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La Buena Vida cookbook now available

La Buena Vida, a nonprofit family behavioral health-care agency, has put together a cookbook with over two hundred recipes. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go toward supporting the agency’s mental health and substance-abuse programs.
To purchase your cookbook, call 867-2383 or stop by the clinic, at 872 Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. The price is $10.

New Mexico Coed Pageant seeks contestants

The New Mexico American Coed Pageant, a New Mexico state-level competition for a national pageant for girls from three to twenty-two years old, helps young women and girls become tomorrow's leaders, gain poise and self-confidence, and learn valuable communication skills. Running from July 20 to 22, the pageant features several talent competitions. The final evening will include multiple performances, awards presentations, and the crowning of six New Mexico queens in different age categories.

Pageant winners may represent New Mexico at the nationals. Last year, Alysha Baca, from Pecos, New Mexico, became Junior Teen Queen and placed first runner-up at the nationals this year.
For further information, visit or call 897-2633.

Humanist Harry Willson to speak on mortality

Harry Willson, author of Myth and Mortality: A Humanist Tests the Stories, will speak on April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth SE, in Albuquerque. Willson examines differing cultural attitudes about death and what we humans have been telling one another about our mortality. He has a broad range of experience as a scientist, pastor, teacher, writer, publisher, and humanist.

The meeting is sponsored by the Albuquerque Chapter of Compassion and Choices. Call 888-7375 for a recorded announcement.

Free job-search class for women in transition

The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, Displaced Homemakers/Women in Transition Program, is offering a free class, “Effective Work Search Skills,” at the commission office on Thursday, March 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 300 San Mateo Boulevard NE, Suite 101, in Albuquerque.

This free workshop helps women discover how to:

• Identify Skills and Interests
• Write an Effective Résumé
• Tap into the Hidden Job Market
• Prepare for Today's Interviewing Process

The Displaced Homemakers Program offers the class monthly in Albuquerque. The class is designed for women who have been out of the job market for a number of years and need to return to work or women in transition who need to improve their skills in looking for work.

Seating is limited, so registration is required. Contact Lorraine Bantista, at 505-222-6600, for additional information and registration.





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