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Be There 06-18-13

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Today
Carol Burns, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry Division Leader, will present a talk on “Nuclear Forensics.” 6 p.m. at the monthly dinner meeting of The Military Order of the World Wars Chapter 229, at the Los Alamos County Research Park, Hot Rocks Java Cafe.

Summer Pilates class: 5:30 p.m. Class meets downstairs at the Los Alamos Jewish Center for one hour, $10. Bring a yoga mat, water and wear comfortable clothes.

Summer Family Evenings at PEEC, 6:30 p.m. Instructor Dave Yeamans teaches a family birding class. Learn how to spot birds, create bird habitats at home and how to identify some local species. Free for PEEC members, $5 per family for non-members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Wednesday
Sign-ups available for Bandelier Day Camp for kids who’d like to explore Bandelier National Monument, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Campers must have completed first grade, and can only attend one year’s session. Camp is free and runs until June 22. For details and to sign up, contact Chris Judson at the park at 505-672-3861, ext. 513.

Brown Bag lunchtime lecture — Dick Malenfant “Experiments with the Dragon Machine.” Noon at the Bradbury Science Museum. This talk is in recognition of National Safety Month.

Mountaineers June meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room at Fuller Lodge. Momo Vuyisich will present photographs taken on a month-long camping trip through Australia and New Zealand.
Thursday
Green Hour Family Hike with PEEC. 9 a.m. Meet at local trailheads for meandering hikes where kids set the pace and decide the activities. Free. Public can join PEEC’s Family Nature Yahoo Group (groups.yahoo.com/group/peecfamilynature/) to learn where to meet each week, or check PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Wildflower Walk with PEEC. 5:30 p.m. Chick Keller leads participants on an easy hike to learn the names of local wildflowers. Plant lists provided. Meet at PEEC to carpool to the trailhead. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “ParaNorman,” 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

Tickets go on sale at CB Fox for the Summertime Coffee House. An evening of chamber music with desserts. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., music begins at 8:15 p.m., at Fuller Lodge. Featured musicians are: Kay Newnam, violin, Joel Becktell, cello, Anthony Maroudas, piano.
Friday
The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Pajarito Mountain Ski Area: Homemade Jamz‘ Blues Band; Contemporary electric blues from Tupelo, Miss. For more information visit gordonsummerconcerts.com.
Saturday
Arts and crafts show. 9 a.m., Knights of Columbus 104 D.P. Road.

Great American Backyard Campout with Los Alamos County Recreation and PEEC. 4 p.m. at Overlook Park in White Rock. Free. Some tents available. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Los Alamos Aquatomics Reunion Celebration. 6-10 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Buffet Dinner catered by DeColores Restaurant. $45 per person. For more information, call 661-4981.

Amateur Radio Field Day. Noon to 6 p.m. North Mesa Picnic Grounds. The Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club will join with 38,000 other Amateur Operators across the United States and Canada to test their Emergency communications skills. The public is invited. For more information, contact Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

Cathy Faber’s Swingin’ Country Band. Fundraiser to benefit the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge Capital Improvements. Free dance lessons, 6-7 p.m. Dancing 7-10 p.m. Non-alcoholic cash bar for all mixers and set-ups; BYOB. Dining starts 6 p.m. with Steve Wallin’s Texas BBQ hot brisket platter $8. Suggested donation for dancing $15/person; $25/couple. Overnight RV parking available at no charge.