Be There 04-12-11

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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,” 4017 Arkansas, 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, the original license and a copy or a valid Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam, as well as a copy, plus the $15 exam fee. Cell phones as calculators are not allowed. For more information, call or email Bill Boedeker, 662-4220, or boedeker@cybermesa.com.

Kathy Brown, Seventh Generation Institute, talks about pikas, climate change and how citizen scientists can help. 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., Free and open to the public.

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. the home of Nona Bowman, 1045 Los Pueblos (662-3192). Steve Lynne of the Los Alamos County Administration Department will be the guest speaker. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Ann Wadstrom at 662-7578.

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Alan Wadlinger will give the presentation, “Historical Drivers and Emigration — Iroquois Confederacy Influence on the U.S. Government Structure.” The public is invited. For more information call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

The Aspen Elementary Spring Carnival will be from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be tons of games, refreshments, a children’s book swap, silent auction, cake walk, bounce house and more. Admission is free. Tickets for games will be five for $1 at the door.

The grand opening celebration at the Los Alamos Co-op will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with events scheduled. Members will save 10 percent off all regular-priced items that day.

The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a waffle breakfast at the Masonic Lodge, 15th St. and Canyon. A full breakfast including waffles, eggs, sausage or bacon and juice, coffee or tea will be offered for $5 in advance or $6 at the door. For more  information or for tickets, contact Connie at 672-4066.
The Hula Ministry is hosting a fundraiser at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. There will be a traditional pre-show until 5 p.m., when chicken teriyaki dinner with desserts and drinks will be served. Hula dancing and worship will be from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Tickets, $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12 and free for children age five and younger, may be purchased at Brownell’s Hallmark or by calling 920-0872.

The Family YMCA is offering free activities in support of active lifestyles at its annual Healthy Kids Day, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The day will feature offerings by local farmers in the Y parking lot, free climbing on their climbing wall, a youth clothing, toy and sports equipment swap and several family games. Free healthy eating and active lifestyle resources will also be available as support to families who desire educational materials. The Y is located at 1450 Iris St. For more information call 662-3100 or visit www.laymca.org.

 ¡Fiesta Primavera!  The public is invited to a recital of Flamenco and classical Spanish dance and music at 3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The event is presented by the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance, a group of professional artists and students from Northern New Mexico. Admission is free, donations appreciated.  Call 505-412-0104 or email flamenconuevomexico@hotmail.com for information or to reserve a seat.

April 18
A talk by Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, with a showing of Bandelier’s new, high-definition movie in their new theater will be at 6:30 p.m. at Bandelier National Monument. The talk will include Bandelier’s history and future. There is also free admission to the park during the week of April 16-24.

April 19
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m.  Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

In conjunction with National Park Week, April 16-24, there will be two hikes at Bandelier National Monument led by Jamie Civitello and Rory Gauthier. One hike will be a moderate hike to Burnt Mesa Pueblo at 10 a.m. April 19. Meet at the trailhead; the hike is four miles round trip, easy terrain. The other hike will be a light/moderate walk to the mesa behind campground loop at 2:30 p.m. April 22. Meet at the amphitheater parking lot. The hikes will focus on archeology/ancestral pueblo peoples, but Bandelier’s recent ecological restoration projects will also be discussed.