Be There 03-26-13

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Los Alamos High School National Art Honor Society is hosting a Renaissance Spaghetti Dinner 6-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road. Funds raised will be used to support the NAHS scholarship. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 13 and younger and may be purchased at the door.
 The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion about atheism-related books. Do you have a favorite book you’d like to tell us about? Are you a fan of Richard Dawkins, or is there something more obscure that interests you? Join us from 6:30-8 p.m. in meeting room 1 of the Mesa Public Library. Questions? Find us on facebook or email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com.

The LA Democratic County Party Convention is at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. They will elect ward, precinct, and county leaders. All registered Dems are encouraged to meet candidates running for state offices and just have fun. Call Mike Wheeler 662-5577 for more information.
The Piñon Elementary Book Fair will be from 7:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m. March 28; and from 7:30-11 a.m. March 29. There will also be an online book fair. Log on to bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/pinonelemsch.

Club Anime will meet from 4-5 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Club Anime is for ages 13-19. Come watch some anime and enjoy ramen with other snacks.

Birds of Eastern Australia and Tasmania Through a Visitor’s Lens. Wildlife biologist Stephen Fettig will present the birds he photographed during a three-week trip through New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The Authors Speaks Series presents Bart Kaltenbach and Barbara Anschel with photographer Steve Fitch, talking about “Sun, Sticks and Mud: 1,000 Years of Building in the Desert Southwest,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.
Assets In Action and several of the Los Alamos Public School sites will participate in a March on Hunger throughout the month. Boxes are at Los Alamos Middle School, Chamisa Elementary, Piñon Elementary and in the following teachers’ classrooms at Mountain Elementary: Mrs. Whitaker, kindergarten; Ms. Brown, second grade; and Scott Johnson, kindergarten, to collect non-perishables for those in need. Suggested items include; granola bars, fruit snacks, hand-held soups. For more information or a larger pick-up call Assets In Action at 661-4846.
April 1
 The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 7 p.m. in Gibson Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. After a short business meeting, local artist and teacher Thelma Hahn will present a program about design. For more information call Marilyn at 672-9404.
April 5
The Underground of Enchantment Traveling Exhibit, “Lechuguilla Cave of Carlsbad Caverns National Park,” will host an opening reception from 4-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery; and from 5-6:30 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
April 7
The Los Alamos Concert Association presents Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet at 4 p.m. in the Smith Auditorium. Oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet and bassoon playing music with a French twist: Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” Kurt Weill’s “Three Penny Opera” and works by Debussy, Ravel and Rameau. Tickets $30 at CB Fox and both Smith’s, online at losalamosconcert.org.  $35 at the door. Youth tickets are free.
April 9
The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will give exams for amateur radio licenses at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas (the Old Fire Barn). Those testing for a new license will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID with name and address on them (utility bill, credit card bill or other) and a test fee of $15, either in cash or a check made out to “ARRL VEC.” Those seeking a license upgrade will need the picture ID or two other forms of ID plus the original license and a copy of the license or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy of the CSCE, plus the exam fee of $15. For more information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.
April 11
The League of Women Voters will again have Tom Ribe as their speaker for Lunch with Leader at 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Library. To order lunch for $10 from the Los Alamos Food Co-op, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or email kaskacayman@gmail.com.
April 27
On your mark, get set, wag! Dogs and their human companions will gather at Chamisa School in White Rock on the morning of April 27, to run the 5-kilometer course or walk the two-mile course in the annual Dog Jog. Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, random walkers and dogs in all manner of fun categories. The time is now for early bird 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog registration. Early bird entry fees are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. Participants registering now will save $5 off of the entry fee for the event if submitted on or before April 7. Participants will receive an event T-shirt with a logo designed by local fifth grader Kirsten Carrara and a packet filled with dog- related information. Anyone interested in joining can get entry forms at the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org or at Los Alamos businesses, including Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and Animal Clinic of Los Alamos.