Be There 03-25-14

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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.

“Sisters in Art — Sisters at Heart,” shows daily in the Portal Gallery of Fuller Lodge Art Center. Daily through April 26.

The 19th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show. Daily through March 28 at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.
The Republican Party of Los Alamos will have a fundraising dinner 6:30 p.m. at the Research Center, 4200 W. Jemez Road. Secretary of State Dianna Duran will be the keynote speaker. Price is $50 per person. Checks should be made payable to Republican Party of Los Alamos and mailed to P.O. Box 832, Los Alamos. For more information, contact Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

Los Alamos Community of Atheists will have its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. upstairs at Mesa Public Library. This month there will be an open discussion — bring questions or thoughts to share. Email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com or on Facebook.

The Family YMCA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair until 10 p.m. The public is welcome to shop at the Y daily during normal business hours which are from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. A free bracelet will be given for each child that a book is purchased for. All proceeds from the sale go to benefit the Y’s Child Watch programs.

Brown Bag Lecture. “More than Muscle: What Can We Build Out of Protein?” with Eva Rose Balog. Noon to 1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum.
“Race to Nowhere,” a film by LAHS student Tessa Snyder. 6:30 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium. Benefit showing and community discussion. A documentary film explaining the pressures faced by young people, teachers and parents in the high-stakes public and private education system and a pressure-cooker culture. Free, but any donations will go toward funding LAHS well-being projects.

Authors Speak Series. Noted poets and publishers Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda.
Los Alamos Big Band free concert and dance. 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
DIY Natural Beauty Secrets by Lisa Bakosi. 1-3 p.m. In this hands-on class. Lisa will share her secrets to making beauty products using simple natural ingredients while also saving money. Class size is limited to accommodate the space, so register early. $20 for Co-op members and $25 for non-members.

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 Los Alamos Pony Club (LAPC) hosts a dressage horse show and rally at the North Mesa stables. Come participate in or watch the event, which supports the nonprofit youth athletic organization. The LAPC/New Mexico Dressage Association schooling show and Southwest Region Pony Club Rally begins at 9 a.m., attracting riders from across the region. Pony Club competitive rallies provide an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in an atmosphere of cooperation, fun and teamwork. Dressage entry forms can be found at New Mexico Dressage Association website, nmdressage.net.
April 1
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. 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.

Los Alamos History Museum will have an exhibit opening and two book signings. The exhibit, “Edith and Tilano: Bridges Between Two Worlds,” will be in the museum’s rotating exhibit space through the end of May. Patricia Klaus will be signing her book “An Atomic Love Story” and Roseanne Roberts Archuletta will be signing her book “Women Marked for History.” The public is invited to celebrate women’s contributions to history.
April 2
The Chamber will host a workshop on “Maximizing Your Online Presence” from 1-4 p.m. For details and to register visit, chamberorganizer.com.

Los Alamos Little Theatre will have a reading of the play “Tower of Magic” by local playwright Tess Light at 6 p.m. in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street. Anyone interested in reading from the script — or listening to the reading — is welcome to attend.
April 3
The Chamber hosts its monthly Business Breakfast, with Rep. Stephanie Garcia-Richard, who will update businesses on the 2014 Legislative Session. From 7:30 to 9 a.m. To register and find out more information by clicking on the link. chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.