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Be There 05-22-14

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Today
On Tap Series. Hosted each week by a group of Los Alamos cultural providers. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project. “Nature” hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. 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.

Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts at 6 p.m. from Pet Pangaea for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. So, come on out for fun, friendship and exercise. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

Author’s Speak Series. Dede Feldman, speaker, author and consultant New Mexico state senator (1997-2012). 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.

Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Our Favorite Quilts at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Daily through May 31.

“Things with Wings,” is a juried group exhibit displaying the work of Los Alamos artists and artists from northern New Mexico. Each artist has an interpretation of the theme, as reflected in paintings, ceramics, photographs and manipulated digital media. The Portal Gallery features the woodcut prints of Lily Schlien. Daily through June 14 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
Friday
The Los Alamos Concert Association presents Haochen Zhang on the piano. 7p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets at losalamosconcert.org, CB Fox, Smith’s and in Santa Fe at the Lensic Box Office for $30. Tickets available at the door for $35 and youth tickets (aged 6-18) are free.

Gordon’s Summer Concerts: The Homemade Jamz Blues Band will perform 7 p.m. on the new stage at Ashley Pond.
Artist talk with Lily Schlien. 5 p.m. at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. She will demonstrate her technique for her artwork. Her exhibit is on display through June 14 at the Portal Gallery in the art center.
Saturday
Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets are holding a car wash fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. in the Los Alamos National Bank parking lot. Monies raised will be used to augment the unit travel budget for national events. For more information, call 412-8739.
Sunday
Young Voices, The Santa Fe Opera’s extraordinary program for high school students will present this year’s aspiring singers in recital at 3 p.m. at Gaddes Hall on the Opera’s lower grounds.
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.

Memorial Day Observance, 11 a.m. at the Guaje Pines Cemetery. This year’s theme is “The Courage to Serve and Those That Gave All.” The Keynote speaker is Major General Doug Anson, United States Army Reserves Retired, hosted by The Knights of Columbus Donald Larsen Assembly 688. A light meal will be served at the Knights of Columbus Hall on D.P. Road following the ceremony. For more information, call Tony Colletti at 709-0463.