Be There 05-24-12

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Frances Levine, PhD, director of the New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

PEEC offers a talk on the upcoming transit of Venus by astrophysicist Paul Mutschlecner.  Learn about the transit and its significance in history. 7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Habitat for Humanity will work from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m. There is a little something for everyone:  painting, carpentry and finishing up the outside ramp. Participants will meet at the ReStore in Española. There is an option for Los Alamos workers to carpool. For more information, contact David Canfield at 505-747-2690, 901-7689 or buildingkindness@habitatevla.org.

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division announces the annual Hawk to Hilltopper event from noon-3 p.m. at Urban Park. The event is a celebration for eighth grade students transitioning to high school. Students will enjoy a barbecue lunch, inflatable toys and a shaving cream war. The event will end with the Los Alamos Fire Department hosing off the students after the shaving cream war. A parent permission form is required to participate in the event and is available at the Los Alamos Middle School Administration Office, the recreation offices or at losalamosnm.us/rec. Permission forms should be turned in to LAMS by May 18. For more information, call 662-8173.
May 30
GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.
June 1
Call for artists. Lead us through your blue period. Revel in the color, feel and voice of the blues. Explore the many names and associations of blue, from the melancholy to the rhythm of the South to the exaltation of the first bluebird. All media welcome. Entries due to the Fuller Lodge Art Center by June 1. For more information, call 662-1635.

Looking for something to do on Friday nights this summer while in downtown Los Alamos? Check out the Bradbury Science Museum for special activities planned as part of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce’s “Friday Night Los Alamos” program, beginning June 1. The museum will be open until 9 p.m. Fridays in June and July and a number of special programs are planned, including: science-themed movie screenings; talks and presentations on geology and minerals, energy and sustainability and the Mars Science Laboratory; and robotics demonstrations. Check the web page for a complete schedule of the BSM’s Friday Night Los Alamos activities. Employees interested in volunteering by being a presenter of a topic that interests them can call 667-4444.

June 3
PEEC offers a guided trip to the Leonora Curtin Wetlands south of Santa Fe, with docent Natali Steinberg. This rare marsh hosts a bounty of wildlife and interesting plants. Space is limited, so register at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

June 5
PEEC’s Kids’ Summer Gardening class begins. This class runs from 9-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and is for kids entering grades K-4. Plant a veggie garden and eat your harvest. Do art and explore nature and science. Led by Susie Schillaci. $65 or $52 for PEEC members or second siblings for the whole summer.  Register at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or emailing Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Summer Family Evenings kicks off at PEEC with two events: a Taxidermy Museum and viewing of the transit of Venus. Come to PEEC to see the mountain lion that killed a local dog in December, as well as a bear, beaver, fox and other taxidermied animals from Yukon Wildlife Studio. Drop in any time from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also, outside, watch Venus move across the face of the sun through a telescope, starting at 4 p.m. Free to PEEC members, $5 per family for non-members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.