Be There 06-06-12

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One of the activities that occur during the Los Alamos Relay For Life is a Bird House Auction featuring the artistic talents of 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 First Ever Student Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art features works by Wray’s students. The show runs through Thursday evening at 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite B2.

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 from11 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.  Learn shelter making, axe use, fire building, and more.  Saturdays (and two Sundays) from 1:30-3 pm from June 10- July 28th.  $60 or $48 for PEEC members or second siblings for the whole summer.  Carpools are being set up for those who are interested.  Register at PajaritoEEC.org, by calling 662-0460, or emailing Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

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.

June 11
There will be History Adventures at Fuller Lodge, featuring Science Fun! with the Bradbury Science Museum. Story time and hands-on activities for pre-school through third grade. At 10 and 11 a.m.

The Los Alamos Community Health Council “Health Speak Out” Town Hall meeting will be from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Community Building, on the corner of 20th and Central. Bring your own lunch bag, drinks will be supplied. Visit lachc.net for more information or email deborahfgill@gmail.com.

Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the  Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin June 11.  Classes  this session include Agility III,  Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Recall, Competitive Obedience and Conformation and will begin the week of July 9. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be at ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served basis. Registration materials must be postmarked by June 22.

June 12
 Summer Family Evenings at PEEC presents Owls. See live owls from the Raptor Center, listen to recorded owl calls and go for a short hike to listen for owls in the wild. 6:30 p.m. Free to PEEC members, $5 per family for non-members. No registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email  Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

June 13
Dances of India, a free performance presented by the Los Alamos Family Y Kathak and Bhratnatyam classes, will be from 7-8 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. The performance is part of the Los Alamos Public Library’s Family Fun Nights.

June 14
Greg Fisher, Los Alamos County economic vitality administrator will be the speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. at PEEC. Those that RSVP will be able to order a sandwich or salad for $12. Call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or send email to kaskacayman@gmail.com to RSVP.

There will be a poetry gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Happy Feet 2,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

The Los Alamos Opera Guild, a member of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., announces a special presentation, “Preview of the Santa Fe Opera 2012,” by local opera singer Alicia Solomon. At 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library, she will explain highlights of the five operas being performed by the Santa Fe Opera. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Cummings at drmarycummings@mac.com or Anna Casperson at 662-9494.

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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