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Be There 02-25-14

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Today
A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.

Atomic Film Festival, “Barefoot Gen.” 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Special guest Dr. Tomoko Masumoto will introduce the film and facilitate a brief Q and A following the presentation. Film is animated, Japanese with English subtitles. For more information call 695-5254.

“Eclectic is Us: Assemblage Works by Dirk Wales.” Exhibit runs daily through Feb. 27 at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.
Wednesday
Brown Bag Lecture with Shawn Starkenburg. “New Jobs for Our Oldest and Smallest Workforce.” Noon at the Bradbury Science Museum. For more information call 667-4444 or visit lanl.gov/museum.

Los Alamos Community of Atheists will have the monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m., upstairs at Mesa Public Library. This month’s discussion will focus on whether or not belief and non-belief are choices. Email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com with questions or find them on Facebook.

Composting Made Easy. 6:30 p.m. Certified arborist Laural Hardin will teach all the basics about composting and answer any questions you may have in a presentation at PEEC. This hour and a half class covers all the basics plus offers practical tips and recommendations on starting, building and using nature’s best soil conditioner, compost. No advance registration required. $8/$6 PEEC members. To learn more, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Gillian Sutton, the Empty Bowls Project and Self Help Inc. will host Food and Networking. 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 109 Central Park Square, Find out more about the fundraiser for Self Help on March 15 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Self Help Inc. uses the funds from the event to help people with all kinds of needs.
Thursday
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.

Author’s Speak Series. Darynda Jones, award-winning paranormal romance novelist. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.
Saturday
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.

Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a Mobile Pet Adoption from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Smith’s Food and Drug in Los Alamos. Meet some wonderful shelter dogs and talk with volunteers about any of the cats or dogs currently at the shelter.

The Community Winds perform 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.
Sunday
Cowboy Pancake Breakfast. 7-11 a.m. at Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. Menu includes plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip, plus a seasonal surprise pancake, plus sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. $7/adults $4/children under 10 years. Proceeds to benefit Camp Corazones.

March 3
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. 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 to make pine cone ristras. Visitors welcome. For more information and time of meeting call Laurie at 672-3483.
March 4
Managing Chronic Disease: A MyCD Workshop. Held once a week for six weeks. 1-3:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Session four: Better Breathing, Healthy Eating, Communication Skills, Problem Solving and Making an Action Plan. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Spaces are limited so register early. To register or get more information call 662-8920.

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.