Be There 04-04-13

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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.
Mapping Lechuguilla Cave. Local caver John Lyles will present highlights of his involvement in the Lechuguilla Cave mapping project. Hear about the history of discovery in one of the most beautiful caves in the world. 6:30 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
First Friday Forts. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Come to PEEC and get building. Join other kids and parents who like fort building to construct, play and hang out. Also, check out the mud pie kitchen. Visit pajaritoEEC.org for more information. Free.
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.
Burnt Mesa Pueblo Hike. Join PEEC on a historical hike of Burnt Mesa Pueblo. Dorothy Hoard will lead hikers to see ancient village sites and spectacular viewpoints. Free. Meet at PEEC at 9:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. at Burnt Mesa trailhead. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email
Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
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.
Nature Play Area Clean-Up. Help PEEC spruce up their gardens and nature play areas in time for spring planting, fort building, and more. They need help moving rocks, installing benches, and removing garbage to prepare the area for safe, unstructured play. 1-4 p.m. Visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
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 kaskacayman@gmail.com.

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 13
Old La Bajada Road Hike. Janie O’Rourke will lead a hike following a historic roadway up and down the escarpment at La Bajada. The travel route dates back to the Spanish settlement in NM and Camino Real. Free, but please register in advance. Meet at PEEC at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. See www.PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more details about this hike or
to register.
April 14
Caving Outing. PEEC is offering an exciting outing to Alabaster Cave near San Isidro. Tony Hinojosa will lead a group through the wild cave, stopping for lunch in the cool darkness. $30/$24 PEEC members. Meet at PEEC at 8 a.m. to carpool to the entrance. Visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information, and equipment requirements. Register in advance.
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 15
LARSO Annual Public Meetings at both senior centers, to hear ideas, concerns and feedback about the services we provide. Noon, at The Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Recurring meetings

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call
672-3300 or 672-9563.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at the Dixie Girl restaurant.

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from
Noon-1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge.

The Military Order of World Wars hosts a monthly dinner meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Norm Wilson, USAF retired, at 662-9544.

The Los Alamos Photography Club meets the third Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Annual dues are $12 per year. For more information, visit tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/la-photoclub/.

Newly formed Los Alamos MS Self-Help Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Mesa Public Library, Upper Level Meeting Room 1.

Building Kindness, a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, wants volunteers to help in the restoration of family homes. No skills necessary. You will be taught in the safe use of power tools and equipment while improving the living conditions of others less fortunate. Skilled volunteers needed too. This ongoing program meets at 9 a.m. every Saturday. Call David Canfield at 505-901-7689 or buildingkindness@habitatevla.org.

CoDA, an open 12-step group for recovery from codependency, meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at White Rock Methodist Church on Meadow Lane. For information call 672-3874 or 672-1498.