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Be There 04-17-14

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Today
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have its monthly meeting from 7-8 p.m., in Building 2 at UNMLA. They will be discussing the upcoming JFK dinner, listening to state candidates and talking about election plans. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Smurfs 2,” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall.

Antarctica Through the Lens of “National Geographic.” 7 p.m. Last November, Los Alamos local Stephen Becker embarked on the National Geographic Explorer ship to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica. During this voyage, the “National Geographic” photographers produced a 50-minute video. Becker will show the video, and talk about the trip in this event at PEEC. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Saturday
Waffle Breakfast to benefit Los Alamos High School Choirs. 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Pajarito Lodge No. 66 AF & AM, 15th Street and Canyon Road. $7 adults, $3 age 6 and under.

Los Alamos County is having a pruning workshop 10 a.m. It will be in the Memorial Rose Garden near Fuller Lodge. County Extension Agent, Carlos Valdez, will lead the workshop. Everyone is invited to come and there is no charge for the event. Participants are asked to bring clippers and gloves, and wear long sleeves or a jacket.

“A Second Chance,” the family gymnastics film 10 a.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. Sponsored by High Flyers Gymnastics as a fundraising event, the movie focuses on a group of school-age gymnasts and their quest to compete for spots on the Australian national gymnastics team. Tickets for the one-time showing are $10 (child/adult) and on sale all now at CB Fox, Uli’s Cottontail, Reel Deal Theater and High Flyers Gymnastics. Proceeds benefit improvements and equipment purchases at High Flyers Gymnastics. For information or to reserve a will-call ticket, contact director@lahighflyers.com, or call 500-5699.

Los Alamos Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m. at Ashley Pond.
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.

Parents of current Los Alamos High School sophomores are invited to attend Sophomore Parent Night 6:30 p.m. in the Speech Theater. Topics to be covered will include Naviance, as well as college admission information including college searches, scholarships/financial aid, testing and college visits. There will be some focus on summer programs and community service, as well as early college classes/dual enrollment. For more information about Sophomore Parent Night, contact the LAHS Guidance Office at 663-2797.
April 22
“Adventures with Ed.” 5:30 to 7 p.m. PEEC, the Bradbury Science Museum, and the New Mexico Humanities Council are very pleased to welcome Jack Loeffler to give a talk in honor of Earth Day, entitled “Adventures with Ed.” Loeffler will speak about his good friend Edward Abbey — the famed American author, outspoken environmentalist, and writer of Desert Solitaire. Free. At Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave., Los Alamos. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.