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Be There 08-02-12

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Today
 The Mesa Public Library Film Series presents “I Am Love,” starring Tilda Swinton, at 6:30 p.m. This will be the final movie of the Foreign Film Series.

The August meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. in the Community Building training room.

Friday
Pre-registration for exhibits in the Los Alamos County Fair will be accepted through today. Register online at losalamosextension.nmsu.edu/fair.html or at the Los Alamos Extension Office in the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St. Suite A. Fair books with a detailed listing of classes are available online or at the Extension Office. For more information, contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.

Mesa Public Library will sponsor an end of summer party. Wrap up summer reading with a blast before school starts. Fun, food, prizes and more. For more information, call 662-8258.

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 your new place you created. Parents must stay and supervise their children. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Saturday
There will be a Civil War Inaugural meeting at 5:30 p.m. at 4935 North Sol. Talk about ideas, throw thoughts back and forth and join together and start a Civil War reenacting organization. For more information, contact Patrick Brenner at pmbrenner91@gmail.com.

PEEC Presents Natural Wonders of Los Alamos: Deer Trap Mesa. Leader Sarah Gustafson will cover the geologic history of the Pajarito Plateau and the natural history of some of its inhabitants along this walk on the Deer Trap Mesa from 6-8 p.m. Free, space is limited, so register at   PajaritoEEC.org, by calling call 662-0460, or emailing Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Aug. 6
Los Alamos Community Health Council Faith Community “Health Speak Out” Town Hall Meeting will be from noon-1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The goal of the town hall is to gather information from faith communities, agencies and people involved with providing emergency and basic needs services. LACHC will also share a summary of its 2011-2012 LACHC Los Alamos County Health Profile. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks will be supplied. Get information and/or RSVP to deborahfgill@gmail.com.

Aug. 8
Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

Aug. 9
Los Alamos County Fair entries are due today. They will be accepted from 2-6 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your articles. The Fair book with detailed listings is available online at losalamosextension.nmsu.edu/fair.html or at the Los Alamos Extension Office in the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St. Suite A. For information, contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.

 Mesa Public Library hosts Poetry Gatherings at 6:30 p.m in the Southwest Room. Everyone is invited to come read their own poetry, their favorite author’s work or just listen.
Aug. 9
The 35th annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the lawn at Fuller Lodge.

Annual Butterfly Count for Los Alamos. New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their habits and life histories. No experience necessary. Three habitats will be counted: mesa top, streamside and high altitude. Meet at Burnt Mesa Trailhead on N.M. 4 at 9 a.m. Bring close-focusing binoculars, water and sturdy shoes. Some nets provided. For information, call 662-2662.
Aug. 12
 Colorado Division of Wildlife Mountain Lion Expert Ken Logan comes to PEEC to talk about animals and how to live safely side-by-side with them.  2 p.m.  Free.  Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Aug. 14
Two new, short plays by Robert F. Benjamin, “Forever” and “Awaiting,” will be presented t 12:30 p.m.
Aug. 16
 Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.
Aug. 20
Award-winning University of California-Berkeley astrophysicist Alex Filippenko will deliver the 42nd Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. The lecture, “Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe,” is free and open to the public.