This week's community meetups and resources:
EMOTIONAL HEALING LECTURE SERIES "Relationships: Staying Connected," presented by Rio Grande ATP and Golden Willow Counseling, takes place today (Dec. 12) 6-8:30 p.m. at Kit Carson Co-op Conference Room, 118 Cruz Alta Road. Free and open to the community and professionals. Call (575) 737-5533.
OO-OO-NAH ART & CULTURAL CENTER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR happens on Saturday-Sunday (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. Everyone welcome. Contact Marie Reyna at (575) 779-6294.
TAOS WINTER MARKET takes place on two Saturdays, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local artisans offer furniture, pottery, stone knives, jewelry, weaving, sculpture, handmade creams, food (blue corn tamales, pastries, vegetables and more). Guadalupe Parish Gym, 205 Don Fernando Street. Call (575) 737-5111.
EMBUDO VALLEY LIBRARY RAFFLE is an important fundraiser for the library. Drawing will be held Saturday (Dec. 14). Call (505) 579-9181 and visit embudovalleylibrary.org.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE is available for those age 50-plus on Monday (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 TaosAttorney@aol.com. Cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. No cash.
TAOS COUNTY DWI PLANNING COUNCIL monthly meeting is Wednesday (Dec. 18), 11:30 a.m., at the Taos County Administration Building, 105 Albright Street, in Conference Room 175. Contact Herbert Valdez at (575) 737-3857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EL SALTO MUTUAL DOMESTIC WATER CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION holds its monthly board meeting on Wednesday (Dec. 18) at 6-8 p.m. Free. Community Center, State Road 150, Arroyo Seco. Contact Larry Szczech at (575) 776-1894.
NEW LIFE PREGNANCY CENTER offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound, consultation, parenting classes, support and more. All services free, confidential and nonjudgmental. All ages welcome. 210 Bendix Drive, Unit 4, Taos. Call (575) 758-2899.
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 2020census.gov/jobs or call (855) 562-2020.
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2020 SEMESTER at Northern New Mexico College, Española, is now open for new and continuing students. Classes begin Jan. 21. For more information about the application process and to view Northern's class schedule, visit nnmc.edu.
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, speciale education and office subs. Find the application online at anansicharterschool.org or call the school at (575) 776-2256. Anansi Charter School is located at 57 State Road 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 email@example.com 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.
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 is located at 1204 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Suite D, next to Taos Clay. Resale of high-quality furniture, office furniture, art, jewelry and home decór. 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. Town of Taos, Taos County and Taos Pueblo cats are eligible. Call (505) 466-1676.
TAOS VETERAN COMMUNITY COLLABORATION meets every other month from noon to 1:30 p.m. Taos Community Foundation, 115 La Posta Road, Suite A, Taos. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 notforgottenoutreach.org.
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