Be There 01-22-13

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The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the side room at White Rock Baptist Church. They will make a needle case during the meeting. Bring a small pair of scissors and a large eye needle. You can also bring any embellishments you would like to use on the needle case. They will also pass out the guidelines for the Leprechaun Challenge. The Guild welcomes beginning and experienced quilters.

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.
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will discuss “Atheist/Humanist Responses to Crisis, Grief and Loss,” from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library, meeting room one. They will take a look at what’s currently available for those in the non-atheist community and explore options for development of new secular resources. For more information, email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com or look them up on Facebook.
Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series kicks off a brand new group of authors in the monthly series, at 7 p.m. with Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate Jon David. Author of six books of poetry, Davis teaches poetry writing at IAIA in Santa Fe.
Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Show Some Class,” will open with a reception from 1-3 p.m. at the art center.
Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week Financial Peace University course provides families and individuals with tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where Dave Ramsey teaches a different lesson on DVD, followed by a small group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held at 4 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church located, 80 N.M. 4. Contact April Nolen at 672-9764 for more information or to register.

The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel, from 3-6 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Dr. Mary Badarak will direct the performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at CB Fox and at the door. Students’ admission is free.
Jan. 28
The P.E.O. Chapter AK will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Doolen. Joan Brown will serve as co-hostess and Ruth Lier is in charge of the program.
Jan. 29
United Blood Services will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Los Alamos High School’s speech theater.

A workshop to educate baby boomers on Social Security, titled “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income,” will be at noon at the Mesa Public Library. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot, call Kate Stalter at 505-490-6474.
Jan. 31
In Search of Dominguez and Escalante. Come to PEEC to hear photographers/authors Siegfried Halus and Greg MacGregor speak about their book, which follows the 1776 expedition of Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante. 7 p.m. Free, with books available for purchase. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The deadline for receiving proposals for plays to be performed in the 2013-14 Los Alamos Little Theatre season is Jan. 31. Look for the information sheet on the resources page at lalt.org for instructions.
Feb. 3
The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge will hold a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. The menu includes plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip, special variety of the month pancakes and sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and younger.
Feb. 4
The Summit Garden Club will meet, with guest Kimberly Tanner speaking on the topic of “Starting plants from seed, in a very, very small space.” Visitors welcome. For more information, call Nancy Nunnelly at 62-4950.
Feb. 7
The February meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be in the training room of the Community Building, just down the hall from the Extension Office, at 7 p.m., program to be announced. For information, call 662-4950.
Feb. 15
The premier of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The hour-long film is set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Arundel and is a story of hope, determination and survival. Filer, now 16, began her project at 13, with a dream a stack of filming books and a five-minute short called “Simple Complications.” The show is free.

Recurring meetings

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.
The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at the Dixie Girl restaurant.

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge.

The Military Order of World Wars hosts a monthly dinner meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Norm Wilson, USAF retired, at 662-9544.
The Los Alamos Photography Club meets the third Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Annual dues are $12 per year. For more information, visit tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/la-photoclub/.

Newly formed Los Alamos MS Self-Help Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Mesa Public Library, Upper Level Meeting Room 1.

Building Kindness, a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, wants volunteers to help in the restoration of family homes. No skills necessary. You will be taught in the safe use of power tools and equipment while improving the living conditions of others less fortunate. Skilled volunteers needed too. This ongoing program meets at 9 a.m. every Saturday. Call David Canfield at 505-901-7689 or buildingkindness@habitatevla.org.

Do you have kids at home with you? Need play friends and activities? Need to meet at-home moms just like you? The MOMS Club of Los Alamos may be just what you’re looking for. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/momsoflosalamosweb/welcome%29, or send email to momsoflosalamos@gmail.com.