Be There 03-13-13

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Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. For more information, visit lamainstreet.com/farmers-market.htm.

Raptor Migration in Veracruz. Come to PEEC to see the raptor migration through Veracruz, Mexico. Robert Templeton will provide photos and video of the annual “super-flocking” phenomenon, where half a million raptors fly by in just four hours. Free. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Library. The community is welcome to attend. The speaker will be Gary Leikness, principal planner of the Community and Economic Development Department. To attend and order lunch from the co-op for $10, call Karyl Ann Armbruster 661-6605 or email her at kaskakcayman@gmail.com for the menu selections. Orders for lunch need to be made by March 12. You do not need to purchase lunch to attend.

Poetry Gatherings with Jane Lin will be 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 3 at the Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp. She will speak on “Using Ancestry and Ancestry DNA to Research Your Family History.” The public is invited.

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, Building 2, Room 203. The speaker will be Frances Fernandes, president of SFFRW. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. All Republicans are encouraged to attend.  For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.
The AARP local chapter  will host coffee at 9:30 a.m. in the classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A welcome to new retirees  and ideas for future programs will be part of this informal  gathering. For more information, call 662-8920.

The local Battle of the Books begins at 6 p.m. Register in the Mesa Public Library lobby.

It is Fish Fry time again at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall from 5-7 p.m. The dinners are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and proceed will benefit Nuestros Pequeños Orphanage in Honduras and other charities. Adult plates are $10 and have two pieces of cod, with coleslaw and rice or French fries, plus a drink and dessert. Children may have one piece of fish or a grilled cheese sandwich with all the rest for $7 a plate.

LALT presents “Van Choc Straw” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 general admission and $10 for students, are available in advance at CB Fox or at the door.
There are several spaces remaining in the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Hunter Education class scheduled for Los Alamos March 16-17. All course registration is conducted online at wildlife.state.nm.us and it is recommended to enroll as early as possible as courses fill quickly.

The 2013 Empty Bowls Event will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. For a minimum donation of $15, participants will pick a hand-painted bowl and enjoy a soup lunch donated by a local restaurants, including bread, drink and desert. There will also be a silent auction. The Craig Martin Experience and other local musicians will provide live music.
Proceeds benefit Self Help Inc., a local nonprofit, committed to helping our neighbors in Northern New Mexico with emergency funds for housing, utilities, food, disaster recovery and other challenges.

LALT presents “Van Choc Straw” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 general admission and $10 for students, are available in advance at CB Fox or at the door.
St. Dimitri Orthodox Church will host its Annual Blini Breakfast. Russian blini, a type of thin pancake, will be served in traditional style with smoked salmon, herring, butter, and sour cream. Vegetable caviar, eggs, cheese, and a variety of berry preserves will be available as well. Advance reservations may be made through March 13 for $9.75 by calling 660-9113; at-the-door for $12.50; children 6-12 years are $6.00. There is no charge for children younger than six.

The Youth of the United Church of Los Alamos will host a live and silent auction to raise funds to build homes in Mexico during spring break. A silent auction preview starts at 1 p.m. The live auction will begin at 3 p.m. A large variety of items will be for sale, including a gift bag from the Los Alamos Co-op, a journal from Village Arts, jewelry art by Betty Nance Smith and more. If you would like to donate an item call 662-2971.
March 19
Cloudspotting Class. Learn how to watch and identify clouds from LANL meteorologist Jean Dewart. This PEEC presentation will detail the types of clouds and what they can tell us about the atmosphere and weather. $5 per person/free for PEEC members. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speaker will be Shari Kelley,  a geophysicist and field geologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources in Socorro and an adjunct professor of geology at New Mexico Tech. Her talk is titled, “Timing of the incision of the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective.”
March 21
The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series featuring “Wreck-it Ralph,” will be at 6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

New Mexico Consortium: Talk by Dr. Richard Sayre, director, at 7 p.m. at PEEC. Talk sponsored by Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network.

The March Atomic Film Festival featuring “On the Beach,” will be at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. The Atomic Film Festival, held every other month except in the summer when it is held monthly, is free and open to the public, with support from Dr. Arthur Montoya, DDS and Re/MAX Los Alamos.