Be There 01-29-14

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“Eclectic is Us: Assemblage Works by Dirk Wales.” Exhibit runs daily through Feb. 27 at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce FAN Club will be hosted by Flowers by Gillian and the Fuller Lodge Art Center, to showcase the perfect Valentine’s celebration. 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be food and networking and also an opportunity to shop for gifts, flowers, chocolates and entertainment.
Attention all veterans. The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization is now teamed with Ed Miller, representative from the American Legion Post 90 to provide individualized assistance to the veterans of Los Alamos. 11:45 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to meet Miller and some members of the American Legion Post 90. Bring questions and an appetite. If under age 60 its $7.50. If over 60, there is a suggested donation. Call to make a reservation 662-8922. For more information email Ed Miller at miller@easyhdrider@yahoo.com.

The Republican Party of Los Alamos County announces the 2014 pre-Primary convention 7 p.m. at the UNM-LA Jeannette Wallace Hall, Room 505. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and doors close promptly at 7 p.m. The Central Committee will meet briefly at 7 p.m. to elect the convention officers. At 7:15 p.m., the convention will begin with Ward Caucuses held to elect delegates to the County Pre-primary Nominating Convention. At 7:30 p.m., the County Convention of elected Ward delegates will convene also in Jeanette Wallace Hall to elect delegates to the state RPNM Pre-primary Nominating Convention to be March 1 in Albuquerque. For more information call Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

Backcountry Film Festival. 7 p.m. The only showing in New Mexico. The 10 short films are this year’s traveling Backcountry Film Festival. Beer and wine available for purchase, and great prizes raffled at intermission. Reel Deal Theater, 2551 Central Ave., Los Alamos. $12 in advance at the theater, or $15 at the door. To learn more, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Pajarito Masonic Lodge No. 66 invites the community to join them on from 7:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. for a Waffle Breakfast to benefit Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop No. 222. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children (6 and under). To purchase tickets contact Travis Moulton at tkmoult@gmail.com.

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.
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Bird-themed this week in honor of the 17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count! 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. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Summit Garden Club will meet in the afternoon. Members and guests will discuss “What in your garden makes you smile?” Visitors are welcome. For more information and time of meeting, call Laurie at 672-3483.
Feb. 4
The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.
Feb. 5
Juanita Madland, pianist in Schubert’s WInterreise with mezzo soprano Alicia Solomon. Noon at Fuller Lodge.

Quiet gentle walks. Led by Sue Watts. Meet at 9:15 a.m. at PEEC to carpool to trailheads. Free.

Backyard Birding Workshop. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Elementary children and their families will enjoy learning how to set up their own yard or outdoor space, no matter how small, to observe birds. Participants will build a birdhouse and bird feeder, and learn about how to create a mini bird habitat in their own backyard. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. $20/$16 PEEC members, including all materials. At PEEC. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Feb. 6
Backyard Birding Workshop for Kids. PEEC helps prepare yards for bird observation. Hands-on workshop activities and expert birders will share advice on how to set up an area for bird watching. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at PEEC. $20 non-members/$16 members, including all materials.