Be There 02-18-14

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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.

The Valles Caldera: Lessons from Mount St. Helens. 7 p.m. at PEEC. Bob Parmenter, Chief Scientist at the Valles Caldera National Preserve, will paint a picture of the Valles Caldera ecosystem recovery during the early years after it erupted 1.25 million years ago. Parmenter will discuss recent activity at Mount St. Helens and how it can be applied to the Valles Caldera. No advance registration required. $8/$6 PEEC members. Students free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. All are welcome. Past presentations can be reviewed by joining the Yahoo group for LAPC found at groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/la-photoclub/info. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

“Eclectic is Us: Assemblage Works by Dirk Wales.” Exhibit runs daily through Feb. 27 at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.
Quiet Gentle Walk. 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. A gentle walk for those who want a quiet walk along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from one to two miles in length and may include gentle changes in elevation. Free. Meet at PEEC. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Mesa Public Library Youth Librarian Angie Manfredi will give a presentation about youth cyber safety, cyber bullying and young adult resiliency literature. The public is welcome to attend.

“Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima” film showing with veteran Bill Hudson. 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library upstairs meeting rooms.
Senior Appreciation Night meeting to say “Congratulations” to another graduating class. From 1-2 p.m. in the Aquatic Center Training Room. For more information call Recreation Division, 662-8173.

Ceramics: Play with Clay with Gloria Gilmore-House. 6-8:30 p.m. at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Ceramics Studio. $175 plus $30 studio fee.

White Rock Family Friendly Film Series: “Planes.” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall.

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold a precinct, ward and county convention. 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, building 5 in Jeanette O. Wallace Hall. For more information call 500-4164 or 830-3650
The public is invited to attend a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Talk, given by Mike Wallingford of Los Alamos Family Council. 3-5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive. For more information, call 662-6277.

Doomtown: Art from the Nevada Test Site by Doug Waterfield. Gallery talk with artist, 4 p.m. at the Los Alamos Historical Society.
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.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos invites the community to its 5th Annual Crab Fest, an all-you-can-eat crab and prawn family-style dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The cash bar opens at 5:30; dinner will be served at 7 p.m., catered by Blue Window Bistro. There will be music, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 each; reserved tables of 10 are $500. Proceeds benefit local student awards and the purchase of outdoor picnic tables and benches for LAHS. Tickets may be purchased at Blue Window or from any Rotarian. For information or to reserve a table call Skip King, 662-8832.