Be There 06-27-12

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Mesa Family Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library. Play their games or bring your own. All ages welcome!

The Los Alamos Historical Society’s Atomic Film Festival begins today in Fuller Lodge. The first feature film is Emmy Award-winning “Day One,” starring Brian Dennehy as Gen. Leslie Groves and David Straithairn as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Admission is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for a price. Chairs will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring pillows, blankets and other items to relax. For more information and time, email judith@losalamoshistory.org.

Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion from 6-8 p.m. in meeting room one of Mesa Public Library. This month’s topic will springboard off the belief-o-matic quiz that can be found at beliefnet.com. They will talk about how their own ideas might partially line up with different world religions and what that means personally and in society. All are welcome.

 Join Assets in Action for a brief, free presentation on adding assets to your family, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the third floor Casava Meeting Room at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 W. Jemez Road. Tips and tools for toddlers through teens will be offered. The free class is open to parents, caregivers or those working with young people in any form. Stop by for five minutes for free resources on the go, or stay for the entire hour for a more in-depth presentation. For more information, call 661-4846 or email AssetsInAction@att.net.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Born to be Wild,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

Mesa Authors Speak Series presents Aimée and David Thurlo, acclaimed and bestselling southwestern mystery writers of the “Ella Clah” and “Sister Agatha” series at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

The Authors Speak Series presents Aimee and David Thurlo, authors of “Ella Clah Mysteries,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Last day of Henry Finney’s Exhibit in the Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Images from his recently published book of poetry, “The Fire Gate Poems,” are works in many media painting, drawing, photography, prints-related to the poems.

Los Alamos Friday Night Out. Mesa Public Library is open with all regular library services until 9 p.m. and presents two events: Open Mike Poetry starts at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda. Everyone is welcome to come read their work; hosted by local poet David Mutschlecner.
And, it’s the start of the Cult Classic Horror Movie Series after hours. The library will be open after 9 p.m. for the movie only, which begins at 9:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms. Slide in for “Slither” (R).

 Come meet Los Alamos Shelter Animals at 10 a.m. at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square. This will be a low-key event — an easy way to see these animals that need new homes — dogs, cats, kittens. Bring your own pets. Take a dog for a walk. Sponsored by Pet Pangaea and Friends of the Shelter.

July 2
The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America will meet at 7 p.m. in the Gibson Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. After a short business meeting, members and guests will discuss the history and possibilities of Crazy Quilting. For more information, call Marilyn at 672-9404.

July 3
Celebrate the national parks and get into the 4th of July spirit with the opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Leslie Bucklin titled, “Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks.” Refreshments and gallery walk-through with the artist. Show runs through Aug. 6.

July 5
Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents the next in the Foreign Film Series, “Volver” (R) from Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodovar starring Penelope Cruz, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Miss Minoes” (PG), at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

July 6
First Friday Forts at PEEC from 3:30-5 p.m. Come to PEEC and get building! On the first Friday of every month, join other kids who like building forts (and their parents) to build, play and hang out in the new place you created! Parents must stay and supervise their children. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

• July 6 — Cult Classic Horror Movie Series presents They Live! (R) directed by John Carpenter at 9:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.