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Be There 02-13-14

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Friday
Public meeting on senior services. What’s going well? What should change? What services are missing? Input about senior services in the community and use feedback to plan next year’s budget. 12:30 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center.

“Eclectic is Us: Assemblage Works by Dirk Wales.” Exhibit runs daily through Feb. 27 at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.
Saturday
Family Birding Weekend at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Birding experts will be available at specific times and locations around the refuge, and there will be family-oriented activities involving hikes and games, including birding booklets with activities for kids. A PEEC Junior Birder badge will be awarded to young participants at the end of the day. Discounted hotel rates available in nearby Socorro on Friday night. Advance registration required. $50/$40 PEEC members per family. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

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.

Cupid in the Canyon Artists Reception. 2 p.m. at Jemez Fine Art Gallery, Jemez Springs. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the gallery will showcase art themed around love. Reception with artists 2-4 p.m. For more information, call 575-829-3340, or visit jemezfineart.com.

Fun with Metal with Gilbert Candelaria. Learn basic metalworking, welding skills and safety procedures. Create a project from recycled metal materials. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. $80 plus $30 material fee.

New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-DIllingham, will present “All About Love,” 7:30 p.m. at the Duane W. Smith auditorium. “All About Love” features three ballets including the classical ballet “Paquita,” “5 Love Songs” and “Red, White and Denim.” Tickets are available in advance at Uli’s, or at the door 45 minutes prior to performance times, and are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and children four and under are free.

Los Alamos County Posse Lodge Valentine’s Dance featuring Broomdust Caravan and Steve Wallin’s Texas BBQ platter. 7-10 p.m. $8 suggested food donation. $15 per person, $25 per couple. For more information call Carey at 412-7845.
Sunday
New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-DIllingham, will present “All About Love,” 2 p.m. at the Duane W. Smith auditorium. “All About Love” features three ballets including the classical ballet “Paquita,” “5 Love Songs” and “Red, White and Denim.” Tickets are available in advance at Uli’s, or at the door 45 minutes prior to performance times, and are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and children four and under are free.
Feb. 18
The League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader will feature County Assessor JoAnn Johnson and Chief Deputy Assessor, Joaquin Valdez. The functions and responsibilities of the county assessor, the real estate market and property evaluation, how the valuation process works, tax payer benefits and exemptions and the protest process will be discussed. Lunch does not have to be ordered to attend meeting.

Rotary Club meeting. Paws & Stripes will describe their program uniting rescued dogs with disabled veterans. Noon at Dixie Girl restaurant. Public is welcome.

Watoto presents “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.” 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Accompanied by music and dance — a fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm — the Watoto Children’s Choir has traveled internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of orphaned children in Africa.