Mondays, from 12 noon-1p.m. At SOMOS Bookstore, 233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite B, Taos. Enter at rear entrance on Martyrs Lane. Call (575) 404-3163 for more information.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION program helps rural, small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy consumption. Contact Johanna.email@example.com or call (505) 827-0264.
MONTE CARLO BOWLING NIGHT. Win prizes every Saturday night 6-10 p.m. at Gutters Bowling Alley, 520 Plaza Cañon Drive, Taos. Call (575) 758-BOWL.
NARFE, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1401, luncheon meetings are second Thursdays monthly 11:30 a.m., at El Taoseño Restaurant. All current and retired federal employees are invited. For info, call t (575) 758-1126.
PROPERTY TOUR. Discover the fascinating stories behind the inspirations, design and history that make up El Monte Sagrado. Tours include a walk of the seven acres of lush landscaping and ponds. El Monte Sagrado, 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos. Free. Call for schedule at (575)-737-9879.
TAOS LIONS CLUB invites the public to attend 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. For more information, visit our website taoslions.org or contact Paul White at (802) 779-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
TAOS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is having its monthly governing council board meeting on Monday (March 18) at 5 p.m., 118 Este Es Road, Taos. For an agenda, call (575) 751-7115.
SPANISH PRACTICE Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. Come and practice in a judgement-free zone! Through June. Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos. Contact email@example.com for more information.
TAOS CHARTER SCHOOL, a free public charter school, is accepting lottery applications for the 2019-2020 school year through April 9. Applications are available online: taoscharterschool.org or in the office. The lottery will be held on April 16. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROOTS AND WINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL, a free expeditionary and outdoor adventure learning K - 8 public charter school in Lama, is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The lottery drawing will be held today, March 14. Visit the school website at rootsandwingscommunityschool.org or call (575) 586-2076.
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 more information, call (575) 758-3425 or (575) 758-4556.
TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START is accepting applications for 2019. Children enrolled in other Federally Recognized Tribes and children with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply. First day of school is Sept. 3. For more information, call (575) 758-5819.
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 EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER is now offering classes for High School Equivalency (HiSet/GED), Career Development, Literacy Tutoring and ESL. Classes are offered in Taos. Our next session begins Monday, March 18 at 9 a.m. Email us at email@example.com or call (575) 737-3730 for more information. Join one of the top-performing Adult Ed programs 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) financial assistance while studying for your HSE. Classes are in Taos and Española, Mondays through Thursdays. Taos classes are at 115 Civil Plaza Drive, Camino Real Hall, Taos. Call (575) 737-3725.
FOOD FOR FINES. Exchange one nonperishable food item = $5 in library fines. Lost or damaged items cannot be paid for with food. All proceeds go to Inside Out Recovery. The library reserves the right to refuse unacceptable items. Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos. Free.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TAOS invites all friends and members of the church to bring canned goods or a nonperishable 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit givingtreetaos.com.
POOR ONE FOOD PANTRY is open every Thursday noon-2 p.m. for commodities. Old convent building, 205 Don Fernando Street, Taos. 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 at (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), Taos.
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.
TAOS FERAL FELINE FRIENDS says beat the Taos mouse with a Taos feral feline. 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 at 1353 Paseo del Pueblo Sur and are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (575) 751–2803.
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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