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01-08-13 Be There

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Today

The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will give exams for amateur radio licenses at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas (the Old Fire Barn).  If you are testing for a new license you will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID with your name and address on them (utility bill, credit card bill or other) and a test fee of $15, either in cash or check made out to “ARRL VEC.” You will need to fill in your Social Security number on the form 605 License Application. For those seeking a license upgrade, you will need the picture ID or two other forms of ID plus your original license and a copy of the license or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy of the CSCE, plus the exam fee of $15. For more information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or email boedeker@cybermesa.com.

Wednesday

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s January Brown Bag Series will feature guitarist Dr. Gregory Alan Schneider. The concert will be at noon at Fuller Lodge and is free and open to the public.

 

The League of Woman Voters and the American Association of University Women will sponsor the New Mexico Legislative Preview, Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Hear what our legislators have to say about the coming session. Marcela Diaz, of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, and Dick Mason of Health Action New Mexico will also speak. Refreshments start at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

The League of Women Voters will have their monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Tom Ribe. He will discuss Los Alamos’ vulnerable power supply and give information about the Valles Caldera. To purchase a $10 lunch from the Los Alamos Co-op to eat during the talk, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or kaskacayman@gmail.com, by Jan. 8. The public is welcome to attend without ordering lunch.

 

Los Alamos Business Assistance Services, a program of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, is offering a free seminar title, “How Can a Microbrewery Grow Your Local Economy?” from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 109 Central Park Square. The seminar is free, but pre-registration is requested at losalamosbusiness.com or by calling Melanie at 661-4807.

 

PEEC and Reel Deal Theater team up to show the Back Country Film Festival. Seven films, all shot in the backcountry, make up this 90-minute celebration of winter. There will also be a raffle for outdoor gear. Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids in advance or at the door. 7 p.m. at Reel Deal. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

 

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 3 at Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her topic will be, “Using Ancestry.com to do Family History Research.” The public is invited.

Saturday

Underground Life of the Forest. Come to PEEC for a class on life in complex soil ecosystems. Learn all about organisms such as gophers, earthworms, crickets, bacteria and fungi from Leslie Dendy, local author and UNM-LA professor. $30 per family/$24 per PEEC member family. Individuals $15/$12 for members. 10 a.m.-noon. Register in advance, space is limited. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Sunday

East Fork Trail Snowshoe/Winter Hike. Join PEEC’s Michael Altherr for a winter outing along this beautiful trail in the Jemez. This will be a one-way trip of about five miles with a shuttle. Snowshoes can be rented from the Aquatic Center (weather-dependent). Meet at PEEC at 9:15 a.m. to carpool, return around 3 p.m. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Jan. 16

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.

Jan. 17

Collaborative Restoration of the Jemez Mountains. Come to PEEC to hear about The Nature Conservancy’s restoration and conservation projects in the Jemez. Forest Conservation Program Manager Anne Bradley will discuss their partnership with “Conservation Canines” to study Jemez Mountain Salamanders. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Jan. 18

Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club began Jan. 7. Classes this session include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Conformation, Competitive Obedience and the paRENT Free Club, and will begin the week of Jan 28. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served and classes often fill quickly, so timely registration is advised. Registration materials must be postmarked by Jan 18.

Jan. 22

Obsidian, Archaeology and Fire Talk. Come to PEEC to learn the links between obsidian deposits, archaeology, and forest fires from Dr. Anastasia Steffen, cultural resources coordinator at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Examine obsidian nodules and artifacts and learn how forest fires affect archaeological sites. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.