Be There 03-14-12

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Sustainable Los Alamos Series: Your Sustainable Home. Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Co-op to share tips with your neighbors about what you do to save water, energy and resources at home. Giveaways and samples. 7 p.m. PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Individuals and volunteers interested in helping to plan a safe, fun-filled, drug-free, all-night celebration for Los Alamos High School and home school graduating seniors are invited to a Senior Appreciation Night planning meeting from 1-2 p.m. at the Aquatic Center Training Room, 2760 Canyon Road. Parents, organization representatives, community service groups and business owners are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or the Family Y at 662-3100.

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will meet upstairs in the Mesa Public Library. The County Clerk’s office will give a presentation and discuss the community polling places for the next election. There will only be three polling places, rather than the many places they have had in the past. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the State Democratic convention.

The public is invited to a lecture on “Nuclear Hotspots, Nuclear Abolition,” at 6 p.m. in the Bradbury Science Museum. Philip Taubman, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation will give the talk, dealing with the current state of nuclear threats, including Pakistan, North Korea and Iran and the possibility of a nuclear 9/11.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Kung Fu Panda II,” rated PG, at
7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

A special documentary film event, “Spies Beneath Berlin,” will feature Eugene Kovalenko, local resident and former Cold War spy. The event will be at 7 p.m. March 15 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

Panayoti Kelaidis, internationally known horticulturalist, will speak on Mountain West gardening at 1:15 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church. For more information and reservations, call Susan Larocque at 672-9067.

Big M.A.C. (Middle School Activities Committee) is having a St. Patrick’s Day dance for middle school students only, from 7-9 p.m. at the Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive. Admission is $3, and students’ whose parents volunteer to chaperone, will get in free. Big M.A.C. is sponsored by the Youth Activity Center, a program of the Los Alamos Family Council. Call 662-9412 for more information, or to chaperone.

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a St. Patrick’s dinner. The traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage will be served at a donation of $7 per person. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. and live music by The Renegade Mountain Band starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary Girls State Program. American Legion Post 90 is located at 1325 Trinity Dr.

Join the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah at 9 a.m. for the 2nd Annual Run for Her Life to Fight Breast Cancer event. There will be a 5 and 10K run or walk, starting at East Gate Park. Registration is $25 in advance of $30 on race day. Those who register will receive a T-shirt. Download a registration form at atomicrunners.com. All proceeds go to Hadassah for breast cancer research, education and treatment. Call 672-1639 for more information.

March 19
The Los Alamos Garden Club meeting will be at Crossroads Bible Church. Socializing begins at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting at 10 a.m. Rock Gardens program with Marion Good at 10:30 a.m. Visitors welcome. For more information, contact Alahna at 672-9539.

March 20
The United Way of Northern New Mexico is sponsoring their annual meeting/recognition night at 5:30 p.m. at De Colores. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, contact Donna Schroeder at 663-3891.

March 21
 This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

March 22
 The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

The Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips, who will talk about, “Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land and Water,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.