Be There 01-26-11

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A free talk by Dorothy Hoard on Dendroglyphs of Valles Caldera, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.The trees are aging now and their histories are being lost. Hoard will discuss the setting, the carvings, a volunteer survey and some of its results.  

The Backcountry Film Festival, will be at 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. One night only, showing of prize-winning short films highlighting winter adventures snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing. All tickets are $7 at the door as a benefit to Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

The Authors Speak Series kicks off a brand new line up beginning at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library with two science writers, George Johnson and Sandra Blakeslee, both frequent contributors to the New York Times.
Feb. 1
“The Gardener’s Calendar” class with Martha Davis, will be from 7-9 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. The class is an introduction to year round gardening activities. Pre-registration is required and costs $10 or $9 for members.
Feb. 2
The Summit Garden Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at White Rock Baptist Church.  All members and former members are invited. For information and reservations, which need to be in by Jan. 26, call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315.

The February Juvenile Justice Advisory board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Call 412-9371 for more information.
A joint meeting of the Los Alamos Sustainable Energy and the Sierra Club, featuring Anna Hansen of Green Fire Times, will be at 7 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library. Green Fire Times spotlights initiatives that create positive impacts on climate change, energy independence and green job development.
Feb. 5
 A Chinese New Year celebration will be at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. A Chinese New Year carnival will be from 3-6 p.m., followed by a Chinese New Year party from 6-9 p.m. Talent shows, games, a Chinese-style dinner, a carnival with dim-sum, crafts, a theatrical show and Chinese calligraphy will be offered. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Children younger than four are admitted free.
Feb. 7
The Los Alamos Gardener Club will host a Valentine tea party in the sunroom at Aspen Ridge. Residents of the lodge are invited. At 10:30 a.m., Dotty Reilly, Tea World hostess, will give a presentation on tea. A regular business meeting at 9:45 a.m. will precede the social. For more information contact Alahna Weller at 672-9539 or Janet Clalyton at 662-4569.
Feb. 11
 Sombrillo Rehab and Nursing Center is having its first Valentine’s Day Prom from 6-7:30 p.m. Donations of used-good condition prom-like dresses and men’s suit jackets are being sought. All donations will be used by the residents for this special night. Drop off donations to Sombrillo, attention Dixie Ortiz, manager of our activities department.
Feb. 12
The Valentine Coffeehouse, sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council, will be at 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and includes dessert and a beverage. Music begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are available at CB Fox beginning Jan. 12.