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Be There 04-23-13

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Today
• National Volunteer week. 3-4 p.m., Oppenheimer Place, 1001 Oppenheimer, ground floor patio room. Learn more about volunteering with the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, home care and hospice programs. Refreshments provided. For more information call Cynthia Goldblatt, 662-2525.
• Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club rides every Tuesday and Thursday leaving at 5:30 p.m. at the Sullivan Field parking lot. For more information, go to tuffriders.losalamos.com for more information.
• The Boy Scouts of America annual “Fire-Up for Scouting” Cub Scout registration event at fire stations; 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fire Station No. 3, 129 State Route 4 in White Rock. Boys who will graduate from kindergarten through fourth grades (5-10 years old) can be registered for the Cub Scouting program, including summer activities such as June Day Camp. Fire station firefighters will give the boys and family members tours of the fire trucks and station during the registration event. Parents can sign up boys at either the Los Alamos or White Rock events. Please bring a checkbook for payment of annual dues.
• 2013 Los Alamos Piecemakers Guild Meeting. 7 p.m. at United Church of Los Alamos. The Art Study Group will be doing a trunk show of quilts the members have made. They meet on the second Sunday of each month at the White Rock library.
Wednesday
• The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a general discussion meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in meeting room 1 of the Mesa Public Library. For more information, find us on Facebook or email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com
Thursday
• 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.
• Community Blood Drive. 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive.
• Book Fair at the LAMC Auxiliary. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Doctor’s Lobby Area. For more information call Betty Myers, 662-4669.
• Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club rides every Tuesday and Thursday leaving at 5:30 p.m. at the Sullivan Field parking lot. For more information, go to tuffriders.losalamos.com.
• The Boy Scouts of America annual “Fire-Up for Scouting” Cub Scout registration event at fire stations; 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fire Station No. 5, on 4401 Diamond Drive, across from the golf course in Los Alamos. Boys who will graduate from kindergarten through fourth grades (5-10 years old) can be registered for the Cub Scouting program, including summer activities such as June Day Camp. Fire station firefighters will give the boys and family member tours of the fire trucks and station during the registration event. Parents can sign up boys at either the Los Alamos or White Rock events. Please bring a checkbook for payment of annual dues.
Friday
• Guitar program with Michael Chapdelaine. 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $15 and LAAC members $10 at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, visit michaelchapdelaine.com.
• Community Blood Drive. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive.
• Book Fair at the LAMC Auxiliary. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Doctor’s Lobby Area. For more information call Betty Myers, 662-4669.
Saturday
• 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.
• The 17th Annual Friends of the Shelter Dog Jog is set to kick off at 9 a.m. The starting line is at Chamisa School in White Rock. The registration desk opens at 8 a.m. The event includes a sanctioned 5K run and a 3.5K walk. Entrants with pets are eligible for fun prizes. This is a family friendly event and dogs of all sizes and shapes are welcome to participate. Nice shelter dogs will be available to rent on a first come basis for the race or walk and will also be available for adoption. FOS is sponsoring a $20 reduced fee microchip clinic from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Chamisa School. Veterinarians from a local clinic will donate their time. The fee includes the registration of the microchip to a national database. The clinic is open to the public regardless of participation in the Dog Jog.