Be There 04-26-12

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The Los Alamos High School Olions present their spring musical at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for seniors and students; and can be purchased at Otowi Station Book store or at the door.

Annual registration of boys graduating from K-fourth grades (5-10 years old) into the Cub Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America will be at 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #4 on Diamond Drive, at the golf course. LAFD firefighters will give boys and their families tours of the fire trucks and the station. Parents can sign up in either White Rock from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 or from 6:30-8 p.m. April 26. Registration fee is $18 for the remainder of 2012. Parents who can’t attend these events can contact Bill Blumenthal, membership chair at billblumenthal@comcast.net or 662-0467.

Rod Baker, patent attorney, will present “Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You,” at 6:30 p.m. at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4, White Rock.

Los Alamos Arts Council presents Guitars at the Lodge with the Rio Grande Guitar Quarter at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Cost is $15 or $10 for LAAC members and includes light refreshments.

A book fair benefiting the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the LAMC lobby area.

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at the Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at the door. Students will be admitted for free.

The 2012 Dog Jog to benefit the Friends of the Shelter will be at 9 a.m. at Chamisa Elementary School. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants can choose between a 5k run and a 3k walk. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Families are welcome. Prizes are awarded for race participants and for fun categories for kids and dogs. Microchips for a reduced fee of $20 will be available. All proceeds from the Dog Jog and activities will go to benefit programs sponsored by Friends of the Shelter.

The Española Ranger District is organizing a trail rehab from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the connector trail between Perimeter and Quemazon trails near Los Alamos. Rock steps will be installed. If enough people attend, a group will be placed on Quemazon Trail to work on erosion control and turning it back into a single-track experience for users.

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold their first County-Sponsored Dark Night of 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The crescent moon will be visible, as will Venus, Mars, Jupiter and its moons as well as Saturn and its rings and moons. There will be a tour of the winter and spring constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is sponsoring a concert featuring various groups of soloists of all ages, from around the community. The musicians will perform vocal and instrumental pieces from 6:30-8 p.m. at 366 Grand Canyon Dr.

May 2
The Sierra Club will present movie night, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Everyone is invited to watch the sequel to, “Who Killed the Electric Car.”

Pajarito Environmental Education Center presents an illustrated talk on Australian birds by Marion Stelts at 7 p.m. See parrots, raptors, honeyeaters, flycatchers, bowerbirds and more. The talk is free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

May 4
Come to PEEC for First Friday Forts. Build forts with other kids in PEEC’s Nature Play Area or in the canyon from 3:30-5 p.m. Free, but parents must stay with their children. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Round up your crew, grab your cowboy hat and spurs and trot on down. The Los Alamos County Recreation Division and the Los Alamos Stable Owners Association is holding a Cowboy Night at the Posse Lodge on North Mesa. There will cowboy activities and door prizes for kids. There will also be wagon rides, real cowboys, a riding demonstration and cowboy music and lore. Activities are from 4:30 p.m. until dusk. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are available at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square, or at the door. Purchasing advance tickets is encouraged. For more information, call Carol at 412-1868.