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Be There 04-04-12

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Today
GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

Regina Wheeler, known in Los Alamos for establishing multiple environmental initiatives, and Karlis Viceps from Positive Energy, will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems. Learn about economic incentives, mounting and modules, quality installation methods and much more at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Mesa Public Library. The public is invited.

Thursday
The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-4 p.m. through Friday. Family friendly movies will be shown at noon and 2 p.m. every day and either the giant island obstacle course or the bouncy house will be set up for any and all to play on from 1-3 p.m. Discount admission rates will be applied from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec.

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. For more information, call the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or the Family YMCA at 662-3100.

The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “The Snapper,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

Friday
Fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Dinner includes fried fish, coleslaw, rice and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and may be purchased at the door or through the IHM Youth Office. Proceeds benefit the IHM Honduras Missionaries, the Knights of Columbus and the Youth Work camp.

Saturday
The Los Alamos Elks will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Ashley Pond. This is a free event for the whole family. Children age 12 and younger can dash for the many eggs that will be hidden. Bring a basket. There will also be a visit from the Easter Bunny and Elroy the Elk. For more information, contact Richard Sisneros or Lisa Harris at 662-5611.

“Rhythm and Rhyme” exhibit jurors David Mutschlecner and Jane Lin celebrate the intersection of poetry and the visual arts with a reading in the Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Other local poets and artists, Mary Cisper, Henry Finney, Beth Wingate and Darla Graff Thompson will join them.
April 10
The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner group will host the second Amateur Radio exam session of the year at 6:30 p.m. at the “Old Fire Barn”(4017Arkansas) in the upstairs meeting room. There will be testing for all classes of license. Those wishing to take the initial test for a Technician Class License, will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID and a test fee of $15, either cash or a check made out to the ARRL VEC. Those wishing to upgrade to a higher-class license, will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID, original license and a copy or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy, plus the $15 exam fee. A simple calculator can be used during the exam. For more information, call or email Bill Boedeker, 662-4220, boedeker@cybermesa.com.

April 11
GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

April 12
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

April 13
First Friday Forts at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (moved to the second Friday because of spring break). Join other kids at PEEC to build forts and play in them together. Free, but parents must stay with their kids. No registration required. 3540 Orange St. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

“Petra and the Jay,” a sci-fi musical play, tells the story of Petra and her animal and alien friends. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors and students; and children six and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available online at PajaritoEEC.org, at CB Fox, or at the door.