Be There 04-16-13

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• Pikas and Pixels. 7-8 p.m., 3540 Orange St. Bandelier Rangers Claudia Brookshire and Sally King discuss citizen science projects. Phyllis Ashmead, Santa Fe National Forest, will discuss the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project and how people can get involved. Free. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
• The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a meeting, noon to 2 p.m. at the Ridgepark Clubhouse. Public parking is along the sidewalk. Members are reminded to bring nonperishable food items and toiletries for our charity donations. For more information call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.
• Natural History of Bats: Masters of the Night Sky. Wildlife biologist Debbie Buecher will give an overview of the amazing natural history of bats, play bat calls and discuss her research. She will also show live captive rehab bats. 6 p.m. at PEEC. $5 per person/$10 family. Free for PEEC members. No registration required. Designed for adults and kids ages second grade and older. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
• Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Jennifer Weiss, executive director of the Heroin Awareness Committee will present “Opiate Addiction — No Exceptions” — a presentation and discussion regarding the current reality of drug addiction in New Mexico and the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among our youth. The public is welcome.

• 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.
• The Democratic monthly meeting is 7 p.m. at UNM-LA. They will be discussing the budget and planning for the June 8 JFK fundraiser. All registered Democrats are invited to attend.
• Poetry Potluck. 6:30 p.m., at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda. Special open mike event — all are welcome.
• LARSO Annual Public Meetings at both senior centers, to hear ideas, concerns and feedback about the services we provide. 2 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center.
• Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard holds Town Hall meeting: AARP Los Alamos Hosting Public Event. 1-3 p.m. at the Betty Erhart Senior Center. All members of the public are invited to attend the meeting where they will be given a briefing on the recent Legislative session and how it impacts Los Alamos and New Mexico. Questions from the audience will be welcome and attendees will also be able to visit with Rep. Garcia Richard. Light refreshments provided by the AARP. For more information, call Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at 500-4343 or email Stephanie.GarciaRichard@nmlegis.gov.
• Annual Earth Day Festival. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free to the public for booths and displays where community groups show their earth-friendly products and practices, and provide information about our environment on the Pajarito Plateau. Good food, hands-on activities and entertainment for all. See PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
• Rumelia at Pyramid Cafe for dinner, dancing, traditional and contemporary music from Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece. 6:30 p.m., $7.
• Appalachian flat-footing workshop with dancer Nic Gareiss. 3:30-5 p.m., NMDT, 149 Central Park Square. Flat-footing is a solo freestyle form of American dance originating in the Appalachian mountains, with connections to Western European, Native American and West African dance. Tickets are $20 in advance $25 at the door. For more information and to register, call Adrienne Bellis at 670-2152.
• Masonic Lodge Waffle Breakfast Team 4153 fundraiser, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Adults $7, children under 6, $3. Supports Project Y Los Alamos’ local robotics program.
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.
• Veterans’ Benefits Outreach in Los Alamos. Two NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officers will be available to help veterans with VA and State Veterans’ benefits. 10 a.m. to noon. Mesa Public Library.
April 27
• The Los Alamos League of Women Voters potluck lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by Michael Sharp presenting “Redistricting: Process and Principles”: Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
• On your mark, get set, wag! Dogs and their human companions will gather at Chamisa School in White Rock today, to run the 5-kilometer course or walk the two-mile course in the annual Dog Jog. Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, random walkers and dogs in all manner of fun categories. Anyone interested in joining can get entry forms at the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org or at Los Alamos businesses, including Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and Animal Clinic of Los Alamos.