Be There 04-03-13

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April 6
 The American Legion Riders of Los Alamos is having a fund-raising ride in memory of a dear friend, Carol, who passed away unexpectedly from heart failure. The ride departs at 11 a.m., at the American Legion Hall (in front of the Fabulous 50’s restaurant). Proceeds from the $20 entry fee per person go to the American Heart Association; all are welcome. For more information call Montana at 406-240-8112.
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.

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 8
P.E.O. Chapter AK will meet at the home of Betty Robertson with Kathy Fraser serving as co-hostess. Joann Brown is in charge of the program, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. with refreshments to follow before the start of the meeting.
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

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m., at the Mesa Public Library. George Jennings will give a report on the recent Roots Tech 2013 Conference and the benefits of attending genealogical conferences. The public is invited.
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.
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 (only) of each month.