Be There 07-21-11

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Leslie Esquibel will present an “Introduction to Fertilty Care” at 6:15 p.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Join us for a one-hour introduction to the fertility system. Childcare can be provided, if arranged in advance.  For more information, send email to leslie.esquibel@comcast.net or call 661-2352. Drop-ins are welcome.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library meeting rooms to discuss upcoming events. All supporters are encouraged to attend.

The Friends of the Senior Center and Assets In Action will hold the second annual intergenerational community Prom. The 6 p.m.-8 p.m. event will be at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A king and queen of the prom will be named and concessions will be sold. Admission is $1 and the donation of one canned food or non-perishable item, to benefit a local food pantry. The family friendly event will play music from the 1940s through today.

The Los Alamos Jewish Center is hosting a buffet dinner for the Santa Fe Jewish community, as a way to thank them for the hospitality they extended to Los Alamos evacuees during the Las Conchas fire. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Jewish Center, 2400 Canyon Road.  The dinner will be followed by Friday evening services at 8 p.m., led by Rabbi Jack Shlachter.

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a county sponsored Dark Night at 8:15 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and stargaze. The planets Mercury, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus will be visible. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.

July 25
Due to construction and no water at the high school, Missoula Children’s Theatre will now take place at the Crossroads Bible Church, N.M. 502, east entry to Los Alamos, between the airport and the Best Western Hotel, on the south side of the road. Sign up for the audition for “Princess and the Pea” is at 9:30 a.m. July 25. Extra time will be given for those potentially arriving late due to construction and venue change. All children must come with a parent or guardian to sign the permission slips.

July 26
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. They will gather today for committee meetings.

July 27
Bird Banding talk at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. at 7 p.m. July 27.  The fee is $10 or $8 for members. The fee will be refunded to volunteers for Park Flight field trips.

July 28
The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Rango” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

The Authors Speak Series presents “Novel Destinations,” a talk and slideshow by Robert Gibson, John Arrowsmith and Chris Ortega, on their trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti, at 7 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library’s upstairs rotunda.

A talk on “The Contemporary U.S. Nuclear Policy and Strategy Debate” will be given by University of New Mexico Professor of Political Science Andrew L. Ross at 7:30 p.m. at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security in Room 115 of the Christian Education Building at the United Church in Los Alamos.  A three-way debate among maximalists, minimalists and abolitionists has emerged. This debate will be examined in the context of the Nuclear Posture Review, New START, and the New START ratification debate.

July 30
The Los Alamos Historical Society is teaming up with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to help children and adults come to a better understanding of forest fires and recovery with a reading, book signing and hands-on activities, as well as a fire recovery talk for adults, from 2-4 p.m. at PEEC. For more information, visit losalamoshistory.org.