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Be There 01-09-14

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Today
Poetry gatherings. 6:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library Southwest Room.

Mira Won and Christine Chung: Paintings and Drawings. Mei Li Shih Milonni: Pottery. Daily through Jan. 25 at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.
Friday
Jemez House Thrift Shop is having Bag Days. $5 for a full brown paper bag. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

Los Alamos Public Lecture: Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker of Stanford University speaks about “Iran and North Korea: What A Difference A Year Makes.” 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1967 18th Street.

“Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” 7:30-10 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. $10 students/seniors, $12 adults.
Saturday
Jemez House Thrift Shop is having Bag Days. $5 for a full brown paper bag. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

Broken Mesa Ruins Hike. 11 a.m. Join Janie O’Rourke on a PEEC hike to explore Broken Mesa Ruins. The hike starts in Pajarito Acres, a subdivision of White Rock. The hike is about three to four miles long and takes approximately three hours. Limited to 20 and registration is required. Free. For more information, directions to the trailhead and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) announces auditions for ACCT II Disney 101 Dalmations KIDS. ACCT II auditions are open to third and fourth grade students from Los Alamos and White Rock. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and auditions begin at 2 p.m. in the Piñon Elementary School.
Monday
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

P.E.O. Chapter AK will have its January meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Doolen. Emma Stafford will serve as co-hostess and Barbara Kress will give the program. Members may pay their dues at this meeting.
Jan. 14
Rotary Club meeting. Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation. Noon at Dixie Girl restaurant. Public is welcome.

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series: History Frontiers. 7:30 p.m., in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. Bio-Tech Frontiers: “Our Biosecurity Mission: From Radiation Biology to the Plague,” with Elizabeth Hong-Geller. For more information, call 662-6272 or visit losalamoshistory.org.
Jan. 15
Girl Scout Singing with Dee Morrison. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Girl Scouts and Girl Scout alumni of all ages are invited to attend. Girls do not need to attend as a troop. There is a one-time $1 fee for a lanyard and girls must bring a parental permission form and health history. For more information call 662-4052.
Jan. 16
Grief Group is forming open to all members of the community who at some time have suffered the loss of someone dear to them. 1-2:30 p.m. at the United Church. The Group, facilitated by Pastor Logan, will meet in the lounge of the Christian education Building, off the Canyon Road parking lot.

Ravens are Special, Too. 7 p.m. Ravens are often taken for granted and their place in the ecosystem little appreciated, but ravens are special, too. Come experience some of that awe and wonder about ravens, in a repeat performance of a presentation given by ecologist and storyteller Teralene Foxx for PBS Science Café. Free. At PEEC. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Baby Boomers, will Social Security be there when you retire? Join Kate Stalter, retirement planning advisor, for a free seminar on savvy Social Security strategies. 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. You’ve heard for years that Social Security is “going broke,” but it’s almost your turn to collect. Decisions you make now can impact your benefits. This workshop will answer questions about when to begin taking Social Security, how much you will receive, and strategies to maximize benefits. Call 505-884-3445 or email seminarNM@portfoliollc.com to register.

White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Despicable Me 2” 6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.