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Be There 02-12-13

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 Today
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper, from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be beads, masks and Dixieland music. The menu includes ham, pancakes, a variety of syrups, fruit, eggs cooked to order and orange juice. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $4 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Juaréz house build mission trips, which will take place in the fall.

What’s that Bird? Come to PEEC to identify backyard birds this winter. Dave Yeamans will present photos, videos and sounds, concentrating on about 20 common birds. Bring problematic bird identifications, binoculars and special photos if possible. Free. 7-8 p.m. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Wednesday
Chamisa Elementary will celebrate its 45th birthday with two events. The first, at 11:30 a.m., will include cupcakes and sixth graders selling jewelry, baked goods and fruit. The evening event will be a community potluck at 6 p.m., with a dessert contest, celebrating the themes of 45 years, Jungle or Cheetah Champions. Those who wish to participate can bring a dessert, along with a potluck dish. The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will kick-off the evening with a color guard. The community is welcome. Those wishing to share experiences about Chamisa may submit them to Lauritzens@att.net.

Lead Her, a Christian-based women’s group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the upper level of Mesa Public Library. Join them for this month’s teaching video and theme of, “Putting on Kindness.” Call Shona Neff at 672-1456 for more information.

PEEC at the Ice Rink. PEEC will have a snow science table at this pre-Valentine’s Day kid-friendly event. 1- 4 p.m. Visit losalamosnm.us/rec/rink/Pages/HolidayHoursandEvents.aspx for more information.
Thursday
The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will be from 11:40 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Steven Thomas, manager of Mesa Public Library, will be the guest speaker. Attendees can order a salad or a sandwich, with salad or soup from the co-op for $10. To order a meal, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or send an email to kaskacayman@gmail.com. Meals must be ordered by 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Attendees do not have to order food.

The Betty Ehart Senior Center will host a free piano concert at noon. The public is invited to “Adagios Amor: Luscious, mesmerizing pieces through the ages.”

Wax poetic on Valentine’s Day, at the Poetry Gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library. 
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in room three in Mesa Public Library. Joanie Langholf from Albuquerque will present a program on using FamilySesarch.org to research your family history. The public is invited.
Friday
The premiere 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.
Saturday
Cathy Faber’s Swingin’ Country Band will play from 7-11 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. Steve Wallin’s Texas barbecue hot brisket sandwiches and Cary’s chili will be sold from 6 p.m. until it’s gone. Non-alcoholic cash bar for all mixers and set-ups. BYOB. Overnight RV parking available at no charge. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. For more information, call Carey at 412-7845.
Sunday
Beau Gerard, aka the Bike Doc, will host another afternoon of his original solo piano compositions at 3 p.m. He had a successful audition for the show, “America’s Got Talent,” and will share his music with all that are there. The public is invited, RSVP to 310-0536.
Feb. 18
There will be a guided hike of Cerro la Jara, on the Valles Caldera Preserve at 10 a.m. The two-mile snowshoe hike runs from 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Valle Grande staging area for registration, snowshoe rentals and hot refreshments. The cost is $20 for Los Amigos members and $25 for non-members. The fee includes a full-day rental permit. For more information, contact Jim Counce at jcounce1111@gmail.com or 575-829-3885.
Feb. 19
Veteran Bill Hudson will show, “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.
Feb. 21
The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” at 6:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

“Land Water People Time” film showing. PEEC and the Reel Deal Theater team up to show this award-winning documentary film about Northern New Mexico. See storytelling by New Mexicans who talk about fusing relationships, cultural identity, nature and places in Northern New Mexico. 7 p.m. The event is $10 for adults, $5 for children at the door. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.