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Be There 08-13-13

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Wednesday
The 70th Anniversary Lecture. Los Alamos historian emeritus Roger Meade speaks on Capt. William S. “ Deak” Parsons, one of LANL two wartime associate directors and the Enola Gay weaponeer. 5:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. For more information call 667-0375.
Thursday
All Republicans and any other interested people are invited to attend the August meeting of the Republican Party. 7 pm., at Room 612, UNM-LA campus. Featured speakers will be Rick and Cheryle Harbaugh, educational experts, presenting information on the new National Education Program “Common Core” State Standards. They will share information about its goals, how this will affect children, who started it and who is paying for it. Free.

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will meet for their monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Building No. 1 at UNM-LA to discuss upcoming events, locker clean out, future speakers and other party information. All Democrats are welcome to attend.

Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Los Alamos Library parking lot. Also this week will be a double ticket week. Sponsors include LA Mainstreet — NMFMA, Ranchline- Old Windmill Dairy and High Country Sharpening.

Green Hour Hikes. Meet at various local trailheads. 9-11 a.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. For more information, call 662-0460.

Butterfly Talk. 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. New Mexico’s “Butterfly Guy,” Steve Cary, will talk about results from past Los Alamos butterfly counts, how butterflies respond to wildfire and monitoring of monarch butterflies. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Friday
Trickster: Valentina Devine. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Every culture has a trickster, visually crafty and play the farce. Through Sept. 28. Fuller Lodge Art Center Portal Gallery. For more information, call 662-1635.

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Ashley Pond: Pato Banto and the Now Generation; Reggae and Ska from Birmingham, England. For more information visit gordonsummerconcerts.com.

Nightwalks at Bandelier. Starting time may vary due to sunset time differences. For more information call 672-3861, ext. 517
Saturday
Free Form Knitting Demonstration. 9-11 a.m. Led by Valentina Devine at a private studio. For directions and to RSVP call the Art Center. Free.

The 21st Annual Los Alamos Butterfly Count. Steve Cary and Dorothy Hoard will indentifying, counting and learning about local butterflies. Free. Meet 8:30 a.m. at PEEC or 9 a.m. at Burnt Mesa Trailhead.

High Tea and Fashion Show hosted by House of Hope Women and Trinity Builders. 2:30-5 p.m. at the Trinity on the Hill thrift shop, 3900 Trinity Dr. $25 per ticket, $10 for age 10 and under. For more information, call 661-2666
Sunday
Los Alamos Little Theater auditions for November productions. 4-6 p.m., 1670 Nectar St. Scripts are available at the Mesa Public Library Reference desk for checkout.
Aug. 19
Los Alamos Little Theater auditions for November productions. 6-8 p.m., 1670 Nectar St. Scripts are available at the Mesa Public Library Reference desk for checkout.

Nature Playtimes at PEEC. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Social Security retirement planning advisor hosts a free seminar. 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave. Call 490-6474 or email seminarNM@portfoliollc.com to register.

Oppenheimer lecture presents, “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet,” Dr. Steven Squyres, Cornell University professor and NASA project scientist, will deliver the 43rd Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture, 7:30 p.m. Monday, in the Duane Smith Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.