Be There 06-05-12

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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. Free to PEEC members, $5 per family for non-members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track and Field Program from 10 a.m.-noon at Sullivan Field (no spike shoes). For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or visit us on the web at losalamosnm.us/rec.
One of the activities that occur during the Los Alamos Relay For Life is a Bird House Auction featuring local artists. A special preview of — and early bidding for — the bird houses will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday at Los Alamos National Bank.  The American Cancer Society’s Los Alamos Relay for Life will be at Ashley Pond June 15 and 16. A free dinner for cancer survivors and caregivers will be at 5 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center on June 15. RSVP Susan Brockway at susbrockway@gmail.com or 505-690-4496 to attend the dinner.

The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Run Lola Run,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “The Adventures of Tin Tin,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.
There will be an exhibit opening, “Los Alamos Opera Guild,” from 5-7 p.m., as part of Los Alamos Friday Night, at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

There will be an opening reception for Harry C. Finney’s “Images for the Fire Gate Poems, Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs,” exhibit from 7-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs art gallery at Mesa Public Library. The exhibit is on display June 2-30.
Hike to Guaje Canyon Overlook with PEEC. Paul Arendt leads this eight-mile hike. Meet at PEEC at 9 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead at the ski hill; bring lunch and water. Dogs welcome. Free, no registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host its inaugural Bike Swap from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Los Alamos Singletrack Association sponsors the event, an International Mountain Biking Association affiliated club. Sellers can drop off items between 9 and 11 a.m. June 10 at the co-op. Sellers can complete forms at the store or download forms at losalamos.coop. For more information, visit losalamos.coop.

Medicine Hawk’s Mountain School starts. Rourke McDermott will teach this primitive survival skills class for kids entering grades 4-7 in the Jemez Mountains.  Saturdays (and two Sundays) from 1:30-3 p.m. June 10-July 28. $60 or $48 for PEEC members or second siblings for the whole summer.  Register at  PajaritoEEC.org, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, or by calling 662-0460.

The Los Alamos Opera Guild is hosting a fundraising event at 3 p.m. at the Blue Window Bistro. Hors d’oeuvres are included in the ticket price for the musical fashion show, which is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Tickets are available at CB Fox, Uli’s, The Blue Window Bistro or by contacting Mary Cummings at drmarycummings@mac.com or Anna Casperson at 672-9100 or anna@home-nm.com.

Recurring meetings

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. 

The Military Order of World Wars hosts a monthly dinner meeting  on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Norm Wilson, USAF retired, at 662-9544.

St. Dimitri Orthodox Church has a ACA/ACDF 12-step group (Adult Children of Alcoholics/Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families), that will meet in the basement of the church, at 2270 39th St.  The group will meet at 6 p.m. every Monday. Newcomers and “old timers” are welcome. For more information, call 505-603-3430.

The Los Alamos Photography Club meets the third Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Annual dues are $12 per year. For more information, visit tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/la-photoclub/.

Do you have kids at home with you? Need play friends and activities? Need to meet at-home moms just like you? The MOMS Club of Los Alamos may be just what you’re looking for. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/momsoflosalamosweb/
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