Be There 08-19-14

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The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will have Dr. Amanda M. Barry of Los Alamos National Laboratory as its guest speaker. 6 p.m. social period, followed by dinner and talk at the Los Alamos Research Park in main meeting room. Cost for dinner is $25 per person. RSVP for the dinner is needed by Sunday. Call Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson, USAF Retired, Chapter Senior Vice Commander and Past Chapter Commander, 662-9544 (email NrmWil5@cs.com), or Adjutant Eleanor Pinyan, 672-3750 (email depinyan@cybermesa.com).

As a follow-up to Valerie Plame’s visit last week supporting Stephanie Garcia Richard, the movie “Fair Game,” about her outing as a CIA operative by the Bush administration will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Democrat Headquarters (next to Quiznos). An info session discussing volunteer opportunities will be at 6:15 p.m. All Democrats are welcome to come.

Tuesdays at the Pond Series. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Performance by the Bronach Celtic Blues Band. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District. For more information, visit creativelosalamos.org.

“Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble, doodle — then walk away. Let unfinished work do the talking. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Quiet, Gentle Walk. 8 a.m.-noon. A gentle walk for those who want a quiet hike along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from one to two miles in length and may include gentle changes in elevation. Led by Sue Watts. Meet at PEEC at 8 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead. Free, but advance registration required. For more information and to register, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, call 505.662.0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The meeting of the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will be 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the conference room, Pajarito Cliffs Site, Building 1. The public is welcome to attend.

How to Identify Wildflowers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn from two local experts, Terry Foxx and Craig Martin, how to identify wildflowers. Wednesday evenings with the session conducted in the field. Advance registration required. $70/$58 PEEC members for all four sessions, including materials fee. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Marge Kelley, Adrienne Sloan and Anna Rayne-Levi will give a presentation about programs at the Santa Fe Mountain center including their new intensive outpatient program and counseling services in Rio Arriba County. The public is welcome to attend.

The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Past presentations can be reviewed by joining the Yahoo group for LAPC found at groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/la-photoclub/info. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. This week come and get a check up from the Los Alamos Medical Center. Knife sharpening will also be available from Jim Howards Sharpening Services.

Los Alamos Community Blood Drive. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. For more information call United Blood Services at 877-UBS-HERO or 505-246-1457 to sign up. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation.

Science on Tap. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Window Bistro. Bryce Tappan will discuss what LANL scientists have recently discovered about the chemical kinetics of burning nanoaluminum particles. For more information about this program visit lanl.gov/museum.

Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the UNM-LA Wallace Hall, Room 505. The program will be a forum on the proposed charter change to restructure county utilities. Advocates both for and against will present their cases and respond to questions. A regular business meeting will follow. The public is invited. For more information, call Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

Los Alamos Community Blood Drive. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. For more information call United Blood Services at 877-UBS-HERO or 505-246-1457 to sign up. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation.

Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Los Alamos Big Band. 7-10 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

Robotics Night. 5-8 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Features robots of all sizes and uses Bomb Squad and Hazmat robots, sumobots, Legobots and more. For more information visit lanl.gov/museum.