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Be There 04-29-14

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Today
Atomic Film Festival. “Operation Crossroads: The Dawn of Atomic Weapons.” 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. Featured together are four rare and historic films from the dawn of the atomic era, including Operation Crossroads, Air Force and the Atomic Bomb, Contaminated Ship Handling and Operation Ivy.
Wednesday
Dance and Talent Competition for the local Los Alamos Senior Olympics to be noon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to join the Senior Center post-lunch crowd as part of the audience for the Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games Dance and Talent competition.
Thursday
Opening Day at the Los Alamos Farmers’ Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Lt. Governor John Sanchez will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact Kelly Benner, 672-1611.

On Tap Series. Hosted each week by a group of Los Alamos cultural providers. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project. History hosted by Los Alamos Historical Society. On Tap is an effort to increase programming and economic development in the Los Alamos Creative District. LACD is the only Creative District in New Mexico; Los Alamos is designated as “creative” to highlight arts, culture, and science downtown. Email Nicole at nicole@losalamos.org for more information.

The Chamber of Commerce May business breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. at UNM-LA, will cover the topic of Alzheimer’s and introduce a program such as that which been adopted in Watertown, Wis. Jan Zimmerman initiated the effort in Watertown and envisions a community where residents are fully educated about dementia, business owners are trained on how to assist customers with memory loss, and people with dementia remain independent for as long as possible.
United Blood Services drive will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the at the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive.

National Day of Prayer. Noon at Ashley Pond. The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer. More than a million Americans will unite at more than 42,000 locations from coast to coast to pray for the nation. This year’s theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer” based on Romans 15:6. The event will be hosted by Crossroads Bible Church. For more information call 662-6080.

he Mesa Public Library Film Series. “Casablanca.” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.
Friday
United Blood Services drive will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive.

First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. No formal program — just a time for kids to get together and have fun. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Los Alamos Little Theatre will present the musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Opening night 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available at CB Fox and online. $12, students and seniors get $2 discount.

“Things With Wings.” Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Along with the opening reception there will be live birds and kite-making to Chicken Poop Bingo. The exhibit features more than 60 artists showing more than 100 pieces of art. The public is welcome for light refreshments, meet and mingle with artists and friends, then wander through a dozen other activities on the front lawn.