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Be There 04-08-14

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Today
LA Walks meeting. 5-6 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs meeting room No. 1. Public is invited to meet with the LA Walks advocacy group and to help develop ideas that would ensure pedestrian safety and convenience in Los Alamos County.

The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will be giving exams for Amateur Radio Licenses. The session will be 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas Ave. (the Old Fire Barn). For a new license bring a picture ID or two other forms of ID with name and address one them, such as a bill. Fee is $15 cash or check made out to “ARRL VEC.” Social Security number is required on the form 605 License Application. For a license upgrade, bring 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 additional information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220, or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

“Sisters in Art — Sisters at Heart,” shows daily in the Portal Gallery of Fuller Lodge Art Center through April 26.
Wednesday
Special Nano Lecture: Nathan Mara, “Building the Iron Man Suit.” Noon to 1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum.
Thursday
Los Alamos Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

The April meeting of the Los Alamos Genealogical Association will be 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The program is “Genealogical Potpourri” and will feature an inspiring story about Scottish Heritage, some discussion questions, and some genealogical tidbits from you tube. The traditional no-host dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the China Moon restaurant.

Waterfalls of New Mexico. 7 p.m. Join Doug Scott and PEEC for a slideshow and lecture on the waterfalls of New Mexico. Of special interest is that a new 80-foot high waterfall is being formed this year, and Scott is documenting this formation. Free. No advance registration is required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Friday
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. 3-5 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Center. For more information, call 471-2777 or 888-296-2411, ext. 3690.
Saturday
Drawing Workshop. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PEEC is very fortunate to have Lisa Coddington will teach a workshop about using simple drawing materials to portray furry, feathery and slimy animals such as those found at PEEC, or around the Pajarito Plateau. $45/$36 PEEC members. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Jimmy Sadler Band. 7-10 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. Suggested food donation for $8 will be Steve Wallin’s Brisket and Brats Platter. Dance suggested donation is $15 per person, $25 per couple. For more information call 412-7845.
Monday
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Chapter AK, P.E.O. at 7:30 p.m. at the Oppenheimer Condos’ Patio Room. Kelly Meyers will give the program. Regrets please to Wendy Swanson at 662-7392 or Jane Phillips at 672-1677.
April 15
Los Alamos County Power of Parents, associated with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving program. The free community event is designed on principles proven to reduce underage drinking by 30 percent. 6 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall. For more information visit madd.org/PowerTalk21.

The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Past presentations can be reviewed by joining the Yahoo group for LAPC found at groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/la-photoclub/info. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series: History Frontiers. 7:30 p.m., in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. Mining Frontiers: “History of Turquoise,” with Patricia McGraw. For more information, call 662-6272 or visit losalamoshistory.org.
April 16
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Bernadette Lauritzen will give an update on the Assets in Action program. The public is welcome to attend.

Recurring meetings

Do you have kids at home with you? Need play friends and activities? Need to meet at-home moms just like you? The MOMS Club of Los Alamos may be just what you’re looking for. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/momsoflosalamosweb/welcome%29, or send email to momsoflosalamos@gamil.com.

 

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.

Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club rides at 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at the Sullivan Field parking lot. For more information, go to tuffriders.losalamos.com.

 

Support group for emotional eaters. 10-11 a.m., every first Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., every third Tuesday of the month. Small Business Center board room, 190 Central Park Square, behind post office. Free. 

 

Family to Family Education Class begins in September. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Santa Fe (NAMI Santa Fe) will offer a free, 12-week course for caregivers of individuals with serious mental illness, taught by NAMI family members who know what you are dealing with. Classes will cover key illness information, self-care, coping skills, and provide emotional support. More than 125,000 family members nationwide have graduated from this program. To enroll call 505-466-1668 or visit namisantafe.org.