Be There 04-02-13

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Brown Bag, LAAC presents Belisama Dance Company and Scottish Country Dancers. Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes. Noon at Fuller Lodge. Free. Brown bag is funded in part by the County of Los Alamos. 


Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County’s Water and Energy Conservation coordinator will present the county’s Energy and Water Conservation Plan, which outlines conservation goals for utility customers. The talk will be at 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, media room 203, building 2.


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.


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. 


The Posse Shack Breakfast will benefit Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter, a local nonprofit organization. It’s more than a breakfast — bid on gift baskets; register early for the 2013 Dog Jog; enter a raffle for a $400 gift certificate for a pet photograph from Don Taylor; Josephine Boyer will do glitter tattoos (on face and hands); meet some shelter dogs at a mobile adoption. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the event. They might even have a Doggie Kissing Booth again this year. The Posse Shack is at 650 North Mesa Road, near the stables.  The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10-years-old.

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

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

April 14-20

National Library Week. Story time at
1:30 p.m. Film showing of “POV’s Biblioburro,” a bookmobile on a donkey in Colombia, at 2 p.m. For ages 8 and up.

April 18

Poetry Potluck 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Library Upstairs Rotunda. Special open mike event-all are welcome. Share a poem, share some food! 


The Republican Party of Los Alamos will elect the 2013-2015 County Central Committee and its officers at the Jeannette O. Wallace Hall, room 505, at UNM-LA, 400 University Drive. The County Contingent to the Republican Party of New Mexico Central Committee will also be elected. Republicans registered in the county are encouraged to attend. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m. A meeting of the 2011-2012 Central Committee begins at 7 p.m. followed by Ward Caucuses and the County Convention. For information, contact Robert Gibson, 662-3159, rgibson@swcp.com.

April 25

Authors Speak Series with David Grant Noble, author of “In the Places of the Spirits,” 7 p.m., Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda. 

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. 

May 4

The United Thrift Shop is planning on being open from 9 a.m.-noon. Previously, it was open Wednesdays only. The plan is to open the Thrift Shop the first Saturday morning of each month.  


The “Stream Team” will again be planting willows in the Valles Caldera National Preserve on May 4, May 18 and June 1. This is a chance to help restore beaver habitat and improve the hydrology of the Jemez River. To sign up, call Angelisa Espinoza at 988-9126.