Anuncios Nov. 27 - Dec. 5

Posted 11/27/19

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Anuncios Nov. 27 - Dec. 5


ANGEL FIRE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING takes place Thursday (Dec. 5) at 5:30-7 p.m. Entertainment, musicians and Christmas caroling while you enjoy marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, cookies. Centro Plaza, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire.

PLASTIC FREE TAOS meets Monday (Dec. 2) at 5:30-7 p.m. at Kit Carson Electric Conference Room, 118 Cruz Alta Road. Reduce our reliance on plastics - learn alternatives. Contact

TAOS HOME CHILD CARE NETWORK is sharing information about being paid by the state of New Mexico to provide child care in your home. Come join the discussion on Tuesday (Dec. 3) at 5:30 p.m. at UNM Taos, 115 Civic Plaza Drive. Contact Angela at (575) 770-5089.

TAOS HOLIDAY MARKET sponsored by Community Against Violence takes place Friday-Sunday (Nov. 29-Dec. 1) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (till 4 p.m. on Sunday) at Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur. Clothing, woodwork, leather, soaps, art, etc. Free admission.

WINTER BLUES FEST - Taos County Chamber of Commerce market your business event happens Thursday (Dec. 5) at 5:30-8 pm. Live blues, cash bar, food sampling, silent auction, networking. Admission $15; $10 chamber member. Taos Country Club, 54 Golf Course Drive, Ranchos De Taos. Contact Lindsey at (575) 751-8800.

ACEQUIA DEL MONTE DEL RIO CHIQUITO will have its annual meeting Thursday (Dec. 5) at the Talpa Community Center at 6 p.m. Contact John MacArthur at (575) 758-8366.

YULETIDE TREE LIGHTING event takes place Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the Taos Plaza. Join Mayor Dan Barrone, the town council, music and dance performances by local musicians, food vendors and Santa for this 33rd annual event. Contact Judy Esquibel at (575) 751-2037.

FESTIVAL OF TREES happens Dec. 6 at 6:30-9:30 p.m. at El Monte Sagrado, 317 Kit Carson Road. $20 admission - all benefits go to DreamTree Project. RSVP to

TOYS FOR TOTS FUNDRAISER DANCE takes place Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.-midnight at Eagles Club, 1016 Dea Lane. Admission $20 per person or two unwrapped $10 gifts. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary and Helping Hands. Contact the club at (575) 758-7859.LrzXr

LIGHTS OF LOS LUCEROS takes place Dec. 7 from 4-9 p.m. Visitors stroll the picturesque roads of the village lit by thousands of farolitos. Entertainment by Hispanic and indigenous performers, dancers, carolers. Bonfires, vendors. Admission $6 adult; $3 youth 3 to 15; free children under 3. 253 County Road 41, Los Luceros. Contact (505) 476-1165.

TALPA COMMUNITY CENTER AND LIBRARY is hosting their 19th annual Arts & Craft Fair on Dec. 7-8, at 10 a.m.-4:30 pm. On Saturday at 1 p.m. Santa and Ms. Claus will be in the library to greet the children with a bag of goodies and a stuffed animal. Free lunch both days. Live music by Toby; 16 vendors. Contact Effie at (575) 751-1014.

TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR takes place on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Taos Pueblo Community Center, 200 Rotten Tree Road, Taos Pueblo. Vendors needed. Get your holiday shopping locally. Authentic arts & crafts. All proceeds benefit Taos Pueblo Head Start. Contact Kimberly Marcus at (575) 779-8243

LIGHTING LEDOUX STREET PARTY happens Dec. 7 at 5-7 p.m. Bring cookies to the Harwood Museum's front desk between Dec. 5-7 for all the kids expected to the event. 238 Ledoux Street, Taos. Contact

ARTS AND CRAFTS BAZAAR BY PEÑASCO HS SCHOOL CLASS OF 2022 takes place Dec. 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Peñasco Middle School gym, 13 School Road, Peñasco. Mariachis, concessions, Turkey bingo and a silent auction. Contact

ANGEL FIRE HOLIDAY MARKET goes on Dec. 7-8 - Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors, Santa pictures, entertainment. Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road, Angel Fire.

OO-OO-NAH ART & CULTURAL CENTER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR takes place on Dec. 14-15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center next to Tiwa Kitchen on Veteran's Hwy. (the main road to the Pueblo). Concessions and raffle. Vendors needed. For vendor information, contact Marie Reyna at (575) 779-6294. Everyone welcome.

EMBUDO VALLEY LIBRARY RAFFLE is an important fundraiser for library. Drawing will be held on Dec. 14. Call (505) 579-9181 and visit

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE is available for those 50-plus on Dec. 16 from noon to 4:45 p.m. at Coronado Center, 120 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos. To register, call (575) 758-3619 or email Cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. No cash.

U.S. 2020 CENSUS is taking applications for jobs - various levels of experience and training, temporary full time to flexible part time, between $13.50-$15/hour. Visit or call (855) 562-2020.


QUESTA CREATIVE COUNCIL is inviting kids to come do some easy, fun printmaking and make holiday cards for friends and family on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Questa Youth Center, Municipal Park Road. All are welcome. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Contact

TAOS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL will hold its governing council meeting on Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at 110 Paseo del Cañón West. Contact (575) 751-3109 or visit

UNM-TAOS ADVISORY BOARD meets on Dec. 10 at 4-5 p.m. at Taos Municipal Schools Administration Building, 310 Camino de la Placita. Contact Rosalie O Romero at (575) 737-6204 or

TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START is now enrolling for 2019-2020. Children enrolled in other Federally Recognized Tribes and children with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply. Call to schedule for availability and intake meeting at (575) 758-5819.

ANANSI CHARTER SCHOOL is seeking substitute teachers for kindergarten-eighth grade, PE, Spanish, Art, Special Education and office subs. Find the application online at or call the school at (575) 776-2256. Anansi Charter School is located at 57 State Highway 230 in Des Montes.

TAOS CHARTER SCHOOL SEEKS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS for kindergarten-eighth grade. Special Ed, PE and office subs needed as well. Contact (575) 751-7222 or or stop by the office to pick up and application at 1303 Paseo del Cañón East, Taos.

HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START, operated by YDI, is taking applications for students at all of its locations throughout Taos County. For more information, call (575) 758-3425 or (575) 758-4556.

PREGNANT MOMS AND HOME BASE in Llano Quemado are taking applications. For information, call (575) 758-3425 or (575) 758-4556.

Food Assistance

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TAOS -- Bring canned goods or a nonperishable gift every first Sunday of the month for The Shared Table. First Presbyterian Church of Taos, 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Call (575) 758-3124.

NORTH CENTRAL FOOD PANTRY in Questa is adjacent to Ancianos at 148 Embargo Road, Taos. Food is distributed 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 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.


RE-TAILS STORE AND CAT CAFÉ grand opening is Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1204 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Suite D, next to Taos Clay. Resale of high-quality furniture, office furniture, art, jewelry and home decor. Cat café $5 admission. Benefits Stray Hearts Animal Shelter. Contact (575) 758-2981.

TAOS FERAL FELINE FRIENDS say beat the Taos mouse with a feral cat: they are fixed, vaccinated and ready to hunt. Call (575) 737-9208 for information.

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 VETERAN COMMUNITY COLLABORATION meets every other month from noon-1:30 p.m. Taos Community Foundation, 115 La Posta Road, Suite A, Taos. Contact or call (575) 737-3722.

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, Taos, 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 every day. For schedule, call (575) 741-1503 or visit

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